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Thoughts in Black


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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Season of Change?

Leg warmers and jacket from Buckle, shoes from Forever 21 and dress is vintage.

With the leaves, temperature and seasons changing, I realized a lot can happen in just a short period of time. I’ve found the only way to keep going is to keep perspective.

On my flight into Utah, I decided that I wanted to cut my hair and dye out the blonde panels that I’ve had for the past couple summers as a sort of physical manifestation of starting fresh.

Everyone always tells me how beautiful my long hair is and how much of a shame it would be to cut it, even though I’ve been wanting to do it for a really long time.

I kept putting it off for various reasons, but I decided that change was already in the air, so why not be a little cliche and change my hair, too? It may have been a control thing.

I cut off about 5 inches and dyed the blonde to a dark purple. You can kind of see it in the first set, but I didn’t want it to be too obvious.

Needless to say, I love it to death and instead of missing my longer hair, I’ll give it a nostalgic wave goodbye and never look back!

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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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