Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bitter Dancer

SURPRISE! Today I'm featuring my photographer (and my little sister) in my post! As I was going through my closet today, and throwing outfit after outfit on the floor Delaney jokingly said she should be in the post today. And then i started thinking... Delaney and I actually a lot of the exact same clothes just in different colors. So we pulled 3 of our favorite (semi) matching clothes and had a lot of fun despite the overcast weather and chilly temperature! Also fun fact: we dyed the tips of Delaney's hair with Kool-Aid! And it is still this bright after about 5 days wear! <did NOT expect it to last that long and look so good. Leave a comment if you want me to do a tutorial in my next post! :)


She didn't know her face was in the shot...
...and I was impersonating her.

Sweater: Old Navy
Top: Old Navy
Lace Back: Kohl's
(my) Jeans: Old Navy
...are you seeing a pattern yet?
Hat #1: Aeropostale
Hat #2: Gift
Hat #3: Aeropostale

RARITIES AND OUTTAKES :)'s obviously all gold, especially for blackmail later in life ;)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sun It Rises

Its getting cold enough for hats! AH! There is nothing that excites me more about fall than being able to pull my hats back out of my closet and sport them outside of the house. It was actually even cold enough today that this lace shirt was definitely not enough clothes on my body! I was FREEZING. ...I have nothing left to say about this outfit... so thanks for reading! And have an awesome day :)




Top: TJ Maxx
Jeans: Gap
Hat: Christmas Gift
Legwarmers: whoevenknowsIgotthemsolongago.
Boots: Payless

Friday, September 21, 2012

Blue Ridge Mountains

Hi guys! Today I'm back with a fun post and LOTS of pictures. I decided to try out something new and chose 6 pieces from my closet to mix into 6 outfits! I also used 2 pairs of shoes, 2 belts, and 2 accessories (a necklace, and a scarf). So let's get right into it!
LOOK 1: I buttoned up my cardigan and wore my high-waisted corduroy skirt and belted it at my waist. To make the look more casual I wore it with my motorcycle boots and knee socks.

LOOK 2: This sweater is so blinding and I LOVE it. I think my best thrifting buy ever. Here I swapped out my belts for a more put together look, pushed my socks down around my ankles, and put on my favorite heels.

LOOK 3: The lace is BACK! This is the most formal of the looks. Out of all my LBD's I think this is my favorite! Because it can be really formal like in this picture, but keep scrolling and I'll show you how to make it casual :)

LOOK 4: To make this dress casual, I put on my favorite blue gingham shirt over top and belted it to show that I am in fact a woman.

LOOK 5: For my last two looks I went with classic skinny jeans. In this look I am doing my favorite thing to wear for fall- layers! I put my blue gingham under my so-bright-it-makes-your-eyes-bleed sweater. And to add some visual interest to a pretty solid block of red, I added my sailboat necklace.

LOOK 6: Another fall classic is wearing a button up with a cardigan and a scarf. So toasty and warm for the coming months, and those days sure start early up here in PA.

Sweater: thrifted at SalVal
Cardigan: Gap
Top: Gap
Jeans: Aeropostale
Skirt: Old Navy
Dress: TJ Maxx
Belts: Charlotte Russe
Scarf: Christmas Gift
Necklace: once my great-grandma's
Boots: Payless
Heels: Sassy Peacock
Should I keep doing 6 outfits in 6 pieces?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Helplessness Blues

Well, hi everybody! I am in fact, not dead... Even though I haven't posted on here in almost a month (oh my gosh I didn't even realize it was that long and now I feel terrible). I wish I had better excuses as to why I didn't post, but really I spent most of my time working or on Netflix watching LOST. But people started hassling me to post again (and by people I mean Dave), so voila, I am back! :) I really really love the outfit I have on today. These heels, while very painful and terribly hard to walk in, make me feel like I can conquer the world and look pretty cute doing it too. Also, recently I have rekindled my love for watches. I have about 5 or 6 new ones now, so you'll probably be seeing a lot more of them! Oh, and that fun machine I'm sitting on in some of my pictures is a cement mixer, and that's at our house because my dad is building a brand new deck and pizza oven in our backyard, mmm! I can't wait until it's finished. That's about all thats going on in my life right enjoy!

Also- in this post I'm gonna start kind of a new segment with my current craft/diy projects! So when I am too lazy to do my nails am finished with something I've made I'll post on here and kind of explain the process!
So this is just a cheap picture frame I bought from Michael's and dressed up with a little Modge Podge and fabric. It's super easy to do and I think really makes this frame stand out in my room. You pretty much just paint Modge Podge on in little sections and then adhere the fabric to it, making sure to pull it tightly over the edges to secure it. To top it off I just tied an old scrap of lace ribbon I had around the middle. :)
This project was a litttle more difficult. You need a picture printed off of a laser printer, Modge Podge, a damp washcloth, and A LOT of patience. Essentially what you do is cut out the picture, paint it all over with Modge Podge (make sure to get the corners really well!) and then adhere it to a piece of wood (I've also done this method on t-shirts). Let it sit overnight, and come back ready to put in some elbow grease. Lay a damp washcloth over the picture and let it soak until you can faintly see the picture through the paper. Then you have to rub off all of the took me about an hour and a half to get it all off. But don't lose heart! I think the end result is worth all the hard work and sore fingers. I also distressed the edges a little bit to give it a more rustic feel. :) 

Top: Charlotte Russe
Jeggings: Old Navy
Shoes: Sassy Peacock
Watch: dots

Well, there you go! Sorry it's been so long since I've posted, but I hope all these new shenanigans make up for it! Have an awesome day, and thanks for reading!