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Monday, August 27, 2012

not going to lie...

{What I Wore: Old Navy vest & dress // J.Crew straw tote // Ann Taylor wedges {similar, for a steal}}
...I put this vest on Friday, and continued to live in it over the weekend - justifying that it literally goes with every thing in my closet

I also crossed something I am very excited about off of my "30 Before 30" list #27:
meeting up with a fellow blogger in REAL life!

I had a wonderful coffee date with the adorable Jessica from DahliaLynn Lane. We realized that we had so much in common, and I am so happy that an online blogging friend, has turned into a real world one!
If you haven't check out Jessica's great blog and amazing, unique jewelry...
do yourself a favor, and head that way!
Trying to figure out where all the mosquitos that love to eat me, are coming from...
Also, see one of my Nashville flea market finds poking out of my tote? 
While chatting, Jessica and I lamented that while we love the small town vibe of Nashville, we are jealous that other larger cities have a more vibrant blogging community. It would be a dream to have a blogger meet up here in the Music City, and we are talking about starting one ourselves...
So if you are a Nashville blogger, or read other blogs based out of Nashville, please let me know in the comments so we can reach out to our fellow Nashvillians!

P.S. Today I am linking up with Molly from Still Being Molly for her #YOLOMonday series
Check out the other great entries { here }

45 comments:

  1. YAY! that is SO EXCITING that you had a real life blogger meetup. there's a girl i know here that is thinking of moving to nashville and wants to meet up with other bloggers... i will send her your way! PLUS, i love that vest. another reason why i need it. and thanks for linking up girl!

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  2. OMG! I have been looking all over for a vest like this and I haven't been able to find one! Thank you so much for posting the link, off to buy it now!
    adoredlife.blogspot.com

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  3.  you look fab! I love that vest. oh and wow, kudos to your first meet up with a fellow blogger. =) I just met up with a fellow blogger last month and it was a lot of fun.

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  4. You look precious! Loving the vest with the dress. I think it's becoming the next big trend! ;) Thank you, Old Navy! And I wish we had more blogging events in Austin too! I have only been on one blate! Hopefully, that will change soon! Happy Monday!!
    Shanna

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  5. Yay for the Old Navy vest! I have last year's version and I wear it all the time--it really does go with everything. I'll have to try it with my striped dress--I love how this turned out!

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  6. LOVE that vest! Get in my closet, now :)

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  7. CoffeebeansandbobbypinsAugust 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Love this mix, I have that vest and I can't wait to try it! A real blogger meet up sounds amazing! I will be coming to your neck of the woods in Nash this weekend for my bachelorette party!


    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  8. Fab outfit - so classic..and love that you met up with a bloggy friend in Real Life! So exciting. Hope you have a great week, Avril x

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  9. What a cute outfit! Love that striped dress, I saw that one online and now I'm thinking I might need to go to a store and check it out!

    Also, I think it's really cool that you got to meetup with a fellow blogger! I think that'd be a really fun thing to do. 

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  10. great vest and bag!! love your striped dress!!
    mychoicesaremystyle.blogspot.com

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  11. That is such a cute dress, perfect for transitioning from summer to fall! I'm stopping by and following from the YOLO link-up, wanted to say hi! Have a great Monday :)

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  12. meeting other bloggers is such a great experience - usually you are very alike and it just fits right away. and i love this vest + stripes combo - great old navy items!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  13. Dreaming en francaisAugust 27, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    I love that you paired the vest with the striped dress. So cute! 

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com/

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  14. How funny that we both had our first blogging meetup this weekend! I'm sure there's at least a few other bloggers in your area. I'm lucky because I'm so close to NYC...there's quite a bunch of bloggers over here. Your cargo vest looks so cute layered over the striped dress!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Enter to win a gift card! (Open internationally!)

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  15. Cute outfit! I just bought that vest last week, actually, and am eagerly awaiting it's arrival! It literally goes with everything :)And you should totally start a Nashville blogger group! We did that over here just last October - put together a list of Research Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) bloggers and emailed to see who was interesting. We meet up every month or two to do something cool like a wine tasting or jewelry making event. So fun!xo Elisabethhttp://anadventureinfindingbalance.com 

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  16. This is such a cute outfit!  Isn't that vest the best investment?  It goes with everything.  We did a summer and fall remix with ours.  The possibilities are endless!

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  17. AW I love your outfit! Glad you had fun on your blogger date! 
    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  18. you always look so cute in your vest!! I hardly ever wear mine (partly because it is tan and I feel like it makes me look super pale), but I need to try!

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  19. you look absolutely precious! 

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  20. I love the striped dress and the vest is awesome! 
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  21. I'm not in Nashville, but I am only a few hours away! If you decide to put something together for a blogger meet up, definitely let me know! :) 

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  22. haha you and me both girl!  i had my vest on all weekend long!  love it!

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  23. I love this vest!! It looks amazing with that dress! Can't wait to add this to my closet! 

    go for the glam

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  24. I don't want to hear about Nashville being a small town! ;)

    I need to drive up there for a blogger meet-up!

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  25. Loved seeing the different ways you styled it! http://thegeekypeacock.blogspot.com

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  26. Perfect! Thanks for letting me know :)

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  27. Hahaha - it IS a big town (similarly sized to my home STATE of Arkansas) but it has a smaller town vibe when compared to other metro areas... Have I covered my tush enough ;) we would love to have you drive up if/when we get something together! xx

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  28. Nashville blogger right here!! AMEN to that Jess! I'm still dreaming of meeting up with you one day, just waiting for life to settle down a little since school has started. Your hair is looking FAB and I'm intrigued to see that flea find on your blog soon!

    perfectly priya

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  29. Love this military vest with the striped dress!
    Visiting from YOLOmondays!

     Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  30. I want that vest, NOW! Love it and how awesome for you, a real blogger meet up! (maybe we can meet and I can steal it from you:) j/k

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  31. Love the vest! It really does go with everything! 
    ~Jessica
    www.jeansandateacup.blogspot.com

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  32. You got it girl - definitely on my Nashville blogger radar :)

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  33. I'm so glad you got to meet up with another blogger, always so fun! Love that you swooped the ON vest too, it's true love :)

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  34. Love that vest with your stripped dress!

    Jess - J's Style
    fancypants514.blogspot.com

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  35. I just had my first "meet a blogger" meetup a few weeks ago - I loved having someone to talk to about blogging! Plus you feel like you already know them so it's that much easier :)

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  36. I have a vest just like that and I cannot STOP wearing it!  It's a problem.  It goes with everything and I love it.  My outfit post tomorrow is very similar to this one.  Great minds think alike!

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  37. love this casual and cool 

    xx Stephanie








    HONEY & SILK

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  38. An amazing outfit Jessica! :)  That vest definitely goes with everything and I've been totally doing the same lately. I'll really be digging a piece of mine and just transform it day to day :) And yay for meeting a blogging friend in real life! I met Heather from Pearls and Paws and she is such a doll ... we are supposed to be meeting up again sometime soon! I wish I lived near you so I could meet up!

    Rachel’s Lookbook 

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  39. That's the great thing about those vests - you CAN just about literally wear them with everything! Hope you had a great weekend. :)

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  40. Love that vest! Wore something similar to that this weekend (except maternity!) Love your blog....stopping by through YOLO!!

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  41. Hey Jessica, www.fringeandlace.com is an online boutique  based out of Nashville, and they also have a blog.  It's owned by two girls in Nashville.  They would be great to reach out to, and I'm pretty sure they would know of other Nashville bloggers.  I'm from Nashville, and I love it.  If I ever move back there, I'll definitely join your blogger group!
    Meredith

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  42. Oh please do send her my way - I will hook her up with the true Nashville honky tonk experience!
    xx

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  43. I hope you have a fabulous time in Nashville!
    xx

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  44. Thanks for stopping by dear! #YOLO! 
    xx

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