August 27, 2014

Outfit: Striped Fit and Flare Dress, Gold Sparkly Loafers, & a Superhero Print Hair Bow

Happy Wednesday everyone! This dress is a recent Modcloth sale purchase. I was buying my star print bikini and noticed this dress was also super cheap. So naturally it went in the cart and now it's mine. I figured it'd be a good piece to remix throughout the year. I'll be able to layer tops underneath it and style a ton of different colored tights and cardigans with it too. For its first day out there was no layering due to the muggy horrible weather, so I just accessorized with my wonderfully sparkly gold loafers and a superhero print hair bow.

Striped Fit and Flare Modcloth Dress with Gold Loafers and a Superhero Print Bow
dress: modcloth | shoes: xhileration - target | bow: gift

Gray and Navy Blue Striped Dress with Short Red Hair
Striped Dress and Sparkly Gold Loafers
Striped Modcloth Dress with Sparkly Gold Loafers and a Superhero Bow
Superhero Print Bow on Short Bright Red Hair
Striped Fit & Flare Modcloth Dress with Sparkly Gold Loafers

Are you guys having a good week so far? Unfortunately I don't have much to report other than that I'm mentally preparing for Dragon Con. I'm job hunting and finding nothing I'm qualified for so to not feel so bad about myself I've just been getting pumped about this weekend. That's what normal people do right? Yeah. 

Anyway, have a great middle of your week!

August 25, 2014

Outfit: Peach Lace Overlay Skirt, Gray V-neck T-shirt, Black Clog Sandals, & a Flower Hair Clip

Happy Monday everyone! Here's an outfit I wore out to the mall and out to breakfast with Matt a little over a week ago. I found this skirt in the clearance racks at New York & Co. and was planning on styling it in a casual way. I paired it with this gray brewery t-shirt and thought it ended up toning down the fanciness of the skirt. I'm sure this skirt will look really cute all dressed up too, but that would've been a little much for a mall trip. I just really liked how this outfit turned out. I don't wear a lot of skirts at this length but it worked here with my trusty clog sandals! I actually got a couple real life compliments the day I wore this too!


top: creature comforts brewery | skirt: new york and company | shoes: bongo - target | flower hair clip: forever 21 | necklace: matt's from boy scouts






In other news I'm preparing for Dragon Con (which is Atlanta's comic con type convention) this weekend. I'm pumped! Any excuse to dress up in a costume is good enough for me so I couldn't resist. Check out my Instagram this week because I'll probably post a preview of one (or two) costumes! Any guesses about what I'll be wearing? 

I'll also be wearing normal clothes though since I'm not sure I can wear a costume each of the 4 days. I'm thinking I'll need to wear my Star Trek shirt. Maybe my Spider-man t-shirt? It's definitely a time to embrace my geekier tendencies. What would you wear to a convention like this?

Anyway, have a wonderful start to your week!

August 24, 2014

Weekend Roundup \\ 16

Happy Sunday everyone! It's time for another weekend roundup of interesting links and Instagram pictures. I hope you're all having a good weekend!

Instagram

My nails with colorful studs:


A couple throwback pictures of Jeanie and me: Eating birthday cake at our cousin's birthday and when we got George.

Fashion
\\ Ways to incorporate more color into your wardrobe.

Media
\\ How new cable network FXX is using the Netflix model of syndication exclusivity for The Simpsons. Are you guys watching the Every Simpsons Ever marathon? I've been loving it.
\\ Twitter is now going to be putting tweets from people you don't follow in your feed. You'll now have RTs, promoted tweets, and tweets you might be interested in mixed among those you follow.
\\ The Golden Globes changed the animation category rules and will now include foreign animation in the category.
\\ There's going to be more Arrested Development!

Science
\\ How biobatteries and biosensors could track your workout in the future.
\\ Paper by Oliver Sacks about what it's like to see after a long period of blindness.
\\ An unexpected side effect of ibuprofen: It lessens effects of emotional pain in women. 

Video Games
\\ Interesting thoughts on making/marketing games for everyone instead of along gender lines.
\\ New study says playing video games up to an hour a day is good for children.
\\ Video game companies are finally "starting to show more interest in cultivating female players."

Career
\\ Why declining a job offer may be the best decision you ever make.
\\ The growing pay gap between PR professionals and journalists.

Other
\\ I signed up for Graze snack boxes with a code to get my 1st and 5th boxes free. All the boxes in between are only $6 but you can cancel at any time. You can get the same deal with my code if you want snacks sent to you! (I get $1 if you sign up even for just the first free box.)
\\ A tribute to Robin Williams by The New York Times.
\\ Ways to turn old concert ticket stubs into something cool.


The Past 2 Weeks' Blog Posts
\\ Weekend Roundup 15
\\ Outfit: Sea print skirt and a pink mock turtleneck crop top
\\ Las Vegas Trip 2014
\\ Outfit: Handmade martini print dress
\\ Quick Review: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel
\\ Outfit: Red skater skirt with a polka dot bustier top and white sandals
\\ YouTube Tuesday
\\ July Favorites
\\ Outfit: Handmade mushroom print shift dress

August 22, 2014

Outfit: Handmade Mushroom Print Shift Dress with Brown Wedge Sandals

Happy happy Friday everyone! I'm very excited to finally show you the mushroom print dress my mom and I made. She was very patiently trying to teach me to sew and I learned that it's hard. We did change the pattern so it wouldn't have a seam down the front so that made following the directions a little less straight forward. I picked out the pattern and fabric and cut everything out though! I got to sew some of it... Mom did most of the sewing. I'm better at wearing the clothes than making them. 

Anyway, I'm in love with this print and all the retro colors in it. The yellow bow makes the dress even better! I can already imagine the many colored tights and cardigans I'll be able to wear with it when the weather cools down. It's nice light cotton though, so it's perfect for Georgia summers. This time I just threw on a pair of simple brown wedges because I didn't really need anything to compete with this awesome dress on its first day out.

Handmade Mushroom Print Shift Dress with a Mustard Yellow Bow and Brown Wedge Sandals
dress: handmade | shoes: forever 21 | ring: from great grandma

Green Mushroom Print Dress with a Yellow Bow and Short Red Hair
Mustard Yellow Bow on a Green Retro Mushroom Print Dress
Mushroom Print Dress with a Yellow Bow
Green Mushroom Print Dress and Red Hair
Mushroom Print Dress and Brown Wedge Sandals
Handmade Mushroom Print Shift Dress with Brown Wedges

This is the first post I've written start to finish on my new laptop! Huzzah for a laptop that runs at a normal speed and actually shuts down correctly! I finally got the external DVD drive I ordered so I could install my copy of Photoshop. This PC has a full HD touch display and it's beautiful. I'm pretty pumped about it.

Do you guys have any fun plans for the weekend? I'm going to see a local theatre's production of Mary Poppins on Saturday. A girl that was in musical theatre a couple years before I was is playing Mary so that's pretty exciting! Other than that I guess I'll be scoping out the job scene some more and rethinking my game plan since it seems like everything I was initially looking into in is in New York and that place is just too expensive. I'd like to be able to save money and not spend it all on a place to live, thanks. But anyway. I also have video games I bought eons ago and need to actually play. I feel guilty playing games when I don't have a full time job though. That's probably weird but it feels like I should be doing work, looking for a job, or doing blog stuff (which counts as my free time I guess). I would really like to play those games I bought though...

Ok I'm done rambling. Have a fantastic weekend! I hope it's great!

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