Random Weekend

Today I decided to take a stroll from the land of Work That Actually Needs To Be Done and into the lovely world of procrastination with a random weekend post (which hasn’t been done in a while due to the fact that I actually don’t like the word ‘random’). Who needs to know the importance of Supreme Court cases when they can waste time taking pictures of things in their sketchbooks and reading books that have no relation to the actual subjects of their study? Yay for avoiding education!

Some light summer reading to keep the mind fresh!
Some light summer reading to keep the mind fresh!

 

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Educational films are the perfect replacement for “by the book” learning.

 

I bought this poster and I now have no clue about what to do with it.
I bought this poster and I have no clue about what to do with it.

 

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Banana flavored ice cream is the world’s best invention.

 

This is my first new phone in about 3 years.
This is my first new phone in about 3 years.

 

I bought shortalls!
I bought shortalls!

 

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Sometimes I wonder what I was thinking when I look at some drawings in my sketchbook.

 

What did the baby corn say to the mama corn? Where's pop corn!?
What did the baby corn say to the mama corn? Where’s pop corn!?

 

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I haven’t even heard of most of these.

And we can happily close this post out with some of the cases that I should be studying right now. Delightful!

The Trier

Yesterday I had my senior photo session, and, as I do with most things, procrastinated on picking out my casual outfits and filling out some of the forms I was supposed to have done. No, I did not know what backgrounds I preferred or if there were any particular poses I just had to have (model I am not). I didn’t even know where the building I was getting my photos done was at. Luckily, I’m good at pulling things together last moment and having them look semi decent, just like this outfit, which I chose to be my first casual. I think it says something about myself: I try, but I don’t like to look like I’m trying too hard even when I do try really hard.

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Shirt: Vintage Vinyl (Goodwill); Skirt: Wall Flower; Shoes: ? (Goodwill); Necklace: Etsy
Shirt: Vintage Vinyl (Goodwill); Skirt: Wall Flower; Shoes: ? (Goodwill); Necklace: Etsy

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So Lazy You’d Think It’s My Job

I had goals for this summer. I had goals that said that I would do more posts now that I didn’t have the excuse of being busy for 7 hours a day with school. I also had goals that included getting in shape. All these goals have awarded me is a camera full of photos for posts that I was too lazy to put up and a pair of gym shorts that I wore grocery shopping instead of to any fitness oriented area. I think I’m kind of winning the lottery at life right now.100_1532 100_1531 100_1530

Sweater: Decoded; Shorts: Hibbett Sports; Bag: thrifted; Scarf: thrifted; Shoes: DIY
Sweater: Decoded; Shorts: Hibbett Sports; Bag: thrifted; Scarf: thrifted; Shoes: DIY

Lazy Days

I feel like I’ve had quite the unproductive day. I literally sat around and did nothing when I really should have been baking a pecan pie. I’ll probably do this post then sit around and do nothing again when I still should be baking a pecan pie. Let it be known, that pie will get baked.100_0708

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Top: ?; Jeans: No Boundaries (Walmart); Boots: White Mountain; Necklaces: Etsy
Top: ?; Jeans: No Boundaries (Walmart); Boots: White Mountain; Necklaces: Etsy
"Only one more night!" - my inner child
“Only one more night!” – my inner child

Stripes

I’m feel like I’ve been rolling around in a bucket full of patterns today. Floral, stripes, and the subtle arrows in the tights, I think I’m really going for it for the full 9 yards today. Bright colors make for a bright day! And by bright day, I mean I’m putting off setting up interviews for my imaginary community project and creating source cards (I’m currently in the middle of having violent thought towards the creator(s) of MLA web citations) for the accompanying paper. It’s all good though, seeing as avoidance has led to me getting some Christmas shopping done and buying a new pair of socks.12

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Sweater: Faded Glory via Walmart; Skirt: CATO; Tights: ? via Walmart; Moccasins: No Call via Shoe Show; Necklaces: Etsy
Sweater: Faded Glory via Walmart; Skirt: CATO; Tights: ? via Walmart; Moccasins: No Call via Shoe Show; Necklaces: Etsy

Costumes for Procrastinators

If you guys are anything like me, you’re prone to major procrastination. For me, this wouldn’t be too big of a problem if it weren’t for the fact that I had plans for dressing up for Halloween but procrastinated on getting a costume. So, I thought I’d help all of my fellow procrastinating friends with a post on some super easy costumes that include items that you may already own.

If you have a white dress…

You can go as Red Riding Hood! I think the easiest way to do this is to go for a more urban/modern version and swap the cloak for a red hoodie. Then use one of those re-usable grocery bags and tell people that you were off to deliver some canned soup and cough drops to your sickly grandmamma but ran into a wolf on the way back from the local grocery store.

For this look, you’ll need:

  • A White Dress (preferably one that’s above the knee and comes out at the waist to mimic children’s style clothing)
  • A Red Hoodie or Cape
  • Tights (I think black works the best with the white dress for a classic look, but feel free to expand into other colors)
  • Flat Shoes (just pick a pair that you could walk through a forest in)
  • A Basket (you can use an old Easter egg basket or pick a basket up from a dollar store in the area where they keep their low quality home decorations)

If you have black jeans and a black shirt…Be a bank robber (or any sort of robber that doesn’t have the word cradle in front of it, to be honest)! It sounds really ridiculous, but I’m pretty sure you won’t run into someone else wearing the same costume as you. Just remember, kids, don’t wear a ski mask. You’re a pretend bank robber, not a real one. You wouldn’t want anyone to mistake you for a serial killer.

For this look you’ll need:

  • A Fitted Black Shirt or Sweater
  • Black Skinny Jeans
  • A Black Beanie
  • Black Flat Shoes
  • A Black Mask (to cover the upper half of your face Robin style-feel free to draw the mask on with face paint)
  • A Belt (if you can find one, try using a tool belt or a makeup belt that has compartments in it to carry all of your bank robbing equipment)
  • A Flashlight (to see the safe you’re busting into)
  • A White Pillow Case (fill it up half way, tie the top closed with a piece of string, and toss it over your shoulder)

If you have a light blue dress…Fall through that rabbit hole and get friendly with the Mad Hatter because you’re Alice in Wonderland! This is one of those costumes that I’ve always wanted to be, but never was because I couldn’t figure out how to create the look. By the time I’d figured it out, it was too late, since I’d already developed a style crush on the Mad Hatter.

For this look you’ll need:

  • A Blue Dress (preferably one with at least a cap sleeve that comes out at the waist)
  • An Apron (optional, but recommended)
  • White Tights
  • Black Flats
  • A Black Headband (bow optional)

If you have a flowy, light-colored dress…

You can literally be any sort of humanoid mythical woodland creature! Just roll in some body shimmer or slather on the sparkly lotion and you can probably convince your friends that you came from a magical forest. Feel free to make up a mystical sounding name or look up a creature that isn’t that common in folklore and spend the night pretending that you sleep in the trees.

For this look you’ll need:

  • A Light-Colored Flowy Dress (like a maxi dress or a short chiffon type dress)
  • Flower Hair Pins or a Floral Headband (there are tons of quick DIYs online if you don’t already own flower pins ar the headband)
  • Wings (only use if you specifically want to be a fairy-can be bought in the children’s section of a dollar store)
  • Sandals or Moccasins
  • Long Pendant Necklaces (optional)
  • Body Shimmer (store buy it or mix glitter into your lotion)

Hopefully this gave someone out there some ideas for Halloween or any other sort of costume appropriate idea (or at least wasn’t a complete waste of 3-5 minutes of your life)! In the mean time, I shall be trying to pick my own costume. I’m currently stuck between being a mythical woodland creature (I like any reason to be sparkly) and Red Riding Hood. I feel like both would work seeing as I’m quite short. What do you guys think?

P.S. What is your dream costume?

Clocks

This has possibly been one of the most unproductive weeks of my existence (standard education wise). I’ve been meaning to study for the PSAT, even went out and got a practice book and everything, but unfortunately, studying just feels like a fantasy. The whole concept of it was probably ruined for me when I opened the book on Monday and they kept talking about things like “interior angles” and “polygons”. I don’t remember geometry. I don’t know about this “30, 60, 90” thing. All I know is that this outfit is warm and deserves to be celebrated with a cup of cocoa and a season of Sherlock. Yeah, I’m taking a vacation in Procrasti-Nation.

Sweater: De Rotchild; T-Shirt: Micky and Co. via Goodwill; Skirt: Crimson and Clover via TJ Maxx; Jeans: Cato; Boots: Old Navy via Goodwill; Necklaces: Etsy; Hat: Wal-Mart