I am stuck in a style rut. I don't have anything to wear and I think I should lay off the white chocolate chips and cheesy snacks, hehe. Nothing I put on seems to work out right and I don't like a single thing in my closet right now. I just feel so blah that I almost didn't even post this outfit today. I mean, I'm wearing a little boy's Spiderman t-shirt from Wal-mart. Wow. But in the end, I decided to share it anyway. Sorry my eyes are closed in this picture, I just realized it and I don't feel like taking anymore. Also, for some reason my hair comes off a completely different color in my pictures.. odd. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be feeling a little better about my closet. Wish me luck!
So awhile back I posted some pictures of hair inspiration and today I finally decided to go for it. I ended up opting for this gorgeous red color a la the lovely Hannah Metz. I was incredibly nervous making the appointment, but it's always exciting as I've always loved changing my hair. It has the power to make you feel like a whole new person without doing anything permanent. I love that I can do something completely drastic with my hair and whether I love it or hate it, it can always be changed. It's one thing I can always control.
Ahhh! It's so different. I don't even know what to think about it yet, I mean I know I don't hate it, it's just gonna take a little getting used to. I was ready for the change though and I'm really excited about. It'll be nice to be red for awhile before going back to brown hair in the winter.
I hope you've all had a good weekend. I was a busy bee all weekend. Friday night was my friend's going away party filled with music making and banana pudding eating and silly story telling, with a little bit of sadness mixed in, yet all in all it was a wonderful night. Saturday was work bright and early as usual (hellooo, I miss you Spring Break, take me back to Austin!) and then I spent 4 1/2 hours after work at my church making 200 breakfast tacos which we woke up bright and early to sell to raise money for our mission trip this summer. Though it was tons of fun and I have to say, since I was a fatty and consumed three, we're not too bad at making tacos.. what's up Taco Cabana? I guess I should be pretty good though, with my dad owning a Las Palapas and all, hehehe. Now it's time for relaxing with my friend, cooking some dinner and watching my man Brad Pitt<3.
So today's outfit, I must admit, was not entirely my idea. It was actually inspired by one of my sister, Kendall's outfits, which you can see here on her blog. We kind of kept the same theme with the "I love ____" t-shirts, and obviously, we're both wearing my floral skirt. I absolutely loved Kendall's outfit and when I found this shirt today, I immediately thought of it and had to do my own take on it. I like the way mine turned out, it's much more "me" than Kendall's exact outfit.
And, as I'm wearing an "I Love My Weiner!" t-shirt, I thought it would be a wonderful oppourtunity to introduce everyone to my lovely weiner, Phoebe. Isn't she cute? We really love her. Honestly, we treat the dog like a member of our family. Oh, and, believe it or not SHE CAN TALK! She really can. (Now's the part where everyone thinks I'm a complete psycho lunatic.) She says "I want one," plain as day. I swear, she does. If you don't believe me you can just go to my sister's blog and ask her, she'll tell you the same thing.
Today was a rather rough day. This afternoon I got into a wreck at the gas station with all of my groceries in the back of my car, ughh. It was my fault though, I turned in the wrong lane.. yeah, I know, I'm stupid. The lady wasn't too sweet about either, she yelled at me at first until I broke down in tears and then she was really nice about it. There wasn't too much damage to the cars and no one was hurt so I mean it sucks, but it could've been soo much worse. I'm just glad both of us were able to drive away from the scene. Only now my insurance is going way up and my parents are making me pay for it. Goodbye shopping 3 times a week, hello new higher paying job. I guess it's not all bad though, I mean, it's a definite wake up call to start paying more attention on the road. But anyway, enough of my feeling sorry for myself. I hope all of YOU had a great day, DRIVE SAFELY! hehe.
Cardigan: Target (yeah i like wearing it, a lot.) T-shirt: Gift Skirt: Target Belt: Vintage Oxfords: Steve Madden
Oh and after my stressful afternoon I really needed a good laugh, so I watched this.. enjoy!
Just a quick post before I head out to work for the day. I've recently seen a lot about Chanel's mint green nail polish and now I'm in desperate need of this color. However, I'm not too excited about spending a whopping $25 for nail polish. I've gotta be on the look out for a cheaper version of this color. If any of you know where this can be found, please let me know ASAP. Have a fabulous Wednesday!
Do you ever have those days where you wake up and you have so much to do that there just doesn't seem to be enough time to wash your hair or put on a lot of make-up? Today was one of those days. I had so many plans and so much to get done, I just felt like fixing my hair and putting on lots of make-up was kind of irrelevant. So I went for the old trick: a ton of mascara, blush, and a hat. Now no one will think I was lazy, they'll just think I have great taste in hats and go for that "natural" make-up look. So that explains the fedora, I suppose.
I just wore this skirt, but I had to pair it with this striped shirt I got at Forever 21 last week because I love the combo of the pretty floral and the stripes. My dad told me I looked ridiculous and that I didn't match at all, but I think it goes together rather nicely. I mean, mixing patterns is the trend, Dad. Geez, pick up a fashion mag every once in awhile..hehe. The tights definitely weren't completely necessary, it was gorgeous and warm out today, but I just liked the way the nude lace tights looked with the rest of the outfit, and these new shoes are giving me blisters so I've gotta have something there until I break them in.
Now I'm off to prepare for 24 night! Woo! Usually we have it Mondays, but one of my friends had work and we absolutely couldn't do it without the whole crew, so we've moved it to tonight. It's also one of my best friends last nights to watch it with us as he's moving this Sunday. So sad! We're all going to miss him so much. We got him a cookie cake (yummmm) and a goodbye card. Honestly, I'll make any excuse to go buy a cookie cake, I mean, they're the best, right? I hope you all have a lovely Tuesday night! I'll leave you with a new song from She & Him in honor of Volume 2 coming out today. If you don't have a copy yet, I seriously recommend it, it's absolutely incredible!
Remember those jock girls in high school who played all kinds of sports and always had wet hair and t-shirts on in class, who you secretly kind of envied because they got to get away with no make-up, plain hair, and sweatpants in class? I sort of felt like a more chic version of those girls today. I really had no idea what to put on today and so I went digging through my little sister's closet to get some inspiration, hehe. I ended up finding one of MY old t-shirts hidden away deep in her closet. I'll have to talk to her about this later. I completely forgot about this shirt I got about two years ago at Urban Outfitters. It's an Urban Renewal piece where they've taken an old t-shirt and made it into sort of a blouse with another vintage shirt. I love it because it's like a little more stylish take on the old t-shirt. I just sort of built my outfit around this shirt and knew I wanted to wear my new shoes I'm so madly in love with. I tried on several combos but nothing really felt like "me" so I ended up wearing this outfit and feeling like a high school jock girl. (Hence why I drove to the basketball court to get outfit shots, hahaha.)
The warm weather is back (hopefully to stay for a long time!) and it was so much fun taking outfit pictures today. My sister and I went and got strawberry limeades and tots from sonic and headed over the the elementary school by our house (where we both attended) and took our pictures. I had so much fun running around and acting a fool. There were all these little middle school skater boys around laughing at me but I didn't care, I was having fun. So apologies for the awkward/funny pictures today, I guess I was having a little too much fun in the sun hehe.
Mark this day down on your calendars folks, I'm actually wearing jeans. (And not just while I'm freezing at an outdoor show, I took those jeans off immediately after entering the car.) I actually decided to wear jeans today for the car ride home from Austin and running errands with my sister before she goes back to school tomorrow. I can tell you one thing for sure: THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN OFTEN. I just don't like wearing jeans. Everyone finds throwing on a pair of jeans relaxing and comfortable, but I honestly feel more comfortable in a dress and tights than I ever do in jeans. Jeans make most people feel unrestricted but they're restricting to me and I don't feel like I can pull them off well enough as I can pull off a dress or a high waisted skirt or even a cute pair of shorts.
Anyway, enough of my rant. I must say, I am terribly sad to say goodbye weekend, as it is also goodbye Spring Break. I'm going back to working the weekend and not seeing my friends during the week. I guess that's just normal life, but I just get bored sometimes. This weekend was the best in a long time and I'm just sad to say it's over and go back to regular life.
Oh and one more thing! Say hello to my brand new shoes. I got them at Aldo over the weekend and I'm in love. They're so comfortable and cute, just get ready to see me wearing them with everything. Believe me, I will.
Blazer: Thrifted Tank: Gap Jeans: Thrifted Shoes: Aldo
So, I'm getting ready to see She & Him in ONE HOUR! Woo! Only problem: It's at an outdoor venue and it's going to get down to 34 degrees tonight. Ahhh, I'm gonna freeze to death! But it's totally worth it to see Zooey & M. Ward do their thing. I'm totallyyy excited despite the weather. I'm bundled up and look completely tacky, but I don't care. It's She & Him! Wish me luck tonight! I'll have to bust out the snuggie for sure, hahah.
Sorry for the terrible quality cell phone picture. I just wanted to show you guys how hilarious I look getting ready to go outside. Soo many layers! I'll probably be adding a little more before the night is over, too.
Denim Shirt: Urban Renewal via UO Cardigan: Target Dress: F21 Jeans: Thifted Tights: Target Shoes: Charlotte Russe
So today, we headed up to Austin for our first day of SXSW and aside from my massive sunburn, the day was awesome. I saw 5 bands, including Jonny Corndog, Those Darlins, and Cheap Trick. It was an awesome awesome day. I absolutely love Austin because anything goes and there's so much good music and so many awesome people. I met so many great people and caught up with friends for shows and had a blast. I wish I could go to SXSW every weekend, hahah.
The sun was out today and it was in the 70s all day. It was so beautiful. I picked up this dress at Forever 21 on Tuesday for only $11 and knew I wanted to wear it for SXSW this weekend. It's so light and comfy, and of course I love the floral print. I'm attracted to everything floral. I guess I always have been, I just have a floral addiction. And it has this little open detail in the back with little bows, I wish I would've gotten a picture for you guys to see, maybe next time. (Though this detail did cause me to get a terrible sun burn on my back which is going to leave an incredibly awkward line.. ughh oh well.) Anyway, this turned out to be the perfect outfit for being in the sun all day. I can't even get over how great today was. I hope all of you had a wonderful Friday as well. Now I'm off to party some more with pizza and drinks and try to get some sleep for round 2 tomorrow! Woohoo! And I'll be seeing She & Him tomorrow night, soo pumped! Have a great night!
So, with warmer weather arriving I expect to be spending a lot more time in the sun. Being in the sun makes my hair lighter and being a natural blonde, I don't know how well I'll be able to keep up with my brown locks all summer. That said, I'm thinking of going lighter. I don't want to go all the way back blonde again, as I plan on going back dark in the Fall anyway, so I'm thinking a nice light red. I've posted a few pictures of hair inspiration, maybe you lovely bloggers could tell me which is your favorite? Thanks so much! I hope everyone had a lovely day!
Unfortunately, this morning we woke up to cold weather after the beautiful past few days of 70 degrees and sunshine. But I was excited to try out this dress as a skirt and I kind of like the outfit with tights. I'm definitely happy with the way the dress turned out, thanks to my sister I think this is my new favorite way to wear it.
So Spring Break is going exceptionally well, I've been getting lots done and having tons of fun with my lovely friends. We've been staying up until 4 baking cookies and playing cranium, shopping galore, partying hard, eating great (CHEAP) food from my restaurant, and enjoying movies and 24. Seriously, who doesn't love a nice break? Also, the weather has been incredibly enjoyable and warm...until I woke up this morning and walked outside and realized I'd be wearing tights and boots. Joy.
But I'm not going to let this weather ruin my mood, no sir! Instead my sister and I went to La Cantera, San Antonio's lovely outdoor mall and did a little shopping for SXSW this weekend. I CANNOT wait. I just want it to be Friday already so I can head up to Austin for the weekend. Unfortunately I'll be working all day tomorrow and Thursday, what a way to spend St. Patty's Day, eh? But the weekend will make it alll worth it I'm sure.
So, whether you're on Spring Break or not, I hope everyone is having a lovely week and has a fantastic weekend to look forward to as I do.
Today I'd like to share a little something about me that no one in this blog world really knows. My family has a ranch in Marlin, Texas (no one knows where that is, I don't expect you to), owned by my grandpa, as well as a little piece of land that belongs personally to us. I was born and raised in the city, but I've got the roots of a country girl and I'll never forget it. I've grown up visiting the ranch, riding horses, helping with cattle, driving through endless pastures, and fishing in tanks. It's one of my favorite places to be. I feel like it's a big part of who I am because it means so much to my family and it's what my family loves. The ranch brings all of us together even though we all lead our own lives and live apart, at the ranch we're all together without a care in the world.
Above is a picture of my horse, Willie, and I last Spring. I grew up riding Willie and I love him to pieces. He's now much too old to ride and honestly, doesn't have much time left. I always try to make time to visit him when I'm there and bring him a few carrots. He's such a sweetheart.
These are our cows on our little bit of land. They're my dad's pride and joy. He loves to go take care of "his girls." It's funny though that so many people in my family have made their fortunes raising cattle, because my sister is a vegetarian and I rarely eat beef.
Anyway, I'm off to tidy up the house and maybe rake some leaves in the yard with my sister. If I had my way we'd be heading off to Houston to visit my cousin, but I'm not sure that's going to happen. I just hope I get to go to the ranch this weekend! Fingers crossed!
I never found the time to get pictures of myself today due to work, but I can assure you, my outfit wasn't the least bit exciting. I just wanted to be comfy today. So, instead of sharing my outfits with you, I thought I'd share some of my adorable little sister, Kendall's outfits! (Using MY clothes I might add, so you may see outfits like these on me in the future.)
Wearing Blouse: Old Navy (hers) Dress (made into skirt): Target (mine) Boots: Nordstrom Rack (ours) Headband: F21 (mine)
Isn't she the cutest? She's only 13 and she already has such great style. (I like to take a little credit for that, hehe.) But honestly, she's adorable, she used to draw pictures of outfits back in elementary school. She's so creative and fun. She even won Best Dressed out of her 7th grade class last year, I was so proud!
I love having a little sister to share clothes and shopping dates with. She's my number one supporter of my blog, usually taking all of my pictures, my number one shopping buddy, and we each give the other another closet to raid for ideas. We have so much fun sharing clothes and giving each other ideas for outfits, but we still each have our own styles and put our own spin on everything. She's also a big source of inspiration because she takes pieces from my closet and wears them in a way I wouldn't have done and I'm like duh why didn't I think of that?! I love my little sister more than anything and wouldn't trade the experience of being a sister for the world.
I am just warning you, I am about to ramble on about several things so I fully understand if you'd rather just look at my outfit and be done with it. I'm just in a wonderful mood and have a thousand things to say.
First thing, I've solved my tights dilemma! I'm not saying I'm going to stop wearing tights just because it's getting warmer, practicality in clothing has never been my first priority, hehe, but I have found a solution to not look like an idiot EVERY day. SOCKS! Yes, socks. How did I not think of this before? I am in love with socks and they are the perfect warm weather friend. Truth be told, until this year actually, both socks and tights were shunned from my wardrobe and over the past six months or so I've found I can't live without them. How did I do it all those years? So, everyone can expect to see me in several more pairs of socks in the future. I am about to go on a sock purchasing rampage. (But don't worry, dear tights, you will always be my first love, and no one can replace that. This is only temporary.)
That being said, I think it explains my choice this morning. I was tempted to throw on a pair of tights, but I wouldn't let myself do it. That's when I remembered buying these a few weeks ago. A little light bulb went off in my head and I dug around my drawers until I found the unopened package of three pairs of over the knee socks. I knew they would come in handy someday and I'm now so glad I got them. I even like these socks better with this dress than when I wore it with tights back on Thanksgiving.
Also, you will probably not find this as exciting as I do, but I'm going to share it anyway because I'm flattered. My cousin took her kids to see Alice in Wonderland today and promptly texted me, "Did you forget to mention you starred in Alice in Wonderland? I can't even watch this movie, all I see is you!" I just about died. Honestly, I don't know how much Mia Wasikowska and I look alike, but I'll take it. I'm sure none of you will see it, but up until last August I was blonde and I suppose that is the Kaitlin my cousin is referring to. I am just sharing this information out of pure excitment. This makes me wish I was blonde again, but shh please don't tell my mother.
And now, this is the last thing I'm going to ramble on about, I promise. I just want to say a quick thank you to anyone who reads this blog. It really means so much to me I could cry. Even if you only look at it just once, it makes me so happy to think anyone besides myself and my family are reading it. So, thank you, anyone who's read this, you've made my month!
Alright, I'm going to shut up now. I hope everyone has a kick-ass Friday night, I know I will, getting spring break started. Ahh, yesss! I'll leave you now with this incredible video to one of my favorite songs from one of my top favorite bands.
Today is another lovely day here in Texas and I think I can finally say it, SPRING HAS SPRUNG! It's here, full blown. Spring is such a wonderful season because it's all about new growth and new beginnings. Everything from the winter is in the past and we've got new experiences and new beginnings sprouting up left and right.
That's why I feel like it's the perfect time to go hunting for a new job, that's long over due. I've been looking for awhile and NOTHING has worked out. In fact, I just got a card in the mail of Urban Outfitters informing me that while my application was great, they chose to go with someone else. Just my luck. I'm not trying to sound like Negative Nancy or anything, but it's just so annoying. I've applied several places, some even twice, and I never get the job. I don't really know where else to look. I know I don't want to work in fast food again, Papa John's for two years was enough for me. I've tried so many places in retail because I love clothes and I want to work around others who feel the same way, but nobody seems to want me. I've also tried three times at Barnes and Noble and each time they're "not hiring at the moment, but will keep my application on file for later." Yeah, right. I know that means, "Sorry, you're never getting this job because we're going to stick this application in a big pile of other hopefuls and never look at it again." So, I don't know what else to do. I'm going to stop complaining now because this is the longest paragraph on this blog thus far and it's all negativity. But seriously, any tips on how to make your application stand out from the others?
It's funny how everyone is so excited to get rid of tights, and quite honestly, I don't really mind them. Yes, I love bare legs, but tights just make outfits so fun in a way bare legs never could. All winter, I've let my tights be my statement piece in many of my outfits and without them I feel rather boring. I guess I'll have to go hunting for some new spring/summer accessories to spruce up my outfits. I think I could use some more hats and maybe my love of giant flowers, feathers, and bows for headware can grow during Spring. Even if I do get called Minnie Mouse.
Dress: Kimchi Blue via UO Tights: Wal-mart Shoes: Urban Outfitters Belt: Vintage
Also, I recently saw these at Adored Austin and fell madly in love. I can't wait to rock these little babies in the summer. I love Toms, I really do.
Isn't it funny how sometimes you can just listen to CD and get inspiration for what to wear? I woke up this morning and oddly enough, all I wanted to do was throw on a pair of jeans (I NEVER do this!), but I have to work today so I'm not allowed to wear jeans. I put on one of my favorites, Regina Spektor, while I took my shower and did my hair and the way the music made me feel lead me straight to this outfit. And it's actually one of my favorites I've worn in awhile. It's so spring, and let's my poor, pasty legs get a little sun. Though I must admit, these pasty legs are going to stay this pasty all through the spring and summer because I am Casper and I cannot get a tan, though I could probably easily be cast in a Tim Burton film, hehe. But that's beside the point, the point is, I love this outfit and just want to say, Thank you, Regina, I owe you one!
So next week is SPRING BREAK! It's so close and I can't wait. Since I graduated high school a semester early, most of my friends are either busy at high school or in college and during the week if I'm not working, which my job rarely let's me do ughh but that's a whole other post, I have nothing to do. I'm really looking forward to spending time with all my lovely ladies and gents during the week. Also, TWO exciting things: I may go to my ranch, and I'm going to SXSW in Austin! Go check out the site and if you'll be in the area during the week, at least go check out some of the free stuff, it should be fun. Soo exciting. I'm totally pumped!
Sweater & Skirt: F21 Belt: Target Heels: Thrifted
I'll leave you with this cute little video for one of my favorite Regina songs that helped me to get dressed this morning..
I want to start this post by apologizing for these horrid photographs that follow. I know they're terrible, but I have too much to do and no time to find a better spot. Besides, the sun was so bright and warm, it felt like a wonderful spot and I don't care that I look like it makes me look like a corpse.
This wasn't the outfit I planned on wearing today, with the exception of the shoes and socks. I'd had a more wintery (is that a word?) outfit planned but when I stepped outside, there was far too much sun and warmth. Honestly, I put no thought into this outfit whatsoever. My mom was waiting on me and I had literally two minutes to change into this, so I grabbed whatever was on my bed that matched with the boots and socks I already had on. Though, I am quite happy with what I picked. I think it turned out nicely and felt so SPRING! It was a very comfortable outfit for my busy day.
And though today was busy, it was an exceptionally good day. I woke up at 7 am for no reason at all, except that I just couldn't stay asleep. This is especially odd for me because, sleep being one of my favorite activities, I usually have no problem sleeping in and am rarely seen awake before 9 or 10. But, this morning I woke up early and even made breakfast for myself and my parents. I even brought Dad's up to his bed on a tray. Why not get on his good side, eh? Then I joined my mom at her bible study which was actually a great way to start off the day and I am quite glad I went. Mom and I followed it up with a lovely lunch together and a little grocery shopping before heading home for a nap. I'm now tidying up my messy, messy room and going thrifting with my sister. I'll say it again, today is an exceptionally good day!
Blouse: Thrifted Shorts: Rodarte For Target Socks: Target Boots: Thrifted Necklace: American Eagle