Chin Up, Buttercup

Sep 25, 2012

Septeberblog057-1.jpg Septeberblog057-1 I don't know if it's all the pumpkin spice lattes in my life now or what, but I seem to be in a permanent good mood. Nothing can put a damper on this smile, nothing!  I've always been the (almost blindly) optimistic one, but recently I feel like I've passed a check point and reached Buddha status.  Watch me swap my florals for a robe and sandals. Here are some moments that even surprised me:

My boss is prone to level three meltdowns over a pin dropping, and instead of throwing my potted plant at him like I usually want to, now I just coo calmly like a mom to her Terrible Twos toddler and search for his pacifier.

When I miss my train by a fraction of a minute, stumbling onto the platform just in time to watch it slowly chug away, my instinct was usually to crumple to the ground and shake my fists at the heavens. Now instead of trying to run after it and hop through the door like a train bandit or throw my purse onto the tracks in rage, I grab the excuse to get hot coco and people watch. I mean, the universe must have wanted it this way.

A few days ago I walked out of work into a steady rain, and seeing how I never ever check the weather, I had no umbrella. I decided this was a perfect time to pretend I'm from Midnight in Paris and stuffed my hands into my pockets and took a stroll to my train station.  I was the only one that wasn't running under a newspaper umbrella and the only one that didn't care that her favorite shoes were getting ruined. I was a romantic Parisian, and this is what we do. *haughty sniff*

Anyone else had some happy moments when they had no business to have them?

floral shirt- forever 21
collared shirt- UO
dress- thrifted
tights- target
shoes- macys






50 comments :

  1. gosh i love this look! the clashing polkadots and the floral top looks so quirky and cute <3 :)

    love
    agnes

    www.singledoorsecrets.blogspot.com

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  2. I love everything about this whole outfit! The colors, the prints, the tights, you're just looking wonderful.

    and "the universe must have wanted it this way" is such a great mind-set to be in. After all, life is what you make it.

    xoxo Mama wolf.

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  3. Sounds like a good philosophy to adopt! I always try to look on the bright side but those situations might make me scream. I would have pulled a Singing in the Rain and danced down the street. :)

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    1. haha that's an even better idea! i'll file that away for next time ;)

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  4. pumpkin spice lattes sure seem to do that to you. And you layer so well! I love the polka-dot collar under that cute floral shirt! And the skirt and shoes are so adorable :) <3. Haha I was caught in the rain the other day...unfortunately it was around 2 in the morning and my friends and I jumped from store to store trying to avoid it..you handled it a lot more romantically haha!

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    1. your time sounds way more fun- people are usually out at 2am for fun reasons ;)

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  5. That is so awesome, I love how positive you are! Aha, Buddha status indeed ;)
    Anyway, LOVE that floral print blouse and the awesome boots!

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  6. Love the title of your post! And great outfit :)

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  7. Look at you go! That is so nice to hear. A guy at work once said to me, you are always so bright and happy, what is your secret? I told him my secret was pretending and he looked like I had murdered his small puppy. Some times honesty isn't the best policy perhaps. On a repetitive note, this outfit is divine, the colors are amazing together.

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    1. hahah murdered his puppy- where's his sense of humor?!

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  8. I'm sure it felt pretty good to just don't care!
    Your outfits always make me smile. They way you combine prints is just fantastic. I am still afraid to do so, I try and think, this does not look good! hopefully one day i'll be brave enough to do it and post it in my blog.
    Take care!

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    1. aw sue, thank you, that means a lot to me to hear :)) and i definitely don't think i was so ...adventures with my color combos and pattern mixing even six months ago. having a blog and actually seeing the outfits in pictures definitely let me feel a lot less self conscious about playing with clothes. now if my eyes like what they see, i leave it on, no matter how many looks i get! haha

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  9. Keep up the good mood! :) I LOVE your explanation for the way your name is spelled. Gotta love having fob parents (my mom is from Turkey)

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    1. haha at least you got a normal name! but either way, hello my fellow European :)

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  10. hahaha i truly laughed out loud a few times at this that LOL simply was not enough. first off, i hope your boss doesn't know you have a blog! secondly, that is the best attitude in life, i sometimes lose it momentarily, but life is wayyy more chill when you just trust in the universe! everything is happening how it is supposed to :)
    your story of walking in the rain reminds me of me last week, when i got caught in a downpour on my way to yoga (about a mile), at which point i realized i would be late to class if i bought an umbrella (to add to my growing collection at home), so i just surrendered and allowed myself to mildly enjoy it :)

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  11. love your tights, love your boots, love it all really :) where are your parents from? my dad is from croatia.. but people always assume my name is Russin.. so I can empathize with you. I think Marlen is beautiful!
    xonatasha

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    1. they're from Poland! we have such crosses to bare ;)

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  12. That floral print is amazing! I love all the layering you have going on here.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  13. Love this floral top and skirt together! I'm glad you can stay so optimistic! There are plenty of times I wish I could throw something at my boss!

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  14. Great pics!!
    Would you like to follow each other?! :)

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    xoxo

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  15. that skirt is adorable :)
    i love the red!

    great post dear :)
    xx
    City Laundry

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  16. Hooray for optimism!

    I usually react the same way when I miss the train - I like your new perspective that "the universe must have wanted it this way". I'm going to think of this now.

    Yesterday, for no reason whatsoever, I was in a really good mood. Just walking around the neighborhood, appreciating the beautiful houses, and enjoy whatever song was playing on my ipod. :)

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    1. those are seriously the best days- when you're in such a good mood that it wigs you out haha. we need more of those!!

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  17. haha I am glad you are having such a good time! Unfortunately I have not reached that stage yet! Love the polka dots and the floral print :)

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  18. Adorable outfit! It is perfect in so many ways that it's impossible to list them all :) Love the colliding prints and that peeking collar. Great to hear that your in a good mood :)
    http://www.sunshinecitizen.com

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  19. Oooh pretty outfit! Love how everything just works together!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  20. THIS OUTFIT IS MY FAVE. Oh man, seriously I want to copy every bit of it. I would seriously like to be in the positive mindset you're in because right now I'm so tense and stressed that I welled up in Nando's because my food took about seven years to arrive. I should probably sort myself out.

    Emily Wears Things
    xx

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    1. bahaha it happens. especially during the weekdays. why can't we just be living in permanent weekends? someone had to go and invent an economy, pft.

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  21. Pumpkin spice ALWAYS puts me in a good mood! I love that floral top! So summery but worked in perfectly for fall :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  22. Ahh, yes, I just had a moment like that! Last week I nudged a full glass of milk onto the floor (which also doused my freshly-laundered work shirts), and in place of cursing and blaming it on the cat, I just looked at the puddle, shrugged, and calmly cleaned it up. It was the weirdest!

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  23. I wish I had your great attitude right now! Coming up to the end of my semester and uni and I'm dying from the work load! Love the top also!
    x

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  24. I love that: so much better to just accept and embrace the little annoyances like rain and missing a train rather than get angry. Hopefully I'll start feeling like this from the 1st October, when the UK finally gets Pumpkin Spiced Lattés! Love the floral/polka dot combo by the way :)

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  25. I love this outfit! The floral shirt is so pretty and I am a sucker for everything collared! Have a happy Tuesday and be sure to enter to win a custom made shot glass! . BTW I am your newest follower and cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow The Preppy Student. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog!

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  26. So pretty! I love your floral top. <3

    Thanks btw for dropping by. Perhaps we could follow each other? See you! :)

    Gian by Design

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  27. That collared shirt looks so perfect and I love the color of that floral shirt too. Stay happy and positive, it's motivating me :)

    xomando

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  28. I love this pattern and color mixing you're doing!
    Glad to hear you've mastered the art of zen! I'm still working on it.

    Rachel
    floralprintsandcommonsense.blogspot.com

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  29. aww love all the details in this! btw i love your blog & followed! do you think you could give me some tips on my blog and maybe follow or just leave a comment? would love to hear from you :)x

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  30. Love dots + florals!
    I wouldn't mind taking a few of those PSL's off your hands, as I've been in need of a mood lifter lately. Share the happy please!

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  31. you're colourful outfits definately reflect your positive mood :) x

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  32. love ur shirt! want to follow each other? :)

    http://calitahin.blogspot.com/

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  33. your writing is wonderful! So charming. And your outfit is absolutely inspired :)

    and I actually love your hair colour! I want my hair this light eventually ^__^

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    1. aw thank ya :) also, i LOVE your style- it's so vintage!

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  34. I love the colour of your top, so pretty and it looks so good on you. I've always wanted to do that in the rain! Unfortunately my hair isn't anywhere near as lovely as yours and just ends up in an awful frizzy mess, although I suppose that doesn't matter if it's on the way home from work. Maybe I should give it a go :) xxx

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  35. Love this! Bright colours, floral print, and polka dots are all up my alley, so I'm a fan of this look. Your outfits always nudge me in the direction of being more bold with mixing prints and patterns beacuse you do it so well! And glad you've been so optimistic lately :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  36. So this post in my weekly loves today :)
    http://mandatorycreations.blogspot.com/2012/09/weekly-loves-8.html

    xomando

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