Tuesday, December 27, 2011

here we go again

[blouse, pink shirt: thrifted; belt: garage sale find; jeans: Mossimo/Target; shoes: Converse]

My awesome brother took pictures for me. One advantage of being home for break. ;)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

well, hello there.

Hey everyone! Miss me much? Haha.


As many of you might know, I started college this year. I'm at Dordt College, studying Elementary Education and Art...and I love it! I had an amazing first semester. :) When I left, I decided to take a break from this blog because I was unsure if I would be able to keep it up while at school. Well, the jury's still out on whether or not I'm going to keep posting here regularly during the school year. It's difficult to take daily outfit photos while at college, not to mention my outfits aren't always interesting enough to be posted. 


However, I started a new blog, beautiful_eclectic, which I hope to post on semi-regularly. This blog will be more of a lifestyle, instead of fashion, blog. I'll be posting favorite quotes, pretty pictures, DIY projects, etc. I wanted to tell you all thank you for reading, and I hope you will take the time to stop by beautiful_eclectic. 


Thursday, August 18, 2011

farewell, for a while

I'm taking a small break from posting. I'll be back soon with a few surprises to share with you. =]

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

my dress has roses on it...

[shirt/shoes: Target; dress: hand-me-down from a friend; leggings: F21]

Three cheers for my younger brother Isaac who filled in for Eric, who is my usual photographer. I don't know why Eric would rather earn $50 mowing our neighbor's lawn when he could be taking pictures of me....haha. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

orange + pink

[jacket: hand-me-down from a friend/DKNY; skirt/shoes: thrifted; black tank: F21; pink tank: Target; bracelets: Walmart]

I've been wearing jeans a lot lately, so today I decided a skirt would be a good change of pace.

Tonight, I'm watching a Shakespeare play with family and friends. Antony and Cleopatra. I'm really excited because I was super interested in Cleopatra when I was younger. Also, here's a fun fact I found out: today is the anniversary of Cleopatra's death! Apparently, although no one knows when she was born, the exact date of her death is known to be August 12th.

diy manicure blog party

There's a manicure blog party over at Thrifty and Shameless today! Here's what my nails currently look like. Just a fun look...unfortunately, I chipped the polish at work the other day (washing dishes...bleh) And I used up my polish remover last week. Boo.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

into the rush

Still working away at self portraits...still figuring the camera out. ;]

Monday, August 8, 2011

(little black dress)

[dress: hand-me-down from a friend (THANK YOU, BRENNA!); tights: drugstore; shoes: thrifted]

Played around with taking pictures using my new camera's timer. Annnnd, you get to see my messy room. Congratulations. ;]

Saturday, August 6, 2011


[jeans: Target; shirt: hand-me-down from a friend; shoes: thrifted]

I couldn't resist wearing red lipstick with this stripey shirt (given to me by Brenna, who is super awesome). They just seemed to go so well together...

This afternoon, I saw my manager at the grocery store and she told me that I looked like Audrey Hepburn. That made my day. ;]

Friday, August 5, 2011

shades of grey

[shirts:Target; cardigan: Forever21; jeans: thrifted/Mossimo; shoes: gift]

I love the color grey. Do you spell it grey or gray??

Thursday, August 4, 2011

her secret garden

[tank: Target; plaid shirt/shorts/shoes: thrifted; anklet: Fred Meyer; bracelets: Walmart/made by me; necklace: craft fair]

Please excuse the odd expression and pose. =p This was the best picture...guess it's just one of those days. Also feel free to ignore the huge bruises on my leg. No idea how they got there, but they're PAINFUL. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

well, I'm back.

[jacket: hand-me-down from a friend; shirt/shoes: thrifted; skirt: gift; necklace: craft fair; anklet: Fred Meyer]

My new camera arrived! And it is pretty awesome! 

Now I just have to get used to taking daily outfit photos again. =p

Monday, July 25, 2011

hey, soul sister

I ordered another camera! It should come sometime in the next two weeks. In the meantime, here's a playlist I put together. Basically just a bunch of songs that I think are super awesome/can't stop listening to. Enjoy. ;]

Thursday, July 21, 2011

things i've been loving....

So remember when I was all like I-thought-my-camera-died-but-then-I-fixed-it? Well, it turns out that I didn't actually fix it. At least, it didn't STAY fixed....(it was okay and able to take pictures for a few hours!!) =p Soooooo outfit posts will be MIA for a few days/weeks.

Here are a few things I've been loving lately:


Vests (and cool cameras...)

Vaughn. From Alias. =]] Just finished the second season and the cliffhanger is killing me! Will Sydney and Vaughn ever live happily ever after????? Oh season 3, please come to the library soon.

Feather earrings. I bought some recently (from Libby. She's awesome.), and I LOVE them.

Purple nails. Eeep, I love nail polish. Purple nail polish is, of course, super awesome. <3

all images from weheartit.com

Monday, July 11, 2011

camera adventures...

[sweater: hand me down from a friend; vest: garage sale; jeans: thrifted; shoes: Converse]

Almost immediately after these pictures were taken, the camera was dropped in a bucket of water...possibly by me..(it was an accident, I swear!) but I was able to fix it. (I love you, Google.) It's completely fine now, and I was able to upload these pictures with no problems. Yayyyy.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


[shirt: Target; jeans: thrifted/Mossimo; shrug: hand-me-down from a friend; shoes: thrifted]

Friday, July 1, 2011


[grey shirt + tank: Target; skirt: thrifted; flip-flops: Fred Meyer; bracelets: assorted]

Oh my gosh, my mom just took this amazing casserole out of the oven and my stomach is grumbling...so I'm gonna go eat now. ;]

Thursday, June 30, 2011


For some reason, I feel like a researcher in Africa who studies elephants. I think it's the french braid + messy bangs and the oversized shirt tied in a knot. ;]

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

green + brown + red

[shirt and shoes: thrifted; skirt: hand-me-down from sister; bracelets: Walmart]

I love these shoes! Red ballet flats = awesome.

Friday, June 24, 2011

chillin' with Elvis

[shirts: thrifted; jeans: thrifted; shoes: thrifted]

Today's been a great day. I cleaned my room and my desk and now I'm relaxing, listening to music. Elvis, Johnny Cash, Regina Spektor... ♥ This evening I'm going to see a Shakespeare play. Life is good.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

an audrey hepburn dress

[t-shirt:Land's End; floral shirt: Forever21; jeans: thrifted; shoes: Walmart; necklaces: thrifted/handmedown from a friend]

^I wore the shirt backwards...just for fun. I like how the v neck looks in the back and how the front(which is really the back...=p) looks like an Audrey Hepburn dress. ;]

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

simple things

[shirt: 80sTees.com; jeans: Mossimo/Target; shoes: charity sale find; bracelets: Walmart/made by me]

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

i'll be there for you

Little cotton dresses are a must for summer. I'm trying to add to my collection right now. This one was a steal at only 5 bucks from Goodwill!

[dress/necklace: thrifted; sandals/bracelets: Walmart; vest/belt: garage sale finds]

^heehee, I made this one my Facebook profile picture...

checkered socks...

[shirt: thrifted; cardigan: Forever21; jeans: thrifted; shoes: Converse; bracelets: Walmart; wristband: made by me]

At the last second, I added this wristband to make the outfit a little more interesting. I made it from a sock a few years ago, inspired by AnnaSophia Robb's sock arm warmers in Bridge to Terabithia. Any other ASR fans out there? I love her! She's a great actress, and she wears cute clothes too. ;]

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

this shirt has been to more countries than I have...

[shirt: belonged to my Grandfather; jeans: Mossimo/thrifted; boots/bracelet: thrifted]

This shirt used to belong to my Grandfather while he was a marine stationed in Japan! It has a lot of history...I just love articles of clothing that have stories behind them.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sha la la la la

[jeggings: Target; tunic: Converse/thrifted; shoes: garage sale]

^My brother took this picture and I asked him if it looked good. He said, "it's very characteristic of you." ;]

Saturday, June 11, 2011


[striped shirt: thrifted; floral shirt: Forever21; jeans: Target/Mossimo; necklace/bracelet: thrifted; shoes: Converse]

Yay, more pattern mixing. I paired these shirts together then just threw on the necklace cuz I was like, "hey, I've already got florals + stripes, why not add a fuschia necklace?"