Friday, December 31, 2010

my heart's learned to kill

I finally took some pictures of my new winter coat, though it was kind of a cloudy (but really warm) day. I also found the most darling vintage slip that I am going to try to fashion into a dress for tonight's festivities. Also, it seems like everyone is doing little 'best of 2010' posts, and it's got me thinking about my favorite parts of the year. Here's a short list:
Montreal Trip
Peterborough Mini Road Trip
Writing (and receiving) Letters (I promise to be a better pen pal this year!)
Dancing in a kiddy pool to Whitney Houston (while in a bar)
Parties in the park
My own apartment
Starting my internship at Worn
Light Boxes
Homemade videos to Beyonce
Vintage Nine West Oxfords (I miss you!)
My sister and her boyfriend buying a house and getting the most adorable puppy
My parents taking me thrifting
all of your lovely comments!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

a childish game, but I love to be young

Burrowing beneath frost, our little heartbeats will stay safe until we dig them up. Our mouths will be too full to speak, so we'll say things like 'stay' and 'listen' with our arms and backs.
We play pretend in a nest of wires and twigs.

These two songs explain everything I can't right now, and the second one is a video for a song I have loved forever but didn't know a video existed for, so yay! This crazy wonderful sweater was a gift from Lindsay, don't I have the greatest gift giving friends? It has some amazing beading and sequin action that I just love, and can't wait to wear over and over.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

stars hide your fires, these here are my desires

Aren't early Christmas gifts the bestest? This lovely red top was a gift from my friend Jessica. I never really thought I was into red, but the lovely lace detail on the shoulder seems to be helping me change my mind.
  And I do feel much more festive while wearing it x.x.x

Saturday, December 18, 2010

losing love is like a window in your heart

A cardigan that my dad bought me on a recent trip home, that I don't wear nearly enough yet.
I'm loving this right now.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I'm not going to write you to stay

This is just a collage I made for my lovely secret santa, Marysa at Worn. I found this old jewellery box at the salvation army and pasted the collage to the inside lid. Later Marsya and I discussed having a collage party and or exhibition. Is collaging anyone elses like, favorite hobby? If so, I would love to see your lovely work!
In more news I officially got approved for a Directed Research course at my university! I will be studying representations of femininity in nature in Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping.
Sorry for nerding all over this post x.x.x

Monday, December 13, 2010

I'm just sitting on the shelf

Aren't cable knit sweaters the coziest? After a weekend full of silly boys, my new navy cardigan was just the cuddle I needed. In more fun news, my peter pan how to guide went up on Worn Fashion Journal today!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

you'll never grow up, or be a man.



I wake up lusting after any sense of normality. As the sheets settle, we roll off each side of the bed to the floor and are gone again. This monthly itch that inhabits us, a lamp who's shade covers a browning bulb. I  take more and more of same kinds, and fan your calling cards on my grandfather's lacquered hutch. "Come to me when you will," I murmur across cobwebs under my bed.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Only son, what you love is more than you can afford

"Today I could call you marigold," he yelled out to her. She responded silently, settling herself on the lattice. She couldn't figure out whether they lied the most at dusk or in daylight.

Friday, December 3, 2010

the hunters and the huntress

Little Doe's headwear makes me want to run around outside playing hide and seek or Cowboys and Indians. It's funny how putting something so beautiful on your head can make you suddenly want to explore forests or climb trees. I think I need to start stocking up on headdresses for next years summer adventures. Though by the looks of the huge lioness feather headband, winter adventures can be quite fun, too.
Little Doe also has a charming website called Little Doe is Love, that you can visit here.