Friday, September 24

dynamite

It's Friday...It's Friday...which means...I SURVIVED MY FIRST HORRIBLE WEEK OF COLLEGE! :):) I am really, really excited about this, as you probably noticed. I had a biology test, chemistry test, photography project due, and media arts test. The biology one was a-okay (as in, I did well), my photography project is still in the works, media arts online test is due Sunday night...and my chemistry test that I was freaking out about wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. But, I made a couple silly stupid mistakes like leaving out a sig fig or messing up the cm to mm conversion...but other than that, it was fine!
Now that my horrible week is over, it means I can get caught up on everything, including my blog! This is only my 10th post of the month, and last month I posted 14 times...so I'm hoping to get back in the routine again. Sigh. This is the first time my priorities interfered with blogging. I could have blogged, but I chose studying instead. Ah, well. So it goes, I guess. I literally spent over 15 hours this week studying outside of class, so I can't wait to curl up in bed tonight with a good book, get my laundry done, unpack from my trip home, hang up my clothes and plan outfits, and sleep well tonight! Eeeeeep! This to me is so much better than a lot of my classmates' plans for tonight...
I'm kind of exhausted and unenthused so unfortunately, I don't have a lot to tell you. I am absolutely drained emotionally. I couldn't tell you why the past week-week and a half has been such a weirdly emotional rollercoaster, but it's getting better and I'm so tired from it all.
My photoshoots with Niklaas are almost coming to a close...:(. I have at least three left and you should be so excited for one of them! It's one of my favorite that we've done! :) Hehe. I haven't taken pictures in a few days and as I discovered, I hadn't posted one of his shoots this week, so huzzah! Best of both worlds!
We took these pictures on Moscow Mountain where we live. It was so, so pretty. You'd never think walking around and driving through our hill covered farming town there could possibly be an entire desolated forest just minutes away, but there is a whole other world in Moscow that so few people experience! My mom runs every single morning on the "Mountain" and tons of people bike up there, walk, or camp. It's kind of amazing. We got to the top just at sunrise so these pictures turned out so warm and pretty!
I bought these shorts at goodwill for TWO dollars. My sister calls them my "Grandma" shorts and upon seeing me walk into the kitchen my dad asked, "Are you wearing a quilt??" Ha. Ha. Ha. But! I love them. They fit me so perfectly and they are actually the perfect length shorts. You know me and my pattern mixing...so of course I wore a striped top with my florals. Niklaas bought this wonderfully perfect scarf for me for graduation and I find myself wearing them constantly in Montana...partially because they're warm but mostly because I miss him, I think. Hehe.
Well, I'm off to do laundry and all my good girl activities :) hehe. I made friends with a kid from Kansas who wears plaid and cowboy boots and made fun of my height within five minutes of meeting me (yay!). My sister got asked to homecoming which as loathsome as that is because I certainly didn't get asked to anything as a 15 year old, is quite cute. My roommate let me take portraits of her tonight and I loved it! Also, I stalked her crush for her on facebook and wrote on his wall. Eeeep!
Love,
Maggie

34 comments:

PrettyNiftyThriftyFashion said...

those floral shorts are so cute!!! i love how they look with the striped shirt. your flower headband is so adorable, i really want to find one of those now!! i hope your have a fabulous relaxing night!!! oh p.s i love your hair cut it looks super cute!!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

hello lovely. You are so adorable. I love that pop of yellow and the headband is so cute. It sounds like you had such a busy, stressful week. I hope the weekend brings you some you time to relax, unwind and enjoy. Have a happy weekend sweetie.

layia said...

i love the shorts! they are adorable! the ones goodwill have here are nothing compared to that beauty!

have a great weekend!

Rio said...

I love the second to last shot of you looking up! You are so pro at print mixing...seriously, you're my print-mixing-hero! ;) Also loving your yellow scarf! I didn't realize you were going to school in Montana. One of my best friends just spent about 6 months there as a ranger type guide person (I don't really know what it is called, clearly haha!), and he loved it!

Hannah said...

Haha ohhh maggie. I feel like this was first week of torture for everyone this semester. I had a HUGE project for my Interior Design lab due, 5 drawings for Architectural Freehand, a test in Horticulture and I have a test monday and tuesday in Intro to ID and Development of Intimate Relationships.

And guess what I did today? Nothin :) Got off work early and asked N on a date. And by date I mean Chic Fil A, Barnes and Noble, and Target. Legit.

Alex said...

you look so pretty and adorable here :)! and YAYYYY for the end if this week! it was super stressful for me as well, so phew. finally! I loveeeee your scarf and I love it a whole lot more because your guys chose it for you :) that's so sweet! And I love how you constantly mention him! I really can tell how much you love him :)

Abbey said...

1) Your shorts. I want them. I never have luck finding cute shorts, so I'm quite jealous.
2) Your scarf. I love yellow, and I love those types of scarves! Coincidentally, my boyfriend brought me one similar to yours from Lebanon. I wear it constantly through fall/winter.
3) School sucks. Had two tests this week, and two next week. Glad yours went well!

-A

Mel said...

I love your mix of patterns, especially those floral shorts! Aww sorry your first week was so tough, but I'm sure it'll get better!

Kimberellie said...

great look! Love the hairband and all the patterns!

And congrats on your first week (and stalking someone else's crush on fb). You sound like you have been busy having fun. GOOD! That's what being young is for!

Heart: Kimberellie

simplyhope said...

Those shorts are too adorable! What a price!!!! Wish you the best in college! I just got Cheyne's item! Soooo pretty:)

Victoria said...

I love those shorts, I'm gutted that you got them from goodwill because I really want them :(

I really love your blog and am your newest follower! Yay!

I'm holding a giveaway over on my blog, make sure you check it out http://my-favourite-fashion.blogspot.com/

Have a great weekend! xxx

Ali said...

I love all of the pattern and color mixing going on in your outfit! :) Plus, your pictures are super lovely. <3

Amber Blue Bird said...

i dont think they look like grandma shorts at all, overall very cute

MONKEYFACE said...

I don't know about you, but my grandma is totally awesome so I would take it as a compliment ;) These photos are ridiculously beautiful - Mr. Niklaas did a fantastic job!

Jess said...

You look so cute in all of the photographs, and I love the headband. Sorry to hear you've hada tough week and a bit, but I hope you have a good relaxing weekend and feel better soon. :)

www.awaywiththefairiesx.blogspot.com

xo

natalie said...

Thank you for checking out my blog! Yours is lovely. :D I love all the mixes of patterns with the floral and the stripes and everything. Those shorts were definitely worth the 2 bucks. It looks absolutely gorgeous where you are, and I'm glad that you're managing to survive your first weeks of college!

500 days of Jo said...

I simply adore your headband, and those shorts, what a bargain!
(http://www.500daysof-jo.blogspot.com/)

Gizelle Faye | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

i super love this outfit! would u mind if i copy it?hehehe. i need to find floral shorts though.

but really, i love the mix of patterns in the outfit..and they don't clash at all. the checkered scarf, the striped tee and the floral shorts...wow!

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

Zabrinah said...

Great headband! And I LOVE the scarf. You look so fabulous! And happy.

:)

~Zabrinah

hellolyndsey said...

Yay for passing all your tests, smartie! ;P

I absolutely adore that outfit! it is so different and whimsical and happy :D.

and awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww to everything you said! hahaha. you are the sweetest/most adorable thing in the world! i definitely love having a great book and doing laundry a TON more than going to clubs or "hanging out". ugh

xo
lyndsey of hellolynsey

hellolyndsey said...

how did i spell my own name wrong!?

xo
lyndsey of hellolynDsey ;)

layia said...

in reply to your comment: i shoot mostly digital. the one you commented last was done with a canon t1i and edited in photoshop. i shoot film but not as much since i can't afford to have a bunch of film processed.
by the way, would you ever post some of your work from your photography class? i'm interested!

ana b. said...

What a great outfit! I especially love those shorts and the headband. Perfect for summer.

-marta said...

your shorts are fabulous!

ellie said...

Aw, those short are adorable. Love the headband too. Great about your first week of college done. Hope you have a great second week. Thanks for the note.

Hannah said...

I think you pull off the "grandma" shorts quite well. That is something that is always fun about fashion, when you can take something that others might overlook as ugly or something and totally make it work! :)

Mila said...

All the prints you`re wearing look great together!

Kaya said...

Your looks are so great and inspiring!

I taggecd you, have fun;)

http://kayaken.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-answers-for-lulu.html

Becca said...

If only you knew. The fact that you're in Montana
[how is that such a great-sounding place to be?
it's awesome without realizing?]
and how much this outfit and the entire shoot is so lovely.
I like you dressed down a little. And I like your lighting. And your makeup. And your headband. And the stripes/ scarf.

zahira said...

i love your shorts!

cute blog :)

zahira-sirena.blogspot.com

Bee said...

you are sweet :) nice trousars!

Theresa said...

You look so cuute! Congrats on finishing your first week of college. Trust me, it gets better. <3

Zaia said...

i am SO loving these short,.and 2$, REALLY?? thats makes them even more awsome! thats a lovely print mix you made with the top( as always),i enjoy reading your blog more and more, its so nice getting to know someone and their style and life by following their posts,! xx
have a nice day dear

Cheyne said...

Shorts = perfect.
I love finding good things at Goodwill.

Also how I'm kinda of feeling about school right now. Spent about nine hours studying for one exam, AP Micro / Macro Economics. There's only one AP class, and I got the highest grade in the class! 94% never felt so good. Plus my teacher loves me now...wait until he finds out I'm not smart, I just study a lot (there's a difference). Wahhh. And of course I love your pattern play. Bye Maggie dear!

Cheyne.