Back on Track, in Style

Well if it hasn’t been forever, then I don’t know how long it’s been. TOO long. But, I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed my week away from reality, soaking up Florida rays on the beach, pina coladas in hand. Today was my first day back to my laptop, after a whole 9 days away – can you believe that? It was a much needed break, though I did miss the blogosphere and chatting with you all!

I found myself in a panic as soon as we left Virginia because I forgot my inspiration notebook at home. This has now become my biggest fear by the way. One night this week I was up a little later than normal and had so many ideas coming to me, I scrambled to my desk to get them all down before I forgot! My little notebook’s pages were chock full with blogging goals, ideas, post ideas, and anything in between. My plan was to share some of these with you, but I guess they will just have to wait under I’m a bit more organized this week!

So, instead, I’m digging out some old outfit photos that I never posted from ohh.. say, about a month ago. It just got lost in the mix and thrown to the back burner with the NYFW Recap and all.

Outfit Details:
Sequined Vest – Gap
Boyfriend Button Down – American Eagle
Skirt – Marshalls
Boots – Nine West
Watch – gifted from Ireland

This outfit totally made me feel like a country girl, with the boots, shorter-but-high-waisted skirt, and the button down. And I am most definitely not a country girl. I glammed it up a bit with this sequin trimmed vest that I found for nearly nothing at Gap during their unreal winter sale (orig. $50, sale $6!).

I fully intend to get back on track by the end of this week. That is, get my bloglovin’ count down to at least 50, post a few times, and reply to comments. I totally need some cheerleaders this week, so if you’re interested, let me know. Coming back from vacation is never easy, especially when you’ve been sitting on a beach for a week, feeling like you’re in paradise!

I also wanted to let you all in on a little secret – some changes will be taking place here at the Files! They have been a work in progress, and a long time coming; I am so excited to get you all in on the fun! Be watching in the next few weeks for them to be revealed. I just KNOW you will love 🙂



  1. Emily said:

    Love that outfit! and who doesnt love a steal like that! Cant wait to see whats next for your blog! xox

  2. 3.22.11

    i love boots with the short skirt look. looking lovely, pretty lady 🙂

  3. Alisha said:

    Aww, so glad you’re back!! Love this outfit hon 🙂 You are beautiful! Can’t wait to read about your upcoming changes!!

  4. cp said:

    I love this! Glad you had a fab vacation can’t wait to see pics! 🙂

  5. 3.22.11

    Love the outfit. The boots are gorgeous and the whole mix is perfect UrbanCountryStyle I say!
    Suzie Salmon

  6. Francesca said:

    that first picture is so gorgeous!! work it giiiirl!


    Le Kiss Kiss- Texas Gal Bloggin Fashion from NYC!

  7. Chelsea Rae said:

    Nine days without your computer? I would die! Actually, I think I’ve done it before, but I too was on the beach. Darn the beach for making us forget about real life.

  8. Caitlin said:

    so glad you had a nice trip!!! these are gorgeous pictures – little model you are!

  9. 3.24.11

    Marissa- You look absolutely gorgeous in these! Loving the boots sans tights, which is usually what I have to go for due to living in the desert 🙂 Anyways, I can’t wait to see photos from your vacation (so I can live vicariously through you!) and of course the blogging ideas/goals! Yay for more inspiration 🙂


  10. 3.24.11

    Love these photos, darling! You look so stylish and the photography is beautiful. And P.S. I am SOO jealous of your vacay in Florida!!!

    Big hugs XOXO

    Camille @ Paris in Pink

  11. Kristy Elena said:

    I love digging through past pictures and finding some gems. I think I’ll be doing that soon too because I have all these pictures I’ve accumulated that I haven’t posted yet.

    you look absolutely amazing. you’re so effing pretty girl! and i love your style. it definitely is very tasteful. =)

    Kristy Eléna – Full Time Fabulous
    Vogue Gone Rogue
    Twitter: @kristyelena

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  12. Brooke said:

    oh my goodness LOVE the first picture 🙂

  13. Tanvi said:

    You have the most gorgeous hair in the whole Blog World and pretty blue eyes tooo … Love those boots and all the pictures!!!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

  14. Christine said:

    mmm those boots are delicious. Boots can be delicious right? RIGHT?


  15. 4.8.11

    You look beautiful in these pictures! Help me get fashionable.

  16. Nic said:

    You are such a babe!!!



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