where have i been?!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

(An outfit shot from last week, and my favourite perfume has still not run out and a close up detailing of my dance dress since I got a question recently of what it was made out of) 

The last few days have been a frenzy of packing, planning and conjuring up ideas for my new room -- all for the big move on Saturday. I think plenty of my excitement to move house has been temporarily misplaced with frustration as there is just so much to do. My room is a sorry sight, with all of my precious belongings hidden away behind the taped tops of cardboard boxes. I keep entering my room thinking I can pull something out (such as my craft box) but then realising that it is hidden beneath the colossal manifesto of "things" in one of the many cardboard boxes that now line my bedroom wall.

And, it is the 12th of December today, and we still have no decorations up! Mum says there wouldn't be any point considering we'd have to take it down anyway... so I've been blasting as many festive tunes as I can manage to get into the spirit. Christmas is honestly my favourite time of year. It's one of the only times in the year when my family of seven can all gather together. Each year on the eve, we head to a great mass and all the families come together and we sing carols, then we head home and leave cookies, carrots and milk for Santa and his reindeer, then we all snuggle into our beds to dream of sugar plums!! (lol jokes, this year I'll be dreaming of perfume, clothes and candles, hehe)

I'm really sorry about the lack of posting around here lately. You've probably been checking Avenue M and wondering where I am! I can't promise to keep up the consistency over the next week but I'll try. I can't wait to show you guys my new room once we move! Have a brilliant week ♥ I'm off to watch Home Alone 1 & 2 with my sisters, some hot chocolate (because this weather is wonderfully rainy) and some popcorn.


Kailey said...

You look gorgeous Maria! Good luck with moving <3

Sophie said...

Your dress looked so pretty Maria! Actually all these photos are super pretty.

I hope the move goes well :).


Georgia said...

A new room, how lovely! Packing is quite awful isn't it? I'm sure it will be all worth it! Your dress is gorgeous as well! Have a Merry Christmas!
Georgia x

Unknown said...

Lovely pictures as always!

Aleksandra Bogusławska said...

Your outfit's so cute, it brightened my day :)
I don't have Christmas decor either, my family always decorated a day before Christmas - it puts me in the mood on time.
Congrats on your new room - wish I could have that :)

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

This is such a gorgeous outfit, I would wear it in a heartbeat! Hope the move goes well! xx

Unknown said...

It's so nice to see your pretty face again! And I am in love with your outfit, it's so summery and wonderful.

I have been doing the same as you...blasting Christmas songs! It's a pity you don't have any decorations up but it must be SO exciting to be moving to a whole new house wow! Also your Christmas eve ritual sounds very similar to mine :)

have fun on your night in! I am loving the rain

xx Carina

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

awh, you always have the prettiest florals on! good luck with moving and things! i am actually about to move in a month too! it can be stressful, but unpacking is my favorite park!

lindsey louise


Kati said...

I hope everything goes well, moving can be so stressful!

Simona said...

You´re so cute Maria!:)

Helen at THELOVECATSINC said...

such a beautiful outfit!

from helen at thelovecatsinc / @thelovecatsinc

Katie Frank said...

sweetie, don't be sorry, it's ok if you don't have time to post as much as you used to. it's understable that you move out and so.
i bet everything is going to be ok and when you start living there, then you will post regulary again (: don't worry i don't feel christmas at all, even if we have lots snow, eh. whatever. i just want to write that you look amazing, i love your style, ut you probably know it (:
much love,

Rosie Savage said...

I just love your whimsical style. I can't wait for spring already so I can dress like this!

Rosie x

Elanor said...

I'm glad for this post and your return! You are so beautiful and I love this flowery little outfit. :)

<3 xxoo Elanor

Claire said...

such a super sweet outfit as always! sounds like your evening will be a cosy one :) xx

SomeoneLikeYou said...

You beauty, you! You have legs for days in these pictures...

Oh! And I certainly hope your move goes well and all is well and in place in your life again soon :)

Chyrel Gomez said...

I love your photos and outfit and I'm still holed up in my wall, nursing a bad hangover. I have yet to watch a Holiday movie.

Unknown said...

this outfit is so romantic and beautifull! I love the flowers in your hair, it looks perfect!

good luck with moving!

Marlen said...

Oh this look is so so pretty, that flower crown really added the perfect touch. And good luck with moving! That's my most dreaded task. When I was moving out of my studio i was more than half tempted to just throw everything out and start over haha

Unknown said...

Such a cute outfit! I'm loving the close up of your dance dress!

Good luck with moving! Hope that you have fun watching Home Alone; one of my favorites. Oh, Macaulay Culkin, such a hoot.


YOURFLIRTYLOOK | by Karlijn said...

How cute!