Friday, January 23, 2015

When Things Suck

A few weeks ago I read a post on Lark and Lace about picking yourself back up when things get shitty. It resonated with me, even though life was going pretty awesome for me at the time. Fast forward a week or so and something very upsetting turned my view fairly neatly on its head. If you've noticed that I haven't been posting much lately, that's because...I haven't been. Things got shitty and I've been taking the time to spend with my friends, because when the going gets tough, they are the ones that are always there for me. I'm picking myself back up, but its hard - and sometimes I feel like maybe Its too hard. But we all keep going, because we have to, and because one day it will completely be worth it.

I don't feel like posting my personal problems for everyone to read about, but I don't think its healthy to perpetuate the idea that we're perfect and don't have tough times in our life. Its so much easier to share the happy things, and the last thing you want to do when you fail or have your heart broken is post about it on the internets where everyone who pleases can see it...but I feel like we can really connect in times that aren't so perfect. So if you're going through a tough time, or you're feeling like you won't ever feel better, know that its perfectly okay to feel like complete crap sometimes. Feeling the feels is far better than pushing it down and pretending it isn't there. At the end of the day, the way we deal with hard times teaches us much about ourselves.

Sometimes the only thing you can do is make a cup of tea, and relish the things in life that make you happy.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Some random shots as a result of me having a week off with no school. Now I'm wishing I spent this time getting ahead in my readings because I'm currently buried in them, haha.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sweater Tights

I think you'll have to be a fellow fashion-blogger-tripod-user to feel my pain on this, but as I was taking these photos a little old man and his dog took a shining to me and walked by me about 4 times as I was setting up. As somebody who isn't completely delusional, I know that taking photos of myself, without a coat, in -15 weather is strange behaviour, and therefore am rather self-conscious of it. Unfortunately this man was enraptured by what I was doing and would clearly not be leaving any time soon, so I proceeded to take my photos in a rush and get the hell out of there as quickly as possible. I did not white-balance. I did not spend several minutes meticulously focusing (just kidding, I never do that, as you can likely tell).
Long story short, I'm sorry these photos are rather shitty, and my white-balance is all over the place....but you can still clearly see my outfit, so I decided to share anyhow. The End.

Tights: Urban Outfitters //
Skirt: H&M //
Top: Target //
Scarf: Ardenes //
Boots: Steve Madden //
Bag: Smartset //