Wednesday, April 9, 2014

happy alone

A little bit ago, onecklace offered to send me a customized necklace and I was pretty stoked. I liked the idea, but as a girl with the 9th most popular name in the last 100 years, I was NOT interested in getting my name. So, I started to think, what's important to me? What could I wear often and not get sick of? At first, I toyed with the word "herbivore" (sup, vegetarians?). I, however, ultimately decided to do sXe. For anyone that doesn't know "sXe" is a symbol for being straight edge.

Being straight edge means no drinking, no smoking, no drugs, and (for me) no pills or any other form of medication. I've never done any of those things. I have nothing against those that party, but it's not for me.

This necklace is of the highest quality too and for the quick turn around, I was pretty impressed with this. They have tons of options, metals, and varieties. This is definitely an every day kind of necklace. Which I love. Also they were kind enough to provide my readers with a discount code (midwestmuse) for 10% off. It never expires!

I bought this dress from Bonne Chance in the dead of winter. This was a mistake on my part. This dress is very thin and not exactly a dress for all seasons. I tried wearing it in January and almost cried -- even with layers. These tights are also probably the best tights I've ever seen. Seriously guys, I've been hoarding so many amazing things because of this damn never ending winter.








Outfit Details:
Dress: Bonne Chance
Cardigan: Gift (old)
Belt: Urban Outfitters
Necklace: C/O onecklace
Hat: Swapped
Shoes: Forever 21
Tights: C/O Born Pretty
22 comments on "happy alone "
  1. Sparkly tights!!! So cute. That would be funny (and random) if you just got some totally random name. I've always wished my name was something with an "ie" sound at the end.. like Kelly (because of Kelly Kapowski, duh). It's a cute necklace!! -♥- Rachel (For the Birds)

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  2. Those tights are to die for, actually that whole outfit. It kind of reminds me of like everything girly like unicorns, ice-cream and sparkles!

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  3. So cool! I've worked with them before. They're a good company. I had the opposite issue--my name was never on ANYTHING and if it was, it was spelled differently (Robyn instead of Robin). What a great idea. And how awesome that you are straight edge. Hearing that phrase takes me back to my punk rocker days when kids would slap x's on their hands in permanent marker that were straight edge. LOL I love the glittery tights!

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  4. The dress/ tights/ shoes combo is SO freaking cute! Love the sparkle and pink always looks so good on you!

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  5. this is adorable! You look like a modern version of a candyland character in the best way!

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  6. So much cuteness - everywhere! Love the tights and shoes especially :D

    <3 Megan
    http://www.garden-variety.net

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  7. I love what you chose for the necklace and those tights are really cute :D

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  8. I like how the design of the necklace is round too.

    Glad the warm weather is here so you can wear that more.

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  9. The necklace came out great! And that dress... so adorable. I have the opposite problem. I buy coats and giant sweaters in hopes that I will be able to wear them at least one day out of the year haha. Anyways, you look very rocker chic in this outfit and I'm totally digging it :)

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  10. I have a lot of straight edge friends and I was straight-edge throughout the end of highschool and college. I never partied. I never felt the need for that stuff to enjoy myself and still don't. I now enjoy alcohol from time to time for taste only, but even then, I hate drinking very much. I always want to have total control of myself. Getting drunk never equaled fun for me :/ And I ADORE your tights. Haha! :)

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  11. Oooh, I love the choice you made with your necklace! Great symbol to wear around other than your name :)
    I'm really loving your tights and those pointy-toed flats!
    Hope your winter lets up soon

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  12. Gasp! Those tights are so sparkly! I love them. I think it's great that you can see your tattoo through them as well, it adds another fun element. And your dress is so pretty! I love the placement of the stripes along the hem. What a neat idea to be able to customize jewelry, as a Katie I wouldn't have wanted my name either, haha.

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  13. My friend got me a "Chelsea" necklace from them for my birthday because Carrie Bradshaw has a Carrie one and she thought it wasn't right to have "Chels & the City" without really being like Carrie. Meh. Still a cute necklace lol I like your and the meaning behind it! And love the tights!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  14. I love this outfit. The tights rule and I am such a fan of dresses that play with stripe direction like that!
    I didn't know about straight-edge people not taking medication, that's really interesting!

    Rachel

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    1. I don't know that it's a "thing" to not take medicine, I just chose not to & the few times I have tried (when really really sick), I got wicked stoned (srsly, tripped for days on cough syrup) and an allergy medicine knocked me out for two days. So, at this point, I have really crazy responses to medicine. Which is very counterproductive. I am also terrified of pills. I might be totally alone in this non-pill thing.

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  15. Those tights literally just made my night. LOVE them! & I also love the fact that you're straight edge, it's really inspiring. I've definitely been more "present" without the alcohol/drug scene in my life.

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  16. When I read your post write up first I totally was not expecting a necklace like that! I love the way the letters are done, so beautiful! And good for you :) Those things aren't good for you anyways! I always try natural remedies and approaches before heading to the pharmacy. I have a mistrust of pharmaceutical companies, so that's why I try to stay away from pills and medicines. But thankfully, I never get sick, so there's so need for me to use those things.

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  17. Love it girl! I see a tattoo peeking through your tights!!! Cuuuute!
    xoxo
    Taylor
    http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com/

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  18. Those tights! Ah they're so so awesome! I love how your shoes look like they're supposed to be worn with them. Perfect. Your striped dress is also adorable. So many cute things going on in this outfit!

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  19. that's super cool that you also dont have any medications. it reminds me of that one religion that doesnt take medications, the name i cant remember, but a friend of a friend was raised that day & nothing but the no meds has stuck w/ her. anyway, i'm always trying to take more natural remedies/lifestyle choices so i really admire you! what do you do when you get bad headaches? of course there are a zillion remedies but i'm just wondering your personal favs and....... this dress, so you. it's perfect. but bummer about it not being a winter dress. that concept is foreign to me but i do know it's like to die of heat stroke in summer in a thicker dress so yeah. hope you're enjoying your weekend! do you graduate this May too like Elana?

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  20. I'm totally in love with those tights! I need a pair asap xo
    Sarah
    www.jacobandme.com

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  21. You're always giving me new reasons to love you and want to be real life friends/hang out with all the time with you. First, this dress looks amazing on you and is adorable. Second, I love the fact that you're straight edge and got it on an awesome necklace. I socially drink (I usually only have one or two and I hardly ever get drunk. It's a control freak thing, and I didn't even start until this past year), but I've never smoked anything in my life. It's made college kind of weird at times (especially since I spent three out of four years not drinking at all), but it's really made me respect & admire people who stick to their convictions even more. Basically, you're the best. But you already knew that.

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