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A fitting room outfit I never posted… Super comfy day. :) 
Pants: Anthropologie // Blouse: H&M // Sweater: H&M // Boots: Target

A fitting room outfit I never posted… Super comfy day. :)
Pants: Anthropologie // Blouse: H&M // Sweater: H&M // Boots: Target

Another work outfit, still haven’t set up my little in-house studio I’ve been meaning to do… 

Blouse: Anthropologie // Sweater: American Eagle // Jean: Asos // Flat: Payless // Necklace: F21

Another work outfit, still haven’t set up my little in-house studio I’ve been meaning to do…

Blouse: Anthropologie // Sweater: American Eagle // Jean: Asos // Flat: Payless // Necklace: F21

The art of the “Thank you.”

… is, as some would say, dead.

When was the last time you wrote a thank-you card to your friend for the birthday cupcakes or sent your dear grandma written gratitude for the woolly socks?

Being completely honest, I can’t recall. I just wrap the giver in a big hug and profess my thanks in person, and that’s that. 

Speaking of grandmothers, mine texted me a photo the other day. The photograph was of a green and blue mug filled with coffee (and what appeared to be the addition lot of cream), with no caption. However this picture put a huge smile on my face because I knew that mug- I gifted it to her for Christmas a couple weeks ago.

And this text-less picture must have taken her, what, 30 seconds max to open her camera app, point, shoot, and message to me? And it made my morning to see her using my gift as part of her daily routine.

The nature of photographs in general has an element of truth attached- the thing pictured happened, at some point. She could have written me and said “I use the mug every morning!” and still have it wrapped in tissue. Which perhaps makes this expression of thanks even better than a thank-you card, and it’s far easier to do. 

So, after mulling this around in my head, I’ve decided that I’m going to adopt this practice myself. Being quite honest again, I have no idea why something so simple hadn’t occurred to me earlier. 

I challenge you all to try this next time you receive a present. Sending a quick shot of yourself wearing the sweater your mom swore was exactly your color to her would make her grin ear to ear. (Plus it’s an excuse for a selfie.)

xx

Here’s what I’ll be wearing for my first day of winter quarter. :)
Button-up: Anthropologie // High-waisted jean: Asos // Backpack: Urban Outfitters // Leopard flat: Target // Clubmasters: Urban Outfitters // Notebooks: Anthropologie & Staples

Here’s what I’ll be wearing for my first day of winter quarter. :)

Button-up: Anthropologie // High-waisted jean: Asos // Backpack: Urban Outfitters // Leopard flat: Target // Clubmasters: Urban Outfitters // Notebooks: Anthropologie & Staples

My classes begin tomorrow after a too-short winter break.

I will forever stand by my opinion that the best part about going back to school is getting fresh supplies, which I finished doing today. I bought this beautiful set of notebooks from work that I’m going to use as planners, starting with the sea foam this quarter. (I felt like the color was the most appropriate for winter)

As I’m taking two art classes, I didn’t need my typical 3-5 subject notebook so I opted for simple single subject from staples, nothing fancy.

A new set of pens will hopefully keep my new planners looking colorful and inspiring.. I’ll have to post pictures of some of my older planners, hopefully these will come out similarly. 

Anyway, if you’re going back to school this week, or already have, best of luck! 

xx

Another day at work.
Very soon I’m going to set up my little in-house studio so I’ll able to use my d-slr to take outfit pictures, but until then, selfies in my work fitting rooms will have to suffice. :)
Dress: H&M // Tights: H&M // Black Oxfords: Target // Necklace: H&M // Hat: Anthropologie

Another day at work.

Very soon I’m going to set up my little in-house studio so I’ll able to use my d-slr to take outfit pictures, but until then, selfies in my work fitting rooms will have to suffice. :)

Dress: H&M // Tights: H&M // Black Oxfords: Target // Necklace: H&M // Hat: Anthropologie

Happy New Year!

2013 was pretty great to me, all things considered.

I’m spending New Year’s Eve all drugged up from pain pills and stranded at home, but I hope all of you had excellent nights. I skyped my boyfriend earlier and we both swore New Year’s Eve 2014 would be freakin’ amazing because we’ll both be 21, finally, and able to ring it in right (legally) with champagne in hand.

I would have done an outfit post if I had gone somewhere, but I think sweatpants and an old t-shirt would hardly be inspiring. 

I’m gonna keep myself accountable on this blog, hopefully! I don’t really believe in resolutions, but perhaps this is mine.

Best wishes for the new year!

Working at Anthropologie can be very challenging for my self-restraint. I walk in confident that my will-power is strong and my bank account is safe until I see what’s arrived since my last shift. Then it’s to the fitting room during my break to try-on and before I know it I have one of our lovely cream bags in my hand filled with a guilt-ridden (yet satisfying) purchase.
During the latest occurrence of this phenomena this stunning drop waist Maeve floral dress was acquired. Its three-quarter length sleeves and quilted shoulders along with the stunning print were what caught my eye and then subsequently won me over. 
Worn with my hair up (out of laziness, but we’ll pretend it’s to show details), an old brushed gold necklace, black tights and ankle boots I felt like I had it all figured out, at least for a little while.
Dress: Anthropologie // Necklace: Target // Tights: H&M // Ankle Boots: Target // Bag: Fossil

Working at Anthropologie can be very challenging for my self-restraint. I walk in confident that my will-power is strong and my bank account is safe until I see what’s arrived since my last shift. Then it’s to the fitting room during my break to try-on and before I know it I have one of our lovely cream bags in my hand filled with a guilt-ridden (yet satisfying) purchase.

During the latest occurrence of this phenomena this stunning drop waist Maeve floral dress was acquired. Its three-quarter length sleeves and quilted shoulders along with the stunning print were what caught my eye and then subsequently won me over. 

Worn with my hair up (out of laziness, but we’ll pretend it’s to show details), an old brushed gold necklace, black tights and ankle boots I felt like I had it all figured out, at least for a little while.

Dress: Anthropologie // Necklace: Target // Tights: H&M // Ankle Boots: Target // Bag: Fossil