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Friday, February 12, 2010

One That Would Have The Fruit Must Climb The Tree

I would love to climb this tree one day, purely for photographic purposes...but I don't think I can do it in ten seconds and heels might complicate matters as well. I have looked into buying a remote, but there aren't cheap ones compatible with my particular camera, so that thought is on the back burner for now. One day I'll just have to drag someone along with me to take the pictures because the shape of the branches is just so lovely.
My hair has just been "freshened up." A trim (with too short bangs!) and a demi-permanent dye to redden it for awhile. Demi-permanent goes on top of your natural color and washes out in about a month, so you don't have to deal with roots and is less damaging. I only get it done every four months or so just to make my hair rather intensely red for a short while. The redder hair definitely suits the bright colors I'm wearing.
I found this dress on The Cat's Pajamas and it is going to be so perfect this spring and summer. It reminds me of a picnic blanket, in the best possible way. Now, if only we had the weather to suit such a garment...

Outfit details:
Gap cardigan
vintage belt
vintage dress via The Cat's Pajamas
We Love Colors tights
Seychelles heels
Knux ring courtesy of Old Gold Boutique

123 comments:

Diana said...

Gorgeous! Love the bright everything: hair, tights, dress. The whole color scheme+scenery sort of puts me in mind of Alice in Wonderland or other whimsical tales.

Toosdai said...

that tree is most definitely a climbin' and nestin' tree

Carissa said...

wow. gorgeous gorgeous. I love the variety of color. the skirt + yellow tights = awesome!

Django et Coco said...

Wow I love the hair color! Not only that but I love your outfit! Such a pretty dress!

-Coco from Our Paper Moon

anahita said...

wow, you are looking bright today! and your hair looks lovely :) xxx

what dia like said...

yellow tights? why not:)
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BARGAIN BEX said...

Aaahh! I am LOVIN' your red hair and those yellow tights are too cute!

Fabiola "Fab" said...

Eeek!! Love it so much! The shoes matches your hair and so awsome with the whole outfit!!

Hannah said...

your hair looks awesome here - so vibrant! (and kinda matches the shoes?) i'm thinking about doing a demi/semi myself...

Parapluie said...

Your hair looks beautiful!

Rosie said...

God I love plaid.I basically just did an entire post on it. The colors in these photos are utterly sublime!

The Postcolonial Rabbit said...

I love your red hair, the colours of the dress, the tree, everything! So uplifting to see on a grey day in the UK...

reckless daughter said...

spring is in the air in these pictures! fabulous colors.

Eli said...

ooooh the red is so vibrant and beautiful!

aurora. said...

lovely outfit as always

also a bit weird but i love that tree :L its stunning

your shoes are awesome i want a pair!


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Chelsea said...

What a lovely, moss covered tree! It would be great for reading, though I imagine that moss to be rather damp.
The colors in that dress are beautiful. I love how you paired it with the grey and yellow. Just perfect.

winniecoop said...

Love your outfit. That tree is so magical, especially in the second photo!

carolyn said...

wonderful colors!! I especially love the sunshine tights and the shoes :)

Jessica said...

Aw shucks, this dress was made for you!! It couldn't have found a better home! You look so lovely! xx

Nana said...

love all the colors.
and the background is gorgeous<3
love it all!

Renee said...

these pictures make me wish for spring, with all those happy spring colors!

btw, love the hair--what brand do you use? i'm a bottle-red-head at times too

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Camilla said...

LOVE it.
Camilla
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Trains and Sewing Machines said...

I LOVE the colors in this outfit, so bright and fun!!

Fuksjanna said...

Dress & tights are so great! Amazing colors& the first photo is so sweet:)

Kyla said...

I swear you live in wonderland! That tree is amazing! (And, of course, your outfit, too!)

Jilliebeanie said...

Everything about this just amazing! I'm not usually big on yellow tights, but these are in class of their own. Could an outfit get any happier?

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Clara said...

lovely look!
amazing dress!
xxx

Molly said...

what a cool tree! love that dress..and the new hair color..semi-permanent is always the way to go. doesn't damage, keeps it fresh.

DearBeatrice... said...

I love the color palette of this look! It's so cheery :)
and your hair looks really good! Being a redhead is fun ;)

Delightfully Tacky said...

Love the redder hair! I should've gotten a professional bang-cut before I left for NYC but I'm too cheap and just did it myself. They may be a little wonky, but at least I can see, right? Your bangs look great! Not too short at all.

.::Tuttie::. said...

reminds me of Alice in wonderland a little bit. I had never heard of a demi before so its time for google.

Miche said...

Your hair looks great, a lot more refreshed :)

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Mel said...

Your hair is lovely! I love the outfit, the brightness contrasts the colors of the tree!

AlissandraM said...

wow that outfit is great! and your hair looks awesome :D

a bow factory said...

I love your blog ! Really awesome !

Megan said...

The 2nd picture is my favorite!
There is so much color , I'm loving it.
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Indy said...

That tree is beautiful. Your redder hair looks so good with the colors of that outfit!

Elle said...

I absolutely love your colors. It might be too wintry to pull that off where i am.

jasmine said...

Adorable pictures! I love that outfit, it's so bright- it goes perfectly with the hair.

Faux Naif said...

just wonderful! your hair looks lovely, and you always take pictures in the best places (i know, i know... i am such a broken record!)

Robyn said...

Hello! You may already know this, but you were featured in a Glamour online article about fighting the winter wardrobe blahs: How to Beat the Winter Wardrobe Blahs

You looked great! And you inspired me to check out that amazing cowl scarf...

I linked you on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

~Robyn
Chi-Chi

Q's Daydream said...

oh so cheerful and spring-y! :o)

♥Lola said...

I love your hair! Maybe I will try a demi-permanent :) The dress is so gorgeous too!

princesspolitico said...

your freshened hair looks just FABULOUS! works perfectly with your fun and summery color scheme... hope you have a fantastic weekend!

xo.
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Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

These pictures are beautiful! I just got a mini tripod so I'm looking forward to taking pictures in the woods like you do! The legs of the tripod have grips that can actually wrap around things to hold it in place. It'd be perfect for using in a tree. :)

Ash said...

This outfit makes your hair color really POP! I love it!

Eyeliah said...

Wow, that hair really suits you. I like to do demis with red too since it washes out so quick anyway! :-)

lu said...

this is probably my favorite outfit of yours since i've started following your blog. just fantastic.

Hannah said...

Gah! I think you've finally convinced me to buy those shoes. I'm so crazy about them.

Also, I'm not sure if you're camera does this, but some digital SLRs will have interval shots, that will shoot 10, 15, or however many you want, every 5 or so seconds. It's cheaper than a remote and pretty easy. Does't hurt to check!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I love these colors! your hair looks great :)

lopi said...

Happy colours!

Zenobie said...

Those mossy branches were created for those photos! Love the mustard tights

Kimberellie said...

Love love love the dress! Love the hair! This is one of my favorite outfits of yours yet!

Jessica said...

It's true, that is quite a lovely tree. I think your hair looks great! I'm sure I've said it before, but I absolutely love those shoes.

Tia in the Sky said...

The colour suits you so well! You should get it permanently :)

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

what a great skirt!
i've been meaning to buy 'mustard' colored tights but just afraid to so..this post is inspiring me again!

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

Becca Jane said...

I love the colours in this outfit - so pretty! Also, your hair looks great!

Trishna said...

Beautiful cut Rebecca. If I may say so you're reminding me of Alice in the wonderland. :)

Are you not going to be attending the NYFW?

Healthy and Homemade said...

Drooling over those shoes. You have incredible style =D

Alba said...

Amazing photos!!! awesome!

Anna Marie said...

your new red hair looks so pretty against the green moss!!
xo

teri seaglass said...

Picnic blankets are lovely! And so is your dress! :) As always, I love your oxfords and the pretty backdrop too!

PS Your hair is super adorable like this.

teri at tintedseaglass.blogspot.com

Mascara or Motoroil said...

I love all the bright colors in this outfit! And the mossy tree is so pretty. What a perfect location!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

So very lovely! The dress is very pretty and the colors really pop.
XOXO

Erin Cathleen said...

Very nice. I'm liking the shorter bangs and redder hue. The picnic dress is sweet, too!

layia said...

i love the combo of the dress and the mustard tights! love your redder hair too! and i can relate with not having a remote. one day i'll get one!

Lexie said...

so pretty! i am a fan of too short bangs! mine are long and shaggy and in my eyes right now ... not my style!

tess said...

the tights are amazing

piglet said...

This look is delightfully picnicy!
Knowing me I would have tried to climb the tree anyway ended up with all manner of unflattering shots!

The Style Rider said...

I love all of the colors in this! That dress is perfect for the seasons to come especially with those tights! Love the rings and of course the shoes. How genius about the demi-permanent hair because I wanted to put some auburn in my hair and I don't want to damage it or anything!

KD said...

Everything is too gorgeous for words.

Meet Virginia said...

this outfit i am in love with! all of the colors go so great with each other and mustard yellow is so my fave right now! love the pics as well so so pretty!

Morgan
MeetVirginiaandRoo.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

super lovely and adorable!!!!!

renwore said...

Really pretty photos! I love the happy colours and your hair is beautiful too :)

Rakel said...

You take these pictures yourself? And I was so yealous of the person taking them...

Rachel said...

love the dress! and that tree really is beautiful.

Charmalade said...

Everything's so bright and cheery (nice new hair too, btw!) that it works well with the soft green moss. Also, I love those tights in particular... what color are they in? Because I've been curious about yellow tights, but I wasn't sure whether I'd like yellow or gold better...

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Amie Eliza Pinkerton said...

I've been loving your brightly coloured tights for a while and now I think I will have to buy myself a birthday present of glorious coloured tights! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Giovanna&Roberta said...

I don't believe it!
I've got the same material with the same colours .. I always thought it was perfect for a pretty 50's dress.. like this!
So.. I need to design and sew it..

Julls said...

Simply adorable photos ! I love the way your hair looks,I tried demi-permanent red color for 3 times,but it didn't look so great.

Hugs,dear !

le blog de leen said...

looove all the colors of your outfit!

leen

Clare said...

LOVE all the bright colours, they're so nice and warm alongside the autumn-y trees.

Love your blog, do come and visit mine some time :)

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x

Madison. said...

I love how bright this outfit is! Finally spring/summer doesn't seem that far away...

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Dolly Daydream said...

I love your red hair it is so beautiful! That dress is also so pretty it does look like a picnic blanket in a good way and the yellow tights suit it well too.

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KellyShopaholic said...

I love your hair color! Is it natural?

Brittany said...

All of the colors in these photos work so well together! I especially love how you decided to play up the yellow in the dress.

April said...

i love the colors in your skirt and those tights!

beautifulnemo said...

love the colours and your hair too.
:)

Julia said...

Absolutely beautiful colors! Your hair, too, is pretty. The little oxfords really work so well, too..

M said...

You look like an elf!

(aren't you shocked by the death of young Alexander McQueen?!)

Polina said...

loving the colour combination and the red hair x

chaoskontrolowany said...

Love your style! <3 <3

xoxo M.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

These photos are absolutely magical. I love your dress. The colors are gorgeous. I love how you paired it with the bright yellow tights. So, so cute. :)

Oh, and your shoes? I die.

libys11 said...

the colors in your dress look so good with your new hair color!!! :D gorgeous!

doublysweet said...

you make the point that your hair suits your outfit, but man it's definitely great against the trees as well!

I always love what you have to say, and the photos you share :)

Meghan said...

Love the tree and the outfit.
You take wonderful photos, Rebecca, I hope you have a great time in New York!

jessica said...

i love this outfit! that dress is just perfect and your hair looks amazing!

Classically Cool (Nunu) said...

soo colorful. looks like you're from alice in wonderland. =) i'm following you! come follow, pretty please? =)

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anne said...

such a cute dress!
i can see why you would want to climb that tree, it's pretty darn awesome!

hello birdy said...

Oh my, this is the best combination ever! Pow!

Natasha Gardos said...

love the colours
soo cute, i always adore your photos

Midwest Mayhem said...

Love the bright colors. Makes me long for summer!

Style Redux said...

Mesmerized by the colors in your dress. Lovely.

Dicentra said...

Your hair looks beautiful! And I love all of the colours in your outfit. So perfect! And the tree is amazing.

catherine_sr. said...

I love how the yellow on bottom and gray on top accentuate the color of your dress! I adore it, you look gorgeous in the madras print!
the renegade bean

Amelia said...

I love the colors. I'm not sure I would have the courage to go that bright. I need to change that.

sharonlei said...

Rebecca.. I love visiting your blog.. your pictures are like from a fairy tale storybook.. and you're so lucky to be living it! You have one of the best wardrobes out there! Your closet must so so amazing... filled with treasures.

xx Love & Aloha.

Chloe said...

wow I love the hair colour, I've been wanting to dye my hair red for a long time. The outfit is very bright, you wear it well and I love the shoes.

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Style Eyes said...

Such amazing colours and such a great background. You definitely inspire me to take more outside pictures

Valentina_s said...

lovely

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jean said...

hi rebecca, u look like alice in the wonderland in the pics (=

AlicePleasance said...

I'm so jealous of your hair! The color is just amazing, mine is too dark to dye it red!!

Maria Confer said...

That tree is amazing and so are you. Love the bold colors from your hair to your tights and everything in between.

Lulu Letty

Clare said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love the fun colors and citrus-y feel to this outfit.

indigotangerine said...

I love how bold you are with color, this looks great! I hope you get around to climbing that tree, it would make for a pretty fantastic photoshoot.
-indigo

Raquel said...

i love the colours in these photos.
x

Pansy said...

LOVELOVELOVE those tights with that bright dress! These are lovely.

Diane said...

this dress is AMAZING! i love the pink :) and it looks so great paired with those bold yellow tights.

Daisy said...

So so pretty!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

This is such a beautiful outfit! I love all the colors, brilliant!

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denise, the prime magpie said...

Stunning. The colors make me long for sunny spring days, which I truly feel are on their way. I finally got a pair of brown Oxfords. Been wearing them like crazy, but need to do a post!

Hanako66 said...

i just love this...so vibrant and beautiful!!

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