Friday's Recap + Outfit

Like I had said yesterday, Mike and I bundled up before heading out to CarMax... It really has been unbearably cold here. Unbearably for me is like the 30s in the daytime. Or anytime actually. We Tennesseans don't take too well to cold temperatures. It was nice to be able to wear my new coat and circle scarf though! We didn't photograph the dress underneath (one of my new faves!) because we weren't really planning on using these as outfit photos anyhow. But prompted by an anonymous comment that I woke up to, I figured I'd forgo the outfit post today in lieu of this one. More on that in a minute.

dress (underneath): charlotte russe, tights: target, flats: target, caridgan (underneath): target, coat: h&m, glasses: st. marks row, scarf: forever 21 men

Okay, so what anonymous comment you ask? This one: "While I do always love all of your outfits, they are beginning to look a redundant. Are there any other styles that you are considering adding to your wardrobe?" It wasn't rude in the slightest (thank goodness... we all hate rude anon comments, right?), I do wish it hadn't been anonymous. Why? So I could track them down and cyber-bully them? No, silly. But so I could have an actual conversation with this person. It feels better to talk to an actual someone than to an ominous sort-of-existing-idea-of-a-person. Anyway, that's not the point. I responded to this person by politely saying "No, i don't think so" in regards to my wardrobe expanding. I really just don't have any desire to do anything different. It's ironic that it comes right now considering I have been blogging all week about how I've went out of my comfort zone to try colored tights (and I love them!)... that's a big big change for me. I'm a feminine dress, cardigan, tights and flats kind of gal. I don't wear much else than that because I don't like to. I don't want to (and won't) expand my stuff to please everyone else simply to be deemed stylish or fashionable (two things I don't consider myself now). I don't blog outfits to show off all of my clothes or be daring and new. I just do it to hold me accountable for getting dressed in the morning (sad, isn't it? haha). After a comment to maybe try colored tights, it took me SIX MONTHS to even dare. Maybe I'm comfortable... maybe I'm just playing it safe... but I don't feel like I'm in a rut or anything. Plus, I'm finally out of my "I need to buy EVERYTHING!" stage. After the flood and losing all of my shoes/jackets, I've been trying to find ways to wear what I DID save. That's why I wear flats every day. I am not a shoe person. Never have been, probably never will be. I'd rather buy cardigans and dresses all day everyday and wear the same pair of shoes until I die. I also kindly said that there are plenty of fashion blogs out there with incredibly diverse wardrobes and styles.. maybe those would be more fitting for that person. I don't consider my blog a fashion blog at all. That's not why I'm here. I also just realized that I've typed like a million sentences but I've failed to actually say anything. I often think about doing something "different"... maybe boots (but most don't fit me well)... maybe scarves (the only ones I've liked thus far is the one I'm wearing here)... maybe pants (but who am I kidding? I hate pants). I honestly feel totally fine in my dresses and cardigans. I honestly own 3 pairs of flats (all black) and 2 pairs of boots (leather fringe cowboy boots). I don't wear heels (I lost them all in the flood anyway). Redundant or not, my blog doesn't exist solely for showing my clothes. But if you have any suggestions of things you think might look neat or nice or just a fun experiment, don't hesitate to send them my way. (But do realize that I have sort of pigeon-holed myself in my style and my music choices haha. Just like my clothes... if you don't have the same sorts of taste and aesthetic as I do, you may find my choices to be lacking. I just find them to be finely-curated haha).

That wasn't meant to be that long-winded, but I'm running out of battery life at Panera and I can't bother going back and editing (lazy bee alert!). Hopefully the moral of the story that was received was me being open to suggestions of things to try, but only what is pre-existing in my closet. My priorities have changed dramatically since the flood and I just can't find it in me to go shopping like I used to. It's wasteful and a bit ridiculous haha. But I also realize that I need to grow as a person and with my style... so I'm open to change! For once! haha 

While I'm here, I might as well leave you with two pictures of my little loves. Georgia needs a manicure STAT, that's for sure. Aren't they precious though? I'm thankful for them every single day! 

Hopefully tonight proves to be a better night at work than last night... I go in at 9pm and I was cut at 11. (Would've been sooner but Mike was working the door until then). I made a whopping $6 in 2 hours! (The least, by far, that I have ever ever ever ever made). Of course our tab was $6 so I left with $0 haha. It's a testament to just how finicky a job in bartending can be. One night I'm making bank, the next proves to be incredibly difficult. Tis life! xo


  1. You are that little ray of sunshine at the end of a rainy day that makes everything all right. That's why I check in everyday...your fashion photos are cute and you have a style that is unique to you... I like it. Keep it up.

  2. you already know..i love your outfits.
    but i love dresses and cardigans and could wear them 24/ i am the same as you.
    i am trying to expand my vintage wardrobe..but it's hard finding anything in WV & doing etsy i am sometimes afraid it wont fit correctly...

    i def. know it is hard to change from your usual "uniform/comfort zone"..every time i go shopping with my mother..i tell her i like a piece of clothing and she always says
    "dont you have something like that already.." hahaha...

    trying out the colored tights have been working wonderfully for you...
    i love your outfits..keep them coming...

  3. I love the way you dress! And I don't find it redundant at all there's nothing wrong with having a comfort zone in the way you dress, its not like you wear the same thing every day. why would you want to wear something you don't feel comfortable in! that's just my opinion anyways :)
    And you defiantly have the most adorable doggys

  4. yes you are right it got quite cold her in TN! it went from summer to winter...where is fall lol! guess who I went to meet yesterday, laura at music city tat. i plan on her doing my next piece when i have enough funds :) ironically i work one street away from their place so i pass it everyday!

  5. I love dresses and cardigans. They're my go-to pieces and I can always switch them around and add accessories to make them different (and I notice that you've been doing this too!) Keep on being beautiful!

  6. Great response to your anonymous commenter, Kaelah. Keep on being your awesome self! And I've just gotta say, I'm loving your coat and glasses from this outfit.

    How's Pip doing?

  7. I LOOOOVE your style!!
    I am always in dresses and cardigans they are just SOOOO comfy!!!
    you look so adorable in all your outfit posts, can't wait to see more of your beautiful style!!!!!!
    Have a lovely day,

  8. I adore your style, I love your outfits! I'm with you on the shoes deal, I don't like high heels and I'm not too much of a boot person. I wear my converse with everything, literally and I like it that way. ;)

    Also, the colored tights look GREAT on you! Love them!

  9. your styles precious! it's you, everyone has something they lean toward, whether it's jeans and a t, or a dress and flats. i mean, get over it anonymous, seriously.
    the puppies are still adorable as always.

  10. Well I like the way you dress because Im exaccctllly the same as you, we have similar body shapes and everything!!! Although jeans do perhaps have a stronger position in my wardrobe, I really just like wearing dresses and cardigans. And i know so many people hate it when people wear cardigans everyday, but i honestly cant think of an alternative haha
    And id love to see you wearing some cute high waisted shorts, (obviously when youre back in summer over there) but in reality, I probably wouldnt be game to take fashion advice off strangers either. Its your blog and your clothes! x

  11. I like you and your wardrobe so much...I secretly envy you to be able to rock those so short feminine dresses ! Keep up the good work and your babies are precious ...

    Caro xxx

  12. This post made me laugh, I can totally relate. I'm always mixing up my basic favs and I'm definitely not a shoe girl either. Too many handbags? yes. Shoes. no. I have a variety of shoes but it always goes back to one pair of flats or moccasins that I'll end up wearing out completely by the time that winter is over. But anyhow, you go girl, with your badass dresses & cardigans! :D

  13. here here, I am all about having one style and sticking too it.

  14. I love your outfits, and completely understand the shoe thing. I love flats, and really don't buy many shoes unless I absolutely have to. I actually wish I could wear more dresses. I don't own that many though.
    I think you have a lot of style.
    Coming from the girl that would love to have more dresses in her closet, but just keeps wearing jeans. :)

    I hope Pip is doing better.
    Keep warm in TN!

  15. I think that you're fabulous just the way you are, and you made an excellent point about shopping being wasteful!! -M

  16. I really love your new scarf and you really suit the glasses. My advice is wear whatever the hell you want and whatever feels comfortable to you (:

  17. Doesn't everyone have a "comfort zone" when it comes to what they wear?

    I mean it'd be great if we could all own the fabulously eclectic wardrobe of our dreams, but I find it much easier to just make peace with where my style (and budget!) are at right now, you know?

    Your tastes will change naturally when you wake up one day and decide you love (fill in the blank). Til then, I wouldn't sweat it :)

  18. I love that you've embraced colored tights! I now feel like I can...

    I think your response to anonymous was well said. I follow some ridiculous "fashion" blogs, but I always find myself wanting to see something more realistic. I love that you are true to who you are and someone I would absolutely want to be friends with!

  19. Wow lol I remember a few posts back you were just wearing a cardigan and dress now you whipped out the peacoat lol! I wish it was cold out here. I miss the cold!

    Little Sugar Monster

  20. i love your style and by the way those glasses look really cute. i think everyone tends to stay in their comfort zone and occasionally spice things up like you did with the colored tights (which was really fun). but everyone has their own style and even though i tend to not wear dresses too often it is something i always try to throw in so thanks for the inspiration!

  21. You have adorable style! I love your color combos:) If you're looking to mix it up you could try a long vest left open underneath your cardis for a little bit of depth and texture-and I'd love to see you in something green-you don't seem to wear that color much! I think it would be especially cute with your yellow 'frumpy' cardigan...


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