dress, hat - H&M ; shirt, vest - thrifted ; shoes - Charlotte Russe
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
We return thanks to our mother, the earth,which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams,
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs,
which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and stars,
which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to the sun,
that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in Whom is embodied all goodness,
and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Remember a short while back I told you I was considering a question and answer post? I asked for questions, you asked them...and then nothing happened. Well, this is the first installment of what I think might (hopefully) become a regular feature on this blog. Instead of answering all the questions at once, I've decided to break it up and answer a few at a time. So, here we go, a little bit about me...
Who are you? My name is Indy. I was born on September 21st, 1989. I currently live in Door County, Wisconsin.
Do you go to school? I'm not currently enrolled in any classes. I have an Associate Degree from the University of Wisconsin, Waukesha. Someday I'd like to earn my Bachelor's, but later after I've had a chance to travel and explore.
What do you like to study? I love learning about anything, really. I always have stacks of books from the library on my coffee table about all sorts of different and interesting topics. I enjoy reading history books (sometime on my travels I'd love to work at a living history museum!), especially about the period of the American Revolution. In college, my favorite classes were philosophy and anthropology. I'll probably major in either anthropology or education.
Where do you work? I am the assistant manager at a company that makes wine, brews beer, and distills spirits (kind of ironic since I don't drink, but it's still really interesting to learn about the processes of how it's all made). I mostly work at the wine bar, explaining about and giving out samples of the different wines we make. My favorite thing to do is work in the distillery because there I get to make little tiny cocktails so people can sample our spirits. Right now I'm working about one day a week, but once the season starts I'll be working forty five hours over five days.
What do you do for fun? My favorite thing to do is read! I'm a bit of a bookworm. (Currently I'm rereading the Harry Potter series. My best friend will text me, "How's Hogwarts?" or "How's Harry and the gang?" 'cause he knows that's what I'm doing all day.) As you may be able to tell from my blog, I really like dressing up and taking pictures. It's not just about getting dressed for the day (which, don't get me wrong, I love that), but I really love playing dress up. Creating different characters and little worlds for them is something I never really grew out of. Mostly I'm a loner, but since I've moved up here to Door County, I've made friends with some really amazing people and over the year they've become the greatest friends I've ever had. I've never really felt like I "belonged" to a group before now, and it's amazing to feel like such an integral part of a small little collection of people. Most nights, when I'm not sitting at home reading, you can find me hanging out with them. Our favorite thing to do is play pool (we are addicted), but sometimes the five of us just like to stay in, make tacos, and talk.
If you'd like to ask any more questions, feel free to do so on this post! Like I said, I might make this a regular feature, so I'll need lots of questions to answer!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Of all the pieces I own from eShakti, this one immediately became my favorite the moment I opened the package. (You can see my other pieces here, here, and here.) I am in love with the cute collar, the nice deep pockets, and the great shape. The awesome thing about eShakti's site, besides their adorable clothing, is that you are able to customize the item of clothing specific to your style preferences. For instance, this dress was originally sleeveless, but I chose to add short sleeves (a change I was a bit worried about after I placed the order...but after trying it on I'm glad I went for it!) . The dress also was shown online with a "below the knee" length and I chose to make it quite a bit shorter. I am absolutely in love with the way it turned out with my customizing! And, of course, in general the dress is made beautifully and fits like a dream. I have a feeling it will be worn on plenty of peninsula adventures in this coming season!
dress - c/o eShakti ; sweater - thrifted ; tights - Worthington ; shoes - Elle
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
More often than not when I'm out and about at night I'll be wearing some variation of this outfit, especially if I know I'm going to be playing pool (playing pool means bending over the table and when you're wearing a short dress...well, you get the idea). I'll rotate between sweaters, denim shirts, and blazers, but the idea pretty much remains the same. My wardrobe has seen a huge increase in pairs of pants since I've started playing pool regularly, so I have a nice selection there, also. The hat usually remains the same (it's my favorite, what can I say?).
shirt - borrowed from a friend ; sweater - vintage ; hat, shoes - H&M
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
What is it about the color black that is so mysterious and alluring? In my wardrobe I have more pieces in black than in any other color. It's gotten to the point that when I'm looking for clothes, I'll deliberately avoid a piece in black or, if they have it in multiple colors, go for a different neutral instead. I definitely don't want to be one of those who is a chronic black dresser, but sometimes black just fits the mood I'm in. I like feeling like I could just blend into a corner and watch everything that's going on around me. I mean, this is usually what I do anyways (I'm a bit of a wallflower), but it's always seems to be easier to blend into the shadows when I'm dressed accordingly.
dress - Target ; coat, hat - H&M ; shoes - Charlotte Russe ; necklace - DIY'd
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
This growing old is getting old
I often find myself here thinking
'bout the birds, the boats and past loves
that flew away or started sinking.
And it's crazy here without you
I used to think this all was ours
we'd stay up late, debate on how we find our way
you say, "It's all up in the stars."