Sweater: ASOS Curve
Pants/Leggings: Joe Fresh
Shoes: B.A.I.T c/o Cut Out + Keep
Brooch: Black Iris Design
I bought these pants/leggings (not really sure which one because they are a weird mix of both) when we were up at the cottage but it has been too hot to wear them until now. As soon as I saw them I knew I had to have them. They remind me of those cigarette pants that women used to wear in the 60s. I have been looking for a pair for a while and am excited to finally own some. I am also happy to finally be able to wear this sweater. I bought it more than a month ago in my first ever ASOS purchase, but haven't been able to wear it because if the ridiculous heat. The heart-shaped elbow patches sold me on it, but the $13 price tag wasn't so bad either. So far I am really happy with the things I purchased from ASOS, and I can;t wait for my second package to arrive. It should be here sometime this week, *eeeee* I got the polka dot cat brooch at FanExpo and have worn it a ridiculous number of times since then. I love pairing polka dots with stripes, and the kitty kat is just too cute. I am surprised it didn't make it into an earlier outfit post, but things have been crazy around here.
Speaking of crazy, I am ready to shed some light on what has been going on in my life. As some of you may remember, Colin and I moved up to his dad's house about two months ago. Last week Colin's dad decided to rent out the house, which left us unsure about what to do next. We hemmed and we hawed (more like I freaked out and Colin was reasonable), but finally settled on moving back in with my parents. I am not going to lie, it was a rough week and all I could think was "this year has really sucked." The prospect of moving again was not appealing, and not that I don't love my parents, but I feel like at this age I should be living in my own place and have a grown up job and a grown up life. I had plans. Unfortunately things don't always work out as you plan, sometimes you just have to relax and roll with it.
Lucky for us, rolling with it seemed seemed to do the trick. On Friday, just when I had resigned myself to feeling shitty, Colin got a second job. Very good news indeed. I have also been keeping a secret for a while. I didn't want to share until it got closer to the date, but next week I am going to be starting a second job too. I will going to be working as an interpreter, giving people tours at a few museums. I am really excited about this and very happy to be working in my field of study. The reason this didn't make me feel great last week because the job is kind of far away, and I was stressing about the commute on top of everything else. When I get stressed out I tend to worry about anything and everything and it becomes a vicious cycle. Now that Colin has a second job (which is close-ish to my new job), we might be able to move into our own place somewhere in between both sets of jobs. I have said job way too many times in this post. There's no guarantee that we will be able to get an apartment, but at least it is something to look forward to. Two new jobs and the possibility of our own place. Just like that things went from bad, to worse, to pretty awesome. Maybe this will finally teach me to relax a little and not to stress out when things don't go perfectly.