The story of Citrus

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I bought the Story of Citrus dress from ModCloth on Monday!!! I can’t wait for it to arrive. The moment I saw it I had to have it. It is so unique. I think it sold out for awhile and I just got an email on Monday that it was back in stock so I had to snag it quick!!

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First ever outfit post!!!

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*Dress: Target  *Shoes: Target *Cardigan Sweater thing: Target

 

Here is my first ever full body outfit post!! YEAH TO ME!!! I finally learned that my camera does have a self timer. haha I got this new dress yesterday at Target and I was just playing around with my camera and I thought “hey the lighting sucks because it was dark out but that is a really good pic of myself so why not just start now and post it.” So that is me!!!

If your curious..which I always am. I mean I look at outfit posts of women and I am like what are their measurements what size do they wear how will that look on me?! Well here you go. I am going to lay it all out there for you. I mean you can see the pic of me I am not perfect. If you have read my previous posts I have so far lost 56lbs. WOOHOO!! 60 more to go. Anyway here it is… as of today…haha

Waist 38

Hips 45

Bust 43

Size: Newly size 14 and XL

It sounds weird but I am totally excited to finally be XL. At my heaviest I was pushing almost to have to fit into 3X.

I want to also stress that I love people of ALL sizes you are beautiful!! But I was not happy with myself and I did not feel beautiful so I made a change. Wish me Luck!!!

How to get the badge for Leibster Award on your page

Frustrated young  woman.

 

This is how I feel about my computer sometimes. I am pretty clueless, but learning slowly. Anyway some people had questions about how to add their Leibster Award Badge to their page.

FOR PEOPLE THAT WERE NOMINATED FOR THE AWARD ONLY!!!  (play fair and be nice everyone : P)

I am not very computer savvy but was able to do this pretty easily and I even discovered a whole new page on my WordPress Dashboard YEAH!!!

* Go to your dashboard

* Hover over appearance

* Click on Widgets

The box all the way on the right has all the widgets that are already displayed on your page. You can choose to put it in the side bar which is the top box or the Footer which is the box below and they are labeled as such.

I chose the sidebar

* From the big box on the left hand side click on IMAGE and drag that over to your box where you want your award either the sidebar or footer box.

The order of all the things already listed is the order they appear on your page so I put my image all the way at the top of my sidebar list.

*Now you should have the word IMAGE displayed in the spot you would like your Leibster badge to show up

Now that you picked a spot you need to put in the URL code in the image box so the picture of the badge shows up on your page

* Now go to my page and right click on the Leibster badge.

* Then there will be a choice to “copy image URL” select that

* Now go back to your widgets page and click the down arrow next to IMAGE where u choose to put your badge.

* Paste the link you just copied in the box that says Image URL

* Then click SAVE at the bottom

CONGRATS !!! You just posted a your badge on your page!!!!

Also I have don’t have a Mac computer so that might change the “right click” instructions.

Hope this helps. : )

Liebster Award

I was nominated for this award by blogger Hiking boots and Heels. Great name awesome blog. The story behind the name makes it pretty unique. Thank you so much for this opportunity and I am definitely passing on the LOVE!! : )

http://hikingbootsandheels.wordpress.com

RULES:

  • Post eleven facts about yourself
  • Answer the questions posed by your nominator
  • Pass the award on to eleven new recipients
  • Pose eleven new questions to your bloggers

Then post the Liebster award badge to your blog, notify your nominees and link them to the post. As well as linking in the person who nominated you. what a great way of gaining recognition?!

 

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Eleven Facts

1. I dream of one day being blonde. I have a blonde wig. : )

2. I wear size 11 shoes. Sometimes I fit in a 10. Its hard to find cute shoes.

3. After I read an awesome book about a girls shoe club where they traded shoes because they all wore the same size I dreamed of starting one of my own.

4. I am scared of monkeys

5. I hate the dark

6. I can write with both my left and right hands…I can even write with both at the same time

7. My favorite color is purple or anything pastel

8. My dream career is to one day design and sew clothing. (first I need to learn how to use a sewing machine) haha

9. I love any song that has piano in it

10. I have a cat named Keeto. It is short for taquito…because he is orange like cheese. 

11. I am currently in Nursing school. Its hard!! But i love a good challenge.

What/Who inspires your blog?

I guess its a mix of vintage and shabby chic. I am inspired by ModCloth and Le Bomb Shop they have AMAZING clothing!! Also some bloggers that have really inspired me are:

http://www.cupcakesclothes.com/

http://www.scathingly-brilliant.blogspot.com/

http://howtobefancy.com/

http://esmeandthelaneway.blogspot.com/

http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/

And many others you guys are amazing!!

What’s the one piece of advice you wish you had taken?

SAVE YOUR MONEY!!! and Don’t get pregnant before you finish school!!  hahaha I love my daughter and wouldn’t change a thing but it hurts everyday I don’t get to spend time with her because I have to go to school.

When you were a child, what did you want to be?

I wanted to be a Veterinarian. I work at a vet hospital currently because of that. 

If you were not  in your current job what would you be now?

I would be a Nurse Assistant at a Nursing home somewhere. 

Everyone has a style icon, Who’s yours?

Zooey Deschanel: I love her style and her personality!! Rock on Girl!!

Modern or Traditional  and why?( Think ebooks and MP3′s Vs. CDS and books)

I like both. I would not be able to function without my cell phone, laptop, and digital camera, but sometimes I long for the nostalgia of the smell and feel of an old book in your hands, or being able to look over and admire your CD collection. I love the surprises you used to get when u brought your roll of film to the store to get developed. BE KIND REWIND!!! Ahhh going to the video store on Friday nights…

If your friends could describe you in one word what would it be and why?

That would be “Jess” They say that I act exactly like Jess from New Girl who just happens to be played by Zooey Deschanel. : )

What would your one word to describe yourself be and why?

Silly. I try not to take life too seriously I like to enjoy it and take others along for the ride with me.

What is the one quote, you wish you had said? (TV, Film, book, Play etc,)

May you never steal, lie, or cheat, but if you must steal, then steal away my sorrows, and if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life, and if you must cheat, then please cheat death because I couldn’t live a day without you. That quote is from Leap Year. It is a really cute movie if you like chick flicks, guys with hot Irish accents and Amy Adams you will LOVE IT!!

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If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

I would go to Scotland. A lot of my ancestors came from there and it looks like a really beautiful place.

If you made one big change this year what would it be?

Hmmmm…… so many on the list which should I pick. My big change would probably be to lose weight. I have no problem with women of any size. It is great that clothes are made for all different body types. I gained a lot of baby weight and I still have half of it 4 years later haha. I wanna fit in my size M ModCloth!!

My Nominees

In the Clouds http://inthecloudsblog.wordpress.com/

Oh So Moody Girl http://ohsomoodygirl.wordpress.com/

Sand Paper Kisses http://sandpaperkissesblog.wordpress.com

Lou’s Labyrinth http://louslabyrinth.wordpress.com/

New Old Fashion http://newoldfashionvintage.com

Questions for my nominees

1. What made you want to start your blog?

2. If you could be any animal what would it be and why?

3. What is your favorite piece of clothing?

4. If there was a fire and you could only grab one thing what would it be?

5. What is one thing you have always wanted to do but have been too afraid to try?

6. What is one of your biggest pet peeves?

7. What is your dream career?

8. What is your all time favorite book?

9. What is one picture that inspires you? Post it in your answer.

10. What is your favorite thing to cook? Share the recipe with us PLEASE!! : P

11. Who is your style icon?

Have fun and keep on Blogging!!! I can’t wait to see your answers. Don’t forget to pass on the love to other new fashion bloggers out there!!

May I Have Every Dance

May I Have Every Dance
I just found this dress on ModCloth. It is gorgeous!!! If they had it in my size it would be on its way to my house right now. I have the wedges shown above in tan with white polka dots. They are really comfortable and every time I wear them I get compliments. I am thinking about getting them in pink. They are from Forever 21 and really reasonably priced. Again …pastels make me happy!!! Have a good night everyone!! 

Rain in Paris

Rain in Paris
This set started with the dress, from ModCloth of course : P. I saw it and instantly thought about my longing to visit Paris. The picture of the Eiffel Tower in the rain puddle is absolutely amazing. I mostly stick to bright colors but my closet has some black in it. I wear it on those days where it is cloudy or raining and you feel like you wanna cuddle up inside with some hot coco or walk around Europe taking pics in the rain of the amazing architecture. haha
Is there a place that you want to one day visit?
Update!!: So I couldn’t help myself I had to have the Gathering of Gals Dress in my previous post. So it is on its way to my house!!! I am super excited. http://www.polyvore.com/gathering_gals/set?.embedder=2536499&.svc=wordpress&id=70240055. I am slacking on my outfit posts. It is just so easy to use Polyvore though. You don’t have to have good lighting. You can do it anytime of the day and you have an unlimited wardrobe….every girls dream!!

Flapper Girl

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Everyone goes around and dresses however they want. They let loose and express themselves. I enjoy expressing myself everyday with my clothing and accessory choices but a lot of people feel like they can’t or its unacceptable. To set the mood for my Flash Back Friday!!! Or Maybe I should call it Flapper Friday haha. I figured I would post a pic of my Flapper costume from Halloween last year and I also wanted to show Adeline my awesome headpiece.

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I wore a short curly blonde wig with long long pearls and a red dress with detailed beading.

 

UPDATE!!!

So I just finished my 1920’s set and I was like okay gotta get back to reading stop distracting yourself like a cat with shiny objects. So I am just about to hit the books when I think……hey I wonder if My ModCloth dress is going to be here soon. So I get on the tracking website and it says it is at the post office near my house. I then flashback to seeing the mail truck and realize OMG is it here? So i run outside and look on my porch…no box so I run through the rain to my mailbox and all there are is letters. : (  As I am walking back into my house what do I see ……

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This amazing box sitting on my window on my porch!!!! I am wearing the dress right now. It fits like a dream. It is very well made. The top is perfect it holds my girls in. All 38 DD of them. If you don’t remember what dress it is check out this post https://aflowerforathena.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/my-own-piece-of-minty-heaven/. I will def post dress pics as soon as I can but right now the Nursing School books are calling. 

Check out those gams!!

Check out those gams!!
Inspired by Modcloths’  Twitter post for items from the 1920’s. I figured I would make up an outfit of my own to keep me busy on this rainy San Diego afternoon. I am also distracting myself from studying but I always have time for clothes ; ).