Come Back Home

Apr 3, 2013


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Right now I'm drinking tea and lazily watching The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, missing the days when I was wearing Ali Baba pants and exploring India with a backpack the size of a toddler strapped to my back. It's a weird thing being back home. The first week you're all excited to have an actual functioning toilet and to sleep in sheets that don't bite you (bed bugs ya'll), but after that the regular unexcitedness of daily life starts settling down, much like dust.

And now I'm two weeks in and deciding what to do next. Ah, the possibilities. I feel like I just graduated college and was thrown back into the deep end.

God help me.

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Vintage 1970's Gap Sweater- For sale in my shop HERE
Skirt- Borrowed from Elana from Room 334
Tights- Target
Booties- Macys

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48 comments :

  1. That sweater is somethin' else! GAP seems like it used to be so different from what it is today. I have an old GAP floral t-shirt that my Mum bought in the early 80's; I just can't imagine a GAP shirt from today lasting that long!!
    I've got some serious wanderlust goin' on, and everyone talking about holidays, upcoming or past, is making my heart ache. I'm longing for some colour and spice... but preferably also a working toilet, haha!

    --Erin
    Predictions for the Past

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  2. Love these colors so very much! I bet it is weird being back home. My sister will be coming home in June from her yearlong trek across the globe, I'm sure she'll be experiencing that same strange feeling of not knowing where to go next. Best of luck figuring things out! I haven't been anywhere and I still feel in that place, HAHA.

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  3. Adorable look! Loving the color combo.

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

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  4. I know it probably feels super uncertain but I am excited for you and your new possibilities. Coming back from trips can be hard though, so good luck!

    Also- oversized sweater over a dress= something casual yet elegant at the same time. Love it.

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  5. I can totally relate to your post. And I adore your outfit. Get it, girl.

    girlwiththestartattoo.blogspot.com

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  6. Really like your outfit! Your style is orginal and inspiring! Looking Fab xx
    You have a new follower:)

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  7. I love yellow and red soo much together!!!!

    I can't wait to hear where you will travel next!

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  8. I like the fact that your stippy top is yellow, is changes from all the blue and red, haha, mine are all made in taht color actually.
    Great shoes as well darling!

    xx

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  9. Ah man, yup, having a working toilet is seriously amazing, isn't it? You'll never take it for granted again! Or a shower head...haha, I know those are the things I was so excited to have again when I got back from the Philippines.
    Anyway, it's hard figuring out what to do next, but I'm sure you'll find something!
    Love this mix of yellow and red Marlen, its oh so fresh and pretty :)

    Trendy Teal

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  10. Regular life is pretty un-exciting, huh? At least you got to have those memories :) I really love the combo of this outfit! Looks so comfy. I need me a sweater just like that! And booties! Ugh, you know the way to my style heart, don't you?

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  11. Huge sweater over a dress with cute tights of a similar color of said dress? Looooove! (That sentence was a mouthful, hahaha!). But really, I love the colors in this outfit, and especially how your dress and tights work together so nicely like they do.

    Also, I loved your comment--haha man, if ONLY we could go back to the hippie days. Nipples are totally not a big deal, and I wish people wouldn't think they were. Sighs!

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  12. This is a very happy outfit, I love it, it looks so cute!


    xx

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  13. Ooh wow your outfits so playful! I love it! Thank you for my comment! x

    http://www.heldtogetherbypins.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. I love the red (or orange?)and yellow together first of all, such a happy outfit! As for the job, mine is ending sometime this summer and I will be in the same boat. I have wanted a new job since I started this one but have NO idea what I want to do. Except I know I don't want to do anything having to do with what I majored in (Environmental Policy), so thats a really good (terrible) start. If you want to start up a brick n mortar vintage shop, preferably somewhere in cali on the beach, that also sells cupcakes and does comedy shows at night (we are the comedians), just let me know! :)

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  15. nice outfit! :) the color reminds me of summer!

    btw,new follower here! visit my blog?and follow back if you like! :)

    thinkerbellethoughts.blogspot.com

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  16. Red and yellow - I've got to try it! I love how easy you take on the most challenging color combos :)

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  17. Good to have you back!
    You look great, and I can't wait to see what you're on to next!

    Rachel

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  18. Hey! So glad you stopped by my blog! You have such a cool space here! I am following along with ya! Loving all of the vintage here!

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  19. I love your outfit! That sweater paired with the skirt looks so cute! I love the print on the on the skirt!

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  20. Ohh I love your booties. I hope you're able to find some exciting things to do at home!

    xoxo

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  21. I am semi-obsessed with stripes and ankle boots, so I'm loving this! What an exciting time for you... looking forward to hearing about what you decide on as your next step!

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  22. oh girl i know completely what you mean. I had that feeling when we moved back from Mexico wow... almost three years ago by now. it was like so fun to see everyone again but then the reality of not travelling all the time wore off and the job search began again and bleh you know obviously, life! haha can't wait to hear/see about your trip though! & love your cozy colorful look here!
    http://dusanabotswana.com

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  23. I love the combination of the bright yellow and the red of the dress, an interesting and fun combo :D

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  24. Vintage sweaters.. like it so much dear..

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  25. Such a lovely look! I think
    its hard to wear yellow but
    you nailed this one c:

    xx

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  26. Oh my goodness I am so exctied for you. What a complete shock though I'm sure. Good luck and I'm sure many other exciting possibilities are just around the corner. On another note The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a film I really want to watch. Is it good?
    Kate xx
    http://appreciatetheday45.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. There is something so cool about an oversized sweater in a combination with a mini...such a chic outfit:)

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  28. I love that you're wearing a vintage Gap sweater...it's awesome and you look SO cute! I think having all those possibilities/not knowing what to do next sounds awesome...and terrifying...but you'll figure it out :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  29. Well I hope something fun comes up to meet the india experience. Great pics too .

    Meghan Silva's Blog

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  30. Gorgeous photos , I am totally in love with your style, & your blog! :) xx

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  31. Love the idea of travelling India! I bet that is such an adventure. I feel a bit stuck with what to do with myself when uni finishes for the year & I have 6 months off!! Xx

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  32. Love those boots!

    findingmyinspiration.blogspot.com

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  33. Lovely outfit! You're brave not wearing tights in this weather, LOL!

    I love that film! Reminds me of being in India too, obvs. You do appreciate a proper functioning toilet when you get back home, ha!

    I've just recently come back from Israel/Palestine. It was a crazy journey, seen so much, learned a lot.

    Halima

    x

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  34. Know definitely how you feel!! Anyays, loved the outfit and the blog :) We’re now following you via gfc and facebook!

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  35. Oh hey, that's my skirt! I was about to comment on your post today, but then I saw this and decided to comment on this one instead. But I digress. I was kind of worried that the skirt would be too short on you, but it looks great! This definitely makes me want to wear to wear yellow with it.

    By the way, have I told you how much I missed you yet? I'm so happy you and your posts are back!

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  36. I totally get what you mean about the transition back home. I recently experienced that and I was only abroad a week. Also, your outfit is so bright, I love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  37. Your skirt is super cute! Your blog is full of lovely outfits!
    :) Liz @ rusticpeach.com

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  38. Aren't oversized sweaters the best? I love it with that skirt and those booties! Really, I think I need those booties -- I bet they look great with just about everything!
    xo!
    Julia

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  39. I love this outfit :)

    thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog! HAHA yes that pic of my bed seemed appropriate, I've been spending a lot of time in it lately...lol thanks for your support xoxo

    http://thepersephonecomplex.blogspot.co.uk/

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  40. so excited for you! enjoy the time off while you can :D also obsessed with this sweater over dress..why do i never think of these things ;)

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  41. Omg I love your sweater! You look perfectly cute!:)
    If you don't mind, you may check out my last outfit photo, 'Blue&Grey'! It would mean a lot! :) and would you like to follow each other? Let me know.

    Agustinmonica.blogspot.com

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