Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Faires Always Have Dessert First.

Why are you so dressed up today, Elan?

I simply replied with why not?

It was my day off today. No work, no agenda, and the perfect occasion to don my ballerina skirt and see the town. 

It began surprisingly well for me when I got stopped in Kaladis. The gal asked to take my picture, and along with that, she went I'm gonna text my fiends back home that I saw a real fairy in Soldotna, Alaska! Proof that they do exist. 

I was touched. It simply warmed my heart that someone would think of me like that. But the thing I want to express with you is that it doesn't take a special occasion to wear a tulle skirt and high heels. Everyone appreciates it when someone takes the time to care about their appearance, especially the wearer! And if people do give the wearer a hard time? Well it doesn't matter what they think, does it?

Anyhow, Mom and I had a lovely lunch at Veronica's Cafe in Kenai, where I began the meal with a fine espresso brownie and butterscotch latte. I guess fairies have an appetite for dessert first!

I hope I spread my fairy dust wisely today. The dust of encouragement and belief that life truly is too short to wear boring clothes.




























What I wore: vintage rhinestone necklace (used), black CAbi wrap top, ballet pink FREE PEOPLE tulle skirt (used), and brown AE ankle booties (sale). 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Bit By Bit, She Goes.

The last week has been a bit busy for me. Mainly speaking, I had to pack my vehicle for its shipment down to WA and then the drive on to California. After a lot of space bags, multiple rearranging sessions and stuffed nooks and crannies, I finally managed to get TALL 1 packed.

This morning, I had my last drive with her until we meet up again down south. Te thought that struck me as most peculiar, however, was that I might never drive her in Alaska again. Who knows? Next summer, I could be interning for Vogue, or working at a clothing store, or I could very well be back here working at the coffee shop (which would be just fine, I absolutely love it there). The possibilities are endless and the future has this exciting question mark to it as to what I could do with my life. It's more like .... Yeah, I like the multiple dots that leave you anxiously wondering. 

But seriously, it's a crazy bittersweet thought and leaves me with the same confusing feeling. 

I have a feeling that I'll be experiencing these feels and thoughts quite a bit in the next few weeks..


Fudge also senses my departure. She's been spending quite a lot of time with her plastic in my room and licking my hands whenever a cry comes on. 


Welcome to Our Garden.

There is something magical about stepping into a garden. About the growing treats surrounding you and the relationship between man and plant. 

It's captivating. It's like a secret garden full of life and greenery. 

I must say, I cannot take the credit for the epic-ness that is our garden. I have my dad to thank, who has been out there day after day cultivating these treats for us. Thanks Pops. 

Anyway, I'd like to take you on this journey with me as we step onto the path that leads us through the magic garden. 





Here, I kneel down and pry for carrots. Not a difficult task at all, I soon found out. All I had to do was give a little pull and out came a collection of gigantic carrots, fresher and tastier than store bought any day. 







We then take a quick hop over to the bushy raspberry patches. Now I have come to the conclusion, based on my multitude of trips out here this past month that raspberries grow even larger and more plump after a dousing of rain. I went through the garden today just after the rain had fallen and it was extra purty. You had the droplets lingering on all available surfaces and it just made for a magical place. 







Within seconds I had picked these prize winning plump raspberries! Man am I spoiled. 



My look today made for a nice plant match, minus the white pants. Who wears white pants in a wet garden? Me. 




Can anyone say kale?


Cabbages. 


Brussel sprouts.. Mon favorite. 




What I wore: vintage green rhinestone earrings (used), blue polka dotted FOREVER 21 men's top (used), green beaded FREE PEOPLE cardigan (used), white EDDIE BAUER pants (used), and gold J CREW flats (used).