As a part time preschool teacher, part time movie theater concessionist, and full-time student/girlfriend/sister, I honestly don't know how I'm blogging so steadily at the moment. But a la my blog name, this is definitely my temporary escape from the insanity that is my life right now. I'm currently working 6-7 days a week, going to class twice a week, and trying to squeeze in an hour or two with Robert when I can. It's been really hard on me since I'm not used to being so constantly busy, but at the same time it's nice to be occupied (and richer) because I hate being restless and bored. I think I'm a little too occupied though...
I think in order to keep my blog up and running, it looks like I'll have to do more of these dumpster/back alley photo shoots. We took these right before dinner on Thursday. Robert and I only see each other for a few hours in the morning and meals. With the light fleeting when I get off work, I decided that the dumpster would be our photo location of the day and called it "urban." Robert laughed, but started taking photos anyway. A perk is that no one was there to judge us, but I was afraid an employee was going to take out the trash and find me posing. How awkward would that be? I'm really dreading the time change when the sun begins setting at 5pm.
I've had this dress for a while now, like since March. I don't really know why it took me so long to wear it, but I like it (duh, it's striped!). It might be the colors--navy and red, which are my Fall colors. Every time I went to wear it during the summer, I thought it was a bit too...dark for sweet, carefree days. Now that it's Fall though, I see no reason not to wear it! It also works great as a skirt so I can't wait to try that out. My current mindset about outfits is to remix, remix, and remix! A few days ago, I realized yet again just how much clothes I really do have. But with working 6-7 days a week now, I don't think I'll have to worry about shopping too much anymore. I am on the hunt for a maroon cardigan for the season though.
This is my new "Shifty" Marc by Marc Jacobs bag and my new cardigan/jacket. I'm not really sure what to call it, but whatever it is, I love it. It's so soft and comfortable, and it was on sale at Gap! It's definitely a bit more professional looking than all my cardigans. I have been finding the best things at Gap lately; I think I've made that transition from F21 to more "adult" stores like Gap and J. Crew. While my clothes are now more expensive, it's good to know that they are of better quality and will last longer. I feel like my style won't change too much for a long while, if ever, so it's best to invest in quality pieces. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be passing along this Madewell pin to my future daughter. I love my new bag. It's smaller than my recent bag purchases; but it's simple, and I know I can use it when I'm older. When it comes to handbags, especially designer ones, I want to get designs that are simpler and classic rather than trendy. The cross-body strap just suits my lifestyle so well right now. I don't think this bag photographs well, but just know that I'm enjoying it and my mom is enjoying her cream version.
I hope everyone had a great weekend!
Until next post,
outfit: jacket -- gap; dress -- zara; belt and shoes -- topshop; tights -- f21; red bow -- etsy; bow pin -- madewell; purse -- marc by marc jacobs