Friday, December 19, 2014

In Need of Advice

Hey everyone! I'm just getting settled after a hectic semester and I've got a few posts planned and in the works, but I've gotta ask you all for your opinions.

As a lot of you know I use this blog as a sort-of catch-all creative outlet. I have not been posting nearly as often or to the level of quality that I would like, but I'm hoping that will change once I'm done with my BFA in May.

Okay so the question.. should I make another blog?

This blog was always intended for fashion and diy type stuff, but along the way I've used it to share my newbie adventures in cosplay and even some convention stuff. As much as I never wanted to start dividing these different parts of myself, I'm beginning to think maybe I really should just make a second blog for all my geeky junk & cosplay and leave this as my personal style blog.

Please let me know what you think, I would really appreciate it!

Monday, December 8, 2014

An Update

I never intended to be gone for so long, but I'm happy to say that come next week I'll be be on Winter Break and will hopefully be blogging my heart out. Thanks for sticking with me, even when my posts are so irregular.  

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Closet Costumes with Paint the Gown Red

Hello Wandering Past readers! I’m Jamie of lifestyle blog Paint the Gown Red and I’m here save the day! For all of you procrastinators out there looking for a last minute costume, look no further. Delores and I are swapping blogs today and sharing simple costume ideas comprised of items you probably already have in your closet. Hooray! Be sure to head over to Paint the Gown Red to see Delores’ neat idea, and keep on reading for mine.  

Introducing a super easy Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz costume using clothes from your closet. For this costume you really only need three things. 1. A gingham dress, preferably blue but really any color will work. 2. A basket bag. Or a plain old basket. 3. Red shoes. Bonus points if they’re sequined but they don’t have to be. Now style your hair in two braided pigtails leaving room at the ends in the typical Dorothy fashion and voila! No need to click your heels, you’re done! If you have an adorable puppy, you should probably bring him trick-or-treating. My cats were not enthusiastic about the idea, unfortunately. 

My favorite part about this outfit is that it allows you to resurrect some awesome summer trends: gingham and basket bags. Here you thought you’d have to wait a whole year for some summer style. Not if I can help it! Well, I hope this helped some of you figure out your costumes for tomorrow. But if you need a little more inspiration, head to Paint the Gown Red to see Delores’ costume. It’s pretty great. A huge thank you to all of you for being so welcoming today and to Delores for sharing your blog with me. Hope to see you cool ghouls again soon! 

Dress: Vintage 
Basket Bag: Thrifted 
Heels: Cole Haan 
Belt: Thrifted

Friday, October 24, 2014

New York Comic Con 2014

How do I compress four days of NYCC in to one post? Like always, this con was fun to see handmade things, find new artists, and just be surrounded by other awesome cosplayers. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Just A Little Update

I just wanted everyone to know I haven't abandoned this blog. You can consider this a little hiatus until mid October. I hate going over a month without blogging, but right now I am preoccupied with school work and all my other free time is dedicated to NYCC prep.

Monday, September 8, 2014

I've Been a Riverbed

Sunday morning we crawled out of bed feeling super motivated to just go do something. After some pumpkin spice coffee, pink donuts, and failed attempts at some local thrifting, we headed to Paterson Great Falls. I had never been there before, so I was pretty disappointed to find that there is no surrounding forest, just a small chunk of nature in an otherwise ugly town. So with trusty Google maps I randomly picked another state park for us to go to. What we found was a gorgeous stretch of forest on the NJ/NY border. I felt so inspired by all the beautiful nature around us that I ended up taking hundreds of photos, which will probably make an appearance here in their own respective post.

I normally try to refrain from photo heavy outfit posts so people don't get sick of my face, but this location was just too beautiful and I've become attached to many of these images.

Monday, September 1, 2014

In Flux

We ventured out through the countryside again this past weekend, which did well to clear my head. This summer has been particularly stressful and I've been feeling like the weight of the world has been pressing down upon me. Today marks the end of my summer vacation and with it I have been mulling over the past few months. Although I didn't get out much or accomplish as much as I wanted, I feel like I took some necessary steps and I'm on the right path.