Today I woke up at 7AM with a purpose, which is something that hasn’t happened in months. Said purpose was sadly and 8AM class. I made the executive decision to wear something that was visually cool, but still comfy enough to slip into easily and rock with in the early morning. Flannel makes every early morning about 27.6% better!
I bought a hat! In the past my hat collection has only been winter/fall appropriate because I a beanie fiend, but I saw this one when i was out shopping with my mom and was ready to get some season appropriate headgear. It’s a bit floppy, a bit cowboy, and a bit bohemian with the patterned wrap around. I paired it with the base of an outfit that I’ve probably worn 10 times before to give the pieces a bit of a revival and this fringe necklace that reminds me of a bolo tie. Yee-haw.
Hello, all! I feel like I haven’t worn my good ol’ Nirvana t-shirt in ages (or at least, worn it in an outfit that actually made it onto the blog)! I feel like all of the me’s from my other ootd’s were missing it, so I decided, why not bring that piece of fabulous-ness back, but bring it back bigger and better than before. Then I asked myself “how, do I do that?” Answer: Compose 3 outfits instead of one! Is it original?: no. Did I do it anyway?: Most definitely!
I love my chambray shirt almost as much as I love Bob’s Burger’s Tine Belcher. When I bought it I was under the impression that I’d use it to finally try out denim on denim, yet here I am in a corduroy skirt instead. Sometimes things don’t turn out how you plan. Sometimes the unexpected turnout feels even better.
Yesterday when I was picking out my outfit I came across my trusty old American flag sweater and experienced what I like to call the ‘autumn blues’. The autumn blues are that feeling you get when you realize all of those awesome fall things that you’re missing out on because the weather isn’t appropriate enough for you to enjoy them. These awesome fall things include, but are not exclusive to, vanilla chai tea, chunky scarves, knit tights, peacoats, muted tones of everything, pumpkin spice lattes, and the amazing comfort of sweaters. So, when I picked up that sweater I had a vision of wearing it with a nice pair of shortalls, a black scarf, and some black tights right before my A/C kicked on reminding me that summer is still going strong and leaving me with a case of the autumn blues.
Of course, I wasn’t going to let that hold me back and if I couldn’t have autumn, I figured I might as well enjoy a piece from my autumn collection and wear this delightfully bright sweater. The nearly neon green is just the right kind of fun for the summer and the looser knit has kept me from experiencing too many problems with the heat. Most importantly, I’m getting that refreshing touch of fall in my outfit and that’s enough to keep me going until it gets cool again.
Are any of you guys experiencing the autumn blues and, also, what’s you’re favorite thing about fall?
As my 18th birthday is around the corner, I have recently acquired a new camera in the form of an early birthday present. Unfortunately, new tech does not automatically lead to new skill and I’m still in the process of figuring out how to use it, so please bear with me if all of my photos don’t look as pretty as my photos of Animal Kingdom and Cinderella’s castle.
In other news, I’m in the process of trying to get used to wearing sandals. I’d speculate that these ones that I recently bought from Wet Seal are probably the first pair I’ve been willing to wear in about 5 or 6 years and they have me feeling pretty vulnerable in the toe and foot area. To be honest, I thought my feet had been featured on YouTube star Kingsley’s podcast, because they were feeling pretty “overexposed” the entire time I walked around Disney World in them a couple of weeks ago. Slowly but surely, I am getting used to them in all of their arch support-lacking, studded glory.
Question: Do you guys like sandals in the summer time or do they leave you feeling a bit exposed? I need to know that I’m not the only one who thinks like this.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d rate my love for shortalls at about a solid 15. They’re quickly becoming my favorite summer item in my wardrobe, which I personally find to be an odd discovery because I’ve never actually been a fan of wearing shorts. Despite that, I find shortalls to be particularly wonderful. They’re effortlessly casual, the straps are adjustable (which is a plus in any item of clothing wear for me), and tend to have a lot of pockets. They’re pretty much one of the best purchases I’ve made this summer.
If there’s any change I’ve noticed in my style between this summer and the previous one, it’s my increasing distaste for wearing jeans. For some reason, I just can’t handle the heat like I used to and have been inspired to get out of the metaphorical kitchen (i.e. the state of consistently wearing jeans) in place of a cooler location of my house (i.e. the state of wearing anything that isn’t a pair of jeans). I’ve quickly grown more fond of the loose skirts, dresses, and gym shorts in my closet and plan to focus on expanding my collection of those, because they’re just as comfortable and care free as my outfit which just so happens to be my last day of finals outfit! In it I can comfortably mourn the closing of my high school career as I make my final step towards graduation before I can open up a new chapter of my life in college. Yay! (and another quieter ‘yay!’ for the students loans that i’m trying to make myself feel better about having to take out!)