Monday, July 24, 2017

What to wear in 100+ degrees




I was hoping we would escape the boiling 100+ degree heat (37 c) this year but alas... we didn't. This past week has been pretty brutal. So, this dress is pretty much the only thing I want to wear! It's flowy, comfortable, and pretty thin. Perfect for this time of year (hell let's be real here). 

I mentioned in my last post that I did quite a lot of thrifting a few weekends ago. This dress was one of my finds and I love it. It was actually in the shirt section of goodwill so I got it for only $3.50! What a steal considering it's an Alice x UO (urban outfitters) collaboration! This was a piece I considered selling but it's just so comfy! 



To beat the heat,  I woke up pretty early on Saturday morning and shot these by my apartment complex. I think I've finally found my groove with blogging again. 1 - 2 posts a week is so much more manageable and better for my crazy schedule right now! Starting in August, I'll be taking a sign language class at the local university here and I am so excited! I'm taking a casual one right now but I really like it so I'm going to continue learning. 

I also added a new addition to my household so you'll have to wait and hear about that one... but let's just say she is cute and fluffy!! I actually have a lot of exciting content coming your way in the next few weeks. Hooray for feeling inspired again! But anyways... 


Dress: Thrifted (very similar)
Shoes: Converse 

What do you like to wear in this heat? 

Lee

  

Monday, July 17, 2017

Blending In


I know I've mentioned it a few times on here but I used to sell a lot of used clothing online. I mean, a lot. And thanks to my friend, Lauren, I've gotten back into it. She's starting up an instagram shop and it really made me want to get back into thrifting! It makes me really happy to get back into something I truely loved all of last year. 

So, I went a little crazy this past weekend. But that just means that I'll be filming a thrift haul this week! I'm also thinking about filming my Sephora PLAY box unboxing. Would anyone be interested in that? 













But the reason I bring this up is that I'm thinking about selling the dress I'm wearing. 

I find it a bit uncomfortable to wear in the blazing Arkansas humidity. But the print is so lovely! I picked it up while I was in Montreal but it just not breathable! But that might be better for someone who lives in a slightly cooler climate. 



I also think this will be the last time I'll be wearing these slip-ons. They are falling apart, which makes me so sad. Actually, most of my shoes these days are falling apart -- literally! The soles are coming off, they've got holes in them, or I've just worn them entirely too much. 

My sweater was a hand-me-down from my Aunt in Georgia. It's actually a j.crew cardigan and I've gotten a surprising amount of wear out of it!


Dress: H&M
Cardigan: j.crew (hand-me-down)
Shoes: Target (old)

Have you gotten back into a hobby lately? 
Let me know!

Lee

  

Monday, July 10, 2017

New and Vintage





Things have been a little quiet around here. My weekends lately have been filled with family visiting, day trips around the state, and lots of running! I'm training for my first 25k at the end of this month (!) so most of my Saturday's lately have been taken up with long runs (10+ miles). I think my 25k will be pretty difficult considering it's in the middle of the summer (in Arkansas!) in the dark!! But hopefully, it will be fun? 

Thankfully, I carved out some time early on Sunday morning to take some outfit photos!




The reason I mentioned my weekends though has to do with this outfit! On Friday I saw the band Little Tybee. They're an Atlanta-based band with a whole lot of sound! Whenever I see a smaller band like this, I love to support them by either buying a CD or t-shirt. It was a really intimate show so we got to chat with the band afterward. It was fun to chat about Atlanta and some of the bands I know there. Plus, they had t-shirts in x-smalls! That never happens. 

My shoes are new as well. I've come to realize that thrift store shoes probably aren't cutting it anymore... every single pair of shoes I own right now is falling apart! It's a problem because finding shoes in my size is so hard. But I found these in the kids' section of Target. They make me feel like a ballerina, which is always fun! 

Shirt: Little Tybee Band t-shirt (not online) 
Skirt: Vintage 
Shoes: Target 

How was your weekend? 
Let me know in the comments! 

Lee 


  

Monday, June 19, 2017

1 Co-ord, 3 Ways! / Lookbook

Hello! I'm back today with a video! Woo!
Hopefully, this will become more a regular thing. I have a travel video of Quebec coming soon as well so stay tuned for that! 


Monday, June 12, 2017

Tough Decisions




I mentioned in my last post about potentially moving. I found out in the beginning of June I got into grad school in Toronto! It was a confusing situation because I called them a while ago not thinking I got in and then come to find out I did! So, the past two weeks have been spent making pro/con list after list figuring out if I should move to Canada or not. 

Packing up and moving seems pretty daunting right now. I finally found a really great group of friends here, my job is relatively easy, and I live by myself, which are all really good things. And really hard things to leave behind right now. I spent hours discussing it with friends, alumni of the program, etc. 




This decision was especially difficult because this program sounds absolutely amazing. It would potentially help jumpstart a career into the art world. But do I have enough time to move to Canada? Do I want to leave just yet? Am I ready to commit myself to this career? 

So, I decided I will not be heading to graduate school right now. I was talking to a good friend of mine on Friday and they suggested I just use the next year to have fun. So, I'm going to do just that. I'm going to explore some other interests. I'm going to continue blogging and making videos (they're coming... I promise!). I am also going to take a sign language class at the end of the month! I am really excited about that. I'm slowly coming to terms with the fact that maybe my job doesn't have to do with art. I can still pursue it in my free time. 



Onto the outfit...
This is another dress that was so kindly gifted to me by the people at Tobi. Y'all know I love a good shift dress and this one is pretty great! It is a little big on me so I might end up getting it taken in but I still really liked it.  The actual dress is mesh and it comes with a slip on the inside, which you can wear with other things. So win-win! I paired it with one of my favorite thrifted denim jackets (even though it was too hot that morning to wear it!) and my trusty white slip-ons. I really need to find a new pair.... 


Dress: c/o Tobi
Jacket: Thrifted (similar)
Shoes: Target (Similar)


Have you had to make any major life decisions lately?
Let me know in the comments! 

Lee


  

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

6 Months In



I thought it might be fun to look at the goals I set for myself back in January. But while writing this post I realized how little I've done to accomplish my goals for the year. So I guess I'll recap on how I've been failing miserably? 

1. Set aside time each day to write 
I've been writing more but I haven't been doing it daily. I've written a few poems this year so I'm doing better than before! But I need to start writing again. 

2. Unplug and read more books
I haven't been doing this as much.... I'm having a hard time focusing lately. I did read some short stories by Dave Eggers while in Canada. I'm finding short stories easier to digest than a larger novel.

3. Write more letters
Nope, I haven't done that.... 



4. Figure out where I want to move
I'm currently in the process of figuring this one out. I'll have it figured out by the 16th of this month but who knows what is going to happen! My life is very much up in the air right now and it is stressing me out. 

5. Run a marathon or start training for one
I am not running a marathon soon but I will be running a 25k in July! (17ish miles). I've still been pretty sick the past few weeks so I haven't been able to train like I want. But I think I may have finally found a solution to my mystery illness! 

6. Get back into blogging
I have done this! Whew! Maybe not as much as before but I am glad to be back writing and taking photos when I can. To be honest, I haven't been feeling creative lately (as seen by my lack of posts) but hopefully, I'll start to feel better mentally and physically soon. 







On a happier note, I am in love with this dress! The wonderful folks over at Tobi sent me some pieces recently and I can't wait to show them to you all! But I think this linen wrap dress is my favorite! I've wanted a wrap dress for a while now and this one fits all my needs! It's a little big in the chest area (surprise, surprise) but overall, I still love it. 



Dress: Tobi
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Gift 

Do you have any goals you're trying to accomplish? 
Let me know in the comments!



Lee 


  

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Millennial Pink





So, apparently, there is now a fad called Millennial Pink. And I guess you could say, I really dig it. I didn't really realize it was such a popular color until I was reading a blog and they mentioned it. I've had this shirt for around three years and I'd say it's a perfect example of millennial pink. I'm actually pretty surprised this shirt has held up the last three years. It's originally from Primark but I thrifted it while living in Ireland. 

Does this mean that most millennials like this color? I don't really get the point of millennial pink but I guess since I am a millennial and I do like this color, I am part of the fad? or trend? whatever. I mean just look at my blog theme! Covered in the color and I didn't even realize it was a thing up until last week!

 I wouldn't even consider myself a really girly person, especially right now. It's weird because whenever I look at my dresses (or wear them!) they don't fee like me? At least right now. I'm sure that will change but I've been pretty much living in pants the past few months. 



I'd say this outfit is one of my most typical for work these days. I've actually had these trousers for a pretty long time but I've never featured them on the blog! They are really comfortable so, that is awesome for work! And I know, I know. I've featured this black vest about a million times. But it goes with everything!!



What do you think about Millennial pink? 
Let me know in the comments!

Lee


  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The perfect spring look




So, the first thing I noticed when editing these photos is "wow, I have a lot of hair," which might sound a bit weird. I don't know why my hair is so poofy in these photos but wow! It's a little out of control, huh? This past year was the first time I've decided to grow out my hair in a long time and I'm not gonna lie - I kind of love it. I thought I really liked having short hair but turns out, I have really thick, nice hair! Who knew?? Ha. 



As for this outfit, it's been my spring go-to. It's not really a typical spring outfit but I've been living in it. I picked up this shirt at H&M in Montreal and I pretty much haven't taken it off since. I don't even remember the last time I bought something that wasn't second-hand but I decided to treat myself while I was on vacation! 

 It's pretty lightweight and I really like how baggy it is. It makes it a lot breezier! I don't know how I'm going to style it for the hot Arkansas summer but I'm going to try. I'm  also going to try and wear jeans for as long as possible until I just can't anymore. 

I'm planning on posting a travel guide to Quebec city soon, hopefully! I will definitely have a video in the next few weeks. 

Shirt: H&M
Jeans: Urban outfitters (old)
shoes: Target (old)

What's been your go-to spring outfit?
Lee 


  

Sunday, April 30, 2017

How to make money online feat. Dealspotr!

(this photo has no relevance but WHATEVER)

I think I’ve mentioned it on the blog before but in my downtime, I love making some spare cash. From selling clothes online to taking online surveys, I’ve found quite a few ways to make a little extra pocket change for myself. And most of them can be done while you’re just hanging out at home watching TV or something. Taking online surveys can be quite tedious and frustrating but I think I’ve found a new way to make a little extra cash….

LET’S FIND OUT


When the folks over at Dealspotr contacted me, I knew I had to check it out for myself. At first, I didn’t even realize you could earn money from it. Dealspotr is a coupon sharing website but it’s pretty cool because all the coupons are submitted and validated by real people! But the best part? When you validate various deals – you get rewarded!!


Let’s start with the coupon aspect of Dealspotr though. I’ve tried some other coupon websites (or even searching for coupons through google…) and none of them are as accurate as Dealspotr. Real people are checking these deals to see if they work and for how long they last. It’s pretty awesome! It’s also really easy to validate deals but I’ll touch on that in a bit.

How do you make money from this website you might be wondering?



So, when you sign up you have a daily checklist of things to accomplish. Most of them don’t take much time so it can be really easy to accumulate points pretty quickly. Most of the time it’s about validating deals. All you need to do is if you’re shopping online, you can take a screenshot of the deal you’ve used to validate it. You can also leave helpful tips about entering the code, which I found really useful. Sometimes online deals can be tricky to deal with.  

So, once you accumulate a certain amount of points you can redeem them for Amazon gift cards, which I think is pretty awesome. And I find it a lot easier than using Online survey websites. With those, most of the time you answer at least 20 questions and then you don’t even qualify for the survey!!! It can be so frustrating. But with dealspotr, you always qualify so you always earn points!

The other cool thing is that yes, this is a coupon site but it’s also the only coupon site that you don’t have to spend any money to reap the benefits. I’m all about that haha. I also didn’t think I was much of an online shopper but they have a huge variety of sites – not just fashion. They post airline deals to beauty, etc. It’s awesome!

THE DOWNSIDE?


One thing I do find a little tedious is trying to post a deal. I find someone else has already beaten me to it… pretty much always. It can be frustrating to try and post a deal and not get anything in reward. It’s the one thing I haven’t quite mastered on the site.
           

When I was first using the site, I found it a little difficult to find where things were (for example, how many points I had or how to validate a deal) but it just takes some time to explore the site. It’s also supposed to be a social platform but honestly, I don’t see myself using it in that regard. But overall, I'm a big fan. 

Have you ever used a site like this? 
Let me know in the comments!

Lee