Hello, hello headbandits!
As promised, here are all the outfits I’ve been wearing lately. Let’s start backwards with the most recent. I have a few others from last week (7/4/14 to today 7/8/14) that I will be sure to update in the next few days.
As I said, I’ve just been busy applying for jobs and really putting everything into it. Hopefully, my hard work pays off soon.
Hope you had a good 4th of July. I will talk about mine in my next post, but first let’s get caught up.
Some of the pieces I wear throughout, so I’m not going to keep repeating them. Pieces like these:
Sandals same throughout-Bandals
Straw bag same throughout- Thrifted with a thrifted Liz Claiborne scarf tied on it (1.99)!
Timex watch same throughout-it was a gift, but it’s from Shopko.
F21 sunnies same throughout.
Top left: Thursday 7/3/14. Doing some errands. Dress-Target and I was at Target, oddly enough. I’m wearing a dotted bow belt from a Macy’s Dress.
Middle: Wed 7/2/14. Going to a few local shops. One is the new carrier of Vera Bradley bags, so I had to check it out. I love Vera! She does really fun printed bags in cool shapes. Dress-Gap Outlet. Ross headband. The bracelets are from a craft fair (I twisted them together). The bow belt is from an old American Eagle shirt that was given to me.
Top right: Tues 7/1/14. Dress-Walmart kids. Zebra Bow-the fair. Headband-Dollar Tree…kind of bummed. It just snapped and I was wearing it like mad. I love mixing leopard and zebra.
Bottom left: Sat 6/28/14. Going to some shops with my mom. Grey maxi-It’s Target, but I got it at a thrift store over on the west side. Hot pink sports bra-It’s also Target, but I got it at Goodwill. The necklace is thrifted too. I guess it’s all thrifted, except my shoes and I’m wearing that Dollar Tree headband again. I don’t know if you can tell,but I braided my pony in the back this day. I loved it. Sups cute!
Bottom middle: Thurs 6/26/14. Everyone is all “USA, USA, USA” for The World Cup. I haven’t been watching, but it made me want to wear USA colors. Dress-Target kids. It was their 4th of July dress last year. Headband-Target dollar section.
Bottom right: Wed 6/25/14. This was the day I got to hang out with my cousin’s at a super nice hotel in my town that is comparable to The Plaza. I took pictures, but I didn’t include them. Guess I should have. My cousins are in 5th grade and 1st. They both told me that hotels don’t have a 13th floor. I never knew that. I guess it’s a superstition. Now I want to look at all hotels and see if that’s true. My cousin (the 5th grader) also thinks this hotel is haunted too. It was super fun though. We saw Maleficent too and went swimming in the pool. Dress-Cynthia Rowley via TJ Maxx. I love Cynthia Rowley. I have a black one too that is similar, but it has sleeves. I want a CR dress in every color now. The quality of the fabric and the shapes are so good.
Some of these are a little backwards, but bear with me:
Top left: Tues 6/24/14. I must have just been hanging out at home. Headband, tee, and shorts-Target.
Top Middle: Mon 6/23/14. It was National Pink Day. I went out to eat with my family to Red Robin and hung out. Dress-Target kids. Fascinator-Hobby Lobby.
Top right: Sun 6/22/14. Skirt, tank-thrifted. Ross hair flower…kind of hard to see. I remember this day I went to a few shops with my mom, as well as my favorite junk shop that every so often in summer has an outdoor shop hop with local vendors. It’s really fun. I got a skate bag (on Instagram if you follow me), silver sparkly heels (very Dorothy), and a pair of white slip on shoes that are lined in aqua (very kate spade for keds). I will have to post the other treasures.
Bottom left: Also Sun 6/22/14. I must have went on a bike ride before I did stuff. Tank-Target. Spandex shorts-Under Armour, but they were given to me as a handmedown. Shoes-Puma via Ross. Sports bra-thrifted Target.
Bottom middle: Sat 6/21/14. I was a “backstage mom” at a dance recital for this little girl I’ve babysat since she was a baby. It was pretty fun, but kind of boring waiting for their next numbers. There was over 40 numbers from little toddlers up to adults. It was cool being behind the stage though because it was the same stage that Wicked performed on. That’s probably the closet to the stage I’ll ever get. Then I walked around the park with my friend, James. Pants-LC Lauren Conrad via Kohl’s. Tank-Gap. Converse, bag, cardigan-thrifted. It’s hard to see, but I’m wearing a zebra headband (can’t remember where I got it) and a zebra bow (the fair). I wore teal, pink, and zebra because those were in the girls’ costumes. I wore teal and parked on teal too. That cracked me up as well. A happy accident.
Bottom right: This is a two parter. I wore this dress two different ways. This was Fri 6/20/14 NIGHT. I wore this to a local theater production of Guys and Dolls. Luck be a lady tonight! I like when they’re in Havana. kate spade could have dressed them. Dress-Old Navy via Goodwill. Bow belt-listed above. Cardigan-Marshalls. After the jump will be how I wore it during the day.
Top left: Friday 6/20/14 DAY. I took a test for a job at our local newspaper. It’s full time and has benefits. We only have one local newspaper and hardly any openings come up, so I jumped at the chance. It’s not writing exactly. It’s posting stories to their Facebook and Twitter pages. I might get to do a little writing, but it would be a great way into the writing field. I’m supposed to hear back this week and keeping my fingers crossed that I get an interview. I asked HR about it last week. Either way you are supposed to hear. I’m guessing if you get a letter, it means you didn’t get picked, but if you get a phone called, you did. I hope I get a phone call. Then later that day I had to go to dress rehearsal for the dance recital backstage gig. Here I wore it with my kate spade glitter bow belt and Coach bag.
After this, I think these are in the wrong order too.
Top middle: Tues 6/17/14. I had a job interview. It went good, but it was a start up company. I have heard of them and I thought it would be a good fit because it was a local fashion company, but they weren’t as “started up” as I thought. They couldn’t pay me an hourly wage and it was all commission based. I thought about just doing it on the side because it would have been good experience, but it would have taken too much up of my time and it’s a full time job just looking for a job, so I passed on that. My energy needs to be on something that pays right now. Those student loans won’t pay for themselves! I with them the best though.
It’s hard to see because it was kind of dark. Boots, top, cigarette pants-thrifted. Coach bag via Macy’s. The jacket is from Macy’s too. Leopard scarf-Kmart. I’m also wearing a skinny black bow headband from Urban Outfitters.
Top right: Thur 6/19. My friend Paula, who always does my nails, did my nails. I thought of this combination to get ready for The 4th of July, which is my favorite holiday. All the colors are Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure. I didn’t get down their specific names though. SHCSM is Paula’s favorite type of nail polish because of the quality and the fact that it’s like 3 polishes in one. She did a good job free handing the stripes! I was too scared to do it. She also later did her nails just like this but inverted. Hers were all blue, but then the accent was red with white stripes. Cute! I love having Paula do my nails because I am so bad at it, lazy, and she does a great job. I want to try the new Sally Hansen gel polish, but like it’s gel polish that doesn’t need the UV light.
Bottom left: Mon 6/16/14. I went to this family dinner party to see a bunch of family from out of town. Dress-Goodwill kids section. It’s Charter Club. Cardigan-Old Navy. Dollar Tree headband.
Bottom middle: Also, Monday 6/16/14. I think my dad and I went for a walk in the morning. Jacket-The North Face (kids section). Pants-Nike. Shoes-Puma via Ross. Sunnies-Goodwill.
Bottom right: Sat 6/21/14. I posted this on Instagram along with a selfie of me with the shoe, but this is the whole shoe. I’ve been looking for this shoe around town forever. It was spotted outside of the theater Wicked was performed at. In fact, I thought it was for Wicked, but then the second time I saw Wicked, it was gone. Then I just spotted it at the downtown mall. It was made by a local artist. It was for a stiletto run.
FINALLY. My Graduation Day. Saturday 6/14/14. It was kind of sucky because it was pouring down rain the morning of my graduation. I was worried because the ceremony was outside. It cleared up for my ceremony and warmed up, but unfortunately for the 9 am ceremony, they got rained on. It was a surreal experience.
Dress-JCPenney. It was 2.97! Long sleeve tee-Gap via thrift store. Necklace-thrifted or it was my Grandma’s. I can’t remember. I have two like it. Leggings-JCP. Sparkly Dorothy Slippers-Target kids. I thought I was going to have to wear my rainboots. That’s why they are seen next to my shoes (lower right). Heart Sunnies-Rue 21. I carried my little kate spade gold cross body under my robe because I wanted to be able to take pictures.
Here is something I wrote about my graduation day the day of on Facebook:
Graduation was awesome. I know I’ve been done for a while now and already have my diploma, but today made it official for reals. It was everything I dreamed of and more haha! I mean the ceremony itself is kind of boring, but the energy is wild. Being around everyone who has worked just as hard as you to reach the same goal is everything. Hearing your name called and all your classmates called feels good. It makes me have fuzzies inside. It was especially special because I never did my graduation at community college. I didn’t get into school until I came to Eastern. I never wanted to be a student until I was at Eastern and then once I got into it, it was too late because I was done. I wish there was a job that was like school. I could write a whole novel, so maybe I should save the rest for my blog, but I feel so accomplished today and blessed. I was the first person in my immediate fam to go to college and I have always wanted to go to college and graduate since I was a little girl. It feels good to reach that goal and it wasn’t after many hardships (like anyone) and some crazy good times. Shout out to my parents and bro for always supporting me and my old work and co-workers. It’s true, I grew up at the daycare and it shaped me into who I am today and helped me put myself through school. Here’s to the class of 2014 and congratulations on all your hard work!
Ok! Now we are mostly caught up again. Thanks for staying with me. Snaps for you!
Do you watch Pretty Little Liars?? I do. I’m obsessed. Tonight is the 100th episode and I can’t wait.
Did you get anything on katespade.com?? For like almost a month, the sale items were an extra 25% off. It just ended last night at midnight. Sorry, I didn’t remind you, but I’m sure you true kate spaders knew. It kind of made me mad because they put that up after I bought my kirk park maise in hot pink with a red bow. I was going to ask if I could get an adjustment, but it was after I already got another adjustment and it was more than 14 days out. The bag was 208 at first and then like a week later they put it at 174. They adjusted the price and I had an extra 15% coupon, so I got it for $147.90. It would have been nice to get an extra 25% off from that, but I figure I basically did since they slashed the price twice.
Stay fabulous and cool! Man, it’s been in the 90s here this week.