Tuesday, March 18, 2014

the first glimpses of spring

//cardigan: H&M / tee: gap / dress (worn as skirt): target / belt: JCP / tights: fred meyer / shoes: thrifted / necklace and bracelet: gifts / coat: ???//

A couple weeks ago, we had nearly a full week of sun and almost warm weather. In fact, so sunny I actually had to wrestle with the harsh lighting for these pictures—usually that's not a problem! Of course, the lighting changed to something more ideal as we finished taking these shots, about the time I out my coat back on. It's interesting how I notice the lighting more now as I get better used to taking pictures—before, I didn't care about lighting, so long as there was light. Now I've gotten better at finding more ideal light and avoiding at least harsh glares or shadows, and it really shows as I look back over my past photos, even over the last year or so. Of course, that means I'm much more picky about blog photos now, but that's ok. 

Anyway, of late I've been very much drawn towards shades of black and white and gray in what I wear. Monochromatic looks like this are so easy, and I think they give off a classy air, though they can still be fun. And they're just really versatile colors—so many options for remixing! For example, I don't think I've ever worn this black and white print dress the same way twice, and it's become the most-worn dress in my closet (it also has pockets!). 

Photo 1 - 2012-12-22

Thursday, March 6, 2014

spring break

//top, cardigan, oxfords: thrifted / skirt: refashion / tights: jcp / scarf: gift//

Well, finals are over and spring break has begun. It's only a week, and now it's nearly over, but it's been wonderful to slow down a bit, catch up on my favorite shows, read for fun while snuggled under a pile of blankets, put away my Christmas decorations (finally! It's only the middle of March, haha) during my cleaning spree, work on a new blog design, and of course, spend extra time with the boyfriend before heading back to classes on Monday. I could easily get used to life like this. :)

Anyway, on to the outfit. I've been loving simplicity and minimalism in my outfits of late, because they're easy and comfortable, and can still manage to look put together. This may not be my absolute favorite outfit of late, but it was certainly comfy, and I like the colors together. I've been feeling drawn to gray colors lately, possibly because of the absence of sun in Seattle, and this cardigan, one of my most recent thrifting finds, is a new favorite. It's cozy, goes with so many things, and I think it has a bit of a vintage vibe, which, of course, I love. 

I hope you all are having a wonderful week!

Photo 1 - 2012-12-22

PS— thank you all so much for your sweet comments on my recent posts—each one brought smiles to my face. Y'all are amazing. ❤️