Hey kiddos, nothing to share today!
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
During my undergrad years I was blessed with an opportunity to live in Spain for six months. It was pretty amazing. I don't have enough space on this blog to fully express my love of Spain, but I'll share one of the many things I love about Spain. Apparently, English isn't the primarily language spoken or read, go figure! Well occasionally stores will have shirts with English written on them because English is so exotic and all. And sometimes the phrases make absolutely no sense due to lack of understanding of English. Enter the decision to buy the shirt I'm wearing today. The shirt says "Evening looks I want be free." Yeah, no sense. But it's one of my prized possessions from Spain.
Jun 13, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
Hello there! Another made up outfit. I wish I had a blouse like this! Tonight the gentleman suitor and I went to a Bridge club. Bridge, you know the card game grandparents play. It was pretty interesting. Matt grew up playing with his grandmother and online. So now he wants to join a real Bridge club and go to conferences, etc. Bridge is pretty intense. Lots of rules and politics. Maybe if I had my lucky made up blouse I'd be a good Bridge player...
Jun 11, 2012
Jun 7, 2012
That is a cat on my shirt, not a kangaroo, and I love this cat shirt. Some people may mock me for my cat shirt, but I ignore them. It's one of my few surviving souvenirs from my six months in Spain. On a completely non-cat shirt related note, the graphic I did on my favorite C.S. Lewis quote got over 200 likes and reblogs on my tumblr. Crazy, right? I made another one. Maybe it'll be just as popular.
Jun 5, 2012
Jun 4, 2012
There are some days where any effort in getting dressed up cute or anyway "fashion blogger appropriate" is just thrown out the window. Today was one of those days. Luckily, I'm a "fashionillustration blogger" so I can completely make up imaginary outfits that I wish I wore and actually existed.
Jun 3, 2012
This week's edition of Sunday Reads, I'm showcasing Veronika of Girl & Closet. Veronika's blog is such an inspiration to me (along with her killer hair). She has outfit posts that are so wearable yet stylish. She also has the cutest animals that occasionally appear in her photos. Along with fashion blogging she has an online jewelry shop. Please check out her lovely blog.
Jun 1, 2012
I'm a grown up. Kind of. But I'm moving in the right direction finally. Yesterday I purchased my own phone and started my own plan. No more sharing with my parents. Nope I'm on my own. I splurged on an Android. I'm getting used to all the apps and other fancy stuff on it. My previous phone was a flip phone from 2008, an antique! What's next for this venture into the world of adulthood?
May 30, 2012
Since I can't have pets where I live, I have plants. Lots of plants. I'm turning into a plant lady. This is the latest addition to my family. It's not an artichoke. It's a type of succulent. I'm hoping I can keep it in my room. I don't get much sunlight in there. Well, I'm off to talk to my plants to help them grow. Kidding, mostly.
May 29, 2012
Tropical Storm Beryl sent a heckuva thunderstorm today. Pouring, nonstop rain! I love sunny, blue sky days, but now and then I really enjoy rainy days. Also today I was able to wear my first ever pair of rain boots. It was great until I realized you're supposed to wear socks with them. My feet were so very blistered by the time I reached my classroom. But I cheered up when I remember my umbrella had cute birdies on it.
May 28, 2012
Funny thing, asking God to help you with things actually works. I've starting praying for the difficult people I come in contact with in my life. And I've really noticed a change in me and in them as well. Hopefully this style of dealing with awkward or uncomfortable or just plan not fun situations will become a very healthy habit. Another healthy habit I've picked up is putting fruit in my water bottles. It gives me just enough flavor to keep me from grabbing sugary sodas. Being an adult with actual decisions and consequences is hard, but prayer helps, go figure.
May 27, 2012
For now on I'm going to use Sundays to share my favorite blogs with y'all. To kick this off, I chose Victoria of PISTOL Daisie to share first. Fun fact: Victoria and I went to the same college. We even had one or two classes together. Those were good times. Though modest, our fashion department was pretty exceptional. Our university wasn't exactly a haven for fashionistas or bloggers alike, but Victoria managed to start a very successful fashion blog while in school. On her blog you'll find everything from outfit shots, DIYs, and inspiration posts. She even shares stories of her experience being a visual assistant for Anthropologie(!!!) Victoria is a lovely lady and I'm privileged to say I've met her in real life. Please check out her blog.
May 25, 2012
Be good. And help others be good. That's all the advice I've been able to received this week. I've been struggling with the "love thy neighbor" stuff. It hard to love people who are hard to love in general. My faith tells me to love others, but it also creates in me a joy to actually do it. And most of the time its great until you meet the aforementioned hard people. According to the scriptures, God designed us to do good and encourage people. So, the way I'm able to love those hard people is to just be good around them, for them, and to them. Maybe through me simply being good, hard people can turn into easy people to love.
May 24, 2012
Kind of an awesome day. I'm taking a parenting class to fulfill my Child Development minor. And it's a little bit amazing. An entire class watching videos about babies, sounds great to me. Today we watched Tina Fey's Baby Mama to illustrate the stress of using artificial reproductive technologies. Basically, I'm a visual learner, so any professor who uses movies to teach is alright in my book.
May 23, 2012
So I decided I'd try using a background. I think I like it. I'll decide what I feel tomorrow morning when I check back here.
At work my coworkers make fun of my apparently tiny feet. According to them a 25 year shouldn't be able to wear children shoes. But I think people shouldn't make awesome shoes with bows only for kids. Just saying, slate grey mary jane's with bows. What 25 year old fashion blogger could resist?
May 22, 2012
today was a very busy day. lots of errands and chores. all in all it was a very productive day. well, except i haven't put away my laundry or studied for my classes. oops, there's always tomorrow...
May 21, 2012
So, I work at a shoe store part time. I like the job because I don't have to wear a uniform (i.e. I can dress fashionably). I know lots of people hate on leopard print, but I love it, especially for shoes. These are my third pair of leopard printed flats. If adorable, animal-print accessories aptly styled is wrong, then I don't want to be right.
May 20, 2012
May 17, 2012
May 16, 2012
I'm going to include more of my day to day life on this blog along with outfit illustrations.
Let me introduce my boyfriend Matt. He wonderful--literally God's gift to me. He's on a mission trip until Saturday. I miss him.