Tuesday, July 30, 2013
A little while ago, one of my dearest friends noticed that I write in journals. Yes, it is no secret that I am an avid journal writer. I enjoy the release of feelings into something that won't spread those feelings or misconstrue them into something they're not. Plus, they keep me constant company and I find when I express myself in words, I release that tension and anger that would otherwise go towards a person. I am such an avid journalist that I am currently on my 29th and counting and one day, this friend thought it would be a fun idea to have my journals be my outfit inspiration. Always on the lookout for inspiration, I thought it to be a most clever idea. This particular journal, I think, is most appropriate considering the banner summer I've had.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
During most of my life, I've had long hair. In fact, I can hardly remember a time in which my hair wasn't above my shoulders! Most of this was due to my modeling agent's encouragements to keep it long and natural ( that didn't end up working. Other agents hardly ever commented on my hair), and my mom. Yep. So for a huge portion of my life, I have sufferered through endless mornings staring into the mirror trying to figure out how to stylishly style my over one foot long mane. Most of the time, I threw it into a bun because it was the easiest and quickest solution. I called it "big bun hair. " Well, that soon got old and I came to the realization that my hair actually looked stunning when down and styled correctly. Flat ironing took bloody forever and so I discovered crimping; however, it was done my way. Every Sunday, I would spend an hour or so and braid about 16 little braids in my wet hair, sleep on them, and then out they came in the morning. Total crimp action going on, let me tell you! I felt very rocking on those Monday mornings when I saw the natural finish to my creation. Now I know that hair can be a real pain to any girl, but I've learned that one has to appreciate what they are given and to work with why they have. In my situation at that time, I used my length and thickness, and with my shorter hair now, I'm discovering new methods to play with, forever evolving my hairstyles. Harry Styles. 😉
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
So it has been the most gorgeous summer here in Alaska that I can remember. Day after day I wake up to repeated sun rays shining through my window and I am actually requesting air conditioning because its been close to 80 degrees here. But hey, I am not complaining one bit! I guess that AK is not the only place for abnormal heating. I was watching some of my youtubers and heard that they were also having a toasty summer. It's so nice though! And you should see the tan I have now. Plus, I get to finally wear all my cute summer clothes. The livin' be easy.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
So it's been a bit, has it not? I did have a smashing time this last week with my best friend visiting and all and so that's where I've been occupied. It seems that summer is flying by at the speed of light and here up north, the light outside barely gets dark. It is also that time of year in which people right and left have been asking me about colleges. Where do I want to go? What majors am I looking at? And I know it's the universal question for senior year, but I can't help feeling a snad annoyed at responding: "Um... About that.. Yeah, haven't really got a clue about what to do or where to go." I can barely decide if I want caramel or English toffee in my latte and now I have to decide the biggest decision in my high school career?! I keep thinking back to one of my favorite you-tubers video by Dan Howell on danisnotonfire (follow!). The ultimate question of what to do in my life. But you know, I'll play it cool and tell people honestly that I am undecided and leave it at that. On the bright side, I got some information from FIDM in California so that may be worth looking into.
To catch one up to date, I leave for France next week and am kind of excited. Actually, I'm stoked beyond belief! Outfit planning is the greatest and to get in the mood for ole Paris, I'm definitely dressing my best for one of the most stylish places on the planet.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Well, my morning was going just swell until I learned the tragic news that Cory Monteith had passed away yesterday. Now I didn't know him personally or anything, but it does make me sad to know that one of my most inspiring actors is gone. May he rest in peace.
Now to totally change gears, my best friend from Arizona is coming to visit me for a week and so I'm getting all dolled to to meet her. It's gonna be a fabulous week!
Thursday, July 11, 2013
So as I grow and change as the years go by, my style grows with me. As I went through phases of colored socks, headbands, choppy tanks, and other items, I slowly become more aware of who I am and the style that emanates from my being. My year abroad in Arizona has taught me the biggest thing- to be brave and take chances. Going out of state for a year abroad took courage, and living there just amplified my love for being unique and not caring what other people think. I watched a movie once with Scarlett Johansson and one of the quotes truly caught my attention: " If we are so consumed with other people's thoughts, then what's the point of having our own?" So it was another stunner on the particular day and so I brought out my never worn used J CREW number and wore it out and about, bare tummy and all.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
It seems to be the end of my trip. Why must they always end? But it didn't end without a bang. It seems that there was a pattern with all of my meals and nom noms in between.. A pattern of sweetness. Yes. It's like He knew it was the end, and decided to bless my family with sweets on top to signify the sweet finish of our chocolate cake vacation. If that's how every vacation ends... Hopefully it saves the bittersweet tears from falling!
Next comes lunch and a divine Monte Cristo Sammy.
And please let us not forget the dessert..German white chocolate mousse.
Afternoon pick me up includes a homemade chokecherry latte that was to die for.
My plane ensemble.
What I wore: navy vintage hat (used that my cousin insisted I buy.. He turned out to have good taste because not only do I love it, but strangers as well), a neon LUSH top, a navy J CREW cardigan (used), a turquoise vintage necklace (used), a pleated ashen BOBEAU maxi skirt (used), and sparkly TOMS.
*sorry again about the awkward bathroom photos.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Another beautiful day in the Black Hills! Ok, want to know a little fun fact? I learned how to spell the word "beautiful" whilst watching "Bruce Almighty. " When he goes "it is a b-e-a-utiful day. " hehe. Anyhow, since it was that kind of day, we spent it at one of the many lakes surrounding us. Splendid sunshine cascading across the waters and onto our tanned skin, craw dads creeping across our toesies, children splashing around us, and pure enjoyment of the great outdoors.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
How does time fly so quickly when one is on vacation? I guess the saying "Time flies when you're having fun. " is as true as can be. I think we can all agree on that. One thing that I truly love about the Black Hills besides the history and beauty is the thunderstorms. One minute it can be sunny and clear and in a blink, things have turned around. That was today. Thunderstorms are one of my secret adorations and because I don't have them where I live, it truly is a treat for me to watch and be a part of. No, there will not be photos of some wicked lightning or white out sheets in the sky, just pics of me being happy. And some of me in a pool before the drastic yet awesome change in weather. Life is good.
Friday, July 5, 2013
Today we drove down to the old town of Lead. Totally unexpected, but due to some rain preventing us from doing our activities, we enjoyed the day nonetheless.
One of my favorite parts of this part of SD , or most parts I suppose, is the history. I wanted to spend my day walking round the old neighborhoods and just dwell in the beauty of historic homes such as this one.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Oh the only day this year in which I can proudly say MERCA. Is that a fad, or?? Where did it even come from? That's what I want to know. Well anyways, what more fitting town to celebrate the Fourth than in humble town Custer. We had old fashioned ladies and gents walking about, red, white, and blue colors every corner one looked, and your good ole GOD BLESS MERCA. It's everywhere. And it seems that no matter how many sunny days in a row I have leading up to the forth, it rains on the actual holiday. Just my luck, yea? But it's no bother, really. So our special celebration today included a lovely train ride, pie, and then some rocking fireworks at the end that truly summed up the day. And I am proud to be an American!
If Gene Kelly can rock the rain..
Ginger beer. IT IS NON ALCOHOLIC.
Just your run of the mill MERCA colors.
What I wore: gold firecracker earrings, COSETTE top (used), vintage LEVI shorts (used) and vintage COACH purse (used).
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Today was a full on shopping spree in the city. I'm talking vintage shops, antique stores, Italian dining for lunch, and even some TJMaxx. Many shopping bags later, I have a full fledged smile atop my face. It was a stupendous day.