September 17, 2014

August Favorites

Happy Wednesday everyone. It's that time again! I can't believe we're already half way through September but here are a few of my favorite outfits from last month. These looks span from very summery to what I would call fall outfits. Everyone looks super cute, as usual! I hope you get some inspiration and visit their blogs. Have a fantastic rest of your day!

September 15, 2014

Outfit: Green Floral Fit & Flare Dress with Nude Heels

Happy Monday everyone! I actually wore this outfit three weeks ago and am just now getting around to posting it. I bought this Jack by BB Dakota dress from Modcloth during one of their summer sales for a ridiculously cheap price. You don't see enough pretty green dresses and I love how green looks on me so I snagged it up! Plus look at how pretty this print is and the interesting cutout at the neckline. It'd be a great dress to wear to a spring wedding but I think I could easily style it casually.

For its debut I wore it to a local production of Mary Poppins. It was very hot outside so it was a day to not layer (which is about 70% of Georgia days in a year). I just paired my grad school graduation heels with it and a couple family rings I had in a drawer.

dress: jack by bb dakota - modcloth | shoes: xappeal - rack room shoes | rings: hand me downs

My new dress fits almost perfectly but there's a little "wonkiness" around the cutout. When I have problems with dresses they usually involve my boobs / short torso. I think the fabric might lay better if there wasn't as much boobage going on, but I'm not going to complain about that! It's good enough. 

Contrary to what I thought, I actually had a pretty busy weekend! I went to a music school fundraising event with big band music on Friday and celebrated an old friend's birthday on Saturday. The birthday celebration was pretty awesome. We ate real Korean BBQ with the stove in front of us and then went to karaoke where the birthday boy and I were the only ones actually singing. There was a rendition of "The Humpty Dance" along with songs from Grease and many Disney movies. It was a pretty solid evening of much needed fun!

What about you guys? Did you do anything fun this weekend? I feel like I ask you that every week but I'm always interested to hear if anything exciting happened for you!

Have a fantastic Monday!

September 14, 2014

Weekend Roundup \\ 17

Happy Sunday everyone! I've missed a couple of my weekend roundups so it's time to get this going again. Here are a few Instagram pictures from the past couple of weeks and some interesting links for you to feast your eyes upon on this fine Sunday.

Some purple and orange eye shadow I sported & new yellow nail polish from the O.P.I Charlie Brown collection.

OCC Lip Tar and Stained Gloss sets I got on sale over Labor Day weekend & me and Matt at Terrapin Brewery's Pumpkin Fest where they released their fall beers.

Traveling back in time a little bit, my Page to Stage contest group & Mom and me in our Star Trek costumes at Dragon Con.

Science / Technology
\\ Why does a southern drawl sound uneducated to some? (I'm guilty of judging based on this sometimes. In case you were wondering, no I do not have a southern accent. People down here ask me where I'm from even though I've been in Georgia since I was 10.)
\\ A new Google Glass app can detect a person's emotions in real time. This feels like something out of The Terminator.
\\ Scientists are making progress in developing treatments for autoimmune diseases.

Fashion / Makeup
\\ Fashion inspired by Little Shop of Horrors (my favorite movie ever)!
\\ The Urban Decay Vice 3 palette is out and I need it in my life.

\\ How to decide if your commute is too long. I've definitely been thinking about this a lot while searching for a job and trying to avoid working in Atlanta.
\\ What happened to all the entry-level jobs? Hint: there's no such thing anymore. 
\\ Apparently using your middle initial makes you look smarter.

\\ Twitter may start having filtered feeds at some point in the near future.
\\ The Every Simpsons Ever marathon performed 3x better than expected and lifted ratings for new cable network FXX.
\\ Why people want to watch other people play video games.

\\ Debunking the myth of summer vacation's agrarian origins.
\\ The Little Rascals recreated their movie poster 20 years later.
\\ This might be the best attempted yearbook picture in the land. I think I need to recreate this when I get a dog.
\\ Grandparents keep accidentally tagging Grandmaster Flash in Facebook posts. This made me actually laugh out loud.

This Past Couple Weeks' Posts

\\ Outfit: Peach Lace Skirt and a Gray T-shirt
\\ Outfit: Striped Fit & Flare Dress with Gold Loafers
\\ Outfit: Strawberry Print Shorts and a Green Crop Top
\\ Outfit: Leopard Peplum Skirt and a Yellow Top
\\ Review: One Direction Midnight Memories Makeup Set
\\ Outfit: Polka Dot Trousers and a Floral Top
\\ Outfit: Handmade Star Trek Print Matching Set

September 12, 2014

Dragon Con Outfit: Star Trek Print Matching Separates and Blue Wedges

This is my last Dragon Con related post this year, I promise! I wore this Star Trek print matching set the first day so I was able to take proper pictures of it at home before leaving. It was, of course, handmade by my mom because she's a wizard. She found this fabric and decided I needed a matching set. Who can argue with that? Matching separates are basically my favorite things lately. I'm sure you'll be seeing me style these pieces separately too!

So what do you think? I love this set! The top is different from other shirts I own. The cutout in the front is really neat and I love the back of it too.  Unfortunately I have to wear those sticky bra things with it because a normal bra shows through the cutout. The one I have is pretty comfy though so I was comfortable wearing this outfit all day. Plenty of people positively commented on my "dress" at Dragon Con too. Hooray for having a one-of-a-kind outfit!

star trek set: handmade | shoes: xappeal - rack room shoes

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? I wish I was doing something interesting but I'll probably just be writing cover letters and searching for jobs. I had a dream Matt and I found a place to live in Chicago and were playing with a puppy, so now my dream brain is thinking about these things. There's no escape! Chances are I'll be hanging in the suburbs of Atlanta for a while longer though. Ugh.

Anyway, I hope you guys have a good Friday and relaxing weekend!

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