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.


little nightmares

Monday, June 11, 2018

Not too long ago, my friend and I decided to fly to LA for a show. Now, it wasn't just any show. It was two bands we loved in high school playing together and they haven't played a show in almost ten years. It was a little bit of a crazy idea, but one of our good friends lives in LA and I have tons of friends there too. So, why the hell not? We had an amazing time. Ate all the food, drank way too much coffee, got teary eyed at the gig, and relaxed in Malibu. I've been to California three times now. But each time has been a completely different experience. I've stayed with different people and in different areas. LA is so huge that I never feel like it's been redundant.

I wore this outfit to the show (The Honorary Title & Limbeck) and also to hang out with Ashley, Elana and Erica. These three gals are the best there is and I'm glad they're always down to meet up. I'm thankful for the internet for bringing so many incredible people into my life. Now if only I lived closer to them to make this happen more often.

This dress is amazing and I'll be wearing it a million more times. This outfit is very realistic as to my every day style. Simple jacket and comfy shoes. I don't often wear flats on here, but I was going to spend the day on my feet and knew I needed to chose comfort over stylish heels. It ended up a million degrees and I wanted to throw this jacket in the trash.

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