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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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My Sister

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This is my sister, and this is her adorable outfit, made entirely of Christmas presents!! You can’t really tell in this picture, but her boots are Steve Madden, super cute leather. Clearly her husband is a winner. Clearly she is the stylish one in the family.

Also, check out that snow! My sister’s birthday is on Christmas Eve, and this year was one of only a few times it’s ever snowed on her birthday in her life! It snowed on Christmas Day, too! And the next day–and today! It’s been a snowy season! It’s fun to take pictures in and look at, but driving in snow is one of the most stressful things of all time ever.

I hate driving in snow.

I think I might be living in the wrong state. Maybe I’ll do law school in California.

A girl can dream.

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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!

Green

I just realized I posted this without any text, so a lot of people got emailed this with…no text, just pictures. Sorry.

I was recently told that green “is my color.” I think I’ll wear green more.

Today I’m not going to class and spending the day in Salt Lake, with my friend Chelsea. She came and visited me while I was living in LA too. I’m really really excited.

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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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Happy Fourth of July

Happy 4th of July, Happy Independence Day, Happy Summer! Shirt is from Victoria’s Secret, bike belongs to my brother-in-law. Can’t wait to enjoy fireworks tonight, but responsibly, of course, since half of the state is on fire.

My heart goes out to all those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom–and to all those who continue to put their lives on the line for our country!

In other news, I got a Ukulele for my birthday. I have written SO MANY NEW SONGS. I feel like Taylor Swift, writing about all my exes. Well, some I wrote while I was still with them. It’s actually really therapeutic!

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Oh, HEY there, Monday

Dress from Charlotte Russe, Jeggings (yes, jeggings) from Old Navy, boots from Papaya.

I have officially been woken up by the greatest things the past two days. Life is pretty much awesome.

In other news, have someone take your photos that understands focus. Please. And in less harsh light. Don’t be like me.

Ready for a busy week!?? It’s coming!

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Spring Has Arrived

Blazer: Forever21 (not available online, unless you’re in the UK); shoes: Charlotte Russe.

Can’t wait for the next few weeks! Spring has sprung. You will be seeing these shoes and blazer again!

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Jeans

Soooooo I’m back in Utah (notice the snow) and I realized (as I was trying to think of a title for this post) that in the 6mo that I’ve had this blog, I’ve only worn jeans twice in all of the fashion posts! I’m always in dresses, skirts, shorts or leggings. I don’t wear jeans very often because I only have a few pairs and none of them seem to fit me very well. I have big hips and stuff.

Happy second post with jeans!

Also, if you’re wondering why my face is so chubby–I gained like almost 5lbs since I moved to California. Working on it.

MAKE SURE you check out the blog tomorrow (if you don’t ever come back again, just at least come back tomorrow)!!! It’ll be–in a word, amazing. Or at least cool. Or impressive. I’m not sure. But come. Tomorrow. Bookmark it.

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Rainy California

Wool scarf: Gap; Jacket: Sonoma; Skirt: Charlotte Russe; Leggings: Forever21; Boots: Old Navy

Let’s pretend I meant for the background to be in focus and for myself to be not in focus. K thanks.

Sometimes it rains in California. Before I lived here, every time I came to visit, it was raining. It always ruined my fun and made it no fun to go to the beach. Now, I love it when it rains!

But it’s funny: even with the rain, and in the middle of winter, it never gets cold enough for me to break out any kind of thicker jacket than the one you see above.

Oh, California–never will I leave you. Now if only I could get my friends and family to move out here.

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One Of Those Days

Happy Birthday to my wonderful, amazing, spectacular DAD!!

You know those days when you wake up and everything just kind of sucks? Like when you get into a fight or something bad happens the night before–you just wake up and as it all comes rushing back to you, you wish you never would’ve opened your eyes and you wonder how you ever fell asleep in the first place?

That’s how I feel today. Today is a day that I could easily never get out from under the covers and just sit and stew in my own depressing thoughts and cry and be miserable. It’s practically all I did yesterday.

I feel like that’d be easier than getting up and trying to be productive. I wonder why it’s so much easier to just wallow than it is to get up and shower and get dressed and stuff.

Well, I don’t know for sure, but in my limited experience, I’ve noticed that the things worth having are the things you have to try the hardest to achieve.

Like happiness. Or freedom.

Luckily, I have an awesome family and awesome friends who have shown me that it’s on these days when it’s the most important to get up, get ready and be productive.

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches on the soul–and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” a couple lines of poetry from Hope by Emily Dickinson. 

Dress from a boutique in Utah, shoes from Forever 21.

I actually love the shoot I did for this post. Check out the rest in the gallery below:

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Fall Favorites pt. II

The other two outfits to complete my $500 shopping spree (in my dreams): (see part one here.)
Outfit #3: I love the idea of using trench coats as dresses when it rains. I think I’d wear like a plain black shirt under and shorts over the tights just in case, though. The boots are especially great because I think they look fabulous, but would also keep you from slipping on the wet pavement!
Fall Outfit #3
Classic Trench by Asos, Boots are Date by Big Buddha and 120 Denier Black Tights by Asos. Not counting the umbrella in the total, although it’s super cute. Outfit total around $195.
That basically takes the rest of my imaginary $500, but I promised 2 outfits today, so the next is a complete dream look totaling just over $500!.
Fall Outfit #4
So the socks would be over the tights and just high enough to peak over the top of the boots (I think that’s cute). The cape/jacket would obv only be worn if necessary since it’d pretty much cover up the whole outfit which I’m in love with completely.
Skirt is Asos Flannel Skirt with Belt, top is Asos Deep V Cuff Shirt, boots are Asos Caramel, socks are Burlington Wool Argyle, tights are Asos Bow Seam Sheer, cape is Asos Cape with Fur Trim, clutch is Asos Faux Snake, snood (never heard of it before Asos, but totally cute!) is Asos Cable Knit Hooded Snood. Hope you’ve enjoyed this little 2-part fashion wishlist!

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Fall Favorites pt. I

I’m a big online shopper. Asos.com is my absolute favorite online store right now. They are originally a UK only store, but now they are available online for free shipping to the US!! The style of clothes they have is 100% different than anything you could buy at Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe. Which is a great thing. Especially since their website is way easier to navigate.

If I had an extra $500 laying around, I’d spend it on the following outfits. Since I don’t have that much, or any money, laying around, I’m going to dream and maybe buy one piece at a time for the rest of my life.

Outfit #1: Knit dress (Fairisle by Asos) with tights (by Asos) and boots (Liebrecht by Aldo) is always a classic. The tights make for a wonderful twist! The total for the outfit is around $145.

Outfit #2: A more casual must have look of feminine boots (Rosalie by Volatile) to go with the feminine bow on the shirt from Asos and a great pair of skinnies, also from Asos! Outfit total is around $155.

Fall Outfit #2
2 more outfits that complete the $500 in part two! Enjoy these and I’ll see ya then!

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Purple

Purple argyle sweater, jeggings (yes, jeggings) from Old Navy, boots from Charlotte Russe.

Purple is the new fall/winter color for me. Purples and blacks. I went up to Idaho this past weekend (funny story, meant to go to Rexburg, ended up practically to Boise…oops) and bought some cool weather clothes from Old Navy to gear up for this next season.