Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Dress - ASOS, cuffs - antique/thrifted, sandals - Bakers
Today I went into Bucks County with my aunt to visit the Michener Museum - an art museum in Doylestown featuring a nice collection of works by several local artists - and the nearby Peddler's Village. I was impressed with the museum; I especially liked seeing some of George Nakashima's original work and James Auth's political cartoons. Afterwards, we ate at an Indian restaurant called Cross Culture, which was somehow my first time eating Indian food since returning to the States... it was quite delicious and filling (but not heavy).
My sister told me I'd love Peddler's Village, but I was actually a bit underwhelmed. There were a few nice shops and the "village" itself was so charmingly beautiful - and peaceful! - but overall the vibe was a little too Martha-Stewart-country-home for my tastes. I did walk away with some delicious jasmine incense, though, and I'm now regretting my decision to not buy an amethyst pendant from the same shop... eh, it happens.
I have very few complaints about life as of lately, which is nice. Last Thursday I ended up having what I proclaimed to be "the best night of summer so far" at 6am or so following a walk (during which I frolicked and cartwheeled) around my neighborhood. I saw friends I hadn't spent time with since last year, and it was good to catch up and reminisce and whatever else. I've no plans for this week aside from a double shift at work tomorrow and the morning shift on Sunday. I'm hoping to have fun.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Shirt - H&M, skirt - vintage, purse - bracelets - mostly antique, shoes - Rachel Comey
My posts have become even more sporadic, and I just wish I could say it's because I've been out so much doing so many fun things. I have, but not enough to reduce my time to blog. I went to the beach with my brother, sister, and her boyfriend and forgot to reapply sunscreen after swimming in the ocean. Can I just say swimming - not just wading - in the ocean is a good work out? Yeah. I also ended up a little less pale than usual, so any evident difference in my skin tone is not just imaginary.
I have only a little more than a month left of summer, which is such a bummer, for lack of a better word. I'm definitely excited to see my friends back at school, but I know I'm going to get my ass kicked academically since I'm taking four studio courses and two other classes. I always have this idea that summer is such a whirlwind of fun and adventures and spontaneity, and sometimes it is. But it hasn't been, for the most part, and I just have my fingers crossed that everything will look up and that I won't mope around quite so much. I've been letting anything and everything get me down, and that's not good.
P.S. HOW GOOD IS THIS SEASON OF TRUE BLOOD?! Seriously.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Dress - ASOS (similar here), bracelets - thrifted/antique, shoes - Aldo, nail polish - Sally Hansen "Coral Reef" and "White On"
I've been bored and have taken a sudden interest in painting my nails... mainly trying to perfect an ombre technique. This is attempt number two. Expect to see three and four sometime soon? My friend/hairstylist Lauren did my hair the other night; it's a bit shorter than what I was hoping for, but I love it regardless. It's so soft and actually has shape again. I think I have a goal hairstyle for whenever my hair is long enough, but it could take a few months.
I really like how the detail shots came out this time around; I downloaded a few curves from Julia Trotti and am quite pleased with the results. I know I always say it, but I want to improve my self-portrait photography skills. I might invest in a larger tripod instead of using a Gorrilapod with a stool, and a remote would seem to be a handy addition.
Not much has been going on in my life - I worked a double on Wednesday, ran into a friend I haven't seen in ages last night, and caught up with another friend over lunch this afternoon. I'm very sentimental and tend to see the past through rose-tinted glasses, but it's always nice to discuss the present while reminiscing over distant memories.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Dress - courtesy of Sugarlips, cuff - thrifted, ring - made by me, purse - Lulu's (similar here), shoes - Bakers (similar here)
Just posting very quickly before I head off to the beach - I wore this on the fourth of July but removed all jewelry upon realizing the weather was going to stay a hot, sticky mess instead of cooling down. My friend's party was fun, if only for how interesting it ended up being. I saw lots of old faces that haven't been present in my life for months (or years, it seems) so it was nice to catch up with a few people.
How was your holiday?
Monday, July 2, 2012
Dress - Leifsdottir, belt - from a pair of pants, bracelets - thrifted, shoes - Bakers (similar here)
I wore this to work yesterday but didn't have the opportunity to take photos yesterday. That's a lie, actually; I did, but I fell asleep. And I suppose it was slightly different since I wore a cardigan to cover my tattoo and a necklace instead of bracelets.
I think I had only worn this dress twice before - once on the blog, and the other time was when I went out during my first weekend in London. It hangs very loosely and long, so I decided to add some sort of belt. I'd prefer it without the bow (something I managed to do yesterday) but it's just as well, I guess.
Today was spent lounging around before finally forcing myself to put on proper attire. Later on, I made a pie with my sister - strawberry blueberry, and it is as delicious as it sounds - and cooked spaghetti with mint and zucchini for dinner. I think my life may just revolve around food...
I'm trying to plan out the next few days - Wednesday will entail a block party (maybe), then heading to my friend's house for fireworks and drinks. It's always entertaining, which is perhaps an understatement; it's terrifying, hilarious, fun, and relaxing all at the same time. By Thursday it seems I'll be off to the beach for the first time this summer (aside from California, of course), and then I resume work on Saturday.
What are your plans for the holiday?
PS I wonder how long it will take until I stop posing in ways to show off my tattoo...