Hive Mind



The first time I was stung by a bee was on my 10th birthday. The second (and last time) I was stung was on my 11th birthday. This definitely created a bit of a panic in 11 year old me, this was not the kind of birthday tradition I wanted. They left me alone after that and I would say we’ve had a pretty good relationship since then- I respect the work they’re doing and they don’t sting me. Let’s hope I didn’t just jinx that.

Joules was kind enough to indulge my novelty print cravings and send me this bee print blouse. Button ups are always great for layering and remixing, and with the subtle pattern and neutral colors, I can tell this one will go a long ways.


Joules bee blouse


top: bee blouse c/o Joules
skirt & necklace: thrifted
shoes: Jeffrey Campbell via Last Chance ($10!)

I also have good news if you’re a size 7 and live in the US (pretty specific, I know!)… due to a shipping mix up, I have a pair of these adorable floral rain boots in size 7 that Joules is going to give to one of you! And guess what else? They are lined. Yeah, I know, that’s pretty awesome to have shoes that keep your feet dry AND warm while looking cute.

Since this giveaway is pretty limited (US residents only), we are keeping it easy peasy to enter- just leave a comment with your favorite item on the Joules site. That’s it! You have until midnight on Friday the 19th to enter and I’ll randomly select a winner on Saturday. Remember- this is only for a pair in size 7.

Joules Floral Rain Boot

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11 Responses to Hive Mind

  1. Ellie says:

    Those orange shoes are too cute! I love the socks you paired them with as well. And what an awful birthday tradition that would be. Glad you didn’t get stung on your 12th birthday haha.

    p.s. In answer to your question, I’m moving to Seattle. Thanks so much for the well wishes and tips about embracing frizzy hair in the PNW :) I’m definitely going to have to learn to just let my hair be.

  2. Marisa says:

    Dangerous that you just introduce me to this site! I can’t believe I never heard of it before. It’s hard to choose but..I think the Jubilee Wellyprint Rain boot is my fave.|JUBILEE

    I wear a 6.5/7 so these would be perfect!!! PS – the print on that shirt is perfection. And you poor thing being stung twice…knock on wood, I never have but it terrifies me to bits!

  3. That is such a cute top! I love bee prints, the actual things can stay farrrrrr away from me haha.

  4. britoct18 says:

    CUUUUUTE!I love bees so much:) Well, aesthetically, not so much in real life-I’ve been stung too:(

    I’m a size 7!!! And although it doesn’t rain too much in AZ, I would love to celebrate it even more by wearing those booties! GIMME:) My favorite thing on the Joules site is this adorable polka dotted rain jacket. I LOVE POLKA DOTS!!!|SPTCHAM

  5. Kristian says:

    What a fun shirt! I think I like the women’s leather brogues,but everything is gorgeous from Joules.

  6. This is not me entering (WHY AM I NOT A SIZE 7!?!?) but that site is SO CUTE. Even though Colorado is usually pretty dry, I think I still may need some!!! You look adorable in the bee print :)
    xo Hannah

  7. Jen says:

    Oh my gosh, that bee shirt is AMAZING! I <3 bees!!

  8. Lauren says:

    Ooh I can’t resist a good giveaway! This site has so much, it’s hard to choose. I really like the quilted jackets. Not usually my style, but for some reason I’m really drawn to them. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s starting to get colder here in New Jersey! :(

  9. Marlen says:

    haha id be absolutely panicked over that birthday tradition, too! and gah, i need a pair of rain boots. I’m not a size 7 but im totally going to check out their site

    xo marlen
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  10. Miki says:

    Hi, Lisa! It’s been so long! :/ Wow, what a coincidence to be stung by a bee on two consecutive birthdays, haha! I am terrified of them and wasps and even Chinese beetles, hehe. This shirt is lovely, by the way!

    And since I happen to be a size 7 and live in the US, I’d like to enter this giveaway! :) My favorite item from the Joules website are probably the Women’s Mid-Calf Rain Boot Wellies, although the rain boots in this giveaway are very neat, too!

    Have a fun week!


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