Thursday, September 8, 2011

when life hands me lemons, i drink lots of coffee...or hot apple cider.

 cropped top: H+M / tank: f21 / shorts: GAP / sandals: c/o Blowfish Shoes / bag: c/o Le Mode Accessories / rings: f21

kinda had a rough couple of days over the weekend.
nothing super-super major. life stuff. you know how it goes, right?
some tears were involved but so glad to have a loving, supportive fiance. 
talks with my wise parents. prayer. journal-writing like whoa. extra cups of coffee.

i have always been a firm believer of writing out thankful or happy lists especially when life is not the smoothest. 
besides the ones above, here are other things that top my list...

1. books like Clockwork Angel and Divergent that rock my fiction reading world
2. getting a ton of mail after a week and half long trip
3. chunky rings
4. a 16-year old sister that craaaaacks me up with her ridiculous jokes and voices
5. Chicago and my best friends that live there
6. hot apple cider 
7. re-watching hilarious Flip video clips from the roadtrip 
8. updating the Much Love, illy Facebook page (finally! got around to doing this!)
9. the movie She's the Man
10. the temps falling low enough to pull out the boots but not the coats and gloves 

 what's on your happy list today, friend?

much love.
[happy thursday, friend.]


p.s. don't miss out on this week's giveaway by Ellarye Boutique!

38 comments:

  1. hey girl, so sorry you have had a rough week! BUT I am so happy that your outlook is as such. Love your happy list!

    That color looks fabulous on you and you are making me want some more chunky rings to add to my collection. :)

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  2. Hey girl! I'm so sorry about your week. :-( If it helps, I'm having one of those weeks too! You have a great attitude and doing the right things to help you get you through it. :-) I love the cropped tops on you! You're so cute. :-)

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  3. Oops - I'm Elbyde. ;-) Lori C from ChicGeekDesigns. Signed into my other email address. ;-)

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  4. i'm so glad you have a positive attitude about everything! i'm the same way and try not to let things get me down. i love the happy yellow top and that first picture is just darling!

    cute & little
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  5. i am also in love with the lower temps! it was around 75 today and i totally wore a sweater with my skirt. so happy!! that's like winter weather here right now!! also loving your chunky rings!

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  6. Your photos didn't even show that you had a rough week. I so like your rings and your bag! I like number 3 on your list. Nice post. Hey, you might want to visit LIFO. It's a social network for girls that let them share their views on their common interests like beauty, fashion and entertainment.

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  7. What a beautiful smile do you have! Beautiful look too

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  8. love your optimism girl...

    ♥cheche

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  9. Sad days are behind you hopefully. That's so awesome you can count on your parents for support. They are amazing people for sure.

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  10. Ohh I am so sorry about your week, darling. Hope today will be sunny and fantastic:) Kisses and hugs, sunshine.

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  12. I'm sorry you haven't had the best last couple of days, friend. I know how that is...

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  13. ate ilene, you looked blooming in yellow. like your top. :)

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  14. I love lists too! So much that a I post a weekly about it :) link up if you'd like!
    Love that outfit :) Happy Thursday!

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  15. I've been having a hard week too so I know how you feel. Sending you some virtual hugs!

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  16. #5 :)

    Call me if you need to talk! Love you.

    It was so wonderful seeing you!!

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  17. i adore those rings, they are gorgeous!

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  18. LOVE your outfit!

    So sorry you're having a rough time, but I'm super glad that things are looking up a bit. :]

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  19. I;m sorry about your ruff week darling!! I hope that it is getting better!! Lots of love to ya!! xoxo

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  20. PUMPKIN! All things pumpkin are on my happy list! Pumpkin colors, pumpkin flavors, pumpkins themselves!!!!

    I love Fall and all the pumpkins :D

    Sorry you had a rough couple of days, maybe a pumpkin spice latte will cheer you up? *wink*

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  21. Aww darlin' I hope things are going better for you! I too have an ongoing list titled "102 things that make me smile," which always helps in the rough moments of life!

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  22. I love happy lists, they really help change your perspective.
    I’m getting excited for Fall & wearing plaid button ups. My fav! :)
    Leah

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  23. I love that we have the exact same taste in books. What are you reading now? I'm on "Shiver" by Maggie Stiefvater & not loving it...

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  24. Sorry to hear you had a rough weekend, sweetie. But glad that you had supportive people around you to help. On a brighter note, I just love these photos. Your bag is amazing! :)

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  25. I am so sorry to hear that you had a rough couple of weeks, love! I know that things will get so much better for you and hopefully that'll be soon. Siblings are always great at changing the mood. I'd know, I have a younger brother myself, haha.

    I love your entire outfit! :)

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  26. Ah guuuuuurl! You are so stinkin' beautiful! I love love love that first photo of you!!! Gorgeous!

    Also! Can't believe I missed you while you were in Chicago!! I was in San Fran last week on an anniversary trip. lameness... not the trip... just that I missed you! Come back soon!

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  27. :( i hate drama/life stuff sometimes. amazing how life can STINK, but be so amazing at the same time, am i right?!
    love the outfit, as always. :)

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  28. Coffee is totally my happy drink! Well...that and bubbly. Ha!

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  29. I love how sunny this outfit is and cute bun, looks good on you.;D


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  30. I love this outfit! Yellow is such a beautiful color!

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  31. Your hair looks so pretty up! You should do a tutorial on how you did that awesome bun!!! I have really long hair and no idea how to wrangle it into such a cute 'do. =)

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  32. i love your rings!!!!!!!!!!!!! so beautiful

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  33. Love the top especially the color!

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  34. Looks like I totally just follow what you read. First it was Clockwork Angel and then Divergent. Want to let me know what you plan to read next so I can add it to my list? lol!

    I love chunky rings too.

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  35. hey! crazy that I haven't stumbled onto your blog before, it's so cute! You've got style, it's fun. Thanks for saying hi, let's keep in touch!

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