Never Close Our Eyes

I feel like this song fits how I've been lately. Seriously, I have so much to think about and be excited about, that I hardly ever want to close my eyes and actually get the sleep I need. I was lying on my bed reading yesterday and suddenly jolted awake an hour later. I'd unintentionally fallen asleep! So I'm thinking I better pay attention to my body's needs and get some shut eye.

Top & Earrings: Rue 21   Jeans: xhilaration   Clutch: c/o Too Sexy Jeans   Wedges: c/o My Hot Shoes   Cuff: c/o RMS

 So for this outfit, Kirsten and I discovered a new place to take pictures. Its an abandoned building that's nearby our beloved railroad tracks! I must say, I love the grungy feeling of it and how it contrasts with such a bright outfit. These new wedges from My Hot Shoes are another winning pair in my opinion. I love how they make my size 9 feet seem slimmer!

Remember this clutch? Little did you know it also came with a chain strap! 
Also, see the cute bracelet below? That would be a present from Patrick. He picked it up at the private college he visited while he was helping his friend move there. It's really sweet because when he gave it to me he told me, "I just thought it'd be a nice, physical representation of your faith. That way you can always be reminded of it."

Bracelet: gift
 Not sure if you can see it, but that one charm is actually a cross. I don't "preach" at you on here (because hello, fashion blog), but it's true that I have my convictions and faith, and have been lucky enough to grow up in a Christian environment. And now I'm even more lucky because this time I've found a guy who also shares these values! Pretty exciting to me, because it's difficult to find someone around my age who's not one extreme or the other. There are guys who are so conservative it's stifling, and then there are those who are so opposite that it's uncomfortable. Patrick seems to be able to walk the middle ground at least.

Oh, I forgot to mention that on Sunday night I went to our local fair with Patrick and some friends to see Jake Owens in concert! It was so much fun, and man...can Jake sing live or what. He's such a cool performer. From the smile he kept flashing at the crowd I can tell he loves what he's doing too. He's definitely found a fan in me! 
Haha, it was freezing cold that night though, and poor Patrick forgot his jacket. He found a solution though - use me as a cuddle buddy! ;) So we managed to stay warm, and some hot chocolate we bought afterwards definitely helped. It was a great date, and actually, Kirsten managed to snap a picture of us from the back as we walked around. Haha, don't you just love best friends? They look out for you!

 Anyway, I'm getting ready to kick off another week of college. Whoo hoo, we are starting to get into it. I've got my first quiz tomorrow that I need to study for!

So to end on a light note (and because I'm a silly girl who's just dying to share), here's that photo I was telling you about of Patrick and I wandering around hand in hand. :)


Stylish By Nature said...

I am totally taken by coral accessories here !! Kisses

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Margarita said...

I love your outfit!
I actually love all of them!!!
I have just been so horrible and never had time to comment, sorry about that! I love how you always make teal work, no matter what you pair it with! So stylish)

The Garage Starlets said...

Lovely look!

Jennifer said...

You look pretty! :D nice pics!

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Maiken said...

wow, I was just checking out a really similar pair of wedges on Sunday but ended up with a pair of studded boots instead :P
anyway, it's actually a bit strange to see you in jeans because as long as I've been a reader of your blog I have always seen you wearing dresses, skirts or shorts. but of course it's not strange in a bad way! jeans are classy when worn right (like you did ;)
oh and what a cute photo of you two :)

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Anonymous said...

Love it how you wear the bright shoes with the blue; makes a nice contrast. You're so lucky to have found the perfect match. Enjoy every moment!

OctoberSong said...

aww linda!:-) you and patrick are just as cute as ever.. love that little picture of you two and that sweet little gift he gave you too! you look gorgeous as ever, even without the proper amount of sleep:-) glad you're getting into college as well, and good luck in the quiz! xx

Sarah Stright said...

That top is so pretty, love the color. And what a sweet gift from him :)

Mia said...

Love so much this mix! :)

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The Golden Girls said...

LOVE your bag and shoes! super super cute! Hugs from California! xx,
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Lyosha said...

coral pops amazingly! I love colour combo and your top is adorable!

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Forever Fashion said...

Such a cute bag!! Love the envelope styled bags :)

April Cheung said...

you are so cute Linda :) i would hav never guessed u r a size 9 in shoe size. but anyways love the pop of color your bag and shoes give to ur outfit!

Agam said...

I too am a digger for perfect locations for my outfit pictures! Love your outfit especially all the coral touches!!
P.S Did I tell you I love those wedges :D
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Alexa said...

love all the colors in this outfit <3 beautiful

Alexa <3

Nat said...

Beautiful pictures! I like your outfit a lot, because it is a big contrast. Nice blog ;)

lucia m said...

perfect outfit!


Marionetka Mody said...

love your shoes and bag!

Sandra Leiva said...

Awww, how cute is the last picture!

I love your shoes, dear <3

Marlen said...

awww such a sweet photo :)) and i like the contrast of the building too, it makes everything pop. and those shoes are killer, i love that bright color!

Elana said...

Love this new setting! The pops of orange in this are great. And that's wonderful that you found a guy who shares your values. That picture of you too is adorable :)

Amanda {} said...

The teal looks great on you!And I like how you paired that orange-y color through the clutch and wedges! The cut of the jeans looks amazing on you, but I personally would have opted for a darker wash denim, just to contrast the teal top a little more. It's exciting when you find someone that shares the same values, so happy for you!
Such a sweet picture of you guys holding hands :)
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Kristin said...

Great outfit! Really like the colors together :) So glad to hear more cute Patrick stories!

Pop Champagne said...

oooh the bracelet is cuute! and love your smile btw!

Danny said...

your shoes are perfect! great color! and your bracelet is awesome :)

Ali Hval said...

That's so sweet of Patrick to get you that necklace... and also amazing that you guys share the same core values. Even as someone who isn't very religious, I hope to find someone out there who still shares values with me and well, you know, has respect for themselves and the welfare of others. Gosh, you're too lucky to have been able to find that, my dear! :) <3

Those shoes are seriously stunning, though. I would wear them in an instant... so you're a size 9 too, huh?? Guess this means if I ever want to break into your house I can go straight to your shoe closet ;) haha!

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That clutch is so cuuute!

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erica marie said...

So sweet of Patrick to buy you that bracelet. I love the simplicity but the whole meaning behind it. I saw Jake Owens a few years ago...I know you must have had a fun night.

xo erica

Alexandra said...

I love the mixture of cool blues and warm corals here! Looking stunning as always :)

Alex xo

My Scrambled Style said...

You look great. I love your bag and shoes.


Claire said...

I actually just went 'AWWWW' out loud at the last photo!


indie by heart said...

Gorgeous tangerine shoes ^^ Lovely look, especially the accessories x

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kamika said...

your shoes are so beautiful ! :)

Megan Diaz said...

Super cute! In love with that bag!

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Joandy said...

love ur clutch, totally matches your shoes:))

Hanna & Christel said...

you look awesome and we really love your shoes!


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Nancy said...

adore the pops of color in your outfit!

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

What a GREAT post!! So amazing that you are so happy. Love that last picture of you and Patrick :)... and love the outfit (especially the shoes).


Julia said...

That last photo is soo soo cute!! Good friends always keep in mind that youll probably want couple pics, hehe! And I love the color combination going on in your outfit! Orange and blue are a great complementary color combo!! :)


Adeola Naomi said...

Lovely outfit !!
Great pictures too, I loved every pieces.
You are super lucky dear!

The Braided Bandit said...

I love the pops of red and pink in this! That envelope bag... WANT! I love discovering new places to take pictures :)
Good luck with your first quiz girl, hope you're having a wonderful day!
xo Hannah

Alessandra Mazzini said...

I can see you're happy in your writing :) Awesome shoes btw!!

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Anonymous said...

I love your outfit, those shoes make the whole outfit pop! Gorgeous!

Fashion Lookbook said...

Love your clutch. The color is so pretty!

Elly said...

Your shoes are so cute! I love the combination of blue and coral! :)

Meredith said...

Love those shoes! They are so chic! And I think it's awesome that you've found someone that shares your faith! I know how important that is! So awesome to find another Christian fashion blogger!

Zaira said...

Viva el amor :)

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I looove your envelope clutch! And your shoes too! +.+
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Jessi said...

Those shoes are HOT! My sister has simliar ones that I'm super jealous of. Love your clutch too. You and Patrick are adorable :)


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Sara said...

You guys are too cute! And your boots are to die for!!


Lali pops of colour said...

that clutch is so awesome <3 and the wedges look very cute on you <3 I love how you combined the colours sweetie <3


Plami said...

you look so lovely! I love your gorgoeus shoes and the purse is to die for!


Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

love the red shoes and clutch! adorable!


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Gita Andreina Ang said...

fyeah Adam Lambert!!! I also loveeee that song so much!! <3
And yeah, you're really lucky to find your bf, he seems really really nice.. mine is also Christian and i love how we could understand better and share the same view :)

Karola said...

Hiiiiii! :)
It's been a while! Missed your blog and your posts so much haha! And this one reads like a freaking fairytale! Is this guy perfect or what? O.o Can we please clone him? :) Love the last photo - so cute! I also like the color clash in your outfit (this one and the previous one as well - love love!). I'm glad to be back! Can't wait for more of your stories! :)


Sam said...

Aw the date sounds so sweet, glad you had a great time! Hope you get some rest too. Love the bright combination of turquoise and citrus orange, its so refreshing!

Nicole, Eli said...

hey there,
i just found your blog and i am so so glad i did! your blog is gorgeous and this post is amazing! I am your newest follower on GFC and would appreciate if you could do the same back.
i love what you are wearing i cannot wait to read your next post!


Jenee C. said...

Aww I love that you love to share. That last photo is adorable. Great outfit too.

xx Jenee C.

Mica said...

You and Patrick are so cute together! What a nice gift for him to give you too! :)

Really like your outfit with the bright accessories. Hope you can get more sleep!

Stephanie said...

Great pops of orange!

Pip said...

I am so in love with your clutch and shoes! This is such a good look! xx Pip

Apoorva Singh said...

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melissa said...

great bag!

Caro * said...

Lovely outfit, I love your shoes and your bag :)

Caitie Schlisserman said...

love the shape and color of your bag!


Marie-Eve said...

Loooooove the bag !
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Rory said...

the title and the song are totally perfect :) I love that feeling when everything feels great!! I'm so glad you have that right now--what better time, a freshman in college! Haha! :) LOVE this top on you by the way. and such a nice surprise that the clutch has a STRAP! Love your earrings too. And i know i always say it but i'll say it again...YOU AND PATRICK ARE SO CUTE! you've got yourself a keeper--even better that you share the same faith! :)

Priya said...

This is a fantastic photo spot! I love how raw it looks, especially in contrast with your polished outfit! Those shoes are to die for, you look great! That picture of you and your boy is adorable too :) hope you're having a great week!

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Allison said...

Loving the colors of your bag & shoes!
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Ann said...

I love your clutch and shoes.

The Garage Starlets said...

Lovely combination and colors :)


Fashion Tales said...

I love the right colour of your clutch and the wedges seem to go perfectly with the outfit! :)

Jessica said...

yes definitely pay attention to your body and get sleep!! because you are just starting so it will definitely catch up with you harder if you aren't careful! and we are all glad you found patrick too :D


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Ashley said...

That last picture is the cutest picture ever!!!
And those red shoes...those are to die for! So perfect!

Reading through your last posts, I'm so glad you had a good first week of college! You first day outfit was amazing! I'm glad you wore a dress and showed off your amazing sense of style xx

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Seeking Style said...

Loving those shoes!

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ola said...

amazing wedges! The color is outstanding.


Temporary:Secretary said...

you look lovely! x

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