daily outfit: the “festive brunch" edition.
on Saturday morning, i headed up to Rosie’s Place in Noblesville to have brunch with a high school friend i hadn’t seen in 3 years (!!!).
it was the perfect excuse to whip out a reindeer sweater, preppy tartan plaid, & some boots, always boots.
oh, & brunch was delicious. Rosie’s in a little gem on Noblesville’s town square, & has the BEST baked goods for dessert.
i, however, resisted their amazing, gooey butter cookies because i’d like to avoid looking like Santa this season…but let’s get real, i already had ice cream in the freezer.
Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful it’s no worse than it is. — Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
(Source: larmoyante, via my-quarterlifecrisis)
daily outfit: the “snow delay" edition.
not only did i get a two-hour snow delay, i also got jean day!
the beautiful, snow-covered trees, the hair on top of my head, the plans to babysit one of the more adorable tots tonight, the application of a pink lip to off-set the blue hues, the latte pick-up en route to the office…
winter is one charming time of year.
& i am truly captivated.
in an effort to truly recognize the simple pleasures in my life, i have compiled a list of random happenings that made the last seven days a lot brighter. (& trust me, they were all very much appreciated.)
No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. — Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom (1995)
(Source: crookedindifference, via bees-knees)
related: this morning, i was admiring my favorite booties currently residing in my home. those bad boys are far too pretty to be kept closeted. is a Pacers game the wrong place to break ‘em out?
daily outfit: the “forecasted snow" edition.
with snow in the forecast, i was craving a scarf…a big, chunky scarf.
the weather man says to plan on accumulation between and inch & a foot,
i plan on hibernating in my candlelit home until my alarm goes off for work tomorrow.
compromise? got it.
in the midst of all things gifting, all the time, don’t forget Tom Haverford’s golden rule…
(especially if your 90 day/end of the year evaluation goes well & you’ve been eyeing a certain something for a while… just sayin’)
daily outfit: the “new favorite belt" edition.
always one to take advantage of a good deal, i bought this belt on during a ShopBop “sale” & it has quickly become a top contender for attention.
throw it onto a Target dress & everything looks a little more glam!
We live in an age where we feel guilt whenever we have to cut someone off but the reality is that some relationships do need to die, some people do need to be unfollowed and defriended. We aren’t meant to be this tethered to the people in our past. The Internet mandates that we don’t burn bridges and keep everyone around like relics but those expectations are unrealistic and unhealthy. Simply put, we don’t need to know what everyone else is up to. We’re allowed to be choosy about who we surround ourselves with online and in real life, even if it might hurt people’s feelings. —
Ryan O’Connell, You Don’t Have To Be Friends With Everybody
a month or so ago i decided to do a little unfriending on all social media platforms. within an hour, i went from 777 “friends” to 346, and i stopped following about 47 people on twitter. within 24 hours, i was getting friend requests from those i had removed.
considering i worked at a company for 18 months where social media was the end all, be all, i know some of the tricks to social media, and honestly, i don’t care about any of them.
however, what boggled my mind is why are so many people wrapped up in social media relationships? are you friends in real life? do you get drinks on the regular? Sunday night dinners? have you been emailed by that person? received a christmas card? a birthday card? have you talked to them in the grocery store since you all graduated? were you called when they got a new job? a promotion? when a death occurred in the family? or did you simply read a status update?
as i get older & [hopefully] a little bit wiser, i realize what qualities make for a genuine friend, & i know it’s not whether or not you follow me on twitter or are friends with me on a platform created by a seemingly unpopular guy at Harvard. real friendships, those based on human emotions, valued experiences, communication outside of a text, those are the people, my people, who understand where i’m at in life.
regardless if i’m too emotional or have a hard time getting over the past [relationships], it’s social media — write whatever rules you want, because in the end, no matter what etiquette you believe should exist on the various platforms, it’ll always be you against the Winklevoss twins.
(Source: larmoyante, via sequinsandsideeye)