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Bag + Luggage = Baggage

August 31st, 2010

I had originally written a massive post along with these photos, but as usual when something gets too big, I decided to make it a separate post for another day. It kind of went along with the theme of these pictures, but just to let you know… it’s about our little vacation this weekend, plus the usual, crazy pondering. So I guess if you are used to being uncomfortable with my “textual” emotions and surprisingly enough, actually like that I write about them, I am warning you that another one of “those” entries is coming this week! People who have known me from my blog since the start will know that I never just take clothes at face value, never just review fashion or its designers, and especially never write like a blind advocate of trends. There’s always something deeper behind clothes—whether it be psychological, physical, or spiritual, and I like to write about those things. Interestingly enough, I have developed two sets of audiences with some overlapping between them: people who like clothes and pretty pictures and people who can endure long posts and engage in discussion. I love all of you, and together, the two groups represent… well, me!

Needless to say, vacations are meant to be a time to get away from things, including hurting or stress. Where I will be going, I can only hope to be relieved from all of that. You have to admit, not all getaways are stress-free. I’ll just look at the bright side and think that I do not have to do a speck of work at all, not even household chores. That alone, indeed, is awesome! This pretty, red suitcase isn’t really my only baggage. No, I’m not getting into that “life’s pulling me down” type of baggage. I was really talking about bags. Not underneath my eyes, silly. You know, luggage? I almost never carry just one bag, and I’m sure you girls know that about yourselves, too! What I Wore: Sakura Rose shirt, skirt, bracelet, necklace | Nine West pumps | American Tourister suitcase

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24 Responses to “Bag + Luggage = Baggage”

  1. Victoria / Justice Pirate

    I love the skirt!!!
    I don’t smile enough in photos either yet I am already getting smile lines because I smile too much. ugh.

    haha.
    You look adorable, dear!

  2. Modesty is Pretty

    I must admit I’m one of the ones that likes pretty pictures more than words, usually I don’t have time to read all the wonderful posts that bloggers write so I just do a quick scan for inspiration and move on to the next one unless it’s about a spiritual post, in the summer when I was on vacation I did enjoy reading more the long posts. I’m glad you like us both. Love the outfit!

  3. Elaine

    Very cute!!

  4. Krystal/Village

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

  5. Cynthia

    You look wonderful, I love your style, is kinda different, and thats what make it special :)

    http://www.nevermindcb.blogspot.com

  6. Megan

    i love the text on the images!

    oh, and….you are absolutely adorable.

  7. alb

    you give men hope – there’s still pretty women

  8. ML

    I just found your blog today and I’m glad I did. You’ve got an incredible blog!

    xoxo,

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  9. marie

    I love your shoes! Such a cute color and style! :)

  10. melrod

    What a sweet little outfit. lovely blog.
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    xoxo,
    MelRod

  11. Cindy

    too cute to be forgotten

  12. Cheryl

    I love your skirt! I get self-conscious when I take my self photos and so if I smile it usually comes out forced.hahaha!

    So what´s all this hurting and stress all about? ;) You look definitely radiant to me and not stressed out! :)

  13. Anthea

    Love your outfit and your pretty pictures :) Rob gave you some good advice. You have a lovely smile.

  14. Brittan

    u r a q t.

    and I cant wait to hear what you have to say :)

    xo

  15. Lyddiegal

    you skirt is just the cutest ever!!
    I only have one piece of proper luggage as well. I wish I traveled more to justify buying more, because I’m always seeing bags I’d like to bring home…

    Have fun on your vacation!

  16. Tawny

    Rachel,
    I’m a picture & word reader!! I love all your pretty pics! And I just adore your fashion! But I especially love reading what you have to say!!
    Hmm… I just realized, I’ve been enjoying your blog & occasional emails & comments so much, I think of you as a friend in the blogosphere!
    You always inspire me. Sometimes it’s tword fashion! Other times tword living as a Christian women & standing by my convictions!
    You’ve shown me I can be modest & feminine & not look the least frumpy!! Thanks!!
    ********************
    I love this outfit!! I actually thought it was a dress at first! It reminds me a lot of a vintage day dress I bought recently!! It’s absolutely adorable!!

    ~Tawny~

  17. Nancy Leigh

    You look very cute and put-together.

  18. YAF

    Your look is SO pretty!!!!

  19. Trishna

    Such a pretty skirt, love it. :)

  20. Miss Match

    Simply adorable!!!

  21. arnique

    Congratulations on your features! You definitely deserve it. Actually, I think you should get more commendations for your writing, which always find sweet yet endearingly forthright. Though we may not always share the same opinions, I always want to HEAR and understand your perspective. Props!

    Don’t stop long comments! I love them and I hope you do too!

    A from A +B in the Sea

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  23. Cliff

    i guess u hve a lot of cute dresses in ur closet, and this one is really CUTE!! :D

  24. JustLikeMolly

    Hi Rachel!

    This looks is so adorable. Glad to find there are more like-minded modest fashionistasts in the world!

    http://www.JustLikeMolly.com

    JLM :)

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