Friday, September 17, 2010

And I present to you... Layers!

Lately all I've been wanting to do is layer. I'm beginning to stock up on tights, sweaters, etc... yet every single afternoon I am sweating if I even wear a light cardigan! Le sigh. Luckily, it was rainy and 75 (I can justify a light sweater at 75 and rainy) all day Sunday so I just had to sport my new American Apparel red cardigan (I've wanted a red cardigan for the past 2 or 3 years.. why have I never invested?) and Jeffrey Campbell look-alike boots I thrifted a few weeks ago! They are one of my favorite pairs of shoes right now and I wish I could sport them more often. I'm sure by winter you guys will be sick of seeing me wear them!

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forever 21 bow, American Apparel cardigan, Tru. che necklace, belt from trade with Tieka, thrifted dress, thrifted socks, thrifted boots

My amazing necklace is from Tru. che on Etsy. Stevie is from Chicago, and she makes fine silver necklaces and earrings, along with a few wood pieces. You can customize any item, like putting the heart in the state necklaces by your hometown or favorite city. Ever since my fascination with Washington began, I had been eying the Washington necklace and finally decided to just go for it about two weeks ago, and only on rare days does the necklace come off. It's a great conversation started as well!

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I have to be honest, the past few days I have felt pretty drained emotionally. I don't want to go too much into detail, but I met with someone important the other day and I felt like they had nothing but negative things to say. I talked with several close friends about the situation and no one could really believe what that person said and HOW they said it. I just want to say this to you guys: DO NOT EVER let someone tell you that you cannot achieve your goals. Don't let someone tell you what you are capable and not capable of doing. No one has that right. And if they do say those words, no one is in control but you. After talking with that person, I would tear up every time I thought about it and begin to doubt myself, but realized that the situation will just make me stronger and more determined. Remember that and hold it close to your heart! You ARE good enough and you CAN succeed in all of your goals.


  1. I am so sorry to hear about that discouraging conversation with someone important to you - especially since they are important to you! However I am glad that you aren't allow it to get you down and deter you from achieving your dreams!

    Now about the outfit - VERY cute boots! I love that you thrifted them. I need to get back into the habit of doing that...

  2. I am sorry to hear about such a dissapointing conversation. You are right though, the only person who can dictate both our moods and what we do in our lives is us!

    I adore that red sweater on you. This is a great outfit!!

  3. *shame* on that person for filling your head with negative nonsense! you'll show them!

    this whole outfit is incredible-love the boots, love the red, love the little bow, and that necklace is such a cute idea!

  4. I love this layered look on you. The red looks great again the polka dot dress.
    I really don't know who said what to you, but I hope you are feeling better. You are very right, no one can tell you, you can't achieve your goals. Negative situation make people stronger.

  5. yay for the layers, the amazing boots, and the Pacific Northwest love!!
    I'm so sorry that you had a negative interaction with someone that left you so shook up! How horrible. I hope that you'll bounce back with more pride in yourself and your dreams. You're a very ambitious and smart young woman, keep at it!


  6. What nice layering indeed!! I love the red over the polka dots, and that belt is so nice! Amazing shoes too, and your necklace is perfect!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  7. If there is one thing I can not stand, it's when someone puts your ideas down. You can do whatever you put your mind to. Plus you'll look fabulous doing it!!! I absolutely love this look you're wearing!

  8. amazing boots, they'd really be a hit over here in Scotland! way for trendsetting Brittany!

    Oh I am sorry you've had to deal with people like that. You are one of the most driven, inspiring, smart, and truly nice girls I know (both in the blogosphere and in reality) and I have no doubt you will achieve your dreams and kick butt while you do so! I can understand how this person got to you, but you have what it takes Brittany to make your mark on the world so please do!

  9. greatt comboo outfits! i love the pop coolorr of redd!


  10. Love your outfit so much! Adding a red cardigan to my wishlist!

  11. You are beautiful. And you look absolutely amazing in red!

  12. Your necklace is most definitely the best part of this outfit. Yep :)

    It's funny, now that I think about it, I've come to know more than a few people who really seem to take pleasure in providing a tremendous amount of negative comments when I talk about my own personal aspirations. And I'm taking your advice. Seriously, thank you so much!

  13. You shouldn't EVER let someone talk to you like that, because you ARE awesome. People like that don't deserve your time. I'm glad you realized that for yourself :)

    I'm very jealous of your boots, by the way.

    x Amy