Maybe it is the illustrator in me, but the very first thing I noticed were her flushed cheeks. That is what makes her look fresh, yes a bit Jane Austen, maybe it was a hot day in the city (hence the top knot). I like the flush.
I do not like the shoes – they look like they are being worn accidentally but they have been chosen carefully to downplay what would have been a twee look. The whole thing looks a bit too contrived for my liking
I have a dress just like this one but it is threadbare and from a vintage clothing shop. It has all this lace stitching of flowers and is very fragile. It cost around $200 but was absolutely worth it! I like to pair it up with converse and a tea-towel hat. Voila!
Love the dress, love the hair, love the young woman. But honestly, her shoes must go. They ruin the outfit! She needs a pair of Frye Harness 12R in Khaki. And no, I don't work for Frye. I realize this blog is about personal style; and I have seen a lot, no tons, of incredible style here. But one has got to know when one is over the top and where to draw the line. Does this self-awarness not constitute great personal style? Go with the boots next time!
Oh yes. I've always appreciated the "don't judge a girl by just her dress" look. I rock the demure dress and grungy vintage Paul Smith high-tops too during the summer. It catches the eyes of both men and women. And I LOVE the attention! I've been known to skip down a street in such an outfit too; it's definitely a skipping-friendly ensemble.
Thank goodness, a woman who looks like she had something to eat in the last month…! the animated clothes hangers are so over-done, and it's nice to see that a healthy girl can get noticed for her beauty as well.
It reminds me when I was a teenage and was torn between assuming my feminity and still, needed to feel like a rebel. Actually, I'm still like that but it's more because heels are just so painful especially in summer :-)The contrast between being a woman and comfort!
I love her hair, complexion, posture, I agree that sandals would have ruined the outfit, I adore Scott Schumann's photography. But has no-one noticed that she is normal sized, as opposed to the starved-to-death stick insects that normally seem to feature exclusively in fashion blogs?? It's good to see that 'stylish' doesn't necessitate equal 'thin', and that just normal sized people can also be stylish enough to catch a brilliant photographer's eye.
After reading this blog for ages I guess I'm still trying to figure out what the point of it is. I certainly love the photography. Fashion wise – not too often.
I mean what is the point of this, its certainly not "new" or innovative. I see this girl (or girls that look just like her) all over Boston. The dress with converse is what 10 years old at least. I've had mine for well over 10 years now and stopped wearing them ages ago with dresses because everyone does it now.
This isn't about how to pick clothing that looks good on you, I can't 100% tell with her sitting but it appears the length of the dress, when she would be standing wouldn't fall to a place that would be all that flattering for her body type.
The hair is different and I like it. But the look is: been there done that – 10 years ago.
Ok, Converse are comfy and all, but sometimes they're just so unnecessary. The dress is so lovely, her hairdo has some retro' feeling that can never go wrong, but Converse? They just seem so wrong to me. A nice pair of simple brown leather sandals or oxfords would have worked so much much better, in my opinion.
Love this… she looks wonderfully self-assured and comfortable in the world. Living her life is clearly more important to her than staying pristinely clean or trying to be hipper-than-thou, and she looks great doing it. This photo makes me smile!
am i the only one who thinks she's not old for that dress? i mean, it's already "girlish", then the sneakers and bracelets. but then, she's no teenager- she seems above 25, right?
no, im not an age-gestapo. maybe it's the sleeves, but she looks like an over-aged primary school kid. she's a doll, for sure, but there's something about the upper part of the dress that makes it too girlish rather than feminin, if i make any sense with that. maybe some silver accessories would suit better.
she's a woman, after all, and i prefer "cute women" to "women who look like cute girls".
Those complaining about the dress with Converse look being 'boring' and 'outdated' – perhaps it has actually become classic. The combo lets women like me live our lives comfortably while expressing our contradictions and enjoying dresses.
I don't think this look has been too overdone or too "cliche" as someone put it. I think that it's an easy, young look to pull together that juxtaposes the delicate feminimity of the dress and ratty, scuffed casualness of the Converse shoes. She looks lovely and so much better than half the young women her age strolling around in cut-off jeans and tanks and is a fantastic representation of a girly casual look. Gorgeous shot Scott!
Hey Daddio – The grey canvas bumpers and that frilly summer dress. I want t'hear her call out Hey, Charlie Brown!
That's the definition of urban chic from the coffee on the go Styrofoam hatted malted cup to the Blackberry with the 'I just had to get this message off to you' – AND oh, the matter-of-fact attitude All-American all the way way about her and it all! Smooth…
I love cream and grey as a color combo, and she herself is absolutely adorable! What a complexion! I agree that the frilly dress and converse look has been a bit over done (though I admit I am one of those who overdid it!), but this is actually a different enough take on it. Very cute!
I don't think this person gave too much thought to what she was going to wear. there's nothing special about this. this is a very average scene, outfit, and image. Maybe that's just what you were trying to portray.
Having said that, I do prefer this to something that's forced or someone that's trying too hard.
There's so much right about this pic. It's like, "This is the prettiest a girl can be, in this world, at this time, in NYC, in Soho." The prettiest, that is, while still being real. The stairs, the motions of it, everything is so wonderfully stated. This should be in a gallery.