Sunday, November 21, 2010

I have bruises on my knees

I don't think that's happened since I was about eight years old... Oh the things we do for dance classes...

Friday, November 19, 2010

virtual fantasy

This week has been quite draining for me and all I could think of was just getting through it. There are some pretty awesome things happening over the next week, so I've just been keeping my eye on those things. So today, as a sort of treat for it being Friday and me being alive after all my classes for the week, I went virtual fantasy shopping!

I've been trying to keep myself on a fairly tight budget this year, so I haven't really bought new clothes since September (I'm DYING!!! (but not really...)). Every once in a while I'll look through online catalogues (like when I made my Christmas wish list almost a month ago), but for the most part it's a serious lesson in self-restraint for me, so I tend not to look at clothes online very often. Today I couldn't help myself and found myself on Modcloth making collages of outfits I would wear in a heartbeat.

So with all the fun things happening in the next week, I figured I'd share some outfits that I would wear to them if I had the funds and time for everything to get here in a day. (Everything is from Modcloth.)

This weekend, I'm going to see White Christmas with Laura! We're probably going to dress up fairly nicely, so this is what I would wear to that.

Quoth the Raven Dress
Bell Curve Cardigan
Sensational Seams Tights
Ring in the New Year Heel
Grown-Up Dress Up Bracelet
Best-Dressed List Bag
Thanksgiving Break starts on Wednesday! So I only have two days of classes this next week! I'm super excited! But I'm not going home because it's too expensive this year. Instead, I'm heading over to the West Side and spending the break with some friends. It's gonna be a blast! I'm so glad I'm getting off campus and having real food for once. So this is what I'd wear on the drive over (if the weather was nice enough for sandals... A girl can dream!)

Lotus Gleam On Top
Storytelling Cardigan
Deservedly Denim Pants
Weekend Getaway Sandal
Fashion Rule Bag
Refined Rocker Bangle
Cuff Love
So then for Thanksgiving I'd wear this! It's going to be a party! I'm terribly excited to meet my friend's family and spend the holiday with them. I've heard there's probably going to be singing and traditional family-ish Thanksgiving games and the like. I love family traditions, so it'll be a lot of fun!

Share a Scone Dress
Queen of the Chess Club Cardigan
Stepping Into Style-Webs Socks
Autumnal Spices Boot
Soft at Heart Bag
Oh Pear Bracelet
My friend lives in the Seattle area, so we might go to the city for an afternoon or so to hang out. So this is what I'd wear on a day-trip to the city (under my coat of course, because it's pretty much almost winter...).

What's Lined Up? Top
Cornflower Maze Sweater
'Sail-or' Drive Pants
Spot of Tea Necklace
The Master Tan Heel
City-Wide Style Bag

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Just some things that have consumed my life recently. I've written two papers in the past day and have a performance evaluation to write for the scene I did from The Glass Menagerie on Tuesday (I was Laura). I also just finished reading Sylvia for my acting class tonight as well. I'm doing a scene from that (I'm Sylvia).

I also went to Walgreens with Rose tonight after dinner and ended up buying chocolate (it's a big deal right now considering I didn't have any and it's Christmas-themed) and a new DVD for about $4. I have a thing for film adaptations of books set in the 30s and 40s, especially in England. Or movies about authors/poets, especially the ones where they died tragically, or their lover did, or they were never able to be with their love interest (especially if they were British...), like Becoming Jane or Bright Star.

Also, because I have spent hours hunched over my laptop writing papers since last night, I now have a very sore back. It's hurt all day and I don't think it'll get better unless I get a back massage. I feel like an old woman. As the picture depicts.

It's been raining a lot lately too. The forecast keeps saying that it's going to snow, but it only snowed briefly really early in the morning on Sunday, and it didn't really count. It's been too warm for snow. But everything's been soggy and just cold enough to be slightly unpleasant.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Lauren Lately

It's been a while... And quite a bit has happened in the past week and a half. Okay, not a lot, but some things. For instance, my room mate acquired a boyfriend! And I died my hair. I am now back to being a brunette! It's only a few shades darker and a little richer than my original hair color and I absolutely love it! I'm going to cut myself some new bangs later this week as well (I would have cut them this weekend but my scene was pushed back to Tuesday for my acting class...).

It's getting to that point in the term where everything picks up speed and everyone gets even busier. I have two essays due on Wednesday and various other things weighing on my mind and schedule. I woke up this morning thinking that I had something really important to do today, but there wasn't anything. So instead I went downtown with some friends and hung out for a few hours. It feels so late because the sun sets earlier and earlier and we got back around 6:30 but it felt like 11:00. It's a little strange to think that I still have time to do things (like homework or watching movies).

I'm also getting super anxious because this winter is supposed to be pretty... wintery... (for Eastern Washington). Last year it was pretty mild, but it's supposed to snow tomorrow and I'm not very happy about it. Maybe it's because I'm from California and I associate November with autumn and not snow. I had a lot of wintery clothes on my Christmas list this year and I hope I get all of them because I'm going to need them this winter. I almost need them now (not just because I'm frustrated with my wardrobe right now and not being able to buy newer/warmer clothes with this very tight budget I've tried to set for myself this year...) but I just have to wait and hope that what happened last year does not happen this year as well in terms of clothes on my wish list. So pardon me while I wallow in my poor college student angst.

I got to pet a puppy today! (Okay, so it was a full grown dog, but I got to pet it and be happy for a few moments before I had to chase after my friends.) We went to this awesome store/coffee and tea shop this afternoon because it was really cold and I have been craving hot drinks and mellow cafe and bookstore atmospheres recently. It is seriously one of my favorite places downtown now! They have a little tea niche with jars of wonderful-smelling loose leaf tea and tea pots and other accoutrement that my room mate and I practically swooned over. I got a hot cider and on the way out, there was a girl with two dogs near the front. One of them was a little antsy and tugging on the leash in my direction. I was going to just walk out but then just stopped and asked if I could pet them. And she said yes! So I did, and I was incredibly happy before I realized that everyone was already out the door and heading back to the car.

Tomorrow, I'm going to a Greek Orthodox service for a class with my lovely friend Laura (I'm pretty sure...) and we have to purchase tickets sometime tonight for White Christmas (also for a class, but I love the show anyway so it all works out) when it comes to the civic center. AND! I register for spring courses on Monday night. I'm going to be quite busy this week... So for now, I'm going to pop in a DVD and chill for a few hours, probably with pretzels and a new jar of Nutella. Happy Day!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

strange days

Well, Fall Break has come and gone. Now it's back to classes as regularly scheduled and homework assignments. Hooray.

The past few weeks have been a little strange for me. My stomach can normally handle anything that I eat. And I'm used to the terrible quality of the food in the cafeteria at school. So nothing has really changed in what has been served at meals, but there's not as many semi-decent/edible options recently (especially during Fall Break...) and I've been feeling sick after every meal. Going to Jack in the Box would actually be better than what I've been eating at school the past few weeks, and most of the time it sounds much better and might actually settle my stomach. It's a bit of a problem right now. Today at lunch wasn't as bad, but I'm tired of eating a turkey sandwich every day at lunch because there's nothing else that won't make me sick. Hopefully it gets better...

The weather's been getting "fall-ish" for Eastern Washington recently. It's been cold, overcast and grey, and kinda rainy/windy. It's making me want to just lie in bed and nap all day and wear dark colors and huge knit sweaters over leggings or big flannel button ups that I stole from my boyfriend (if I had a boyfriend...). I need to go shopping so badly...
cardigan, t-shirt, & necklace: Forever 21
skirt: Urban Outfitters
leggings: Target
boots: thrift store