My my, haven’t updated since August hmm? Tsk. Well, in my defense, I started a new blog! And I’ve been pretty good about posting most days of the week (business days, that is)
So, here’s the scoop. I started a fashion blog. Yeah, I’m a fashion blogger now. Not in a sense that anyone is actually following the blog, or I’m getting followers or any helpful feedback, but I started it just to help myself so no worries on that front. Although I also reasoned that people (someone, right?) will read it and it makes me have more motivation to put more effort into my clothes. I found a few fashion bloggers through pinterest (of course…pinterest, the root of all my distractions) and started following a few this summer. It inspired me to get out of my jeans and old t-shirt funk. Even these bloggers make a t shirt cute with layers and accessories and cute shoes and the whole nine yards. Me, I look like I’m going to the gym, zero effort.
Sometimes zero effort is ok, but in my quest to be more adult like and polished ( I am in my upper 20’s now, gasp!) I want to put more effort into my look. I want to be and look styled. I still have my pull my hair back in a ponytail sweatshirt kind of days, but I want to know that I’m capable of looking pulled together, and do it on a consistent basis. I also want my wardrobe as a whole to look more…I dunno, stylish, so that even when it is a plain old throw something on kind of days, I still look fashionable because the basics themselves are more…upscale is the wrong word…but hopefully you know what I mean.
The unknown side effect is that I’m learning, through posting photos almost everyday, the clothing items that I really could do without, what cuts look good (and bad on me) etc, which is helping my current and future clothing shopping. (AND helping me prune down my closet of old items I was holding onto but shouldnt)
So there’s the long winded version of where I’ve been. Here’s a link:
Now this will seem like a big long rambly post, but I wanted to write about how much I got done today, because I’m so excited about being productive. Plus, having a long weekend didn’t hurt either. Woot!
I went shopping after work Friday and the afternoon Saturday and ended up with yellow flats, a yellow cardigan, BROWN BOOTS, and a new purse. Now, minus the flats, these are all things I’ve been looking for. Let me tell you friends, I’ve scoured Peoria stores on two occassions hunting for boots. I went everywhere. I mean it. Both malls, Kohls, Target, Gordmans, Platos Closet, Thrift stores…you name it I shopped there. BUT I decided to just pop in again for kicks and see if maybe anything was on sale at Bergners, because I had previously spotted a few that looked maybe O.K. but I picked up a couple pairs and they were way out of my price range. But it turns out Bergners was having this huge sale that I just stumbled my way into. The shoe department was almost a mob scene. And then I saw the sign that said 29.99 and tables and tables of boots set up in the walkway aisles. I spotted a pair that looked awesome but they didn’t have my size. Next table also awesome, had my size. And they fit. I slid my foot in that boot and it was a mix between awesome and shock. And then I forgot they were 30.00, and remembered and it was awesome all over again. HAH.
Anywho, earlier on Saturday a friend came over for Brunch, and I baked sopapilla cheesecake/coffee cake and we caught up on life. Good times. But having her over forced me to go on a tidy up rampage before she came, and I was a little cleaning machine for a good two hours in the morning.
Sunday I did loads and loads of laundry, including my new winter flannel sheets and a new duvet cover (which I also had to iron, because I’m OCD like that. Thanks mom) So I switched all those blankets out and put away another three loads or so. I also ran lots of errands to the craft store to get a frame for a project I made at the Art Teacher conference. I ended up at Walmart for some other things, and then after testing some things out for the project realized I was going to need a different kind of frame (and since Michaels was having a crazy sale with crazy extra coupons on top of the sale) so I went BACK to the store. I also went to the dollar store as part of this whole quest. Jeez. But yes. Then I cleaned my apt some more including the kitchen and bathroom, and did some organizing in my bedroom.
Today I did more deep cleaning including wiping out and reorganizing the fridge, some dusting, and vacuuming I also managed to sell a piece of furniture on craigslist and have that picked up/hauled off, hang up a painting that I’ve meant to put up for a few months (oops), and I uploaded and started sorting through some photowalk pics from a few weeks ago. I also spend several hours working on another crafty project separate from the framing stuff, and it took me quite a while because I’m quite rusty at what I was doing and of course it had to be just.so. Eyeroll. But I think it’s done, I just need to take a break so I can look over it one last time with fresh eyes to see if I need to make any tweaks. Oh, and I did a load of towels tonight. More laundry. Kinda ridiculous. But, it’s my own fault for pretty much waiting until I’ve used up every single towel I own, worn all my clothes and have no clean underwear before I’ll do the laundry. My bad. Haha!
PHEW. I feel AWESOME that I accomplished so much and my place looks great. Being productive is the best ever!