Monday, April 27, 2015

The Ice Cream Imitation Smoothie | The Whole Foods Way

I've dreamt of introducing this new series -- entitled “The Whole Foods Way” -- for a while now, but knew I didn't have the equipment for food photography till I received my beautiful 50mm f/1.8 lens from my far more beautiful sister Hallie. I shared this photo on Facebook recently --

Monday, April 20, 2015

These Days

Some of my favorite classics: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Northanger Abbey and Emma by Jane Austen, The Caxley Chronicles by Miss Read . . . and then the big beauty I haven't gotten to yet: Wives and Daughters (in its unabridged form, which was 100% impossible to find in my library district) by Elizabeth Gaskell.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

First Day of My Life

I wonder (a lot) if people think I'm a weirdo for getting so dressed up. Yesterday I wore a blazer, my neon-green graphic tee, jeans, and black heels to trigonometry. Yes I was 5'11.25" because of the fact. Yes I probably did look ridiculous to the rest of my classmates, at least 55% of whom are male and the 45% who are female are the types who choose comfort over fanciness.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Happy Blogiversary! | + Giveaway

Yes, it's April 13th. On this day last year, I posted my first outfit on my first exclusively-fashion blog. Even though there have been times I just felt “meh” about the whole thing, times when I was frustrated with myself for not looking the way I was supposed to, and times I wanted to quit. . . . There's just something about piecing an outfit together that makes me happier, more confident, and more at peace with my body.

Friday, April 10, 2015

We Never Go Out of Style

L to R: Rebekah Rose, me, Emily Renee, Rachel Hope.
On Tuesday I had the pleasure of spending an evening with these three wonderful ladies. Following my trigonometry class, we met at Shari's just after five and ate hamburgers and tater tots and rosemary-seasoned french fries and talked about so many things. It's so very hard these days to find groups of people with whom one can share conversations that range from Jesus and the recent Resurrection Day to guys and our (possible) future marriages -- I am so, so thankful for each of these beautiful friends of mine.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Math, Shopping, & Sheep | March 31st Vlog

Yesterday I filmed my first vlog (whaaaaaaaaaaaat?)! I took the camera to math class and filmed some of my thoughts on the day and the places I headed. If you like it, you can subscribe to me on YouTube.
Also, I have a couple of announcements to make. First of all, my blogiversary is in less than two weeks (whaaaaaaaaaaaat?) and I'm going to celebrate by hosting a pretty cool giveaway, so stick around till then for details! Also, you guys have graciously helped me get to almost 100 followers on Dance A Real's Pinterest board and once I get to 100, I'm going to be hosting another giveaway! Comment below and tell me what you think I should give away for my 100-Pinterest-followers celebration. And if you want the giveaway to come sooner, you can follow DAR on Pinterest here!