I dream of mythical beasts

 
polka dot tank, snakeskin belt: thrifted :: teal cardigan: gifted :: bodycon skirt: Forever 21 :: 
bow flats: Liz Claiborne:: purse: Harajuku Lovers:: narwhal pin: my shop :) 

When I was a kid, I rarely thought about mythical creatures. In fact, I stubbornly relegated them to be just that-- mythical. Instead of ogling over photos of unicorn tapestries or the illuminations in bestiaries, I faithfully memorized as many facts and stats I could  read off of my thick stack of animal cards. It wasn't until I was much older that I developed an interest for those weird creatures of legend, and with that interest came a deep longing for their existence. Deep inside, I still hope that scientists have just failed to connect some dots that reveal that unicorns were real, or that dragons really did roam the earth. 

The narwhal, though very real, gives me hope that maybe somewhere, in some untouched island tucked in the Bermuda triangle, every marvelous creature man has ever dreamed up does exist. Wouldn't it be fantastical?

29 comments:

  1. I was obsessed with mythical creatures when I was a kid...obsessed. So, yeah, I love this post.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  2. Cute!! I love those flats. I used to be super obsessed with mermaids when I was kid.

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  3. haha! it would be fantastical! can you imagine jumping on a unicorn, flying away instead of taking a car. LOL the possibilities are endless.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  4. Don't you think platypus is mythical too.. and some certain lizards and super colorful frogs could be as well :) Oh and deffo axolotls are sea fairies :)
    I love your color combos always and that bag <3 <3 <3
    x,
    LaraLizard

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  5. It would be amazing! I love narwhals - they are the mascot for our favorite roller derby team. I love unicorns too. Magic. Love it all.

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  6. such a cute outfit!
    i love all the different colours!
    Rosie xo
    A Pocketful of Rosie

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  7. I also was one of those kids who only lived for facts. I didn't touch a nonfiction book until I was a tween (much as I hate using that word). I love the narwhal pin and especially those adorable blue shoes. I need all things blue.

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  8. that's an adorable pair of flat shoes!

    xoxo
    style frontier

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  9. Yes that would be fantastic indeed. Love the cardigan and those flats are adorable.

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  10. That would be fantastical! I would love to see a real unicorn.

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  11. I really love the colors in this outfit- so pretty! I was really into unicorns as a little girl- I just thought they were so majestic!

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  12. You look beautiful. I love your shoes.

    I feel the same way you do about mythological creatures. I just told a friend a few days ago that I am pretty sure unicorns live deep in some huge forest.

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  13. Fantastical indeed. I love the pin. Have you seen the movie, The Last Unicorn? It's fabulous and might very well explain what happened to unicorns.

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  14. oooooo I could hug you right now. It's like you're in my head. It looks like you made it out of your pajamas! I managed to switch mine (pajamas) but nothing as real or color coordinated as you've got going on here. I think technically, I've moved out of yoga pants and into sweat pants. That counts right?

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  15. I want griffins to be real...and dragons. DRAGONS!

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  16. You look marvellous. I really wish they would find Unicorns somewhere, it would be the best :)) xx

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  17. Stunning colours in this outfit Laura! I suppose growing up I was a unicorn loving child! I still love them! xxx

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  18. I've always been an animal person, real and imaginary. I love the bright, Spring colors of your outfit!

    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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  19. Oh that would indeed be wonderful!!! How magical it would be if mermaids existed, or unicorns, or fawns, or dragons!!! It would be awesome. Cute outfit btw Laura!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  20. Narwhales are indeed one of the most incredible creatures found on this earth. One of my favourite family possessions is a beautifully carved and painted narwhale tusk my mom received from an Inuit elder when she lived on Baffin Island. But I wouldn't dismiss the magic of smaller creatures. I'm equally enthralled by fireflies. I think some of the greatest unknown creatures will be found in the very deepest and unexplored parts of the ocean....can you imagine?

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  21. I got so caught up in writing about the animal kingdom I forgot to get to your outfit! Your pin adds such a nice bit of whimsy to your outfit, and the shoes are just fantastic. Navy and teal? I must try this!

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  22. i was crushed the day i found out unicorns never existed. i think i was 5 or 6. i even called the local AM radio station to confirm it. crushed!

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  23. What? Narwhals are totally real. Or at least I have convinced people that they are... hahaha I'm terrible.

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  24. Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
    These shoes are so cool, I love the shiny material so much! Really like how you’ve put your whole outfit together!

    Have a great week,
    -Kati

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  25. the narwhal reminds of me futurama and how Fry named the narwhal Leelu. hahha....i love your whole bright outfit! super cute!

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  26. Ummmm this is adorable, you are adorable, and narwhals are my favorite animal :D Love!

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  27. Narwhals are pretty fantastic. It just makes me happy that they're real!
    Also, the colors in this outfit are so pretty! I love your adorable little bow flats. The narwhal pin is perfect too!

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  28. The Narwhal > all other animals

    Sweet top and cardi combo :)

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  29. that would be awesome...but it might mean that all the "bad" creatures existed, too. demons, sirens, vampires, werewolves?? lol.

    love your bag!

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