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Frosty Ombre

Hat: c/o Oasap   Blazer: thrifted   Tee & Jeans: AE   Boots: gift
Rose & Fox Ring: c/o Oasap   Turquoise & Silver bands: c/o Shop Lately
Our weather has been in a bit of a stump, with foggy, frosty mornings and cool sunshiney days. It's resulted in nature pulling it's own beauty trick and doing frosted tips. I love it! It makes for such a cool background.

I've gotten some new goodies from Oasap, one of them being this cute little hat. Emphasis on little...my oversized skull is having troubles fitting into it. Either that or it's my hair. Every time I smash it back down, it slowly rises back up, my hair floofing up and pushing it off. Sigh. Which is too bad since I really love it!
At least the rose ring fits. I've been loving the look of stacked rings lately, so having a lot of silver rings go together creates a cool, boho look. Especially when you've got an awesome, turquoise statement ring!

The other day I received a special e-mail from Starbucks offering a free drink, no matter the size. So I went in, ordered a Venti sized (!!!!!) Java Chip Frapp, and practically skipped around for the rest of the day. Sometimes all you need is a frozen, chocolate-caffeinated treat to perk you up!

I'm not sure what it is that's got me so upbeat, but lately I feel so content and happy with where I am in life. I'm successfully living on my own, taking art classes that practically nourish my soul with creativity and inspiration, and have found several good friends that I can rely on for honesty. Something I've noticed that's different from last semester is that I've stopped looking for someone. I've stopped scanning classrooms, campus sidewalks, and any random public place for the man of my dreams. It's finally hit me that I won't meet him until I start focusing on myself. It's one thing to hear these things and agree with them, and an entirely different thing to accept it.

Right now is a time for me to grow and learn what it is that I love. Only then can I find someone who appreciates the woman I am - because then I will know who she is as well. This is my time to thrive, to go out and learn, to chase after the things I want, and travel the world!

It's always an uphill journey in discovering the difference between happiness and joy. Being happy is a fleeting feeling. The minute you hit a trial or frustrations, the bubbly feeling can fade. Being joyful is a sense that never leaves you. It fills you up, spilling into the cracks that might've been left behind by others and warms you inside out. I think that I've finally been finding the joy in my life - and it makes such a huge difference.

PS: (Oh, and remember how I shared that I dyed my hair? Well, it didn't really take as you can see. My hair gobbled up the red tint and laughed in my face at my pathetic attempt to try and tame it into something I wanted. So, challenge accepted, monster of mine. We shall see who wins this war. I'm redying it later this week after giving it over a week to recover. Hopefully this time I'll emerge the victor and get the dark red-brown hair I want!)
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38 comments

Love and Ace said...

You always rock the raddest jewelry! Love this look - the blazer + hat combo is perfect! xx Kat


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Samantha said...

Wow, these photos are amazing! The frost looks so neat and your outfit really suits the surroundings. And agreed, you have the best jewelry! I love that turquoise and fox ring.

t said...

cute hat!

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Emerald Dove said...

Lovely outfit - that jacket is so cute! Great pictures! :)
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Avi Valencia said...

I was looking for you as a redhead :P jajaja
I think it is very important to know and love you first and then find prince charming ") I'm so happy you are fine with you and enjoying life.

About the outfit :) I really like the hat of Oasap and you always know how to rock the jewelry.

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Darcy said...

You look adorable! I just ordered some things from OASAP and I cannot wait for them to arrive. I'm very nervous about sizing... ordering online just always scares me until I know how a store fits! Bummer about the hat :(
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LPFashionPhilosophy said...

Gorgeous! Love the shoes!!

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ox from NYC!
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Lily Fang said...

Ah, it's been way too long since I've left a note here, Linda. I've been keeping up though!

First off, let me say that I've always admired how you often post about life-related things, like the friendship and relaxing post. That's exactly what I'm hoping to do more of this year! And I totally resonated with the "socially awkward" post. It was so easy to make friends when we were younger! I think we settle into familiar friend groups as we settle into school, but I wish it weren't so cliquey sometimes. And I love your boldness in making friends :) I'm glad to hear you're getting along with the new roommate! And I also totally agree that unplugging from social media is so effective to relax over weekends. I check habitually often, and really need to stop! One day, I refused to log onto instagram, and I instantly felt better. I'll have to plan more detoxes every now and then haha.

As for this look, you're gorgeous! Love the structured blazer with those edgy ripped jeans. And the balance of the hat and black boots is perfect. Sorry to hear the hat's too small! It's still cute and I can't even tell from the photos :) And the necklace is a timeless touch (hehe, puns, everywhere).

Glad to hear you've been happy lately! Good for you, putting yourself first. And haha, I remember that free starbucks instagram photo. What a pleasant surprise! Hope things keep looking up for you, dear Linda!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

aw I think it's wonderful you're feeling so upbeat! It's not easy feeling content with where you are in life. So many of us are drawn to the comparison of life and life goals that it brings us down. I know since I do it too often that I start feeling negative. I think it's so much more inspiring to hear someone being upbeat about life! =)
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Mili said...

Free starbucks?! Any size?! I'm jealous, I wish I got that email. Cute distressed jeans :) Good luck with the hair-dyeing!

Mili

Allie said...

You look seriously amazing.

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Kati said...

Oh wow, that background looks so surreal and beautiful!
Really like your blazer here, such a versatile piece!

Have the best week ever,
-Kati

InesT said...

Cute blazer :3

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Maiken said...

oh wow, that sure is a spectacular backdrop! I love it! and how cool does this hat look next to your classy blazer. I love that as well ;) I recently checked similar blazers at a local thrift store but unfortunately didn't buy any.. maybe next time :)

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Kim Alston said...

you'll be just fine linda! so glad to hear this! love that tee and jacket! the overall look is really cute.
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Chloe, Wardrobe Quarry said...

The blazer is awesome! I really want to own more blazer's, maybe when it cools down over here though.

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Ashley Taylor said...

Turquooooiiiiisse. I'm craving jewelry lately. I don't know what my issue is.

xo Ashley
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megcasson said...

I love that jacket!

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Halie said...

Love the jacket, and be careful with the hair. It seems so healthy already--don't ruin it. :)
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Hélène Heath said...

Your positivity is contagious, i love how happy you are! And your look is super cool, you are radiant.

xx Hélène
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Alexandra Zakharova said...

Yes, I can notice this change with your hair, the tint is more red now. love the way your hair looks! I also like your outfit, casual, yet chic!
By the way, the nature over there is fabulous, those icy trees and grass look just amazing)

Jessica Mattioli said...

Stunning!!!!!!!!!

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Mica T said...

Love that blazer with the jeans! It's such a nice piece, great thrift find! :)


And it's always when you stop looking for that special someone that you find them.....hehe ;)

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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Nice outfit! Love your jeans x

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Ali Hval said...

YAY! I'm glad you're not seeking anybody out. Hey man, I've been happy for 20 years being single my whole life (really, no boyfriends ever lolol) and I'm doin' just fine! I think it's great that you're focusing on what's important--and hey, if someone does happen to come along, then that's just grand! But yay for happiness in Linda. Yay yay yay :D

Sorry to hear that your hat is too tiny! You must have too much of that lovely hair. You do have such thick, beautiful hair, you know! Hats can't even handle it. :)

These pictures are so pretty... look at that ice-crusted dreamscene behind you! *___*

Carla Florendo said...

i'm so happy to hear that you're content with where you are right now.. i wish i could find that contentment too haha. anyway i love this jacket linda! so pretty! love love love it!

xo, Carla
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Sandra Leiva said...

Love that jacket!

xx

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Indie by heart said...

Gorgeous jewelry choices as usual! And I'm also in love with your hat & blazer! Such a cute combo :) I have one burgundy coat that I mixed a lot with my wool fedora, when it was warmer.. :)

Satu
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Laurina Wong said...

<3 heart it!

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Lisa said...

Your outfits just keep getting better and better! I love this one! :)
-Lisa
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Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Aw, I love this outfit! So cute! And your nails are perfect. I love what you said about loving yourself before you can find someone that will love you. That's SO true! He'll come when you're not even looking. :)

Sonia De Macedo said...

Wow that is just magical! Another thing about snow I never knew did! Definitely makes for the most enchanting backdrops. Love that you're in such a good mood. Wanna pass some of that my way hehehe!

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Christine Adelina Tjhia said...

Cool hat and I like the clock necklace too! Adding Alice element in it <3

xx
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SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

these photos are adorable! and im loving the outfit, great styling!

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Chezka Cenon said...

I love the subtle tint of your hair, actually....your face glows! Don't worry, there's something wrong with my head too when it comes to hats, and I adore that jacket :)

- Che

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czarianonuevo said...

i'm really happy (and joyful!) for you Linda!!! i couldn't agree more with what you've said!!! attaining happiness doesn't always means to be in a relationship with someone. Being contented and hungry for learning and always ready to try something new and nourishing your brain with new discoveries can really make one joyful! Plus, Having friends and family you can trust adds too!

btw, you chic and stylish as always Linda!!

czarina :)

oomph. said...

i love graphic tees with words or cute sayings. love this one!!

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Lubka Christova said...

Very pretty casual yet chic outfit. Lovely blazer!

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