Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Color Schemes

Looks like I gravitated towards a similar color scheme again today! I've been really enjoying playing with colors in my art, stepping away from neutral skin and green grass and pairing things I wouldn't have done before like green and purple, and using more orange than I have before. Orange is an underappreciated color, imo. As usual, what I paint reflects the other aspects of my life, aesthetically and otherwise (or is it the other way around?) In an case, I've been wearing orange on more than just my lips :)

Since it's nice out again, and since my knee is starting to feel better, I hope to get outside and do more things soon. I've been watching an astounding amount of anime (on episode 320 of One Piece) and sitting in bed and painting. Which is great, but I also want to venture outside the apartment some soon, and hopefully take my camera along for documentation. This blog is, after all, somewhat of a diary for me.

Since I started working resale, my brand knowledge has gone through the roof. Last time I was at Goodwill I found myself looking at labels more than ever. I've become quite the snob about it too! Not like an "I only wear designer" snob, but now I recognize the old lady brands and the junior brands and turn up my lil nose at them! Anyway I spotted this top and was like. That's from Anthropologie. And I was right! It's super gratifying to know that you're wearing this second-hand thing that you definitely couldn't afford from a place like Anthro.

Top: Anthropologie, thrifted via Goodwill
Skirt: vintage, thrifted via Goodwill
Shoes: UO on clearance
Socks: Some Italian store, OVS I think!
Necklace: Modcloth
Pins: Kate Rowland and Me!
Glasses: Bonlook

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Orange U Glad?!

Hey guys! I'm sure you've all missed my outfit posts for the past, idk, month!
 I'm very happy that the sun is out at 6 again. You won't hear me complain about losing an hour in Spring when it means more daylight for me! Tomorrow is my day off, and when I sit in the back taking photos at work, I fantasize about spending it painting a million things. Tbh I'm writing this post while waiting for the next episode of One Piece to buffer, so you see how my time off inevitably gets spent. Plus, interaction with customers on a busy Saturday is enough to suck the creative urges outta me! 

Tomorrow my Mom is coming up to hang out with me, and the added bonus is she might buy me some groceries! I ate spaghetti and a granola bar last night for dinner. Honestly I'm going hungry because I haven't been able to get to the store, not because we're destitute, as Travis has a job! (please don't let me writing this jinx it) Where he's getting scheduled actual hours! It's been a rough first year on that poor boy.

In other old-lady news, I stretched (I didn't even stretch that hard) and tore something (?) in my knee- now it's all swollen and I'm limping up and down the stairs for hot tea and ice packs... it's not conducive to my go-go-go lifestyle or my impatient nature :-/

These pants are thick, so I thought they might act as an ace bandage on my knee. That was a dumb thought, because I realized real quick that everything I own is tight on my thighs, not my knees, why would I even think that? My injury can't keep me down, though! Except for, well, physically.

Jeans: American Apparel
Lace Top: Kensie (via my work)
Cropped Cardigan: Free People (via my work)
Shoes: Wanted (via my work)
Hat: Forever 21 (via my work)
Necklace: Stella and Dot (via my work)
Bee Brooch: By me :)