23rd Birthday, Remembrance Day & All Hallows’ Eve…

“Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.” — Audrey Hepburn

I may not consider myself successful yet, but I felt the truth of this quote.  I approached my birthday this past Tuesday with a muddled mixture of excitement and trepidation –the expectations of growing older as well as growing old scares me.  I want to grow old gracefully, but most of me feels like I’ll never be ready, or at least not ready yet.  Thankfully I reached my birthday, and found I am (for the moment) still ‘exactly the same’… and I still managed to squeal over cake and presents. 🙂  I have also made a few resolutions… such as being a happier girl, focusing on the positive, sweet side of life… and just in general smiling.

Now on to a peek at the past few days!

“If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.” –Audrey Hepburn

You knew I would be Alice in Wonderland for Hallowe’en, didn’t you?  We have an abundance of bunnies here, too… but they were all hiding when these pictures were taken. *sadness*  I must say, I love wearing long dresses… they make me feel so different in a special way.  I wish I could wear one every day without having eyebrows lifted loftily at me. So you see, even though I don’t celebrate Hallowe’en… the fact that I can dress up and eat lots of candy without being judged makes me love this ‘holiday’. 😀

I decided to make my ‘own’ Alice look because I wanted to be more unique and imaginative.  It’s frosty out! — so I put on my Soïa & Kyo ‘Anissa-Z’ coat, hoping it looked Victorian enough.  Being petite, the dress was sweeping the floor so I donned my Elie Tahari ‘Vivianna’ pumps  to give me a bit of height.  I swapped the curls for a crystal wing hairclip by Jennifer Behr, and since I wasn’t too fond of the striped fingerless gloves Alice sports in the movie, I wore a watch instead… it is inspired by the hare after all. 🙂  I also put on my Loveheart Provence Lavender Small Pendant by Swarovski –I thought it was a fun reference to the zany Red Queen and her hearts.

Last, but not least…

It is the week leading up to Remembrance Day.  I always try to do something to help the veterans, and to remember those lost to us in the fight for peace and freedom.  I fondly remember helping the Legion hand out poppies at Richmond Centre in 2007.  In 2008 I attended a parade and in 2009, took part in a service with my beau.  This year, despite the sad reason for returning to Vancouver, I hope to be able to have time to participate in another parade.

Speak soon!



  1. November 1, 2011 / 9:46 am

    Happy Birthday! I love the Alice dress too, how beautiful!

  2. November 1, 2011 / 2:07 pm

    Happy belated Birthday girlie, I hope you had an amazing one! You totally deserve it! (: Love the Audrey Hepburn quote. (I’m a bit scared of growing older too) I’m in love with the dress, where’d you get it? It’s so Victorian and looks fun to wear! At first I thought you were a princess, but I totally see Alice!! Great costume! (:

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