Friday, May 30, 2014

New Things, Old Pictures

DUDE. Hey there! How's it going? 

Look! I'm back and wearing an outfit. Not that I don't wear clothes when I don't get to take pictures of them. I do - I swear. Promise! Okay, sometimes I don't wear pants in my room, but in public clothes are an always thing.

Now, that I got that cleared up, I have another confession to make. This is my Easter outfit. I know, I know, Easter was over a month away. But, look how pretty it is! I love this dress and don't even get me started on these amazing heels that a friend gave me - because they are gorgeous and I could talk about them forever and ever, amen. 

But, since no one wants to hear me gush about shoes for awhile - I mean if you do, Tweet me or something and we can talk shoes. Anyway, I guess I should update y'all about my life. 

As you may or may not have saw from my last post, I graduated from college with a Bachelor's of Social Work. Thanks to everyone who gave their congratulations! It is such a surreal time - I don't think it has fully hit m yet that I won't be going to back to a place that I consider a home, so I'm sure an emotional day or will be coming, but I'm trying to stay positive. 

I'm also in the process of (yet again) moving back to my lovely summer house. This year I have three amazing housemates - two human and one canine, so it already has been an amazing couple of days. 

I start work/internship on Monday at a local food pantry! Plus, I'm excited to have a couple of projects and ideas in mind and to most definitely get back into blogging. Summer is the time when my blogging passion comes alive, so i should definitely be around more. 

Okay, I'm off to get some shut eye because tomorrow is Saturday and that means on thing: YARD SALES. It is that time again! Life is good, right now. 

Dress: Vintage: Thrifted 
Headband: Thrifted 
Shoes: Emilio Pucci: Gift/Hand-me-down gorgeousness from an amazing friend
Lipstick: Wet n' Wild - Cherry Picking 



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Life Changed

I haven't been around for awhile, clearly, and here is why! 


This last month has been a crazy ride, that's for sure. My internship ended, I finished my final papers, and had a full seven days of Senior Week activities. I also wrote my final post for our admission blog, which conveys a lot of my emotions. 

I wrote: " In high school, I just wanted to blend in. Despite my love for vintage clothes, I wore jeans and Hollister tees to fit in;  I didn’t want to cause a stir. I also didn’t stand up for myself, which resulted in me getting emotionally hurt. Juniata, however, changed all that. I found amazing friends who didn’t care what I wore – in fact, liked the unique clothes I started to collect. I took classes and talked with professors who gave my thoughts validity. Without realizing it, I became a much stronger person; someone who could say what she believed, wear the clothes she loved, and have a goal of helping women and girls in harmful relationships. Juniata and this community made all of those things possible." 

Now. My room is empty, my car is packed, and tomorrow I head home. There have been so many goodbye: my friends, housemates, and professors: so many people that I care about. The future is still unsure, which can make it harder to say goodbye. 

I know that not everyone has had a positive college experience, but I have loved my time at Juniata more than I can say - I love my now alma mater (how weird is that?) and wouldn't change bit of my time here for the world. I'm such a different person because of my college experience - I wouldn't have started Thrifting Through Life, that's for sure. 

Things are going to be a getting back to normal around here pretty soon after a quick trip to Virginia for a weekend conference, but I just wanted to pop in and explain the silence.


I know there are a couple of other grads out there in the blogging world, so congrats to all of you as well! 

Oh. Also, because this my favorite picture of my family ever.