Heart In My Hand.
SomeoneLikeYou Thursday, January 30, 2014
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.