Friday, December 17

nursery rhymes for an 18th birthday


Here I am.  Alive...and well.  My belly's endured mall walking, reggae dancing, and splashes of gin.
I've lived for eighteen years, felt heartbeats singing to wild weathers,
and after it all, I'm here.

On Monday, I awoke to birthday gifts dressed in polka-dot paper...  I ate pancakes dressed in strawberry jelly, eggs on fresh toast, and sipped Irish coffee.  The aura and tastiness of breakfast welcomed me into the new year.. 

The first gift I opened was a box of sweet perfume, sky-blue glitter, and this pink necklace..(Thanks boyfriend...)     My brother gave me smoky gray glitter(love you bro)..
The most precious gift I received was a heart necklace from my family. It's attached to a silver chain that holds my birthstone, and gems of glossy white.
 I know beautiful people.


After breakfast, I buried myself in hot water, washed my new-born skin, and allowed my messy hair to dry with the air...The mystical air. I don't know if it's just me, but there's something divine about a birthday. As if the suns settled differently, and suddenly the light burns brighter than ever before.    

I have a deep fondness for my birthday.   Not only out of vain, and having a day dedicated to my name. Mostly, I like my birthday for the way it makes me see the world.   Every year, Every birthday, it feels like angels, and ethereal creatures hang around me. It's as if they sprinkle gold dust on every seat I sit, and every stranger I pass.   Simply put, birthday's are magical. 

Any day of celebration hold it's pleasantness, whether it's christmas, new years, valentines,..  but there's something special about the day you were born.    

  Trust me, I've had hopeless birthdays...  On the eve of my tenth birthday, I spent a sleepless night, writing in my journal, tears dripped down my baby cheeks, and I was afraid of becoming a double digit number. 
7 years later, and I was begging for my 18th birthday..


Before the reggae dancing, gin sipping, messy hair fun... I spent the day with my sweet mother. She treated me to a shopping spree..  We galloped into the gates of Forever 21, and I found myself dresses, lace boots, pants, faux fur, and other heavenly fabrics....  

We ended the night drinking bellinis and not talking about the weather.. I'm precious because I have a good mother.. To have a mother of such warmness makes me feel satisfied.   Just to be a daughter to her or my father makes me feel victorious.  How could one live without my folks?(Some things I'll never know..)

Another thing I'll never know.. When will I catch sleep in the net of my bed?
My eyes are missing sleep, as is my body.
I think it's time to set sail into dream land... 
Before I sail,  I will lye awake thinking about the the bliss in a birthday,
and the beauty in every day of the year... 


Thank you everyone for sending birthday wishes!
You fill up my heart!
Kisses!


what I'm wearing
maxi dress- trend clothing $15
boots- the bay $80
necklace- birthday gift ;)                                                                                                                            

52 comments:

  1. glad you had a great time...you look lovely in maxi...
    take care...
    bisous...

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  2. That dress is gorgeous, especially with those boots. Sounds like you had a lovely time x

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  3. Anonymous17.12.10

    Such a pretty dress, love the colour
    Happy belated bday gorgus

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  4. ¡Qué guapa! Me encanta tu peinado y esos colores te quedan genial.
    Mil besos.

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  5. You are just.. beautiful!
    :)

    xx
    Marc

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  6. you look so happy with them!! and i hope to be :) also, your smile looks so pretty!! :) smile always~

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  7. Hope you had a great bday chickie!!

    I love your brown boots, they are too cute!!

    PS. I am determined to grow my hair as long as yours! It looks amazing!!

    xo Danielle

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  8. i love what you wrote so much. i too feel that birthdays are so special. its the one day that belongs to me, and i feel as though the whole world know its- the dawn is for me, the wind is mine, the sunset was made especially for me and i need to experience and remember it all.

    xxoo, happy 18th.

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  9. YAYY!! Happy Birthday! It sounds like it was an awesome day :D
    and I love the oufit
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  10. Belated happy birthday my dear..
    Delighted that you had such a great time on your special day!!

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  11. Happy 18th beautiful girl! I hope you had the best day ever, it seems like you did though. I love the gift that your family gave to you.I think jewelery of any type from family members is the greatest treasure of all. I know I say this all the time but you are SO pretty.I loved looking at these photos and seeing how stunning you are and how you pull off this outfit so well.Seriously! x

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  12. Anonymous17.12.10

    You look so much older than 18- something to be proud of. Keep telling us about your adventures into adulthood! Gin? OOOO Gin. That stuff makes me so sick. If I were there I'd be you a shot and dance. You deserve the sweetness you write about darling' You and your blog are precious~

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  13. Amazing dress!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  14. Matthias17.12.10

    I like the necklace your boyfriend(sigh) bought you.

    You're a very beautiful girl Amy. Now your 18 which makes you even more beautiful :)

    Sweet dreams. See stars.

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  15. i remember how it felt turning 18. kinda magical. congrats!

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  16. Happy happy delayed B*day!! It looks like u have a great one! Exactly how they should be!
    Btw, I love ypur outfilt, (the necklace as well) but moreover your hairdo!! I always wanted a hair like yours!!! The colour , the length, the naturals "waves" (not sure about if this word works in english, sorry) the fringe...its awesome!!

    I just created my blog i follow u!!
    ps: i loved the videos on the last post, u should publish more!!
    xxxx

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  17. this is suchhh a cute outfit!! i really like this! :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  18. Happy 18th Birthday!!! You are so pretty and you have a good fashion taste.

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  19. Beautiful dress! You look stunning as an 18-year-old. Happy birthday!

    www.clothedmuch.com

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  20. You look so adorable, loving that dress!

    xo
    Sophie
    PS: Join my LADY VANDERBILT Giveaway!

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  21. happy birthday, gorgeous! i hope you enjoyed it, being 18 is gonna be a lotta fun;)

    xx raez

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  22. Happy Birthday! It's great to see how grateful and appreciative you are of your parents. I know a lot of 18 year olds who despise their parents and I hate it!

    You are absolutely gorgeous. I love your hair, and that color of your lips looks great on you!

    Love & Labels

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  23. Happy Birthday! You look lovely in your outfit :) I'm following now!

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  24. hay :) i just saw your link on IFB new blogger's post and thought I would stop by. great blog you have here :) have a lovely day/night! ^_^

    F. (opinionslave.blogspot.com)

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  25. love the dress and the necklace too

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

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  26. Anonymous18.12.10

    Saw you with white lace on teen vogue,
    You've got style girl! Love it!
    And your Canadian too. I'm from around Banff,
    Right by you!

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  27. oh my god, you look gorgeous!! i love the color palette of your outfit. happy late birthday, it sounds like yours was great!

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  28. Anonymous18.12.10

    cute maxi dress
    and happy birthday

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  29. thanks so much for stopping by - i'm absolutely LOVING your style and your blog :) you seem like the sweetest girl, and i'll definitely be following you!
    take care,

    http://project-vee.blogspot.com/

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  30. happy birthday, love the outfit and thanx for ur comment

    http://vernisaongle.blogspot.com

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  31. Oh goodness, you look like a modern day gypsy. I love your outfit! Thank you for your sweet comment :) I'm following you as well! Can't pass up your amazing blog, heheh.
    xx, natalie

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  32. i loooooooooove your outfit
    im following you now, check out my blog?

    http://steffanies-style.blogspot.com/

    http://steffanies-style.blogspot.com/

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  33. Sounds like an absolutely wonderful time! Happy birthday, you beautiful woman!

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  34. Thanks for the comment, it sounds like you had a great birthday! That outfit is lovely :)

    Hen
    Teenage Daydreams
    xo

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  35. Wow! Your blog is very nice! I like very much your maxi dress! :)

    http://miestiloesmimundo.blogspot.com

    Lidia

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  36. what a lovely post!

    Victoria

    x

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  37. hello darling, great outfit and lovely tones!!!

    I remember you that it was a fabulous giveaway, the first prize for the tune of 300 euro, open to all international readers!
    Come to discover the rules:

    www.daddysneatness.blogspot.com

    Kisses,
    Cocò

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  38. Thank you so much for your lovely coment!
    You have a great blog and I love your style *-*

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  39. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! your day sounds amazing!
    Your outfit is beautiful too, you look lovely...we are huge fans of maxi skirts/dresses too :)

    <3 stylewhiskey

    xx

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  40. Love your blog !
    cute outfit ! :-)
    xoxo, fanny.

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  41. Anonymous19.12.10

    WE WISH YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    WE WISH YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR ;)

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  42. In loooove with your hair, they're so wonderful !

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  43. Gosh these photos are beautiful.
    I'm in love with that dress. ♥

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  44. hi amy. happy belated! i love what you wrote about how your bday makes you see the world in a different light. i would have to definitely agree with that.

    Well this is the first time on your blog and i love how amazingly you express your style. do u mind if we exchange links? I've been looking for good local links to add to my blog roll & i think my readers would find your blog a treasure to stumble upon as well =) hope you had a wonderful bday.

    Sincerely,
    ur fellow Sagittarius

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  45. happy birthday, first of all!
    love your blog so much, its amazing :)
    love your boots too!

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  46. Luckyyy! You got to go on a shopping spree...

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  47. those are the cutest pics here :) I thought that kind of pink lipstic could only fit to blonds, but I'm glad I was wrong...thanks for commenting on my page, if u like it, be free to follow ;)

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  48. love this, and your hair is perfect

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  49. I love this outfit! :)

    commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  50. you are really pretty :)

    great pictures too!

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  51. I love your world.
    xx

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