schedule change

Monday, September 14, 2015








||J.Crew Factory herringbone vest Tory Burch Reva ballerina flats | J.Crew Factory flared skirt | Stella and Dot Mayleee ring | Kendra Scott Camilla Ear Jackets c/o | Kendra Scott Rayne necklace | Target v-neck||

Hello, everyone! I apologize for my absence over here in blog land over last week. (I'll get more into that below.) I didn't make it very far into Fall before breaking out my herringbone vest. I couldn't get enough of it last season, and I imagine I will wear it just as much this year! (Here is one of my favorite looks from last year.) I noticed a lot of the comments online for this vest seem to be disappointed that it is a puffer material... and not cotton like they expected. I am not sure if it ever was actually cotton in the past, but my vest is puffer material! (I checked with two friends who also have this vest and theirs are also puffer.) Just wanted you all to be aware because there seems to be some confusion!

So, this post is about to get way longer than my normal posts. Last week, I did not post once. I don't think that has ever happened here before! I pretty much never post on holidays, so I was planning on taking Monday off. The rest of the week just kind of followed. Lately, I have had conflicting opinions about blogging. I absolutely love my blog and the people who I have met through it. It is a creative outlet, and a wonderful hobby for me. However, in the past few weeks it has started to feel more like work. Rather than sitting down in the evening saying, "I can't wait to write my post!" I was thinking "I have to write this post."

I have found myself wanting a hobby that doesn't involve staring at a screen. In this post, you may have noticed I have been doing a lot of reading lately. Last weekend, Tyler and I also brought my keyboard back to Kansas City so I could practice playing the piano again. I love my blog, but I don't want it to be all of me. I am glad I took a break last week, because it kind of "rekindled the flame". I took a huge step back last week and hardly read blogs, hardly spent any time on Instagram, etc. It was necessary and invigorating. By Thursday, I completely missed the blogging world.

All of that being said, I will now only be posting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. You can expect consistent content on those days. I may do extra things on Tuesdays, like share my latest YouTube video or a sale guide, but those will be sporadic posts. (At least for now... this could all change in six months ahah!) I want to keep blogging fun for me, and I also want to be able to dedicate time to other hobbies in the evenings.

I appreciate all of my readers so much. Your comments and involvement make blogging so. much. fun. I genuinely appreciate your involvement on my little space on the internet. Thank you all for your continued support!

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76 thoughts

  1. Sometimes a little blog break is needed, welcome back lady.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  2. I totally understand how it can get overwhelming, especially when we all have other commitments!! Stick to what works for you girl!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. I think blogging can be difficult during the summer months especially because, personally I'm a lot busier and don't always have the time I'd like to dedicate to blogging. Sometimes it's important to put the computer down and take a break, blogging can wait but life will not.
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  4. There's nothing wrong with taking a little time off and enjoying other things in life! Blogging can be so overwhelming at times and you never think about how much it is to keep up with! It's definitely nice to take a step back every once in awhile and just enjoy life. And loving your J.Crew vest!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. Breaks are totally necessary!
    I hope you had a nice relaxing week; I agree with you on the fact that sometimes it can feel more like work because you know that a post 'has' to go out on a certain day. But just do you! Don't worry about other people too much, and keep it fun!

    Thanks for sharing, I love that vest :)

    www.lindseyginge.com

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  6. I totally find taking a blogging break helps recharge our batteries. Blogging can become overwhelming at times. i find taking a break always helps. Stepping away from the computer is always a good idea. Great outfit! Love that vest.

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  7. I am in the same boat lately! Sometimes it's good to just step away for me too. I have been totally feeling like it's just another job that I have to do and that is not what I want my blog to be! Love the outfit! Hellooo Fall!!!

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  8. OMG i need that vest! every year i say i am gonna get one but this time i definitely need to!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  9. Understand your feelings in blogging to a T!!! Do what works best for you and your readers will BE HERE FOR YOU!! You look so cute, I love my vest like that and am always looking for new ways to style it!!

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  10. I can totally relate and I'm glad you took the time off to re-energize. That puffer vest is making me think of the cozy items for fall. I'm ready for fall fashion but not the cooler temps!

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  11. I feel ya! I'm so overwhelmed with school right now that my blog is struggling. I love this vest though! It's baaaaack!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  12. I love the way you styled the herringbone vest yet again. Those flats and the skirt are super cute.

    I am glad you found out a schedule that worked for you, also!

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  13. Completely understand how overwhelming it can be! It was good to take a break last week! Love the vest, can't believe it's already that time of the year! Looking forward to the new schedule and Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  14. I've been blogging for so long, it just feels natural. However I do understand our tastes and needs vary.
    I love your vest - and I think its such a versatile piece that it has a lot of wear in it.

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  15. I'm with you! when it feels like work it's not fun. I've taken many breaks from blogging then found myself missing it, came back and left again. you'll still be blogging quite a bit with the schedule you mentioned. It's nice to have new/other hobbies to fall back on! Trish - tales from trish

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  16. This outfit is so cute!! I love the vest, you look amazing!! The photos are amazing!!
    xx
    www.onlybmh.com

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  17. hey darcy! i've been there. don't schedule yourself at all. blog when you feel like blogging, that way you don't feel obligated. i think you're doing a great job. love your outfit.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  18. it is totally ok to take a break!!

    xoxo, Preeti
    www.ninesto5.com

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  19. I totally feel you girl, I've been going and am going through the same thing. Mostly because there is so much going on in background. Sometimes you just have to turn off the background noise of life and exhale! Welcome back and I have been coveting this vest ever since last season as well LOL

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  20. I was away last week as well!! =) It was great to be off and not "worry" about what to write or when to take outfit photos! haha. So happy you found a non-blogging hobby, too!! I decided to start cooking and being more active as a hobby!! I totally agree about too much screen time!! <3
    xoxo,
    Amanda | www.TheChambrayBunny.com

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  21. I was the same way. My blog is no where near as big as yours, but it's also a creative outlet like you said. I get to share my style with others, but at times it was getting to be too much. So since I returned to the blogging world after a 6 month hiatus I did the same thing and decided to only post 3 days a week. It's made it so much more enjoyable and easier. Especially for those days I just don't want to look pretty! lol And by the way I SO need to get one of these vests this season!
    -Beth
    BandGSparrow.blogspot.com

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  22. 1) I love that vest!! Wear it everyday. Or at least once a week! 2) I so can identify with the inner blogger battle. I want it to be fun not work. And i think it's always good to step away. I did for like two years! That may be a bit extreme but it was because I had a case of burn out. This go round, I'm not going to be so rigid on my bloggy schedule!

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  23. I've totally been going through the same thing! I think taking a break is sometimes the best thing to do!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  24. I do hope you find a good hobby, that's so important to leading a healthy life!

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  25. Breaks from blogging are necessary, time off helps you come back refreshed.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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  26. Sometimes it is quite necessary to take some time to disconnect! Loving that vest!

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  27. Breaks are always great. Unless your blog is your source of income then take as much time off as you need. Your loyal followers will wait for your return :)
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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  28. Girl I feel you that balance is so tough! I felt like all I did this weekend was blog (granted it poured the whole weekend) but you know there is a big world out there right?

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  29. CUTE vest - I saw that one last year and WANTED to get it....but didnt. It looks so great on, wish I bought it! ugh. And I totally hear ya about staring at a screen "for a hobby" type of thing... Tking mini breaks from the screen is a great plan.
    xx, Karen
    www.GlamKaren.com

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  30. Love the j crew herringbone vest. It just screams fall. Good for you for picking up piano again. It's such a wonderful thing to be able to do!
    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  31. I think the fall is such a busy season. I have had two blog friends tell me they've quit blogging since the beginning of September. It is such a HUGE commitment and takes SO much time. I have thought about stepping back on the number of posts I do, too... but, can't seem to figure out how I will fit it all in still. I think taking up some other hobbies that don't involve staring at a screen sound nice! Enjoy that time! I can't wait to get my herringbone vest out again!!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  32. I hear ya on needing a blog break - it happens to me once in a while too - in fact I think it probably happens to all of us! A little break is good every now and then :)
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

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  33. Everyone needs a break sometimes! Loving your vest and skirt together! It's the perfect combination for fall.

    xo,
    Angela

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  34. It's definitely important to keep the blogging fun & stay upbeat because once it feels like a job, it just doesn't seem to be quite so fun! xx, adaatude.com

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  35. Loving this whole outfit on you girl, the vest, the necklace, the skirt - awesome!

    And I hear ya on taking a step back with the blog, it consumes so much of our time that it's important to also balance out our lives with it too. Welcome back, and looking forward to your posts when you do decide to post even if it's outside of your schedule ;-)

    Green Fashionista

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  36. Love that outfit and those earrings are GORGEOUS!!

    Louboutins & Lipstick

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  37. I say do what works best for you. Blogging does consume a lot of time. Love your outfit as always. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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  38. Very pretty outfit. Love the vest. Yes, the social media can take over our lives at times. Take a break if you need it.

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  39. Everyone needs a break! Don't stress :)

    Love your outfit, and that braid, it looks perfect.

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

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  40. I seriously LOVED reading this because I can relate 100%!!! I have been having many of the same feelings and it can be hard and I haven't totally worked through them! You look fabulous tho--that vest is still one of my very favorite things I own :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  41. Blogging can be difficult! Glad you are taking some of your time back to focus on other things. We all need a break sometimes!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  42. Blogging can be difficult! Glad you are taking some of your time back to focus on other things. We all need a break sometimes!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  43. I was wondering where you were! I was worried that you were trapped underneath sometime heavy! :-) Sometimes you just need a break from blogging. Totally understandable, and it is also nice to have other hobbies. :-) Anyway, your outfit really cute. Love that vest!! I hope that you had a nice weekend too!

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  44. Welcome back. Shout out to the ladies that blog all the time, because it is a lot of work. Never realize how much time and effort it takes to blog every week. Do what you must, blogging should remain fun and a creative outlet for everyone and not a chore.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

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  45. That necklace is gorgeous and goes perfect with the shoes! I'm always a fan of comfortable outfits!

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  46. Your herringbone vest is such a classic. Your necklace is beautiful and your shoes go with the outfit perfectly.

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  47. I had to do a few of these step backs from the blogging world in college and then of course I could have been farther along in the blogging world but I needed the break. I also got to enjoy life more in college not being so focused on my blog! SO I understand!!
    I love this outfit! Some simple and chic!

    xoxo
    Brooke

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  48. Totally understand about taking a break from the blog. The fact that you missed it shows you how much you love blogging! Love your vest and it's so cute with the skirt.
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  49. Taking a break is sometimes all you need. Hang in there and do the schedule that best works for you. We will all still be here :-)

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  50. You need a break every now and then. We only post a couple times a week after burning out last year with daily posts, it worked out well for us! Glad you're back at it in your cute vest!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  51. First of all, I totally love this look--the vest makes it feel like fall but the bare legs are perfect for the nice weather now. Regarding your changed schedule and break, I totally know how you feel. I took a similar break myself and decided to switch from posting 5 days a week to 3. I think it's easy to let blogging take over your life (for me at least) and I really didn't want it to start to feel like a chore. Cutting back a little has helped me out a lot, I hope it does the same for you!
    <A HREF="http://www.shealennon.com”>Shea Lennon</A>

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  52. Blogging breaks are definitely needed every now and again...and often, they aren't planned. I took quite a bit of time off this summer, and I think it helped me a lot. It made me realize that I missed it, so that was a good sign.

    I honestly can't fathom how people manage to post 5 days a week. It takes so much time and effort, let alone inspiration to get that many posts out there. I'm sure you'll find this new schedule more manageable! <3

    Jackie
    Something About That

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  53. Everyone needs a break every now and then! Glad you were able to step back and regain some balance! You look so cute!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  54. I'm glad I'm not the only one stepping back a bit from blogging! You have the dream vest! Sooo cute!

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  55. that's how i post. i couldn't imagine posting everyday, at this point in my life. you do what's best for you!
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

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  56. I was wondering where you were! I totally get it and sometimes it's necessary to take a break and regroup. Glad to see that you'll be back and loving your braid ;)
    charity
    lifeafterbaseball.net

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  57. First, love your look!! Second, blogger burnout is so common. I think it's a great idea to cut back you schedule. I did the same thing and it really helped me get excited about blogging again :)
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

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  58. It's the first time I visit your blog and I like it very much. I'm glad I stopped by just in time to welcome you back. Love your vest!

    www.spring2spring.com

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  59. I love this look!! This may be my favorite one of yours!! You look great in that vest and I love that you paired it with that skirt.

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  60. Glad your break re-energized your spirit! Blogging can be hard but those breaks are great to get a fresh wind.
    Can't wait to see more.

    xoxo. | cymone.
    The Block is Haute

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  61. Cute outfit! Thanks for the update on your scheduled posting days.

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  62. Cute outfit! Thanks for the update on your scheduled posting days.

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  63. It's important to step back and take a break sometimes! It gets you re-energized! Love that herringbone vest!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  64. So glad you got your keyboard! Yay for piano practice!:) I totally get taking a bread every now and then, it really does help refocus and energize you! Love this vest, its one of my favs!!! xo
    McKenna
    styewaltz.com

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  65. This look is too adorable! I love the simplicity but the added pattern/layer of the vest.

    Alicia | www.betweenthepearls.com

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  66. Darcy I totally understand... I took an impromptu break as well... I just felt overwhelmed and thought, I need a break, I am so busy with exercising that I didn't want the rest of my life to be about blogging. I have figured out how to have both, blogging just needs to be monitored better and I need to take a day of here and there without reading and commenting. It feels good and I totally enjoy when I come back. I am happy to have met you through blogging, whenever you need a break you take it xox

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  67. Taking breaks is good! I have been doing the same the last few weeks! Welcome back!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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  68. Super cute outfit, so perfect for fall and I love your braid! I'm glad you will continue blogging :)


    www.Fashionabella.com

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  69. Glad you enjoyed a break and it is a MUST from time to time...blogging can be all consuming so I think many of us totally understand your feelings. Don't feel bad for feeling that way or ever worry that you won't have followers waiting for your return, because you will. ;-) And I love that you are picking back up with old hobbies and maybe even some new.

    xo,
    Brooke | KBStyled

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  70. I love that vest! And I think taking breaks is a great thing. I don't follow a schedule by any means and pretty often take long breaks (sometimes I just have nothing to post about!) It helps avoid getting burned out.

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  71. Such a cute look! Love the vest - its perfect for fall!

    Sportsanista

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  72. I feel you on the need for other hobbies.
    I'm getting to that point as well - wanting to just take a step back and enjoy things other than work. It should be fun and not a chore.
    Good on ya for knowing what works for you!! :)

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  73. It's always encouraging to me to read that other bloggers have these kind of slumps. There was a time in the spring when I had seriously gotten way too stressed about it and realized really quickly the blog was driving me instead of me driving the blog. It has been a lot easier to step back and take a break when I need it now. You are a newlywed too and that needs to be top on your list!

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