Black and Blue

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 6:15 AM

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry...

Oh good morning Lovelies!  

So we are mid week, the first week of January of this new year and I already want to press the re-do button!  At the end of the year I had a small list of things I want to work on.  I made my resolutions, I posted about them, assuming this, 2016 was going to be my year.  One resolution I made was to not get involved in others issues, if it doesn't involve me, it doesn't concern me. One thing I should have added to my resolutions list is; The actions of others will not get me down. I am my own person and I only have control over myself and my actions.  However, when someone acts selfishly over and over again and it directly impacts my life, it does concern me. Actually, it doesn't just concern me... It makes me very, very angry, infuriates me.  I can not for the life of me understand how some people are so self absorbed, that they care little to nothing about anyone else.  Not their loved ones, not their children, only themselves and what is best (or what they think is best) for them, at that very moment. Never ever thinking about repercussions or consequences of their actions.  I am not a pushover, but I have always been the type to give someone the benefit of the doubt, and way more chances than they deserve.  But every time they behave badly it surprises me all over again, like it is the first time.  

So this first week is a mulligan and is not to be counted.  I will continue to forgive, because holding onto anger and resentment is only harmful to myself, but I will be better at not forgetting. 
So here's to a re-start of 2016!    

xoxox, Elise











Photographs- Camille Fay

What I wore:
Dress: SheIn
Scarf: Charming Charlie's
Opaque Tights: HUE
Black Studded Gloves: similar here
Booties: Stuart Weitzeman OLD similar  



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58 comments

  1. Oh sweetie, not only are you pretty and sweet, but wise too! Entitled self absorbed people drive me crazy!!!! On the bright side, I love thus list for, you look gorgeous!!!

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  2. Great colors and pattern mixing her! A leather jacket is always a good idea.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  3. Leather, skirts and scarves...favorite winter combos.

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  4. Gorgeous look - I'm loving the blue plaid!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  5. I love the pretty blue scarf and that amazing moto jacket!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  6. I adore your blue scarf and love the edginess of your leather jacket. Looks so warm!


    Xo Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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  7. Great colors and patterns. I love your studded gloves! I also admire your words of learning not to get involved in other people's lives if you're not a part of the situation. It can be hard not to get frustrated, but learning to be patient and forgiving will make you much happier in the end rather than holding onto a grudge.
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  8. Love that dress on you - and I'm a huge fan of the blanket scarf!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  9. Gorgeous look, and wonderful outlook on 2016! the blue and black scarf is so cute!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  10. Nice pictures, have a good day

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  11. Great look!

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  12. Cute layered look - love the mixed prints!
    xMC
    http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

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  13. Love the simplicity of the look!
    Feel free to visit me back :)
    mandyshareslife.com

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  14. so dreamy and beautiful!

    XX

    sirin

    http://www.sweetnessoffashion.com/

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  15. Cute dress. I like that you've taken a summer dress and made it a winter one simple by pairing it with opaque tights, a scarf & gloves. I to love the make my wardrobe seasonless. We're on the same page.

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  16. Such a stunning look!! That dress is so cute!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  17. Nice look! love your scarf! ^^

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  18. Love love that scarf!!
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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  19. love your jacket!! so stylish! :D

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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  20. I'm loving the stripe dress with the plaid scarf, and the leather makes the perfect finishing touch! Wishing you a happy 2016!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  21. Everything you said is spot on. And I'm really loving that scarf!

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  22. great post! happy new year! :)

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  23. It is not always easy to pull off a chic look in winter but you did and you did it so well.

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  24. Oh it sounds like this was NOT a good first week! Hopefully it goes uphill rapidly from here. On a positive note, your outfit is awesome. Love the plaid, stripes, and leather together!

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  25. Loving the moto jacket, scarf, and striped dress combo!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  26. Pattern mixing for the win! This is a fabulous look!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  27. Pattern mixing for the win! This is a fabulous look!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  28. Gorgeous look! I just love the plaid scarf and stripes combo!

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  29. Great list of resolutions and beautiful pictures. Everything will turn out just as it's supposed to. :)

    xx Brittany
    www.notanotherblonde.com

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  30. So cute! Loving the stripes and leather combo! That scarf is fab too!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  31. very pretty look,

    Hope to see you at a Labour of Fashion linkup.
    http://www.alabouroflife.com/2016/01/a-plethora-of-plaids-when-you-fashion.html

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  32. you look beautiful :)

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  33. I absolutely love this outfit. It looks warm and cute. Thanks for sharing!

    Lexie Robinson
    www.thegenesisfeminist.com

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  34. Loving these colors together! That blue scarf is so so gorgeous!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  35. What a cool and edgy look! You look so chic and comfortable all at once! You look fierce in your leather jacket and the studs on those gloves are amazing! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  36. I adore this outfit, and I think black and blue go well together! adaatude.com

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  37. Nice outfit!
    I love how you stylied this stiped dress with the plaid scarf.
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

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  38. Elise,, you look stunning and I love your resolution that other people's action won't bring you down anymore! You go, girl! Wishing you much joy and happiness in 2016!

    Happy Weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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  39. you look so chic! I love your jacket
    xo
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  40. That leather jacket is fabulous! I've been looking for one just like it!

    - Liz @ Downtown Demure

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  41. Love it :)

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  42. OMG Elise....I'm sorry for these problems! I wish you a very very happy 2016! Congratulations for your outfit and thank you for your visit. Kisses,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Bloglovin of Eniwhere Fashion

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  43. Loving this, such a great look.

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  44. Your outfit is really gorgeous! I love your dress and that jacket is perfect! I hope your restart to the year is better!

    Rebecca
    http://www.winnipegstyle.ca/Blog/default.cfm

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  45. Lovely outfit! Your jacket is a must :)

    Mischelle
    http://www.nowthatschic.com

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  46. Very beautiful!!!

    Have a nice week end!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
    http://www.gilzetbase.com/

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  47. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Cute fresh outfit

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  48. Perfect winter look! Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  49. Perfect combo of outfits! pretty!
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  50. Great look! I have that same SheIn dress and I love it. You've given me a new way to wear it too.

    Come link up with me at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday!
    l,
    Vicky
    www.themummychronicles.com

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  51. Looking so chic and on point!

    Thanks so much for joining MY REFINED STYLE LINK UP!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  52. I love the blue and black combination. Thanks for adding your fashion flair to the My Refined Style Linkup!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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