Monday, June 6, 2011

Looking Back


Today, I went out for coffee with a friend. Well, an ex-boyfriend actually. That probably sounds like a terrible idea, right? Well, here's the deal. Before I dated Zak, who I've been dating for almost four years now) I really only dated one guy. It was a pretty rough relationship, but it was quite a long time ago at this point. We communicated on and off since the break up, and he's kind of always stuck around through social media and stuff. So, I thought it might be nice to catch up and such, since we've both changed a lot since those days. It was a nice afternoon. Awkward, though. Pretty awkward. Mostly because I just bring a whole lot of awkward to every situation I'm introduced into, but you know. He's happy now, I'm happy now, and I had a fun time catching up with him. Do you guys keep in touch with any of your exes/get curious about what they're up to? Maybe I'm just a weirdo? Well, I am, but maybe I'm just a bigger weirdo than I thought? :)

Top: H&M
Sweater: Forever 21
Skirt, shoes: Urban Outfitters




Until tomorrow,


  1. That does sound quite awkward. I avoid my exes at all costs. I totally wore that sweater today (but in the cream version)!!! I love the green skirt. Such pretty pairings.

  2. Such a lovely outfit! Love those shoes and I love the color of your skirt! I keep in touch with my exes, apart from one, and some of them are my best friends now!

  3. I love that outfit, it all goes together perfectly. And I love how summery it is! I don't think it is at all weird to keep in touch with your exes, I'm on good terms with some of mine, and not so great terms with others. I think it's pretty individual though xo

  4. Oh that cardigan is so wonderful Nicole dear! I kind of need that in my closet!!! I don't have an ex. Robert's my first and only hehe :) Glad it went relatively well though!

  5. I adore this whole outfit! I too, bring a whole lot of awkward into each situation..I could never imagine catching up with an ex, but then again all of my relationships tend to end badly.

    xoxo mama wolf.

  6. I'm so impressed that you keep in touch with your ex and want to catch up with him and are on good terms. I think that's actually quite healthy and mature of you! I still highly dislike my ex and it makes me happy when I find out he's still working shitty jobs in a lame Montana town. I know it's spiteful of me but he was a dickbag. Anyway I'm jealous of your ability to talk to your ex, awkwardness aside. Go you!

  7. Sort of...I won't even saw one of their names out loud, but the other one and I chat on Facebook now and then. :)
    Cute outfit for grabbing coffee! The lacey top is so pretty. :D

  8. You look adorable in this outfit! I don't think it's weird at all to get curious about how an ex is doing every once in a great while. After all, at some point, we really cared for this ex and they were an integral part of our life. I haven't been able to really be friends with an ex yet but maybe someday, who knows.

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  9. If I have happen to run into them then yes I'm glad to see them and chat for a bit, but I don't think I would ever go sit down with one of them again unless I was single and there was some kind of potential there again. BUT There's no potential with any of my ex's so that solves that problem :D Haha

  10. I think that's totally normal. I don't see most of my exes, but we tend to live in different countries anyway. I think I'm in touch with every single one of them in one way or another. Sometimes just once a year or every two years though.

    In other news, cuuuute look!

  11. cute outfit, i love your sweater!
    you have a great blog, i'm following you now :)

  12. First off, love the outfit!! And yeah I keep in touch with my exes. Albeit my most recent breakup... I think that's a little tough to move on as friends. But I think it's a link to your past, who you were and those ties shouldnt be broken unless you know it was a bad relationship. :)

    Sparrow & Urchin

  13. This is so pretty! I love the rose-print cardigan with the dark green skirt. I only had one other boyfriend before my husband, Jasen. I'm friends with my ex on Facebook, but I haven't seen him since right after we broke up. We sort of tried the friends thing, but he moved to Santa Barbara for college and we pretty much lost touch for a long time. I think it's easier to be friends after a relationship if the decision to break up was mutual and just based on a lack of compatibility. If one person broke it off that could make it a lot more difficult.

  14. You always have the most adorable outfits lady! I am loving the floral cardigan especially. And I can totally relate with the awkward ex situations :-) Glad to hear it went well though!! xx

  15. This is such a sweet look! I'm a sucker for anything feminine, so lace and floral in the same outfit is perfection in my book. :)

    Splendiferous Inclinations

  16. Ahhh I saw those shoes at UO and I almost bought them! Wish I had now haha I love your cardigan by the way! F21 has everything! :)


  17. I always admire people who do keep in touch with exes! I've only dated one other person besides my current boyfriend and let's just say we didn't end on good terms (I broke things off with him) so I just think that it's probably easies that we don't keep in touch.

  18. SO CUTE. I LOVE YOUR OUTFIT. It's so feminine and lovely and wonderful. I love that lace top. And the green of that skirt. Maybe it's just me, but I'm reading this post now in my unairconditioned livingroom, and that cardigan is making me sweat, haha.

    That definitely takes a lot of maturity. I'd be kind of scared to see my ex-boyfriend...I've only had one serious relationship and he's moving to Croatia this summer, so we broke up because of that. Especially since it's unclear if he's going to return back to the US. We don't speak, and our communication via the internet is scant. We both still have strong feelings towards each other, so it makes it hard for us to talk since we're not together.

  19. Aww you are the epitome of pretty! All the elements of this oufit are super cute, roses, lace, skirt, cute sandals, just love it!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  20. well, technically yes i do. and i still see him. we've been together for 6 years. but have been 'on and off' for the last two of those. but it's mostly because we started dating in high school and we're over-thinkers by nature. and we're always 'figuring ourselves out' because we read too many books.

    i wouldn't mind talking to my exes now, but i feel like it wouldn't be a civil thing anyway. oh well.

    i love this outfit.


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