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This is me.

About me:

This Buzzfeed article: 29 Freeing Truths Of Being A Low-Maintenance Girl pretty much explains me.

Example 1:  I put on very light lipstick Wednesday before work (just because) and the first co-worker I saw says (practically yells) "Lisa, are you wearing lipstick?" 
Five heads popped over their cube walls to look.  
No joke.

Example 2:  Madewell is my jam.  I have a couple dresses from there that I wear ALL THE TIME!
Correction:  pretty much all my go to outfits that some may say I wear too much are from Madewell.
They just came out with new jean news yesterday!
Someday...after my saving spree is over (when will the weddings end?) I will maybe allow myself to purchase a pair.
My current favorite pair of jeans is from Target a couple years ago and they are starting to show their wear :(   Boo.
This week I created an exercise where I put everything I want in my online shopping cart and then closed the window.  It was empowering...sort-of.  Also a bit sad.

And Everlane Ts!  So comfy!

Example 3: I have somehow become the braiding pro in my area at work and I often find myself braiding my own hair and then someone else's.

Happy Friday and Happy August!  (I mean for real, where did July go?)

P.S. If Lolla's not really your scene, but the music is, they have their livestream up this weekend!


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