Monday, March 2, 2015

Light Rail Coyote

Sometimes waking up in the morning turns into a stressful affair, usually on the mornings I have class and don't want to deal with other human beings. (Ha! Every day, right?) Except today was Sunday, I had no class, and humans were somewhat optional. 

It's been one of my goals this last year to spend less money, partially because it's a nasty habit (yeah, right. Like I believe that.) and because I have none (more valid). What I've learned from this experience of spending less money so far, is that we can sometimes be total lazy asses when it comes to fashion. While a fat wallet helps with style, and I would like a fat wallet very much, I've had fun forcing myself to get creative with pieces I haven't used to their full potential. Even though this outfit here is really simple, it's still functional and stylish. The best part is I've never worn it before, and nothing makes me more ready to kick the day's ass--er.. I mean, have a killer day than wearing something 'new'. 

501 Boomtown Denim Cutoffs | Cropped Knit @ Nordstrom | J. Crew New Balance (Similar Here) | Free People Hat
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Second Chance


 I have been super busy lately with school and life. Actually, I'm not sure if I've been busy at all, but I've certainly been overwhelmed with school and life. I haven't had a lot of energy in the day, or good timing for blog pictures, so I thought I would share an outfit post with you all that I at first didn't think I was going to share. Sometimes I take photos and am in a bad mood or something goes wrong or whatever, and I'm kind of done with the whole thing. It's rare, but it does happen. (Maybe to the best of us? I don't know.)

This vest is something I've had in my closet for probably a little less than a year, and I've just now decided it was worth a wear. I never thought I was much for giving second chances, but these photos and this vest are proving me wrong. I hope you enjoy it, that might make being wrong a little more bearable. :)
Jeans - Urban Outfitters | Shoes - Dolce Vita | Shirt - Urban Outfitters | Bralette - Nordstrom | Vest - Nordstrom 
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Friday, February 20, 2015

Blue Moon


 I am one of those people who has a really hard time being nice to myself sometimes. It's not like I am mean to myself necessarily, I can just work really hard to take care of others and then kind of do a slack ass job when it comes to myself. That's why lately, I've felt a little run down and have made it my mission for the week to take excellent care of myself, like it's my passion. And it made me think, maybe this shouldn't last a week. Like maybe we should all take care of ourselves like it's our passion, and then in the end, we'll feel a lot better. It shouldn't be such a blue moon occurrence in so many of our lives (I know I'm not alone in my habit), and that's why I am requesting - no demanding - that today, you do something super fucking nice for yourself. Today I planned a trip to Hawaii for my boyfriend and myself, and am feeling pretty stoked about it. 

What are you going to do for yourself today?
Easy Breezy Crochet Slip | Belmont Leather Clog | Kut from the Kloth Denim Jacket | Forever 21 Belt | BP Triangle Pendant | Free People Felt Hat
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

PINROSE: A Perfume by Any Other Name Wouldn't Smell as Sweet

Pinrose is a luxury fragrance company that magnificently blends quirkiness and elegance, both in their adorable packaging and their beautiful scents. I got my Pinrose starter pack in the mail a while ago, and have been anxious to do this post because I didn't want to open any of them before I took pictures! Now that that's done, I can honestly say Pinrose's scents aren't like any of the ones I've smelled at the perfume counter. They're each long lasting, distinct, and very unique. So unique in fact, they even have a quiz to tell you which scent would be the perfect fit for you! (I got Cuddle Punk, and I would have to say they were spot on. I felt the name alone suited me!) 

If you love getting cute stuff in the mail, and you love smelling good (and really, who doesn't love those things?) I highly recommend you take the Pinrose quiz here, and order yourself the starter kit. You won't regret it. In it you'll receive 13 adorable fragrances, which are all super easily applied through the scented towelette. Pretty genius, huh? I thought so too.

(Pictured in this post are the following scents: Pinrose, Pillowtalk Poet, Sugar Bandit, Tambourine Dreamer, Campfire Rebel, Surf Siren, Cuddle Punk, Merry Maker, Renegade Starlet, Treehouse Royal, and Lovebug.)

Though Pinrose gifted me this starter kit, I pinky promise they did not gift me a bunch of stuff to say about them. All opinions expressed are my own.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Soldier Jane

When I first saw this dress on Reformation's website, I knew it would be mine. The t-shirt silhouette gave it the perfect Jane Birkin-esque feel I've been scouring the web for. I'm not usually one for animal prints, but the combination of the leopard print with the simple shape makes this dress super versatile. I typically hesitate to say this, in fear of speaking too soon, but this dress is a fun un-necessity that will surely make it's way on to my list of wardrobe staples. And besides, 'necessary' is such a nasty word. 

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Temporary Like Achilles

There are some days where I really don't want to take blog pictures. I'm lazy. I don't have any makeup on yet. It's already past 3 o'clock, which is when I usually take pictures for lighting purposes. Ugh.

I've had to remind myself of the importance of temporality often in my life, whether it be in the context of a blah day or an entire blah month. It's cheesy and annoying to hear when you're in the midst of the malaise, but it's true what people say - all things pass. So if you're having a good day, remember to say thank you to whoever you think you should thank, especially if it's yourself. And if you're having a bad day, push through, because there's another day coming right after this one. No matter what, try and remember this thought - which often brings me a strange and jarring comfort - it's all temporary.


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Sunday, February 1, 2015

February {Mood.}

Happy February. 

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Don't Stop Me Now

My mom has a pair of ridiculous, old-school white Reebok sneakers that she wears around the house when she's needing motivation to clean up and get things done. She calls them her "magic shoes". I won't lie; she endured years of ridicule from me because of these shoes. But I think I get it now - My Jeffrey Campbell lace ups make me feel powerful, like I can't and won't be stopped! They're my magic shoes, and I can't believe I didn't realize what that term meant until now. With that information, my message today for you all is this; wear your magic shoes. No matter how tall, how obnoxious, how expensive or inexpensive, or how ridiculous. Life is too short to wear anything less than what makes you feel unstoppable. 

Side note: I'm really excited about all my recent blog changes, including a new blog title and layout! I hope you enjoy the changes as well. Thanks for sticking with me. <3



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