Category: Life Updates
OOTDs and My New Camera
Because of a scheduling conflict, my birthday presents came early, which means my camera did too! I love my new camera! I used to have the Canon Rebel T1i and I got the most recent version – the T7i – for my birthday. I haven’t had a new camera in a while so I miss that feeling of getting something new that’s way better than what I used to have. Don’t you love that?
Anyway, here are some new OOTDs. It has been very hot, about 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and so I haven’t been as creative with my outfits since I’m just always sweating, but I have added a lot of new shorts to my wardrobe. I’ve never been a shorts person but I guess I now am!
Look at that focus! Look at that lighting! I’m so impressed with the way my camera captures life. In this outfit, I got sick of the typical black shorts so I switched some out for corduroy. I like that the fabric has texture and the colour is so deep. I tend to bring cardigans out with me since air conditioning can make a space absolutely freezing.
I’m normally not one for the ripped shorts trend but I actually really liked these shorts. Here they’re paired with a very basic tank top but they’d go well with a variety of tops – once they’re actually wearable. I paired it with one of my favourite rings; I hope to get more from the jeweller when I can.
Apologies that these outfits are a bit basic, but provided the weather gets to a livable temperature, I’ll hopefully have some great new styles soon. Until then, I’m still making $20 website layouts so if you need one, you know where to look. Until next week!
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Post in Bloggish, Fashion, Life Updates, Outfits of the Day
$20 Websites and a Month-Long Hiatus
As promised, I finally do have some news to share with you, so I’ll go ahead and list them below:
I am now offering my web design services! This is pretty huge for me since it’s taken over a decade to grow the confidence to work for someone else, but I finally opened a commissions site and web layouts cost as little as $20 USD, since I need to gather a client base before charging more. This is incredibly cheap for a personal website so please consider me and tell your friends if they’re in need of a website layout.
I don’t normally advertise myself but I’ve been out of a job for three months and I really need the money. However, there is another bit of news I have:
I’m going on a month-long Hiatus. As you probably know, my nice camera was broken at the hands of my father so I’ve asked him to get me a new one for my birthday, which is at the very end of July. Instead of taking blurry and relatively pixellated phone pics, I’m going to wait for a nice camera to continue providing pictures for my blog. I’m sorry but I’ve been looking at my blog and Instagram and it’s not up to my standard. I’d rather put off blogging for another month if it means I can be spared pretty much ruining my image and wasting my time.
I plan on revisiting a lot of clothing and jewellery from my phone pic looks when I return, but I’d also like to expand my horizons with my self-photography. I’d like to start using a tripod, get some new angles, and hopefully my new camera will focus better than my last one did. I don’t believe in editing photographs but it would be nice to have more decent photos to put on the site. Part of the reason I started blogging was to improve my writing, style, and photography skills – so that’s what I’m going to do.
I hope you can find inspiration in yourself and I have some newfound inspiration in myself. I’ll see you in a month and hopefully then, the blog will be able to continue in a much better direction. Until August!
Posted on Sunday, July 9, 2017
Post in Bloggish, Life Updates
I haven’t been doing too well lately. Unemployment is really starting to worry me, especially since it’s been over a month now and I’ve gotten only two interviews. I thought getting a job with my lip piercings alone would be difficult, but even with my degree and experience, nobody even wants to consider me as an applicant. It really sucks to know I’m qualified for jobs and then not even be contacted for an interview. What’s worse is that a lot of these companies still have the job opening, and it’s like, why not give me a chance?? I’m sure a lot of my readers can relate.
On top of that, my grandfather died last week. He was an important person in my life and even though he went naturally, it still really sucks that he’s gone. I wish I’d gotten to spend more time with him, and it’s a bit surreal that he’s gone. It’s also nearing the anniversary of my uncle’s murder, which always opens old wounds that don’t seem to heal. In short, it’s been tough.
Everything just really sucks. I hate to be a downer but I thought I’d explain why I’ve been a bit MIA lately. I have been buying some new clothes (against my bank account’s will) so I’ll have some new outfits to wear and post about.
On a lighter note, I started a new collection on Etsy for vintage products that I like but aren’t my size. Be sure to check it out and follow when you can.
Hopefully I’ll blog next week with a happier subject. Until then
Posted on Monday, June 5, 2017
Post in Bloggish, Life Updates