Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dirt Road

Hey all!
So what's new? My air conditioning is fixed now after the nice maintenance guys gave it like three tries. It was leaking last night, leaving a huge puddle in our hall, but now it seems good! Travy took these pictures of me with my iPhone because I forgot the memory card to my camera again. It is hot here and kind of boring. Having a job is harder than school in a lot of ways.

We've been very lucky to get a bunch of free shit from people. Friends have given us furniture, families have bought us food, and while cleaning out Trav's old apartment we found some unopened candy corn from two Halloweens ago! I've been painting, watching K-On and Utena, and making cookies in my free time. Travis has been postponing his birthday gift to me and I want to know what it is already!! ...That's about all that's new with me. A customer was mean to me at work today.

I love this dress.

Dress: Dahlia
Shoes: Asos
Necklace, Floral Crown: Handmade by Me

Thursday, July 24, 2014


It's lame how long it's been since I last posted.

In the past couple of weeks I have (mostly) moved into my new apartment that I'm sharing with my boyfriend. We had to get the AC fixed, as well as some of the sinks, and the floors are warped and there's a hole in the back door. I'm trying to figure out furniture and decorating and it's finally starting to look like my cute little home! It's been very stressful not only due to moving, but because Travis just started his job 2 days ago so I'm having to shoulder the first month's rent without his paycheck.

I'm trying to handle everything with only a reasonable amount of freak-outs. But work has been going well (I got a small raise!) and I love that I can shop ethically there, with an employee discount no less! I have a desk now so I can start painting again, and hopefully photograph some more of my cute outfits! My battery died on me halfway through shooting today, which was a shame because, as I thought when I looked in the mirror this morning: I look fucking presh.

It's also too damn hot; like a sauna everytime I step outside. File that under "my least favorite things about Columbia." Here's one for my "most favorite": the college radio station.

Dress: Asos
Shoes: Thrifted

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Lace and Sunshine!

Check out these sick photos Travis took of me! He's been reading up on how to work the camera and he's def better than me! It didn't hurt that we went out during the golden hour and got this super cool dramatic lighting.

This is another outfit I went to work in. Since I work at a second-hand store, I've been spending some of my paycheck on the things that come in, haha! We mostly take current brands, so I don't get my vintage fix, but some sweet Anthropologie goodies come in at a big discount (and then I have my employee discount on top of that!) I haven't bought much yet, but I can't wait to get to wear them... we can't officially keep the items until the store opens in August!

Other than some ugly bruises from bumping into things at work and around the house, nothing much else is new. Just waiting to move into an apartment so I can get set up and settled in.

To be honest, this is practically a repeat-outfit! Except I lost that shirt :( I literally bought this one just to replace it.

ALSO! My friend is starting a shop where she makes customized car shades! Check her out!

Dress: Target
Shirt: Forever 21
Shoes: Thrifted, Originally from UO
Necklace: Handmade by Me
Socks: Uniqlo
Bag: Thrifted

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Art Lately

Sailor Mars: My second favorite sailor scout.
Bored Mermaids: I sometimes wish I was a mermaid so my life would be beautiful, but then I try to remember that even mermaids have bad days.
 Alone Time: About being one with the universe and all that.
Springtime: About personal growth.

Room: I have a new-found love for painting in all black and white. This one is an experiment, I plan to change the colors in photoshop and compare it to a watercolor version!

As always, follow my tumblr for more frequent art updates, my instagram for works in progress, and check out my shop to commission your very own piece!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Waiting on Home

I wish these photos were super cool and well lit and in front of a waterfall or something, but it is what it is. This is what I worked in today!

The resale store I work in (and have for a total of three days so far) caters to a more mature audience, so the dress code is basically anything in my closet that isn't see through or torn up. And I don't know if they're gonna let me dye my hair something weird again... not that I was planning to anytime soon. So far I like working there! It's not like wooohooo work!!! but the girls are nice, I'm getting the hang of it, and most importantly, I'm not counting down the minutes til my shift is over like at my old job.

Right now things feel incomplete and anticipatory. Travis is waiting to hear back from a job and I have moved most of my clothes to his current apartment. The lease expires at the end of the month, so we are trying to get into a new apartment as soon as possible. I hope once I have a space this city will feel more comfortable. I don't like that I'm not going to be able to call the place I grew up in "home."

My birthday's in a couple of weeks! Plans as of now are to eat a cake, buy an eyeshadow palette, and go thrifting.

Shirt: Target
Skirt: Modcloth, My sister gave it to me
Shoes: Thrifted
Necklace: Forever 21