Friday, December 16, 2011

Flying By

Christina Perri -- Bluebird


{Boots: Vintage -- Tights: Target -- Dress: Modcloth -- Sweater: H&M -- Coat: Forever 21 -- Beret: H&M}






I walk outside the door and feel the cold rush of air on my cheeks. It is chillier than I had pictured when putting together this outfit, perhaps sweater tights would have been more appropriate. Already committed, I walk on to the forest line. The usual routine follows, set up the tripod, turn on my wireless remote, double check settings on my camera and then smile big. Everything is normal, but then I hear it. Hear what you ask? It sounds distant, like a far away diesel truck. But then it grows louder and louder, to a deafening roar. No, not a roar, a screech. I look around, puzzled, but see nothing. Then I look up. Thousands of tiny birds are flying across the winter sky. I stare a minute, from such a far distance, completely astonished. Only then do I realize what a wonderful time it is to have my camera out! I quickly snatch my Canon off the tripod and manage one shot, I knew I only needed one. The contrasting black of birds and branches against a grey overcast sky couldn't have made for a more beautiful picture. 


Where are they traveling to, I pondered after they were out of sight. How free and liberating it must feel to fly away, anywhere you like! Travel the world if your up to it. I have never felt more envious of an animal then when I stared up at the pepper specks against the greying clouds. It seems unfair that they could live such carefree and simple lives. Maybe, one day, I can gather up all my courage and fly wherever my heart desires too. 


30 comments:

Chiana Lia said...

That really is an amazing picture. I also hope I can fly away someday...there's always something holding us back, some reason or another to stay put. Anyway, I enjoyed your narrative, it made me smile=)

In all seriousness though...I would be terrified to see that many birds at once. I mean, Hitchcock much? Haha.

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

You look really pretty in this outfit. I love all the colors and your jacket is lovely!
XOXO

Nikki said...

I love this outfit!! and that picture is amazing!:)Xx

Lyndsey York said...

You look absolutely stunning! Gosh, I just adore your bangs. It makes me want to whack at mine again hehe :).
I love your post as well, it was so whimsical and felt as if I were right there with you. I love experiencing amazing moments like that. I've had a few very similar :).
xo
lyndsey ♥

Melina said...

love this outfit and that picture is amazing!

-Melina
thecaffeinatedcloset.blogspot.com

B.nana Lady said...

This post is great ! beautiful photos ! I love your style so much , sweet and pretty ! Have a nice day :D

This Charming Style said...

Wow, such a beautiful blog post! The shot is wonderful. I definitely envy birds, they have such a free life.

I envy you too - you always look gorgeous! I adore the colour combination, and I am still not over how good your fringe looks! xx

Maria, Avenue M said...

You always dress so well Kaylee. Love the layering in this outfit, you mixed the burgundy and mustard really well {very hard colours to pair} and you look so pretty!
♥ Maria
www.avenuemaria.blogspot.com

SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

gorgeous outfit as usual! you have such a cute style and such gorgeous photos!

x

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Krissy ~ said...

i just want your wardrobe! its so cute!
Krissy xoxo

Nicole said...

This is undoubtedly a beautiful outfit! the layering is perfect. you are so pretty and i LOVE the hat! :) xx

Elizabeth of PrettyNiftyThriftyFashion said...

oh i just love your bangs they look so great on you!!! your jacket and the orange top are adorable :)

Maria Elyse said...

What an amazing thing to see and experience! Birds are so very inspiring. I want to be one.

I really love the color combinations in this outfit! I almost got those tights from Target the other day, but I wasn't sure how the color would look. I think I'll have to go get them now. :)

Oh! And I LOVELOVELOVE your bangs! They're so darling.

xo
Maria Elyse
First Impressions
Flying Ships Vintage

Zane said...

stunning colors and layering, adore your new haircut

Nikki said...

aww, you look so cute! I love your coat :) x

Jamie Rose said...

That picture with the birds and tree is beautiful. I've always had a thing for silhouettes of trees and this one is fantastic.
Your outfit is very cute too. I really like the color of your tights and how they look with your yellow sweater. I enjoy the socks you wore with the tights too.

SomeoneLikeYou said...

What an incredible story and photograph.... Like you,I am always so memorized when a flock of birds flies through the grey sky. I always want to know where they're going; and I want to go with them. xx

Brandi-Nicole said...

The picture of the birds makes me think of the Alfred Hitchcock movie. Also I love your tights, and outfit.

Emma said...

you work these sorts of unexpected colours so perfectly honey, always so inspiring

Vera said...

Incredible photograph of birds! The colours are so.. mysterious.

And you look gorgeous! You style is so unique, I love every picture of yours :)

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kittenhood said...

these colors are so pretty together!

Clara Turbay said...

Stunning blog keep doing it!

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

The picture of the birds is really beautiful, and I love that you captured their sound in words too.
Also, I love the colors of your outfit.

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

How lucky to have your camera at such an instance. When I was younger, my grandma told me that when a flock of birds flew overhead, it permitted a wish. So rather than wishing on shooting stars, I've always wished on the feathers of a bird. I wonder how many wishes you got. :)

Jaya said...

pretty girl!! You look stunning with those bangs! :) And the birds shot.. amazing. And i'm with ya on your last sentence :)

xx
www.chasingthmoon.blogspot.com

Regina Carmeli said...

I love this post! Everything is so perfect, the outfit, the photos and your writing. xx

The Midwest Muse said...

Such poetic writing in this post!
You have such a way with color schemes! I love it. I'm jealous really.

Rachel Marie said...

Incredible! It makes me think of the psalm that says "Oh, that I had the wings of a dove, I would fly away and be at peace. I would flee far into the desert and be at rest." I, too, envy those little birds.

Also, you look so lovely. Those colors are brilliant.

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Kirstin Marie said...

You look so sweet in this outfit. I really love all of the colors you mixed together. I totally agree with you about the birds. I've thought the same things