Miss Influenced says my blog is lovely

Molly of Miss Influenced gave me the One Lovely Blog award. 🙂

The Rules: (And I’m going to add: you only have to do this if you WANT to.)
1. link back to the person who passed you the award
2. share seven random things about yourself
3. award 15 blogs
4. drop them a note and tell them about it
Random things:
    • 1. This shirt is the first oversized piece I’ve ever bought. I’m not usually a fan of oversized on myself, but there’s something about this shirt that I really like. Maybe the candy-pink stripes, or the pockets, or the vintage feel… I don’t know.
    • 2. When I open my mouth wide, the right side of my jaw pops and crackles, and sometimes when I yawn, it sticks for a second or two. It’s rather annoying.
    • 3. I had six wisdom teeth. (I’ve had two removed) There are three on the left upper side. Two little ones, one normal sized one. This gave the dentist quite a puzzle when he first discovered it. The people looking at my X-rays were really confused.
    • 4. I have a small sectoral  heterochromia in my left eye. It confuses people.

  • 5. The oldest book I own (that I can put a specific date on, anyway) is Tennyson’s Poetical Works (Student’s Camrbidge Edition). It is 113 years old. Written on the inside of the cover is “Margaret M. Haight, Crusby Hall, Room 10” and she or another person has made little notes on several of the pages about the poems.
  • 6. I have a home-made terrarium. It houses moss… and a tiny little slug.
  • 7. There is a sixteen inch difference between my waist and my hips, which makes it quite difficult to wear dresses with straight skirts, as my jeans size is a 12 or so, and my shirt size is a 4 or 6.

Yes, I changed my belt. I actually took the yellow-buckled belt picture and several outfit pictures, and then didn’t quite like the way they turned out, so changed my belt and put on the cardigan and I like it better now.

I’m a little bit of a rule-breaker, so I’m actually only “awarding” blogs that I think truly deserve it, instead of a random 15 (Because I prefer to award people who I think deserve it, rather than trying to find 15 blogs to fill the quota.)

So! These people have lovely blogs:

Whimsical Delights
Scrapbook de la Emma
Missing Lovebirds
Hear a Snippet Here

Yep. They’re lovely. 😉

I  hope you are all having a beautiful Friday!

Outfit details: skirt, top, and belt all thrifted for around $8.  Shoes, unknown; earrings, $8.
Approximate outfit cost: $16+ whatever the shoes were. (Under $10, I know that for sure.)
And this outfit reminds me of a 1940’s woman going sailing. Or something. 


  • Asia M

    Congratulations Mara! 🙂

    I like the way you did your hair there, by the way. And you’re right, 15 blogs is A LOT; it risks turning something lovely into a hassle.

    • Mara

      Thank you!

      And thank you. I was tired of using hair pins that only partially kept my bangs out of my face, so… braids work much better.

  • Sarah

    Thanks so much pretty lady 🙂 thats so sweet of you!! Im too lazy to write stuff about me hahaha. but I do thank you.

    I DO LOVE that oversized shirt on you..its amazing 🙂 and your sizes?? Is that American?? or what…coz you cannot be a 12 US thats like a 16 here!! No way!

    • Mara

      You’re welcome. 😉 That’s why I said only do it if you want to. 😀

      Yes, those are American sizes. I carry my weight well, but my hips are 42″ or so, which usually fits a size 12 jean here. But it’s because I have a bubble butt. (Seriously, I hate trying on jeans,because if they fit my butt, there is a 3-4 inch gap at the waist.) But I mean, in a dress size- if it’s flared at the hips– I’m a size 6 usually. Skirt size… just depends on the flare and the fit. Anywhere from an 8 to a 12. My sizing is all over the place.

  • Demy

    Hi! Congrats on the award! And all these things about you are so awesome! Your eyes are gorgeous, I didn’t new that there was such a thing like heterochromia! (btw, ‘heterochromia’ is a greek word! you know, I thought that somehow you could speak greek and I was like ‘WTF???”! :D) I really understand you about the difference between waist and hips too. Most greek women are like that and it’s indeed really difficult to find jeans that fit. Anyway, the outfit is gorgeous, maxis look great on you and omgosh the hair!!!! PERFECT!!! Wish I could do this 🙂 Loving the earrings and the belts as well, but I think I like it more with the second belt.. Bye bye 😀

    • Mara

      Thank you, my dear! Haha, I just magically know Greek now. 😉 Not. Yeah, heterochromias are something I knew about but didn’t know the real name for until a few years ago. It’s a cool word.

      Someone told me once that I look Greek (when I have my hair long and dark, anyway). Which is funny, because that’s not anywhere in my ancestry that I know of. But I tend to be a chameleon, and people can never really guess what my ancestry would be (it’s a lot). That was random.

      You know, I bet you could do this hair really easily– your hair is longer than mine, which would make it even easier for you, especially since you don’t have bangs to worry about. Maybe I’ll try to do a tutorial.

  • Molly

    Yay! Your random facts are very interesting. I like that you adapted this chain award. It’s more fun when you do it the way you want. Luckily I had 15 blogs that I wanted to award.