Coffee ring shirt - Simply Vera
Shorts - CABi, thrifted
Sandals - Cydwoq
Mia is a huge fashion inspiration for me. We don't share the same body type, but we share a love of color, short hair, and trying shapes not typically encouraged by cookie-cutter standards.
I don't wear shorts. I never wore them when I was younger. I tried three pairs of shorts that I can think of in my blogging past. One dressy, two denim. Wasn't thrilled with either one. But I've admired Mia's shorts based looks a whole bunch. She always looks totally cute.
So browsing the GW over the weekend, I found two "Mia-esque" shorts. I didn't even try them on because I was feeling impulsive (and was already feeling down that nothing else in my cart had fit the way I wanted). But I got them home and lo and behold! I had two pairs of shorts that fit. And I actually liked. In fact, I'm wearing the other pair tomorrow. They're plaid! These are tiny blue striped. Hoping by styling these will give me confidence to style my similar print All Saints skirt.
Now for the bad news - If you aren't interested, just skim the kitten pictures and move on. We got Brucey being a big baby for my mom. York being shy, then the boys being cuddle bugs with each other. Sorry for the blur to them, these cats move constantly.
Okay bad news - I was supposed to, again, go for my latest tattoo. I've had the money set aside for awhile now. I've had a strong concept picked out. I've tried four different artists. All of them have given me different excuses why it won't work or why they won't do it. I'd believe it wasn't possible to get what I want if all the reasons I'd been told had been consistent from artist to artist. But they weren't.
I know what limitations tattooing has - and I don't believe for a second what I'm asking is either unreasonable or un-doable. Maybe I'm massively wrong? But I'm more likely to believe the people I've spoken to just aren't interested in working with me.
Mom and I tried one last place, but they turned out to be closed on Mondays, so we're going to go in tomorrow for one last attempt to find a non-asshole artist willing to actually listen to my idea instead of immediately looking at the pictures I've brought in and not listening. I even had one guy call my CAT picture a DOG... yeah I left that place immediately. I generally have a good feel for people, and every single one of these places has been less than stellar.
And hey, they've missed out on making the money too.
Speaking of money, my job is a bit up in the air. I knew it going in that the shop couldn't technically support another employee on a regular basis, so it's not at all a surprise, but I am sitting here crossing my fingers and toes that I'll still get to keep my job. I love it so much, and I knew the reality of how temporary it might be, so please send any good vibes you can my way.