a walk in the woods at the end of december.

Christmas winds blew into town and quickly left our tree empty and our bellies full from all the festive eating.

The stores have stopped playing music about snowmen and all that remains is leftover bows & torn wrapping paper. As a young girl, I often got the "after Christmas" blues. I would walk around the house, looking at the empty space below our tree, knowing school would begin once again and all the good butterflies leading up to Christmastime had migrated elsewhere. It was a sad and sore feeling, a bit like loneliness. I had something unsolved in my heart. 

Now that I've watched 16 Christmas's arrive and depart (the first 5 don't count!) I've gained thoughts more valuable than any wrapped gift or fork full of stuffing. I accept that Christmas goes away but that doesn't mean joy departs with it. Like a body of stars, there is something bright and magical about being alive for all 365 days. There will be many mornings not titled "Christmas" that make me feel just as happy. The mistletoe may have been pulled from the ceiling, but I'll still find reasons to kiss my beloved.

Since the moment I received the parcel for this fuzzy coat, I've been wearing it everywhere. In the house and out of the house, when it's cold and when the sun shines brightly. On the very first day I wore it, I walked through Shoppers drug mart & took a left turn into the fragrance aisle. I sprayed a generous amount of Yves st Laurent onto those little perfume cards and then placed the cards into my coat pocket. Now I smell like a pretty blossom & I didn't even pay a cent!

floral skirt : shoppalu sponsor  
brown leather boots : western store in Montana  $120

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42 comments:

  1. Wonderful outfit! I like your blouse and boots very much!

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  2. wow, it looks so cosy! beautiful photos, as always :-)

    Francesca xo
    http://goingroundthemulberrybush.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thank you Francesca! (^.^)

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  3. love these photos! :)





    chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.com

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  4. Anonymous29.12.12

    The coat is one of the cutest and cuddly things I've ever seen! What a gorgeous pink color {I am glad to read your posts!|

    Hugs;0

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    1. Anonymous29.12.12

      I really like the boots and write up about mistletoe!!

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  5. How have i only just found your blog, it is beautiful i also get the after christmas blues, its over so quickly you look lovely x

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  6. Love you hat!

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  7. beautiful writing! i often get what i call a post holiday hangover and i am not sure if it's the sadness of it being over, the drop of adrenalin in which i had whist trying to prepare for it all, or just exhaustion! now i just use the lazy feeling to be, well, lazy and enjoy it. love that coat, i'd be wearing it constantly too!

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  8. Miranda wanderlust x29.12.12

    I wrote a long comment but accidentaly deleted it. ugh I hate when that happens lol

    I love your blog

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    1. Miranda wanderlust x29.12.12

      p.s

      That pink fuzzy coat looks so adorable on you

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  9. you look adorably cozy in that coat! So cute!

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  10. lovely photos !
    beautiful skirt :)

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  11. The floppy hat and glitter eyeliner are made for you!
    Super cute.

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  12. amazing purposes! simply in love!
    id really like we could follow each other! i'm just starting on it!
    wish you the best for this 2013!

    xoxo www.malesclutch.blogspot.com
    Sergio,

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  13. Such pretty pictures and outfit loves, :)

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  14. this skirt is amazing, i love it
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  15. Such a cute look, lovely outfit :) x

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  16. gorgeous outfit you look beautiful Amy <3

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  17. Hi, Amy!! :)
    Thanks for the comment! I can't wait to read your list! :) I'm sure you'll come up with something!!

    Sarah
    lovesarahk.com

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  18. I adore this all together so much. Your blouse, skirt, boots, belt, hat, perfect combination. You are the loveliest. I hope you enjoyed your Christmas!
    xo, Tori
    http://generationscollective.blogspot.com/

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  19. Amy,

    I love this post!! I can definitely relate to the after Christmas blues. Love your skirt and boots and eyeliner! I really like your idea of spraying perfume cards to liven up the smell of your fuzzy jacket. You are an amazing writer- your words are so romantic and magical. Keep in touch! I'm definitely following :-)

    XO Jenna
    Demureindiamonds.com

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  20. Great post, I love it! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! would You like to follow?:) A.

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  21. You look SO lovely! The cute jacket looks so cozy and I love the touch of romantic country chic with the floral skirt and the boots!

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  22. The photos are great. And I really love the outfit. I used to ask how many days until Christmas the day after Christmas when I was a kid.

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  23. I really like your blog, count me as new follower ;)

    WorldWideValery

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  24. Great look! Love that coat! Here's to 2013!

    Happy New Year

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  25. thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment. you have such a beautiful blog...i am in love with these pictures in the woods...so soft and sweet and lovely!! looking forward to reading more...happy new year! :)

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  26. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I love it when people like both the fashion and the Lego bits of my blog!
    Your winter photos here are so dreamy. I adore the big hat, I have quite a collection of headwear but not giant felt hat yet.

    Also - totally jealous of the snow. I havent seen any this winter!

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  27. love your floral skirt! and you look so cute in fur coat. happy new year ^^

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  28. You aren't aloud to have the Christmas blues because you look beautiful! Love the outfit 'put together'. Just darling!

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  29. This looks so warm! I love the hat and the floral print :)

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  30. I love your outfit, you are such a doll! x

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  31. You are so cute, love everything about you!

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  32. That pink coat is absolutely adorable! You wear everything so well. I certainly wish I looked like you :)

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  33. Beautiful outfit, I love the floral print and your hair is gorgeous, and I get post-Christmas blues too :(
    xx

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  34. oh, this is so pretty! I just stumbled across your blog, and I'm in love with vintage editing. xx.

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  35. so pretty this outfit in the outdoor:)
    panda costume

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  36. amy your words ring true. how right you are about the living everyday, even when it isn't christmas anymore. that coat looks warm, like a soft cuddly blanket, in a pale rosy pink. :)

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