Royal Red Wine

(Preface: I'm writing this late on Monday night and it'll be posted on Tuesday so just keep that in mind when you're reading!)

Well, we're moved out... and in. Sort of. We moved the last of our "furniture" from the townhouse today and back to my hometown. Most went in storage and what could fit in our tiny room went. Currently I have 2-5 dresses on each hanger, and the same goes for cardigans. They're also doubled over so I could fit two short bookshelves in my lower closet to house packing stuff, etsy goodies and books. It's amazing how much you can accumulate in such a short amount of time. And how hard it is to go from 1200 sq feet to maybe 150!

I'd be lying if I said it was all bad though... I'm excited to be back here for multiple reasons. 1) No rent! 2) A set daily schedule for both Mike and myself. That includes work! And gym! 3) No Target or Mall to suck the life out of my bank account! 4) Plenty of rural areas to explore, document, and share! 5) It means we get to move out of state so much quicker!

Plus, our room is so cute! Of course by cute I mean girly and shabby chic and awesome, but Mike doesn't mind. He's such a stellar guy! The room was a pale peach prior to us moving in but good thing it's one of my favorite colors!

Oh, but about this outfit! Right! This is the dress I ordered from ASOS a while back! It's marked down from $80 to $50 and also comes in hot pink. I love the blue color and the sheer fabric. The shoulders are what sold me (though the back is divine!). I ordered a size up just to be safe as it was coming from the UK and it's much easier to fit into something and take it in rather than to let it out, but much to my dismay it's still ill-fitting (I really hate online shopping!). The bust is way too big so I'm going to take in the neckline just a bit around the back to hold it up and then take in the waist ever so slightly. Then it will be the perfect dress. I can't wait to pair it with all sorts of colored tights. I liked the maroon personally but truth be told: I was wearing them when the dress arrived so they stayed on! But I think even the mustard yellow would look lovely!

I like that it can be dressed both up and down so I'm looking forward to trying different combinations of it come warmer weather!

Mike and I have been getting way too into the UK series Skins. We've already finished season 1 on Netflix and we're powering through season two now. We have to wake up insanely early to head back to Spring Hill. Mike is dropping me off at the house and he's heading to Cool Springs to meet up with a fellow photographer and to have coffee, chit chat about "the biz" and whatnot. I'm excited he has found someone who shares similar interests and someone he can learn from. Afterwards he's going to come back to the house and help me clean, steam clean the carpets, etc. Phew!

Right now I'm sitting on our cozy bed with a 50 foot ethernet cable coming from the living room where I'm stealing internet. Hopefully we can sort out the router tomorrow night and get proper internet so I can respond to the overwhelming amount of emails sitting in my inbox! If you're waiting on me to email you about designs or sponsorships, they're coming! :D

I have a couple of sponsorship spots still available if you're interested! It's not too late! Check out the SPONSOR PAGE or email me! Okay! Huge update, done! xo

PS; I'm so tickled y'all loved this week's mixtape playlist! I love hearing that others grew up to the very same songs! I'm excited about next week's, too! :D


  1. love reading your blog!!! and love seeing your dresses!! just done a quick post about Kat Von D with her tattoos then you popped up in the news feed!! i adore your confidence and style with your tattoos!! brilliant!! hope you get settled. Have a lovely day xxx

  2. Sounds like you've settled back in. I can't wait to see some photos of you frolicking in the countryside!
    The dress looks much better in the blue - especially with you hair colour.
    I'm giving away a dripping Chanel logo necklace as part of my blog's first birthday. Please pop over and check it out - I think you'll like it x

  3. This dress is seriously so pretty!I know what you mean about online shopping though! I usually can't bring myself to do it.

    Oh, and the maroon tights are lovely!

  4. I hope the moving went well and that everything isn't too cluttered. :D

    The maroon looks awesome with the dress! What's the back like?

  5. Totally weird, but my boyfriend's name is also Mike and we just almost finished Skins Vol 1 last night, I really love British TV shows, they're so good. Have you watched spaced?

  6. Totally weird, but my boyfriend's name is also Mike and we just almost finished Skins Vol 1 last night, I really love British TV shows, they're so good. Have you watched spaced?

  7. Totally weird, but my boyfriend's name is also Mike and we just almost finished Skins Vol 1 last night, I really love British TV shows, they're so good. Have you watched spaced?

  8. Hey, I just wanted to pop in and say that I absolutely love your style. I've been a jeans and t-shirt type of girl since I moved to a really rural area, but I definitely miss dressing in dresses! Yours are always so cute, and along with a few other favourite blogs, I'm definitely inspired to dress purposefully :)

    I'm pretty pregnant right now, but as soon as my little girl arrives and I can wear regular clothes again.. woo boy. Watch out :P

  9. love this dress and im totally in love with burgandy at the moment, i make a bee line for any thing that colour in shops. needless to say i already have the tights lol but the dress is adorable on you.

    If you like skins, you might want to give misfits a try, its skins meets heroes-esque and its British.

    have a lovely day x

  10. The first and second series of Skins it the best, they change the cast after every second series (we are on series 5 over here now) the original cast were so good i didnt like the fact that they got replaced so i stopped watching soon after series 3 started.
    Love the dress, the colour really suits you.

  11. Ah, the original Skins is such a delight and guilty pleasure for me. I'm in season two as well.
    That's a really beautiful dress, the color is amazing.
    I think stores you're unfamiliar with sizing is always a bit tricky, but like they say on What Not To Wear all the time, that if it's worth it, you can alter it. might be a neat project to try out sometime?

  12. awesome dress! that dark blue looks awesome with the red tights, nice choice :)

  13. Skins is so epic. I will warn you, after season 2, when you start watching season 3 with the new cast, you will be disappointed. BUT, you disappointment will soon fade because after a few episodes you'll start to love the new cast. I PROMISE. Skins can do no wrong. Just don't bother with the budget US knock-off. It's all the same plot/characters just with minor changes, and watered-down.

  14. i can't wait to see what your new place looks like, and your outfit is amazing today!!! i love the color of the dress :)

  15. I'll be moving the other way soon. Out of my room and into a place. so expensive!!

    Love that dress. its a beautiful colour

    Bright Green Laces

  16. The dress looks perfect on you!!!I totally looove the colour of your tights...really awesome outfit!!

  17. I have a question, and I apologize ahead of time if it sounds rude at all.
    First off, I think your outfit posts are fabulous! I love everything, I am so captivated by your colors and the wonderful dresses you find.
    I was just wondering... you never seem to be smiling in any of your pictures. Is it because the piercings in your face don't allow you to, or is it just a preference? Again, just wondering. I think you look great!

  18. pretty kaelah. <3 i LOVE the colour combination, that dress is STUNNING!

  19. NikkNaks: I just prefer not to smile with teeth. I'm not sure why, probably because I have really big cheeks and I'm not the most of my smile always! :P I just tend to smirk more than anything!

  20. Yay for moving! I loved season 1 of the UK skins. I really don't like the US version very much though. As usual you look amazing! :)

    The Sweetest Life

  21. Congrats on the move! Good luck cleaning up the house, that can be intense...

    I love this dress. Those shoulders are fabulous and I love this color on you! I can't wait to see all the pretty tights you pair it with!

  22. i am SO glad i came across your blog today! i have a lifelong obsession with pink hair and girl you rock it so good! i've only done pink extensions every now and then but one day i hope to take the plunge and go all out! love your style!

  23. oh my goodness! isn't skins great?! i love that show. haha, of all the things you talked about i focussed on skins.


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