Tuesday, August 12, 2014

OOTD: Jeans and a Tee Shirt

holding

That's how I start draft posts.

holding

holding

holding

and then between the posts, I put pictures so later I can go back and add captions or whatever commentary I want. In an ootd post like today, it would read holding (photo) holding (photo) holding (photo) because sometimes the goal is just to get the pictures in and then write when I have the time. I used to just upload the pics but a few glitchy blog posts and several frustrated sighs later, I learned that just a word between the pics would 'hold' me until I was ready to talk.

I've just not really felt much like talking lately, thus, radio silence on the blog.

My life is kind of in a holding pattern right now, even at work where certain things are preventing me from doing my job properly. For someone like me, someone who prides themselves on working hard, that is difficult. Even my coworker yesterday said it - "So, you're like in a holding pattern right now". Yes, I really am.

I'm just sort of stuck. And haven't been very nice to be around.

Every minute of spare time has been spend dealing with a never ending string of dentist appointments which will probably continue well into the fall, as well as a lot of pain or being too drugged/tired from the dentist to even do anything productive with my spare time. It's been difficult.

But I know it will get better, and eventually I'll resume blogging like I never quit and I'll pick back up with writing (because I'm sooooooo close to finishing sooooo many things). I've even taken teeny steps towards my dreams of an online store (cirquedufrock.etsy.com - it's pitifully small but it's going to get bigger). I've started making things that make me really feel like an artist again, and that's been kind of important because I lost that feeling for a long, long time.

Anyway, enough whinging. On to the outfit post.

Shirt: Recon/Me, Shoes: Target, Jeans: DIY/Me/American Eagle, Necklace: Target/Recon/Me
I got this cool as hell Cape Cod Whale Watching tee shirt from the 5 for 20$ bin that Captain Vintage always has at the Punk Rock Flea Market. I LOVE it, and it fits my travel tee collection. It was a little boring, though, so I made it into a skirty bottomed tee. I also reconstructed my gold-tone deer skull necklace from Target, putting it on a contrasting gunmetal chain.


It was a perfect outfit for one of the few Saturdays I've had lately without a dental appointment. Seriously, who knew one tooth could be so much trouble? And now, even with the root taken out, I'm still in pain. It's so strange. Hopefully a permanent crown will be the end of my misery and booked-up weekends.


I almost didn't put this picture in the post, but I feel like it sums up my mood so well. Sort of disenchanted, entirely uncomfortable and generally pessimistic. ;-) I'm a charmer, as my spouse would say.

I do really, really love this outfit and I have already started chopping up ALL of my tee shirts. I could also see this being a good layering piece in the fall, which can't get here soon enough in my opinion. I'm always miserable in the summer but happy in the winter. Come on, fall, I'm waiting for you.

Until next time. <3

7 comments:

  1. We all go through rough patches, and dental work is the worst. Hang in there and before you know it, you'll be back to normal. (Or as normal as you get!)

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  2. I hope that your dental problems are over soon, that definitely does not sound like fun! I think it's awesome you have started an Etsy shop! I think you're super talented! Love what you did with this shirt!

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  3. I tell you, your t-shirt refashions are so inspiring to me Meghan that I'm keen to start on my own! xxx

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  4. Very cute refashion. You and me both are waiting for fall.

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  5. I'm sorry to hear you've been having a rough time Meg and as you know I CAN relate on the teeth drama! Teeth are the worst. You look cute in your tee shirt! I was feeling like I was "holding" for quite a few weeks, maybe a month (I totally get what you mean) but I've made a few decisions and feel like myself again. I hope you can find a way to feel like yourself again soon also. Oh and I wanted to say congrats on getting your shop up online - well done xoxo

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  6. You are so talented, I'm really glad you are starting an Etsy shop. That outfit with the jeans and re-fashioned tee shirt looks amazing! You have a beautiful smile. I"m sorry you are in pain and that smile doesn't want to come out. I hope the dental issues all get sorted soon.
    xoxo

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  7. Oh man, I'm currently in a holding pattern myself. I quit my life long career in hair due to economy issues and I just can't seem to find my way now. I mean, it was a god send due to the fact that I was completely jaded by the hair industry, but still, I'm good at it. I'm hoping with the new year I'll be able to get my groove back and find something that is profitable and endurable. Is that a word? lol.

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