Fall Memories & Freedom

Yikes! Life has been so busy lately, I just haven't had time to post anything. :P I haven't posted in waaay too long. Hopefully I'll get in a routine soon. (This shirt bunches really weird in these pictures by the way, it didn't look this bad in real life)
I got to go on a mission trip to an Indian Reservation in Central Washington with my youth group in November, and that was amazing. It was good to get to know some people better, since I practically know no one at my church. And it was awesome to get to serve people on the Reservation. Good worship and chapels too. It was just all around a good time.

And...one of the most exciting things to ever hapen to me : I GOT MY DRIVER'S LICENCE.

Nope, I'm not excited at all.

Yeah, ^ that's a lie. I really am ecstatic. I got my license on Friday, and drove to see my friend the next morning, way in the country 30 minutes away, and I've been driving somewhere every day since then. It's the best feeling in the world, to be able to go where you want, when you want. To know you have control of your schedule, for at least a moment. And not having to get rides from your parents everywhere is nice. I'm already counting down the days till June 16th, when I can bring friends with me in my car. (:

What I Wore
Shirt: Gifted to me from Target
Belt: Thrifted
Tights and shoes: Hand-me-downs from Mother
Socks: Gift from Grandma


Autumn Love

All I've been able to write about lately is how much I'm loving fall this year. But I am. It hasn't been too rainy yet (though it's going to start this week), and the trees are so pretty. A lot of them have already lost their leaves, but some trees are just starting to change! I love walking and hearing the leaves beneath my feet. I love going outside and smelling the mix of earth and chimney smoke. I love colors like mustard and pumpkin and forest green and warm brown. I think the Lord has just put this new appreciation for fall in my heart this year, and I love how it's been making me feel. I just feel so thankful for everything and enjoy being alive.

I was so cold when I was out taking pictures in this. I had goosebumps all over me! I really need some more sweater tights, and a coat!  Where's a good place to get tights?

I really like the colors of the skirt/shirt together. Floral is my absolute favorite type of print to wear. It just makes me feel like a pretty girl, and I love it!
When I saw these cute little brown shoes (for only $7!) 2 days ago, I pretty much just did my own little dance in the shoe section of Goodwill. They're absolutely adorable, and are SO comfortable. I love 'em already.
I think twirly skirts are the best thing ever. Paired with floral, which I said already makes me girly, I just feel so feminine. It's truly lovely. I believe Jesus created twirly skirts for girls just like me. (:

I got the idea for the totally easy and delightfully pretty hairstyle from abeautifulmess.typepad.com. I absolutely LOVE it. I do top knots (or as my friend Veronica calls it, a hot mama bun) all the time, but it'll be nice to have a little variation. It's a super cute way to style my frizzy, curly hair when I don't have time to make it look pretty. What's your go-to hairstyle?

What I Wore
Black tank top: Target
Floral Shirt: JC Penny, a couple years ago
Skirt: Forever 21
Shoes: Thrifted from Goodwill


Changing leaves & "Granny" sweaters

Goodness me I've been so busy just trying to keep up with homework and such that I never blog. Ehhh.

I'm so into fall this year. It's crazy. I've been more appreciative of everything; the changing colors, drinking spicy teas like vanilla chai, the crsip air, and especially the fall color pallate of clothing(especially since fall-colored clothing looks best on me). I feel like my eyes have been opened to how beautiful fall is. This is such a beautiful time of year. I just can't seem to drink in enough of it. God certainly does wonders with colors. (:

After fall, there's always Christmas to look forward to, (and I'm probably the female version of Santa Claus based on how much I love Christmas), but after that, all that's left is the long, dreary, rainy Northwest winter that seems to drag on forever. I get so bogged down, getting up in the morning is nearly impossible, and my wardrobe turns into cozy sweatpants and sweatshirts instead of cute dresses and skirts.

That's kinda what I did this morning I suppose. I had a super cute outfit all ready to go, but I woke up and was too cold to wear it. I definitely needed something cozy, so I pulled out my comfy, oversized sweatshirt. I almost gave in to laziness, but decided to wear my "Granny" sweater.
It was SO cozy. And I shed on everything at school that day! I hugged one of my teachers who had a black sweater on, and she was covered in my sweater "fur". And in Chemistry, after I got up from my chair, it was covered with little white hairs! Oh well. I was cozy. (:
 And the best part, was that almost the entire outfit was thrifted! Eeek! I'm going Goodwill-ing tomorrow, and will hopefully have something exciting new pieces in my wardrobe. (:

 So what's your favorite comfy fall clothing piece?

What I Wore
Scarf: Thrifted
"Granny Sweater": Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Jeans: American Eagle
Cowboy Boots: Thrifted