Heart In My Hand.

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Black Infinity Scarf: c/o OASAP.
Cream Cable Knit Sweater, Boots: Thrifted.
Camel Colored Beret: American Apparel.
Lipstick in MAC's Russian Red.

Do any of you remember the children's story book The Mitten from when you were a kid? It was one of my favorites and I still have images of my kindergarden teacher reading us this tale of a boy who looses his white mitten in the snow and all sorts of animals find their home in it until it's stretched beyond belief.

Or how about the ever classic Three Little Kittens Lost Their Mittens? My grandmother on my father's side always would read it to me when I came over to her house and she would do these perfect voices for the mamma and baby kittens. It's strange that you forget about all of these little remnants of your childhood until something as simple as a pair of $8 mittens brings them all back up. I wonder if my kindergarten teacher or grandmother knew I would remember these moments in time fifteen, sixteen years later as an adult? It makes the memories all the more special.

And then I remember when I fought my parents tooth and nail about wearing gloves over mittens as I grew older. Mittens were clearly for babies and I was most certainly not a baby at age 9 and 10. If I can recall, they got me a pair of mittens one year for Christmas and I cried and cried, refusing to wear them. I was also quite the sneak and would wear them going off to school to appease my mother, but then change into gloves as soon as I got to the bus stop.

Amazing how a pair of white mittens with little red hearts on them can make my own beating heart feel so full of happiness (and warmth)  ♥

With much love, Lauren.
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12 lovely little notes:

Rose-et-Violet said...

Aw, Lauren...this outfit is beyond cute! I actually never read that book as a child but it sounds so sweet! Mittens are the best...they do restrict movement but who cares? They're cute and that's all that matters.

-Rose

rose-et-violet.blogspot.com

Kezzie said...

I'm laughing because I didn't know both of those were story books but I learnt them both as songs!! Ahem:
"The mitten in the snow, the mitten in the snow. Help us please so we don't freeze, the mitten in the snow.
The fox squeezes in, the fox squeezes in, help us... " etc

"Three little kittens have lost their mittens and they began to cry..."

Do you have a white beret? I like this caramel one and then it made me wonder if you had a white one?
I love this outfit, the mittens are very sweet. I have a skirt in a similar style and shape (which I wore on my blog last week) but it's red and beige instead of red and black! Yours is so cute!x

Emmy said...

I love those mittens - pun not intended.

Laura Whitman said...

You look so adorable! I really love that skirt and those mittens sure are adorable! What wonderful memories you had, so cute!

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

Madison Martine said...

Amazing outfit!!

xo,
Madison Martine
http://madisonmartine.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I always love your collection of headwears :-* :-* :) AMzzing Do’s grunge inspird skirt is do in ryt noW!
goodjob#lauren
Ella Dangal

Shamu Boo said...

Such cute memories, very touching and well presented.

The mittens are extra sweet, your skirt is so pretty and your legs are wonderfully gorgeous even under 3 pairs of tights. Wow! Oh for a few more pics :) You look so lovely and happy. Hope that is the case!

So glad you are staying warm and congrats on finding those adorable mittens.

Elliementary, My Dear said...

Your skirt is adorable :) As are your mittens. I totally forgot about those children's stories haha thanks for the reminder.

Jaela Lopez said...

Adorable outfit. Girly

www.jayla31.blogspot.com

Sammi said...

YES this reminds me so much of The Mitten! Jan Brett is one of my favorite illustrators. You're such a cutie pie in this outfit!

xox Sammi
www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

Jamie Rose said...

I think mittens are so so cute - especially these with the hearts on them. I remember making the switch to gloves though. I was definitely over wearing kiddy things when I was 9 or 10 too - it's just the way kids are! Now I think mittens are awesome again. Also this whole outfit is super cute and wintry. I love your plaid skirt paired with the classic white cable knit sweater.

Makaela Suitcase said...

Has anyone told you kind of look like Stilababe09? You're really pretty and I love your outfits!I actually found you from the Seventeen magazine. Very cool. How did you get on the magazine?

~Makaela at wwww.makaelassuitcase.blogspot.com

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