Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Born and Raised

Hi guys. No I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I don't have any fancy excuses or apologies really. I just kind of needed a break. You all have to know how much I love and appreciate every one of you and how you've been making my blog (and creativity!) bloom. But I have been not only in an outfit rut, but just general rut lately. I really don't want to get too personal (I'm fine, don't worry!), but I really needed a break to do just try to do some things that keep me less stressed than most (aka hanging out with Brian, wearing yoga pants all the time, playing addicting video games yada yada). I hope you all understand this, and I promise that I will try to start posting more regularly once I start class again. I feel like then I will have a set schedule and outfit pics and blogging with be able to fit in seamlessly. For now you're going to have to deal with my sporadic-ness!


Okay. Enough serious stuff. Here's an outfit post!



Dress- Francesca's Collection ; Belt & Shoes- Charlotte Russe ; Socks- Kohls ; Necklace- Thrifted







I was seriously excited when I found this dress at Francesca's. I've seen it on Modcloth before, and even in the Francesca's store, but by the time I decided that I really wanted it- it was all gone. Now usually Francesca's doesn't restock items (they are usually only sent once in a couple sizes and that's it!), but by some miracle it was there yesterday when I went to the mall with Brian. Soo lucky!










Brian and I are having a garage sale this weekend and I'm so excited. I've never had a garage sale before. I really think it's going to be awesome to see people happy to take buy the things that I no longer wanted, because I love doing the same in turn. So far Brian has rounded up a ton of stuff from his house and today (and tomorrow!) we are gathering stuff from mine. Wish us luck that we do really well !! We really need some extra money to put to the side for our apartment next year! (:














Currently Playing:
Accidents- Alexisonfire

44 comments:

  1. this outfit is so cute! I totally know what you mean about needing a break, sometimes I feel like that too ^.^

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  2. oh girl..i hear ya. 85% of the time i am in yoga pants..that is life. i am loving this dress and of course francessca's is amazing..WV does not have one. so depressing..actually WV doesnt have anything except for a Target. you look beautiful. xoxoxo

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  3. Cute outfit! I especially love the owl necklace.

    - Patricia
    fivefootsomething.blogspot.com

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  4. Love this dress!! and the socks and brogues are so cute! :) x

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  6. That is so lucky, it's a gorgeous dress! And I can't wait to wear socks with my brogues (without getting hypothermia to my legs), this is such a cute look on you!

    How amazing does your hair look straight? And oh my goodness, I want that necklace SO MUCH!

    Good luck for your garage sale, and I'm glad you are back after your wee break, which you totally deserved!

    X

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  7. Aw, Caitlyn, don't feel bad for leaving us alone for a little while, everyone needs a break now and again. Such a lovely outfit to come back with as well, love the shoes as well. I really need to invest in some oxford heels. You and Brian are too cute, I love reading about him in all your posts. Also, expect an email from me tomorrow as I have a request for you. x

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  8. Yay, I'm glad you didn't fall off the face of the Earth! You should definitely take a break! You deserve one lady. I just missed you and your beautiful photos! I have to stick with a schedule for my blog and shop or else I would never do anything.

    Garage sales are fun! Except the last time we had one, my mom somehow got ahold of some of my stuff and put it up for sale even though I didn't want to sell it! I had to go around and snatch them up before other people did!

    Oh, and did you get my e-mail I sent you last Thursday or Friday?

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  9. I love this outfit, above all the shoes!



    http://chezg.blogspot.com/

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  10. oh the dress is lovely! i love the shoulder detail. i have that same owl necklace from topshop a few years ago haha, its still so cute x

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  11. oh my goodness, this dress is SO fabulous!

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  12. i ADORE that necklace! And the dress is perfection.

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  13. aw, you are just adorable. i love this whole outfit. lovely.

    Oh & i can't believe i'm not following you yet! i've been watching your blog for a while now... :)

    xxoo elanor
    missing-lovebirds.blogspot.com

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  14. Everyone needs a break at one point. Living life should always be number one and blogging should fall in somewhere after that. Don't worry we'll all still be here when you're back on your game!

    Well it looks like you are pretty much on your game in these photos but I'm sure soon after your were lounging in yoga pants once again which is absolutely fine!

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  15. That dress is really cute and the shoes are AMAZING!

    I gave you an award on my blog :)

    http://graciejohns.blogspot.com/2010/08/blog-award.html

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  16. First of all, welcome back..you have been missed!! Second, I absolutely LOVE this dress..I'm glad you were able to find it. Good luck with your garage sale!! If I lived near you I'd definitely swing by! I lovvvve garage sales. Also, are you going to the Chictopia 10 Conference?

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  17. I love this dress! The lace detail on the shoulders is so pretty!

    xo April

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  18. amazing dress and super owl necklace! very cool!
    CAtita
    http://catindreamland.blogspot.com/

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  19. Your hair is so pretty, the colour is perfect :).

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  20. Hi Caitlyn,

    No problem about taking breaks. I don't mind sporadic posts from you because they're always good anyway. I like the simple style of your dress. It looks so comfortable-it would be my go to dress if I felt lazy but wanted to look stylish :)

    Good luck with the garage sale! Had one with my boyfriend lately and he earned double my measly amount. :P

    Bea from A plus B

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  21. That owl necklace is adorable! I'm following you, your blog is great.

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  22. Omg Caitlyn, I took was a total sporadic blogger because of the same wants (more time with Taylor, wearing sweats and playing Super Mario). That's too funny. I'm trying to get on track too, which is a laugh because it's as school is starting which is when I'll be MORE busy. Anyway, I love this dress with the belt & the big owl necklace. You're too cute!

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  23. This outfit is adorable :)
    Jaymie
    http://jaymieocallaghan.blogspot.com/

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  24. Wow, that owl necklace is such an amazing find!!!

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  25. ..It is new, right? Hahah oh god I hope I'm not imagining things!!!

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  26. I totally understand the need for a blog break. It's tiring and sometimes stressful. The fun parts outweigh that for me, but still. Sometimes it's nice to take some time off the wear sweatpants and do social things or just to relax! That said, you are coming back with a bang - I love the necklace paired with that belt. The styling of this dress really jazzes it up! Good luck with the garage sale - I've actually always wanted to have one.

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  27. love the outfit and the owl necklace is sssssoooo cute and the shoes I WANT xx

    www.haideeandco.blogspot.com

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  28. I LOVE this and I love your blog!! I'm so happy I just found it. I'm following you! You're adorable. In your previous post, it's so funny, because I totally just bought that dress from charolette russe for my birthday :) Gift cards. Woot! I'm so excited to get it in the mail now!

    You're gorgeous.

    Oh! Enter my giveaway if you wanna. $100 value. 5 dresses!! 3 days left :)

    Love,
    Maggie

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  29. socks and shoes are my favourite and yours are absolutely adorable!! love those lace sleeves too :)


    heyfancypants.blogspot.com

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  30. Gorgeous photos and gorgeous outfit, I love the dress.

    There seems to be a few 'blogger blues' during the holidays I think like you say it's just a lack of routine.

    Anyway I hope you are feeling better soon :)

    P.S I've added you to my blog roll/reading list xx

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  31. Hey lady I haven't heard back from you, just trying to make sure you're still on for tomorrow :]

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  32. Your style is so so cute! Lovely. xoxo

    http://www.pearlslaceandruffles.com/

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  33. You look amazing! I love this outfit and those shoes are so cute. I need a cute pair of oxford heels. :) Ahhh..we have the same necklace too! Have a great week sunshine. x

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  34. That dress is adorable.
    P.S. I love alexisonfire

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  35. absolutely adore your blog! and your styling choices! xo

    http://twolittlesists.blogspot.com

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  36. I love you blog so so much! But I love the shoes your wearing in this post as well! I'll follow. :)
    I made my own fashion blog about 1 and a 1/2 week about and i was wondering if you could check it out when you have time. Thanks!

    tamijam.blogspot.com

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  37. Just came across your blog, this is such an adorable outfit, I especially like the shoes with the socks, perfect combo! I'm looking forward to seeing more from your blog =)

    http://xrebelangelx.blogspot.com/

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  38. Your dress is so adorable, I love the shoulder details!

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  39. lovely owl necklace!
    by the way great blog;>

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  40. That necklace really is lovely xx

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