Art is in the eye of the beholder

September 20, 2012
Some details can sometimes go by totally unnoticed. Some details can just be part of a city’s decay until you look at them more attentively. Sometimes it’s just a texture or a combination of colours. Once these are taken out of context and framed they become abstract and are no longer that old latch or doorway that has seen way too many layers of paint over the years. They become interesting and pleasant to the eye. To my eyes they do anyway. They remind me that even the ugliest thing can be beautiful, if seen from a different perspective.

These were taken on one of my latest trips to Nottingham. I hope to go back soon to take some more. 

Details of what I wore on that day:
Dress – George – got it because of the little cravat, I can wear it with other shirts too!
Cardigan – Stradivarius
Tights – Primark
Shoes – Thrifted in Florida
Heart bracelet – Stradivarius
Headscarf – Vintage souvenir scarf from Rumours vintage in Amsterdam
Bag – 60’s made in Japan, thrifted in Florida.

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  • Reply wardrobeexperience September 20, 2012 at 20:03

    oh yeah, great pictures and a lovely and comfy outfit.


  • Reply Connie September 21, 2012 at 02:28

    Dang it, Girl. There you go, seeing beauty in the unexpected. Love you.

  • Reply Melanie September 21, 2012 at 07:47

    I completely agree with you. Your photos are wonderful. And I love your outfit against the wonky houses in the backdrop.

  • Reply Andrea Deal September 21, 2012 at 13:06

    I love your first photo. Colourful cracked paint can be so beautiful. And you look adorable as usual!

  • Reply Jean at www.drossintogold.com September 21, 2012 at 19:11

    So, so beautiful!! I agree wholeheartedly with you. When I need my aesthetic fix, I try to go to a museum. Then when I leave, I see everything with fresh eyes. I remember being transfixed by an old stop sign among other things. Plus, you look ADORABLE!!

  • Reply Joni September 22, 2012 at 17:20

    That top photo looks like a beautiful painting I'd want to hang in my living room!

  • Reply Amber of Butane Anvil September 23, 2012 at 00:50

    Gorgeous photos, Sara – I'm sure I've said before, you've got such a fine eye. Crackling, peeling, erosion, rust – these processes can be so beautiful. If only my bathroom ceiling were so photogenic.

    Your outfit is lovely with the dots and piping and especially the cravat! I need a cravat really badly myself!

  • Reply Mary Lou September 27, 2012 at 16:50

    superdupercute sara! i love red and blue!!! and the headscarf ist the perfect add, i didn´t see that on instagramm 😉
    love and kiss,mary

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