Oh hello friends. It's been far too long since we last chatted. I want to apologize for my sporadic presence as of late. It's really been a combination of things, but for the abridged version:
Work has been super busy (may or may not have put in a few 12 hour days last week...). My roommate is planning to move downtown, so I'm now in a mad hunt for an affordable one bedroom apartment that is still in reasonable proximity to work (hoping for less than 45 minute commute to work). I bet you can guess how well that's going. My computer is on it's last leg. It keeps dying, miraculously coming back to life, and then dying again. The latest in the slow death of my Macbook saga: now my charger is dead. So I can use my computer when it's plugged into my roommate's charger (hence the lack of blog posts). Just spent my tax refund buying a new one– to be delivered at the beginning of March. Still have a few weeks to go!
Lastly, it's damn cold! That's right– I'm using it as an excuse. In college, Brenna and I would have a rule that we would take pictures as long as it was above zero. Well, it hasn't been above zero. I've been struggling to get any fashion fix pictures because the weather is actually life threateningly cold or I can't find someone crazy enough to bear the weather with me. I know, I know– excuses, excuses. But with all of these things piling up, I have been struggling to juggle it all. I promise that once the weather is a teensy bit warmer (at least 20°) and I get my new, fully functioning laptop, I will be so much better. Promise!
Speaking of people crazy enough to bear the cold with me. God bless my sister, Mallory. I visited her last weekend for her 26th birthday. With the windchill, it was about -20° and she still trekked into the cold with me to get a few shots. The wind? Frigid. The snow? Blowing in my face. We did it in two takes since her fingers (understandably so) kept losing feeling. So I definitely don't look cute and there are only a few usable takes, thanks to the piercing wind blowing my hair about. But we did it. On her birthday. If that's not dedication, I don't know what is.
I've been wanting to get pictures of this outfit for awhile. It's combining all of my current favorite things: sweaters, tunics, leather pants, and my new leather booties. I also love the contrast of the lime against the black leather. It's a fun spring transitional look with the softness of the green next to the starkness of the leather. A little edgy and definitely fun; the perfect way to brighten a subzero day (don't worry, I wore a jacket most of the day!).