Plaster of paris, the floats fill up the streets

Hello!  On Thursday I decided to dress up a bit because some clothes I'd ordered online had finally arrived, and I had the day off work so it seemed like there was a reason to look nice since I wouldn't have to change into a uniform after only a few hours.  My mom and I also ended up going out to lunch and doing a bit of shopping afterwards so I was happy I'd decided to let go of my summer uniform of late: running shorts and a t-shirt.  Stylish I know.  As we were shopping, I'll admit that I caught myself smiling a few times solely because my outfit fit the aesthetic of the store we were currently in.  It's the little things that excite me, okay?

Oh, heads up, that image isn't distorted or anything, my pinkies actually look like that.  I don't know why they're crooked, they just are.  It does make for a good party trick though.

I wore a dress and shoes from Modcloth, rings from H & M, earrings from Carsons, and a headband from Target.

You also may have noticed that this blog has gotten a makeover!  Isn't it snazzy?  I hadn't been happy with my old design for a while, and I wanted something a little, well, snazzier (ha! I love that word!)  I used LisasMenagerie on Etsy, and I couldn't be happier.  The instructions were so easy to follow, and I'm far from a tech wizard.  Lisa was also super helpful, friendly, and efficient!  I'd definitely recommend her shop if you're in the market for a new blog design, she's got loads of beautiful ones!

Well, I hope you're having a good weekend, I've been spending some of it (and a large portion of the past few weeks as a matter of fact) watching Game of Thrones with my dad.  We've just started Season 3.  I'm seriously considering training my dog to follow me everywhere, you know, just in case an evil prince threatens me with a sword.  It's probably safe to say I'm obsessed.


Watching the Clouds Walk

Hi.  Hello.  Ahoy there.  Greetings and salutations. How does one even start a blog post?!  I don't know anymore!  It's been quite a while...I didn't mean to go so long without blogging, it just kind of happened.  I took a lot of photos on a disposable camera that I wanted to share, and, well, I lost it.  Typical.  When I finally found it, I went to the drugstore to get it developed only to find out that they've decided to outsource camera-developing and I would have to wait a week for my photos to be ready.  Also in there were those lovely things called finals (ew ew ew), so that took up a lot of my time.  Anyway, now it's summer, and I'm going to try my hardest to take pictures like a madwoman and use this little corner of the internet more often.  Seriously, I mean it this time.

These are some photos from a Rookie meetup last month, the theme of which was "Rookie Prom."   We had it in a spare room at a public library and it was pretty darn cool.  I wore a dress I got in London nearly 3 years ago, my polka dot Keds, earrings from Francescas, and a necklace that used to be my grandma's (all shown in the first collection of pictures above.)

Ugh, this one turned out pretty dark, but you can still see the "Read, Learn, Discover" mural in the corner.  Libraries are probably one of my favorite things ever.

Here are some other photos from the same camera, which I took while having a little adventure around my backyard.

Anyway, hope you're having a spectacular summer so far!


we know full well there's just time, so is it wrong to toss this line?

So I cut off all my hair last Saturday.  I was just so sick of my long hair, I'd had it pretty much all my life, and I needed a change.  I was going for a Sam from the Perks of Being a Wallflower look, and I think it turned out like that for the most part.  I didn't think I was that attached to my hair, but I actually cried when the hairstylist cut it off.  Ultimately, it turned out okay, though. I'm really happy with it, except for the fact that I now have the tendency to resemble a cockatoo when I wake up in the morning, but that's nothing some water and a comb can't fix.

This is a really simple outfit from Tuesday, but it was super comfortable and perfect for the hot weather.   I wore a dress from Old Navy, pin from the Chicago Zine Festival, and my trusty Birkenstocks.  I can't wait for it to actually be summer so I can lounge around in sundresses, reading books and drinking lemonade for days on end.  I haven't been able to read much for pleasure during the school year, and it has always been one of my favorite things to do, so I'm really looking forward to doing that.  My primary summer goal is to get my drivers liscence, and hopefully I'll improve enough in the next few months to actually accomplish it.  I'm not a horrible driver, I'm just not particularly good.  I, um, may or may not have run over the rosebush in our front yard while pulling out of the driveway yesterday...but on the plus side now I know that I need to work on my reversing!

(An inspiration/almost-end-of-the-year moodboard.  All images from Tumblr)

That's all I've got for now.  Sorry for the short post, school has been crazy and finals are just around the corner; hopefully I'll be able to take lots of photos and post more often during the summer.