On A Whim

Mar 4, 2014


Outfit Details:

Cardigan: Madewell (similar)
Dress: Forever 21 (favourite shift dress 1 & 2)
Tights: Joe Fresh
Boots: Aldo Shoes (similar)

Hello, feels so good to be back. I spent much of last week stuck in bed with the flu. Were you one of the lucky few who read my whiny tweets?! ;) Thankfully, not all was lost, it gave me the chance to step back and redefine a few things for myself. So, I wrote out a business plan for both my shop and blog. Back in the spring of 2013 when I started "By The Shore," it was kind of on a whim and I didn't have any concrete plans for it. Which is totally fine, but now I find myself on the cusp of change and dreaming of new goals. But isn't that always the way?! We're always evolving, hopefully finding more clarity and getting in touch with our greater purpose!

I hope to share more with you soon... but today is shaping up to be a busy day and my poor brain is a little distracted. I've got a ton of shop business to take care of + package orders and then run some much needed errands. In the meantime, let's all remember to dream big, believe exponentially and shine our light as bright as we can!! Wishing you an inspired week ahead, guys! xo

26 sweet notes:

  1. Glad you are feeling better and getting back to it! My boyfriend has been sick the past few days so I am doing my best to stay away!!

    This shift is so adorable! Absolutely love it!

    xo Amy

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  2. Beautiful and girly outfit!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  3. glad you're feeling better! darling outfit!
    http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  4. Yay! Glad you are on the mend! You are so organized! You should do a tutorial on how to write a business plan! haha I wouldnt even know where to start!

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  5. So glad to hear you're feeling back to 100% this week, V! I'm so glad you were well enough for our catch up on Saturday, what a blast - my cheeks hurt the next day from laughing so hard :) And as for this outfit, it's simplicity at it's best. I love the modified gingham print of your dress and my love of that cardigan is never ending, so glad I can live vicariously through all the lovely ways you wear it since it will never be mine :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  6. Holy moly, you started your blog in Spring 2013? Tell me your secret! I started at the same time and keep feeling like I barely have any growth! Glad you were able to find a way to be productive while you were sick - it can be so frustrating being stuck in bed! Also, I absolutely love that shift dress!

    Bold Subtlety

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    1. Annick, thank you!! In all fairness, I had a blog previous to this one, so that helped grow my readers a lot. Hope to do a blogging 101 series soon though!! xo

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  7. Love your dress, so pretty!
    www.lavishingg.com

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  8. I'm glad you're feeling better and it sounds like you've been super productive lately - always a plus!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  9. Always love your outfits, but I ADORE this one!

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  10. Happy you're feeling better! And excited about the future! Love it, girl!

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  11. I love that dress and those shoes!

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  12. Can't wait to hear what you have in store!
    Glad you are feeling better - everyone seems to be sick lately :(
    But on a positive - I'm dying over this outfit and realize that I need cognac boots like those! It really brings the whole look together!
    carylee @ morepiecesofme.com

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  13. Oh!! What an adorable dress!! Black and white gets me every time, Veronika!! :) And don't you just love how booties give virtually any look a bit of edge?!

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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  14. Yes, it seems many were a bit under the weather lately. The business sounds all quite inspiring ... wishing you the best with the shop. Lovely dress on you!
    /Madison :-)

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  15. ohnoes, the flu! glad to hear you're better :) good luck with the shop, i bet things will work out great !
    xo, cheyenne

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  16. So glad you are feeling better! I'm really loving your booties and i adore your new dress!

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  17. Good to hear you are feeling better! Adore this casual look :)

    katiesbliss.com

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  18. Nice outfit. Love when you wear tights. I'm going to try to pull off a look like this soon. As you are cooking up new things for your blog, please make sure you don't stop the outfit posts. I love love your outfit posts.
    k at www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogpsot.com

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    1. Thank you, you're such a sweetheart!! As for the outfit posts?! Worry not, totally keeping them! xo

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  19. I love the look of your new blog. the color pallets, the wide posting area, and the collages that bring the textures and colors together, really beautiful!

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  20. I'm glad you're feeling better! My sister and I both have that same dress. :)

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  21. Glad you're back on your feet :) I'm seriously loving the whole vibe of your blog, and this outfit! A little mod, a lot of modern.
    xo jac

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  22. That dress is just so completely perfect! Hope that you are feeling tip top soon!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  23. Adorable outfit. Love this mod sheath dress.
    http://www.lookfortheoccasion.com

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