Monday, August 11, 2014
hm (similar style but with sleeves)
*Photos by Kenzie Gossling Photography
I know the last thing the internet needs is a thousand more pictures of me, but when your friend asks if you wanna trespass onto a secluded farm and do a photo shoot, you can't really say no. So last week, Kenzie and I drove to the outskirts of Provo and found this perfect little spot with sunflowers, orchards, and a horse who had no problem violating my personal space. We snapped a few pics, got in touch with our country roots, then ended our excursion with some shaved ice, because I believe all perfect summer days involve eating something with a high amount of sugar and a low amount of substance.
The thing is, Kenzie is a really great photographer. I know this because she still managed to make me look decent after day three of not showering. If that's not talent, I don't know what is. Check out more of her photography here. You won't regret it.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
*go watch it on the vimeo website so you can watch it HD. Ugh.
When you're 23 and unemployed, with a spot of graduation money in your pocket, you tend to do things by the principle of YOLO. And that is exactly what my friend, Melissa and I did when we decided to take two weeks off from life and drive from Utah to California to Oregon then Washington, and back to Utah. We clocked about 3000 miles worth of driving, crossed 7 state borders, racked up over $400 worth of speeding and parking tickets, lost half of my car's bumper on the side of the freeway, and exhausted all the white girl dance moves we could think of for the sake of this video.
And somehow it was all totally worth it.
In other news, I'm moving to Seattle and only wearing Tevas and Patagonia from now on. Who's with me?
ps. if you want a full run down of our trip, pics included, visit Mel's blog for the recap!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
shorts: old navy (on sale!)
bag: anne b. designs c/o
First things first, these pictures must have been taken at that magical time of day when the sunset makes your skin look the same color as your leather purse. So there's that. #brownpeopleproblems
Second things second, let's talk about this purse from Anne B Designs. If you have been following me on the instagram, you know that I recently got back from what would best be known as a "mega trip" (aka, a completely unreasonable and poorly planned, but totally awesome road trip from Utah to Southern CA to Seattle) and this trusty little cross body stayed by my side the whole time. Literally.
Anne B Designs was founded by this really incredible girl named Sarah. You see, there are people who do well in the world, and there are people who do good. Sarah happens to do both. Not only does she make really adorable products, she also teaches women in third world countries how to sew so they can make a living for themselves. How cool is that? Well, Sarah currently has a crowdfunding campaign going to help fund her Made Collection that will allow her to fulfill her dream of starting a sewing school right here in Salt Lake City. Check out the video!
There's only a couple days left of the campaign and she's just under her goal, so be sure to donate HERE! And of course, stop by Anne B Designs to check out all dem cute bags!
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
shirt: c/o PB + J Boutique
sunnies: c/o Kameleonz
necklace: army surplus
shoes: urban outfitters
*pictures by Kenzie Gossling Photography*
If you've known me for a while, or just long enough to memorize my sleeping patterns (which takes less time than you'd think), you know that I don't sleep. Ever.
I mean, for the most part, being a human is great. You get to clearly articulate your thoughts and feelings with the use of language, and opposable thumbs are pertinent to important activities like texting and "What has two thumbs and _______? THIS GUY!!!" type jokes.
But if there's anything that really gets me down about being human it's the fact that sleep is a necessity. Like, don't get me wrong. I enjoy cuddling up to my boo-thang for Sunday naps just as much as the next girl. But do you not realize how much I could get done in the 8 hour span of time it takes to get a decent night's sleep? Do you not realize how many more wikipedia pages I could have in my repertoire of useless information if I could actually utilize all 24 hours? When you examine the ratio of episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians on Netflix to the amount of hours in a day, sleep just seems so arbitrary. It's simple math people.
So when I saw this "Creature of the Night" shirt from PBJ Boutique, it just felt right. Think of it as a silent protest to the oppression of Sleep, and a way to marginalize my crippling insomnia.
Or just as a cute, comfy tee. That works too.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Since I never sent out graduation announcements, and I have virtually no use for these pictures except to please my mother, I figured I'd post them here. And since I already got all mushy gushy about graduating, let me just give you the highlights of what actually went down on graduation day. For posterity's sake.
- buying my tassel from the bookstore, then immediately throwing it away on accident after absentmindedly stuffing it in the paper bag my two maple donuts (read: breakfast) came in.
- having to go back to the bookstore and explain to the cashier how I needed to buy another tassel for my "friend". You know, the same "friend" I bought that second maple donut for.
- getting to walk around all day in an oversized, shapeless sack. Or what I like to call, The Snuggie Lite.
- hearing the BYU Bell Tower play Vitamin C's "Graduation".
- lining up to walk into the Marriott Center and seeing at least 5 other bloggers, who were also graduating in the same school as me (Family, Home, and Social Sciences), begging the question: Did we choose this major because we're bloggers, or are we bloggers because we chose this major? Suddenly, I'm questioning everything.
- fancy dinner c/o The Chris and Josie Nielsen Foundation for Directionless College Grads.
- my BYU alumni t-shirt. Free w/ purchase of 5 years tuition.
So there's that.
Friday, May 30, 2014
top: anthropologie (old, but loving this one and pretty much all of these)
jeans: joe's jeans
sandals: urban outfitters (almost sold out, but these work too. Or these)
necklace: the green brocade
sunglasses: urban outfitters (similar)
Confession #1: These pictures were originally taken for light-testing purposes only, as in, I never intended to actually post them here until I found them on Emma's computer and thought, "Why the heck not?" So please excuse my peace-sign bearing, duck-faced tool poses.
Confession #2: I just bought a pair of overalls. From Wal-Mart. And I've worn them almost every day since I got them. What have I become?
Confession #3: I promised myself I would delete 2048 immediately after I beat it. Well 2048 came and went, and here we are trying to get to 4096 now. If you haven't played it yet, here's a word to the wise: Don't do it. Don't make the same mistakes I did. You have more to live for than this.
Confession #4: For the first time in my life, I have a sunburn. And for the first time in my life, I feel like I finally have a deep, personal connection to #whitepeopleproblems.
Confession #5: Ok. I finally gave in and watched Frozen. Still think it's overrated. Still don't understand why full-grown adults are peeing their pants over this movie. Still can't get "Let it Go" out of my head. Ugh.
So ready for the weekend. For more Friday Confessions, go HERE.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
dress: c/o sheinside
blazer: f21 (old)
clogs: urban outfitters (on sale for $20! get on that, my fly, budget-conscious homegirls)
If you haven't noticed, I've been avoiding my blog these past couple of weeks, mainly because every time I look at it, I am reminded of how there's constantly about 10 million things on my to-do list and blogging just so happens to be number 10 million and one on that list. You feel me?
Anyways, enough of me sending my sob story out into an internet that will continue to move forward with or without my presence...
The month of May has been really really great. Currently, I'm still recovering from my Memorial Day weekend that was filled with camping trips (obvi), barbecues (duh), and being a poolside diva while letting the sun turn my skin into at least 4 different ethnicities. Seriously, you should see me naked.
(I might regret that last sentence, but I'm not gonna take it back.)