Thursday, March 31, 2011

A very ladylike Etsy update.

I'm sorry I've been so absent recently. I don't really have much of an excuse, so I won't give one. I finally updated the shop though!

Vintage Floral Mini-dress with Crocheted Collar

Set of 2 Vintage Polo Scene Mugs

Vintage Naturalizer T-Straps

Beautiful Off White Cutout Heels

Vintage Off White Criss Cross Heels

Black Oxford Granny Boots

Vintage Black Pixie Boots

Sound of Music and West Side Story records should be up tomorrow.

I wish I had the energy for a better post, but I'm feeling a little sick and (extremely) tired and I need to sleep now.

Have a wonderful night!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I think I lose myself the second that I see I'm found.

This says so much about my town. So typical. 

Yesterday Helena and I walked to a little tea shop near her her house, roamed around in this wonderful little field of a park and fooled ourselves into thinking that we had done enough work on our homework to not be stressed that night/this morning.We took an insane number of pictures (these aren't even a fraction). 

 I've mentioned Helena (and had pictures of her) on here before, but here are a few more. 

There has been talk of her starting he own blog, so keep an eye out.

Outfit Details:
Straw Hat- Savers ($6)
Cork Wedges- Payless ($20?)
Brown Leather Belt- Stolen from my mom :)
Vintage Dress- Given to me by Josh's mama. I swear, she is one of the sweetest women in the world.

Sunsets are beautiful here too.
And I obviously like to brag about my town (sorry!)
All photos of me by Helena, all others by me.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Time is All Around

I wish today wasn't over.
It was wonderful, I just don't want tomorrow to come yet.

Outfit Details (Detail, really):
Dress: Thrift Store ($4)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

We Didn't Start the Fire

Outfit Details:
Denim Jacket: It's been in the coat closet for so long, I can't even remember.
Black Maxi Dress: Ross ($13)
Black High Tops: Thrift Store ($3)
Rings: UO (Josh) and a little shop in Manitou ($10)

The world has been on my mind a lot lately. Japan specifically. I know it's already a bit late, but it finally occurred to me that there was something I could do. I will be donating 50% of all proceeds from my shop from the next week (until midnight MST on Sunday the 27th) to the American Red Cross in support of those who were affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. I know that this is not enough, and that nothing I could ever do would be, but I want to do something and I want to do it on my own, without the help of my parents. I think it's more meaningful that way. I can't even imagine something of that magnitude occurring to me and the people I love. While I'm taking outfit pictures there are people looking for their loved ones, hoping that they're still alive. One word: perspective. There will be hard times ahead for a lot of people. Please help me help them.


Good morning :)

What a week it's been!
This was the last week of the grading period and I had/have some very unfortunate grades to worry about. I think I brought them up at least a bit, but my report card still won't be too pretty. I have realized that I'm a perfectionist stuck in a slacker's body/mind. Not a good combination.

My other worry this week was Josh. He had surgery on his nose on Tuesday. Our friend Erik had broken it while they were boxing a few months ago and it made it hard for him to breathe, which, understandably drove him crazy. You couldn't tell that it was broken, so I didn't believe that it was until he told me that the doctor said that his septum was almost horizontal! He was pretty miserable after the surgery, but he's finally starting to feel better :)

And it's finally the weekend, so I really can't complain.

So I believe I had mentioned some things I got in Colorado in my last post? Here they are!

This very 60s checkered dress. It's just a tiny tiny bit too big, but I love it!
I got it from the flea market for $3!


A 1959 Hermes 3000 typewriter! It's perfectly functional and the color of it is beautiful. I bought it from the sweetest people at the flea market for $40. 

This typewriter is amazing. It came with the instructions and brushes and everything! It's mechanical, so I can take it anywhere without having to worry about cords. It works perfectly. And for some reason it makes it so much easier for my thoughts to flow. I've gotten a bit addicted to typing on it.

My dad had said he wouldn't have paid $20 dollars for it, much less 40. Well, when we got home I looked it up on the internet and they're selling for 400+ dollars online! I think it's safe to say that I showed him.

I'm extremely happy with it.

And finally an outfit!

Black Dress: Sears ($10)
Cardigan (whose middle stripe matches my typewriter almost exactly) : Thrift Store ($3?)
Brown Straw Floppy Hat: Walmart ($10)
Brown Leather Ralph Lauren Oxfords: Thrift Store ($3!)

Happy weekend to you all!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Back to the salt mines.

I'm home!
Thank you for all your nice comments while I was away. I was super excited and happy to see them :)

Our trip was pretty nice! We went to a huge, state fair-y feeling flea market in Denver (that was part extremely awesome and part slight let down), Garden of the Gods (which was amazing as always), saw Red Riding Hood (which was a little....strange for lack of a better word), and did generally touristy things in Manitou Springs. All the pictures I took were film, so when I get them developed I'll share them. I just couldn't get myself to use my digital camera for some reason.

School starts again tomorrow, and the night before is always the worst so I'm avoiding going to bed. Which is probably pretty stupid. BUT in order to take up some more time and because I already miss spring break, here are some pictures from a little trip a few of my friends and I took to an old mine/cave earlier this week.

This is the stone they mined. It's usually a chalky white, but turns bright purple when it gets wet,

This cave was amazing. I wish I could have gotten better pictures of it.

Classic New Mexican beauty.

Summer needs to hurry here, I need more things like this soon.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Hey There Mr. Blue

This is the something cool I've been talking about.
On Wedensday Josh, Aili and I (but mostly Josh) painted the sky on my bedroom's ceiling. They used the tried and true method of "thinking like a cloud", which in Josh's case was a very spastic cloud, to get the shapes. I think it turned out beautifully. (I take my laughing at your method back, Josh!)   
It's a little different than I had been picturing it, but the more I look at it the more I love it. Plus I can entertain myself by finding shapes :) 

:D What do you guys think?

At some point soon we're going to paint glow in the dark constellations over the clouds so I can have a day and night sky. 

I should be getting ready to leave now. We should be leaving in an hour or so and I haven't even packed yet! As much as I love traveling, it's always really hard for me to leave because I know I'll miss one thing (person, rather) in particular very much. Even though it's not too unusual to go the same amount of time without seeing him, it's just different. I am excited though! 

Hopefully I'll be able to post while I'm there, but if not I'll talk to you guys soon!

Take a look at the new things in the shop while I'm away!