Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Snuggly Sweater Dress

I have a confession to make. I am seriously addicted to sweater dresses. We went to Ross the other day and the racks were full of them. Full! If I were a richer woman I would have come home with all of them. Instead I settled for this one and one other (I'm sure you'll be seeing that one, too!). It's finally cooling off around these parts, so I was pretty ecstatic that I could finally wear this without breaking a sweat. I'm definitely more of a warm weather person, but there is just something so magical about this time of the year. The smells, the brisk air, the pumpkin flavored everything. I've been opening the windows of our place to let in the fresh air, and burning candles just about every second of the day. It's the best.

In other news, I think I'm going to take a stab at NaNoWriMo this year. If you're not familiar with it, it's basically a month-long challenge where you try to write a novel! (You can check out the website HERE for more info.) You have to stay on top of your daily word count to make the goal. I don't have any ideas for what I'd write about, but I think there's beauty in that.

I don't really have any other plans for the coming month except for that. I prefer to take hurdles as they appear! And, you know, dinner plans as they fall together last minute. I know some people love scheduling their time but that's just not me. I like things to be relaxed and spur of the moment.

How about you, my lovely readers? Are you enjoying this season, or looking forward to something altogether different? Halloween plans? I'm excited that we might actually have trick-or-treaters this year at the new place! There's kids playing outside all the time in this neighborhood so I'm hoping that will mean we can give out candy.

leopard print sweater dress, ross. jeweled necklace, wal-mart. d'orsay flats, marshall's. glittery studs, shop in helen.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Another Year, Another Hairstyle

WELL, it has been a bit since my last post! I'm really getting into the swing of things with my boutique, and it's definitely demanding on my time. Part of the difficulty is figuring out what works and what just doesn't. But that's part of the fun, too! I'm learning and growing and moving forward, and it's really an exciting time in my life.

On October 6th, I turned 27! As a kid I never even thought about what my life would be like by that age, but I have to say that it's better than anything I ever dreamed about. I love that we're in a place where I can now work from home and be my own boss. I feel more confident and beautiful than I ever did as a younger woman. I see my 30s on the horizon, and I can honestly say that I'm just feeling positive and hopeful that this will be the happiest season of my life so far.

As you can see, my hair is DARK! I love it so much... it was a birthday gift to myself on the 6th, haha. My amazing hairstylist Jodi mixed a custom color for me. It's dark chocolately brown with violet mixed in there. When I'm in more natural light the purple really shines. I think I'm going to keep this color a lot longer than the last. I'm really enjoying playing with different color palettes now that I'm not a redhead.

Oh, and I almost forgot! I got new glasses, too! I love them, they're giant. I have a little cartoon cat version of myself that I've drawn since my early teens, and she wears glasses just like these. So I had full on nerd out when I got them in the mail.

Here's to another year! I hope it's the best one yet, and I'm looking forward to sharing it with you guys!

peter pan collar dress, thrifted (target). red wedges, green studs, gift from my grandma.