Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Swimming in an Ocean of Calamine Lotion

Yep, I've got poison ivy :) In case you were wondering why I haven't posted in a couple of days, it's because I look a little monstrous!!! I have absolutely no idea how or where I got it, but I definitely have it. It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have it right under my chin, so that everyone can see it. I feel like I've been walking around lately and people keep staring at me as if they want to tell me I have something on my face, but are too embarrassed to do so. All I want to do is point at my face and yell, "I know!!!" You know, just so they don't think I'm in the dark or anything. But, alas, I refrain! Anywho, I just wanted to drop a line, will probably try to post something this evening as I'm looking better and finally had to will to put a little effort in my dress today.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I Don't Really Know About This...

I don't really know about this outfit...I think it photographed well, but I didn't feel super confident in it. I don't know, what do you think?
Today's Outfit:
Brown cami- $3, JC Penney
White dress (worn as blouse)- $12, Cato's
Floral skirt- $4, Gap via Ebay
Belt- $0.60, thrifted
Sandals- gifted
Earrings- $1.50, Cato's
Necklace- made by me
Total Cost: $21.10
Forgive the thread all over the carpet, the puppy is ripping his toys apart and leaving the remenants all over the floor!

The accessories and print:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back To School

Ahhh, today was the start of my second to last semester...not close enough to the last one but that's okay, I'll make it (I think;). Anywho, I put zero planning and thought into my outfit and this is what I got!
My Outfit:
White tee- $3, Walmart
Gray beaded tank- $8, Old Navy
Jeans- borrowed
Wedges- $5, Payless
Necklace- $0.60, thrifted
Earrings- $1, Walmart
Total cost: $17.60

I don't think I've ever worn these on the blog before, I got then on a BOGO event at payless at the beach of all places a couple of years ago!

My hair didn't look as craptastic as it did in the first was raining today and I didn't have an umbrella, so the curl and wave made it big. This was actually the other day, but it looked almost exactly like this today.

The back:
Have I mentioned how much I loooove my hair?!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Hair Inspiration

So Lydia recently posted a call for help on cutting her hair and needing some recommendations, I thought I'd give her a hand. Seeing as I just cut all of my locks off I figured why not share my thought process behind it and the choice I made. This picture directly below is pretty much the final inspiration behind my cut. The other pictures below I came across through my search. First of all I tried to think of actresses or famous ladies with similar facial features as mine.
This is how I happened upon Mandy Moore. I don't have very distinct features, in fact more subtle I would say (I certainly don't have a square jaw line or anything like that). I feel like Mandy here shares some of those subtle features, so I liked this cut.

I really just love Cynthia Nixon and after watching SITC for the 60th time I thought I check out some of her past cuts. We don't really share many facial features, but I did really love this cut.

In addition to face shape and just general shortness, I knew I also wanted side swept bangs. I really liked the major difference of the side swept bang over the shortness of the other side. This cut was really polished, but I wanted something a little more edgy, hence the first pic.

Yep, Mandy again. I actually think this is the cut from the first pic of her just more recently trimmed, the other cut looked a little grown out. But, I did, however, love how feminine this cut looked.

All in all, I think I just got really lucky with my cut. My stylist was amazing, if you're in the Birmingham area please visit her at T Fox Salon, ask for Tracey. Otherwise, I'm a very adventurous person when it comes to my hair. I have made a dramatic cut two times before. Each time I cut this much I donate it to Locks Of Love, good cause. I guess I just figure if I don't like the cut I'll either go shorter or wear a hat for a while!! Sometimes you just have to jump in!! I hope this helps you Lydia!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It's A Boy!!

Surprise! This is the reason I'm so busy! No, I'm not pregnant!! We got a puppy!!!! We have been wanting a dog for soooo long now so we finally found this little guy at a humane society in Georgia. I know right why go all the way to Georgia (I live in Alabama)? My husband wanted a specific breed (boxer), which was fine with me, but my stipulation was it had to be either from a rescue or a humane society. So we used to find a specific breed in an area close to our house. It took a while and we even found another dog that was promised to us and then adopted out to someone else at the last minute (broke my heart). Finally, we found "Caesar" listed for adoption. At the time of the listing he was only like 8 weeks old. He was being fostered out because the humane society he came from is not a "no kill" society, so they foster out to fix this problem. We spoke to his foster mom for a few days and then she decided we should meet, we did and he came home!!!!! We decided to name our new little boy Oliver Grant. It's very sophisticated ;) He is quite possibly the sweetest, smartest, and most cuddly dog I have ever met!!
He's got a tiger brindle coat:
So, you may be wondering what kind of dog he is....basically he's a mutt. He was listed as a boxer mix (which is the breed the hub's wanted), but due to his floppy ears and excess skin we also think he's got a bit of hound in him, he also has a very thick build, so he may also have a dash of pit in him...but he's very sweet. It's hard to tell how big he's going to get but he has huge paws!! In fact, a friend even thought he looked like a bull mastiff! We're thinking about 60 pounds, but all muscle. Tell me what you think he is.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Courtroom Ready

This is actually from Thursday, it's taken me awhile to post because I've been busy, and well I'll explain more tomorrow on the next post!! Very exciting though!! So, today I had to dress kind of boring because we had a mock court case to do as our final for my summer class. I don't think I want to go into what it is I'll be doing in my future career, but I will have to testify as an expert witness every once in a while, so this is supposed to be practice. My professors and professionals in the field, recommend that you dress very simply, I'm actually doing too much here. I will need to invest in a black suit. That's okay though, I felt like I still looked kind of fashionable. In regards to the "trial," they ripped me to pieces!!! We were all told that we did really well, but we all got a little ripped up!!! Anyway, if curiosity is a bit overwhelming, you can message me and I'll tell you secretly what I'm in school for, I just don't want to post it all over the internet!
Today's Outfit:
Black blouse- $10, Ross
Gray skirt- $4, Ross
Red kitten heels- $10, Payless
Long pink earrings- gifted, Claire's
Total Cost: $24
What's that you say? I look different? It could be because I got 14 inches of my hair cut off!! Check it out!
Side view:

Back view:
I love it!!! It's actually a very edgy cut, it's longer on one side than the other, I feel like a badass rocker chick!!

Oh and the shoes of course!