Monday, January 16

i held every breath for you

When I packed up my belongings and excitedly (...okay, and nervously, too) moved to Montana, I don't think I quite understood the landscape I was leaving. Growing up in one place for your entire life kind of makes you forget that the rest of the world doesn't have everything your hometown does. In my case, the thing I missed most when I left and realized that the rest of the world didn't have them was the rolling hills that Idaho has to offer. Every single time I come home, I kind of get lost in the magic of descending into my little hometown nestled between the rolling hills. Montana is beautiful and their mountains are more impressive than the ones found in my hometown in Idaho, but there's something irreplaceable about being able to drive through the back country between the hills.
I think that's part of what makes me unmotivated about taking blog pictures in Montana. I just love taking pictures in Idaho too much. It seems like they always turn out pretty. Which is largely due to those rolling hills that aren't found anywhere else. But, truly. It's hard not to be inspired living in such a place. I guess going back to Montana is going to take some extra effort!
I'm kind of obsessed with how these pictures turned out. As Niklaas was taking them, he kept saying, "Oh my gosh." Which basically translates to, "These are really amazing." The bad thing about getting such good pictures is that I can't post all of them and narrowing them down is so tough! If you all aren't sick of my red tights yet, I'm going to keep wearing them. I'm absolutely obsessed with them. Walking around downtown has definitely attracted a lot of stares (not my intention at all) and is kind of embarrassing, but I love them. This black, white, and red trend I have going might not stop. Hehehe!
Niklaas was wearing a really adorable outfit when we went out that afternoon, so of course I had to take a few pictures. I tweeted a picture from instagram and I loved your comments! I think it's been kind of awesome to see how his taste in clothing has changed, too. It's not very different, but he definitely isn't a strictly flannel boy anymore. I'll be honest, a boy in khaki skinnies, boat shoes, cardigan, and button down pretty much does it for me. In my college classes, I tend to text my best friends about well dressed cute boys in my class and secretly hope to befriend them all. I can't really imagine dating a boy unlike Niklaas in that way! *swooon*
Speaking of Montana... I go back to school in one week. I really shouldn't be complaining because my six week winter break is longer than, well... everyones. I've pretty much done nothing over break. I'm not sure how getting back into the swing of a schedule is going to go but I'm really not looking forward to nor excited for a new semester. Excited to move out of my parents house again? Yes. Excited to see my roommates? Yes. School? NO. I guess that's the difference between sophomore and freshmen year.
I got this dress last spring. As in... almost a year ago. Oops. One of my New Years resolution is to keep wearing all of my clothes. I got better at it, but there are still a lot of things that don't get worn. I tend to be a phase girl and by that I mean that when I like something, such as an outfit, I'll wear 10 variations of it for a month straight. It's true. This dress and these tights might be my January/February phase. I'm in love! I left these heels at home over the fall semester and I pulled them out of the back of my closet at home last week and have since worn them twice. T-strap heels = the best!
Anyways, I hope you guys liked these pictures as much as I love them! Sometimes, I can't believe what a lucky girl I am. Thank you, Niklaas!!! <3 You are the best-dressed-greatest-photographer-adorable-boyfriend ever.
Dress & Tights- Modcloth
Shoes- Urban Outfitters
Bow- Forever21


Liza said...

I love everything about this outfit! The tights are SUCH great color. Niklaas looks great too! You two are such a cute couple. x

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Six week winter break? You're lucky!

Beautiful landscape!

Arielle said...

These pictures turned out great! The sky and dead grass is lovely. Well done. :)

Nina Gonzalez said...

the scene is beautiful! you & your beloved are very cute!! :) keep on smiling!xo

Abbey said...

I adore you in this outfit! Your tights are so vibrant! I'm definitely not looking forward to starting school (tomorrow...) either. But change is always good! Hope you have a good start to your semester!

elliespeaks said...

I am SO glad you posted all these photos. Every single one is BREATHTAKING.

Maggie you are so beautiful!!!!!


Amelia said...

girl you look great!! something suits you :) i love these bright pink tights. so fun

Jadey. said...

lush pictures!
what song is the title though?x

Lina said...

Maaan, there's something about railroad tracks that are just so romantic. Let alone those killer tights! Thanks for your encouragement on my blog, and I wish you all the best! I'm sure you'll get back into the swing of things soon enough ;)

SomeoneLikeYou said...

Daw' Maggie these photos are seriously too sweet for words! I see why Niklaas was, "Oh my goshing", hehe ❤

Bethany Kellen of bunnypicnic said...

that dress, and you are adorable. your hair is getting so long! i've got a pair of red tights too and man you look so cute. i always wear them for 'holidays' like christmas and valentines day. i guess wearing them twice a year ain't so bad.
and yes. rolling hills.

lartijunkiez said...

Those are some awesome pictures and those tights are amazing. Nice outfit! You are indeed lucky, I still need to teach my bf some few things about my DSLR. He's not really into taking pictures, I am though. So most of the time, I'm the photographer lol =P

ShyScout said...

These photos are beautiful. The lighting is perfect. What a fun photoset :]

Katie said...

What a lovely outfit! You're lucky to have a bf who will take pictures for you. I have to use my tripod and self-timer. I shouldn't complain, because I really do like having a few minutes to myself while I work, but sometimes (i.e. when it's cold and I'm in a hurry) I really wish I had someone to do it for me! Lol. :D

I live in Illinois and can honestly say I am so thankful that the rest of the country doesn't look like my home state! Luckily I live in a pretty woodsy area, but central IL booooring! Nothing but flatness and cornfields. :-P I visited my BFFs in Wyoming last year and left my heart in Wy. I love the mountains! <3

Mr Lonely said...

walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

Hannah said...

How could we NOT love these photos?! You are absolutely gorgeous in them!
What's up with not wearing this dress more often? I love it! And of course, it's classic white so you'd think it would be easy to pair with everything. haha

I've also got a pair of red tights I'm slowly incorporating into my outfits. I think of any article of clothing to wear - they seem to be trickiest. But they are fun to be in and play around with.

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

I am kind of obsessed with these pictures too! You look gorgeous and I love how you think of your hometown with such fondness. Its really sweet.

The Flightless Darling said...

I understand what you mean. If I moved to a different state away from California, I'd feel all strange and alien-like. But these photos portray otherwise! They're quite lovely and you and your boo are adorbs together :)


Trou, .cacophonic musings said...

I love this dress!

Alice Barton said...

white dress with red tights are just a perfect combo!!!! i am your newest follower!! :) xx alice.

Kenziefaith said...

OK, so this hairstyle is framing your face beautifully. You look so pretty!

sherryl said...

fajdlkjalk you are just a bundle of precious, i'm screeching. you look super pretty in this batch of photos! your hair is like, eep. your red tights are really a great pop of colour.

i understand the home thing, you never really get over the homesickness. :(

Jamie Rose said...

These pictures really did turn out pretty! The landscape is awesome. I really enjoy those red tights with your adorably girly dress too.

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

You are adorable! I love the combination of the white dress and the red tights; very Little Red Riding Hood! =)

Tanvi said...

OH GOSHH!!! They are indeed silly amazing! :) Plus the over all look is SO CUTE!!! The color of the tights is to die for.

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Ashley said...

those tights ahhh i love them!! this outfit is fabulous!! girl, you are def rockin it for sure!! :)

Heidi said...

These turned out so awesome. What a cool location!

Shawnee said...

adorable outfit!! lucky you - six week break! ps your boyfriend's outfit is adorable...i'm a sucker for stylish men haha!
{new reader!}


Ana Magdalena said...

This post is so cute, I love your tights and your dress!

hellolyndsey said...

This post is just SO adorable! It looks like you and Niklaas had such a wonderful time. And he does look adorable! I love that you love the scenery of your hometown so much. When we drive about 30 minutes-1 hour out of my town you start seeing vast hills for miles filled with pine trees, red clay, wheat grass, and mountains in the far background. Georgia is such a beautiful place. It's weird to think that there are some people that have never been to this beautiful state before.

Anyways, I wish I could find some red tights like that for my height! I am having no luck. :/ maybe We Love Colors has them for 6'0 and up??

Lyndsey of hellolyndsey

Rachel said...

I love your layout, and what sweet photos! The colour of your tights is fantastic too!