Sunday, September 30, 2012

Everything's Coming Up

 This weekend I
bought peach tea
took pictures of wildflowers
got free coffee
slept in til 12:30
cuddled with my sweetie
had discussions about religion
drove home in the rain.
 I am pretty proud of this little re-fashion. Most of the time I just hem a dress and call it a day, but this time I shortened the sleeves, took in the bodice, and hemmed it. It may not show, but it really fits a lot better now. And it was only a dollar, so of course it was worth it!
Before:
 Hope your weekend was as good as mine!
 dress, cardigan, watch-goodwill
collar-handmade by me
shoes-blowfish
bag-target
hat-ae






Friday, September 28, 2012

Empty Apartment

 This is one of the dresses I made! But with a vest.
I took these pictures in my living room. No one uses it at all ever, not even me. Except to take pictures of myself, apparently. While I was shooting the exterminator walked in and I sort of slunk away like I wasn't just posing for a tripod.
 I have some suitemates I live with, but I almost never see them. One of them I see a couple times a week, and the other I haven't seen since I moved in! If I saw her on campus I would probably not even recognize her!
 I added the straps to these heels myself. It was really easy, but I'll post a quickie DIY later this week!
I got this cool bracelet from Goodwill! It's hard to find jewelry there normally, so this was exciting.
I spent way too much money this week at romwe and modcloth, so I'm putting myself under some thrifting restrictions for awhile. To make myself feel less guilty.
 dress-handmade by me
shoes-sid&nancy
vest, necklace, bracelet-Goodwill




Thursday, September 27, 2012

Aspire

 I'm considering opening an etsy shop to sell some illustration prints and vintage clothing. Sometimes I just want to quit school and be a fashion designer. And I'm an illustration major! School is fun for me!
When I graduate I really really want to just open up a vintage shop that I curate. I'm really into design and atmosphere and I just can't wait to do the window displays and set up the interior.
But I'm afraid of losing money. It's hard enough to make a living with illustration as it is.
 But about the etsy shop. I'm scared of doing that too. I might wait until I have more of a following. What do you guys think? I have loads of vintage I'd love to sell!
 On the day I wore this, Travis and I went on an adventure of sorts to the river where we played with the geese and waded into water a sign informed us was dangerous to swim in. It was a beautiful day.
I am wearing heels in only this picture! I changed shoes halfway through the day so we could go to the river.
dress,heels,belt-Goodwill
boots-Wanted, via Delias
shirt-TJ Maxx or maybe Ross?
collar-handmade by me
bag-Target







Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Good Things Lately



1. Learning new watercolor techniques in class.
2. My cat is a cutie pie.
3.Going on geese adventures with my boyfriend.
4. My brand new dress from Romwe! I can't wait until it comes in the mail.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pinecones

 I didn't realize when I got dressed how well my cardigan matched my nail polish. I also didn't realize the background matched my jewelry until halfway through photographing! Aren't happy accidents great?
 I ate at Panera, and the checkout guy told me I looked like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz! I don't think he'd seen the movie recently. He probably just doesn't see girls in pigtails often.
 What's your favorite thing about fall? I think mine might be the blue sky. The sky is never so blue as it is in fall. Or maybe the crisp air, which is a really nice change from South Carolina's humid summers. Or the colorful leaves. I hope this year is a dramatic one!
Color-wise, of course.
I've been watching Scrubs nonstop lately. That's because the Netflix I mooch off of needs to be renewed. But no complaining here! There's a reason I have all the seasons on DVD!
dress-handmade by me
vest, belt, boots-goodwill
sweater-my mom got it... somewhere.
bag-target



Monday, September 24, 2012

Pattern

 I just looked at these pictures and realized I didn't get a shot of the full outfit. Pff.
 The other day I realized I was dressed like a kindergardener, so I looked in my closet for something to edgy it up a little bit, and I came up with ZIP. No leather, no studs, no black really. I was so bummed out I resolved to look for specifically edgy pieces on future shopping trips. I ended up throwing on a fishing hat and pretending it made the dress less girly.
 As for this outfit, I was going for pattern mixing. Oh yeah.
 shoes-modcloth
everything else-Goodwill
The skirt was once a dress, I chopped off the top half for some reason I can't remember.



Aw, Shucks.

http://fairlyyounggrandmother.blogspot.com/ was kind enough to tag me in some blog-answery-question thingy. Her blog is amazing, and I was super flattered. I don't normally do things like this, but I just thought I'd try something new!

1- When and why did you start blogging?
I started blogging in January or so of this year! I found out about this whole universe via tumblr, and followed several blogs for a couple months until I decided, "hey, I can do this too!"

2- What do you love to blog about and why do you like it?
I like to blog about my outfits, art, and crafts, because that's what I like to read about on other people's blogs. It's what I'm good at and I love that little bits of peoples' lives are up there for me to read. That sounds creepy, but it's not. I just find it very inspiring that people have the courage and ambition to put stuff on the internet about themselves for me to read. It's kindof unifying in a way.

3- How did you get your blog name?
When I started my art tumblr, I thought "hmm, what do I draw?" and came up with "floral prints and kissing". Since then I've named all my blogs "Floral prints and" something else. I really do like flowers.
I chose "common sense" because I'm such a spend thrift! And it just makes sense to me to buy as much as I can at cheapo stores.

4- What do you think is your best post yet?
Uhh umm uhh.
There are a couple of outfits I'm rather fond of, but my pride and joy is probably my hat wreath. I just thought I was so damn clever.

5- What is your inspiration for blogging at present?
There are a lot of bloggers on here that inspire me. I love seeing "remixes" or whatever they're called, because it motivates me to try shaking up my wardrobe in whole new ways!

6- Message for your readers.
Thanks for finding what I post worth reading!

Bloggers I would like to award:
I love a lot of blogs you guys, a whole lot. Here are a few I thought some people should know about.

http://messagesonanapkin.blogspot.com/ Marlen has the cutest outfits! I really dig the things she puts together.
http://crunchatizemecapn2010.blogspot.com/ This girl just has straight-up style. She's so classy!
http://thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com/ I love Hannah's blog because she's got such great variety! Also check out her shop, her vintage is awesome.
http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/ Katie's blog is a major inspiration. She's got great photography!


Here are the rules once you are awarded/tagged: 

  • If you are given the Blog Bug award, you must answer the questions that follow and the title of the post should be "I Got Bitten by the Blog Bug" (Or something similar)
  • You must give the link of where you originally got this award, and you can tag as many bloggers as you want. Link their pages on the post and also inform them through comments in their blog. 
  • Optional: You must post a banner corresponding to the site that you are using to blog in your sidebar and it should link back to your post about the Blog Bug Award.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Nostalgia

There are these woods out behind my house that I used to explore when I was a kid. Me and my sister and our neighbor used to go tromping off through there with some thorn clippers and just had the time of our freakin' lives. Since then it's overgrown a lot down there near the creek. While I was taking these pictures I swear I heard something hidden in the trees growling!
How is it that I was more courageous when I was in elementary school?
 I don't know what you guys feel about "home", or what it means to you, but my house is really where I belong. We bought it right after it was built. Or maybe before, I'm not sure! But my family is the only one to have lived there. I remember when it was just dirt! And now it's really become ours.
 On another note, lately all I want is shoes. Heels. Even though I walk a lot and have the world's most blister-prone feet, its all I want to shop for! I'm probably preaching to the choir here.
Oh and this is a refashion! Have a look-see!
Cute, right?
dress-Goodwill
tights-F21
shoes-Blowfish
Also, I had a profile on IFB, and then they either sent a message from my account without me knowing, or signed me up for some forum and I got annoyed and deleted it. I don't know if this means I ignored anyone's messages, but I was getting like a trillion notifications. So, sorry.