Sunday, March 27, 2016
______BornPretty sent me some lovely things in the mail this past week, including a dainty flower ring, a pearl bauble necklace, and a tiny infinity bracelet. All quite lovely little accessories with incredible attention to detail. They have never disappointed with their quality nor their wonderful jewelry selection and I am always excited to do product reviews for them! Their metals have never turned my fingers green or rusted from exposure to humid southern air even though I've had some of their pieces for a few years--rock on, dudes.
______As usual, you can get 10% off your order with code ALT10! It will take up to a month to arrive, but with their wonderful prices, it's definitely worth it. I've never been one to care for things arriving the next day in the mail either (unless it's like, baked goods. Because you always need your double fudge, triple chocolate, quadruple heart-attack brownies ASAP). Thanks, BornPretty!
Dress: TJ Maxx
Pearl necklace: c/o BornPretty
Infinity bracelet: c/o BornPretty
Flower ring: c/o BornPretty
Heels: c/o Ted & Muffy
Sunday, March 20, 2016
______Blogging seems so selfish sometimes: snapping photos of your outfits, scrawling personal thoughts which trickle into digital text, dubbing yourself the monarch of this online assemblage of photos and words created by you, you, you.
______To me, blogging isn't a selfish thing. I think it's brave what some post online to initiate conversations, and admirable how they can share their thoughts and be so forthright. I believe blogging is about creating connections not only with others but also with yourself, perhaps even about revealing things to yourself.
______Maybe at first you began blogging with an interest in fashion or beauty and wanting to express that, but soon became conscious of your interest in traveling, or discussing some particular aspect of your life, or writing silly stories that maybe only ten people read a week. Or perhaps after months or years of blogging, your posts evolved to the point of realizing all of your passions and the common thread between them. Because that's what's important: your passions. Your appreciation for things. Your appreciation for other people. Self-discovery, self-acceptance, comprehending yourself as a single living entity that germinates thoughts and actions which are purely your own.
______Coming to terms with those things... your interests, your likes, your dislikes, the things that make you tick tick tick, the things you struggle with internally on a daily basis... can be difficult. But writing these things out to an anonymous audience that doesn't judge but understands helps you in your journey to becoming you.
______And discovering who you are is important since you're stuck with yourself your whole life. Totally wild, right? But you are, so you might as well get to know yourself. Take yourself on some dates. Write about yourself. Take care of yourself and buy yourself a chocolate chip cookie every now and then. Or a raisin one, if you're into that kind of thing.
______I digress. Since I've started blogging, I've learned so much: I've bettered my photography to the point where I know what aperture is and could actually explain it to someone, written more than I ever used to, and have realized I need to snuggle and pet more chickens in my life. Like, tons more.
______I'm picturing one of those ball pits but instead of being filled with colorful plastic balls, it's filled with chickens I can gleefully maneuver through. It shall be formally dubbed The Chicken Pit and all are welcome to revel in its earth-shattering glory.
______Why do you blog?
Top: Charlotte Russe
Skirt: Modcloth (similar)
Jelly shoes: BooHoo
Necklace: Nasty Gal (similar styles)
Earrings: Charming Charlie
Ampersand ring: c/o BornPretty
Thursday, March 3, 2016
_____I'm going to apologize in advance for how spaztastic (that's a word! honest!) my posts are going to be in the month of March: this is the month I'll be traveling to potential graduate schools and absorbing all I'm able to in regards to their MFA program, studio spaces, faculty, and fellow graduate students. That being said, I may only make a few posts since figuring out which state I want to reside in for the next three years is my top priority.
_____And I have never lived anywhere outside the state of Alabama by myself, aside from a few week-long workshops in North Carolina. So it'll be a big step for me!
_____But fear not: I shall be be back for consistent silly stories, outfits, and the like near the end of March! And I'll still be around since wifi is my lifeblood, and I'll be stalking you as if you were a tasty scoop of Death by Chocolate ice cream that I was about to pounce on and devour.
_____That sounded a lot nicer in my head. Okay, it actually didn't, but Death by Chocolate ice cream sounds pretty incredible right now.
Cow mug: Pier 1 Imports
Flowers: from daddy Hval :)