I just found out Neutral Milk Hotel is doing two concerts right here in Athens, GA next October. They're back! Yay! I'm pretty pumped, but I'll be even more excited if I'm able to get tickets! You can guarantee I'll be sitting in front of my computer refreshing the page on Friday morning trying to snag two so Jeanie and I can go.
I wore this outfit downtown on Saturday. I wore my silk checkerboard print top I thrifted a couple years back underneath my little black dress. I'm convinced every blouse looks good layered underneath it! Especially crazy prints like this! The bouffant was a necessary addition too, I think. They kind of make every outfit better.
I allowed myself a break from school stuff since I'd never been downtown for the Twilight bike race before! Matt and I caught some of the race and had a couple drinks. This certainly wasn't what everyone else was wearing downtown, but I'm not into being cold and looking like everyone else. Seriously, do these girls ever check the weather? They were all in shorts and bodycon dresses in 50 something degree weather. Dumb.
dress: poof apparel - ross dress for less | checkerboard top: silx - thrifted | pink tights: kmart | mary jane heels: croft & barrow - kohl's
Matt took these pictures for me! Didn't he do a good job?
I hope you're having a happy Monday! I need to get back to work!
Happy Friday! I wore this dress and cardigan combination to my last class of the semester yesterday. (Unfortunately I have three final papers to write within the next week.) This dress is so incredibly comfortable sometimes I like to call it my pajama dress. I could seriously sleep in it. I have it in black too, which strangely hasn't been photographed for the blog. I love to throw these dresses on for comfy days or when I don't feel like coming up with an original outfit.
dress: forever 21 | floral cardigan: old navy | snake print flats: CL for chinese laundry - ross dress for less | flower hair clip: forever 21
I have a lot of work ahead of me this weekend, but I'll do my best to stay sane with as many breaks as possible and plenty of coffee and tea. Good luck with the end of the semester all you people still in school!
These blue linen blend shorts from Forever 21 are a very trusty item in my wardrobe. As you can see, I like to pair them with button-down tops but they also get a lot of casual wear with various t-shirts. I've definitely gotten my money's worth out of these since I bought them a couple years back. The only annoying thing about them is that they have to be ironed!
Happy Tuesday! Here's yet another fantastic Canadian artist, Joel Plaskett. This song comes from his album "Three" which is actually three whole CDs full of songs. I really enjoy that a lot of the songs are named just like this one - with three words repeated. Clever.
This song would be great for a long summer road trip.
Here's a casual outfit I wore yesterday for an early dinner with Matt and some super exciting grocery shopping. I want to wear these floral pants a few more times before it's uncomfortably hot outside!
PepaLoves kindly sent me this adorable red scalloped purse from their summer collection. It adds a pretty pop of color to any outfit. There are also plenty of pockets and two separate sections inside, which is always a plus in a purse! I've never been a "bag girl" (I'd rather buy a billion shoes) but I'm very excited about carrying this bag around this summer.
I just realized there's a red-green color scheme going on in this outfit. It was unintentional, but I like unexpected color combinations! I actually wore an outfit with these colors around the same time last year.
Happy Sunday! Here's a 60s-inspired look I did a couple weeks back. It's a neutral smoked out cut crease with black winged liner and white liner on the inner bottom rims.
How I did it:
This look is primarily made with the Urban Decay Naked Palette and their 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil in Smog. I put the lightest shade, Virgin, all over the lid and inner corner. Then I drew a line all along the crease with the Smog liner. Next I took the same shade, Smog, from the palette and blended out the line. I may have patted Toasted on my lid after that but I can't remember. I smudged some Smog underneath my eyelids and Virgin on my brow bone too. Then I used black liquid liner on the top lid (that I was running out of so it looks crappy - sorry) and lined my bottom waterline with NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. Finally there was some mascara.
It's Friday! I wore this colorful floral skirt and blue 50s sweater to class yesterday. I'd brought this outfit home over spring break with every intention of wearing it, but that never happened because it was pretty cool outside that week. I figured yesterday was the perfect day to wear it since it wasn't too hot for the knit top yet.
I don't get a ton of use out of this sweater because it's rarely a moderate temperature in Georgia, but it's still a great piece to have in my closet. I won it on a Paraders Vintage giveaway a year or so ago. You can't beat this pretty sky blue color!
Jeanie and I were going to learn a bit of sewing from Mom a couple summers back, but that didn't end up happening so Mom just made the skirts for us. That means the execution was about 1000x better than anything I could have done! I love the bold print and red waistband on this skirt. The guy working at Keba (delicious local sandwich-y place) complimented me on it!
nails: o.p.i. - my paprika is hotter than yours!
Well, I hope you liked this colorful spring outfit! I sure enjoyed it. I was also kind of weirded out by the coincidental matching of my outfit to my nail polish. But anyway.
Jeanie originally thrifted this dress but somehow I ended up with it! I kind of forgot it in my closet until recently. It used to have long sleeves but those had to go so it's wearable for spring and summer in Georgia. I really like its neckline and the fun coral-y color. It's vintage, but I'm not sure from when exactly. I would assume 70s or later with its delightful rayon fabric.
I just kept this outfit simple because the dress is really cute on its own. Plus it was 80 degrees outside so I was definitely not feeling layers. Once about a month of constant heat sets in I'll be toughing it out and wearing my cardigans just to mix things up. As for now I have no patience for that!
This song is one of my favorites in the whole world so you have to listen, right? It's definitely one of those songs I crank at full volume in the car with the windows down. (Then I roll those windows right back up because my hair... and pollen!) This song has a cryptic message to change it up a little once in a while, hence the "listening too long to one song". (Ironic because I've probably listened too long to this very song.)
The music video is also one of my favorites. There's a drag queen and a twist ending so what's not to enjoy?
It definitely provides a needed break from the end-of-semester slump!
Happy Monday! Here's an outfit I wore to class on a dreary, humid day. This is the kind of outfit I throw on when I don't really have another outfit in mind. You can't go wrong with a cardigan, dress, and flats! It looks like I tried, but in reality there was almost no effort put into this outfit. Hooray!
Happy Sunday! I wanted to figure out a way to wear the bright matte blue shade, Chaos, in Urban Decay's Vice Palette. (I wore this makeup with this floral shorts outfit.) The shade is a little tricky to work with because it's matte, but it's such a cool color!
I used xSparkage's tutorial featuring Chaos as a guide to get this shade to look as nice as possible. I followed her instructions to pack the color onto the lid to make it vibrant. Using NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in milk definitely helped Chaos apply easier.