Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cropped Cutie

Crop Top: c/o WalG   Shorts: Aeropostale   Bag: c/o Jolly Chic   Sandals: Rue 21   Flower Crown: c/o The Halo
I have never felt very comfortable exposing my stomach, hence the brilliant flash of white you see whenever I raise my arms in these photos. But ah well, this crop top from WalG is just too pretty and perfect for summer to be self conscious about wearing! Paired with high waisted bottoms, this swingy little number should get some use. WalG is a young London label offering transitional, stylish pieces that work from day to night! Plus, you know they're a trendy brand when you find their clothes in Topshop.

I've been having quite a different summer than I'm used to this year. It's a happy one if not filled with some apprehensive feelings about upcoming changes. I'm not certain if I've directly announced this via the blog, but I've made a decision as far as what my next move will be.

So it turns out having your only daughter decide she wants to drop out of college and hop on the next plane out of the country isn't exactly comforting for parents to hear. When I'd started contemplating traveling for a year instead of finishing school, my parents were initially pretty chill about it. But then it was as if overnight, all the news articles about "What Happens to Women Traveling Alone" popped up in every single one of their newsfeeds, because that was all I heard about in the following days.

Travel is definitely something I see in my future and I am certain I will fulfill those dreams. Not in the next year perhaps, but definitely soon after that. For now, I have taken steps to secure a place in Boise, where I will be attending Boise State University in the spring! I'll be doing an awkward, split year between my current community college for the fall and then moving in January to finish up at BSU.

On a side note, I'm taking a Women's Self Defense class in the fall that I'm super excited about. You know, in case I need to break someone's wrist when I'm jet setting around the world later. 
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Music Monday: Paramore x FOB

So, I may or may not have mentioned before, that my friend and I purchased Monumentour tickets a while back. As the date is slowly dragging closer, all I can do is imagine the day I'll be there. Till then, here's a cool mashup of both Paramore and Fall Out Boy! Take a listen, and have a rocking Monday!

Now, as for summer happenings, I had a fun little day out with my pal Saffy and we grabbed some fro-yo while doing some window shopping. I must say, that shirt? I went back and got it.
It was a necessity, I swear.
"I am not a morning person"
The next time I have an early class, I am definitely wearing this to forewarn my teacher!
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Pineapple Craze

Crop Top: Romwe (via Catsuit-Latex)   Skirt: Rue 21   Heels: Just Fab
So pineapples are a thing this summer, aren't they?
According to this, this, and this at least, the pineapple craze has inspired some feverish followers. Now, you can count me as one of them! This crop top is the perfect piece for these hot, summer months. Plus, when dressed up with a skirt and some classy heels, it creates a rather cheeky, chic look.

So I can hardly believe we're in the middle of July. Excuse me? Where is summer going? I still have several days left of summer school to finish up, but after this, all I have to worry about is work. I'm hoping to get a few days off to take some time to do the things I've been wanting to accomplish with friends. First and foremost on that list? Go camping!

Haha, sounds funny when meshed with today's outfit, but I really want to pack up the car, drive to the middle of nowhere, dive in a lake, and go on some hikes. Plus, since I'm finishing up Astronomy, it'll be fantastic to do some star gazing and actually know some of the constellations and the stories behind them!

There is something magical about star gazing. If you get some friends together, spread a blanket out in the middle of nowhere, and stare up at the sky, it can inspire awe and wonder in even the most jaded person. I would hope, at least, that we can still marvel at the beauty of the night sky. We truly are blessed to live on such a beautiful planet.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?
Psalm 8:3-4
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Black Magic

Skort: c/o Romwe   Top: Target   Boots: Just Fab   Necklace: c/o Lylif   Watch: c/o Feral Watches
I remember when the Zara skort hit the fashion scene and how that trend blew up. Every person I followed on the blogosphere seemed to own one!
Well, despite it being really late, I can say that I finally have one as well. Albeit, it's not the actual skort from Zara, it's a pretty good replica from Romwe! Catsuit-Latex has really been generous in letting me sample such trends from them.

Anyway, this is a super dark outfit, and that's because I'd just gotten off of work when Kirsten and I decided to go get it photographed. Have I mentioned how much I love my barista dress code? I can get away with so many different styles! As long as it's black and white and fairly decent, I can wear shorts, skirts, dresses...and skorts! ;)

I feel quite witchy and 90's grunge in this outfit, and all the more so with my reddish hued hair. When people ask why I decided to dye it, I just shrug and say: "I'm different from who I was before. I want my outside to match the change inside."

Here's to making changes in your life, no matter how big or small! We'd all like to progress and better ourselves, I'm sure, and no matter how simple a change we make, I believe it all adds up.

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