Thursday, March 5, 2015

I love you and I like you

I'm still dealing with the end of Parks and Recreation. It was incredible and very emotional. We had waffles for Leslie Knope and I sobbed like a baby. It's always a wonderful feeling to grow alongside a show and I've been with this one since the second season. There's no bond like the bond formed when someone gets your Parks reference. This show was a true gem amongst mediocre mainstream culture. I don't know that I've ever watched something with such strong female characters that are gettin' shit done and that's part of the appeal to me. It was as intelligent as it was funny and that's not always easy to pull off. Did I mention how perfect every single person in the show was? 'Cause they were and I'm half crying just thinking about it. I get REALLY involved in shows and so, this is pretty standard for me when a show ends for good. Probably also the only time I'll ever admit to sobbing into my waffles. If you've never seen it, please DO IT NOW. Your life will forever be altered.

I'm so in love with this scarf and will pretty much wear it with every single outfit I can.

My go to eye look is a simple cat eye and in real life it looks pretty good. But in photographs it kind of disappears. Someone, help! Is there a way to make a cat eye noticeable in photos and not ridiculous in life?

Monday, March 2, 2015

Clever & Quickness

I'm a total slob when it comes to my wardrobe. I live in a little space. I share my closet with my boyfriend (who might have more clothes than I do). I grew up sharing small rooms with my sisters and generally never developing the habit of organization. This has never really bothered me as I still manage to get dressed daily. This Winter, however, I've been feeling absolutely no inspiration in getting dressed. I've been living in band t-shirts and the same skirts over and over. In an attempt to get over the Winter and find love within my wardrobe, I decided to actually put my closet and dresser together. I spent the fall cleaning out my wardrobe, so what I have is relatively small. I spent a couple days tossing more clothes, folding, washing, and hanging everything I owned. It felt very good and I'm able to open my closet and see that hey, I actually do have a decent wardrobe. I know this is all pretty basic, but I swear sometimes it's hard to remember. My style and personal tastes are always evolving. Aligning that with my personal habits, budget, and the weather can make loving clothes a little hard sometimes. Now if I can only keep up with using the closet.

Oh, and it's still Winter and I'm still unhappy.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Life Won't Wait

Between hitting all-time record lows for temperatures, huge snow storms, and lack of time when my boyfriend is available has resulted in me being MIA. Good news though, we're getting closer to spring (which truly means nothing in Ohio) and my boyfriend is getting a new work schedule which will grant him an extra day off work. The days are getting longer and everything seems a little better for making photos happen. The weather kills my spirit and also my car and phone batteries, so like, I'm really ready for the goddamn sunshine.

I made the mistake of selling my dream plaid dress because my chest simply did not fit into it and I've been craving a replacement. My friend and I were at Plato's Closet (which isn't my favorite place) and I spotted this dress, TWICE. Plato's Closet is ridiculous and so, one was priced at $25 and one at $20. When I couldn't justify the price for a used dress that wasn't even in my color scheme of choice, I forgot about it. While at an actual thrift store I found the EXACT dress for $4. Definitely a win, but I'm seriously missing the dress that wasn't a perfect fit. I'm still on the quest for the perfect red grunge-y plaid dress though 'cause this makes me feel more Gossip Girl than 90's babe.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Travel Diary: Buffalo, New York

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This weekend my friend, Cortney and I decided to visit my sister in Buffalo, New York. She lives in Toronto and neither of us have passports. Typically, Buffalo is about a three hour drive. Which is nothing, however, we ended up getting an epic snow storm while we were en route. We barely made it above 35mph, we had zero visibility, we watched car after car spin out and it took us nearly two hours to get out of Cleveland. Cleveland had the worst weather and it was smooth sailin' until half of the highway we needed was shut down. We eventually made it and it only took five hours!

We ate mediocre pizza, drank top notch coffee, went bowling, and stayed up way too late. We also had the best breakfast I've ever had. Seriously, it was an avocado spinach eggs benedict on top of a crepe. That poached egg is what dreams are made of. If you ever find yourself in Buffalo, eat at Break'n Eggs and drink coffee at sPoT Coffee (also in other parts of NY).

Neither of us had ever been to Niagara Falls before. The beauty of a frozen tundra is unreal, but can we talk about how it took approximately three minutes before we were frozen? The snow was half-way up our legs and no amount of clothing could make it tolerable. There was a wind chill of -30. I'm generally a big baby about cold, so I basically cried the entire time. But it was well worth it.

And here are probably way too many photos because I took a lot, we had fun, and because it's -6 right now and I'm not going to brave this for outfits. I mean, my car had icicles inside of it this morning and barely started. This is never go outside unless ya' really have to weather.