Tuesday, April 29, 2014

C'est La Vie











Top: Gap; Skirt: c/o Lulu*s; Heels: c/o Lulu*s; Necklace: Smart Couture

This amazing candy-colored necklace came in the mail today courtesy of a giveaway win from Elizabeth Keene and Smart Couture just as the sun was setting. Ben suggested we rush out for the last few minutes of the golden hour to take some photos. What perfect timing. (And what a perfect Ben.)

Today it was 75 degrees and perfectly sunny. Fuzzy yellow goslings were swimming in the river on my walk to and from work. The wind picked up and blew around leaves and little seed pods that danced along the waterfront path. People lay in the grass reading, staring out at the breeze blowing fishing skiffs by. Birds sat in newly leafy trees and twittered.

The sunshine and lengthening days seem to both speed up time and slow it down. Each day seems longer and more fulfilled, more evenings spent wandering sidewalks and waterfront paths. Yet the days, stacked together, seem like minutes. Just a few hours ago, it seems, was February and now we're barreling into May, spring flowers almost gone. Tomorrow it will be July and then we'll be headed into those dreary months of rain and chill and another year will seem like a blink.

I'm inclined to think this whole life is some magic ticking clock dotted with the most beautiful of seconds, some terribly agonizing hours, and lifetimes crammed into one or two months worth of time. C'est la vie.

28 comments

  1. Love this outfit and these are awesome photos - the lighting is perfect! Also, you are seriously a great writer...I know lots of people read your blog for the pretty photos, but I really enjoy reading your posts! And seriously, how is it May?! Won't be long until we've both been Portland residents for a year! :)

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  2. Beautiful maxi skirt and statement necklace! You look enchanting :)

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  3. Such a dreamy outfit and photos! :-) xx

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  4. Wow you are certainly looking marvelous in that skirt!!!

    Rebecca
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  5. This look is beautiful, and that skirt looks so heavenly! Love this bit at the end :) C'est la vie.

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  6. Great combination, you look gorgeous!

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    Gemma

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  7. love the outfit, especially that skirt, and the lighting in your photos is gorgeous!

    jenn @ hello, rigby!

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  8. love the ombre skirt <3 so pretty

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  9. beautiful my dear!!!:)

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  10. Yes, I know what you mean about time going so fast......on a different note...I like the way you have combined the skirt with the striped shirt.

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  11. Love your outfit! The colors are perfect, and I love your necklace :)

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  12. That skirt is amazing!! I've been reading your blog for awhile and gush over your pictures every day. I'm moving to Portland in June and have enjoyed reading your take on the city!

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  13. That skirt is amazing - what a great statement piece!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  14. What beautiful photos and writing to capture "the in the moment". Time does fly, but you seem to be making the most of it. As we all should. :)

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  15. Oh my, this is the most perfect outfit + that necklace is SO darn gorgeous too!! xoxo

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  16. That skirt is amazing, you look stunning!

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  17. OH my!!!! I LOVE this so much! Such an amazing look! That skirt is gorgeous!

    xo, Kenya

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  18. Is that a bit of ombre in the skirt? Whatever it is, it's absolutely gorgeous. Love how it flows!

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    Sabrina

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  19. 75 and sunny is literally the perfect temperature!

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  20. that skirt, that necklace, you are gorg!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  21. The stripes go so well with that pretty skirt! I love the lighting, too.

    beck daily

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  22. Amazing :)

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