December 5, 2017

So...I Got Married!

Garter and Whiskey Photography - Athens, Georgia Wedding

Photo by Garter and Whiskey - Bride and Groom Walking Away Lace Dress Navy Suit

Garter and Whiskey Photography - The Graduate Athens Wedding

Petite Panoply Wedding - Photo by Garter and Whiskey

If you're still hanging around here and noticed my absence, I blame it on the fact that the entire month of November was wedding and honeymoon mania for me. I'm alive and well (and working on a billion thank you cards.) I've been keeping my Instagram page pretty up-to-date though, so please check that out if you haven't had a chance. I just wanted to share a few wedding pictures with you on the ol' blog and let you know I'm still here!

To give credit where credit is due, my wedding photos were by awesome local photographers Garter + Whiskey. They did an amazing job capturing our big day in Athens, GA.

If you're at all interested, I can share some more pictures with you - maybe some details of the day. But let me know if that would bore you. You'll probably catch a few on my Instagram page throughout the next few months anyway!

I can't stop looking through our pictures though and I'm anticipating our wedding video too. The day wasn't 100% perfect (my veil fell off when I got to the end of the aisle; it was unexpectedly cold outside) but it was a ton of fun. I loved having so many friends and family members in one place and was happy a ton of people stayed the whole time to dance and party. Matt and I also wrote our own vows so I'd been really looking forward to finally hearing Matt's. They were as perfect as I could have imagined. Also, we looked just about the best we could possibly look that day!

A little about our wedding outfits: Matt's suit was rented from The Black Tux, which I highly recommend. The bow tie is his own by The Tie Bar. My trumpet style, off-the-shoulder lace dress is by Pronovias and was tailored just perfectly. My shoes, which I can show you later, are Irregular Choice. Then I changed into wedge Converse half-way through the reception. My silk flower bouquet is handmade by my mom and now it's sitting in my apartment because it'll live forever!

As always, thanks for sticking around. I'll be back here with an actual outfit post soon! Please let me know what you'd like to see here in the year ahead since I'm done wedding planning and can have a life again. Happy Tuesday!

October 31, 2017

Dragon Con 2017: Spider-Gwen Cosplay

Spider-gwen cosplay for dragon con 2017

Happy Halloween to you! This isn't exactly a Halloween costume, but it's still a costume so I figured I'd share with you on this most glorious of holidays. These pictures are from Dragon Con where I wore my Spider-Gwen costume with real blonde hair this time. I've got to tell you: Wearing a costume minus a wig is so much more comfortable it's insane. Plus, at least with this costume, I think it looks much better than the year before! A couple people told me I was the best Spider-Gwen they'd seen! I give credit to the hair. 

spider-gwen costume with real blonde hair
spider gwen costume
spider-gwen costume closeup with hood up
atlanta dragoncon 2017 spider-gwen costume
spider gwen cosplay

So how have you all been this past month or so? I haven't had such a huge break from blogging ever but I guess I've never planned a wedding before either so I'll make that my excuse. The wedding is 11 days away and I can't wait for it to both happen and for the planning to be officially over. Make sure you're following on Instagram here to see upcoming wedding stuff!

Happy Halloween!

September 26, 2017

Outfit: Red Mini Skirt, Blue Ringer Tee and Navy Blue Clogs

Navy Blue and Red Outfit. Wearing Blue Clogs and a Red Mini Skirt

Red and blue is probably my favorite color combination to wear - especially in the summertime. (Have I said that here before? Probably 10,000 times by now.) And sometimes I like to be as matchy-matchy as possible, which is where this outfit came from. I wore this about a month ago but it's still warm enough to wear it here in Georgia! 

Some outfit details: My mini skirt is an old old thrift find that Mom hemmed for me long ago. I need to wear it more often but it's a bit too short for the workplace! The top was a cheapo crop top I probably bought on clearance and my shoes are my new favorites from Target. I should've gotten them in all the colors but figured I'd get plenty of use out of navy blue - my favorite "non neutral neutral." 

Light Pink Hair, Blue Ringer Tee and a Red Skirt
Blue T-shirt with a Gold Statement Necklace
Red Thrifted Mini Skirt with Navy Blue Clogs
Red Mini Skirt, Cropped Blue Ringer Tee, Pink Hair and Target Clogs
skirt: thrifted | top: forever 21 | shoes: target | necklace: new york & company

I wish I had time to blog more often but time is limited when you're planning a wedding and it's less than 2 months away! I'm very excited to get married and for the wedding to happen, but whoever decided wedding planning was some fun thing is insane. I guess if I didn't work and had plenty of time to browse through Pinterest and gather ideas and daydream about everything it would be a nicer process. Unfortunately it's more like spreadsheets, putting lots of calendar reminders in my phone, writing checks, and making decisions without knowing for sure they'll be the right ones. Then I feel sad that I'm not enjoying the planning because I'm "supposed to" and I'll only get to do this once. 

Plus on top of the wedding planning, our honeymoon is ruined because of the hurricanes. We were supposed to go to Puerto Rico, which took a ton of time to decide on in the first place, and now we have to scramble to find something else 50ish days out. It's awful seeing what happened to Puerto Rico. I really hope the island can recover quicker than the 4 - 6 months I keep hearing just to get electricity restored. The world is crazy right now. And life is too. 

But you can see all that on Instagram if you're interested and I look forward to giving you another update (and outfit) in the next week or two! 

August 30, 2017

Outfit: Green Corduroy Skirt, Leopard Top, and Heart Tights

Green Corduroy H&M Skirt, Heart Tights, Leopard Tee, Leather Jacket

If you're looking at these pictures and going, "hey those look almost a year old!" then you would be correct! For whatever reason this outfit from December never ended up on the blog (but a similar look did back in March.) My hair is almost this color again right now though! Full circle. I wanted it very similar to this color and length for my wedding in November so I'm glad.

I wish it was cold enough outside to wear tights, corduroy, and my leather jacket like it was in these pictures, but instead it's humid and rainy here in Georgia since it's still August. And so it shall remain until November. I really do like this combination of the dark green skirt with leopard print and tiny, almost-dots heart print. What do you think? 

Tiny Heart Print Tights, Green Corduroy Skirt, Black Ankle Boots
Mixed Metal Half Moon Necklace and Leopard Shirt
Light Blonde Hair with Bangs, Leather Jacket
Faux Leather Jacket, Leopard Shirt, Green Corduroy Skirt, Heart Tights

These pictures were taken in Illinois while cleaning out my Great Grandma's house. My sister and I were hanging around while our dad and grandpa were picking up some stuff. 

Unfortunately I don't have anything particularly interesting to tell you today. I'm staring at a very busy month of September ahead of me! Dragon Con is this weekend too so it'll be a busy weekend of geek fun. I'll be re-wearing a bunch of my costumes since the months we'd usually dedicate to costuming have been dedicated to wedding stuff. So I apologize in advance for no new outfits, but at least my Spider-Gwen will have real blonde hair and not a wig this year!

I hope you have a great Labor Day Weekend or regular weekend and happy Wednesday!

August 22, 2017

Outfit: Ruffled Blouse, Denim A-Line Skirt, and Red Pom Pom Flats

Ruffled Lace Up White Blouse with a Denim Button Down Skirt and Red Pom Pom Flats

It's beginning to feel like the wheel of hair colors around here. By the time I get a chance to take new outfit photos, my hair has changed color from the last post! Even these pictures from last month are outdated as far as my hair goes! Right this moment it's a shade of gray since it's about time to start phasing out the pink in time for the wedding (and I'd like it blonde for a couple Dragon Con costumes.) I've really enjoyed all the different colors over the past few months though. 

Now about the outfit: The red pom pom flats are clearly the star of the show here. I ordered them online at Forever 21 during a BOGO clearance sale since I couldn't resist the colorful pom poms. They worked perfectly with a go-to denim button down skirt and a white blouse. Those simple pieces let the shoes steal the spotlight in a good way. They also kept the denim skirt/white blouse combo from looking too country - a style that's just not my thing.

Denim Mini Skirt, Pink Hair, White Blouse
Red Flats with Multicolored Pom Poms and Beads from Forever 21
Pastel Pink Hair with Bangs and a White Shirt
Red Pom Pom Lace Up Flats, Denim ALine Skirt, and Ruffled White Shirt
top, shoes: forever 21 | skirt: asos 

So did you get a chance to see the eclipse on Monday? I took the day off and headed a couple hours north of home to catch it in the path of totality. It was amazing! Definitely worth the trip. Those couple minutes of darkness were truly the highlight of the experience even though looking through the glasses was neat the rest of the time. Nothing compared to looking right at the sun with the moon completely blocking it. The light was super eerie and cool too. Just an overall awesome experience!

Anyway - let me know what's up in your lives and be sure to follow along on Instagram to keep up with me in between blog posts!

August 9, 2017

Review: Modern Map Art Athens Print

Dinosaur Target Cookie Jar on a Yellow Cabinet

Soon after I moved into my new apartment, Jennifer from Modern Map Art reached out to me about reviewing one of their super cool, printed-in-the-USA map prints. Particularly the Athens, GA print, which is a perfect addition to my Atlanta apartment when I'm missing my college town. I immediately was drawn to their black and white, minimalist map designs because they pair perfectly with just about any home decor. 

If you enjoy map prints, you should definitely check out Modern Map Art. It seems like they have just about every city you could think of! I was really impressed with how well they shipped the print in a tough cardboard tube and the shipping time was very speedy as well (and free for U.S. customers), considering they create the prints to-order. I honestly think I need to get an Atlanta one soon to pair with my Athens print! 

These would make awesome gifts for a wedding or birthday too. I put mine in a cheapo poster frame I bought on Amazon but you could definitely put it in a nice wooden frame. 

Athens Georgia Modern Map Art Print on a Yellow Coffee Cabinet
Athens, GA Modern Map Art Streetmap Poster

These pictures show one of my favorite corners of my apartment - my coffee and tea corner! It's even better now that my map print is part of it! The yellow cabinet was a wedding shower gift from my grandparents and the dino cookie jar was from my cousin. And you can see my mess of coffee mugs. (Can you ever have too many coffee mugs?) 

Anyway, I'm happy to share the Modern Map Art website with you and thank you to Modern Map Art for the cute addition to my apartment!

I hope you're all having a great week so far! Feel free to follow along on Instagram this week to see my California adventure!

July 26, 2017

Outfit: Black Denim Zip Up Skirt with Quirky Pink T-shirt

Pink Coachella H&M Collaboration T-shirt with a Denim Zip Down Skirt and Black Peeptoe Sandals
top, skirt: h&m | shoes: target | bag: boohoo

Long time no blog...but here's one of my favorite outfits from last month's trip to Las Vegas for bachelor/bachelorette shenanigans. It was unseasonably cool for June in Las Vegas, but this mini skirt and t-shirt combo was still a perfect choice for the daytime. The pink top and black denim skirt were new purchases from H&M right before the trip. I couldn't pass up the weird print on the crop top. It has snakes, mermaids, UFOs, bananas, and more on it. So weird and so good. Plus it kind of matched my purpley hair. 

I styled everything with my favorite shoes of the season - these peeptoe ones from Target - and a new ice cream shaped novelty bag I ordered from Boohoo on clearance. It was a perfect choice for times when I didn't want to carry around my big camera bag! Sorry you can't really see it in the full body picture, but you can see it in a picture Matt took of me in the hotel room. 

Quirky Print Crop Top with a Black Denim Zipper Skirt
Novelty Ice Cream Shape Purse from Boohoo

So how have all of you been? Life's been a little bit of a blur for me lately and I'm sure it'll continue that way until the end of the year. I've already traveled up north for my bridal shower and have another trip planned next month. Then we're in the final countdown until the wedding. Ah! Too much going on but it should all be a good time.

Feel like catching up with me between sporadic blog posts? Follow along on Instagram

June 26, 2017

Work Outfit: Flamingo Print Bow Neck Top and Black Zipper Detail Pencil Skirt

Bodycon Pencil Skirt with Zipper Detailing, Mary Jane Heels, and Flamingo Print Top

It's been a while since I shared a work outfit with you but here's a pretty fun one featuring a flamingo print shirt. I was in the midst of preparing for our vacation in Las Vegas so the flamingos were reflective of that! This shirt from Shein isn't the best quality but the print is really cute and it looked good with my stretchy Forever 21 pencil skirt.

I always feel like bodycon stuff looks so much better on me in real life than in pictures but oh well! I'm posting these anyway. Some of that may stem from the fact that I don't have a classic hourglass shape. My hips are very narrow and today I learned I have a trending body part: hip dips! (Where there's an indentation where your hips meet your thighs.) Apparently that's something I'm supposed to reclaim and embrace. I'm pretty sure my sister and I just called them anti-hips but it is kind of nice to know it's a semi-normal thing! There'll be another weird body thing trending in a week so I guess I'll embrace this trend for now!

Pink Flamingo Print Blouse with a Black Pencil Skirt and Flower Hair Clip
Flamingo Print Pussy Bow Blouse from Shein
Gray Blonde Hair with a Sleeveless Bow Neck Flamingo Print Shirt
Asymmetrical Zipper Detail Bodycon Skirt, Sleeveless Novelty Print Blouse
Black Bodycon Forever 21 Pencil Skirt, Black Patent Heels and a Sleeveless Flamingo Bird Print Blouse
top: shein | skirt: forever 21 | shoes: shoe carnival?

So how have you all been doing? My life has just been filled with wedding planning stuff! We picked our menu and talked to the venue last weekend. My first fitting for my wedding dress is this week too. Exciting times! We're still 4+ months out but it feels like it's all getting pretty close. 

Have a great rest of your week! And follow along on Instagram and my new Facebook page to see more.

June 18, 2017

Outfit: Yellow Top, Orange Red Floral Skirt, and Fringe Sandals

Orange Red Floral Skirt with Brown Wedge Sandals, a Yellow Shirt and Silvery Hair

I feel like I have a different hair color in every new post here! I've been having fun trying out new non-red hair colors these past few months. These pictures were taken right after I had my hair done so it was very freshly toned with purple toner to make it nice and cool-toned. I enjoyed the way it contrasted with my warm-toned outfit. Now my hair is pink though - so head over to Instagram to see that! 

Now on to the outfit: Most of these pieces have been seen on the blog before minus my new-ish brown fringe sandals I bought off of Amazon for $10. They're really comfortable too! I styled them with a top I got on clearance at Target and a handmade floral print pleated skirt.

Silver Blonde Hair, Yellow Flutter Sleeve Top from Target, Handmade Floral Skirt
Cool Toned Silver Blonde Hair with Bangs
Yellow Target Blouse, Pleated Floral Print Skirt, Fringe Sandals
top: target | skirt: handmade | shoes: amazon

I've been absent a little while since I was away on vacation in Las Vegas and have also been working a lot prior to that. Las Vegas was awesome and my bachelorette party was a ton of fun, including seeing Thunder From Down Under again, eating tapas, and hitting up a club. I already want to go back again even though I've been multiple times. It's just a fun place!

Now we're heading into the just-over-4-months mark until the wedding (how??) and have some final things to decide on, including planning some sort of honeymoon for the week after. I may need to brush up the wedding website a little bit, we need to pick food, decide on what to say/music to play for the ceremony, get my dress altered, etc. etc. So much to do!

Anyway, I hope you're all doing well and had a nice spring, since we're already heading into summertime! Happy Sunday!

May 24, 2017

Outfit: Elephant Print Bell Sleeved Dress with Raspberry Red Heels

Pink Hair, Boohoo Elephant Print Dress and Colorful Heels with a Black Lab Mix

Happy Wednesday to you! These pictures are from a little while back and were taken right after I had my hair done so it was freshly pink and delightful. Of course now it's purple and delightful, so that's good too.

This elephant print bell sleeved dress from Boohoo is one of my favorites because it's so incredibly comfortable. It isn't tight anywhere so it's great for days when I'm planning on having a food baby. Or just days when I don't want to think about what to wear. The black and white print makes it versatile and the awesomely large bell sleeves are really on trend.

I've worn this dress with tons of different shoes and tights, but this time I styled it with a new pair of raspberry red heels I got on clearance at Target. (Woohoo for Target clearance!) I'm pretty sure my hair makes this outfit though and my dog Riker is a pretty great addition too, if I do say so.

Pastel Pink Hair with Bangs and a Bell Sleeved Dress
Raspberry Red Sandal Heels from Target
Pink Hair, Loose Bell Sleeved Dress and Raspberry Colored Heels
Elephant Print Bell Sleeved Boohoo Dress with a Square Neckline and Red-Pink Heels
dress: boohoo | heels: target

So how has your week been? No real news for me since my last post. Just work. Working this holiday weekend and waiting for our vacation in Las Vegas to get here. 

I hope you have  a fun week ahead, as usual feel free to follow along on Instagram to see what's up in my day-to-day life! 

May 15, 2017

Outfit: I'm Back in Florals!

Black Floral Target Spaghetti Strap Dress with Pink Hair

Guess who's back? Back again? Jamie's back. Tell a friend.
Now you have that song stuck in your head. You're welcome. And also if you're reading this, thank you for sticking around or at least having my blog still in your blog feeder!

It's been a while but I'm certainly ready to get back into blogging mode now that I'm all moved into a new apartment and am mostly unpacked and settled. I no longer have to drive 3 hours a day but work is keeping me very busy right now so I haven't quite reclaimed my normal amount of free time.

Pink, Black and Green Floral Molded Cup Spaghetti Strap Dress and Black Chunky Sandals
dress: xhileration - target | shoes: merona - target | earrings: old hand-me-downs

Now moving on to some outfit talk!
Everything I'm wearing here except the earrings is relatively new. My shoes were a February Target sale buy and I've been wearing them the most out of any of my shoes lately. (Hooray for comfy shoes that go with everything!) The black floral dress was an impulse buy during my last Target trip. I saw the molded cups and my first thought was, a dress for 100 degree weather so I don't have to wear a bra! So I bought it. It's also plenty long enough on me to wear to work with a cardigan, so that's a plus. Not that I need to buy any more dresses probably ever...

I no joke have all my dresses filling almost the entirety of one of our closets. I have a problem and I admit it but I want them allllll! The problem is most of them need to be ironed after being in storage for 9 months and ironing is the worst. Someone else please complain about ironing with me. Or maybe I'm just really bad at it so that's why I don't like it. That's probably the case.

Light Pink Hair, Bronze Lipstick, Black Floral Thin Strap Dress

Anyway - life has just been going the past month. Some things that have happened:
  • Riker, our puppy, turned 2 and is finally getting used to the new apartment. All he wants is to constantly be at the apartment complex's dog park. 
  • I bought some plants/seeds for my porch garden and I've been enjoying taking care of that. 
  • The wedding countdown has reached the less than 6 months mark which is both exciting and scary. Scary because everything for the wedding (mostly the ceremony) isn't planned yet and neither is any semblance of the honeymoon. 
  • We're also heading to Vegas in a few weeks for bachelor/bachelorette friend/family/everyone fun. 

So there's a good amount of excitement ahead and I'm looking forward to that. We're both just so happy to have our own space again. Especially now that we finally got internet after living in our apartment for 3 weeks. Yeah, that was a treat.

I hope you've all been great. I think I keep up with most of my blog friends on Instagram, so if you're at all interested, you can keep up with me there too. Out of all the online spaces, I keep that one the most up-to-date lately. There's just not enough time in the day!!

Happy Monday!

April 3, 2017

Outfit: Turquoise Leopard Turtleneck Dress and Black Block Heel Sandals

Mock Neck Teal Leopard Print Dress, Tassel Necklace, and Black Target Sandals

Long time, no blog! Did I say that last time? Well I finally have a new outfit to show you! I'm always trying, but sometimes failing, to fit blogging into my ridiculous schedule. Luckily there are some changes on the horizon that may make it easier to get back into blogging!

About this outfit: I picked up this super cool teal leopard mock turtleneck dress in the clearance racks at Forever 21. You really never know what you'll find in there. There was a more neutral-colored version too, but I went with a weird leopard color since I already have quite a few "normal" leopard print dresses. (Can you really ever have too many leopard dresses?)

My silver tassel necklace was a Christmas gift from my Mom because I desperately needed some statement necklaces for some of the plainer dresses I've been wearing to work. Sometimes I just want to throw on a t-shirt dress - with a cool necklace - and call it a day. It's rough getting up before the sun is up!

My black sandals are new from Target and you can still get them here. I'm loving the little block heels lately, but enjoy that shoes are quite as clunky as they were last time block heels were in style. I think it's something about the toe area being more narrow than square? I don't know but I like it!

White Blonde Hair, Silver Tassel Necklace, Teal Long Sleeved Dress
Teal Leopard Print Dress Pattern Closeup with a Silver Beaded Necklace
Teal Leopard Mock Turtleneck Dress, Silver Tassel Necklace, Blonde Hair, and Modern Black Block Sandals
dress: forever 21 | sandals: target | necklace: new york & company

I hope you've all been doing well. My news is that I think we finally found a new place to live! I don't want to jinx it, but if all goes well I'll be living back near work again and regaining almost 3 hours of my day that I currently spend commuting. Not to mention the whole having my own space again thing and being able to watch whatever I want on TV and having access to my whole wardrobe. Definitely looking forward to that!

In other news, how about Modcloth being bought by a Walmart subsidiary? I know it's kind of old news now but pretty disappointing. Just kind of sad to see a successful and unique female-owned business bought up. Interested to see how they change - though I've noticed a lot of branding changes the past few months prior to this announcement, did you?

Anyway, let me know what's up with your life and feel free to follow along on Instagram so you can see what's up with me on a daily basis! Happy Monday!

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