It's a beautiful day! Which meant that I thought it'd be best to do a nice little walk around to experience nature in its glory. Until I was reminded that Nature and I don't get along. It was one of those days where my allergies decided to act up so I was practically crying during my walk, it started raining the second I stepped out of the apartment, and the decomposition process of garbage was making the outdoors smell fantastic. And to top it off, a bug flew up my nose. You know what? I'm nice to Nature. I recycle and don't burn ants with magnifying glasses. It's not that Nature and I don't get along...it's Nature that has a bullying issue.
Okay, so it might not be officially summer quite yet, but the enemy is already starting to appear. Spiders.
I was on full alert today as an enemy wave entered through an unsecured window, into my bedroom. Their first wave of soldiers were young, small, and quite easy to destroy. But the Big Boss went into hiding. I tried calling for backup, but I was alone. I, then, went into hiding too, waiting for him to emerge. He eventually came out into reach and I sprang into action. As I zoned in for the kill, he made a swift dash across the window. He was silent (I'd be more alarmed if spiders weren't), but I let out a little scream right before I let my hand charge at the window. And so, the enemy was squished and conquered.
I have trouble letting go of things. Especially for clothes. My packrat reasoning is that I might have some kind of occasion to wear things in the future. But that reasoning also covers items that I should really be getting rid of. Like this skirt. It's sized wrong (and 4 sizes too big) with an uneven hem. But I haven't gotten rid of it yet because I keep telling myself I'll wear it one day, even though I've only worn it once in the past two years. So now that I have photographic evidence that I've worn it again for the blog, I think I can finally get rid of it. On the other hand, I haven't worn this top since high school, but I think I might have found a new interest in it that makes me want to keep it.
I was having a hard time deciding what to wear this morning and kept on changing shirts. Then I glanced at the clock and realized that I was late. So instead of properly deciding what to wear in a hurry, I threw on both shirts that I was deciding between. Luckily for me, it worked out pretty well because I ended up accidentally creating a layered look. But normally, I wouldn't recommend wearing two shirts out in public without consulting with a mirror.
Navy cardigan from Tommy Hilfiger / White shorts from West49 / Yellow t-shirt from Joe Fresh / Knit beret from Smart Set / Red polka dot shoes from Zellers
Tis the season of spring engagements, summer weddings, and all that romantic crap. If I was to have a wedding tomorrow (or sometime this month- tomorrow is a bit unrealistic), I'd want my colour scheme to be sage green, grey, and champagne. Right now, I'm more interested in wedding details than anything else. Floral arrangements, dresses, cakes, and such. Creating a whimsical party where everything gets to look like green tea and vanilla frosting? That's definitely what I'm looking forward to. Well, aside from getting some permanent diamond finger bling. I guess that's kinda cool too.
Now that I'm in limbo where I'm not in school or working yet, I try to dress up when I do get to go out, even if it's to run a few errands. This way, I hope that I'm giving off the impression that I'm someone who does something productive, instead of someone who spends their days in pajamas while eating Nutella straight from the jar and watching old episodes of Boy Meets World. Not that I do that...
Beige trenchcoat / Chiffon blouse from Necessary Clothing / Tweed skirt from H&M
Trending for a while now has been backless clothes and tops with cutout backs. I do give them props for looking really great and edgy, but I just haven't been able to bring myself to buy into this trend. Because to me, this isn't a trend about being backless. It's about being braless. And I'm not quite sure if I'm ready for that. Since most of these things just wouldn't look the same with a bra line peeking out, are we just supposed to go about without wearing bras anymore? I guess I'm okay with that. No one actually likes bras anyway.
I need more dresses with bows, more tulip skirts, and tops with lace overlays. More importantly, I need more occasions where I can wear a dress with all of these features. Thanks to Millybridal.com, I've got a fancy new dress to save in my closet for a special occasion. They do a huge selection of prom and wedding party dresses. But seeing as how I'm too old for prom, I'll need to save this for a wedding. So friends, please start getting married so I have somewhere to wear dresses to. Or if one of you wants get married a whole bunch of times, that'll work too.
It kind of concerns me that for a while now, I thought that my eyes weren't visible through my sunglasses. But looking at these pictures, they are. Which means that I've totally been staring people down or checking them out, thinking that they couldn't see me, but there's a good chance that that's not the case.
Denim blouse from American Eagle / Graphic t-shirt / Fringe bag