Friday, August 05, 2011

Gypsy Woman

I’ve got a bit of gypsy in me; my great grandparents emigrated from Hungary. I blame my Eastern European blood for my nomadic tendencies.

I lived in the same house for all of my remembered childhood, but longed to move. Every night, I would pray that our house would burn down so that we could start fresh elsewhere. New places and new beginnings have always appealed to me.

Once I left home for college, I changed residences, if not states, every few months. I kept up my nomadic pattern until I moved to Cincinnati. I’ve been here, in the same house, for almost seven years. My wanderlust is as strong as ever, but I’m able to satisfy it in small doses: with business trips and vacations. Eventually, though, I’ll move on. I just hope my cats are good travelers.

Are you a wanderer?


Dress, To The Max. Belt, H&M. Scarf, flea market. Shoes, Libby Edelman. Bag, Mossimo. Earrings, Aldo. Bracelets, Epcot Morocco and swap.



Photos by Beefy Muchacho

21 comments:

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

I do have wanderlust, but my cats say "NO! NO!" so I mostly do vacations. Cats fear change. I love your look, you really work the head scarf beautifully.

Della said...

Being a military child I'm rather nomadic- except now that I'm in college I've really got to stay put to finish up properly. :)

Those heels are amazing!

Healthy and Homemade said...

Oh my goodness I love this outfit! Every detail is absolutely perfect =)

Alyssa said...

Gorgeous outfit! I especially love the shoes.

I'm also a wanderer. I have been in the same city now for 6 years, but at least I have moved 4 times. But, I think a new city will be in order in a few years.

Megan said...

I am certainly a wanderer- though I did spend 10 years in Cincinnati as a child and teen. That's why I especially love your photos with Cincy landmarks! After Cincinnati it was TN, AZ, NC, and now NM! I'd say I get the itch to move on every 3 years. I guess it keeps thing interesting! I love the dress and the head scarf definitely gives it a gypsy vibe.

...bill said...

I played Juan, the Crown Prince of Wanderlust in a high school play... But I had a solid decade of travel, and got that out of my system years ago. =]

(it looks like you took a trip to the jungle during the photos for this:)

the doctor said...

I hope that you will accept a compliment from an old Brit. , gosh you are a beautiful young lady .

RETRO REVA said...

Cincy has been my longest "home' as well! I too have a tough time staying in one place too long, but Rod is the opposite, so I suppose I'll keep up my gypsy lifestyle the same way, via car-trips!
I love your hair this way and awesome bag!!!!!!!!
If u remember, please e-mail me re: the Macy's "shop", as I will forget and love to support the workshop!
Also, if you take up your roots, you must give us all ample warning ;)
xXx
Reva

I Art Fashion said...

Great outfit.
Loving the handbag.
I would like to wonder, but don't the dinero to do it :)

My Heart Blogged said...

I would love to be more of a wanderer but it's not as easy as I thought. I love to travel, and visit new places though.

Debra said...

If you move on, what about Beefy?

Sheila said...

Ooh, fantastic dress and love the shoes!

I am not a wanderer at all. I live in the same city I was born in (and my mom and grandmother were born here), within a mile from the hospital I was born at! I have only moved 5 times in my entire life, and only 4 times as an adult! I've been in my current home for over 10 years.

Beefy Muchacho said...

Debra- Thanks for thinking of me... I'm from Cincinnati, and have lived here all my life. I love it here, but I love Kasmira more, and so if her wanderlust proves too strong for good ol' Cincy to contain her, I just hope wherever the new place may be has a lively job market.

Kasmira said...

Phew, I'm glad Beefy's coming along! I need his help to wrangle the cats! (And to be my big sweetie.)

JavaChick said...

I am completely opposite. I like to stay put. I have lived in 3 different provinces. I have been here in Saint John, NB for almost 12 years now. About 2 1/2 years in bought a house and have been there ever since. The thought of moving to a new house causes all kinds of anxiety; hoping we don't for a very long time. :)

Celynne said...

I have the misfortune of moving a lot, but almost always in the same city. I've lived in two different towns in my whole life, but moved a total of 19 times and lived in the same house twice hah.

TsunamiJane said...

I like the idea of moving around but have not done much of it. Have you ever bought a house only to live in it for a few years?

Kasmira said...

TsunamiJane - I'm in my first owned home. I've lived in it for almost 7 years. I think I'll rent in the future, though.

The Tote Trove said...

Great outfit! Very gypsy goes Hollywood. To answer your question, I'm afraid I lack even the faintest hint of wanderlust, being a homebody hooked on routine. But I admire your moxie and wish you happy travels should the spirit move you!

Anonymous said...

So, "Üdvözlet magyarországról!!" (Greetings from Hungary!!) can you speek the language, too? Love your blog,very inspiring and different- sometimes, lurking here...:-))
love, kate

Kasmira said...

Kate - I don't know a word of Hungarian! Shameful, I know! Thanks for visiting!