trains across the sea

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photography by: david wai

I recently accidentally stumbled upon this abandoned warehouse decorated with local artwork on the south side of downtown Columbus. I was rather intrigued by the graffiti art and to whom it was paying homage to. Turns out, Train’s Across the Sea is a song written by the Silver Jew’s in the early 90′s.

I looked up the song and I think it’s a pretty morbid. There’s a man who dreams of trains across the sea where there are “no troubles on the line.” Instead his life passes by and he lives as if there is no worth in it, like a series of boredom and bad events has created an apathetic attitude. I think passion is such a scary thing to lose, whether it’s a strong love or intense hate, it moves you towards a goal. So kids, make those choices that will drive you forward. Live with passion so you don’t become victim to apathy, live the life you will be happy with.

Anyways, here’s my outfit. (I wear this pleated maxi almost every day.)

wearing

faux leather jacket: zara (old)

lyke minded pleat maxi skirt: nordstrom

multi chained rosary: free people

blooming princess

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photography by: david wai

If I could dress causally fancy everyday, this is exactly how I would do it! To dress it up, simply accessories your jewelry for more formal occasions. To wear it more casually, dress it down by throwing over a denim or leather jacket. Since it’s still a little chilly out, I wore my Dolce Vita nude booties. However, when the weather warms up I can’t wait to pair this dress with some gladiator sandals or some strappy wedges.

details

free people maxi dress: nordstrom

alex and ani bracelets: nordstrom (initials + trapeze)

dolce vita booties: nordstrom

flower headband: asos

tattered

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Photography by David Wai

I want to pretend that I stumbled upon this dress in some old raggedy attic. But of course, I bought it at Free People. What I love about this lace dress is the muted rose color and the antique vibe it gives off. The dress mocks a tattered feel with the delicate lace and varying lengths on the bottom of the skirt. I added a leather jacket with my distressed black leather Jeffrey Campbell Lita that I purposely ruined in the mud. (Not really, but it worked out). Finally, finished off the look with an with a multi-chained brass colored statement necklace.

 dress: Free People 
jacket: zara (Old)
shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
necklace: Chloe+Isabel