10 Best // Life Lately

7.17.2014
1. 4th of july of course.  i took no photos, oh well.  at least john did.


2. i also got my nails done for the 4th with my friend katie.  red and gold glitter, because i'm 12, and they looked like fireworks.  i tried to get a photo but of course hawkeye was not having that.  a photo without her in it?  never. just look at the crazy eyes.


3. the 2015 weekdates are out.  i love these planners, it's the perfect size to carry.  and the set-up is so neat.  mine should be shipping mid-august.  i have no idea which cover is coming, i told them to surprise me.  what?  planners excite me.

4. this psycho thread.  maybe i should be above it all, but i'm so not and it consumed my time for a week.  i couldn't help myself.


5. closet downsizing.  i want to try for a minimalist, capsule wardrobe.  like the 30 piece wardrobe or 40 hanger closet.  because of work, i can't get quite that small, but i could definitely get close.  maybe more like this checklist.  (raise your hand if you need to get off pinterest...)  and what better time to downsize then as you're packing things up to move? (see #7 below)  i decided to start with getting rid of anything that's not my style.  to visualize said style, i pinned even more things, and i settled on a blair waldorf/charlotte york/lauren conrad combo.  they're all similar, really.  and a minimalist wardrobe means sticking to a few mix and match colors, which led to a new obsession with:

6. color analysis.  okay so this isn't a 'life lately best' but it's been consuming a part of my time and i can't figure out the answer.  i want to know what colors look best on me, and in order to do that, you figure out your type based on your hair, skin, and eye color. there's so many options you can be.  i think.  who knows, it confuses me.  i'm either a light spring or a soft autumn, based on the fact that i think i look (coloring-wise) similar to kate winslet and lauren conrad in those photos.  i actually get compared to piper perabo most often, but alas, her color analysis isn't online anywhere that i can see.  which one do you think i am?  which one are you?  am i making it harder than it should be?

7. also not a best but accounting for the majority of my time - apartment hunting.  ohhh yes, again.  it's been a year, the lease is up, and i need to find just one more apartment.  just one more year.  it should not be as hard as it seems to be right now.  it will be so much better when i can just pick one and be done and not have to think about apartment hunting again.  (john is buying a house and that's where i'll be moving into in a year.)  on the plus side, i got tape and boxes and packing supplies and i get to start purging and packing things.  i seriously love packing.  no sarcasm.  i truly love it.  it's the ultimate decluttering and organizing test.

8. 101 list progress.  i'm up to 72 checked off.  only 29 to go, nbd.

9. winning!  i won ad space for an entire year on helene in between.  i'm very excited because i just love her.  if you follow me on twitter, you may see by my lack of giveaway related tweets that i don't enter too many giveaways.  only the ones i really, really want to win.  personally, i think this restraint makes me lucky in the giveaways i do enter, because i tend to win them.  and this win was just an awesome one.  a whole year, guys.

10. hawkeye.  always.  if you haven't seen this video of her demanding attention, you need to.

happy friday!

30 comments:

  1. I have yet to win a giveaway!! Hahaha.... One day though Steph... one day!

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  2. I dont think I could live with only minimal closet capacity! and a whole year of ad space?! Lucky bitch.

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  3. I'm currently packing everything up too, but having some issues with my current apartment. Omg Hawkeye is such a princess. Love her. Just saying, the word "ordeal" is one of my favorites.

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  4. That thread sucked me in as well - I blame you since it was your post that alerted me to the goodness of that train wreck. So with that said, thank you.

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  5. so in my post tomorrow that i have written and scheduled it says "because I'm 12" what a freaking great age and red glitter NEVER gets old.

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  6. That thread is just never ending. I keep hitting refresh to see what's going on... It's like a bad car accident and it's so horrific... but you can't look away.

    And I think I will steal Hawkeye. For the girls. They would just LOVE her!

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  7. That is a great giveaway to win!! Hope the apartment hunting goes well. Hawkeye is just to cute and of course she must be in every picture!

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  8. I won a giveaway once. It was for athletic socks. I wish I was joking.

    This color thing has me seriously intrigued because my closet makes zero sense and has lots in it, yet I never have anything to wear. I may have to look into it because I need direction!

    And the trainwrecks happening on GOMI have consumed me this week, too. I may not have been reading blogs, but blog snark? Don't know if I will ever give that up.

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  9. I have never won a giveaway. Ever. haha I think I just have no luck with these things! As for the GOMI thing ... Im embarrassed to say how much time I actually spent reading sigh!

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  10. I think EVERYONE spent way too much time reading Bev's thread last week! It was hysterical!

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  11. You look gorgeous in the pic from the 4th! You seem so happy with John! Hawkeye reminds me of Trinket in that photo. They are such hogs for attention.

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  12. Lol love packing? I'll remember that should I need to move in the future :P I love my peanuts planner and can't wait to buy next years - it helps me budget and jot down tasks it's also how I plan my blog posts.. Make notes of things coming up and things I've done because honestly I can't remember ish! I'm also downsizing my closet - I'm on a year long closet to flip hangers so I know what I've worn throughout the year, whatever isn't flipped is GONE.. so very excited :) Happy Friday love! -Iva

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  13. Holy crap! Congrats on having 72 checked off your list!!

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  14. LOL I fell into that thread too...it was a great time suck while at work.

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  15. congrats on a WHOLE YEAR!! that's amazing. weren't there like, 2134328973845632 people who entered that giveaway? i always get gunshy when i see so many people entering a giveaway; even my kungfu isn't strong enough to compete with that!

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  16. So awesome that you won ad space on Helene In Between! Love her blog and yours too!

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  17. OMG - that picture of Hawkeye - that would totally be walter!

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  18. I'm the same way with giveaways, I rarely enter but it seems like when I take the time for something I really want I win!

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  19. I love that Hawkeye photo bombed your awesome glitter polish photo!

    I am interested in this color business and will have to check it out. My closet is so not minimalist. It is quite the opposite and ridiculous because I wear the same 15 things over and over. Oops.

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  20. Congrats on the whole year of advertising with Helene....she is awesome and I am so kicking myself I didn't go hard and enter now...I totally share your philosophy on entering giveaways...it coulda been me...lol!

    And now on a more serious note...I need to know where you are finding out this whole colouring business...I think I may need to do that, if for no other reason than because it sounds,like there may be a quiz involved and I love a quiz!

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  21. Oh I just figured it out....feeling very dumb right now :(

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  22. I didn't stop hitting refresh on that thread until it was all gifs. So, you're not the only one.

    I don't get the color thing either. Am I warm or cool toned? Am I a spring or autumn? Whatever, I'll wear what I want.

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  23. SO jealous of your helene ad space. She is the bomb! Also I'm checking out all of your wardrobe related pins no!

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  24. Have you read the blog Un-Fancy? I love her tips on a minimalist wardrobe. Seriously so helpful for me! Congrats on winning all that ad space!

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  25. oooh love your pretty nails and good luck with the apartment hunt - i know that moving is the worst. and now i'm interested about what colors i should be wearing. hmmmm.

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  26. A new planner on the way, a free year of ad space, AND a perfect excuse (as if one was needed) to purge your belongings? Things have been awesome for you.

    Sweet work on the 72/101. You're rocking it!

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  27. I love the idea of a minimalist wardrobe...I'm working towards it (and I don't have tons of clothes). I've been trying to focus lately on buying only pieces I really love, quality (though this is hard to find even at a higher price), and classic pieces. I love getting to purge stuff for moving. I've already started packing for our move and have almost one full garbage bag of clothes to give away. Congrats on your win!!

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  28. Feel free to come help me pack if i ever find a new apartment I like! Hopefully you get to help John house hunt- so fun gong to open houses!

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