Thursday, May 21, 2015

I Choke on the Sun // What I Wore

Sleep don't visit, so I choke on sun
And the days blur into one
And the backs of my eyes hum with things I've never done

Sheets are swaying from an old clothesline
Like a row of captured ghosts over old dead grass
Was never much but we made the most
Welcome home

~ Welcome Home by Radical Face

I felt like Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky taking these photos. (Anybody else remember when she used to take a lot of her outfit photos in that really cool alley?) I was super excited when I realized that this alley was right behind my house - for this very reason. I'm always looking for close outfit photo locations, and this place will be  a huge life saver. I already know it. I'm only disappointed that these photos turned out grainy. I have no idea what caused that, but it's very vexing. Oh well! I'll get it next time, I guess.

Kenosha is such a cute town, though - full restaurants, things to do and the of the sweetest spots for photos I can't wait to get out and explore more now that the weather is actually warming up. And while we're on that subject, I can't believe it's already May 21st! Where has this year gone?? I feel like it was just New Years Eve, and now it's already almost summer! I mean,  there are just 50 short days until Bristol Renaissance Faire opens for the season. Eep! I'm so excited. I keep looking at photos from years past and watching Miss Molly's lovely video montage in anticipation. 

What are you most excited for this summer?

Outfit Details:
jeans - Target :: lace tank -Marurice 's :: sweater wrap - Francesca's :: necklace - Francesca's :: boots  - Francesca's :: bag - Francesca's

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Our Dear Ocean Town // What I Wore

Goodbye Brielle
Only whispers can tell
Of the sweet dreams that we knew so well
I'll see you around our dear ocean town

~ Brielle by Sky Sailing

Every time I'm down by the harbor I feel as if I've stepped into Anne of Green Gables or a Sky Sailing song. There's something just so romantic and old fashioned about a quaint harbor complete with pathways, lighthouses and piers. 

Needless to say, I'm loving my move. Living on my own has always been a dream of mine, but I never saw how it could be a possibility. The area I grew up in is an interesting one, and there are general two options for housing: cheap housing in less, than ideal neighborhoods (read: "not the safest of places"); or expensive housing in well-to-do towns. Neither are viable choices for a 20-something woman living on her own. Luckily some friends of mine introduced me to how amazing Wisconsin is! For some reason I used to hate the town I currently live in, but after spending a year hanging out in this area with said friends, I realized how totally cool this place is! I honestly don't even remember why I used to dislike it.

On another subject, I apologize for the (terrible) quality of these photos. I'm completely in love with this outfit (this teeshirt quite accurately describes my life!), but I had so many problems getting pictures! First of all, even though it was a very nice day, the lakefront was freezing and windy. In fact, it was so windy it blew my tripod over and sent my poor little baby crashing to the ground. My heart jumped into my throat as I heard the very distinct sound of breaking glass. God was totally with me and my camera, though, because the only thing that broke was the UV protector on the lens! Literally all these photos were taken after there fall with the same camera and lens! I will never, ever use another lens without a UV protector again!

Outfit Details:
skirt - made by me :: graphic tee - Francesca's :: denim jacket - Old Navy :: necklace - gift from Maddie :: shoes - Me Too :: sunnies - Francesca's