Thursday, August 26

girl in the war

Hello! Alright, I hope when I say that I'm trying to make this quick, you don't think I'm a horrible person. But I'm trying desperately to get every second in with everyone I adore before I leave in two days!! It's insane to think I have just one more full day left in my little baby sized town. I know I've talked about this way too much, so I'll just leave it at that!
So, the other day, with Niklaas' help, I did the ever so impossible task of going through my closet. I haven't gone through my closet and thrown things out since......8th grade. Maybe 9th. It was stuffed to the brim! Of my 45+ dresses and 25+ skirts, guess how many I put in the "keep" and "going-to-college" box?? 13 dresses and 10 skirts! I'm SO proud of myself! Haha. I encourage every one of you to seriously go through your closet and seperate what you definitely without a doubt could never throw away and what you only sometimes wear because as I found out, I have a pretty hefty wardrobe of must-haves minus all the "sometimes". I'm actually so excited to mix and match!
Well, these pictures are so, so unlike me, as you've probably noticed. I look so "emo" and "edgier" than normal. Usually, you find me in "pretty" florals and lace, I think. I have realized, I truly have no definite style. With every blogger, they seem to have their overall general "look" they stick with in addition to some risks, but I'm never consistent. I don't know how on earth to label my style!
I'm honestly so excited for summer to end and jump into fall. I love summer, but I'm sick of dressing for it. Dresses are my favorite thing, but I'm tired of just throwing on a dress and sandals and going out the door. I live for layers! Tights. Sweaters. Tees. Dresses. Skirts. Vests. I can't wait!

We went to this awesome place called "Zen" to take these pictures. Of course, Niklaas being the groovy cat he is, knew of its existence when I had no idea there was a place like it in our vicinity. It was kind of creepy and there were so many grafitti pieces of art surrounding a seemingly horrible father, but it was so fun!
I've been so eager to try the floral/plaid pattern mixing trend lately. Well, maybe it's not a trend, but separately, the two are trends and considering pattern mixing is my favorite, I've wanted to combine them for a longgg time! I always feel so proud of any item of clothing I've had for more than 6 months, before the new era of my life referred to as the "fashionista" days (HA!!). I've had this simple plaid shirt since the summer before last summer and I find myself wearing it frequently. I am also very proud of this dress I purchased- goodwill! Two dollars! Yes! The floral print is so cute and belted it's perfect. I love buying too-big clothes and belting them to make it work. My shoes are my precious gems that Niklaas bought me- they were the first pair of shoes to go in the keeper box! I love them so much. My favorite part of this whole shoot was the ability to wear tights again though:)
I know this is a short post with not so many pictures, but taking them required using flash, which required a lengthly amount of time between each shot. But quantity over quality, right? :)


Alex said...

The first half of the photos aren't showing up for me :( The ones that are showing up are fab though.

Love the pattern mixing and those gorgeous boots look great. Your hair is looking v. shiny and beautiful too.

Shauna said...

love the boots! and the tights! love it.
i can't believe school is going to start so soon! but i think we're gonna love it. haha

museumgirl22 said...

I can't wait to start wearing tights again! But its still to hot here in KS.

BTW I can't see the first two photos you posted on this blog. Says they have been removed, with the photobucket logo...weird?

simplyhope said...

Some of your photos are not showing up! But, the ones I can see are Awesome! Totally lovin these places you are going too:D You are soooooo fabulous on mixing prints and textures..seriously inspiring! Thank you for your comments:D YOU ARE AMAZING!!

Alex said...

I love this look! It's very different from what you wear and STILL you rocked it! love those tights! Good luck on college :)!! It's really fun :) don't worry!

Estefany said...

This is different, but it doesn't look bad at all! I love the mix of patterns. It reminds me of the 90s and nirvana haha.

P.s. I love the way your hair looks on these pictures. Did you happen to do anything different?

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

Those are cool tights!

Becca said...

Cool, different look, Maggey girl!

And DON'T WORRY if you can't spend three hours posting. Just live, and when you can, say hi to us 'cause we will miss you a lot if you don't.

Melissa said...

I'm really liking the plaid/floral combo, a great look!!

By Ellie Rose said...

Well done for sorting out your closet! I really need to get away from the internet and do mine!

Ellie Rose xxx

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Good for you for going through the closet! Every time I go home my sister and I try to get rid of stuff, but we're disastrous! Mind you, every time I travel I like with 12 (or 8) dresses for half a year, so I love shopping my closet when I get home!

Oh, and your comment on my blog about exotic backdrops... well, to me, your crazy prairie fields are really exotic too. One of the reasons I love blogging is seeing where everyone lives!

Enjoy your last days, hon.xx

Rio said...

I love this look! Print mixing makes outfits so much more interesting! And I'm with you on not having a definitive style; mine is kind of all over the place! Enjoy your time with your family! ;)

Bea said...

I agree with you big time! I just love cleaning out my closet. I'm almost compulsive about it-like 'Ooh, I could get rid of this too!'. My friend sometimes has to stop me from throwing things out :P

I really like the color and print on your floral dress. Quite dark and moody looking. And the boots and plaid add a nice country touch!

Bea from A plus B

elanor, missing-lovebirds said...

such a cute outfit!! :) love all the patterns together.

& thanks so much for your last comment on my blog...well, all your comments make me so happy. :) and my relationship with Derek is my first real one too, so I of course know what you're talking about! hehe

xxoo Elanor

P.S. I most likely, probably, definitely have a blog crush on your blog too... hehe

Cheyne said...

Adorable as always. GONNA STEAL YOUR TIGHTS FOR SURE. (:

These boots are sooo cute. Kind of remind me of my new pixie boots...'cept yours are way better. I really need to get more into mixology, I'm so bad at it! Teach me your ways! Hhahaha. :D

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

Awww you look so cute. That dress is very cute. Love the print.

PrettyNiftyThriftyFashion said...

i love so many things about this outfit!!! the plaid, the dress, your tights and i really love your shoes!!!

Kate Maggie said...

So many patterns going on here and I love it! you look gorgeous lady :) Hope your weekend is great. x

Britty said...

very cute and unique print and colors to put together! aww i just love it too

Niki said...

Hey beautiful girl!!! I love your outfit! It's put together perfectly!

devilishlypleasurable said...

love the mix of flannel and florals

~Abby~ said...

Sorry I didn't comment on the below post; I was camping. But of course I read it. :)
I REALLY REALLY REALLY love this shoot! It's so different from what you normally do and it's gorgeous! I love all of the colors and your outfit!!! :D
I love winter/fall fashion. :)
Hope you're doing alright wherever you are!


love plaid, it goes with everything! come follow me xxo

Anonymous said...

awww super good luck for college! :)

u look amazing! It looks like stuff I wear!

I agree, I also live for layers. :)
can't wait for winter!

Have fun girlie and keep blogging!

Anonymous said...

I really like this look. Very fallish. :D