Monday, July 21, 2014

Music Monday: Paramore x FOB

So, I may or may not have mentioned before, that my friend and I purchased Monumentour tickets a while back. As the date is slowly dragging closer, all I can do is imagine the day I'll be there. Till then, here's a cool mashup of both Paramore and Fall Out Boy! Take a listen, and have a rocking Monday!

Now, as for summer happenings, I had a fun little day out with my pal Saffy and we grabbed some fro-yo while doing some window shopping. I must say, that shirt? I went back and got it.
It was a necessity, I swear.
"I am not a morning person"
The next time I have an early class, I am definitely wearing this to forewarn my teacher!
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Pineapple Craze

Crop Top: Romwe (via Catsuit-Latex)   Skirt: Rue 21   Heels: Just Fab
So pineapples are a thing this summer, aren't they?
According to this, this, and this at least, the pineapple craze has inspired some feverish followers. Now, you can count me as one of them! This crop top is the perfect piece for these hot, summer months. Plus, when dressed up with a skirt and some classy heels, it creates a rather cheeky, chic look.

So I can hardly believe we're in the middle of July. Excuse me? Where is summer going? I still have several days left of summer school to finish up, but after this, all I have to worry about is work. I'm hoping to get a few days off to take some time to do the things I've been wanting to accomplish with friends. First and foremost on that list? Go camping!

Haha, sounds funny when meshed with today's outfit, but I really want to pack up the car, drive to the middle of nowhere, dive in a lake, and go on some hikes. Plus, since I'm finishing up Astronomy, it'll be fantastic to do some star gazing and actually know some of the constellations and the stories behind them!

There is something magical about star gazing. If you get some friends together, spread a blanket out in the middle of nowhere, and stare up at the sky, it can inspire awe and wonder in even the most jaded person. I would hope, at least, that we can still marvel at the beauty of the night sky. We truly are blessed to live on such a beautiful planet.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?
Psalm 8:3-4
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Black Magic

Skort: c/o Romwe   Top: Target   Boots: Just Fab   Necklace: c/o Lylif   Watch: c/o Feral Watches
I remember when the Zara skort hit the fashion scene and how that trend blew up. Every person I followed on the blogosphere seemed to own one!
Well, despite it being really late, I can say that I finally have one as well. Albeit, it's not the actual skort from Zara, it's a pretty good replica from Romwe! Catsuit-Latex has really been generous in letting me sample such trends from them.

Anyway, this is a super dark outfit, and that's because I'd just gotten off of work when Kirsten and I decided to go get it photographed. Have I mentioned how much I love my barista dress code? I can get away with so many different styles! As long as it's black and white and fairly decent, I can wear shorts, skirts, dresses...and skorts! ;)

I feel quite witchy and 90's grunge in this outfit, and all the more so with my reddish hued hair. When people ask why I decided to dye it, I just shrug and say: "I'm different from who I was before. I want my outside to match the change inside."

Here's to making changes in your life, no matter how big or small! We'd all like to progress and better ourselves, I'm sure, and no matter how simple a change we make, I believe it all adds up.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Music Monday: The Shins

Welcome to another Music Monday post, this time featuring The Shins. They're an American indie rock group originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. They've been making music together since 1996, and they definitely know what they're doing.

I've taken to interjecting my summer happenings in the Music Monday posts, if only to include more imagery. But it also is a good way for me to remember what I've been up to this year later down the road!
So last week, I got a text while at work from Kirsten asking if I wanted to go to the nearby lake to cool off. I happily agreed, and it turned into a roomie outing plus Kirsten's friend Nathan! It was such a good time and fantastic way to end the long day. While it had started off rough with a test and getting called into work early, at least it was highlighted by a dip in the lake with some lovely people!
Anyway, hopefully The Shins provide a mellow start of your week, and I hope their cheerful, indie tunes perk it up for you. 
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