Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Head and the Heart

     Josh gave me this absolutely beautiful anatomically correct heart necklace from this etsy shop for Christmas/our anniversary, and I can't get over how perfect it is. It's extremely detailed and has such a nice weight to's just heavy enough that I get a little remember that it's there every once in a while, which can be very comforting. I've noticed recently that even though I have a LOT of jewelry, the pieces I wear on a daily basis have all been given to me by the people I love the most. Knowing that the people you care about gave something to you because they care about you back just makes things so much more meaningful and beautiful.

     I also got The Head and the Heart's album in my stocking and I've been listening to it almost nonstop since! I love the entire thing, but Rivers and Roads in particular has a special place in my heart, especially with everything that's changed in the past year or so. It's amazing to think that in just a little over 24 hours, this year will be gone. So much is different, but there's also a lot that hasn't really changed at all. I think I need to take some time to think about what I've accomplished and what I need to work on while I have some time to myself.

I hope you're all doing well!


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Four Years

For four years today, Josh and I have been together. We're young and we fight and are sometimes incredibly stupid, but I cannot say anything more truthfully than that we are who we are in large part because of each other. We met in our freshman year of high school and now we're freshman in college - we've grown up together, and we're continuing to learn. Josh has been with me through the hardest times of my life. He has comforted me and given me the sometimes painful wake up calls I've needed. He helps me find my courage. He makes me laugh. There's no one who knows me quite as well as he does, and I know that whatever happens in the future, he will always have a place in my heart and my memories that no one else could possibly fill. I'm so lucky to have had these four years with such an amazing person.

Below are a few pictures, ranging from the first photo ever captured of us (I was extremely camera shy and nervous), to prom, to Christmas two days ago - from clean shaven to bearded Josh and long  to short-haired me. Neither of us are the same person we were when we met, but I like to think that we've grown into ourselves with each other's help.

If you're reading this, Happy Anniversary, Josh!

I love you very much.


(P.S. - I'm sorry for the extreme amounts of cheesiness. I really couldn't help it! :) )




Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wasted Hours

I can't quite describe how I've been feeling lately, so I'll just let this song explain it for me (at least half of the way I feel). It does it much better than I can.

But on the happier side, I am officially done with my first semester of college, I'm home for break, and Christmas is in less than a week! It's so good to be back with my friends and my family and my beautiful home.

And I have a new video up as well!

See you guys soon.


Outfit Details:
Vintage Christian Dior Coat - Thrifted ($7!)
Scarf - Walmart
Cable Knit Sweater - Thrifted
Beret - Inherited from my Grandmother
Tights - Walmart
Boots - Thrifted 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Where the Heart Is



      These photos were taken at the end of a beautiful, happy day spent at home with my parents, and even though there have been plenty of beautiful moments here lately too, I can't help but wish I was back with my family and friends and the beauty that's so unique to home. I guess the week and a half left until Thanksgiving break will go by quickly enough, right?


Outfit Details:
Green Velvet Tunic - Thrifted ($0.50!)
Jacket - Forever 21
Pixie Boots - Exchange with Madison Creek Vintage
Vintage Purse - Thrifted ($2)
Pins - Thrifted   

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October 16, 2012

 Outfit Details: 
Top - Some weird side of the road "flea market" in Northern California, Cut off shorts - Hand me down + DIY, Vintage Coach Loafers - Thrifted ($2!), Floral Crown - DIY, Watch - Walmart, Ankh Necklace - Glint&Gleam, Woven Purse - Thrifted

I can't fathom the fact that it's already the middle of October. Seriously, it was just the beginning of summer year like two weeks ago, wasn't it? This also means that I've been in college for two months now.

So far, school has been pretty great (for the most part). I was lucky enough to get amazing room mates who have already become some of the best friends I've ever had. I love all of my classes and I've really started to love learning again. It's invigorating to have teachers who are so obviously knowledgeable and excited about their subjects, and it's a great change from some of the teachers I had in high school. That being said though, I did have quite a few really amazing ones who prepared me for this stage of my education extremely well. I miss home so much all the time, but I really am happy to be here. So often lately I'll catch myself walking around on campus and just feeling so connected to everything and like I have so much to discover. It's such a specific feeling that's EXTREMELY hard to describe, but it's one of the most beautiful feelings I've ever had.

I was looking through some of my memory cards yesterday and saw that I have quite a few sets of pictures from this summer and even before that I never edited or posted, and I thought it was probably time for them to see the light of day. This outfit is from a weekend I spent a home probably about a month and a half ago when it was still warm. I was a bit nervous walking around wearing a floral crown and lipstick (both things that I only wear very rarely), but I made myself make it through the day without taking either off! I guess that's an accomplishment, right?

One last thing! I decided to participate in Vlogtober for the last half of the month, so if you'd care to see you can check out my youtube channel, or just watch the first video below.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

"You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd..."


"but you can be happy if you've a mind to."

-Roger Miller

Today I just have these wise words from an old song to share with you. 
I know that it would definitely do me a lot of good to keep them in mind.

Outfit Details:
Black Wedges - Thrifted
Rings - Gifts from Josh