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Bursting Bubbles

Top: American Eagle   Jeans: (thrifted) Gap   Heels: Lulus   Beanie: Rue 21   Clutch: thrifted   Necklace: c/o Style Lately


For a long time, I've noticed the bubble necklace trend. How could I not? Its some major statement necklace, and that's right up my alley! So when Style Lately sent me one, I couldn't have been more thrilled. Its the perfect gem to add a fun touch of color and bling to any outfit.
Another new trend that I've fallen for? Boyfriend jeans. Holy cow, how have I lived without a pair for so long? They're SO. COMFY! What's even better is the fact that I thrifted this Gap pair for $6.
I love thrifting.

 
In other news, I got was invited to go grab coffee with a guy over the weekend. It was somewhat awkward for me to turn him down, since I actually like him. 
Just not in that way. 

His name is Colton, and he's a new cook at work. He's taken to teasing me and likes to sneak up behind me and poke my sides to make me jump. He's likeable, despite the studs in his ears and tattoos that peek out of his sleeves. I walked right into his invitation on accident though. I can be really dense when it comes to things like that.

It was closing time, and he came up to ask me where were good coffee places in town.
"Hmm, well there's a Java down here at the end of the street," I suggested.
"You know if they'd be open?" 
"Oh, I don't think so. Not sure what coffee places would be open right now." 
"Well, you should come get coffee with me." he stated bluntly.
I stammered a bit and racked my brain for words to say. He had taken me off guard!
"Right now?"
"Yeah, let's go right after work."
"Um, well, uh, I mean...no."
"No?"
"I'm just really tired."
I know, the lamest excuse possible escaped my mouth. But I mean, come on, it was 11 at night and I was ready to get done and just go home! 

"Well, think about it," he suggested. "Let me know."
Later when I had to go back in the kitchen area, he asked me what was up and whether I didn't like coffee or something. I explained the drive back home was a longer one, and I was tired. I honest to goodness felt pretty bad, because I actually think he's a nice guy.
Just not the kind of guy I want to go on a coffee date on.

He nodded and went back to what he working on, and said, "Okay, sure." 
In the most unbelieving sort of tone possible.
I sighed. "Look, I feel bad about it, but-"
"Me too, I feel bad too," someone interrupted.
It was Michael, our Russian cook who likes to mimic everyone's sentence and then say it repeatedly like a parrot. I think his English may be on the minimal side...
Anyway, Michael started grumbling, "Me too, I feel bad too," as he shuffled by.
I think everyone was just ready to go home at that point.

So that's how my Saturday night went. 
How was your weekend?
Oh, and guess who's going to be grabbing coffee with an ex to catch up with before he leaves town?
I'm sure I'll have more to write for the next post...
Wish me luck girls!

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9

68 comments

Ashley said...

TRENDY TEAL. Seriously, your blog name could not be more perfect. Lady, this is probably one of my favorite outfits that I have ever seen from you. You look like you stepped out of a magazine, with your perfect boyfriend jeans, heels, neon top and AWESOME BEANIE. This is one of those moments that as soon as I saw it I literally started searching for the perfect boyfriend jeans and heels to copy you. You are gorgeous girl!

Good luck with coffee with the ex! Sending lots of luck and love your way!!

xo Ashley

Pip said...

I'm really liking this look on you! I love the cut outs on the back of your shirt and the white shoes and clutch work so well together! xx Pip

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Laura said...

Girl, you are rocking those boyfriend jeans - what a score!

Oh man, sounds like your weekend was quite eventful. Boys, they can be oh so weird, huh?

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Laura
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shamuboo said...

Your colorful beanie makes you look like the cutest gumdrop ever :) And your nails are amazing. The ventilated back on the top (also a wonderful color) is very hot and also cool. Great necklace as well. One request, let's see those gorgeous eyes next time. As for your cook friend, I am pretty sure he really appreciates you taking the time to try and talk to him about it. Nobody likes to be turned down, but, done sweetly, it can actually end up being pretty OK.

dinda belle said...

I love the necklace colour go with the top, and it's awesome to know the back details plus your beanie made you cuter :3
Anyway, he's a nice one I thought you should post the pic about him imma kind of curious hheee

Hanna & Christel said...

these colors go perfect together, great look!

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Mili said...

Eeeep good luck with the coffee date! The boyfriend jeans were a great find, they look great on you :)

Mili from call me, Maeby

Nathyness said...

Your nails! The envelope clutch! The pretty neon top, and the solar flare! I seriously love everything about this post. You look amazing! :)

Kim Alston said...

Your boyfriend jeans and bubble necklace look super fab on you! :D LOL at the guy! Awww, that can really be awkward. Especially when you work with someone. I can't wait to hear the story with you and your ex. HaHa

Bernadette Czle said...

loving your heels xx

Dascha Boonstra said...

Wow, awesome outfit!!

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SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

awwww linda another boy *wink wink wink wink wink wink wuink*
hehehe!

anyway, love love love this outfit! this whole post is perfect, definately one of my faves of yours so far! the photos are stunning and the outfit is so super chic, arg so jealous of your shoes, i need a pair like that!

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Mica said...

haha awww poor guy! At least he tried, and you can let him know you just like him as a friend :)


Really like the bright colours in this outfit with the top and necklace :)

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Peet said...

The poor guy!:D But hey, you can't go out with someone just to please them, right? But maybe you'd have a good time... Or it could be miserable, stick with your instincts.:)

P.S.: Can I just say that I LOVE your outfit?!?!? I'd wear everything you have on, period. And yes, bf jeans are insanely comfy and cool!

Tabet said...

Hey,
beautiful outfit. I love your shirt.
Kisses
Tabea

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JANICE G said...

love your shoe!!!

and good luck ;)

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Annie said...

Eek, that sounds awkward :) But you look super cute...love the colors in this outfit!

Annie
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czarianonuevo said...

boyfriend jeans! i really want to try this trend but sadly I don't own a pair right now :( hopefully i can also spot this kind jeans the next time I go thrift shopping! btw, I love this outfit! so Chic, from your neon top, beanie and that statement necklace!! i like how your finish the look with those white shoes!!!


and oh, that was awkward. I think the guy just came/asked at the wrong time.


czarina :)

Sam said...

Hi Linda, you have given me new hope for the boyfriend jeans trend, its not something I thought I would ever want to wear, but seeing your ultra modish styling, I am now convinced otherwise.

Maiken said...

yeah, definitely one of your best outfits and especially because of the bright neon top (how cool is the back of it!), the matching combo of your heels and clutch and also the necklace. the whole look just pops when I look at it!
oh and good luck! ;)

Maiken,
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TheMadTwins said...

This outfit is indeed wonderful! I adore the colors and the statement jewelry! You look absolutely amazing! And the purse is amazingly beautiful!

Kristina said...

I love your bag and shoes, so cute!!

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sip-n-wear said...

Gap bf jeans are the best!!

Kati said...

Thanks for your kind words on my last post!
You always look so pretty, I admire your sense of style so much. You look like a candy bar and this is so cute!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Gaby V said...

Love that clutch! I'm currently looking for a nude oversized clutch and none of them seem just right... I guess I should check out some thrift stores! haha. I love this look on you its so cute!!

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Renae - Simple Sequins said...

Oh Linda! The guy took you by surprise, which I hate that. A date should be asked based on a sense that each are interested not on a trick,scheme or manipulation. I am glad you didn't go!!!! snaps to you!!!

Now THAT is how to wear a bubble necklace! Great outfit and thanks for the lusting after my shoes!!!! (remember our size difference?) dang! hahahaha

ROXTHEFOX said...

OMG, I love all this crazy color blocking, especially your nails!

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Paula Welcia said...

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Katie Aman said...

Oh, what an awkward situation! That is pretty late to be asking someone to give up sleep for you though. I wouldn't have gone out in the middle of the night either.
My, but you look picture perfect from head to toe-even down to your nails! I really love those jeans-I can never find a boyfriend pair that fits me quite right, but these look fantastic on you! I also really love the simplistic shoe-it's very sexy in a subtle way.

Haley Phillips said...

Honestly I have never heard of boyfriend jeans until I stopped by your blog here! DANG, you pull them off well! I loved the little bag you had & your nails are so perfect! I'm jealous.

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Nancy said...

this is totally one of my fave looks from you! It's colorful, bright, urban and looks amazing on you!! PLUS I'm in LOVE with your nails!!! DROOL!

xo,
nancy

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Bea said...

i love everything about this outfit! I can't believe the jeans were six dollars only ... they look so great!

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Endymion said...

Love the statement necklace! And you look amazing in those bright colors!

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Jodie said...

Thank you for the kind comment. I can be dealing with working weekends anymore I'm just too lazy he he.
You look great I lobe the bubble necklace trend but I cannot buy one as I know I'll constantly be thinking I coukd pop it if I pressed it onto a tabled hard enough.
How awkward turning him down - I went red just reading it
X

Ira Kharchenko said...

Fabulous outfit! Just perfect!

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Victoria said...

Those pants suits you perfectly. I love it! xx

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Imogen said...

This is a stunning shade of pink. I think it really suits you. I adore the statement necklace. The cut out back is so cool also.

Velvet Bloom said...

you look gorgeous with boyfriend jeans!

libys11 said...

loving the bubble necklace trend as well!!! and that top!! aaahhh!!! i just adore the color, the back detail and fabric!!! :D love how unique this whole look is..

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EMA said...

This is such a cool look :) love the beanie!

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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love the bag Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Brittney said...

Aw, well, there will be others! I love your sandals and I too own a pink bubble necklace.

Brittney

anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

SaraM said...

Ahh you make me want a pair of bf jeans even more than i already did!!!
Good luck on your coffee catch up! (seems like everyone wants to have coffee with you ;) I wouldn't turn Colton down so easily. Even though he looks pretty hard core, he may be a really fun guy to know :) Tell him you'd go during the day hahaha!

SaraM
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Jessica Mattioli said...

You look beautiful drear!!! love boyfriend jeans on you :)

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katie said...

Ah girl, you might like me for saying it, but good job turning down that dude. Cook are pretty freaking naughty and I'd say avoid them like the plague, they dine on cute girls like you like kitties love meomix. So something like that. (I know, I sound like a grumpy old lady but the culture that goes on in most kitchens is not the best, it completely drives me crazy how badly most of the cooks behave. But I'm sure you know that and really good job on saying no! Especially since you really weren't that in to him)

Umm, now that I've made myself sound like a fool, I do have to say that this outfit is an adorable mix of tough and really cute! Boyfriend jeans are SO comfy, I'm always a dork and wear really unfeminine looking shoes with them and look like a dude. I'll have to take notes from you and ways to look like a girl in bf jeans!

Seriously though, you are way too sweet a girl to date a naughty cook and I mean that with all of my heart.

katie said...

Whoops, me not proofreading again. I meant you might NOT like me saying it.

One of these days I will proof read before I post. :P

Sandra Leiva said...

Great top, and I love that clutch!

xx

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Megan said...

LOVE that necklace! These colors look great together :)

Sam said...

Hi sweety, I appreciated hearing your feedback on my last post :) How did the coffee date go?

Ali Hval said...

Oh no!! Man, I wish there were an easier way to say no, but you totally did it right. Straight and to the point, just like his question. You're kind of brave to just be able to say no. I probably would have hesitated and said "uh, yeah, I guess!" I'm sure that everything will go back to normal. Also, kind of creepy about how your sentence got echoed... how about that for some real life emphasis?

I seriously adore your outfit, Linda. All your bright neon colors and that rad bauble necklace and your haaaat! You look so cool in hats. Also that's great that you found the joys of boyfriend jeans. If they're as comfy as you say, maybe even the pantless Ali will have to try to look for some one day before she's 80.

Plami said...

Such a cute outfit! I love the vibrant colors and your shoes are to die for!

XoXo
Plami

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Sandy a la Mode said...

loving the neon and your nails!!

xo,
Sandy
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Stylish By Nature said...

This outfit is so amazing !! Love your heels too :)

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Love and Ace said...

Awww poor guy - he's just trying to ask u out! haha jk - i understand how he totally caught you off guard. Good luck and gorgeous neon shirt! x, Kat

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Kat said...

love love love this look :D you look so awesome in a beanie! i wish i could pull one off as good as you do ;P and your nails are stunning :) omg linda, first the little boy and now your co-worker haha its so cute though even if you didnt get coffee with him. gosh i really need to get out more and talk to some guys :P

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Alison Chan said...

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Caitie Schlisserman said...

pink + yellow = fab combo!

xxx
Lady à la Mode

Zoe said...

GORGEOUS shoes and clutch!


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Renae of Simple Sequins said...

The natural disaster in OK is so sad. They got hit TWICE, how does that happen? I don't like the wacky weird weather we are having now days.

Elana said...

Oh, this is definitely a new favorite! You are totally rocking those boyfriend jeans and the beanie! And I'm kind of obsessed with all of these accessories. The shoes, the clutch, the necklace... you're killing it here, Linda.

Ouch, that's super awkward. Hopefully he takes it well though. Good luck with coffee! Hope it goes well :)

Alexandra Zakharova said...

Hi Linda, lovely story u have written, wish u good luck! As for the outfit, its so radiant and vivid, I love such groovy pieces! Nice pictures, well done!
Have a good time:)

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Candida Maceo said...

I am totally bookmarking this page for future outfit inspo. This fit is dope! Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog.

Hope you are having a great week!

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Candida
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Kym said...

Holy crap your nails are adorable! How'd you do that??
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Penniless Socialite said...

Love the necklace and the jeans!
Tara
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Margarita M. said...

You're adorable!
Love this look, and the heels are just banging!!!!!
You should also post a tuto on your nails!

Ilham Pratama said...

good post. I may be one of the lucky ones able to read and see your post.
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Lali pops of colour said...

this outfit is the sweetest!! <3
your writing reflects you personality. Love it :)
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Liria said...

So bright!! Love the color combination! and the boyfriend jeans...They suit you perfectly!)

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