The following post is the story of my skin. Since the pictures are a little gross, I figured it would be best to put in a jump here for those who would rather not read/see it.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
I payed a little homage to Kermit the Frog in my outfit and wore green. It was also the color my sister suggested when I asked her infamous question, "What should I wear?!". haha
It was a great sitting-in-the-dark-watching-a-movie outfit.
Has anybody else gone and seen the movie? What are your thoughts on it?
Outfit details - Dress, $3 (thrifted) - Green shirt in honor of Kermit, $3 (thrifted) - Jeggings, $20 (Wal-Mart old) - Boots, $15 (K-Mart) - Scarf, .50 cents (thrifted) - Beret, $5 (Wal-Mart old) - Vest, .50 cents (garage sale) - Key necklace, $1
Friday, November 25, 2011
As far as my outfit goes, I think I topped myself from last year. My sister was kind enough to wear a dress and apparently she told the ladies around her work that, "My sister, Hannah, sets the dressing standards for our holidays. So I have to wear a dress." I'm glad I've made such an impact on her. :)
Outfit details - Lace top, $1 (thrifted) - Skirt (Seventh Avenue) - Heels, ? (Payless old) - Tights, ? (bought last season.. Shop-Ko?) - Jewelry (handmade)
|My mom and I|
Thursday, November 24, 2011
I thought I would lend my own services to others who are getting their shopping done on Black Friday or even Small Business Saturday. I am offering a 15% off code for my very own Etsy shop! It's full of unique and one of a kind vintage items that have been gathering in my house for a long time and I would love for them to find a new home.
Whether you are holiday shopping or just looking for yourself, I would be thrilled if you took a look at my shop (and maybe even bought something!)
Enter coupon code: "anoldstory11" at the checkout and you will receive 15% off your total purchase. The code will be valid now through 11/27
You can find my shop by clicking through the picture or here is a link! http://www.etsy.com/shop/anoldstorey
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
My sister and I were baking up a storm this morning, in preparation for Thanksgiving. Well, not quite a storm, but we did come up with; pumpkin pie, puppy chow (my first time making it myself!), cherry pie, and fudge.
I threatened my sister the other day that if I did any baking with her that I was going all out with heels and a dress. I came through on my threat! I think my desserts actually came out a little better because I was dressed as a domestic diva. ;)
Monday, November 21, 2011
I'm certain this wood-sy backdrop is becoming a regular on my blog! I love getting a chance to go out and explore. I always come up with something new!
I channeled my inner woods-lady (is that a thing?!) and put together this little ensemble. The poncho was, what I thought, a scrap of fabric I got from my great-grandma's house a couple years ago. It wasn't until much later that a friend pointed out that it was indeed a poncho somebody had made. That made a lot of sense! I think it's so neat that a project I could do today (like the one here) has been around for so long that my own great grandma had made one! I guess what comes around, goes around. :)
Outfit details - Black turtleneck dress, 25 cents (garage sale) - Jeggings, $20 (Wal-Mart old) - Boots, $15 (K-mart) - Hat, $1 (Dollar Store old) - Broach (great-grandma's) - Belt, 25 cents (thrifted)
Friday, November 18, 2011
Since in reality, I'm just lying down and taking it easy today after getting a tooth pulled yesterday, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to finally introduce you to my bedroom!
I greatly feel that my bedroom reflects me. It's cool, childish, original, quirky, clever, cute, unique, fun, colorful, and every bit as one of a kind as me.
I don't believe my room is one that you'd see in a magazine, it's way too cluttered. In fact, I took these pictures on Wednesday just because I had to clean it for a house showing (still getting used to those!). While it's mostly all cleaned up and looking spiffy, my desk and vanity are almost always in a constant state of clutter. So when I went to take these pictures, I left them as is. I left them looking real!
I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures of room. Outside of the guys who installed our internet (which I'm sure they thought I was 13 years old just by looking at my space) nobody else has seen it. It's still a work in progress, but I think it's looking pretty good so far.
What do you think of it? Would you say it reflects me and my personality? Does your bedroom reflect who you are and how are you doing that? Tell me about it!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Right here in this outfit I am breaking a few rules myself. Black and brown are being worn together, mixing floral and leopard print patterns, as well as my curvy body wearing a (almost) bodycon skirt. But those kind of rules are broken everyday on the internet.
I actually wanted to address the time of day these photos were taken. It was high noon - sun beating down from above. I actually like to think that noon is a lovely time of day to take pictures. It adds this beautiful glow around subjects and I can often get some stellar sunbursts in the shots. Ever since getting my fancy schmancy camera many months ago, I've gotten really into trying creative new techniques to get a good photo. I've been soaking in photography books since I was 14 and every single one of them shakes their heads to noon-time photography. I just want to say HA! to them.
Rules are meant to be broken and though I don't view myself as a rebel, I think I'm going to continue breaking fashion & photography rules. Being bad feels (and looks!) pretty awesome.
Outfit details - Floral tee, $5 bag sale (thrifted) - Black skirt, $3 (thrifted) - Chambray button up, $12 (Amazon old) - Belt, $1.25 (thrifted) - Leopard print flats, $7 (K-Mart old) - Black ring, handmade - Necklaces, thrifted ages ago, I'm sure.
Monday, November 14, 2011
What time is it when it's time to go to the dentist? Tooth-hurty!
(2:30 is the answer for the non-jokesters out there)In my case, that's really true! Over the weekend I developed one intense toothache and today I went in at 2:30 to get it checked out and left with an appointment for Thursday at 2:30 to get a tooth pulled.
The pain has been in and out, and luckily for me, was out during the time I took these photos. This location is awesome. I've been stopping by here for years and it's one of my favorite places! I've always wanted to actually come and explore in the summer time (preferably in a cute, airy dress) and take photos. But I guess I'll settle for my casual duds in the (nice!) but cold weather.
I'm so out of practice for getting a tooth pulled. The last major event I had was getting my 3 wisdom teeth pulled at age 18 and ended up with dry socket! Yikes, now that is a pain I don't want back again.
Any tips and tricks from my fellow bloggers about getting my self siked? And most importantly, what safe activities would you suggest for after the procedure? I probably won't hang out on the computer as much on Thursday. I'm certain that's what caused the dry socket last time! haha