Creatures of Wonderland

“From the moment I fell down that rabbit hole I’ve been told where I must go and who I must be,” says Alice Kingsley. “I’ve been shrunk, stretched, scratched, and stuffed into a teapot. I’ve been accused of being Alice and of not being Alice. But this is MY dream. I will decide where it goes from here.” – Alice in Wonderland


As a child we were introduced to the spectacular wonders of adulthood through the stories livened by our elders. The achievement of a career well-pursued after. The moment a couple walked down the aisle in celebration of forever together. The minutes, hours, and days prepping for the arrival of a firstborn. Whether a particular second was resonated with a complete stranger, or a span of time shared between two love birds, there’s no definite weight to such special and invaluable moments other than those marveling in them. Oftentimes I find myself sit alone in a crowded arena and watch a bevy of passers-by materialize their characters with words and movements. I would wonder what their stories are–where they come from, and where they’re going to.


Every person’s like a novel–though some may have covers more embellished than others, the depth of ink scribbled through the pages can only be captured once perused through. I think our lives are the same way–we often become enwrapped in the glitz and glamour of chasing after fleeting, nonchalant wind but only come to realize (sooner or later) that they slip through the corners of our hands. Sometimes I feel like my life is like a helium balloon; much like the breezy air sweeping me off the ground to lands untraveled nor foreseen, I forget my humble beginnings and the reason behind the commencement of my journey (see HERE). Which is why when I found out about the Wicker Park carnival this past weekend, I wanted to re-connect with my inner child and her playful spirit by engaging in adrenaline-pumped rides, zippy merry-go-rounds, and elevated ferris wheel above concrete and humanity to resonate with the early stage of life when everything was jovial, simple and carefree.


In my outfit today I paired my vintage mint pleated skirt with some strappy sandals to bring out the unruffled, “gone-with-the-wind” look. I added color to the assemble by adding in a green belt of a seemingly darker hue and accessorized with double-tiered necklaces. My favorite item from this getup is my straw hat — the coral and mint bandeau added a pop of color to my pastel dress while resonating with its color hue. Completing the look with a mandarin-toned bag from Phillip Lim (similar HERE), which allowed me to carry just the essentials, I was ready to run with the chirpy little ones in line for the 10-story high revolving wheel! Up up and away, where my eye level soon became in tandem with the flock of birds flying by. As images materially unfold in front of me in a different light, I started to see my life more clearly. I was happy. And I felt more free 🙂

Xoxo~ Lena  images

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Credits: Jason J Photography


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