Monday, March 18

cobwebs and shooting stars

For the past five months, I've been feeling puzzled and bored. I don't have the same aspirations I had a year ago and it feels like the things that once inspired me are drying up like an old puddle. The ambition for taking outfit photographs just hasn't been alive like it used to be and I feel like my heart is yearning for something new. These thoughts do not come easy and they certainly weren't welcome at first, but they exist and all I can do is try to listen and understand them.
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I've been staying awake very late hours trying to replace the cobwebs in my mind for shooting stars. I spend the night reading poetry books, seeking out new blogs to be inspired by and gazing at photographs trying to find what I've been missing. Since October, I've been trying to put the pieces of an unwanted puzzle together. Should I keep blogging? Should I take a rest? Should I make a new creative space? Should I move on? 

And then it hit me...
 
 I simply forgot why I came here in the first place. I started this blog because it was a way of sharing things I could not find a home for in real life. I lost myself for awhile because I thought if I craved something more than just outfit photographs, I was due for goodbye. After months of curiosity and confusion, I've decided I will keep at blogging because it makes me happy and I am not yet ready to say goodbye. I gain so much joy through getting dressed in the morning and sharing posts here for you. I just needed a little time to realize that I wanted this blog to be more than just outfit photographs.

 So what does this mean for Amy flying a kite moving forward? I'm going to turn this blog into the world I've always secretly wanted. This means the same blog as it has always been but more. I want to include regular features (e.g: how to's, creative writing, poetry, playlists, style photographs, blog contributors, wishlists, other things..) Mostly, I just want to share my life with you. My goal for 2013 was to reach for the moon and find more meaning in my life. 

I want to use this blog as a vessel for sharing my own exploration and evolution from the girl I am into the girl I want to be. Whether you're here for the words, the pictures, or you believe in the symmetry of both, I really want to thank you.

If you have any suggestions on posts you'd like to see or you're interested in contributing at some point, please leave a comment!

 |  dress & bunny brooch: value village | |  tights : welovecolors | |  banjo : guitarworks  |
                                                                    
Friday, March 8

♥ antlers and flowers

Consider snowfall but choose to remember sunshine. This is the sentence I whisper to myself while looking outside at the blizzard. I try to imagine what flowers look like, how fast tears dry in June and the way aloe vera soothes a sunburn. I also try to recognize how dazzling the large white flakes appear, but it is hard to appreciate them when your nose is cold.

I know April will be here soon and the smell of raw soil will invite my dogs to bury their bones. I know the time will come where I won't have to wear slippers at night and I'll be able to walk barefoot into my backyard. The snow will melt and wildflowers will start growing along the fences.

This was the first day I wore my floral deer headband. I think it is the diamond to all of my accessories! When I first saw it in the dolly darling shop, I desperately wanted it and dreamed of wearing it for weeks. Now it's mine and I'm terrified of breaking it!

What I'm Wearing 

 floral deer headband : dolly darling | skirt & bow socks : oasap | boots : montana | blouse : thrift store

  
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Wednesday, March 6

♥ trinity place sweepstakes

 
 
The boutique Trinity Place is holding a sweepstakes giveaway. They asked me to share the news with my readers and I couldn't be more happy to do so. Their boutique holds the most beautiful collection of dresses with delicate & feminine prints. I want to slip into the dress with sunflowers and wait for summer to come.
If you want to try your luck at winning the $150 gift voucher, visit here.
Good luck!