Spring is finally here! The tulips are budding, and it rained this morning and walking around campus smelled like plants. Spring truly is one of my favorite seasons.
I am seriously holding out hope that this weekend is going to go well. I was at the bank today and the teller said, “any plans for this weekend?” And I, in a bitter tone, immediately replied “no.” Then I remembered that I do have plans and I’m just so used to not having plans (and apparently being bitter about it), that my trained response to that question came out immediately in the negative.
Also, I helped a little earthworm back to the safety of the dirt from the sidewalk today. I felt like a child, bent down poking at a worm with a stick until it went the way I wanted it to go. Also also, I’ve been seriously contemplating chopping off my hair for a couple weeks now! I’M JUST SO NERVOUS. I probably won’t do it. I don’t know. I might…
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.
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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Nice to see you again, yellow blazer! I coincidentally wore those same shoes, too, I just didn’t get a good photo of them. Nails are done with Essie’s Play Date and a top coat of Sinful Colors’ Purple Diamond. Dress is from Papaya. I got my necklace from a little boutique about a year ago and the ring on the right hand is from Charlotte Russe, the LOVE ring, I can’t remember where it’s from or when I even got it…they have them everywhere, though.
I wore this to a family friend’s reception on Saturday!
In other news, I hate it when I do that thing when I smile and my teeth go over my lip. It’s so unattractive. I should’ve gotten braces.
Oh well. So this week, I’m going to St. George! It’ll be fun. Fingers crossed I come back tan.
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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.
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Yes, I know it’s a little blury. Yes, I know it’s not even Christmas yet.
The thing is, I bought this dress online and I just got it a couple days ago. I’ve never been so excited about a dress.
And the party I’m going to wear it to is an annual thing–and supposed to be amazing.
I guess we’ll see!
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I love tights! I just got these Vera Wang black ribbed ones today. And I already ripped a huge hole in them with my heels… right over the calf. Like within two minutes of putting them on. I was going to wear these with my New Years dress, but now–now I’m not.
Speaking of my New Years dress, here’s a sneak peak:
Imagine me doing the wiggly eyebrows at you.
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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:
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!
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 #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.
So that’s the first video I ever made having to do with makeup! Yay! I forgot to mention the nail polish I’m wearing in the video is one of the ones I got in the Purple Trio. I don’t know what it’s called, though. It’s the lightest of the 3. Ugh, fine, I’ll go look it up. It’s called “Mod Mauve.” The darkest is on my toes right now, too. I like it!
Here’s the full outfit I was wearing in the video, headed out to a little bakery in Pasadena! (plus a white sweater, which isn’t shown).