Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dancing Shorts

It's official, I am a bad blogger. I haven't had an outfit post in over a week! Gah! I really don't even have a good excuse either. I've just been busy with school and life in general. My sleep schedule has become completely wonky too, so when I wake up in the morning, I'm like a zombie who cannot function well enough to put together an outfit.
I feel like I am in a fashion rut. Does anyone else open their closet and even though there are tons of options in there, you feel like you have nothing to wear? I'm wrapped up in so many things that I can't seem to get inspired or creative or focus on any one thing. These past couple of months have just left me feeling kind of scatter-brained. I'm all over the place and it's crazy! ::flails arms around in a crazy manner::

When it comes down to it, the reasoning behind the scattered feeling is change. Nothing really changed much in my life for the longest time and now all of the sudden a lot has changed and will be changing. It's really thrown me off balance and it makes me want to go hide away for a while at times, but that's not to say that it's a bad thing. Yes it's scary and difficult, but it's for the best.

This outfit is from yesterday. I made slight variations to it after I took pictures though. Since I wore this to school, I had to change shoes so that I could actually walk around campus. I wore my brown oxfords instead. I also didn't wear the hat for fear of it being blown away by the wind tunnel that is my school. Oh, and I added a beige skinny belt.

Shirt: Self Esteem
Shorts: So...
Tights: Apt. 9
Shoes: Payless
Sunglasses: Forever 21
Hat: 100% Paper, labeless

I never wear shorts (except for bermudas!) so this was yet another change for me. A minor one compared to others, but still a change. I really like the shorts with tights look though so I decided to step out of my comfort zone a little to try it out. I also rarely tuck in my shirts.

I went thrifting last week and found a super cute yellow jumper dress at Goodwill! I think it's meant to be part of a uniform of some sort. I love it and I'm so glad I decided to go that day because I wasn't sure if I was up for it. I will hopefully have pictures of it up sometime this week. :) For now, I leave you with silly pictures of me dancing. There is a 50/50 chance that either No Doubt or Lady Gaga was in my head while this happened.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Princess Award!

I have been passed the Princess Award from Maggie of Lifesize Paperdoll! She is adorable and so so sweet. Reading her blog makes me feel like I'm talking to a close friend. She's just so personable and upbeat. :)

Alright, stipulations of this award:

1. With the award, you have to thank the person who gave it to you:
-Thank you so much, Maggie! You are lovely and it means so much that you passed along this award to me! :)

2. Your favorite writer:
-George Orwell, J.R.R. Tolkien, Chuck Palahniuk.

3. Favorite Designer:
- I've always been a Betsey Johnson fan.

4. Favorite Book:
-I love sooo many books. Reading is a favorite pastime of mine. My favorite book was 1984 by George Orwell for the longest time, but now it is The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Read it. It's a bit long, but it's soooo good. Gosh, I could talk about books all day. My love for them grows with each one I read. ::sigh::

5. Something very emotional for you:
-Major life or personal changes.

6. Something you hate:
-Dressing room clothing limits (i ALWAYS have way too many things).

7. And lastly, pass this award to the other bloggers you like most:

-Amanda, The Upside of Wonder
Bright Lights for Dark Eyes
-Victoria, Justice Pirate
-Starr, A Thought Is The Blossom
-Marie, The Joy of Fashion
-Brittany, Finders Keepers

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Good Day for Twirling

It was about 75/80 degrees here yesterday, and in the low 70's today. Beautiful days just make me so much happier. I just feel like twirling....so I did.

I got dizzy for a few seconds, but then I was good. This is how I've been feeling lately...like I just want to twirl and leap and dance in the sun all day. I can't wait until summer vacation. I'll have more time to update here and to keep up with things in the blogger-universe. I hate being behind in blog-reading and updating. :\ Hopefully this summer isn't as rainy as last year's. A sunshower here and there is okay though, as long as there's a rainbow. I still run outside shouting with glee when I see one.

I love the skirt of this dress. It has eyelet detail on each tier. :) I won it on eBay, as I do most of my vintage dresses. It's so obviously from the 50's and I love that. It's perfect for the summer.

Dress: Fancy Free, vintage
Shoes: Payless
Belt: Thrifted

Hat: Urban Outfitters

I feel like a spy or a detective when I wear this hat. I don't wear it often because I feel like I can't pull it off with just any old outfit. I found it in the clearance section of Urban Outfitters for $10 while I was shopping with Nadia a couple of months ago. By the way, Nadia now has a fashion blog! You can check it out by following the link on her name. I'm so excited to have a fashion blogger friend IRL. Expect many photoshoots this summer. :)

I had to pick a topic to give a persuasive speech on for my communications class. I always hated having to write papers or give speeches about something I am not interested in so I am glad that the professor of this class allows us to pick whatever topic we want. I decided to talk about why people should shop vintage/thift. I'm actually kind of excited about creating the Power Point and telling my class all about the awesomeness that is vintage shopping. I hate giving speeches/public speaking so it is a big deal for me that I am enthused. I get to talk about one of my favorite things to do and I get credit for it, so I'm giddy. :)

I got tired after all that twirling...

Chris unexpectedly came home last weekend so I got to spend a few days with him! :) This is what we do with our time:

Yes, he pushed me around on a cart in Ikea (hence the terrible lighting). I haven't had fun like that in a long time. I think we made people's day with our merriment, although some people just thought we were crazy. Nevertheless, I wouldn't have it any other way. :)

We also went to the park!


[Taken by Chris]

When I first got those sunglasses, I said that they sort of make everything look like a picture from the 60's/70's. Now that Chris was clever enough to think of putting the lens in front of my camera, you can see how they make everything look!

[Without glasses]

[With glasses]

I love the tint! I like wearing them and pretending I'm in the past. :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Oh, Hey Sun.

The end of my spring break was pretty busy, plus school has been a bit hectic AND it rained here for about 2-3 days straight this week, so I apologize for the lack of updates!
I am not a fan of rain. It always puts a damper on my fashion inspiration. I wake up, see that it's raining and instantly just want to throw on some jeans and boots. I really need to invest in a pair of rainboots. Suede boots are neither sufficient or efficient when it comes to rainstorms.
The rain finally stopped today, though and it was gorgeous out! I missed the sunshine. It's amazing how it can dictate my mood sometimes.

I finally got white lace tights, which I have been lusting after for probably a year or so now. I was very giddy. I ordered them along with a very cute pair of floral booties that I can't wait to style! They are too cute! I danced when I opened up the package.

Dress: Forever 21
Sweater: Forever 21
Tights: Forever 21
Shoes: Payless

[Sweater detail]

These shoes got to be very annoying as I walked around campus today. The straps kept slipping off my heel, causing them to become flip flops instead of slingbacks. I had to keep fiddling with them. I guess I'll have to wear them when I know I'm not going to be doing a lot of walking.

Where did I get this lovely sunflower, you may ask? Last Wednesday Chris had to leave to go back to school in Boston, but before he left he surprised me with a bouquet of sunflowers at work. :D I didn't expect it AT ALL and I couldn't stop smiling. He's a keeper. :)

[I love these tiny little flowers that grow in my yard. :)]