It's hard, when life gets in the way and you aren't doing something you love (like blogging and making blog friends) because you're too tired or busy or catching up on chores. Then, when you try to make time, you're just too tired. But, it all works out in the end! Right?!
|Dress: Handmade/Me, Boots: Target, Shirt: Thrifted, Belt: Philly Aids Thrift|
I have had an insane love of men's shirts from a young age. I don't know why- it's not like they fit me well, but they are so cozy and have the best fabrics and prints and I just - I don't know, I love them. Usually I try to cut them up but this one I couldn't bear to. I love the fabric and I love it the way it is! So I wore it to work today with a newly thrifted belt over top of a peacock print dress. I felt adorable! And my boyfriend thought I looked cute, too!
In the last month I've been to Pittsburgh (or around there), been to Maryland (Tamera I wanted to meet up with you I just had no time!!) and I've finished a class (I had no idea I signed up for a 6 week course and was SHOCKED when finals rolled around). I've been working hard at my job, and I've been struggling with my writing. It's been an insane few weeks. Here are the highlights:
One of the consignors where I work is an AWESOME sign painter and I've been a fan of his for a long time, and I was totally shocked when he brought me this last week! (link and link) I had been having a pretty rough Monday morning, and it only got worse, so this really was the best surprise at the absolute right time. Can you believe the lettering and the skull?! Oh my GOSH it is so awesome. I love it.
We went to visit the boyfriend's parents just outside of Pittsburgh. I can't even tell you how much I love his family. His mom, dad and sisters (and their husbands and kids) are all super fun to hang out with. His Aunt is one of my favorite people and her kids are just SO AMAZING. They showed me my new favorite song- look up Pentatonix Wizard of Aaahs. I loved it so much I downloaded the iTunes single. The above pic was the only thing I was able to snag from the visit- it's a marina where we had drinks and visited with his sister. The sunset over the mountains was beautiful!
You may remember my Radioactive dress (name also inspired by a Pentatonix project with Lindsey Stirling). Well, I've been making those like crazy! They are just my new favorite style dress. So I went out and bought some cute new fabrics on Fabric Row - stars, a Van Gogh style blue, some circles that look like Death Stars, plaid and bug fabric! I can't wait to show you.
And last but not least, this past weekend I visited my mom in Maryland. I mean, I saw my whole family for the first time in two years- brothers, dad, grandparents- but I spent a lot of time with my mom. We are super close and it's hard for us to be so far apart sometimes, but it makes it all the more awesome when we are together. So here are some pictures of my local train stations (the ceiling and the angel are in 30th Street Station in Philadelphia) and my coffee and my tunes (coffee and MCR make for a perfect train ride). I took tons of pics, so I promise a proper talk about my trip to MD.
As it stands right now, I'm super tired, but I wanted to check in and say I'm thinking about you all and I've missed blogging terribly. I hope I get back into it for good this time and I'll see you around the internet! <3
Until next time!