That Wave

Monday, September 15, 2014

The longer I go not blogging, the easier it becomes to, well...not blog. I can't remember the last time I took an outfit photo. And you know what? I'm okay with it. While I'm not ready to completely break up with this blog, I think this hiatus is necessary.

I've got a whole lot of thoughts about a whole lot of things and I'm not sure where to pick up. And I don't know what feels appropriate or not to share on this "style" blog. Or, let's be honest, the internet in general. Without blogging, I feel like I'm lacking a creative outlet, but I can't put my finger on the type of creative outlet I'm in desperate need of.

I've spent the past month not-so-secretly binge watching Sex and the City (yes, there are a million other more intellectual shows to watch, but there's something so relatable about it that I just can't resist.) and a part of me really just wants to be a Carrie and magically support myself in NYC by writing one relationship column. Which, nowadays, would be like me paying my overpriced LA rent by contributing one blog post to Cosmopolitan per month - sound about right? But truthfully, a lot of what I've wanted to blog about lately has not been about fashion or style. In fact, it's been the furthest thing from it. Blame it on working in fashion, but once I get home, the last thing I want to do is look at another screen and keep talking about clothes. Don't get me wrong, I'll always love clothes, but variety really is the spice of life.

I think I'm in the midst of one of those angsty #postgrad transitions (I should probably start contributing to Thought Catalog.) and I'm riding that wave of change. Honestly, the changes have been mostly good. But change is change nonetheless and it still leaves me with an unsettled feeling that I can't quite place. Anyway, I'm not sure where I'm going with this. Just thought I'd check in and give a cyber hey-I'm-still-around-but-nope-still-no-outfits. And in the meantime, while I figure out my creative calling, here's a mystical iPhone photo to enjoy. I say that sarcastically, but I actually do really love this shot. You don't always need a fancy DSLR to perfectly capture a moment.

It's been nice to scribble back in this journal blog for a little bit. Be back soon...maybe :)



Saturday, July 5, 2014

My my my it's been quite a while, hasn't it? This wasn't one of those planned blogging breaks. It was one of those breaks where life got crazy and suddenly I had a second to breathe, looked at my blog, and realized I hadn't posted for over two months. Whether you're in school or not, there's just something about summer that feels transitory. I know I'm certainly in a place of transition right now. Even though I finished classes back in December, I'm officially officially a graduate. It's the end of a wonderful mini-era that I wouldn't change for the world. I don't know if I'd relive it in a heartbeat, since I finally feel ready to move on to the next chapter, but I do know that I'll miss every second of it.

One of the strangest parts of this transition is watching friends leave, while things stay relatively the same for me. I'm still at the same great job and will still be in LA for the foreseeable future. However, I can't help but feel somewhat left behind while everything is changing around me. On another note, I'm not quite sure about the future of this little blog of mine either. I've made no promises to myself one way or the other, but right now life is too busy for me to make it a priority. And...I know it'll still be here whenever I do decide to come back.

For now, I'm just going to ride the wave of this summer transition. I'm in between apartments and will be "moving" for the next month (Moving "Day" is a myth—it feels more like Moving Year) so everything is disorganized and up in the air. I don't do well with change, but I'm working on it and trying to do that thing called living in the moment. We'll see how it goes :)


Alternate Universe

Sunday, April 27, 2014

how to style a floral dress at night
open cardigan and floral dress
happy hour outfit idea
casual outfit to wear downtown for drinks

One of the nice things about working near Downtown is being able to meet in the city for happy hour after work. On this particular day, I hadn't planned on going out after work, but figured my "prairie chic" look (that's the name I'm giving this three-year-old Target dress, just go with it) could still work for happy hour. My roommate and I met at the Ace Hotel rooftop bar, which has an amazing view of the city. The past few weeks I've been feeling kind of restless, so it's fun to go on little weeknight adventures to break up the work week.

Happy hour outfit aside, another week has come and gone and I can't believe it's almost May. I had some free time tonight so I uploaded all the photos I've been neglecting to add to Facebook for the past three months, and all I could think was...that's it? Is that really all that's happened since January? And yet at the same time, it feels like so much—too much—has happened and that I've been living in some sort of weird, alternate universe. I recognize the contradictory nature of that statement...so I'll just stick to outfits. Happy Sunday Funday :)
Outfit Details:
Cream Open Cardigan—Forever 21
Gold Watch—GUESS
Black Belt—Madewell
Black Ankle Boots—Madewell
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