Boston apparently intends to rain for a week straight. Normally this would depress the hell out of me, but I'm refusing to let it keep me down. Check out this couple, they didn't even let the rain bug them on their wedding day and look how cute they are! Plus, umbrellas can look pretty chic, especially when paired with a classy skirt. How do you keep your spirits up in the rain?
Wooo, life is moving awful quick these days. Sleep isn't happening an awful lot and I'll admit, I'm still being a bit of a slacker in school but I'm getting through it. My social life is a bit wild, a late night dance party with a DJ friend here, foreign movie and wine night at a friends house there, my very first comedy show, a friends band in town, a trip, vacation, good lord! My mornings are beginning to look a bit like the above picture. I'll admit, I'm having trouble keeping up, but gosh it's just so fun.
This right here is shameless friend promotion. This blog belongs to a friend of mine, an amazing, talented, pretty awesome friend. It's Boston based and covers arts, entertainment and fashion and you, little missy, ought to be reading it.
This photo is gratuitous, I just think they were the cutest couple ever and I've been watching a lot of old episodes of The OC. Dating is something that's new to me. As I've said before I dated my ex J for two years starting while I was still in high school. Then I dated B pretty much immediately after that, again for two years. For the first time in over four years I am dating, a lot. Now before you go calling me a hussy I am not saying that I'm out in my leopard print scoring unsuspecting dudes at a bar. But none the less I'm dating. I can't lie, I'm a bit out of practice. It's hard to go from being so much a part of an "us" to being a ME and inviting other people to come play on my playground.
I'm a bit protective of this playground, I guess I'm not a great sharer. It turns out these days words like relationship, settle down or love are pretty much a sure fire way to get me to run in the other direction. I told you before that there was a certain someone in NYC, and not that that person is entirely removed from my life but it got a little too serious for me to feel comfortable. He wants more from me than I'm willing to give.
I had a discussion with a good friend I haven't seen in awhile last night and we were discussing relationships, living together and being vs. not being a part of that infamous "us". She is at the point in her relationship (with a very lovely mustached long haired gentleman I might add) where they are discussing moving in together. She is hesitant, as was I, ok, I had to be dragged kicking and screaming, but that's another story. She is a charmingly spunky and independent girl who is very focused on her burgeoning career and she is hesitant to give in to the "us" because she worries that she will have to compromise.
As you well know, it is this compromise, and both B and I being unwilling to do so that, among other things brought about the end of my own relationship. Now, far be it from me to dissuade someone from moving in with their hunnie just cause it didn't work for me. But it got me thinking, I too am unwilling to give up any me for a we. I'm simply unwilling at this point to compromise my own life and decisions to involve someone else. And for the time being I'm ok with that. Not all my would be suiters are ok with this, but for me my independence is very important right now. I'm defining myself outside of a relationship, outside of school or work or location, I am at a point of reckoning and it's time for me to figure out who Me really is. And until I do that, I'm dating, not loving, not letting go or letting in. There's a lot more in life than being part of an "us".
But this bitch is cool...If you didn't already know, this is Leigh Lezark. She's a DJ and model and 1/3 of the NYC based trio The Misshapes and she is freakin' cool. Her signature bob is always died a shiny jet black which makes her crystal blue eyes pop against that alabaster skin. She's almost always dressed in black and pretty much always looks killer. My question is, how do you get your skin and eyes to look that good with so many late nights? Frankly, I don't think she's human, which I'm pretty sure makes her even cooler.
I'm having a moment. A cowgirl moment. I'm having this obsession with cowboy boots and I'm really not sure I could ever actually make myself wear them, but I like thinking about it. So I grabbed myself a few pictures for inspiration. I know I've written about cowboy boots before but what do you guys think?
Since I am the proud new owner of over the knee boots I have been trolling the interwebs for inspiration on how to wear them. Up first, this little lovely, over the knee boots are obvious with jeans and a tough girl tee, but I love them paired with a sweet little skirt and a blazer. The simple hair keeps the look from being too done. Now, yeh, ok, this is obviously how you wear over the knee boots, but it looks smokin' hot. The first look is slightly more polished, white top, light jeans, boots, leather jacket, big bag, an every day look. The second is the perfect look for shows, boots, light jeans, long gray tee, little bright bag and that same delightful leather jacket.
Confession, I'm obsessed with Target's Soap and Glory line. Totally obsessed. My mom has gotten me several of their products as gifts and I haven't found a single one I haven't loved. Currently I'm using their heated shower scrub, and it's toasty! They recommend it for elbows and knees and such but for me it's the perfect foot scrub to warm up my freezing winter feet. Their peach scented body butter is also the most gloriously delicious summer scent. Up next I will be trying their deodorant which I'll admit is a bit pricey but I'm betting worth it. I haven't tried any of the makeup, anyone else tried this line and have recommendations?
OK, I just had to share. I stopped at my local Goodwill yesterday and was just casually browsing and walked away with some decent stuff. I got a cute, brand new, mushroom colored cardigan, a beautiful large beige Chanel style purse and...this ridiculous shirt! I would never have actually bought it, but finding it in a thrift store meant I couldn't pass it up. I've done what feels like about a gazillion unpaid internships and even dated a former boss so this tshirt was just too funny for me. I'll probably never wear it as more than pajamas, but every time I put it on I'll giggle to myself.
If it wasn't patently obvious, I am suffering from a bit of bloggers block. I've simply got no clue what to write about. I'm a bit down cause it's winter and my feet are in a state of permanent hypothermia, I'm a touch down cause I've got no one around to warm them and I'm a bit stressed by my impending graduation and my swan dive into the "real world". All this combined leaves little room in my head to think about what to blog. So here's my question to you guys, what would you like to see? As far as stuff I'm already doing, anything you want to see more of? Or less of for that matter? And anything else you feel like would be good for my blog or that you would like to see. Let me know, a few fresh ideas would do my exhausted mind good.