April 2016 | In Search of Sheila

Baby, What's Your Sign?

April 29, 2016

(Ignore the snow in these shots! I took these photos a long time ago and never posted them. I figured I would save them until late April/early May since now it's the sign of Taurus.)

I'm not an expert in moons rising over planets and all that stuff, but I do strongly identify as a Taurus, whose birthdays fall between April 19 and May 10. My birthday falling on April 27, I'm definitely reliable, practical, ambitious, and independent...but I'm also very stubborn, lazy at times, possessive, and materialistic. I always like to ask people when their birthdays are so I can figure out their astrological sign. It's interesting to compare their personality with traits characteristic of their sign, because it helps me understand them more as a person, and I LOVE figuring people out. I don't really care about horoscopes and stuff like that, it's all just hearsay for me. OH! And we just entered Mercury Retrograde which always makes life interesting.

26 Thoughts on Turning 26

April 27, 2016

Another year older, it's that time again. Today I am 26. As you get older and bypass milestones (16, 18, 21...) the years kind of mush together. Although I'm still considerably young, I do feel old. I've never written a birthday reflection post before, but I thought it would be appropriate for In Search of Sheila. So here are my 26 thoughts on turning 26.

#OOTD: Leather Jacket

April 25, 2016

Here are some quick phone snaps of my outfit from last Wednesday that I wore to work. It was actually a lot cooler than I thought it was going to be this day, but it's really warm in my office so at least I was comfortable inside! I honestly just threw this jacket on over this dress at the last minute, as I remembered that I had it in my closet. I officially put my winter coats away and it is time to get the spring jackets out. A leather jacket is a staple in any girl's wardrobe. It definitely edges up any kind of look!

The Bodysuit: New Found Confidence

April 20, 2016

I've been wanting a bodysuit for a little while now and when I tried one on at Forever 21 I knew it was going to be a summer staple. The idea of it being tucked into your jeans or shorts without bunching is a huge plus for me. I ended up getting this one from American Apparel because I wanted to invest in a higher quality one, mainly for boob support. When I tried this one on at AA I fell in love and gained a new sense of confidence. My summer wardrobe is slowly coming together and I am totally going braless. #freethenipple!

City Dreaming

April 18, 2016

Here's a look I was able to shoot in Philly! I visited my boyfriend last week and he lives 20 miles outside the city so we drove in to hang out with his friend. We got there a little before sunset and I got kinda bummed because I wanted to shoot some outfits, but at least I got these. I would like to take more advantage of being close to the city when I visit my bf because I really want more urban shots for my blog. Living 2 and a half hours away can be hard sometimes though! After I graduated I really wanted to more to Philly, but I ended up getting a job closer to where I currently am so that dream was put on hold. This girl has hopes of city living sometime soon though.

The Cropped Trouser

April 15, 2016

Culottes and cropped trousers are very on trend right now and I have been on the hunt for months to find a pair I can wear to work, as well as with more casual pieces. I found this grey pair  in the sale from Urban Outfitters for $20 which I mentioned in my March Buys. Originally $64, they are pretty high quality and are really comfy. They are gray, but I honestly can't get over the fact that they look purple, ha! They are still on the site, but only in rust. I really wish they came in black, so my search for black pants continues. 

My Current Favorite Spotify Playlists

April 12, 2016

Spotify has been my lifeline for music as of late. It's super convenient, easy to use, and free! (Yes, I don't pay for premium, although I hear it's worth it.) I don't really listen to albums anymore unless I'm in my car and I use my iPod. When I'm at home working on blog stuff, shooting photos, cleaning, or just hanging out, I always like to turn on a Spotify playlist to set the vibe. There have so many different ones, it's impossible to not find one to suit your mood! So today I'm sharing 10 of my current favorite playlists.

My Life in Squares | 003

April 11, 2016

Every time the weekend rolls around I become so M.I.A. in the blogger sphere because I work.all.weekend. at my second job. Once Monday rolls around I feel like I have so much catching up to do. I've been wanting to post 3 times a week but I just haven't been able to get enough photos. The weather being crappy lately definitely hasn't helped either! Anyway I decided to do another My Life In Squares since the last one I did was in February and thought you guys might want a life update!

How To Know If Something Is Worth Keeping: Why I Hold On To Clothing

April 7, 2016

Even though I'm trying to downsize my closet, I still find myself holding on to certain pieces because I feel like I will find use for them in the future. Any minimalist will advise you to not to do this, but hey, I'm no minimalist. I thrifted this skirt ages ago, but never liked how it looked on me. This, however, was during a part of life where the only kind of skirt I wore were skater skirts. Now my tastes have shifted to more of the a-line mini style. This is part of the reason why I hold on to pieces, as I always seem to return to them later in life. Now don't get me wrong, I don't hold on to everything...anymore at least. You could say I used to "hoard" clothes, although the archivist in me would argue that the operative word in my situation would be preserve. Today I'm sharing some tips to consider whether an item you aren't currently wearing is worth keeping.

My Monthly Buys | March 2016

April 4, 2016

It's been another month which means another recap of what I've purchased this month! I can say that this has my best month yet for avoiding unnecessary purchases. I did buy some clothes though, which I don't think will be something that will be changing anytime soon, haha.
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