March 31, 2016

March Recap

This month was a blur. I honestly couldn't remember much of what happened this month until I started looking back through my camera roll. But there were a few keystones this month. My tech ed certification was approved by the PA Department of Education. I got my creative juices flowing again enough to start making things again. Not quite enough to churn out blog posts, but enough to inspire a few upcoming ones.
I haven't invested in a small loom yet, but I found a rectangular metal wire support inside of an old filing box and tied a warp to practice some weaving. I also taught myself how to use Adobe Illustrator to design a two-page magazine spread as an example for an upcoming Photo III lesson.
I wore a pair of crazy pants for the first time in a long time. I went home a lot and Kyle and I spent our first Easter together. We also got crazy into air hockey and our competitive natures.

Overall, it was a pretty fun-filled month that really helped me get back into my creative place and I'm so happy about it.

How was your March? Anything that really stood out?

xo 

Strappy Heels

I find myself reaching for a pair of ankle strap heels any reason I get to dress up. I bought these heels a couple of weeks before we went to France and they're still my go-to heel when I want to dress up an outfit. The best part is that they're super comfortable and I can walk around for an entire day of school with no problems and I'm all about that. Below I've tagged some other strappy heels I'm crushing on. 

I've put various pairs of bow heels in my online carts but haven't been able to pull the trigger and actually buy any. I just stumbled upon these adorable Betseyville ones, how could I resist at that price point?

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March 30, 2016

Norwegian Days Pt 2


Today I'm finally sharing part two of my Norway photos (see part one). I find myself looking at these photos pretty often but I think I've put off posting them because it was a little over six months ago and I can hardly believe it's been that long since I've seen Tina. We had pretty typical Norwegian weather where it would be rainy, then beautiful, then rainy again. We took the day to visit the viking museum, Vigeland’s Park (a bunch of naked sculptures), the most adorable little village, and walked along a candlelit path listening to musicians along the way.
The museum had full-size viking ships and various remnants. The details were amazing but what was really interesting was the fact that the pieces were not originally preserved correctly and began decaying within their displays.
 Vigeland’s Park contains 212 bronze and granite sculptures of humans in various poses. One of the most famous being this baby throwing a temper tantrum pictured above. The baby's hand was stolen and had to be replaced which is why one fist is a different color. My favorite part about the sculptures were that they weren't idealized. They showed true human forms in all of their variety and natural beauty.

This exclusive village in Oslo boasts the cutest little homes of varying colors and landscaping. Some of the homes had fruit growing out front with signs saying to try some. I only wish I would have taken photos of every home because they were all too adorable to describe. But you can see more of Hjemmets Kolonihager here!
We walked along the rushing water in a mob of locals listening to musicians. Despite it down pouring, we continued our trek towards Oslo's largest waterfall. My shoes are still coated in some Norwegian mud but I can't bring myself to clean them. Again, thankfully the Boe's were kind enough to let us borrow rain jackets because that's what ultimately saved my camera from the water.
I so wish I had worn my Fitbit on this trip, I am curious just how much we walked. I'm not sure if it felt like a lot because I'm used to driving just about everywhere or if we really walked a hefty amount. That just gives me one more reason to go back though. 
Shop my look below:

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March 29, 2016

Easter Best

 I hope you all had an eggscellent Easter. I planned on sharing this post yesterday but I got too caught up in working on a project. This was the first Easter Kyle and I spent together. We went home and hung out with my family for the weekend. I added more photos and videos to my snapchat story than I had ever snapped before. I attempted to get trendy with my egg dyeing and made emjoi and cactus eggs.  But most importantly, I remembered to pull out my SLR and con Kyle into taking pictures!
 ^ Mom says "lean in closer to Kyle".
 ^Seconds after I tickled her. I love the pups just watching in the foreground.^
I'm obsessed with the entire Who What Wear x Target collaboration and impulsively buy whatever I find in my size. This dress was no exception.  

Dress // Heels (Similar: here and here)

How did you celebrate Easter?

March 23, 2016

Wide-Legs


It's a really good feeling when you can put on the comfiest, most roomy pair of pants and people rave about them all day. As a teacher, I always second guess my wild and crazy taste in clothing. I don't want my loud outfit to distract from the learning but I also can't see myself in ill-fitting khakis, a polo, and a cardigan with a gold brooch, at least not all at the same time. So this morning, I took a leap at being my expressive self and wore these pants for the first time since the post two years ago, and they were a hit.
Unfortunately, I bought these pants and Forever 21 a few years ago and they are no longer available.  But I have tagged some other wide-legged pants I'm gushing over below:

March 21, 2016

Red-Orange

Bailey shot these photos a few months ago when the weather was unseasonably warm and this was my go-to weekend errand look and I totally forgot about them. It only seems appropriate to share it now with the weather being fickle again. I mean it was 84 degrees last week and yesterday there were flurries, am I allowed to transition into my spring wardrobe yet? Or do I have to keep rotating my chunky sweaters and cords even longer?
Has anyone else never noticed how much nicer men's flannels are? I swear, they're just so much thicker, softer, and warmer than girls flannels. I found this one on sale Black Friday for $11 and couldn't resist the colors or that price. I've tagged some similar male and female options below.
Unfortunately, everything I'm wearing except my Sperry Boots is old and out of stock online, but I've linked some similar options below:

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March 16, 2016

Rainy Days

How fabulously inspiring is this J.Crew cover?!
Spring often means extra rain showers and can also mean soggy shoes and clothing. This past weekend my mom and I were talking about how she wants a yellow raincoat, such a classic piece. I took to the internet in search for the perfect yellow jacket and came out with a few favorites:

Maybe yellow isn't for you, but you still want the extra dryness and style a rain jacket can provide:

Don't forget some stylish, waterproof boots and an umbrella to complete the rainy day look:

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