Wednesday, April 16, 2014

One more day of sun

Earlier this week I received this dress from ASOS and it's perfect. The material is stretchy and comfortable. Which as I've said before, I like when my clothes feel like pajamas.

This dress is from the ASOS Petite line. As a gal under 5 feet, I live for clothes that not only work for small gals, but ones that are made for us. This was my first time shopping at ASOS (other than when my brother bought me some AWESOME knee highs for Christmas one year). I am completely smitten both with the quality and with how perfect the length and design is. I need a million more dresses made exactly like this.

It's officially thigh high season in Ohio! Except on Tuesday when it's going to snow. Yes, snow after an 80 degree day, whatever. This 80 degree day today is a fluke. But that's okay. Also pardon my hair. The wind here is out of control.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

happy alone

A little bit ago, onecklace offered to send me a customized necklace and I was pretty stoked. I liked the idea, but as a girl with the 9th most popular name in the last 100 years, I was NOT interested in getting my name. So, I started to think, what's important to me? What could I wear often and not get sick of? At first, I toyed with the word "herbivore" (sup, vegetarians?). I, however, ultimately decided to do sXe. For anyone that doesn't know "sXe" is a symbol for being straight edge.

Being straight edge means no drinking, no smoking, no drugs, and (for me) no pills or any other form of medication. I've never done any of those things. I have nothing against those that party, but it's not for me.

This necklace is of the highest quality too and for the quick turn around, I was pretty impressed with this. They have tons of options, metals, and varieties. This is definitely an every day kind of necklace. Which I love. Also they were kind enough to provide my readers with a discount code (midwestmuse) for 10% off. It never expires!

I bought this dress from Bonne Chance in the dead of winter. This was a mistake on my part. This dress is very thin and not exactly a dress for all seasons. I tried wearing it in January and almost cried -- even with layers. These tights are also probably the best tights I've ever seen. Seriously guys, I've been hoarding so many amazing things because of this damn never ending winter.

Thursday, April 3, 2014


We've had the most beautiful weather these past three days and I have never been so grateful for some sunshine. I have been soaking it up in every possible way. I feel motivated. I feel on top of the world! Okay, I'm just being dramatic now, but I am so thankful for less layers. This scarf from Fraas is the absolute perfect early spring accessory. It's lightweight, cozy, and the most perfect color. I can't wait to wear this scarf out.

Oh, and in totally happy news, my brother and his wife are expecting their third child this fall! If you follow me on instagram you've seen millions of photos of my nephews and I'm totally excited to meet another one of their awesome little humans.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Down with the shine

A couple weeks ago, Rachel and I went thrifting. While there I found this amazing skirt for $3.50. I liked the print, but I wasn't sure if I would like it otherwise. Turns out, I absolutely love it. I've basically worn it out since bringing it home. I'm totally okay with this.

Don't let the sun fool you. It was absolutely freezing in these photos. Almost worse than some of the snowy winter photos I've taken. Though we are currently in the midst of ANOTHER six inch blizzard, so, I guess I can't win.

It's hard to be motivated, have anything to talk about, or really do anything when your state has spent the last seven months in a bitter never ending winter. I know the weather is straight boring talk, but when it dictates your daily activities, it's hard to not let it bother you.

But hey, I'm in Cleveland and I'm getting brunch in the morning and brunch is great. Actually, brunch is really, really good.

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