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(Gifted The Eleventh Hour top, vintage grey maxi skirt, vintage faux fur shawl)

Oh how there is nothing i love more than wearing a pretty outfit in a pretty field. Natural scenery, a slight breeze, and a setting sun is always the best (and free) accessories you could have to compliment any outfit. I received this beautiful top from the new Australian label 'The Eleventh Hour' with a hand written letter from the designer herself, Anne. The pleating detail on the shoulders is just amazing and it honestly makes me feel like i have wings. Something so delicate deserves a shoot of it's own in my favourite meadow just down the road. Add a faux fur shawl to keep me warm once the light disappears and the chills arrive, some dandelions, and the best boyfriend in the world and it quickly turns into one of the loveliest afternoons i've had in ages. Like all good things, afternoons like this can't be planned, they just happen, and it's impossible to try and measure the fun you're having when you're there in the moment experiencing it first hand.
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I've received a few emails this week asking how i get this light effect on all of my photos and what program i use. I edit all of my photos in photoshop and usually just play with the shadows to make them lighter, but this whimsical effect is mainly from shooting in natural light at a certain time of day. So if you're after this effect i would highly suggest shooting in the late afternoon when the sun isn't directly above you, which creates harsh shadows across your face etc. Luke and i absolutely love shooting in natural light and the results are something that can't be achieved in photoshop, especially the warm golden tones when you shoot just on sunset. Plus it's a wonderful reason to get out of the house after work, miss the news, and cut yourself off from the world for an hour or so and escape into your own. It's healthy for the body and mind and i find it incredibly soothing. It makes me realise how many beautiful sunsets i've missed in my lifetime when i'm just sitting inside working, replying to emails, or doing god knows what else i do when it's 7:00pm!? Actually, i was more than likely watching Masterchef now that i think about it? How I wish i could spend every afternoon like this with Luke.
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A very big thank you to Anne from 'The Eleventh Hour' for inspiring this entire post, for the beautiful gift, and for dragging me away from my work and getting me out of the house. It's always easier for me to write so freely and openly when i'm feeling inspired by someone or something and i feel like i'm bursting with love at the moment - so thank you.

I'll be going to 'The Eleventh Hour' opening night of their pop up store in Sydney tomorrow night where Anne will be debuting her new collection. If any of you are around please come along, it would be lovely to meet you!
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68 comments:

  1. You look like an angel!! truly speaking..

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  2. Such stunning photography as usual and beautiful outfit! love the detail on the shoulder!

    It's a bit of a shame that people think the photography on your blog is so beautiful because of some photoshop action, when it is clearly the skills of your talented boyfriend (and of course it helps that he has a fabulous subject to shoot).

    I love the pic of the dandelion seeds floating around your face and the way the sun is catching them (and know how hard it is to get a pretty pic of blowing those seeds... trust me I have tried hahaha).

    You have inspired me to get outside more... I really need to drag the boyf to a random field somewhere for a photo shoot!

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  3. youre so adorable! i love all your photos and posts :) and that top? ugh, jealous!

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  4. Gorgeouzzz!! no other words needed!! xx

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  5. Wow your look stunning. these photos are amazing. love the skirt!

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    xoxo Monroe

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  6. oh i don't think they're implying photoshop is the only reason because they're all extremely nice.

    I'll have to re word the post so it people don't get the wrong idea. my readers are incredibly kind :)

    thank you for your comment fizzleout, i'll have to pass the compliment onto Luke. He is the ONLY reason i have photos like this.

    x

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  7. Every time I visit your blog, I can't get over how beautiful and artistic all the photos are. These are no exception! Such an ethereal feel to it all!

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  8. Wow the combination is perfect!!! I love the details on the sleeves and the color of your maxi skirt...too perfect

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  9. Your outfit is beautiful! And the photography is outstanding.
    Everything looks great altogether!! :)

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  10. I really love those photos, you're amazing! :)

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  11. that top is stunning on you! your pictures make me want to 'winter' in australia! beautiful!

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  12. I would love to see a beauty post on this blog!

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  13. Such lovely photos! Your blue maxi really contrasts with the scene in a very pretty way.

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  14. That natural sunlight is gorgeous!! My favorite is the 2nd one from the bottom! You look so carefree! Must feel great! :)

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  15. I cannot tell you how much I love this post. These photos are so magical; you look gorgeous, ethereal and so sweet!

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  16. what a beautiful outfit, and lovely pics...

    jen
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  17. I was about to ask on the light effects. Super nice!!

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  18. this seriously is so gorgeous. i love all the photos! esp the one with the dandelions, dreamy and romantic. :)

    <3, Kathleen.

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  19. i've fallen in love with this outfit.

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  20. I love the outfit and the photos are just simply beautiful.

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  21. These photos are breathtaking :D

    x

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  22. oh gosh ): this pictures are so amazing. really can't be more amazing.
    and you, your outfit.. SO CHIC!
    fucking awesome

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  23. love this outfit, especially the fur handbag!!*_* stunning!!!

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  24. what a beautiful post <3 i think escaping to a beautiful wheatfield during the late afternoon sounds like a great way to relax from time to time. & i love your outfits, they're so beautiful yet wearable, thoroughly inspiring. i just found your blog, can't wait to see more posts from you! :)

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  25. is that fur fake?

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  26. the pleating on the shoulder is so so pretty!! these pics need to be in a magazine asap! all your pictures are really breathtaking!

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  27. anon: it is indeed fake. I never wear real fur and every vintage item of fur you see on my blog is faux :)

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  28. All photos look like from fairy-tale :)

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  29. you look fantastic here! VERY BEAUTIFUL BLOG.REALLY INSPIRING! Following!

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  30. These pictures are amazing! The light is perfect and I love the gras :D

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  31. So lovely! Your my favourite blogger<3

    xoxo

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  32. Such a great post. I'm only falling more in love with you lady. Def one of my top blogs right now. Great great oufit, and I lovee the YSL ring:)
    Enjoy the opening!
    xx

    Emy

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  33. Inspirational! you are truly nothing short of amazing:)

    xx

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  34. The photos look lovely! And you look really beautiful. :)

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  35. Truly picturesque. Absolutely adore your style! <3 I'm so in love with the maxi skirt - will you be having any in the store any time soon?

    Just wondering, what lense did Luke shoot these with? And if there was a filter added to the lense? Thanks! x

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  36. Wow.. this outfit is absolutely stunning.. You look beautiful in that late afternoon sun!

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  37. I saw this exact shirt at Forever 21. I mean EXACTLY. I was two seconds from buying was a small and Im a medium and I didnt take the risk of it shrinking over time. Its so beautiful. it looks lovely on you doll.,

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  38. these pictures are magical! they look like an editorial!

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  39. I adore your maxiskirt and faux fur scarf!!

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  40. your skirt is my favourite part of the outfit its beautiful. natural light is so much better than any photo effects you could use it just gives every photo a stunning look
    margief
    x
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  41. Amazing and beautiful pictures! Like a dream!

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  42. amazing shots! and you are so so so beautiful! i agree with confeteria: like a dream! :)

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  43. wooow this is just too beautiful!! amazing <3

    xx

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  44. sooo nice!!! btw I find your blog in the book "style diares", which I bought in Vienna,:)) very nice here!
    visit me, if you want.
    xx

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  45. Your photos are always so transcendent!
    Adore!


    Peace & love
    OXO, ETTE

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  46. Love this outfit and your photos are absolutely stunning! Thanks for a fantastic blog!

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  47. You can do no wrong in my book. The color in these photographs are so light and whimsical, I love it!

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  48. The last shot is pretty and sexy simultaneously xxx
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  49. This outfit is soooo romantic. Exactly the way I like. You're amazing!
    xxxxx

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  50. That photo three from the end is absolutely stunning!

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  51. Oh how beautiful these photos. Romantic as you like me! :)

    A kiss,
    Sarah

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    I love your look and I posted it on my blog!

    Come and have a look!

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