COME AS YOU ARE

I always get so stressed about what to write on these outfit posts because rather than bore you with details of the look, I'd much rather tell you a funny story or dazzle you with my...wits (10 Things I Hate About You reference).

 

But always, right before I have to write, I think of something to ramble about. 

 

Two things:

 

This morning a friend texted me. 

 

Friend: Hey.

Me: Hey.

Friend: It's Tuesday...

Friend: Are you going to post an outfit today?

 

Haha. YES. Second thing: 

 

I look so happy in these photos (and I was - I mean c'mon, the sun finally came out...also I got a sunburn, but let me get out of these parentheses). This day did not start out great. We woke up grumpy, walked to coffee, tried to sit outside, but had to leave because our dog was whining and barking at all the other dogs sitting outside with their owners. As we got up, defeated, Joe spilled all his blazing hot coffee on his light jeans (the only time he doesn't wear black!). We walked home, him with coffee jeans, me trying not to say anything about it - too soon, too sensitive. 

 

But you know what? You can start your day over in the middle of the day. We drove to a different coffee spot and bought Coffee Round Two, and everything was okay. 

 

Here's the part where I post tons of pictures of myself. This outfit is so eeeaaasy.

(I think I'm blinking in half of these pictures tho)

this last one is my favorite. sweatshirt from scotch & soda, sunnies from céline, tee from wildfang, levis from the portland flea market :) and sneaks...you know.

this last one is my favorite. sweatshirt from scotch & soda, sunnies from céline, tee from wildfang, levis from the portland flea market :) and sneaks...you know.

That Blogger Girl Stance

Hello everyone. Just another Tuesday outfit post (who am I kidding - this is my first Tuesday outfit post)...

 

I was out and about on the streets of Portland today practicing my blogger girl stance. I don't think I quite have that 'looking-to-the-side-hand-tucking-hair-behind-ear-legs-crossed-at-the-ankles' position down yet. I really don't know how they do it.

 

Oh well. Maybe next time. 

sunglasses from céline, coat from mango, sweater from zara, jeans from asos, sneakers from vetements...just kidding...you know they're vans.

sunglasses from céline, coat from mango, sweater from zara, jeans from asos, sneakers from vetements...just kidding...you know they're vans.

My First Outfit Post + Uncomfortable Face Masks

Wow. So incredible. My first outfit post to this blog. I have so many people to thank for this. Me, for getting dressed. Joe, for taking these pictures. Me, for editing them. And me, for posting them. Never thought I would make it here. 

 

:)

 

Have you ever tried a bentonite clay mask? Joe (Joe is my husband in case you didn't know) and I do them sort of frequently. They are supposed be really good for sucking all the gunk out of your pores and making your face really smooth (we haven't noticed a lot of benefits tbh, but we like doing masks together). On the jar we have, it recommends that you mix the powdered clay with apple cider vinegar, but if you have sensitive skin, mix with water. We usually do some sort of half and half mix. This last time, we decided to use full power acv to get the "full effect" or the "best results". We mixed it up, put the mask on, and reclined in bed to watch a show (The Great British Bake Off) on our laptop. Our eyes start to WATER. We are both crying and having to close our eyes for 30 seconds at a time to rest them. I look over at Joe, and his eyes are totally red and bloodshot. At this point we are laughing and crying and asking each if it's time to wash off the mask yet. 

 

Was it worth it? Nah, but we'll probably do it again ;)

coat and boots from urban outfitters, pants from need supply co, striped shirt from scotch & soda, bag from abarrotes delirio.

coat and boots from urban outfitters, pants from need supply co, striped shirt from scotch & soda, bag from abarrotes delirio.

HEIMISH ALL CLEAN BALM REVIEW

Hey! Recently I've embarked on a little skincare exploration - which is not really good for my skin being that it's very sensitive to trying new products. Heh.

 

I've done the natural thing for a while (inspired by youtubers and Skin Cleanse), and now I'm exploring Asian skincare products and the whole Asian 37 step or whatever skincare regimen. 

 

First step: cleansing oil!

 

I ordered the Heimish All Clean Balm from OHLOLLY after watching this review. I was pumped. Every time I order something, I read so much about it that I'm convinced it will completely transform my life. It came in the cutest box and tub which loved being photographed. The balm has the consistency of solidified coconut oil and melts down to an oil on your hand/face. The cool thing about this though? It rinses off with water! Yeah, it feels like coconut oil, but rinses off with water without leaving that oily feeling. It has a slight medicinal smell which isn't so off putting, but I just wanna tell ya the facts. 

 

Do I like it? Would I use it? No. My skin is extremely sensitive right now due to winter dryness (and probably because I'm trying too many products amiright?), and there is something in this balm that caused my face to be a little bit redder and a little bit dryer than normal. 

 

Should you buy it? Yeah! If your skin isn't sensitive or easily dried out, I think it's a topnotch cleansing oil.

I WANT TO DO THAT

Recently I’ve been feeling really sad and depressed because I’m overwhelmed by the number of things I want to do and hobbies I want to start, and I’m afraid I’ll never do anything about them. Mainly overwhelmed and scared because I know how long it takes to cultivate a talent or grow a business and I'M LAZY. But saying, “that’s going to take forever to see actual results” or “I’ll never get a big enough audience to care” or “It’ll take years for me to be good at that!” are just excuses.

 

So anyways, I recognize that I’m giving lots of excuses, and I don’t want to be that person. So in this moment (who knows how long it’ll last – that’s why I need to document this NOW), I don’t want to give any more excuses. I want to be like “I WANT TO DO THAT!” and then do it.

 

(I want to start a blog)

(I want to write more)

(I want to start a personal instagram account)

(I want to travel)

(I want to go to _________ Fashion Week)

(I want to plan more editorials)

(I want to learn how to sew)

(I want to learn a few languages)

(I want to exercise more)

(I want to not care)

 

Hold me accountable, dear blog. Let all that I write and share be used to guilt me later when I’m lazy. Amen.

earrings by urban outfitters -- the perfect hoops for people with gauges that won't close ;)

earrings by urban outfitters -- the perfect hoops for people with gauges that won't close ;)

HELLO

Hello. “I’m starting a blog” sounds so last year (a few years ago), but I’m starting a blog. Hello, this is me. I’m Katie, and I live in Portland Oregon. I’m a fashion photographer with my husband, Joe. Recently I’ve been missing blogging/writing, so I'm creating an outlet (yay). 

 

In this blog you will find fashion, skincare, etc., things I like, weird stories, sarcasm, and my opinions selfishly shared. It's going to be a great time.

jacket: h&m, blouse: madewell, boots: urban outfitters, pants and bag: vintage, peace sign: idontknowwhattodowithmyhands.com

jacket: h&m, blouse: madewell, boots: urban outfitters, pants and bag: vintage, peace sign: idontknowwhattodowithmyhands.com