Monday, September 13

black roses red.

We all have our "human" days, do you agree? The days where everything is off and you aren't quite all connected to what's going around you. Where you have trouble making simple conversation with your best friends and you can't keep your mind in one place. The days when you question everything you're doing and every thought. At least, I have these days.
Today was one of those days. But if you ask me, we are all allowed those human days. They are exactly that! Your days where you don't have to be perfect because no one is. No one! They are the days that set things right again when they're over because when you wake up the next day, the world feels aligned again.
Anyways! I set a long "to-do" list that I posted on tumblr and actually accomplished a good portion even with my funky human day. And for possibly the first time in my life, I'm going to finish it! Which puts me in a fabulous mood. This list included working out, and I have to say, as much as I hate working out itself, it cures any ounce of stress! I'm kind of freaking about chemistry because I didn't do well on the small 5 point quizzes this week and our test is in two weeks...but! I'm feeling better.
I just heard Taylor Swift's new song on the VMA's....and it almost made me cry. I know everyone doubts her because all of her songs are "the same" and she's just like "any other blonde artist", but I am so, so in love with her song writing. If you look at her lyrics alone and focus less on the content but the poetry and way she rhymes within the songs and tells stories...ahh. It's genius. If you doubt Taylor, listen to "Mary's Song" and I guarantee your mind will be changed:) I could go on and on about my I'll stop :)
College now feels like "home". I've got it figured out for the most part and I've been making so many friends! And I'm so excited to make more :) My roommate and I are best friends with a girl down the hall and we have a blast together. That girl I was talking about who is fashionable? Her and I are on the fast track to being friends :) We even have the same Nikon! And name! Yep. Exciting.
Alright! SO! Clothes time. This was part of a 5-shoot day with Niklaas. We walked through the alleys and happened to come across this adorable graffiti! I love the heart! I just took pictures today for the first time here in college, but it's for the swap so I can't post them till later :). So I'm still posting Niklaas' shoots. I am so proud of this skirt because I made it! Eeep! My dream is to be able to make my own clothes. I sketch dress ideas all the time (secretly) and would just die to make them for myself. These tights are brand new and I think they're my new favorite- the pattern is so cool! I am so excited to wear tights again!
I always feel like stripes makes everything so classy. And what's more classy than a black skirt and heels? I feel like as far as style goes I am so schizophrenic. I can be so girly with my florals at times, and then pull this out. My fedora is probably my favorite thing in my closet. I love it. And my mom's heels :) hehe!
Alright. I'm getting on track with the whole blogging every other day thing. This is my third of the week so I'm happy with myself! hehe!

More soon:)



L said...

love love love.
i agree stripes do make everything more classy.
and that's exactly how you look today.
im in love with your tights and white heels.

you always look amazing.

amanda lynn? said...

i love this outfit, very cute. and i totally understand those human days. i have days like that every so often too. oh and i just love those pictures of you with that heart on the wall, so cute =]

Amber Rose said...

It's so wonderful that you can express that sort of day in words! I understand exactly (well, almost, anyhow) what you're talking about.

I'm glad that college is starting to feel more homey.

PS: You are absolutely beautiful! :)

Amber Rose said...

pps: I'd love to see your list!

Rio said...

I love how this look is equal parts classic and funky! The stripes with the cheetah print and textured tights are adorable! Your hair looks extra pretty in these photos too! :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

Love that striped top and the hat. Great outfit post

~Abby~ said...

Yes Maggie, we all have these days! Actually, I have them like 3 times a week! ;/
Good luck on the chem test.
I'm glad everything feels "right" in college & I gurantee you'll have a great year. :)
I LOVE the setting too that heart is sooo cute!
Have a great week. :)


Flashes of Style said...

I just love those tights! They are absolutely adorable.

Alex said...

I'm having one of those days today - very little is going right and I'm so tired and stressed out that I'm not coping very well with things.

But enough about me - I am SO impressed with the skirt! Did you make it from a pattern or a tutorial? It's so cute. Looks perfect with that gorgeous stripy skirt and the ever-cool hat :)

simplyhope said...

Oh I love the pictures! Absolutely ADORABLE outfit! I wish you the best in chemistry!!! I seriously need help in that subject!

Another's Treasure said...

I just found your blog via Cheyenne's blog, and I love it! You have great style, and I love your positivity :)


Matt said...

I love this outfit! Super cute, and great tights! :)

Catherine said...

Haha, I feel like I'm having one of those days... my attention span is so short, but I can't bother to try to focus!

Anyway, I'm glad to hear you're enjoying college - I'm sure you'll do just fine in chem. Grades are important to some extent, but it's more about what you learn, no? :)

And your skirt - so cute! I love the buttons. I wish I had more motivation to sew/make clothes/do DIY projects... but I'm so lazy. Maybe I'll try to change that!

Hope all is well, xox.

Fourth Daughter said...

Great that you're all settled in and enjoying your new life... I haven't been able to check out your blog for ages as it's blocked on my work computer and my home connection is really slow (I'm still waiting for it to hurry up and show your photos!) ... anyway looks like you're having fun!

Sydney, The Rabbit-Hearted Girl said...

ah!! your hat and tights and the stripes are amazing! it all looks perfect together. and i'm also quite fond of the dress and blazer you're wearing in your last post!!

Gayle is Volatile said...

Love the outfit! You look so nice :) And the photos are really good too!
Hope you like my post on jumpsuits as well.

-Gayle from

mariska said...

i like ur skirt,,
and love the whole look,its cute..


Jasmine said...

maggie! you're so frekaing gorgeous and cute! i love these photos and this outfit :) everyday is a human day silly!

Debbie said...

Ep! You are so adorable! I love this outfit.. it incorporates all that I love- a hat, tights, top tucked into skirt... yep, a girl after my own heart that's for sure! :)

Shauna said...

i. just. ADORE. your outfit. love it!
also thanks for your lovely comments, it's so nice to have someone who knows what i'm going through!!! even if it's through cyberspace, ahah



OK, so I was really confused how you could be having such a funky human day and then come up with this amazing outfit, so makes sense that these are old photos ;) Really your mom's heels are too fabulous and you picked all the right pieces to pair them with!

Olya said...

thats a cute outfit!
XOXO, Olya

Kimberellie said...

Ah! LOVE IT. That belt with the top and those shoes and tights and WOW. Seriously. You are ADORABLE.

Glad college is starting to feel like home! And yes, those days...I have them more often than I would like. But mostly it's pms. That's my excuse anyway. ;-)

heart: Miss Furnellie

oh, ps, would you do me the honour of being my "blog obsession"? you know, your pic and link in my sidebar? you know, me obsessing? ;-)

elanor, missing-lovebirds said...

you're a doll, maggie! :)
i definitely know what you mean about funky days. been having them a lot lately...! eeep!

but you look so cute here! i got a fedora for my birthday but i've never really worn one, so i'm afraid it will look weird on me! but you truly work it! :)

oh &, yay for stealing mom's shoes!

xxoo elanor

Jeniffer said...

you look lovely.. love the hat and tights especially..

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Theresa said...

My goodness, you are so cute! Following you is a definite must for me now. (:
And I have way too many "human days" my dear. haha
Love your outfit, and the skirt came out fantastic. You definitely have potential to make more. :)
Good to hear you're loving college life!

Becca said...

Okay Maggey, I think I'm narrowing down my thoughts a bit on why I and [ everyone else] like[s] you so much.
Your style is cool.
But even apart from that, you're so unscripted. Just living life and having fun and telling us about it!
So good.
Kinda refreshing [from myself! ha ha].
Keep up the good work!

Lie said...

wow. your blog is really beautiful! your outfits are gorgeous and so are you! (:
lots of love, Lie

Jayme said...

I had a day like that yesterday but didn't look quite as cute!

Love the outfit and the wall art

Jolie said...

Love, love the blog! The 3rd image is my favorite, you look great! The outfit is perfect!

Oh, My Darling said...

This outfit is so perfect for the transition of seasons!

annierama said...

I love your hat so much! really adorable outfit and photos! thanks for your comment!

genevieve, sandbox romance said...

I love your outfit! Simple and adorable. And I'm totally impressed that you made your skirt! Jealous of your mad skills, for sure. Keep hanging in there with Chem!

rebecca said...

i've been having a lot of those days recently! i find that a red bull helps a little :P love your hat (:

Alex said...

OH! I am super excited to see more from the swap! Seriously! It's like my new obsession right now! I am just so intrigued about what's next :D

Isabelle said...

LOVE your tights!!!!!x

Bree said...

sweet locatioN! :)

I know what you mean! gahhh I had that today. I didn't do so hot on my tests in school so I was in a bad mood. I was so out of it.

But I agree, we all have those days. we just need to move on from the bad things. it's okay to be imperfect. :)

good luck with chemistry! u can do it!

Amie K said...

Hi Hun,
I'm a new follower! Love your blog!Love the stripes in this post, you look adorable!

Amie K said...

Hi Hun,
I'm a new follower! Love your blog!Love the stripes in this post, you look adorable!

Bea said...

I agree, Stripes and a black skirt is my go-to 'sophisticated' outfit. Haha!

It's so nice to hear how college is working out for you. Sounds like such an exciting time :)

Bea from A plus B

Archives said...

hi there! just wanted to say thanks for your input and comments on my blog about ModCloth.

i'm so happy to have found your blog, too! :)

gee said...

you are such a cutie.
your blog is so wonderful.
i love this outfit
esp. the stripes with the leopard belt.

amanda said...

ahhh!! you look so adorable!!! i love your striped shirt. this is just so perfect :)

Jayme said...

I love this dress and it wears on you so well. I have never been able to pull something like that off!

My heart goes out to your family days like that are hard to get through!

Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes said...

You are so adorable!!!!!

Cheyne said...

I wish I could make my own clothes, it's a secret dream of mine too! Except I can't draw in the least, I'm much better with words! You know my love for tights and I love yours of course.

Also: I have those days. I feel really disconnected from everyone, even my family. I feel like I don't belong in my own house and it's so weird! It only happens every so often but it makes me so frustrated and I'm just like ahh weird feeling go away. BUT STAY POSITIVE, MAGGIE DEAR. :D