Monday, November 21, 2011

i am moving

i am moving to a different blog!  this is somewhat sad and exciting for me in ways that i can only attempt to explain:

why moving is sad:
- i have spent almost a year building this blog
- i finally have a "look" that i love
- i am a person that gets very attached to things and that doubts change
- i just got finished with the fall essentials posts and collaboration and i feel like i am abandoning the project {blog posts have feelings too lol}
- & i am am uncertain that i will have ANY readers, at all

why i am moving:
- it need a chance to start fresh
- i wanted to redesign my blog
- i want to focus on my life and more personal posts
- i want to take down my masks and be real for real people
- i still get to be inspired and hopefully inspire others
- my life has so much more to offer than this blog could allow
- i need to explore myself in every way possible
- & i really wanted to change the name of the blog {lol... but it's true}

the truth of the matter is, now that i have experienced what blogs are all about, i feel like it's time to start fresh and start new.  i hope if you are reading this you will take a look and give me some feedback.  i think this will really be good and really allow me to utilize this blog not only for the benefit of my reader but also for me.  this is not goodbye, it's a you-whoooo, i'm right here!!

i really think you should come with me, so i'll see you over there right??  :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

fall essential #10: oxfords

this is the 10th and final essential that jessica and i came up with for fall.  we chose oxfords because of our debate between flats and heels.  i originally had flats down as an essential because i wanted to make TOMS an essential and i knew that i shouldn't just limit the essential to that brand but when talking this essential over with jessica, she brought up a valid point: she only ever sees heels in fashion blogs anymore.  this was true, but i had a hard time picturing myself in heels in the fall because all i own are open toed heels and one pair of patten leather closed toed.  and to tell you the truth my toes would get cold no matter if i wore heels in the fall without pairing them with tights.
{under-shirt: New York, New York; feather sweater: New York, New York; skinnies: Express; oxfords: DSW; owl necklace: gift from a friend (Kohl's)}
 oxfords are sweet because they go with many outfits and give a great vintage feel! you can also wear them with or without laces and they still look great!  shimmie on over {i mean literally-not really ;) } jessica's blog today and look at her no-lace oxfords!! i know that for some committing yourself to wear shoes like this is tough but once you get used to them they are a great fall essential!

Oh my goodness!! this is our last post (i'm sorry it's so late, life gets in the way sometime)!! but not for good, just for this series!  so don't be a stranger and pop in anytime to see what's new in my life!! & i need to give a big shout out to my girl jessica tingle, for be a collaborator on this project and to inspire me to challenge myself with my style, i still don't think i'm fully mature yet, but with help from blogs and her, it's a work in progress!!  i've had so much fun with this!! i hope you all have enjoyed it as much as i have and i can't wait to start posting other series!!

until next time,

fall essential #9: a woodland friend

i love woodland creatures: squirrels, deer, birds, and especially owls!! and when i think of fall, i think of all the pretty trees in the woods at my nana's house and all of the lovely animals that call that place their home.  so if you are going to be dressed in your best for the fall season, you need to bring a woodland friend along for the trip!
{sweater: Etsy; skinnies: Express; oxfords: DSW}
i originally planned on wearing some owls for this post (i really love owls), but instead i found this awesome vintage sweater on Etsy with these lovely deer!!! i just love the ruffled collar and the deer just made me go over the edge and buy it!  of course i got a decent price, $15!  i bought the sweater from 15dollarvintage, where everything is $15!  anyways, woodland friends are great and everyone should have one!!

don't forget to check out jessica's woodland friend, here!!
♥ mackenzie