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September 6, 2011

Vintage top. One Teaspoon shorts. ASOS boots. Urban Outfitters hat

Unplugging myself wasn’t premeditated and actually sort of happened through a series of unfortunate events. If you follow me on Twitter, you might have read that I lost my grandfather midweek, last week then spent most of Labor Day weekend with my family for the memorial. I do miss him dearly, but I can’t be sad because he is in a better place. Thank you to all who have sent your condolences.

Strange how you never notice the desire to ground yourself until you’re forced to do so. Spending time away from a computer to laugh, cry, and eat with my family was the best way to immerse myself in real life – just in time to clear my head for New York tonight! Can't wait to congregate with my babes and buddies 4200 miles away from here.

Quick musings over this top: sifted through poorly made sequin tops and old Forever 21 donations at a thrift store and instantly was enamored by this quirky piece. I had it for a while but I was never sure how to wear it, weather and style permitting. The shirt doesn't breathe, so it gets too hot. It also doesn’t cover enough, so it gets too cold. I ended up wearing it in Long Beach where the bipolar weather matched my bipolar top and was able to remain fairly comfortable. That is, until I tackled this pile which broke me into a soft sweat

P.S. All said, sorry if I haven't gotten to your Shop Chic requests. Everyone that has paid for their item, I shipped it out already! I will take the new orders when I get back from New York!

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62 responses:

  1. Oh honey, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the fambam's always nice to spend some qt with the loved ones and away from work, school, blog...Life happens and it's best to embrace it all in a moment's time!

    Hope your week looks up sweets!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

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  2. love that floppy hat and the whole ensemble is just perfect

  3. There is solace to know that your grandpa is in a much happier place, but I am also glad that you have family and close friends to support you during such a difficult transition.

    On a lighter note, that thirfted top is quite a find, and loving those retro chic cutoffs. Have a great time in NYC, and I know the time spent there will provide you some additional happiness!

    ♥, Jamie

  4. Cool!

  5. Love the outfit and photography xoxoxo

  6. I absolutely love your shorts! :D

    Have a Good Day!


  7. Great hat!! Love the ease and grace in the photos

  8. :/ I hope your week gets better. On a lighter note, your outfit is adorable. It's so, late summer. So perfect for early september peach picking !!!!

    ps, !

  9. I'm so sorry, that's so sad to hear :( chin up. Family is the best!

  10. just discovered your lovely chicness through himys! and am now trawling your archives...

  11. i'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather. :(

    on a different note, you look gorgeous - love the outfit.

  12. I love your shorts. This is such a chic and simple outfit.

    P.S I'm so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  13. I hope you're feeling better. I really do understand what you're going through. My own step dad died over a month ago and I found myself disconnected from my blog for a couple of weeks and it was really needed.

    Glad you're back though and I love the outfit post.


  14. Raych, you are so tiny and gorgeous!
    Love One Teaspoon - they are by far my fave Australian brand! <3
    Have fun in NY - I'm sooo jealous.


  15. gorgeous top!

  16. I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather, but I'm glad to see you're back. By the way, you were in my hometown! Your outfit looks great.

  17. Lovee that crop top, you look great! you're in my thoughts!

  18. I love cut off's and you rock them! So sorry for your loss :( xx

  19. i'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather's passing, but you're right, he is definitely in a better place now!
    that top is awesome and looks great with those shorts...and holy crap that was a huge pile of clothing! what i would have given to be able to sift through it myself (i'm a MAJOR thrifter!)

    have fun in new york!

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  20. Sorry for your loss. It's true though, it helps to stick by close family and friends during times like that.

    You carry that top so well by the way! :D

    Jana Styles

  21. Sorry for your loss! I have to say your outfit is so effortlessly cool! Love.

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  23. cool outfit

  24. Im sorry to hear that! I love your outfit!!!

    Love from Seoul,

  25. Lovely outfit as usual! You're so pretty!!!

  26. you looking perfect!
    love it!


  27. oh wow. I need to get my hands on a hat like that.


  28. The top is pretty amazing. Bipolar and all. You look incredible of course. I hope you're feeling better and I send my condolences to you and your family. Also, have fun in New York!

  29. that top is super, super cool. love it!

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  30. Awesome hat! I just moved to Paris and in desperate need of some cute hats to cover the bad hair days that are simply unacceptable here :)

  31. Wooow!! Such a cute outfit!! You look gorgeous!! ^^

    Do you wanna follow each other? I really like ur blog. :)



  32. I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers, and he is in a better place.

    xo Sherrie
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  33. Of course that top is vintage, cuz I want it.

  34. that vintage top is truly a find!! Looks Amazing! (=

  35. Anonymous

    My prayers go out to you and your family<33

    You always look absolutely stunning :)

    What thrift store is that with the large pile of clothes? Looks so awesome to dig through.

  36. Sending you and your family lots of love and positive vibes! Have fun in NYC lady, you deserve it.

  37. Gorgeous top!

    XO Charlotte

  38. So cool, notes of boho

    x Katarina

  39. I really love the cut of that top!

  40. I'm glad you have a positive attitude because you're so right - he's in a much better place now!
    You are looking gorgeous so keep that chin up!
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  41. you look lovely. i agree, there is nothing more wonderful than spending time with family! that's what life's about!

  42. the top is really cute; glad you finally got a chance to wear it! super jealous that you're in new york right now, but enjoy yourself!!

    on a different note, my condolences and prayers go out to you and your family. stay strong!

  43. You look absolutely gorgeous! Only you can pull off that shorts + boots combination eh?(((: Lovely colour! And I love your hair! xx

  44. i love this!


  45. you look so awesome!

  46. I love you outfit! You look so so beautiful!

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  47. glad to hear you're feeling better. love your positive attitude and glad that you got to spend some time with your family!

  48. The hat is so cute!!! And the off shoulder top is so chic!

  49. Simple, but so nice. Love the hat!

  50. such a fabulous hat!


  51. glad you cleared your head, hope you feel better this week.

    you look gorgeous! that's a great top!


  52. I love your always so chic but so elegantlly casual looks! the hat is perfection too!

  53. Pretty!


  54. love your top, cute outfit

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