Looking cute while melting

Hi Lovely!

Last weekend was a hot one! The temperature got all the way up to 93 degrees and I did my best to dress accordingly. So, I busted out my cute ice cream cami dress. What I love about this dress is that it is stretchy, light-weight, and semi-cool (as cool as you can be in 93 degree weather). I have a hard time in warm weather. The heat makes me sweat a lot which makes me uncomfortable, emotionally and physically, so feeling cute when the temperature rises is a regular challenge. I mean, being comfortable in my own skin when I can cover it is hard enough. Combine exposing most of your body to the equation and you have a situation filled with self doubt and uneasiness. So, finding a dress that keeps me cool and makes me feel good about myself is a pretty special thing.

retro ice cream

Outfit DetailsNEW

♥ Sunglasses | ModCloth ♥ Dress| H&M ♥ Shoes | Nordstrom ♥

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Growing up and adulting

Hi Lovely!

I hope you’re having a wonderful day! This morning I grabbed coffee with a friend whom I hadn’t seen in quiet some time. I had run into this lovely lady during the week and made plans to catch up, hence the coffee date. At one point we discussed growing up and the expectations of adulthood. I feel like as I age I find more comfort in things that some find “childish”. I love stuffed animals (or plushies), I collect toys, cute things, fun colored furniture, and food-themed clothing. I’m at an age where most people ask me about when I’m planning on having babies while my main concern is getting my student loans paid off and traveling a bit more. I’m not following the traditional “adult” path and I think that’s okay. You know what, adulting is hard!

growing up, adulting

I’ve always loved small things. When I was younger I collected Littlest Pet Shop (and still have them all), I played with Polly Pocket and I’ve always enjoyed stuffed animals. I feel like I stopped being into all of that stuff because I thought I had to. It wasn’t until the last few years that I’ve reconnected with that side of myself. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I’ve grown more comfortable with myself or that I don’t give a crap what people think of me, but rekindling my love for tiny and cute things has made me really happy. I feel like I “get” myself.

Now, who I’ll be in a week or three years, who knows? I just hope that no matter how my interests change, I’ll always hold on to my inner child. I want to always enjoy rain and get joy out of animated movies/TV shows. I want to always see the good in the world and find joy in the little things.

Growing up is difficult and not always the most fun thing. Finding things that can rekindle that youthful joy can help bring out your inner child who maybe has been hidden for a while. I mean, it did for me.

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Feelin’ Peachy Keen

Hi Lovely!

It has been stupid-hot here in Washington recently and I feel like I’m constantly struggling with what to wear. I work in an air conditioned office so I have to dress for that while also preparing for the unavoidable heat I’ll experience immediately after work. My method is to wear a sleeveless dress with tights and a sweater to work, that way I can take off the sweater and tights and feel slightly less uncomfortable.

Am I the only one who thinks this way? Who feels the heat is more of s burden than a treat? I grew up in Alaska and anything over 75 degrees is a bit too rich for my blood. Now that I’ve been out of Alaska for a while the only thing that’s changed is that I can’t handle the cold either. My comfortable temperature is 65 degrees. I call it “light sweater weather” and it’s my heaven. Anyhow, this tangent leads me into today’s outfit! An adorable little peach colored dress.

retro style

Outfit DetailsNEW♥ Dress | ModCloth ♥ Sweater | ModCloth ♥ Sunglasses | (similar) ♥ Shoes | Aldo ♥

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Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.

Hi Lovely!

It’s weird with some friendships. You can go for months without seeing each other but once you’re back together or chatting on the phone it’s like no time has passed. I’m fortunate enough to have many amazing friends sprinkled all over the world. A large part of that is thanks to blogging. I’ve met so many wonderful people and, unfortunately, I don’t get to see them all very often.

good friends

 

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I found my geeky heaven!

This post is not sponsored but I was given a mystery box to unbox for a video which I included at the bottom of this post. All opinions are my own.

Hi Lovely!

I hope you’re having a great day! I wanted to share a super-awesome local Tacoma shop I recently found, Geek Girls Collectibles. I discovered this local gem thanks to Facebook. I saw their Facebook page and knew that this would become one of my favorite stores. It looked like a fun store filled with Funko Pops and I felt like it was just for me (I mean it’s called Geek Girls Collectibles).

Fast forward to my first visit. I walked in and was immediately impressed. They have Funko Pop Vinyls and miscellaneous items for fandoms like Labyrinth, Sailor Moon, Totoro, Supernatural, Star Wars, Star Trek and so much more! It really is a smorgasbord of geekiness. I think the only thing they are missing that would put it over the top for me is San-X characters but I think I’m getting too greedy to request so much from one shop.

Geek Girls Collectibles

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