Here are my favorite instagram posts from the month of November.
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Last month, there was lots of cute, a little bit of mischief, and lots of yummy food! The Bean also got his first hair cut last month, although it’s not pictured in the collage above. I just have him a little trim in the back – he was getting a mullet!
Like what you’ve seen? I’d love it if you could give the blog a click!
I’ve been trying to be a little better about promoting my blog in different places, and one of the great sources of traffic for it is Pinterest. A little while back, I posted a bunch of things I wouldn’t normally pin to my boards to see if it generated any new traffic. One of these new pins was my Lion King shirt outfit, since I’d gotten good feedback on it here and on instagram. I’ve been lucky in that I’ve never received any hate mail/negative comments before, so the feedback a couple of people started leaving in the comments caught me off guard.
Now, maybe I was getting a little big headed with my caption of “How to wear a t-shirt and not look messy. Also, Lion King!!!”, but I was trying to think of something that would show up when people searched for things. I figured this would pop up in ideas for t-shirt related outfits and Lion King searches. Harmless, right?
My first comment was from a girl whose display name reads “ʝєℓєиα мαяѕнαℓℓ”, who said “That looks even crappier no offense. Dress it age lady“. I originally shrugged it off because of her display name; deciding that she was trying to hard and just wanted attention. Something about it kept bugging me though. Maybe that it didn’t really make sense? “Dress it age lady“. …What? Did she just call me old?! I had to at least inquire about that.
I replied “Are you saying that my outfit isn’t age appropriate? How old do you think I am? No offense taken; personal fashion is different for everyone…” She disappointed me by shrugging the whole thing off, saying “Sorry I had a bad day”.
Which is so much worse than her just being stupid!
That meant that she actually took to the internet to make herself feel better by leaving mean comments on random people’s pictures on Pinterest. Really??? I’m lucky, because I am old enough and well established in my life enough that I don’t care about what some person from the internet says about one of my pictures, but I can see how it could really hurt someone who wasn’t.
The second comment I got simply read “fail” and I disregarded it as general trolling. I did try to follow up with them, but they didn’t respond.
Have you ever had someone leave negative comments on something you’ve posted online? Did it make you change how you post things? I for one, think I might keep my Pinterest captions more generic…
Oh…hey, blog. How are ya doing? Sorry for the bit of radio silence. Potential future renters have started to come and look at the house, and it turns out, making and keeping your house “pinterest clean” is a full time job! It also meant finally unpacking the bedroom, just in time for the next move! Busy busy busy. On the bright side, you guys can look for the final room in the house tour, (my bedroom) coming later this month.
But yeah, onto my weekly wears…
I have been all about leggings this week. I generally wear them like most people wear tights though – under a dress or skirt. I don’t really have tunics that are long enough, and I’m afraid of wearing leggings as pants more than I probably should be.
I also switched up my photo area to the other side of the house, because my usual side near the chimney was too shadowy. And not in the nice, even way that I can fix up in photoshop later, but in the “Hey, let’s put leopard spots on her face” kind of way. I gotta say though, I miss my brick.
I put this outfit together before dropping The Munchkin off to school, and I like it, but I had to take the sweater off soon after. The weather got so warm that I was even thinking about ditching the leggings too! The temps have been getting up into the 70s and 80s this week. I know this is South Carolina and everything, but I kind of can’t handle it. My phone says it’s 81 outside right now. What. It’s December.
Next month, when we live in Kansas, the weather will make much more sense to me, but I’m sure I’ll be missing these warm southern days…
I also figured out how to take a jumping photo that isn’t a total blur – The “sports” setting! Duuuuh! Now that I know how to take them in focus, I have to work on my form and face. It’s possible to take jumping photos and not look like a doof in them…right?
I love these booties, even though I think they are from the little girl’s section originally. (?) They’re so comfy and so unique that I don’t care. If you have an excellent memory, then you might remember them from here.
I also want to show off my new Joseph Nogucci IRIS bracelet, since you can’t see it that well in the above photos. Isn’t it pretty? So shiny… hand crafted, blown glass bead fanciness…
Side note? I now understand why ladies get their nails done regularly. Disgraceful, Colleen. Man hands!
My favorite charm is the triquerta, which is the Celtic-triangle-thing in the middle. I was so pleased to see that it was included in my bracelet. They also sent me a round bead with a shamrock on it, but it didn’t come out clearly in the pictures, and I don’t see it online.
Complete bracelets retail for $109, but the starter band is normally $40, and beads/charms are regularly $13 each. I say normally and regularly, because they’re having a sale right now! I have a coupon code below.
My bracelet came with a silver band, but you can also get a leather one. I think I might have to pick one of those up! I am kiiiiinda wanting to do it now, because for the next 48 hours or so (I would guess it ends Sunday night, but don’t hold me to it…) all of their beads, charms, and bands are 50% off with the coupon code FORMOM. So, bands are $20 and beads/charms are $6.50! Super budget friendly, am I right??
Sweater – Ruff Hewn, thrifted
Top – Target
Skirt – Mimi Chica (Nordstrom brand), thrifted
Leggings – JCPenney
Booties – Blowfish, thrifted
Bracelet – c/o Joseph Nogucci
Joseph Nogucci provided me with the bracelet to be included in a post on my blog, but all opinions and photos are my own.