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Well hello there!

I hope you all are enjoying your mid-week! As for me, I definitely have been. 🙂

Today’s outfit is from H&M! ❤

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I really love the style of this dress, as it’s very feminine. Paired with the shoes, I think the black adds a punch!

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I looooove the little pink and burgundy floral print! And how the sleeves hang…<3

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I paired it with my daisy headband. Nice touch, no? 😀

I’ll leave you with some inspiration, as I don’t feel like I’ve shared much inspirational writing lately!

The other night, I was talking on the phone with my sister about being in a good mood. I’ve been in a really good mood lately, not for any particular reason, as nothing different has occurred to make my mood this way. So with this in mind, I’ll elaborate!

I told her one thing that makes me feel really good about life in general is keeping a gratitude journal. I write down everything I currently feel grateful for, and it gives me an appreciative outlook. I do mean everything – even down to being grateful for a cup of coffee and writing in detail what I enjoy about the taste of it. The tiniest things do count!

Because you know what? I guarantee if we suddenly didn’t have the tiny things we take for granted, it’d become blatantly obvious that it’s gone. Then we’d think, I should have appreciated it more!

I didn’t sell my sister on the idea of a gratitude journal though…she didn’t seem too impressed. LOL!

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Being happy with what I have at the moment also makes me feel good. Life can change in an instant, so I truly appreciate the quiet moments when I acknowledge and appreciate that my health is good, everything is calm, I have what I need, etc. We never know when something can change!

I hope this post inspired you! See ya! ❤

 

Metal Mermaid

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Hello everyone and welcome! 🙂

My outfit today is a combination of mermaid and doom metal (that’s my beloved Ghost shirt I’m wearing), and the headband is new!

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It’s made out of buttons and felt fabric. I’ve never worked with felt before, and I really love how it turned out! Mermaid vibes!

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To match, I wore my gigantic made-it-myself seashell statement ring. ❤

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Ghost just released a new single this past week called Rats, and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. It’s been on repeat in my car for the past few days. I can’t wait for their new album in June!!!

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My friend and I went to a fancy fruit stand late this afternoon, and I matched the interior. Nice photo opportunity or what?

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Someone on Etsy sent me a message asking if I could make one of my rings into a pin. I decided to make my first pin this weekend, and I like it! It’s in the shop now, and I’m currently sporting it on my laptop bag:

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Pretty, no? 😀

Hope you enjoyed your weekend! ❤

 

Busy Bee

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Hello again!

Could it BEE any windier today?! (haha, you’ll understand the pun later!)

The weather was nice and warm earlier today, and literally out of nowhere, by the time I got out of work, I walk outside all obliviously and I’m hit with a gust of wind.

It was tricky getting these outfit photos, but I really wanted to take them because red and yellow are a combination I don’t typically wear, n’est-ce pas?

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Evidence of the struggle: here is a picture of my phone falling. The wind hit really hard and WHOOSH! The phone, while attached to the tripod, went tumbling down. But the cool thing is that the timer continued to count down and it caught an awesome live-action still!

Now, back to the outfit!

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My outfit is a nice hodgepodge of many things. To me, my outfit:

  1. Reminds me of something Disney-esque.
  2. Reminds me of the 70’s.
  3. Makes me want ketchup and mustard.

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The downside: I’ve been charged at by bees two days in a row. In fact, it’s getting ridiculous!!!

The first incident was yesterday during my lunch hour. I typically eat in my car with the windows rolled down, and suddenly I hear the sound of doom.

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It was a yellow jacket, at MY side of the window. Terrified, I literally rolled across the center console of my car, over the passenger seat, and out the door. It happened so fast…suddenly I was outside of my car. The question now was: where was the bee? Fortunately, it wasn’t in my car, as I thoroughly checked and then spent the rest of my lunch with the windows up.

But then when I came back into the office, a honeybee came charging at me as I walked in. Then, today on my break!

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I think bees are attracted to bright colors, and I also heard they’re attracted to sweet smelling hairspray/lotion/perfume. So I’m pretty much an airport for bees.  😦

I’ve been staying a busy bee myself lately, having just finished and released a new textbook at work (yay!), and brainstorming ideas for new artsy creations. I’m trying out my first wallet design!

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Zazzle.com makes it really easy to get my artwork printed on things! I plan on gluing rose charms to the blank pink strips above and below the picture, to add some pizzazz to the overall look. Once it’s complete, I’ll be sure to post photos! ❤

Enjoy the rest of your week! See you next time!

April Showers

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…better bring some amazingly pretty May flowers!!!

Hi, all! Like my umbrella today? Since I’m wearing a lavender ensemble, I thought I’d stick with the color palette and what not. 😉

It’s an interesting rain today, that’s for sure. It’s warm outside, which is great because I’m only a fan of warm rain, but consequently, it’s rather humid. Oh well; I’ll take it!

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This umbrella is pretty cool, isn’t it? I bought it at H&M sometime last year. Love the roses.

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I get so caught up in flower headbands, that I sometimes neglect my simple black velvet bow headband. It’s subtle, yet still adds a cute touch!!! Also, a matching black velvet choker.

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My little pin is back! I showcased it in a previous blog post, and this sassy lady is back to attack. Attack oncoming passersby with her unabashedly quirky fashion sense, that is…

I got this pin from The Tote Trove, and she sells the cutest items ever! ❤ I love this pin especially, because it’s just so cute and a nice conversation starter. The colors went well with my skirt today, so it all came together perfectly.

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I know, I know…another new pair of shoes from B.A.I.T. footwear! My other matching pair is off-white, and now I have them in black. I just can’t get over the cuteness and the old fashion vibes these shoes have! ❤

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I thought I would include a close-up of my makeup today, which I’m totally loving! Keeping with the purple look, I used a mix of silver with purple, and black in the crease. I don’t even know where the eyeshadow palette is from because it was a Christmas gift, but it’s awesome!

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So, our front door and the screen door finally got painted white! I can’t get over how much I love the new look of the house. It looks so happy and cute, and I love walking through the front door!

The fence still needs to be painted white, but that will happen soon. 🙂

Hope you enjoyed reading! See ya!

 

 

Easter is here!!!

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I’ve been looking forward to this day soooo much! It’s finally here and boy do I have a lot of things to share with you all. ❤

So, I love Easter for many reasons: for faith-based reasons, as it’s the celebration of Christ’s resurrection, and also just because I have an excuse to dress up like a pastel princess (like I really needed an excuse for that, though?) and eat candy.

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You are never too old for an Easter basket. My morning started off with delicious jelly bean-filled Easter eggs, a piece of chocolate, and fruit snacks!

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I LOVE THIS DRESS. It’s from Forever 21 and looks so vintage! Love the dusty pink color and the white polka dots. I had it altered because it was originally very long.

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I’ve had too much fun today dressing up and taking photos. I love you, Easter!!!

If you think the Easter fun is over – think again! I turned the weekend itself into an Easter extravaganza, so I have another outfit from yesterday to showcase.

A sweet, little old man told me I looked like an Easter egg, so the outfit was a success!

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Do you notice how happy I look in these photos…?

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The happiness you see on my face is my I JUST BOUGHT TICKETS TO SEE THE SMASHING PUMPKINS REUNION TOUR IN AUGUST glow!!!

This has literally been the best weekend! Easter fun, and purchasing tickets to see one of my favorite bands of all time! I was reading about it, and they’re playing songs from their original five albums! This is going to be gold!

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And what got me even more hyped up about this, is that in their promotional tour video, they featured the same women from their Siamese Dream album cover – they’re just grown up now!

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I’m ridiculously excited about this, and I’m still floating in the air. I’ll be going to Oakland in the Bay Area to see it! Between now and then, I’ll have to think of the perfect outfit to wear…I already know it’ll be inspired by the Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness album!

Hope you enjoyed this post! ‘Til next time!

Berry Delightful, Indeed…

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Hello there, and a happy Good Friday to you!!! I had a half day at work, so the rest of this day has been spent frolicking around in my backyard taking blog photos, eating berries, and now I’m writing this, sitting at a coffee shop. ❤

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I realized something; I eat a LOT of berries. Berries are a staple in my daily diet. For breakfast, I eat plain cereal with fresh raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries mixed in. Now, strawberries are making a comeback in my diet…

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And in my HAIR. YESSSSSSSSS!!! The strawberry barrettes are baaaaack!!! *electric guitar solo blasts*

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Strawberries are not only good for eating, but for wearing in one’s hair. I love these quirky barrettes!

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I can’t remember where I bought the red dress (it’s very old), but the half-top is from Forever 21. 🙂 The weather here is around a lovely 80 degrees, so the short-sleeves are making a debut!

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I was observing my outfit today, and while it’s very summery and picnic-y, it kept reminding me of something…just couldn’t figure out what. I kept thinking as I was getting ready for work early this morning, and then it hit me!

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While the outfit styles are completely different, the same color palette applies! The colors of my outfit totally make me think of my favorite scene from A Walk to Remember. Don’t even get me started on how much I love this film! I watch it frequently and it’s my favorite romance movie, ever.

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Alright alright, I know I’m getting sappy here, but seriously, this is my favorite scene! And as an astronomy lover to the core, this is like, the most romantic thing ever. Haha! ❤

I relate a lot to the fact that her character is really into astronomy. I have a telescope as well, but not of that magnitude…and since warm nights are ahead, you’ll find me in the front of my house at night with my Sky Guide app on my phone open, aiming it at the sky.

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And no matter what, I always look up where this comet is when I have my Sky Guide app open at night! Of course, there’s no way of seeing it since it’s perpetually in deep space, but in a strange way, I miss this comet. Before you start thinking I’m nuts, don’t leave yet; I remember seeing Hale-Bopp in 1997 when I was a child, and I have never forgotten it. It only comes around every 2,000 years so…not like we’ll be seeing it again or anything.

So yes, this is my favorite comet because I feel lucky to have seen it. ❤ In fact, I named half of my Etsy shop name after it – PinkBopp. I even did a school report on it when I was 10, haha.

I hope you enjoyed this strange blog post concoction of fruit, romance films and deep space. See you in my next Easter blog post!

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**Film stills courtesy of Pinterest

Crystal Baller

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Hello, hello!!!

Ahh…one of many bands that makes me nostalgic for the 90’s is Third Eye Blind, which is song-referenced in my blog post title. I’m also getting back into wearing chokers again (we have an on-again, off-again relationship it seems) which is also very 90’s. To continue on with the crystal ball reference though, I also have this to talk about:

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The Crystal Ball FrappucinoThis elusive drink is only available for a few days before it disappears. I tried it, on a very stormy evening a few days ago (you can see the rain on the window, and it was thundering and lightning, too). It was quite delicious! Very sweet (I’m used to mochas, which have a rich taste and aren’t as sweet) but it was nice for a one-time try. ❤

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Guys, I can’t tell you how excited I am for Easter!!! I can’t wait to get decked out like a pastel princess, and I have a headband I’m making to wear that day. Really looking forward to wearing my Easter outfit!

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The weather is in that weird stage where it’s warm one day and cold the next, and today was an in-between sort of deal where it was not really warm but not really cold either. With that, I chose a comfy sweater and a purple skirt, and a gold belt to tie off the look.

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It’s so faint, but I’m wearing a light purple choker. I’m totally getting into wearing chokers again! More to come in future outfit posts. 🙂

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New nails!!! I love these; I continued with the ombre sparkle look, like I had previously. I’m really loving them! ❤

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I drew this the same evening we had that severe thunderstorm, and I was drinking the Crystal Ball frappucino. The creativity was flowing and I decided to draw this. 🙂  My inspiration was simple: I’m very big on ‘happy places’. That varies greatly from one person to the next, but for me, a cup of coffee and a book is one of my many go-to ‘happy places’. ❤

‘Til Next Time!