There’s No Place Like Home

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“There’s no place like home”…. When I came up with the title of this blog post, it had everything to do with the outfit and these adorable shoes that look exactly like Dorothy’s ruby slippers, but the more I thought about this iconic movie quote, the more I realized how much it rings true in my own life. We were just talking to some family friends the other day and one of my best friends mom was remembering how I never wanted to spend the night at their house, but I always wanted my friend to spend the night at my house. I laughed, but had to admit that not much has changed. I have always been a huge homebody and even when I was a teenager and all of my friends were going out on the weekends, nothing ever sounded better to me than staying at home curled up on the couch watching a movie. There were a few years in my early 20’s when I went out all the time, but that quickly fizzled out. I’m an odd mix of loving to be alone, yet I’m really good with people and can easily strike up a conversation with a stranger. My jobs have always been in customer service and have involved talking to people, whether on the phone or in person, most of the day. It really takes a lot out me though, because when I get home from work I am completely drained of energy even though I sit for most of the day. I heard someone say recently that being an introvert vs. an extrovert means that you draw energy by having alone time vs. drawing energy from being with others. It really has nothing to do with being shy or outgoing. I consider myself to be an outgoing person, but I definitely draw my energy from having alone time. I really, really love to be alone and I honestly never get bored. But if my husband is home for more than a day with nothing to do, he starts to go stir crazy and I just think it’s the weirdest thing ever. I can always think of something to do at home. I think that this is why I’ve always had such a small group of really close friends and have never been the girl with a large circle of friends, I just don’t have the energy or need for it. I am recharged by alone time or a one on one conversation with someone I really care about. It’s funny because now that I really think about it, I guess that’s why I’m so drawn to blogging. Blogging is very solitary most of the time and that’s one of the things that I love about it. I can style an outfit, edit pictures, and write a blog post alone in my house for hours and be as happy as a clam! There really is no place like home. :)

Truly,

Tamara

Outfit Details….Dress/from Avenle, Shoes/from B.A.I.T., Necklace/from Jane

*Photos taken by Aaron, edited by me

Truly, Tamara

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  • Serli N.

    So much of what you said rings true for me too! I will take watching a move at home over going out to a loud/crowded place any day. I always thought being an introvert meant being socially withdrawn (I like my alone time, too) but I like the way you said it: I just draw energy by having alone time :), especially because I consider myself an outgoing person when given the opportunity! You look beautiful in these photos, I love the red, black, and white combination. Those Dorothy shoes are perfect for the theme of this post! ;)

    xo, Serli
    http://www.lesoleilchic.blogspot.com

  • Love this dress with the pops of red! So chic and classic. :)

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  • Very, very pretty ensemble. I absolutely adore the classic, chic combination of B&W white gingham with vibrant red that you’re rocking here.

    ♥ Jessica

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