Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sweet and Sour

SOOOO it's been a while since I've posted. It's been a pretty busy week. I realized a reason I started this blog that I hadn't thought of before. Out of all the blogs I read, the women who write them couldn't be more different but they have one thing in common. CONFIDENCE. A confidence that I greatly admire. Something I want. Something I don't quite currently have, but I will strive for that because it is so beautiful. So here is one step closer to just that:

I could not manage to smile. Hey, you're lucky my eyes are open lol. The sun was in my face and I could barely see the camera.

This outfit felt waayy too "sweet" for me. I need a little rough 'n' tough in my outfits. I feel the elements of  "sweet" and "tough" are well balanced here what with the studs and spikes and the overall outfit coupled with my tea set double ring.
My dad had bariatric weight loss surgery on Friday. I'm really happy for him what with his overweight related health issues, but I'm also sad for him because he's always had a great relationship with food, not that it was a healthy one, but he loooves food and that is just sad -in a way- for it to end.

Button Down: Dress Barn
Cigarette Trousers: Target (another great clearance find)
Decked Out Wedges: Wal-Mart
Various Bangles and Bracelets: Forever 21 and Burlington Coat Factory
Necklaces: Burlington Coat Factory and a gift from my Ex's Mom (just because things ended badly with him doesn't mean his mom wasn't sweet)
Rings: Wedding, Gift from my mom, and Forever 21
Sunglasses: Uhm, I think I forgot. Perhaps Burlington? THE BEST place to find accessories on the cheap.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Aye Aye Captain!

I'd just like to say, that while there are MANY MANY things that my husband is excellent at, photography isn't exactly his thang. Bless his heart, he tries and he thinks the pictures turn out great, but when I look at them I'm like....ohhhhhh :-/ But this is a learning process for both of us and we're gonna work on it together. So, here is what I wore yesterday:
The pictures turned out SUPER dark, like you could not see any details at all. So, like before, I did what I could through editing.

I swear my hair is not really this yellow
Trying to make the color show up a bit better.

I had to take a picture with my baby girl :-)
I kind of regret going blonde, she doesn't even look like she belongs to me.

Stripey Tshirt-Rue 21
Sandals-Forever 21
Random silver and gold bangles and gifted necklaces.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Getting Crafty

I saw a pair of feather earrings that I WANTED but I didn't particularly want the price tag :-p SO I bought a bag of feathers for about $1 and some earring hook thingys for $1 and some coppery/bronzey wire for $1 and I could make several more pairs for less than the price of the ones at the store. I also bought a long chain and some (maybe fake, not sure) suede string for $1 each to make a necklace. Here is the result.

 If a tutorial is absolutely needed I will make more and take pictures, but I think my cameras were mad at me when I first tried to do a tutorial because the close up pictures looked horrible, but I'll have another go if neccessary. I'm pretty happy with what I came up with <3

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Date Night

                      I decided to take my husband out to dinner the other night, it was a fun time :-)
This outfit was a right out bargain.
Everything I'm wearing was 75% off.
I apologize for the strange coloring on the photos.
It was late at night and we don't have the best lighting in our apt.
Plus, like I said it was late at night and didn't feel like
checking to make sure the lighting was choice before uploading.
But I did what I could through editing, they were much much more yellow.

I love this zipper detail.
Top and feather ring: Maurices
Cargo skinny pants and shoes: Target both were under $10! Gotta loooove that!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

So So Friends vs. Healthy Self Love

So, I wanna talk about something a little less than pleasant. I have several friends that can be "hot and cold" with me and I had a thought about how these people could be detrimental to my self love. Here is a very recent example to give a clearer perspective of what I mean: These people will blow me off, not answer texts, calls, and make me come to them first with plans and they never come to me. I always have fun when I actually do hang out with these people, but because I have to work so hard to be a part of their lives and they seem to not care at all whether or not they are part of my life it just makes me feel like crap. I often wonder when they pull this stuff if there is something wrong with me. Am I annoying? Am I THAT friend that no one likes? It just makes me feel uneasy, like I'm an awkward teenager again trying to hang with the cool kids.
The thing that bothers me the most is that these certain individuals know me pretty darn well and they know how accommodating and generous I try to be (That's just how I am and how I was raised) and it makes me feel like I'm being taken advantage of when they do decide to grace me with their presence. How can I love myself when I can't get these people to love me 100% of the time.
The thing about this predicament is that I don't know how to remedy it.
Just a few thoughts I've been having lately.
Okay, enough negativity. That being said: I've been tobacco free for a week now. It's been hard, but I already feel healthier and I'm glad I finally did it since I've been making plans and talking about quitting since last October. :-p
The next couple of days I'm gonna 1. TRY and do an outfit post and 2. show off some of the crafty things I've been up to lately :-D
I learned how to make the clickable word link thingys! Hooray for me! So to test it out, I'm gonna share my Facebook and my Twitter

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It's a good day!

I got my package!
I was so thrilled to have finally got my package from my friend in Japan. She sent me some adorable stuff. A little ceramic kitty, Hello Kitty candy, headband, mirror and chopsticks, some Mickey Mouse chopsticks, and some training chopsticks that I thought were ABSOLUTELY PRECIOUS, and other little candies. I really liked the sodie pop candy.
NOW, I just need to figure out what I'm going to send back to her. I'm gonna have the lovely young lady of Trunks N' Treasures to make her something special.

Another missed chance of an outfit post today, the husband was asleep and I had no one to take a picture. I'm off work tomorrow so I'll try to work on a crafty post and an outfit post, but we'll see how lazy I'm feeling.