boyfriend jeans and blow dryers.

To feel that my heart is a muscle, to know that my teeth are a tool, to see that my hands are a blanket, it is the simplest of pleasures that make me feel alive.  And I mean,  truly, consciously,  alive. I want to always be awake and fully aware, not only of my breath, but of my luck.

I see myself, and I think often, I am on this planet - and I am strange, there is no other me, no other girl who belongs to the same family. There may be others who walk with brown hair, and others who dream of landscapes and oceans, but ultimately, I am the only me.   I wish for everyone - the beggars, the bullied, and the blessed - to be conscious, even for a moment, of their preciousness.  

Sometimes, I sit with my head in the bucket of lonesome, and blue. Sometimes, I feel too small to be a dreamer, and then I remind myself - I am a breathing, munching, living, machine.


With all of life's charms, and chagrins,   It's a miracle to just be alive at all.


As December moves along,  and the pine grows more chilled,  I grow more eager for comfort.  I want to wrap my skin in feathers, and warm fabrics. I want to fill my air with cozy-  and I especially don't want to move around the house with cold hair from my baths.   

Well, to my mane's delight - I was gifted with a package designed for a hair queen.  The kind people of Misikko.com asked me to review their HANA blow dryer -  When the postman arrived,  I was charmed by a surprising package. I expected the blow dryer, but I didn't expect the eyelash curler, shampoos, brushes, artificial flowers, and even a cuddly teddy bear.

When I used the dryer at first,  I realized two things,  It's quiet and quick - which means I can play music while using it, and I don't have to spend the cold of morning with wetness on my head.  In my life, I've had four blow dryers,  and each of them were passable - until this one.   Simply,  this is the best blow dryer I've ever used at home.  It's very similar to the ones in salons - and with my hair growing long,  a salon visit never happens, so I felt extra special using it.   My hair feels embraceable, and sweetly smooth.




So, it's my birthday on Tuesday, and I still haven't made any plans.
All I know is that I want to be surrounded by cheerful spirits, and good people.

see you when I'm 19 :))))))))

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   what i wore*
fur vest- blue notes $15
floral tapestry wedges- www.asos.com
boyfriend jeans - H&M 

64 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! What. Sweet package you lucky girl. I wish I stil had long hair. I miss it so much. Once it all grows back I will invest in a dryer like this one. Those boyfriend jeans look great on you. The shoes are a perfect pairing. They really make it look feminine. Yay! Birthdays are the best!

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  2. Anonymous10.12.11

    I wouldn't have thought of pairing the jeans with the shoes but I love it. You always come up with the best combinations, and congrats on the package.

    Cute teddy!

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  3. very nice package, the teddy bear is cute and so is the eye mask with your name, sweet.

    ♥♥♥PinkPopMash

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  4. That outfit is so gorgeous! And you are just the cutest! I love your musings/anecdotes, they're so fun and inspiring to read. (:

    http://risingsun-fashionbeauty.blogspot.com

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  5. omg! the shoes!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Very sweet words. I think we can all become mindful of our breath and completeness.

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  7. Oh you...<3 Simply enchanting and delightful as you always are! Never ceasing to inspire me in life, writing, and fashion.

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  8. Delightful jeans Miss Amy! What a fantastic hair dryer. As a hair stylist, it's always great to have tools that will make the job easier! <3

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  9. Ahh! Amy I love this look.

    Sad that I cant be there to celebrate with you.
    ... Soon enough though.

    xx

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  10. i think your shoes are adorable! love them soooo much

    xo
    www.fluentbeauty.com

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  11. Just being *alive* is so strange to think about...just stopping yourself for a moment each day and thinking deeply about what that means. Sometimes I like to leap and twirl until my lungs feel like they're really truly *breathing* and it makes me feel so much more alive. Life is so beautiful.

    Happy-almost-birthday, Amy! ♥

    xo
    Maria Elyse
    First Impressions
    Flying Ships Vintage

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  12. Anonymous10.12.11

    I really like this outfit. You always look so girly and sweet. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday :0 you are much younger than you seem~

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  13. I LOVE LOVE this outfit!!

    Xo!
    Sheryl

    www.walkinwonderland.com

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  14. cute outfit, love the shoes

    www.herpersona.blogspot.com
    www.herpersona.blogspot.com

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  15. It's me...mom...haven't commented for awhile. Love the look, as always, but the writing...amazing. Here's to my little girl, my only daughter...19 in two days.xxoo

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  16. simply amazing!!!!
    love your style sooooooo much!

    new outfit post on my blog:I'm waiting for your comment!!
    have a great Sunday!
    www.thecurlylady.blogspot.com

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  17. You're juste amazing !

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  18. wow! <3 nice goodies! love the wedges!! probably saying this too in ur previous post, butttt them are so cute <3
    toodles,
    The Indie Chase Blog

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  19. Your words are such magic! And you look gorgeous. Those shoes are rather special. xx

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  20. Oh such great things! :D:X I love the outfit and those wedges are mind blowing!! O.O I simply adore that print :D

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  21. beautiful boots, love the top and vest too

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  22. I love your photos!
    Are very funnies!
    raquel

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  23. Lovely photos and outfit!<3<3<3

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  24. dear amy, upcoming birthday girl, that hair dryer is like a present for everyday you use it. this teddi thinks teddy bears are often good for a smile & hug, especially on those frosty blue everything feels dead, but i'm still alive, winter-y kind of days. hoping you share your birthday celebration & treasures, in snapshots & prose.

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  25. hi dear...
    your look is amazing..and you are so beautiful...
    pass from my blog i have a chanel giveaway..you can partecipate!!!!!!
    http://www.2befab.com/2011/11/christmas-giveaway.html

    xoxo2befab

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  26. Anonymous11.12.11

    Cutie.

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  27. Anonymous11.12.11

    Cutie.

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  28. ahhh what a nice blog ! u r pretty :))

    visit me dear..

    stay with love

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  29. The feeling of being alive, the simple things our body does, I think we take it for granted so often! Anyway, I really do love your outfit, the floral shoes and the denim go so lovely together. xx

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  30. brrr it looks cold over there w/ the snow!! but at least the vest should keep you warm!!

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  31. Such true words!!

    And oh my, can I just say, I would love to steal your shoesies, they are way too beautiful :)

    x

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  32. Yeah those boots are to die for! I love Hana - I got their flat iron and its amazing.

    Goodwill Huntingg: Happy Holidays Giveaway!
    Accessory alert: tassels

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  33. those are some pretty impressive shoes! I could never manage to actually walk in them.

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  34. Those shoes are so mesmerizing :):)

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  35. that's an awesome look, love your shoes!!
    I just found your blog and I'm really liking it, will keep in touch.. and happy birthday! have a blast!

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  36. I love this outfit, looks so comfortable and the wedges are amazing :) xx

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  37. there isn't a thing about this outfit that i don't love....beginning with those boots. i'm headed over to asos.com right now on the off chance you got them recently!

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  38. Anonymous12.12.11

    I love your hair! Love love your hair. is that what the blow dryer does :p

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  39. Just found your blog and you are lovely! Very unique look. Really like your eye makeup and those jeans :)

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  40. oh darling what a fabulous outfit! i´m totally in love with your sexy floral wedges!!! and your style of course.
    i´m a new follower;)
    love and kiss,mary

    http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com/

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  41. Isn't that dryer awesome! Got it too a while back for a review. Anyhoo...loving this outfit, especially the fur vest and those wonderful shoes!!

    www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

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  42. isn't misikko just amazing?! they add in the most wonderful things to their packages! :)

    i agree that it is a miracle to just be alive, thanks for reminding us of that fact!

    p.s. i like your shoes!

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
    $100 Shopbop Gift Card Giveaway

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  43. Ahhh, what a beautiful grounding thing to read on the night before I take a huge exam. Thanks for the breath of fresh and calming air. XO

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  44. You are so pretty babe! & I absolutely adore your vest! :)

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  45. Anonymous13.12.11

    Happy birthday Beautiful Amy. You are a wild flower.

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  46. your wedges are adorable!

    happy birthday :)

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  47. Loving your blog!
    I'm a new follower of you! :)

    Kisses,
    Barbara

    http://godblessthegloss.blogspot.com/

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  48. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! :)

    I hope you're having a wonderful day! I really like what you wrote about the preciousness of being alive, of being able to breathe, move and eat. I study philosophy and somewhat agree with Albert Camus who said that to answer the question if life is worth living is to answer the essential question of philosphy.

    Anyway, I also wanted to tell you that you look amazing in the photos, I love the shoes and jeans, really cool combo!

    Happy Tuesday! :)

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  49. I'm definitely feeling the same about appreciating life at the minute. I was watching a documentary about the universe, and it just made me realise how lucky I am to be here at this point in time, to be able to see, hear, smell and touch the beauty around me, and how alive that should make me feel. There's a buddhist idea that mindfulness is a small form of meditation, and I definitely try and do a little bit everyday. Thankyou for sharing your thoughts on this as well :)

    On a more aesthetic note, those wedges are beaut! x

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  50. your shoes are my fav you pretty gal!

    <3 steffy
    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  51. You look so lovely with that fur and pairing the florals and fur with the loose jeans is so refreshing! cute cute

    cheers,
    --Megan//The Martian Tide

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  52. You make those boyfriend jeans look so great! I really love your epic wedge heels too. Happy birthday too! I hope it was great!

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  53. Lovely post! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  54. ah so gorgeous, love your shoes, the whole outfit is lovely. And happy belated birthday, enjoy 19! xx

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  55. Hello fellow Canadian! Love the look! The splash of floral does it for me

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  56. Such a sweet post! I adore that vest!! :) Hope your birthday wasas sweet as you are!

    XOXO
    Elizabeth E~
    elegancebyelizabethkay.blogspot.com

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  57. I love your boyfriend jeans.
    http://eglesstylediary.blogspot.com/

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  58. Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog. Yours is dreamy, i just love it as much as this floral boho look. hope you have the best magical birthday, doll. peace

    http://lovelyboheme.blogspot.com/

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  59. its really nice visit our site for getting high heels in each and in every style..!!

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