mint in the kettle,


The moon is round like a banjo,  and if I'm quiet enough, I can hear cars whistling in a country mile. The ground is dry, like the seat on a summer bus, and all thoughts of frost dissolve into the air.  It's the third of January, and my feet have been kissing sidewalks without the need for mittens or planes. To put it in a nutshell: The world is wearing a glossy halo, and winter's weather feels more like spring.

 

As the colored pine tree continues to make camp in our living room, I am reminded of the Christmas air, and the jubilant days spent in December.  I do admire Christmas,  the lights, the feasts, the companions, the mornings, and the eves. However, I do believe Christmas is a mixed blessing.

If you've ever ate too many sugar cookies, hated goodbyes, or felt pieces of you were missing while cleaning up rosy bows and wrapping paper, then you'll understand the bittersweet blessings.  Christmas is a candle that kindles our spirits, but put me to sleep in a cotton bed, with my lover's roof over my head, and I'll wake up knowing Christmas / without having to say goodbye.


The day of Christmas was lovely though. My presents were flawless, and decorated in love and kinship. An auto harp, banjo lessons, and my family beside the fire place, I could not ask for more. (except for maybe, my brother Sam to be here. We miss you. )

Happy New Year beautiful creatures.


 what I wore
flower crown || handmade ||
purple blouse || value village || $6
red skirt || forever 21 || $20
purple wedges || aldo || birthday gift


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54 comments:

  1. you look amazing <3 i love your lace skirt!

    love, jamie

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  2. You look so pretty here!! Love the lace skirt and the flower crown

    xx
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  3. you and your words, perfect!

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  4. great!really great...i love your harp:)

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  5. Ohh, what a truly incredible buy! <3 and I love love love your floral wreath!

    x
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  6. oh darling you look so gorgous and beautiful like a flower fairy! i love the colours of your look, the navy blue goes so well with your lace maxiskirt and the flower crown is so fabulous!
    wish you all the best for 2012!
    big kiss,mary

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  7. this is a totally gorgeous look <3 super in love with the skirt !

    Journal J

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  8. stunning skirt and shoes, adore the blouse as well

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  9. Love this outfit!
    x

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  10. We've been enjoying a spring like winter as well...up until yesterday! You look gorgeous, love that lace skirt!

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  11. I'm always so enamored of your shoes. What a fabulous pair.

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  12. you look so cute darling
    love that headcrown. well done
    i want one too ;)
    xx

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  13. such a cute look.

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  14. Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.

    / Avy
    http://MyMotherFuckedMickJagger.blogspot.com



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  15. I've never know about this topic. It’s really interesting to read.. I like this blog to know about new things. Thanks for this.

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  16. OMG This is so lovely : perfect combo !

    See U

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  17. Gorgeous outfit; your skirt is such a rich colour, beautiful! And the way you write is so wonderful <3
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  18. I love this outfit. Partially sheer skirts are definitely one of my favorite trends right now. A beautiful color combination!

    Moments of Eternity

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  19. hi, it's my first time being here and im already in love. great blog! love your words + photos xxx

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  20. you look so gorgeous, darling! The flower crown, the sparkly beautiful shoes and that killer skirt. perfect outfit to start this year! peace

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  21. I love the floral crown and the way you described your winter, it makes the barren land seem less desolate somehow. Beautiful.

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  22. your skirt is stunning and i love the floral crown!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  23. great outfit doll! you look beautiful

    xo
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  24. Love the blouse, and that skirt is awesome, I've seen those around (sheer maxi-opaque mini combo) and always wondered if they could look chic - but you are working it! ;)

    -Gillian
    www.oystervintage.com

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  25. Anonymous4.1.12

    This is a stunning photo shoot Amy. You are a gift to our world. Glad to see you are continuing to write beautifully and dress exquisitely. It's so refreshing to see a fashion blogger who has more talents than just dressing nice.

    The moon is round like a banjo! Your right!

    Happy dayzzz

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  26. what an odd yet wonderful combination! love the shoes and the skirt is truly amazing! have a great week :)

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  27. You look lovely! Nice shoes :]!


    Thank you so much for following my blog and all of your sweet comments! I really appreciate it :D


    sweet kisses and a happy new year! xx

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  28. Beautiful outfit!

    Carmen Ri.

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  29. Probably my favorite outfit of yours EVER! My joe, you are so stunning in these photographs it hurts. x

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  30. hey amy, banjo queen & auto harp player. your wreath, & red lace reminds me of a female pretty version of the ghost of christmas present, straight out of dickens. have you seen this yet?

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  31. i love your skirt! you are gorgeous :)

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  32. Christmas is bittersweet! I'm sad it's over :(

    Lovely as always!

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  33. Such a beautiful outfit and those shoes! yes yes yes! Im so glad you had a great christmas i totally got what you were meaning about christmas mixed feelings. It is such a blessing. Happy new year!

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  34. Hi, Amy! I've recently discovered your blog and LOVED your style and pictures!!!

    Totally following! :D


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  35. I love those glitter wedges. You're so lovely. I miss the holidays already. I love all the time spent together with friends and family.

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  36. oh man, that skirt!
    and that headband!
    you are a vision.

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  37. those shoes are beyond spectacular!

    happy new year, amy!

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  39. Lovely combination of blue and red, with the layering of long lace over short. However, it's your similes that really transport me: 'the moon...like a banjo'. Also your descriptions of spending time with family resonates very much. Beautiful.

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  40. that red looks stunning on you

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  41. amazing outfit! (:

    xx

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  42. I am admiring your clover crown. It brings back memories when I was a child spending my summers in a country side, sitting in a meadow and making flower crowns out of daisies and honeysuckles :)
    And your outfit is pure beauty- so so so pretty and cute! The red skirt is stunning!
    Good luck!

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  43. the flower crown is beautiful, you look magical!

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  44. How come you look like aprincess everyday? I wish I had a flower crown.

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  45. I love the outfit*
    Lets follow each other? I folloing you now!
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  46. wow this is a gorgeous look! Those shoes are pretty amazing...what a good gift!

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  47. What a beautiful post! I love the flower crown and lace skirt, so lovely!! xx

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  48. Really cute, luv this!!

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  49. You look so pretty! I'm in love with your sparkly shoes. I think you could wear them with anything! haha

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  50. I love the headband and the glittering heels (Handband is perfect to bring colors in a winter outfit !)
    Happy new year (: !

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  51. Your style is so unique! It's really refreshing!

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