April 23, 2014

Internship Outfit: Floral Trousers, Blue Polo, Nude Heels, & a Black Cardigan

In honor of today being my last day at the Aquarium, here is the only work outfit I actually photographed. It just recently continued to be light outside when I get home so there hasn't been much opportunity to show you my internship outfits. On Instagram I bathroom selfie-d a few though so you may want to check that out!

Anyway, these trousers are certainly becoming a favorite. I wore them to work a few times, but this time I paired them with my blue work polo instead of one of my work cardigans. This shirt was the best fitting item I had to work with, but my slightly oversized cardigans were nice to throw over a bunch of my dresses. When I first started my internship they gave me men's shirts since, if they haven't seen me, people assume I'm a boy from my name. (Fun fact: I was actually marked as a male in the computer systems in high school for about 3 years.) The men's sizes didn't work out too well and I soon got them replaced! It's definitely a challenge working around a few required items of clothing, but I made it work!

shirt: from work | pants: h&m | shoes: payless | cardigan: so... - kohl's | hair bow: h&m

I can't believe my internship is already over. I met some cool people and had good experiences with a unique internship opportunity. I should be celebrating because graduation is supposed to be on the horizon, but my screw up school has made this entire semester hell. I've passed my comprehensive exams, finished my internship, and am nearly done with my required research paper that goes along with my internship but I still have an extra piece because people don't know how to write forms that are correct. I can't even plan for graduation because of this issue so I haven't bought a cap and gown and won't be walking whether I graduate in 2 weeks or in August. I'll be so embarrassed if they don't let me graduate even though it's entirely their fault. I'm furious. I can't tell you how tired I am of worrying and being angry.

If you made it through that short rant, congratulations. If not, don't worry. I'll be sharing my anger at a later point in time. Perhaps you'll enjoy it.

Have a great Wednesday!

April 21, 2014

Pink Mustache Print Shift Dress, Pink & Black Kitten Heels, & Polka Dot Sunglasses

Happy Monday everyone! I thought it was time to style my pink mustache print shift dress again. This is the one I found in the kids' section of Walmart over the summer. Apparently I'm the size of a large child so that works out well for me. I went without belting it for maximum comfort this time and actually really like how it looked. It's fitted enough through the waist to look alright. I have the same dress in navy blue stripes so I may have to wear that one like this soon. They're great dresses to throw on when it's hot outside, but it was slightly cool the day I wore this outfit so it was a tights day! 

I'm not 100% ready to give up tights until October. They make it so easy to remix a piece or an outfit that's otherwise the same without a different pair of tights. Oh well though. It's already getting warm and should be in the 80s this week. I'm already saying farewell to spring!

dress: cherokee - walmart | tights: forever 21? | shoes: no idea. got them in high school | sunglasses: forever 21

Do you like my shoes? I bought these way back in high school and they've just been sitting in my closet. I wore them to work when I realized they were there. I called them my Barbie shoes probably due to their color scheme and cute heart-shaped top. 

I hope you guys all have a fantastic start to your week!

April 20, 2014

Weekend Roundup / 2

Happy Sunday and happy Easter! This has been a decently low-key week. I've just been researching and taking notes. I can smell delicious Easter dinner cooking right now so I'm looking forward to that. I hope you've all had a nice weekend. But anyway, it's time for this week's roundup. Here are some links for you to explore and some Instagram highlights from this past week.

Fashion & Beauty
\\ I think I need these NYX Macaron lipsticks that are coming out next week. So happy to see nontraditional lipstick shades in an affordable drugstore brand!

\\ (Spoiler alert!) This explanation of the most recent Game of Thrones death was very cool. I haven't gotten to reading the books yet, so thanks for the play-by-play Buzzfeed!

\\ How All That was a unique children's show featuring a diverse cast and comedy written specifically for kids. It was one-of-a-kind and ahead of its time.

\\ Alton Brown has a new web series that's kind of like Good Eats! I'm pumped about it.

Career & School
\\ These websites provide ambient noise and can increase productivity! I've been using a bunch of them while reading academic articles. It helps my concentration.

\\ This list of sites every professional should know and use is helpful. There are a ton of great links to check out!

\\ Why you shouldn't auto DM on Twitter. Stop.

\\ The phrase "Retweets do not equal endorsements" is archaic and "the mark of the noob."

\\ Men's beard fashions follow a pattern of Darwinian selection. So when they're less common, they're more desirable and when they're common, clean-shaven is more desirable. 

\\ Your body is not highly evolved. Popular Science lists some of our weaknesses.

Other Great Things
\\ Charles Bukowski's top 10 tips for living a kick ass life.

\\ Food wisdom from Ron Swanson.

\\ I can't stop playing this 2048 game! It's seriously addicting.

\\ Did you see this idiot almost get hit by a train? I seriously can't believe how stupid people are. Train tracks are private property! Do not play near them. It's dangerous. End of story.


A Sea Nettle at Georgia Aquarum

Found matching separates at Forever 21. Skirt had a broken zipper so I left it, but then I went back for the set the next morning because I couldn't stop thinking about it!

This Past Week's Posts
\\ A 90s-inspired choker outfit
\\ Maroon skirt, floral blouse, & studded loafers


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