I'm My Only Enemy

Top: c/o Blue Vanilla   Hat: c/o Oasap   Skirt: Forever 21   Boots: Urbanog   Watch: c/o Feral Watches   
Hehe. I'm so coooooool. NOT
Velvet. Is anyone a fan of this texture?
Thus far, I have two items that are velvet in nature, and this top from Blue Vanilla makes up the second. When I unraveled the cute package they had sent it in, I brushed my hand against the fabric. I wasn't quite sure if I loved it or hated it. The print was gothic in nature and the texture was simultaneously rough and smooth at the same time. Obviously, it's won me over, because I can confidently say I love it. It makes me want to pair it with leather for a kaleidoscope of fall textures.

Unfortunately, my leather pants are buried in a box somewhere, undoubtedly with the rest of my fall wardrobe. I'll have to dig it out again! For now, this asymmetric skirt from Forever 21 will do. Paired with some cute booties, my hipster hat, and dark lipstick, I feel as if fall fashion is my spirit animal.

You know, lately, I feel as if this transitional time in between my stagnant, sluggish state remaining in one spot and moving to a new city has been one of preparation. It may be tedious and slow for now, but soon there are going to come some scary yet exciting changes. I'll be moving to a bigger city, no familiar friends or family, and a completely new experience. I'm nervous, but I'm also incredibly eager for it.

For now, though, I've been receding from the social scene that's to be found here at my community college. While the past year I threw myself into every activity and event that came along, I'm happily refraining from all of that. Instead, I'd rather focus on spending time with those close to me and doing things I wasn't able to do last year - such as getting out more, exploring local haunts, and reading. It's true that my work hours have increased, but with an extremely light class load, I've found I have a lot of free time. If used wisely, they can stretch into long enough chunks to be used for doing something productive and satisfying.

Here's to one last semester at this community college and dear little town I call home! I intend to enjoy this preparation period and fall in love with this place that I spent far too many years eager to escape. Because before you know it, time will run out, and it'll be time to move on.

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erica marie said...

loving your peace sign cute! Getting a hat is definitely on my list for fall fashion, you pull it off effortlessly. Definitely take some time this last semester to do the things you really want and enjoy the last semester with the people that are close to you.

xo erica

Midwest Muse said...

You have the best boot collection. I hope your new transition goes smoothly and you enjoy it!

Viv said...

Love the touch of burgundy in this outfit.. you look beautiful!

thehonorableMissDecaf said...

1) love the outfit. Very full of fall and drama and luxe fabrics. And you look awesome with some of that plum/dark red, m'dear.

2) You're going to be great! You strike me as someone who gets along well with others, cause you seem so stinkin' nice. So I'm sure it sill be awesome. :D


Toks said...

You are so right, we spend half of our lives complaining about the place we live in and then miss it like mad when we move away. So enjoy every moment of your town although it's amazing to discover new places and people.
I love velvet and I this year velvet sneakers are soooo trendy here, in a variety of colours. There's also a lot of suede around this season. xoxoxo

Sybil said...

that skirt is so cool!! and this booties are so chic!! :D

love that last shot, dear!

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renae said...

Oh Linda, all your changes sound fun and when you organize your scarves you'll remember me. {well at that moment} Hope you continue blogging. ♥, Renae

LoveT. said...

Looks amazing ,love the Pics! Especially the Booties are super cute :)


Veronika Novotny said...

I was so happy when this outfit popped up in my insta feed yesterday because it's absolutely beautiful. The floral pattern, those boots, love, love it!! And yes, so important to love and thoroughly enjoy the present moment because it really doesn't last forever. Glad you're making the most of it, lovey!! xo

Dyn said...

Nice! xx


Unknown said...

I love the color combination, maroon is so perfect for fall. Good luck with your last semester :)


Alessandra Mazzini said...

Love that you mixed the red flowers with the burgundy boots!! I wanna try that color combination too! :)

Love and Ace said...

Loving this Bohemian look... you always looks o great in hats and I love that braid Linda! xx Kat

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Amanda said...

I love this look Linda =)

Maria Gonçalves said...

Love velvet, so super cute :D

loved it!!

katie said...

I'm feeling some serious love for your boots, those are pretty beautiful and stunning! (You have a great collection!) I think you're going to have a great time when you move a little later this year, it will be exciting and sometimes it's really nice to have a change of pace.

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