Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Collecting Thoughts

fall layering idea

It doesn't happen very often, but sometimes I just don't have anything to say or write. I have a lot of thoughts running around in my head, but can't seem to sit down and focus long enough to put them to paper...or in this case, a computer screen. This week has been busy with my girls school work, volunteering, cabbing the kids around to extracurricular activities and finishing up a few home improvement projects. When I actually get those few minutes to hop on the computer, someone in my house, says screams, "MOOOOOOOOM! Come here!". It's life, people. I don't hate it. 

Long story short, I really haven't had a chance to sit down, collect my thoughts or prepare a quality blog post. In all honesty, it's actually been the last thing on my priority list. Don't get me wrong, I love blogging, enjoy interacting with everyone, sharing fun fashion and outfit ideas, but "real life" has consumed most of my attention lately; as it should. 

In the meantime, fall outfit inspiration on this first day of October is about as good as it's going to get today. I sincerely hope you ladies understand. I am pretty sure we have all been there a time or ten. Thanks for hanging in there with me.

blue and orange color palette for fall
boho vintage outfit idea with ankle boots and floppy hat
kendra scott shannon cocktail ring
cobalt blue blazer
boho layering with a printed tunic ankle boots floppy hat
Francesca's Drop Waist Tunic (not online: option here and here) // J.Crew Factory Blazer (old: option here and here) // Old Navy Leggings // Charlotte Russe Ankle Boots (option here and here) // Forever 21 Clutch (option) // Tassel Necklace // Kendra Scott Shannon Cocktail Ring // Urban Outfitter Hat (exact in different colors or option)


 **If you are linking up today, the only request is that you follow my blog with GFC or Bloglovin' and link back to it in your post. It's how weekly link ups work. Oh, and go meet some new friends! 
 
 

Shanna

49 comments:

Rebecca said...

Oh my I can totally hear you loud and clear on that Shanna - and it's absolutely fine! Real life should always take precedence over anything else and wishing you all the best. But on a style note - you are so adorable here that no one would notice if you hadnt told us so!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Lauren @ Style Elixir said...

You look beautiful Shanna - LOVE that dress print, it looks stunning with the blue blazer. It sounds like "real life" is busy and fun, how fabulous! I hope you're enjoying every minute :)

Lauren Xx
stylelixir.com

Ashleigh said...

Life is constantly in my way, I feel you. Your cocktail ring is STUNNING!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Alice Warren said...

I hear you Shanna - life has been so busy for me lately too that I have not been posting as much. I just need to make sure to take care of my real life things too.

P.S. I hope you will join my TBT Fashion link up this Thursday.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Irene Papadopoulou said...

perfect fall outfit!

Irene
www.thedailylace.com

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

You look stunning lady, love that little dress I am tempted to walk over to Francesca as soon as possible.

xo
PinkSole

Whitney and Blaire said...

I know exactly what you mean! I've had to back off a little from the computer too because real life has been so busy. Life should be this way though. Your dress is so cute, I just love the way you've styled it for fall.
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Taramixandmatch said...

Trying to balance time is always tough! You look adorable...love that blazer and the fun print of your dress!

Susan Jeffries said...

I am so pleased that you have not put away your tunics and dresses. I hope I can find ways to wear mine without freezing to death this winter! I am on a dress kick(: Susan

Victoria Mason said...

Been there and will be again soon! But we get it and understand. No need to even say anything. I just love that dress with the blazer and the mix of the boots with it all. Great look!

L,
Vicky
Come link up with Whatcha Wearing Wednesday!
TheMummyChronicles.com

Angela said...

Love your jacket, great color. Very cute outfit.
http://palsywalsyblog.blogspot.ca/

Sarah Tucker said...

Love this look, friend! So comfy, yet stylish!! Love you!

Susan Liberatore said...

Adorable! I played a little catch up this am - I see the weather is fab where you are as well.
Enjoy. And I LOVE the hat on you -- xo

Ashley said...

That happens to me WAY too often...not having a ton to say. Loving this outfit, though. The blue blazer is perfect!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Still totally crushing on the blazer!

The Real Arnolds said...

Love that blue blazer. It is gorgeous with your coloring.

xo, Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

Dawn Lucy said...

What's to say anyway? Your style speaks for itself, Lady!
OXOX
Dawn Lucy
fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

Shannon Jenkins said...

Such a cute combo!! Love the dress with the leggings and then the blazer just gives it that something extra! Love!

<3 Shannon
upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

Marta C said...

I totally hear you, life gets so busy. I also have two girls but mine are smaller then yours. This outfit is great on you, love the blazer and leggings are the best so comfy and cute! Thanks for hosting Shanna:)
Marta, xo
www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

Robyn said...

You are exactly right! We have all been there a time or ten or 100! Totally have been feeling the same way the past couple of weeks with my blog, but have decided that what I have to give right now is my best, and that is fine. I have to accept my limits and not apologize for them. On a style note, you look absolutely stunning! Love how you transitioned this piece for fall with that gorgeous blue blazer!

Robyn
http://feelgreatfashion.com/

Robyn said...
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Robyn said...

BTW...I second what Dawn Lucy said above! Your style speaks for itself! Amazing!

Robyn

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Living life lady - that's what we're here to do! I hope everyone's doing well back to school!

Cute frock.

Sasa Zoe said...

So cute! I love this outfit<3

www.shallwesasa.com

Helene in Between said...

sometimes life is just a stream of thoughts, your life is super busy! but I still love reading about it! and love this outfit- the blue is perfect.

Cynthia Yang said...

It all sounds too familiar, Shanna. It's the story of my life. Somehow you managed to put together an amazing outfit and look gorgeous as always. Absolutely love the jacket and tunic combo. ~Cynthia

Always Maylee said...

Totally understand! I'm in the same boat.. real life is totally taking over my life, haha. You are looking gorgeous as ever, love this tunic. Happy October!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Setarra said...

I'm right there with you Shanna! Real life is taking over. I barely have time to do anything with myself, let alone blog. But a win is a win no matter how small so kudos to you for being consistent with blogging despite how busy you are. Extra bonus points for being stylish while juggling everything as well :)

Melissa Convertino said...

I love those booties and blazer. And yes it's hard to do everything at once, but as you said family always comes first.
www.momwithstyle.com

Whitney James said...

WE all have those moments. I totally get it. Like you said, that's real life. :-) Love your outfit today. Very cute, especially that blazer and hat!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Tatiana Pujol said...

Beautiful! You always have quality posts. It's ok to sit down and take some time to get all great thoughts together. Love your outfit, you look great as usual.
http://www.weshopinheels.com

Brooke Anderson said...

Absolutely beautiful as always! I love the pop of blue against the tunic.

Brooke
www.pumpsandpushups.com

Adri Lately said...

I'm totally impressed by all that you do as a mom, wife, and blogger and I still want to raid your closet because you always look amazing!
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

OksanaB said...

It's a perfect outfit for Fall. You look amazing as usual. Hugs from Houston :)) I've been to Alvin -- your birth place town -- such a cute little place! Love their Antique shops :))

Lea Frazier said...

Yes! This is exactly how I feel. Don't get me wrong, it's good that life is getting in the way of blogging. We're supposed to be living it, not just writing about it, right?

Of course you were at least able to put it together in an organized post, where as I just avoided it. Ha!

Lea
HighHeeledStyle.co

Sarah said...

Very cute ankle boots! That blue blazer is gorgeous on you!

Angela Amores said...

I can not get over how pretty your ring, and necklace are. Love this look. I think you found the perfect camel colored booties. :)
Angela
www.prettyinherpearls.com

Caroline said...

I am on the same page as you! I love blogging and will always love it, but my mind has been split into so many sections lately that I just don't have enough to dedicate to quality blogging. Taking it slow for a while, that's for sure :)

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

You look so great in a drop waist! Sometimes I don't have anything to say either, so why force it, right?

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

GIRL....THIS IS STUNNING. OMG...blue is your color! I want to steal this whole outfit from you! And I feel ya on the busy mom schedule! I honestly don't know how I ever blogged 5 days a week! And I only have one kid!!!! YOU are a rockstar. Miss you!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Samantha Curtis said...

I wish I was half as stylish as you.. And could pull anything and everything off!

And we all need breathers.. Blog it out later ;) xo

evukmir said...

Loving this dress so much! It looks fabulous paired with that blazer.

xoxo, Elena Michelle
www,anewyorkloveaffair.com

All That Glitters said...

Girl, I hear you about things being hectic! Real life just has to take precedence sometimes! Lookin' gorgeous as always:)

All That Glitters said...

Girl, I hear you about things being hectic! Real life just has to take precedence sometimes! Lookin' gorgeous as always:)

Ines RdP said...

oh hello pretty girl! :)
you have a very nice blog! and such an interesting post!
how about follow each other for keep in touch?
let me know I always follow back :)
have a great day!
kisses :)

www.thegrisgirl.blogspot.com.es

LyddieGal said...

Sometimes blogging does get pushed to the back burner, but you've got an outfit to share and that's half the battle.

Love the ring you are wearing so much - it's a total show stealer!
Chic on the Cheap

Chelsea Davis said...

Such a cute look, I am wearing a floppy hat today too. I love the linen blue blazer. Totally agree with life catching up with you, You effortlessly still manage to do it all!

XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com/

Kacie Ellis said...

When you can't find anything to say, let the outfit do the talking! And this dress is saying "I'm fun a fabulous!" You look great!

http://www.kaciesklosetblog.com/

Brandi said...

Cute outfit! I love the hat, I'm still debating on if I should jump on that wagon yet and just buy one.

I did want to say that I can totally see a difference the invisalign has done on your teeth so far...looking fab! Although you have always looked great! I do have a question, I'm actually moving to Austin in December and I have a consultation with one orthodontist down there for invisalign but would like to see who you use in case this consultation doesn't work out. I'm going to be living pretty much in downtown so if your doc is way in the suburbs then that would probably be too far for me. Thanks!!

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