OK….my post title is inspired by what I am currently reading; where’d you go Bernadette by Maria Semple, pretty good book and the story is about a Seattle family which is a plus, I love reading books based where I currently live. So my outfit is super simple with a splash of color/spring feel, very comfortable and can be worn both at daytime to run errands or at night for a drink or casual party if you wear some heels and add a cute statement necklace. I thought it was funny at first when I found this floral blazer because I wouldn’t have purchased it if not for having seen someone wearing it that day, so when I saw it….I was like..hell yeah, I could totally rock this!
Blazer & Pants – H&M
Shoes – Breckless brogues on amazon
Totally out of the blue, but when I was writing this post an ad came on T.V about “female inc.” some sort of female empowerment program that inspires females to be bold and proud of who they are, showcase their talents, try out their abilities without fear etc.. and I thought of how scared I was at first to publicize my blog..I honestly was very against it because I was scared, when taking outfit pics outdoors I felt kind of silly and vain even…like seriously, I am not like the best dressed female in town, am horrible at doing my own make-up/hair….but seeing how other bloggers owned their personal taste and put themselves out there(despite the mean comments from some people), my insecurities fell, I got inspired to share and get to have a creative outlet I enjoy. If you don’t feel like a rockstar and frequently compare yourself to others, let that fall behind and chose to be bolder, confident in your own way. “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the common place, the slaves of ordinary” – Cicel Beaton
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“My thoughts are stars I could not fathom into constellations” – John Green
“I write because I do not know what I think until I read what I say” – Flannery O’Connor
“To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.” – e.e cummins
“First, I am very fascinated by how everyone loves each other, but nobody really likes each other ” – John green
“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear, and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)..” – e.e cummings
I also binge read other blogs I like, and hadn’t had a chance to read recently. It’s so refreshing for me to read other people’s perspective on things related to daily
boring everyday life, and I also like getting inspired in terms of food, style, working out etc, some of my faves are delightfully tacky by Elizabeth, twenty seven by Michelle and Curious Natalia. I find this ladies blogs “from the heart” and very unique and personal. It’s obviously very brave for people to share their lives with the wide world web (the good and bad) and I respect such content, despite my disagree-ability or agree-ability. I honestly hope my blog will go into a similar direction, something someone can relate to, not just nice photos/clothes.
Today was weird, I woke up thinking I had the day off and was really confused when work called me to go in….ooppss!, I can’t keep track of my days anymore..
I also can’t wait for this week to end, its been hellish, but I am trying to stay positive. Do you guys ever miss school/classes?, I do.. I miss learning new things and being excited to finish projects in college, and I honestly can’t wait to go back because I am really struggling to like my new work position. I don’t want to quit just because am unhappy there, I know its only temporary so I’ll give it my best and hopefully things will look up soon.
yay to career change thoughts!!
Stay positive friends, it’s almost spring 🙂
I think summer came early in the pnw and am not complaining, the weather has been gorgeous all week and I finally got to enjoy it today, even though I have become accustomed to the rainy and cloudy days. My work week has been very eventful and I couldn’t wait to get a break from all of that, and soak up on some vitamin D.
I almost never wear jeans, since I spent half of my teenage life in jeans, so I decided to double it up!, I used a red belt to pop some color since my shoes matched the denim haha, I needed comfortable shoes I could walk in.
Denim shirt: old navy// pants: HM//shoes: target
tips on a double denim look: wear a different tones of denim, don’t accessorize with more than 2 items, wear different color shoes or belt.
Do y’all (pun intended) like the other side of WA?, I felt a little “mid western/southern cowboy” I have to say. I enjoyed playing with the sunset because I never get the chance to take sunset photos, it was fun.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit
Things am really excited about right now? having a day off from the long stretch of draining work days. I love my job, but working with sick people who constantly need you for help can be draining in ways I cannot describe. My whole thing was looking forward to binge-watching madmen, listening to my favorite audiobook (the goldfinch) on my commute from work and hanging out with my favorite person, but I have finished both madmen and the book and I don’t know what to do with myself anymore! I got into Hart of dixie for a while because of all the cute outfits the cast wears but I just fell off that train (too much cliches in the storyline) and started watching parks and rec for some laughs. It’s also unbelievable that January is almost over and tax season is upon us (yes please). I have to say that I am loving my new attitude in this cold and grey weather, I have been very outdoorsy, trying new things, complaining less…..lets hope this carries on until spring.
I didn’t realize how much school consumed my life until now, even though i have a full-time job, I feel so free (even though i wish i had more hours in day) and “normal”, i guess the fact that i was always a full-time student for the last four years had just become a normal for me and stress was part of my life without even noticing.
On other news, I recently wore this cute top from f21. I went to the mall to use up my hm gift card and could not resist popping into f21 after I got an email stating all sale items were 50% off!!!, unfortunately i didn’t get a sale item(after hrs of searching for something cute – everything was in large sizes 🙁 ), so I walked to the spring section and fell in love with this fabric:
So I ended up with the peter pan collar crop top(i live for the 60s 🙂 ) and a jumper/romper with the same fabric, I haven’t worn the romper yet, but here are more pics of the crop top:
– purejackie –
This season for some odd reason all my dreams are comprised of camel colored Blazers/coats, despite the fact that it’s not fall anymore but who care about rules?.I love how subtle and warm the color is, and the many possibilities you have with it in terms of outfits. I recently pinned this outfit;
And then my sister wore a similar outfit on her birthday (and no, she didn’t know about my obsession) – you know what they say about great minds 😊
This is what she wore as she celebrated her birthday and ran errands around the city (Nairobi)
I fell in love with the washed out jeans and how well the leopard print flats went with the whole outfit ( as far as we are concerned here, leopard print is neutral 😉)
Am left wishing I was back home so I could steal some pieces of this outfit, and enjoy the 70 degree weather too…