4.6.10

so camp

I have been camping!  First time this year!  No, I didn't wear this camping, but put it on after we washed up to go to dinner when we got home yesterday evening. Camping is fun!  It has been a while for me.  I didn't take any photos while we were out there, but my friends did so maybe I will do a camping post when they send them to me! I also have not been able to have my "talk"  with the person I am due a talk with from the previous post.  I did call to extend the invitation though and she seemed really squirmy about that.  We will see how it goes.  In other news, another person on my "List of people I need to confront" was seen in her car at an intersection and we noticed each other and both looked away.  Small towns sometimes suck if you want to disappear from someone that lives there with you.  I guess I could write her off.  I don't know.  I guess I would like closure, you know, since I basically just slinked away.  Gosh I am sure it sounds like I have all these terrible failed relationships!  Well, maybe I do! I am not the same person I was two years ago.  You know, there was a major culling at a certain point.  Make new friends, and cull the old?  Probably not the best strategy right.  Ya, ya, ya,  I know.  I am working on it.

You don't have to care about any of this business by the way! Just letting you know! I am only putting it out there in case anyone else went through the same shit at some point and needed assurance that it happens! Or maybe I am looking for assurance? (hmm, thats more likely it.)  In any case, feel free to ignore me anytime!  Thats why there are pictures too!  (When I use exclamation points its is because I would be smiling big and laughing when I say the thing.  It is difficult to know that about a person if you have never actually spent time in their presence, but I do that a lot in real life to convey that I don't take all this too seriously, even if I should!)

Dress: Sabrina Dress
Light blue socks: American Apparel
Shoes: We Who See via Beacon's Closet
Jean Jacket: Lee via Urban Outfitters circa 6 years ago
belt: thrifted

37 comments:

Holli said...

You look so adorable as usual! Hey! I went camping for the first time in a really long time a few months ago and I had a ball! I can't wait to do it again. I'm so glad you had a good experience too...looking forward to seeing some pictures. Oh, and I totally get where you're coming from. Hang in there! (That's me smiling big too.)

lanky lizards said...

Even if this was meant for assurance for you, thanks for giving me some. I'm going through the same thing right now, and it sucks, but it will pass. I just can't imagine doing it in a small town! Ouch! ;)

But hey, at least you look fabulous while doing it, right? Right. Good luck with that talk!

Chloe Trayner said...

I love the print of the dress. Your situation sounds kinda awkward at the moment but hopefully in time it'll get easier. Although in a small town, it's always worse because there's nowhere to hide!

Fay said...

you look great!
and i also love reading your thoughts along with the outfit posts! i hear you on friendships and relationships.
i think you're very brave and wise!
oh! thank you so much for including me in your previous post and all the support again and again!
have a great dayyyy!
xx

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celine said...

Sometimes you just have to cut people out. Admittedly it's easier when you DON'T live in a small town but either way, it can be toxic not to. Anyway, you look absolutely adorable. Still love that dress :)

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Danielle said...

This dress is beautiful!! Glad you had fun camping. I really hope everything works out with the people you need to talk to.

Nemerae said...

You look so cute!!!

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

bleh, that's the worst - especially when you have mutual friends. it makes the whole situation uncomfortable for everyone.

the next time you see any of the people on your confrontation list, you should just smile as big as you can and wave.

km. said...

What an adorable pair of shoes! Outfit looks great.

Hope she accepts your invite and the talk goes alright! As awkward as it is, a huge weight will be lifted once it's over.

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nicole b said...

youre hair is entirerly to perfect all the time! love it.

tess said...

I sort of understand what you're going through. When I moved out of my dorm room this past semester I essentially slammed the door on that friendship. Although it was the right thing to do and I really don't regret getting rid of that girl, who was a terrible influence and made me resort to truly awful things to cope with her manipulation, it created some problems with our mutual friends. Some were very understanding and somehow managed to stay friends with both of us without mixing us together again. And others clearly aligned with her over me and proceeded to trash talk me and alienate me all semester. There are some people I hope to deliberately cut out of my life because they're just negative beings, but its tough dumping your first college group of friends. I know I have hurt a few people, some clearly can't be hurt based on their actions, but there was one girl I was slowly trying to drift away from all year who just didn't realize this and things to a little ugly. Its been rough, but frankly, for me it was the best possible solution

meghan said...

I stinking love that dress so much, i wish i lived closer to you, just to borrow that.
(sorry if that is weird, i feel like i know everything about you - and you know very little about me, i guess that's how it goes on here - do you even share clothes with friends? that's the one thing i miss, now that i am married, i am the only girl in the house with a closet full of dresses and what not)
sorry, to ramble. but, i am in a very similar situation right now, i had a gay guy friend who i was really close to, but due to a lot of manipulation (on his part), controlling of my time - there is a lot i could say - so i eventually just pulled away and slowly stopped returning phone calls ect.. and just the other day i was talking to a mutual friend and she told me that he moved to bangalore, india - which is where i am going in july. and i know it's a big city, but i have all of these mixed emotions on what to do. should i contact him before i go (just in case we run into each other) i just hate confrontation, even though i would love some sort of closure. although, i would not like to reconcile the friendship altogether, i would like some peace or at least some sort of friendliness. all this to say, i understand 'falling' out, and it can be painful and awkward.

Das What She Said said...

Cute knee highs! Think I'll get a pair

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Natasha said...

I have no idea the background on these relationships that you are referring to...but in my experiences it's always best to try your hardest so you can always say you tried...but if your efforts aren't getting you anywhere then it's best to just let things be because at least you know you tried. Also I know that the best thing a person can do for themself is to surround themself with positive people...because being around negative energy eventually rubs off on a person. My thoughts on friendship is that I would rather have a few very good friends that always make me feel my best (and as a result make me a more positive person) than to have alot of friends that don't leave me feeling complete (if that makes any sence). I wish you the best of luck with these people...and just remember to keep your head held high and NEVER feel the need to compromise the person you are or sink to their level.
On another note...I think you look fabulous...and I love how you wore those socks...I just bought some the same colour...so it's good to see how I can style them!!

amanda said...

dude, i cull all the time. people change and grow and sometimes you grow apart. and at least you've extended an invitation to that person. you can only take care of your end. if she isn't ready then she has to work on that herself. but i do think it's cool that you really want to work on this. i'm a horrible friend and a lot of times i'll just turn the other way and not openly acknowledge the rift in the relationship. so i def commend you on that.
and you look gorgeous!

Those Tricks said...

What a great dress.
And what a sky!
Gorgeous.

Stephanie said...

I love the outfit!
Andddd I bought a Sabrina dress! Mine is this really pretty batik fabric that I just love. I may wear it tonight, and I'll be sending you and Sabrina a picture =]
Thanks for mentioning her on your blog. It was such a nice experience to buy something through her, and it's cool that it's from Indonesia.

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Melanie said...

I don't think a person can be more stunning than you are here. Love this dress. And you're rocking the socks and maryjanes like no one can. Talk about jealousy.

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Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

I love the look, so cute. Loving the denim jacket and the socks and shoes. I love camping also. I haven't been for a long time though.

Jasmine said...

that dress and denim are made for each other! i hate confrontations...i really hope you get the closure you need because i too have some failed relationships that i should be attending too but i just chicken out when i see her passing on the streets.

Healthy and Homemade said...

so lovely, the denim goes perfectly and I love the knee highs.

Brianna said...

I love the dress, as usual :)

I think everyone has those kind of people in their lives. You want the closure but you don't even know where to begin if you had the chance.

Glitter Scrubs - Lesley said...

i just found your blog when the lovely miss merl linked you today. honestly, i got a little scared when i saw your blog, because i just realized i'll probably spend a few hours cruising your archives! ah :S. beautiful outfit today for sure! i love your combinations. good luck on the letter/chat. when things like that arise for me i always try and ask myself, what's the worst that can possibly happen? and.. will this matter five years from now? No matter what, I wish the best possible outcome. You seem like a wonderful person, who the heck wouldn't want to be your friend ! :)

George said...

Some of the best advice I've been given is to never put anything off! The time you waste when putting something off is pointless.

Ana said...

I've read your blog for quite a while now and have always wanted to comment to tell you that you sound like a really nice person! With the whole 'slinking away' from old relationships thing, I think everyone (or at least most people) feel like that. I know I can think of quite a few friends who I've severed ties with and I still think, and feel guilty, about them. I don't think you should beat yourself up about it though; what you're doing trying to contact them etc is really inspirational and lovely :).

Oh, also, you look fantastic as usual! Your hair has looked extra nice lately!

Fia said...

Love this dress!

Adult relationships are complicated. It was so much easier when we would yell and run home and slam doors and then forget it happened the next day--or pretend it didn't happen so we could swim in our friend's pool. :)

closet365 said...

Lovely dress. Absolutely summery and cute.

I for one don't mind reading about your relationship stuff. I myself have had terrible luck in that department and been through some seemingly similar stuff. I admire your candidness and your willingness to work through stuff. Seriously.

Peaches and Cream said...

I can't believe the timing of this post! I too am having weird friendship breakdown issues and after this weekend I feel it's about to come to a head. It's been going on for so long now that I can't believe how much time & energy I have spent worrying myself sick about it. And every time I think I've gotten over it I'll see them at a party and it all gets dredged up again, which is exactly what happened this weekend. It has made me doubt myself in so many ways and I'm so furious with them for making me question whether or not I am a good person. It is reassuring that I am not the only one going through this, so maybe it is not all my fault, maybe it just happens!

Ashley said...

I really like this outfit! It's so springy and sweet. The background is quite lovely too - so many colors. I love the sky, especially.

As far as your words - I find it's best to be as honest and as up-front as possible. That way, no matter what happens, at least you know you did the best you could. Hope everything works out well for you!

xoxo, Ashley

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Oh, you just look so amazing. I can't get over how much I love this dress on you!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Cute look! The summery dress looks so pretty with the denim jacket!

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Heather Yarnell said...

Love this. Beautiful dress!

Haiku Ambulance said...

What a lovely outfit coupled with lovely sentiments.

Your honesty is admirable.

And you can consider me a regular here from this point forward.

.Haiku

Jessica said...

the print on that dress is so so fun!

Cris said...

This outfit is sooo cute with the knee socks! I just love it.

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l.ashford said...

Lovely socks and oxfords!!! :)

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