Friday, August 24

double dots

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I don't know when the obsession with polka dots began. Two people have said to me, "I think polka dots are your new floral," and I couldn't believe my eyes when I realized it was true; every other piece in my closet is practically polka-dotted. In fact, I think the way I dress has changed a lot in a very short amount of time and I'm wracking my brain trying to figure out why that is and how it happened exactly. I didn't set out to look different than before or change it up and the only explanation I can come up with is that the changes I went through are being reflected in how I express myself in whatever way it is that I am these days. I still love bright colors, but maybe not in such large doses. I've become a separates gal through and through. I'm definitely not and will never be a "high fashion" "trendy" gal but I think these days I'm geared towards timeless and more structured pieces with a twist. Blazers with polka dots (favorite back to school item), scalloped shorts, peplum white lace tops, button down tops in different patterns, and a lot of solids as well. Who knows!?

By the time you read this, I'll be back at school already and moved into my new apartment... permanently. I can't believe this. I can't believe how fast August went, how different the past couple of weeks have been mentally than the entire summer, how thankful I am for the experiences I had with new people and old, and that I'm going into my junior year of college. I have a direction that I lacked coming out of my last semester and a focus on me I'm excited about. I wrote a silly dumb letter to summer like I've done each summer now that I've been blogging and I was tearing up like a sap.

I love this blog, but not because of the posed pictures I post and outfits I dress up in, but because of this community and the amazing people I've met here. I know that's probably redundant and something everyone here says, but I'll never forget the support and love you've sent nor the many, many emails I've received this summer detailing personal stories and emotional periods you all have gone through. YOU are what inspire me to do better, be better, and keep on keepin' on. Thank you for all who have been any part of this little sector of my life.
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blazer: Ruche // dress: Selective Potential Shop // shorts: Charolette Russe //
shoes: Urban Outfitters


Meg! said...

Dude polka-dots are the beessst! I approve. I also approve of you getting an apartment in Missoula! And also those shoes. And this post. *stamp of approval*

Jasmine said...

I have definitely caught your polka dot bug this Summer! I have a whopping total of 4 polka dot blouses now! I've always loved the print but there's something about this Summer that just made me drawn to polka dots (more so than stripes even!). I had to stop myself from buying anymore polka dotted blouses, otherwise my students might notice that I'm always covered in spots ;) I even wrote "solid colored blouses" on my shopping list just to remind myself. I can't believe this Summer is over Maggie! Seriously. It did go by so quickly, but I know the both of us are going to have an amazing year because we're both so much more focused and driven :) Love you<3 Cannot wait to see your new place! Ah!

Natalie said...

I love all the mixing of polka dots! I recently bought two polka dot shirts and almost bought a dress yesterday (it was too short though... sigh) so I think the bug is spreading. You look fabulous as always.

That's so exciting that you're all moved into your apartment now! Seriously, I can't wait to see photos of it being all stylishly spiffed up and decorated and everything. Also, you're a big bad upperclassman now! Yay!

Lizzie said...

The polka dots suit you well. You're even wearing a dress with them in your profile picture!

This is an outfit I could totally see myself wearing. I feel like half the 'fashion' blogs (I say that with quotations because I know that's not what you're ALL about) I follow feature things I could never wear. Probably because my body type.

Congrats on moving into your apartment and being a junior! My brother is a junior this year too and I almost don't want to believe it. Then again I'm about to be in college too.


Alice, Pretty Confused said...

Yay for polka dots, they are one of my new favourites too. I can't believe how fast not just August but this whole year has gone, I swear last time I checked it was May...

Congratulations on moving into your new place, and good luck with college, I hope it's the best year for you yet xo

Kirstin Marie said...

Polka dots are THE best. In fact, I'm wearing polka dot pants right now and they make me so happy. I definitely agree that August went by super quick!

Bethany Kellen of bunnypicnic said...

you're so cute! i still haven't tucked a dress into shorts.

Mary said...

We love you, Maggie. I'm not a blogger, but I love when I read the comments of a blog and spot other bloggers I follow. This online community is just so cool.

Best of luck with year three!

Jamie Rose said...

Polka dots are my favorite pattern ever. I have so many polka dotted things, I can't help myself so I definitely understand your new love of them. Your polka dot blazer is the best thing ever too. I want one! It's way too hot here to wear a blazer though. Not for a couple months at least. So sad.