Sunday, March 31, 2013

Through the Woods

Shirt - Thrifted // Cardigan - Liz & Co. (Thrifted) // Jeans - l.e.i. // Shoes - Restricted // Earrings - Thrifted // Bracelet - Handmade // Purse - Thrifted
Photos by Laura

I wore this during spring break last week. I really wasn't expecting to go anywhere, so I really didn't put any thought into this outfit. So...this is what I look like when I just throw something on in the morning! Honestly though, I think it's way cuter than my outfits during midterms week. And I did put some thought into those...but I was really going for comfort and warmth! Anyways, as I write this I'm watching The Sound of Music. I haven't watching this movie in forever! I don't usually like musicals or girly movies, but I make an exception occasionally :)

So, there are a lot of blogs that I started following just because I liked the style and the pictures, but I just recently started reading the actual text. Before I started blogging I wasn't as interested in the reading, but now I really enjoy it--it's like getting to know the bloggers! Well this made me realize that I have a lot of improvement to do on the writing of my blog. I feel like the photos are getting better, but I'm not happy with the writing yet. So here's where I need your help. What do you like about the writing in your favorite blogs? What do you like about the writing in my blog and what could be improved? And what would you like me to write about?

Friday, March 29, 2013

"Tale As Old As Time"

Wish this weren't so blurry...but it shows the back of the dress nicely.

Dress – Corey P.  // Shirt – Worthington // Tights (similar) – Charlotte Russe // Shoes – Rocket Dog // Turquoise Ring (similar) – Thrifted // Claddagh Ring (similar) - Gift // Bracelet (similar) – Handmade // Earrings (similar) – Thrifted
Photos by Laura B

….Just sayin’ but I’m SO glad I didn’t get pictures of my experiment with eyebrow pencil. It was horrific. I got some new makeup and I was just playing around with it when I got the idea to try darkening my eyebrows. So imagine dark eye makeup, really bold lips, and CRAAAZY EYEBROWS! …and that’s when my mom walked in. I don’t remember exactly what she said but it was something about looking like a murder clown and my eyebrows looking like caterpillars dancing above my eyes. But hey, at least she was honest!

Anyways, I love this dress! I look like Belle from Beauty and the Beast! Not gonna lie--yes, I was singing Beauty and the Beast songs all day! Oh! And, I’m so excited just to be wearing a dress!!!! It’s still fairly cold outside, but I missed wearing dresses so much that I decided to just go for it! I have NO tolerance for cold and usually have to wear several layers in the winter, so I don’t really wear dresses that much until it’s warmer. I see other people wearing awesome skirts and dresses in the frigid cold and they look…well, cold. What about you? Do you wear dresses in the winter? And how do you keep warm?

Have a great Easter weekend!! 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Finding Inspiration is now on Facebook and Lookbook!

Finding Inspiration is now on Facebook and Lookbook! Oh, and you might have noticed the background changing a couple times over the past couple of days. I'm trying to come up with a more pleasing design. Anyways, thanks so much for reading and don't forget to follow!

I Got $20 in my Pocket...

So yes, I went thrift shopping!! And I actually did only spend $20! I was looking forward to today all weekend!!! It was a great start to my spring break week! So, I went to the mall with my sister Laura of Princess in Mudboots in the morning. But, I didn't buy anything because I knew I'd be going thrift shopping in the evening with some of my friends from Navs (the on-campus Bible study I'm involved in).

We all met at the Goodwill in Akron around 4PM.  Here's some of the awesome stuff we found:

Some awesome red boots--Ted Mosby approved.

Here's my friend Rachel (you know her better as my photographer R. Parker) modeling some awesome shoes. She didn't buy them because they were a little squishy in the toes. I didn't buy them 'cause I already have a pair very similar.

We all loved the pattern on this jacket, but it was just too big and didn't look good as an oversized piece.

This shirt looked so cool, but was too small for anyone. Seriously, I never would have tried this on, but Rachel finds the coolest stuff in thrift stores! Oh wait...then I found this...

I seriously just wanted this dress to have as a costume! It's sooo cool!!! And it made me feel like a princess lol

I'm at my parent's house now and I don't have all the stuff that I thrifted with me, but I'll get pictures of that stuff up after Easter. Anyways, after we spent hours in Goodwill, Amanda (another friend from Navs) suggested that we go to the Village Discount Outlet right down the road. We didn't spend as long there, but I did find this amazing hat. And it reminded me of this.

I didn't end up buying the hat, but I've always wanted a big hat like that and I always wondered what it would look like an me. So, it was good that I got to try it on. I'm thinking I'll eventually buy one now that I know I like it. 

After thrifting we ate at Arby's then went to Amanda's house to watch Mrs. Doubtfire. Awesome night :) Anyways, here's some pictures of the outfit I wore.

Sweater - Thrifted // Jeans - Old Navy // Flats - Target // Earrings - Purchased at a market in China (it sounds so much better than "Made in China" 'cause I was actually there and I bought those earrings...) // Bracelet - A craft store // Rings - Thrifted
Photos by R. Parker

Well, that was a long post! Anyways, I will get pictures of my thrifted stuff up as soon as I go back to my house after spring break. I know school's schedules are all different, but how was your spring break? And do you think I can pull off a hat that huge?

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spending time with my family!

Shirt - St. John's Bay (Thrifted) // Jeans - Buffalo Jeans // Necklace - Thrifted // Shoes - Target // Earrings - Forever21 // Rings - Thrifted // Nail Polish - Club Prive L'Oreal
Photos by my sister Laura - Check out her blog here

So this is my first day home on Spring break. As you can see...there's snow here. Seriously!! Why is there snow on the ground!! I want it gone!!! Anyways, I don't know if y'all know this but I have seven younger siblings. So you can imagine how loud it is at my house. Among some other very strange conversations I overheard, I did hear a few siblings arguing about who gets to name the turtle. ....We don't have a turtle. I still don't know what that was about. There was funnier stuff, but I really have a terrible memory! So while some of the kids went to a sleepover, I went shopping for Easter dresses with mom and some of the kids! We went to Plato's Closet, JCPenney's, and Target. I would have loved to go to a few more stores, but with that many kids it gets tiring fast!

One more note....I've been thinking of cutting my hair and I don't know what to do with it! Bangs maybe? but then I tried a little 50s style hair and makeup and I kind of love it. Thoughts? Sorry it's not the best quality--cell phone pic :p

PS thoughts and opinions on how I should get my hair cut would be awesome!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Another comfy sweater!

Shirt - Unknown because the tag is cut off (Thrifted) // Jeans - Buffalo Jeans // Boots - Steve Madden (Thrifted) //Necklace - Thrifted // Bracelet - Handmade in Thailand // Rings - Thrifted // Earrings - I think my sister gave these to me?

Spring break!!! So happy! I plan to do lots of thrifting! I also plan to go through my closet once again and see if there's anything I don't wear anymore and get rid of it. The one thing I can NEVER get rid of is shoes! Honestly, even if I don't wear them that often I still keep them 'cause I just like looking at them.  Is that weird? I just like my shoes! Some people collect stamps...I collect shoes. Do you collect anything? Oh yes, and those boots are Steve Madden....thrifted....yes

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cold and Gray on a Rainy Day

Shirt - New York & Company (Thrifted) // Scarf - Thrifted // Pants - Buffalo Jeans // Boots - Target // Earrings - Thrifted //
Rings - Thrifted

Just when I thought it was warming up, it got cold.....and rainy! Anyways, since Spring break is coming up I've had a ton of homework! I wish I could look forward to warmer weather during break, but I'm just going back to my parents house for break. And apparently it's even colder there! Hope your break is (or was? schools are always different) warmer than mine!