I almost didn't post this outfit because of the wind, the weird lighting, and the strange things my hair is doing in them. However, I decided that this outfit isn't all that bad and that it deserved to be seen on the Internet. I borrowed this mint dress from Katie right before I left Illinois, and I fell in love with the color and the flattering cut. After pairing it with a burgundy cardigan, I realized that this outfit kind of matches my blog layout because I'm cool like that. That's a thing people do, I hear. I'm also pretty crazy about this Mata Traders necklace that I picked up at local boutique while in Illinois, but hopefully I'll get some better detail shots of it soon. I wore this on one of my last days in Illinois for my work's end-of-year party, which means that you've already seen this outfit if you follow me on social media. It was a fantastic night, and a great way to end a great year.
To be honest, the past couple of weeks have involved too many goodbyes for my liking. Even my recent trip to Arizona, where I was for a few days to celebrate my brother's graduation from ASU, ended with sad goodbyes to two of my brothers and family. While in Arizona, we did our best to beat the heat, ate some good food, toured the campus, and saw my brother graduate with honors. It was a great trip altogether, especially since it was the first time I had all of my brothers in one place in a year and a half, but it was bittersweet to say the least.
So that's why, among the sea of goodbyes, it felt like a breath of fresh air to spend part of my trip getting to say "hello" to a familiar face, as I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa from Lala Faux Bois in person. We met over coffee on Friday night, and she was just as sweet and funny in person as she is online. She was incredibly easy to talk to, and it was so nice to have someone to talk about blogging, Flock Togehter, photography, and the like, who actually understands what I'm talking about. Thanks again for meeting up with me, Lisa! This makes the third current Flock Together girl who I've met, and fourth if you count former members. I'm determined to meet everyone in person eventually, and I feel like I'm making decent progress so far. Check out my Instagram to see proof that Lisa and I actually hung out.
Since I've yet to find a big-girl job, I'm looking on the bright side and taking this as an opportunity to focus on blogging. I may not have my personal photographer anymore (sadly), but I do have a tripod and a backyard. I'm looking forward to playing around with my summer style a bit more this year, and I have a massive pile of clothes to get rid of in my room, so look forward to that. I may not have this whole adult thing figured out yet, but at least I have some sort of plans in the works.
Dress: Forever 21, borrowed from Katie
Crescent Collar Necklace: Mata Traders (from a local boutique)