June 1, 2010


I've been feeling a little MIA for the past few days, I've just been sorting through the clutter that is my mind I guess. I can't even explain how many changes have taken place in my life in the past few months. After a horrible Winter that chewed me up and spit me out I was loving the freedom that I'd found by March. I started my business, found new friendships and was really finding myself again (sorry, that's super corny!). I guess we're slaves to our vices though and after relishing this new freedom I sunk back into some destructive habits again. I think I thought I was over things more than I actually was. I so wanted to be past all the bad that I slapped on a brave face and said "yup. I'm good now." Apparently, I wasn't.

Anyways, a close friend finally (Thank God)  brought the fact that I wasn't coping, as well as I thought, to my attention. And, apparently, THAT'S OK. I'm human. I make mistakes, I get hurt. "None of us get a how-to guide, we're all just kind of winging it." (via Post Secret). As soon as this very simple fact made it through my thick skull I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I'm back to taking chances again, in work, love and life. I don't want to wait on the side lines for fear of getting hurt. We only live once and I don't want to look back and be bored. I want to know that I gave it everything I had, even if it all completely blows up in my face!

So this is my clean slate outfit. All neutrals, super comfy and freeing. I can move and run and jump in this.I have my "rebel" (haha) cuff on and my studded belt, so I feel pretty fierce! But I also have my safety blanket scarf on and a very cozy sweater. 

Dress, Sweater and Scarf: Le Chateau
Shoes and Cuff: Aldo
Belt: Gap
Necklace: Self Made

Lovely: Having a friend that realizes you need a shoulder before you even realize it. (Thanks, you know who you are!) 

Also, a special Thank You to all you guys that come and read my blog! You make me little kid happy inside each day!! 


  1. I just love your leggings! So cute. This whole outfit is great.

    :) Marcie

  2. I love this outfit so much :)

  3. I adore this look. Great twist on the LBD for day.
    And your necklace is fantastic!

  4. Whit1.6.10

    I absolutely love this outfit, and the honesty in your post. I'm glad to hear that you have such wonderful friends to help you through tough times - what would us ladies do without our girls? Keep writin, keep stylin, and most of all, keep smilin... :)

  5. You are truly an amazing virtual friend. We are all facing challenges of some sort! Thanks for sharing.
    I love this look on you, Sweet but Naughty!

  6. So adorable :) I wish I could get away with wear my knee highs like that.

    I've been where you're at several times. You think you're okay and it only takes one particular moment in time to make you realize really quickly that you're not.


  7. cute outfit love your belt, glad to hear your on the right track :) positivity and a good gut laugh everyday is the best medicine!!!

  8. I love your outfit. Casual and comfy and cute.

    I'm so glad you made this post! My winter was pretty rough too, but things are finally starting to turn around although not without some challenges. I know how you feel <3 Hang in there, and you will get to where you need to be :) You are gorgeous and have awesome style. Keep that in mind!

    PS...I named you in an award on my blog :)

  9. feel better soon, hun! :D

    i love this whole gray-white-black ensemble on you!!! awesome! :D

  10. Glad to hear you are feeling better - friends are the best! I love it when they look after you (and then you can return the favour later).

    This is a great outfit and that gorgeous cuff makes it.

  11. great outfit! glad you're feeling better :)

  12. What a great friend to have! I hope you're feeling better. Your "clean slate" outfit is perfect.


    I had a good laugh about your MacGyver comment. ;)

  13. This is such a wonderful post--so honest and lovely. I'm so glad you found my blog so I could find yours. Come back soon :-)

    You look fantastic here!! Love everything about this outfit.

  14. Great layers!! I am loving the tall gray socks!


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