Textures and Print
|Dress: Rue 21 Bag: thrifted Shoes: c/o My Hot Shoes Ring: c/o Castle In Air Earrings: c/o Estarer|
Summer is in the air. The sun broke through the clouds, the wind stilled to a slight breeze, and I was comfortable with baring my legs. Ah, I can't wait for more sunny days! I have one problem with bare legs though - you can see my volleyball scars. I swear, as long as I play, I will never have pretty knees. Sorry for the unsightly scab there - it was a fresh addition to my collection from playing last week.
I know orange and brown are typically more autumnal tones, but I couldn't resist wearing this dress. Its an old clearance rack find from Rue 21 that I got for $6. When layers become unbearable to use in warm weather, its time to rely on textures and interesting prints to make an outfit unique. The high-low hem of the dress, lace overlay, and floral wedges are what make this stand out. Then some matching brown accessories helped pull it all together.
So yesterday I went to my old high school's spring play, and it was wonderful. The cast did fantastic, and I'm proud of my friend Jesse for making his directing debut and putting it all together. However, afterwards it felt slightly awkward. There were many kids I knew from before, but it wasn't the same. There was a disconnect between us. I've been so isolated from their social circle since starting college. Its funny how time works - it is both your friend and enemy. Time can steal moments from you and spin the world faster than you'd like - however, it can also help you move on from your past. It dulls memories and pushes you forward. I'm almost done with my first year of college, and already I feel like I've grown so much through it. This year has been one of learning and moving on.
However, some things will never be stolen by time - at least, not if you make sure to protect it! And that would be friendships. I've maintained a precious few, and those are one's that I cherish. I'm just happy to have a few solid friends in my life. That, and late night talks that are both deep and random. Those are the best!
PS: Alright, since so many of you mentioned disliking the Google+ commenting system (and I'll admit, I didn't care for it either), I've decided to switch it back. Sorry for the confusion there! The only bad thing is now I lost all the comments on the last post. Bleh.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.