Monday, December 8, 2014

The Final Stretch + Firmoo

Burgundy + Firmoo
Burgundy + Firmoo

______I bet you thought you'd seen the last of me.

______*swoops in from a rope that descends from the heavens, all whilst donning a black cape and mask that's rather reminiscent of Wesley's attire from The Princess Bride*

______You haven't. I don't plan on leaving the blog world until I'm the wrinkliest old lady in the universe, more wrinkly than an old man's butt cheeks covered in saran wrap. I hadn't realized the extent of my sparse posting until recently. When you're constantly getting fabric pieces, ink, and greasy oil paints all over your clothes, you don't really want to dress lovely, and that art-making flourishes profusely on the weekends, too! I never really want to write up a post unless I put my heart and soul into it. And those take a while to grow back once you harvest and concoct a post from them, you know.

______But in just a week, I shall be able to put my feet up, snuggle with my bearded dog, work on projects at my own pace, and bake a garbage truck-full of cookies. The amount of sugar and butter that will be consumed by the Hval family in the next few weeks will be as shameful as it will be awe-inspiring.

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______Firmoo sent me over some spankin' new glasses that make me feel like the lovechild of a turtle and a well-traveled photographer, and I couldn't be happier. I find it incredible that I can receive glasses from online and see better with them compared to ones prepared in "real life." These don't give me that dizzying feeling that larger, rounder frames usually do; it's difficult for me to find those that don't make me feel like I'm a drunk goldfish looking through a twisting, warped world. It's a strange thing to try and describe, but imagine looking through a fisheye lens constantly. Some glasses do that, but these don't, which R00LZ.

______Yeah, I turned my O's into zeroes. That's how c00oo000ol people handle things and stuff in an adult-like manner.

______But yeah, These also came extremely quickly, which is always a plus. Firmoo hasn't disappointed yet! I hope you all are getting into the holiday spirit: decorating cookies, stringing lights about your homes, and sticking reindeer antlers on your car, even though you usually end up forgetting you ever did, rolling your window down, and losing one of them. Sad trumpet noise.

  Burgundy + Firmoo

Glasses: c/o Firmoo (exact here)
Top: Know Style (similar)
Skirt: Know Style (similar)
Booties: Kork-Ease (exact)
Tights: ASOS (similar)


Allie @ Everyday Adventures said...

Cute glasses!

Ivana Split said...

I think it is important for all of us to find a blogging pace we're happy with...and just as important not to let blogging slow down our everyday life, if you know what I post whenever you feel like it is my advice:)

I find being covered with greasy oil paints to be really empowering lately..when my job interviews and searching get frustrating, it is nice to be able to run into a world of my own creation, one that exist suspended on fabric surrounded by piece of and soothing.

I do like the polka dots tights and skirt...there is something about polka dots I've always loved! the booties are adorable...and you do look great in those firmo love child of a traveler and a turtle (must be a stylish turtle)!

Frannie Pantz said...

OMGosh you crack me up!!! Wrinklier than an old man's butt cheeks in siran wrap? I'm dying. Your glasses are so cute. I love your skirt, sweater and tights too. All good things. It's good to have ya back kid!

Rachel said...

i applaud your goal of blogging till you're old. Very reassuring to your readers. Hurray for school break!!!

Jen Hsieh said...

YAS THOSE GLASSES YAS. These are my favorite Firm00 pair on you yet, for real.

Go kick ass on your final art projects for the semester (I can see you already are with all your Instagrams). <3


LyddieGal said...

Outfit photos can always be a challenge to fit into our busy lives, but I do always enjoy seeing yours and hearing about what is going on.

How I would love to join you for cookie baking, it sounds delightfully extravagant!

Love your booties as well, the black leather glistens so nicely.

Midwest Muse said...

you are so beautiful. I am in love with every aspect of this outfit.

Sierra Rose said...

Such a cute look! Great booties :)

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jess said...

Those tights look really cool. I can't wait for the school semester to be over.

Kristian said...

Adorable glasses and I really love this outfit- the gold bracelets and the wine color especially!

Linda B said...

Well of course you'd swoop in on a rope descending from the heavens - that's where you're from after all ;)
Bahaha, oh man, if only I could use these cheesy pickup lines I freely use on you on dudes. Sigh.

Nothing like being covered in your art supplies! It's the best feeling EVUH :D Hope you make it through this last bit of school. Almost there! Then the awe-inspiring shamefulness shall begin - my favorite part of the holidays ;)

Firmoo is one of the best glasses company around! I love their frames and how well each pair I've received from them have been. These are adorable on you, and you look all shades of hipster cuteness. Also, THOSE TIGHTS! YES!

Hehe, love youuuu Ali <3

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Kinsey Couturier said...

These are awesome! I have been searching for the perfect glasses, and I can't find ones I love that aren't overpriced!
On another note, I have taken blogging breaks before (ummm a two year one recently!) and have returned refreshed and happy! Some times we need a little break to catch up on life, right?

Samantha said...

Those are words I'm glad to hear, my dear! The blogging world would be unfortunately missing a gem if you left.

You came back funnier than ever with this post too, you always crack me up!

You look absolutely gorgeous in that dark shade of purple, it is definitely your colour!

Hope you're enjoying those cookies! :)

Olivia Monopoli said...

Yeah, I've had a busy last several weeks too and I dropped off the face of my blog. I find that this time of year, it is harder to find time to blog. :( But it is nice to post some stuff every once and awhile. Anyway, I just love this outfit! Your polka dot tights are making me want a pair too! Your style is always so perfect <3
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Marlen said...

Ugh, I hate art for taking you away from us. HATE IT. Slash am super proud of all the amazing work you've done. K, I'm torn between the two.

Also, imagining you swooping in on a rope was amazing. Do that more often please.

Second also, this outfit is all kinds of great. LOVE the tights. I can't seem to style tights like that as naturally as you. Teach me your ways?

xo marlen
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Jamie Rose D. said...

Polka dot tights!! My favorite! You're rocking them and I'm loving your brand new, super cute glasses too.

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