Monday, October 6, 2014

updates, new apartment, new job, newness in general

So I've been away. A lot is going on right, so much has happened in the last month. Here are the two major things:

1. I got a full time job. It was extremely unexpected, I applied for it a year ago and they contacted me out of the blue and I started working a week later.  I am a school photographer, taking photos for yearbooks and such. I have some really early mornings and do a lot of driving, which means I go to bed around 8pm every day and have very little time to do anything I really want to, like blogging. It's an alright job but it's taking me a lot of adjusting.

2. Having this job has enabled me to do something pretty exciting and nerve wracking, though. Philip and I have signed a lease on an apartment (thats what these pictures are of). This also happened pretty quickly. We are moving a week from Wednesday. I just moved into this house in June and already I'm leaving again. I'm so excited to be doing my own decorating, though. I'm about to purchase my first couch.

So, this is why I haven't been present here lately. It's really a bummer because this little page was starting to get more traffic just for me to disappear suddenly. I'm sorry for that. Now that I'm adjusting a little bit more I should be able to be better at time management and post more often. I hope you're all doing well, and I will be back soon!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

//sponsored post// aviva dresses top picks

I haven't gotten to work in that little wedding/formal shop I posted about  recently and I have been missing it so much. So I was pretty excited when I was contacted by Aviva to take a look at their dresses. I've always worked retail but never had a specialized interest in formals or anything like that, but I do miss being surrounded by pretty wedding and formals all of the time and having girls come in and play dress up for hours.

If you're in the US, homecoming season is here and now, and this place has some really cute formal dresses of all kinds. Aviva is based in the UK so I'm not sure how quickly things would ship, but if you've got some time before your homecoming festivities over here in the states (or you know, just because they're pretty), here are some of my favorite formal/cocktail dresses I've found while perusing their website. 
A-line Strapless Cocktail
I love how the bodice looks like sea shells.

Monday, September 15, 2014

This is going to be a short post. I've suddenly become very busy/stressed so I just wanted to take a moment to share this message:

Drama "queens" get a bad reputation, but let's be honest, we can all be drama queens sometimes. (Not to mention that term is really sexist to begin with). Due to lots of different circumstances I've found myself being really dramatic lately, having some mini to mild breakdowns and maybe being a little whiny. It's not "mood swings" or "pms" or whatever. We can all be dramatic sometimes and that's fine, if someone says otherwise, I think they're lying. When I'm getting that way I feel ashamed, like I don't have a right to get frustrated or up in arms or something, because it can't really be that, bad right? As if.

Who cares? If you're feeling dramatic, be dramatic. 

I'll leave you with this ultra-fitting song.  Own it.