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On Wasted Time

Well. If I’m being honest, I was aiming to have this post up yesterday.

But then I remembered that Jamie Lynn Spears documentary aired on TLC Sunday night and that just seemed so much more appealing after a long Monday.

At first I kind of felt guilty for pushing off this post another day. I had been doing so well consistently posting, and felt like I was back in my blogging groove after a month or so of feeling off/lazy/just not into it as much. (It’s a lot harder to go home and blog when it’s warm outside than when it’s 20 degrees and dark out by five.) I even wrote Monday’s post on the train back from New York in the Notes app on my phone because I didn’t post on Friday and also knew exactly what I wanted to write about.

But then I remembered that Keith Urban song Wasted TimeDo y’all know it?

(Full disclosure—he is not my Uncle, though my bank account wishes he was.)

If you don’t, you probably a) don’t listen to country radio and/or b) aren’t a country music fan. That’s okay, I’ll give you all the Cliffnotes. As like most country songs, Keith is pontificating about youth—and about how all those summer nights he spent “wasting time” with his friends ended up being the best days of his life.

Now, I’m not saying that a random Monday night when I watched a Jamie Lynn Spears documentary is going to go down as one of the best nights of my life.

(Lord help me if it did.)

But I do think I need to be better about embracing wasted time. I feel like a broken record when I say this because I’ve written about this a lot, but I think in the world we live in, our schedules are so regulated/busy/overbooked. Like I just tried to coordinate a happy hour with three friends, and we couldn’t find a date until the last week of July. It’s still June.

loft palm tie waist romper

loft palm tie waist romper

Yet, when I think back about some of the best moments of my life, it really is time spent that on the surface seems like wasted time.

All those nights in high school my best friend and I used to drive around aimlessly before swinging by Giant for a big baguette to cap off the night while enjoying our latest Shia LaBeouf flick. All those weeknights in college I spent drinking on the Corner when I should have been at home studying. Heck, you could even count some of the hours I’ve spent on this blog as wasted time.

But that wasted time? It’s provided me wonderful memories, better networking opportunities than any event ever could, and a work product I could have only dreamed about when I first started.

So while it’s important to hustle, I think it’s equally important to embrace that wasted time, even if it is a Jamie Lynn Spears documentary.

loft palm tie waist romper

loft palm tie waist romper

Real quick before I let you get back to your Wednesday, I love LOFT rompers. Out of all the rompers I’ve tried, they seem to fit my body type the best because they carry them in petite.

This Loft Palm Tie Waist Romper in particular is super comfortable and easy to wear. My fellow DC blogger pals Ashlee and Kristyn have both styled this romper recently as well, so even though it’s a print, you can see how versatile it is.

A word to the wise—skip the dryer on this one. I also have it in black, and ended up buying it a second time because I shrunk it the first time. #adulthood

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Photos by Monica

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26 Comments

  1. Rachel wrote:

    Love this romper and your super cute cross body!

    Rachel / http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks R! xo

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  2. Kristyn wrote:

    Love the post, and love the romper as well! Truly one of my fave recent purchases!! Thanks for sharing my post as well 🙂

    xo,

    Kristyn
    Primp and Proper

    Published 6.29.16
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    • Katie wrote:

      Of course! Loved how you styled it.

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  3. Jackie wrote:

    I’m a big fan of country music so yes, I know (and love) that song. I also always do a double take when I see your name pop up on my twitter feed, since you basically have the same name!

    Loving the romper, too!

    Jackie
    Something About That

    Published 6.29.16
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    • Katie wrote:

      Haha! I never thought about how similar our names must look at first glance :]. Thank you! xo

      Published 7.8.16
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  4. Whitney wrote:

    That romper is hella cute! I’ve never been able to find one that didn’t seem like it was sized to fit a fictional human. Will have to try those out!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Definitely! Worth a shot for sure :]

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  5. Could not agree more! Even blogging seems like “wasting time” to a lot of my friends and family, but I have to say that it’s one of my favorite things to do and as long as I’m enjoying myself, that’s what matters! Great post xx

    Published 6.29.16
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks lady! Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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  6. Shannon wrote:

    So true! I never really thought about that (I am a Keith Urban fan though!), but wasted time does really make for some good memories…sometimes. Loving this little romper you are wearing. The print is so fun and I love that it’s in a classic black and white color scheme.

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

    Published 6.29.16
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you! xo

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  7. I have not been able to find a romper that I like yet (or that fits my tall figure) but I am crushing on yours. Very cute!

    Published 6.29.16
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    • Katie wrote:

      You should give ASOS a try! They have Tall sizes and seem to work for some of my taller friends :]

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  8. kerona wrote:

    love your outfit, gorgeous!!

    Published 6.30.16
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  9. Ashlee wrote:

    Love this romper! It looks so cute on you! Thanks for sharing my take on it too! ☺️

    Ashlee
    http://www.cobaltchronicles.com

    Published 6.30.16
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    • Katie wrote:

      Of course lady! xo

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  10. Super cute romper! Love the sandals, too!

    http://www.girlnextscore.com

    Published 6.30.16
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  11. Edye wrote:

    You’re so cute! Have a lovely weekend <3

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

    Published 6.30.16
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you lady! xo

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  12. Mikela wrote:

    First of all, beautiful outfit! You look so cute! And secondly, I totally agree with you. So many of the things I have enjoyed most have been considered waisted time by other people. But since I enjoyed them I’d say they were hours and days well spent. 🙂

    Hope you have a wonderful July!

    Published 6.30.16
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you so much. Have a great July yourself, and enjoy that wasted time!

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  13. Rachel wrote:

    Oh, how I miss those nights in high school when all we did was waste time! There’s definitely nothing wrong with kicking back sometimes. We all need a break from our crazy schedules!

    Published 7.1.16
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    • Katie wrote:

      Could not agree more! We all deserve a break!

      Published 7.8.16
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