Outfit: Time Won’t Change You

Here’s the thing about me and stress:  as much as I work myself up, get anxious, and generally freak out about all the things I need to do, I absolutely thrive on it.

Over the last few months, I’ve become that person who’s always busy.  At work, I despise taking breaks and generally prefer to forge ahead all day long.  At home, I fill up all my leisure time with runs, taking pictures, teaching myself photography, walking and playing with Moxie, cooking, seeing friends, “dating” (I’m conveniently going out with a guy who’s super busy all the time, too), and not letting my butt touch a single chair.  It’s kind of like the “floor is lava” game for grown-ups.

Sometimes I get to a point where I consciously understand that I need to take a break.  At those times, I write a note in my planner to take a break.  I’ve even begun scheduling one “rest” day each week for me to do nothing.  The thing is, when I get to those times and days, I want to fly to pieces!

Still, I know it’s good for me, so I’ve been practicing resting.  I’m not that good at it right now, but I hope that soon I can be a regular couch potato (or bed potato, since I don’t have a couch).

Anyway, these pictures are from a day when I was supposed to rest but didn’t.  How could I pass up this gorgeous evening, though?  Speaking of resting and generally letting loose, I’m getting kind of sick of this “serious” thing going on in all of my pictures.  I gotta start teaching myself to have fun, too!

Necklace: old, ModCloth

Dress: old, ModCloth

Shoes: old, Seychelles

Clutch: old, ModCloth

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8 thoughts on “Outfit: Time Won’t Change You

  1. Beautiful pics! You look gorgeous!
    Resting is very important, a good book (e.g. Harry Potter 😛 ) could help calm you down when you’re supposed to rest 😉

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  2. “The floor is lava game for adults” – loved that. Being busy is always good, but yes try to take a little downtime. 🙂 Also, I must say, I think this is my favorite outfit of yours! Gorgeous I love every bit of it! And your hair is perfection.

    Hope you’re having a great weekend, Devinne! (And try to take a little downtime. Haha.)

    -Lindsey
    have-clothes-will-travel.com

    P.S. I’m loving the new name!

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    1. Thank you! I wanted to get a little dressed up, lately I don’t have much occasion to do that so I thought it would be fun for an outfit post! As for downtime, well, I’m working on it!

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  3. Love the new name for the blog, and the details on this dress are so pretty! Your photos always have such good backgrounds.

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    1. Thank you very much! I’m extremely lucky to live in a town that’s got so many parks and well-maintained turn-of-the-century houses. If only I lived in one!

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