Sunday, February 19, 2017

Spooky Mormon Hell Dream

For Valentine's Day, I surprised Chris with tickets to see Book of Mormon. It was SO GOOD. It is hilarious, the music is awesome, and the characters are great. The actors did an amazing job and they all sounded fantastic. I really love theater and I miss being in shows. I only did it in high school, but it was a lot of fun. I wish I had the time and energy to be able to be in a production now!




These photos were not taken for Valentine's Day. This was just a random weekend out for a girl's day with my friends. We went to a used book store (where I bought even more books to add to my pile of books I still have yet to read) and walked around the outside of an abandoned building. It was nice even though it was pretty cold out.



Speaking of books, right now I am reading the Series of Unfortunate Events books. I want to read them before I watch the Netflix series. I am only on the second book right now. They are quick and fun reads. I love the way Lemony Snicket talks to the reader and just the whole mood of the books in general. Oh, and while we are on the subject of Netflix, I CAN'T BELIEVE WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL HALLOWEEN FOR MORE STRANGER THINGS.


Dress: ModCloth//Sweater: Forever 21//Tights: Simply Vera by Vera Wang//Boots: Bare Traps 
I've decided that this skeleton print dress from ModCloth (although the brand is Folter, which makes a lot of fun spooky things) is too good and fun to only wear during Halloween time. I pair it with orange or more black in October, but I haven't paired it with red yet. I have always loved red, black and white together. I love red in general. I love how bright and bold it is and how it signifies so many different things. Because this dress is black and white it has so much potential for wearing it with so many different colors and styles. I can't wait to remix it some more!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Day Tripping

Nowadays, it's rare that Chris and I get to spend an entire day together. He has work and school and I work full time. He usually works weekends when I am off and then has class on days that I do get off during the week. Finally, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we were both off with nothing to do and were able to spend the whole day together. Huzzah!





We went to a giant greenhouse that was about an hour away and when we got there, we realized that the camera was dead. Womp womp. But we still enjoyed the place since it was in the 60s inside and filled with lots of flowers, plants, and citrus trees. They even had a bench so that you could just sit and enjoy it for a while. If it weren't so far, I'd go there on my days off and just sit and read. I will definitely have to go back with a fully charged camera so that I can share some pictures. We did take some on my phone, though.





We stopped at a cool retro-style diner that we've never eaten at before. Diners are my favorite, so I love when we get to try new ones. We split a meal since we planned to go out for a big dinner.






We also stopped at a big antique store that was in the area. It had multiple floors and lots of rooms. There was a lot of stuff to look at, which was pretty overwhelming. They had a lot of jewelry and furniture and knick knacks. I thought maybe I'd find a cool vintage opal ring, but I didn't really see anything I liked.






We got back home in time before the sun set to swap out camera batteries and go to one of our go-to photoshoot spots to take these pictures. I really love this dress from ModCloth. I have it the same dress already in a different print, but the other dress has full sleeves instead of three-quarter sleeves. I love the big 70s-esque bell sleeves and the floral pattern. It's really comfortable too! It's actually on sale right now for only $26.99, as well.



Dress: ModCloth//Tights: Apt. 9//Heels: Clarks//Lipstick: Colourpop
I am still trying to figure out my travel plans for this year. Since flying can get pricey, I am considering a road trip, most likely to the South. The plus of this would be getting to see multiple cities in one shot. It's a little overwhelming to plan because there are lots of options and routes to go. It'll take some time to plan out and see if it's even plausible to do in 7-10 days. I've only really been on one road trip, and it was to and from Florida. It was pretty straight forward since we didn't really stop anywhere besides D.C. to look around and explore. I would love to explore lots of different places along the way this time and see different parts of the country!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Finding The Bright

January just ended, which means it was lots of cold, wet and grey days the last few weeks. It is definitely the worst month of the year. It's always been my least favorite. I try to wear bright colors to keep myself from getting too depressed over the dreariness of the month. This dress is probably the brightest thing I've ever owned. It has so much vibrant color in it, and it's awesome. I got it from ModCloth after I received some gift certificates for Christmas. I had my eye on it for a bit before that and was excited to finally order it!





When it's cold and gross out (aka, when it's winter), my favorite place to go is a greenhouse. It's the perfect quick escape from the grossness. It's usually 60-70 degrees, full of greenery and flowers, and sheltered from the outdoors. I've been to two so far this year and they make me so happy. I wish there was a greenhouse that was the size of a park that had benches to sit and read on and paths to walk. It would be the best thing ever. Why doesn't this exist yet?





So far this year, I have been focusing on being healthier all around. It was one of my goals for the year. I have been eating better. I started kickboxing, which I am really enjoying. I am trying to get better quality sleep and I finally decided to see a chiropractor because I've had an ache in my right shoulder for years now and I figured it was about time I did something about it. It turns out my spine is a little out of whack from years and years of being in front of a computer for hours a day. I've had a few adjustments already, and I am excited to correct the problem and stop feeling so tense and achy all the time.




Another one of my goals is to take a trip somewhere that I've been wanting to go such as California or New Orleans. I'm not sure if it'll happen. Everyone I would like to travel with either doesn't have the money or doesn't have enough vacation time, and I'm not really one to do solo trips. I like to share the adventures with people that are important to me. Hopefully it'll get to happen later in the year!



Dress: ModCloth//Sweater: H&M//Tights: Apt. 9//Shoes: Clarks//Lipstick: Colourpop
On a last note, today is Groundhog's Day, which is probably the only "holiday" I loathe. I think it's the stupidest and most ridiculous thing and I don't know why we continue to do it. There. I said it. #sorrynotsorry