thank you

It's Friday!  Be excited.  Also exciting-ish: I'm officially out of Bloomington outfit photo stock.   So it seems an appropriate time to cover the chaotic last few weeks of life.

Starting at the beginning... I moved to Bloomington, Indiana in 2009 for my undergrad at Indiana University with absolutely no intention of staying in Indiana (no hard feelings, Hooisers).   I ended up getting a job there after graduation and sticking around (check out my 'about' section for the juicy deets).  
I worked for an entrepreneurial company for about two years, but despite typically enjoying my work, we were still in Bloomington, Indiana.  Bloomington is a tremendously charming place, but I'm a city girl through and through.  So, when our lease was coming to an end, I chatted with my manager and we came to an understanding that I could work remotely while looking for a new job in Chicago.  

Fast forward a few weeks from that conversation, and my manager had a change of heart.  Definitely a wrench in our plans.  So, I put in my two weeks, we packed everything up, and took off.  However, we weren't headed for Chicago.  I'm all about risk taking, but the idea of two people moving to an expensive city completely unemployed stressed me out to the extreme.  Instead, we're in my home town of St. Louis for a period; crashing with family while we figure out what we're going to do.  

Which brings me to my post title, 'thank you'.  These last few weeks have been hectic, stressful, and a little discouraging.  Blogging has definitely been the high point of everything going on.  All your sweet comments, pins, and shares make me smile daily.  I haven't had as much time as I'd like to respond to all the comments, emails, and tweets, but just know that I appreciate each and every one of them.  So, thank you!  Thank you for following along, for sharing your kind thoughts, and for brightening my days.   xoxo.
tee: j.crew {also seen here in white}
jeans: paige denim (similar) {also seen here}
tote: nordstrom (in navy/stripe) {also seen here}
flats: tory burch {also seen here}
pendant: j.crew (love this too!)


  1. Congrats on having the courage to make the jump to St. Louis! I'm sure you will find something great there. This outfit is so casual and chic. I love the red lip! Your dog is adorable!!

    Nicole to the Nines

  2. Congrats on moving to St Louis, I love the dark jeans and the cute flats! Your pup is so cute, I have 2 shih tzus and I get them in on my posts sometimes
    from the link up, jess

    please stop by


  3. Your sunnies are fun! Your legs look great in skinny jeans, this is a perfect Summer casual look. Love your make-up too!

  4. Girl!! If you are in St. Louis now (even if just temporary), we will definitely for sure absolutely need to have a coffee date! And perhaps some shopping. In our matching brocade leggings. Ok, maybe minus the leggings. But still!
    Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

    1. YES! We do, matching pants and all ;) I'm actually taking off for a little over a week, but I'll shoot you an email and let's pencil something in once I'm back please!!

  5. Thank you!! & Cali sounds fabulous! ;) Unfortunately the husband has passed the Illinois and Indiana bar exams, and he's hoping not to have to take more anytime soon... maybe once he can waive in
    xoxo j


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