Testing Sister Bra Sizes

I have big boobs. Like, massive, back pain, can't wear certain tops, I'm definitely having a boob job some day big. It's incredibly uncomfortable, and I've struggled with finding proper bras for years. While I was out shopping on Sunday, I decided to check the bra section for the one size I knew I fit. After a tiny stress-panic when I didn't find it, because of course I didn't, I remembered reading an article about sister sizes, and immediately did a quick google search. There are a ton of helpful guides and charts to find your own sister size, and you can find the one I used here. My own, for instance, is a 34DD/E. The bras I purchased were 38D.

At this point in time, I've only worn one of the bras once, but it fit just fine, and the two are identical. I knew the trick was supposed to work, but I had my doubts. However, I was pleasantly surprised. It's helpful, and I just wanted to pass the tip along.

PS: Apologies for the extra noisy photos. Storm season is upon us over here.

It's Just Bedhead Because I Forgot

I honestly had the loveliest weekend. I spent Saturday with my mother, lunching and shopping for little bits and bobs. I picked up some seeds that I've already planted (forget-me-nots and sensitive plants) and two dresses for only two dollars (I thought the tags were marked wrong, it was incredible). By Sunday I was shedding tears over every sweet thing. Two different YouTubers that I follow are pregnant, my sick dog is playing with toys again, and the Dolce & Gabbana show was so wonderful and inclusive and sweet. Seriously, be still my Milan Fashion Week loving heart. It was everything I could want from D&G.

Anyway, I have major bedhead in these photos because I slept in yesterday, and totally forgot I needed to take photos of this old-man-weekender outfit of dreams. I had left my hair in the kind of bun that transforms my hair into a massive, wonky-curled mess. It's a nightmare to sort out. Sometimes I realize that I'm not "blogger" material. This was one of those times. 

I Keep Writing About Seasons and I'm Sorry

As the government seems to just want to see the world crumble (you know, you know), Milan Fashion Week is serving the perfect dose of escapism. It's feminine and romantic, and much prettier than this look, but this is what I'm working with this week. It's the last little bit of my mind holding on to Winter, but Wednesday's runway shows have geared me up for the season change. Though the collections are aimed at Fall and Winter, a good handful of the flowing fabrics and cool toned florals (I'm looking at you Alberta Ferretti) are reminding of pieces in my own closet, and it's time to bring them back out.

I think I've addressed the oncoming season in every blog post over the last few weeks, but I'm actually excited for it this year. I'm shocking myself. This time last year I was being hit with the beginning of a (roughly) four or five month of severe eczema that left me stuck indoors. I'm praying that doesn't happen this year. I'm in the clear at this moment though, and I'm sitting near a sunlit window, drinking sweet tea out of a mason jar like the Texan stereotype that I am. It's pretty damn picturesque.

Anyway, this black dress was a recent purchase, and with it I officially have a basic black dress in three different lengths. I think that collection is sorted, and just in time, because now I only seem to care about pretty, whimsical pieces. On to the next one... 

Ten Things I've Been Loving

I've missed sharing miscellaneous photos lately, so I thought I'd do so today, and try to keep the positive vibe going. I have a tendency to fall into ruts where I focus on all of the not-so-nice aspects of life lately, so I thought it would be nice to document some things I've been thoroughly enjoying. I'll look back on this the next time I fall into an aforementioned rut.

1. I've been waking up a couple mornings a week surrounded by my three dogs.
2. The plants around my home are turning green again.
3. I took a different route home the other day, and passed the house I've dreamed of living in since I was a teenager. I've been thinking about it constantly.
4. It's warm enough to go outside without shoes, which means I'm back to only wearing shoes when it's absolutely necessary. 
5. I've had the motivation to keep my toenails cute and painted red.
6. I've been spending my late nights this week reading my favorite book. It ignites the small town living love in my heart.
7. My parents' anniversary is right after Valentine's Day, and though I playfully pretend otherwise, it's nice to see how much they love each other.
8. Spring thunderstorms are rolling in, and they really breathe life into a new year. 
9. I've been listening to an excessive amount of Father John Misty again.
10. The dreamiest thing about my little space is sunlight filtering in through sheer curtains.

What are some things you've been loving lately?

Does Anyone Else Not Sleep Well at Night?

This has been an issue literally all of my life. I have the hardest time sleeping at night, but I could easily crash in the middle of the day, even if I've managed to have a full eight hours. When I started taking an antidepressant in September of last year, I was actually able to sleep at night for a few months. Unfortunately, my body has now adjusted to the medication, and I can't sleep anymore. 

I was watching TV with my family the other evening, and there was a commercial for a "non-habbit forming" sleep medication (that I've already forgotten the name of, not helpful). I'd never considered taking medication for my sleep issues before, but when I saw this specific commercial, my first response was "I should try that." I think that means I'm at my wits end with my days lasting until five a.m. I'm willing to try something, though I don't actually know if I'll get around to it soon.

I'd much rather use something a lot more natural for my horrid sleep habits. I've tried so many things already. Do any of you have any tips? They'd be much appreciated.

I painted this over the weekend, and spent last night peaking at it and cuddling with my dog. I wish it was bigger.

(Not a) Paper Crown for a Day

The background on my laptop for February has been of a dog wearing a paper crown, and I've been envious. I couldn't actually find any paper, but I had a few spare sheets of loose canvas, and it worked just as well. This was worth the effort, and I'm going to wear it until it falls apart. Adults can totally wear craft crowns too.

After a Saturday from hell (not worth going in to), Sunday was peaceful, and served as a reminder that living in the country is wonderful. I slept in, took photos, and pulled weeds from the front yard flowerbed, which sounds laborious, but it's enjoyable to me. I'll take any excuse to work with plants. The air was cool, but not freezing, and the skies were gray, to serve as a warning of incoming storms. I could hear birds chirping, and I stumbled across a rabbit nest in the thickest part of the bed. I genuinely felt at peace with my life on Sunday. That means a lot to someone who is usually riddled with anxiety about their situation. 

I hope your week begins with something fun and dreamy as well. Wear something ridiculous. We all need that on a Monday.

Friendly Reminder to Stay Hydrated

It's important! Stay hydrated. Go drink some water right now!

I'm awful at remembering to drink, so this is a reminder from me, to me and you. Do it!

Still on the Fishnet Trend

Still not over it. I can't stop styling fishnet tights with every outfit in my repertoire, and I hope the trend never dies. I think my next step is to venture out to classically wearing them bare, with only a dress, sans layering, etc. I need a variety of colors as well. I just need too many pairs of fishnet tights. It's crucial.

I hope your week has gone well so far. I spent my own Tuesday evening with drinks and sweets (so healthy), and I'm currently watching The Munsters and downing a bottle of water. I don't have much to say right now. I just hope you're all well, and you should give fishnets a try.

Etsy Edit

(one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven)

I told you today's post wouldn't be so bitchy!

I haven't shared anything from my Etsy wishlist lately, so I thought an edit was well past due. My favorite pieces lately are bright and Spring-appropriate, sweet/romantic, and slightly risque. Most of the picks ended up being red and pink, which was a well-timed coincidence. Valentine's Day isn't my thing personally, but I can definitely get into the color scheme. It's a nice welcome to Spring, which is nearly here, and I can already feel it in Texas. 

See anything you like?

Honest Blogging: Why I Want to Quit All the Time

Warning: This isn't meant to be a pity party post, but it is anyway. I'm fed up, and I'm bitching.

Over the weekend, while in the middle of a bed frame crisis (more on that later), I discovered a fellow Polyvore user mimicking my sets. The sets that I put so much work into. It was disappointing and discouraging, and as of writing this, they're still at it. They're also a blogger, and I hope they see this. Anyway, I fell into a hole. What am I even doing here?

I've given my entire life to this attempted blogging career, and though it's been wonderful at time, it's problematic. I have no social life (literally, none what-so-ever, I've left the house twice so far this year), I have about fifteen dollars in the bank, and I still live with my parents. I'm 22, and this life path isn't fulfilling in the slightest. I know that you're supposed to say that you only blog as a hobby (note: that is how I began, four years ago), but we all know it's a legitimate career path these days. Why pretend? I spend all of the time I'm awake working on art and blog posts and styling Polyvore sets to attract the attention of brands. I've felt like it wasn't going anywhere for awhile, and seeing someone rip me off and succeed from it was a huge blow.

Obviously you want your peers to succeed, but it's hard not to feel bitter when you've been working towards something for four years, and you're no better off. I wonder when the time will come for me to actually give this up. A big part of me wants to now. I have no real workforce qualifications though. What's a millennial to do? To be honest, I'm pretty much at a breaking point. So I've decided that it's time to get real over here. I might as well be as honest as possible about everything. I might as well be honest about how unappealing my lifestyle is, and how much I suck as modern twenty-something. Maybe this is the writing kick I need?

Anyway, about the bed frame. I've had it for ten years, and it's been in my parents' attic for the last five or six. I decided I wanted to use it again, but the screws all magically disappeared, and they're somehow impossible to find. The bed probably needs custom screws, and the idea was a bust. Alas, I'm still stuck with a mattress on the floor for now. I'm all about that glamorous blogger life, didn't you know?

I just wanted to vent. Tomorrow's post will be much less bitchy. I hope you'll stick around for it.

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