a sweetbriar on the open range.

H&M lace vest | H&M mint puff sleeve top | River Island distressed shorts | H&M fringe saddle purse

Sometimes it is just nice to get away from the city life. Koby and I decided one afternoon this weekend to venture out to the countryside. The blustery winds that dance across the vast open land differ from the seemingly tornadic ones that we normally dread from downtown. The dust bowl country has its perks, no doubt. Tumbleweeds wander aimlessly across an open expanse of stark beauty that people would not be able to enjoy in place where buildings and residences loom. Dormant grasses roll on for miles like a glistening, golden sea. Barns etched with old tales are the only man-made landmarks that the eye can capture. The dust bowl country can be mistaken as a formless land littered with lonely hearts, but really it’s a place that draws families closer, that makes neighbors that more appreciated, and where working for a dime is much harder.

I’m a huge fan of British folk music; Mumford & Sons being one of my all-time favorites. You may recognize this band from their songs “The Cave” and “Little Lion Man.” There is a song on that same album however, that is filled with wondrous poignancy and relevance to these times that we live in. 

Here is an excerpt from Mumford & Sons' “Dust Bowl Dance”:

The young man stands at the edge of his porch
The days were short and the father was gone
There was no one in the town and no one in the field
This dusty barren land had given all it could yield.

I've been kicked off my land at the age of sixteen
And I have no idea where else my heart could have been
I placed all my trust at the foot of this hill
And now I am sure my heart could never be still
So collect your courage and collect your horse
And pray you never feel the same kind of remorse.

103 darling comments:

Amira said...

Loveee your bag!

Jenny Ong said...

looks like we posted almost at the same time! love the fringe bag and looove mumford & sons :)

Julie said...

Your fringe bag is so cute!

MJ {The Honeypie Archives} said...

the vest is so feminine and chic. Perfect for spring :)

Dannie said...

this look makes me me soo exicted for spring, i adore the vest layered over the tee :)

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handmade clothes said...

amazing vest!!!

Veronica said...

you are lovely,I after visit this photos I've got an idea for a new outfit!
Thanks :)

jamie said...

hi jamie, im jamie <3 youre adorable! i ran away from city life this past weekend myself! i love this look youve put together!

Lubna said...

I love this outfit! The lace vest and fringed bag are just beautiful! And the outfit altogether works well with the environment. :)

I've always loved the countryside more than the city. It's more natural and beautiful.

Lubna | elle VOX

Marissa said...

I have this fringe bag and the H&M clutch from your last post as well! Love them both, but have yet to photograph them for an outfit post. Love the country background for this post and your outfit plays off so well :) xoxo Marissa


Una said...

love the photos and the outfit! amazing !

Gráinne said...

Another beautiful outfit! If you like Mumford and Sons you should check out Johnny Flynn. I LOVE his music. (And his face) x

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Roxy Heart said...

LOVE your outfit! Beautiful photos!
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cuteredbow said...

Love your lace vest ! You're too cute !


Amy. said...

The colour of the tshirt your wearing is lovely! I also love mumford and sons! Really nice outfit, so summery.

She's Dressing Up said...

Lovely photos! Your vest is so cute & I love your bag!

Syrious said...

wow that's a lovely outfit!!!
love the colors!! and you look great!
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LaQuiete said...

Very nice outfit! You look great!

Lulu B said...

Your so pretty, you skin is so clear anf flawless! Love this outfit and the cute pics xx :o)


Steffys Pros and Cons said...

gorgeous fringe bag, and i love the lace vest. you match perfectly with the settings :)

<3 steffy
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little. said...

nice photos<3 you're cute<3


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nesha said...

aww i love that fringed bag and the little crochet/sheer waistcoat. that look is so adorable on you :)

Anonymous said...

You look adorable, love the lace overlay!

Miss Neira

In a Dolly's World said...

Love, love, love this look! This is probably my most favorite post of yours so far, and all of yours are so good!

Young Gucci Purse said...

Oh I adore your lace vest! I saw one like it in a magazine spread and was smitten immediately! I also greatly enjoy the fringe bag. But my favorite part of this post was your writing! It was skillful and beautiful and poetic and a great description that made me feel like I was there with you admiring the beauty!

Anonymous said...

There's a magic that takes over the countryside that just makes you feel free and happy, love that energy! ... Loving lace and fringes combo, cuteness!

<3 Cess O.

FashionJazz said...

Love your outfit and your blog! :)


Kathleen Carla. said...

omgg i was JUST eyeing that H&M fringe bag for THE LONGEST time ! we have the same taste Jamie ;). it's the perfect bohemian chic bag, caan't wait to buy it :). aand i was looking also yesterday at H&M at that lace vest too! so chic and lovely on you esp with that mint top! :)
and omg i love mumford & sons too! hope you're having a wonderful tuesday girly! :)

<3, Kathleen.

islabell said...

oh i wish it was that warm here. you look adorable in your little lace vest.
p.s. mumford and sons rule!

Nelah said...

Lovely outfit..love the colors. That bag is too cute. Wish there's an H&M by my house!!

Miri said...

Cute pictures, especially love the last one!

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Angie Aquarius said...

Wow, these pics are amazing! You look gorgeous dear... Love your bag and your vest!

Hope you had a great day in the countryside!

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district5 said...

You are so cute! Like your style!


Anonymous said...

The photos are awesome! Love your waistcoat and the bag! Looks awesome on you! :)

Audrey (hkittygirl) said...

I like how your photos are so pretty! ^-^

Nettie said...

Pretty! I like your top! :)

Daxia said...

Lovely purse and vest! :)


monchinee said...

ohhh i love mumford and sons, just as much as i love your lace vest!! it is so cute!! too bad there is no h&m in where i live
i would get that!!


lindsey lowe said...

this is such a cute look... the vest is so dainty! and your make-up is fabulous.

letiziabarcelona said...

love the fringe bag, so cute, I love these pictures.

A Cuppa Jo said...

Your lace vest is beautiful and I love your bag. Glad to have found your blog x

in Aie's shoes said...

Great style! New follower here! =)


Julie said...

Love your outfit!
I have the same bag.


cla-sib said...

love your outfit, you look amazing!

xx claudia

M said...

I love your style- so much :)

M - Even Artichokes Have Hearts ♥


Beautiful look...lovely pics and post!

GIAA said...

awh such a lovely outfit




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Ulrika said...

Love the little lace vest, looks great paired with the mint top.

featherfactor said...

You look great! So pretty and perfect for spring :)


Anonymous said...

I adore your bag! I have a fringe one as well, but it's really small

I'm a follower now!

Becky-May said...

These pictures are amazing :) You look so cool!

The Flower Girl


Margaret said...

aww , great outfit ! Lovely blog <3

Anonymous said...

I love your fringe bag! Is just too cute!
Cool blog, I'm a new follower! Follow me if you want ;)

THE said...

Cute photos, great look, and you are (again I am saying it) so pretty!

xo thefashionguitar

Wida said...

AMAZING! nice photos! :D

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Anonymous said...

girl I looove your blog! great style and I adore your Photos...

definitely following!


M said...

You have such a lovely girly style your blog has definately made it onto my favorites list!


Julie Khuu said...

Super cute! Love the light muted pastels for spring...and that fringe bag is perfect for all weather looks! Adorable as always honey!


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S and O said...

Lovely outfit, carefree and sunny!
I love the lace shawl :D


Love your bag!


Yuliya. said...

I love this outfits ♥ ♥


Dilan Dilir said...

lovely outfit,love your bag!

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

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I just stumbled upon your blog and its GORGEOUS. Following you right this second.
You look amazing, love the countryside idea. Your fringed bag is so cute!


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LO' said...

Amazingly pretty, as always !

Niviarsiaq said...

I looove Mumford & Sons! I have been listening to their album on repeat lately- especially Dust Bowl Dance. Such beautiful lyrics.
I love your bag darling! so boho-chic.

LUU H. said...

your lace vest is so amazing!

S said...

I love your style, this lace vest is just so beautiful!
Really a great outfit!


Maria Chloe said...

so cute, i love your fringe bag.

Amber said...

wow you look amazing!


Kristen said...

so cute! love your vest

Meggstatus said...

What a fabulous bag, loving the fringe.

whitney said...

Love this! Your vest is adorable. Following your blog now :)


E said...

That vest is absolutely divine! SO beautiful!

Abi said...

I really like these photos and the mix of textures in your outfit. Love the lace detail on the vest and the fringed bag.

Also, I could listen to Mumford & Sons all day.

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oystergirl said...

i love that lace vest on you... very nice pictures! xo


ilene @ muchloveilly said...

gorgeous photos! love your bag too :)

Pretty Things said...

great photo's love your style and your blog. Mumford and Son's is one of my fav bands at the mo too!



Love LuLu said...

Where did you get that necklace from?

I love it!


Chaquito's mode said...

the outfit is so cute and simple, love it! xxx from ARGENTINA

GoldBlackMirror said...

nice pictures!! you are so beautiful in the last pic!!!kisses dear.

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U look gorgeous :) Def following you from now on :D

P.S. I adore the jessica simpson heels in your previous post :) Need to haunt them down now :D

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Annabel said...

wow you look great! I just found your blog and i love it :) the styling of this is soo good, and for some reason i think the bag really makes it :)



cute bag. I'M new to your blog :)

Sophie Isobel said...

Love your little crochet waistcoat!

Holly said...

You're just as stunning even when you're going for more of a casual look! I am a country girl at heart, and I am finally learning how to embrace that. Love these photos!

Aahna said...

Lovely pictures, you are so pretty!

Patty Ann said...

cute outfit!!! love the bag


Kenza said...

wow you look really lovely!
I got the same little vest as you this week! H&M right? i made a post where i'm wearing it :P

Lovely blog!


elizabeth s. said...

love this look! very chic!



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I love your bag! :D and very chic outfit!

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love that lace vest!

Jordana Lilly said...

Love love your crochet vest and fringed bag! I <3 pastel so much!!


Lilith said...

The lace vest was the perfect piece to make a simple outfit stand out from the crowd. Love the fringe bag too