2.12.2013

Reconnected


 


Top & Skirt (Limited); Tights (Target); Shoes (Kohls); Belt (Stolen from another dress);
Watch (Fossil)
Dave Haas Photography

While on vacation last week, I didn't turn my phone on once... and it was extremely liberating not to be tethered to my smartphone and feel like Pavlov's dog and salivate when my phone lights up or dings with a new alert.  A few times I wondered what news I was missing out on, but for the most part it was nice to be present with the people that were in front of me without multitasking. Social media is such a great way to connect, but it can get overwhelming and sometimes dilute the tangible relationships in our lives.  Do you ever take breaks from social media? 

56 comments:

Mica said...

I like the mixing of prints :)

Sometimes it's good to disconnect for a while :)

AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

Adrielle said...

so cute!the blouse is really cute!
XOXO
Adrielle
http://dailyfashiondream.blogspot.com

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

you look soo pretty Heather <3 <3

Alexandra said...

How cute and romantic!!! beautiful look! Great pictures as well!
Have a fabulous time!

Best wishes, Alexandra
www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

Lady of Style said...

Very feminie outfit, you look gorgeous!

Annette
Lady of Style

Tasia |Ruffles and Sequins| said...

Great pattern play, Heather! I wish I could disconnect from social media more often. I think the fact that I never get actual vacation kinda justifies my complete dedication ;) I did take a break from my blog over Christmas posting less and that was lovely!

Lyosha said...

love the pettern mix here darling

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

Jacquelineand.... said...

I do take the occasional break from ALL things computer...it feels good to relax and read a book.

Love this mix, it's so colourful and lively! Hope you had a great holiday.

Bravoe Runway said...

I have not and certainly could use a break...I could use a break from life to be quite honest with you. I love than skirt!

Denisa said...

That blouse have amazing color. I really like it. Have a great day.

http://www.fashiondenis.com/

Alissa said...

I love the print mixing!!!

Rachel said...

Love the color of this blouse on you!

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

this purple blouse is stunning, i love it.
i do take breaks from social media because it can get too much. its so important for me to connect with people face to face. that said i love social media lol xxx

Catherine said...

Sounds amazing, honestly. As much as I love my phone (and probably have an unhealthy obsession with Twitter), it's SO nice to get away for a while. It will always be there when you get back! Also - I LOVE the two patterns! They're so perfect together. You look great in that shade of purple.

Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

love this combo! the pattern mixing and the color mixing is fab!

XO Meghan
citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

Helene said...

especially on vacation you gotta turn the phone off! love it!

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

Sometimes disconnecting is absolutely necessary to feel truly refreshed when you get back!
Love the pattern mixing here!

Michael said...

LOVE that blouse!!!

Jamie said...

love the mixed prints!!
Jamie

Ginny said...

Very cute pattern mixing! I don't really take breaks from social media, bit I haven't been on a trip since my honeymoon 5 years ago. Sign....
Ginny
mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

Rachel Lynne said...

I need a major break from social media. It gets intense sometimes. Sometimes I forget my phone and I feel so disconnected and then I feel liberated.

Super cute outfit! Love the purple polka dot top! :)

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

When we went on vacation to Anigua we didn't look at emails or the internet for days. It was a huge relief. A pain in the butt when I got back...so far behind, but a great chance to focus on "real life" for a change.

I love a good aline skirt.

bisous
Suzanne

Julie, from prosecco to plaid said...

Love the mixing of prints, and that purple is fabulous!! xo, Julie
www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

Lauren said...

Sometimes taking a break is the most relaxing thing I can do for myself, but it is hard getting over the disconnected feeling!

Fizz and Frosting

Bethie The Boo said...

I don't think I take enough breaks from social media! I did try to this summer when we were up in Itasca though - no wifi options there, so you had to wait until you got into town.

I love the pretty purple blouse you have on!

Ashleigh said...

You are so right. i lost my phone yexterday and flippeed out. my bank account blog and life are on it! luckily a nice lady found it! but the panic made me sick. im going to delete some apps. i need peace of mind!
i love your polka dot top and floral skirt. very pretty!
ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

TheTinyHeart said...

When I went to the Bahamas last year, I had no cell service. So even if I wanted to check my phone, I couldn't...but I didn't miss it at all!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Agnes Mayer said...

Beautiful. Love the polka dot top. On vacations I really try and not check e-mail, facebook, etc, but it's hard to do that when I'm home. Love your vacation pics.

Agi:)

vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

Alyssa Longobucco said...

You look SO pretty in this purple!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Niki Caron said...

Sometimes it's best to just unplug! I can imagine your vacation must have been so relaxing without your phone turned on! You look beautiful! I love this outfit!

Amy said...

Love the outfit and sometimes its nice to unplug!

xx Amy

Leopard and Lillies

Terry S said...

LOVE the print mixing, Heather. That's a really great purple top!

I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.

xo,
Terry

http://terrystwocents.tumblr.com

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

It's a must! I do that on the weekends. It feels so good! Heather, I love these two prints together and the colors! You look great!
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Bri Marie said...

Disconnecting is my absolute fav. Having my work email on my phone makes it so hard to turn off, but it feels so worth it whenever I do.

I love this pattern mixing, too! Super, super cute :)

Chahrazad said...

Lovely outfit. Especially your blouse.

x
www.cherryfactor.blogspot.com

Emily Goswick said...

Super cute! love the purple. Great post and great blog :) So glad I found it! Would you like to follow each other?? Follow me and I'll follow you right back!

Much love
xoxo
Emily
The Rancher's Daughter

Akinyi Ragwar said...

Such a great combination! The polka dots great contrast with this printed skirt so chic!

xoxo Akinyi

http://fitsonme.blogspot.com

Chris Ed said...

Wow beautiful look! I love your top and skirt! kisses chris

vogueandheels said...

Gorgeous outfit! I love how you wore that purple polka dot shirt, it's amazing.


-Vogue&Heels
vogueandheels.wordpress.com

whitley hamlin said...

Love this color/pattern combo sweet girl!

Heather said...

Those colors look fabulous on you, Heather!

Heather
http://polkadotsleopardspots85.blogspot.com/

smk053078 said...

I am usually on some sort of social media every day, but I do take days off from blogging. It's nice to just take a break. And your pictures from your trip were AH-mazing!! I need some beach and umbrella drinks in my life!! Welcome back!

hannah said...

I think it is great to disconnect. I find it hard to do but I am learning because I feel myself engaging more in real life when I step away from all the sites, blogs and apps for a few hours every day...

Diana Marks said...

very beautiful combination! love your top!

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FierceandFashionable said...

This is one of my favorite outfits of yours yet! Such great patterns! :)

xx Michelle

Fierce & Fashionable

newpetite said...

Love your top! Beautiful color.

geelongfashionista said...

Love the colour of your top!

Yes, I do take breaks from social media/phones at times, and it is amazing how life still goes on. But also amazing at how much we come to rely on them too!

readeatcreate.com said...

I LOVE this mix in patterns! Such a pretty outfit!
xoxo

Little Rus said...

Oh I know exactly how you felt. I must admit I find it difficult to switch off completely, but I do try to avoid computer and phone in weekends, at least as much as I can. :)

Lovely outfit, adore the skirt!
xxx

Ira Kharchenko said...

Amazing outfit! I love the blouse:)

Check out my blog: http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de

Sosita said...

you are so gorgeous!!!!!! <3 ^.^

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Hi darling, absolutely love this post, I love seeing your style and these pics are inspiringly fabulous!
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

Lovely outfit and gret mix of prints! Usually when I go on holidays, I take blogging break and if I feel like I update Instagram/Twitter. I think it's very healthy taking blogging breaks because sometimes it is a lot of work and we all need a holiday also to stimulate new ideas! BTW, I'm glad you had such a great time in Punta Cana!

Ivana said...

You are such a pro in mixing prints, Heather! And pretty please, can I borrow that polka dot blouse one of these days? :)

Have a lovely Sunday!

xx Ivana

Macarons and Pearls

fleurani said...

Heather, isnt it horrible how so many people are addicted to social media. I mean like 15 years ago everybody could live without it :-)

You look super gorgeous as always my dear :-)

ani
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

dawn said...

such lovely pictures- so pretty and I love the outfit

Dawn
www.dressmeperfect.com

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