Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall Fanatic

Oh, how I love a good fall post. There's something about reflecting on all the wonderful things the season brings that makes my heart flutter. The crunchy leaves, the crisp breeze... I just adore everything fall. 
In an effort to cheer myself up on this lazy Friday, I am going to combine two things I love: lists and fall. 


1. Cats gettin' all cuddly.
2. Lighting up our wood burning fireplace.
3. Crocheting and knitting and other old lady things
4. Drinking hot liquids
5. Crunchy, colorful leaves (obviously)
6. Wearing onesies
7. Breaking out scarves and hats
8. Being able to wear big sweaters without getting heatstroke
9. The lighting (yes, as in the way the sun shines down)
10. Halloween
11. Rototilling the garden
12. Picking pumpkins
13. Eating pumpkin flavored things (and cinnamon...yum)
14. Watching films
15. Raking leaves and jumping into them like a kid
16. Hanging up Christmas lights far to early
17. Evenings getting darker faster
18. The smell in the air
19. Baking bread and muffins more often
20. And most of all, the fact that winter is next. 


Sunday, October 12, 2014

One Last Summer Hurrah

To begin, I would like to apologize for the severe lack of posts the past month or two. School has sucked me into it's monotonous trap and I haven't been able to break free. As I'm writing this I am actually supposed to be typing up 2 essays on Lord of the Flies, but honestly, which is more important? (Kidding, obviously.)

I've noticed that the damper school puts on my mood is blatantly reflected in my wardrobe. During the summer my outfits are bursting with color and pattern, but the last few months I have been resorting to greys, maroons and blacks. While the change of weather also impacts what I wear, I blame the most of it on school (mostly because I want another reason to hate it). The other day I pulled this pastel blue skirt out from the bottom of my wardrobe and strutted my way through the crunchy leaves; my own little form of rebellion against the conforming way of school and the dreariness of winter.

Skirt: Plato's Closet... originally Brandy Mel
Crop Top: Forever 21
Sweater: Target
Necklace: Forever 21


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

If You Ever Want To Look Like An Elf

Bonjour. Aloha. Mae Govannen.

The other day I broke a little bit out of my comfort zone in terms of hair. Normally I wear my locks down and wavy. Nothing special. Nothing memorable. Nothing that anybody would care to see me make a blog post about. 

However, after watching (and falling in love with) The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit I decided to create a simplified version of an elf-esque hairstyle. Who doesn't want to look like Tauril?

For those uncultured people who have never seen The Lord of the Rings and can only picture Santa's Helpers when I say elves, let me open your mind to the beauty of Middle Earth. Elves in Tolkien's world are tall, beautiful and ageless. Their hair tends to cascade past their narrow hips and is often braided up into intricate spirals. Again, who doesn't want that?

Obviously, seeing as I am only 5'4 and my hair just brushes my elbows, I can't create a look exactly like an elf. I also don't have the capability; my hair expertise stops at french braids. But I tried, and this is how it went.

Basically, I pulled back my hair from both sides and french braided each side until I reached the back of my head. I tied both braids together with a clear elastic and set off to fight some Orcs (or went to school...same thing)! If you wanted to add a little more elf-ness, you could braid the two braids into one once they meet at the back of your head. 
My sister actually said I had elf hair before I told her it was elf inspired, so I think it's a pretty good representation!

 Even if you could care less about The Lord of the Rings, I still recommend this hairstyle. It takes less than 5 minutes to do, and is effortlessly chic with just a little touch of boho! 


(p.s. if anybody wants to see more hair posts, let me know!)