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SPRING BREAK

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I basically live in leggings, and now that I have the week off from classes, pretty sure I’m going to only alternate between them and jeans. I had a friend give me some suggestions for what to do to make this week awesome and not just totally waste every day–so I hopefully will keep busy. ALSO, having Spring Break the week after the time change is so nice! No “jet lag” for me til next week! Yes!!

Also, also…I’m buying this shirt for the summer. Cute right? Gonna wear it everywhere, with my favorite jean shorts and some sandals:

Just Friends

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Let’s play “what’s my new favorite accessory”

New Hipster Frames

These finally came today. Thank you, universe. Even though I feel like I’m looking through a fishbowl (therefore contacts will remain my #1 choice), I have a feeling I might wear glasses a lot more than usual. Also shout out to my just figuring out the whole “sock-bun” thing. I don’t know if I don’t use a long enough sock for my hair, or what, but I feel like it always comes out looking like a messy wrap bun–never nice and neat like Pinterest says. And now, what is possibly my favorite photo of me ever:

big frame hipster glasses with high bun

Join the hipster craze. Buy some big ol’ frames. These frames are Guess. And here’s to a fantastic week! Love you (yes, you).

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Thoughts in Black

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I have to say how much I’ve been busy being not busy the past few weeks. It’s like I’ve made an effort to do none of my work. I call it my rebellious period. I think I was just so overwhelmed after last semester ended, then I’ve been overwhelmed with the amount of work I’ve had straight off this semester. But, I’m over it now.

I’m happy to report I’m back on schedule now, and things are looking up. For starters, I finally organized my room–not just cleaned it. I can’t express how much better it’s made me feel already.

My ankle is still healing somehow. I can’t believe how long it’s been and why it isn’t better already. I did manage to wear heels on Sunday, though. They gave me a blister on the back of my ankle, so now all I can wear are my loose shoes. So overall, it ended up taking my already limited  choice (only flats) to even more limited (only flats that don’t hurt my blister).

When I was organizing my room, I managed to get rid of a lot of stuff I was basically hanging on to for no reason. It’s so funny–when I originally put it all in a box and put it in a corner of my closet, I thought “I can’t just throw this away, I spent a lot of time on it, even though I’ll probably never look at it again.”

When I took it out yesterday, I was strangely unattached and didn’t care at all. All in the trash. It felt really…empowering. I know that’s weird, but it feels so good not to be attached to things. Sometimes I feel like I live my whole life making decisions based on one attachment or another.

Confession: I didn’t go to my classes today. I took a mental-sanity day and ran errands, then enjoyed a beautifully relaxing (much needed) pedicure. I can’t even fully express how much I’ve been needing to relax.

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Playing in the November Snow

 

I love contrasting black and cream. I don’t know why, but it just makes my eyes happy. Especially in Winter. All the clothes I’m wearing in the photos were gifts. I don’t know where anything is from, except my tights, but I can’t remember where I got them! I remember WHEN I got them, and what they were FOR, but not where…

I need more patterned tights.

And less snow. Don’t get me wrong, snow is perfect for photographing and playing, but I am deathly afraid of driving in snow. Yes, I realize I picked the wrong state to live in.

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Social Change

I just recently got accepted to present at the Utah Valley University Conference on Writing for Social Change. I’m really excited, because it means I can present my paper on feminism to some people and maybe inspire social change. That’s kind of a big deal.

Also, I am doing something else really exciting. Getting all A’s. In all 6 of my classes. The semester is about only halfway done, so we’ll see where it goes, but it’s amazing how much more motivated I am to be successful in school after a) taking a year off and b) having figured out what I want to do with my life.

The last thing that’s going on in my life that is keeping me from being a very good blogger is that I have been rehearsing and practicing to accompany the BYU contemporary dancers. I got this amazing opportunity from one of the most musically apt people I know from Church. He randomly presented me with this chance, and I’ve totally been bitten by the performance bug. I just love it. We did our first performance today and it went really well. It felt amazing to sing with such a talented person and to a magical guitarist, then knowing two people were dancing to something that I was helping to create–was amazing.

I have a lot going on right now, personally and with school, but I’m encouraged by the inspiring messages of those around me. I am so lucky and grateful for the opportunities I get to spend my life in such uplifting circumstances. I am growing in ways I never thought possible–and it’s not even because of the Halloween candy!

Fall 2012

I love all seasons, but I have to say, I think Fall-time gets the most attention from me. Even though it snowed this morning, but the mid-afternoon it all melted and I was determined to get some photos before the colors all turned to brown.

I have been a bad blogger lately, but I’m determined to change it.

In good news, I might be going to 80 degree Vegas this weekend to celebrate Katrin’s 21st! And I get to be very artsy in one of my classes right now.

I also saw three people I haven’t seen in over a year at school this week. Two I enthusiastically said hello to, one I avoided like the plague.

Halloween and Thanksgiving are almost upon us. I am so excited for the holiday season!

Hey, thanks to all of you who read these posts. It really means a lot to me.

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Happy Fall Equinox

I usually don’t post on Saturdays, but today is the start of fall–and well, I have to celebrate in my most fall outfit. The “Stanford” sweater is actually vintage! It belonged to my mom in the 80’s. The lace0side leggings (I don’t get to wear these nearly enough, btw) are from Papaya. The cute collared hearts piece was supposed to be a dress–but it totally shrank. Yes, again with my ELF Cheerful Cherry lipstick. It really is my fall favorite.

Even though the Fall Equinox is today, I don’t feel like fall has really set in. It’s definitely starting to creep around the corner, but I’m still holding out for 60 and 70 degree temps. Enough of this heat already! (But don’t come for a while, Winter.)

But, regardless of if we like it, the seasons are changing. Whether you pronounce it “Ee-quinox” or “Eh-quinox,” let’s remember to come together at this Season of Thankfulness–and let’s just all get along, okay?!

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Canyon Trip

After classes, I had a moment of spontaneity and decided to drive through Provo Canyon all the way out to the other side. It was beautiful! I was hoping to see more fall colors, but what I did see was beautiful and the breeze alone was heavenly.

It was awesome to experience the beauty of summer ending and fall starting. Some of the places in that canyon look like they come straight out of a fairytale.

Check out the gallery below for more shots of my 2.5 hour drive!

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I have reached a new level: Instagram

It all started with this photo.

I wear contacts. I lost a couple boxes of my contacts. I have avoided it as long as possible, but I am now out of contacts. Good thing I have this one pair of glasses.

I don’t usually wear glasses, I prefer to not wear glasses. They’re annoying and I like my sunglasses.

Now I don’t have a choice. …procrastination, children–this is where it gets you. I once went a whole month with glasses when I lived in California because of the same thing. I started dating a boy who only saw me with my glasses, so once I went back to normal, it freaked him out. My normal was his weird. …Weird.

On top of all this, it’s the first week of classes. Now everyone I meet is going to assume I always wear glasses and the day I show up without them, I guarantee at least a few people WON’T RECOGNIZE ME. It happens every time. I don’t know what it is, but for some reason, people really have a hard time recognizing people they don’t know very well if they go from glasses to non-glasses. I don’t understand it, but it’s going to be awkward to have people say, “oh, what’s you’re name?” and when I answer, they unfailingly go, “OH! I didn’t recognize you!”

“Yeah, it’s probably the glasses.”

“OH! Of course…that makes sense.”

Oh, does it? Please enlighten me.

So that happens.

I do like my glasses because the dark frames allow me to not have to worry as much about makeup, but if given a choice I will always opt for contacts.

So I took this photo on my way to class on Wednesday, because it’s rare that I wear my glasses, if you haven’t gathered. I was like, “AH! It’s not so bad! Maybe I’ll tweet about it.”

And then, something terrible happened. I couldn’t bring myself to post an unedited photo.

So I got Instagram.

HOW SAD IS THAT!? I only like you for your insta-filters, Instagram, but you know that, don’t you?! I think Instagram is like being flattered when your waiter shamelessly flirts with you: we all know it’s just to get a better tip, but we giggle and let ourselves feel special anyway. Every time I post a filtered-by-Instagram photo of myself, I’ll know deep down it’s to hide some level of insecurity. I’ll smile and be like “HEY, let’s pretend my skin really looked that clear today” –because Instagram is my flirty waiter and I like to feel special. OKAY? (Although if you look closely, you can sort of see the two pink dots on my cheek, as gifted by the lovely Lady of the Month.)

Funny how when I upload and meticulously edit all the photos I take on my digital SLR (in a sense, filtering them, just not at the push of a button like Instagram) it’s suddenly considered art…

Maybe editing through photoshop is like an off-the-clock waiter going out of his way to flirt with you: meaningful gratification.

That’s that! What’s your flirty waiter? Something you shamelessly do/accept when you know it’s really just kind of shallow? If you use Instagram, do you see it as your flirty waiter, or as something bigger and better that actually is meaningful? Let me know in the comments below!

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This is what I wear when I want to be comfy

A few things:

  1. I really like to match red and blue.
  2. I really like nature
  3. I don’t like wearing my glasses, but I’m out of contacts
  4. Side braid + overlarge shirt + leggings = favorite “not sweatpants, but still not trying” look
  5. I need to cut my bangs

Life is good. I’m taking my camera with me all day today so I can post “a day in the life” sometime soon! I’m so excited. I don’t even know how this is going to work, but I’m EXCITED.

In other good news, my car magically works now. That’s right, magically. If you remember, my car broke down. Every time I tried to start it, it wouldn’t. I didn’t touch it for almost two weeks–and then randomly went and tried and it works.

Life

Is

Good.

(thank you, Heavenly Father)

The next Project Good is probably going to be finished this weekend. If you missed the first one, here it is. Keep submitting!

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Animal Print Nails

I love this style. I took the inspiration from this pin on Pinterest. My nails weren’t quite as long, but I think I did a pretty good job of making it look cool. It’s actually a lot easier than it looks! The three colors I used were Essie’s Funky Limelight, Rimmel London 521 Dazzle and a black nail art pen from Charlotte Russe.

5 Steps:

  1. Paint base color
  2. Add gold dots
  3. Use nail art brush to draw sort of like parentheses around the dots
  4. Add some dots in black
  5. Top coat (after it dries)

See? One of the easiest tutorials ever! I did the thumb and ring finger as accent nails.

Lace Lollipops has a project going on! To add a little bit of good to this world, I want to showcase you and your good deeds! Send me a message, email, comment or tweet with something you did nice, and I’ll post them anonymously once a week. The first set will go up on this Sunday, 8/12. #ProjectGood

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Galaxy Nails

I did gradient nails with a black and sparkly navy, then added a chunk silver glitter to the top half of the nail. Pretty simple and I love them! This is actually a design I didn’t find from Pinterest, so congrats to me. Let me know if you try it out!

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Black and White

Cropped. Filtered black & white, filtering the green instead of red! Makes the eyes look brighter, lips look darker. Increased highlights, removed stray hairs that went across my face, brightened eyes, darkened eye liner (to make it look smeary) & other minor spot corrections.

Pentax K-x. Taken on 2-sec timer with flash. Focal length 23.1mm. Exposure time 1/20. F-stop f/4. ISO 200.

If you own a digital SLR, you should know what all of that means. If you don’t, take a class like I did. If you don’t want to, maybe I’ll post a little beginner guide next week.

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When It Rains…

(the above photo is my absolute absolute absolute favorite)

When it rains in the summer, nothing makes me happier…but then the rain ends and you’re left with intense humidity. Not as fun. Leggings from Forever21, sweater from Old Navy, shoes from Forever Young Shoes.

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Je Veux

Tank from Forever21, cover up from Charlotte Russe.

This is what my hair looks like when I just wash it and don’t brush it or anything when I get out of the shower. If I brush it, it dries straight usually.

So the shirt says “Je veux faire du pied a toi,” which apparently means “I wanna play footsie with you” in French. Best. Tank. Ever.

I can’t believe I’m almost 21. It is crazy how fast time is flying! Everything just needs to slow down a little. I am growing up too fast.

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