Monday, July 16, 2012
Blue girl & watery daydreams
You've already seen this charity shop dress, but I haven't shown you this jacket for a long time - an Escada denim jacket with distressed puffs - that I picked up for TWO DOLLARS at the $2 Clothing Sale in Toronto. I just love wearing dresses with cropped denim jackets, and I've been seeing the look on some of your blogs. It's so easy-breezy simple. Nowhere is that easy-breeziness more applicable than where I live now in France, land of the clear, clean lake, mountains and blue blue skies. Which may explain why I am wearing a lot of blue these days. The marine look is all over Monoprix, the department store you see over my shoulder: white capris, striped tops and marine blue cable-knit sweaters.
This water is so inspirational. I'm used to the dingy, opaque canal in Ottawa, Canada. The canal here, which feeds into the lake, is wonderfully clear. They say Lac Annecy is the cleanest lake in all of Europe. No murky, mysterious depths to worry over!
I'm still trying to find out what I'm going to do here work-wise and to keep me busy, when I'm not exploring with hubby - but, with scenery such as this, I'm going to try not to worry about it. I haven't worked in 8 months, and I'm surprisingly not freaked out. Leaving the hustle bustle has been good for my soul, methinks.
Maybe I'll take up photography and produce semi-artsy shots like this one? I loved this boat along the canal - I thought it was very Grunge Queen, with the leaking water, old umbrella and tire, and semi-mangy flowers. It's the kind of boat I'd feel right at home in!
I've been dreaming about tip-toeing out in the wee hours and sliding into this calm, pool-like subsidiary of the canal. I love how it just seems to stop at the edge of the running waters of the canal, and how the trees drip over it and make it even more private. I found it on a quiet pathway along the canal, and I almost slipped into it with my dress on as there was no one around. Maybe I would have transformed into a water nymph and lived there forever!