this entire week i’ve been sick and struggling to make it to both class and work, so friday evening when i got home i decided to play a bit of dress up before going out. i’m one of those people that finds when i look better, i feel better — so just doing my makeup and throwing on some pretty things did loads for my mood. the boyfriend was very tolerant of my 2 hour prep time, and even manned the camera for me this time around. :] our friendly neighbor caught us in the middle of the shoot and i have to admit i felt a little silly.
about the clothes: i absolutely love this blouse, with the structured pleats in the front and the high neck. it’s one of those thrifted pieces i have to wear with a high-waisted skirt or else it will swallow me, but maybe someday i’ll take it in. i found the shoes with the blouse last weekend, and i was thrilled to finally have a good pair of leather heels — until i realized i can barely walk in them. :/ i look sort of like a baby giraffe, all knock-kneed and about to take a fall. the green vest in the other photos is a garage sale find from a few weeks ago, but ultimately i decided it was too hot to be wearing that. maybe when it’s not 95 after dark!