Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Little Piece of My Heart

If you know me really well or even a little it is no secret that one of my biggest passions in life is that for fashion. I may not wear the trendiest outfits myself, but some of the greatest fashion stylists don't dress that nicely. From day to day I am kind of a jeans and a t-shirt girl, although lately I have been wearing a lot of skirts and dresses. I just love the summer time for just that reason! (:
Anyways, I went to GoodWill the other day with my mom and I found some dresses and skirts that I found to be very outdated and totally not my style, but they had potentional. And here we go...
The first item is a skirt that I found that looked like something my mom would have worn in the 90's and even with the whole "vintage" thing it had going on, it still wasn't so cute.

(disclaimer: I later paired this outfit with the belt from bellow and it looked MUCH better.)
I have a smaller frame so the length and pattern just kinda swallowed up my whole lower body so I decided all this skirt needed was a little loving and someone to raise its hemline. And I think it turn out to be pretty cute.

I love mixing a little bit of feminine and masculine together. I officially love this outfit.
The next item that I picked up is a dress in this amazing navy blue color that totally compliments my eyes, but it was basically horrendous. It was way too long on me and had these lovely puffy sleeves with a nice bow detail on them. I almost forgot my before picture...

(I forgot it had a zipper on the side so I couldn't for the life of me fit it over my dress form.)
And the back of the dress is super cute with these buttons.

But the sleeves HAD to go and the lenght was so horrible on me. So here is how this one turned out.

I found I can wear it forwards or backwards and it looks pretty great either way. I am super proud of how these both turned out! (:

In other news, my best friend is graduating on Tuesday which is weird to think about. And I will be done with school by next week as well. I'm gunna be 18 in 13 days! Woot woot. Haha, the more I think about it the more I feel like it is going to be a stupid birthday but then I think about it agian and I am still really excited no matter what anyone tells me!
Fleet Foxes new album Helplessness Blues is incredible. I think they might be topping Mumford And Sons on my No. 1 chart right now. I've been listening to the new music in the car now for over a week. I am in love. And I love that Old Navy plays a few of the new tunes. Now I don't have to keep hearing Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga while I work.

Nancy (:

ps. I NEED a polaroid camera.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Amazing and Beautiful, Amanda Knight.

A good friend of mine was diagnosed yesterday with lukiema. Her name is Amanda Knight and she is amazing. She is a tiny little thing but she's got that special big girl attitude.

This girl is crazy and so much fun to be around.
I first met her at a youth group convention I attended with a friend of mine in November. We got to be crazy together and also have our intimate times with God together. The faith of this girl is incredible!
While at the convention I learned that she was going to the same "homeschool school" that I was going to. I had heard her name around my classes because she is on the volleyball team, but never seen her around. (And let me just tell you, this team is not just a team, they are a family of wildly fansatic volleyball players. And I know that volleyball is a HUGE part of her life.)

(she is the one on the left)
I also found out that my older brother was taking an english class with her older brother at Purdue Cal.
After the convention I actually started to see her around school and we'd talk and laugh about different things inbetween classes or after school briefly. She came in to work a few times to see me and that basically made my days awesome.
I found some other odd connections to her and her family as well that aren't really worth mentioning because they are about as random as a fifth cousin's neighbor's dog breeder's step-unlce's adopted child.
Anyways. Prayers for Amanda would be much appreciated. She is a tough girl but I can't imagine she is excited for this. I know I'd be scared out of my mind...

Who couldn't love a girl like her? I know I sure do (:

Nancy (:

ps. 17 days until Jess gets married!
19 days until my birthday!
24 days until Amanda's birhtday (:

Sunday, May 15, 2011


So, not gunna lie, I totally love facial hair. I think it is fantastic. Growing up I can remember sitting in the "reading corner" in 5th grade talking with my friends about different movies and the men in the movies and I don't remember who exactly I was talking about but I remember saying the best thing about him was his beard. And all of my friends thought I was crazy because "facial hair is gross!!!!" Haha, I think men look more manly with facial hair, and who doesn't want a manly man?!
I mean look at this difference. So much better with the beard.

Not only do I like beards, but mustaches are right up my alley. Not only does a mustache make a man look better, but it makes everything look better. Here are a few of my favorite mustache objects. (:

no longer 'stache your jewelry in a box! From this Etsy shop.
Body Pillow! From this Etsy shop.
Earrings from this shop (also other cute earrings from here!)
I love all of the mustaches and such on Mod Cloth and Urban Outfitters as well.

In other news, old polaroid camera and film are top on my birthday wish list now! I would LOVE to have something like that to capture my life's greatest moments. I love the old texture and the instant prints, there is something about having that hard copy in your hand right away that I really like.
Bon Iver, July 24, at the Chicago Theatre is also on the top of that list, along with cigars and lottery tickets.
Hooray for almost being 18! I'm so pumped.
School is almost over and summer is in the air. This summer is going to be great. I've been buying up lots of cheap sundresses and skirts around to wear all the time this summer (: I may also be making some of my own, but I'll keep you posted.
Last but not least, I saw my 4th grade teacher at the mall today. It's only been 7 years since I was in her class yet she thought I was at least 20. I wasn't sure how to feel about that.

Nancy (:

ps. June is fast approaching and it is going to be such an awesome month! (:

Friday, May 6, 2011

Trees And Other Things

Today is such a beautiful day! It did rain a little but it is so nice out.

As I mentioned in my previous post I got my hair cut this morning and it is pretty different. I most definitely didn't stick to the Ashlee Simpson bangs. I brought Reese Witherspoon in as inspiration for my bangs and I feel I am rocking them.
I got some short layers with the bangs and overall I really love the new look. (:

Also today I have been thinking about the bare wall in my room.  I really want to put some sort of cute wall decal on it. Here are some I liked.

Most of them are found on Etsy at this shop or this shop. I really love all of the different bidcage ideas I found in the second shop. (Other pictures I just found browsing google (: haha)
My bedroom currently has 2 themes: travel/fashion and birds/nature.
I made a comforter this winter that has birds on it and then I have a few poster sized pictures on my wall with the Eiffel Tower and the Brooklyn Bridge and also have my dress form in my room.
I would like to make my switch over to more of a nature theme but I'm not sure yet. And I have the misfortune of having a chair rail on my walls so it somewhat limits what I can do as far as decals go.
We'll see where this takes us!

In other news, there's a show at The Branch tonight that I am pretty stoked for cause I've got a couple friends coming out with me (:
Jess's bridal shower is tomorrow (:
Mother's Day is on Sunday! But I have to work basically all day, boo ):
1 month and 1 day until I am officially an adult!! :D
And lastly, ACT testing in a little over a month...

Nancy (:

ps. To add to the trees here is a really awesome picture my brother's girlfriend drew of Whiting Park.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It's Been A While

Wow, I haven't posted anything in a while. And now I have so much going on! My past week and a half seems like it's been super super busy. I guess I'll start off with last week Monday (:
My friends got home from Guatemala and so I went to visit them last Monday. Both of my friends got me some pretty sweet presents there to (: My friend Luke got me this awesome bag that is made out of a Guatemalan coffee bag and it's pretty awesome. And Bethany got me a very pretty faux pearl necklace. I love how both of my friends know the different sides of me so well (:
Tuesday I had the wonderful oppertunity to hang out with Jess again while we registered for her wedding at Bed, Bath & Beyond and we found some awesome shoes at DSW for her to wear at the wedding (:
Wednesday and Thursday I worked all day and we have been pretty crazy busy at Old Navy lately. I love when we are busy cause you don't just stand around doing nothing.
Fridays are just always a good day. Haha.
Skip the weekend because I basically did absolutely nothing.
Monday again I went over to Jess's house and we did some brain storming for her wedding reception and I got to meet her little sisters who are super cute (:
Yesterday dragged on for forever and today is Wednesday. I love Wednesday's cause they are usually relaxing and then I have bible study tonight.
I've been looking through some different catalogs today and some online searching and I've found some pretty awesome new things. I have basically fallen in love with oxford shoes lately.
This is a par for delias that I just love!
Also, I am getting my hair cut on Friday and I'm thinking I'll get my bangs something like this...
Hopefully I'll figure out how to get them to stay like that. And I'll just get some super awesome layers. I wish my hair was as long as hers right now. I miss it so much!!
Ah, I guess that's all for today! (:

Nancy (:

ps. last day of classes next Monday! (: