Fashion Over Reason: Ask FOR #10: My Space Part IV (The Windowsill)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Ask FOR #10: My Space Part IV (The Windowsill)

fashion over reason on the windowsill at home, bedroom, Kate Moss by Mert & Marcus frame, J.Crew leopard print pouch, Bloch ballerina slippers, Bruce Springsteen frame

When I was a little girl, I used to fantasize about having one of those seat back windowsills. I dreamt about moving into a room that offered a large perch overlooking the outdoors, only so that I could create a cozy little reading nook for myself. The reason for why still eludes me, but it's one of my most fervent memories -- there are only a few things I remember having such a strong longing for. Perhaps it was due to the enchanting aspect of stargazing while getting lost in a book. I vividly remember romanticizing the scenario in my head, how homey it would feel, how unique it would be to have that little private space all to myself.

I never did get my snug windowsill alcove, but I like to hold on to the fact that I dreamt of it as a child. When we were viewing this apartment prior to buying it, the wide break in the wall cradling each and every window were something I made a mental note of. The thought was inevitable: I was finally going to have my windowsill bench moment.

It's now way more representative than anything else, as I no longer have dreams of private time in a small space that is all mine, but there is something nice and satisfying about having one of your childhood desires come to life. I do occasionally sit there and gaze out, whether it's to take in the view, to read, or to just chill out. It makes the 10 year old in me utterly blissful.

If you've just joined us and want to learn more about my home:

See part 1 here
See part 2 here
See part 3 here

Golden hour sunshine, fluffy striped sweater from H&M, green eyes, blond bobH&M fluffy fuzzy striped sweater, Chloé green wool tweed pants, Chic Peek ringsFuzzy H&M boat neck striped knit sweater, Chloé wool pantsBaubleBar opal galactic drop earrings, Saint Lauren pink & silver Arty Ring, Chic Peek double silver ring, boat neck sweater, sunshine at golden hourSitting on the windowsill, H&M striped oversized boat neck knit, Chloé cropped wool pants trousers, Saint Laurent Arty Ring, v
Photos by Ian Rusiana

Sweater - H&M (similar)
Pants - Chloé (similar)
Earrings - BaubleBar
Rings - Saint Laurent & Chic Peek and here

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CharloJiho said...

This sweater is really beautiful !

Anonymous said...

Omg, the pictures are so amazing.
Everything about your blog is perfect !
Great post. You look amazing.x

Lisette Pool - 24/7 STYLISH said...

Great outfit! And do I see balletshoes in the corner :) ? Haha I love it!

Love, Lisette

Melissa said...

Oh I'd love to join you, sitting by the window and looking outside is always so much fun! I really like the photos, you really look great in them! :)


Coco said...

Look at you gorgeous!! It's funny because I've always had the same craving and now my bedroom and my daughter's have a huge windowsill. I think my daughter will especially enjoy it growing up :-)
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Elissa said...

Love that cozy sweater. Perfect for a day lounging about.


Unknown said...

Aww, I fell in love with this fluffy sweater! **

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Unknown said...

Love this!
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StyleByDeb said...

These pictures are just awesome, the photography in your blog in general is awesome! Thanks for stopping my blog, dear :)

Margaret Dallospedale said...

OMg Helene <3 <3 <3
You look awesome.
Those pictures are so stunning
Maggie D
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JANICE G said...

great photos of you :)

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Manasi said...

Lovely pictures!

Jade | The Jade Aesthetic said...

That last photo is beautiful! What a sweet story and it fits with you so well; I'm glad you got your perch! Little girl Hélène wanted such charming things whilst little girl Jade just wanted pools of chocolate.

Jade | The Jade Aesthetic

Sam said...

I really love the chicness and modernity of your haircut, it suits you beautifully, thats such a charming sweater.Thanks for stopping by, its always great reading your opinion!

ALLIE NYC said...

Hey I did the same thing! Glad you finally have it. I don't but maybe one day I will.

Allie of ALLIE NYC

Lien Steyaert said...

You're so pretty! I love the outfit you're wearing!

Allie said...

What a comfy looking sweater! <3

Sweet Madame Blue

Unknown said...

The window sill makes for a gorgeous prop! Loving your accessories. & Wishing you well! :D

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Pretty Tiny Things said...

Beautiful pics , love the light !

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Emily from PTT

Tamina said...

so cute :-) your sweater looks really cozy and pretty at the same time

A Very Sweet Blog said...

I love spaces by windows. They're so dreamy. Great pics!

A Very Sweet Blog said...

I love spaces by windows. They're so dreamy. Great pics!

A Very Sweet Blog said...

I love spaces by windows. They're so dreamy. Great pics!

Alexis Grace of North On Harper said...

I love a windowsill -- not just for reading, but to look over the world below… lovely spot!

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Lovely pics!