Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Pretty Pattern and Lots of Brown...

 First of all; I know what you're thinking. ANOTHER indoor picture session? Yes, you must endure my non-decorated wall for now. It's just the perfect spot for me right now.. Taking outfit photos by yourself in an apartment community is much more terrifying than I would have thought. There are way too many people out and about at all times, and I'm an awkward person. So unless I were to have Douglas with me, taking the pictures.. I wouldn't want to be out in public at the moment. Maybe soon I will get brave enough. Or maybe I will finally put a picture up right there or something, and you would appreciate it more. :)
Either way, right across from me are two big windows that let in lots of natural light, it's just the perfect spot for right now.
 Also, you're probably thinking that I should figure out something different to do with my arms once in awhile.. I'll work on it. haha.
So, anyway. I've been so drawn to black lately for some reason, that I forgot all about Fall's other favorite neutral: Brown! How did that happen? I don't know. Probably because I don't own even one pair of brown boots. It's true. And sad. Donate to my brown boots fund??? I did pull these neat little heels out of the trunk of my car (literally) to match with my outfit instead, though.

I'm not normally a heels person. I really wish I was, but my feet just cannot handle them. I'm actually wearing my house shoe moccasins right now instead, and thinking seriously about wearing them to class in a minute. The walk to and from my car earlier already killed me. Probably doesn't help that I have an extra 50 pounds on my back from my bag containing my laptop, books, folders, etc. I just love being a college student. :) haha. But I really like the texture of the shoes juxtaposed with the print of the dress, and the way they match the color of my tights perfectly. I was worried that would look a little weird, but I really love it.

Blah Blah.. red lipstick again.. blah blah.. hair needs a cut.. here's a necklace you've seen before. :) 

 Everything except my necklace and tights were thrifted.. The necklace is from Forever 21, and my tights are Vera Wang for Kohl's. I got them both a couple of years ago. :)

So one last ramble-y paragraph before I go.. Who's going to see Breaking Dawn at midnight?! Not me. :( I am going tomorrow evening after getting some school stuff done, though. I'm ridiculously excited.. but I will keep my less than enthusiastic opinions about Kristin Stewart to myself.. for now..
However, I will not be seeing Douglas at all tomorrow, pretty much.. so we're going out for a late date to a different movie tonight after my next class lets out. I'm pretty excited about that. Have a great night everyone!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Floral: From Summer to Fall

Earlier in the summer I bought this cute little dress, and I wore it almost every day. It's lightweight, comfortable, has great colors! I mean, I wore it all.the.time. I just wasn't blogging, then.. so I don't have any other pictures of it. haha. Anyway, I love it so much, I can't not wear it now that it's getting cooler. So I did what I've been doing for the last couple of weeks: added tights and a light cardigan, along with some new boots. :) New favorite outfit? Possibly. I didn't wear twice in one week, or anything.. 

You might remember this sweet little belt from posts past.. I got it last year at Christmas from one of Douglas' sisters. :) They already knew me so well. haha. I figured the butterfly fit right in with the floral, and since it gets dark so early now, I'm definitely not ready to give up color! The purple tights brought out all the right colors in this dress. I just love it! 

Also, I have been addicted to red lipstick. It might be an issue. But I might not care. And I've been going waayyy light on the accessories end.. I'm just.. not that into them right now. Plus, with the ruffled neck line I always feel weird about adding on a necklace. Maybe it's just me? 

And then... the boots. I love love love these boots! I got A's on my first three tests (now five!!) in school this semester, so I decided to treat myself.. I found these bad boys at Ross on sale for EIGHT DOLLARS. How is that even possible?? I've already gotten so much wear out of them.. they go with everything! Best purchase of the year, so far. If I end the semester with a 4.0 I'm buying myself a whole new outfit. :) One from a regular store, not the thrift store.. that's big for me! haha. Anyway.. 

outfit details:
Cardigan and Dress::Forever 21;;Tights::Not Sure?;;Boots::Found at Ross, I'll have to look up the brand later;;Belt::Christmas Gift

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Kind of Dressed...

Hey, there. You thought I was gone forever. Well, I have never been very good at keeping up with this thing, but I'm gonna give it another go. :) While I've been not blogging.. I have been getting dressed, kind of. I've mostly been recycling old outfits that have already been posted here and I know work already. So.. I've been lazy. Unimaginative I guess you could say. But I'm bored with that, and I'm ready to start shaking things up again. :)

But I'm getting a slow start... haha.
 This kind of thing has been my go-to outfit. A dress, some tights (it's finally getting a bit chilly here in Texas), and some sort of jacket, cardigan, something. I don't have much time to think about it, really.. I work all the time, and when I'm not working.. I'm in school. But I use school as an excuse to get dressed up, so I just have to get back into the habit of taking time for pictures before heading out, I guess. :)

I will maybe find a more exciting backdrop for my photos sometime soon, until then.. get used to my blank wall. :) 
Oh, but now that we're in this new apartment I plan on having some decorating posts, AND... Here's my biggest news.. 
Douglas and I are engaged! :D!!! My ring is being resized right now, though.. so that's why I'm not showing it off in the pictures today. haha. We will be waiting awhile before the wedding, but I can start throwing in some wedding ideas here and there now, as well. :) I'm really excited about all of these new changes and what it will mean for this blog. I hope to be able to grow as a blogger and really throw my passion into this. 

Anyway! Another picture or two before I go... These are our Halloween costumes.. Can you guess who we were??

5 points to the correct person... :)
Also.. here is my amateur engagement photo I talked Douglas into taking with me..

Oh, I am one happy girl. <3