Thursday, November 6, 2014


completely unrelated picture

I've been gone for a while. No hard feelings? As you know if you read my last post, I've been going through a lot of changes lately. In fact, it's almost like my life has done a complete 180 since September, and it's about to again. Let's recap: new full time job, new apartment, living with my boyfriend for the first time, taking on more responsibilities and my other job, new schedule, little sleep, basically no time. And in just a couple weeks time, my full time job, my main source of income, will be having a lay-off period, leaving me pretty broke until February (I know it's so smart of me to sign a lease right before that, ha).

But, if you look past the extreme anxiety that has come with these changes, things are gonna be alright. Any sort of major change can have adjustment pains. And I just had a whole bunch of major changes all at once. I am extremely disoriented and scrambling to find a foothold and a routine. It hasn't been easy.

I've missed writing here. And it sucks that just as I got into the habit of posting regularly, everything got so hectic and I've had zero time. But with my lay-off period coming I'll be back a humane schedule (no more 4am wake times followed by 2 hour drives, ugh), so I can be more present. I'm looking forward to it.

Until then, bear with me, I'll be back soon.

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.