11.01.2010

pumpkin queen

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i had a really great halloween.... i carved pumpkins all day, munched and sat around in my pjs until the sun set... then we walked around town, came home and watched nightmare before christmas :)
i feel a bit drowsy because i left the heater on last night... but another cup of coffee and shower will fix that... and then maybe a trip to goodwill
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sometimes i find it hard to not feel the pressures of succeeding as an individual... but i am happy and i think that counts for more than society teaches us. really i think if we all lived as one living organism the planet may have a brighter future... but i'm not giving up... just reminding myself that i can do more...
vintage blouse-goodwill, bdg jeans in smokestack-uo, jacket salvaged from a bag of stuff that a friend was donating, acne shank boots

79 comments:

Elaine said...

You look amazing! Those shoes are awesome.

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Nickie Frye said...

The shirt is fabulous.

I LOVE the pumpkins!! How cute! I cut up, peeled, & boiled an entire pumpkin, then made two pies & soup out of a fraction of it. Now I have like 15 lbs of cooked pumpkin staring at me every time I open the fridge.

Happiness is a gift we don't always posses. Joy is a choice.

xoxo

Closet Fashionista said...

I LOVE your shoes!! And the print on the shirt is great :D
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Lisa Petrarca said...

You look like a incredible in the 2nd & 3rd shot...GORGEOUS!

You're right you know Sabella, it's more important to be happy. How many times do you see people who have everything they could ever want or need (i.e. movie stars) yet they are the most miserable.

Happiness comes from within, it's a choice...more often than not it's NOT money!! Keep moving forward, you're definitely on the right track!

Lisa Petrarca said...

oops, I forgot to re-read my comment before I posted it, I was going to say you look like a movie star & then changed it & was supposed to put,

"You look incredible!"LOL

Anyways, it's ALL true!

Yuka said...

i love the shoes! and those pumpkins are too cute!

plentyforpennies said...

The second shot is so beautiful! Love the blouse and the shoes!!!

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Grace said...

You are working that top! And I love the runt pumpkin!

Love Grace.

mcQueenBeep* said...

LOVE.

The Wise Take said...

That jacket makes me die! Happy November! xo

ching said...

me heart your shoes a lot! WAAAH

MT Days & Nights said...

those boots are soo cute!

jemina said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your top and your BOOTS!!!

xoxo
J

agnes said...

tu est superbe, et j'adore ton look, ta parka et tes chaussures j'adore.
Tes photos sont très réussies

Little Miss Curious said...

Wow! I love your outfit, I love Nightmare Before Christmas, and O love those pumpkins! :)

xx

Amanda said...

the shirt is amazing!

jamie-lee said...

I really love your outfit - you look so well put together.

Kim Barbie said...

wow I love that look!
xoxo

Violetta E. said...

THIS IS PERFECTION!

Shirley said...

love your blouse! so pretty!


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Ioana Liliana Gheorghe said...

Oh my! Lovely print on your shirt!

xx
Fashezine

johanna said...

ADORABLE OUTFIIIIT

Anonymous said...

sooo sleek streetstyle-urban look! brilliantly-colored blouse print pattern, pseudo remarkably resembles stained-glass window (up close, zoomed in...) somewhat, providing wondrous colorburst to contrast mostly monochromatic outfit! sooo brilliantly coool!!! :) <333 xoxo

namaste,
xoxo


"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, was a Swiss-born psychiatrist, a pioneer in Near-death studies and author

kirstyb said...

LOVE it x

Cecille said...

love love love love your vintage blouse!!! so beautiful!!!

Isquisofrenia said...

this post is awesome.love your booties!

iUnderEye said...

that blouse is incredible. It looks gorgeously vintage! x

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Ashley said...

I LOVE your blouse! And a trip to Goodwill fixes everything, at least it does for me! :)

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

Great blog! Hope you'll become a follower of my blog too?
xoxo

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ediot said...

you look so beautiful.
love the make-up. its so great and subtle but still briliant.
hope youre having a good week dear
take care
xx

frances said...

aaawesome pumpkins! and i love the shirt x

Follow me but shut up said...

loveeee it...

Stacey said...

I love your wispy bangs. I love your thought process at the end of your post too. The boots are killer!:-).

AngelliKay said...

I want thoes shoes :(
you look great


xo
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thanks for stopping by

Britty said...

you look amazing! i love your top soo arty i really like the print wow sweet!

June said...

Gracias por pasar por mi blog y comentar! Me encanto el tuyo y tu estilo! Te sigo!
Cariños!

rouli said...

wow!

u look fab!

looooooooooooooove ur shirt and boots so much!

kisssss

Natasha said...

Ohhh! So loving that shirt! And the boots are fabulous xxx

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Marina said...

so cool as always:)

piapia said...

i love your top so muchh!! such an unique blouse :D adore your boots too!

Sister Shirley said...

I love that shirt. It looks great on you. However, I would love to know the backstory on the original owner, I'm wondering how they chose to style it : )

NCWONG said...

love the shirt

Alecto said...

that last statement was poignant and so spot on. i've been thinking the exact same thing for so long i thought i was the only one who cared.

and i'm impressed with your pumpkin carving abilities. i usually end up cutting myself more than the pumpkin so i've officially given up.

michelle_ said...

you look stunning !!
your shoes are awesome !!

glisters and blisters

JT said...

you look gorgeous love!!!!

love the boots!!
xo

sincerely,
Jules

beba said...

Word to your last paragraph! I'm glad when I see there are people in the world who knows we are all one.

And yes, you can do it, we can do it! (:

Your shirt is wonderful!

Peace and love!

the chirpy bird said...

Oh wowzer! you my darling, are GORGEOUS! love those shoes! Thanks for stopping by! I'm just loving your blog!
xox tash

Gucci Little Piggy said...

wowwww!!! as Kiss says 'you're looking fancy and i love your style ;)

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

The pattern on that blouse is wild! What a cool find. And it goes without saying how effing amazing those shoes are ;)

costra y ampolla said...

This look is sick!! I die for those boots!

besos

Isabel said...

i really love the blouse, so pretty!

Mademoiselle Antonova said...

first of all- yes, you look great. i especially love the shirt and booties. but i could have never matched them as well as you did!
second- you are right about pressures society imposes upon us. i've been thinking about it lately and it is ridiculous. we don't need to please any one else cause after all we are born alone and we die alone, so the most important thing, as you say, is simply to be happy with yourself.

Ayanna Michelle said...

I love the easiness of this outfit. Cute!

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the gorgeous said...

those boots are insane!
loove the top alsoo!

Flashes of Style said...

I looove those boots! <33

ANN said...

You look amazing as per usual! I love your shoes!

Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

Do you ever have a bad outfit? Of course not! Such a good look. And the pumpkins are pretty great. :)

I do believe that happiness should count for a lot more. It's hard to balance everything out all of time and still try and reach out further to do amazing things. This is actually something I've been thinking a lot about. In "modern Western" society there is so much pressure to be an individual and to be "worth" something. If we could all realize how connected we are to one another and how we can live with joy without all of the things we're told we need...I imagine the world would be an amazingly beautiful place (more so than it is now).

Kimberellie said...

oh gosh you are beautiful. and that shirt is beautiful. and these pictures are beautiful. and the third pic of you is model (better than model) gorgeous.

ps, this sentence:

"sometimes i find it hard to not feel the pressures of succeeding as an individual... but i am happy and i think that counts for more than society teaches us."

I feel that way exactly...I don't know if I can exactly be called a success at anything in particular...but I do think I can be called a success at life in general (ie. I am happy too!)

you're awesome.

heart: Kimberellie

apparellel said...

we need to go back to communal living where we all live close to family/friends and help each other out. i don't like the separation that has happened in the world, seeing as we are all one anyway.

love your blouse and your boots=yummy!

love.
xxx
t

hannah said...

always looking sooo fly. love that top girl!

x

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Dodo said...

Gorgeous jacket!

fatija said...

you're so cute. this is gonna sound weird, but your ears are so cute, elf alike. you look great!

Abi said...

I love the print of your shirt! Sounds like a lovely halloween all around.
The pursuit of happiness. It's easy to go about it the wrong way. I wish more people would realize that it comes from within not without

Hanna said...

Amazing outfit, I'm totally in love with that top!!

I started following you!

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WE SPY WITH MY LITTLE i said...

The print on that blouse - Delicious.

As for those pumpkins - someone has been practicing - they are perfectly chiseled goblins.

chaoskontrolowany said...

You look gorgeous! Awesome boots <3

irina said...

thank you for lovely comment! love your style and your blog, lets follow each other? gorgeous blouse!

Anonymous said...

Sucess - Part 1 (of 2)

sabella, must give further props on a couple significant fronts. first, your pumpkin carving is quite amazingly artistic (honestly, how many did you mess up on in the process!?,:D), seemingly reflective of your inherently wondrous creative nature. :)

secondly, your occasional sharing of some of your deepest thoughts seems indicative of one with a most lovely blossoming soul! & witness jus' how it's initiated an amazing response & ongoing cyber conversation! luv it!!! :)

in spirit of said conversation, feel kinda compelled to share passages from couple amazing books (part 2). however, jus' prior to doin' so, a sharing of an excerpt from a beloved young local tv personality posted jus' today on her blog:

Surrendering to God’s Plan
Posted on November 4, 2010 by Tonia Bendickson
MATTHEWS, NC (2:47am) – I can’t sleep. I’ve been thinking for days about how to share this news with you, about how what’s happening to me might help you… and in the middle of the night, it hit me.

Some decisions in life take courage, others take sacrifice – and some are all about surrender.

In September, I ended my 10-year-long career at WBTV News 3. I’ve got two beautiful little boys at home, age 6 and 3 – and I was missing too much time with them. Their amazing father had the blessing of reading to them, and tucking them into bed each night. For years, I told myself it was more than enough. But I missed too many “firsts” at home – and I knew I was sacrificing my children on the altar of success.

And that was only the beginning of my idol-worship. Success, ambition, pride, independence – I clung to these ideals and believed these were the things that would bring me the joy, happiness, and security I was longing for. Pastor Steven Furtick’s message in October, “Scarecrow in a Melon Patch” broke down for me and so many others how we can take something good, and put it in the place of God.

Today, my goals look much different than they did when I started my career in television news. Success now is being joyful no matter how messy my house is – Ambition now is about teaching kindness to my boys – I’m working to kick my pride to the curb entirely, choosing humility instead – and independence I’m realizing was such an illusion anyway. Every breath I take is a blessing given to me by my creator. I am a totally dependent creature. We all are.

(to be cont.)

matchboxmuse said...

love your shirt and shoes! what great pumpkins :) i really love your blog! would you like to follow/bloglove each other?

Love, M

Raez said...

best pumpkins ive seen this year, love em! also really digging your shoes, so cute.

xx raez

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

we got this vintage shirt which will be up on our ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

SHOP

starcakeastrology.blogspot.com said...

wise words... a brave philosophy in this world

FashionJazz said...

Soo luv your outfit! :) Hope you have a lovely Friday xxxx

vint junky said...

That shirt is amazing! Reminds me of early 90s versace.
...and those boots...you give me serious shoe envy ;)

Mumbles said...

Hi, I'm happy you had a great halloween
You look gorgeous, nice pictures and shirt, I love it

Marley

inkarlcerating said...

the boots are perfect
so r u

Emilie said...

wauuuw you look fabulous!! I'm in loooove with the shoes :)

xxxx


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Wall of Fashion said...

Pretty! Like the jacket with the boots!

xx Marije

DON'T FORGET THE 'Y' said...

You look gorgeous in that third photo!