Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Downtown







Chambray: Target; Shorts: Gap; Shoes: Franco Sarto via TJ Maxx; Sunglasses: Ray-Bans

With my brother gone, my neurotic brain is back to pondering the giant anxieties in my life and ugh, I'm exhausted. I need a brain break. I'm currently doing some of the most stressful things anyone deals with: job hunting, apartment hunting (remotely and in an expensive, crowded city), planning moving, and worrying about finances as we "downsize." Anyone want to swap lives for a second? I'd be happy to adopt some of your problems for a day if you like this kind of transitional uncertainty. 

In good news, I've had a couple of bites on the job front and finally have a focus for my career search. It's so much nicer to be applying to specific career paths instead of everything-that-doesn't-require-experience like my post-grad searches two years ago. 

As for apartments, we hope to drive down to Portland to look more seriously but have received some good advice about staying close to public transportation lines and areas that are nice to live, but not too overpriced and sketchy. I am excited to eventually explore our new city, but we have a few months on that one! A trip to Hawaii is in between and I need to focus more positively on looking forward to that (but whoops, I have travel anxiety too!).

With finances on the brain, I'm trying harder than ever to make this blog more profitable. But I'm working especially hard to maintain sponsorships and collaborations that really reflect this blog without all the money woes mixed in. I am, in any case, so thrilled that I have the chance to earn something with the blog. It's my favorite thing to do every day and it makes perfect sense to me that it'd also be self-supporting.

Hope you're all off to a great start this week! Linking up with Style Sessions.

41 comments

  1. I LOVE those shorts! About money. Ugh. I am seriously struggling with what to do. I don't know what iI cam keep on blogging through this next year of school but my goal is to finish documenting college. I feel you lady, the money is a huge, huge deal.

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  2. cute outfit, love those shorts! good luck with the job & apt search! don't be too stressed! x

    & Pretty Things

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  3. I totally own those shorts! They are so cute. I haven't worn them yet because I need to get them tailored. They didn't have my size in store OR online so I bought them a little big with plans to alter them. I never seem to get around to it though. Good luck apartment hunting!

    Glittori

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  4. I love those shorts!

    Wowowowowow, it does sound like you have a lot going on at the moment!!! I hope you find somewhere to live and a job soon, stress stress.

    Corinne x

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  5. Super cute outfit! I am loving your short.


    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  6. I feel like we are in the same points in our life aka the stresses of job hunting! Good luck and everything happens for a reason! Love the outfit!

    XO,
    http://sororitygirlintherealworld.blogspot.com/

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  7. First of all, I just stumbled across your blog and love it! Secondly, I'm also in a transitional period and totally feel you on the stress front! Best of luck with it all and I hope your job leads pan out!

    Also, I adore those shorts! So summery!

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  8. you have a great blog!! do you want that we follow each other?? have a nice day dear!!!

    http://talkingaboutfashion-beatrizfernandez.blogspot.com.es/

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  9. Very cute outfit! And love the location by the way. Where is this? :)

    WITH LOVE,
    LINSEY / POSE-BLOG.COM

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  10. How cute are those shorts?! Love the pattern :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  11. Yay...at least you get to go to Hawaii!! Hope everything goes well...it will all settle down soon!

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  12. Good luck with the job and apartment search. I have heard amazing things about the Pearl District in Portland, but maybe it's also expensive?

    Sarah @ Life As Always

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  13. Good luck! I do love your shorts!!!!
    Have a nice day!

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  14. Aww.. I'm sorry you've been having to deal with so many stressful things. I suppose it's one of those instances where we just need to take a step back, and handle one thing at a time. A job will come, I'm proud of you for trying hard and keeping up with it. I hope more doors will open up for you!

    You look lovely!

    Christy
    Sunny with A Side of...

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  15. love your outfit! so effortless and adorable!

    Stop by for a visit,
    Lydia from Vintage2Vogue

    www.vintagetwovogue.blogspot.com

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  16. Very amazing outfit!
    I love your short!

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  17. Ok, just like everyone else here, LOVE those shorts!

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  18. Too cute!! :) Great casual look!

    xoxox
    theefface.blogspot.com

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  19. Cute shorts, love the color =)


    <3 Kelly's Kouture

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  20. Love the denim combo. Cute!

    Style n love,jamaica
    Dania

    http://www.13covetstreet.com/2013/06/styling-dungarees.html

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  21. Those shorts are so pretty. I love the print. I could live in chambray in the summer I think. Next Tuesday is neon. I hope you'll link up then. ; )
    walkinginmmphisinhighheels.com

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  22. oh gosh.. sometimes, it's just so hard to be an adult, yes? hahaha!! don't worry, everything will be settled in no time. :D

    anyway.. those shorts are absolutely LOVE!!

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  23. Visiting from style sessions, love this simple yet adorable look! Now following :)

    xo, Ainslee

    abeautifulheartblog.blogspot.com

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  24. I love these shorts + chambray on you! Sending good vibes your way for your move to Portland, I'm sure you will love it once you get settled! =)

    Avec Amber

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  25. adore your shorts soo cute! good luck on your job search!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.truffles-ruffles.com/

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  26. You look awesome! love your shorts.

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  27. Love this look! The shorts are so perfect. Sending lots of good wishes your way :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com

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  28. Those shorts are amazing! Great find from GAP! I'm in the exact same position. Post grad job search life is extremely stressful! Like you I'm hoping my blog will gain more followers and begin making a revenue! I'm so passionate about my blog and I can tell you are as well! Good luck! I love your blog!

    www.ellen-loves.com

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  29. seriously, really love those shorts on you!!

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  30. I absolutely love those shorts - they are so cute and great for summer! The pairing with the chambray is perfect! Really complements each other :)

    I am in the transition period too! Just graduated and now on the job hunt, trying to find a place to live, planning for a wedding, etc... so I definitely understand the anxiety. I'm glad you are having some luck with the job search. Good luck with the apt hunting, and Hawaii sounds like THE PERFECT getaway :)

    I think it'd be great for the blog to be profitable! I have no idea how people do it, so I am not sure how that works! haha

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  31. I love those short.You look so amazing.

    www.stylemekim.blogspot.com

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  32. Love the simple casual and effortlessness of this outfit. You look relaxed and chic!

    Visiting from the LINK UP, do swing by my page when you can :)

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  33. Love the color of the shorts!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  34. I don't know what you're looking for or what areas in Portland you're searching in, but I personally think SE is the best part of our city. I'm excited for you, Portland is a sick city.

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  35. I love those shorts!! Such a fun color.

    -Bree @ aBree Fashion

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