Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hotel Anywhere

Ah! The unintentional blog hiatus. Things have been super hectic and nonstop for me. I moved rather suddenly (just a floor down, but still), work, school, schoolwork, life, & the goddamn sun setting before my boyfriend is off work. He and I have not been able to align our schedules. His camera is a heavy one & I don't want to drop serious cash on a tripod. I know, I know, grab a friend! Well, everyone works 'till the sun sets & I'm so particular about the style of my photos. I know what angles look the best (for photography, not my body necessarily) & I feel like that's lost on a lot of people. Basically, I'm busy & particular & I needed a breather.

I would be lying if I said I haven't been less than enthused about style blogging. The market is saturated with wannabe million dollar blogs, forced content, a lack of creativity, & feigning connections. It's not what it used to be & that's okay. But it's also hard to understand why people are so willing to take the fun out of blogging & fabricate their lives in hopes of making it big.

Style blogging has always & will always be a hobby of mine. I blog because blogging makes sense to me. Hell, I've been blogging since I was like nine & the word didn't exist.

Sometimes, you really just need to take a step back. I did & I wore this outfit while doing it.


These were taken by my sister, Lisa right before a torrential downpour. We did what we could, but ya' know it always rains when she tries to take my photo.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Diamond Mine

I've never been much of a polka dot gal. I've always leaned more towards floral or solid prints, but polka dots? They've always just been blah to me, however, I've recently acquired two different polka dot pieces and I'm not mad about it. I've always been inspired by Elana and the way she effortlessly wears deep hues and polka dots. So, this one is for my girl, Elana.

My favorite black booties that I wore all last winter have seen better days and by that I mean, I'm missing a piece of the bottom of a heel and they make a distinct noise when I walk. So, I made it an early fall goal to find a replacement. When all my usual stores failed me, I ended up at a Kohl's. Which is not a place I ever think to shop, but that might change because their boot selection was out of this world. Now, be prepared to see these boots non-stop for the next four months. I won't apologize for that because they're comfortable, look good with just about everything, keep me semi-warm, and make me tall. These are what shoe dreams are made of. S/O to my sister, Lisa for picking these out. She's got a good eye for practicality.

P.S. Oh, and my tights are orange. Not red. I would never wear red, white, and blue not on Fourth of July. The colors on monitors are different and I feel like I need to let y'all know I'm not that into America.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Trouble Found Me

Our clothing swap was on Sunday and as always, Rachel was the best host. She made veggie chilli, had a cute corner set up with mismatches cups (for chilli) and mason jar cups where we could write our names, hummus, and unlimited snacks. I made cinnamon apple muffins and they were divine. Every swap is very different in terms of who shows up, how many attend, and how long they run. This one was smaller and everyone left super quickly. Which was totally fine because that left time for Abby, Rachel, my sister, Nicole, Lily and I to hang out, sort the leftovers and try on random things we'd never wear. Which is how I ended up with this dress. A midi dress isn't exactly number one on the list of things ladies under five feet should wear. Abby convinced me that I should in fact try it on and well, as you can see, I loved it. It's soft on top, silky on the bottom, and fits like a dream. Sometimes the pieces we least expect to work out are the best.

I realized awhile ago that with a pixie cut most of my hats do not work. This is a very sad thing to realize because everyone knows how much I loved hats. As it stands this is the only hat I have that I feel okay in. The first time I wore it, my mean male friends said I looked like an 80's pop star. I promptly went home and hung it up, but I tried it again and I didn't hate it.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Charmer

Earlier this week, I went thrifting with my friend Allison and I picked up this over sized sweater. It's frequently been called a "cape" and I'm okay with that. It's huge and unflattering, but damn is it comfortable. 

Yesterday Abby and I went to the Cleveland Flea. It was a lot of fun and incredibly windy. We decided to walk around, take photos, and eventually go on a coffee adventure. Abby's coffee tasted like veggie broth which was pretty weird, but we didn't let that stop us. We continued to walk around Downtown Cleveland, got a vegan lunch, explored the empty Arcade building, bought huge cupcakes, and drove home listening the O.C. soundtrack. What better way to spend a Saturday?

I included some photos of the super hip coffee shop because they just don't make coffee shops like that in Akron.