Thursday, January 23, 2014

Finally, an Outfit Post

Wow, remember when I would take photos of my outfits? I'd like to bring back that habit. I was a little nervous to take these photos since it's been a while and I'm out of practice, usually resulting in awkward posing. But these portraits came out remarkably well. Today was chillier than it has been for the past few weeks, and it was windy, which made me nervous for photos as well, but it turns out the wind kind of "complimented"my hair. (ha)

Earlier this week I realized that I haven't been listening to music as often as I used to. I listen to the radio in the car because I keep forgetting to charge my iPod and it's kind of a pain to keep switching CDs. (Another reason I listen to the radio: I don't want to be completely clueless when I watch new episodes of Glee...) I listened to my own music for a change, and I instantly felt better. I didn't even realize that I was feeling down/missing something in my life until I listened to "my" songs. Has anyone else experienced this? Isn't it nice to have your own personal playlists? 
So, honestly, the real reason I was motivated to take photos today is to show you all my nails. Ah, they're so cute! Have y'all heard of Jamberry Nail Wraps? GET ON THAT. I'm wearing Reminisce and the Metallic Gold Pinstripe for my ring fingers. The pinstripe ones are actually transparent, and I'm wearing black polish underneath. So versatile. My favorite thing about these are that you don't have to wait for them to dry and they don't chip. And there are so many designs! Like I've mentioned before, I don't really like too many accessories, so nail art is perfect for me. 
sweater: Target, shirt & jeans: c/o H&M, boots: thrifted, camera bag: Jo Totes

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Being a grown up and self love

Job interviews are the worst. Job searching is the worst. 
Grad life, am I right? 

In other news, I'm sick of hearing about everyone's new year's resolutions to get fit. Like, I'm ok with people wanting to exercise. That's cool and all, but I guess I'm talking about blog posts that girls write that concentrate specifically on how much weight they put on since the holidays and how their weight has fluctuated throughout the year and blah blah blah. I literally DO NOT CARE. Ok, I understand that it's their blog and they can write about whatever the heck they want, I just wish that everyone loved their bodies, and accepted their bodies, and accepted other people's bodies. That last one the most, I think. I'm so sick of body shaming. I'm not saying that I don't need to work on self love myself. I think everyone struggles with that. No matter what your body type or weight, everyone wishes they could change something about their appearance. At least everyone that I've met. Comparison is inevitable. 
This video says it all. Please do yourself a favor and watch!
Sorry about the cursing. 
And here are some more awesome things I found on tumblr.

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Broke is the new black

3 Y = three years

We ate mac and cheese and veggie burgers by candle light.
We went to Applebee's for dessert (because we had a gift card).
We played with the leftover sparklers I had from the 4th of July.
We watched Netflix.

I think it was my favorite anniversary so far.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Three Times the Charm

It's our three year anniversary today. I feel like I have grown so much these past three years. Most people wigged out when I was engaged at 20. Most people were probably concerned that I would grow up and change and that Ryan I would grow apart. I was reading something recently about how people are constantly changing. It's inevitable. But we have the choice in which direction we'd like to change. Throughout this marriage I have learned to compromise, step back, and chill out. When we were first married I had all these ideas about how a husband should act. I had a problem with comparing my husband to other guys; I'd read all these sappy Facebook statuses about how other girls' husbands would surprise them with gifts or dinner. (Some people make me gag.) I had to learn about different love languages: just because Ryan didn't do these things, it doesn't mean that he loves me any less. I am so grateful for all of the things that I have learned so far and for all the things I'll learn in years to come. 

Happy three years! 

These photos were taken back in November, hence the autumn vibes.

All photos courtesy of Ashley Rose Hamilton Photography.