outfit 4/28

I don't normally do any sort of outfit posts for this blog, even though I'd like to. On the weekdays, I sit in a cubicle at work for 8-10 hrs, so my choice of attire is normally jeans, sneakers, and a band tee shirt. Gasp and consider it lame but when you're sitting still that long, comfort is pretty high on the importance scale.

The other reason... No white walls to make for a decent backdrop. We really only have one room in the house with white walls. Currently, we're renting a pretty tiny house that has many quirky traits. First, the only room that has good wall space at the moment is the living room, but the walls are painted this terrible eggplant rose mixture. That is the closest I can get to a description, though there really are no exact words to describe it. Other traits include the inside/outside carpeting that's in the kitchen (yes, I said KITCHEN), and the fact there are only two closest in the whole house... one in each bedroom. Zero storage space.
Could I take photos outside? Probably. 
Can I take them outside at night after go the entire day without a camera around? Not so much. 

I'm probably leaving out the biggest reason I don't do the photo thing... I am not fond of being in front of the camera. To quote Ricky Bobby "I don't know what to do with my hands".
 I always feel awkward, and in return, the photos that come out look awkward. 

9pm on a Saturday night right before we're headed out to a few of our favorite bars/music venues to see friends and watch some good live music, I decided to take the plunge.

Black basic racer bank tank. Grey sleeveless vest, thrifted.
White striped Old Navy shorts.
Blue Simply Vera leggings.
Black Madden Girl boots.
Silver and rhinestone owl charm. Coral vintage beaded necklace.
Purple long dangle earrings from FiveLittleGems

 The result? The knowledge that I need to fix the lighting in the living room, and maybe take some time to study the art of the outfit photo.



Photo by ME! taken at Edgefest in Frisco, TX.

Ah. Shirley Manson. The front woman for Garbage.
Last weekend in Dallas was Edgefest. An all day music festival put on by the local hard rock radio station there. I didn't know who half the bands were, but the ones I did know of were a mix of ones I didn't care about either way, and ones I loved. Garbage, Cake, Blue October, Arctic Monkeys, Foxy Shazam, Ting Tings, Cage the Elephant, Black Keys, Evanescence, Switchfoot, and many more were there. With pieces of the lineup, it almost seemed like a 90's music festival. The main reason I wanted to go was... GARBAGE.

When I watched MTV on in the 90's, it was hoping to catch a glimpse of 'Happy When It Rains', or 'Stupid Girl'. When  Romeo and Juliet came out? I flipped out about '#1 Crush' being a part of that.
I was one of the many girls who didn't just like their music, I wanted to BE Shirley Manson. Her beauty, her voice, and her style can't be matched by anyone I can remember from that time.
Photo from the Dallas Observer 
Clearly, you can see she still has that unique style that's always caught the attention of many.

Images via Pinterest


Milk and Honey

One pair of shorts. Three shirts. 
Easy transition from Summer, through Autumn, to Winter.
Milk and Honey Autumn/Winter 2012




I haven't added a new post in in about a month. (yeah, yikes! We'll try not to dwell on that though) 
This is the first I've seen of the new blogger layout and it sure is different! 
I hope I'll get used to it pretty quickly. 
If you have your own blogger, do you feel it's easier and an improvement compared to the old layout? 

On another note, there has been an overload of butterflies in town. 
Friday was the worst. Well, I shouldn't say 'worst', after all, they are butterflies! Drive down any road and your windshield and bug guard end up coated in bug guts and butterfly wings. They're all starting to disappear again now except one particular type that I've seen. Going up the walkway to my house today the bushes were so full of them, it looked like the bush itself was moving! 
Very neat. I managed to grab a photo. 
There were easily 100+ butterflies all around me.

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