Friday, May 30, 2014

Sunflowers


Ugggghhhhhhh...what a long week. I have to admit that blogging hasn't been much of a priority, what with school and work. I had a paper outline due at the beginning of the week and I was the only one in my department for the week with a deadline looming over me. I feel bad that I wasn't able to do more, only because I didn't want my coworker/buddy to come back to pure chaos come Monday. I did the best that I could though, and only had one major freak out. I think I mentioned this before, but I have a big problem with anxiety. I used to get panic attacks fairly regularly but over the past few years, with therapy and hard work,  I was able to manage it much better. That doesn't mean they don't still happen though. When they do happen, I sort of feel like all that hard work was for nothing, which in turn makes the anxiety attacks worse. Anyways, the point is, that considering the situation I was in, I count myself lucky that I only had one. Small victories right?

So after a mostly blah week weather wise, today was pretty nice out, so I wanted to summer it up a little. The skirt and shoes are from ModCloth. I have never ordered shoes from them before. Mostly because shoes jack up the shipping price significantly, but also because they carry so many brands, it makes it sort of hard to figure what might work size wise. The shoes are a tad big, but I think sizing down would have been a mistake. I managed to wear them all day and so far, no blisters. I had wanted a pair of mustard heels for awhile and I had a coupon code, so I figured why not. They weren't as mustard yellow as I though they would be but all in all, I'm quite pleased with them.


The skirt was from the same order. Oddly enough, I wasn't planning on pairing them together but when I was getting ready for work this morning, it just sort of made sense. I got a lot of compliments about the skirt from all the ladies in my office. It's great for summer and is an appropriate length. It does manage to catch a lot of wind though, which caused me to have to hold it down several times so I wouldn't flash people. I didn't think this would be a problem since it's much longer than some of the other skirts I own but you can't stop the wind. I imagine that this will get a lot of wear this summer.


I hope everyone has an awesome weekend. Tomorrow will just be a relaxing day, maybe get some errands done, maybe have a Veronica Mars marathon, who knows.

Top: Forever 21
Cardigan: H&M
Shoes and Skirt: ModCloth

~Sarah

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Seersucker


I very rarely post stuff on the weekends. Mostly because I wear pjs or jeans and a t-shirt, which I figure isn't worth the effort of setting up the camera. However, the last few days have been really nice and sunny outside. I was finally able to not wear tights with my dresses and I really wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to get some sun. I'm very careful about sun exposure since I have a tendency to burn (also I'm not going to lie, I don't want skin cancer) but when I can, I try to get at least a bit of color so I don't look like a ghost.

I realize that I haven't posted in the last little bit and I touched on that in my last entry. I just started my summer class so I'm not sure I'll have much time to right now either. However, I still hope to get in at least a post a week. Another reason for my lack of posting: I got my PS3 repaired! It cost around 70$ but it was worth it. I know new ones are not that expensive right now but; 1. I forgot to back up all my save data and 2. I have a launch console that's backwards compatible so I have like 15 years worth of game saves on it. When it first broke I will admit, I cried like a baby. Since I had the power supply fixed, I went and downloaded Child of Light. It's adorable since it's told in rhymes, but whats most important is that the game play is excellent.  It's much like Grandia for the battle system, which if you've never played a Grandia game, you need to get on that right away.  It was one of my favorite PS1 RPGs, right up there with Suikoden 2 and Final Fantasy 7. Anyways, it's a really good game so far, it's on multiple platforms and at around 15$, there's no excuse not give Child of Light a shot.


So on to the clothes. Last year, I had gone down to the states with some friends, saw this Jessica Simpson dress at TJ Maxx and I fell in love. They didn't have it in my size, so I sort of forgot about it. Then a few months back, it and other Jessica Simpson seersucker dresses, kept popping up on a lot of style blogs that I read. I decided to start scouring eBay for it, but since it was at least a year old, I wasn't sure I would find it, or at least not in my size. Well the eBay gods were kind to me that day and I found it for around 30$ which was great. Much like a couple of other of my Jessica Simpson dresses, a size 12 is still a little snug in the chest, but it fits fine everywhere else that sizing up wouldn't be worth it. I can breath comfortably and I can sit in it, so works for me.


The shoes are Keds I bought last summer and are super comfortable. This photo made me realize that I really need to vacuum.

Dress: Jessica Simpson via eBay
Cardigan: Old Navy
Shoes: Keds

~Sarah