#OOTD: Back in Black

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WEARING:: m.marie tunic top (under $30) + AE jeggings + BAGGU canvas backpack + Lucky Brand perforated leather booties via TJ Maxx (under $50)

Hi, Internets, long time no see!

As per usual, the extended blog break was totally unintentional. One minute I was Cyber Monday shopping, then somehow Christmas came and went in a blink, and now we’re rolling into a new year this weekend. Um, what?!

The flower shop kept me super busy in December. We happily exceeded our goals for the holiday, knocked out a few weddings and events, and sold a lot of cute things from our gift collection that I loved curating this year. Now I’m in that weird post-holiday retail hangover: the adrenaline from the long crazy days is gone, my energy is sapped, and I have a to-do list a mile long that’s just going to have to wait until the first of the year. (I’m lookin’ at you, Quickbooks.)

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Speaking of things I neglected this month, let’s talk about this hair. I’m in the awkward shoulder-length phase; I can’t decide if I want to chop it off and keep the asymmetric lob for another year, or let it grow and add more beige-toned blonde highlights to disguise the new grays Santa brought me for Christmas. (He really shouldn’t have.)

I do miss big ol’ topknots — piled high and extra messy, please and thanks — so I’m leaning towards the latter. Anyone remember when my dark hair was almost down to my waist? Part of me wants to do that again. (The lazy part who loves easy high ponytails and twice-weekly hair washes.)

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Thanks for sticking around through the slowest slow blogging that ever slow blogged this year. I can’t believe 2017 will be my seventh year of sharing what I love and what I wear in this cozy little corner of the Internet, and I really can’t believe sweet people (like you!) keep reading it. I hope you all have fun [safely] bidding adieu to 2016 this weekend, and I’ll see y’all around here in the new year!

Author: Keira Lennox

I'm a small town girl from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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