‘Far from the madding crowd’s ignoble strife,
Their sober wishes never learn’d to stray;
Along the cool sequester’d vale of life
They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.’
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray, 1751.
Now isn’t this what you call a field of dreams?
Summer should not only be spent lying on the beach, but also walking in wheat fields without a care in the world. As I mentioned in my previous post my friend lives in Northern countryside, which turns out to be heaven on earth – especially when it’s warm, sunny and slightly breezy. It all begs for a photoshoot, non?
And here I am wearing yet another midi skirt, regardless of whether it suits me or not…
|Skirt, Dorothy Perkins (available here). Top, ASOS. Necklace, Accessorize. Hat, borrowed from my friend. Bracelet, gift. Watch, Michael Kors. Shoes, Melissa for Vivienne Westwood.|
The funny thing is that none of these clothes belong to me. I fell in love with my friend’s skirt when I spotted it in her room and knew it would be the perfect complement to such a beautiful backdrop. I’m also sorry to say that there are very few sizes available peeps, my friend bought it at Dorothy Perkin’s summer sale early last month for just £12. I was hoping my size would be available online but alas, it wasn’t meant to be…
My friend very sweetly donated me this top, which she got a while back from ASOS. Do you remember when these vests were having a moment, sometime in 2013 and 2014? I find them ridiculously sexy for some reason (well, they are very much like lingerie) but never got around to finding one that suited me.
I love the skirt’s floral print, it’ so feminine and colourful – exactly what you would want to were when enjoying the countryside.
Once again, I had a beautiful little creature photobomb the photo session – which I’m naturally thrilled about as one can never have too many cute animals in a picture!
There really isn’t much I can say – the pictures speak for themselves. They remind me of a picturesque, not in the slightest nostalgic, end of summer, a truly blissful day, a feeling of peace and quiet… far from the madding crowd. I couldn’t think of a better phrase to describe that feeling – thank you Thomas Hardy.
Photographed near Chester, Chesire on August 23rd 2015.