Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Scarf it down

Outfit Details:
Black turtleneck dress: a shop on Storenvy (no longer available)
Tights: Anthropologie (similar here)
Quote Me Ring: ModCloth
White belt: from another dress
Black boots: Chinese Laundry
Scarf: can't remember!

This is kind of a departure from my usual outfit posts, I think, in that it's a bit more casual than what I usually wear.  But I actually wear this dress all the time (it even made it into the show I did for the Fringe Festival, back in September).  It's the perfect neutral dress, and I love that it has long sleeves and a turtleneck (important features for lake effect snow regions).  I posted a couple photos from this in the most recent Flock Together Style Challenge post, where we showcased everyone's favorite fall accessory: scarves!  I actually have quite a collection of scarves, but they barely ever make it into my outfits (or if they do, it's more for function than for fashion!).  But I'm determined to incorporate them more -- especially since winter is fast-approaching!

This week has been a little emotionally-challenging so far.  I won't go into details, but suffice it to say that I've reaffirmed that I need to take time for myself.  I don't want to feel pressure to do things a certain way, or to be over things by a certain time.  I think I just need to take away the clock.  I'm obviously not over everything that's happened, and I can't really force myself to be.  I'm going to try to focus on the things I really want to accomplish for my own well-being.  Distractions are good sometimes (and sometimes, I do need them), but I also don't want to use them as an excuse.  This is all very cryptic, probably, but what I'm trying to say is that I'm caught between being kind to myself and pushing myself forward.  I probably need an equal amount of both right now.

Have a great Wednesday!
xox Sammi


  1. wow! is a beautiful landscape behind you, and I loved their color scarf is a great accessory for your little black dress :)

  2. Oh no, Snow!! At least it looks pretty though?
    This dress is such a perfect neutral piece, it's wonderful to have dresses like that because they can be styled so many different ways. Love it with this pretty scarf!
    Taking time for yourself is a good idea, it's a wonderful thing!

  3. I love how your caught the falling snow on film in that first shot. This is a different look for you, but very pretty too!

  4. Loving this outfit- you look beautiful and that ring is too cute <3 Alex

  5. Oh no...I don't wanna see snow! Not yet!! haha. I find that it's hard to find a good long-sleeved dress, but this one looks perfect. I love that scarf too. I love outfits that are comfy, cute AND practical for the weather.

  6. Gorgeous pictures, and I love seeing a casual look from you every now and then!

  7. I hope you do get a few moments of respite for yourself soon, Sammi! I'm sure you need it. <3 I'm so glad that you're still able to share that with us. NEVER APOLOGIZE ABOUT SHARING YOUR FEELINGS!! LET IT OUT!! LET IT OUT!! ROOOOOAR

    also, oh gosh, SNOW! It's 61 degrees and beautiful here today so I do not want to think about snow. Yay, Alabama :)

    Your scarf is super pretty--it reminds me of porcelin, and I love your belt, too!

  8. Ahhh, snow! All we've had here in Washington so far is rain...and horrible cold, haha. :P Love your outfit! That scarf adds such a pretty pop of color/pattern.

    decked out in ruffles

  9. I'm sorry to hear that this week has been rough-- you're such a trooper! It's good to know that you need more time to be alone and focus on your well being!

    Xo, Hannah


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