old team

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

These photos were from over the summer when I visited Chicago. For some reason, I never got around to posting them. I'm a huge fan of maxi dresses and how they make me feel tall. Yes, I realize nothing can actually make me tall, so I'll take what I can get. When traveling, I try and wear outfits that are comfortable, but also simple and fashionable. This did the trick for a Sunday brunch before heading out of town.

I went to Chicago to see Gaslight Anthem do a ten year tour and it was incredible. They're one of my favorite bands and seeing those songs live all these years later was great. We traveled all over the city, ate EVERYTHING, became regulars at the local coffee shop, had late night adventures, and enjoyed our AIRBNB patio. It was a non-stop blur of good times. Well, until the six hour bus ride home.

happiness hours

Sunday, October 14, 2018

It's hard to believe that less than a week ago, it was 87 degrees. Last night, I had to turn on my heat and I will continue to pretend I'm not freezing in order to not wear my winter coat yet. It's the tiny things.

I bought this matching two-piece well over a year ago and it's one of my favorite pieces that I somehow always forget to wear. The first time I wore this I was in Philly. Philly is one of my favorite cities, so it was an honor to wear it there. It was much colder and it really worked with fall accessories.

I'm seeing two bands I love tonight (Tigers Jaw / the Sidekicks) and I am filled with joy. No matter how many times I've seen both (hint: a lot) they still kill it. This week I'm also seeing Minus the Bear for their last Cleveland show EVER. I will definitely cry a little with my friends.

grand paradise

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

It's been a minute. I'm shocked I even remember how to do this. I miss *old* blogging. The one that had the community. The one where people were excited about it. The one that wasn't so fake/staged/whatever. Whenever I look back through this blog, I'm thrilled that it exists, but sometimes it's hard to commit. You know? Like when it's too hot, too cold, or I can't align my schedule with my boyfriends. Don't worry, I'm still wearing cute outfits and I'm still casually posting them on instagram. Don't worry, it's not just the blog I have neglected. I haven't used Twitter in nine months nad I deleted Facebook for several months. I'm just scaling back and regaining my focus or something? Don't think I'll ever give up Instagram though.

I spent the entire summer pining after this dress. It was almost $200 and all of the rational people in my life told me not to buy it. So, every couple weeks I would refresh the site in hopes that it would go on sale. It took three damn months. But patience is a virtue or something, right? I even had a coupon. I am in love with this dress even if it's the kind of material that wrinkles quickly and doesn't really have room for a bra. I'll take it. I feel great in this dress and this color palette. Sometimes that's all we can ask for.

I'm seriously interested in getting back to documenting the random shit I do and the outfits I wear. I know blogging doesn't care about me, but I care about it. So, hopefully this will be a more regular thing.

Little Changes

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

I bought this dress last month in Columbus. I was smitten with the print, but really hooked me is how it fit me perfectly. Like I put this dress on and it completely formed to my body like it was made for me. That means you have to buy it, right? While I was buying this lovely dress my sisters car was getting broken into. My all-time favorite best fitting leather jacket (filled with limited edition pins) was stolen. I never thought having a coat stolen would feel so badly, but damn I'm missing it. I bought a replacement, but it's just not as good. I'll mourn that jacket for the rest of my life.

I thrifted these shoes and I have been living in them ever since. They're strangely comfortable and go with every thing. I wore this dress to see Hop Along (in May) and to hang out with all my favorite humans -- something that doesn't happen as often as it should. Don't you just miss summer in your youth when everyone was always free and you did nothing together for endless hours? Those kinds of friendships can't exist in adulthood and it's a damn shame.

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