Friday, July 10, 2015

Seaside Exploration

It wouldn't be summer for me without a nautical-themed outfit post. You all know how I love my seaside towns, coastline, lighthouses, and beachy adventures. I also love nautical-themed clothing. I definitely couldn't pass up this red sailor Hell Bunny sweater when I saw it on clearance for only $25 at Hot Topic.

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I feel like I am really slacking in the blogging area, lately. I would normally try to do 2-3 posts a week, and now it seems I barely do one a week. I'm not sure what it is. I finished school, so that stress and time-sucker is gone. I have no other real obligations in my free time. I think I'm just exhausted for some reason. I never get enough sleep. I'm horrible at going to sleep at a decent hour and making sure I get enough each night. Some nights I only get 5 hours. You'd think that with all that time I'm not sleeping I could work on blogging, but I don't know. Something about staring at the computer for long periods of time just drains me and I need to just read a book or watch Netflix or go for a walk.

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Chris and I just finished binge watching 30 Rock, which took up a lot of time. I think maybe I just needed a very long break from worrying about getting things done on a certain schedule or by a deadline. It's very stressful to have to do that and after school, I think I sort of just let go of that mindset for a bit because I could, and that carried over to blogging. I love blogging and I have no intentions of stopping, but I think it is nice to not worry so much about it sometimes. Just let it happen naturally because in the end, it should never be something that causes stress. This is for me and it's something I enjoy, so I think it's important to do it at whatever pace is comfortable for you at the moment.

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I do want to be on top of my blogging game again. I want to not post about holidays weeks after. I want to post more often again. I know that the summer is usually also a time where I feel less inspired, fashion-wise. It gets hot and humid and I just end up wearing the same things all the time. I am most inspired in the fall and spring with the colors and layers and patterns and textures. I am counting down to October (but only October because I HATE WINTER).

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I had a really fun, but incredibly exhausting 4th of July weekend. I had Friday off since the holiday was a Saturday, and it was nice to have the long weekend. We had a bunch of people over on Thursday night for an impromptu party, our friend had a party the next night, I went to a cookout with Chris at his dad's on the 4th, and Sunday a few of us went to a big waterfall and state park. It was fun to get to see so many people in one weekend. Can't we just have long weekends all the time? :)

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Dress: Jennifer Lopez//Sweater: Hell Bunny//Shoes: LifeStride//Belt: Forever 21//Hat: Vintage//Sunglasses: Lucky Brand
My cousin and I made a list of trips to take this summer, both local and non-local and we have them all planned out for the weekends. I am really excited about them. I am glad to have another travel buddy! Expect lots of adventures in the next couple of months! Travel and getting to explore and see new places is very important to me, so I am always extremely happy when I get to do so. It means the world to me...Pun intended. ;)

4 comments:

  1. You look really cute! I was just telling my boyfriend Derek today that I feel like my outfits are boring because it is summer and it is too hot to be super cute. ughhh. I think your outfit is great though!

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  2. It's all right to slow down blogging! Sometimes you just want to think out your posts more, make them more meaningful, instead of just posting to make a post, you know? I can only manage one a week with all the other (nice) crud I've got going on, and I find it's satisfying enough. :D You're good, girl!

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  3. I know exactly how you feel with not feeling inspired in the summer. Its just too hot to get all dolled up. Its so much easy to just through on something lightweight and wear no makeup! My goal right now is to just have one outfit post on the blog once a week. That way I have just one day to go all out and the rest can be spent being lazy with my outfits, ha! I stopped shopping at Hot Topic years ago, but I might just pop in every once in awhile now ;)

    -Marie
    www.thatdarlingmarie.com

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  4. You look adorable and oh so stylish! Greetings from Italy :)

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