Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gender Evolution

Third photo assignment.

We were asked to describe our relationship with gender.  I told my teacher the only relationship I had with gender was the relationship with the feminine side.  I was then told to explore the opposite gender.  I decided I'd do a little evolving in my project.  The first picture would be very feminine, and slowly add masculine elements to following pictures until the last picture was completely masculine.

My main focus was obviously elements of clothing.  I started off with feminine clothing and accessories.  Slowly, girly pieces would fade until eventually I was 100% in my brothers clothing.  Along with clothing, posture also evolved. The images start off with very proper, feminine poses and transform into more relaxed, masculine poses.

Monday, December 10, 2012

A bunch of pages to a wonderful day.

Tis the season for countdowns.  Every year I have had a countdown until christmas since I was little.  Whether it was a rectangle with 25 windows filled with tiny milk chocolates or a paper chain going across my room, I have counted every step of the way of this journey to Christmas day.  Counting down makes you THAT much more excited for the day, and it makes the special day THAT much more fulfilling.  This year my countdown is a little different.. instead of Christmas, I am counting down for two exciting major events that happen to be happening on the same day that cannot come here soon enough.. the first being that Ty is coming home. I repeat.  He. Is. Coming. Home.  This means that I will be able to see him.. in person. How can this day get any better you ask?  It can by the the second event that is happening..  we will be flying to Paris later that same day.

Because this day is so eventful, a countdown was in order.  I took pages from a book, and printed numbers on them one by one-- varying fonts occasionally to add some pizzaz. I taped those pages to my wall (that was in major need of some tender loving care) and above those pages, I printed off images and words to create the title of my countdown: "Paris is always a good idea" from the lovely Audrey Hepburn.  Every day that passes, I put a tiny black dot in the corner of a page.  I was going to take a page down everyday, but I love how it makes my wall look so I decided to keep them all up.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Thanksgiving at my Great Grandparents cabin in a town where there is no cell service and if you want milk you're going to have to travel at least 45 minutes for that glass.  It's such a nice getaway, but being out of contact with the boyfriend even for a weekend can be a little tough, since communication is all we really have. The weekend was spent doing puzzles, playing games and hanging out with the family in a yellow car called "The Thing".  The Thing has a heater my grandpa put in that consists of a part from sort of machine.  That civil engineer grandpa, there is no challenge for him.  I love the vintage details at my grandparents cabin.  It feels like home since my family was going here since before I was born.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Big bird on campus

I am trying.. trying my absolute hardest to protest against this cold weather.  There are two things I refuse to pair together this early in the game: jeans and a coat.  The jeans and coat combo indicate that is it winter.  It is not winter.  It is in fact early November.  As much as I am trying not to cave into this freezing weather, I really should soon because it is too cold outside.  I got a lot of stares yesterday, either because I was wearing tights in freezing temperatures, or because those tights were yellow. We will go with the latter.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sgt. Smokin

I was going to wear my camo skinnies, but how could I resist a chance to wear some baggy boy pants from target.  I couldn't. Paint some red on those lips and camouflage pattern on your nail, apply some fake tats, put on a nice eagle America tee and there you have it, an army brat costume.. or what we like to call Sgt. Smokin and Sgt. Stunning.

We wore this to the Howl up at Utah State. Third year in a row and our tradition is still going strong.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Oh hey, sailor.

My friday night was all fun and games until a guy dressed in a Katy Perry costume ( a blue wig and two birthday hats as a bra) started giving me sass.

He said, "What are you dressed as?"
I said, "I am a sailor"
He said, "Sailors don't wear red"
I said, "Katy Perry wears cupcakes as her bras"
He said, "You look like a Krispy Kreme worker"

....uuuuhhhhhhhhhhh.  One, I can't think fast enough to even respond at this point because I am in such disbelief and two.. I clearly had an anchor on my hat which means I am obviously a sailor..  People these days.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

One of those weeks.

It's just been one of those weeks.

You know, the week that you...

  • lose everything.
  • blink and your day is gone.
  • Say: "Holyyyy it's already 5 o'clock?" every single night.
  • were doing stuff all day, yet nothing seems to have gotten accomplished.

Well, just one more day of THAT week.  Once tomorrow hits, I'll be a free woman.  Then all the Halloween celebrations will begin.  Two costumes, and one carefree weekend.  Bring it on.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Reused Halloween costume

Shirt: H&M,  Leather vest: Walmart, Pants: Flying Monkey, Shoes: Forever 21

A piece from your Halloween costume that two years later become one of your favorite outfit pieces.. yes please.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

The best time of the year: choosing pumpkins from a pumpkin patch, especially when the one you love flies into town and gets to hold your hand through the whole thing.