Sunday, December 29, 2013


While it can be nice to shoot all kinds of fancy shots with your nikon and your fifty bajillion mm lens, sometimes its nice to appreciate the grittiness of a bad quality photo.  And I'm not talking about blurry pictures of your friend's foot, I'm talking about the beautiful aspect of a photo shot with a ten dollar disposable camera from CVS.  For some reason those crappy 35 mm lenses make some ordinary things seem entirely unordinary (I know that's not a word but none of the other words seemed to fit so I made one up).  One of the beauties of the disposable camera is that you can do pretty much anything to it -drop it in a pool, take a screwdriver to the lens, poke holes in it with your brother's pocket knife- and it can only make the pictures better.  Its a good alternative if you either don't know how to edit pictures, or you're simply too lazy like me.  Below are a few of my favorites from my first developed camera, I went easy on this one and simply scratched up the lens with a phillips head.  I would also like the apologize for the weird shiny look; I stupidly only asked for the photo prints and not a CD so I had to take pictures of the pictures to upload them to my computer.

Sunday, November 24, 2013


 If you've had your eyes open for the past couple months, you've probably noticed the new trend of pants that's taken over the storefronts of Urban Outfitters and can be spotted on almost any block in Wicker Park.  Recently pants of the drop-crotch and harem variety have cropped up everywhere, but if you're like me, anything besides skinny jeans makes you look like an overweight midget.  However, I was not about to let my unproportionately short legs and long torso stop me from joining in on this trend.  After trying on almost every pair of harem pants in Akira and Urban, and gazing longingly at countless more pairs that I knew better than to even try on, I finally found a pair at Forever21 of all places.  Most people would style these with a crop and maybe keds, but I'm never satisfied until I look at least a little like a hobo.

Pants - Forever 21
Shirt - Hanes
Shoes - Timberlands

Monday, October 14, 2013


As I've said before, fall is by far my favorite season.  While I love summer with its easy looseness, spring with the excitement over warm weather and florals, and winter with snowmen and heavy coats, something about fall just makes me feel happy and comfortable.  One place in particular brings to mind so many fall memories; Saugatuck.  I took a few photos while I was there with the family and decided to share them with the rest of you.  Hopefully these will get you in the mood for my next blog post which will definitely show off some comfy fall fashion.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Au Revoir Ete

     Like most other high school students, I'm still in denial about school starting up again.  However, after a month being back, I'm starting to finally accept reality.  It doesn't hurt that with the beginning of school comes fall and with fall comes sweaters and leaves and pumpkin spice lattes.  I can't wait to snuggle up against the warm fire with my cute new oversize thrifted sweaters cupping a large mug of steaming hot chocolate.  Before I completely immerse myself in fall though, I have time for one last summer post.  This was taken right before the beginning of school and makes me a little nostalgic already.  Enjoy...

Akira Bamboo Shoes
Hanes Tee
American Apparel Circle Skirt
vintage gold necklace

au revoir summer

Friday, August 30, 2013

Sad Humble Beginner Attempts

     This summer I took a photography class at The Chicago Photography Academy in Chicago and as you might have guessed from the title, I'm still very much a beginner.  However I am proud of a few select photos, and I decided to put them out there.  There's some motion blur, stop motion, and portrait stuff thrown in here.  This was all done with  Nikon D40 and a 52mm lense, please enjoy...

Sunday, July 7, 2013

On the Lake

It's a lot harder than it seems to find time for a post.  Between work and practice, actually taking the time to go take pictures and post them in a semi-respectable blog post is a lot of work.  However, I couldn't pass off a chance to show off my new skirt.  I couldn't get any good pictures of it because there was absolutely no wind for some reason, but the movement of the skirt is absolutely perfect.  It just floats out behind me without actually floating up and showing off more than I want it to.  The glasses are new as well and I can't decide if they're the best thing since the LBD or completely ridiculous.  Right now, I'm leaning towards the first one.  A side note; peep my doggie in the second to last picture, he might end up being the best part of this whole post. Also, I'd like to apologize for the crappy picture quality, using the flash made me look like some kind of pasty monster.

Sunday, June 23, 2013


     Now that summer's finally here, I'd much rather spend my time thinking about how tan my legs are or whether McDonald's cones are better that DQ's than worry about how I look.  Like most people, I have a "uniform" of sorts when it comes to the summer.  Something I can throw on in less than a minute that still looks semi respectable (by my standards that is, definitely not my parents).  This summer it looks like I'll be living in white Hanes tees, high waisted shorts, and old cowboy boots.  Substitute in different jewelry and sunnies and you have yourself a thoroughly approved summer uniform.
The ring is a favorite of mine that I found at some boutique last year, it also serves as a handy defense weapon, gotta love jewelry that works double duty.
The shorts are a pair that I made not that long ago when I was making high waisted shorts for all my friends, they didn't take long and honestly are one of my favorite pairs.

 These sunnies are undeniably awesome, no if, and, or buts about it.
 The cowboy boots add a little oomph that keeps the whole thing from being too boring.  This outfit works which practically any kind of shoes which is kinda the point.

 The whole thing ends up looking a little something like...