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I've been a pretty inconsistent blogger lately. While perusing my archives, cause I'm vain like that, I realized how much more active I was on the blogosphere a year ago. Even though I'm not a professional blogger and this is just a mere hobby, there's residual guilt for neglecting my blog. I want to get back to being a consistent blogger. And now is as good a time as any. As people I think we continuously are on the search for excuses to justify new beginnings-- a new year, a new season, a new school year, a new job, etc. etc. But to hell with that, I'm starting fresh just because.

I was tempted to title this post "weekend warrior," or some random crap like that, because alliterations heavily appeal to me. A more appropriate title would be something along the lines of "weekly thoughts," hopefully the first of many.


Duped:
I've been wanting with these Aquazzura flats for the longest time. And when I say wanting, I mean gazing longingly at them and acknowledging that they will never be mine unless a) I win the lottery b) miraculously manage to find them heavily discounted at Barney's warehouse. These Steve Madden flats form option c) buying a significantly cheaper rip-off of the shoe, made by the king of dupes (...and fraud). As soon as a coupon code comes around, I plan on snatching these up! Or contemplate snatching them up, as Steve Madden shoes aren't always so comfortable.
left: aquazzura, right: steve madden

TV:
GAME OF THRONES: I am ready for you... even if I barely remembered what happened last season since it aired about 10 bajillion years ago. I have flashes of Khaleesi with her dragons, the red witch birthing her demon spawn, and sadly the red wedding.

For a pretty solid refresher click here. Oh and you can watch this "trailer" on the first 3 seasons for some laughs.

How I Met Your Mother: Discussing the finale angers me. All I can say is that I wish the last few minutes didn't happen. Also, the regression of Barney as a character broke my heart. Legend... wait for it... dary it was not.

Trendy:
Were you aware that shortalls were a thing? Cause I was not. I just called them overall shorts.

I don't want to say that overalls have made a comeback, because the overall phenomenon of 2011 didn't completely die out. However, I would say that there's been a recent spike in overall popularity over the first few months of 2014.

I don't hate them, but I don't love them either. They're....interesting. I've been looking for a shorts version as I think they're more flattering, and are easier to style. Thankfully, their rise in popularity means there are way more options to choose from!
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15 comments

  1. I know how you feel. My blog is also just a hobby, but if/when I disappear for a while, I always feel badly about it!!

    I'm still on the fence about overalls, but they look so cute in that model image. I feel like once I see people wearing them, I'll totally want a pair.

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  2. I'm so excited for Game of Thrones, but sadly I don't have HBO so I'll have to figure out a way to watch it! Ugh, How I Met Your Mother. I was so excited to see the end, but now I'm disappointed too. Those cut-out flats are really cool!!
    ~Sara

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  3. I actually don't watch either of those shows but I understand your excitement/frustration. As for the shoes, I'm loving the Aquazzuras...They just look more elegant -- I think it's the slightly thicker heel and brown lining.
    I'm nervous to try out the overall shorts (did not know they were called shortalls) but I remember loving them when I was younger so maybe I should just invest in a pair? If you do, keep us posted! (Also, thanks for linking to a bunch of options!)

    sampzandsuch.blogspot.com

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  4. Sometimes it is really hard to stay consistent with blogging! There are other things to do, and you can't spend all your time in front of the computer screen. I love both of those shoes you highlighted, too!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  5. okay, seriously, you're fantastic. this entire entry-- hysterical (because it's totally true)
    every time that i don't put up a post i get blogger's guilt-- i'm glad i'm not the only one who feels it!! bahaha
    & thank god there are other people out there like me who basically lust over ridiculously priced items. i no longer feel alone and crazy haha!
    do the shoes! just buy the steves (& hide your face in shame whenever people ask if they're real; i do that with my valentino knockoffs baahahah)
    also, no idea they were called shortalls. but yeap, total sucker for the regular ones [i say in absolutely shame]. i blame the girl who paired them adorably with ferragamos and a cardigan and looked amazing. but, really, how could they not look wonderful next to those beauties? haha!
    hope to keep in touch!
    xx Corinne
    cateyesandthighhighs.com

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  6. Agreed, I think the way they handled the HIMYM finale was terrible. They spent so much time developing Barney's progress from womanizing lecher to a decent guy only to completely undo it. UGH.
    Anyway, shortalls are something that intrigue me. I agree, they certainly seem easier to style up, and I'd love to give them a try. Just to see...haha

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  7. Aw you definitely should start blogging regularly again, I loved reading your post and would love to see more! Also, those flats are gorgeous and you should for sure buy the Steve Madden (budget-friendly) versions :) I can see those being the perfect footwear for the late spring and summer!

    In terms of the Game of Thrones season premiere, I'm glad to say that I loved it and that I actually remembered the majority of the characters (AND their names) as I caught up with the last season late by streaming it online. Also, I haven't watched HIMYM in ages but I'm sad to hear that you didn't like the finale. It always sucks when a show that you've loved forever has a bad ending-- kinda like the sci-fi thriller show Fringe (and also Lost) for me :(

    xx Debbie

    www.whatdoffydoes.com

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  8. GOT! Yes it's back! What did you think of the ep? I loved the ending with Arya! And I'm with you re the overall thang. I am not it's biggest fan. Unless you're wafer thin and taller than ever then you don't quite pull em off like they can!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  9. mmm those shortalls are not my thing I guess but I did find a skirt version of the same thing from a thrift shop and didn't buy it. now I feel that I must go and see if it's still there and get it if I can. anyway, those shoes are pretty sweet too and I hope you will get your pair soon because I'm already curious to see how you would wear them ;)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  10. love love love those flats and obviously those shortalls. can't get enough!

    xxx
    Lady à la Mode

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  11. I think that the overall shorts are pretty cute. I actually picked up a pair of overalls this weekend from Kate Spade. I'm trying to decide if I love them or if the sales person was super persuasive, haha. We'll see how it goes!

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  12. OMG i'm not sure how I feel about the HIMYM finale either! But I watched GoT soon after and was okay again.

    Wow those Steve Maddens really look a lot like the Aquazurra ones. Quite honestly though, with my "consumption habits" in mind I'd probably go for the SM pair and save some $ even if I could afford the Aquazurras. It's only a matter of time until I meet the next must have.

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  13. I have some like number 4 and love them. Comfy and easy to just throw on!

    X. Pixelhazard | Bright Green Laces |

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  14. ha! god bless you for rocking the jacket! haha <3

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