Wednesday, January 12

Collect Call

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In High School, Tuesday's were my favorite night of the week. It meant one thing: dollar scoop!! It became sort of a tradition last year to go to Baskin Robbins every Tuesday night and spend way too much thinking about all 31 flavors of ice cream although I always ended up getting the same thing: peanut butter chocolate! Mmmmmm. Peanut butter and chocolate has to be the best combination of anything in the world. I want to bow down to the creator of such genius. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
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dress-Forever21 tights-Oldnavy belt-Goodwill boots-Thrifted necklace- Alex
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For the past ten days, I have had a lot of time alone. And it's been kind of refreshing. And frustrating. And lovely. Yesterday, I spent the whole day wallowing in the woman monthly pits and did absolutely nothing. Today, I woke up absolutely frustrated with my pathetic-ism, popped a couple Ibprofen that took me twenty minutes to swallow (really) and got my butt to it. As my dad likes to say. I showered, made my bed, dug through all the clothes on my floor and put a load of laundry in the washer, and by ten I was taking portraits for my best friend Margaret (the other half of Margaret squared!). After that, I picked up my sister from my orthodonist appointment making me feel way too much like a Mother Dearest, had lunch with Niklaas, and resumed my household duties. While making cookies, I continued my laundry, cleaned my room, edited Margaret's portraits, finished crocheting a hat, and vacuumed my room. All of this before 3pm! Here are some pictures I took of Margaret!
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(my favorite. Isn't she gorgeous??????)
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The time alone has also spurred a lot of thoughts. Like, one of the best inventions ever created was a towel rack. It has to be one of the most useful pieces of metal (?) in my house (what is a towel rack made of anyways?). And, whoever invented decided to use cake mix in tiny little round spheres and call them muffins so that it was socially acceptable to eat cake for breakfast was also a genius. Seriously. These kinds of things cross my mind. But. I've also been thinking about other things. In light of the new year, I did a bit of reminscing in my head and in thinking about myself last year and my then-mindset of trying to finish high school and move on to "bigger and better things", it made me want to pat then-Maggie on the head and tell her everything would be okay. And then it made me realize, every single year in thinking about the previous year, I look at myself in the past and see myself as a naiive know-nothing little girl. Every year! So, does that mean right now I am naiive and know nothing and pale in comparison to the "old" and "matured" Maggie that I will be next year? Hmmmm...
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It seems that I keep telling myself I'm going to save the shoots I take the day of for another day- but then I just end up posting them that day anyways! I took these pictures with Margaret today and I love how they turned out. How could I not post them? At least this way, I can save all of Niklaas' magical pictures for later when I'm not in Moscow, I guess. Hahaha. I was going to save this dress for spring too (has anyone else been buying for spring already?) but..ooh well. I got this dress from Forever21 and it was only twelve bucks! It might be my new all time favorite too. It's so soft and stretchy and comfortable- it feels like wearing a normal T-Shirt! I got this bike necklace from Alex a few months ago but I wore it so often that it broke! Well, my dad fixed it for me today and I am just the happiest girl ever now!
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(yes, I did cut my bangs!)
You all are way too familiar with these boots but I couldn't not wear them, sorry! I loved wearing them with this outfit. I felt almost...grunge today and it was probably my favorite outfit I've worn in a while. While pulling out this dress to wear this morning I thought to myself, gee, wouldn't it be nice if I owned purple tights? And in the midst of going through my thirty some tights, I found PURPLE tights. It was a serious Spongebob Squarepants nerd worthy geek out moment. I loved wearing this whole outfit so much!
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56 comments:

lavel said...

I wouldn't wear these tights but it's nice :) Shoes are great!

Becca said...

aw. I like your random little thoughts!
and I like your bangs.
a whole lot.

we can totally be twins now!

Izzi said...

adorable outfit! you always have the cutest dresses! favourite ice cream would be yoghurt flavour gelato, or coffee MMMMMMMM!!!! thank you for your lovely comment - made my day!!! so sweet xxxx

Natalie said...

Peanut butter and chocolate is possibly the best combination ever, I think. As far as ice cream goes, it depends on what kind of a mood I'm in... sometimes chocolate chip cookie dough, sometimes the Oreo or Reeses chunks kind, sometimes the triple chocolate fudge explosion kind... IT'S ALL SO GOOD! And now I really want some ice cream. Gosh.

Wow, your day certainly does sound like it was extremely productive! :D You did way more productive things before 3 pm that day than I'd do in an entire weekend normally, haha. Which is great!

I'm definitely liking your dress a ton. You can never go wrong with Forever 21! And I love the purple tights too! I feel like this comment has way too many exclamation marks so I'm just going to end it before I use another one...

Shallow Mallow said...

That feeling of "naive little me" never seems to go away. Hey, at least it means we're still growing ;)

Looking great!

Charlotte said...

peanut butter and chocolate is in fact the best combination ever!!
i've really missed peanut butter cups being home from the states :]]

Charlotte xxx

simplyhope said...

Ouhhhh I love the add of the purple with your floral dress! Absolutely adorable and your friend is down right Gorgeous!

I am lactose intolerant but, there is lactose free icecream i eat, which is straight up vanilla hah.

Abbey said...

You're so adorably relatable it kills me. (that is a good thing).

Alex said...

Yaaaaaay for a fixed necklace :)!!!!!!! Everytime I find one really cool I'll send it! Anyway, hummm my favorite ice cream is chocolate & almonds even though it gives me stomachache because I am not suppose to eat dairy products! Hahahaha but I am so addicted to chocolate that I just let my stomachache pass. I love the outfit! Very cute! I always go to f21 thinking "I am buying a dress this time... One like Maggie's" and I NEVER find one that I love :( such a shame. I have way too many tops and bottoms!

Sara said...

You look lovely with this outfit! Loved your dress! Adorable :)
xoxo

Catherine said...

I love these photos! You are so adorable!

I do the same thing - I look back and almost laugh at myself for being so silly. But of course, what I've done in the past has an effect on me now, so I wouldn't change anything for the world. Right now I feel so ready to get out, explore, see more than my little town... but I keep reminding myself that the next 7 months I will be here serve as a transitioning period. I don't even know where I want to go yet!

Hope all is well
xox

lovedfromthestart said...

Cute hair cut! I know what you mean about that feeling... i always look back a year and think about how stupid and immature I was back then, though back then I thought I was all that...

And my favorite flavor of ice cream? Mint chocolate chip!

Oh, My Darling said...

Oh fun, I adore your electric purple tights!

SoYesterday. said...

you both are so beautiful! I really adore the pattern of your dress :). I also am a huge fan of your shoes! :DD

I'll be sure to be your new follower to keep up :D

<3 :)
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Hannah said...

Those purple tights are legit. <- Can you tell I'm back at college if that is the first adjective that pops into my head? ;)

And I definitely feel like I didn't know anything when I look back each year. Especially in how I handle my relationship with N. It makes me happy to know we're still growing though and it's okay to know that maybe we don't really know anything.

Michal said...

Ooo I love peanut butter & chocolate!! Chocolate anything is my favorite. :D

You (& your friend) look gorgeous! I love your dress. xx

Alex said...

The tights are gorgeous! I love tights that give such a vibrant pop of colour. I think I've probably got more solid coloured ones than I have patterned, much as I do love a good pair of patterned tights.

elanor, said...

ohmygosh - those tights look FANTASTIC with that dress! one of my favorite outfits of yours lately, maggie!!

x E

Fashion Rehab said...

I really want colorful tights, It really hard to find for my size!!


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kate maggie said...

I love this outfit! Those tights look so good with that dress. I never would of thought to match those colors together but you did it effortlessly and it looks amazing. Jealous of your boots too! Hope you're having a wonderful week. xo

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

i LOVE both of your guys' hair. you have such an adorable bold cut, and your friend has an intensely beautiful color. you both are such gorgeous ladies!

XO,
SWEATshirt DRESSshirt

Kirstin Marie said...

Chocolate peanut butter is defintely my favorite. Great minds think alike!! I like this outfits, its really cute and colorful. Your comment was so sweet!!! Thank you so much! :)

xo,
Kirstin Marie

p.s. I'm having a giveaway, check it out if you'd like :)
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Natalie Suarez said...

that floral dress is amazing! i want it! eheh can't wait till spring so i can wear more dresses! :)

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Joy and Amore said...

another pretty floral dress on you :)

Michelle said...

I had to click on the photo for a close up of the necklace A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E

Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

those tights look fantastic with your dress, also loving your shoes! such a fun outfit
Scrapbook de la Emma

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

Okay, so a few things:
1. Oh my goodness, ice cream. I had this pumpkin ice cream from a creamery in cape cod once, and it was the most amazing thing EVER. Totally craving some now!
2. Your bangs are adorable!
3. I love your outfit, especially those bright blue tights! This is totally making me want to wear mine again!

One Girl said...

You two are adorable!
I happen to love the tights. I think it is perfect when you add pops of color in the winter which is so gray and cold. And I want these boots too!!!!!!!

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Courtney said...

My favorite ice cream is always changing, but I definitely love French Silk!

AND your dress! :)

x Courtney

Vinda Sonata said...

both of you are lovely and stylish !

Sydney, The Rabbit-Hearted Girl said...

i love this look! i can't believe that dress is from forever 21, it is SO CUTE. and i'm very glad you found your purple tights! :)

oh, and my favorite ice cream combo is coffee ice cream with oreos...YUM.

liz said...

You're so funny, thinking about those things :) And great photos of you and your friend!

My name is Renée. said...

your dress is so cute!

Tiff Kaya said...

you and your friend are both stunning!
i must say i'm more of a ben and jerry's girl but then again, i almost never say no to ice-cream :P
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xx

sara said...

just found your blog - your gorgoues! and your style is fantastic!

i always spend so long deciding what i want, mulling over options in my mind, and then when i get to the counter somehow the same thing i always get slips out of my mouth. oh well, if it's not broken don't fix it! haha

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

I find myself reflecting on previous years and thinking the same sort of thoughts.. Another year older but none the wiser?

Anyhow, kudos to you for cutting your bangs. I tried once... -horror story-

Talk to you soon,
xx Amber

Bryce said...

I am definitely already getting ready for spring! Which is so strange for me! My first time living with snow on the ground, and I'm ready for the warm weather that I spend all summer hating. Oh, silly me.

Prutha said...

LOVING THE PRINTED DRESS WITH THE PURPLE TIGHTS

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follow if u like what u see?

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Trisha said...

I love the look. So cute. You make me want to reevaluate my wardrobe. I bought purple tights once but never had the guts to wear them. Now I dont know were they are. Maybe I should look into that...

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sparkle is a color (Katrina) said...

I love the colors in this outfit! And your bangs look adorable, good decision in cutting them!

xx, Katrina

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

Cute boots. x hivennn. p.s enter my giveaway?

Artfully Awear said...

WAY too cute! That dress is perfect on you and I absolutely adore the color of the tights. I'm following your blog!

Dorien said...

I read this << popped a couple Ibprofen that took me twenty minutes to swallow (really) >> and immediately wanted to ask you: are you a sucker for taking pills too? :D Cause I kinda recognize trying to swallow a little pill for minutes on end, so irritating!

(pretty pretty outfit btw!)

Jessica said...

That dress looks great on you!

P.S. Purple tights are the greatest! I always get compliments when I wear mine!

Kristen said...

Goodwill boots, whaaaaat? Those are so awesome!

And aren't you cold girl? I give you mad props for posing in the snow!

20 York Street said...

I love Tuesdays too! It's cheap movie nights. Your outfit makes me want to go shopping for more florals!

Stay Happy and Positive!

besos,

ML


20 YORK STREET

C'EST DEMODE said...

anything peanut butter makes me drool but I think my favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip.

ANYWHOS your outfit is gorgeous..very bold mix of colors (love that). I'm now following!

would love if you followed me too :)

xxo Tess S.
CESTDEMODE.blogspot.co

Shy, Chesterfield said...

pistachio is my fav....mmmm I've never been to baskin robbins though. Is it good?

I love your bright tights and dress!

Shy

Samantha said...

I really love the tights here, but brrr it looks cold!

Also, I'm passing the Stylish Blogger Award on to you! There's a little web badge that goes with it and everything!

You can pick it up here: http://museuminternmusings.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-museum-intern.html

genevieve, sandbox romance said...

I am totally, madly in love with that dress with those tights. And your awesome cut bangs.

Amaris said...

I love how you wore the floral dress with BLUE tights! Yes, I love UO sales. They're actually really good :) Thank you so much. And peanut butter chocolate sounds SO good right now.

Confessions of A Confused City Girl said...

Love your dress, love your shoes

~Sherine
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samantha said...

I absolutely adore your necklace! I'm glad you got it fixed :)
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lartijunkiez said...

Great outfit! Love the color palette!

Kuleigh said...

I like those purple tights! And the boots!