glimpse heaven

After a blue sky day, when the sun drops behind the ridge and our mini-fire-pit reaches a heated pitch, we glimpse heaven on earth as snowy yard goes from blue to pink to purple. We stand witness and declare, weekends are the best! Afternoons outdoors, chatting about nothing, sitting silent for a few fleeting moments. Living beyond the work week is all we’re really after, right? Fire and sky, feet on the earth, with time on our side, now that’s a Saturday worth remembering.

outdoor fire at sunset in Vermont

Color beyond black and white can be found late March during those sunset moments, but with a longing for more, and with a playful spirit, we plotted a photo shoot to showcase some new threads inside our tiny home which has golden wood floors and white space connecting different areas. From our sleeping loft we look down onto the living space where our newest acquisition, Bowie’s “Golden Years,” by LA artist marnika weiss adorns a prominent location viewed in both locations. You might say that painting colors our lives, as it certainly influenced my first look.

I found this sea-blue-green and yellow silk shift to be a perfect continuation of Bowie vibe. No shoes, unbrushed hair, but a splash of my latest NARS lip pencil, Never Say Never, and I’ll never fade into the white space above and below me. China Girl.

David Bowie painting by Marnika Weiss

Despite the small floor space, we have two staircases, headed up, and another, yes, headed down, and these both proved to be great spots to sport my new looks. This geometric cupcake & cashmere knit dress is casual enough for day, but could easily move to night by letting hair loose and adding another bangle. Either way, a black hat is a must. Filter anyway you want.

photo shoot with black hat

Despite the snow banks outside, I donned my summer sandals and crystal pendant and earrings, made a wish, and felt the radiance of summer. I love the extra long lace sleeves of this dress, as well as the sheer waist and patterned trim. Attitude is easy with elegant and edgy styling.

black dress photo shoot

Always a fan of All Saints I was thrilled to find their shirt-dress with an added layer of funky at my favorite local boutique, Sweet Lady Jane. For this look I applied liquid eyeliner from urban decay (snakebite) and a few more chokers, but kept on all the crystal. Paired with my everyday felt hat and suede boots from Anthropology I braved the one patch of yard not snow-covered just long enough to fill my soul with the wind. Crazy yes, but I love a quick blast of northern icy breeze to wake me back into life.

All Saints black dress with hipster hatWith all this pizazz a guitar had to make an appearance. I mean, everyone wants to play rock star for a day, right? Strumming a cord I was flash-backing to high school when we all were thinking anything was possible… yeah, still is… glimpses of dreams.

girl with a guitar

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