Friday, March 11, 2016

Currently Loving: Round Sunglasses

I've mentioned it before, but I just adore the 1970's as a fashion era. The patchwork skirts, the bold-patterned everything, scarves, suede, bell bottoms, fringe bags, bell sleeves, mini skirts and dresses...I could go on. But one of my all time favorite trends of the 70's that has made its way back around is round sunglasses.

Aren't they just lovely?! I'm lusting after that pair in the first picture, I just love the frames. It's odd because when I was younger, I used to despise large, round sunglasses. Now they are probably my favorite type! 

And finally, these are my two pride and joys. Well, one pair is John's because he too, loves round sunglasses. I think he likes them because they make him look like a mad scientist, haha. Whatever the reason, I'm all for it because I get to borrow his sunglasses! 

His are the pair with the octagon frames from Urban Outfitters, and mine are the plain black ones from Versona. With the weather warming up, I will be on the hunt for some new ones this spring. I'm going to try to venture out of my "just black" comfort zone this time. 

What's your favorite silhouette for sunglasses? 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

I'm Designing a Website! (Kind of)

I'm designing a website! Well...kind of...not really. It's my boyfriend's website and he's put me in charge of the whole design and set up process. I had forgotten how much of a process it is starting from the ground up since all I do is make tweaks to mine when I need to.

He also wants me to design him a logo. I know nothing about logo making and I have not studied a damn thing about graphic design other than some reading on the internet and some things that I've pinned on Pinterest. I don't think I'm qualified for the job but I'm flattered that he thinks I am. (I don't know if he actually thinks I am or if I'm his only option, hehe).

If I've learned anything throughout this experience, it's that designing websites/graphic design isn't something that I want to do with my life. Funny though, because when I was graduating high school it was a path I was considering. Glad I didn't follow through with that!

Anyway, the process has somehow inspired me to do some revamping of my own. I found this article, titled "How to Make Your Blogger Blog Not Look Like A, Um, Blogger Blog" and even though some of the tips are subtle, they do make a difference! I didn't realize getting rid of the Blogger navbar at the top of my page would make such a difference, but it did!

So, hats of to all of you website and graphic designers. I don't see how you put up with the demanding clients constantly changing their minds and acting like you have nothing else to do in your life *glares at boyfriend*. It's fine though, I'm happy to be part of his website!

Update: Here is the finished product!

What subtle (or not so subtle) tips do you have for revamping or freshening up your blog?

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Audible - Need Suggestions

Woohoo, I made it to spring break (barely)! I almost didn't pass my math class, but my final saved me, surprisingly. Theatre class was easy, though. If you've been wondering where I've been, which I'm sure you haven't, I've been trying to not fail out of school.

But now that I'm on break I have a little bit of time to post before the shit storm starts again!

We had to read a few plays for my theatre class, and being the cheapo that I am, I did not buy the textbook. I either found the plays in the library, found them online, or listened to the audiobook. That's how I finally downloaded Audible. I've heard so many rave reviews about Audible and I finally had to break down and download it. I got to download the play I needed for free with the free trial, so yay!

We had to read Buried Child by Sam Shepard, and in my case I listened instead of read.

I'm not sure how I feel about Audible yet because I just used it for this one play. And I'm also not sure if it was the play's fault or if I just don't like audiobooks. If you've never read it before, just know it's an absolutely absurd play. I found myself zoning out and kind of losing what was going on, but that may be the fault of the play.

So, I have 1 more credit to use and I don't want to give up on Audible yet. I'd like your audiobook suggestions. What are some of your Audible recommendations?