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

8.14.2014

What Makes You The Worst Person

I'm a little stressed right now. Like....a lot stressed right now. So in an effort to relieve some of this, I've decided to write out some of the reasons you might be the worst person. I also need your ideas for why someone might be the worst. Because we are in this together and together we can get rid of the worst people. 

You are the worst person if:
You tell me that polka dots are for children. You are out of my life. 
You are in an empty coffee shop and you chose to sit and the table that is 10 inches away from me and just watch me work. 
You go to the express lane with 20 produce items. You are the worst. 
You don't pull forward at the pump so I have to then backup and turn my car around to pump gas. 
You comment on how much better I look today than I did yesterday.
You inform me I look tired when I talk about how rested I feel.  






Top: Joe Fresh (similar)
Shorts: Gap (exact for $25 )
Belt: Target (exact)
Purse: Forever XXI (similar)
Bracelet: Gift (similar
Shoes: Gap (exact)

You act like the Chipotle menu is brand new every time you walk in.  Get your ridiculous burrito and go. Stop acting like you don't know it's extra for guacamole. 
You don't know the difference between there, their and they're.  
You are the worst if you tell me I shouldn't eat out so much as we are eating lunch at Chipotle. 
You do not support a child's neck while holding it. 
You comment and tell me that froyo is not healthy. NO KIDDING I'M AWARE OF THAT BUT I  WANT MY SUGARY CARBS! Eat  your lettuce and be sad. 
You have an entire conversation on Pinterest. I will NEVER figure that one out. 
You comment on other people's pins about the morality of a top. No. You can go away.

What is on your list of what makes you the worst person? Because I need to know so I can make this thing comprehensive and avoid all of these things! 
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8.12.2014

Search Terms

So this is a weird story guys. Brace yourselves. I felt like this outfit felt familiar when I wore it twice in the past two weeks but I brushed it off. Then as I was sitting here, looking at the images, it dawned on me why it felt so familiar. I have worn this outfit before.  (Yes, I had to reference my own blog archives to figure out what I have worn. Please tell me this is totally normal) Why do I know this? Because this skirt is what gets me the search term "Short skirt in wind" from a LOT of creepers over in France. Yes, the last time I wore this I was talking about how this skirt flew up and exposed my booty to a bunch of people at a convenience store. I was really young and naive (Okay, a year younger but I've totally become wiser in a year.) and didn't realize that sharing embarrassing and funny stories were indexed by search engines. I didn't know how to check for my search terms then so I never knew my wind up my skirt story was such a success in France. 
Gingham and floral print mixing// The Adored Life

Gingham and floral print mixing// The Adored Life


Gingham and floral print mixing// The Adored Life

Gingham and floral print mixing// The Adored Life

Gingham and floral print mixing// The Adored Life
Shirt: American Eagle (similar)
Skirt: Banana Republic (similar) (similar)
Shoes: Gianni Binni (similar) (similar)
Bag: Kate Spade (almost identical
Polish: Essie (exact)
So for a while I totally thought that the reason this post was popular was because I have killer print mixing skills and am funny and all that. Then I wised up and realized that no, people are pervs and basically just want to see short skirts in the wind. Specifically French ones. 

So what are the weirdest terms that have caused people to find your blog? I know one person who had "large boobs in white shirt" be a term. "Peanut butter addiction" over at Design Eat Repeat has happened but we all know that makes sense. 
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8.11.2014

If It Makes You Feel Good Wear It

I've never been one that has been known for her practicality. I have to actually point out when I am wearing practical shoes for the lake, moving, etc. instead of heels and some other such perfectly cute footwear. So, when the boyfriends mom shipped me this pretty tulle dress and I saw that it was another reason to prance around in tulle I was delighted. Now one might say that at the age of 23 one should probably stop prancing around in a tulle dress. However, that one person that might say that can just leave my life because I have no time for such nonsense. If it makes you feel good, wear it. 
Cream Tulle Dress // The Adored Life

Cream Tulle Dress // The Adored Life

Cream Tulle Dress // The Adored Life

Cream Tulle Dress // The Adored Life


Cream Tulle Dress // The Adored Life

Cream Tulle Dress // The Adored Life
Dress: Francesca's (EXACT)
Shoes: Steve Madden (exact) 
Clutch: DSW (exact)
Bracelet: sold out (similar) (similar)
I firmly believe that every woman should have a couple of pieces in their wardrobe that are perfectly impractical and an instant mood booster. Now I might have a couple more pieces than the typical woman but maybe I just need more mood boosters? That's the story I am going to stick to. I just need more mood boosters so that's why I have more than one tulle item in my closet. 
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