Thursday, December 24, 2015


It's Christmas Eve, and all I want to do is curl up and sleep. I worked at my coffee job this morning and got good tips though. People are in a giving mood this time of year, which is great, because tips = gas money and/or lunch. Us poor college kids, you kinda scrounge around. Going back to the whole Christmas thing... I still need to wrap all my gifts for my family. We just got our Christmas tree about two days ago though, so it's not like we are high maintenance. I'm not much of a sentimental person, so if I didn't have family members that loved to decorate, I doubt I'd even get a tree - or know it was Christmas for that matter. I do love giving people gifts though - gifts are my specialty. I love finding or creating something that will fit their personality and have it be something they love. The most difficult part of giving gifts, is the fact that I have to wait for THEM. I just want them to open it already! I'm so impatient, it's ridiculous.

This outfit is from earlier this last semester where I showed up for a class on the first day and never went back. When you go through enough college classes, you get a feel of the teacher, and as I'm paying for my own classes, I just knew it wasn't going to work for me. Plus, I really wanted to go take pictures before the day fell into dark. I was able to take a few on my tripod in this little cemetery. Although it is near a lot of busy roads, I feel like it's this hidden niche, and I can go there and find a quiet space for myself. I really love cemeteries, the old ones that is. The stones are always so beautiful, and the carved words are melancholy poems.

The dress and the crochet vest were bought at different thriftstores and at completely separate times, but worked together wonderfully. I love it when items in your wardrobe just fall into place like that. It's as if they were made to go together. I added the touch of coral for pop of a brighter color in a (mainly) monochromatic look.

Dress, vest, bracelet, bag - thrifted
Earrings - Target
Sandals - DSW

<3 The Magpie

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Too Much Pink

I'm not really been a pink person. I probably will never be much of a pink person. I used to actually loathe pink with quite an intense determination. But. Here I am wearing a lot more pink than I ever thought I would. I was never a pink girl growing up, although I do remember a little pink dress I loved when I was about 5 because of the way it spinned when I twirled. But as I grew older and more aggressively tomboyish, I started to look down on pink as the epitome of ultra-femininity, the antithesis of everything I stood for. And so, the bias against that frou-frou color grew, and I avoided it as much as I could. I did end up having two pale pink shirts that were gifts from my mother, and I liked the fit and lightness of them, but anything darker than a pale hue was too "girly" for my taste. It has only been in the last few years that my perception of pink and of colors in general have shifted and changed. A lot of that is due to my ventures into style and experimenting with lots of unusual clothes. I started to question my color biases and wondered why I let my dislike of a perception of meaning stop me from trying out a certain shade I'd be attracted too. And so, I started to incorporate more pinks into my wardrobe. Not all pinks are created equal, and I still have a distaste for extremely bright hot pinks, but only a few years ago, this outfit would have had far too much pink in it for me. So here's to new color adventures and cheers to all you brave souls. 


Dress, sweater, shoes - thrifted
Tights - Target
Earrings - World Market

<3 The Magpie

Monday, December 21, 2015

Staring At The Sun

As I've been experimenting with this blog, and the photographs therein, I've been keenly aware of how amateur my efforts are. I know what a good layout looks like and what good photography consists of, and mine has definitely neither. I've tried to research it a bit, but didn't find much in depth or didn't understand what I was reading. I AM an amateur though, and this blog has been just a fun hobby. This next year I would like to do a lot more, but for now, amateur is the voice of the day. Keeping in mind that I am a beginner, I really liked how this series of photos turned out. Just me, my tripod, the sun and the wind.

The gingham black and white crop-top I am wearing is one of my favorite tops (and thriftstore finds) of all times. I love wearing it with higher waisted skirts or pants, and I love how it's neatly fitted to a smaller waist. The skirt I found at a flea market for $12, which isn't terrible. It's long, and can look dramatic if I pair it with the right things. It's like an elegant hippie skirt. I wore my favorite cross-strap black flats, and ran along a cornfield while the sun dipped closer to the edge of the land. I only got stared out once, as a car drove along the mostly-dead side road I had pulled off on. They didn't seem to mind though.

I love the contrast of the blue and bright red. I have started to wear red so often, that I've made myself space out the days between red outfits because it is such a striking color, and I don't want to make them all appear the same.

Shirt - thrifted
Skirt - flea market
Shoes - DSW
Earrings - World Market

<3 The Magpie

Sunday, December 20, 2015

River Preserve

This isn't the greatest outfit posts, it's more like a trip documentation of where I went (for the purpose of taking photos of the area, outfit - not so much). Luckily, I got a few snaps in of me messing around, so nothing new here. I loved wearing the pale pink sweater with the deeper pinks in the floral pattern against the black dress. And, of course, I was wearing some of my favorite shoes, which makes EVERYTHING better. As you can see, I don't have much reverence for my shoes or clothes. I run around and jump off things and launch myself through the mud and air, practically everything short of rolling in the dirt. What can I say? I'm an active child. I am trying to take care of some of my shoes more since I really like them and want them to last a lot longer, but it's so difficult sometimes when the wind is calling your name and you want to fling yourself out into the oblivion of the world... At least stay out of the mud, okay Self? No promises, I know.

The area in the river preserve that  we ended up at was so pretty and the sunset was absolutely spectacular. That sunset one of the best I have ever seen, so it must have been a good time to visit. I loved seeing the waterfowl floating out on the golden waves, and watching the sun slowly slip over the horizon and set the world on fire was truly a breathtaking experience.


Dress, sweater - thrifted
Shoes - DSW


<3 The Magpie