Sunday, February 5, 2012

All This Weird Beauty


After a very long Friday that included school, work, and a friend's 21st birthday, it was nice to have a leisurely Saturday to catch up with myself. Last week was quite a busy one, since I worked some extra hours and started going to the gym a few mornings a week, but it was a good week. I mean, nothing much happened, but I kind of did a bit of soul-rummaging (that feels more accurate than "soul searching"). On Friday, for the first time really ever, I felt happy with exactly who I was, as an individual person. For just a few minutes, while I was driving home as the sun was setting, singing along to Jack's Mannequin songs, I didn't feel hung up on the past, or the future, or a crush, for the first time since I can really remember. It was fleeting, but really freeing and extraordinary. Even though I've slipped back into normalcy, I plan on carrying that moment around with me to remind myself of what I'm capable of, because I think we all need to be reminded of our own incredible ability sometimes.

Long sleeve shirt, pants: H&M, Blouse: Borrowed from Chloe, Boots: Vintage







Until tomorrow,


  1. I love what you did with the blouse, I never would have thought about layering underneath it. I'm glad you're really happy at the moment, you deserve it!

  2. you look so cute, love the colors here

  3. love the boots and your bag, great finds!

  4. you look so mature! very professional with the pretty grey blouse. also, kudos for your "good feeling " moment today. definitely carry that around as a reminder :)

  5. I'm glad you've found a sense of normalcy amongst all the craziness you've been having. :) That sounds like such a relief! That big stump is such a great place for photos. I'd like to see you playing a flute on it like a little forest fairy or something, haha! The color palette of this outfit is so perfect!~

  6. You have the best encouraging words and pictures!!

    That is a really beautiful blouse. You should try to coax Chloe into giving it to you! It's just so lady like and YOU!

  7. Not only am I very happy that you found a brief moment of peace - because that must have felt lovely! - you look gorgeous. this outfit is my new favorite. Outfits and posts like this makes me wish I did a weekly post on all my favorite outfits, cuz this would go on it for sure!

  8. That's beautiful Nicole...moments like that are so refreshing to the spirit and I do believe that is where growth as an individual takes place. Happy for you darling!

    I really dig this pants ensemble you are's outfits like these I really want to wear more of, but am always afraid to try. Your vest is the dearest thing:)

  9. i like the idea of soul rummaging. i need to do the same really soon. i've been feeling particularly funk-y. and not in a good disco way. but in the bad i don't want to do anything or be anywhere kind of thing. i need to reevaluate what i want etc.
    but you look cute. and i like your tree stump

  10. I live in NYC to0 and I would realllly like to know where this location is. I just started a blog of my own. Honestly, your style has inspired me. We both live in Queens :). Don't wanna seem stalkarish, Iv just read it in your posts before. Enjoy the rest of your week. xo


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