OOTD: The Bloom Effect.

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( Top: LOFT // Skirt: Target // Shoes: Marc Jacob // Sunglasses: LOFT // Earrings: Silpada)

Yesterday was a good day that consisted of church, fresh hamburgers, a long walk in the park with a good friend, and cleaning out my dresser.

I have a fair amount of clothes, some are years old, others are new additions. I clean out my wardrobe enough that I don’t have anything in it that isn’t my style. I don’t have anything in it that I wouldn’t wear. Which is great, it’s what I’m supposed to have, but since I have failed at minimalism, sometimes I lose items in the back of the drawer and don’t wear them for an entire season. It’s not that I don’t like them it’s just I forget I own them.

I’ve figured out how to work around this when it comes to my hanging clothes (obviously not a problem here) and my t-shirts (I roll them instead of fold them), but I can’t figure out how to do it with sweaters. My drawer is deep so I can’t roll them because I’d have to double layer them which would lead to the same problem as now. Does anyone have any good advice? The seasons are changing, but next year I’d like to wear all my clothes!

February Sun Daze:

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(Button down: LOFT // Tank: Old Navy // Jeans: LOFT // Boots: Lucchese)

I told my mom I felt like I was dressed like a cowgirl from the 80’s. When I tied my top at my belt she couldn’t help but laugh. The skinny jeans were saving me, if I had been wearing mom jeans (which seem to be making a comeback?) it would have really thrown it over the edge. I wasn’t planning on my shirt matching my jeans as dead on as they did, but I rolled with it. I also decided to roll with the giant sunspot in the middle of these photos, because, why not?  Continue reading

OOTD: Before the Snow

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(Boots: Kenneth Cole // Jeans: LOFT // Sweater: Similar // Necklace: Similar)

I don’t know if you’ve seen the news, but my area of North Carolina has about nine inches of snow and ice. Luckily, this outfit was shot the day before yesterday when it was still warm enough to shimmy out of my coat for a second.

Speaking of the weather I want to take a moment to talk about snow in the south. We get a lot of shit from the northerners about how we handle it. In some ways I get it a hundred percent, we are babies about it, nobody hates it more than I do. However when it comes to driving in we’re in different situations than them. We don’t have the number of plows to clear the roads, we don’t have winter tires, my Jeep doesn’t even have 4-wheel drive, and the big one: in the south the weather is so warm that the snow melts some during the day, which means that when we drop back down for the night everything is covered in black ice. We’re driving on uncleared roads in bad cars and on black ice. Continue reading

OOTD: Still Feelin’ Like Fall

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(Dress: Z Supply // Boots: Dan Post)

We’ve had a bit of a warm snap the last few days. It takes away from the Christmas spirit, but I’m not complaining because I hate the cold so much. When it comes to Christmas I still have a lot of shopping to do. I’ve done a few friends, but I still have basically all my family to do. How far along are you on holiday shopping?

The past few days my grandmother has been here while my granddad is in Canada visiting my aunt. Right now her and my mom are making cheese straws. I don’t know if you’ve ever had good cheese straws, but they are the best things. I practically forget how good they are until Christmas comes around and we start making them for neighbors. That’s a tradition I’m going to start when I move out. I’ve mentioned moving out, but I haven’t gotten there yet. The whole dying of Lyme has slowed that down, and I think my mom needs me here right now anyways. I’m perfectly fine with waiting, but I’m still daydreaming of decorating my own place.

OOTD: Uh Huh Honey

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(Hat: Etsy ValDesignsOnline)

I keep calling this hat my condescending southern ball cap. I’m kind of in love with it, of course it’s something you can only wear to certain places, but grocery shopping is more fun in it. I’ve started to wear hats more in general, or at least I’m trying to, I keep buying them then wearing them every now and then. I’m working on it.

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( Top: Forever 21 // Jeans: Banana Republic // Booties: Steve Madden )

OOTD: Otters and the Color Purple

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(Top: H&M // Jeans: American Eagle // Sandals: Target)

(Earrings: Target // Bracelets: Alex & Ani)

Hey y’all, I lied in that last post when I said I was almost better, because here we are two weeks later and I’m finally trying to say it again. Let’s hope it’s true this time- I’ve been fighting Lyme Disease for four months now. It’s a really really terrible illness, full of painful body and joint aches, high fevers, exhaust, dizzy spells, nausea, oh, yeah and those sinus infections I had. So, I’m really praying that we’re done with that now.

I figured I must feel better, because I took time to put makeup on today, which hasn’t happened all summer. And my mom has stopped asking me what I need every five minutes, which means she thinks I’m well enough to get it myself.

But anyways, more outfit details below, because you can’t see much of it from the overall shot!

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OOTD: The Dress of my Dreams

IMG_4802( Dress: Anthropologie // Sandals: Target // Earrings: Gift)

Do you ever find a item of clothing that you love with everything in you… but then you look at the price and are reminded why you never go into that store to begin with. It happens about every time I walk into Anthropologie. I love, love, love the store, but I can’t really afford it. But I go in anyways, and this time I was in luck, because I was armed with small gift card and graced with a sweet sales lady who let me use my birthday month discount even though it was the month after my birthday month.

It was still more than I should spent, and as I swiped my card I had second thoughts. Yet I brought it home and when I put it on for the first time I realized that I had a great piece that I probably would always be in love with. I wore it to a business meeting and I’ll wear it to go get dinner with the girls. So maybe I didn’t make such a bad choice after all. After all everyone’s all about the slow fashion movement now and making bigger purchases that will last. Maybe it’s time for me to completely get on board with that.

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