Monday, July 9, 2012

"I Dream, So I Dream"

Happiest of Mondays to you, dearest readers--which reminds me to give a shout-out to my new readers--I never thought I'd make it this far blogging and it's just a delight!!!  Your support is sweet & meaningful  :)

This is the outfit I wore for my little ol' poetry reading on Friday night.  Actually one of my top fav outfits to date--a step closer to that wonderful vintage aesthetic I posted about a few posts ago.  And it was worn for one of my top favourite summer moments to date!  So many sweet people came out to listen and clap (or snap, as the case may be)...and it was just as exciting for me to hear the beautiful pieces my writer friend Lauren wrote (cheers, darling!).


This week is gonna be another busy one...remember a few months ago when I finished up my second, part-time job as Director of Choreography for the local high school?  Well, those kids got so near and dear that I'm actually going to have them all over to my teeny little newlywed apartment for a big cast sleepover on Fri.  Fun, but so much for which to prepare...!



Furthermore, Drayton (the main squeeze) and I are trying to make some very monumental decisions/transitions in life.  We're trying to figure out what our "life goals" are as a couple (sounds stupider than it is), where we want to be, and how to get there.  We have to work for at least a couple more years to get set financially before we start any ridiculous escapades...but after that?  Right now I'm tentatively considering going back to professional ballet...or else heading to grad school.  Both of my top dreams in life and the places where my personality and gifts would be best utilized, I think.  But also both pretty intensive goals to be shooting for!  So we're really praying for some leading and guidance, for certainty in knowing what steps we should take next in life :)



On a completely superficial note...this outfit showcases my new favourite shoes and accessories.  I mean seriously.  Are these not the cutest?  And is that ring not the epitome of vintage bling?


P.S. I feel that the poem of the day is an omen of sorts, probably a good one :D  After all, how odd is it that I'm posting about realizing my dreams and then the daily poem is about dreams?


<3 Cambria
Poem of the Day

65 comments:

  1. Love it all! Perfect look for a poetry reading. Those shoes are awesome :)

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  2. What a lovely outfit! I love the shoes and the very pretty top!

    Your dreams sound great! I think it would be wonderful if you went back to ballet, there is such beauty in dance!

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  3. I really like your skirt and shoes!

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  4. Your ring is so gorgeous! Is it vintage? I think it's wonderful that you're ready to pursue your dreams and figuring out the path to get there :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  5. You look absolutely darling. I LOVE your ring, definitely vintage bling! It's so great that you guys are figuring out your paths and dreams, wishing you the best of luck! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. Best of luck on chasing your dreams! Professional ballet or grad school...honestly, you couldn't go wrong. In another life, I would be doing ballet right now. But, in this one, I'm doing grad school! :)

    petiteonapenny

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  7. Thanks for your really kind comment on my blog, that top is so cute, I love the cut out detail. Keep in touch x

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  8. YOUR BLOG IS PERFECT. I love you, and your clothes, and ahhhh...that 's all I have to say.


    xx,
    J
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  9. You look so pretty! I have a new blog, I hope you'll like it!

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  10. You look adorable! And I LOVE that ring! Have a great week!
    -Morgan

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  11. I love those shoes they are darling! Oh that's such fun. My hubby and I have had several conversations about the next few steps in life and where we want to be. It's always so wonderful to plan for things and look forward to what is to come. I hope you have fun planning and that all works out well!

    xo,
    Em

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  12. Gorgeous outfit, it's so 50's like :)

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  13. Lovely out fit and best of luck for everything.

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  14. i just want to say, you're on the right track Cambria. pray on anything you need guidance for. God will help and lead you to making the right decisions. super cute outfit and glad everything went well. i knew it would :)
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  15. Oh geersh! I love the cut out heels and cut out shirt. And that skirt. Well shit. I want it all. You look truly lovely. People really do underestimate the smile:)

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  16. Wow! Professional ballet. Amazing! I wish you luck no matter what you decide. Grad school changed my life and husband's life when he went back to school, too so I'm a big advocate for higher ed. Loving your shoes, too; so darling!!

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  17. Happy to hear the reading went well. So people really snap at readings? I thought maybe they just did that in movies. You learn something new everyday :) PS this is definitely one of my fave outfits you've ever posted. hands down crazy cute.

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  18. great look! love ur ring
    Like ur blog a lot, i would be happy if we could follow each other :)
    xx

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  19. You look lovely! That sounds awesome, I hope you have a fun sleepover! xxx

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  20. Your outfit is beautiful (adorable shoes!) and I'm glad the poetry reading went well. Hope you figure out what the right choices are for you soon... I'm also trying to decide what path to take at the moment, and it's so hard to know what's best to do.

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  21. I love the peplum effect of your floral top. the belt suits so well and the colour of your skirt is lovely. oh and those shoes are gorgeous!!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  22. You look awesome. Why haven't we been following each other earlier?!

    xoxo Clare
    Understated Classics

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  23. Hi dear! Nice post :)
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  24. Great shoes. They really look cute with this outfit. I love the skirt!

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  25. these shoes are SO cute. i love them! and that vintage ring is just so precious. i love the shape of this skirt too - so pretty. and what an awesome job - i hope you enjoy it! i can't imagine trying to get a bunch of hig schoolers to do choreography mostly because i can't dance too well myself!

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  26. Hey dear, thanks for your cheeriness and enthusiasm on a Monday!! You look so charming, a beautiful look that you have put together, I have my eye on those stunning heels! Glad to know the poetry night went well, your work is great! I think its a good idea to sort out your life goals, it sets a target and time frame, I think I need to do that as well.

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  27. The whole outfit is perfect. I think I love the floral top the best!
    --Becky
    preppypremed.blogspot.com

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  28. Darling outfit! That red skirt is perfection. I'm most definitely going to remember this look for future inspiration. It's so feminine and sweet.

    Callie
    www.coffeeandcardigans.com

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  29. I love everything about this outfit!
    xo
    alysamadisunshine.blogspot.com

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  30. Wow this is a beautiful outfit, you're right those shoes are for sure the "epitome of vintage bling" I love them!

    And that's also very cool that you were a professional dancer. I used to dance (ballet and tap... never professionally) but I stopped a few years ago. I miss it!

    Julia
    Cup of Tea

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  31. I really love the way you dress, it's so romantic and feminine. Lovely outfit, really!

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  32. This outfit is so so SO cute - the heels are the selling point for me.

    I love your style - about to follow on bloglovin' and GFC! Can't wait for more! : D

    -ally

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  33. Girl, those heels. Love em! Love poetry too so I'll definitely be back for more... You hooked another one ;)

    peace&love, Jill
    Favor the Brave

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  34. Darling silouhette, Cambria! And that side cut is so scandelous :) I think it must be fabulous for hot weather tho.

    Tasia

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  35. Nice Post!

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    Irene :)

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  36. In love with your outfit! The proportions and the shape is so cool!! That sounds so fun, inviting all those kids to your house for a sleepover! I'm in love with your skirt and shoes! Your blog is amazing!

    xx Eva
    stylewandering.blogspot.com

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  37. I just love everything about this!! The floral top is great and I love how you paired it with the red skirt & belt!! And that sounds like so much fun to have a sleepover with your dance students!!!
    :)
    Allison

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  38. this outfit is cute and you look cute as well :) wishing you to choose a better way for you both. why not do ballet school the place you live?
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  39. Good luck this week! (and with the life decisions). And I love the outfit! The red skirt looks great :)

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  40. Such a pretty outfit - the belted peplum is so flattering on you!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  41. Um hello cute new shoes!! I LOVE them and I love this outfit!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  42. Perfect outfit to wear to a poetry reading! The blouse is amazing!

    Rebecca

    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  43. Very whimsical and pretty outfit :) Love the shoes!

    Xo Chelle
    discoveringelegance.com

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  44. lovely look! do you think we can follow each other?

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  45. This is adorable...really love that top!

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  46. I love the way you belted the top over the long skirt. It's the perfect vintage look and I'm glad your poetry reading was a success. I don't know that I'll ever be that brave! I think it's so awesome that you are a talented dancer! So envious!

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  47. You are so lovely! Sometimes it takes some time to reflect on transitions ... professional ballet sounds AMAZING!! Maybe give it some time and see if your thoughts lead you somewhere... try talking it out with different people too. Sometimes just talking out loud helps.

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  48. What a perfect outfit for a poetry reading - so romantic! That floral top suits you beautifully and those shoes are too cool :)

    XO
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  49. love this look on you!! the heels are gorgeous! and the first picture is divine:))

    Leonor
    thesparklinglemon.blogspot.com

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  50. Such a cute look! Loving your top and heels!

    xx
    Giovanna
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  51. Love the styling of this outfit... and those shoes!? Fabulous!
    Good luck pursuing your dreams... shoot for the stars!
    xx
    Here&Now

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  52. i LOVE your oxfords!! theyre are perfect!!! the cutout is soo different! :D

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  53. Looks like fun times are up ahead of you! I wish you all the luck in deciding what to do next! :)

    Love that top!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
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  54. That cut out top PLUS that pretty red and those lovely heels are GORGEOUS! This is a perfect outfit for a poetry reading!

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  55. I love your outfit ...beautiful colors.
    I love your blog and I would like to follow each other.
    Martha Zuñiga
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  56. that shirt! i love. and the shoes. haha, one time my youth leader decided to have us all over for a sleepover...we didnt quite fit. well, we made it work and that was fun in itself :)

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  57. The cast sleepover sounds like a lot of work (but also a lot of fun!) And YES, your shoes are the cutest. I think they are my favorite shoe of yours, too cute :)

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  58. Shoes, printed top, great skirt: I love it.

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  59. You look darling! And I'm so intrigued about the drastic changes????

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  60. Does that shirt have cut-outs at the waist?! How cute! And I love the peplum.

    Making big life decisions is always exciting and nerve-wracking! I'm kind of in the same place as you are - trying to decide if I should go back to school in the fall to get another degree.

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  61. amazing outfit. you look as great as always!

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  62. You leave a poem a day??? I love that, lady. We are going to get along just smashingly. And you read at a poetry reading??? Please keep me posted of any in the future. I'd love to go!! It's been a long time. Too long.

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  63. I love your style is so vintage and original

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