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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Everything looks perfect from far away


I wish...


I wish I had long legs.



I wish I could go to the beach.



I wish I had more confidence.



I wish I was a little more glamorous.



I wish I had money to burn.



I wish I had a sister.



I wish I took more risks.



I wish I was a little more wild.



I wish I had a maid.



I wish I could eat junk food all day and never gain a pound.



I wish I could travel around the world with my best friend.



I wish I could fly away.



But most of all I wish I didn't wish for any of these things. Because then my life would be perfect.

114 comments:

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

I wish I didn't wish for any od these things, sigh envy kills.
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Fashion Court said...

when i was younger, i always wished i had a sister. haha.

i agree with so many things on your list. i just found an old livejournal entry of mine (let me just say - it brought back memories in a baaad way) and it sort of depressed me how i ragged on myself. stay strong darling <3

Leah said...

Yeah, who needs a perfect life? That's so boring!!! Hahaha!

Happy Tuesday Jen! xoxo

Fashion Court said...

oh and i JUST saw this on michellephan's youtube site and i thought it as appropriate to share

"being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. it means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections."

Barry said...

I wish you were closer.

There are SO many things about you that amaze and inspire me Jennifer. You're beautiful to me just the way you are.

Style Artisan said...

I wish my day off wasn't almost over!

I love the way you illustrated this post. Very creative and imaginative!

She Wore It Well said...

I have long legs and live 10 minutes walk from the beach.. yet I wish for so many things that I cannot have. We all want what we haven't got ha!

I too, wish I had a sister.

xoxo

♥ Cara Mia ♥ said...

right now wishing i could fly away seems to fit! :) what a great post

♥♥♥

Iva said...

I think you are just perfect as you are!!

Betty and Veronica said...

Thats pretty bang on to what I would wish, except I already have a sis (she's kinda a brat, but I wouldnt trade her in for the world.)

Great post!
Mara

Josie said...

This is such a lovely post! And the pictures are absolutely gorgeous.
Thank you for stopping by my blog -- it's my first time on yours, and I'm loving it. Can't wait for more!
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, this picture essay was better than most magazine editorials.

Style, She Wrote said...

Beautiful post and images. I think if you really wish these things you should make it your goal to do one of them this year. I made a list a couple of years ago and have been scratching at least one thing off per year - it's been an amazing ride!

Julie (ROJ) said...

I really like when you use so many images....like a picture book

Christen said...

You and I might be the same person. I could have written this word for word. Beautiful images.

Sandy said...

I wish you were closer too.
And I wish it was Spring ... Summer would be better. :)

.:JoaNNa:. said...

I also wish I had long legs! and having a sister, and of course eating junk food without gaining a single pound. but I guess if I had them I would wish for something else more! Humans are never satisfied, huh? I'd rather keep wishing than having nothing to wish of because it would be boring haha.

oh, and you're perfect just the way you are ;)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful wishes...I have a sister and I realize I need to be more grateful that I have her. Some of your wishes can be turned into reality. Go For It! I believe in you!

Kisses,
Stephnaie

JUST ME said...

That was a perfect post. Because I wish all those things too.

MissKellie said...

What a wonderful post. :) I agree with almost every single thing on your list.

http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/

Jill said...

cute post!

Mouthwash said...

:( i think this just may have slightly depressed me.

Great wishes though!

Amber
ambersmouthwash

OneCraftyFox said...

Wow, now you're making me wish for all these things too :)

Kristen said...

.......come down now, but we'll stay.

I totally get this post. I love the song such great heights by iron and wine, and have errantly wished for a lot of those things...but when I *really* think about it... I've got it pretty good and am pretty happy to play with the cards I've been dealt.

Big Red said...

"I wish I was a little bit taller. Wish I was a baller..."

I hear ya girl. Good pictures to go along with the list!

June Paski said...

great post, I really love what you said at the end of the post

xxx

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Love the post and the sentiments behind it. We all can agree with that I think. Some of those I bet you can change, small steps!

Inspiration in Italy said...

I love your thoughts Jennifer because I think we can all relate to them. We all wish different things, we all want things to be different that we can't change. It is very difficult to forget about what we cannot change and to be content with the way things are. When I think these thoughts, I realize I guess life isn't really about what I want. Earthly posessions will all fade away, so will physical beauty, fame, and all the riches in the world. Although no one can help wishing for them!!!

Wow you really make me think! :)
xx
Rachel

Amelia is... said...

It is hard not to wish for the things you don't have in your life.

www.ameliais.blogspot.com

Nicole Andrea said...

I agree with thing in the list but then true if we got all of this Life Would be perfect!! Who wants that??? It'd be boring as hell!!!

Nicole Andrea said...

*everything

Andie said...

IM LOVIN THESE PICS :D

http://blair-waldork.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Such a lovely post, Jennifer! I too would love to be at the beach right now. I'm sick of looking at snow.

facts said...

beautiful photos looks great awesome

smile said...

beautiful images
especially that girl beside car is too good

knk said...

i like to visit your blog 100 times in a day if you visit my blog once

Imogen said...

I have to say I wish for most of the things in this post too especially more confidence, risk taking and money. But I honestly think you are amazing the way you are and you don't need to change. I just gave you an award on my blog so please check it out (although I just noticed that Fashion Court gave you the same one!)

Couture said...

I love this post! It's so right!

Judith
http://couture-and-beauty.blogspot.com/

Robin said...

My dad always says, "Happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you have." I'm trying.

Lucky for you, though, that so many of these things are acheivable if you set out for them!

Talk Pretty To Me said...

Oh Darling, you are FABULOUS! I always wished I had a sister too, but I have my girlfriends and they are even better :) AND don't we all wish we had legs like those! In all fairness she's got huge heels on and someone pays her to workout so her legs stay like that! When someone pays me to hit the gym I will look like that too!

xoxo
J

www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

daisychain said...

you, my darling, are wonderful just as you are.

Nina said...

Jen ... this post is soooo spot on ...

DiamondsandTulle said...

Thanks for your comment! Love this post. Envy - it's something so hard to avoid, but you have the right idea.

xx Vivian
http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Manon said...

Such an adorable and lovely post!
I agree with you.

Sasha said...

I LOOVE this! I want longer legs and to travel the world with my best friend. Sigh. If only, right?! <3 xoxo

kpeach said...

utterly amazing post xo

Jaime said...

I think I agree 100% lol. I wish I wish I wish!

OceanDreams said...

I loved this post...I too wish for many things, but you are right. Life isn't perfect and sometimes we can find the greatest things in our imperfections. :)

This is Jade FM said...

oooh what an amazing entry! I really wish all of the things that u listed! But at the end you're right my life would be perfect! and perfection is boring.
xoxo Jade

Blicious said...

i love this post!!!! the pictures are great. you are so cute!

xoxo

Is This Real Life? said...

ah great post!

mariam said...

This is so cute. Aw thanks for the comment it was so sweet. Cute blog! Keep stopping by! :))

http://www.littlevoguette.blogspot.com

Sherin said...

I love this! I wish I could go to the beach right now, and that I was a bit glamorous! I love the pictures you chose as well.

midnight bloom said...

i WISH that all your wishes shall come true!! with the tap of my wand... in another world.. or a dream or tommorow.. the time is up to you. xx

www.themidnightbloom.blogspot.com

JoJo said...

I really enjoyed the post! I have 2 sisters and they are both awesome!
http://lilfashionprincess.blogspot.com

chandra h said...

. . . I am thinking it's a sign that the freckles
In our eyes are mirror images and when
We kiss they're perfectly aligned
And I have to speculate that God himself
Did make us into corresponding shapes like
Puzzle pieces from the clay
True, it may seem like a stretch, but
Its thoughts like this that catch my troubled
Head when you're away when I am missing you to death
When you are out there on the road for
Several weeks of shows and when you scan
The radio, I hope this song will guide you home.

I hope the title reference was to "Such Great Heights" ? LOL
:)
i love this post. i completely agree.

<3

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Jennifer, I just love your.. ...Iwish!
Your list and photos are just great!!!
Hope you're having a nice day so far!
Betty xx

Vicki said...

I love this post!!!! its my fav post uve done so far!! :)
good news my dear! u won a keychain on my giveaway :)
send me your address and ill get it in the post to you, thanks for entering and supporting my blog,
vicki, xo

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Jade "Purple" Brown said...

im with you on eating junk food and not gaining a single pound!

j"p"b

Ela said...

I wish you wouldn't change a thing. LOVE you just as you are!
Sooo with you on the sister thing though ;)
xo

Patty Ann said...

wow that was such a good post!!! totally bookmarking this post!

love,
patty ann
AlphaBetaChic Blog

Melanie's Randomness said...

We are so much alike girl that it's unbelievable! I spent basically all of today wishing. But people can make their dreams come true! I think you are amazingly glamorous & to have the confidence you have to blog is soo inspiring to me!!

The perfect world, hmmm. I got a friend who gets everything she wants, does anything she wants & seems to have everything she ever wished. She's one of the most miserable people I know tho. It's almost like she can't get happy. I think its better to live in an un-perfect world because those days where things happen to be perfect will be extra amazing. hehe. =)

Seriously Jen thank you for being you!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Jennifer I LOVE this post! Though I already have a younger sister; what I've always wished for was an older brother!! :)

betz said...

this is a very great post Jen! the last wish made me nod and smile and celebrate my far from perfect life. seriously, i can relate in every single wish you have. =)

xx,
betz
http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

CMA said...

dont wish...enjoy the life you have!
thanks for sharing as always
and thanks for the sweet comments, i really appreciate it!

-cma
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

Treacle said...

This post makes me sigh. I wish I was more perfect too.

Oh, and that photo of Beyonce in the ballet fetish shoes is too, too hot!

nookie said...

I wish I had some of those:)

Savvy Gal said...

I wish you a great day!! xo

Audrey Allure said...

such a great post! love it :)

roxybelle said...

I don't think I've ever fallen so in love with a blog before in my life. Everything here is inspiring :)

http://roxxybelle.blogspot.com

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post and photos, darling! I have many of the same wishes!

xoxox,
CC

dancinginchiffon said...

great post darling...i too wish that i could have longer legs,lol!

The Trendy Fashionista said...

I love your "I wish list". It's an excellent idea. I agree with you. If people had all of what they wished for then life wouldn't be interesting anymore. It would be perfect.
I hope you're having a wonderful week.
Sorry for the late reply

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

Vivi said...

Think of all your wishes and blow a candle!

Love,

xxx

perfectionishuman said...

I wish I could see myself through the eyes of other people.

Elaine said...

Yeah...we all wish for things we can't have...but we should alsob e grateful for the things we DO have!

Don't forget to enter to win a tankini of your choice!

clothedmuch.blogspot.com

Everyone loves fashion said...

awwwwwww this is such a great and lovely idea! love the last sentence!

English Rose ♥ said...

this was such a beautiful post - the pictures complimented the words perfectly and its scary how i wish for everything on your list too.

I'd love to go shopping with you someday darling, we'd have a blast =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

Pop Champagne said...

Awwww cute post. I wish I was a little taller too. I am greatful for my sisters!

tacatuca said...

hello! We follow you.
kisses!

Sonya said...

I wish all of these things, too!

http://sonyasark.blogspot.com/

ElodieVeryPetit said...

Think about what people wish they had that you have and stop thinking about what you wish you had !

Kristin said...

Life may not be perfect but it's yours right! And that's not so bad at all. : )

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

those wishes sound pretty good!
i wish i could be invisible (literally) when i want to be!! LOL!
xox alison

trishie said...

i'm with you on #1!

michelle_ said...

nobody is perfect !
is everybody is, then the world will be boring . its those challenges that will make u become a better person . :D

many thanks for the sweet comments .
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gleenn said...

I'm with you. For that I wish I didn't wish for all these things :)

sigh...

Sara said...

I wish I could travel the world with my best friend too! Or just travel the world. I wish I had slimmer thighs :D

Vanilla said...

such a cute post :) I wish I could find the perfect LBD finally :)

Love vanilla

Miiicha said...

hah, great post :D

|| M

Lucie said...

Oh my goodness, so do i! Im 5'5 but look about 4 foot, haha. I have to have my mother turn work trousers and jeans up for me in order for them not to drag along the floor. But I have tall friends, and most of them HATE being tall - so i suppose im happy!

lucie
tasteslikevogue.blogspot.com
x

janettaylor said...

The fist pic is super cool!

Have a lovely weekend!

KIRAFASHION said...

so deep...

Domino said...

I loved your post.
And I totally agree with you, but when I was younger I would have been OVERJOYED if I had a twin.
But people who have a "perfect" life never have any substance to themselves.
Great Blog. Come visit mine (:
http://domino-fashionprodigy.blogspot.com

Yours Truly,
Domino

Phoebe Rose said...

Aw I love this post! I wish I had a sister too, MKA are so cute :)

http://flowergirlfashion.blogpsot.com

Missy said...

fab post x

Missy
For everything about fashion:
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Nikita said...

beautiful post. thanks for visiting my blog!

nikitaetmode.blogspot.com

Bug said...

This was a great post and so true. All this wishing only keeps us away from enjoying the wonderful like we truly have. Thanks for this reminder. Have a great weekend.

inbugsdrawers.blogspot.com

em.me.ma said...

cute blog<3

www.yellowscarff.blogspot.com

lauren lanza osias said...

such is life, right? you can totally do some of those things...maybe not the sister, the eating and not getting fat, having a maid...but you can take risks, be more glamourous, be a little more wild and confidant. because being is so much more fun...

oh and you can totally have longer legs, buy a pair of 5 inch nude platform pumps and some high waisted skirts and pants, instant long legs ;)

http://laurenlanzaosias.blogspot.com

I am Khatu said...

I wish I was taller,
I wish I was a baller...

Lisa said...

I wish for every single one of those things too, except for the sister part as I already have two. :) Love all the pretty photos!

Daisy Chain Adventures said...

aww lovely post, great ending comment too :)
xxx
http://daisychainadventures.blogspot.com/

Nanangel said...

really i love this post... nice
comeintoourroom.blogspot.com

eliza said...

i wish i had money & a maid too! this is a great post :) also, thank you for visiting my blog & leaving such a sweet comment :)

www.messyourhairup.blogspot.com

Sophia said...

Wow. I love this. So, so much. I wish for many things also, and just like you, if we didn't concentrate on what we wish we had our lives could be perfect.

Much love,
Sophia

Inspiration in Italy said...

Jennifer, it's me again! Hey do you have an email address that I can reach you at? I just had a quick question...

Thanks,
Rachel

yiqin; said...

Best post ever.

Amy said...

this is so great!

www.shoegossipgirl.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Love.

SL said...

Thank you so so much for my adorable sweet comment - so kind of you!!!

I love your blog too. SO much.
Keep in touch.

LOVE LOVE LOVE
sl.

www.babyisasinner.blogspot.com

jos xx said...

this is by far one the of the best posts jen. I love it!

jos xx

jos xx said...

this is by far one the of the best posts jen. I love it!

jos xx

jos xx said...

this is by far one the of the best posts jen. I love it!

jos xx