And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil.
A Prayer In Spring (Robert Frost)
I think many women have a mortal terror of wearing floral long skirts. Probably because in our country, this look is often associated with devout church-goers. Prim and proper. Puritanical and untouchable. In fact, I have garnered a few assessing looks from one too many old ladies I have encountered along the way.
But the vintage look has deviated from just a church-goer look. Numerous young fashion aficionados have embraced below-the-knee skirts, peter pan-collared tops, polka-dotted long-sleeved blouses, oxford shoes and basic loafers with open arms.
With the likes of Alexa Chung and fashion bloggers such as K is for Kani, Stolen from Grandma and Fancy Fine, vintage fashion is definitely a breath of fresh air.