Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Random Wednesday #4

Sweater: Old Navy (sold out) | Top: Old Navy | Pants: Nordstrom Rack (similar) | Boots: Francesca's (similar) | Necklace: Thrifted | Earrings: Target (similar)

Here are a few random tidbits for this week.

So, I have decided to take Tuesdays off from the blog world. It's a four post week for me from now on. I started to feel overwhelmed with posting five days a week and I never want this blog to feel like a chore. Once it stops being fun or feels like I HAVE to post something means that it's time for me to quit and I DO NOT want to quit.

I finished my Halloween costume yesterday and I definitely bit off more than I could chew this year. I haven't made a costume in years and forgot how Type A I am when it comes to DIY projects. I think that is why I never usually attempt them. It's like I can't stop and end up spending six hours on something that should have only taken me a two. I can't wait to reveal it to you. I think I am more excited about what Ross is wearing. I still can't believe he agreed to it!

I downloaded the new Taylor Swift album, Red. Every song is about love, being young or being young and in love. Shocker. I know. It's what we expect from the love/relationship obsessed Miss Swift, BUT I still love it. Out of fifteen songs, there are only two that I don't care for. My two favorites are collaborations she did with other male artists. If you are any type of fan of hers, you should definitely pick it up or download. 

I need some movie rental suggestions. I am in the mood to curl up on my couch this weekend for a good laugh or a good cry. I have NO CLUE what is even out right now. I am horrible with keeping up with movies. Sci-fi, horror or blood aren't really my thing. Any ideas that Ross and I would both enjoy? The last movie I saw was Katy Perry in 3D...that should tell you something. Ready. set. go.

And what are your thoughts on this pattern mixing? This was my first rodeo with mixing plaid and polka dots. I must admit, it was a comfy and fun concoction.  

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58 comments:

Cathy said...

This look is just super adorable! You are the epitome of a fabulous Texas girl :) Adore the boots styled with the plaid/polka dot combo! How sweet is that updo?! :) My philosophy on blog posts is it's better to have fun with interesting posts than be stressed or frustrated and publish unsatisfying material.

http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

alicia said...

you are adorable! obsessed with your hair here. xo

The Pretty Pinhead said...

I love this outfit! The plaid with the dots looks great. I would have never thought to pair these two together, but now I'm inspired :)

prettyanddelectable said...

Cute outfit, and beautiful lighting! We watched Madagascar 3 with our girls last weekend... really cute and fun! The Avengers is pretty amazing too if you haven't seen it already. :)

Annie said...

I LOVE the polka dots and plaid - so so cute Shanna! I can't WAIT to see your halloween costume...I bet it came out amazing :) And I can't believe you lasted so long posting 5 days a week...it's definitely a lot...so enjoy your Tuesdays off :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Danavee said...

I just bought that exact plaid top! However, that dang sweater is sold out. I missed the boat. Love the look!

Ashley said...

I think taking a day off is a fantastic idea.

Love your hair up...but then again you're always adorable.

Movie suggestions...Man on a Ledge, The Lucky One (mainly because Zac Efron is SMOKING hot), The Holiday (my personal fave), hmm...I can think of a lot more later.

Ashley said...

Oh...What to Expect When you're expecting. GREAT!!

A J said...

I really like the combo of the plaid and the polka dots. I think its not as "loud" because you have your hair up, and you're wearing dark bottoms.

I feel you on the "taking a day off" thing. I'm not as consistent as I would like, but hey, its ok. SO, take Tuesdays off...we will miss you, but we know that its best for you.

Good luck on the movie search. I rented Hunger Games a few weeks ago, it was ok (I read the books first, so the movie version is always a bit disappointing to me after that).

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Katie said...

i love the pattern mixing and want to copy of course! and I like the 4 days a week posting! it does get to be a lot some weeks!

winetastegirl.com said...

Ok, I'm totally obsessing over those boots. Love them! I also had to cut down my post days recently. It's no fun if it feels like work. If you have a minute, I'd love for you to stop by my Leather Wrap Belt post today:)
www.winetastegirl.com

Ileana said...

You look amazing! Love how you styled that polka dots sweater with a plaid shirt :D Awesome!
xoxo

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Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I absolutely love this whole look! I would most definitely wear this!

morgan said...

why are you so adorable!? you look great, i love the bun!

Brooke said...

How cute is that outfit! Love it!

;-)


Brooke

Swede Dreams said...

Love the polka dot sweater and the boots! Your hair is too cute as well. Good for you about he 4 posts a week change...I understand how the pressure to keep up can become overwhelming. Quality will win over quantity every time!

Always Maylee said...

Shanna, you look beautiful! I pretty much have this exact outfit, twinsies? Love it. Also, don't feel bad about only posting 4 days... I only do 3 and I even think that is a lot, haha.

Um, so my husband and I are movie freaks, we've pretty much seen everything possible. I can give you an endless list of suggestions, let me know what you're in the mood for! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Heidi said...

I meant to post my outfit post this morning with this same sweater, albeit in green, but a different post went up instead! I mixed my sweater with a stripped sweater, so I think it's safe to say I'm a fan of the pattern mixing.

http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

Amy Powell said...

love the outfit! such a cute combo :)

and oh man I've been sewing my Halloween costumer this week & am so ready to be done! we're going on Saturday night, so that's my deadline. we'll see...

have a great day :)

Amy @ Interpret As You May

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

Help me be strong enough to go buy the polka dotted cardigan I saw at a boutique near my house. HELP ME!

Lindsay said...

Love this! I never would have thought of this combo but I really, really love it. Gonna use it for some inspiration :) And another another note I love your hair like this!

Tashia said...

Love this outfit! Plaid+ polka dots is on my pattern mixing to-do list. Mike and I both really loved the Five Year Engagement. We laughed our butts off.

TheTinyHeart said...

Adorable and FUN pattern mixing! I love it! I don't blame you for cutting down to 4 posts a week...5 is a lot and is so time consuming. I can't wait to see your Halloween costume!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

That sweater reminds me of those little mini chocolate chip cookies cereal.

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Shanna, I say this every comment, I think...but why are you so dang cute? This outfit looks fabulous on you--especially your hair! And I'm glad to hear you're taking Tuesdays off from blogging. Some weeks I get crazy and post 5 days, but somehow that builds the same pressures you're talking about. When I take even just one day off, it's soooo refreshing to breathe and be grounded again in reality.

Asher said...

Love, love, love this look! Polkadots are definitely one of my faves and I love how it looks with the plaid underneath! Oh and that necklace - too flippin' cute!

The Pink Growl said...

I think your hair is my favorite like that!

Shea Sayers said...

First of all, I LOVE this look--the polka dots and plaid are such a fun combo! Also, I don't blame you for changing to 4 posts a week. I try to do 5 sometimes, and it gets so overwhelming! I usually take Wednesdays off, just so I can have a bit of a "blog breather"!

Hailey said...

LOVE the polka dots and plaid. So stinkin' cute!!

Jamie said...

I really like the mix here - I may just try it myself!

The Blue Hour

Carisa said...

sooo fun! i have that sweater in navy and ive been meaning to try it with plaid! love it :)

Holly said...

Just stop putting together amazing outfits. Stop it! I absolutely love this one and I think you hit the nail on the head!

Can't wait to see this costume you speak of!

As for movies, the new Twilight one comes out in a few weeks, so I'm planning a Twilight marathon of rewatching the other movies in the series < --- nerd alert! But I also want to go see Taken 2!!

Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

Super cute outfit!!!

Sarah said...

I loooove TSwift and her new album. I have it playing right now in fact! Im pretty sure that if I ever met her I would 1. die and 2. she and I would be bffs. Im just certain of it.

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

I can't wait to see your costume!

Plaid + polka dots looks amazing, and again is something I would never think to do! And, your hair is killing it.

We have been on a horror movie kick lately, so I probably wouldn't be much help! I can't even think of the last "normal" movie I've watched...that's a problem!

the domestic fringe said...

Love your polka dot sweater! I also really like how paired it with plaid. Very fun.

~FringeGirl
thedomesticfringe.com

Wine and Summer said...

Obsessed with that outfit! Love the pattern mixing. It looks amazing!

Northern Style Exposure said...

I'm loving each and every piece! WOW, such a pattern mix in this look!

www.northernstyle.blog.com

Helene said...

Love that look! and yes, you should want to love to post. I am fine with 4 posts a week although I will moss you on tuesdays!

Lindsey A. Turner said...

Cute outfit! I love the pattern mix and your boots are super cool!


Lindsey
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

kateprs said...

What a fantastic outfit!! - stopping by from WIWW

Kate @ A Journey in Style

Cody Doll said...

I love your outfit. I am really weird. I don't like mixing patterns. I am also excited to see what you have as a costume. =]

Cody @Solemn Sound

Kacie said...

I really need to add some polka dots to my closet! Love your sweater!

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

Rachel @lifeasMrs said...

love the combo! it's totally cute, and can't wait to see your guy's costumes! Saw the tulle preview.. hmm..

Chelsea Lennox said...

You rock that outfit. I love your style so much!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Your layering here is perfection...love it!

tara said...

good for you for taking tuesdays off! hope that little break helps rekindle the blog love for you! xoxo

Franziska said...

I obvi saw this combo on instagram, but just wanted to tell you again how cute you look! it's unexpected but I love it.

also, I think it's a great idea to post less if you aren't 100% in it. take some random days off if you aren't feeling inspired - we'll appreciate the posts that come after that much more!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

First, I love this outfit. We need to live closer so we can share clothes!
Second, I feel the same way right now with time and blogging. I have decided to do the same and only post 4 times a week.
Third, Magic Mike just came out :) hehe!! I bet Ross would be thrilled with that choice! Sorry Ross!
Fourth, I need to go shopping with you!!
Have a great night friend!

Head to Toe Chic said...

I love the polka dots and plaid together!!! I really need to get Taylor Swift's new CD. I love her!

xo,
Angela

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

I am loving your gorgeous photo shoot locations! This sun tinged greenery so pretty! And you are amazing in polka dots + plaid... sooo meant to be paired, and you pulled it off perfectly!

Good for you finding some balance in your life! Can't wait to see your Halloween costume. I just finished mine tonight ... took lost of under my breath cursing and a few beers, but it. is. finished.
xx
Here&Now

Amy Shaughnessy said...

So cute girl!!! As for movies, I'm usually behind. I just watched the Hunger Games! But I know that the Hobbit is coming out in December if you are a LOTR fan. And Les Mis on Christmas day...

Amy



Fashion and Beauty Finds

Makaila said...

I love it! Polka with everything is a winner!

still being [molly] said...

BY FAR my fave outfit you've ever posted. LOVE IT. and girl, glad you're taking time for YOU and going to 4 days a week!! you are so smart for doing that and not burning yourself out!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

First of all, I love your outfits and what you're wearing in this post. :) I have the same exact Old Navy sweater (and the one in green, too). Best ever!

Second, I'm usually behind movies too. My thoughts are only focused on school and all, unless of course my film class requires me to watch a movie. I usually go for what feels right and is on either on TV or on Netflix. :( I know, boring. When in doubt I often watch oldies and by that I mean from the 1980s and sometimes even 1960s. Not sure if that helps. :(

have a great day.

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

I love this outfit!!!! You look so freaking cute. I'm really loving your hair like that too. It's so fun! That's a fabulous red plaid shirt.

Rachel Lynne said...

Love your polka dot sweater layered over the plaid... too cute!

Alisa Marie said...

I have almost that EXACT outfit :) I have boots with a red zipper and that polka dot shirt!

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