Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I'm moving

Since I don't see any point in having two blogs, I'm condensing to just one.

Life In Utah

Come check me out!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Craving Jean

I've said it before, but I'll say it again.

"I will never throw out perfectly good clothing again!"

Jean jackets have come back in style. I used to have one that I wore everywhere. It was an absolute staple in my wardrobe. Of course, somewhere over the last five years, I got rid of it. Probably out of a fit of rage when it became too small for me (or, rather, I became too big for it).

So, my new mission is to find a cute jean jacket for fall. I'm pretty sure I like the darker washes, but I can't decide for sure between a regular length and a cropped length.

On Trend: Jean...
On Trend: Jean... by r_hansen84

Monday, July 27, 2009

A First

Over the last few months I've dropped a little weight. I'm down twenty pounds and I'm finally to the point where I'm not completely ashamed of my body.

To commemorate this very special occasion, I'm doing my first "outfit" post. It's something I've wanted to do for a while. Even though I'm still a little, well, thick, I'm not too embarrassed to post my picture for the world to see.

So here it is...

I'd love to hear feedback. It's not the most exciting outfit, but I just really like the vest.

Wearing Vanity vest, Gap tank, Sassoon brand jeans from Walmart and heels from Maurices

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Feelings, whoa oh oh, Feelings...

I'm feeling particularly special today, as my blog has its first follower: Keth West. A big Thank You! to her.

Noticing I have a follower made me realize I need to get my butt in gear!

I'm completely inspired by Karla's Closet. This girl is the queen of the blazer. If you're looking for inspiration, this blog is the place to get it. Love Her!

I don't know how many blazers this girl has, but trust me, I'm barely scratching the surface. Now I just need to find myself one!

Images from karlascloset

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Happy Campers

I am not a camper. Between the bugs, the cold, the smoke, the dirt, the sleeping-on-the-ground thing, I just don't love it. But, being in love with someone who is a camper, I end up going at least a few times a summer.

I don't want to sound too vain, but I still worry about how I look when camping. I literally still wear under-eye concealer and powder while I camp. So I decided to put together a little "camp style". I want to look good without looking like I try to hard anyway, but with camping it's even more important. This is what I like to bring to look good, and still look like camping isn't completely out of my comfort zone.

Camping by r_hansen84

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Textured Hosiery: Part 2

In a previous post I bemoaned the curse of thick legs and how the trend of textured hosiery and leggings were not so kind.

I have since found absolutely wearable textured/patterned hosiery that I think fulfills the trend without as much added girth to the gams.


Any of these examples would work beautifully. I fully plan on adding at least one pair to my fall wardrobe for pairing with sweater dresses and boots.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Lost Passion

I was doing a little (late) spring cleaning the other day and came upon my old binder I kept my fashion sketches in. The last sketches in the binder were from 2007. This made me extraordinarily sad. Here's what happened.

sketch 1 5-31-09

Long story short, in spring 2007 I applied for and was accepted to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in San Francisco, a dream since high school. Unfortunately, FIDM is quite expensive, let alone rent in S.F.

sketch 2 5-31-09

Needless to say, I was somewhat melancholy for some time after that. I think a part of me gave up and put the binder away in a subconscious profession of defeat. I haven't looked at them since.

sketch 3 5-31-09

It makes me sad to see them again, but it also makes me feel invigorated. As I said in my initial post, I don't want my life to just be my job. And there's no reason to give up something I loved so much just because I'm not making money with it.

sketch 4 5-31-09

So, I started sketching. I'm a little rusty, and I've never claimed to be great at it (hence no design career for me). Nonetheless, I enjoyed it very much and that's a good enough reason for me.

sketch 5 5-31-09

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