I’m a pretty easy-going person the majority of the time, but with that being said there is a short list of things that will trigger my temper…
…And once the switch is flipped, the hell-beast within is unleashed. The short list includes doing wrong to someone I love, lying, throwing undeserved shade in my direction (exhibit A, exhibit B) and finally, treating me with condescension. Those four things will push me over the edge, and my friends it often ain’t pretty. As I’ve said before on several occasions, you can take the girl out of the trailer park, but you can’t take the trailer park out of the girl. Sometimes though, I do take the high road and walk away. Not because I don’t have plenty to say mind you, but because it’s in the best interest of everyone involved if I just keep my mouth shut.
I know for many of us who blog, it is actually a job; a way to make additional income. For me, it’s a hobby. No more, no less. I enjoy writing, I enjoy putting together outfits, and I love interacting with all of you. The collaborations along with the accompanying gifted items are a sweet perk. But that’s all they are to me, a bonus. My real life…my family, my day to day activities, my real job…those are the things that matter. They are the priorities. The blog is something I simply enjoy for myself, and anything blog-related gets taken care of when I get to it.
Yes…I am going to tie paragraph one and paragraph two together even though it seems they are unrelated. I was recently involved in a blog-related dealing that was enough to make me take a moment and think, “Do I really need this nonsense in my life?” I mean this is supposed to be a fun hobby for God’s sake, it’s not supposed to irritate me to the point it stresses me out. From the initial communication I picked up a hint of condescension in the tone. At first I thought perhaps it’s was just the wording because oftentimes things get lost in the translation in email and text messages. But more than
twice once? You’ve got a pattern.
When I receive several emails in which I am being spoken to like a not so bright unruly 13 year old, I tend to get, oh…I don’t know…pissed maybe? Yes, believe it or not, I do know how to read directions. Surprising for a trailer park girl I know, but I do have a batch of advanced degrees to my name, so I’m pretty sure reading comprehension is not one of my deficits. And remember when I said blogging is something that I do for fun? Ya, I get to my blog posts and my emails when I have some free time. If I don’t get to them because I’m living my life? That doesn’t mean that I’m lazy, irresponsible or careless; it simply means that I have my priorities straight.
Today is another Winter/Spring transitional outfit. The floral tunic dress is very much a Spring/Summer dress, but although the sun is shining there is still a nip in the air so it was no bueno on it’s own. The bright cheery floral print is a definite nod to warmer temperatures, but the chunky knit cardigan and over the knee boots keep it realistic for 50 degree weather.
You’ll note the out of the ordinary lack of neck bling; necklaces are pretty much a given in my world. The exception is when I’m wearing something with a higher neckline which isn’t something I typically do. The almost choker-like neckline of the dress was more than enough neck action. Instead I went with earrings and a sparkly arm party to add the requisite bling factor.
When nature is taking it’s sweet time transitioning to warmer temperatures, layers are your best friend. You can wear your more summery items like a floral print tunic dress, by simply adding boots, a sweater, an under layer and or a scarf.
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