Monday, February 21

near to me

I'm currently lying in bed, lazily, with my glasses on, hair in a bun at the top of my head, comfy cardigan wrapped around myself, and yoga pants. That seems to be my typical "Homework/Lazy Day" attire these days. Which I seem to be found wearing every single day after my last class. Oh, well. It's comfy. And a cozy cardigan makes everything (even yoga pants) acceptable to wear in public...right? Ha! Maggie and Kaleb are in my room with me currently and we are watching The Little Mermaid- which happens to be my all time favorite Disney movie!
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I apologize for disappearing last week without telling you. Last week was test week and I virtually had no time to blog. Luckily, instead of simply just hiding for a week, Jennifer and Catherine filled in. They are champs! I think everyone needs and deserves a break every now and then. In fact, one of my blogging resolutions was to take breaks when I needed them before I drain myself out. Woohoo! I got to go home for the last weekend and it was wonderful. Niklaas drove me home from Spokane and we went to Sharis where I fell in love with chocolate shakes (something new to add to my favorite food list) and malted Belgian waffles. It was a lovely, lovely busy and much too short weekend.
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shirt-Herberger's vest-Aeropostale shorts-Old Navy tights-Urban Outfitters boots-Urban og headband-F21 
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I took these pictures over my winter break and I'm still so excited with my improvement in the tripod department. They actually look as if someone else took them! They aren't, per say, half as lovely as Niklaas', but I'm happy with how they turned out. It seemed like last winter I wore variations of this outfit almost every day- tights, shorts, and some top with a cardigan. I haven't done that once this winter so I decided to give it another go! My grandma bought and picked out this floral button down in the summer and it seems like every time I wear it, I wear it with something striped. I didn't like this striped vest thrown on alone, but adding a cardigan like the old days, I was happy!
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I'm also wearing my ever-so-lovely headband that gets too much press on this blog and floral tights that don't get enough use these days. As much as I love not having to think too hard about what I'm wearing in the morning anymore because I don't have to take blog pictures every single day, I do miss my crazy tights and the swish of my skirts.
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It's so hard to persuade myself to get something productive done after such a fun weekend. Yesterday, my family went skiing. My sister retired from skiing a few years ago but decided to come out of her retirement yesterday and her debut on the mountain was a blast. Despite the twenty odd minutes it takes to get down the mountain with her in tow, having the whole family together like the old and simple days was positively refreshing; the days before college, tests, boys, drama, and "real" problems. The days when my Friday nights were with Barbie and my sister; when Disney movies filled our family movie nights and I wore jumpsuit Gymboree dresses with Landsend clogs. This semester I'm so busy with school and my trips home are only going to become less frequent as the weeks go. There was something so magical and something so hard hitting about being told my knees weren't bent enough and my skiis too straight from my dad that hit the nostalgia button in my brain. It's alarming, at times, just how much I miss those little moments.
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46 comments:

Courtney said...

I love your floral top with those tights. You look cute as always!

I think you have some of the most heartfelt posts out of all of the bloggers that I follow. They're always a joy to read.

x Courtney

Ariel Maile Adkins said...

Oh, I love the tights! You always look so cute :) Glad to hear you have the tests behind you for now, enjoy it!! xo

Charlotte said...

I think it's really great that you had a breadk from blogging.
I used to obsess so much over posting and my stats and now I'm just like, it's my blog, I'll post when i want and if I don't get as many views... so what?
I love this outfit- stripes and florals remind me of you :]]

Charlotte xxx

Zoe said...

Your blog is adorable! I love that blouse!

jamie said...

yoga pants or not, im sure you look adorable as always. i loveee my jammies :) as soon as i get home from school or a day out, i immediately get into my jammies!

Rachel said...

Really cute tights! And I love lazy go-to outfits. :D

haze said...

aww maggie, you are just adorable! and i love your head dress...or whatever that is in your head.. so cute!

Flashes of Style said...

I looove your tights dear! They are so sweet <3

Natalie said...

Please, yoga pants & a comfy cardigan are perfectly acceptable after a stressful day of school! Let's just say that unless I absolutely must get dressed, I wear my pajamas 24/7... haha. But yes, it's always good to get a break from blogging every so often! I hope everything with your tests went alright. And it definitely sounds like a wonderful weekend with an opportunity to catch up on things at home. :)

And, lovely photos as always! I quite like the florals, and the design of the tights!

Catherine said...

I quite like this outfit - this is generally what comes to mind when I think about your style! :)

Your weekend sounds like it was fun - I've never been skiing/snowboarding/tubing and knowing how clumsy I am, I probably won't... haha.

xox

Jasmine, Transient Withdrawal said...

Breaks from blogging are a must! It is so draining after a while! So don't feel bad about it at all! These photos look lovely! Good job on doing them yourself!

Becky said...

Your outfit is so cute! I love your layering skills and the headband is the perfect touch :)

I'm so glad you had a great weekend with your family! I know how you feel girl about not going home a lot anymore. Freshmen year I went home all the time, and now I only have time to go home on breaks. It totally stinks, but that makes me look forward to going home even more. I'm counting down the days til my spring break! Ha.

And thanks for your lovely comment :)

Shy, Chesterfield said...

Sucha cute top! Can't wait to see it without snow! hehe. Snow is driving me crazy!

Shy

Lula said...

Oh my gosh I just died with your outfit!

_kArLy[*] said...

looks so cold! :/ love love those tights! can't wait to catch up on the rest of your posts!
-karly
www.karpluswade.blogspot.com

Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

awesome tights, lovely print mixing too

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

ooh, the pictures are lovely, great job! Sigh. Your tights are absolutely dreamy, and I love the lace up booties, this outfit has an awesome vibe. xx veronika

Coralie said...

Your photos are so beautiful, they do like someone has taken them :)


xxx


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Rosie said...

You look so amazing - I especially love that headband, and those tights suit you so much.
Following,

Rosie x

Rosie said...

Oh, and The Little Mermaid is definitely one of my all-time favourite Disney films too <3

lady sélénite said...

Love this outfit ! I agree with you, it's good to be lazy and cool at home !
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Dreamy Princess said...

Glad you came back!((:

love the headband!!!>< Love the floral top too.

Seems like you had great time skiing. I wish I could try it once(;

Cheers,
Dreamy Princess

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Great outfit, lovely tights.
You have great legs btw, I'm jealous.

gingerSnaps said...

I love the floral top and headband. You're cute Maggey!
Have a nice day!
Kisses..

Leah said...

I love the combination of patterns in this outfit! Thanks for your comment.

xo L.

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

Aww, it sounds like you had such a fun weekend! And these pictures are great! Usually I have a tough time with the tripod, but you seem to be doing fine with it :)
Also, your outfit is wonderful (of course!) I love the pattern on your top, and that headband is too cute :)

Annebeth said...

this was a really cute post :) especially the part about your dad and the skis!

I really love all the prints and textures going on in this outfit, and I hope you enjoyed your break :)

Becca Jane said...

Such a cute outfit! Love the tights!!

Thanks for your lovely comment - I am glad you liked the Civil Wars as much as I do!

the solar flare said...

Amazing post!i’ve just discovered your blog and it’s fantastic :Dif you want to follo me i’ll follow you back :D

Erika @ Practical Princess said...

Hi! Thanks for the comment! You are totally right I want spring to arrive too!

Love those tights by the way.

Michelle said...

ohhh i love stripes and florals!! verry cute! :)

Stef / Diversions said...

Your Grandma has great taste - love the blouse on you :)

Great stuff that the test heavy week is done with and you got to spend some time with your family. :)

c'est freak, le chic said...

That's exactly the state I find myself in when I go home - hair thrown on top of my head with not a strand around my face, schlepping around in a red fluffy bathrobe or a massively comfortable jumper. I tend to lounge around in my underwear...so the last two are a necessity.

MARY said...

Thanx 4 stopping by, love this outfit, I love denim shorts n skirts...:)

Amelia said...

love that little handband! i never can get away with wearing one around my head like that because my hair is so slippery, it just falls off. oof haha

Alex said...

well let me be the second one then :P your legs are beautiful! and I am glad you're having a great time! Don't worry about not visiting often... because once you do, you'll actually enjoy and appreciate everything a lot more :)!

KateLainey said...

Those tights kick ass! :)
Thanks for the comment on my blog!

tanvii.com said...

Love the floral top!!! Those tights are quite nice too.

Glad you are done with your tests and had a good weekend :) Have fun now!!!

Lisa, Suburban Heart said...

I absolutely love this outfit! Floral and stripes and layers! Your grandma has great taste :) Seeing the floral print against snow gives me hope that the end is near for winter *crosses fingers*

Leia said...

You have the most enviable tights collection!

Leia

Becca said...

such fun times, maggey!
I'm glad you get to take a break from school to enjoy yourself every once in a while.
And, wait...are you in school in Spokane?? My sister lives there, so far away from me. Do you live there too???

Louder than Silence said...

Lovely photos, those tights are so pretty! Sally x

genevieve, sandbox romance said...

Loving the print on that top!

erin :) said...

loveee that first photo. :] rockin that look my friend. and imma be grabbin yo button.

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

I adore you.
Just sos-ya-knows.

Les Deux Filles said...

The Little Mermaid is my ultra-favorite Disney movie, too! I watched it again last year after almost 13 years of negligence and I broke down because it was so beautiful..:/

-margaret