A Little Bit of Chaos

Pattern mixing

Happy hump-day, kids. Today’s outfit is a bit all over the place featuring different colors and patterns which also happens to be my current state of mind.

Work has really been amping up so I’ve been spending more hours at the office. Because we’re traveling so much on the weekends this summer (not complaining!), I spend my week nights blogging and shipping orders from my shop which has left no time for working out, manicures, or much of a social life at all.

On top of it all, I’m planning our big move out of the city which is both extremely exciting and terrifying at the same time. There is so much to do! We have to find someone to live in our current apartment, pack everything up, find movers, and decorate the new space (aka my favorite thing to do ever).

Last night I had a call with Shelby, my fabulous designer from The Havenly who I’m working with for the second time (see our first living room makeover with them here). Our new apartment is going to look AMAZING thanks to her. I can’t wait to share the progress with you all!

Although that aspect of it is fun, the idea of leaving New York City for the ‘burbs which has been the center of my universe for almost 7 years is causing a lot of anxiety and crazy thoughts in my head. What if we hate it? What if we have no friends? What will I do if I can’t see my sister every week? How will I possibly survive without my favorite sushi delivery? I wonder what it’s like to do my own laundry. . . in my own apartment.

So that’s my inner monologue lately and I think this outfit kind of embodies that chaotic thinking. Oh Jeez was that the worst analogy ever? Sorry! Too many things happening above my eyebrows right now.

Pattern mixing

Pattern mixing

Pattern mixing

Pattern mixing

Photos by Rebecca Dale Photography

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  1. Heidi D. said:

    This skirt is amazing! It looks like a Mara Hoffman print. I hope things calm down for you soon, although it sounds like everything going onus positive! Can’t wait to hear more about the move!

    Heidi D.

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  2. I love the look. Everything looks great! Good luck with the move – I know how stressful that is since I’m currently going through it! But a washer and a dryer is life changing. I haven’t had one for a year and I’m counting down the seconds until I can wash my sheets in my own home 🙂

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  3. Julia Birkinbine said:

    Love this look and the analogy! Definitely know how you’re feeling, except my chaos is from just moving into NYC and starting my first, grown-up job out of college! Thanks for always providing such great style inspiration. XO, from one Julia to Another.

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  4. Lindsey said:

    Well, if your plans come together anything like your outfit did, it seems they will play out fabulously! 🙂 Good luck with your move!

    Lindsey | dressycasual.co

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  5. sandyalamode said:

    such pretty pattern mixing here!!

    Sandy a la Mode

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  6. I can TOTALLY empathize — I’m moving to Baltimore from DC in a week and thought Baltimore’s not quite burbs, it’s still largely starting over for my boyfriend and me… I’ll still be working in DC on weekdays, but I definitely feel a lot of the same anxieties you’ve shared about the transition after DC has been my home these past few years.

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  7. I love the striped top with the fun printed skirt!

    xo Kylie

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  8. Jen said:

    Loving this print combo! Can’t believe that skirt is from Target!

    xo, Jen

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  9. The colors and patterns all work together, girl! Good luck with the move – we’re sure it’ll be great! xo – R&R

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  10. Love this skirt! So cute and affordable…my favorite things 🙂

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  11. HMcL said:

    The link for the skirt won’t work for me!

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  12. Danielle said:

    I’ve searched online and in stores for the skirt to no avail. Can you please tell us more about the skirt? The brand and where and when you purchased it? Thank you!

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  13. DelicateAndLayered said:

    Love this look! Playing with prints is a good look on you.https://www.etsy.com/shop/DelicateAndLayered

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