survive one more circle around the sun


Morning has broken, and it's always too cold in this house.   Even whilst bundled in wool,cotton,and blankets, I am still far too frozen.  If only I could have a warm bath, and not have to endure the nipping air while drying my body,  I surely would.

My outfits are met with great difficulty at winter's door.  When the frost hits my cheeks, and blossoms them red,  all I want to do is cuddle in furs, legwarmers, and big suede boots.

 "When all is said and done, the weather and love are the two elements about which one can never be sure."

I'm eating Christmas oranges and dreaming of December 13. When December 13th knocks on my door, I'll be sipping wine legally, and no longer in the cage of youth.  It'll be my birthday!  

I grew up wishing I was a summer baby.  It was the wish to be born into the warmest of the four temperate seasons. I imagined being barefoot on the moss, chasing butterflies with a net, opening gifts by the flowers
 I  thought of friends at the park, playing tag, painting with chalk,
instead, I've been stuck by icy windows while my cake sits in the snow instead of the freezer



I'm a winter's baby, and I don't mind. I have two Christmas's in one month.  Most years, my birthday is just a birthday. I adore my gifts, and the idea of "me" day, but it's always felt a bit too vain.

This year is different.  I'm reaching my dream age. I'm becoming what I've wanted to be.  My hopes are for celebration of life, growth, and new beginnings!
How shall I celebrate this life, this growth, these new beginnings?..... I'm thinking copious amounts of wine, cheese platters, carrot cake, and good time lovers by my side.


  I have made an oath to myself. No more spending until my birthday arrives..... But Last week, Value village had their 50% off day.

It's the day, this thrift-thirsty girl will never miss.  It's a time where every rack of vintage glory is inexpensive, and irresistible.     As I paraded through the aisles of people, I filled my heart with patience, and filled my cart with beauty.  My cart was fed fancy lace, blazers, knits, hats, shoes, and frocks.    One of the garments I spotted was this brown skirt, and it was $3. 
I'm starry-eyed.

I'm crossing my fingers. I'm signing papers in my mind. "No more shopping until my birthday"..... No matter how beautiful winter catalogs look, or how inspired I am to feed my closet.  No more.

I can wait 20-something days, can't I?



Much love from me-to you
Thanks for reading,
sending sweetness your way~
xoxoxo


-What I'm wearing-
skirt value village $4
blouse value village $2
socks betsey johnson $11
booties the bay $80

48 comments:

  1. Anonymous23.11.10

    This is so vintage
    and the browns are nice tones I like!!

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  2. eee, i'm a december baby too! lovely outfit (:

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  3. What a long time without posting. You look wonderful for somebody who is frozen.
    My favourite photos the ones in the snow. We do not get snow in here.
    Un abrazo my friend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  4. SO CUTE!!! I want your necklace!

    xx

    Vickie
    www.adventuresinfashion.ca

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  5. Love your hair and the shoes.
    S.

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  6. Look at all that snow! I love when it's piled up on branches like that and dangling delicately from little leaves.

    50% off days at the thrift store are the best, aren't they? Your skirt is such a gorgeous color and shape. And, I love how you've juxtaposed the corduroy with lace. So pretty!

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  7. The color tones of your outfit is really nice, I like your blouse its very romantic! I can't believe its snowing that much in your town already :)

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  8. love the nice look!!

    cute top^^


    i want snow!!!

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  9. love the nice look!!

    cute top^^


    i want snow!!!

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  10. Such a sweet blouse & pretty curdoroy too :)

    Legal birthday. I remember waiting for that one :D Does that mean it 's your voting age one as well or just the alcohol one? :D

    The legal drinking age changed from 19 to 18 in Austria just before my birthday so lots of my peers and myself had our first legal drink on the same evening :D

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  11. Anonymous23.11.10

    YOU ARE A DOLL AGIAIN AS ALAWAYSS

    I love how your cheeks are rosy inside!!!

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  12. I never get tired of lace up boots. Espeically in the brown color, they look good with the socks. I love how you wear leg wear

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  13. You look so lovely *_*
    Love your skirt <3
    xx
    Marco.

    http://vicissitudinilombarde.blogspot.com/

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  14. Cute, the skirt and those little boots go so well together. Although you must have been cold out in the snow to take photos! I don't think I'll be able to take many outfit shots outside once snow hits here haha...

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  15. Beautiful look! I love the little socks peeking out of the boots, really cute <3

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  16. lovely pictures! you look so beautiful.

    xx

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  17. Oh I do love your blog so much, your writing is lovely! I really adore that outfit, congratulations on becoming a legal wine-drinker, and i wish we had value village here, it sounds like a wonderful world. http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

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  18. I love how the outfit emanates different tones of brown!! It even seems as though your hair color was designed to fits into your color scheme!!

    Following you now!!

    XOX,
    Karen

    http://rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com/

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  19. Love the colour palette! :)

    Yiikes, I was watching TV the other day and Calgary's already getting temperatures below 0 C?! It was apparently -13 C some days ago with a wind chill of - 22 C.

    I guess us Torontonians should be thankful for the weather we've been having.

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  20. i love ur make-up, amy!!! i hope i can meet u before ur bday, love :) keep warm! x

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  21. Anonymous23.11.10

    You are such a good blogger. I keep you in my favorites and it feels like my birthday everytime you post
    There's something about your sweetness
    And optmistic attitudes through your writing that help me get through the day

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  22. oh the photos of you in the snow are too too lovely! And isn't scoring at the thrift store the best feeling ever?

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  23. That's right in Canada. you can enjoy the guilty pleasures of alcholic bevarages. You lucky girl. It's small chnage once you leave your youth. But you start to miss it also.

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  24. That's right in Canada. you can enjoy the guilty pleasures of alcholic bevarages. You lucky girl. It's small chnage once you leave your youth. But you start to miss it also.

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  25. Me encanta esa blusa, es preciosa, y el conjunto te queda genial, con ese aire vintage que tienes. Besos desde España.

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  26. No wonder you are such a darling, it's cos you're a december baby:)

    xx

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  27. LOVE the skirt. So much.

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  28. those little boots are so darling! they look perfect with the victorian-esque top. this outfit reminds me so much of the movie "picnic at hanging rock"! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  29. Anonymous24.11.10

    You are a dream woman

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  30. you look so cute as always!!!

    xx

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  31. I love the textures in your outfit. I like your shirt.

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  32. This outfit si so different, very vintage, adn therefore cute!
    :)

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  33. Hi there! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments. Your blog is lovely and you have great style! I'm following :)
    xBeth

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  34. you are wonderful!!

    blouse $2?? wow...

    www.baselements.blogspot.com

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  35. You are so cute Amy. Your birthday is almost here :)

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  36. I loove those boots!!

    xo
    saffron-haze.blogspot.com

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  37. Great Style & lovely Blog ♥

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  38. I hope you have the most wonderful of wonderful birthdays on your special day. <3

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  39. it's already snowing in calgary? wow. it only snowed just a teeny bit in ontario yesterday. i have felt the weather in calgary before, how are you able to bear it for these shots?

    the skirt = <3

    x.
    f ashioncont a gious

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  40. I love the colours and textures in this outfit. So pretty!

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  41. I love the colours and textures in this outfit. So pretty!

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  42. Anonymous2.12.10

    I really like your site. Excellent content. Please continue posting such profound cotent.

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  43. Your outfit and photography are amazing!!! I love the tones of peaches and caramels! What a beauty you are! The snow looks so inviting! I can't wait for some snow here! xox
    Happy Birthday!
    ~Michelle/StickyKitten

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  44. Anonymous9.12.10

    loving this blog more and more every day

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