Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Social Hour


______Realizing I hadn't really socialized all week, I decided to take action. I dressed myself up, actually properly dried my hair with a blowdryer opposed to letting the air leech water droplets from it over the course of the day, and grooved on over to Starbucks. Yes. Grooved. On. Over. Watch out.

______Thus, I am presenting sitting at Starbucks, drinking delectable peach tea, editing photos, and occasionally glancing up from my screen to accidentally lock eyes with another human being. Insert hipster habit commentary here. I've witnessed a twenty minute Tindr date go down, which doesn't seem very long to get to know someone to me, as well as noticed a few men hunched around a table conducting a very specific business endeavor. A group of five bearded men all dressed in old jeans and wrinkled T-shirts kept shuffling from the inside seating to the outside, clearly not sure what to make of this seventy-degree temperature in November. And a couple girls with laptops just like me sat "chilling like villains" (as the cool kids say) with their checkered vans and thick-rimmed glasses.


______I'm sure they're doing the same thing I am: getting out of the house to hear something other than the scraping of their dog's claws against the hardwood floors or the white noise of televised news debates. I can get pretty stir crazy even though I am a humble home-dweller, so even tiny outings like this can ease my brain. Just a new environment to soak in, grumbling Penske truck, antsy humans on their devices, traffic noise, and all.


______And so, two hours later and having spoken to no one, my social meter was brimming with a strange satisfaction. That's how you do it as an introvert, and I suppose that is the way of stuff, the way of things, and the way of stuff and things.

Blazer: Charlotte Russe (similar)
Dress: KnowStyle
Jelly shoes: BooHoo (exact and they're $10 go go go ladies)
Chain bracelet: Charming Charlie (similar)


Rachel said...

I'm not sure I've ever been in my house long enough to feel the need to escape for the sole purpose of escaping and being in a new environment...wonder what that says about me...

Love the color of the dress! Bright things are my kind of things.

Frannie Pantz said...

Yep. I feel you. Although sometimes I feel the opposite--I am so busy running kids around and working that sometimes I just want to sit at home and do nothing. But that usually doesn't go very well because then I notice all of the chores and housework that needs done and then I decide to fuh-get-abot-it and get the heck out of there!

LOOOOOOOOVE the hot pink dress on you! Looks great with the beige!

Mica T said...

I love the bright pink on you!

I'm the opposite - I prefer sitting working by myself at home, I like to focus on tasks. I'm more of an introvert though. I do like going out, but my ideal evening would be spent at home, haha.

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rae lovefromberlin said...

What beautiful photos! Love how you styled this look too and the color combinations are wonderful!
Hope you had a successful work session at the cafe!

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LyddieGal said...

I can relate, even though I'm out of house and at work five days a week, if nearly an entire saturday should pass and I haven't left the house I start to feel stir-crazy and need to get out for a bit, even if it's just to aimlessly meander the isles of home goods.

Jodie said...

You look beautiful- I love the whole pink look especially the shoes:)
I love your coffee shop hipster experience! It sounded very much like starbucks here in the UK which makes me think how small the world actually is!

Kristian said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

It can be nice to get out of the house when you are there by yourself all time, though truthfully, I tended to get more work done at home... or at the library, I guess.

Sarah Albertson said...

This is a gorgeous outfit! You look amazing. I am such a hermit, I'm pretty sure I could stay at home for at least a week without feeling the urge to venture further than my yard.. But hey, I've got my cats to keep me company.....

The Dragonfruit said...

Haha, yessss girl, yes!
There's nothing more satisfying than remaining comfortably in an introvert bubble surrounded by a social setting? I don't know why, but I feel energized by that when I've been staying in too much. I'm actually planning on heading downtown next weekend to people watch from this cool little coffee shop that stays open till 2 AM and it's right on the nightclub/bar block lol. I've heard it's a prime spot to watch other social interactions go down and simultaneously be entertained xD Paaarrrtyyyy.
Loving your dressy look here, that blazer is so sharp!

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Anna said...

You have such a cute style! Even your other outfits are so charming :) I'm actually super in love with these shoes - can't believe they are only $10! Following you :)

Anna xx


I am always out and about, especially for work travel, so when I actually home I don't mind staying in at times. Although, I am more lively and really enjoy going out, especially when it's cold, with the addition of this time of season makes me quite excited. I love your beautiful outfit, such a great pink colour on you too. xx /Madison