a cautionary tale

Having not been blogging regularly all summer, I find myself paralyzed when I actually make an attempt to post. I've started this entry half a dozen different ways, and everytime I've deleted it because it's almost as if I've forgotten that people don't actually care about the words I write, just the pictures. On the bright side, that means I've given myself license to ramble!

I wore this outfit to see The Hobbit one evening with a couple of friends, right before my very first overnight shift at work. I'm clearly amazing at prioritizing. The prospect of being up all night terrified me a little, and I downed an ungodly amount of coffee in an effort to steel myself against inevitably sleepiness. I found out later from a coworker that this is a very very bad idea as the caffeine will prevent you from being able to sleep afterwards, which is even worse if you're working two or three or four overnights in a row. Needless to say, staying up for the next 24 hours taught me my lesson, and since then I've never used caffeine to help me stay awake at work.

Temt top
American Apparel skirt
Oasis shoes

nautical skirt

One of my birthday presents was a brand new lens -- I'm well on my way to becoming a real fashion blogger with my 50mm f/1.8 lens, haha. Now all I need is the photographer boyfriend and I'm all set! But to be serious, it really is the quintessential portrait lens, everything comes out gorgeous and dreamy, it's kind of easy to pretend that I live in some sort of fairytale for a few minutes each day.

Seamless topic change... I made this skirt! It's probably my absolute proudest achievement to date (oh god, I lead such an exciting life, don't I?) -- I ordered the fabric off Etsy and the moment it arrived I spent the rest of the day feverishly sewing it together. I don't own a sewing machine so I did everything by hand -- it took a dozen hours and was truly a labor of love, but I'm ecstatic with the way it turned out; it fits perfectly and is exactly the kind of thing I want to wear all the time. These pictures were taken about three weeks ago, and I've probably worn this skirt about half a dozen times already.

I still don't have internet at my house yet, so updating might be a bit sporadic, but there are many more posts on the way!

Modcloth top
Topshop belt
handmade skirt
Nine West shoes