Friday, August 31, 2012

Summertime Sadness

"I got that summertime, summertime sadness... oh oh oh."  

Lana Del Rey's damn catchy melancholic tunes play on loop in my head over every Staples commercial. Somber melodies juxtaposed with kids in NEW JEANS, NEW SHOES, OH YEAH. I love the Fall, but I'm mourning the loss of my free time. I'll wear a black beanie on my first day in honour of my six hour OC marathons, to be laid to rest until reading week.

It's that time of year. By now, pre-teen Amanda would already have had the best school supplies picked out, organized by colour and type in my very own customized space-maker (those still exist, right?). And then you pick out the right outfit to show how much more mature you've become in the eight weeks between the fifth and sixth grade. Between you and me, I thought showing up to class in a t-shirt with "Angel" written out in sparkly blue cursive scrawl was going to turn heads. Only when paired with my newest Stitches jeans, of course.

I'm hoping an outfit like this would please the young me too. There are so many things that I love about these pieces - mainly this high-waisted, pleated dress that makes me feel like a ballerina, which I make sure everyone is aware of by twirling at work. Plus it has lambs on it, and they look like they're friend with each other and stuff. The denim jacket is the first I've bought in about a decade, and it's fun to try of thinking of ways to wear it. I can't wait to keep layering in new ways. Also, leggings! They're so comfy, it feels like I'm wearing nothing at all, nothing at all, nothing at all.

Honestly speaking, though, I've been in such a downward funk lately, so I haven't felt in the mood to put on make-up or look nice in general. But dressing up like I did for this post, or going out with the boyfriend a few days ago, I remember how fun it is to dress up, feel pretty, and, as cheesy as it sounds, work it.

With the changing schedules, weather, responsibilities, I'm hoping things will perk up. Here's to getting back to reality. And overdressing for my lectures.

Hopefully yours,

Outfit Details:
Denim Jacket - Old Navy (Size: M)
Dress - H&M (Size: 10)
Leggings - Forever 21 (Size: L)
Boots - Forever 21
Socks - H&M
Bracelets - Aldo Accessories, Etsy
Stacking Rings - H&M
Collar Necklace - Forever 21 (Thank you, Michelle!)

(P.S. Check out The Nearsighted Owl's weekly Proud of my Size link up that I've participated in for the first time this week. Check out awesome outfits on awesome bloggers of all sizes. I'm awesome and you're awesome. /end awesome)

1 comment:

  1. Just found you through the Proud of My Size linkup. Loving the things I've read through your blog so far! Newest follower :)