Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Purple plaid.

Happy autumn, doves! While it's been decidedly autumnal the past few days, we had a hot and humid weekend. I didn't want to give in to the heat completely, so I quietly rebelled with a bit of plaid. I'm so over it I couldn't even think of a decent post title! 

Are you sick of seeing these shorts yet?! I am! I'm ready for tights all the time! And layering! I get bored with my summer outfits fairly quickly as I find it more difficult to be creative. I don't deal with the heat very well and wind up in a bit of a slump, wearing the same things over and over because I know I'll be comfortable. But it wouldn't be Jersey without a bit of back and forth after the end of summer, now would it?
 (Target flannel, old F21 bodysuit, favourite Tulle shorts, vintage belt, trusty ol' shoes)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A bit rusty...

(Old TJ Maxx top and skirt, belt, Blowfish wedges)
I've been meaning to shoot this top and skirt together for a while. I didn't have much light left when I took these the other night which is quite frustrating to me. My backyard is super shady, so this weekend I'm going to head back over to my parents' house to shoot again. Their yard is big and open, and the light is so much easier to work with. Anyway! I think this rusty top is so pretty. I don't usually like poufy sleeves, but the pouf is actually quite minimal. What a ridiculous sentence! I'm just going to leave it there.

You know, now that I'm thinking about the word, I can't remember ever being called Rusty (any Venture Bros. fans out there?). That's probably one of the only ginger kid names I've managed to avoid! 
My daddio still calls me copper/carrot top and headuh-reduh (He made that one up, so I figured spelling it the way he pronounces it would be best). Random people call me Red when they don't know my name. I have amassed quite an assortment of nicknames over the years. Do you guys have any nicknames that seem to follow you everywhere you go? Any that you love or hate?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Shine all the buttons on your green shirt...

Hi, doves! How's September going for you guys so far? Last week was the hottest week of the entire summer here! I finally went to the beach on Saturday (it was almost a hundred degrees inland. Bah!). Sunday it cooled off significantly, and after a short bike ride and bumming around a local art walk, I went to take photos. Can you tell I'm ready for autumn?? It was actually still a bit warm for these tights, but I couldn't resist.

This owl bag makes an awesome camera bag! I ditched it for the rest of the photos (I feel like props make me even more awkward), but it's adorable and my new camera fits perfectly.
(Old ModCloth top, F21 shorts, random belt, ModCloth tights, Adrienne Vittadini heels, Sheinside bag)
I hope you're all having a great week! 

Post title from "Green Shirt" by Elvis Costello.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The long and short of it...

Excuse me for just a second while I get this out of my system... Aaaah, new camera, aaaah! I'm pretty happy with it so far, and I had fun playing with it for these photos! Please bear with me while I figure everything out, though. This camera has a flip up screen, so it's already proven to be a huge improvement.

This post seems to be a testament to how little sun I got this summer. I even turned down the exposure! Oy. Even though I've been outside a lot, I haven't actually sat out in the sun at all. My freckles are usually much more prominent by now. Ah well. We've been having our usual summer weather over the past few days (hot, humid, gross, bleh), so I took the opportunity to throw on an outfit it really hadn't been hot enough to wear until now. 

A while back, I went on a hunt for a couple of maxi skirts and found this one on sale at H&M for something like ten bucks?! I figured it'd be perfect to wear with one of my crop tops, and I do have to say that I like this outfit! And yes, even with these ridiculous wedges on, I was still stepping on the hem of this skirt. Ha.
(H&M skirt, old ModCloth crop top, Michael Antonio wedges from HauteLook)

All right, that's it for now. Hope you're having a great week!