Friday, September 16, 2011

sometimes life takes you by the hand + the legit stuff.

 top: Belk / wide leg jeans: GAP / scarf: Peter's Path, gift from Ryan's mom / shoes: Blowfish Shoes
red heart ring: f21 / watch: fossil / neon green bracelets: c/o IHOD / bag: Le Mode Accessories

 okay, so i'm totally going through a Foster the People stage.
discovered another song of theirs and this one is now on repeat.
their music makes me wish for summer but makes it okay that we're transitioning to fall.
it also makes me dance around the living room, my hands waving over my head.
odd picture, i know, but it's legit.

you know what else is legit?
this awesome lace scarf from Ryan's mom. she gave it to me last Christmas, so when i dug up my scarves for this fall season, i got giddy and felt like it's Christmas all over again. so fun to make discoveries of accessories you forgot about (oops!).

and one more thing that is waaaaay legit.
have you got your hands on Divergent yet? i finished it last week and still cannot get over how good it was. lots of people compare it to The Hunger Games, but you really can't. they both take place in the future, but the characters and the story are very different. since it's the weekend, i really think you need to go pick up your own copy. seriously. 


much love.
[happy friday, friend.]


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49 comments:

  1. Absolutely love everything about this outfit!

    Scarves are one of my favorite things are the season change :]

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  2. Totally love that bag lady! Fab color!

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  3. I'm loving the scarf! (I don't know why I haven't commented before) Love your outfit posts!

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  4. good timing today with your top knot considering my post today! :)
    alyson
    www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

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  5. Love your outfit! I wore a new scarf today! (It's pink of course, but with blue polka dots. ;-)) ... love the color combo that you have going on there! :-)

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  6. Foster The People = AMAZINGNESS
    They are playing in Orlando (near where I live) next week but its already sold out ;p ugh :(

    Cute scarf!!!

    LOVE divergent!!!! Such a good book :)

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  7. Not only is the scarf beautiful, but it looks like the perfect delicate piece for the transitioning time of year!

    Foster the people are one of the best dancing like a fool in your living room bands! I love the pandora station when I type in their name!

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  8. that scarf is absolutely gorgeous! i can see why you'd be excited to pull it out again. so I feel like i've seen people talking about divergent all over the blogosphere...i think i need to check it out!

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  9. can i just let you know how much I am obsession over that top-bun of yours!? it is a thing of beauty!




    ...i miss my hair.

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  10. wow, your top knot is simply amazing!! and i love the scarf!

    cute & little

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  11. Ugh! You have such beautiful hair! You look absolutely adorable, the first pic is my favorite!

    <3 Deanna
    Barefoot Love

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  12. Love this whole outfit! So fun and chic and you. I do love that scarf. Very nice!

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  13. She look gorgeous, as always. I LOVE the scarf! Ryan's mom sounds like she's going to be a pretty sweet mother in law!

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  14. have you ever thought about getting a nook?? I know you often mention books you like. I love it.. just a suggestion. Blessings girl...

    You look amazing in your last two posts... Whats going on? Share the secret girl.. share it!

    ♥cheche

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  15. Gah! I am in love with your red heart ring You always look too adorable for words! :)

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  16. your scarf is so lovely. when i was in france, there was a market we went to literally three times a week. and at that market, we bought loads of gorgeous scarves for one euro, or a dollar fifty. it was amazing.

    divergent! i want to read it so badly, but i don't have money and it's not in at my library. i will get my hands on it eventually!

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  17. soooo few things.

    that scarf? need.
    that heart ring? need.

    also? how the heck did you get your hair like that?! I want a bun on top of my head like that, not fair--share your secrets home girl.

    leonora signing out.

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  18. i want your scarf and your bag!! NOW!!

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  19. cute outfit! and that high bun= perfection! happy friday! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  20. Oh my goodness, love love love your scarf. And your hair. Your outfits are always so cute!

    I hadn't heard about Divergent yet, but it looks really god! I LOVED The Hunger Games. It might have to be my next guilty pleasure read!

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  21. I heart your ballerina bun!! TOO cute!
    I love that scarf!!!
    I just adore looking through my things and finding things I forgot I had.
    (This is esp. true with out of season things. I forget about everything inbetween seasons!!)
    PS You should look into the series Uglies, Pretties, Specials + Extras (all by Mr. Scott Westerfeld) I read them in High School with one of my friends and they were so amazing!! They are also a futuristic series. You just might like it!! :)

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  22. Loooooove the scarf! I'm so happy that it's getting to be scarf season again :)

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  23. Your soon to be mom in law did an AWESOME job picking out that scarf!

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  24. slightly obessed with this scarf!!

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  25. I love it when you do your hair like that. It looks really good! You need to do a post on how you do it like that.
    P.S. I really really love your blog!! if you have the time to check mine out its: lilygaray.blogspot.com

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  26. you know what's legit? your cuteness. srsly, you are so pretty ilene! love the hair & the scarf as well.

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  27. Your scarf and purse are adorable!! I have been dying to read that book...I might just have to suck it up and grab it while I am out this weekend!! :) Thanks for giving your opinion on it!! :)

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  28. Ok, I think it's time you showed the world how you do that bun :)

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  29. okay! you are adorable! so cute and tiny! i just found your blog, can't wait to catch up on the rest of your posts! :]
    -karly
    www.karpluswade.blogspot.com

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  30. That scarf is beautiful! I absolutely love it!
    Cheers to the weekend chica!
    Anna

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  31. Your scarf is beautiful and adds so much dimension to the outfit! And yes, discovering forgotten items really is like christmas morning :)

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  32. Um, I want your hair. The end. (wait no, cute cute scarf)!

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  33. i love rediscovering things i forgot i had. :) and i love going through music stages. right now i'm into everything weezer. i can't get enough. ;)

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  34. Love the outfit, but also thanx for recommending the book. I'm totally going to have to read it!

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  35. Happy weekend, friend! I love your bag! :)

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  36. oooohhh! i would KILL to have a bun like yours! so legit!

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  37. I've only just stumbled across your blog now and I LOVE it! Your posts are so interesting - and I love your outfit and photos. I can't find your follower button bar at the top so I'm gonna keep refreshing the page until it turns up hahah :D

    http://autumnalfever.blogspot.com/

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  38. You look SO lovely! I adore your hair like that! I wish my bun could be so full like yours haha

    PS I've listening to Foster the People but haven't gotten into them much. Maybe I should give them another try? Right now I'm really digging the new Mates of State album!

    XO

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  39. your hair is so adorable, and I love that bag you are carrying. legit :)

    Mallory
    whitwatwear

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  40. I love your high messy bun and that scarf! So adorable. Also Loving all the bright colors! Your smiles are just so contagious!

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  41. feeling a little *scarf envy*!! love it! and i wish my 'messy' bun looked like yours. you might just have the best bun-hair EVER!:)

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  42. Amazing outfit, you look so good in these pictures, I love your jeans, what a great color and that t shirt is perfect, the perfect touch also awesome scarf and you are so beautiful and I love the way you did your hair! You have a lovely blog and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

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  43. aw, you are so adorable! i am in love with this outfit! cute, cute!
    i'm your new fan! :) found ya from mary's blog... so happy to be tagging along:))
    xo

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