Saturday, November 22, 2014

Feline

Let the complaining about the cold commence. My god, it has gotten so cold so suddenly. I've broken out my down winter coat and the fleece-lined tights. My favorite boots broke (my only waterproof ones), so I'm asking for a new pair for Christmas so that I'll have some for the majority of the winter. I love layering, but too much layering is just annoying. Shopping is one of the few things there is to do in the winter, and even that gets annoying when you have to keep taking off and putting on your pants, boots, shirt, sweater, scarf, and coat. The struggle is real.

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These were taken right before the insta-winter started. It was still a little cold, but not TOO bad. I really enjoy this outfit. I love my cat dress, I love buffalo-checked things, and I love mixing patterns. I also love that my hair is still dark, though I can tell now that it has faded a lot. I kind of like it a little faded, though, because it actually looks dark brown and not black. I might dye it again in a few months, but I have to think about it. I think the dark hair would be interesting contrasted with bright and pastel spring colors.

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The fall semester is almost over, and while it hasn't been nearly as stressful as the summer semester was, I'll still be glad to have an extended break. This is pretty much the only time that I get a long break from classes since I take them every semester - fall, spring, AND summer. I always get about a month off for Christmas, and it's glorious. After this, I'll have one more class and then I'll be done...FOREVER....again. I say this because I thought I was done forever when I graduated my undergrad, but now I'll REALLY be done forever. I like being a student, but sometimes it sucks.

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When I'm done with school, I really want to get involved with theater again. I miss it a lot. I'd like to find a community theater group to be a part of. I really want to be in Rocky Horror, but that is more likely to happen next fall around Halloween time. There's nothing like being on stage and feeling the energy that comes from it, working with the actors and engaging the audience. I love to perform and I wish I had more chances to do it more. I would really love to get into burlesque, but there's nothing around here. There's a place that offers classes, which I think would be a lot of fun, but it's a pretty lengthy drive and it can get kinda pricey. Again, maybe next year I'll be able to do it, but then there will be school loan payments to worry about...

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It's so hard for me to wait for Thanksgiving to finally be here. I'm way too excited about getting to stuff my face full of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and apple pie. I wish I could eat Thanksgiving dinner every day of my life. There's nothing like roasted poultry. Fried, breaded, grilled, baked...all of that is good for chicken and turkey, but nothing beats the amazingness that is a roasted chicken or turkey. I was in heaven when we went to Medieval Times...lol.

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Dress: H&M//Shirt, Scarf & Belt: Forever 21//Tights: Simply Vera by Vera Wang//Shoes: Urban Outfitters//Lipstick: Flirt!
I'm going to be making a dessert for Thanksgiving, and I'm thinking it's going to be a pumpkin coffee cake. I've made it before, and it came out really good. It's pretty simple to make, too. I'm glad that pumpkin desserts are still in season pretty much up to Christmas. I'm not too into pumpkin pie because of the texture, though it's still pretty good. Apple pie is my all time favorite pie. I know it's kind of cliche and boring, but it's also a classic. You can't go wrong with it, and anything apple and cinnamon is amazing.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Plaid Love

I love plaid and flannel, and autumn is the perfect time for them. I had been wanting a plaid print dress, and when I saw this one on ModCloth a few weeks ago, I quickly decided to order it. I love the fit of it, though the shoulders are a tad tight. It's nothing unmanageable, though!

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I love pieces that work well with neutrals. I have a lot of brown in my wardrobe because it's one of my favorite colors to wear, especially accessory-wise. I've had a brown purse for as long as I can remember, now. It's just so earthy and looks good with just about any color. I think black or white can be a little too much at times, and brown is a happy medium.

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I was thinking about paleness earlier today. I have pretty fair/pale skin, and I actually really like it. I like how it works with make-up because it's usually really contrasty, which I like. I also like the contrast of the dark hair with my skin. I just like the look of fair skin. I'm not saying that other skin tones are ugly or unattractive. I'm just trying to say that I'm proud of my skin tone. I'm pale, and I'm proud!

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There's no denying that Christmas is now fast approaching, especially when on November 1st, Christmas stuff and decorations were already in all the stores. I don't know what to get anyone, and it's freaking me out. I usually have a good idea of what I'm getting most people, especially Chris. This year, I don't have many ideas. I'm sure I'll come up with something. With the Internet it's just so overwhelming to find something because there's SO MUCH to look at and pick from. Chris is pretty easy to buy for, but I think I always want what I get to be special, personal, and something he will love. I think I have high standards for gift giving...lol.

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I've also been searching everywhere for a green dress to wear for Christmas. The thing about green is that there are all kinds of different shades, and not all of them work for a Christmas dress. Lime green, olive/army green, mint green...none of these work. I'm looking for a more deep, foresty green, though I don't want it to look too teal. I have my eye on a couple, but nothing is really screaming out at me. Most of the time, I want to wear green and then I end up just wearing red because there's a much bigger selection of red dresses for Christmas. I wore red last year, so I'm really hoping to change it up this year.

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Dress: ModCloth//Sweater: Take Out//Tights: Target//Shoes: Urban Outfitters//Belt: Forever 21//Lipstick: Too Faced Cosmetics
These pictures were taken in my neighborhood. There are a lot of trees around, so I got to see lots of pretty leaves and color throughout the season. I feel like we had more color this month than in October. The leaves have been dropping like crazy, though, now that it's getting colder and we keep getting rain. I get sad when the leaves fall, but I also like when there's a bunch of them blanketing the ground. It's definitely better than snow being there!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

I Put A Spell On You

On the Sunday before Halloween, me, Ashley and our boyfriends went on a day trip to Salem. She had never been, and she was excited to see all the cool witchy stuff up there. We weren't able to end up leaving until the afternoon, though, so we didn't get as much time up there as we planned on, but it was still fun. I've been up there a few times now, so I didn't mind not seeing everything. I just love the atmosphere. It was pretty busy since it was the last weekend before Halloween.

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I had to wear my Hocus Pocus necklace again this year. There aren't very many opportunities to break that necklace out, so I take it up when I can. We didn't visit any of the film locations, though, except the building that was used as the exterior of the high school since it's right across from Salem Common.

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We got spooked by someone who was dressed up as Jason from Friday the 13th. I think he was actually trying to help me up as I was stepping backwards and tripped since I didn't notice that there were big stones on the ground. I was so taken aback, though, that I just wanted him to go away...lol. Ashley was pretty freaked out, which is part of the reason I was backing up and not looking where I was going.

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Shirt: Handed down//Skirt: BooHoo//Jacket: H&M//Tights: Halloween store//Shoes: Mudd//Necklace: Von Trash//Belt: Forever 21
We mostly went into all the unique shops that they have there. It was colder that day, so it was nice to be indoors most of the time. I didn't take that many pictures since it was getting dark and we weren't outdoors too much. I definitely want to go again next year and I eventually want to go to one of the huge parties they have and maybe stay a weekend.