December 6, 2013

Trendy Tribal

Sweater, American Rag//Jeans, American Eagle//Top, American Rag//Scarf, grocery store//Boots, Old Navy//Belt, Forever 21

I'm coming to you from the wee hours of the morning because...


If there's anything to be thankful for about cold Midwest weather, it's the serendipitous snow days graciously granted just a week before exams (though I will admit that I also do appreciate the idyllic snow scenes every now and then). Don't be fooled by the sprinkling of snow on the ground in these photos--they're from last week. Today, it's basically blizzarding outside (I totally didn't just make up that verb).

I'd best keep this short, as essays, books, violin music, review guides, and their other cohorts are beckoning me. It's quite overwhelming at times, but I've learned to tackle everything one at a time. It makes things much less intimidating. Homework's really like a cross country race, you know. You don't really want to do it as you trudge seriously up to the start line--you actually quite dread it because you know some parts will be quite painful. But you push through anyways, using certain strategies to get yourself through the excruiciating 3.1 miles--I like to break the race up in pieces. Okay Lily, run to this cone. Now this cone. Now the next one. Almost there, you got it!

And the ebullience, the feeling of accomplishment afterwards is well worth the struggle. Success is much more savory after we've sweat for it, isn't it?

Have a beautiful weekend.

P.S. I've got some exciting, blog-related news I'm itching to share with you. Or perhaps I should say show you! Keep an eye out lovelies (:

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  1. What cute mix of patterns and color! I love your boots! Good luck getting through everything you have to do!

    Rowena @ rolala loves
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  2. That sweater is lovely! And I can't wait to hear (see?) the blog news!

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

  3. It's snowing (ever so slightly) today also! I am sure by the time I get out of work it'd all melted away already since we just aren't cold enough here in Portland (thank God haha). I love your braiding in your hair. It's so chic and fuss-free!

  4. I haven't been on your blog for ages, it's good to see your doing well, I can't wait to see the blogging news! I'm in love with your jeans and your so lucky with the snow, it was suppose to snow where I am today but, it didn't! Hehe Lexie xx

  5. Posts like this make me realize is a genuine smile is one of the best accessories you can get. Love your hair here too.

  6. such an adorable outfit.. i love hte combination of tribal elements here! and specially loving yoiur jeans!

    xo, Carla

  7. Oooh love the print mixing with the pretty tribal shrug and your leggings :)
    Also, it's definitely worth more when you work hard for it! Way to always push through in everything you do.

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  8. great style and lovely outwear :D


  9. "Okay Lily, run to this cone. Now this cone. Now the next one. Almost there, you got it!" sounds really inspiring:) When we work this hard the prize is always just great) Just keep od doing your best and you will definitely reach your aims)
    Regarding to yoru outfit I've got to say it looks super cosy and original, that cardigan add a folk touch to the whole outfit) In love with your boots, this pair is right what I need too:)
    Have a great day, Lily!

  10. buwahaha, is blizzarding not a word? Oh gosh, it isn't! THE DREADED RED DOTTED LINE APPEARED! Man, I totally was convinced that was a word. Oh well, we know what you mean.

    Good luck on all those fun school assignments you'll be tackling. You can dooo it! I'm rooting for you at the sidelines. <3

  11. Your sweater is so pretty! You look so happy in these photos. Snow days are so fun!

  12. First of all, I love those boots. Cute pictures and wonderful outfit. The tribal cardigan looks great along with the tribal-print jeans. Your hairstyle looks as wonderful as your smile. Great outfit! Lily loveliness.

  13. I love your analogy of the cross-country race. I have problems keeping the same pace and staying on track (in fact, I probably should be studying right now..) I love your outfit btw, and how you brought out the mustard yellow on the cardigan in your scarf.


  14. hello, dear Lily. I totally feel you when it comes to crazy times and all that stuff waiting to be done right away! even right now I'm preparing myself to start cleaning the house, doing the laundry and so on :P
    but anyway, I love your happy photos and your always positive attitude that definitely gives me bits of inspiration and motivation (thanks! ;). and I'm also loving the layering and patterns here. I keep saying I should layer more so I should actually start doing it! as soon as possible, hehe.
    take care, dear, and good luck with all the assignments!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  15. You look so cute and what a pretty smile you have. Oh my that storm is headed our way!!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  16. I absolutely adore that sweater! You are so darling. x


  17. Yay, it snowed here today too! I'm obsessed with the colors you have in this outfit. So perfect for Fall/winter!

  18. Hey, Lily. I know how you feel. I just started getting serious with training last week. Fartlek is figuratively and literally the shit. We can do it! XD

  19. I love your outfit, It's cute, it's comfortable and it's bright. :D
    Glitter And Blush

  20. I love the fun colors in this outfit, especially the cardigan. You look adorable!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  21. We're in the middle of finals week over here too, so I definitely know how you feel! Tackling just one project at a time is really the only way to go when your to-do list has more things on it than there are hours in the day to accomplish them!
    On a side note, I love how you put a belt around your cardigan! So cute! And now if you excuse me I'll be on my way to Old Navy to hunt down those boots haha

    Good Luck on exams/ homework!

  22. lovely blog :)

  23. I am LOVING this tribal look! The print and colors look great on you, and it's super flattering the way you belted it. Your waist is tiny!

    Xo, Hannah


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