Wednesday, October 9, 2013


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Dress and Jacket: F21, Shoes: Old Navy, Bag: The Limited
These pictures look funky again.  I can't seem to get it together for Blogger.  I swear somewhere down in there I am a professional.  Speaking of professional, these photos were taken pre-hair and makeup.  It was either this or nothing at all, and, well, I had new shoes on, so the choice was kind of obvious.
On to the point behind that title.  In case you haven't guessed it yet.  I am a "yes" sayer.  Yes, I can take six law classes this semester.  Yes, I can run my own business while I'm in school.  Yes, I can shoot two to three sessions every weekend and then have them edited and delivered the following week.  Yes, I can take home extra research from my internship to do in my "spare time."  Yes, I can take on a kitchen re-do project with my mom in the evenings.  I'm sure the point has been made.  And despite the fact that I would consider my "yesness" to be somewhat of a negative overall, it also pushes me to the outer limits of my personal boundaries and lets me see exactly what I can do.  I certainly don't think I could carry a load like this forever.  I'll have to cut back to something more reasonable eventually.  But I also didn't know I was capable of carrying a load like this at all.  And while I may not be excelling at everything all at once, I still squeeze in class reading and research in between classes and my clients are still getting their pictures on time.  I'm still booking sessions and accomplishing goals on my to-do list.  I'm still staying afloat.  And I'm pretty proud of that.  So, while I'm not Superwoman, I'm proving myself to myself.  You can't overcome your fear of heights while standing on the ground.

Saturday, October 5, 2013


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iPhone pictures are just going to have to do for now.  Unfortunately, my iPhone has decided to go on strike and won't let me use Instagram or my Blogger app.  I know you are all wondering how I am surviving right now.  One breath at a time, my friends, one breath at a time.  Adobe Flash is also working against me right now and I cannot upload albums to Facebook from my computer.  If any techies want to come save me before I pull my paint-encrusted hair out, I would be ever thankful.  If you are wondering about the pictures, they are just some random ones from Wednesday, which is when I meant to blog this post.  The first is a to-do list.  I make them weekly and live and breath by their words.  Generally the only way I know what day it is is by my list.  I probably would not function but to eat (because, let's be honest, I would and could never forget that) without my quarter-folded pieces of notebook paper to get me through.  Number two is my outfit the other day, plus my hair, which I neglected to style on Wednesday.  Au natural.  Aaaand number three is a picture of the shoes I was supposed to wear (and would have matched the dress perfectly) but were like five million inches high.  And the shoes I babied out and did wear.  Maybe I'll update you on Thursday sometime before next week.  Unlikely, but I like to leave my doors open.  I don't think that is a real expression actually.
P.S. Funny, random thing.  I was talking on the phone earlier with my texting window open and when I hung up, I realized my cheek had typed I luuuuuvvv. u.  Apparently my subconscious is feeling sappy today.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


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Words to the wise.  Use a primer.  Get a scrub brush for your nails.  Don't wear your favorite pajama bottoms.  Prepare to get paint everywhere and have to clean it with a microfiber cloth for the next 232329484908540985 years of your life.  Choose a cabinet color that you are going to love forever and ever and ever, so you never have to paint again.  In other news, I feel like such a DIY diva, I think I need a TV show now. Give a girl some cabinets to paint and she turns into a weekend warrior.  What da ya know.  Anyway, we still aren't done yet.  Check back with me in like three weeks on that project.  In other news, I picked up the first pumpkin spice creamer of the season at the store yesterday and my heart is singing a little bit this morning.  As much as it is ever going to sing before 11AM anyway. Probably more like a hum.  But we are going to count that because it is happy that fall has officially arrived in the form of seasonal coffee creamer.  It's the small things.  Also, here is a gratuitous "outfit picture" for you.  It was the best I could do solo.  No, that is not my mirror.  I know, it is so dirty you can't even really see my outfit.  I don't own a full length mirror.  So if you've ever questioned my shoe choices, well there you go.  I typically only get an eagle eye view of those.
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Shirt: Gap, Shoes: Dillards, Watch: Target, Dress/Belt/Bracelet: Sparkle
Ok, that's all for now.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


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Sweatshirt: F21, Shoes: Dillard's, Pants: Old Navy, Watch: Target, Clutch: Borrowed

If you were ever wondering what happens on the days that I don't check in here, rest assured, I don't go naked.  Sometimes (usually) I actually wear outfits.  Unfortunately, I have these nasty little boogers called late classes this semester and I usually get home too late (read: it's dark and I look terrible with flash photography) to take pictures of myself.  Not to mention my dark circles come out at night when I'm tired, and those are not for the weak of heart to view.  So we are left with a total of four days to take pictures and at least two of those do not require me to get dressed.  My yoga pants have their work cut out for them.  And I don't do yoga.
In other news, I am still buried beneath a pile of editing among other things I'm supposed to be working on "cough" class reading "cough."  I also got these shoes on a 65% off sale.  I was on a shoe ban, but then I saw these darlings glowing at me from their box.  And even on a ban, I make an exception for need.  65% off neon yellow heels certainly falls within that category.  On the downside, I got a mega blister wearing these and I have had to wait like a week to wear them again.  Like literally, I was limping by the end of the day.  All in the name of cute shoes.
I threw a wreath-making party this past weekend for some friends and I highly recommend letting grown women go to town with some craft supplies, wreath forms, and a few bottles of wine.  Although, I caution you to decrease your usage of the hot glue gun as you increase your consumage of the wine.  Word to the wise.  I'm thinking we may do another one around Christmas...brunch style.
And that's about all I have for ya folks!  I need to get off my rear and go work out before I have to leave for a torture session class.
See ya soon!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Half Way

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Top: Borrowed, Shorts: F21, Boots: Dillard's, Watch: Target, Bag:  NY and Co.
Can anyone else believe we are already half way through September?  I mean, when did that happen?  And who wants to help me catch up with that first half in the next half?
On a more positive note, only two more months 'till fall!  Because here fall is only a state of mind until November.  A state of mind that includes eating lots of candy pumpkins.  And trips to Wal-Mart.  Because it is most definitely October in there.  They got the pumpkins and mums in last week.  Be still my heart!  I go in at least once a week, just to keep convincing myself that somewhere in the northern parts of this here country there are people experiencing sweaters, falling leaves, and boots that don't elicit stares from their sandal-clad counterparts.  You can bet your bottom the hot weather isn't going to stop me from enjoying some apple cider real soon.  Or my boots.  Obviously.  Even if I am sweating in them.  The lengths I go.
I hope fall has hit wear you are!  If not, light a cinnamon apple candle and raise your glass of cider with me and we will pretend.  My specialty.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

2nd Timer

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Dress and Necklace: c/o Sparkle, Shirt: Old Navy, Bag: MK, Watch and Sunnies: Target
I wore this outfit two days in a row  But only for half a day each, so it really only counts as one as far as I'm concerned.  Not that that has stopped me before.  Sometimes if I like an outfit enough, I'll just wear that sucker right to sleep and straight through the next day.  That's only a mild exaggeration.  I've been known to wear one outfit all. weekend. long.  It's not that I don't have cleanliness standards on weekends, they just tend to be low ones.  Also, I make it a point to be generally lazy on weekends and not get dirty.  I also have a strong affinity for dresses that feel like pajamas.  While I'm spilling personal details, I also ate a sinful cupcake today and I am writing this post from a pedicure chair.  A pedicure that I desperately needed, given the disgraceful condition of the worn-off polish job I had before.  So now that all of my secrets have been spilled out here on the internets, please continue to enjoy your Sunday.  Also please note that I knew what day it was.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

What Day is it?

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Top: F21, Pants: Gap, Shoes: Plato's Closet, Clutch: Vintage Gucci
I am honestly not sure what day I wore this outfit.  This week has be craazay!  I have literally had to sit for a minimum of 30 seconds each day trying to figure out what day it is.  Also, I don't remember where Tuesday went.  Did we have one of those this week?  This is what happens to my brain when I have deadlines, deadlines, deadlines.  Confusion and short term memory loss.  Which doesn't say much (positive) about my future.  Thank goodness gracious for lists.  I don't know what I would do without a notebook full of them.  Probably not be able to get dressed in the morning.  Would you believe I actually have a list of outfit ideas I want to try?  I made it on one of those days that my closet and I were totally understanding each other and best buddies.  Which never happens, by the way.  Also, this outfit wasn't on the list.  It was just an obvious choice.  The top is new and I wanted to ease it into my wardrobe before really getting into the depths of remixing with it.  Wouldn't want to scare it away on the first wear.   
I've said all this to say, I'm sorry for not remembering when I posted last, but have an awesome Thursday (if it is, in fact, Thursday).
P.S. Sorry if you were unable to view my blog for the past few days because I exceeded my bandwidth (apparently).  Also, I have no idea what bandwidth is really.  But apparently that was my problem.  So, problem fixed.  Carry on.