lilac sparkles and a bird

"I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think."  Rumi

We took these photographs in the haunting woods of Edworthy Park. We seem to go there a lot for picture-taking. I think it's because the forest makes my heartbeats audible and every sunbeam is free to give life to trees and critters instead of skyscrapers and pieces of glass. Sometimes it's just nice to get away from the chug-a-lug-a-lug-a-lug of traveling cars and closer to the beatings of your heart.

This dress was a gift from the online boutique dress empire. It's the closest thing to "princess" I've ever worn. I kind of feel like heaven is dancing between each sparkle. It's also really beautiful to touch. 

I'd love to stay and write but I've been so busy preparing for Elves in the Village. If you belong to my facebook family, you may have seen the poster for the event. It's a holiday market located in the historic Simmons building in East Village Calgary. Vendors will be selling handmade goods, crafts, vintage apparel, jewelry and lots of holiday magic! I'll be there with my mum selling pre-loved clothing and a few handmade treats.  It's happening tomorrow & Sunday from 10-7pm. Admission is by donation towards the Heartland agency.  (Don't forget there will be cookies, hot chocolate, food trucks & live music too!)

dress : dress empire sponsor || faux fur coat : value village $5 || purple glitter wedges : ALDO birthday gift || little birdy on my shoulder : michaels || pink frilly socks : chinatown 


  1. For a second, I thought you cut your hair! But I love how you styled it. It definitely goes perfectly with the whole 'princess' theme you got going. That dress is GORGEOUS. I love the sparkle and pink. Definitely going to check them out now!

    Style Infatuation

  2. You are really cute <3

  3. This is so beautiful! I love the shoes!


  4. you was born to fairytale :)

  5. I love all about this post! And your hair- wow! Is there any tutorial you could share with us?

  6. you look so cute and chic. your beauty is classic and your style is enchanting. ❤

    inspiration from the little things

  7. Amy! You beautiful beautiful girl! You look fantastic in that dress, it was totally made for you! Its super pretty and girly :D

    Hayley xx

  8. I always love your posts! The way you style pieces and your personal writing style is inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

  9. love the photos :)

  10. Oh how I wish I could attend the event! It sounds lovely. I adore your fur coat and little birdy. I wish I could wear milkmaid braids like you.
    xo, Tori

  11. Anonymous1.12.12

    You are such a princess in Edworthy Park. I've been to Calgary a few times for business trips and I have a cousin who lives there. She reads your blog too and had never heard of Edworthy Park. She's going to take a boo at it in the next week or so, maybe she'll spot you there.. if she does I'll be jealous! I love your blog this is my first time commenting


    A girl from Toronto named Jen

  12. Anonymous2.12.12

    i love your skirt :)

    Irene Wibowo

  13. hello princess indeed! my fave line in this post is: ..."the forest makes my heartbeats audible"...
    have fun with your mum on the weekend selling adventure. :)

  14. adorable look amazing :)

  15. I can be total princess sometimes, so I'm digging the look! Elves in the Village sounds very intriguing!

  16. Jayme4.12.12

    You’re so chic! So pretty…and you have such a great sense of style.
    Love your legs in the pink tights…and the cute socks… reminds me back to ballet as a child……You match perfectly…everything you wear…… Adorable, as you are! I love the way you braided your lovely
    Perfect balance. I love your ensemble soooo much....of course I adore pink......even as a guy
    I grew up in tights, being in ballet for 13 years. In fact, mom raised me rather androgynously, so I also wore tights under big sweaters and hip length tunics and such around the house growing up. Your lovely look reminds me of all those days….epsecially when the delivery man would come and I’d meet him at the door and he’s refer to me as Miss……
    Oh, by the way, I’m a guy…and I love fashion as much as I love dance.
    I’m traveling in Europe this fall,
    It looks like you have the same affinity for tights as I have…..

    I’ve been raving to my new friends about how much I love the tights/shorts look, so they encouraged me to try it myself…
    and I have in a big way,….. denim cutoffs, high waisted shorts, even a romper…….
    I will following your blog religiously….. thanks for sharing your lovely taste and your beauty

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  18. You were the first person to welcome me to Blogger and ever since coming across your blog, I fell in love with your style. It's ever so unique and dreamy!

    True Drifter

  19. your dress is so beautiful, like a fairy tale :))

  20. This cotton-candy sweet attire seems to belong on a dance stage with ballerinas! Love the jewelled top - like candy!

    1. Jayme7.12.12

      I totally agree....... but don't forget the male danseurs as well!!!!!

  21. You look like a little princess, I love it!

  22. Beautiful photos and dress. I especially love that last shot. Your hair is really pretty too! I think i need to drop by more often...your words are so soothing.


  23. awww I'm in love with these lovely pictures and outfit! <3 x

  24. Anonymous17.12.12

    absolutely beautiful--the pictures and the outfit.

  25. I think you look like a tiny princess!