20110102

Those who don't believe in magic will never find it - Roald Dahl.


Whimsical (adj. whim·si·cal) : determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity or reason. "Capricious, peculiar, playfully odd, spontaneous, light-hearted or amusing".

(Warning: pointlessly lengthy post, you have been warned...)
'Whimsical' is officially my new favourite word. (Uhh, you have a favourite word? Isn't that a little weird?... Yeah well, so's your face, aha-ha.)
Oh but seriously, I've come to think it describes my style / personality pretty well. I've been having a style dilemma recently (sort of torn between 'who I am and who I want to be') but after a while I realised, why do I have to stick to just one style? That's like only ever eating one flavour of ice cream *shivers at the thought*. Which is perfectly fine if you only like that one flavour, but I like to mix it up a bit from time to time, mostly because I'm impossibly fickle... So when the man in the 'Mr Whippy' van asks me which flavour of ice cream I want, I put the same level of thought into my answer as if a friendly shop assistant had asked me if I'm looking for a range / style of clothing in particular (which they never do, but theoretically) my answer is this; Raspberry sorbet (the equivalent of romantic, sweet, feminine) + triple chocolate (darker, richer, all be it a little messy) = the perfect ice cream / style combo in my whimsical little world.
Of course if I accidentally swapped these metaphors I get pretty bizarre expressions cast back at me. Asking Mr Whippy for something 'romantic but dark' I wouldn't be surprised if he leapt out of his van and threw himself into my arms... nope, not surprised, more like utterly horrified, as the average age a standard Mr Whippy ice cream vendor is about 45.
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Anywhoo, random rant aside, I've been feeling a little depressed this week (winter blues I suppose...) so how do I cheer myself up? By acquiring a rather 'spiffing' pair of metallic shoes of course! tehe. I'm wearing them here with a pair of iridescent tights that I got for Christmas, which are awesome (mmm-hmm, awesome, it goes without saying, but wow I said it anyway, just to stress my point. So yeah, awesome.)

I know I've posted this 'Just Jack' song before but I really like it. The sounds of violins makes me happy, I used to play myself, but dear old Rosie (that's what I named my violin, oh yes I name things) is tucked safely beneath a mountain of clothes on the off chance that musical pirates raid the house to kidnap her... it's not just because my room is untidy, nope, I'm much cleaverer than that... so cleaver in fact I just realised 'cleaverer' is not a real word, oohhh.

Today's Anthem: "Embers" by Just Jack.


(p.s. "Happy New Year!" to all you fabulous people who visit my blog, you have no idea how happy your comments make me, so spread a little joy, yeah? ;)

...(p.p.s sorry if I've confused / mortified you with my ice cream rant, I'm clearly on a sugar high, so if you managed to read all that than 'Congratulations you are a total legend!' but you've also lost about 5 minutes of your life... was it worth it? Meh, probably not, but I truly love you for your other-worldly level of enthusiasm. Cheers m'dears!)

x x x

64 comments:

  1. Those shoes are absolutely gorgeous, hope you had a lovely New year's Eve xxx

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  2. i've never tried raspberry and chocolate ice creams together, but i HAVE had a chocolate bar that had dried (or something) bits of raspberry in it. it was one of those posh chocolates that you never buy for yourself, but someone feels the need to give you as a present.
    yeah.... happy new year! xo

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  3. Definitely worth the read! Your sense of humour echoes mine completely, haha.
    And I'm so glad you named your violin Rosie! Makes a nice change from dogs and old people ;)

    Happy New Year!

    Rosie x

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  4. It was worth it. Love your little rant! Happy New Year x

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  5. Ooh, you should definitely do a post on it when you get back, I'd love to see!
    I'm going in April some time!! So excited.

    Rosie x

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  6. Beautiful shoes!! I really love that Rohal Dhal's quote!! I love his books so much!! xoxoxoxoo

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  7. I completely feel you on not sticking to one style!
    I can never do that! hahah, it's all about versatility :)
    Happy new year and thank you so much for your sweet comments!!!
    xx natalie

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  8. For a really long time I had been trying to define my style... However, I realized that something like this is impossible... So I let Maria express herself without thinking "Is this vintage? or Is this ethnic?" but "Is this me?".
    Have a lovely new year my darling...!

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  9. Beautiful shoes and happy new year..


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  10. the shoes are lovely :) happy new year :)* xxx

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  11. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, I love those shoes

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  12. Roald Dahl was my favourite childhood author.

    "Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."

    Love this quote :)

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  13. yess! it was tarn thai!!! :D and yes i think we go back wednesday :) your gunna have double the job of polishing both your door knobs and your shiny shoes :D xxx

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  14. Thank you for your lovely comment! Happy New Year back atcha.
    P.M <3

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  15. I have lots of favourite words, it's not weird at all! :) And those shoes are great, they'd cheer me up no end, I think I have the same tights too! :) Happy new year xx

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  16. happy new year, those shoes are ULTIMAte blung haha xx

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  17. They are utterly spiffing shoes. Infact spiffiest shoes EVER!
    I hope they done their duty and cheered you up
    Happy New Year hon
    xxx

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  18. Hahaha "whimsical" has been my favorite word forever for almost all the same reasons :) Those oxfords are amazing, by the way! Happy new year!

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  19. I love the shoes, and the runway shots below. Thanks for sharing the photos and drop by me too when you have time.

    Cheers.

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  20. Beautiful :))))))

    LOVE
    minnja

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  21. Lovely shoes!! happy new year :)

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  22. haha i love the ranting. and the word whimsical! to cheer yourself up, watch a beautiful movie!! like amelie (:

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  23. ah i love those shoes!! and yum ice cream! great blog -- following xo

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  24. what lovely shoes! they're so cute. and i'd so pretend that necklace was a time-turner! x

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  25. cute Blog <3

    What do you think about following each other ?
    www.fashiongirl-fashionstarlet.blogspot.com

    I would be happy if you're following me too
    I'm following you now ;)

    Have a nice day !

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  26. thanks for your comment!!
    i love your blog!! :)

    follow you

    xx

    fashionbit

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  27. Your blog is beautiful, I absolutely love it!
    I am following <3

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  28. Thanks for the lovely comment. It's really reassuring knowing somebody else is feeling the same way, although I'm sorry you've been feeling a bit blah as well x

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  29. You're not the only one suffering from winter blues, don't feel on your own! :) Writing down your rants is cathartic anyway, hope you're feeling better ehehe. Love the shoes!! I'm desperately looking for the perfect gold chelsea boots, any suggestions?! jazzy ♥

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  30. Thanks a lot for the comment on my blog :)

    New shoes always cheer me up too - & those ones are particularly cheerful, that's for sure!

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  31. beautiful oxfords. happy new year!

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  32. magical daps

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  33. happy 2011! i love the roald dahl quote you posted :) and you're right, we dont have to stick to just one style :D

    xx
    heyrocketgirl

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  35. ronald dahl.. i used to read his books all the time when i was in grade school <3 great quote.

    your blog is SO adorable. im a new follower!

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  36. sorry to hear youre feeling down, retail therapy never fails to cheer me up, so i hope it worked for you this time :D
    as for the shoes, they are adorable! and your ice cream rant made ame laugh.
    xo

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  37. I have never seen why people choose to have just one style you only live once ay try a bit of everything!! When I get asked to describe my own style I usually just say ever changing as I dont have a defined style and im quite happy that way!

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  38. whimsical is the most perfect adjective. your likening the concept of style to ice cream is so true! has not only made me happy but now also quite hungry haha xx

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  39. love the shoes!!

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  40. Thanks for stopping by my blogs and leaving such lovely comments :) I'm now a follower, please visit me again and if you like, follow me :)

    Love those shoes (and the word whimsical, incidently) and I totally know what you mean about sticking to one style. It's so much more fun to experiment every day or just to dress however you feel like :)

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  41. hiya! I just wanted to say you have a lovely blog! , thanks for dropping by and introducing me to it.
    I didn't know whether to reply on my blog post , but I thought I'd take a peek at yours at the same time.

    I think as with most universities , it's pretty tough to get in , seems like all areas are super competitive these days.
    But I really really love Saint Martins , it's a wonderfully creative place , and can honestly say , I am having some of the best times ever over here , and have met many a brilliant people.
    I say definitely give it a go in applying , tutors are lovely and oh so helpful at CSM. if you need anything/advice , feel free to give me an email. I get tonnes of questions about application and courses , so I'll be happy to help!

    Jazz xxxx

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  42. What a beautiful pair of shoes!

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  43. I believe in the magic! Nice song you have here!
    <3
    katerina
    fashionagorithms.blogspot.com

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  44. Loveee the shoe photo! My favourite ice cream is mint chocolate, i'm now trying to think what that says about me ;)
    Happy new year, i hope it brings you magic and exciting adventures!
    xxxxxxxx

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  45. Oh wow, I love them shoes. There so adorable. I seriously want them now! Great blog. Now following. Come visit my blog?xox

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  46. You're so lovely! I don't have just one style either, as you can pick up from my blog. It's more fun to play around with different elements and "flavours" just like your ice cream.

    Hope your shiny shoes were successful in cheering you up, and that you ended up having a terrific holiday. Wishing you the very best this new year!

    PS- Nice quote. I remember reading Roald Dahl books as a child. An absolute genius he was.

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  47. First image... LOVE love love it.
    Awesome blog.
    x

    PS// Topshop Nail Polish Giveaway over at mine :)

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  48. Hope everything gets better :)
    But in the mean time, those shoes are lush and would definitely cheer me up!!!
    Thanks for the comment sweetie!

    www.clashingtime.blogspot.com <3

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  49. Lol I love to overuse the word whimsical, it's just a fantastic word though. I am all for trying out different styles of dress, I think your clothes can change but style is more innate, it's how you project yourself and put things together. I love wearing floral dresses one day and black maxi-skirts the next. Definitely a fun way to dress.

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  50. those gold shoes are amazing!! love them! and happy new year to you too love!
    x
    thatgirlfromhk.blogspot.com

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  51. Great post! Love the image!

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  52. I love your brogues! And I actually read the whole text ;) happy new year!

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  53. GOLD BROGUES! Ridiculously amazing. Thanks for the sweet comment. Hope you visit back, and give-away coming up soon :)
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  54. Awesome shoes!!
    thanks for your lovely comment by the way, you really should try those laterns out someday, they're a lot of fun :)

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  55. Happy New Year I hope it a good one :) And what awesome gold shoes - I want! x

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  56. wow, those shoes are beautiful!

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  57. OOH. I love this post! I totally go through favourite word phases. TOTALLY. I don't even use the word that much in real life. I just really like it. I've been liking the word "serendipity" for quite a while now!

    I agree that you shouldn't have to just stick with one style or flavour. Haha. To go with your analogy, which, by the way gurl, OH MY GOD I WANT ICE CREAM NOW.

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  58. your gold brogues are so cute and i know your favourite word thing, some words just sound so beautiful to say out aloud.. whimsical is definitely one of them!! i also love woodland haha it sound soo organic/nature inspired!

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