Monthly Archives: April 2010

midnight munchies

Some things that I found on NeedSupply that I desperately want:

NeedSupply Cloud Parade Dress

Cloud Parade Dress

NeedSupply DolceVita Zip & Stud Sandal

DolceVita Zip & Stud Sandal

NeedSupply Round Stone Cloud Ring

Round Stone Cloud Ring

NeedSupply Madison by Faryl Robin

Madison by Faryl Robin

The weekend was a flurry of activity getting ready for The Move. Spent all day and all night Saturday packing and cleaning (didn’t sleep at all), then Sunday was spent moving all of our furniture and stuff we weren’t taking into a storage shed. Sunday night and all day Monday we packed up everything we were taking, and we left Monday night about 9:30 mountain time for California! It was a VERY long drive, especially with two cats… we drove 60 the entire way because we were trying to make the most of our gas, so the trip took longer than Google maps said it would.

So now we’re in Cali! I’m really excited… we arrived about 8:00 am pacific time, unloaded about half of the car and then slept for a few hours. My days are all messed up now. It’s nearly 3:00 am but I’m feeling a little wired and don’t really want to go to bed. Plus I have a major case of the munchies, but eating right before bed is bad for digestion! I’m going to finish up this post, read my blogroll, then go to bed.

Speaking of other blogs, you should definitely check out the latest giveaway on Unravelled Threads. I’m pretty excited about it!

Tomorrow we’re going to finish unloading the car and get situated here, and I definitely intend to go out and explore our new town! Not really sure what’s here, but hopefully it will be warm enough that we can go walk around and find out. Google weather says 63 & cloudy… so maybe our adventure will have to wait for the weekend (lame sauce!), but either way, there will definitely be outfit photos tomorrow!

Now that I’m here in CA, at the start of a new life for myself and a fresh start for my marriage, I finally have some real time to think about, and devote myself to, my goals. I’ve always wanted to be a writer, and my recent forays into the world of Fashion have awakened a new passion for me. Fashion, for me, is both a form of self expression and self exploration. Learning what I like and what I don’t has taught me a lot about myself and my personal sense of style, and trying out new trends and new pieces that I would normally never have even thought about has been an adventure. With this new start and the chance to reinvent myself, I plan to include lots more of those pieces… new ways to explore, express and create myself abound, and I’m excited to be able to take advantage of them without worrying about how the people I know will perceive me or react… Every day here is new, with new possibilities that are endless. The ocean and the LA Fashion District are only a couple of hours away, and I intend to visit both as often as possible.

One thing I know for certain is that I am going to go back to school and finish my degree in journalism, minoring in something having to do with fashion. My ultimate goal is to work for a fashion magazine like Glamour. I’ve always loved and respected the writing element of the Fashion world, and I have a unique perspective and some interesting ideas that could really add to it. That perspective and those ideas, along with my own style and sense of fashion, are things I hope to hone and explore more here on this blog.

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ugh

I really, really hate being sick!

I also really hate cleaning, especially when I have to clean my entire apartment…. and I have to have it done by Sunday morning. So NOT excited!

I should probably get to work on it though.

Anyone want to come help? 😦


my throat hurts

I have been so sick for the last three or four days that I literally haven’t gotten out of bed. I’m not really even sure what day it is, I’ve been asleep for so long. Finally feeling a tiny bit better, enough that I could get out of bed and type an update for my poor, abandoned blog. I didn’t die – almost, but not quite. Started with a sore throat and body aches, progessed into a cough and chest pain and fluidy lungs, then a migraine and finally nausea. I spent last night huddled in a heap on the bathroom floor, and finally this afternoon I am starting to feel better. I REALLY hate being sick.

I’ve missed three days of work, so no doubt even if I tried to go in tomorrow (which I don’t think I can), my new boss would tell me to leave anyway. I don’t have insurance to go to the doctor to get a note, or medicine, so I’m pretty much screwed anyway. Sucks, because I actually kinda liked the job, but oh well… I was going to have to quit anyway.

I haven’t bothered to change out of my pj’s and bathrobe for the last few days, either, which accounts for the lack of outfit photos. I’m absolutely going to get some up this weekend – all of that rest seems have to helped my fashion creativity – but posts will be spotty Saturday and Sunday at least, because we’re going to start moving stuff. Not excited for that… Our apartment is a mess! Ugh. I tried starting on it today, but after about 15 minutes my chest started hurting again really bad, so I’m taking tonight off – again. I hope I can get something done tomorrow without making myself really sick again.

I’m going to go watch The Mentalist and Vampire Diaries and then sleep some more. I hate being sick 😦


i ♥ Express

GUESS WHAT?!?! I have some fantastic news!

Went shopping today. Which is always a mistake, because I either a) spend lots of money, then regret it and get really depressed; or b) don’t spend any money and get really depressed because I can’t have the things I want. Either way, it almost always leads to depression, sadness and arguments with T.

Today, I was definitely depressed about not being able to get all of the stuff that I wanted. There was a denim button up shirt at Express that I want DESPERATELY, but it’s $59.50 and I *definitely* don’t have that much money.

However – and here comes the fantastic part of the day – they were having a really great clearance sale that happened to include a bunch of jeans. I snagged a pair of jeans that are regularly $98.00 for $22!!!! How genius is that?!? I’m a little excited… I’ve always lusted after Express jeans but T has never allowed me to splurge on them. He was pretty pissed that I even got these ones… but I decided since I’m the one working for the moment, I get a little treat. Yay me 🙂 I also got a white racer back tank from Forever 21 for $4.50. Not a huge haul, but a good one.

I’m not going to buy any more clothes until we get to CA. I want to see what’s going on there before I invest too much in Utah fashions. Obviously I will stick to stuff I like and I’m comfy in, but I also don’t want to stick out like a sore thumb. I’ll get my paycheck from this job around May 5th, and I think I’m going to take $50 or so of that pay check and summer-ize my wardrobe. Who knows??? Maybe I will indulge myself in the denim shirt from Express! I’m also going to clean out my closet in the next couple of days and take everything I don’t wear down to Plato’s Closet and sell it off.

Today was also the first day I used my new purse… it was perfect for shopping! I love my Bebe purse, but it’s huge and it’s a pain in the ass when I’m shopping. This tiny little purse from Vanity was easy to keep track of, but didn’t get in my way while I was browsing. I am definitely a huge fan of the small shoulder bag now!

It was a really nice day, too. I was able to wear my new shorts for the first time today. My legs are so white! I went to the Gateway (the outdoor mall), so I’m hoping that I got at least a little bit of color. I don’t want to be super tan, but I’m tired of looking like a ghost.

Anyway, I’ll definitely post pictures tomorrow. I’m so psyched about my new jeans! Hope everyone else had a good Saturday!


first day

Sorry for the lack of postage today… I worked from 12-5, came home and watched a couple episodes of the Daily Show (LOVE Jon Stewart!), and fell asleep. I was so tired! I really need to start going to bed at a decent hour and getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep, especially now that I’m working. I fell asleep so many times at work today! I just hope that my new boss didn’t notice.

I really like this job… I really don’t want to move now! I mean, I do, but I wish I could transplant this job with me. I still really want to go to California, but I really don’t want to leave this job.

I apologize for not posting any outfit photos today… like I said, I fell asleep, and my hair was a mess when I woke up a few minutes ago. BUT, tomorrow is going to be a day of browsing vintage stores (after I donate plasma again… lame) and the mall, so I swear you’ll get photos tomorrow! PLUS, it’s going to be warm tomorrow (yay!) so I’m probably going to wear my new shorts!

We had been planning on moving on the 25th, but if T’s parents won’t drive down with us (which I’m pretty sure they won’t), I’m thinking we’ll stay until the 28th or 29th. That way I can work as long as possible, and N & A have a little bit longer to figure something out.

I really do feel bad about abandoning them, but they’re also kind of pissing me off. They haven’t even paid us back the $40 they owe us, let alone any money towards rent like they said they would! I get that they have to pay for gas and whatever, but I know for a fact that they also spent at least $100 on green… ARGH! T and I are both really peeved about that. To me, it’s incredibly disrespectful and an abuse of our friendship. They’re living off of us and not paying us a dime OR even acting a little bit grateful. A has gotten two pay checks and a lot of birthday money, and still nothing. Not only that, but they won’t even buy their own food!

It really pisses me off, because T and I have both been out of work and we’re broke as fuck too. We’ve both been donating plasma to help make ends meet and get groceries, and N point blank refuses to donate! I understand why A doesn’t – she does work – but N just sits home and plays LoL all fucking day! He hasn’t done a damn thing to help out, and he refuses to help for no good reason.

I love my friends, but sometimes they really piss me off.


re-employment

Dear blog, I am so sorry that I have neglected you today – I got caught up in a lovely book and didn’t even realize the day had faded away.

My friend talked me into reading the House of Night series, and I started it today – I read the entire first book this evening. It’s actually pretty good. Like a girly, vampire version of Harry Potter. It’s an easy, light read, a nice break from the intellectual stuff I’ve been reading lately.

Got our taxes taken care of, my license renewed, and donated plasma today. Today was such a productive day that it doesn’t even feel like just one day. I even got a job! A place that I interviewed with a few weeks ago finally called and offered me a job. I’m only going to be in SLC for another week, but T pressured me into taking it. We definitely need the money, I just feel really bad about taking the job and then taking off on them a week later. What really sucks is that it’s a job I really wanted. I wish I would have known a couple weeks ago.

*sighs*

Oh well. Kinda desperately need the money at this point.

I’m really tired, and I start my new job tomorrow morning, so I think I’m going to call it a night a little earlier than normal tonight.

But outfit post tomorrow, for sure 🙂 After all, it’s my first day of work – I have to wear something fantastic, even if it is Casual Friday! Wish me luck 🙂


happy birthday to me

[dress: vanity; blazer, shoes, clutch, scarf: charlotte russe; belt: vintage; trench, tights, cameo ring: bebe; sunglasses, necklace, earrings, twisted ring, headband: forever 21; right bracelet: vanity; left bangle: jc penney]

I’m the birfday girl 😀

I really like this outfit, but I wish a) I had some sheer black tights with a fun pattern like dots or hearts; & b) that I had some sort of color to add, like a bright skinny belt or fun shoes. There was a bright pink skinny belt in Forever 21 for $2.50 – seriously considering going back for it tomorrow. Also want to get some different accessories – like a short but chunky necklace.

I really love this blazer – I got it at Charlotte Russe around Christmas, and it goes with practically everything in my closet. It’s an easy way to dress up any outfit. If you don’t already own a black blazer, go get one right now! The shoulders of this one are slightly padded, and at first I thought I would hate it, but I actually really like it. The strong shoulder enhances my feminine curves, especially when I button it. I am definitely a fan of blazers with small shoulder pads. It’s one trend everyone should try, IMO.

Not sure if you can see it here too well, but I also switched the pink to my finger nails, and I LOVE it. Sally Hanson Insta Dri in Flashy Fuchsia – it’s gorgeous. It’s hot pink with a purply sheen in the right light.

T took me out today – we got dinner, then went to the Gateway Mall (the outdoor mall here in SLC) and wandered around for a while. I found some really cute peep toe pumps for $3.00 at Wet Seal… I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to get them. They’re mostly black with neon yellow. I do really like them – and they’re only $3.00, and they’re cute with this dress. So I’m going to sleep on it, and if I still want them tomorrow I’ll go back for them, or the pink skinny belt. It’s been a while since I’ve found a lot in Wet Seal that I liked, so today was the first time I’ve been in there for a while. I was definitely pleasantly surprised! There was actually quite a bit that I liked. Although it was nice to find so many nice things in a store I used to frequent, it also made me sad because I really don’t have money for any of it 😦

Also definitely getting a white racer back tank for a DIY project I plan on undertaking here in the next day or two. I will tell you all about it, along with pictures, as soon as I finish it 🙂

All in all, it was a pretty good birthday, given our current financial circumstances. Let me know what you think of my outfit, and I promise at least one or two more outfit posts by the end of the week. 🙂