Friday, November 29, 2013

Skirt: Thrift store   Shirt: UO   Shoes: JCPenny   Jacket: Thrift store
Back in blue! For a long time I have had my hair crazy colors, however, recently I have had a "normal color". I missed having vibrant, fun hair!
These photos are from a little trip Craig and I took to the park thanksgiving day. It was really lovely to enjoy the nature on that miraculously cold day! 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

That little friend was resting by my feet as I took these pictures.
Shirt: Concert   Skirt: Thrift store   Sweater: Thrift store   Shoes: JCPenney

Today I dressed like the human embodiment of a thrift store rack, it was pretty wonderful. 
I am really jealous of everyone who lives up north, here in Florida it is still 80 on an average day. I was lucky enough to catch a windy moment for these photos.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

As promised earlier, here is a post about poetry! Spoken word/slam poetry to be more specific.
One of my main sources for the wonderful poets I find is Button Poetry, (
You should definitely check them out, I don't think I have disliked a single poem they have posted!
And now onto the actual poetry part,
My favorite thing about spoken word/slam poetry is the fact that the person can not only
communicate with you in words but also with their tone of voice, expression and body.
This adds the fire, the intensity to really make these already wonderful poems hit hard.
Some are pretty sad:

Some are actually funny,

Many are about important issues,

Some are about love,

But they are all wonderful, inspiring and eye opening. I honestly feel that the power of the words of those I have never even met, have shaped me into who I am. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Dress: Vintage   Shoes: Studio Paolo   Sweater: Roxy

When I saw this wonderful mushroom dress I had a mini episode of out-of-control-love/I-need-it-now syndrome. And while it may have been a silly reason, I bought it as a gift to myself for getting my first paycheck at my new job. Upon arrival I was heartbroken to find that it totally did not fit me. I am really short and all around very small, so I probably should have seen it coming. But after a major sewing transformation it fits and all is well, I mean excluding my sewing machine which now has a broken needle due to an oddly wound bobbin, but ohhh wellll. One thing that I was not able to capture in the picture was that some of the mushrooms have their scientific names around them, its wonderful!
On an unrelated note, recently I have been really into poetry. Slam poetry, to be more exact. Though I will probably make an actual post about all of my favorite poets/their wonderful poems later, I just wanted to mention my obsession briefly. I think my favorite thing about spoken word poetry in general is that it is a complex mixture of the human voice, both mentally and physically. The way these poets communicate their deepest ideas, thoughts and memories becomes a sort of calming sound, almost like music. It's so powerful and inspiring to be so sad, moved or simply entranced  by just a combinations of words. When people say they dislike poetry I almost feel bad for them, they are really missing out on something spectacular.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Atlanta, Part 2
This is the second part of my post about my road trip to Atlanta! Oh but wait, it comes with a video! (Que applause). And also you get a picture of my looked tired out of my mind in a wonderful blue coat from Buffalo Exchange.
To read more about my trip read the first part of the post here:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Dress: Romwe    Blazer: Thrift Store    Boots: Target

Atlanta :Part 1
On October 26th at way-too-early o'clock Craig and I set off on an eight hour road trip to Atlanta for the Elf Power, The Apples in Stereo and Neutral Milk Hotel reunion show!! The trip was really wonderful.  The weather was perfectly chilly and we were surrounded by the bustling beauty of a big city. Even though we spent hours being totally lost in Atlanta, it was fun and exciting. Also, Atlanta has this crazy amount of wonderful coffee/tea places and it is quite impressive.
The concert was simply amazing.  Robert Schneider was the person to break the news to me (and probably  to plenty of other audience members) that Lou Reed had passed away. But when all of Elf Power plus Robert did a Velvet Underground cover, it was sort of like being cuddled by sound. There is no better way to hear bad news I suppose.
Neutral Milk Hotel was just spectacular. Jeff Mangum + the adorably excited saw playing hat boy + everyone playing a brass instrument + anyone else, made that show a one of a kind. I am so glad I was able to attend this show, it made me cry and laugh and sing like an idiot to an extent one couldn't even imagine. And I think this was the only time that I cried happy tears to Oh Comely (My go-to sad times song) and the only time that I was able to prove that I really do know all of the lyrics by repetition, not effort, to all of the On Avery Island songs.
And on a separate note, when I bought this shirt I was wearing my other neutral milk hotel shirt. The guy at the counter gave me precise instructions to go change into the new shirt and burn the other one.