Baby You're a Firework.

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Firework Sweater: Thrifted.
Dress Underneath: c/o Deb.
Black Heeled Boots: H&M.
Lipstick in Wet N' Wild's Rose Bud.

Hello ♥

I mentioned a few posts ago how I went thrifting over the weekend and this firework turtleneck was one of the items I got, ha. It's kind of horrifically ugly, but at the same time...charming? I don't know, ever have a piece of clothing that is inherently ugly, but something draws it to you at the same time? That's how I feel about this sweater. I placed it in and out of my cart so many times throughout the Goodwill trip, but in the end it won out a spot in my shopping bag over a denim jacket. Which I do regret by the way. Not regretting that I chose this over the jacket, but just that I left the perfect vintage denim jacket ;'(

Surprisingly, I am actually going home this weekend. It's only been two weeks since I've come back up for school, but I've found I'm just having a really hard time. It was a bad week in general and it's been harder than I expected to getting used to "real life" after coming home from Europe. I know a lot of people would say that going home doesn't solve things; that I should stick it out and whatever, but I just really need my family right now and am lucky enough to only live an hour and fifteen minutes away. It's not that I don't like Kent anymore or want to be back in my hometown...but I just want a little break to clear my mind from the burdens I'm facing and have some encouragement from my family. 

I'm driving alone on the high way for the first time and I'm super nervous. I know...what 21 year old hasn't driven on the high way by herself...? I've just never really had to, so I never practiced it, and then I didn't have a car up at college my first two years. I know it will be fine and I need to get over the fear I've developed, but I'm honestly ready to get this drive over with tomorrow morning! Say a prayer for me, guys, ha. x

With much love, Lauren.
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Katie Aman said...

Oh, you are just so CUTE. That hair is so mod and so wonderful I'm in love. And what a perfectly whimsical sweater too. Very, very pretty! :)

Jeannee Waseck said...

Travel mercies for you, my dear friend! Just travel in daylight and you should be fine :) and (((LAUREN))) about adjusting - methinks it's also about the apt, with the noise levels and the dog pee in the snow and all of that, yes???

I actually love this sweater! and I was chuckling over what you said about it because ... I'm old enough to remember when the original VW bug came out, and it was widely touted as the ugly car - and I felt exactly about it, as you do about this sweater ;)

SB said...

I don't understand why you feel the need to apologize(? can't think of the right word perhaps justify) why you are going home to see your family. They are your family and they are precious to you you should never feel bad in anyway because you are going to see them whether it is after a short time or a long time enjoy their company while you can some day you may not live close enough to see them regularly or or be too busy to see them that often treasure each and every moment with them.

I hope your drive went well and that you enjoy your weekend. Oh and 26 here and I've not driven on a highway (I'm assuming that is the same as our motorway?) on my own but then I haven't learned to drive yet :)

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of Funny Girl, Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany's! So much goodness! =) Safe travels! I know the feeling!

Sammi said...

Firstly, YOUR HAIR LIKE THIS!! Perfection. Secondly, home is a great place to clear your head! It's not like you're giving up on school or something... you've been through a stressful time with coming back to the US, moving into your apartment, etc... spending time with familiar people you love is just what you need! And ummm if it makes you feel better, I never drove on a highway 'til I turned 26. Sooooo. You'll do great. I actually like driving on the highway now, and I had the worst anxiety about driving (for like 10 years)! <3

xox Sammi

Britney @ Scout and Company said...

Eeep! You totally remind me of Jo from Lost In The haze in this outfit post!!

Also you'll be fine on the motorway! YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Also also are you anywhere near Florida perhaps??

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to drop you a little note and tell you how much you've encouraged and inspired me. As am older teenager, I find that it grows harder and harder for me to accept myself as I am-- the way God created me. And I just wanted to let you know that you inspire me-- thank you so much.
Love, Adelaide Rose
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Anonymous said...

Im so glad you kept your bangs long. Your hair looks great totally retro. I know you like bangs, but I think they hide your pretty face. Love the brows.

countrygirlcityfashion said...

This is such a cute look! I don't think the sweater is ugly - or maybe you just styled it really well. Your hair is adorable, too!

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