Tribal Shrug & Asymmetrical Hemlines

Cardigan: c/o Indressme   Top: Wet Seal   Skirt: c/o August Wrinkle   Shoes: c/o My Hot Shoes   Bag: thrifted
Wooden bangle: Philippines   Zoe Bracelet: c/o 2 Hello Beautiful
"That is one cute skirt," a girl commented on my outfit. 
"Thanks," I beamed back. 
While walking around campus in this, I couldn't help feeling extra pretty as the sheer, asymmetrical hemline billowed in the slight breeze. I almost felt like downright royalty, actually. Something about a long hemline that's trailing behind you can make you feel like a princess.

Oh, and isn't this bag just the cutest? I can't believe I found it at my local thrift store! Usually they're pretty lacking in the bag department, but when my eyes landed on this classic, I had to snatch it up. For $2, who could argue? I'm such a thrifter...although I'm trying to avoid the thrift store in the upcoming weeks. Those extra dollars add up!

I'm also so happy I can start wearing my sandals and open-toed shoes again! While I love my sneakers and boots, a girl's feet have got to breathe every once in a while. 

Its funny, because when I was little, I went everywhere barefoot. In California, I wandered our yard with my tough, callused feet, poking behind bushes to search for the blue-bellied lizards I'd capture and keep as pets. That, or birds. Did you know I actually caught several wild birds with a simple trap I set up? I had an old cage from when we had guinea pigs, and I tied a string to the door and left it open. Inside, I placed bird feed and a curious finch or two would usually wander inside. I'd lie in hiding, just waiting for the right moment before I lightly tugged the string and the cage door would shut. Haha, I eventually had to let them go since they weren't very happy being held captive. I was one pet-obsessed little girl though!

You know, I feel like every single post in the last few days have included a thank you to you readers, but seriously, I keep having incredible reasons to add it! Once again, thank you for the encouraging words.

I've since come to peace with my decision to change my major. Right now, I know this is what I need to do. My parents have always supported everything I chose to do, and now its my turn to try and support them as best I can. Which is why I'm going to get a tech degree in dental assisting. I've done some research and its a rising field in the job market - plus, its a 2 year degree, so I'll be able to get done and start working asap.
Perhaps I'll minor in something I'm passionate about, such as writing or photography if I have time. However, I feel more purposeful with this specific degree - and secure. Who knows what the future will bring anyway. For now, I believe this is the right decision to make and I'm going to follow it through.

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6


Kati said...

Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot!
I did in fact once think about becoming a school teacher, but then I also wanted to become a I guess this doesn't say a lot about why I love simple, children-friendly crafts a lot! :-)

Have a great day,

Avi said...

Don't worry about your major. When I was 18 I changed of major and now i'm so happy with graphic design :)
You can do whatever you want!

And your skirt is wonderful, i want to feel like a princess too.

The Garage Starlets said...

Cute outfit! Love the skirt

Rachel Lynne said...

Totally in LOVE with this tribal print sweater and this super adorable skirt :)

Kim Alston said...

That's a smart decision! You're guaranteed a job! Super cute skirt and sandals. I love both of them. They look great on you. I've had fish, birds and dogs as pets!

Istvanffy Emma said...

this look is so gorgeous! love it!
Emma xx

Chezka said...

Linda, congrats on choosing a major =) I know how important it is, to choose the right one...until now I don't know if I've taken the right one for me. So work it girl, and good luck!

Anyways, I love your skirt! The color is perfect, and goes well with the tribal shrug! =)

- Che

The Braided Bandit said...

The skirt looks extra pretty with the breeze! I wish I had picked a major that dropped me specifically into a career, I am still working in my field but am a few years out of school and definitely wish I had done things a bit differently! I think you're on a great path :)
xo Hannah

sip-n-wear said...

Love that skirt! And birds?? Thats some talent!

SaraM said...

Holy cow, your bag is way cute! Great find!!
I think that's a really brave decision, Linda. You are so caring and smart! I hear that field is actually kind of fun :)


Megan, said...

great cardigan Xo Megan,

Maiken said...

I know many people who have changed their major or even school in the middle of a schoolyear so it's actually quite ordinary, at least here in Estonia. don't worry, everything happens for a reason anyway.
now about your outfit. that bag you thrifted is amazing. I love love love it! and I also like your bracelets and sandals and envy the fact you can already wear them :P

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Lucie Srbová said...

Another amazing look! I love your skirt and bag and your manicure is so pretty.

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Kamila Z said...

cute skirt and necklaces :**

Melanie Liliana said...

love your nails! I love how cute you always look in your photos!

Jessinia Ruff said...

Love the outfit! And I especially like the second to last photograph. It's always nice when bloggers mix up the ways they show off their outfit. I'm glad you're at peace with your decision.

Ali Hval said...

Hehe, I love your skirt, too, Linda! It's very princess-y, and you look lovely in it. Flowy skirts are just the best!

I'm glad that you came to terms with changing your major--and dental school doesn't sound bad at all, especially if you're at least somewhat interested in it and know its for the best. I wish you luck, Linda my love. :D Here's to the best to come!

Gaby V said...

seriously, I cannot believe how lucky you get in those thrift stores! I love that purse... I guess I just have to have more patience... And that's great that your parents are behind you in your decisions.. my parents were always like "no way! you need to get a four-year degree!" which I did... and now I can work or go back to school or whatever floats my boat! good luck!

Sabrina said...

I love that cardigan so much! It's a great way to dress down the skirt. I always have trouble finding ways to wear asymmetric skirts in casual situations.

Ruby and Rosa said...

love your tribal cardigan! ❤

czarianonuevo said...

LOVE this outfit Linda!!! that asymmetrical skirt is so nice indeed!! the color is perfect!!!

no matter what your decision is, I'll always here to support!! :)

czarina :)

Velvet Bloom said...

and again, love the necklace!! i would love to wear outifts like that to school, saddly i have to wear uniform :/ haha

libys11 said...

thank you as well for being such a great inspiration!!!
love the skirt!!! the color and hemline is so chic!!

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Laura said...

That skirt is just so cute - the color is just perfect! Also, that bag is such a major thrift score!

I'm glad that you were able to work out your plans for the future and know that no matter what you do, you will always want to do what you love!


Love and Ace said...

The girl is right, that is a cute skirt! Love this whole entire look! x, Kat

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Caitie Schlisserman said...

love your fun nails!

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shamuboo said...

So gorgeous! What a great look. That skirt IS fantastic and a great choice. Plus...Mockingjay part II :) And your nail color is so pretty, looks like a robin's egg blue from the shots but it suits you so well. Just head to toe lovely.

As for your major, I have an English degree and use it only to write my blog, but it also gave me some very valuable tools to help see life at its many levels. Nothing you can't learn by doing and many a wonderful writer never set one foot in a college English class. Just keep writing as much as you can and I hope you will share it with us when you do.

Tasha said...

I love your skirt! x

JULIETTE said...

Very pretty photos! I adore the bag and sandals!


ねこちゃん said...

Love the cardigan, it looks so warm and cozy~
I like being barefoot and even went to school barefoot! well not actually in class but in the recreations and on the walk home.. :) the bird story is adorable! you sound like an adventurous and fun girl :P

Hanna & Christel said...

wonderful outfit and skirt!


Imogen said...

Loving the cardigan, I adore that sort of print at the moment. You look amazing in that style of skirt. I've wanted to get a skirt in that style for a little while now.

Cindy C. said...

Looking oh so beautiful as usual <3 great outfit, lovin the bright blue skirt! :D

Cindy C.

curly purplepig said...

I love the aztec print!

Jessica Mattioli said...

Love your skirt!!

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Jessica Mattioli said...

Love your skirt!!

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Katie Q. said...

Dude, you look like such a boho princes in this look, I just love how your cardigan and floaty skirt work with those gorgeous sandals. (I know I always say this but I love seeing all of the ways you've worn this cardigan.)

I have a few cousins who are dentals assistants and the pay is pretty good and it's always easy to find work, plus you end up with some crazy stories! (That was one thing they always said about it, dental offices are not boring!) It's rough to take a step back to really think about your life, where you want to go with it and then think about the practicalities. The great thing about getting a shorter degree at first is you can always go to school while you're working to get an advanced degree or work towards what you would really love to do. (I'm actually trying to work towards becoming a photographer, I haven't really talked about it but it's really become something I love and I just put in my portfolio for a review for a few weddings this summer. I could totally see you working towards becoming a photographer, you have an excellent eye and you're such a sweetheart, people would love working with you!) Either way, I know you'll be amazing.

Annie said...

The color of your skirt is gorgeous! Love that sweater with it too :)

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Stylish By Nature said...

That's such a bright blue skirt !! Love the flow :)


Mica said...

Great choice on your major! I hope it all works out for you :)

Really like your bright blue skirt too - lovely in that photo of you walking away along the tracks :)

Away From Blue

Milex said...

ridiculously cool

Penniless Socialite said...

Really cool hemline on that skirt. Yay for open toed shoes!
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Katie Aman said...

Oooh lala, I can see why you'd get compliments on this skirt! It truly is gorgeous and the royal blue color is so perfect. I love your impeccable style-to pair this with a cozy cardi was such a great match! And you know I'm in love with that bag...satchels are my favorite thing to use.
I'm glad to hear you're at peace with your major change. It's such a difficult decision but it sounds as though you have wonderful parents who support you. Also,you're right about being able to someday go back to school for something more creative. You're so young yet and have plenty of time!

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Love the cardigan so much! xx

lucia m said...

loving the skirt!



Lala H said...

love this cute outfit! my heart almost skip a beat when i saw the necklace, is that the same one from hunger games? and where in california are you from

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Anonymous said...

Gorgeous outfit! I love your sandals and your skirt!


Mary Lou said...

oh that electric blue skirt is a dream!!! love it! and the necklace is soooo beautiful!

Jodie said...

Thank you for the kind comment on my blog
You're 109% right- we've got all our limbs and surrounded by family and friends what else do we need?
I love mixed hem dresses they remind me of being a princess too :)
Good luck with the major change- dental is a booming field at the moment here in the UK to I so you made a good choice As long as your happy :)

Tanya Minxy said...

You already know that I love that cardigan. I like the whole outfit, especially the skirt =^.^=

Elana said...

So I tried commenting on this yesterday, but then my phone started being weird and I don't think it went through. But I digress. This is one of my favorites of yours, Linda! You know how much I love this sweater and I am dying over the bag and the skirt! The bag was the BEST find!

Congrats on the new major! I hope you love it :)

Joandy said...

I looooooooove the skirt, so vibrant the color, you look awesome!!!

Danny said...

The skirt is cute indeed! That blue tone is gorgeous!

aki! said...

I hear that's a great major! If you have nice hours, you can continue school at night too.

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Roxy Sun said...

You've got a beautiful smile girl!. love the color of the blue skirt! xoxo

Sam said...

Hi dear, how are you? I love the attention you focus on accessorizing with those gorgeous heels, bag and jewellery, it elevates your lovely outfit that much more. All the best with your change in career course, learning from others, I think its a great field to work in.

Sunny & Star said...

I can't believe you got that bag for only $2!!!! My local thrift store never has any good bags either. I love the color of your skirt.

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Mili said...

Glad to hear that you worked everything with your major :) You'll be the best dental assistant out there! Props to you for making the tricky decision. As for the skirt, it is very whimsical. I feel like I could see a fairy wearing it lol and I love the color of it

Mili from call me, Maeby

Dahye said...

Love that skirt!!! The pictures show the beautiful flow.

erica marie said...

That is a really pretty skirt, I love the skirt. It kind of reminds me of a color for royalty lol. Love those nails cute.

xo erica

Kat said...

ahh i have those sandals too :D loved the way you styled them with the tribal shrug! :D and what a steal! $2 for that bag is awesome!!


that skirt is so pretty! i see why you got compliments on it! and omg love that bag, $2?? what a score! i love thrifting!


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Amanda said...

Sounds like you came up with a solid plan =) SOunds good... You look totally beautiful =)

Megan said...

Glad to hear you made a decision that makes you happy :) I love that sweater and it looks amazing paired with that cobalt blue!

Harija said...

love your outfit and for some reason I could hype your photo =(

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Sujala Newar said...

Love the skirt.! And the color. Similar color on my blog.!
Check it out and follow if you like. :)

Jessi said...

Linda that skirt is GORGEOUS! The cut, color, everything. And I can't believe you scored that bag for $2! It's perfect! Plus, I really love your sandals. I've been on the hunt for some cute ones. I must have missed the whole major-change thing but I'm glad you're doing what you want and what you feel like is best for you! :)

Marlen said...

HUNGER GAMES NECKLACE! Can you sense how much I love that? And this outfit is one of my favorites form you- i love how the aztec print plays with your sandals, and how the blue from your skirt makes the print pop. SO cute! And seeing the rice patties in the Philippines is one of my must-sees before I hit 30. They look so beautiful in pictures!

xo Marlen
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I call this Boho-Pochahauntus lol! It's such an unlikely combination, but you know what, it kind of works. I adore it. I love your satchel as well, gives it a vintage vibe!


Anonymous said...

What a great thrift find with that bag! I love accordion style satchels like that. And yay for wearing open toed shoes! Glad it's warming up there for you! <3


Elisabeth. said...

Hi dear !!
You have a really nice blog ! (:
Would you like to follow each other??
Let's me know ! I'll follow u back (:

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Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love that skirt and your shoes are so cool =)

Gabi from Velvet Avenue said...

Great blog! Very nice outfits!
Wanna follow each other on bloglovin and gfc? Let me know!

David Ole said...

Great photos!
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Clara Campelo said...

Lovely look!!

Renae at simple sequins said...

Linda! Great career field! You usually only have to work for 4 days and they pay as if you worked 5 (that's what I have heard from a cousin who is married to a ORAL surgeon)(and of course they are mega-monies)

I LOVE THAT SCRIPTURE and I always forget it is in Proverbs. doh! Your words to me put a big smile on my face. Now you earn the bucks and take your parents to Hawaii. hahahaha :D

Natalia A said...

First of all, you look very pretty and I adore the skirt and cardigan very much. The bag is wonderful and such a classic.
I think it was the right decision to go for the dentistry and keep the rest as hobbies and plans - the job will give you a secure base, so you can enjoy the spare time doing what you love without money worries. :)

Carla Florendo said...

Hi Linda,

you look so ladylike in this outfit. i love the skirt, it's fab! Anyway, you don't have to thank me for my comment on your previous post, u know i mean it. actually i wanted to thank u for sharing the post with us, it kinda helped me too =) stay fabulous Linda!

Daria said...

you have such a gret blog, darling :)
would you like to follow each other? let me know! <3

April said...

Sweet mockingjay pin! Where did you get it? :)


Caro * said...

Lovely style, I want your cardigan :)

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