Sunday, August 14, 2011

Glass Onion

   I know it's cliche, but I really do love The Beatles.  They really are my first music love.  I have summer memories of driving through the town of Robinson, IL in my old Jeep Wagoneer listening to the "With The Beatles" album.  My favorite Beatle has always been George Harrison.  I think that's why "Revolver" is my favorite record. 

I went with my mom to an antique festival in Abingdon, VA a week ago and found these glasses.  We were browsing a certain stall, and my mom picked these up and told me that when she was a college student, she had gotten a pair of sunglasses just like these from an antique store.  So of course, I had to get them.

 glasses: Antique
Shirt: Thrift
Skirt: altered myself
Shoes: Target

Alright, I'm going to deviate away from The Beatles now.  After all, I'm just another other fan.  So anyway, I have been reading this book, and I'm very interested in it.  I love reading.  I've read many books.  But yesterday, tragedy struck.  The dog ate half of my book.  She destroyed the prologue and the first 4 chapters--my underlined passages and notes in the margin!  The book was about Eastern Orthodox Christianity...I think the dog is going to hell now.  So I'm not too worried about seeking vengeance.

   Well, here I am at the end of another post.  (And just as a side note, I'm wearing the same skirt in the last post...oops.)  I'm still in Virginia.  My car mysteriously broke down a few weeks ago, and after sending it to the mechanics, I've heard nothing about it.  I've given up trying to pin down when I might return to Massachusetts.  To all my friends: I miss you, I miss you, I miss you.  And I can't wait to see you.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

London Calling

   This time last year I was preparing to go to England and Scotland on a theatre trip with my school.  I want to be doing that again this year...  I've spent the last month off and on day dreaming about London and Edinburgh.  I actually got this dress at a market in London.  It has a large unexplained ink stain on it, and the skirt looks as if it were cut off unevenly and never hemmed.  I love it.

Every girl needs a little pink dress!

My cheeks are still a bit puffy from being sick, so I self consciously hid my face in most of these...

dress: market in London
shoes: thrift Keds

  I keep thinking about all those trips to the National Theatre and nights at the pub and walking down the Royal Mile popping in and out of thrift stores.  I hope you all are having a lovely summer.  Until next time...  

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Better Days

   I have spent the last week sick out of my mind.  But now I'm finally on the mend.  Soon I'll be in top form and heading back up to Massachusetts.  I can't wait!  I want to go to the beach and hang out with old friends!

I'm loving my new curly hair.  It's so big and out of control.

shirt: hand me down
belt: Forever 21
skirt and shoes: thrift

   Big plans for the upcoming week.  I've got alot of packing to do, and I'll be spray painting some lamps to put in my apartment back at school.  Maybe I'll put up some photos of my little projects sometime.  Kym, I hope you don't mind an apartment full of lamps...

juss toi

Hey guys! Not much to report - got to go to the midnight premiere of Captain America! It was fun, but since i'm not a super comic book fan, I got pretty sleepy near the end. This weekend I caught up on a loooot of missed sleep, which felt SO GOOD. As I write this post before work, all I want to do is just go back to sleep...

My hair's kinda fading out, but I kinda like it! It's super rosey.

For this outfit I basically threw on as many patterns as I could and hoped they would work. I like it!

dress and scarf: Urban Outfitters
shoes: Forever 21

My allergies have been absolutely horrid lately. I even had an allergic reaction to one of the chemistries I was working with yesterday.

My left nostril feels like it will never be clear again.

Well, I gotta go to work! See you!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

never heard a better bad joke

It is so hot outside today! I just got home from work, and all I wanna do is just lay in front of a fan with a cold beer. I'm probably gonna do just that after I finish this post!

I'm almost through the second Game of Thrones book, and it is so good! I was very distraught for a while, because I thought my favorite character had died, but HE LIVES! I've been able to power through these books at work, since I mostly run tests for a lot of chemicals, and I get about ten minutes per test to do whatever I want.

Ben's cat, Kitty, steals the show again in these photos! You can't really see my face in most of them because I LOVE CATS and i just wanted to look at Kitty! With my feather fascinator, we look like the Owl and the Pussycat!


I actually made the fascinator I'm wearing! I'm making one for my friend for her wedding, so this was just a practice one.



fascinator: me!
shoes and dress: Forever 21
cardigan: Target

Closeup! I think it turned out really well for a first attempt!

Sunday, July 17, 2011 my hero

   Well, 2 weeks later, and I've been to Hatteras Island for vacation, gotten back, had my 21st birthday, changed my hair all up, and saw--OHMYGOSH!!--Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows part 2!  And tomorrow...I get my wisdom teeth taken out...ouch.  That's a bummer of an ending to an amazing few weeks.  

   So, I love Harry Potter.  And this movie,in my opinion, was so awesome!!  (spoken in my best little boy voice)  My brother got me a ticket to a double feature--parts 1 and 2 on my birthday.  It was ridiculous.  So good.  And part 2 was even in 3D!

sweatshirt and shorts: thrift
shirt: hand-me-down
wellies: Hunter

Rainy days and the prospect of getting my wisdom teeth removed makes me want to curl up in a comfy sweatshirt.  I wore this outfit the day I went to see Harry Potter on my birthday, and I wore it again when I went to rewatch it today.  It's extremely comfortable.  At intense moments during the movie, I pull the hood up over my now poofy hair and hold my breath....perhaps this time Snape will escape Lord Voldemort??  No dice.

This is my family's dog.  Her name is Molly.  But I believe she has been misnamed.  I think her real name should be "stupid-dog-that-likes-to-aggravate-me-by-running-between-my-legs-and-knocking-me-down"...but that's just me.  But I have to say, she's a gorgeous dog.

Harry Potter glasses and new hair.

   I love my new hair.  I was a little nervous to get it done at first, because, let's face it, obviously I'm not a natural curly headed girl.  Obviously this is fake.  I've always wanted curly hair, but I always just thought that getting fake curly hair was kinda like getting a boob job--everyone would know that my now voluptuous hair is really just a sham, a cover up, to hide my natural flat, limp hair...   However, my views were overridden by my carnal desire to have more--more body, more curls.  So I did it.  And I made the entire movie theater smell like perm solution during the midnight release of Harry Potter...sorry everyone.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

havada kerdavra

Yesterday Ben and I had a date night! We went out to eat, and after that we went to go see the last Harry Potter movie! It was incredible. I'm glad I had tissues in my purse because it kept making me cry.

Although, can we all acknowledge the goofy side-hug Voldemort gives Draco when he crosses over? It was hilarious.

These pictures are actually a couple of days old - I've been so busy I haven't had a spare moment to update!

Yes, Ben does have an old barbell on his back porch.

dress: Urban Outfitters
belt and shoes: Forever 21

See you soon!