Monday, April 4

never let me go

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Let me tell you a story. One day, that happened to be a Friday, Friday, Friday, a girl named Maggie sat in a car for five long hours following the windy road from  Missoula, Montana to a teensy town in Idaho that is not in Russia. She ran through the door of her little white home and leaped onto the couch she helped her mom pick out when she was eight next to her sister she also helped her parents pick out (kidding) and died of bliss. Seven weeks away at school and there was nothing like coming home. But then, nature called, so Maggie hopped to the bathroom. It was only after she was unrolling a sheet of toilet paper that she noticed...but, what? A new toilet? And indeed, a new toilet had been installed in favor of the old green one that had been in the house since before she was born. And this was the moment that she realized along with discovering a clay turtle in the newly planted garden that had never been planted and a new rolling pin to roll cookie dough just how much she had missed. How even though this was home, life had carried on without her like she'd never even been there at all. All except for her little nine by nine foot bedroom decked in Taylor Swift memorabilia, these little instances of change could be found anywhere. And while it may have alarmed her that there had been a new toilet installed without her knowledge, it eased her mind to see that without her, things around the house were changing along with the people in it. The things that were noticeably different were noticeable signs of people's lives changing. A living room turned into an art studio by her little who was prospering and growing into a remarkable human being without her near. Maggie may have left and her family may have settled into a routine without her presence there every day, but coming home to feel how things have shifted to find a new, slightly older and different role in the household is a beautiful thing in itself. Change isn't a bad thing.
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The wonderful thing about being short is this. Right here. Finding a top at Goodwill for two dollars that's long enough to be a dress. I love that! The same goes for short skirts- on really short gals, they aren't that short and look perfectly okay. It's great. I wear this top more than almost any in my closet anymore. Tucked into jeans, layered with dresses, with skirts, with shorts... you name it! I love it. It's perfect. I'm also debuting my target opaque tights which are perfect, also. These babies are never going to rip!
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dress/top: Goodwill blazer: Mom shoes: Steve Madden tights: Target necklace: borrowed from friend belt: Goodwill
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I still have this dear owl necklace from my pal Margaret. Whoops. I'm so bad at buying jewelry, though, that when I find something I like, I never want to get rid of it. This red blazer is my mom's and I find myself stealing more and more of her things lately...oops!
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Anyways, I'm sorry for going MIA so suddenly. I do disappear every 3 weeks. However, I spent two days away from the computer entirely when I got home and it was the best thing in the world. Focusing strictly on enjoying my family and just being in my house again. Lovely. My dear friendboy had his wisdom teeth out, so basically, I spent the entire day on the couch with him watching movies while he slept on my shoulder. Which wasn't so bad, really. I watched Never Let Me Go today and it blew my mind!!! The whole idea of children being born purely for the purpose of using their organs was so disturbing and I have an ever growing love for Carrie Mulligan. I recommend that you all go watch it, especially if you have an ill surgery bed-ridden by snoring by your side ;)
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I'm off to bed! I'm back to the blogging world, for a while. So I'll be commenting you lovely people back-- promise! <3

43 comments:

Amber Blue Bird said...

I am trying to finish reading Never Let Me Go before I watched the film. Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

Mila said...

Oh wow,amazing look.

TrophyBoutique said...

Maggie, these are some gorgeous photos! I love the dreary backdrop against your cheerful blazer. You look great.

Natalie said...

Never Let Me Go is on my must-read/watch list! I will do it. Soon. Along with The Hunger Games. I promise.

I love the toilet story. Wow, if someone read that out of context it would just sound so weird, haha! But yeah, it's odd to think about all of the little changes that happen when we're not there. To think that life still goes on the same way as it always did, except we're just not there to witness it anymore. I dunno, just something to think about.

See, that's why I wish I was shorter, haha! My shorter friends always complain about it, but I think there are definitely some serious perks. :) That shirt dress was a great find, and hopefully those tights stay rip-free after all!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

love your tights and the red blazer is so cute!


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S. said...

I absolutely love the blazer! The whole outfit is great, love the color combination :D


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Abbey said...

So cute! I love the color of your blazer! Ah I've been wanting to watch never let me go but I wasn't sure what it was going to be like! Now I'll have to watch! :)

Trou, .bleuebird said...

Lovely outfit! Black, white, and red colors are just so classic.

And I know exactly what you mean with the toilet story. It does feel a bit weird and sad that things change when you're not there. But after awhile, I got used to it.

sparkle is a color (Katrina) said...

I love being short for that same reason! This dress/shirt is a particularly awesome find.

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

House of the Scorpion is a book about the same thing. Creepy. Love the shirt you can wear as a dress, from another short person.

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Beti said...

great outfit!!

Abby said...

I have/had those tights but they ripped :( They're so cute though!

SomeoneLikeYou said...

Somedays I believe you are just the cutest girl I've ever seen! You always have the most darling, creative, and inspiring outfits. You are an inspiration to bloggers everywhere! I always look forward to your posts ever so much :)

Courtney Erin said...

What a great Goodwill find! I'm also totally in awe of your blazer, it's so vibrant and pretty.


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Jennyboo said...

Lovely! I adore the red blazer with the stripped dress- it is very 1960's mod. I LOVE Montana. My bff went to Missoula and I would frequently visit her. She recently got married in Big Sky at the Soldier's Chapel. It is by far my favorite state. (And Idaho has my favorite thrifting, particularly in Twin Falls.)

char said...

great look! love the red blazer.

Alex said...

love the whole change story... it really is true and when you notice it you don't feel bad! It actually makes you happy to see others change and still every time you're around they surround you with love, right? :) Oh God Maggie thanks for your very lovely sweet comment. I love the way you describe everything to perfection. It's like you knew me and you just said what I wanted to hear the most. Seriously. I talked to all my friends and none of them gave me the sweet response you did. If we lived close to each other I would've probably cried next to you for hours... because I had no one to do that with. I felt ridiculous and not worth it. I felt... like a disappointment to others. I don't even know why. So thank you for what you said. It means the world. :) Oh and the dress is adorable! Well, your shirt, haha I don't know how to describe it! And those tights are amazing... and you look so pretty wearing jewelry! Look at you! I am very proud! :)

Viv said...

i adore that red blazer and those polka dot tights. the dress is gorgeous too :)



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Roma Agsalud said...

change, they say, is the only thing constant in this world :) it makes life exciting. it helps us grow. it moves us forward. :) so yes, change whether good or bad is welcomed. It has a way of speeding up the learning process :)

GoodFrameofMind said...

I adore the stripes and red coat. Sometimes you need a blogging break :)

Laura said...

such a cute jacket! and i agree with finding tops that fit like dresses!! those are the moments when i almost scream in joy about being short!!!

i know what you mean about changing, I went back home for spring break and my mom had all these new plants around the house, I didn't even know if I lived there. :P

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Jasmine, Transient Withdrawal said...

Red and stripes = always a good combo :)

Lea said...

Welcome back :)

haha. I feel the same way when I go home to my parents' First it was a candy dish. Then now they've somehow adopted a new stray cat.

I'm short too--I love it most of the time :) Except when I see so many bloggers wearing such pretty long skirts. Love the bright red blazer

<3 Lea

behindblueeyes said...

omg!I really like this outfit <3
Especially love your red blazer

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haze said...

haha i love the toilet-thing :) and that owl is super adorable, dove... YOU are so adorable :)

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KateLainey said...

You scored on that dress/shirt! hehe I totally understand what you mean about going home. Whenever I go back to IL, I always find new things or wonder why my parents changed something. Sometimes I like it, sometimes I miss the old. :)

Bonnie said...

That blazer --- rawrrrrrr.
Love it. <33

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Rosie said...

Glad you're enjoying your time at home. I'm a short-arse too so have quite a few top-dresses haha.

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MJ {The Honeypie Archives} said...

love love LOVe the stripes ♥

Ginger Snap'♥ said...

Love your blazer gorgeous colour really adds a pop to your outfit :)
Thanks for another lovely comment x

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Coralie said...

I love your blazer ! I'm wearing one in my new post too :)
Thanks very much for the lovely comment ! :) :)


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Catherine said...

Honestly, the idea of things changing once I leave home sort of scares me... naturally, I'm sure it'll be comforting once I'm in that position, but just the mere idea has been freaking me out for the past few years. No lie.

And yes - being short rules for that reason! :D

xox

Emma said...

fantastic blazer chick, i always think red and stripes work so well together, love the addition of spotted tights too and your cute owl necklace.

Alysia Pollock said...

love your hair! :)

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The Cat Hag said...

Your outfit is mad cute, red, white and black are the perfect combination. :)

Love the cute tights.


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Kirstin Marie said...

I love this outfit. It's really perfect, you seriously have such great style. I have an owl necklace almost exactly like that, except it's silver. I love being short, mostly because I can get away with wearing 6" heels and not looking like a giant. :)

xo

Two Happy Hearts said...

beautiful outfits, as always ;) that red is so gorgeous on you.

and the story about changes is SO true. every time i go back to my parents' house it feel different (but in a good way)....but at the same time it always feels like home.

and "never let me go" is on my must-see list. my sister and i ALSO have an ever growing love for carrie mulligan ;)

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Little Bo Peeep said...

i read you're adorable! i love your photoshoot location. that red blazer compliments your hair <3

The Daily Fashionista said...

I loved that movie. It was really complex and weird. And your outfit is really cute!! I'm a tad jealous of your ability to wear shirts as dresses. I can hardly wear dresses sometimes, which pairing them with jeans or something.

Julie Iliana said...

aw glad you're back! (though I'm late in reading this post :x) sounds like even if things are changing, you're enjoying your time back home and that's all that matters :) I love the combination of red with stripes, always have and you're wearing it perfectly!

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Dorothy Souhuwat said...

nice mix. read blazer with back and white stripes. COOL