When You’re Just Not Feeling It

Lilly Pulitzer Luxletic Athleisure Top

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Y’all, I just wasn’t feeling today’s post when I shot it. I had already shot one post right beforehand. After I changed, we left downtown and headed to the spot I wanted to shoot, but the lighting was already way too dark. So we drove around and found this white building.  By the time we pulled up, I was not feeling it. I forgot to refresh my lipstick and swap out my jewelry. My hair looked like a hot mess. Chauncey told me to fix and I couldn’t even be bothered to look in a mirror to do it.haha Oh, and, to top it off, I had just broken my favorite black sunglasses:(Lilly Pulitzer Luxletic Athleisure Top Lilly Pulitzer Luxletic Athleisure Top Lilly Pulitzer Luxletic Athleisure Top Lilly Pulitzer Luxletic Athleisure Top Lilly Pulitzer Luxletic Athleisure Top Lilly Pulitzer Luxletic Athleisure Top Lilly Pulitzer Luxletic Athleisure Top Lilly Pulitzer Luxletic Athleisure Top

Top: Lilly Pulitzer // Leggings: Victoria Secret Pink (also love these!) // Espadrilles: Tory Burch (similar and similar both on MAJOR sale–under $100!) // Handbag: Tory Burch (similar) // Sunglasses: Quay Australia // Earrings: Charming Charlie // Necklace: Kate Spade

I know that we all have days when we’re just not feeling it. And by it, I mean anything–our hair, the outfit we’re wearing, our makeup, and/or life in general. If this is you, then take time to push the reset button. I was literally about ready to cry by the time I finished shooting these pictures. I was done and felt so overwhelmed. So I headed home, relaxed on the couch, and skipped my blog post for the next day. Some days we just need a little mental vacation.  TAKE IT WHEN YOU NEED IT!!! Step back from the moment, take a deep breath, and relax.

I originally wore this outfit one day last week, and was in love with how comfortable it was! This top is my first piece of the Lilly Pulitzer Luxletic collection. I snagged it during the After Pary Sale at The Peppermint Palm.  The material is lightweight with a slight stretch. And since it’s so bright, I paired it with one of my fav pairs of black leggings from Victoria Secret Pink.

I almost didn’t post this pictures because I wasn’t feeling it, but I’m glad to be sharing them with y’all. Plus, Chauncey is such a sweetheart to take all my photos, and I REALLY hated to ask him to reshoot these.

Nice to meet you!

Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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  1. 9.7.17
    Mary said:

    I am so glad you shared these pics and your heart. I think we all feel like that at times! I know I have lately. 🙂

  2. 9.7.17
    Tina said:

    Love the honesty here! It’s hard sometimes and when you aren’t feeling it, it’s sometimes best to just go home and put on sweatpants! Super cute and comfy look!

  3. 9.7.17

    You know I relate to this so much! Your hair looks so good here and I love this bright popover!

  4. 9.7.17
    Esraa Bassiouny said:

    Today is one of those days I am not feeling anything except for eating and I hate this feeling!!!!
    I hope Friday snaps me out of this mood tho.
    PS you look stunning even when you are not feeling it.

  5. 9.8.17

    Some days are a “I just can’t” days. We all have them!

  6. 9.8.17
    Dara said:

    Aw, I’m sorry you aren’t feeling it. I get in moods like that! I love the outfit though, you look great to me!

  7. 9.8.17

    I’m on week 3 of feeling this way Tif. I was so planning to start September strong with all my blog posts planned all orderly and then all these hurricanes and I just can’t focus. Blah. Maybe next week I’ll get myself back together. Thanks for sharing your heart!

  8. 9.8.17
    Jess said:

    So glad you wrote this post! I wish more bloggers were open about the real life/feelings behind the perfect pictures. Love how bright and fun this outfit is!!

  9. 9.13.17

    Cute look! I can totally relate…sometimes blog photo shoots are a real pain and sometimes they are fun.

  10. 9.13.17

    Love the pretty pink top and fun shoes! Yep, I take blogging breaks as needed and do not feel the least bit guilty about it.

    Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  11. 9.14.17
    fashionistha said:

    Hard to get over these earrings.So cool!

  12. 9.14.17
    Chanda said:

    I think you look amazing! New reader to your blog and I absolutely LOVE how vivid your colors are!!
    xx, Chanda | Birth of a Fashion Blogger

  13. 9.15.17

    I totally hear ya on not feeling it sometimes. They turned out great, tho!

  14. 9.15.17
    Sheree Ho said:

    This post is so important. Taking a mental vacation is necessary some days, and it’s so nice that you acknowledge this. And I know you said that you weren’t feeling it, but you look so stunning in this fun outfit!
    Thank you for linking up this week!

    ~xo Sheree