Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Sun and the Moon








Top: H&M (similar savesimilar spend); Pants: Gap (similar); Shoes: Asos; Necklace: Lola James

Today, I had one of those nerdy adult-life moments of joy. I got my first vacuum. A Hoover WindTunnel Upright, my birthday gift from my parents. And I was elated.

It may seem weird that this was my first vacuum as I've been out of the house for six years now, but in college the houses I lived in either a) never were vacuumed or b) someone else had a vacuum that everyone collectively used. When we moved to our first apartment, we had wood floors and I relied on sweeping and a hand-held dirt devil and then I started borrowing my friend's awesome canister vacuum (thank you!).

I also need to clarify here that I LOVE vacuuming. It's so cathartic - watching dirt, hair, and weird floor dust get sucked up into a container and being able to empty it all out into a trash bin. It's a quick fix for problems and being able to vacuum away a weeks' worth of dirt somehow always makes me feel like I'm cleaning up a week's worth of stress and discomfort from my own life and tossing it out with the trash.

I hope I'm not the only weirdo here with a vacuuming obsession... tell me about your strange, mundane life loves too!

29 comments

  1. Legit love getting things like vacuum cleaners and blenders, lol. I consider each purchase a "level up" in domestic godess-ness! Love this simple black look on you. Very chic!

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

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  2. That is a really lovely top! I love the detailing on the hemline! xx Pip

    Easy Outfits by Pip

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  3. That top is ADORABLE, I love it!!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  4. Your top looks lovely! I really like the detailing and that you have paired it with something so simple. X

    www.indigogirl1.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. gorgeouuussss.. love the top and the shoes!! :D

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  6. how adorable are your necklaces! super dainty!

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  7. Congrats on the vacuum! Haha I totally get it! Cleaning is the best for de-stressing, there's something about vacuuming a whole room that feels like a major accomplishment when you see the carpet looking perfectly smooth!
    xx
    http://thescreensiren.com

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  8. That scalloped top is so pretty! Do you want to vacuum my apartment? Haha :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  9. I LOVE to vacuum as well. Instant gratification. Totally get it.

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  11. Love this dark outfit, the tank and shoes are so pretty!
    I don't mind vacuuming, but doing dishes is the really cathartic thing for me - I think about a lot of things.

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  12. I love this scalloped top on you! And I actually secretly love vacuuming too. I may not have been as excited to receive that as a gift as you were, BUT turn on some music and watch dirt disappear--it's like a cheaper form of therapy. Works every time, I tell ya, works every time.

    Happy Friday!
    Grace
    A Southern Drawl

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  13. I adore my vacuum, it's probably my current favorite household thing. We have the hoover paws windtunnel and it's amazing.
    I adore your outfit, it's gorgeous. Especially that top.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  14. That top looks gorgeous on you I love the scalloped edges. Super cute layered necklaces!

    x

    Missy
    Popofstyle.com

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  15. Beautiful shirt! I love the scallop detail.

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  16. adorable necklace!

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  17. I love the top!

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    -♡ Valerie Angel

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  18. Cute top and those heels are HOT! I think it's funny that you love vacuuming, my husband feels the same way!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  19. Hey! I just came across your blog and I love it!
    Would you like to follow each other on our social media? xx

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  20. Well here's to clean spaces!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  21. I love your tank top! I'm very into subtle sequining :)
    Also- I totally share your love of vacuuming! I literally vacuum my condo every day- it's so satisfying!

    -Meggie
    meggiejuly.blogspot.ca

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  22. I like your top! you have a lovely blog! would you like to follow each other via bloglovin?

    noradulce.blogspot.com

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  23. Haha.. I so have similar moments... I get kind excited walking through the cleaning products aisle thinking, maybe this product will be the one to do everything I hope it will be... lame grownup nonsense...
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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