Saturday, March 8, 2014

Shamless Selfie Saturday

A self explanatory post for the photographically impaired. Happy Saturday!

Dress: Calvin Klein via Nordstrom Rack (Similar)
Tights: Target (Here)
Heels: Kohls (Love These)

Hat: Target (Similar)
Top: Papaya (Similar)
Belt: Thrifted
Jeans: Forever21 (Similar)
Boots: Nine West (Similar)

Really blurry! Sorry!
Shirt: Cynthia Rowley (Similar)
Skirt: Cato (Similar)
Heels: BCBG (Similar)

Top: Rue21 (I want this)
Jeans: Old Navy (Here)
Shoes: Converse ( LOVE my no-tie Converse)
Hat: Target
Lipstick: Perfect
(it's Maybelline)

Repeat outfit
Chambray top: Kohls (Similar)
Coat: Gap (old) (Similar)
Leather Pants: Articles of Society via Nordstrom Rack (Similar)
Shoes: Rock and Republic (Similar)
Hat: Target

Friday, March 7, 2014

Four Things People Tell You

Five Things People Tell You & What They Should Say Instead

1. Be Successful
What they should tell you: Be thoughtful.
It's just far more important to be kind, thoughtful and honest than successful. I know it, Ashton Kutcher knows it, and I think you know it too So maybe successful can be those things, but I don't think that's what society means when it's knocking at your door telling you that you are anything but. That you need to do this, you need to go there, you need to dream bigger, you need to work harder. Well, what about looking around and realizing there are many opportunities to make your life rich in ways that don't involve money? Maybe you live on ramen, but darn, if you're a good person then I'm gonna be right there with you. After all, that crap is good and so are you.

2. (Mostly aimed at girls) Do you have a boyfriend? Oh, you're still young.
What they should tell you: ANYTHING ELSE.
Here are a few suggestions. Did you wash your hair last night? How's college? Do you like your job? What color are your toenails? What was the name of your first pet? Do you like cheese? What's your favorite band? What are you passionate about? Do you like LOVE friends? Because it's actually the best show ever. Can you do a headstand?
The point is, don't say this. Not because it's annoying or because I'm bitter but because it's actually just plain insulting and if you don't get why, tell me. I need to sit you down and remove you from my life.
I love being harsh.

3. Shouldn't you be over that by now?
What they should tell you: I understand that you're a human being. I respect that.
Look, I'm not talking about getting over someone offending you. To that I actually say, just get the heck over it. I'm talking about emotional things. We human beings that are adults and have lived on this earth and dealt with stuff that sucked, whether a little or a lot, realize that with anything that is traumatic to you there are days where you are over it and there are days you are not. Basically, you don't get over it. You just forget it better. There are still times when something reminds you of it and suddenly you are not over it. This is normal. It's actually really greatly normal. I don't care if it's the time your boyfriend dumped you for your best friend or the time you dropped your last twinkie on the ground. If stuff sucks, it SUCKS, You do not have to be over it because it's inconveniencing someone else.

4. Life is hard/life is not fair.
What they should tell you: I'm not going to insult you by telling you what you already know.
This is actually the worst piece of advice that is non-advice that everyone gives you. Everyone knows this. Children know this, on their own level. They know that they are not as good as someone else, that they don't have the same things as other people. We all know that stuff is hard, and people are mean, and things don't always get better because they're just the same things, same story different verse. How about, instead of pointing out the obvious, we try to actually help somebody figure out what is great about their life instead? Actually ends up being easier than you'd think. We all find good things in other people's lives. It's our own that are flawed the most.

Happy Friday peeps! I spent the day in class, and then with my best 11 month old friend. One was clearly better than the other.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thursday Thoughts + Music to Listen to NOW.

 Perfect photography skills.
So, I figured Thursday would be  good day to just write down some of my thoughts. As random as they may be. We could get deep, we could just vent, whatever. It's Thursday's Thoughts and I say anything goes because I'm in charge.
First off, I want to talk about Nashville. Not the city (although I LOVE it and if you want to pay for me to go back, I absolutely will.) but the show. Is anyone else watching this wonderful work of art? Okay, that might be going a little far. But seriously, it's addictive. It's almost as bad as Pretty Little Liars. Haha, I don't watch that...
Yes I do. I do, it's bad.
Anyway, here's what I think. The music is captivating, (scroll down for more on that) the Stella girls are not only adorable but seriously talented, Raina and Deacon just need to be together and I am getting pretty sick of the writer's crap, Avery and Juliette were the worst characters at the beginning and now they're kinda my favorites ever, and what the heck is happening to Scarlet? Did Clare Bowen piss the writers off or what? She is getting so dumped on. But it's making her music so fantastic so I guess I can't complain. I'm also so glad that they covered how music is getting more and more superficial and how it needs to be something from the heart. This show is just everything. Watch it.
Next, I want to talk about life. Wow, I'm so good at this. But seriously, this is one of the reasons I started blogging. I feel like I want to remember these moments in my life because I'm not going to live them again. I love my life. I have a job I am addicted to, a supportive family and the greatest friends. But I get stuck sometimes feeling like I'm not where I thought I'd be. Why do we ask people where they see themselves in 5 or 10 years? What good is that supposed to do? I'm not where I wanted to be. I'm nowhere near that and I think I'm learning that there might be a reason for that. I want desperately to get better at realizing that for whatever reasons, I am where I am on purpose. It freaks me out that at any given moment, your life is about to change. You don't even know it. I don't want to waste time wondering what could've been, should've been. Everybody forgets far too often that life is extremely beautiful. We think it's a cliché, we think it's stupid, we don't let ourselves actually look around and think 'Wow, I woke up today and I have people that love me, I have someone that loves me" and I might not have everything I want but I may never have that. Does it matter? Does that make life any less awesome? Does that make your friends less loving? Does it make the smile on a ridiculously cute baby any less appealing?
You could be scared to death by the stupidest things and that's okay. It's a human emotion to be scared, to be overwhelmed. Who said that's a negative trait? It's probably the same person who invented crocs or said that if we slap "North Face" on a crappy jacket we can charge 100 dollars for it. I am terrified of a future that could be anything other than what I envisioned. The sad part is, my future is turning out how I envisioned minus one detail. One crappy little detail. One piece of the puzzle that I thought would be there that probably won't be. How does this change what a feat it is that I have gotten where I have? Please tell me you won't deem your life a failure because it's just short of what you answered when someone asked where you'd be in five years. Because in hindsight, you could be dead. You could be void of the future that you were answering for. So if someone asks you where you see yourself in five years, say "alive", say "happy", say "living, growing, working." That is life. There is not destination while we are living. There is actually only a journey.
Now here's 3 songs you should listen to this week because I said so.

I found the new Coldplay (not to say that Coldplay is out, please God never..) Also, you're welcome for the eye candy. He's Irish too. Swoon.

From the wonderful thing that is Nashville. I think I cried the first time I listened to this completely through. Still gives me goosebumps.

I was looking for a cover of this song FOREVER. I loved the song, HATE Hunter Hayes voice. I'm not the biggest country fan (other than Nashville...I know I'm contradicting myself GOSH) anyway and Hayes is just way too whiny for me. So anyway, I finally found a perfect cover of this song and it's been on repeat for like 2 weeks, YES.
Happy Thursday everyone. Love your life and the people in it.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hello Again

Hello blogosphere. I am back. I really got irritated and annoyed with blogging for a while. I also got extremely busy and overwhelmed. Then this past week, as I was reading some of my favorite blogs, I realized I kind of missed it. Maybe I wasn't the best. I certainly was not the greatest writer, but having a blog gave me something fun to do when I was over my head with school. Also, I want to get better at expressing my thoughts and I may be delusional, but I am hoping blogging allows me to do that.

I don't know if this will necessarily be a fashion blog, although I'm sure that will make it's way in here. I just hate pictures of myself and making people take them. I do want an online journal for myself where I can vent or just write and hear what other people think and feel too. Does that make sense?
Basically, I don't know where this blog will go. It should be a fun ride.

So, for those of you just showing up to the party, I am Aubree. I am 20 years old and almost always being sarcastic so if something on this blog comes across as offensive to you, I probably didn't mean it that way and I certainly probably don't care. Just kidding (or am I?)

I love the Beatles and music in general. I have an 11 month old Goddaughter for whom I'm throwing a spring themed party in a month. Hopefully there won't be snow, and hopefully I can be crafty for the first time in a life. Any help? Oh, that's right. There are blogs with archives full of these ridiculous 1st birthday party ideas. Google.

for the sake of privacy, her name on the blog will be baby A.

What was I saying?
Oh right, introducing myself...again.

I am religious, I am not Mormon, and I will not preach to you through my blog, promise. I live in Oklahoma and LOVE living in Oklahoma. Seriously, I love it. I am in college. I am going to be a teacher and I am passionate about it. Any other teachers out there? I love you already.

I believe this post is long and rambling enough. Let's wrap it up.

I am Aubree and I am random. I like my life a little and the people in it a lot.

Follow along. I promise I'll try to do stuff and say something...

I'll work on it.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

OOTD: Springy McSpringerson

We got one day of Spring. I'm not betting on it lasting...but I sure soaked it all in while I could!

Happy Thursday :)

P.S. Sorry bout the backgrounds, the neighbor's fence blew down and I didn't have time/energy to edit them. It's midterm week. Snark away! ;)

Friday, March 1, 2013