Small Girl, Big Ideas

Take Flight

My obsession with bird iterms is a weird one. I owned a bird as a pet as a child, a white one of some sort of the other named Snowball. All I recall is that he died the day before Christmas, and I just totally did not understand why he didn't wake up. Later in life, my best friend through high school was petrified of birds. Once, when our high school was under construction, a bird flew in through a hole in the ceiling and got caught in our creative writing class. I remember how frightened she was, and how terrible I felt. I kind of relate to birds in a way. They travel easily and are one of the most free animals from the way I see it. Yet, they can get stuck so easily in buildings when they manage to soar in at the wrong time. My love of birds is more of the analogy they represent to me rather than the animals themselves.





jacket :: forever 21 remixed
tank :: loomstate for target (similarremixed
sequined migration mini :: anthropologie remixed
tights :: target remixed
third degree heels :: seychelles remixed
bag :: emma fox remixed
earrings :: target remixed
necklace :: target remixed
scarf :: handmade

45 comments:

  1. Awe, that's a precious little tale about birds. I can see why you adore them so much. :)

    I'm loving all your bird accessories, too. Those earrings are so cute, and that scarf looks so cozy and warm. The blue color is like a robin's egg type blue--did you do that on purpose? :D heheh.

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  2. I love bird print, it's so whimsical! We had a pet bird named "Steve McQueen" sadly he passed away a few years ago.
    I love this outfit, that skirt is gorgeous, and your shoes are so amazing, such a lovely colour. You look so cozy and stylish all bundled up!
    xJennaD

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  3. Aw you look so cute!! :) I love that colored scarf, and your skirt is so pretty! :)

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  4. I think birds are everything that we want to be and are afraid to be. Free, yet so fragile.

    I had a Lovebird name Midas for 16 years. When he passed away 2 years ago it broke my heart. Sometimes when I'm downstairs working I think I can still hear him.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  5. I would have to agree with your friend. My name is the same as a bird and I like bird themed clothing, but real birds freak me out. I love your skirt!

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  6. I love your scarf and shoes! Also, your bird analogy makes a lot of sense :)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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  7. this is such a great post. I love the connection you have to birds. Personally, I have not been into them as much as you but I love the flight patterns birds take...
    xo,
    nancy

    http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

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  8. Love the earrings and the shoes! Birds are awesome~

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  9. awesome shoes, awesome butterfly bench!
    amanda
    http://thingstoholdandstir.blogspot.com/

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  10. Love birds, I love when when there is a special one in my garden. Did you ever see the episode of Portlandia, put a bird on it? very funny. Love the snood.
    Simona
    www.lakenmoon.blogspot.com

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  11. Love that you incorporate so many little elements into this outfit!! You are so very creative =)

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  12. Trapped birds totally pull at my heart strings too, it's just so sad. That skirt is adorable though, and I love all the turquoise xo

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  13. Love your earrings and nails! :)

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  14. I don't even know where to start with this outfit, it's all so perfect!

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  15. I am a fan of this whole look...especially the gold birds :)

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  16. I like that you've Put A Bird On It (have you seen that Portlandia skit?) without being overbearing about it. The subtle touches are tres cute, and those shoes are stunners. Keep sparkling, love!
    xo,
    Leah / http://www.superstarling.com

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  17. The birdhouse necklace is the perfect detail for this outfit.

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  18. this outfit is too cute! your hair looks longer are you growing it out?
    I love birds too
    xo Ilana
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    personal planner giveaway!

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  19. loved reading the little bird piece :) the color scheme of this outfit is perfect!

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  20. Those shoes are KILLER! I love this whole outfit (those earrings are adorable) but man, those shoes are the stuff of my dreams!

    thejoyfulfox.blogspot.com

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  21. I like birds too :) I really really love that skirt!!

    Mackenzie
    www.heybirdfriend.com

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  22. That's great what you wrote about birds. I somehow got to relate to birds a bit when you wrote the part about freely moving but getting trapped as well. And, as always, great outfit!

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  23. I love your nails!! Also, I have to say it: "put a bird on it!!"

    Kristina

    Kristina does the Internets

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  24. So very cute. You seriously know how to accessorize. Since I'm so accessory challenged I could use someone like you for inspiration! I love birds too, and I loved the story behind why you love them. So lovely ♥

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  25. That skirt is so cute! I find myself loving birds on every item of clothing lately. Also, I've been really wanting some shoes in that shape and material! They are super cute. Plus, since you asked (a while ago, haha). My sister is in Uganda right now doing The World Race. They go to 11 different countries in 11 months! So she's been all over the place already :)

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  26. Look at that hair!
    Woop! It's growing!
    Mine is too. We will forever have the same hairstyle, even though we are both trying to change ours. Hahaha.

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  27. I love the birds so much! So cute. Plus, your shoes are fantastic!

    Also, how adorable is that butterfly bench background? So perfect.

    xxoo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com

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  28. Oh, it's so sad when birds get stuck in buildings - you wanna help, but there's really nothing you can do. On a brighter note: I love the thick knit of your scarf, and the gold birds on your dress!

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  29. Your shoes. And your scarf. And your earrings.

    ...Would be my answer if someone asked me what made me giddy today.

    And also, I totally understand you on this one. I have an unusual soft spot for birds. They're just so fragile and so pure. I don't know, they just seem so above everything else.

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  30. What a sweet analogy. I don't care for actual birds much either, but there is something so nice and delicate about them elsewhere. Also, love the outfit, especially that scarf and those heels!

    xoxo Jess
    Foreign Room

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  31. So freaking cute... The entire outfit. I love that everything correlates! I have a thing for birds, too, and not so much real ones. I have three tattooed on me, plus a birdcage, because I adore what they represent to me.

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  32. I love this outfit! That scarf looks so warm and cozy! <3

    Cats have always been my favorite animal, and if I could be any animal it would def be a cat. They're always just so calm and collected - nothing ever really rattles them. And who wouldn't want to be a pet that just lazes around the house all day!? lol.

    xo

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  33. I love birds too! Those earrings are so cute & classic, eek! I love the pops of turquoise in your accessories, so fresh!

    <3 Megan
    http://kiddotv.blogspot.com

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  34. cute nail art, how long id that take?
    M

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    1. Not too long at all - I have a tutorial coming up for in February too!

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  35. This scarf is WONDERFUL and I love your skirt. So beautiful.

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  36. Those shoes are insanely beautiful. And that pretty bench matches your outfit perfectly!

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  37. Replies
    1. Very pretty! You have a lot of creativity :) I love the variety in your posts. Something I'm aspiring too.. :) <3

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  38. That is such an interesting story about your friend and her bird phobia. I never heard of it. . . though if she watched The Birds too much, I can understand it.
    Your scarf and birdies look beautiful.
    +Victoria+

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  39. so many cool pieces in this outfit, but I think I love the scarf and bag the best! glad you guys had a great time in Florida, that warm weather sounds amazing right now!

    perfectly priya

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