The Perfect Mix of Edgy and Girly + a Giveaway!

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Sometimes I hear a complaint about bloggers having weird "posting scheadules".  Okay, so I am not cool enough to have a ton of followers that watch my every move. Nor do I blog full time. Sometimes though, you just have to be unapologetic about letting a post go live at 6 at night. 
I am not perfect.

This is something I repeat in my head daily. No, I am not trying to bring myself down. Rather, by stating this simple phrase, I am reminding myself it is okay to breathe. Recently at a physical I heard that I have borderline high cholesterol. This was shocking to me! Ever since then, it is a daily task to talk myself out of stress, to eat better, and to hit the gym 2-3 times a week. I had really developed some poor routines! Both with my surgery and the added hours of blogging and working as a teacher, I stopped going to the gym. I also have this way of trying to "take it all on" as many around me might describe. These together can really take a toll on health. I am not in any poor medical condition, but the physical and shocking news reminded me to take time for myself daily, to say no, and to sit down and breathe for 10 seconds if I feel my heart race with stress. 6 p.m. blog postings? No big thing. This allowed me to come home from work at my leisure, spend time with my husband, take an hour nap (it has become a daily thing), and get a good dinner.

OKAY, okay, already, enough about ME. About the outfit... the shoes are from Little Mistress. They have a huge selection of amazing shoes, and even still, a ton of pointy toed booties like these faux snakeskin ones! The gorgeous lace dress, which I have been wanting in my closet forever is from Mikarose Clothing, a store based on promoting modesty! I am all about that! I wanted to tone down all of the girly-ness of the outfit from the heels and dress, so I added this faux leather jacket to bring out the edge. The more simple statement necklace from Lydell NYC's new line added just the right touch to the contrasting styles! 

Please visit the link below to enter the giveaway on Instagram for $50 to Mikarose Clothing. Winner announced on 11/11!
pointy toe booties
lace dress from mikarose clothing
lydell nyc necklace
lace dress from mikarose clothing







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10 comments:

  1. Love your boots and dress ♥♥

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  2. What a great hybrid outfit! I only wash my hair twice a week, too. And I post at whatever time I manage to get my fingers on the keyboard - which as a working mom of an infant and toddler is whatever time I darn well can do it! No posting schedule here! -- Amy @ http://thegiftedgabber.com

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  3. What a great combo! I love the dress and it looks great with the leather moto jacket :)

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  4. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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  5. You look lovely. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature tomorrow xo

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  6. aww I have been following mikarose and you for a while. I can't believe I missed this! they have such great looks!

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