Casual Day with Nude Lips


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Friends, let's talk for a second about something: I can't say no! 
It's becoming a problem lately because I have so many things on my plate and I can't catch up! I feel overwhelmed by it all and like I ca't put my full self into each project because I am always thinking about or working on another. I need your help knowing how to say no!

When someone approaches me with a task or business proposal, the two things that go through my mind are this:
1. If I say no to this opportunity, what other opportunities will it close the door on?
2. Will I hurt my friendship, or worse, lose trust from a contact or boss?

I feel like a walking zombie because I go to teach, spend my prep and lunch working on IEPs, student government, the ambassador program, or talking about co-teaching lesson plans. I come home, have to create content for my blog, do photoshoots, promote on various websites, put social media content up, make sure I am helping out others by engaging with theirs (so they'll come back to mine), and email back companies. I then have to help plan events for a monthly blogger meet-up I host, any other seasonal events I am helping friends with, and go to social events myself in order to network.  There isn't even time to clean our house! I feel like I work an extra day or two throughout the week, but it comes back and bites me in the butt when I crash and sleep for an entire day.

I know of a couple of the things on my list I want to prioritize, and some that I want to drop. But, dropping these will let down a lot of people and disappoint them (maybe even make them disappointed in me). How do you handle this?!

Okay, enough of the whining and asking for mercy! I found inspiration for this outfit on Pinterest while I was looking for a casual outfit to wear. I love that the boots elevate it just a bit to make it seem more pulled together than the average grunge, plaid outfit! I also wore nude lipstick in order to make the outfit look more "night out" than casual day!

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24 comments:

  1. Girl you are super woman. You got this! I have no idea how you do it all but you got this. I say the only thing you can do is start a priority list and schedule them accordingly. Take days off to recoup and you can always ask for help ;) I'm sure there are a million people who would love to help. Especially husbands.

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement! I definitely listened and took a day off from work!

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  2. Aw hun, I'm sorry :( You should never feel bad for taking care of yourself! If you need to step back, I do understand, and I'll love you no matter what! <3

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  3. Great looking! And the city had real Sunday vibes, don't know why :)

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  4. Gorgeous photos! You lip color looks amazing against that great blue blouse!

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  5. You look so beautiful, I love your style :D

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  6. I love this outfit! Casual and classy :)

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  7. Great casual look! And the nude lips are beautiful :)

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  8. You look so amazing, I love your outfit!

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  9. Such a pretty outfit and I love the lip color! Nudes are the best. Also your hair looks fab! xo, Starla

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    1. I agree! They look amazing on anyone. Thanks, I loved going a little bit blonder on the ends.

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  10. This outfit is SO cute.

    My problem lately has been saying yes to things! I was in your shoes not too long ago, and swung too far in the opposite direction I'm afraid :/

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    1. Oh no! Teach me your ways! I think it is easy to get that way when we feel like others won't follow through or do their part.

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  11. Girl reading that got me tired. I've learned saying no is good for me. I don't think about what opportunities I could have missed out on I think about the opportunities I'm saying yes to and how I can focus on those and make them the best I can. You have to say no or else something at some point will give. For me it's always my health and that is the last thing I want to neglect so I say no. Hope you can drop some things and prioritize others!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Please tell me how you say no! I like your thought that it means you can focus more on what is ahead of you rather than multiple tasks. Thank you for the advice!

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  12. Lovely outfit and pictures :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays last week. You are one of my features this week ..

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