Riding In The Cool of the Evening Sun | #OOTD

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

title lyrics: "time" by ben abraham

There's nothing like the breezy feeling of a summer evening, especially after long hot days in the sun! I love the sun-dapple affect of evening light, which is why shooting these pictures was especially fun this week. Sometimes it can seem like the rest of the world is spinning around you at a dizzying pace, and stopping to do something creative, for me, is the best way to find calm. 

There's a pretty cool story behind this paper crane-inspired necklace: aside from being a little nod at Emma Approved (did you pick up on that? :) on a deeper level, it's got a really neat history. According to Google (and other confirmed sources),
it is said that a thousand folded cranes, one for each year of its life, makes a wish come true. Shortly after the end of World War II, the folded origami cranes also came to symbolize hope...through Sadako Sasaki and her unforgettable story of perseverance.
And receiving this for graduation from some very dear, long-time friends with that blessing sealed in it made this all the more special to me. I wear it now almost every day, like I'm carrying a bit of history, a bit of fandom, a bit of my dear friends, and a promise of hope through perseverance, all wrapped up in one lovely little necklace. How cool is that?

It's not just pretty, it's intentional. And I love things that are more than meets the eye. :)

Top: Old Navy, old, similar
Skirt: T.J. Maxx, similar
Sandals: Rue 21, old, similar
Crane Necklace: exact
Hat: Forever 21, exact
Sunglasses: Charming Charlie, exact


  1. Love this outfit! Very summery. :) The origami necklace is so cool and the story behind it too! I like gifts like that, that have a purpose and meaning behind them. It makes them all the more special. I can never resist a photo shoot when there's good evening light too! Evening and twilight are the best times to take photos especially in the summer since the sun is normally glaring and white for the foremost part of the day. Awesome post!

    1. Thank you, Ashley! It makes me so happy to hear someone else gets joy out of those little backstories too. ;)

  2. Lovely, I really like that necklace and the hat!

  3. the skirt is divine and I LOVE Emma Approved so your necklace is Riley approved ;)

  4. I love this!!! So so cute, and it looks great on you. Also love the necklace.

    1. Anne, thank you! Thanks for stopping by, too. ^.^

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    1. RACHEL. Seriously, that makes my day. You have no idea (actually you probably do... #shortgirlprobs). ;)


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