Okay guys, can you guess where I'm going this month?...Miami! I've always seen myself as someone who is way too sophisticated to spend their vacation at a place like Miami (and also maybe I was a snob?...just maybe). But, here I am. About two weeks away from spending almost a week in the heat and sunshine! I am soooo excited and have been dreaming of what I'm going to wear for about a month now. Am I the only person that also dreams about what they will wear on the flight, too? I just want to be the jetsetter type, okay! So, this months wishlist is filled with beach essentials. The only thing that could be added is a couple of good books, a beach towel, and a cute coverup. Also, crop tops? I love them. I'm really glad that Forever 21 has about a billion cheap options. 90's girl look here I come!
Friday, March 8, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
I decided to do a lot of color retouching on the photos for this post to create a specific kind of mood. The outfit I wore had a rustic, country-home-town feel and I decided to just go there 100% with the lighting and color. I don't usually like to touch my photos up this much, but I think it's fun to experiment :)
I've been really into flannel. Or plaid. Or both. I think plaid shirts are really simple and comfortable yet adorable. To me, a plaid button-up and a comfy pair of jeans are a classic casual look.
The weather here in Maryland has been kinda nuts. As you can probably tell, these photos were not taken today. We had a "snowstorm" yesterday here in MD. Maybe we'll get a real snowstorm soon. Although I really wouldn't mind it just being Spring already.
My "snow day" yesterday was glorious though. I worked on my blog, watched movies, and ultimately just sat around and rested. Some teachers don't like snow days because we get days added in June. My attitude? I need a day off now not later. When it's warm and nice outside work just seems to fly by. I can't be the only one that thinks life is just a little bit sweeter when it's warm out, can I? I need sunshine!
Two random thoughts:
1) I watched The Perks of Being a Wallflower yesterday. My Mom asked me if I thought she'd like it and I replied "No, I'm just barely young enough to like it." Am I getting old?
2) I'm currently sipping on coffee and eating pretzels. It's a really gross combination. Does anyone have some cinnamon buns they can drop off at my house? Thanks.
shirt // forever 21
jeans // lucky jeans
boots // aldo
belt // vintage
purse // cole haan
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
I decided to do a playlist this week! I haven't used Grooveshark in forever, but I feel like its a little bit more accessible. In the past my playlists have been more conceptual. There is no rhyme or reason for these songs being together other than the simple fact that I am currently loving them. So, here are 12 songs that I'm diggin'. Enjoy :)
Monday, February 25, 2013
Kindlewood. They are seriously so good. They are the perfect drive-home-from-work music. Relaxing yet not so relaxing that you almost pass out at the steering wheel. Other artists include Alt-J, Frank Ocean, and John Legend.
Sometimes the pictures I take for my "currently" posts are from some point in the day. This one was literally taken 5 minutes ago. I stayed home today with a bad back and a cold. So I've been lounging around in my favorite huge sweater.
Coffee. I gave it up for a little while and now its back in my life with a vengeance. My boss just bought all of the staff a Keurig coffee machine as a Valentine's Day gift. Super-duper sweet! Also, I'm officially a huge fan of Zeke's. It's a Baltimore coffee brand and it will make you turn your nose up at almost every other kind of caffeine.
I had been trying to watch lots of Oscar nominated movies in preparation for the Oscars last night. Now, I didn't manage to watch all the Best Picture nominations. I saw Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook (Jennifer Lawrence <3), and Argo. And, I really would have been happy if any of those movies had won. My friend had a swanky little Oscar's party and, besides being laid up because of my back, it was the absolute best! French cuisine, wine, fancy outfits. Heaven. And, of course, there were lots of opinions and critiques on the fashion choices. This was one of my personal favorites from the night:
But apparently I'm in the minority on this one because this has made its way onto all the worst dressed lists...
Meanwhile this is what I looked like for Oscar night (ca-razyyy):
Miamiiiiii! Did I mention I'm going to Miami for Spring break? I'm SO excited! A week of nothing but laying on the beach in cute swimsuits. Magical.
My job. It's hard work but its so rewarding. I'm realizing that not all jobs will feel so worthwhile. I'm really going to focus on not taking this for granted.
My back didn't hurt D: Can this be over already?
Saturday, February 23, 2013
This dress was meant to be. A couple of months ago, when I first saw it on ModCloth's site, I fell in love with it. At the time I had been waiting on a couple of checks to come through from work and was currently broke. I decided it wasn't practical and cried myself to sleep (okay, maybe that didn't happen). A month later the dress was restocked in my size when I actually had money. Ta da! It's pretty much my favorite dress to wear right now. Also, can I be a hat person, please? I'm going to make that happen.
Now, I don't usually wear this much black. But I was really digging the street style edgy look. To me this look is kind of rocker girl meets quirky weirdo. I mean, I have swan heads on my dress. I also haven't worn my blazer in a bajillion years. I forgot how much sophistication is brought to an outfit with the addition of one of these puppies.
dress // modcloth
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Believe it or not this was really not supposed to be Valentine's Day themed-ha! After I had compiled a bunch of stuff, I went to make a collage out of it and realized it was all pink, red, and white. So, I decided to just go all the way with it-hence hearts. Okay, so there are just so many cute things that exist. Don't you just love that lunar calendar? I love good design. Simple, yet beautiful graphic design that is really nice and easy to look at.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Okay, I've officially found the best dress ever made. It's super comfy and flattering and all around amazing (except for the warmth factor...this is definitely one to save for spring...). I was getting all dolled up when I looked outside and noticed it was snowing. So, like any good fashion blogger I ran outside for pictures :)
And, to do some twirling. C'mon, I'm in a frilly long dress, let me have my Kim moment.
I wore this outfit this past weekend to the Hippodrome in Baltimore! My Aunt and Uncle spoil me rotten because I'm everyones only girl (I don't have any girl cousins or siblings). Every Christmas I get to see a show and then sometimes they let me pick an extra one. This year-Beauty and the Beast. Next year? Sister Act :) We went to this cute little café attached to the theater and then went upstairs to relax in the lounge. When we got to our seats in the theater we noticed that every chair had a chocolate rose taped unto it. Perfect!
I kept it pretty simple. I think accents of gold next to a charcoal color is really beautiful. And, my awesome rose gold watch (that I'm in love with) goes with literally everything.
We're supposed to be getting a foot of snow this coming weekend in Baltimore! We'll see! Enjoy your week guys!!
dress // anthropologie
watch // fossil
purse // target
flats // tieks