Wednesday, December 19

say what!?

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... YES, you can wear two cardigans at once. and YES, when you have never worn lipstick before, you can still do it, but feel extremely awkward in public. however, because your blogger family member and name sharer maggie wears it so flawlessly, you feel the least bit confident that maybe you can rock it, too. the compliments from strangers help. YES, you can wear only black and gray when 93.6% of your closet is brightly colored (although that number diminishes every single week.) YES, you can take pictures at 3:42pm when the sun is supposed to set at 4:01pm. and YES, you can take pictures in the middle of a snow storm without damaging your camera/lens while still achieving well exposed pictures. YES YES YES!

i'm telling you, this blog is slowly turning into a list of things I learn every post. maybe this really will become a thing on my blog. 

i'm one of those people that goes and goes and goes until the batteries in my energizer bunny self start to wane. and even as i notice my energy depleting and body begging me to stop, i usually ignore it and continue. until one morning, of course, the night after a slumber party with your favorite sister duo despite knowing i shouldn't stay up late and i would seriously threaten my health the next morning, i wake up with a sore throat. and the next day, a head so stuffed with goop and slimy stuff, it feels like it weighs two hundred pounds. so for the last four days i've been forcing myself to rest (not easy). thankfully kitten videos on youtube make it better (this and this are two of my favorites) and an excuse to finish american horror story and start freaks and geeks. but of course, i could not be tamed for long indoors and took a quick adventure to get tea with one of my best friends and take pictures outside without a coat on. i know, i know, the logic makes so much sense. none of my complains are valid now. 

there are a few things i always forget when i come home. the first being how small my hometown is and forgetting that if you go to safeway unshowered in your sweats to get more medicine, you will run into your old preschool teacher, your ex's new wife, and the last person you wanted to run into looking the way you feel on the inside with a cold. secondly, i always forget how perfect the palouse is and how scenic everything is no matter what season it is. the difference between taking blog pictures in montana and idaho is immeasurable.
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cardigans: the gap & forever 21 // jeans: target // scarf: urban outfitters //
boots: forever21

23 comments:

Bad Taste Toast said...

Really cute photos! I can totally relate to feeling awkward when wearing lipstick in public - I have the same problem every once in a while ;)

Ginger Snap ♥ said...

What beautiful photos! You never fail to intrigue me with your posts! I can completely relate to the wearing lipstick in public! Im definitely not one for it! The photos below also oh my god aww! x

http://www.gingerrsnap.blogspot.co.uk/

Shauna said...

Freaks and geeks is the greatest. I am so glad you're watching it

Abbey said...

SUCH beautiful photos! Love snow pictures. :) I know how you feel... i constantly run into people i know when I'm around our old neighborhood. Blech. I hope you rocked those sweats.

Helen said...

You look lovely in lipstick and you will get used to it! :)

Lizzie said...

The blue tones are gorgeous. Your scarf looks nice and warm.

Ah, I miss the snow already!

Maggie Shirley said...

The colors in these photos are absolutely gorgeous. I wish that we could have those blue, snowy days here, but Lubbock is literally just brown all the time.

Love the lipstick! It looks so good.

Z said...

Eeeeep these photos are the CUTEST! I dream of taking pictures in a snowstorm, but am I always (ALWAYS) worried about my lens. Do you do anything to protect yours or just hope for the best? Anyway, I would love to see a "things maggie learns" whenever you care to post it. :]]]
-Z

Natalie said...

Whoa whoa whoa. Ex's new wife? Well then.

These are such gorgeous photos! I love the monochromatic of everything with your bright lips. And the snow. The snow! It's just been gloomy and rainy here lately.

Nathyness said...

Such dreamy pictures in the beautiful white stuff that falls from the sky! Love it!

hannah said...

You look lovely in lippe and you will definitely get used to it! You just look so adorable!

This is making me wish it snowed in the Bay Area. I want adorable photos! x

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Sara said...

Wow, computer fail. But I just had to say....I feel the same way about lipstick! I bought a bright red recently, ha, we'll see how that goes.

-Sara, Road to the Heart

Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

I ALWAYS feel awkward wearing lipstick!!

Jamie Rose said...

Lipstick looks great on you! Don't feel self conscious. Most people won't even point it out and you'll walk around all day feeling super cool and lipstick-y.
Also, these snowy pictures are amazingly pretty! I'm loving those boots you're wearing and the cute dotted pants.

Shelby said...

Maggie! The lipstick is fantastic! Like seriously, you totally rock it. Uh American Horror Story... definitely just watched the entire first season in less than 24 hours. No big deal.

Nicole Testa said...

The cutest of cutie pies. I'm trying out lipstick for the first time, too, and am slowly becoming a little bit obsessed.

Mary said...

Wait, you gotta tell us what this spot-on brand/shade of lipstick is. What are the deetz?

onesixthreechirp said...

You look cute!
My country don't have winter season. Hope to travel oversea when winter season :)

Beautifully Pure said...

I *love* that lipstick on you! I was really nervous about trying out bright lipstick the first time I wore it, too, but now I practically can't leave the house without it! It's just so much fun! <3

Hope you're having a fun Christmas break! xo

Jasmine, Transient Withdrawal said...

Psh. I wear two cardigans here in CA sometimes hahaha. You are freaking adorable and as much as hate snow, these photos are wonderful and magical! I really want polka dot jeans! Ah!

kylee said...

FREAKS & GEEKS!