Casual Wednesday

Sitting  down to write tonight was hard. I’ve been staring off and on at this screen for about 2 hours, willing the words to flow. But I got nothing.

It’s not because I’m burnt out. It’s not because I don’t have specific subjects I could be writing… it’s because I’m disappointed. And this is the part of blogging that’s really rough – not being able to share everything, even when you feel crummy and you know it would help. Some things just can’t be public for a myriad of reasons.

But, if we’re being very general, something didn’t work out the way I would have hoped, and it sucks. I gave myself the night off last night from posting. I just was too exhausted by the thought of trying to write a happy-go-lucky post when it just wasn’t how I was feeling. But today was a new day, and it was better, but I’m still bummed. So, I let myself wallow a bit because sometimes life bring along disappointments, but I can’t let them define me.

Wear Clothing Co. Arrow Dolman Top, Beanie, Leather Jacket Outfit / hellorigby! seattle fashion and lifestyle blog

Whew. Alright, now that I’ve got that off my chest (sort of) we can move on to the good stuff. This weekend I tried to get back into the swing of real life. You know the fun adult things like running errands, doing laundry, cleaning toilets. Amazing right? Luckily I did get to escape those really fun things at my monthly book club, which was held at Top Pot. You know, the donut place. And if you don’t know Top Pot, be sure to visit next time you’re in Seattle. Being the nice girlfriend that I am, I brought the goods home to share with Dave, and bribed him to take these outfit photos.

Casual Petite Outfit / Beanie, Quilted Slip Ons, Leather Jacket, and Skinny Jeans / hellorigby! seattle fashion and lifestyle blog

My weekend wear is even more casual than what I wear to work, if you can believe it. Okay, actually, that’s kind of a fib. I wore a very similar outfit to this to work on Monday as well… what can I say, I dig the comfort. This arrow print dolman top I’m wearing is from my friends at Wear Clothing Co., and is the absolute softest and most comfortable shirt ever. It’s also made in the USA which is always a plus in my book. Plus, they’ve offered 10% off anything in their shop with coupon WEAR10. And those slip-ons? One of my favorite (and cheapest) purchases of 2014 from Target. I wasn’t sure I’d wear them often, but I’ve worn them a ton with all sorts of different outfits.

Wear Clothing. Co Arrow Dolman Top, Wilson's Leather Jacket, Mossimo Supply Co Dedra Quilted Slip Ons / hellorigby! seattle fashion and lifestyle blog

What I’m Wearing

Jacket: Wilson’s Leather Bomber Jacket, thrifted (similar)
Top: c/o Wear Clothing Co. (Use coupon WEAR10 to get 10% off your own top!)
Jeans: LC Lauren Conrad Jegging
Shoes: Mossimo Supply Co. Dedra Quilted Slip On
Beanie: Mossimo Supply Co.
Glasses: Ray Ban Style 5150

Do you have anything in your closet that has surprised you with how often you’ve worn it? Or if you want to wallow with me, anything bumming you out lately?

22 thoughts on “Casual Wednesday

  1. Julie

    I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been bummed out lately. I hate that disappointed feeling. I hope everything works out for you <3 On a random note, you are the second blogger I've seen with those shoes and I am super jealous! haha! I love them!

    1. Jenn Post author

      Haha, they are pretty awesome so I’m not surprised I’m not the only one with them. The Steve Madden version was pretty popular, but I was thrilled to score these for much, much less. Thanks for the kind words, Julie! :)

  2. Julia @ Grace Makes New

    Sorry things didn’t work out like you hoped! I know what you mean, sometimes I want to be able to just get something out on the blog, but it’s just not a wise thing to share with the world. Your outfit looks super comfy and cute! Love those slip-ons!

    1. Jenn Post author

      That’s the worst part about “life” blogging – sometimes you can’t really share all of your life and then it feels like you’re hiding something. So weird! And thanks, Julia! :)

  3. Deborah

    I totally get how you feel and I really appreciate your honesty. I definitely would rather read something that’s genuine than forced. But disappointments suck! I’m so sorry.

    P.S. Love the outfit. Classy but so cute! And Top Pot donuts sound great — glad you had a bit of fun in your weekend.

  4. Cat

    Aww, lady, I’m sorry you’re feeling down! It seems like everyone has a case of the January blues these days. You’re always welcome to shoot me an email if you need someone to talk to – I’d like to think I make a pretty good pen pal :)

    Anyways, I love your top! Super adorable, and I’ll bet it’s pretty toasty too. That’s 100% something I would wear.


  5. Jaclyn

    It’s good you let yourself wallow a bit! Bummer days call for that sometimes. :) On the plus side, your outfit looks awesome and I especially love the arrow print top!

  6. Kathryn

    I was also totally having one of those days yesterday! I’m sorry to hear things didn’t go as planned… It’s the worst. I have a tendency to dream really big and plan a lot, so when things fall through I’m not the best at dealing with it. But I’m getting better.

    If it’s any consolation, you look absolutely fab.

    xx Kathryn

    1. Jenn Post author

      Aw, thank you Kathryn! I saw your post and figured you were having one of those kind of days as well. They are the worst, but hopefully things are better for you too!

  7. Kels @ Blonder Side of LIfe

    Hello beautiful! I’m sorry the thing didn’t work out the way you wanted it too. And being bummed about something isn’t bad, we all do it and it’s normal to “mourn” (perhaps too strong of a word?) something we wanted to work out. On the bright-side your casual wear is adorable!

  8. Samantha

    Hi Jenn,

    So sorry to hear that you were feeling bummed out yesterday – we all have those days! It’s great that you take some time off for yourself rather than write something when you don’t feel like it.. Cute outfit too!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and offering a few kind words of support and your experience :)


  9. Olivia

    Hey Jenn! I was also at the Lisa Bridge jewelry event and I had never seen your blog before, but I love it! It’d be an honor if you checked out mine sometime. I’m always eager for some blogging advice.

    1. Jenn Post author

      Aw, thanks! Glad you tracked me down. Just added you on Bloglovin’ to follow along. Always love seeing new local spots to try! :)


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