Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Gingham and Pink



Since I've been away from the blogging world for a bit, I've been binge-reading some of my favorite blogs that I haven't been reading the past few months. One of those being the always sassy Hannah Gale. I was reading one of her recent fashion posts about how gingham and pink are huge this spring. So, I thought I'd try out both of them in one post! 

Like I mentioned in my last post, I haven't been thrifting much. I went a few times in the past few months to try and find a green dress for something I was attending this past weekend but I never really found anything else that caught my eye... except these shoes! Aren't they awesome? They were brand new from Old Navy when I found them. 




This outfit is a little too feminine for my style right now. I *probably* wouldn't wear this outfit (at least not the lipstick!) out yet but it's fun to experiment in my apartment, right? I don't know what it is about spring but it does make me want to try new styles, especially outfits that are more feminine. 

I've been dressing really casually as of late so it was fun to dress up a little bit. I realized over the past few months I kind of... forgot about fashion? I wasn't really paying attention to what I was wearing and just threw on something really casual and easy. I think it's because everyone I hang out with dresses really casually so I feel the need to as well. I've also noticed I've been wearing a lot of monochrome outfits, which are great but I do miss wearing bright colors! Hopefully, the beautiful spring weather will perk up my style choices as well. 



*Everything in this outfit is thrifted!* 


Have you been experimenting with your style choices lately? 
Let me know in the comments! 

Lee 



  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I'M BACK

I can't believe I'm actually sitting here writing a blog post! It's been too long. It feels almost foreign to be writing on this space again but I missed it too much.


I wasn't planning on being away for so long. In fact, I was planning on getting back into blogging during the new year... and then life happened. I've been really, really busy, which I know everyone hates to hear from bloggers/youtubers. But it's true. I realized this week I haven't really felt like myself recently, which is really strange. For the past few months I've been really busy with a social life, which is good and bad. I feel like I went from 0 to 100 when it comes to my social life so sometimes it can be a little overwhelming. I'm very much an introvert so this new extroverted lifestyle might be getting the better of me... 

So, I realized I really needed a distraction and blogging has always been my favorite thing to distract me from the real world so I'M BACK! I will probably be only posting once or twice a week but it's better than the radio silence, huh?




These photos aren't my favorite. My dress is terribly wrinkled, my hair is a MESS, and my compositions are bland but you know what? I'm okay with it! I've been wearing this outfit weekly since I thrifted this dress back in December.

 I'm just happy to want to blog again. I haven't even been thrifting that much recently, which makes me a little sad. I have been trying out a lot of beauty products recently (thanks Birchbox and Sephora play boxes!) so I can't wait to share what I've been loving next week.  

Dress and Sweater: Thrifted
Leggings: Old Navy
Shoes: Target


Please tell me how you've been doing! I've missed all of you. 
Thanks for sticking with me during this quiet period. 

Lee 



  

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Welcome to the New Year + Goals

The new year is finally upon us! 



I'm not normally one for setting resolutions but I have a few "goals" you could say for 2017. Some are daily and some are more long-term but I thought I'd share them with you! Plus, this will give me a good way to look back on these goals from time to time. 

1. Set aside time to write everyday 

I used to write slam poetry a lot in college and for some reason when I graduated I stopped writing. I recently picked up Sarah Kay's book No Matter the Wreckage, which has been really inspiring in terms of creating my own work again. She's one of my main inspirations when it comes to poetry. So, whether I write for 10 minutes or an hour I just want to write something. It doesn't have to be shared - just write anything I'm feeling. 

2. Unplug and read more books 

I've definitely gotten better about this since getting rid of my instagram but I am thinking about unplugging around 9pm at night and just reading. I used to go to bed every night reading books and I don't know why I stopped. 

3. Write more letters 

These all seem to be things I used to love doing but I used to write a lot of letters. I love receiving and sending mail so I want to make more of a point of sending more letters/art/poems/whatever. I have a lot of friends who live very far away and I want to keep in contact with them! If you'd like to be pen pals - hit me up! I LOVE new pen pals! 




4. Figure out where I want to move 

This is the biggest goal but I've been really struggling on the next step in my life. I've applied to grad school but I still have some other options that could be happening in 2017! It's hopefully going to be an exciting year so we'll see where it takes me! 

5. Run a marathon (or at least start training for one!) 

I need to get my health in check first but I really want to run a marathon. I was planning on running one in March but I've had some medical issues come up that make training a bit difficult... so, hopefully by the end of year that will be cleared up! 

6. Get back into blogging 

I miss blogging. I really do. I want to find my passion for it again this winter. 





What are your goals for the year? 
Let me know in the comments! 

Lee 



  

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Wishing I Were Home

For Thanksgiving I had quite a difficult time getting home. Apparently Christmas is going to be no different. 




It's Christmas eve and I'm currently stranded at the airport. On Thanksgiving I was flying out the Wednesday evening before and my flight got cancelled. I ended up getting to Atlanta at 3am, sleeping at the airport, and catching another flight at 8am. It was pretty horrendous, to be honest. 

This time there is another plane malfunction (seriously???) so my flight's been delayed for a few hours. So. Here I am writing a blog post! I normally don't have this much trouble with flights but for some reason this holiday season has not been on my side! Normally, my travel stories end with a happy ending that I get a lot of free airline miles or something but no such luck recently. 


I took some photos inside yesterday because I felt like getting some blog content done but it was raining. I am excited to visit some of my old blog photo locations from when I started this blog. I'm excited for a lot of things in the upcoming week. No work, lots of running, good food, family and friends I haven't seen in a long time! It should be really relaxing. 

Sweater: Vintage 
Shirt, Skirt, and Shoes: Thrifted 
Tights: Forever 21

What's your worst travel story? 
Happy holidays! 

Lee