Wednesday, May 30

the light of my lantern

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i always thought i was a left-brained person. i always thought that if you followed the rules and put your brain before your heart, you'd be safe in the end. in a way, i was envious of the people who could give everything their entire heart and take so many risks because i'd always been so calculated in my decisions. however, i realize now that i think i was in denial. there are some things you can fight and some you just simply can't. i'm not a left-brained person. i may try to keep myself safe from the world, but it's really no use. when i fall, i fall. i'm not left-brained at all (well, maybe enough to earn me a degree in biology when i graduate). i'm a daydreamer. i write. and i fall in love, hard. no matter if i should or shouldn't. i'm not denying it anymore. and i'm not ashamed.

miss taylor charles has always been one of those people that i gave a lot of credit to. that girl has some serious heart and she always gets back on her feet when i probably wouldn't be able to do the same. she's really amazing that way. she's a hopeless romantic and loves love, like i do. i love that. i love people that are so genuinely themselves. like miss taylor swift says, beauty is sincerity. amen! i'll take sincerity over almost anything in a person. 

i'll be honest, i can't take any credit for this outfit. i stole the idea straight from http://girlsack.com/. i'm a huge fan girl over here of her blog and when she replied to my ask, i about died. i have this $30 rule where i hate spending more than $30 on an article of clothing unless it's on sale, something i've been wanting for more than a month, or something that's worth the investment. this button down fit all the criteria and when it was on sale a couple weeks ago, i snatched it up from jcrew. worth the investment? definitely. worth pairing with different patterns? absolutely. i love it. and doesn't idaho look beautiful in these pictures?! 
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thank you taylor! isn't she adorable?
Outfit:
shirt- Jcrew
skirt & belt- Francessca's Collections
wedges- Urban Outfitters

13 comments:

Shy :) said...

I miss Idaho :(...If only i could get work off I would be down in Sandpoint for 4th of July. Damn responsibilities!

kylee said...

pattern mixing at it's finest.

Jasmine, Transient Withdrawal said...

I absolutely LOOOOOOOVE this outfit and these photos! The photo location is so pretty and so is the girl ;)

I am still on the hunt for a gingham button down, and I think I'm going to drop by my local J Crew next time I'm around! I hate spending more than $30 too on clothes (although now that I'm soon to be unemployed and a poor grad student, that number will probably dwindle down to $15 lol)! The pattern mixing is genius! That skirt is cute! Why didn't I see it at Francesca's when I was there last? Ah! I also love all the brown accents! Oh I'm definitely Tumblin' this ;) <3

Amelia said...

too cute, too cute!

hellolyndsey said...

Oh mags we are so alike in so many ways that it's just unreal! You are so down to earth. I love your pattern mixing (great jcrew snag too! i hate spending over $15 hahah i'm so cheap). you are gorgeous and I think you AND Idaho look perfectly beautiful in these photos :)
xoxoxo

DF said...

I love your skirt

Natalie said...

I really like the mixing of patterns! I'm a sucker for polka dots especially. And I really like those shoes. Holy cow though, it is really is beautiful there. I just want to run through the fields and have picnics. The $30 rule sounds very similar to my own pricing standards. $25 is usually my limit, unless it's really worth it, but I hate going over 30...

Seeking Style said...

You are rocking those prints!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Bethany Kellen of bunnypicnic said...

ugh i need that shirt. and yes yes yes to girlsack.

Jull Diaz said...

that nice! I loved everything, the skirt is beautiful!
kisses from: http://julldiaz.blogspot.mx/

Amy Shaughnessy said...

You look great! I love the mix of prints.

Amy

fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

Jamie Rose said...

These prints look fantastic together! I love how pretty the background looks in these pictures too.

Katie said...

Cute skirt! This is great inspiration for work attire. I start an internship in the Fall and I am in need of cute, appropriate work clothing. I like the two prints mixed together, they go very well. =) and the background in these pictures is so pretty.