Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Three Ring Circus


At first, the only thought that came to mind concerning this outfit was "delightful." It's a very cutesy, cheery, and downright delightful outfit (a bit too delightful, probably). As I thought more about it throughout the day, though, I realized the outfit really reminded me of a circus. Bear with me here. The pinstripes on the skirt reminded me of the stripes on the circus tent, the animals on my belt were like the animal performers, and my top just seemed like something a clown might wear (hopefully, it's a chic clown).

Today's been a good day. I'm trying really hard to appreciate the good things in my life, like my new job, and see the positivity in most things. I've struggled with anxiety for a really long time (I'll have to do a tmi post on that soon) and with my breakup, school starting, and a new job, it hasn't been easy for me to be focused and happy. I'm hoping though that with time, I'll be able to work through what I'm dealing with right now, and come out of it a much better, more...well, delightful, person.

By the way, is it just me, or does my face look slightly demented in most of these photos? Maybe that's just my natural appearance?

Blouse: Modcloth, Skirt, Shoes: Urban Outfitters, Belt: thrifted






Until tomorrow,


  1. This outfit is definitely delightful! I don't think it looks like a circus at all. It reminds me of summer in the south a lot. It's full of great details like the buttons on the back and bit of lace on the front. Plus, the skirt looks like seersucker which is a summer dress-up staple! I'm so glad you love your new job.

  2. I have been saving so many of your photos in my favorites folder lately! This is so cute. Did you see the Anthropologie catalogue a while back with a circus theme? I love the circus influence in your outfit! No, I don't think you look demented, but I like the personality showing through in the second photo down!

  3. You're silly lady...your face is most definitely not demented:) This outfit is total sunshine and cheery perfection. I still love seeing such bright colors as many people are already transitioning to darker fall tones. And totally loving the circusy feel of the outfit as well.

  4. whenever you're feeling down, don't mind e-mailing me, sweetie :)! you look gorgeous and that top is fabulous! You're right, if a clown were to wear it, it had to be a damn fashionable clown because it's seriously such a nice, nice top!

  5. You are a ray of sunshine in this look. And I don't know where I've been (since I try to read your blog for every post) but I had no clue that you had broken up with your boyfriend. I think you're doing the right thing and just allowing nature to take it's course and doing what you want to do now. I hope all is going well:)

  6. Aw, you look like a little doll! You face is not demented, haha. Not at all. You are probably one of the cutest things I've seen in a long time! Sorry things have been rough for you lately. It's always great to look on the bright side! Keep it up :)

  7. LOOOOOVEEE this! Perfect little outfit, darling. You look lovely!

  8. ahh, nicole, i am dying with jealousy over that blouse. it is indeed delightful. i know it can be hard to be positive when times are tough, but i hope that your new job and everything is going well, so that you have something to smile about! because YOU, my dear, are delightful! :)

  9. if this is a clown's outfit, then i will definitely join you in being a clown! i love it. the blouse is DEFINITELY delightful. i need to check out modcloth asap and get some cash together...haha....

    and i completely agree with sydney, you are definitely delightful. i hope your day is beautiful. <3

  10. YOU'RE SO EFFING CUTE. i may have a tmi email for you too. i think i also struggle with anxiety. i haven't gotten anything diagnosed. but my ex boyfriend who did, is pretty sure i do too. and he's probably right.

    but i love this outfit. and even the circus reference.

  11. You look so cute in this outfit Nicole! It'd definitely be something I'd wear (even though I really hate clowns hehe but it is a very chic clown collar!). :) Glad to hear that you're appreciate the things you DO have in your life! Good luck with the new school year and the new job! <3

  12. You look gorgeous, I adore that yellow blouse! It is indeed delightful :) *hugs* anxiety can be so crippling, I hope you are okay, glad to hear you have been looking on the positive side of life :)

  13. i think you look cute in these pictures. no demented face at all.
    love love love love that blouse!! LOVE IT.
    yellow is the most perfect color to wear..no matter the season.
    (at least i think so.)

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  15. Circus chic always floats my boat! Anyway, I hear you on the anxiety. Or at least, I don't know that I'm anxious, but I'm major sad. Bah. Life will get more delightful for both of us, I guess!

  16. I don't think your face looks demented at all. this really is a very cheerful outfit! i agree!!!

    It is amazing to me to see how your style and appearance has changed in the past year in general. I really enjoy seeing how you dress though no matter when.


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