Monday, August 6, 2012

hands down

breathe in for luck, breathe in so deep. 
remember dashboard confessional? now that i listen to his voice, it is awfully whiny and not in a tolerable way at all anymore. but hands down, is a great song still. 
my birthday was yesterday! i will have some photos coming from that real soon. my old friend javi came to visit me, and we did brunch, and some minor exploring of sacramento. then i went and ate late night pizza with the few friends i have here. the boy i like is in oregon, but i can't wait until he gets back! 
sometimes i try to do something different with what i wear. then i hate it. i don't think this shirt is going to stay in my wardrobe any longer, but that's what this blog is good for. i can see how things look on me, and know when to get rid of them. i've been cleansing my closet a lot. first when tiara was here, and again to create a 'shop my closet' blog shop! i've only got a few pieces in there, but i have a good handful more to go still. hopefully i'll get to doing that later tonight. also! i finally got a new sewing machine (those who follow me on instagram know this). i thrifted it for $30, and it works very well. so i've been throwing some new tampon pouches together. i'm just happy to be able to create things again. work has been slowing down (ending of the season) and i don't think i'll have it much longer at all. 

shirt: thrifted
shorts: thrifted
shoes: payless

for those who don't recall.


  1. Not intended to be weird, lol

  2. Happy belated birthday, Bethany!! :)

    I think that is an awesome plaid shirt! But I understand if you're just not feeling it anymore.
    I think right around the time I started blogging, I also realized the urgent need to clean my closet out on a regular basis. It's always a relief to look at my clothes and be happy about getting dressed rather than dread looking at pieces I don't wear anymore.

  3. cute blog! i love those shorts!

    lindsey louise

  4. I wish plaid looked as good on me as it does on you. Gorgeous girl Xx
    I should probably clean out my closet too.

    "And you stood at your door with your hands on my waist and you kissed me like you meant it. And i knew that you mean it".

  5. yes i remember them! what a throwback :)

  6. the SECOND i read the title i was like 'this is the best day i can ever remember'

    ahhh yes dashboard. the original one on so impossible EP was the shit because it was all acoustic and cutesy. also, have you ever played the emo game. it's wildly inappropriate, just an FYI, but his special power is magic ovaries.

    and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! mmmm i love going out with friends on birthdays.

    and i started to create a blog shop too, and i need to launch it. it's mostly pants because i don't wear pants so why am i holding onto them? and this is a cute shirt - but i definitely have items that just don't feel like 'me' too. or that i think might work and don't.

    and your sunday school shoes. love them. always.

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  7. Happy Birthday!

    I used to listen to Dashboard all the time when I was in high school. I even got to see him open for some punk band at CBGBs before that closed down. Its a guilty pleasure, but somtimes I like to put him on in the car and scream along.

  8. Happy Belated Birthday! I started look through some of your older posts and your pictures are gorgeous! I'm especially in love with that Boy Scout like shirt. So cute!


  9. Happy belated birthday! I love the outfit, especially the shoes. And I do like the shirt on you! Don't get rid of it yet :) Just discovered your blog, glad I did. Also, I do love Stolen by Dashboard Confessional...

  10. I need to know what the secret is to your legs because DAMN. Also your hair.

  11. Dashboard confessional reminds me of my sister being 15 and listening to their album over and over again! Happy birthday I hope you had a fantastic day.

  12. Theer is something about this summer and Dashboard Confessional popping up in unexpected places.

  13. I feel the same way about Dashboard Confessional. Haha. But, yes, Hands Down is still a great song.
    -Andi x

  14. I just did a huge closet cleansing too and wow, it was a cleansing for more than just my closet! Haven't gotten around to gettign up my closet shop yet though but... would you be interested in a swap? well i'll let you answer as soon as I get my shop up tehe. anyway, i think the top looks good on you but those shorts look even better. and you made some lovely little items too, great job!

  15. You couldn't be more right about Dashboard Confessional. Hands Down is the only song I can still listen to anymore, but only if it's the demo or EP (?) version. I remember not liking the radio cut as much...

    THIS OUTFIT. Gah. It's so great. I've been living in shirts and shorts all summer.

    And, I'm very late, but Happy belated Birthday :)


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