thrifted Jay Jays top / handmade skirt / Valleygirl belt / Keds shoes

Terrible blogger's back...I'm so sorry! Uni work is once again getting in the way of my hobbies: I have two French tests this week, and a philosophy essay due Friday. I'm being kind of terrible and updating from my global politics tute, but we're discussing US corruption in the Middle East (my favorite topic!), so I've been contributing. :)

I've noticed that I've been dressing a little more simply lately. Only two colors? How lazy! ;)

SONG OF THE MOMENT | Blue October - 'The Feel Again (Stay)'

And I see the sun go up as your image
And I feel the weight of your eyes as you stare
I feel it all when you, when you thirst, when you kissed my lips
You used to make me feel at home, you made me feel at home, you made me feel again

Listening to a Blue October album is never less than an emotionally-draining experience. Every song, whether uplifting or despondent, manages to express through words and music every feeling I've ever felt, in a completely heartfelt and genuine way. There's no cheese, no beating around the bush; everything is raw and real and simply cuts to the core.

Their latest album is a story of divorce, custody battles, love and loathing, coping, and finally moving on from something that at one point meant everything. There was a rock in my throat the first time I listened to it, and it affected me like no other album ever had. Though I've never been through a divorce, Justin's voice makes me feel his experience. He conveys happiness, anger, loss, despair, and hope so well...and you can almost hear his heartbreak because sometimes it literally sounds like he's on the edge of a breakdown.

Blue October is my favorite band, and this song is something special.

Photos by Stephen