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Tropical Print



These were taken quite some time ago, and I only wish I could get away with wearing a flowy skirt out. If I tried that stunt now I'd be wobbling around like a penguin with its arms clamped tightly to its side. It gets windy here for fall/winter! So sadly, I can only post this and reminisce of lacy skirts and bare legs.

I bet you'd started to think that I only owned one top after the previous posts featuring that same shirt from American Eagle. What can I say, its incredibly versatile! But have no fears, I do happen to own quite a few other tops as well, and this tropical print one is a thrifted gem that I particularly enjoy. I plan on pairing it with some leather leggings next!

You know, working at a restaurant has often made me think how much I dislike people. Okay, its borderline hate, especially when I have to go check the bathrooms and see the gross mess they leave behind. However, there are certain individuals that can help make a work day better. I had one such gentleman last week who brightened up my eight hour shift. He was an elderly fellow, with sparkling blue eyes and a ready smile. After I rang him up and gave him back his card, he grabbed my hand instead.

"It's not often an old man like myself gets to hold hands with such a pretty lady," he said sweetly.
I couldn't help smiling at that and responded, "Well, it's not often I get to hold hands with such a charming man."
He chuckled and wished me a good day before heading in.

Its those little moments with strangers that can make such a difference.

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
I John 3:18 
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38 comments

Avi Valencia said...

He is just a charming old man :D Those little moments are worth it ;D

I really like your beanie. Your outfit is so elegant and then it is the colorful beanie <3

Margarita M. said...

I need your beanie in my life!!!!!!!!!!!! And your shoes of course!
Great look!

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Alexandra Zakharova said...

Hi Linda! I've got to say you look adorable in this lovely hat) I also like your heels, so ladylike and chic! Those photographs are adorable as always, you are such a pretty and warm girl, it's always a peasure to visit your blog)
Wish you a blessed day ahead!

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Darcy said...

This is such a cute! I loved your story about the older man. It's the little tihngs in life :). There is a guy who works the ticket counter at the baseball games we go to and everytime I go through his line he says "Oh, I got a pretty one today!" So sweet <3

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Marlen said...

AWW that is seriously adorable! when i worked at my dive bar in college, on sundays we'd have a singles mixer for old people and it was SO adorable haha. the old men would wave me over and have me send apple juices to ladies that caught their eyes, and i'd giggle every time one of them made the move and asked them to dance. though the tips were horrible haha. I'm talking quarters here =P

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Elana said...

Aw, that old man sounds so cute! Speaking of cute, this outfit! I love this top and how you took a girly outfit and put a "Linda" spin on it with spikes and beanie. You look great!

Kim Alston said...

People can be so gross! I can only imagine their homes. Yuck! That's a great outfit. I love the lace detail. What a sweet old man! That was too cute.
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Anngelik Martinez said...

Tropical prints are the best! I love how you styled this with the beanie, it adds a nice touch.

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Samantha said...

Ohh, working at a restaurant. Good times. As long as there a good moments like this then the bad are more tolerable! Adorable look too! Love the girly lace and heels with the spikes and beanie. And a denim jacket is always perfect.

Rachel. said...

gorgeous outfit from head to toe! Loving the top! xo

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Mili said...

I love the color the beanie adds to this look :)

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Danny said...

what a charming old man! :)
btw, totally love your skirt, is so pretty

Marisa Ferreira said...

There are such lovely people on this world :)
You look darling, I love your top!

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Hannah Gottlieb-Graham said...

Awww, I worked as a barista over the summer and I loved little moments with strangers like that! It really does brighten your day. You look beautiful!

Xo, Hannah

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caffinatedlove said...

Your outfit is so classy and then BAM, the beanie pops out on top to make it sassy. Love it! And your hair looks swell, by the way. :D

Sometimes my job makes me hate people as well. It seems like all they want to do is see the bad in people.

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a

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Nicole K. said...

I love your outfit!! Gorgeous!! That is also a cute beanie!! ;)xxx

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Audrey said...

Cool heels! I love simple black sandals. (:

czarianonuevo said...

amazing outfit! interesting top indeed! LOVE the print and how you wore it a lace skirt! i really like those strap heels, so chic!


that is a random yet really wonderful moment at work. i love reading this kind of encounters :)

czarina :)

Mica T said...

Aww, that little old man sounds sweet! :)


I like that printed top with the lace skirt too :)


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Jessica Mattioli said...

You look so pretty!

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Tokshop said...

Such a cool look, love the touch of the denim jacket.
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Gail J said...

u look very pretty! i love the combination of sweet items and masculine jean jacket!

Ali Hval said...

Aaaaw, isn't it just the loveliest thing when people are super kind to you? :) Honestly, old folk are the best! Usually so sweet and so kind and understanding. I know what you mean by people leaving messes... seriously, is it that difficult to be clean in a public area? Apparently, it is! Shame shame.

Well, I hope your Friday is going splendid-ly, Miss Linda. I seriously adore this outfit--those heels are somethin' fierce, and I envy your hat-wearing abilities!!

Jodie said...

Oh my that old man! I want to meet him :)
You look great I love the skirt- I wish it was warmer and a lot less windy so you can wear it again
X

SaraM said...

Oooh classy lady! You look stunning! No wonder the boys can't keep their hands off you! ;) Speaking of boys, how's it going with your movie date cutie??

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Gaby de Modacapital said...

Great outfit, love the beanie! :)

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Peet said...

I wish I had a story as charming as yours to share about my waitressing days... But I can tell you I agree with you about people being pigs. Once a girl did number two NEXT to the toilet bowl. That was pretty ... Discussing doesn't even begin to describe it. But on to more pleasant things...:D Your skirt, your top, your heels, your hat and your legs are phenomenal!

April Cheung said...

haha i think its awesome to see you wear one top in so many different ways. and lovely outfit! I've recently been wanting to try out tropical print. and love those heels!

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Gabriella Wolf said...

Hello dear,
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Best wishes,
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Joandy said...

cute outfit expecially your blue beanie!!!

Mouna said...

hehehehe :) what an adorably pleasant story~ and I like that skirt so much! And those shoes.. <3

Alessandra Mazzini said...

Nice!! That blouse is gorgeous! You know, i have a pair of shoes like those and they hurt soooo much :( Don't you have the same problem?

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RaeAbigael said...

you look amazing! :))

xoxo,
rae
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katie said...

Yeah, any kind of dealings with the public can leave you hating all of mankind but there are those sweethearts out there. :) There's actually quite a few, its just the really hideous people that stay in our minds. This look is so you, I love the flowy skirt and the sexy heels. :)

Tanya Minxy said...

I like how your style is evolving. I am loving it even more than before. =^.^=
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lana lovesxx said...

Great outfit!

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