Style Funk

The dog days of summer have really led me to what I believe is a major style funk

I dont really even know what the "dog days of summer" means, but I've always figured it means those long, hot, humid days that come towards the end of the summer, seem to get hotter when the sun goes down, and just make everyone languid and exhausted.

(Side note: I actually just googled it and I was right! Yay!)

All this is to say, I'm tired. Tired of doing my makeup only to go outside and promptly sweat it all off.
Tired of my short hair--I want my bangs back!
Tired of opening my closet and deciding that I don't have any clothes I like (much to the disagreement of my husband, I'm sure).

So it was convenient that this past weekend was spent with my mom, my mom's best friend, and my sister who came down for the weekend for some retail therapy, Northern Virginia style. We shopped, laughed, drank lots of coffee, and ate cupcakes, not to mention scored some sweet bargains.

Among mine: a pretty vintage dress, a thrifted leather jacket, and some bright accessories (from Charming Charlies--my new favorite store!).

I've also been getting creative in trying to add a new twist to things I already own. Take, for instance, the necklace from my previous post. Two pearl necklaces hooked together, and the other day I pinned a flower that I made to the necklace for an eclectic look. You'd probably have to pay at least twelve bucks for that shit at Charming Charlies.

The moral of the story is when in a style funk, go shopping.

But I still can't wait for Fall.


  1. I'm glad you're out of your style funk! Can't wait to see your leather jacket!

  2. Haha, shopping is the best cure for a style funk! The crazy heat this summer is also making it harder and harder for me to look cute!

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  3. It's true-even if you just buy a couple things somehow it re invigorates your entire wardrobe to have something new in the rotation.

  4. Brenda, I love when you spill your guts on this kind of post...you are funny. I wish we lived closer...you would never have a style funk with me around. I love charming charlies, your flower and that fact that you said, shit. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  5. I'm so glad to see other bloggers have this problem, Brenda! I definitely have been feeling these dog days of summer, too. All I want to wear is cut off jeans shorts and a tshirt. Ah well, we're all allowed to have ups and downs. It makes the ups even more worth it! ~Madeline

  6. I can't wait for Fall either, I much prefer layering and Fall/Winter style!

  7. Just stumbled across your blog and I couldn't agree MORE about wanting Fall to get here SOON (I live in Texas and this heat is killing me!) Not to mention that most of the clothes I own are "fall" clothes (lots & lots of cardigans that I just SWEAT in in the summer!) Get here SOOOOOOON, Fall!


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