Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Adventures at the Amusement Park

On one hot summer day, with some friends and family, I went to a local amusement park-by local I mean less than two hours away. I forgot to take pictures as I had planned, but luckily my sister was on top of it. So here are a few. 
Outfit Details:
Belt: Kohl's
Necklace: Gift
Sunglasses: Borrowed from my sister

Because this park has a few water rides, I wanted to find the perfect thing to wear. And this dress,  already a staple in my closet, was just right. Before I decided on what to wear I ruled out shorts(because, well, it's me) and over half of my wardrobe quickly. I wanted something that would handle getting wet and was light. This dress was the perfect choice, it dried out quickly after getting completely soaked and was cool even in the blistering heat. Even when it was wet it didn't stick to my legs like some skirts do.

Little day trips like this are always fun, no matter how exhausting they can end up being. It had been a couple years since we last went to this amusement park, but it always managed to feel the same. Sometimes, it feels like my park. The places where many of our memories swarm often becomes our own, I think.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

A Little Patchwork Dress

Outfit Details: 
Dress: Hottopic
Belt & Red tank: Kohl's
Necklace: Gift

Little dresses like this are my go to for comfort and ease. They are best for wearing on hot days when putting outfits together seems impossible. I bought this dress a couple of years ago on a whim. Before ever wearing it I shortened it a couple inches, making it a little more casual. Its first day out was to a local fair. I remember that it was steaming out, but this dress seemed to take the heat rather well. Like many of my pieces the top needs taken it, but I'm lazy and it looks good enough right now that I don't feel it's necessary.

Have a awesome weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Dark Lips

Outfit Details:
Shirt: Hottopic
Pants & Shoes: Kohls
Necklace: Deja Vu
Purse Charlotte Russe

A more lazy day outfit, but when fitted with some powerful lipstick it seems to take it all up a notch. Plus, as I look back on these pictures, I realize that I was having a really good hair day. Especially since I barely touched it. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Outfit Details:
Top: Forever21
Skirt: Made by me
Shoes: Kohl's
Necklace: Vintage 
Glasses: Zenni

I really hate glasses, you have to continually push them up and they squeeze the side of your head and are all together uncomfortable to wear. On other people they are adorable, but as long as I can remember I've hated wearing glasses. However, my contacts have been acting up, and since I'm blind without them, I had to switch to glasses for a while. These glasses are from Zenni, which sells inexpensive glasses, even for someone whose eyes are so horrible that they cost more than everyone else's.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Butterflies and Dragons

Outfit Details:
 Butterfly Dress & Belt & Shoes: Kohl's
Purse: Charlotte Russe
Necklace: online forever ago

Between you and me I'm not normally into outfits with animals on them, not on me. While they can be so cute, something about tends not to mesh with my style. This butterfly dress is an exception. It's blue, has a V front and back neckline, and long enough to forgo tights, so, of course, it's awesome. Plus the butterflies and dragon, they just kind of  go together in a way that's far beyond awesome. 
P.S. Today is my best friend's birthday. So, Happy Birthday, Natalie!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Sunset Stroll

 Outfit Details:
Lace Vest: TJ Maxx
Purple lace shirt & Skirt: Kohl's
Red skirt: Forever21
Belt: Thrifted
Necklace: Gift
Lipstick: Mary Kay Pink Cherie

Taking pictures of yourself can be tricky at best. But it can also be awkward. Standing some random place, having strangers walk by while you pose in front a camera, sometimes running back and forth to reset the timer. It's taken some time, but I've been learning not to feel too awkward when taking pictures. Still, I tend to surf for places that aren't too crowded.

This outfit was one of those outfits that took too much time to put together. My room was a mess with skirts and shirts flung everywhere. But I like how it came out in the end. As always I might have looked a little fancy for just going out to shop, but my fancy meter has changed over the years and I've realized that fancy for me is really, really fancy to everyone else. I'm okay with it.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Olive Green Shorts

Outfit Details: 
Shirt: Gabriel Brothers
Shorts: Thirfted
Shoes: Kohl's
Purse: Marc's
Puppy: Ollie

I ran out to take these picture just before it began to rain. For once I'm actually wearing shorts, which doesn't happen every day. But these shorts are special. I've had them forever and they have just always stuck with me. The olive green, high waist, and durable material, what isn't to love? If only all more shorts were like these. I feel like I should apologize for my dirty dog, but he's a farm dog who loves to sleep under the porch. What can you do?

Monday, July 8, 2013

Blue and Brick Walls

Outfit Details:
Lace top: Body central
Skirt & Bracelet: Forever21
Choker: Hottopic
Necklace: gift

When I discovered this brick wall I was rather excited. It's nearby and a great contrast for most of my outfits. As for this outfit, maybe it's a the background, but it just seems to pop and probably will end up being one of my favorite outfits. Right now it's on show on my mannequin.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Toile in the Cemetary

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Wetseal
Necklace: made by me
Belt & Shoes: Kohl's
Purse: H&M

A pretty and new dress means that it must be taken out and worn and photos should be taken if possible. This cemetery is so pretty and I'm surprised I hadn't found it before for pictures. This dress is absolutely gorgeous, but the downside is that it's white and as a clumsy girl I know that one day I'm going to spill something on it. I forgot to get a picture of the back but it has a V back which just makes me love it all the more. Paired with the bright red lipstick and an edgy leather jacket its the perfect outfit. With this outfit who knows what is possible.