Sunday, January 15, 2017

Something Borrowed

Andddd I'm back! Since right before Christmas, I've had a hard time staying in the blogging groove. First it was the stomach bug, then just a holiday hiatus, then busy work weeks and the ever crazy weekends! We have very few weekends between now and the end of September that hold no plans, and though I'm certainly not complaining, it definitely makes for a tired Sunday night. And real talk - there were some Sunday afternoons I just wanted to relax instead of taking blog pictures. 

Though style will continue to be a focus here, there are going to be some changes as well. Of course, lots of wedding posts now through August, home inspiration, travel posts, and Coffee Dates every Friday. And though the plan is still to continue a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule, there may be a day (or two) missing on occasion, as I do have a full-time job that doesn't consider blogging one of my responsibilities! I also always want this blog to be something I enjoy, and there for awhile, it started to become a bit of a chore, so takin a step back was good for me.

In other news, this something borrowed post has absolutely nothing to do with weddings - instead, it has everything to do with this top as I borrowed it from my little sister's closet (that's been happening more and more these days...). I wore this ensemble on Sunday for my cousin's baby shower, and since she's having a little girl, I thought this top would be the perfect thing to wear. And just to give insight on the struggle it was to get these photos done before the sun set: I had changed into a dress I ordered for our engagement party this coming weekend to show my mom when I realized there was just enough daylight left to squeeze in a quick set up photos. I had run back to my house, changed back into the clothes I wore for the shower, and ran back to my parents', posed and ready. All of a sudden, my mom said, "Um, you have something going on with your boot..." My OTK boot was instead around my calf as I had failed to zip it back up. The struggle is always real, y'all.

Oh, one more thing in this lengthy post - I'd love to hear what you want to see on Southern Style! Whether it's favorites videos, wedding things, more beauty posts, just style, nothing at all... let me know what your favorite things are!
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15 comments

  1. Love this gorgeous top! Beauty posts are always a favorite... and I can't wait to hear more about the wedding planning!

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  2. The things we do to get the perfect pictures. These looks adorable and I love your outfit, perfect for a shower. Good for you for taking time to re-energize, we all need it sometimes.

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  3. Looking super super cute! I love this top so much! looking so cute! Wishing you a wonderful start to your week!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  4. The struggle is seriously real sometimes but it's all okay! I'm so thankful we get to go through this crazy time of our lives at the same time and I would love to see more wedding posts or favorites videos!! Happy Monday!

    xo, Shelby

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  5. How fun that you're able to borrow clothes from your sister! And, don't get down on yourself - I think a lot of us are struggling and working to find a balance. You do you - living life is the most important!

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  6. Love it! Sounds like you've got some amazing content in the works!

    Katie | Willow and White

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  7. I totally agree- I had a time earlier last year where I was getting too stressed about the blog and I realized that it defeated the purpose of having a blog as a fun creative outlet. I think we all need to take some time off everyone once in a while, especially with the new year.
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

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  8. I absolutely love this top! I think I'd "borrow" it and then keep it in my closet ;) J/K! And I love your coffee date posts, you actually inspired me to do something similar too, it's nice getting to know people better that way! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  9. The things we do for pictures! I love this top you borrowed from your sister's closet and it looks so fabulous with this bag!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  10. Omg that top is seriously perfection! The snakeskin print is too cute and looks perfect with your boots!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  11. Girl, I feel ya! When I was between jobs I was blogging like crazy, but not it has definitely become harder and you're right how some days you just need to RELAX!! I'm taking this week off as I transfer to WordPress (crossing my fingers that nothing gets lost!!).

    xo, Kristina

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  12. Such a beautiful top on you! Excited to see your blog evolve in the coming months <3
    Green Fashionista

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  13. I miss living close enough to my sister to steal, errr borrow, things. Ha! Great top and so cute with your boots.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  14. I totally hear you on trying to balance it all and fitting it all in! It's important to take time to recharge!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  15. Love this post! Can totally relate to the feeling of needing a break. Such a cute top too!!

    xo - Marianne
    www.thematimes.com

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