Saturday, October 26, 2013

Home | the Edinburgh Skirt

Home by The Piano Guys

Outfit Details:

The Edinburgh wool plaid skirt // Kellie Falconer Design
tee // thrifted
cardigan // thrifted
boots // Amazon
thistle necklace // Chrys Designs on Etsy
boot cuffs // handmade by Winnie
Home.  When I first heard The Piano Guys' rendition of this song, I loved it and wanted to use it in a blog post.  But I didn't have an outfit or backdrop that seemed to fit it's heart rending, glorious passion that sang of pathos and victory and partings and coming Home till now.

Parting.  That word seems to be one of the most heartbreaking in the English language.  Learning to say goodbye... is the hardest lesson I've ever had.  
How big and sad and strange and beautiful life is.  The people that we meet, the people that are coming to meet us over our entire lives, become a part of our life.  They share a piece of their story with us, and we share a piece of ours with them.  Sometimes only a tiny paragraph, and sometimes whole beautiful books.
They become entwined in our hearts and in our souls - our stories. Then they have to pass on - walk down their own road, and the paths might part. And the word for it is Rumply. 
Why does life have to be so big and strange and wonderful?  Why do we have to part with people who become part of our story?   They go down their road, and we walk down our road, and we enjoy the people who are still left with us - but somehow, there's always a hole.  We can keep filling it in -  trying not to care because it hurts so much.  But I don't want to fill in the holes. I want to remember. 

Because though parting may be the most painful word in the world, it is also the only way to find one of the most beautiful.  
And that's Homecoming.

The only way to come back is to go.

P.S. This is the incomparable Ellen, my sister - my photographer.  
This shoot was in our little wild apple orchard on top of The Knoll, and, I think, the perfect setting for the newest piece in the Autumn Collection - The Edinburgh Skirt!  Hard tailored in rich, draping wool plaid, this one's a classic that will bring elegance and warmth to your wardrobe for years to come.  Limited edition fabric, so get yours before they're out of stock!

P.S.S. Dear blog, I miss you!  Last week was potato harvest, we went to Seattle for a wedding the week before that, and this week has been solid manual labor outside all day as well as we get ready for winter.  I've been working in the wall tent after dark by lamplight sewing tulle skirts to Mil Nicholson reading Our Mutual Friend till I can't stay awake any longer - which, by the way, is overwhelmingly amazing and a dream come true - though I definitely won't be complaining when life settles down again and I can have my normal day to day routine back!  It'll hopefully include the many posts I've got half finished in draft... ha.

Also; below, Kellie on models who can pull off the Pensive Look.  Which she obviously cannot.
The End.
P.S.S.S. Don't you love typing The End?  It's so thrilling.  Even when it's never really the end.
The stories always go on and on and on, being told and retold and remembered.


  1. Funnily, I came to this post listening to Mark Knopfler's soundtrack to A Shot at Glory, very Scottish, and I did not even realise until about halfway through - it fits perfectly, too. ;)
    The skirt's looks like that nice sort of hardwearing, basic skirt...
    I can't add much to your thoughts... definitely.

    1. I looked up the A Shot at Glory soundtrack on Spotify, and really liked it! Thanks for sharing that. It does go with the post beautifully.

  2. What a lovely skirt..and I absolutely LOVE your boots!! I just wanted to say that I found your blog through pinterest, and have enjoyed looking through it so much...I am a photographer and I find your photos inspiring to me to try new things :) God Bless!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Deborah! I'm so happy to hear that.

  3. Beautiful Kellie! Ellen does a *spectacular* job! I just love it when you add a playable song to your posts! Thank you!
    We are getting our little farm ready for winter too.
    It is great that you have such a large order to fill!
    The new skirt looks so perfect- on the way to your shop to have a better look!


    1. Isn't Ellen wonderful? :) I'm glad you enjoyed the music!
      I hope things are all right and tight with you for winter!

  4. Wow, this post is full of amazing! Amazing skirt for Fall, amazing musica to enjoy the photos, amazing photography, and amazing boots ! Plus your own apple tree? What a touch of perfect for gathering necessary ingredients for an apple pie to enjoy with a cup of hot tea and a warm fire. And perhaps a walk in the grandeur of yellow Birch trees and ripe apples in fabulous boots and a special sister is the fastest way to eliminate Rumply?

    1. Hurrah for OPG!! I completely concur - rumply should vanish before such joy. :)

  5. Nice outfit!!!! I like how your hair is curled. How do you curl it???

    1. Thanks so much! I section it out into four parts, and curl one at a time in smaller sections -pretty simple. The pincurl adds a retro touch!

  6. Beautiful post! <3 Love this skirt. Actually, I love plaid in general...I can't help it - The Scottish blood in me will not let me do otherwise, and frankly I'm ok with that. ;-)
    Hoping you have a lovely evening!
    God bless,

  7. Love this outfit! It reminds me of something Susan or Lucy would wear from The Chronicles of Narnia! :)

  8. Love this post Kellie! The outfit ( your new skirt is beautiful), the setting, the photos- and I love your little gif there, too cute! I can totally relate to your paragraph about people- it's so true- and one of the hardest truths there are. I hope you are well my friend! If you ever need prayer for anything, don't hesitate to shoot me an email! Alex

    1. Thanks, Alex! I appreciate that so much. Hugs!

  9. I adore that skirt Kellie! It is so beautifully designed and sewn! :)

  10. This is a lovely outfit! I just wore /my/ new wool plaid skirt yesterday for the first time and quite enjoyed it.
    Also, it looks like you live in a beautiful place. :)

  11. Lovely post - gorgeous colors, love the skirt, and the insightful thoughts. :)

  12. Oh, I love this outfit! So lovely and feminine...It's so refreshing to get on this blog and see that modesty still exists in the world...I go to a Christian college, but it's very rare to find young girls who enjoy their femininity in a God-glorifying way. Thank you for doing just that! :)

  13. Love all those autumnal colors! And that picture of Ellen is priceless :)

    Hope you are enjoying a lovely fall, Kellie!

  14. GORGEOUS photography! And a lovely young lady, too!

    I love your writing style-you sound like Anne of Green Gables! :)
    New follower!
    A Modest Fashion Blog:

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Natasha! Your blog is wonderful!

  15. Love this look and these truthful words. These photos turned out so well!

    Kate from Clear the Way
    (currently running a Concrete Necklace giveaway, if you are interested)


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