for the piglets kittens fawns and calfs,


Hello clouds, books, stars, flower painted stockings, howls of the wild dog. Hello October.
When I wake in the morning to the coffee pot, and the sugar,  I also stretch to cravings, and sighs. 
I have been dreaming lately. More than the common dream. Ordinarily, my pipe dreams taste like love, daffodil petals, mayflower trees, and ocean salt.


Suddenly, there are dreams of waywardness, spine tickles, paint splashing white wood, dirt on knuckles, and simplicity.  No dreams of noble men, rivers, wedlock, or martians.   I've been dreaming of days as an infant, a seedling, a bud, a girl.

(It's not easy to write with hiccups..)

  Before I knew the calendar's steam, or the sound of the moon. Before I knew whiskey drips, or heart shaped quarrels. Before I knew touching one's lips to another, before morality, or sin.  Before burials, gray rains, shiver spells, or poetry. Before I felt the forest, and it's animals. Before landlocked, and belly ached, and bundle of nerves. Before charms, and guitar-bent fervor. Before the bearded, and the blue eyed. 

Before wrinkles, and uneven coverings,  before double digits. 


  When I was a child, I belonged to the mountain's bottom. The peak above me, like a clouded rose, sightly, and shaped for adventure.  With mismatched socks, and muddy overalls, I devoted myself to the climb.
For seedlings, buds, and girls, the gold is not found in the arrival of the peak, but the departure towards the mountain.   Every waking dream, head trip, and fond hope in October is sung by baby breath.  I miss my girlhood, the springtime of life. When happiness was hands for a paintbrush,  and wool-made bears were companions. Blankets for songs, and pillows for poetry.

This outfit is an ode to all that is young. young at heart, young at bones, young at song.


  "So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness."
by Herman Hesse



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                                                                     what i wore*
skirt-  zara $15
wedges- atseoul.com $45
white sweater- thrift store value village $7
floral tights- H&M $10

55 comments:

  1. such lovely photos girl
    and what a nice outfit. not many could pull it off. but you do
    hope you're having a good week so far
    xx

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  2. I love the vignetting on the photos :) You look so pretty! :D

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  3. WOWWWWWWWW how cute picturesssssss and such a cool style!!! I love it because it has your own style!!!!

    Besos from BARCELONA!

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  4. Gorgeous as always, Amy. I like the picture where you are dancing under the tree and the leaves are falling.

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  5. the location is very nice!
    and I really love your outfit !
    you're so pretty ♥

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  6. Anonymous19.10.11

    The pink attire compliments the childhood desires. Very charming and sweet like.

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  7. floral tights??? i adore it! you look lovely!

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  8. sounds like you have been enjoying this season while celebrating the fond memories of your youth. what a wonderful time it must have been.

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  9. Your so adorable. love the pink on you


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  10. oh i love these photos, especially the last! <3
    this outfit looks so comfy with the big sweater and flowy skirt!
    xx

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  11. I can't tell you how much I love this post and how meaningful it is to me. Lately I've been feeling so nostalgic about my childhood because I will be graduating in just a few short months... All of my thoughts, emotions, and feelings you captured beautifully in this post like I never can. Thank you for making my intertwined thoughts unwound <3

    P.S. You are such a beauty.

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  12. I love all the pink in this outfit. It's definitely youthful and fun. The pink socks look great over your patterned tights.

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  13. Beautiful outfit. lovely poem. Love your slouchy sweater and sweet stockings. perfect combo. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  14. i love it, the outfit & the poem. you are so sweet & you have completely made my day! thank you.

    so much love!
    kt

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  15. you look adorable in these photos! and the shoes are just lovely:) x

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  16. You look so so adorable! I love your sweater. You really are beautiful!

    xx
    en la moda

    kristellouisa.blogspot.com

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  17. your gorgeous!!! loved your outfit especially the floral tights and shoes!!! nice poem.. you are a poet by heart!!! i adore you!!! enjoyed your blog..following you now.. kissess!!!

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  18. Sucha cute outfit, im not usually a pink person but i love the wedges!! And those tights are so cute :))

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  19. Beautiful photos! I love the nature and the prints are so great! Love the colors and the cute socks! :X

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  20. it's fall!!! love this look, girl.

    X

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  21. This has such a pretty 80s ballerina vibe to it!

    -Rose

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  22. Your large top, and the socks over tights with sandals are the two things I love most about this look! xx

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  23. you're actually so adorable, i love that jumper! <3
    jessie x
    the weekend project.

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  24. Such a cute outfit! The tights, socks, shoes combo is adorable :)

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  25. You look lovely in pink :)

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  26. You look cute;) All photos are so romantic!

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  27. my goodness! you are so cute with such spunky little outfits! love!

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  28. you can never have on too much pink :)

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  29. i admire a woman who dresses with girlish elements. so many nowadays feel like they cant pull it off and prefer to rock a tougher biker look . i prefer this

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  30. I love the socks and tights combo!

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  31. that outfit is fantastic!! great pics :)

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  32. SO pretty in pink. the lighting in these photos is gorgeous too <3

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  33. u have such a cute sense of style girl! :)

    xoxo

    Amanda

    http://thestylegossiper.blogspot.com

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  34. I am always in awe of your whimsical ensembles. Always right up my alley. This one is especially a lovely ode to childhood. I love tapping into my inner child. Definitely takes me back to a more simple time. The layering of the socks and printed tights is perfection...so are your enchanting words:)

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  35. I LOVE your tights + socks. And this outfit looks SO comfy! I love it!!

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  36. you are so cute! i LOVE ALL THE PINK!!


    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  37. You wear the blush colours so beautifully. Loving the whole combination - shapes, flowers and all! xo

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  38. this look is so warm!! looks great x

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  39. I just love that sweater! :) x

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  40. Awesome pics!!! You look like a heroine of a romantic fairytale!!!

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  41. your blog is SO cute! And I reaally like your clothes :)

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  42. it is absolutely breathtaking ! love it ! its so beautiful ! you are ! following ;)

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  43. you are the epitome of effortless chic

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  44. i love the white with the pink :) looks greaaat.

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  45. this post encapsulates the magic of autumn, the words you use, and the colours and lighting in your pictures, so beautiful :) make me want to curl up with a hot chocolate and a good book x

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  46. Such a cute and cool skirt!!

    XOXO

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  47. I don't get poetry at all, but I love how you put outfits togther. Great tights!

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  48. You're mix of prints and tones and textures is so good! Somehow it all works perfectly together, love love this outfit. Especially those pink socks, hot.

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  49. You look absolutely fab in these pics, I like you style!
    Take a look at my blog, and if you like it follow me, I’ll be waiting for you!

    Cosa mi metto???

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  50. Hi Amy! I followed you here from your comment on my blog. Thanks so much for the sweet comment :) Your blog is beautiful! Putting it in my bookmarks.

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  51. love the soft shaded girly colours of this outfit! you look so pretty here :)

    Hayley xx

    www.dancinginspirations.blogspot.com

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  52. Anonymous28.10.11

    Your outfits are so cool! :) and you're pretty here, too.

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