Friday, September 19, 2014

Fatshion Friday - Actual School Cool




The other day I posted my dream school outfit, so here's one of my actual school outfits. It's all about comfort and ease of walking/climbing stairs when I go to school. I sort of hate that it's getting cold so early, but I'm really stoked to wear my jean jacket. ESPECIALLY with that amazing Sailor Senshi patch! I'm also super into that sort of wrap shirt I was wearing under it. It's by Te Verde and I got it from Von Maur. You can't really tell in the picture but it buttons at the shoulders, so it gives a sort of bandit vibe, without all nearly dying, which honestly is something I look for in clothing.

Looking at my clothes change over the years is so weird. Do you do that? I think people who share outfit pics have a sort of unique perspective as I have a lot of documentation of my clothing for the past 2/3 years. I've never been one of those bloggers who don't actually wear the clothes I post. 99% of the time the outfit I share is the outfit I wore that day, or on occasion the next day. I'm thinking it might be fun to make a little collection of fashion progression (regression?) and see what it looks like!


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wish I Wore - School Cool

Art School Cool




The first day of school has come and gone. By now we're all starting to settle into routines, and if you live in the midwest you're probably also digging out cardigans and hoodies a bit earlier than you thought you would. That's what this outfit is, half wish I wore, half ... I did wear. I have those shoes/pants/bag and they're all awesome. I especially love that bag because it's huge and you can fit SOOOO much. Like books, tablets, lunch, loaves of bread. All of it and then cart it around on your back.

The umbrella is for all the torrential rain we've been getting lately. Turns out every exit out of the city is a flood zone, so I'm feeling a bit like a need to build an ark, still, it's better than snow!


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Monday, September 15, 2014

30th Birthday Fun!

My birthday was almost a month ago ... ok well 17 days. I can't believe it, it feels like years. I've been meaning to share some pictures from the little backyard get together, but time keeps getting away from me. Funny how it does that, isn't it?



It was such a great day and the weather almost completely held out for us, we only got about 5 minutes of rain after dark, not even enough to put the fire out. We roasted marshmallows and ate tons of food and I can honestly say it's one of the best parties I've ever had. It was a great way to start this last part of the year.

Things are shaping up to be very busy indeed. In the next month I have day trips to quant german villages, a 5k, a wedding and a craft fair! I don't know when I became so busy but the past few years have felt like a constant go go go. I'm not complaining though, someday things wont be so busy and I'm going to miss always having something to do!

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Weekly Roundup!

Hey Babes! It's Sunday and I'm recovering from all the food I ate yesterday at my birthday! I feel like Violet from Willy Wonka, just roll me around. There's no time to lay on the couch and groan though. Let's share some my fav internet finds of the week!



Via CrouchingTigerHiddenDragQueen

Via FoxADHD

Via Lee Gatlin

Via Sophie Gamand

Sarah Anderson


Selfie of the Week

  • Started school! I'm trying not to freak out, I think I can handle all of my classes. My teachers seem really cool.
  • I turned 30 on Thursday! It doesn't actually feel any different. 
  • Sad Ghost Club may be my favorite thing on tumblr right now. Well that and Marnie the dog.
  • This woman's instagram is pure genius. I looked at every single one of her pictures.
  • Sometimes a good 2006 ish Pop punk playlist is what I need. Check this one out.
  • I'm dying over this tutorial for Watermelon Shorts. First DIY for next spring.
  • If Geek Girls Acted like Geek Guys

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back to School!


Today is my first day at Wayne State University! Despite the fact that I'm going in as a junior I attended new student convocation yesterday. It was mostly geared at freshmen but I don't care. I've never had this kind of college experience. When I graduated high school I went out of state to culinary school. It was a great experience and I don't regret it, but it wasn't like this. There wasn't speeches and fan fair and student associations. I got a little taste of that today though!
I'm really excited to be heading back to school right in the heart of downtown Detroit. Over the past few months I've heard a lot of mixed things about the school, but the fact is there isn't a school I've looked at where people don't have bad things to say. School is a stressful time and people tend to focus on the bad. It's something I'm guilty of especially, this year I'm going to try and not get so angry and to learn to handle things more calmly. Focus on the positive! Like that building above, I get to take classes inside of it. I'm so lucky to even have an opportunity to go to the school of my choice! I can't wait. 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Hair / New Chapter



Sometimes when bad things that will change my everyday life happen, I throw myself into making a bunch of positive changes too. It's like I can cancel out that bad thing by making good things happen on top if it. I recently suffered a pretty significant loss. It's left me searching around for something to do to fill the void. First I engaged in emotional eating (like you do) and then threw myself into crazy cleaning. Now that I'm starting to settle into a new routine, I feel like I need more positive changes. Especially since tomorrow I start at my new school and on Thursday I turn 30 (eep!).



First change was to get a new hair color. I wasn't really thinking I'd go this dark when I went in. But now that I've done it, I kind of really dig it. Once upon a time I had black hair that I loved. Allergies wont let me go that dark anymore, but this is cool. Up close it actually kind of looks like the color of grape Kool-aid. It's really nice to have kind of a fresh slate hair wise. I was getting kind of stuck in a rut. It also helps me feel more inspired for revitalizing my wardrobe this fall! I want to bring back fatshion friday and share more of the amazing fashion I see around campus. Can't wait!

I'm glad to be adding blogging back into my routine as well. Sometimes it's hard to know what to say after you lose something, but I'm starting to find my voice again. Thanks for sticking with me babes.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weekly Round Up!


Look at this amazing whale bone! Can you even imagine how big that whale was?

THIS KID!


Birds Rights Activist is my favorite twitter

via Katie So

Danrad is the best human ever. Case closed!

WHAT DID I SAY?

via annavonsyfert
SELFIE SUNDAY

GOT A NEW HAIR COLOR! (more tomorrow)
  • School starts in three days. I'm freaking out a little.
  • I turn 30 in four days, freaking out marginally less about that if we're honest.
  • Nothing new but I've been watching a lot of beauty/crafting videos. Some of my favs are Bridget Bardot Face / Hair Donut How-To for Long Hair / Let's Cut Up Some Stuff with Ashli
  • I'm dying over this free pattern to make your own BABY GROOT.
  • Maybe I should make vlogs? What do you think. Might be fun!
  • Last weekend was one of the worst/emotionally draining of my life. I'm ready for something new.

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