Tuesday, April 26, 2011

when there's a burning in your heart

i've been obsessed with fashion blogs lately, and have been gathering tons of outfit inspiration from the gazillions i have saved in bloglines. (some of my absolute favorites are kendi everyday, clothed much, and kristine. or polly, among others).

anyways, i've been taking pics of my outfits lately and thought i'd share.



cardi: forever 21, lace top: h&m, tank: old navy, belt: thrifted, pants: h&m, boots: target, necklace: forever 21

this is my casual weekend look:
cardi: target(from the kids' dept. no less!), tanks: bought in japan years ago, jeans: gap, shoes, target, belt: thrifted, necklace: forever 21

i loveloveloveeeee this blouse - i thrifted it for only $1!! score! i'm not even sure what's on it...i thought it was birds at first, but it's starting to look like flowers? i'd also held onto this skirt for a while and have finally started to wear it!
cardi: forever 21, blouse: thrifted, skirt: h&m, tights: ???, boots: target, belt: forever 21

i've had this shirt for ages and am starting to love it again...
cardi: express, shirt: target, pants ("treggings"): h&m, flats: target, belt: thrifted, necklace: forever 21

i love yellow + red + grey:
cardi: forever 21, shirt: kensie girl, pants: h&m, shoes: vintage, belt: vintage, necklace + earrings: forever 21

this was my easter outfit (i wore my easter dress to work!). i was suuuuper tired in the morning because i was recovering from uh, an interesting night so i wanted something that i could throw on quickly and this was that.
cardi: wet seal, dress: old navy (kids dept! don't judge me!), leggings: forever 21, boots: vintage (from austin)

felt like being super girly. ignore the fact that i look preggers in the left photo, the wind was blowing up my top - it was super blowing strong AND freezing.
cardi: express, top: mine..., pants: h&m, flats: target, earrings: charlotte russe

boho casual?
cardi: ann taylor (secondhand from reyanna!), top: thrifted, jeans: target, shoes: thrifted, belt: thrifted, neclace (hard to see): forever 21

most of these photos were snapped in my backyard. they are also doing construction on the house next door, and apparently they took down the fence that separates our house from their house so the contractors have more room to work? or something? (they are basically gutting the entire house and rebuilding). i had no idea about the fact that there was no separation. when i went out to take an outfit photo on saturday, i walk out, set my camera on self-timer, walk out to pose...when all of a sudden, i see a group of chinese contractors sitting there staring at me while on their cigarette break. ugh.

i've also set up my shots with random people passing by, probably thinking "why is that girl taking a photo of herself in front of this random wall?!"

but i've been having fun documenting my outfits, and this helps me experiment and branch out with my style...soooo....i think i will start posting outfits on here from now on.

at least it will (hopefully) help me blog on a regular basis again, right?

Friday, April 08, 2011

the kids don't stand a chance

the other day, i realized that i had less than two months to go until my 26th birthday (holy crap, this year is going way too fast). which made me think of this layout i did last year, right after i turned 25...


i wanted to see how i was progressing on said list...

1. cook at least once a week.
EPIC FAIL. i almost never cook anymore!


2. do a layout a day for a month.
i haven't done this yet, but i still have 2 months, right??


3. start another photo-a-day project.
i'm doing project 365 again. so far, so good...i made it through the first 3 months, and am continuing into this month!(yes, i do need to post the photos from the last week or so...)


4. go on a REAL vacation somewhere.
DONE - went to austin! just booked a ticket to seattle for the end of may, and toying with the idea of heading to the east coast again (this fall, perhaps?)

5. go to a dodger game - at dodger stadium.
was hoping to do this last summer, and it just didn't work out. am hoping to do it this spring...perhaps i need to schedule my next visit home around the dodgers' schedule, since it always seems like they are NEVER playing at home while i'm in town!

6. organize all my scrapbook stuff in some way that does not involve stacked boxes.
 FAIL. working on this though.

7. learn illustrator.
haven't done this...but i want to! was going to take a class but didn't. next year? this will probably end up on the next list.

8. acquire more camera equipment/upgrade
i'm about to. i just need to pull the trigger.


9. grow photograpically
i'm always trying to push my photography out of my personal comfort zone. i think i've definitely seen it grow the last year, but there's still work left to do...

10. start submitting scrapbook layouts for publication again on a regular basis.
i really, really, really need to do this!!!

11. eat more vegetables.
 fail. i'm trying, though!

12. go to the asian art museum, finally.
 done! i want to go back though, i didn't get to spend nearly as much time there as i wanted to...

13. blog at least once a week.
 EPIC FAIL.

14. go to a concert. or two. or several.
 ok, this i have succeeded on...i've been averaging one or two shows a month since i started working in august: something corporate, she & him, jimmy eat world (multiple times), matt hires, ingrid michaelson, lifehouse, dashboard confessional, josh ritter, joshua radin, lenka, greg laswell...and others i'm forgetting, i'm sure. coming up in the next few months: the new pornographers, iron&wine...and more!

15. experiment more.
 definitely trying to!

16. re-start my etsy shop.
 ideas brewing my head, very little time to execute them. i need to get moving on this...

17. start skating again on a regular basis, and re-learn spinning.
 i NEED to get in a groove again, but it's hard!!

18. play with the diana.
 FAIL. i still haven't finished an entire roll of film, yet.

19. make friends.
SUCCESS!! i am so lucky to have made amazing friends in the last year...ones who make me laugh, let me indulge my foodie side and that i can count on. i am so fortunate to have them.

20. invest in a nice pair of boots that will withstand the rain
i don't know if i've necessarily invested in a pair that fits this criteria...but i've invested in a few pairs that i LOVE! i should buy myself rain boots, however...

21. read a book a month.
not quite reading a book a month...i was at one point, but there was a lull. i'm reading regularly again, though! currently reading juliet, naked by nick hornby.

22. hike to marshall's beach.
planning on this once the weather gets warmer. was just talking about this with a friend yesterday, so hopefully soon!

23. bike to sausalito.
um. nope.

24. buy a sewing machine and learn to sew.
 i wanna!!!! i am hoping that i will get myself a sewing machine for my birthday!

25. take more walks.
i do this once in awhile. i should do it more often. 

26. stop thinking so much - just DO.
working on it!!

i've crossed lots off this list, but so many left to do, too!!! at least i have twomonths left, right? oops, less than three months now...and i have things that i definitely want to put on next year's list!

and some layouts to share since it's been awhile...

these were done for two peas:







and these for pink paislee!