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Favorite Outfit: Thrift Style Thursday: Fringe

Least Favorite Outfit:  What Yoga Has Taught Me III

Landed just in time to get this post up while it’s still technically August..Just spent a few days in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Caroline – anyone ever been before? Heat aside, good food, beautiful architecture and amazing company made it the highlight of my month :)

What was your favorite part of August?

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A pit bull this week was credited with rescuing an 8-year-old Oregon boy from a swarm of angry bees. Jesse-Cole Shaver was playing with a group of children near a creek in Oregon City when one of the kids stepped on a beehive, prompting the insects to swarm into the air. Everyone fled, except for Jesse-Cole, who reportedly had difficulty getting to safety and was stung at least 24 times. Fortunately, the little boy’s pit bull was quick to act and dragged him up to the grass! Check out the full story here.

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_1450510 It’s been awhile since I shot on the 50mm. I forgot how pretty the photos turn out when on the 50mm. I don’t talk a ton about photography on here, but I typically shoot on a 28mm. I’m comfortable with it. I already know how far I need to stand away from the camera for my body to be in frame. And I know will produce a decent, dependable image.

When I step outside my comfort zone a little and switch up the lens though, that’s when I realize how much work photography can be, but also how fun it can be to experiment with all the different elements.

Are you into photography? What do you typically shoot on?

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Kimono: Thrifted // Shorts: Thrifted // Hat: Forever // Top: Free People // Sandals: c/o Aero

I should also probably talk about this incredible, thrifty find too, eh? I actually found it at a booth at Comfest a few months ago. I’ve worn it a few times and always get compliments on it. Can you believe someone gave it away? _1450584 Be sure to check out what my fellow thrift style Thursday-ers came up with this week:

Spoolish // Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J // Confessions of a Refashionista // Lipstick and Yarn

Aligator Toe // Snippets with Alex // Eclecticity // Being Zhenya

Erika’s Style Diary // Sistas From Cali // Bethie the Boo // Rachel’s Lookbook // Muddy Flowers

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A horrific tragedy brought them together, but it’s their undying love that will make sure they never part. On Saturday, James Costello, who was seriously injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, married Krista D’Agostino –- the nurse who helped him through his recovery, according to a statement released by the Hyatt Regency Boston. Que Romantica! Check out the full story here.

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_1430388 These photos were taken outside one of my favorite parks which has been under construction for months. When I saw this sign I knew I couldn’t simply drive past it. This sign is not just positive. It is a beautiful example of positive reframing. Positive reframing is a cognitive behavioral therapy technique I use almost daily with clients. Positive reframing is essentially the age old ‘Is the glass half full? Or is it half empty?’ argument. The belief is that if you can spin things in a positive way, it will cause less emotional distress.

So let’s say you’re sad because summer is ending. A positive reframe for that may be thinking to yourself “Summer ending means fall beginning, and that means pumpkin spice lattes and pretty leaves” :) Ok, so I’m only halfway serious with that example, but you get the point. The thing to remember with positive reframing is that it doesn’t change the situation, or make it better, it just give you a different way to look at something that may initially seem distressing.
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Top: Forever // Pants: c/o Aero // Necklace: Thrifted // Clutch: H&M // Hair: DIY_1430411

 Have you used this technique in your life? How?

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Our hats are off to Amy Purdy for proudly showing off her prosthetics on the red carpet. The 2014 Team USA Paralympic bronze medalist proudly paired a minidress with her prosthetic legs Thursday night at the OK! TV Awards Party in Los Angeles, an inspiring choice her fans can’t stop calling “beautiful” on social media. Check out the full story here!

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