Thursday, August 19, 2010

Oh, The Humidity!

I realized after putting these onto my computer that they probably would have turned out a bit better had I used the flash. However, to those of you who are living with weather in the 70s. I envy you. It's still in triple digits here, and it rained for about 10 minutes earlier.. so it's RIDICULOUSLY humid. Like, after about 5 seconds of being outside, you're already sweating. So, I didn't want the flash to make my sweaty face look all shiny. haha. So, blown out photos. I apologize. But ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Right?
Print Tank- Thrifted(about $.10!)/White Tank- Forever 21($6!)/Pants- Thrifted(also about $.10!)Shoes- Wanted from Ross($10!)/Belt- Forever 21($2!)

I've had these pants for awhile, and I really love them.. I was just kind of stumped by them. I didn't want them looking like pajama pants. I don't think they are? Well, if they are.. they're very stylish linen pajama pants. And I still love them. And they and the rose print tank both cost me about 10 cents. Who can argue with that awesomeness?

Don't mind the chipped nail polish, but I still wish I had gotten a little bit of a closer picture. This ring is absolutely adorable. It was on sale for about a dollar fifty at Forever 21. I had to. Heart shaped key? Yes, please.
Okay.. I know my last post I had said I would have more time for blogging now, and then I disappeared for awhile again. And I need to be honest about this, I think. Jonathan and I broke up. :( It's been really hard on me, so I've been in mourning, and not really motivated. BUT it is definitely for the best. So don't feel bad for me, congratulate me on my new life. I have been hanging out and making new friends and just trying to keep on keepin on, and living.
Which brings me to this question..
Since I have been hanging around new people, I haven't been super comfortable being "dressed up" as they would most likely look at it.. and have been wearing a lot of jeans lately. With Jonathan, he was already used to how crazy or weird, or fancy or whatever, I would look like day to day, although there were plenty of disagreements. He pretty much knew what to expect. But these people have never seen me outside of my work uniform, and I don't want anyone to feel uncomfortable if they think I've overdressed for an occasion, even if that's what I just wear normally. Have any of you ever had a similar experience, and how did you deal with it?
I'm just trying to transition them into some of my more "out there" outfits

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sweet Surprise

I pretty much am in love with this skirt. I have never worn a pencil skirt. I've always been a little wary because I guess you could say I have a bit of a pear shape. My bottom half is definitely wider than the top, and I never wanted to accentuate that. However, I really like the way this skirt looks on me. And it's denim. And I got it for about ten cents. What more could you ask for?

It's so hot out, I can't even bear to put on jewelry. You can tell by my shiny face how humid it is. Also I set up my tripod right next to the neighbor's AC unit which blows out hot air. So when I run back to check the photo and reset the self timer, I have super hot air blowing right on me, making it even worse. haha. Why don't I just move to a different spot? I don't know. I never thought about it until right now. I just prefer this spot. I like that one of the pieces of diagonal wood is missing, I think it creates character. :)
Dress, worn as Top- Forever 21/Skirt- Thrifted ($.10!)/Shoes- Thrifted ($6!)
One of my favorite things of the outfit, is that, well, first of all two thirds is thrifted. Also, it looks sweet and tame from the front, but when I turn around...
A cute open back with bow details! I didn't get a very good picture, but I've worn this dress as a top in this post before. So you can check it out there, also, if you wish. :]

So, I have a feeling that I'm going to have plenty of extra free time in my life from now on to dedicate to this blog. I'm very excited about that, though! I'm ready for it to flourish. And I have tons of great ideas! Ack! haha. So anyway.. tell your friends, and look forward to some goodness.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Summer Sun.

I want to warn you. This is a pretty photo-heavy post today. Jonathan finally was able to get a DSLR! :] I'm very happy and excited for him (and for me, too! haha). So today was our first shot at it. A few are still blurry.. he's still figuring everything out. But I think they came out really well! So thank you very much Jonathan for taking these for me today with your fancy new camera. :D

I'm going to try to break some of this up with text. Although I'm still not sure if I really want to, or not. haha. I'm seriously an indecisive person. It drives everyone crazy! Sorry! I wanted to interject about this outfit a little bit, though. Not my crazy. So I figured I should tell you something amazing. Both the rose print top and the khaki shorts cost me about $0.10 each! Really! This amazing thrift store I've mentioned a couple of times before has these "Put as much as you can into a bag and we'll sell it to you for a dollar" sales. And they're freakin amazing! Last time I got about 20 items of clothing for $2.17. And it's good stuff! Blazer, vintage tops, jean jacket, jean skirt, tank tops, t-shirts, slacks, linen pants. Oh my gosh! I have soo many goodies to show off! hahah.

The only bad thing about the photos is that all of the full length shots were a bit blurry. But that's okay. :) I also feel like there should be an obligatory comment about the weather. So here it is.. IT'S FREAKIN HOT! haha. Every single day of August has been over one hundred degrees. With heat indexes at like, 110. Texas is ridiculous, y'all.
Vest tank- Ross/Rose Print Tank- Thrifted ($0.10!)/Shorts- Thrifted ($0.10!)/Belt- Thrifted ($1!)/Shoes- Wanted from Ross ($10!)/Clear Bracelets- Thirfted/Peace Bracelet- Zumiez/White Bracelet- Young Between the Fallen

If you didn't notice the link above, I had to draw your attention to it. Young Between the Fallen is a nonprofit organization that some kids I work with started up, and I am helping out also. Their mission is to give all children the opportunity to succeed in school and beyond. Especially children affected by a family that uses drugs and/or alcohol. I won't get too deep into it here, but I'd really appreciate if you would check them out. There's also a Facebook page where you can find them. The website isn't completely finished, but some testimonies, including mine, are up. And there will be a store soon. As soon as I'm done setting it up. haha. T-shirts, bracelets, etc will be available for sale to go toward school supplies and other needs. Thanks guys!