Friday, November 29, 2013

Pale, Pink, and Punctuated


______BornPretty sent me over these neat little punctuation mark earrings, and I think they're positively precious! Quirky earrings have to be my favorite accessories, because even if you feel like they're a little too much, you can always have them peeking out from your hair to tone 'em down a bit. But I was more than delighted to let these punctuated cuties have full stage. Plus, it got me out of my comfort zone with outfits and into the colorful tight wearing season.

______They have an arsenal of funky fresh earrings, and you can use the coupon code ALT10 for 10% off your order.


______For those of you who celebrated it, I hope that your Thanksgiving was wonderful, and that you voraciously consumed unmeasurable amounts of gravy-slathered turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing until your stomach faced a glorious, carb-induced coma. Mmmm. May we all suffer together.

______I am thankful for many things that I am unable to list. I am thankful for my new car; although it is no longer a cute little beetle bug, it has much more amenities, is much safer for interstate travel, and can lug around all sorts of clunky art projects (and more dead bodies, as a friend so kindly pointed out). Now I have five extra seats and a trunk bigger than a mini-fridge to carelessly toss junk in. Fabulous!

______I'm thankful for the wonderful art teachers I've had this semester. Though the semester isn't quite over yet, I've learned an abundance of artsy knowledge, such as discussing the direction of my own work, conveying ideas on a deeper level, exploring potential career opportunities, and learning how art nowadays isn't about being able to render something like a renowned Renaissance artist, but rather (loosely) a practice that depends on how you do it opposed to what it is... which is weird.

______I am thankful for my bike and for my darling roommates, who are the best I've had so far in college.

______I am mostly thankful for my parents and how supportive they have been... especially over this break, since I have art projects spilling from one room to the next (specifically, one on each floor--one consuming the floor of our second-story bonus room, one in the main floor's study with colored pencils flanking it, and a decent sized painting lazing about my dad's basement workshop).


Dress: Forever21
Blazer: Charlotte Russe
Tights: probably made from cotton candy
Booties: Jeffrey Campbell
Earrings: c/o BornPretty
Necklace: Charming Charlie
Hair: styled by Momma

Friday, November 22, 2013

And A Roll Tide to That!

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______One day, I will grow sick of brightly colored socks that scream in your face louder than sleep-deprived children do in the middle of a morning church service.  One day, I may not be attracted to the most obnoxious lip stain in Sephora. One day, I may have a grey hair. Alas, today is not that day, and I shall continue donning the brightest of reds and most pleasant of prints.

______But let's not lie here--vibrance is a dandy quality that all can enjoy. Be colorful and be bright, my pleasant little friends. You were made to stick out, just like a pair o' nipples through a sheer silk blouse on a blustery winter day.

______(Why were you wearing a sheer silk blouse on a blustery winter day?)

 ______Not my problem. You should have checked the weather.

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A Very Roll Tide Weekend

______One of my favorite things to do on the University of Alabama's campus is shout, "Roll Tide!" from the balconies of the art buildings when a University tour group waddles through the art quad. I've always received a bustling, "Roll Tide!" in response, which is comforting as much as it is hilarious.

______It's funny because even as a Junior, I still haven't attended one of the games yet (hey folks, I made a good amount of moolah off last week's ticket, can you blame me? That's a butt-ton of gumballs). It's also funny because I am an art major, the lowest denomination of student at the grand University of Alabama. Don't get me wrong, I do love the benefits it gives our school, but I've never been an avid football fan myself; however, I will be spirited and shout at the wee folk when the opportunity is presented. Doing so makes me feel like a snotty old king who is perched atop the art buildings, shouting gleeful things toward the peasants below... ah... ahaha... peasants...

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______The phrase "Roll Tide" has become a verb, a mood, an adjective, a synonym for many phrases. It can mean, "Damn straight!" just as much as it means, "I fervently agree" and, "I have no idea why you would do that, but okay, we'll go with it." It's all about the tone of your voice.

______Have a very Roll Tide weekend, you guys. Be sure to Roll Tide.

A Very Roll Tide Weekend

______**Also, the winner of the Canon T3i camera, Sunita H., has been contacted! Congrats!**

Jacket: via Belk
Dress: Forever 21
Socks: also Forever 21
Oxfords: Jeffrey Campbell

Monday, November 18, 2013

Canon T3i Giveaway! [Closed]

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_____Hey there, dear minions followers. Man, have we got a giveaway for you today: A Canon T3i bundle! Want to enter? Read through to the widget below.


But wait. There's more. Along with winning a camera that's cooler than the one I currently own, you're also getting a remote timer and a camera strap of your choosing.

_____Why? Because the lovely lady Katherine from Of Corgis and Cocktails, along with 13 of us other ladies, have scrounged up enough of the green stuff (the legal tender, not the illegal substance) to purchase these desirable goodies to give away. Katherine's birthday is on the 23rd (which is also when the giveaway ends!)and to celebrate that alongside her second blogversary, she instigated this fabulous giveaway. Now if that ain't sweeter than your grandma's homemade cookies, then I don't know what is. But ah, enough of my bombastic babbling.

_____To enter, follow the instructions below:

_____1) You must be following me via Google Friend Connect (GFC) 
_____2) Enter in the Rafflecopter widget for additional entries (the more you follow, the more chances you get to win!)

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_____Enter and be happy, my sweet followers. And thank all of these lovely ladies below for such a grand opportunity.  Oh, and a big, frosting-covered HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to you, Katherine. I hope it's a good one!


Katherine of Of Corgis & Cocktails // Kelsey of Ladies in Navy // Sabrina of One City Owl // Maddie of Maddie Richardson
Marisa of The Shades of Monet Chronicles // Jennifer of Earl Grey Blog // Shell of Kitty and Buck
Amanda of Amanda K By The Bay // Ali of The Drawing Mannequin // Nicole of Happy Pretty Things // Yen of Diva In Me

Elana of Room 334 // Sara of Swing the Day Away // Jenna of Smitten

**Giveaway is now closed, and the winner has been contacted! Thanks everyone!**

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Bear Legs + BornPretty!

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______BornPretty sent me over some items last week, and I'm giddier than a gaggle of geese to finally wear 'em. Firstly, these adorable bear tights, which are surprisingly tall enough for my stature and also much thicker and more durable than expected! Putting them on stirred my inner schoolgirl, so I just went with it. I suppose once you immerse yourself into the anime world, you just can't escape it. It's a black hole you fall into with unclimbable sides that are most likely covered in slippery, buttery ramen.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Forest Filled with Leaves


______Now that it's autumn, I'm ready for all sorts of saucy new happenings.  I'm ready for cape-like sweaters, snazzy tights, and combo-breaker layering combinations. I'm ready for copious amounts of tea, those horrid frozen fingers I get from frosty bike rides, and snuggly burrito blankets. Autumn has always been my favorite season, maybe because of the beauty of decaying leaves or the banishment of humidity and welcoming of crisp, fresh air.


______Nextly--you guys are always so nice to ask about me (especially considering how awful I've been at commenting on blogs... I'm observing and reading and soon getting to it, I promise!)! I went to my doctor's appointment last weekend and the lady told me that it was basically-probably-mostly from stress. She has put me on probiotics to get good bacteria inside my gut, and has me on a pretty bland diet where I avoid raw nuts, dairy products, and many fruits. So basically, I'm dining caveman style on chicken, sprouted grains, and vegetables for a while. I have been feeling a bit better, so let's hope the situation improves! Intenstinal power!


______Oh. And I never gave out Halloween candy as a snazzy, fishnet-wearing 80-year old or Sailor Moon. As many of you saw on the funky Facebooks, I opted for French Renaissance artist Simon Vouet, but just ended up resembling a caricature of a sketchy French man. And thus, I was indeed "Sketchy French Man." Hon, hon, hon.

______One kid shouted that I had a good beard as I left, a little girl in a princess costume stared at me as she slowly hobbled away (probably in fear), and I even had a short conversation with one kid:

______"What are you supposed to be?"
______"A man, I think."
______"Oh. You are a very pretty man."

______You know what? Kids are all right.


Sweater: Kohl's
Skirt: Charlotte Russe
Tights: via ASOS
Heels: Jeffrey Campbell
Necklace, bracelets: Charming Charlie