Do What You Love, Love What You Do

I figured that today would be a good day to catch y'all up on the outfits that I've been wearing lately! If you follow me on Instagram, you'll probably recognize most (okay...all) of these!

As you can see, I'm pretty much living in skirts, dresses & shorts. It is HOT in Florida. Like sweat while you're inside blow drying your hair even with the A/C cranked hot. And if it's not hot, it's raining...so needless to say, jeans are officially retired until October.

Now on to something with a little more substance.

I just want to encourage y'all to do what YOU love. Not what your parents love. Not what your friends love. Not what your boyfriend/husband loves. You're the one who has to live with the decisions that you make. You're the one who gets to choose the direction that your life goes in. Are all the decisions that you have to make a clear black & white? No.

My advice? Follow your heart. Your heart can't always explain why it feels the way that it does. But it does for a reason. And I think those reasons are important. If you do what you think is best for you, then those who truly know you will support you, even if they don't agree with what you're choosing to do. Remember, sometimes you just have to do what you know is best for you.

Last thing...this has nothing to do with the rest of this post, but I need some good book recommendations for while I'm laid up recouping from surgery (which is Friday...eeeek)!



  1. Good luck with your surgery! For book recommendations, I'd suggest Mindy Kaling's Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me if you haven't already read it. Also, Curtis Sittenfeld's American Wife (a fictional account of Laura Bush's life, sure to please readers of any political party) or Chuck Palahniuk's Lullaby (if you like dark, gritty stories). Or if you just want a laugh, anything by Sophie Kinsella.

    I hope that helps! Take lots of time to rest.

    Kristin @ thepunctuatedpolkadot.blogspot.com

  2. Try The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen. I really enjoyed it and so did many of my coworkers ( and I work at library so we know our books!) Actually all of Sarah Addison Allen's books are fantastic, I'd recommend all of them!

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  4. I've been reading Banished by Lauren Drain. It's about the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas and it is eye opening and helping me understand the mindset of those people. Definitely a good one.

  5. I've actually thought about you a lot lately. I had the opposite surgery, just keep in mind it's major surgery, and give yourself time to heal! I pushed it a little and just wound up making the recovery last a little longer than it had to. Wishing you the very best on that!
    As for book recommendations, I'm about half way through Redeeming Love, wow, it tears at my heart, but I can't wait to read more. I even used my lunch break to sit under at tree in the mall parking lot to read today :-)

  6. Love in the Time of Cholera. It's my favorite and the most beautiful love story. A perfect summer read!

  7. I needed this today! Thanks for the reminder to do what I love :) it's hard sometimes but I'm sure it'll be worth it in the end!

    Good luck for Friday!! Hope it all goes smoothly. I just finished reading Gone Girl and really enjoyed it so I'd recommend that if you like mystery/thriller/crime type novels!

  8. Not sure if you're into Sarah Silverman but her book The Bedwetter is great. It's not as funny as I would have thought but it gives a lot of great insight into her. I'm big on bio books vs. fiction (unless you count Hunger Games or FIght Club type stuff).

    I hope you get back to 100% asap after surgery. Thinking of you!!!

    P.S. WHen you're back in fighting condition I'd love for you to share how you do that great hair do with the bump style :)

  9. Such cute outfits!

    I love this advice. I finally decided to do what I love a few years ago and never looked back!

    Good luck with your surgery! I recommend something light like an Emily Giffin book. :)

    The Grass Skirt

  10. Where did you get the shoes in the last two pics on the bottom right? I'm OBSESSED and they are just what I'm looking for!!

  11. You are so cute in your outfits! Sweating while blow drying your hair is the worst! Good luck with surgery :) I'm reading the Beautiful Creatures series right now and so far so good!

    The Other Side of Gray

  12. I would totally recommend "A Discovery of Witches" and its sequel "Shadow of Night" by Deborah Harkness. I finished both books in 4 days and now I'm dying waiting for the third book in the trilogy to come out.


  13. i just started reading the book carry on warrior and am loving it. i also LOVE the books by shauna niequist - she is such a great writer!


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