Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Daily Life: Highs and Lows

Floral body suit: Forever21
Olive utlity skirt: Prana

I was given sage as a gift and finally burned it before and after a very important test I took.

Fell off my bike for the first time! The outfit I'm wearing has been shown here before.

A heavenly lilac perfume. I've enjoyed their persian rose scent too, which I posted about on instagram.

Old pogs that Mr. Blue Sky made into magnets for our refrigerator. I used to have these as a kid, too. Pogs n' slammers, y'know? Notice the ASL pog!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

What I wore: Star Spangled

Red star print dress: Macy's
Pearl earrings: Francesca's

Shoes: Nordstrom, seen before here, here, and here

My wardrobe can be strangely patriotic sometimes, ever have that happen? I'm actually not usually a fan of red at all, but lately I crave wearing it, and I can't help but love the classic color combination of red, white & blue. This dress may look familiar, as I have the same one in a different print that I posted earlier this year, though I have had other babydoll dresses, and I think I favor them because they are feminine, but not form fitting. They're flowy, airy, and comfortable (especially if they're made of cotton like this one). Anyway, I have worn this for several occasions, like grocery shopping, roadtripping to visit family, going out for a meal with friends, anything really. In these photos we were on a Sunday drive after a morning cup of coffee at home and found this local landmark, a pretty little barn. It is Ohio, after all!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Daily Life: Appa

Remember Mr. Peanut Butter? Peebs? He got lonely, the poor guy! So we adopted "Diesel," the tough exterior pictured above. We changed his name to "Appa," which is a character from a cartoon I referenced in this post. You know you're a nerd when your cats are named after cartoons, am I right? Appa suits him better, as he is definitely not the tough one. He is a little bit more shy, but is just as much a friendly, lap-loving kitten as Peeb. He's not as food-motivated but loves catnip, and has a cute, squeaky little meow. The two of them fell in love pretty much instantly and can always be found grooming each other, playing, or napping together.

'Little Squeaky' and 'Big Butt.'

Obviously you have stumbled onto the ramblings of a crazy cat lady lol, but seriously they are nice to have around, I really believe that pets reduce stress. Always good to have friends of all kinds, y'know? If you blog and have written about your pets, feel free to share a link in the comments :)

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Daily Life: Study, eat, treat

Becoming more fluent and finishing school is at the top of my list these days.
A snack my Mom always made when I was growing up -- ham, light cream cheese & chives.

Tried this at-home treatment that really works.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

What I wore: Fall Outtakes 2015

Ralph Lauren dress: Macy's
Cropped cashmere cardigan: Secondhand
Gold tights & purple boots: Target

So, I had a few photo sessions that didn't produce as many photos as I would have liked, so I'm finally getting around to clumping them together in one go. I've done posts like this before here, here and here! For this first outfit, truth be told, I wore this dress for Halloween AND Thanksgiving. I couldn't find the perfect elements for some costumes I had in mind, so I decided I just wanted to wear a pretty dress. And then of course a babydoll dress is perfect for eating so I had to wear it on Thanksgiving, too! Haha. This cardigan is a really unique item because it was given to me by a college professor. She brought a bunch of her old clothes in to give away to students and I've said it before and I'll say it again - it's kinda special to have a piece of clothing to remember someone by!

Tiny gold skull necklace: Black Persimmons

Black thermal long sleeve: Old Navy
Open cardigan with pockets: Target
Studded bag & plaid skirt: Thrifted

Leaf chain ring: Love Diamonds Forever
Compass ring: Laonato 

As for this outfit, one of my new favorite things is tiny gold jewelry, so I wear the pieces pictured here pretty often. The leaf ring is actually my engagement ring, but after having it sized twice and still not fitting my freakishly small hands, I decided to let it live on my middle finger for awhile. So for now I wear the compass on my ring finger, a silly little stand-in for the time being. The leaves and compass are significant to me because they signify the many walks Mr. Blue Sky and I take in the woods. I've come to see this activity as symbolic of our life together. Anyway, 'til the next outfit do we meet again!