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Friday, February 22, 2013

Rejuvenated

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Top: Target (exact) (option)| Vest: Old Navy (option) (option) | Jeans: Express (option) (option) | Scarf: Francesca's (options) | Shoes: Urban Outfitters (exact) (option) | Bag: Target (exact)


Yesterday, I took the day off from almost everything related to blogging or work. Yes, I dabbled a little on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and answered a few (very few) emails. Besides sitting down and writing this post, blogging/styling projects were non existent. Did I miss interacting as I normally would do on a Thursday? Of course. It actually felt sort of weird, but refreshing at the same time.

After writing a novel on Wednesday about how I am struggling with finding a healthy balance in my life, I decided that I needed to take charge and make things happen. I caught up with a few girlfriends, marked things off my list that have been lurking for days, enjoyed the glorious sunshine and had a long dinner with my family. This may sound crazy, but taking just one day for myself left me feeling rejuvenated.

I was actually even thinking about skipping out on today, but I had sort of thought the outfit I wore to dinner last night was somewhat blog worthy. Plus, most importantly, I needed to chat with all you ladies before the weekend.

Speaking of weekends, I have been waiting for THIS one for almost two months. It's my girl, Karolyn's, baby shower. Her sweet bundle of boy joy will be arriving in April. You might remember me being in her wedding back in May. That baby bump didn't take long did it?
I get to spend the ENTIRE weekend with some of my most favorite ladies in the whole wide world. We have all been friends since college and have seen each other through thick and thin. These girls are my life lines and are like family. We only get to see each other every few months. It won't get too crazy though, three of them are preggers. I DO know that there will be plenty of laughs, probably a few tears and massive amounts of picture posing.

Alrighty, gotta run. I have a lunch date with an old, dear friend. You know...the one I completely forgot about meeting on Tuesday? Yep, not forgetting this time because Momma's "balance" is in full effect. Okay, let's be honest...it's in half effect. Gotta start somewhere, right?

Happy weekend, sister kitties!

P.S. You guys killed me, in a good way, with all your genuine and sincere comments on Wednesday. I read every single one. Some made me laugh, some made me cry and ALL of them touched my soul. I am blessed.

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74 comments:

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

What a gorgeous scarf! That orange is one of my favorite colors. Glad you were able to find some balance. Have a great weekend!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i totally have days where i just need to unplug and refresh!!! you look beautiful!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

beautysunshine said...

nice outfit. i like it

prettyanddelectable said...

Cute outfit... love the satchel! Enjoy your weekend! :)

Whitney Cypert said...

Super cute outfit, loving the vest! I am glad you feel rejuvenated! Sometimes you just have to do what you've gotta do for yourself in order to get things in order! Happy weekend Shanna!

Xo,
Whitney
http://keepingupwiththecyperts.blogspot.com/

A J said...

That outfit is totally blog worthy, thanks for sharing! I like the stripes and floral...I'm still on the hunt for the perfect floral scarf.

I'm SO glad you took some Shanna time yesterday and you feel better. Enjoy every second of your weekend!!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Helene said...

I'm so glad you took some time for yourself, love the outfit!

Inez said...

I love your scarf. It's gorgeous. A perfect balance with the cargo vest.

jewel said...

Love the vest.. I just started following your blog but this outfit looks like you..casual chic.. I need to add a cargo vest to my list.
happy Friday!
Jewel

CM | My Life, Laughs, and Love said...

per usual, stunning Shanna. Enjoy this weekend of fun, laughter, celebration, & girl time. And it's okay to be a little "off" - good for you for taking time to refocus & after this weekend hopefully rejuvenate more xxxooo

JP Lord said...

def. a blog worthy outfit sista friend! You look adorable and I am so glad you were able to take a step back :) Sometimes that's all you need.
LOVE YOU!
xx

Katie said...

i need to do that more often!! I also need to wear my vest more often - you always style it so cute!

Sheena Rae said...

There is nothing like some girl time when you need a pick-me-up! :D
That outfit was def. blog worthy! Suer cute!

Always Maylee said...

Yay, I'm glad that you got to have some Shanna time. It must have felt so good. LOVE your scarf! Have a great weekend! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Annie said...

Taking a day off is definitely necessary sometimes :) LOVE this adorable outfit and have fun this weekend!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

pretty little things said...

love your scarf -- its so bright and colorful! xo

http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

Alissa | Feeling Good said...

You touch my soul, too dear! Seriously. You're so sweet and a wonderful woman & blogger. And you kill it with outfits every single time! I need to try the floral scarf/stripes thing. Love it!

Happy Friday!

Alissa
FeelingGoodFashion.blogspot.com

Amy said...

good for you! Have fun with your girlfriend!

Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

Lauren said...

I am so glad to hear that a little time off was so beneficial for you! There are definitely times when I try to step away from the computer/phone. It can be so difficult!
You look really lovely in this outfit! I'm loving your bright scarf!
Have a fantastic weekend! :)

Fizz and Frosting

Rachel Silski said...

Loving that outfit today!! Super cute! I also need to take a day off..Not sure I can do that though.I am addicted to this stuff.

TheTinyHeart said...

I think it's important to take a day off of blogging every once in a while! That's the reason I don't do anything blog related on the weekends, so I can unplug. Hope you have a wonderful time at the bridal shower with your girls!!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Danavee said...

Yay for some time off and feeling refreshed! Love that scarf! Hope this weekend is so much fun!

The Mrs. and The Momma said...

Your colorful ensembles always get me, Shanna! Just love them!!! I hope you enjoy your weekend, friend!
xx, Kristen

The Mrs. and The Momma

Sarah said...

LOOOVE that scarf!

So glad you had some 'me' time and can have time with your GFs this weekend, those weekends are ALWAYS good for the soul!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Have fun! I'm sure you will. :) Love this look. Orange and blue are one of my new favorite combos.

Amy
Fashion and Beauty Finds

Ambar D. said...

Love this color combination!

Cortney Mills Janicek said...

My DZ pledge sisters and I just had our annual girl's weekend a couple of weeks ago and there truly is no bond like your sister's (both real and is the sorority sense). I love seeing you with pics the girls - we all have a bond that is truly amazing and unforgettable. So excited for Karolyn...hope ya'll have a blast!
Cortney

Ashley said...

That is so wonderful!! I'm so glad you feel refreshed. You really deserve that, Shanna. I think I might start taking a day off from all things social media. It's a wonderful thing to be so connected and interact with people, but it has to be nice to have that break once a week.

I'm selfishly glad that you posted this outfit today :) So, thanks for that!! It really is super cute!

Make sure you get lots of pictures of the shower this weekend! Love you, girl!

CP and KW said...

loving the colors and prints in your outfit! :)
kw ladies in navy

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I didn't get a chance to comment on Wednesday because I've been feeling extremely overwhelmed myself. I'm glad you're rejuvenated and what a great weekend ahead for you!

Sarah said...

Love that scarf! Seriously, I always see you wear such great scarves and then I try to find some of me...and nothing. :) Have a great weekend with your college friends and celebrating baby!

Agnes Mayer said...

Love your outfit. So put together. Like I said before balance is hard to achieve and i believe we spend our whole lives trying to achieve it. Glad you had a day off and are feeling a bit more balanced.

Agi:)

vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

Carly said...

Have fun at the lunch and the shower! The outfit is totally blog worthy, love the scarf!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayon.com

Mitha Komala said...

love your scarf and bag! you look stunning dear xx

Letters To Juliet

Clare UnderstatedClassics said...

Sometimes all you need is time to yourself, even if ten minutes of dead silence is what it is. And you know, the more you focus in on those moments (and that whole cliche of "living in the present/moment" really applies here, but I hate cliches) you seem to ground yourself and those moments can last you just enough to get you by. Glad to have you back!

Happy Friday!

Clare
Understated Classics

Hannah @ Just Call Me HaHa said...

Sometimes we all just need to take a step back, take a break and a deep breath!

I have been debating on your bag in the red color! It's great!

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Rachel Lynne said...

This outfit is SO adorable! :) I loveeeeeeeeee the heels! I hope you have a fabulous weekend :)

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Rachel said...

Knowing when to take a little blog break or focus on other things is a huge step- I think we all struggle with it from time to time. In other news, love your outfit. The scarf is so pretty and ties everything together!

Sandra said...

Loving how cute that outfit is! I am SO very glad you made some time for yourself, you need to online to do that at least one day a week! :)

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Proud of you!! You must take a day off more often. Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend!! xoxo

Niki Caron said...

It's definitely nice to take a day off sometimes! And I love your outfit - there's something about blue and orange together that always looks so good! I want that scarf!

Jamie said...

Love blue and orange together, one of my favorite combos! Great pattern mixing too!

Glad you took a day for yourself!

Jamie
Forever81

ABpetite said...

LOVE all the colors in your outfits!!
XO

Berty Morales said...

You look fabulous and this is a geat casual look. So comfy and very chic at the same time. Also love your scarf, beautiful print and colors.

Inge Jane said...

Your outfit makes me happy, it's so colorful!! Have a great time this weekend!

Kacie said...

This is making me so sad I didn't snag that vest at Old Navy when I had the chance :( If I had it I could totally recreate this look! Love it!

www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
www.daisyraeboutique.com

Renae at simple sequins said...

This ensemble completely works! You have inspired me on a few of my pieces. ...thank YOU!

jes @ twosmuppies said...

BOS. i read your posts without commenting sometimes because of how stupid work is with the monitoring of computers. just know you're still BOS to me. no need to answer this email. just saying hi.

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

why must you post scarves that I want to purchase?! Love the whole look!! and good for you for taking the day off...I am pretty sure I will be taking a break or at least doing very little blogging (posting, reading, commenting...all of it) next month to focus on the mess that is grad school :( But absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? Have a great weekend...already saw the IG pic of you and your friends as of 9pm So Cali time ;)

Brianne Bracco said...

I think your day sounded fantastic and just what you needed.. good for you girl :) And that scarf? With those stripes... ADORABLE!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Aw you deserve to have an amazing weekend! Have fun at the shower :)

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My-cliffnotes said...

I love baby showers!! Have the best weekend ev!

jules said...

i wish I had your style and good eye for putting clothes together. (ps...I still wouldn't look as good as you do)

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

This is so great to hear. Sorry I missed this week. Playing catch up but it seems my little bunny is smiling and kicking butt and taking names.

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

This is so great to hear. Sorry I missed this week. Playing catch up but it seems my little bunny is smiling and kicking butt and taking names.

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Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

That is my favorite outfit I've seen you in so far!!!!

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Whitney said...

I absolutely love your outfit! You are so gorgeous girl. I need a social media break. It's hard though, since it's my job!

Style-Delights said...

Totally loving your look! Such a pretty scarf!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style Delights Blog

Style-Delights said...

Totally loving your look! Such a pretty scarf!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style Delights Blog

Courtney Ramsey said...

Love that scarf! You are so sweet & so lovely!

xo, Courtney
http://shabbyloveschic.com

Lisette said...

Oh, Shanna! Do you ever age? :)

SH said...

Love the bag!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

-Sheree
The Hartungs Blog
thehartungs.blogspot.ca

Ashley Barnhill said...

Love your scarf paired with the stripped shirt. So cute! Glad you enjoyed a day to get caught up on some things.

Holly said...

Get out of here with your cute outfit. Get out! xoxo :)

still being [molly] said...

you are so stinkin' adorable and i'm so glad you're feeling rejuvenated!!

Mellissa "Shia" Rondinelli said...

Cute outfit!

Hope you had a fab weekend!
Shia
World According to Shia

Allie Emme said...

Definitely need a utility vest! Found your blog through The Other Side of Grey and really love your style! Following :)
xx Allie | A Song to Pass the Time

Chioma said...

ummm how did i miss this post??? this may be one of my fave looks of you! i love that scarf and those shoes and everything! my mind is tingling at how i can recreate this look on the blog :)

~Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

Makaila said...

love it. :) your hair is getting loooong girl! Beautiful!

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