I'm not wonder woman, and I'm realizing that it's ok if I can't do it all. It's ok if I'm tired after a long day at work and just want to relax when I get home. So, I haven't been photographing outfits, I haven't really been posting. But you know, sometimes life just gets in the way!
Here's an old outfit from the end of summer- I wrote up the post but forgot about it:
Dress: Old Navy
Cardigan: Charlotte Russe
The best part about a cardigan is it makes your outfit summer and inside a/c friendly. My new job has a/c in the building, and unfortunately it blows directly down on me! Brrr! Cardigans are great because I just throw one on and make an outfit like this not only more work appropriate, but a little more comfortable while the a/c is blowing.
Confession. I'm in a slump. A funk. I don't know what. Everything has been a whirlwind and I feel like my life is completely unproductive lately. I got engaged. I moved. I started a new job. I'm planning a wedding. I've been in my new apartment for three months.. THREE. And my stupid pictures are still sitting in boxes on my living room floor. To me, this is completely aggravating.
I'm not comfortable here yet. Not in my new place, not in my new job, not in my new town. I complain in my head about minor things, like the post office not being conveniently a mile away. The groceries are more expensive and I can't deal and get over it so I shop at walmart instead, but I kind of hate walmart, and it is seriously the ONLY walmart anywhere that does not have the same (or even flip flopped) layout. It's layout is completely stupid. ( see where I'm going with this..the list goes on and on) I complain in my head alot. But this also makes me mad, because I have a lot to be thankful for. I finally got a job in the burbs like I had been wanting. Yes, my apartment is pretty dang nice and I really do like it. I am engaged! (The best one of them all) Yet I keep complaining in my head about life's little annoyances.
The start of the school year is so grueling because yes, I DO enjoy my free time in the summer and I'm just damn exhausted after 8 hours on my feet with kiddos in the art room. I can't get anything done at home because I'm tired.
And, well, I'm sucked into wedding planing 12,000%, NO JOKE.
Gone are the days of the comfort of three years at the same job, four years in the same town, same apartment, same daily life. I had my routine, I had it down pat, and yes I was exhausted but I had...time. I had hobbies, I had my friends. I was posting on my blog here basically every day. I thought I couldn't wait to get out of there(this is NOT my forever town/home/job, I would tell myself), but I was comfortable and happy, and, well.... starting over is damn hard. I need to get it together over here.
If you read all that or skipped over it, here's an old outfit from warmer days earlier this fall.
O.K....just please excuse me being slightly over-excited...
My custom engagement ring is now mine!! I've been working with my awesome family at Georgetown Jewelers to create my dream engagement ring, and it's finally here! I even sketched out the detailing on the side, and they made it happen!
So in case anyone is confused, when my fiance proposed, he knew he wanted me to be able to pick out something I would really love, but wanted the proposal to be a surprise, so I had a stand in ring for a little while until we could go shopping together.
I kind of love this outfit, it's totally in my top favorites. I decided to wear this top the first week of school because it's still "rules and procedures" time with each class that comes in, so we aren't actually making any messy art yet. I love white but sadly wearing it to teach little kiddo's to make messy masterpieces just isn't practical.
Lots of changes. I left of talking about packing up my apt, and now I am getting settled into my new place, I got engaged! and started work at a new job! Phew!
The pre-proposal picnic.
Anywho, now that I've officially had to break out my nicer outfits again, I made an effort to start snapping photos again. Here's a recent outfit from work:
Flats: H&M Khakis: Kohls Tank: Banana Republic Outlet Cardigan: Old Navy
Despite it being pretty hot out, my new building has a/c, and man, they really like to crank it up. It's pretty freezing in my classroom. Brrrr. Lavender nails are kinda my new favorite. I saw them on someone else and realized I had nothing similar in my collection- what? So of course I had to buy some. #nailpolishaddicted
Well, the time has come to start packing for my move. I'm in the middle of crap everywhere, boxes piled all around. It's a situation where I'm walking around like I've got stepping stones because that's the bare space I have to step. Hah!
I'm making o.k progress...there has been ALOT of sorting, organizing, and purging in the process. Some stuff I will try to sell, like a few small tables and misc items, some I will donate if it doesn't sell, some I'm still having a hard time being able to let go of if I don't sell it...even though it's in my "get rid of it" pile.(I keep trying to tell myself downsize downsize, get rid of it...its only half working)
Anywho, needless to say its definitely not a stylish time in my life, and there is nowhere to take pictures here even if it was. Although the boy is coming for one last visit this weekend for my birthday, and I'm hoping to have majority of my things packed and have the boxes more organized to one area...so maybe if I dress up for our dates I will have some space to take a few outfit pictures...
I can be cute when I wanna. Since I had this hanging in the closet, and it's the fourth of July and all, I figured, might as well! Plus, I will be in public later watching the fireworks, so there is reason to put in more effort than when I usually wear my pajamas most of the day. I mean, uh.. erm..heh heh
So I thought I'd try this two slightly different ways, red hoop earrings, nude lips or no earrings, red lips. I look nice without the lipstick, but in the photos, red lips wins, dontcha think?
Dress and Belt: Forever 21
Red hoops: sorry, no idea
Red lipstick: Revlon blackberry with ELF matte rich red on top
Most bloggers can attest, that while taking pictures of yourself, you inevitably get a bunch where you are making stupid faces (which you delete) but I had to include this one because I can't help but laugh because my expression is so "b****, please" Haha!
Totally haven't been updating, but I totally don't care. I've reverted back to lazy mode, aka most days I don't even leave the house, so what's the point in trying? Haha. Shame really, I've got cute stuff, but what's the point of wearing it just to sit on the couch all day? (man, sorry to ya'll with regular jobs, I sound like the laziest bum ever)
Most days it's shorts and a simple tank or shirt, my hair up, no jewelry, no makeup, no shoes. Other days I put a little effort in... see below. =)
Flats: H&M Shorts: JCP Top: Target Necklace: Body Central
What the heck is up with my toes?? Shorts and tee: Kohls Shades: NY&Co.
Everybody look to the left...everybody look to the right...
No name polish...well, "Body Central" brand from the mall...
That metallic polish I last posted, STAINED my nails like none other. The dark blue was the worst, and the green, made my nails a pretty gross shade of yellow. And that's WITH a basecoat. Yikes.