Monday, March 28, 2011

Ready for the Spring

So this would be my first ever outfit post. I am in no way a fashion blogger, nor do I have or ever will have enough fashion sense to become one. I don't have the patience, money, or creativity to do all that, but I do enjoy a cute outfit when I see one. I got the shirt, skirt, and tights over break and felt the need to share them with the world.

I felt so awkward taking pictures of myself. Also, since I don't have a camera stand, I had to stand at really weird angles so I knew the camera got the whole outfit. That's my reasoning for looking like I'm about to fall over. Yes. I wore this today because I felt the need to welcome "spring quarter" with a "springy" outfit, hence the skirt. It was a bit nippy still so I had the black jacket which kind of detracted from the whole spring thing, but oh well.

skirt - forever 21 // shirt - target // tights - nordstroms // shoes - urban outfitters // jacket - mama

Still have puffy cheeks a bit but managed to hide them. And since it's a new quarter with "new beginnings" (I picture some cheesy professor saying this), these pictures have made me realize, I need to go to the gym. Not having a facebook and a bajillion pictures of yourself online makes it easy to forget these things.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

All Good Things Must End

photo courtesy of me!


As my spring break comes to an end, I have mixed feelings of sadness and extreme excitement. Even though I spent most of the week in misery from the wisdom teeth extraction, I ended up having a really relaxed break and spent some quality time with my family. I saw two of my best friends from high school (who I could trust not to laugh at my face) and finished Mockingjay!
Yesterday was probably the best day though. It was raining cats and dogs aaaaall day long. I'm not a big fan of rain. Or winter for that matter. So, to escape gloomy misery, my sister, Irene, and I headed to the mall. I replaced all of my ripped tights and bought two skirts & a dress from Forever 21 for under $30!!! Oh, how I love that store. Then we pigged out on a Cinnabon. De-LIC-ious!
The skies cleared almost the exact minute we pulled into our driveway at home. We decided to go for a walk and I saw that little beauty in the picture above on the roadside. Just lovely. Later we went to a $3 movie and saw Tangled...again...teehee. Just a perfect day with my sister.

Anyways, as I sit waiting for my laundry, I'm starting to plan out my new quarter that starts tomorrow. Looking forward to a photography class I decided to take at the last minute and possibly hosting my own radio show on the university radio station. Umm.....awesome! Also, with Picnic Day (a GIANT school festival/party), Whole Earth Festival, trips to San Fran, some concerts, and sunny weather, I am stoked. Oh and let's not forget more calculus, biology, and organic chemistry. Yay. -_-

Adieu! Let the rat race begin...again.

Friday, March 25, 2011

A Sunny Friday

photo courtesy of _______?


The sun is out! I am going to take advantage of this lovely brief encounter with the sun today, put on a flouncy skirt, and go out on the town with my sister. We're going to take a bike ride to midtown and have a lovely cup of coffee to celebrate this fine Friday weather. Hope you are all having as lovely a day as it is here!

P.S. I'm going to try and start posting pictures taken by my own hands in the next few posts. However, my cheeks are still a bit puffy and have developed yellow bruises as big as baseballs. In all honesty, I'm a bit embarrassed to go out in public, but I can't be a mole for this whole recovery process...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hair Obsession

My hair has been getting kind of long and ratty at the ends lately, making me want to do something to change it up. So, i have been obsessively looking for new styling ideas lately. Here are some of my favorites so far:
Ombre hair! I love love LOVE this look.


This hair color. Don't remember where I found it...

Sherri Dupree Bemis of Eisley. She has had every hair color imaginable and always has flawless bangs.


Oh, how I love braids. Source unknown.

And fishtail braids.


And french braids (which I finally learned how to do!) Again, can't remember the source.

So while I would love to dye my hair as in the first few pictures or get a cool new cut, I am a chicken. So, I will attempt the last few styles until I grow some and decide to make the big change someday. What's your current hair obsession?

P.S. I have reached chipmunk cheek stage. Gross. Just a few more days of eating mush and I can be alive again.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Back to Blogging World

photo courtesy of Following butterflies


I'm back! Sorry for being gone for so long without any real explanation. Originally I needed a break from the distractions of the internet so I could focus on some decisions I was making in life (school, boys, my motivation, the usual college student girl stuff). Then midterms and finals came rolling around, so I decided just to continue my leave until they were over. And here I am, on spring break!

So, what have I been up to during these past couple of months? Well besides studying and trying to buckle down with school, not much. I haven't seen much of my band friends (remember the boy problems?....well there you go. Note to Self: Artsy-fartsy-musician boys may be fun, but cannot grasp reality or handle commitment.) However, after that I ended up making some new friends, reconnecting with old ones, going out on the weekends, and just enjoying life again!

I saw some pretty good movies that I never got to write about on the blog, so go watch these:
Never Let Me Go
An Education

Watched the too short but hilarious show, Portlandia and both seasons of the hit British show, Misfits. SOOO GOOD! It's definitely rated R though, so you've been warned. I don't think they can put shows like that on American tv. (I also listened to a lot of Lily Allen while watching this show.)

And last but not least, today I got all four of my wisdom teeth pulled out. Yay -_- But I'll be spending the remainder of my break in bed, reading Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins, the third & last installment of The Hunger Games. So excited! Hope you all have a lovely start of the week :)

P.S. I won these earrings in a giveaway on My Lovely Little Suitcase. So thank you Lane and Diane of The Rusty Schwinn! Can't wait to start wearing them :)