a dream of the countryside

I dream of the countryside. A place faraway from the fireworks of city folk and the clicking of bed-springs underneath a city roof. I dream of a life where crates of limes and cold water accompany me on a wooden porch, where white chickens cackle and peck at the floorboards while the horizon melts into an open field. I do love my mountains and the smell of brushwood in a forest, but today I dream of peach cobbler roasting in the oven and the sound of cows mooing in the distance.

When dreams for a country life appear, I try to dress myself as a country wife or at least what I've always imagined she might be wearing when tending the coop. This is my first time wearing my petticoat. I was an 8 year old flower girl the last time I wore a fluffy cloud underneath my bottom. When wearing my petticoat, it doesn't matter how many times my fork falls into my lap at lunch, I still feel demure and ladylike.

Maybe one day you'll find me reaching for the sun on a wooden porch, a burnt tongue from fresh peach cobbler, happily letting the chickens coo and caw along to the sound of my banjo.

Where is the place you dream about building a home out of...?

fluffy petticoat : candy violet
dress : value village
turtle neck : goodwill $5 
shoes : blowfish shoes sponsor



  1. i always thought of you to look awesome in classic lolita, i was not mistaken! you look darling

  2. Anonymous8.2.13

    i like the petticoat! very ladylike you are right!

    I think it would be so nice to live on an acreage!!

    My name is Claire btw

    i like reading your blog lots!

  3. So stunning! These pictures are so dreamy, your outfit is to die for! Your just so stunning! Xxx www.adoramehitabel.blogspot.co.uk

  4. Gorgeous! Stunning photographs too <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  5. I'm loving this weird, yet wonderful outfit, the photos are fabulous! I've never really thought about where i'd want to build a home tbh xx

  6. you look awesome!!!kisses!

  7. I agree with Lessie, you look lovely and would make a lovely classic lolita! <3

  8. I live these pics :)
    And you kind of remind me of a chinese porculan doll :)
    Great post :)

  9. awww this is such an adorable look. I really like your dress and petticoat.


  10. you looks so awesome! :)

  11. A very pretty outfit!

    Have a great weekend,

  12. You look absolutely beautiful Amy :)

  13. you look like a doll *_* love it <3

  14. adorable outfit!


  15. I love how your outfit matches the beautiful forest backdrop! These photos are dazzling!

  16. That dress is beautiful! It looks gorgeous on you and suits you so much! I Love this outfit, the colours and girlyness is awesome! Pretty girly Amy <3

    Hayley xx

  17. Everything about this post is just so lovely!

  18. Getting a major hansel and gretel feeling from these photos in the best way. Lovely!

  19. I too dream of such a place where you can watch the sunset while drinking iced lemon tea from the front porch, somewhere where you're not surrounded by the business of neighbors. Your description of the country sounds like a dream. This is one of my favorite outfits of yours too. Every bit is absolutely lovely. You must have the world's best Value Village.
    xo, Tori

  20. loooveee it so much. you are really pretty. the pictures are all perfect :)


  21. Hello there sweetie ! Awesome shooting, I love what you wearing and the location ! You look adorable as always !

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  22. super cute and whimsical!!

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  24. you look so cute in your petticoat with the checkered dress! i dream of living near the mountains and ocean waves underneath a canopy of faintly rustling autumn leaves, with the scent of oranges, vanilla, and cinnamon.


  26. that dress is so amazing on you and such a pretty combo w/ the petticoat. I dream of living in the countryside but somewhere where we could take a half hour or so train ride to the city to get the best of both worlds, like when we visited belgium over the holidays. such a dream. and you dont live in the countryside now? it seems like it but I guess the pics deceive me?

  27. i love this wonderful skirt, it is so beautiful.