Thursday, February 7, 2013

a thousand million words

Hey guys! Today I'm guest posting over on A Thousand Million Words, so be sure to check it out here!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

we keep waiting

sweater/tights: borrowed // shorts/lace shirt/earrings: thrifted // boots: target

Happy Tuesday everyone! Tuesdays are my busy days, with four classes that are all at least 80 minutes long, and my last class not ending until 5:25. Yikes. But school has been good. Every day I can't believe how fast the time flies, even though each individual day seems long. My dad already bought my plane ticket for spring break, and I can't even believe it's almost that time of year. I can't believe I'm almost done with my first year of college. When I was little, I used to hate being the oldest child because that meant I had to experience everything first--first to drive a car, first to graduate high school, first to go to college, and that terrified me as a seven, eight, nine year old. (And even in my senior year of high school I was terrified.) But now it seems like a breeze, an exciting adventure that I love living out. Sometimes it is hard and stressful and I don't always know what I'm doing, but that's all a part of the journey.

As for my wardrobe, I've been trying to plan out my outfits a little better instead of picking clothes out in a half dazed state of morning grogginess. And with that I've been trying to accessorize more. I'm really bad at doing it, and I'm sure I haven't bought a new necklace in years, but I really think jewelry can be that icing on the cake for an outfit, so I'm trying to make a conscious effort to incorporate those pieces into my daily ensembles. We'll see how this pans out.

Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

my week in instagram #33

my clean dorm room // taking pictures in the fog with Amy // my favorite spot on campus // developed my first roll of film! // had another fire in our dorm thanks to the boys // me, haaah // preview weekend with some awesome prospective students // traveling down Oregon roads // photo adventure with flickr people!

This has been yet another fantastic week. You can follow all of my adventures @impulsings !

Weekly roundup (an effort to maintain my new years resolutions):

1. novel: nope. still didn't write a page. I need to get better at doing this one.
2. photos: just came back from a day of shooting, so I'm well on my way.
3. diy project: finished two, now just have to put them up for you!
4. outfit photos: done!
5. college street style: nope, didn't do this one.
6. book: almost done with my first one.
7. sketch: worked on a cute photo this week.
8. money: saving up.

Other resolutions that included more vague ideas like getting my work out there and going to meetups were successful this week. I just came back from spending a day with my friend Heather, a previous flickr friend and now a real life friend (I'll have a post about it soon). Yay for meetups! And I just learned today that three of my photos made it into the Anchorage newspaper, which is definitely big for making people be aware that I'm around, and it was incredibly exciting to wake up to that news.

I hope your week is fantastic!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

the first days of spring

jean dress/shoes: forever 21 // button-down shirt: thrifted // pin: antique shop

Things are starting to get warmer here in Oregon! I can almost go outside without a coat and scarf, but part of me is still holding on to the feeling of winter and layering up and being warm and cozy in a bunch of clothes. Also this weekend has been the scholarship competition for preview students, so my roommate Annette and I have been housing two really awesome girls that had better come to hang out with us at college next year! It's hard to believe that less than a year ago I was doing the exact same thing, staying in a freshman's dorm, walking around my college for the first time, and being completely overwhelmed. I'll never cease to be amazed by the concept of time and how overtime people change and morph into different versions of themselves. I remember I was so sad to leave my college after that weekend and I couldn't wait to go back, and now I get to live here every day and every day is a new adventure and there are opportunities for me everywhere. I just really am in love with this place and all the people here.

Speaking of school, on Thursday I got to develop my very first roll of black and white film! It was so exciting and scary to be working with film in pitch black and then messing with chemicals. Next week I'll make prints of the photos and see if I actually did a decent job of getting the right exposure and such, but for now I'm just happy I didn't destroy my film, haha. I can't wait to show you guys the results from that!

I hope you have a really awesome day.