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Stripes: Surprises and Sunshine

Alright guys, remember how big of a deal it was when I got my side-swept bangs? Well, I’ve gone and changed things up again…I went for the full on, Zooey Deschanel-esque, whole enchilada straight across bangs. AND I LOVE THEM. Seriously.

This is my favorite hair change I think I’ve ever made (which isn’t super surprising because, as a true child of the 90’s, I rocked similar bangs up until 2000 to the point that I would cut them myself-at age 4-when my mom tried to convince me I should grow them out because I have epic cowlicks along my hairline which left me looking like a crazy Alfalfa for most of that decade). Needless to say, like both of my more recent hairstyle changes, I was shaking in the barber’s chair as I watched my locks fall.

Luckily, my stylist taught me how to blow dry the cowlicks out for the most part (I still get a small gap where one lick lies, and one chunk of hair refuses to sit totally flat no matter how much I try to flatten it…I swear my hair has a mind of it’s own) and I no longer look like a slightly ugly duckling. In fact, I think this cut actually makes me look older than any other haircut I’ve ever had just in time for job interviews and trying to convince people I really am a responsible 20-something.

Shirt:Target//Shorts:A&E

As far as life goes, I’ve been slowly assimilating to my suburban surroundings and soaking up the sunshine that followed me back from the East Coast (yes, I single handedly brought the sun to the Pacific Northwest…maybe I should put that on my resume, who wouldn’t want to hire the person who controls the weather?!). My life has become a series of days spent reading, watching tv (I know I know, I didn’t used to watch much tv at all but there’s a lot less to do out here and I have about 2 friends in a 20 minute drive radius so I’m working really hard to find ways to fill my unemployed time), and hanging out with this pretty lady.

I think she has become my absolute favorite model (sorry Sequins) because she’s free to take pictures whenever I want and she never talks back…but she’s awful at taking direction. You can’t have it all, I suppose.

What’s everyone else up to this summer? How do you entertain yourself in the ‘burbs? (Does anyone even call them “the ‘burbs” or is that me?)

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Stripes: Clark Kent?

While I was getting dressed today I totally felt like Clark Kent. I love it! I am a serious nerd  so this outfit was really fun to put together. Originally, I was just going to wear the white button down but I decided the outfit really need a little something so I threw on the llama shirt for a pop of color. The only thing that would have been better would have been a sweater vest…I see myself investing in one soon. My cousin got me these gloves for Christmas and I love them! Sequins snagged a picture of them before I took them off for the real outfit pictures.

My outfit, seeing as it made me feel like Clark Kent, made me remember a post by another blogger I read, Charlotte Hilton over at The Great Fitness Experiment. She did an entire post about what her superhero power and it got me thinking, “If I was, indeed, Clark Kent, what kind of superhero am I?”

And so I pondered for a while. And pondered some more because thinking about what my superpower is is really challenging. But now I have decided that my power is the ability to be eerily accurate at guessing how long it will take to do something. When I used to work in food service I was really good at knowing exactly how long it took to prepare a dish when customers would ask me how long the wait was for their food. As a result, I am good at using every second of “down time” while doing one activity to complete a secondary task. I ♥ efficiency!

And of course, a silly picture! This is a dance move I learned with a friend in high school (aka forever ago) from the High School Musical dvd boardgame.

Gloves: Ugg via Nordstroms Rack (recent), White Button Down Shirt: Target (old), Llama Shirt: Delias (old), Skirt: Gap Outlet (recent), Tights: ?? (old), Shoes: Lucky Brand/gift (Recent).

Anyone else have a superpower? Mine’s not that exciting but Charlotte accidentally killed a mouse by screaming one time…now that’s freaking awesome! So what are you really awesome at?

-Stripes