Friday, August 30, 2013

DIY Jean shorts makeover

I saw a picture on Pinterest of some jean shorts with a fun material trim and I thought they were so adorable and I wanted a pair. Even though the days are getting cooler, we have still had some hot days and my shorts haven't been retired for the season yet. I had two pairs of jean shorts and I decided to have some fun with one of them!

I will do an outfit post later to show them off properly. :)

Love, love

Friday, August 23, 2013

All that glitters

Flash back to Christmas time. I walk into an H&M store and fall in love with a dress. I'm unable to buy the dress at that time for a reason that slips my mind. I go back to the store a week later to buy it, and it is gone, not even a trace of it is left. A disappointed me goes home and continues to think about that dress sporadically for the next eight months.

Enter yesterday. I went thrifting with my sister at one of our favorite thrift stores. I eventually end up at the dress section and see a tiny bit of a dress sticking out amongst the dozens on the rack. My mind instantly flicks back to the H&M dress that I loved and I dive in to take a closer look. Lo and behold, it's the same dress. In my size and with the original tag still on it. How freaking cool is that?

And the best part? I got it for 1/3 of the original price. #thriftwin

 Dress: H&M (Thrifted)
Shoes: Old Navy
Nail Polish: "Home Run" by Pure Ice

Love, Love

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Introvert Problems

This week has been exhausting for me. As an introvert, I don't exactly like being the center of attention and when I'm thrown into new social environments, it takes everything in me to be bubbly and outgoing. For the record, I love hanging out with people, I love making new friends, but I don't like being the center of attention, I won't fight for that attention, and I most definitely need time by myself every day to recharge.

Anyways, back to my week. This week I had 4 interviews, 7 if you include phone interviews. One of these interviews was a group interview for a retail store. Let's talk about group interviews for a second. You have to fight your way to get attention and say the right thing before someone else does. You have to try to outshine everyone else quicker than anyone in the group. Putting an introvert into this kind of environment is like holding a runner back for a few seconds after the gun has gone off. You have to work that much harder to impress them and do well. At my last retail store, I was a great sales associate. I knew my products and I would make conversation with the customers about their lives and always had a smile on. I'm just not good with interviews because I don't like cutting in before other people and I don't enjoy "bragging" about myself. At my retail job, I worked almost 40 hours every week and it still wasn't exhausting as these interviews were.

After every interview, I literally sat in my car for a while so I could enjoy not having to impress anyone. And when I got home, I'd reward myself with some froyo. yumm!

Here's to hoping I will be employed soon! :) (p.s. I have a photo session tomorrow! So excited people I don't know are starting to book me!)

Say hello to Mr. Sheep. He appears to be afraid.

I'm excited to knit. I bought some new yarn and I'm ready to go!

Love, love

Thursday, August 8, 2013

First scarf of the season

Oh hey there! Remember how I said I was getting the itch to make fall scarves since the weather felt cooler? Well, right after that I started making one. No shame. I'm excited for fall weather. Have I mentioned that at all? ;)

This scarf was actually really simple to make. I crocheted six individual strands and then wove them together. It almost reminded me of those friendship bracelets I used to make when I was "so cool." I kind of want to make another one of these, they are so fun!

Am I the only one starting up fall projects? If you have started any, I'd love to hear about them/see them!

Love, Love

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fall Excitement

Well hey there. This early fall temperatures have me so excited for fall. Like, it is my ABSOLUTE favorite season ever. You can wear sweaters with shorts, jeans with a tank top, comfy boots, warm scarves, drink lots of hot tea, sleep with your windows open to feel the crisp night air, and of course the beautiful fall foliage is always something I look forward to seeing.

I'm already getting the itch to make more scarves. Because I enjoy knitting and crocheting, I really want to learn more patterns and fun stitches this fall season.

I'm already putting together fall outfits in my mind and getting excited about them. Is that weird? Here are some of my favorite fall outfits from my pinterest board.


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