Capturing Country x Sunday Songs: The world is much too with us

Sorry, sorry, sorry! I haven’t posted in a week again, I know. But I finished my finals and my third year of university! But even more importantly, my first year as an Arts student. I feel so academically fulfilled. Now that I’m on summer vacation, I need to look for another job. But in the meantime, I will have much more free time, which should mean more consistent blogging (weather permitting).

This midi-skirt was my mom’s. I love the colourful floral print and it just has that country-prairie feel so I thought I’d play off that to create some country class with my ankle-strapped pointy toe sandals. Was so lucky to find that one of my Joe Fresh nail polishes just happened to be the exact same shade of pink!

Scarf, sunglasses, and button up from Joe Fresh, skirt was my mom’s, shoes and tote from Aldo

 

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon,
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers,
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;

It moves us not. –Great God! I’d rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathèd horn.

–William Wordsworth

Though he became quite cynical later in life, I wonder, what would Wordsworth think of our modern world? If he thought that the world was much too with us in the 1800’s, what would he think of us now?

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7 comments
  1. That is a lovely skirt you’re wearing! 🙂

    • Thank you! It’s amazing how fashionable my mom… was. LOL.

  2. WoW! The skirt is beautiful. I’m loving it. I also like how you styled it all: the shirt is wonderful, and the sandals so cool. All is absolutely brilliant. Can’t wait for more posts and great style! XO

    • Thank you! I love the sandals in particular because they cover up my toe nails which are looking really horrible after too many shifts in heels at work. This is actually one of my favourite posts because I love the whole essence of the post with the country flair.

  3. I remember studying that poem way back in during my BA and loving it. Most of my favourite literature or poetry is from the early 20th century and further back, and I always think the same thing – what would they think of our modern society?

    As for this look, loving all the pops of colour! Especially those flats – loving the pink heel on them!

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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