July 22, 2014

Laying Low

 Vest: H&M, Top: Gap, Shorts: H&M, Leopard loafers: Steve Madden, Accessories: Karen Walker sunglasses, La Mer x Target leopard wrap watch, Casio watch, Nike FuelBand, Loeffler Randall Rider bag

Life has a funny way of balancing out. Sometimes, things go smoothly but, then you hit a rough patch of events. Sometimes, these events happen all at once or they occur back to back or they even happen throughout all the good things in life. We all ask ourselves why certain things happen but, I'm a firm believer in things happening for a reason. We may not always recognize the reason but this mantra helps me focus on the positive.  

Being the introvert that I am, I like to retreat and take time for myself to re-energize when life tips too much one way. This kind of "escape" helps me regain focus and keeps me thinking of all the positive in life. I feel my personal perspective shows on the outside and in this case, it reflects through my outfit. My look is definitely plain and easy-going but, this look is comfortable, which is what I want I need/want right now.


  1. I hope things go better for you! I also believe that everything happens for a reason, but it can be hard to relate to that when you're having a rough time. I love the low maintenance look. The bag is really fun!

  2. I try to believe that everything happens for a reason as well but sometimes it's easier to accept than others. Love your bag and shoes!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  3. Nice text and thoughts... This bag is absolutely chic and gorgeous! xx


  4. I like to have some time to myself to recharge as well! This time is usually spend relaxing on my bed reading or watching TV on my ipad! That vest is all kinds of awesome!

  5. I'm a firm believer in the fact that everything happens for a reason also! I really like this outfit. Those shoes are amazing!

    Nicole to the Nines

  6. Sorry to hear you hit a rough patch in life but I hope things get better for you!
    Love the casual-cool look! Easy going but super chic! Those shoes are awesome!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  7. Yep, things happen for a reason---to make you stronger in the end. A great outfit can be a great mood-booster, and you look so chic in this comfortable combo.

    Another Beautiful Thing

  8. Oooh, I saw a similar blazer vest at Target in white, and I wanted it so bad! Maybe I'll go back and see if it's still there...

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  9. Hope you will have the opportunity to reenergize. Rough patches are never fun but always a learning lesson.


  10. Yeah, sometimes life really likes to pile it on all at once- boo. Hope you're doing ok and that things will turn around for you soon.

  11. I think everything happens for a reason, too, but that doesn't always make it feel better...I hope things look up for you soon!

  12. Love the positive outlook you have on life! Things will get better. :-) Cute loafers!


  13. Nancy, we are so much alike! We need balance in our lives and our selves, so like you said, when life tips too much in either direction, we have the need to retreat back into ourselves and re-focus, re-balance, re-charge our energies. Hence, the reason why I took the past month off of blogging! I hope things are a bit better and more balanced for you now? Either way, take all the time you need! Love the outfit - I like to dress nice an relaxed during these times too :) Sending you love and hugs! <3

  14. I have the same mantra Nancy! I know when I go through rough patches it won't last long. So that always gives me hope. Your outfit is cute!

  15. I hope things get a bit better for you soon! The shorts are simply smashing. I always find the boyfriend fit so chic!

  16. I totally get what you mean about having to take time to yourself when life gets a bit hectic. Lately I've been finding myself in a similar state. I wish you the best of luck as you take time to reflect.

    I love this outfit because it looks so effortless and comfortable. However, I would have to disagree with you when you say that it's plain, because there still are some very fun details going on throughout.

    -Helen Grace

    Sweet Helen Grace

  17. i'm quite the introvert myself, and i completely agree with needing alone time from time to time to re-group. it's hard too when your husband is an extrovert who never wants to be alone lol :) Hope you start feeling better soon!
    xo jac

  18. Sometimes laying low is so necessary! Such a fab everyday outfit here, as always- and the shoes add a bit of extra fun. Have a great weekend :)



  19. I wish things will get better for you.My mothers calls those times black stripes, I'm having a big one of those too.


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