She walks in beauty

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meets in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair'd the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress
Or softly lightens o'er her face,
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek and o'er that brow
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,—
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent.

-Lord Byron

Somehow I think the poem is fitting for the mood of these pictures
that my brother took of me on Sunday after church
(at the hotel where our services are held at the moment).
This hair braid headband was probably my best buy from London.
I've been wearing it so often in my posts, that I think it's the best 2 pounds I've spent!

I really do wish the weather here is more conducive for visits to parks and gardens.
I really miss all the lovely greenery in London, Paris and Scotland.
And I miss the fact that I could wander in the parks and gardens
and have cozy little picnics without dying of immense heat.

Here are some pretty pictures that bf took
of the prettiest garden I've ever seen in my entire lifetime,

the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris.
Truly, mere words can't describe it's beauty. I'll give anything to go back there again

Doesn't it look like a place where dreams and wishes could come true?

54 comments:

Dominika said...

Love your outfit!
and great photos! ^^

mica said...

sunday church services are held in a hotel? how cool is that....

haha noe what my bf tells me? he says he can picture me fighting with our baby for kiddy toys! *faints* i said ya, i'll be fighting with our baby for ur hugs... =P

u n ur bf talked much abt marriage & kids? when's the wedding bells gonna ring ring ring? :)

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

Love these pictures :)

Ela said...

I love the gardens at the hotel - it looks so beautiful. And I love your dress and those earrings are so cute!

The Jardin du Luxembourg looks breathtaking! It completely looks like a place where dreams and wishes come true!

Manju said...

I need a dress like yours! It makes you look sooooo tall! like some model ^^

daisychain said...

That's my favourite Byron poem ever.

Love your dress.

Maria Confer said...

You look so beautiful!! I think long dresses are so feminine!

That's so cool that you bought that braid. It matches your hair perfectly.

I feel like Europe has the best gardens.

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Jacqueline said...

I love that dress on you and also you hair looks beautiful braided like that!

xoxo

www.FashionSnag.com

un petit lapin said...

You make me wanted a plaited hairband now!

Maggie said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :) Your blog is great and you're such a beautiful girl!
Kisses from Germany :*

Indy said...

You look wonderful in that maxi dress! The place looks so magical and just like you belong there!

Tights Lover said...

Nice poem. That is such a pretty dress!

Eva Internazionale said...

I love how the colors in the first series of photos correspond really well.

ribbonsandruffles said...

Beautiful darling! I love the way you combined your pretty dress with the environment where you took the photo's. Sorry for being so fewly on blogspot lately, I missed your posts though!

Love, E

Melissa~ said...

been there is like a dream come true. so gorgeous, your right, no words for that.
I love your dress, and the bag beautifull too. and, your earrings are so cute.
Gorgeous outfit.

Kisses!
Thanks for visit my blog always <3!

PinkBow said...

your outfit matches so well with the background in the top pics - gorgeous!

La Mimi said...

Wow! I love the photos ur bf took...I can't wait to visit Luxembourg in Paris. Something tells me I'm gonna love it there.
Oh, and you look very lovely:) Where do you live that the weather allows you to wear summer clothes in the fall? Lucky you!

xoxo
Mimi

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Maya said...

your photos are lovely and dreamy, what kind of camera do you use? And the poems you've selected are quite beautiful :) xo, http://smallsmilesfromthegirl.blogspot.com/

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

That dress is stunning. You look beautiful and the braid in your hair is lovely.

Valencia Lia said...

Adore adore your maxi dress and adore the print on it too :)

Gorgeous and the braided headband,is it from asos ?? I regret now not getting one. hahaha

Beautiful bag too and the garden photos,I wanna make a wish there. Its such a beautiful place.

Awww,and thanks for your well wishes girl! Yeaa,I'm sick again. Stupid body and dumb weather:(

Yeaa,the pink shade looks pretty yea. But I love love the nude one that they have:)

Heading to see the doctor's now <3

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

What a stunning dress. I love the garden shots and that Byron poem is so apt for the elegance of the outift. xx

Tira said...

Hello, Sher. :) The photos and the words are beautiful.

I have given you an award. Please look on my blog to accept the award: http://runawaymoments.blogspot.com/2009/10/award.html

AudreyAllure said...

that's such an elegant dress!

btw, i posted your blog on my new blogroll :) i would love if you could return the favor: http://audreyallure.blogspot.com

thanks <3

Miss Head Over Heels said...

hey dear... guess what? i know when is the next zara sale!

you're currently in malaysia right?

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ChinkyGirLMeL said...

oh wow, what a pretty dress. and pretty pretty pictures. =)

r u s s said...

For a sec, I thought the braid was your hair ─ I was gonna ask you how you did it.Ü LOL. Cute sandals by the way.

Bug said...

Wow, your dress kinda matches those curtains! You look lovely and I adore the braid in your hair!

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katrina said...

Where did you get your lovely dress from? I completely adore the colors and print!

And, that headband of yours is cute. I didn't even realize it was a headband until you said it was -- looks authentic. :D

Jordan said...

Love the print on your dress! and the view out the window! :)

Yes! Does look like a place where dreams and wishes come true ♥

have a great one!

Annie Spandex said...

Beauuuuuutiful!!! And everything regarding Indie Style Media looks good. Thanks!! xx

Taylor Sterling said...

beautiful pics Sher! You look amazing!!

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

one of my favourite poems of all times

xxx

Rose said...

lovely dress, a lovely place where your services are held.
The photos from the paris garden are amazing, it would be a beautiful place for a wedding wouldnt it.

Rose

muchlove said...

beautiful dress! and that place does look amazing.

yiqin; said...

Sucha lovely maxi dress wit sandals :)

Timeless Fashion... said...

Luxembourg Gardens are truly beautiful, you're right about that. Lovely pictures too.

Diane said...

i love the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris. these pics bring back some good memories of my visit years ago...

meraldia said...

Wonderful dress! I love maxi, floral dresses!

fhen said...

love the maxi dress and your braid

Saskia said...

I'm glad you found my blog - yours is wonderful :)

Your earrings are gorgeous!!

Saskia x

Giovanna ♥ said...

You look super cute!! I loe your dress and hair! That garden is beautiful!
Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! I'm so glad to hear you love "Once" too :)
Have a lovely day!
xoxo
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

Missy said...

i'm in love with that dress!

Missy
For all things fashion:
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Mina said...

I love long dresses, and big houses!

Lenore said...

Thank you for the comment!! I love all these photos dear :)

xoxo

Tink in My Closet said...

Such a darling dress with such fabulous scenery surrounding you!

♥zoe♥ said...

Hey Sweet,
I love your hair braid headband!
Love your beautiful floral print dress you definitely look lika an angel in the garden:)

And so happy to see your stopping by! Thank You,your blog make me smile:)

Have a fab weekend!
XOXO
Zoe

Tree Castles said...

aw you always have such fun photos!!! your outfit is stunning! you're such a beautiful girl!
i love the photos where you're by the window the most. it's so elegant and i love how the curtains sort of match your dress. lovely! :)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh this suits you so well, love the dress, bag and shoes.

Really beautiful,
xxx

tokyostargirl said...

I thought that was your hair! Yup - def a well spent 2 pounds!

Patty Ann said...

ur hair looks great!!! its so sweet, and my fav picture is the one of you looking out the window. so romantic. and it looks like its a still from a movie!!! like a vintage movie!
xxx

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Style Syrup said...

Beatiful pictures that seem like another era. The 1920's perhaps?
You look stunning!

Carrie said...

I always enjoy reading your blog, esp the poems that you post! The dress you're wearing looks lovely on you, and the hair piece blends in with your hair nicely. I had to take a second look after you said it was a hairband. And the garden in Paris looks beautiful.

I hope you're having a nice weekend, Sher.

Shantee said...

love your dress here! im thinking of getting a few long dresses myself :)

btw, sorry for the late reply. im lagging. lol
and to answer ur question in my blog, yes the girl is who u think she is. lol and wow u can recognize her? hahah

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