God, its been awhile. I have been so busy with life lately I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks. I ordered this Maxi dress from ASOS a month ago, and patiently waited for the weather to break so I could finally shoot this folk flower child dress. I have been searching for a long sleeve maxi dress for awhile and this particular one just spoke to me. I love the whimsical nature of it, and the fun pattern. When ordering for UK based brands I always order one size up, and for this dress I regretted it, I still made it work on Easter with a belt, but for the shoot I wanted to wear it free and loose.
When we shot this look, it was raining, and muddy, and the cows were intrigued but somewhat pissed to have me traipsing around in their pasture. The baby ones wouldn’t let me cuddle them, and the horse was a little to friendly(lol). But I wanted to shoot this beautiful flowing dress in place you don’t usually wear beautiful flowing dresses. I wanted to get this white dress dirty, if it hadn’t been 30 degrees I would have been barefoot, toes in the mud and dress dragging the ground. This dress inspired me to want to connect with the earth, in a way that a flower child would.
My blog will be one year old in July, and I as I have settled into my job as someone that seeks to inspire others I have found myself trying to look like the other girls that have a broader following. This shoot was meant to shake me loose from that mindset. I don’t want to be like the other girls, I want to be me. The girl that is ok with muddy toes, and a dirty dress. I am challenging myself and all of you to do something that connects you with you. Its so easy to become a follower, do something that makes you “You”.
2016 is the year that I get the things that I want, I have this sense that I need to connect with me. I challenge you to connect with you.