Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Efflorescence

I love the trees in the springtime, but I never noticed how short-lived some of them are! Some of the trees bloom and then within a couple of weeks are depleted of flowers and left with just the leaves. This spring has been a strange one. We had some springtime weather, then somewhat of a heatwave that felt like summer with temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s, then it went back down to normal springtime temperatures where it's cool and wet. Craziness.

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Luckily, we were able to get some pictures with blooming trees! Spring and autumn are the best seasons partly because they have so many different colors. It's also nice to have temperatures that aren't incredibly uncomfortable.

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I teamed up with SheInside again for this post! They sent me this dress that I had picked out, and I love it! It's really comfortable and I love that it's a light grey because it gives many options for remixing and accessorizing. I also love the mesh stripe towards the bottom! It's like a different kind of color/textile blocking. :) I really love the things I get from SheInside, and they have very attentive and helpful staff, too!

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This dress allows for fun and somewhat statement-like accessories, so I wore my giraffe necklace. I love this thing. It's larger than most of my other necklaces and I love the gold and black combination. I also think that it being just the head of the giraffe makes it a little more bolder than, say, a tiny shape of a whole giraffe.

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I hope all of my American readers had a good Memorial Day weekend! We had a party at our apartment, and it was really fun. We all sat out in our yard, had a fire, drank, snacked, and listened to music while enjoying the sun. It was pretty hot yesterday, and I ended up getting a little burnt from it. It was a really great day, though!

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I always feel a little off after a long weekend. I start thinking that every day is the day before it. For instance, I thought today was Monday and tomorrow was Tuesday about 3 times today. It's nice to have a short week. I also have a short day on Tuesday, so I only had to go back to work for 4 hours today, then I had the afternoon off. It gave me time to clean up the aftermath of our party! :)

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Dress: c/o SheInside//Shoes: Naturalizer//Sunglasses: ASOS//Belt & Necklace: Forever 21//Lipstick: Too Faced Cosmetics
I put together some picks of mine that I am lusting after on SheInside's website. I love fun novelty prints, but I think the warm weather just makes me crave them even more, so I ended up picking items with summery and/or cheerful prints.

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My favorite of these is by far the dress with the bomb pop print. There is nothing that screams summertime like the Bomb Pop ice cream. So full of nostalgia...and deliciousness. I also LOVE the hot air balloon print skirt. I love hot air balloons, for some reason. They're just so pretty and old-fashioned and whimsical. I also need to mention that beautiful black cascading high-low dress. It's so pretty and classy, but yet not too formal and conservative. It'd be perfect for a night out! All of these pieces are great, especially for summer. SheInside always has a million things that I want in my wardrobe! :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Spring Nymph

Alright. I'm sorry for the super long break again. These photos were a challenge to edit and we took A LOT, so there was a lot to get through! I really hate leaving gaps between posts and it seems the time literally just slips away lately. Wasn't it just Easter? I haven't even gotten my Easter photos edited. Le sigh... Sorry for the epic fail, guys.

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I teamed up with my friend Sarah again for this shoot. We have been talking about a spring shoot for a year or more and we finally decided to do it. After looking at some inspiration online, we really liked the idea of using all kinds of different colors on the eyes, so we went with that. The results were really awesome and fun!

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It was Sarah's idea to do a sort of ombre lip with pink and yellow. I love when she tries things out like that. It's fun to experiment! I had just recently gotten yellow lipstick by NYX. I really need to wear it alone soon because I love how unique it is! NYX has really awesome lipsticks and makeup in general, and I love that it's very affordable. Their Wicked Lippie colors are AMAZING.

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The dress I'm wearing is from Unique Vintage, and I LOVE it. I had won a gift certificate from a giveaway that Sammi did a while ago and when I saw that this dress was on sale for just $25, I had to get it. The shape is perfect and I love how poofy it is. It comes with its own little built in petticoat. I wish I got it in red too!

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The flower crown is one of the ones that Chris made me as a gift one year! I've gotten a lot of use out of the one he made that has both yellow and white flowers on it, but I felt with all the color on my face, it'd be better to wear a flower crown that was one color.

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I am still so in love with this greenhouse, and greenhouses in general. I love the escape they provide when it's cold or rainy outside. These photos were actually taken at the end of March. I am cringing at how far behind I am. Anyway, it was still a little chilly then so it was nice to be in here. Sarah had never been and I think she enjoyed it, too. We discovered a part that I never knew existed, which had all kinds of tropical/international stuff in it, which was really cool!

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Since this day, it's gotten a lot warmer, finally. It's pretty much like summer. We have had some 80 degree days, already! New England weather is pretty insane . You never know what it's going to do and sometimes it's like you need two or three different outfits in one day just to keep up.

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Dress: Unique Vintage//Shoes: Thrifted//Flower Crown: Handmade gift
Not too much has been, except one pretty major thing. I have FINALLY graduated from grad school! I now have a master's degree in Information and Library Science! I AM A MASTER OF THE LIBRARY! Mwahahaha. But seriously, though. It feels so good to be done with it all forever and to have a degree in something that I love. I'm so glad that I figured it out that this is the career for me, and I'm glad that I love it! Congrats to any other graduates! :)