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BBRBF’s Forever | Outfit + Meeting Sara Lily!

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So last month, Sara Lily from In a Nutshell was in town, and I was so, so excited to meet her! We had tried to meet up once before when she came in for a business trip, but it was during the week and I didn’t have a car, so it was a bust. But this time, it was the weekend. I had a car, she hopped the ferry, and we met up in my hometown of Port Orchard for some antique shopping and general silliness.

As you can see, we are both a bit giggly and awkward, but it was so much fun! I love how truly happy we look in these pictures! We got along really well; I think we’re both similar in personality, and had just enough nerdiness to get along swimmingly.

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Asa and Nehemiah and Evie all came with me, and Asa warmed up to her… after his usual period of being smiley-but-shy. Evie just liked her right away (as did I!) I’m always a little bit shy about bringing my kids/husband with me when I meet new people, because I don’t want them to feel awkward (the new people) or feel overwhelmed by my troupe. But Sara seriously took it all in stride and we ALL loved her!

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For a few weeks before she came, we shot ideas back and forth for outfits, and finally settled on these dresses – mine, because I’ve only worn it once on the blog, hers because the color is perfect to match my flowers! And then as we wandered looking for a place to shoot photos, this mural went so well with us that we had to pose in front of it.

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Sara Lily is such a pro at posing, she inadvertently taught me a few things that I’ve been putting in use since then (as I mentioned here)! But we had a great laugh about how hard it is to pose with someone. You want to joke and talk and it feels so awkward to just stand silently next to someone making your “blogger face” (come on, we all have one). But I love the silly photos every bit as much as the serious ones.

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Everything: vintage, except for the shoes and belt… which were thrifted. And the coat is from Skye.

I know I have made a BBRBF (best book reading blogger friend) for life with this gal! And I need to meet more blogger friends; after having met Hilary and Marlen and now Sara, I feel like I’ve finally found my “group.”

You know, how in Highschool you’re always in a clique? I didn’t have one. I was the floater. But now, I’ve found my people, who I can talk to about blogging without it feeling awkward, who totally get the woes of a rainy day when you’re wearing a great outfit, and who are genuinely some of the coolest people I’ve ever met! Not to mention, the nicest!

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Come back soon, Sara!

And, happy Thursday!


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