Tuesday, August 24, 2010

One of Those Days

How is everyone today? I hope you all are doing well. I'm having one of those days where you just don't feel like doing anything. I'm feeling very sluggish. I think I'm getting a cold. I feel super tired and I've got a slight annoying tingle in the back of my throat. That's not good news. I hope it doesn't get worse. Being sick in the summer is just ridiculous, lol.

My hair has been driving me a bit nuts. As you can tell from the photos below, I have quite a bit of grow out. I'm naturally a blonde in the light to medium ash shade area, but I dyed my hair dark brown (myspace pose, I know) the summer of my junior year in high school. I'm the kind of person that likes to mix things up and try something different. I've done tons of different things with my hair, but going brown turned out to be a mistake. I loved being a brunette, but trying to get back to my natural color has been a nightmare for the last three years. In the process of going back blonde, I have been a red head, and many many different shades of blonde ranging from platinum to golden. Instead of fighting my grow out and repeated failed attempts of trying to find an exactly shade of dye that matched my natural color, a few months ago, I just decided to let it grow out, in order to get my natural color back. Has anyone else had to do this? I'm really not digging this two toned hair. I'll like it when it grows out a little more and looks like this (with the lighter color toward the ends). I'm also growing out some old side-swept bangs, which is why I have the short pieces around my face. Because of all this, I've just been begging my hair to grow! Sorry for all the hair chit chat, lol.


The shirt and backpack are my favorites. I got both of them for $13 at Redlight Vintage when my mom, brother, and I all went vintage shopping in Seattle back in March or April.
The shirt is actually a large, but I loved it so much I couldn't help but buy it. It fits like an oversized tunic on me. I love the detailing around the neckline and ends of the sleeves.
I died when I saw the backpack. The floral print is so pretty. I also love how it is made out of a raincoat type material, which is always good for Washington's rainy weather! =D

I took the photos in my backyard. I'm actually standing where a creek normally runs through, but it is all dried up right now. I had to make my way down the dirt covered creek bank, through branches, spiderwebs, piles of dead leafs, and sticker bushes to get down there...while wearing those wedges. Haha. My cat, Coco, followed me the whole way and watched as I took pictures. To the left of me (in the first and last photo) is a frame of an old pickup truck from the 50s. No ones had the heart to drag it out and get rid of it. I personally like it.

That's all for now, ladies. I have some cleaning I need to force myself do and some much needed reading time to get to. Shopaholic and Baby, anyone? (Really silly I know, and the protagonist is an airhead, but I'm sucked in for some reason, lol.)

Thank you all for your comments! :)

XOXO,
Courtney

My outfit:
Fedora hat by Forever 21
Vintage white blouse circa 1960s from Redlight Vintage
Blue pocketed skirt by Forever 21
Brown wedge sandals from Payless Shoes
Vintage floral backpack from Redlight Vintage

14 comments:

amanda lynn? said...

i adore your style! and you always have such lovely photos as well. i wish i could die my hair different colors but it's really too dark for any other color to look natural. you looked great as a red head too

Amber Blue Bird said...

Wow that bag is killer.

PrettyNiftyThriftyFashion said...

oh i love Shopoholic and Baby!!! those books always make me laugh!! the backpack is so pretty and i really love the colour of your skirt!!

Chloe Trayner said...

What a great bag! And i love the detailing on the blouse.

Beatrice said...

your backpack is sooooo cute!!

Rio said...

I can totally relate on wanting your hair to grow out! I always do drastic things to mine and then wish it was back to normal about 5 days later! Your hair is beautiful though! Great blog!
(http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

Alison said...

Lovely outfit - the photos are gorgeous! I love the backpack too! And I definitely buy things in the wrong size because I love them too much too :)

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LyddieGal said...

Love your look, the oversized top is quite lovely bloused in the skirt, and the hat and bag are adorable.

I'm forever buying things that aren't quite my size because I simply have to have them... haha.

Chic on the Cheap

maggeygrace said...

your shirt is so pretty! And I am drooooling over your bag- so cute! I love your pictures- your blog is just so pretty:)

Mary Lee said...

omg i really really love your outfit!! and i love the bag too

Courtney said...

Thanks so much everyone!!!! :)

JMay said...

You look adorable in these photos :-)

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Ejvi said...

Really cute bag :)

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Kirstin said...

I love your backpack, such a beautiful floral design! Loving your blog. I'm a new follower.
Check out my blog if you can:)
http://crimsonrosella-kirstin.blogspot.com/

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