Friday, November 30, 2012

mushrooms and tennis skirts. day one-hundred-thirteen

I still cannot really believe this is the last day of November! What happened??? It has flown by, I am really holding onto fall colors like crazy, they just are good for my complexion and I pretty much wear them all year round but not a full outfit of fall. This is totally fall. I had fun this day running around snapping selfies  in Downtown GH, I normally chose to do my city shots with friends so I don't look silly (even though it still probably looks really silly to outsiders) but I have decided...WHATEVER. I really am trying to overcome my insecurities and what better way than to act-a-fool in public. Plus maybe I will meet new people this way, people who instead of judging stop and say, HEY whatcha doin? I know if I saw someone doing the same i would instantly think BLOGGER ALERT and make try to make a new blogger friend! Fellow bloggers, what are your thoughts on self shots downtown? Do you try them? Do you feel silly?  

I have also decided to begin including some of my photography in my blog posts, my mom suggested it and you know shes right, why not? I will try to include at least 2 shots in each post of something non-fashion related. I have always enjoyed taking photographs but just never thought myself any good, it has been really fun to go back through some old photos. I have about 100GB of photos on my computer. 

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Since I really have no idea what I am doing in the photography area i have a knack for shots like this, totally imperfect in a perfect kind of way. At least I enjoy my photography, and since I am the one with the 100GB to look at that's probably a good thing. 

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Nature/flower shots like this are my favorite. I have always dreamed of having an amazing macro-lens/camera and getting some insane shots. Its the scientist in me. I would love to have a camera that could take shots of bug scales, individual feathers on a bird etc, like a microscope style :D. Flowers like this are making me miss summer/fall but i love the we get into winter I will probably include many flower shots just to remind us that Spring will begin again! 

Even though November is nearing the end, I am really looking forward to December. My goals are to redesign the blog a bit (the main thing I want to do is make a page that is like a calendar with a photo/link to each post/day, I have NO IDEA how to do this but I am hoping that doing the Blog(Design)Love course from Red Velvet will help!), get the vintage store up and running, finish sewing projects, actually have a real contest on the blog, and do an interview (that's a lot but its gonna happen!). Throughout December I get to see the boy quite a bit, am hoping to hear good news about the potential job (or a different one) and spend lots of time with family and friends! I am also excited to make a snowman, attempt snowboarding again, go sledding and drink vegan hot chocolate! What are you looking forward to this December? 

~Outfit Details~
Mushroom T-Shirt: Urban Outfitters Freshman Year of College (2003/2004)
Skirt: Vintage Tennis Skort (yes skort, there are shorts under there)
Tights: Capezio | From dance in high school
Socks: Nine West Over the Knee socks |
Boots: Sam Edleman | Nordstroms Rack
Belt: Thrifted eons ago
Sweater: Thrifted | Hope's Outlet in Muskegon (Day Eighty Eight was good too!)
Necklace: XMAS gift a long time ago

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas tree time! day one-hundred-twelve.

So we have a post Thanksgiving tradition in my family of going and cutting down our own Christmas tree! We go to Prince Trees right down the dirt-road from us and adventure out to find the best tree. Last year i was here all the way from Alabama and took a tree from here all the way back! This year my sister and her fiance got one (they did last year too) and of course the parents (or roommates ;)) got one! What is weird is we normally get TWO trees and because of the animals we opted to get one. Anyway i wore this outfit and felt like an elf and ran around in the fresh snow field! Also I have some other photos from the day :) enjoy. 

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My sister and her fiance are so cute! I am trying to convince her to let me do engagement photos but she is silly! Tell her she should!!!!!

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We had a really interesting time trying to take 'family' photos with all the animals. Someone should have been videotaping it because the audio was hilarious. Hedwig (the cat I am holding) was screaming bloody murder, my dad was trying to get the dogs to stay and the other cats were equally excited but less vocal. Needless to say this is the BEST shot we got...there are some seriously hilarious outtakes which will be on the Facebook page sometime soon. 

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Rue (the red one) just would not hold still to save my life. But don't they both look cute in their holiday bandanas (Lily's is actual my John Deere one but its close right). 

Anyway this outfit just made me really excited for Holiday season. I cannot wait to see all sorts of people I don't get to spend much time with. And I have been jamming out like mad to Sufjan Stevens Christmas Album 'Silver and Gold'. There are some weird ones but my favorites are "Do you hear what i hear" and "Santa Claus is Comin to Town". I highly recommend it because its seriously every Christmas song ever. Anywayyyssss still cannot believe November is almost done! 

~Outfit Details~
Shirt: Vintage | Hope's Outlet
Sweater: Vintage (Handmade) | Hope's Outlet, i also wore it DAY SIX and it was pretty sweet
Belt: Forever 21 probably circa 2004
Pants: Thrifted | Ditto Resale in Holland
Socks: Stolen from my Mom's sock box (mwahahha)
Boots: BG | Buffalo Exchange, Wicker Park CHIcago
Bag: Thrifted foreverrrr ago (i dunno)
Coat: Michael Kors | Nordstroms Rack
Brooch: Christmas Gift years back from Mom 
Ring: Grandfathers 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

post thanksgiving. day one-hundred-eleven.

I know it seems like SO LONG ago but i just had the most wonderful thanksgiving. Honestly i had this whole outfit planned and never wore it and was a complete mess the whole day from a hangover but by the time the food came out (and thanks so much to Jean for making me my own vegan thanksgiving meal) i was ready to eat! It was so nice to be surrounded by amazing people I got to meet many of the boy's friends and family members and it was just great. The day after Thanksgiving was kind of sad because i had to head back home, its hard being in a long distance relationship but it definitely has its benefits as well! Again lots of layers for traveling times, especially when stopping at all the toll lines rolling down windows ;) layers come in handy. 

Today is the day my project for the second round of interviews for the job i want is due! Wish me luck I know I would rock this job so hard they wouldn't know what hit them but I just need to get it first!

~Outfit Details~
Sweater: Vintage 80's Thrifted | Hope's Outlet in Muskegon
Skirt: Forever 21 from Forever ago
Tights: Capezio from dance
Socks: Halloween Socks!
Boots: Carlos Santana | Ebay
Bag: Sam Edelman | Nordstroms Rack
Jacket: Vintage | My Mom's Oldie
Ring: Second Impressions in Grand Haven

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

the road to chicago. day one-hundred-ten.

When I go to Chicago I normally like to take the train, and now I remember why. OH MY GOSH driving in the city is just a disaster! So I headed to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with Tim's family and because I was doing an overnight babysitting the night before I couldn't make the train Wednesday morning, so I had to drive. Things were fine until I got into what i call "toll zone". Then it was stop and go for about 2 hours (normally a 20 minute drive) all the way to Lincoln Park where he lives. MY GOSH....I will continue to avoid driving into the city like the plague. IDIOT ME i forget that there is the train from Michigan City that runs all day, that would have been the much better option. Oh well it was an experience. So these photos are right after I got to Chicago, my makeup and hair are all in a tizzy so real life here folks (kind of like always but i usually at least powder my face so im not all shiny!) ;). 

IMG_2946Becasuse of this I can no longer complain about driving in the city, because it will be my own fault for attempting to drive there again. So if you hear it again this year please call me out. Thanks :) 

~Outfit Details~
Tank: Billabong | JB & Me in GR right before i started this blog
Pants: Paige Denim | Nordstroms Rack Similar HERE (i like love these ones way more than mine!)
Sweater: Was my Grandmothers
Boots: Carlos Santana | From Ebay 
Necklace: Etsy HERE