Friday, September 28, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Hopefully another will open. This past year was crazy. I was more of a work-a-holic than I have ever been. I moved out of my house and in to my own apartment. It was convenient but now it is time to move back home. This is bitter sweet for me. It will be nice to save money, especially since I will be starting my student teaching (a full time job that does not pay). On the other hand, by moving home I don't feel as independent. I am trying to look at this as a stepping stone to the great things to come after I graduate. After graduation I plan to work on getting a degree in Fashion Design. I hope to either move to downtown Dallas, Florida, or maybe Corpus or Galveston. After my trip to the beach I really want to try living by the water and living on my own. I want so many things...guess I should work a little harder!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I have a new obsession with "thrifting"! I get a thrill out of going to a thrift store and finding something plain or even ugly and getting and coming up with ways to completely change it. This project wasn't all that crazy. I found a Fossil vest (only three dollars) and cut off the sleeves. I love the grungy chic look of the outfit. :p
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Last night at work was one of those nights that made me feel like a career in the fashion industry could be a possibility. I work at a clothing store and the District Manager was going to an appearance the next day. Our to-do list was a mile long. The moment I clocked in I was rushed to do mark downs, clean tables, refresh fixtures, and put back the clothes that had collected since the afternoon. The constant moving and rush to beat the clock was a thrill for me. I already love the feel of clothing in my hands and the sight of a display I create but this rush was something different. I have heard that that is what the industry is like, a constant list of things to do and people to please. Maybe that is the direction I should go...
Before I left for Miami I knew that I needed a cute little beach cover up. The ones I found just didn't hold my attention. What is my solution when this happens? I make things myself! I took a little trip to the Thrift store and found a three dollar men's button up dress shirt. I cut off the neck and sleeves, sewed the raw edges, and added a cute little belt.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
I recently took a trip to Miami with my two best friends. I must say, it was one of the best trips I have ever taken. The atmosphere is completely different over there than it is here. In Miami everyone just wants to party. I finally understood the "Jersey Shore" lifestyle. My schedule everyday consisted of beach/shopping, eat, club, sleep. The clubs are open until five over there which is a big difference from two. My best friends and I joked, although we were somewhat serious, that the people at the front desk of the hotel must have thought that we were crazy little girls coming in and out at all times wearing many different outfits. We had shopping outfits, beach outfits, dinner outfits, and club outfits. This many outfit changes was a dream come true for any fashonista. Below I will post a timeline with the outfits of choice for the trip.
Beach: A men's shirt that I turned in to a beach cover up.
Dinner: Maxi dress and arm cuff.
Night: Sparkly dress for Club Mansion
Day: Shopping in South beach in high waisted shorts and a tribal print tank.
Night: Club set in a crop top and white skirt.
Night: Passion Night Club in a simple black skirt and big chunky necklace.
Night 4: Off the Hookah in a floral print body-con dress.