9.08.2014

In and Out of Denial

I'm in complete denial it is September. I want the long days filled with glorious light. I want to late nights with friends, I want the energy I have at 8 pm to go out for drinks and dinner. (You know you are a real adult when you can't get a group together until 8 pm because of schedules.) What I am not in denial about is how great it is to not be sweating during photos, the sun doesn't burn my skin within five minutes of exposure, I don't have to worry about my thighs in shorts, I don't have to run into the air conditioning with my arms flailing trying to stop all sweating so it doesn't run any mascara or lipstick. However, with all of this there is just one thing that really is annoying me already and making me want to go into denial about summer being over.... (see below for rant)
Lace top and black fitted skirt

Lace top and black fitted skirt

Lace top and black fitted skirt


Lace top and black fitted skirt

Lace top and black fitted skirt

Lace top and black fitted skirt

Shirt:Zara (similar) (similar)
Skirt: J.Crew (exact)
Shoe: Antonio Melani (similar) (similar)
Earrings: Gift (similar)
I'm already annoyed at the mass hysteria over pumpkin spice lattes. Or anything with pumpkins. Listnen up, we have about three more months of pumpkin weather so do we really have to force the Pinterest recipes AT THE END OF AUGUST AND BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER? Can we like, get a second of peace? CAN THE PUMPKINS JUST BE??? JUST LET THE PUMPKINS BE PUMPKINS AND CALM DOWN. *rant over drops mic*
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9.04.2014

Shake It Off

Listen up, I'm 23, I dance in my car seat and whip my hair around to "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift. You can hate. You can roll your eyes. You can do all of that. You can inform me it is the most annoying song in the entire world. You know what I am going to say? "I shake it off, I shake it off" while shaking my shoulders showing you exactly how much I do not care. You don't like that my gingham shirt is messed up and I didn't catch it before outfit photos? Whatever. I just will shake it off while getting down to a sick beat. Yep. I'm just going to keep on awkwardly flailing my arms in a manner I loosely call dancing. 
Gingham + stripes + flared skirt outfit

Gingham + stripes + flared skirt outfit

Gingham + stripes + flared skirt outfit


Gingham + stripes + flared skirt outfit

  Top: Anne Klein (similar)
Skirt: J. Crew (exact)
Shoes: Cosmopolitan (similar) (similar)
Necklace: C/O Hello Cheeseburger (exact)

Oh and if you need to know what is good for a good shaking it off session? A flippy skirt. I got this skirt in both black and navy blue and have since realized that the flare of it is perfect for well, not giving a flip, or well again, shaking it off. You get the idea. 
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9.03.2014

Spotted and Dotted

I feel like I basically wore nothing the month of August. Wait, that's not quite what I mean. What I meant to say was that I barely posted anything this August. It was a weird one. I moved. I left my favorite job in the entire world (so far in my life) due to it being a student position. I hated everything that was in stores so I never shopped. It was hot as balls out so I basically wore the same shorts+ top or same dress over and over again hoping for some heat relief. 
Polka dot top and silk shorts outfit

Polka dot top and silk shorts outfit

Polka dot top and silk shorts outfit

Polka dot top and silk shorts outfit

Polka dot top and silk shorts outfit

Polka dot top and silk shorts outfit
Sweater: White House Black Market (similar)
Shorts: Target (similar) (similar in pink)
Shoes: White House Black Market (exact)
Necklace: H&M (similar for $8)
That basically sums up August. Oh and I ate a lot of sour gummy worms to deal with life. Listened to a lot of The 1975 and was reminded that this will pass and better days are coming. Days that are cooler, calmer and still filled with sour gummy worms. Because really, I'm mostly in life for the sour gummy worms and froyo. 
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8.28.2014

Of Anchors and Anchors

I bought this romper back in June. June 13th to be exact. I've worn it five times since then. How many times has it appeared on the blog? Zero. How many times have I gotten stuck in it right before I have to use the bathroom? Three times. How many times have I worn it around the same people? Three times. The moral of this tale of numbers is that I have worn this romper a lot this summer and everyone has seen it except the people who you know, come to the blog to see what I am wearing. It makes total sense. 
Express Anchor Romper with Fedora

Express Anchor Romper with Fedora

Express Anchor Romper with Fedora

Express Anchor Romper with Fedora

Express Anchor Romper with Fedora

Express Anchor Romper with Fedora

Target Tan Booties
 Romper: Express sold out (similar)(expensive but pretty) (solid)
Shoes: Target (exact)
Hat: Forever 21 (exact)

Oh and speaking of anchors, did I ever tell you about how I had to do a project that involved designing an anchor in Photoshop? I probably didn't because to call it an anchor would be a very loose interpretation of the shape I somehow manipulated into the most primitive Photoshop anchor, ever. Anyway, I "designed an anchor" for a massive project and I considered showing it to you guys. I was so impressed that I got an A in the class with that design. Then one of my teachers, who no longer works for the school, told me that everyone got an A in that class. So it wasn't my hours of dedication to my anchor poster. Nope. Everyone got an A. Thus basically killed all my joy from that class and I have respect for anyone who can design an anchor.   photo Sig-09_zps87ca91c7.png Share

8.26.2014

Adventures in No Internet Land

Have you ever wondered what life without internet and cable would be like? I am here to tell you what it is like. You go through stages. You go through denial. You say that you can do it. Then you realize that you can't download documents on your computer. You can't send lengthy emails because auto-correct changes every other word. You try and adapt to it by going to Starbucks at 7:00 am. You change the Starbucks locations so the baristas don't think you are a loser. You realize you are spending $10 a day on WiFi by buying coffee. You realize that your friend in Madagascar has constant internet and you, in Kansas City, IN THE UNITED STATES, does not have it. You call AT&T. You plead. You try to explain that you moved and are having a very stressful week and just need internet and your trash TV. They inform you they will help you............in seven days. Like, a week later. 
Summer White Blazer Outfit with Denim Shorts and Lace Up Heels

Summer White Blazer Outfit with Denim Shorts and Lace Up Heels

Summer White Blazer Outfit with Denim Shorts and Lace Up Heels

Summer White Blazer Outfit with Denim Shorts and Lace Up Heels


Pink Lace Up Heels

Summer White Blazer Outfit with Denim Shorts and Lace Up Heels
Blazer: H&M (similar) (similar)
Shirt: NY&Co. (similar) (similar)
Shorts: Gap (exact)
Shoes: Michael Antonio (exact)
Necklace: Hello Cheeseburger (sold out)

Four days in. You just accept it. You realize that Project Runway is going to go on without you. Your trash TV will keep on being trashy and you don't really matter. You look at your inbox and realize your iPhone method of replying to them is stupid. You sit in a dark room. You ponder what life is about. You bake. You then wonder what Laura Ingalls Wilder would do if she was alive in 2014. Days five and six, you go to Nordstrom for wifi. You buy a cupcake and then check in with the world for three hours. You start texting you sisters for updates on the news. You wonder when you are going to hit your data limit on your cellphone. You give up catching on Twitter. Facebook? Give it up. All that's happening are ice bucket challenges. 

When actual internet and cable are restored.... you literally run through your new apartment dancing and trying to figure out what internet thing you are going to check first. Then you stay up late reading alllll the internet that you can.  photo Sig-09_zps87ca91c7.png Share