Monday, December 6, 2010

Black and Brown

The past two days I've worn black and brown and I never wear black and brown.  I guess I've just wanted to try something a little different.  I also brought out two items I haven't worn for awhile and used them in my outfits.
Here was Sundays outfit and item of choice.

 Monday's outfit and item.

Just so you know, I did do my hair this morning, but the rain/snow destroyed it.  The weather was a little bit ridculous today.  Yet while I was at work this lady came in and had such a positive attitude about the snow.  I asked her why she loved it so much.  Her response was I met my husband during the winter, so it just brings back so many good memories.  I thought that was pretty sweet and she helped me to see that you can find joy even in the snow.

Friday, December 3, 2010

I Didn't Buy Anything!

Here something that is pretty remarkable.  Tonight I went shopping with my mom and sister and none of us bought anything.  Yeah it's called self-control!  I was pretty proud of myself that I resisted. Also today I tried to simplify my outfit, well or at least simplify the putting it together part.  This morning I put on the first thing I thought of and felt pretty confident.  Though tonight for shopping I pulled out a skirt I made and really wanted to wear it, because I haven't worn it yet. This was a little harder to put together, but I really tried not to over think about it.  I didn't get pictures of my outfit to school, but I got a picture of the shirt I wore here it is.  
 The best part is the flowers.  I took a basic shirt and made flowers to go it and spruce it up a bit.  It really simple, but fun at the same time.  
 Now for my shopping outfit I wore the skirt mentioned above.  I saw a girl wearing the cutest tulip skirt the other day and wanted to try and make one myself.  I used a pattern for a pencil skirt, but since I wanted the front to look like a tulip I had to be creative.  It didn't turn out grand, but it was fun to attempt it anyway.  I haven't worn it yet, but I determined tonight was the night to be creative.  

 I know I kind of look creepy in this, but just ignore my head.  And I know since I said that I just drew attention to it, but I just had to justify that I don't always look creepy.  The rest of my outfit looks great.  
 Since it's cold and I needed a jacket I broke out the jean jacket again.  And tied my scarf a little differently for the final result.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Friends

Do you want to know what makes me happy, well the title might have given it away, but super good friends make me happy.  A couple weeks ago one of my good old friends contacted me and we've been trying to get together to do something.  Well tonight we finally arranged something.  It was pretty great to see this friends here are the reasons why.
1.  We went to cocoa bean and got cupcakes.  Ok I got a cupcake and he got hot chocolate.  He is kind of a weird health food fanatic.  Yet I still made him eat some of my cupcake and who could ever say no to me!
2.  I have this goal to someday climb the Grand Teton and my friend has done it.  He basically just inspired me to some day do it.
3.  We talked about clothes and fashion.  I learned something new a lot of guys pants don't have spandex in them, so that is why a lot of guys lean towards skinny fits jeans, because the spandex makes them more comfortable.
4.  We both like the DI.
5.  He took a Hawaiian Basket weaving class while he was in Hawaii, I think I am going to try and convince him to teach me, if we can get ahold of materials.

Well I was trying to come up with a great outfit and maybe kind of do my hair.  Well the hair ended up being what it is almost every day.  A poof on my head and the outfit was very simple.  Yet I really liked it for some reason.  Sometimes simple is the best thing in life.
Ok now here is my random tangent.  Today I was dwelling on what makes people feel comfortable in an outfit. For some reason I feel the best in outfits when I don't over think about it, put on whatever I see first, put on the only thing I have available, and don't think if everything is perfectly matching.  I thought this was interesting, am I the only one that feels this way. This led me to think about why I feel this way.  I feel at least in my case sometimes I dwell on the small things that don't really matter, like does this belt match perfectly, do these prints go well together, etc. I start to overanalyzes and find all the flaws in what I am doing.  I think that others might judge me for what I am wearing.  I think it's good to be concise and take pride in your appearance (obviously, or why else would I have this blog). Sometime though, as in other aspects in life,  we are too concise. We can recognize all the flaws in something, because we've spent so much time looking for them. Yet we then become blind to the overall picture that really could be something good and forget to really love the strengths.  It's this way in life in general we have such good desires, but sometimes we forget what is truly important.  This week I am going to not try and find the flaws in my outfits that I first put together.  Yet recognize the strengths.  I might also need to incorporate this into other aspects of my life as well. Be more positive would be the simple way to phrase that, but why would I ever want to do simple! (That my friends is called sarcasm, so I don't sound like a hypocrite)  What makes you feel good in an outfit? What could you do to feel more confident in the clothes you wear?  How can this help you love yourself better?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fabric Is One Of My Greatest Joys In Life

I made a blouse in my sewing class and I am quite proud of it.  Yeah there are lots of flaws, so don't look to closely, just remembered this was my first blouse project.  Since I was so proud I wore it today and told basically everyone I talked to that I made it.

 Without the sweater, so you can get the whole affect.
With the sweater and how I wore it today.  Yes I wore my Uggs with it.  I know maybe not the best combine, but I wasn't kidding when I said I was going to wear them like every single day.  I even did something yesterday that I said I never would.  I wore my Uggs with a dress, and it didn't even turn out bad.  Sorry I didn't get any pictures.  I didn't have time and then I went to the temple in the afternoon, so my hair was all crazy.  Ok bad excuse, because my hair is basically always crazy.  I just didn't take pictures and that is that.
Yet well I am showing off my mad sewing skill I will post my Sunday outfit, where I made the skirt I was wearing.  It super simple to, if anyone wants to know how to make it let me know.  We could have a fun sewing day or something.
 I even broke out my jean jacket from my freshman year in high school for this outfit.  I mean jean is back in style, I am so glad I didn't get rid of it.
I might also have a bag made out of the same fabric, I like it and plus it was nothing to expensive, of course I had to get lots of it!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I'm back!

I haven't posted for awhile because
1.  It's been Thanksgiving break and I've been having a jolly good time with the family and friends!  I've been staying up way past my bedtime, so who wants to blog at 1:00 in the morning.
2.  I've been wearing pajamas and sweats like every day.  Even on Thanksgiving, I think I've found that this should be a new family tradition.
3.  Even if I did get ready it would all be in vain, because I've been playing outside in the snow basically every day and getting all gross and snowplaying like.  If you are from anyplace with snow you'll understand this.

Today though I went down to Preston to visit family.  I also received my long awaited Uggs yesterday.  I thought since it was such a special occasion I would get all spruced up.
 Here are the great Uggs, they are so warm!
 I've had this obsession with hats lately.  Here is one of the many hats I own.  I am also quite proud of it, because I made it.  If you haven't noticed I love making things!


I might wear these boots every day for the next 5 months just so you all know.  I don't think it will even matter if it matches, I am just excited that they will keep my feet warm.  

The next few pictures are just of the day and my favorite people in the world my family!  I love them a lot!



Sunday, November 21, 2010

Simple Joys

This weekend has been filled with many simple joys and I have a lot to be grateful for.  I'll obviously post my outfits for the weekend, and my item of choice for the day. I also will post what has made the weekend so great.

Friday, I had to two items my plaid shirt and my rust colored moccasins.  

 Here was the final result: 

 Yet there were two things that made Friday even better.  One talking with a friend in my science class about philosophy and God.  I've had a lot to think about this weekend, and still am thinking.  Yet it's good to have questions and to ponder stuff, I believe.  Second was having a sleep over with my best friend and cousin Kristen Jensen.  Yep we so had a girls night and slept on mattresses out in her living room!

Oh I also made those PJ's the best part is the buttons on the top, but sadly you can't see them in this picture.


Saturday, I had one item for my outfit and one because it was cold. I realized I've been wearing like the same jeans almost everyday, so I broke out a pair I haven't worn for awhile and I really liked them.

 I also made this scarf and it's super warm, so I thought it would be good to bring it out, since it snowed like crazy on Saturday.
Don't ask me what Ty is doing.  Every day though he ask if I will put a picture of him in my blog, so here is the picture for all the world to see.  Isn't he so studley, yep that my bro!
 I also like my hair for the evening.
Yet the best parts of the day are one I got my communications portfolio all done, yay! Second I went shopping with my mom and Alisa. Here is the shocking part I didn't even buy anything. My mom did get me something for Christmas, but it's a secret! I also went on a date that night and won almost every game we played.  Not that I am competitive or anything, but I am, I like winning!

Sunday, I had two items as well.  I've been loving the complimentary colors of blue and orange lately.  


Here are some of the best parts of Sunday though. One look at the beautiful snow.  I've got a lot to be grateful!
Two listening to my sister speak in church.  I admire her so much and look up to her.  I think she is so talented and has so many attributes that I would love to emulate.  She spoke on the theology of the family and I just want to say I know that the family is central to God's plan and I am so grateful for mine. One of the best talks on this subject is Sister Beck's "The Doctrine of the Family".  I suggest everyone go are read it, it's very enlightening and helps bring out the true doctrine of why families are so important.
Going only with my family, getting to chill with the men in my life!  And recognize how blessed I am to be so close with them to call each of them my friends.  

 Ty, Brady, and I played in the snow and went exploring out in the trees and rocks.  We got to reminisce about old times and make a fun memory today as well.



I know it's a long post, but a lot sure did happen this weekend and I had to tell all!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

7:00 a.m. not my ideal time!

I have a 7:00 a.m. class on Thursday and lets just say I NEVER want to wake up for it!  This morning was no exception, I thought I was so on top of it though because I had picked out my outfit the night before.  Sadly though I was almost about to leave the house when I remembered that I had a presentation and I needed to wear a dress.  I dashed downstairs thinking along the way what can be my item for the day!  Well luckily a few days before I had put together a great outfit using the brown dress I got from the DI and a blue dress I haven't worn in awhile.  I pulled that on and ran out the door, here was the item of choice:



These are some of the best parts of the dress.  The eyelet on the bottom and the buttons!  The eyelet on the bottom is actually what inspired me to use it as a layer with another dress.  Here was the final result: 


I know the boots are back. I thought it was a fun way to get a fuller dress and then use the belt to slim down the waist.  It's pretty simple, but yet different as well.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pumpkin Day

I have this new goal and challenge I shall be featuring on my blog. If anybody reads my blog I believe you should join me, and if you do let me know how it goes.  Here is my goal I am going to pick an item every single day from my closet that I basically never wear.  I am going to use that item and come up with an outfit for the day.  I want to get the most out of my wardrobe and plus it gives me incentive to not buy anything new for a very long time.  I started with my goal today, the item I choose was this bright orange sweater:
I think it's a super cute sweater, but I've struggled knowing what to wear it with since it's so bright.  Today I took on the challenge and was quite pleased with the turn out.  If I am going to use something bright I tend to pair it with more neutral colors, so the outfit isn't to overwhelming. Unless I am a mood to stand out, but that usually isn't everyday.  I didn't want to pair it with brown, black, tan, or white.  I choose gray instead with accessories  of black and white.  Here was the final result:
 I used my baggy gray shirt that is super comfy, and so I wanted a touch of femininity with it so I decided to use a ribbon and attach a flower on it for a belt.  It also helped give the shirt more shape instead of just a tent. It was super easy to make the belt as well and something fun and different.  I just took an old hair ribbon I had that was pretty long.  I then attached it to a old flower I use to put in my hair with bobby pins and then I let one end of the ribbon hang down.  Really simple!


I was also getting sick of my boots, so I broke out the converse.  Yep they made the outfit just so much better. If you ever want to make an outfit just that one touch better try a spunky shoe with it that you usually wouldn't try.
If anyone reads my blog, what do you think?