Thursday, July 26

it started with a whisper

DSC_3755 DSC_3769 DSC_3768 DSC_3784 i have a secret to share with you all... i think i'm falling out of love with dresses.  i honestly can't remember the last time i wore one and i certainly haven't posted a blog post in one in forever. is this an identity crisis?! for whatever reason, i'm really loving separates these days and have only purchased separates this summer. for my birthday, i got only tops and pants and skirts. seriously, guys. what's happening here? maggie without dresses is like the earth without water. maybe i'll wear one sometime soon, but for now, it seems like skirts and shirts and scalloped shorts are what i'm gravitating towards. this is the last time you'll be seeing this skirt (sorry, Tieka!) but I wanted to style it up one last time before sending it back. also, i'm a little bit in love with this shirt.

without sounding toooo narcissistic, i spent my entire shift at work today thinking about myself. i know, i know. it does sound bad. but normally all i do is think about other people and today, i spent the entire shift thinking about what i wanted to do in the next few months and over this next school year. i have this theory that doing dishes is the best way to get yourself out of any sort of mind-bloggling matter- within three hours, i'd devised a page worth of ideas and things i wanted to accomplish in the next school year. grades, extracurricular activities, my relationships, jobs, hobbies, photography, blogging, ect. i think for the most part i've been using photography and work as a bit of an escape from reality to just let things sit in my mind for a while. i think i might incorporate some of these things i want to do into a '22 before 21' list like so many bloggers do and having a list always helps me actually do instead of talk about doing. immediately after my shift i ran to my dad's office downstairs where i hammered everything out into an email that i sent to myself. progress.

THANK YOU all so much for your kind tweets, emails, comments, and instagram messages on my birthday! i had a spectacular if not low-key birthday and it was exactly perfect. i love you all dearly.

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shirt: Forever21 // skirt: borrowed from Tieka // shoes: Urban Outfitters //
sunglasses: birthday present // hat: Modcloth


Ashlyn said...

I've been seeing so much black and white around lately and I can't say I'm complaining. Definitely love the mixed patterns going on here. And you don't sound narcissistic for thinking about yourself- sometimes you have to in order to be able to meet your goals! I'm turning 19 in about a month so I'm sure the birthday goal setting will be commenced.

Triple Thread

Lizzie said...

This outfit is gorgeous! The shirt looks comfortable to wear in the summer, but like also a good layering piece in the fall!

i'm learning to set more goals for myself too. I am accomplishing much more than I normally otherwise would.

And Happy belated Birthday! :)

Mary said...


helen at thelovecatsINC said...

you look great!

from helen at // @thelovecatsinc

Alice, Pretty Confused said...

I love this mix of patterns, I'm usually a big dress person too but every so often it is nice to do something different for a while. Plus it's exciting when you go back and get to wear stuff you haven't worn for a while xo

Elanor said...

i love the separates, maggie! i don't wear them enough because i feel like i don't know how. but this mixing of patterns is delightful and i actually would kindly like to steal both your shirt and tieka's skirt. haha :)

for my 19th birthday, i think i'm going to do a "19 before 20" thing too!


The Braided Bandit said...

I love everything about this! The print on the top is amazing and so are the sunnies! Happy belated birthday, guess I missed the boat on that one! I wish I was better at mixing separates, dresses are just so EASY to throw on!
Hope you're having a beautiful day!
xo Hannah

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

lovely print mix, I love dresses more than any other clothing item!

Marie @
Lemondrop ViNtAge

I am having a fabulous giveaway right here.

Ani said...

I adore the pattern mixing here. You just look so adorable!

April, Everyday Forgotten said...

I used to love dresses last year, but this year I've been all about the separates. Though I've been having trouble finding any haha! I love seeing how bloggers style skirts differently.

Jamie Rose said...

I'm usually really into separates during the cooler months and wear lots of dresses in the summer - or when I don't have much time to get ready in the morning. Separates have so much versatility though! I really love the mix of pattern in this outfit. That skirt is super cute too!