Monday, July 11

Holly Forest

For those of you that follow me on twitter, you might remember me talking about my awkward obsession with sniffing the co-worker who works directly behind me. Well, he wears the same kind of deodorant as Niklaas and I've caught myself with my nose in the air more than a few times now. On my last day of work before vacation, I had my headphones in my ears jamming out to Selena Gomez when I caught "the scent". Long and behold, I turned around and said co-worker was staring at me quixotically. I took out my earphones and he asked, "Do I smell badly or something?!" and proceeded to sniff himself. I shook my head numbly, and almost collapsed at the sink. It's really hard to laugh silently and without movement. I didn't tell him why I was really smelling him. I get myself into these situations almost daily.
While you're reading this, I'm probably sitting uncomfortably in the back of our truck with my head in one of my 15 books I've prepared myself for. I'll be returning on the 24th, which happens to be my 19th birthday! EEE! That is two weeks, however. Luckily, I've gotten some of my favorite bloggers ever that haven't guest posted for me before to fill in and I'm giddy that they even wanted to fill in! I have to be honest, I'm a little excited for an internet vacation. No internet whatsoever for two weeks, what!? I can't remember the last time I went two days without at least checking facebook or my blog email. When I return, I will be sure to post *lots* of pictures of my time in Southern Idaho and Wyoming camping! Remember my dream wedding guest post!?! My dream location is the camping spot we'll be spending a week at. I'm so excited!
This dress belongs to the lovely Alex!! She wore it on her blog while I was still wearing tights and huge oversize sweaters to class every day and I had the summer jitters! When she sent it to me, I was ecstatic! But, of course, it took a month of me holding it hostage to be able to pull it out. Idaho and Texas are quite different, I suppose. I am completely infatuated with the open back details and the print and the fabric. I need to buy one of my own! I'm smitten. I haven't debuted my new readers from Urban Outfitters yet, and I just loved how these pictures turned out. The readers are really making me want to invest in some frames! Thank you so much for letting me borrow the dress, Alex!
Anyways, you all might be seeing some changes around of my tid-bits of news is that I'm getting a new blog layout! EEP! I have almost no HTML skills whatsoever and especially lately, I've been beyond frazzled with the disorganization of mine. Kate of Scathingly Brilliant has done an absolute phenomenal job. Seriously. I can't even explain it, you will just have to see! I can't wait! She has captured me beautifully! I have posts scheduled for the next two weeks, so have no fears, you will be in wonderful hands! See you in two weeks (on my birthday!)
Dress: Borrowed from Alex
Glasses: Urban Outfitters  Holly Readers
Shoes: Lulus
Belt: mom's closet


Amie K said...

You look so cute! I love the dress :)
So much love xoxo


GEMBEAR said...

you look lovely! the belt really compliments your dress.

Trou, .bleuebird said...

You are too funny with the coworker! And you look lovely in that dress and glasses!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

happy 19th bday soon :) love your floral dress!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Michal said...

hahaha that co-worker story is too funny. :)

I love your dress- the back is so cute! I also adore your glasses.

Have fun on your trip!

Gentri said...

Love the glasses on you. Have a fabulous vacation!!! :D Im jealous. (not that I should be, I just did the same thing. haha!)

Abbey said...

Cute, cute dress!! And have fun on your vacation, I'm sure it's well deserved! That's hilarious about your co-worker. If someone had my boyfriend's cologne on, I'd probably do the same thing!

Margaret said...

You look so adorable! The geek glasses fit you really well. They look extremely fob-ish on me since they're the huge trend in Korea right now.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

This dress is lovely! And I adore your boots. They go so perfectly with the whole ensemble. :) You have such a elegant sense of style. It's refreshing!

kylee said...

internet vacas are always wonderful. but i must admit i get stressed when i come home and find my google reader overloaded. i have this weird need to read every single blog post that pops up. it's a disease i'm sure. it's probably incurable too. and that dress? lovely. i have a major obsession with floral print. every single time i go shopping my eyes zoom in on everything and anything covered in flowers. have such a wonderful trip my dear!

blorange dice said...

your hairsss look so purdy

Alex said...

Have a wonderful time away!

Amber Blue Bird said...

that is a very pretty dress and you look very pretty in it. i cant say I have ever been asked to smell someone...thats definitely a new one.

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

That dress looks so lovely on you! I totally do the same thing if I smell a nice-smelling boy, which of course can lead to awkward situations :)
Have a great vacation!

Bethany Kellen of bunnypicnic said...

you look so cute! i can't wait until you're back!

Jasmine, Transient Withdrawal said...

You look GOOOOOOD in glasses! Love this floral dress on you! I will miss you dearly while you're away but I will get my guest post to you ASAP! <3 Happy early birthday!

Kuleigh said...

Enjoy your break! Can't wait for the new changes. I love these glasses on you!!!

Jamie Rose said...

Very cute little dress today. I love the cutouts on the back. Hopefully you have an awesome vacation. Can't wait for you to get back!

hellolyndsey said...

i love that dress on you so much! i wish i could find an open back dress that is in my size. i'm still on the hunt! ;). alex is such a doll, i just love her more and more each day :)).

hahahah the entire sniffing story made me laugh! you are so adorable!

have fun on your trip darling! i hope to do the same soon, and i can't wait to see your new layout and guest posts!

lyndsey of hellolyndsey

Hope Bidinger said...

Oh I just love this look!!! The glasses are way too cute and you always look marvellous in floral:))

Alex said...

It's like the dress was made for you! Seriously! And it's theeee comfiest thing ever! I love how you paired it with those shoes and the glasses! :) You look amazing! I hope you have a great trip full of incredible moments and well, happy birthday even though it's 12 days away :D

Emma said...

gorgeous dress i love the back and your cute shoes

rosalina said...

U look great in glasses. I also love floral dress :D


SomeoneLikeYou said...

Have fun on your trip, Maggie! All of us will surely miss you while you're gone :D

And two more things:
1. I just LOVE you in these glasses... they are the.cutest. on you!
2. This floral dress looks beyond darling on you: the back is what gets me the most! xx

Anonymous said...

so cute so cute so cute!!! you know i adore you girl <3 love you and your glasses!

Natalie said...

Aww hahaha, I probably wouldn't have been able to contain myself from laughter with that boy smelling story. He probably thinks you're an odd one now. ;)

Have fun being internet-less for a TWO whole weeks! It's kind of crazy how much we rely on it these days.... a vacation every so often is definitely needed.

I do love that dress, the print and the back of it and the belt... lovely! And I can't wait to see the new blog layout.

And happy early birthday! SEE YA IN TWO WEEKS. :)

Hannah said...

I'm guessing this layout that my eyes are currently staring at is what Kate come up with? If so, it turned out goooooood! Like, really good.

I'm sure being without internet won't be as bad as you're expecting. Of course, that's easy for me to say since I'm on it! But for real, you're out and about enjoying life and not being tied down to an online world. Plus, when you come back you'll have new stories and experiences to share!

This outfit is certainly geek chic at it's best! (I do mean that in a positive way.) I half expected to see a picture of you reading a novel under a tree or something. But regardless these pictures look great and you look like you're having a good time. :)

Sick by Trend said...

beautiful dress! you look so sweet :D


maria_G said...

those glasses look adorable on you! & the back of that dress is too cute!

greetings from new york!

Anonymous said...

Oh mah gosh, hi Maggie! You look great! Damn, it's been a long time since I've visited your blog. I'm so sorry! I've been busy!

Visiting your blog right now feels like I saw my old friend again! AHHHH! That is a funny story with your co-worker haha! <3

Have fun and yay 19! WOW! :)

Hope you and Niklaas are doing great! How was school and life?

btw, sexy dress! I saw one just like that in PACSUN! I fell in love with it!

xoxo, Bree