Checkerd Dress.

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Checkard Dress, Black Bow Clutch, Cat Eye Sunglasses: Thrifted.
Black and White Bow Pumps: Cato's.

Hello everyone!
Oh my word have I missed you...the past few days have been crazy. I started working and it feels like I actually live there now. I work tomorrow morning and all day Saturday and Sunday, as well. Before I picked my job back up again, I feel like I didn't realize how blessed I was to have all the free time in the world to blog. Blogging is one of the things I love most in life. It keeps me sane. It keeps me grounded. It keeps me inspired. It keeps me, well, alive. Not physicaly, but mentally. I just feel so much more mentally stable and satisfied when I can blog. Going out into nature and snapping pictures, coming here as a sort of 'online diary' and getting to interact and be inspired by hundreds of lovely people. I don't think I could ever give up blogging.

Work has been good though. At times it's fast paced and at time it's slow and dull. It's hard for me sometimes because I want to be a control freak and make everyone happy but you know what I'm learning? Sometimes you just can't. I can't make the other hostesses, servers, customers, managers, and myself happy every day, all the time. I need to focus on what I can do and not what's out of my control. Something I'm definitely learning- the hard way.

I picked up quite the little bundle of clothing at the thrift store the other day for $10 and this is one of the dresses I got! I love it so, so much. It reminds me of a dress Audrey H. would wear. So, I dressed up and pretended like I was her for a day. Shucks, who wouldn't want to be?

Speaking of Audrey, I got a package from Barnes and Noble that I ordered with a gift card and got a huge poster of her for my dorm room. So perfect! I also ordered a new journal (mine is almost full since I write every night), a Vera Bradley ID holder (for my Kent Card), and a copy of 50 Shades of Gray. I heard it's good. Have you all read it yet? I started it at the pool earlier today and am just getting into it!

Hope you all are swell
With much love, Lauren.
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Katie Elle said...

You look so much like Audrey in these photos. Absolutely gorgeous.


I know how it feels to be job free and then starting at one. It's such a transition from having all this free time to someone else owning your soul and literally paying for it. Maybe it's because I work in a big retail store that I feel like my soul is owned, or maybe that's just all jobs.



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Laura said...

So much Audrey going on here! Love it!

I feel exactly the same way about blogging. You will feel even more so in college, trust me, that is what got me blogging in the first place. I just needed something for me and since I didn't want to destroy my liver every weekend, I gave my precious free time to blogging.

I heard that 50 Shades of Grey is so scandulous, but I definitely want to read it! :P

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

awishisarainbow said...

Love Audrey Hepburn and love this outfit :)

DaBi Vintage said...

so cute!kisses from Italy

Anonymous said...

If you don't mind reading porn, you'll love 50 Shades of Grey! I kind of loved it :P

Erica said...

Such a classic look. Simple, clean and stylish.

Benlovesting said...

Love your dress!

Elizabeth Gibbs said...

You look so pretty in this dress! It is lovely. :) Don't you just love thrifting? I am glad you were able to get your job back. I am trying to get on soon,

Lizzy

parfums said...

So pretty and stylish, beautiful outfit.
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Nerd Burger said...

It's so funny. All these people looked at this photo set and thought the same thing. Audrey! I love the classic looks you have been doing late.y. I dress nothing like it and seeing you all pretty is making me try knew fashion things. Thank you

Kezzie said...

So funny, I was going to comment, "Hello Audrey!" and then you siad that's what you intended!

Natasha Atkerson said...

Super cute dress and shoes, Lauren! Vintage lovely! I wish I could find shoes like that, so cute!
Natasha
A Modest Fashion Blog:
www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

Aya Smith said...

Gosh, you look adorable! Very chic and put-together :)

Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

Alena said...

Eek! Have you seen the big storm over on feminist and other blogs about that book? I've probably seen 8+ bloggers talk about it and almost all have said how bad the writing is, the problematic portrayal of BDSM consent, ect. Fun fact: it started off as a piece of Twilight fanfiction. Nothing against it, 'course, on that, but it makes me curious which characters are which...

Ariel Tyler said...

Oh my. I'm in love with your dress!!

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