Thursday, August 2, 2012

Those Days.

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Top: New Girl Courage Top c/o Modcloth, Jeans: J. Crew circa 2010, Shoes: Nine West circa 2008, Bag: Thunder in our Hearts Tote from fieldguided

Yesterday I did almost nothing, or, it felt like I did almost nothing. I didn't leave the house much, although I got a fair amount of chores done and even snuck in a bit of writing over a bagel into the day, and when I did I knew I didn't want to wear something fussy. All the same, my summer uniform of patterned shorts and some version of an eyelet or chambray blouse was just not feeling right. 

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To top it all off I'm feeling weird about my body again. I don't really touch on that much on here, because in general I'm pretty pleased with it, but recently I've gone on a really unhealthy eating spree (if you follow me on twitter you understand my deep love for pretzel crisps) and I'm really feeling it. I'm in that place where my jeans feel snug and I'm grump about it, even if it 's for no reason. It's hard not to feel like that sometimes.  

Nevertheless, I threw on something pretty simple but a little bit special. When Modcloth offered to send me a few items, I knew this top had to be in one of my picks, and I've already worn it a few times.This week I'm a little bit sick of accessories, normally I'd have tossed a belt on with the little peplum waist of this top, but everything I tried just felt too too, if that makes any sense. The weather was so uncooperative, rainy and spitting one minute and sunny and perfect the next! I had to play the do I want to risk getting the camera wet game, and ended up only getting a handful of shots before a downpour started and I skittered back to my car just in time to avoid a parking ticket.

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The upside of yesterday, besides the really delicious bagel, is that my hair is growing long enough for an almost-proper crown braid. I need a trim something awful, I keep pinching my crunchy ends and hiding them inside curls, but I'm so excited that I'm starting to have honest-to-goodness long hair again that the thought of losing even a quarter of an inch is tragic!

34 comments:

  1. AMG that blouse <3
    Bodies are silly things.

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  2. Love love love the outfit, and you are so gorgeous!! Don´t feel bad about your body because there´s no need to ;)

    XX http://miramodernonosoybethditto.blogspot.com.es

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  3. You are just gorgeous. I love that top.

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  4. Oh pretzels are just too addictive! Love the top and your hair is amazing.

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  5. Love these photos. Great top especially combined with the tattered jeans.
    velvetcupcakes

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  6. I like the simple outfit! I once ate a quarter of a big bag of pretzels and I had bad indigestion for several hours after, so I understand your discomfort!

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  7. Oh my goodness! You have the top that I've always wanted <3 Beautiful!

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  8. I love the classic simplicity of this look! I definitely know what you mean about being in a weird mood with regards to your body...I've been slacking terribly with my workout routine and it's starting to bother me! These times always pass, at least :)

    thejoyfulfox.blogspot.com

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  9. You are beautiful. That top is adorable Absolutely love it!

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  10. this top looks super super cute on you! I'm way too much of a bean pole for it to work on me, but I love how it looks on other people- so classic:)

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  11. You look lovely! The peplum top is so cute

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  12. gahhh your complexion just slays me!

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  13. I love the peplum top, it's so pretty. I really, really want one of my own. Your hair looks lovely, I still haven't mastered the crown braid.

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  14. Lovely outfit Kater!
    Peplums are so adorable and your striped top is no exception <3

    I love how you paired such a cute feminine top with more boyfriendish jeans. The combo is so cute paired with those cute heels!
    I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling a little iffy with your body. I definitely have those days too. Just know that you're beautiful and wonderful and amazing :)
    As for being too too, I sigh and nod my head. Sometimes things really are too too. There's just nothing we can do about it I suppose....except maybe go eat some food. Food is good. It cures all evils :)

    Yay! I'm so glad your hair is getting long enough for a crown braid!
    Crown braids are so cutesy...I love the way they look, especially on curly hair!
    I'm also at the stage where cutting of even a fraction of an inch is too much...my hair needs to go down to my butt AT LEAST!
    I can't believe I'm getting all worked up about my hair. Sigh...time for food I guess :)


    Have a lovely day dear!
    And I agree with Lexie above me. Your complexion is all sorts of wonderfulness! I will trade you anything (and I mean ANYTHING) for it!! <3 :D


    ~Alice
    The Ace of Hearts

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  15. Kater, your body is lovely.

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  16. you are lovely! I am your newest follower! Return the favor? I found you via twitter and I'm so glad!

    love, polly :D

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  17. You look so perfectly put together! And don't be sad about your body, you have one of the prettiest faces I know!

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  18. This is such a wonderful set of photos, you do your make up so stunningly! I love your hair, that's such a wonderful way to wear it. Just stumbled across this blog and I'm really glad I did! : ) simple outfits are sometimes the best ones, and your shoes are just perfect.
    Dunya
    -dearestdeer.net
    xx

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  19. that top is so lovely and reminds me of a sailor circus.

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  20. I have those body days too. I find them odd too, because often they don't even have any relation to what shape I am at that moment. I am finding heading off to the gym for some endorphins tends to help (mentally - if not physically!), and dancing is good too. Hope you muddle through it ok! This ensemble is lovely.

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  21. Are you insane? I actually found out about your blog cause I saw your image on calivintages tumblr..and I stopped on your page because I thought you had an amazing figure...finally a blogger with a booty! I often times feel embarrassed about how I look and feel too plump to be a blogger..but I saw you and it gave me hope and confidence in knowing that it's okay to have hips..,you are beautiful...AND your style is pretty amazing too !!

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  22. I love love love this peplum top and boyfriend jeans...perfect mix of casual and feminine. And as far as your body worries are concerned...I've been feeling the same way lately! I used to be a ballet dancer and over the past couple years since I quit (and got married...) I've gained like 10 lbs on my 5'2" frame. It feels terrible sometimes! But you look BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING, so you don't need to worry!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  23. I am just now starting to finally notice that my hair is getting long, too! It feels like such a tiny accomplishment, especially if you've dreamed about having long hair forever but always chopped it off on a grumpy day. I have recently started following you on Twitter and let me just say that just about every Tweet from you in my newsfeed makes me giggle. I adore your sense of humor and have enjoyed delving into your blog! Thanks for sharing yourself with us, you are very inspiring :) -Lauren http://littlebrooklynvintage.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/prologue/

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  24. The peplum top is so cute! My hair is quite long but I am rubbish at braiding and things, you make it look so easy & simple.

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  25. Fantastic outfit! Your hair is beautiful!

    -Katie

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  26. Ah, your writing is really wonderful. I always enjoy reading your posts - you seem so relatable! And you look lovely in that crown braid as well :) I'm wishing my bangs will grow out faster so I can style my hair like that!

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  27. This might be the prettiest peplum I've seen--and you wear it so well! I particularly like the first photo. It reminds me of an elegant ballet dancer waiting in the wings before going on stage.

    -Annie
    http://www.adventuresinwonderland1.blogspot.com/

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  28. Such a cute top! I really love it and you look absolutely adorable in it!

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  29. in the first picture you look like a ballerina to me <3

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  30. Your hair looks absolutely adorable, and it looks great paired with that peplum striped top. This look is so polished, love it.

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  31. Gorgoeus! I love this top! It's so beautiful!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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