Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween! I really love dressing up but since I am ultra broke right now and don't know many people in this city yet, I wasn't sure what this year's festivities would include. I actually got to enjoy quite a few fall activities so far. Renee and I went to a pumpkin patch by bus. which was it's own adventure. The food cart pod across from our house had a cider sampling last week that we went to prior to carving our pumpkins while watching Hocus Pocus. We went to a haunted corn maze and it actually wasn't raining that night so it wasn't totally miserable. And now today, Halloween we are going to OMSI After Dark for whatever that entails, because we're not quite sure!                                                                                                                                                                               So, since I actually have plans for tonight I decided to go for the cheapest costume possible which  always includes scrounging through my closet and trying to make something out of nothing. Renee decided on a fox which is her spirit animal so I went with mine which is a bunny. A bunny...NOT a rabbit, and not a sexy bunny. Once I decided upon a costume it was pretty easy to make it happen. I've got a great grey Free People hoodie that I got at Blackberry Exchange years ago that has a white ruffley bib on the front and i paired that with grey and white sweater tights from JC Penney. Felt and a skewer for support made my ears and cotton balls made my tail. Total spent: $1.03.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday's are made for snuggling. However, I opened this morning and it was one of those days where you can't quite get out of bed and then as soon as you're heading out the door you keep forgetting your keys, or gloves or whatever. So I finally head out with 5 layers on because it's 6:30am and raining, of course and I get to work first, open the door then realize I don't have a security code to disable the alarm yet. So, the security company calls the restaurant, confirms I am an employee and I resume opening. Then, the cooks arrive and inform me that I was an hour early to work...That pretty much sums up how today went. Being an hour early to work is bad enough, but getting to work at 6:30 am when you could have gotten there at 7:30 is just a bummer. Working the morning shift does have it's benefits though. I get off work by 3pm with plenty of day"light" left. Considering today's events though, I decided to make my way home and snuggle up. Today's outfit is all kinds of cozy and warm: pink infinity scarf was a gift from Aaron for Christmas last year from his trip to England, knit sweater was thrifted from a Kansas City Salvation Army, black lace dress was thrifted from Jefferson City Goodwill, Thigh High stockings American Apparel (super sale, also gift from Aaron). Now, it's time for thai food leftovers and Freaks and Geeks.                                                  

Friday, October 26, 2012

I really enjoy going around and browsing the local thrift stores. As you can imagine, Portland has some really hip ones but I tend to stick with the Goodwills or Salvation Army's. Since I don't know many people here I am using this as an opportunity to reinvent myself in a sense. I would have never worn a floor legnth skirt in the past because of my short legs and wide hips but after seeing them all over the internet I decided to start slow with a hi-lo number (see below). After searching far and wide I found this pink pleated beauty FOR HALF PRICE (3.99). So, it was a done deal. Love at first fitting.
After living in Columbia for ten years I felt like it was time for me to break out of my comfort zone and really work on myself. Renee moved here last year and after much discussion, moving to Portland seemed like the right thing to do. So, Renee drove back to Sedalia, bought a new car and we packed it with all of my belongings and we road tripped out here together.
 I've recently moved from Columbia, Missouri to Portland, Oregon. I am exploring my new surroundings and learning to enjoy my own company, spending most of my free time wandering the streets and thrifting wonderful treasures.