Friday, March 23

Weekly Wears: Sailboats and Smiles

I'm going to be honest here, this week has been nuts.  You know those days where it seems your luck has run out and the most ridiculous things happen?  My whole week has been like that.  I'd be lying if I said it didn't get me down more than a few times, but there always comes that point where you either surrender to whatever's getting you down, or you pick yourself up, go about your day(s) and power through.  That's what I've been doing.  I won't let these bad circumstances rule me or dictate my mood.  I'm tougher than that.  (Grrrrrrrr) 

Dress: c/o ModCloth;  Sash: c/o Three Bird Nest;  Tights: Target;  
Shoes: Vintage;  Ring: ModCloth

Cures for the down-in-the-dumps:  wear bright colors, treat yourself to an Ebay score, pop a bag of popcorn and watch 3 straight hours of Parks and Rec, take a little road trip to nowhere with someone you love,  put on your tennis shoes and ride a bike through muddy puddles, or if all else fails: just smile.  I don't know about you, but when I've had all I think I can take, sometimes I have to just smile and remember all of the awesome parts of my life.  They far outweigh the bad stuff.  Always.
 
I hope you all have an extra lucky, extra happy weekend.  ;)
xoxo Katie

P.S.  I am officially announcing the Easter shop update for Tuesday, March 27th.  I'll post a reminder on Tuesday, but I just wanted to give a little heads up in advance.  It will go live around 4pm CST.

52 comments:

  1. I hope next week will be better - love the cute dress! :-)

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  2. sorry your week has been bad. :( you do look fabulous i like the black white of the belt & shoes with the sweet pink & white printed dress. here's to hoping your friday & weekend make up for the rest of the week. :)

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  3. So, so cute--love the colors, the soft pink with the black and white! It certainly is a cheerful look =)

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  4. Cute dress love it! :)

    xoxo, Jjanga
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  5. You look darling! I can't wait to see the Easter shop update! I bet it will be fantastic! xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  6. I want this dress NOW. Love Modcloth!!

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  7. Great outfit! Can't stand those kind of weeks or days and you know when things are good, it always seems like there is a bad day hiding out ready to get you. Don't worry...it will pass. Starbucks is my bad day cure. Sounds like you are doing lots of fun things to work through the bad :)

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  8. i have weeks like that too. It's good that you can try and be positive about it and take time for yourself to power thru. I absolutely love the outfit and I think it would raise my spirits too. If I wore it.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  9. I had a week like that too.. something must be in the air & I keep telling myself the same thing! I have sooo many things to be thankful for so I try to focus on that, but it's nice to know I am not the only one struggling through those kind of days! :) *HUGS* OH MY doI love this dress! I may have to treat myself to a little something! Here's to next week being AWESOME!! xo!

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  10. you're SO cute!! that dress has the best pattern!

    xo,
    steffy
    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  11. such a positive attitude, and an adorable dress! I hope next week is better!

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  12. It's been one of those weeks for me as well, but I woke up this morning and decided it was a new day and I'd just start over again! You're right, sometimes smiling is all you can do...

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  13. i can soooo relate to this post right now. love the attitude... thank you... i kind of needed to read that today. and adorable as always. your hair is amazing!

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  14. Sorry to hear you've had a rough week, hope you have a lovely weekend - that dress is great!

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  15. Hattitude Style Blog

    it's always nice to think about how wonderful life is, even the simple act of breathing, which so many of us take for granted, and so many other people who diseases struggle with. just breathing. I love that you said just take a moment and smile. it's so true.

    as for your outfit. girl. this rocks. i love the pale pink with the boldness of the black! it might be my inspiration for today's outfit!

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Style Blog

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  16. Haha, 3 hours of Parks and Rec is definitely a good mood booster. Love the dress, and your little bow ring!

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

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  17. this really sounds like a recipe for a great day:) I'd grab my bike and go with ya, what the hell!:)
    love the print!

    staklene bombone

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  18. Well if you had a bad week it sure doesn't show in your pictures. You look fabulous! I really hope this weekend and next week goes better for you =)

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  19. cute dress! I love your tattoos

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  20. Parks and Rec is amazing. My favorite characters are Tom Haverford and Donna. I love a sassy woman. You go girl!

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  21. i totally feel ya. and parks and rec is hilarious.

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  22. I have been eyeing this dress on ModCloth for a couple of weeks now. This spring has been all about sailboat prints, which I love! Sorry to hear about your rough week, but I think that you are dealing with it the best way you can. Parks & Rec and popcorn heals all wounds.

    http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

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  23. Ah! I love this!! I love that you've paired the black and white sash with that dress, it totally changes the dress completely! Adore it.

    Also, hope your weekend is better than your week :)

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  24. aww, i've been admiring that dress for awhile! it looks adorbs on you. we all have bad days... good to hear you're picking yourself back up again :)

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  25. I saw that dress on Ruche and fell in love! Great styling :)

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  26. I am officially in LOVE with that dress! You look gorgeous in it, too! xxo

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  27. Your dress is so freaking adorable!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  28. Such a beautiful print.

    xoxo - http://cachecloset.blogspot.com/

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  29. The good parts sound great + I'm sorry to hear there were bad ones. I hope your weekend turns things around. Great attitude.

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  30. you have the best sense of style ever. super cute and unique

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  31. Well, despite your bad week you look adorable!! You are just darling.
    I hope your week is getting better each day :)

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  32. Ah! this outfit is adorable! I also had one of those weeks myself last week. It always helps to treat yo self. I hope things are starting to look up. :)

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  33. That does sound like a pretty perfect list of things to do for a pick-me-up. Also, I think that is my all-time favorite outfit of yours! Very cute.

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  34. I don't know how I haven't come across you earlier! I found your blog through A Beautiful Mess, and I love your style. You look completely adorable! I hope you're out of the dumps soon. :)

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  35. you inspired me to get this dress! i love it! you look amazing as always katie<3

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  36. Love this post and those shoes!!

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  37. I've definitely been having a week like that. one of my little pick-me-ups was ordering this exact dress online! seeing how freakin' adorable you look in it makes me all the more happy about my choice.
    hope your week gets better! ♥

    bedroomocean.blogspot.com

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  38. Love it! It's so easy for people to forget to appreciate the bad things!! That outfit is AWESOME, love the mixed prints.

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  39. OH gosh I have wanted that dress forever. Seen it paired with several different things but never the bold stripes you are wearing. It gives it a whole new look and I find that I want this dress even more. Soon... soon

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  40. really love your look and your blogs amazing, newest follower :)would really like if you checked out my blog...maybe followed? :)x

    pretty-quirky.blogspot.com

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  41. i hope to own one of your creatures someday, that is all

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  42. You. are. so. cute. I'm in need of a sailing dress!
    xx. Jillian
    boyishchic.blogspot.com

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  43. ...beautiful as always...

    I wish you a great (new) week!!

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  44. That dress is gorgeous it really suits you! love your outfit posts.

    Zoe
    http://gypsiesister.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. I love your blog and your style. I found you on Etsy and fell in love with your plush creatures...they are beyond cute.

    Will you be updating your Etsy shop or your shop Big Cartel shop? I just don't want to miss it.

    Thank you so much.

    Holly

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  46. I just wanted to let you know how much your honesty is appreciated. I truly get somewhat tired of reading blogs where the author pretends life if perfect and they never have a bad day. When a blog author can readily admit they have a bad day every now and again it brings a whole other level of realness and makes them that much more relatable. Thanks again. I hope things are looking up, and that your week is off to a great start!

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  47. You are so cute. Are you sick of hearing that? ;-) Love the shoes... and the dress. xo

    Kacie

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  48. I love the print of that dress! And Parks and Rec = awesome.

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  49. Those dresses are adorable!! And I love the bow ring that you were wearing! Smitten.

    xo,
    Marcie
    A Sigh and Sanity

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