I've been busy. obviously. I haven't been here in a minute. I'm sorry.
I've been listening to a lot of feel good music lately. It really does make a difference. Queen, Florence and the Machine, The Faint, Mutemath, Zero 7, Phoenix, Beck, Nickel Creek, Adele, Feist, etc.
I've been doing my normal, working/living. I'm taking a certification test mid-month for work and it has consumed my time (but mostly my mind). I really want to pass on the first go to avoid humiliation/having to take the test twice. I'm venturing to Nashville for this test and would like to nip it in the bud. Advanced optics is not easy, contrary to what your momma told you, and so I have been flashcardin' it up.
I did manage to put together a few meep outfits and complete a few meep projects. Also, I've been watching Glee season 1, Pushing Daisies, and King of the Hill. Good Stuff. Take a peek.
Look at me, mixing patterns. Gotta love it.
I knew a guy once who gave me this necklace. He bought it (or so he says) to wear on his head in crown fashion but sadly it didn't fit on his head as he had hoped, so he thought he'd wear it as a necklace. (and this is the kind of a guy who would wear a necklace.) But to his chagrin he could not fit it over his big head. Needless to say he generously gave it to me. As he handed it over, I thanked him, and immediately thought "this is so not fitting over my head either." I set it aside and let it sink into my pile of cheap necklaces I wear every now and then. One day I pulled it out reluctantly and tried to fit it over my head. No success. As I was setting it back down I noticed a metal piece peeking out from one of the beads. A clasp! Yes!
His lack of attention to detail = my gain.
stripped top . hand me down (from my fabulous friend bramlett)
skirt . k&g
knot sandals . target
necklace . see above
I spent today in this ensemble. My day off from work, laundry, errands, enchiladas.
Another distraction from this outlet can be blamed on my hometown team the Memphis Grizzlies and their playoff success bliss. I've been rushing home from work to throw on my jersey and brainstorming on how I can win the lottery to pay for court side season tickets to next year's domination.
cooking yummy breakfast for dinner. memphis pride is abound. even in my sausage selection.
You know I gotta add my flare. This is my personalized jersey that my dad had made for me back in 2005. Luckett represent.
Meep project alert. Bathroom redo. take a look at the before.
Feels like a prison, don't drop the soap and whatnot. I know.
And now!! Somewhat cheesy. But it makes me feel happy when I step out of the shower.
Which is a good thing since I don't feel meep at all dragging myself out of bed at 730am to get in it.
I got a little caddy for the back of the toilet to keep everyday items in since storage is a bad situation. add rug, candle holder, cute shower curtain, window treatment, and done. I rent so there is only so much I can do. I'm pretty proud of it. If you're interested, most of this came from Target. (the mecca of cheap cute)
Of course I gotta add some wisdom in the loo.
This was my easter day selection. I wish I could say the spring makes me yearn for color but that's year 'round for me. I wear all black to work everyday so every chance I get it's brightbrightbright.
dress . Target
jacket . Gap
belt . thrift
bow tie . vintage via Flashback
hat . Target
wedges . Stein Mart
Seems like a good time to mention the back drop. I will constantly be changing my living environment. I don't enjoy stagnant surroundings. But also I'm in a constant struggle with the bulk of clothing I own. I make a good living but I live in a small space in order to leave most of the living for fun stuff. (I have an addiction to shopping, duh.) Said small place makes for tricky closet space. I ended up taking my dresser out of me bedroom and making it into a console table of sorts to make room for a vanity area. It still contains all of my clothes but resides in the living room now. I replaced the knobs and added a few accents up top. see the cute below.
shade from Target on sale, college graduation pictures, princess bride---my favorite book, mom and dad's prom picture, candle holder from my grandmother, crochet table runner handmade by my great grandmother, dresser via yard sale score, knobs from anthropologie, wire dress form from pb teen, ruffle dress from anthropologie worn my by sister in a friend's wedding, einstein portrait from garden ridge.
I've also been working on my photographing skills. ya like?
and some music to round it out.
wish I could make out w/ Freddie and that 'stasche.
true love. she's coming to my town and I so wish I could go.
yes. I want to kiss billy joel on the mouth. with tongue.
Maybe me billy and freddie can have a three way kiss.
a girl can dream.
p.s. I'm on the hunt for quality antique jewelry (specifically rings) at an affordable price. Any leads?