I read this "Prix Renaudot", award-winning book right after high school and loved it. It's an english translation of a book by Henri Bosco about the farm life in rural Provence. I first fell in love with the cover, which is my favorite shade of magenta. But the story leaves you with a quiet sense of the beauty of living from the earth. "Green Acres, is the place for me!" I also have a romantic view of another agrarian culture; Mexico. That is where I bought this beloved blouse. If you ever go to Mexico, bring back a beautiful piece of traditional clothing or a striped blanket or pottery. For me, those charming trinkets become more endearing over time.
(blouse:Mexico, belt:hand-me-down, shorts: thrifted hemmed up pants, shoes: Rite Aid, book: The Farm Theotime, from a Yard Sale)