this isn't normal.

Top (Kohl's, $26), Black Tank (Kohl's, $3), 
Necklace (Tiffany's), Jeans (Thrifted, $5, from Delia's), 
Shoes (Kohl's, $2.98)

Normally on Sundays, I wear khaki pants and a blue polo. I wake up early, stumble to the car with my cup of coffee (or in this week's case, sweet smelling apple cider) and drive away to work - six minutes late, of course. Like clockwork.
And this Sunday was no different. I rolled into the parking lot at 8:06 on the dot, running in with wrinkly pants and messy hair thanks to a late evening and a severe lack of motivation for being productive this morning. I was mentally counting down the hours until I can go home to the comfort of my heated bed and snuggle back under the covers for some much needed Zzz's. This week has been long. Every week has been long. And without a day to call a weekend, they all seem to blend together into one big lumpy mess of a fall time.
But as I fumble around for my keys, to clock in - now eight minutes late.. which is kind of like two minutes late Alynne-Time - I look up to see my manager's bewildered face, as he questioned why I was there. Like it's not normal for a messy looking girl in a rush to bombard a store before it's open. It was only then that I realized it was all for nothing. The messy hair, the wrinkly pants, the early morning. All of it. For nothing. I wasn't even scheduled.
For the first time in 5 weeks, I have a day off. And I showed up to work, anyway.
I'm telling you: this... this is what being cool feels like.
I didn't even bother to check my schedule, this week. I work every Sunday. It's repetitive. It's routine. And it's predictable... Except, not really.
I walked out of that building not knowing what to do with myself. I mean, it's a day off! These don't just happen any old day. I mean, I can wear cute clothes...or, catch up on homework.. or, attempt to bake.. or, go out to lunch... or, do one of the many DIY projects I have locked away somewhere in my pinterest.. or, go apple picking, or... go shopping!! OH THE POSSIBILITIES. Where do I start??

I have no idea what today will end up holding. But I'm starting it off right. With bright colors and visits to some much missed blogs.

Here's to a wonderful week!


  1. Just found your blog and I love it! so I'm your newest follower. I love your top! its super cute.

  2. what did you do after? I always had this dream that I'm late for work and rushing to dress up but for some reason I have trouble dressing up and finding the right shoes and when I got to the office there's no work because it's a Sunday (this is all happening in my dream. When I woke up, I have this feeling that I'm really late for work and frantically checking out the time and the day if it's a working day, weird isn't it?

  3. HA! I can't believe you just showed up! Well at least you were up early and ready to roll with the day and not sleeping it away. I mean a nap is just as good right? Love your blog Alynne! new follower!