dreaming of travels in an ivory sweater





Hi Thursday + early morning bubble gum chewing.I'm parched by a toasty space heater.  For breakfast, strawberries blended with almond milk tempt my senses.  However, I'm far too content on my back to bust any move. For now, I'll stay calm beneath my blankets chewing strawberry bubblegum *




 Settled in my room, I imagine a holiday.  A gorgeous trip across riversides, passed mountain peaks, beyond the day dreams. I am tickling my brain with thoughts of  voyages.  I so desire to travel through nests of forests, grains of sand, architectural history, and of course, wild and uninhabited areas.  I want to wear my shiny boots with glitter-flecked eyes,  on board a plane and fly away.

I'd sail through the breadth of the ocean if  I could.        
For the time being, I sleep, I brew coffee, I write stories, I hum songs.        My mind wanders through philosophy and politics. I'm tired and I'm yawning.        Soon I will walk beside skyscrapers, waters, and the picturesque meadows of the world.   I'll swim, gallop, dance and bury my bare feet into the mud of a summer.  Then I'll return home with good fortunes, and stories to tell. <<Peak into http://travelsomewhere.tumblr.com/ . . . .and you'll understand why my heart beats this way ..>>



  Yesterday, I see-sawed my way into Forever 21.  Soft cottons, peachy blouses, fabrics splashed with flowers, colorful gems, hanging lockets, alluring price tags. All of these treasures bewitched my paper money.

It was less than 20 minutes and my arms already weighed heavy with garments.  I walked into the change room, eagerly fitted myself,  and as with every trek to Forever 21, I spent another 20 minutes mediating what would come home with me.
The conclusion.       Wide-leg floral pants made of silk $33 + red romper with scattered bows $22
Absolute delights.



For today, my drink is sleep and my bread is brooding.  After an unquiet and restless night,  I feel self-absorbed. My musings are drifting along shoreless rivers.   There are secrets nesting in my brain. I wonder how it happens. This sudden intense happening.  On Monday, my spirits were rested in acres and perches of happiness.  Come Thursday,  the atmosphere around me treads unsettled.   I blame it on my childish wish for eternal summer, and a wish for requited love.    The earth has it's endless beauty. It's a sad thing I can't reach it all.    

  My belief in wearing rose colored glasses keeps the frowns at bay. There are sweet melodies with delicate language calling my name.   I will listen to the saddest songs, read the most haunting prose, and gaze into the most heartbreaking poetry.  It is not a time of sorrow, but a time of self discovery.    I've always thought the language of sadness, and the creation of sad art to be the most inspirational and beautiful.   Paint me depressing, but somehow, someway, the sadness makes me happier.  For me to understand the fragility to every high spirit and the treasurable nature of every breath. It is these understandings that unbind me, and set me alive.

Now, I go off to brew my coffee, splash my sugar, and eat mixed berry crepes. Maybe clean my room, if my mother's lucky.... maybe snow-gaze... maybe bathe...maybe play with puppies.
  we are delightfully free!

Go forth across the fields we may not roam in,
  Go forth beyond the trees that rim the city,
To whatsoe'er fair place she hath her home in,
  Who dowered us with walth of love and pity.
    Out of our shadow pass, and seek her singing --
    "I have no gifts but Love alone for bringing."




Much love,

Amy. xx
Kisses !! 

dad's fedora from zara- $40 
sweater- value village/thriftstore -$3
skirt- value village/thriftstore- $5
legwarmers- H&M -$12
boots given to me by http://www.atseoul.com/
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68 comments:

  1. YOU are gorgeous that is all. I"m so glad i found your blog!!

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  2. Anonymous3.2.11

    When are you going to write a book? You could make so much money and think of the little cottages you could live in. Youre so talented you could be free to work at pleasure, and travel wherever you want Amy. You are so lucky to be what you are.

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  3. Matthew3.2.11

    With a beautiful and inspirational daughter like you, I don't think your Mom's going to mind a messy room, right? *hehe*

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  4. Lovely outfit, so cute! <3

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  5. beautiful outfit :)

    amazing <3

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  6. such a romantic outfit... I love it amy!

    xx

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  7. Oh, I love the photos, the dress is just tooo lovely! i reaaally like it!
    And I adore your Header, it is super cute :)

    xoxo
    http://muensteranerin.blogspot.com/

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  8. oh!perfect!!!this photos are great!!!kisses

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  9. Love ur shoes,amy!!! I think its time to shop at VV. Lets go together?

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  10. That sweater is lovely!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  11. Amy you are such a beautiful girl and a beautiful writer! I absolutely love following your blog.

    Drinks soon chickie!!

    xo
    Danielle

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  12. Ahhh, I love that fedora! Great charity shop finds, your entire outfit is so cool! xxxx

    alwaysxbeing.blogspot.com

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  13. Anonymous3.2.11

    You are so pretty. You can get through anything. Stay strong :)

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  14. aw, how cute! :)

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  15. I love your shoes *_*
    Kiss
    Michèle

    http://michele-n.blogspot.com/

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  16. Anonymous3.2.11

    Requited love? Someone isn't loving you? You love someone who doesn't reciprocate? i don't think that's true amy. you are so deserving of love how could someone not love every part of you?

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  17. LOve your outfit, the pics with the snow are beautiful!
    xoxo

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  18. such a pretty outfit. you look superduper cute!
    and the photos are amazing
    x

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  19. So pretty, I absolutely love it.

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  20. I really love the melancholy in all your pics Amy. When I look at you I feel like if I new you in person, even if that's not true. I'd love to. :)
    The sweater is lovely.

    Can't wait to go to New York at the end of march and go to Forever21!

    xx

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  21. What an adorable winter look!
    It's like you've turned it into some sort of a dreamy and lovely new 'spring-winter-mixed' season.
    Totally love the feeling of it! :-)

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  22. I love your socks and how it looks like the flowers on your skirt are water painted!
    :D

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  23. Beautiful blog!!!

    www.thesinuouselegance.com

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  24. Anonymous3.2.11

    Sent you two emails.
    Sorry if its like spam.
    Would love to hear your thoughts.
    Let's talk.

    Love from James.

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  25. Your blog is beautiful as well. Thank your for such a sweet comment :)

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  26. Your blog is so lovely!

    I read your about me and it said you are homeschooled! I am too.

    Oh, & your music taste is great. I looove the Avett Brothers.

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  27. so pretty babe.. love this look! xx

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  28. I love your cute floral skirt!!!!

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  29. Hi, Amy! I am here to thank you for choosing to follow my blog. I am following you right back. I love your look and what I have read about you. I invite you to visit me often and meet your new friends from across the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia. Your comments are always welcome and greatly appreciated and I promise to give you personalized attention. Thanks again for joining SDM&M. I hope you find lots to like!

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  30. I'm officially obsessed with your outfit! It's super cute! I adore the floral print on the dress and how you matched it with the oversized sweater... this is a look that I want for sure! You have great style! :)

    LizAnn
    VPV Intern
    http://www.shopVPV.com

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  31. Adorable outfit! Love the shoes. Beautiful pictures. :)

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  32. you look absolutely...fantastic..even in that slouchy sweater..which looks sooo snug..and loving that skirt too!!!!!!
    bisous!!!

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  33. Goodness. Your lipsticks matches your cute little socks!

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  34. wow I can´t believe you have followed my blog !!! You are the most beautiful and talented blogger I have ever seen !! Please don´t forget me :) with love your new follower luC




    from lucberry.blogspot.com

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  35. Oh, thank you so much! You have no idea how glad I became when I read your comment^^
    And I think your blog is pretty fantastic too. It's beautiful, cute design and you're wear amazing clothes!
    hugs Johanna

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  36. i love this outfit!! and i love the fact that the skirt and the sweater are from thrift stores! the combination of colours is great!! i love the red leg warmers !!

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  37. je aodre this awesome look so brilliant :))

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  38. really cute look! wish i owned a big sweater like that :)

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  39. Beautiful! You look so warm and cozy love the leg warmers!!

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  40. You're fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thefunnygame

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  41. This whole look is so wel done :)

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  42. extra <3 this outfit!!!

    http://thefashionpa.blogspot.com/

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  43. I absolutely love this, xx



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  44. You're a pretty girl and I like how your outfits are unique! Good combination of textures and colours.

    I hope you enjoyed your coffee and crepes! I enjoy the way you write.. it's charming.

    Katie. x

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  45. cute hat.

    xoxo
    Stacey Kay
    “Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration”
    www.GoodwillHuntingg.com
    Women’s Fashion Examiner-Cleveland

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  46. your blog is SUPER cute!!

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  47. such great pics! i love your style and your blog.

    thanks for the comment...i'm following you too.

    http://thecoquetiquette.blogspot.com/

    xo,
    amy leah
    the coquetiquette

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  48. You are so beautiful. Love the sweater combinated with the skirt and the tights! :) Perfection.
    x

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  49. Anonymous4.2.11

    A princess is amy

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  50. I love your floral skirt!
    and your sweater look so cozy
    xox

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  51. your pink lipstick is so so so cute! i love it. and your indoor/outdoor photos are equally fantastic, which is challenging to accomplish!

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  52. Such a romantic blog, I loved it. Your look is great!

    xoxo,
    Froso from Style Nirvana

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  53. WOW! really amazing! I absolutely love your look and your hat and your shoes and everything :D
    X

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  54. I need to have your boots. I love your blog and style, I am so glad that I came across it. Following for sure, hope you'll do the same.

    stcymargaret.blogspot.com

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  55. I love the first outside pictures! they almost look magical ^^ x

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  56. I love how many things you have from thrift shops. It's so much fun to style clothes that no one else has, I think.

    And I am looking forward to seeing these wide leg trousers!

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  57. super in love with this look..especially that lipstick!

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  58. i love your blog, vintage and you're so preety amy! kisses from Indonesia ;)
    would you like to follow me back?
    http://myayayamanson.blogspot.com

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  59. I don't think you could be any more awesome! seriously, I am overwhelmed by your neverending awesomeness.

    x

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  60. I need a cozy sweater like this in my closet right now! Love how the leg warmers add a fun punch of color.

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  61. I have no idea how you take your photos outside! especially after the blizzard (i don't know if it hit Alberta as well). But i live in Ontario and I dread when I have to take outdoor photos. so cold. I love your sweater skirt combo! especially with those pink leggings, very cute!

    Paolina
    check me out!

    calurvillade.blogspot.com

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  62. love the mix of outfits here and the pink lipstick. Also loving the atmosphere!

    <3

    http://bearcatla.blogspot.com

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  63. you look absolutely...fantastic..to me and your sweater is very beautiful..which look's so cute you are ..and your skirt is very loving too!!!!!!
    overall you looking so pretty

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  64. completely huggable and stylin' all at once

    x

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