Tuesday, November 5, 2013

i should be stressed but i'm not.

 sweater: c/o Choies / skirt: c/o Lulu*s / tights: We Love Colors / wedges: c/o Blowfish Shoes / lipstick: Mac Ruby Woo / nails: OPI 

then again, you can check on me Friday night and see how high my stress levels are and the pace of my heart beats. 

the neighborhood holiday bazaar i've been prepping for is this Saturday. and it's not a huuuuge bazaar - not like Renegade or anything - but it's pretty decent sized with about 25+ local vendors. it certainly has kept me busy for the past month, pumping out accessories and headbands and jewelry like i haven't in awhile. this past year has been quite the whirl wind of life events that my shop has sadly been put on the back burner. so having this bazaar to prep for has been kindling that creative fire in me, so it's been a good thing.

but like i said, i'm not feeling the stress like i normally do in prepping for a craft fair. maybe 'cause i have done these before and have become a veteran without realizing it. or because maybe this time i am more prepared than i have been for past fairs. 

or maybe i'm just oblivious to the stress for the time being.

i'm actually not even home today preparing for it (that's what Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are for, right?!). my husband has a conference in Athens, so i tagged along with him. i'm actually settled into a nearby Starbucks and then plan to explore this little college town once i wrap up on work here at Starbucks.

and btw, have you sampled their gingerbread latte? i just did - and oh, man. might need to order a second drink.

raising my sample Starbucks cup, here's to a day of stress-lessness. and you bet i'll take it.


in other news, this tiger sweater is one of my autumn favorites. i think i've worn it way too many times in the past couple of weeks. people probably think i don't own any other sweaters. also wearing it around here in the Southeast part of the US, people automatically assume that i'm a LSU fan. 

um, no.
much love.
{happy wednesday, friend.}

p.s. are you Cynthia Gaarder 'cause you won the JoTotes giveaway!?! shoot me an email at muchloveilly at gmail dot com to claim your prize! congrats to Cynthia and thank YOU, JoTotes for a rocking giveaway as always! 


  1. Ohhhhh can't wait to hear how it goes!!!


  2. good luck on your holiday bazaar friend!! you look soo gorg here, i want a sweatshirt like that, looks like the kenzo one!! :)

  3. This is the second sweater+cute skirt post I've seen today! I really need to get on that, I adore the pairing. So casual and adorable. But first, to find a cute skirt like that -- I'm more of a pencil skirt kind of gal, but I love the flirtier shapes popular this season.

  4. hehehe haha, okay... um this outfit. is like the best thing ever. um yes. and also, starbucks.


  5. Have the best time on the holiday bazaar, sweetie and your sweater is AWESOME! I love it. xoxo

  6. Cute outfit! Sounds like you have this bazaar thing down!

  7. the holiday bazaar sound so much fun! i'm glad you're not stressing out about it. and cute tiger sweater!

    cute & little


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