Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Another day, just breathe

   I'm so in love with Spring, and we have a beautiful one to look forward to here in DC! On the drive to work yesterday I noticed the daffodils are in full bloom and was smiling like an idiot when I walked into the clinic :)

   We also get the most gorgeous blooming trees here, the most famous of which are the cherry trees in DC. They are supposed to reach their peak bloom in the next few days and I, like many natives (and tourists!), will be fighting to find seating on the metro to make my way down to see them this weekend. I'm excited.

This dress is yet another thrift store find, it's a bit big so I tied up the bottom to avoid tripping on it!  Never thought I'd wear paisley but this deep blue was too pretty to resist, I'm in love.

 Anyway, got to go. I'm late for work... again :)

Lots of love,

Monday, March 24, 2014

You'll need more than I'll ever give

     We had a warm, cloudy weekend- and I must say it was lovely. It was one of those days that's just warm enough to let you know spring is here but at the same time dreary enough to remind you there are still a few days of winter weather left. The bright grey sky perfectly describes this time of year and while I know we all can't wait until it's warm and beautiful out again, I am grateful for this peaceful, calm period before the life of spring comes and fills the world with renewed energy.

     I've had this transparent shirt from American Apparel for a while and haven't worn it because, well, it's very transparent. So I thought I'd give it one last shot before putting it up and am super happy about it. I've actually also had this skirt for a while and even used it in a post already (definitely my least favorite outfit). I didn't like how it hit my legs so I cut off the bottom and now it's one of my faves! The combo worked so well together and mirrored the subtle colors of this pre-spring day beautifully.

     I always seem to get my inspiration for outfits based on how the world looks when I get up in the morning so I'm certainly looking forward to the next few months :)

Anyway, hope you are all gearing up for another awesome year!
Lots of love,

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Take me over glittering clouds

It warmed up! YEAH!!!!! Can you tell I'm excited?
I was skipping yesterday. My friend was laughing at me :( But it was AWESOME!

     Anyway, life has been nuts. I moved and got my car fixed and my sister came to visit and everything happened ALL AT ONCE. But now it's over, and I am living in a lovely apartment with two great cats and a pretty sweet new roommate. And there is time for pictures, and did I mention it warmed up? Because yeah, that's pretty neat.

     Also, the Lego movie was cool.

     For this post my friend, Tram, was the photographer. I can't tell you how much it sped up the process to not be running back and forth to my camera all the time, it was fantastic. The trade off was that I got a bit camera shy. I guess that's kind of silly... I'm sure it'll be easier next time!

Short post today, lots of love!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Who knows how much further we'll go on

     Life has seemed so chaotic lately; but I believe that the worst is behind me. I go through phases where I forget all the craziness that is people, and agendas, and desires. I'm no longer afraid that the boy I like may decide that it's too much work to like me back. I stop feeling nervous about looking for a new job or stressed about working on this blog. During these periods I have no distracting emotions, no running thoughts that keep me from sleep. The world is calm, I feel at peace. It's like taking a step back and looking at life through someone else's eyes. Objective. Simple.

     But then the moment is gone. I am swept back to the confusing, sometimes overwhelming, state that I call my norm. My goal is to reach those moments of clarity more every day. But I've been slipping. Every step I make against the tide, I am pushed back two. Sometimes I make it further only to fall and be tossed about in the current. To wash back on shore and forced to start again.

     There are so many things I am afraid of, so many things I have to balance... and it becomes so hard to think of any of them when I feel this.. this peace. I can't seem to remember the worries that kept me up just yesterday. My hope is that the clarity lasts longer this time. It slipped away so quickly last time, without me even noticing.

     I guess I should tell you a little about the outfit. This girl is a kind of broken glamor. I love going for full princess but there is a depth, an intrigue that's added, when you mess her up a bit. I wanted the pretty lace of the dress to shine and think keeping everything else black gave just that effect.
     This dress will always have a special place in my heart; it was the first dress I found that fit me. Back when the maxi empire-waist dresses were all you could find and I was the jeans and simple, mono-color, shirt type of girl I had gone into an Urban Outfitters and there it was. Fitted around the waist, flared out at the bottom, all in a delicate lace. I was in love- and still am!

Please feel free to comment as constructive criticism is always welcome!

Lots of love,

Monday, January 20, 2014

Keep your eyes on me

Ahhhhhhh!! It's been too long since my last post! This is when I resolve to be better in the future.
It's gonna work, I swear.

The first in my long list of excuses for not posting recently is that my dad came to visit! He happened to be down in Florida visiting friends and family and decided to come up before heading back to Oregon. We've been running around like crazy trying to get as much in as we can before he heads back on Wednesday. I miss him already!

I haven't done a casual/everyday look in a while- kind of went on this fantasy inspired tangent for a bit. It's getting to be a challenge to come back down to earth when getting ready for a shoot... I keep veering towards something unrealistic and have to constantly catch myself. I'm not sure which one I should focus on yet but this was definitely overdue.

The corduroy pencil skirt I'm wearing has been neglected (which is very much a shame!) since I have recessed into wearing the oh-so-boring jeans and shirt everyday. Don't ask what possessed me to stop paying attention to clothes recently (being able to wear scrubs to work everyday probably hasn't helped!), but I'm getting better about it.

This thin black blouse helped balance the heaviness of the skirt and crimson tights added some color. It was all too dark until I found a light tan belt which of course didn't fit right- it was too big so I enlisted my dad's help in punching out a couple holes. Oh my goodness, always a process.

Ugh. I'm exhausted... I'll try to get another post in next week though!
Please stay warm and drink lots of hot coco!!!

Lot's of love,

PS: Can you tell I lightened my hair again? It hates me! I'm sorry hair, please know that I promise to (eventually) make it up to you.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

In this world we're just beginning

I finally got around to creating a post around this beautiful black cape. It's so wonderfully elegant, I can't help but feel like royalty when I wear it!

   It paired wonderfully with a simple off-white dress I had picked up at a thrift store some time ago. Nothing should be competing with the beauty of that lush velvet!! Finished off the look with clean make-up and a black ribbon around the waist.

   It had snowed earlier this week and it was sad to see it melting away before I could do a photo shoot. I was delighted when I got to my favorite little park and found the snow hadn't melted yet! I had really wanted this photo shoot to emanate winter and not only did I get snow but today was foggy and perfectly dreary. It seems like the gods were in my favor!

Anyway, short post today. Hope everyone had a great New Years!

Lots of love,