Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Traveling Outfit


Traveling by BeautifullyPure featuring graphic tees

I so totally want this outfit. I am in love with every big of it - from the hundred dollar bag to the five hundred dollar skirt, to the three hundred dollar shoes. Hmm... I may have to settle for the twenty dollar tee shirt. :D

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Autumn Showers and a Standstill

This week I have been fluctuating between tremendously happy, very depressed, and extremely stressed. Only one of these moods is good for fashion - but when one's room is in complete disarray and it is hard to get to one's closet mood matters little. Fashion, is at a standstill for the time being - for the most part. I do have a dress I am hoping to alter this week end. ;-D

In the mean time please enjoy this pictures I snapped earlier this week after one of the first autumn showers:

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Target Wanderings

Today my mom took my little sisters to Target to look at Halloween costumes. I tagged along to look at clothes. I could seriously spend $1,000,000 at Target... *sighs dreamily*

I had so much fun looking around and trying on every shoe that caught my eye. ;-D

Here are some of the gems I found:

Peep toed ankle boots that seriously remind me of Demi Lovato

Adorable heeled oxfords. I have long wanted a pair of red shoes (comes from watching What Not To Wear) but I could never find the right pair. I think I just did... either that or another awesome pair of black shoes. :D (Sorry for the bad quality, I felt odd taking pictures in the store - not enough to stop, but enough to forgo quality for speed. :D I'm sure I'll get used to it - eventually...)

The Casio Exilim EX-S8 Digital Camera. I want this camera - badly. I'm going to ask for it for Christmas. I had so much fun playing around with it at the store (for the third time) and it seems like it can do everything I need it to do. With this camera I could - dare I say it - make make up tutorials for YouTube. :D

Pretty pendants. <3>

I really want to start wearing more scarves this autumn/winter. I love the purple floral one in the foreground.

Lovely big black ring.

This ring looks like a bow. It is gold. It is adjustable (for people with big fingers - like me), and it is nickle free. It also has my name written all over it. When you have contact dermatitis (which is a fancy way of saying "allergic to nickle") "nickle free" becomes two of your favorite words when applied to jewelry. :D

I love headbands.

Can't decide which pair of boots I like more. I think I need to keep looking for that perfect pair... :-/

I think these would look better with Capri pants, shorts or a dress/skirt than skinny jeans - but maybe my jeans were just too short. It's hard for me to find jeans that are actually long enough for me... >.< I also want to start wearing more hats this autumn/winter. I love floppy crochet hats with my newly-curly hair.

I bet you didn't know Iron Man is a cross dresser, huh? :D Sorry, I couldn't resist. My big sis got me hooked on those movies. I can't wait till the second one comes out on DVD on the 28th!!

In this outfit I was going for a look similar to Demi Lovato's in her music video, La La Land. What do you think of it?

Outfit Details:
Plaid Shirt: Candies
Jeans: So...
Ballet Flats: Old Navy
Leather Jacket: Wet Seal
Purse: Charlotte Russe

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Beautifully Fearless

I've been wanting to post about this for a while, but I've been especially motivated to the past day or so.

My life is not perfect - far from it. There is a lot in my life I desperately wish I could change. Most of my life I've felt isolated and completely alone. Even after I became a Christian. I still refused to ask for help in the hardest areas of my life - even from my Heavenly Father. Instead I blamed other people for the sorrows in my life and played the helpless victim. I acted up to get attention. The ways were different, but the reasons were the same. I thought I had to be strong - not let anyone see how broken I was inside.

December, 2009 - when I was into darker things (dark, for me).

Last winter, however, something happened. I was so exhausted from always keeping everything pent up I finally broke down and briefly told my two best friends about my problems. A couple days later I really broke down and, tired and crying I opened up and told my newly-acquired big sister everything. I learned something, too - she had the same problems.

June, 2009 - my extreme vintage/dressy phase

I also realized that I don't have to go through this by myself. I have someone who understands me, and wants to help me, and my Heavenly Father who will take care of me. I'm not alone.

That realization helped me a ton. I realized that parts of my life suck, and even though it isn't from anything I did, I can't change it. But I can change my attitude. I can stop blaming others, stop pouting and accept it for what it is. I can also pray about my faults and work on them so I won't make the same mistakes I've seen others make.

June, 2010 - Me now

All of this has given me a new confidence. I am myself. I'm no longer afraid to be myself. If you don't like me as I am then that's too bad, because God has made me special, and He has a plan for me, and I'm not changing for any earthly person.

"Fearless" June, 2010 - Me now

So, for those of you who may be thinking "Wow! Katie certainly has changed a lot this past year!" I havn't - not really. My attitude has changed, but the rest is just me growing up, learning not to pout and be a drama queen, and finally having the courage to by myself.

I'm beautifully me, and beautifully fearless. <3

First Outfit Details:
Shirt: Charlotte Russe
Scarf: Icing
Jeans: So...

Second Outfit Details:
Jeans: The Limited
Shirt: Old Navy
Purse: Charlotte Russe
Shoes: Old Navy
Headband: Forever 21

Third Outfit Details:
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Kohls
Shirt: Candies
Belt: Thrifted
Headband: Homeade

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tee-Shirt and Tumblr Account

I took these photos last week, but I haven't had a chance to post them till now. :) I really love the way the the tee shirt and blazer looks together and I love heels with skinny jeans. <3 href="">Tumblr account, and so far I love it!! It's perfect since I seem to find so many random lovely pictures all the time. Please check it out.

Outfit Details:
Tee-Shirt - Charlotte Russe
Blazer - Charlotte Russe
Skinny Jeans - So...
Heels - Xhilaration

Monday, September 13, 2010

My New Project

The good news about having so much free time after school is that it leaves me time for projects. Here is my new one:

And this:



I've been wanting to do something with my room for years, but I really began to want something new earlier this year when my "I want everything to look like it came right out of a time machine from 100+ years ago!" phase came to a screeching halt. So this is really nice. :D I am totally in love with the purple color and I cannot wait to get more paint and finish the room! (We only bought a half a pint trial size first to see if I liked the color.)

And yes, I did have fun with my camera. :D

Sunday, September 12, 2010


School started this past Tuesday - all except math that is, since that hasn't arrived yet. (Yay!! :D)

So far school is very easy. I've already finished my only prose literature book ahead of schedule, and usually got done before lunch. It is - interesting. The past few years my school was VERY challenging, so this is new for me...

The good news is that this leaves time for new protects - which I shall post about later this week (maybe tomorrow). Until then I shall leave you with some pictures I got during a break Monday morning. It was cool and crisp outside - the coolest it'd been in weeks - and it totally felt like fall. I couldn't resist getting a shot or two - or three or more. :D

(I went with a rather simple outfit since I figured I'd be working all day)

(Unbloomed Wood Asters)

Outfit Details:
Shirt: Charlotte Russe
Jeans: So...
Shoes: Old Navy
Belt: The Gap
Jacket: Wet Seal

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Dressing Room Pics

Here are a couple of shots I got in the dressing room of Charlotte Russe while shopping with my big sis:

(Sorry for the bad quality - the lighting was really bad :-P)

The leather jacket in the second pic is from WetSeal - I bought it before going to Charlotte Russe. I really loved it with that dress, but, unfortunately, the dress was way too short. Oh well! I'll get my bubble skirt dress someday! ;-D