Hello Again, Hello My Friends, Hello

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So.
I have to tell you, Readers, that life has been a little rough on me lately. I’ve been mysteriously sick for almost two months. One of the most horrible, hardest things I’ve ever experienced also happened when my beloved, wonderful cat of sixteen years, Boo, passed away on September 8th (you can read about it on my other blog if you like). Life has seemed pretty bleak, lately, truth to tell.
Finally this Tuesday, I was able to see a specialist, who has prescribed me some medicines that have actually been helping. Of course, the day after I finally started feeling well, I have begun developing some sort of sinus/ upper respiratory infection thing, which has made me miserable. I slept most of the day today after being up all night coughing and sneezing and with a runny nose. But when I finally emerged from my stupor this evening, I was feeling much improved, and so the fam and I decided to go out to dinner at a local Irish pub that I really love. I hadn’t been since May (I actually posted the outfit I wore on here) so I was very excited to go back.
But the thing I was most excited about is that it finally was cold enough today to wear LEGGINGS. If you have followed my blog for awhile, you know I am an enormous fan of wearing leggings, a long, loose shirt, and tall boots. It’s like the easiest, most comfortable outfit combo imaginable, and I admit I probably post variations of that exact thing on here far too much. But you all have had a break from that all summer, so I feel no guilt in sharing this outfit with you now 🙂
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Plum dolman top: Target, $5.98
Black leggings: Target, $4
Cognac tall boots: Christmas gift
Pearl ring: State Fair booth, $5
Tortoiseshell watch: graduation gift
Pearl clip earrings: birthday gift
Braided leather headband: homemade
Outfit total: $14.98

Okay, okay, I know I’m kind of cheating on this one since three of the things I’m wearing were gifts that I happen to know are expensive. But the boots I wore tonight are my favorite, and I did get them as a Christmas gift so technically they count. And honestly, I’m going to be wearing them all the time so I’ve just accepted they’re kind of cheating.
Mostly I just wanted to show off this lovely plum top. I think the color is gorgeous, and the fit is super flattering. I love the little insets of lace on the shoulders, they go all across the back, too, and I think they give it a special touch. I love fluttery wing sleeves, and my favorite thing about this top is that I looked at it and knew immediately is would be long enough to wear with leggings haha. Now, it’s confession time– this top is actually a maternity top hahaha. But good lord please don’t think I mean I am confessing I am pregnant. I am NOT. But I have long had this love/hate relationship with Target’s maternity clothes. It seems like EVERY TIME I go and look through their clearance racks, I’ll pick up things over and over that I think are really cute before realizing they are maternity. It makes me crazy, so I finally just said, I don’t care! And went ahead and bought it for myself; it was on clearance after all. I don’t think you can tell it’s maternity if you don’t know. What about you, did you guess?
I finished this very pretty top off with my old friends, a pair of black leggings, which I have been longing to wear all summer but have simply been far too hot to do so. Naturally, I paired them with my favorite boots, then added some pretty little touches with the pearl earrings, the pearl ring, my watch, and my favorite headband, which I made myself and which perfectly matches my boots. Hopefully you’re as excited for this outfit as I was to put on a pair of leggings tonight!

Pax,
Sara

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