Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sick Day

Ick, I'm not feeling well today, so here's an outfit shot from yesterday. I'm really not too happy with it. I like this dress, but I don't really feel like myself in it. For one, it's too long (Jon didn't get a full body shot because he was grumpy, but there are more pictures of me in this dress if you look in my May archives and find my cruise pictures.) I'm not big on long dresses. For two, the large flowers print is a bit much for me. I love little florals but these big ones just look too "vacation-y" to me. (Again...nice for the cruise, but not for everyday.) So for now I don't quite know what to do with it. To keep or not to keep?








Tomorrow is my birthday party with my family (although my real birthday is on the 15th) so expect a cute outfit post tomorrow. I haven't really thought much about what I'm going to wear yet. I guess that's because I'm going to work afterwards, so whatever I pick I'll only be wearing it for a few hours.

Moving on, I was in the office the other day and Jon had a few of his boy scout items out on the desk, which is where I found this:





I asked him if I could have it and he said yes! I'm thinking it would look great as a belt buckle or something. He said it's actually used to hold up your tie. I'm not completely sure what I want to do with it yet. (And I'm sorry for the blurry photo, but it just refused to focus!!)

Finally I leave you with this hilarious photo of Penelope:





We're going to submit it to LOL cats! She had her tongue sticking out like that for a solid five minutes at least. Haha!


The Breakdown:

Outfit:

Dress: H&M
Shirt: Victoria's Secret

Accessories:
Belt: Ebay
Bracelet: St. Thomas
Sunglasses: Forever 21


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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Weight Loss Update #1




So it was a slow start to getting into the weight loss groove. I didn't start working out until Monday, but I've been working out everyday since then.

I haven't quite lost a whole pound yet, but I've lost a little weight and Wii fit says that I'm losing at a good rate.

I did rearrange the game room to make it possible to use the Wii fit, (Sorry Rock Band drums, you'll just have to live somewhere else for now.) but I'm still a little limited spacewise. It's a start though.

My biggest challenge has been getting out of the mind set of eating to maintain a steady weight. I'll make a healthy snack and think, "this is healthy, I can eat it". But I'm still taking in the same amount of calories.

So my goal for this next week is to create a better eating plan that is:

a) healthy

and

b) fewer calories than my normal intake


Wish me luck! Let's see how I do next week!



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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Vintage Wednesday #6

Today for Vintage Wednesday (if I make it for Wednesday...it's almost midnight!) I'd like to review another awesome store that I've discovered while killing time before work. The store is called, "Regeneration". It's located off of Woodward in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan.











It is actually a used clothing store with a small vintage section. Even though their selection of vintage is small, it is really good quality. The average clothing item is about $10 and the sales staff were friendly and helpful. A friendly sales staff is a big deal for me personally when it comes to returning to a store. I cannot stand snooty people or people who try way too hard to push a sale. It just makes me uncomfortable and want to leave the store. So, good sales team = huge plus.

Another huge plus for this store is their shoes. Wow. They have an amazing selection of shoes!!! They had this really amazing pair that were really unique and unlike any other pair I've ever seen. I really wanted to snatch them up, but they were a tad too small. I'm kicking myself right now because I cannot remember what they looked like at all. I just remember that they were awesome. I actually drew a little picture of what they looked like so I wouldn't forget, but I lost the piece of paper!! *Sigh.*

Anyway, so I bought Jon this shirt ($8), which is not actually vintage, but it's got a cool vintage look to it:





Isn't he handsome?

I bought this dress ($12) for myself:























This is definetly not something that I can wear in 90+ degree weather, but come this winter season, you'll probably be seeing me in this festive dress quite a bit! I really love dresses with long sleeves. They are so nice and cozy!

You should all know by now that I'm a sucker for blurry pictures, so here are two mistakes that I thought turned out really cool:








That's it for this installment of Vintage Wednesday. Check back next week for more vintage fun!


P.S. A side note on the shoe picture: It's funny how even though Jon and I are both creative people, we think really differently when it comes to art. He's a writer, so to him everything always has to have a meaning or reason. So, I was like "Ohh, the shoes would look really cool against the phone!" He said that was stupid and that it doesn't make any sense for a shoe to be by a phone. I tried to explain to him that I was interested in the shape and negative space that the two create. He still thought it was stupid.


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Monday, August 2, 2010

Some Randomness...Here...There..

I'm getting behind with outfit posts. As a result, I have two outfits to share with you.

The first one is another work outfit, but I'm posting it because I liked the way the shirt looked with the collar.











The next outfit is from today. Jon and I had a day off together and where did we spend it? At the doctor's office! Haha, oh well. It doesn't matter where we are as long as we're together, right? We took outfit pictures on our walk home. It's funny because we had mentioned that we were walking home and the nurse was like, "WAIT, y-you...you didn't actually WALK here, did you?" Haha, oh Michigan. Yes, people walk places.


Unfortunately, the only good picture of the bunch was one where I'm making a stupid face, enjoy:




Here is a picture of my new plant that Jon bought me as a present...doesn't it look like one of those fire flower plants from Mario? We put it in the game room because we felt that was the best place for a fire flower plant.





Ohhh ohhh...I'm not done yet!! Look what I woke up to the other day! Adorable!





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Most Beautiful Hat Ever





Eeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Isn't this hat amazing???

I asked Jon what he thought and he shrugged his shoulders and said that he doesn't like me in hats. He just doesn't get it.

This hat WILL be mine. I just have to win it on ebay first.



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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy 100 Midwest Mayhem!!!










This is my 100th blog post!! Yay!!! I remember when I first started thinking about starting a fashion blog. I had started reading fashion blogs about two months or so before starting my own. I thought about the idea of starting my own for a good two-three weeks before actually doing it. I remember how embarrassed I was when I first started telling people that I started a blog! (I still get embarrassed, but only when I have to explain to people what it is who don't understand why I'd post pictures of my outfits online.) My blog is still very small in comparison to the people who have 1,000+ readers, but I'm so glad to have you guys as my followers, even if you're just a small group. Thanks so much for all of your support!

This outfit is from Thursday night when I attended the wrap party for the film that I've been working on. It was suppose to be a casual party, but I still wanted to look nice. It actually seemed like no one was really aware of how to dress because some people came in jeans and t-shirts, some came in casual dresses, some came in clothes meant for the club, and even others were in evening wear. Haha, regardless everyone looked amazing and it was such a great time!!! I was so happy to be a part of the art department and get some great experience. I wish I could talk about the film, but I'm sworn to secrecy until it's released! Once it's out I can be like - I worked on that!! For now, you'll just have to wait in suspense though.


This is how my skirt looks unedited:





What a beautiful chartreuse!



The Breakdown:

Outfit:

Shirt: Anna Sui for Target
Chartreuse Skirt: Fray, Thrifted
Black Skirt (underneath): Jr. NItes by Caliendo, Thrifted
Tights: Target
Shoes: Mia


Accessories:
Belt: Thrifted
Hair Clip: Drug Store


P.S. Thanks for all of your wonderful and encouraging comments on my weight loss post! It really means a lot to me to have support!

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