Saturday, December 31, 2011

Blue Year's





New Year's Resolution 2012: Start standing on the other side in my photos. Why do I always veer to the left?

2011 has been a year. Let's review:

  • Received my college diploma. Missed magna cum laude by 0.005 points.
  • Dyed my hair red.
  • Turned 21. Did not get crunk.
  • Dyed my hair brown.
  • Started graduate school.
  • Dyed my hair brown with teal tips.
  • Opened a can of soup with a hammer.
  • Dyed my hair blonde. Also chopped it off at the same time.
  • Broke up with my boyfriend.
  • Had my house broken into. Fended off robbers with my infamous scowl.
  • Started a second job.
  • Wore socks as mittens.
  • Quit my first job. Pissed a lot of people off.

    Do you like how half of the milestones involve my hair? Me too.

    In all honesty, New Year's is my least favorite holiday. It's a symbolistic holiday, which works great for idealists, but I'm a realist. Tomorrow will be the same as today, except we'll write "12" at the end of "20" instead of "11." The end.

    Anyway. I'm not going out tonight, but if I did, I'd probably wear something like this. Please note my amazing animal print bracelet from friend Tracy. She sent it a while ago and I've been wearing it AND getting compliments on it like nobody's business. THANK YOU TRACY. WUV U, BABY GURL.

    Oh, and those are my Giuseppe Zanotti stripper heels. Take a good look, because they don't come out often.

    Jacket: Doma
    Dress: Lulu's (I think)
    Heels: Giuseppe Zanotti
  • Thursday, December 29, 2011

    What a Flake





    Ahh. It's Thursday again and it's another Double Whammy week. I'm not too crabby or emo or hungry today, but I am pretty tired. But I'm done with work until Monday now, so that's pretty suhweet. I'm looking forward to catching up on blogs this afternoon, and then I think I'm going to read a book. A real book. Not a textbook. A book. A thin paperback with no mention of the U.S. health care system or electronic health records. It's a novel idea, don't you think?

    Ba dum ch. I'm awesome.

    Anyway. This is me, wearing more booty shorts in the middle of winter (see picture in header). It's kind of like this outfit, except it's three months later. And, this time you can actually tell I'm wearing shorts.

    I'm going bowling tomorrow.

    Sweater: American Eagle
    Shorts: Forever 21
    Boots: St. John's Bay

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011

    Fur Sure






    I got this coat a few months ago (back when I still had a reasonable amount of income coming in) at H&M for 50% off. It is love! Albeit a bit too small in the chest area. A girl could pop some snaps if she wasn't careful. But that's beside the point. It was a great purchase for only $55. Don't you just want to pet me?

    As you probably very well can see, I changed my blog layout. I hope y'all like it. I'll probably be making a few tweaks over the next couple of days, but this is it! I figured it was time for a change.

    And, here's my obligatory I-hope-everyone-had-a-wonderful-Christmas statement. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I did. So hopefully you did, too.

    Coat: H&M
    Booties: Seychelles

    Thursday, December 22, 2011

    But it's not like Christmas at all





    Thursdays are my new least favorite days. My work schedule has changed so I work at 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday instead of Wednesday and Friday with Thursday off. So it's a double whammy. DOUBLE WHAMMY. And I suck at sleeping so I've been operating on about 4 hours of zzz's each day, which is no bueno. The first day, I can deal with it. The second day, which is today, I am a crabby bitch. Sad emo bitch, too. And hungry bitch. Om nom nom nom cookies. Goddamn you, Christmas.

    Anyway. I don't like this outfit. Not at all. It was more of a challenge outfit. I wanted to see if I could actually wear this skirt with buffalo plaid. I can, but I don't think the skirt likes it, as you can see by the its subtle retaliatory move against me (notice: the shittiness of the ruffles). Oh well. Whatevs, skirt. I love you, but I don't have to like you right now.

    Christmas is in three days.



    Jacket: Target
    Shirt: Wal-Mart (oh yeah!)
    Skirt, scarf: UO
    Booties: Seychelles

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011

    Silver Bells






    So, these are the pair of sequin shorts I bought on Black Friday. They are also the pair of sequin shorts I wear when I dance around the house to Motley Crue and other 80s hair metal. Aren't they amazing? So flirty. So fun. So festive. I do have one warning, though: sequin shorts cause chafing. FYI.

    Thanks y'all for bearing with me this month. I know I've been MIA. Oops. But that's behind us now. I finished up my classwork over the weekend, so now I'm just obsessive compulsively checking to see if grades have been posted. I know I'll get A's in both classes, but until I see it with my very own eyes, I won't completely believe it.

    Anyway, I'm going to link this post up to Collette's "Bloggers Rock the Colors of Christmas." Silver FTW!




    Sweater: Madewell
    White shirt: Express
    Shorts: Ruche (they don't have them in silver anymore BUT THEY DO HAVE BRONZE AND GOLD! Want.)
    Tights: Target
    Boots: UO

    Tuesday, December 13, 2011

    I Just Called to Say I Love You




    HEY GUYS! I just wanted to check in and let you know that yes! I am still alive and kicking! Okay, well, I'd probably use the term "kicking" loosely. I've actually been dealing with quite a lot. Like the last week of school. Like quitting my job. Like this. On the plus side, only a single checklist remains between me and ultimate freedom, so stick with me. Because nothing compares to you.

    Jacket: Michael by Michael Kors
    Scarf: Madewell
    Skirt: UO
    Shoes: Steve Madden

    Thursday, December 1, 2011

    World AIDS Day: Getting to Zero




    December 1st is World Aids Day. December 1st is today. That means: today is World Aids Day! I spent part of the day tabling at a local high school with a great group of teenagers to promote HIV/AIDS awareness. This year, World Aids Day was about "getting to zero," which you can read more about here.

    It is estimated that over one million people in the United States are living with HIV. 1 in 5 of these people don't know they have it. In nearly 70% of all cases in the U.S., HIV is spread through sexual intercourse. I'm a big supporter of preventative measures, and this one is simple: know who you're sleeping canoodling with! Get tested. Sexually active men and women who are not in a long-term, monogamous relationship arguably should get tested once a year. If the thought of getting your blood drawn makes you queasy (holla!), have no fear! Oral swab tests are also very common. You can use this website to find an HIV testing site near you, and, in most cases, the type of test (blood vs. oral) they do is also listed.

    Of course, HIV/AIDS is a major area of concern outside of the U.S., too, but I just wanted to touch on a few quick things. Avert.org is a great website if you want to learn more.

    Happy World AIDS Day!

    Tee: Victoria's Secret
    Blazer: Vintage
    Trousers: J. Crew
    Scarf: Misc