Looks like I'm in black and white again today! Feelin cute as can be! Lately I've been opening at the store, so my closing shift today means a nice break from getting up early. I'm debating giving these shoes whirl at work, since I'm on my feet all day.
Shoes have actually been a big source of my anxiety as of late; Trav got me some Birkenstocks for my birthday, and I was super pumped to have such reportedly comfy shoes. I got a 37, and I usually wear a size 7-7.5. They still seemed pretty big - my heel doesn't sit in the back of the footbed. So I bought this tiny used pair we had at work, a 35. They seemed like they fit, but they're worn into someone else's feet, and they gave me blisters after a couple hours. Blisters! From the "comfy" shoes! So now I am trying to figure out if I should exchange the 37s for 36s, or just wear the 37s and hope for the best. It's stressing me out because they are such expensive shoes, and the leather sole gets discolored so fast I know I won't be able to return them after I wear them once! Anyone have any experience with Birks and how they fit/break in?
This dress was such a major find for me. Straightening the racks and I saw the Dear Creatures label? In my size? And these shoes are Seychelles, too! Best part of the job.
Well hi! I'm just realizing that in these photos you can actually see the scratches around my ankles; proof that my cat is actually a demon. Now that I am moved in and finally have internet (!!) I am going to try and take more pictures of my cute outfits! Since it's so hot out (we're talking over 90 by 10 am) this is the most layering I've done in weeks!
I found a blank wall with good light in my new apartment, so I took these after work today! Honestly, I'm really happy with the new place. It's small and we're struggling with storage space, and my poor closet is overflowing, but it's cute and has lots of windows, and all my plants are very happy!
Happy to say I'm reintroducing my vintage shop! Right now it's mostly vintage from my closet that I'm not wearing anymore, but I priced it all pretty low, please have a look :)
I am basically moved in, and the new apartment really feels more like home once you have internet! I hope to take more photos soon. In the mean time I'd love for you to tell me about your ideal space over here, and I'll illustrate it for my zine! I've got some good submissions so far, but I can't do it if I don't get enough material!
Possibly my last photos in this apartment! I'm so excited to move outta here, I've been decor shopping obsessively. I've been working a lot lately, but now I've got two days off in a row! I'm just reveling in the free time. I like packing, the place is basically flea free at this point, and I'm baking cookies!
I took these pictures a couple of weeks ago, but now we are in the triple digits of summer! And there's no way my hair looks this good atm.
So what's new? We've found an apartment, and it is small and has a garden window. We got the lowest security deposit - last year we had 0 credit and had to pay a full month of rent - and Trav got a second job! I'm crossing my fingers that my days of playing sole bread winner are over. I can't wait to move out, even if it means spending a day hauling furniture in 103 degree heat.
Most of my time spent at home is painting and watching TV. I am a champion at it, and I am at a loss for shows. I won't run out of SVU episodes anytime soon, but I'd love some recommendations (esp anime recs) to break up the crime shows. From my end, I watched 3 animes in the past weeks.
Deadman Wonderland (on Netflix): Set in the near future, and about a kid who has been falsely accused of murder. He gets sent to the distopian society's theme park where criminals basically entertain the public and try to survive. He can use his blood as a weapon, and spends most of the series underground, fighting other people who can too. Really pretty but too reminiscent of 2007 era emo rock, and the storyline is not too solid. 4/10.
Gargantia (on Netflix): A young space soldier (from the war against giant squids) lands on Earth in his mech. He learns about humanity/compassion/emotions through the humans still on the "verduous planet," most notably through his cute love interest. Really pretty animation. Had a nice ending, but I wasn't crazy about the characters. 6/10
K(on Netflix): Kind of a whodunnit story, told through the pov of a sweetheart of a school kid that finds out most of his memories aren't real. Is he the murderer they're looking for? He gets entangled in this world of kings and clans, and they all use magic and swords. Beautiful animation! Suspenseful + good characters. I would rate it higher if it weren't for the problematic cat-girl. 8/10
My art folders are seriously lacking in content lately, and I guess I haven't shared any around these parts in awhile. I am struggling to find inspiration and motivation to get started on any major projects, but I have done a couple paintings. I am still very interested in unrealistic color schemes, girls with funky hair cuts, and combining natural and synthetic imagery.
In an effort to focus my creativity, I'm starting another collaborative zine!
This one is about your ideal space. Message me and tell me what it looks like, it can be specific, or just a list to convey the vibe. Then I'll draw it! You can be anonymous or not - your words won't be included, but your username will. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or put it in my tumblr ask!
Still accessorizin with that knee brace! The doctor told me I probably have a torn meniscus and that I could either wait for it to heal or get an MRI. So.
It's getting hot around here, and I am still spending a ton of my time at work. I know some people work like 60 hour weeks and here I am bitchin about 40, but when I started working I planned on working 25 and doing my artwork the rest of the time. Somehow I ended up essential to the whole operation and having to pay more than my fair share of the bills. I have hardly any time to devote to art, not to mention how utterly uninspired I am. Lately I stare at my sketchbook and feel like an empty husk of an artist. Whatever, at least I'm cute.
Despite the occasional evening spent lying on the couch 14 episodes deep into whatever anime I picked at random and feeling like a complete slug, I have to say that my mental health is at an all time high since sophomore year! I fall asleep so easy now haha!
Another positive note; we've found an apartment to move into that seems nice (I'm smitten with the garden window... I didn't even know what that was until we toured this place) and will save me $100 a month! Will I put that toward college loans... or makeup??
Seems like all the outfits I get the chance to photograph lately are basically jeans. It's okay, though, I was really feelin this look! Pip was attacking me every time the camera went off, so he's just causing mayhem in the background of about half of these.
We are looking into moving soon, and apartment hunting is very stressful.