Thursday, July 30, 2015

Where the Corn Grows Ten Feet Tall // What I Wore + Meetup with Hannah

Holy posts, Batman! I'm so behind! These pics are from the beginning of July when I drove further into my beloved Wisconsin to meet up with Hannah of The Outfit Repeater! We spent the day thrifting, eating ah-mazing BBQ and taking outfit photos - of course!

Getting to meet online friends for the first time really is one of my favorite things to do - especially if it takes me to towns I've never been to before! Hannah was a total doll to show me around her hometown, and boy oh boy is it adorable! Nestled among farms and ranches, it's seriously one of the best towns I've been to (and did I mention the unbelievable BBQ restaurant she took me to?)

I was trying to be frugal with my money so I didn't buy a whole lot while thrifting, but I did get a frame for my art wall as well as a cute vase for on my dinning room table. After that we went to take some outfit pictures (and Hannah further proved what a doll she is by letting me borrow an SD card since I left mine at home), and then we stopped at Culver's from some much-needed frozen custard before I had to hit the road back home.

I couldn't help but stop at Big Hill Park on my way home though (what can I say? The name intrigued me) which is where the last photo was taken. The park was simply breathtaking and I can't wait to go back sometime and further explore it!

All in all it was a great day. Thanks so much for being my hostess, Hannah! We have to do it again sometime soon!

Outfit details:
jeans - Target :: shoes - target :: top - Francesca's :: sunnies - Francesca's :: purse - Francesca's

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Kaleidoscope of Heartbeats // What I Wore + Meetup w/ Bramblewood Fashion

So a couple weeks ago I got a chance to meet up with Ashley and Gabby of Bramblewood Fashion in the beautiful city of Chicago, IL! After work I drove into Chicago and we grabbed Chipotle for dinner before walking to the bean and Navy Pier, which was really fun because I don't get to go into Chicago that often, and I haven't been to the bean or Navy Pier in years.

I was going back and forth for days about what to wear, and I finally ended up with one of my favorite dresses from Francesca's - which isn't actually mine. Haha! My mom bought this dress and I love borrowing it. Come to think of it, though, this outfit is actually made of most of my favorite pieces. Favorite dress; favorite sandals; and my favorite necklace. It's a locket with a heart and Mickey Mouse silhouette. My sister brought it back for me from Disney Disneyland, and I love that it adds a little something without being overwhelming.

Also this is my first post showing off my new tattoo!! It says "be Thou my vision" in it's original Gaelic, and the "t" in "Thou" is a cross! (There's a close up on my Instagram if you're interested.) It turned out better than I could have imagined, and I'm beyond thrilled with it! I'm already planning my next one!

Outfit details:
dress - Francesca's :: shoes - target :: jacket - Francesca's :: necklace - Disneyland :: purse - Emma Fox via T.J. Maxx

Friday, July 3, 2015

Whiskey in a Teacup // What I Wore

How lovely is this bridge?? It's right behind my house and I'm so excited to be able to use it for outfit photos more often.

These photos are from a while ago - last month, actually. I wore this outfit to an important interview, and I was trying to look more adult. Lately I've been feeling like I don't look as mature as I am. I mean, I'm a grown woman with a career and apartment of her own - I ought to look it! But most of the time I feel like I look more like a mature   - not really a bad look, just not what I'm going for. So pointy toed shoes, natural makeup looks, and more minimalist fashion are all quickly becoming staples in my wardrobe.

It's funny though, because this skirt is one of the oldest pieces in my wardrobe. Sometime soon I'm going to do a post of all the different ways I've worn it - there's a lot of them!

Outfit details:
skirt - handmade by me :: denim shirt - Plato's Closet :: shoes - Old Navy :: necklace - Francesca's :: lipstick - Kate Moss for Rimmel London :: bag - Francesca's