Inspired by Clouds



For fun, I thought I would try a writing exercise on here where I come up with personality types for different kinds of things. And what kinds of things, you ask? I was thinking different kinds of clouds.

If I had assign types of people that match different kinds of clouds, this is what I’d say.


Stratus- Will fight for you no matter what. They gain strength by knowing they are natural warriors. Most likely to endure and survive life’s biggest hardships. 


Cumulus- Particular about doing things a certain way. Has to stop and look at everything because they are in love with the world around them. Wears their heart on their sleeve to an extent, but hides more suffering beneath the surface that others will never find. 


Cirrocumulus- A true romantic at heart, and isn’t afraid to be passionate. Doesn’t believe in caging themselves in with material items, and wants to be free more than anything else. Has the beauty and stature of a natural hunter. 


Altrostatus- Is full of pure love and feels it strongly every day. Never holds back when telling others how much they mean to them. Loves to create stories and tell them to anyone who will listen. 


I got the idea to use clouds when me and my friend were recently at a science museum and were playing around with an exhibit about different clouds. They all have such personalities, even though they are just particles of water.

Thank you for reading, I’ll be back soon.



I Drifted Off for a Moment


On this day, I woke up to almost five inches of snow. I took a few pictures outside, but I was truly shocked at the change in weather. How did that come so quickly? The day warmed up though, and a lot of that snow melted. It was amazing to see the fresh, fluffy white melting and dripping off of the house. I had to bundle up to go outside, but inside, I was able to wear a thin, long-sleeved shirt. This plaid skirt is perfect for windy days when you need to keep warm.


Shirt: Gifted

Beret: Gifted

Skirt: Modcloth

Coat: Guess

Lately I have been incredibly inspired with my writing, and I’ve been making actual progress. This makes me so happy beyond belief. What I’ve noticed, though, is that thinking about my stories ends in me daydreaming and scribbling things into a notebook to save for later. I feel slightly part of this world, but also belonging to another one. I think this is good, for now, because I am allowing myself to be as creative as I can with what I write. At least I am getting some words onto the page.

Here is a quote that reminds me of how I feel:

“In a place far away from anyone or anywhere, I drifted off for a moment.”

-Haruki Murakami

A Vintage Explorer Lookbook


Hat: Forever 21


Sweater: TJMaxx

Skirt: H&M

Hair Ribbon: Forever 21


Pants: Primark

Boots: Bonton


Sweater: StitchFix

Jeans: Target


Inspired by my favorite adventurers/naturalists: John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, Beatrix Potter, Alexander Von Humbolt, etc. I wish I could dress like this all the time and travel around the world to see the most beautiful national parks.

Here is one of my favorite exploring quotes by my favorite travel writer, Bill Bryson:


“I can’t think of anything that excites a greater

sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country

where you are ignorant of almost everything.

Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t

read anything. You have only the most rudimentary

sense of how things work. You can’t even reliably

cross the street without endangering your life. Your

whole existence becomes a series of interesting





“Scrapbook Ending” Bag from Modcloth


Product Description:

Your day of memory making with this cognac crossbody bag concludes with plans to continue tomorrow! The brassy accents edging the corners of this faux-leather purse – paired with a cool press-lock closure – are like photo corners that frame a fun afternoon each time you’re out and about.

I need a warm, light-colored brown bag for spring, and I found the most beautiful one on Modcloth (of course) and I needed to have it. The look that I was going for here is spring naturalist looking for plants to stuff into her trunk-shaped bag. I think it is absolutely adorable, and while it is smaller than some of my other bags, everything essential does fit inside. The detailing on the corners are perfect for giving a vintage feel to the bag, as well as the details on the bottom corners of each side of the bag, which make it look like an old trunk.

I bought this about a week and a half ago, and the first bag sent to me had some broken pieces but I was quickly sent a new one. This bag now feels like my soulmate. That might sound like an exaggeration! But I swear that I’ve worn it out once and I can’t imagine not having it. I don’t believe that the leather is real but it feels beautiful, and after only wearing it once I got so many compliments on the style. I love it because of the old antique-trunk style of it. I have a leather wallet, and iPhone 8 Plus, and many tiny notebooks, and everything fits inside! The only thing that had to be minimized was my ridiculous amount of lip products that I carry around with me (but I didn’t mind that).

Since this is giving me beautiful, springy vibes, I will conclude with an inspiring quote to hopefully give whoever is reading this a little pep in their step:


“The best thing that you could do is master the chaos in you.

You are not thrown into the fire, you are the fire.

-Mama Indigo


BoxLunch Haul


I am not one to buy ostentatious purses, and one look into my wardrobe will show a plethora of plain black and brown. No detailing, not fancy straps, just plain old purses that do the job.

Not anymore! I made my first purchase from BoxLunch and I’m so happy that I have an exciting new bag to add to my closet that is adorable and celebrating one of my favorite fandoms, Harry Potter.

DSCF6710DSCF6713Besides the adorable purse, I got a pair of comfy pajama pants that have a beautiful graphic of a stag with a wand, and “Expecto Patronum” on the other side.


Here are the links for the items I purchased:

Harry Potter Unforgivable Curses Mini Satchel

Harry Potter Expecto Patronum Sleep Pants


I’d love to know anyone else’s experience with BoxLunch. The products got here relatively quickly and were packaged very nicely. I am in love with the graphics and details on both products, but the bag has completely stolen my heart. I immediately moved my things inside it and started using it, and while it is wonderful for any Harry Potter fan, the color allows for it to match with most outfits! I will definitely be ordering from them again in the future.

And now a quote from our favorite headmaster, Albus Dumbledore:


“Happiness can be 

found in even the darkest

of times if one only remembers

to turn on the light.”


Nothing Good Gets Away


This past weekend, in the bitter cold, I spent a wonderful weekend with my dear friend in her cozy cabin home. The wood fire stove kept us nice and warm while we had many days of soup-eating and visiting with family and friends.

When you haven’t seen a friend for a long time, it is so lovely to reconnect again and spend time with each other making new memories and remembering past ones. Many times, we laughed our hearts out and talked late into the night. Other times, we watched our favorite shows and ate ice cream until we were full and content.


I’d love to hear your experiences from a happy weekend with friends. This one is one I will remember forever, a nice and warm time that was full of happiness. It certainly made my winter slump much better, as I feel refreshed and much more myself again.

It reminds me of a quote by John Steinbeck:

“If it is right, it happens–The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away”



Melodies In Our Voices


The time after the holidays is always strange, as there was just so much chaos and commotion, and then there is stillness. Of course, many people are now bustling, because once the new year arrives there is a push to do better, to do more, to be your best. But I haven’t felt that bestowed upon me this year.

We have had record cold temperatures this past week, and the chill has still not left my bones, even when I am as I am right now, which is curled up in my bed with many blankets as I watch the blizzard outside my window. The lack of sun has taken a toll on me, and I find my inspiration completely lacking. Winter is usually my favorite time of year, but this bitter cold has taken not just my warmth but my usual buffer against the normal complications in life. I have a great amount of tolerance usually, but lately, I have only felt exhaustion.


I fear that the biggest problem with this is that I am unable to pull myself out of this slump, which I am falling into continuously every single day like I am slipping down a landslide. Even as much as I love the snow, I’m watching it harass the poor mail person who is bravely walking up our driveway to deliver to us as the wind batters them in the face, and I find that I’m thinking of the snow as the enemy. This is truly the first time I’ve felt like this, and I am constantly looking for a sunny spot on a couch to lay on like a lazy kitten, even if the spot will only remain warm for a little while. I try to write, but there is nothing inside of me. I have no appetite for reading either, even when I hear about a delicious plot in a book. I find that I pick up a novel and start reading, but it reads like a technical manual, and I am bored, and I place it to the side with a sigh.


I am hoping others are feeling similarly, as this is certainly a winter blues situation. I want to be able to interact with people again and really hear them, to be inspired, to create something, and I hope those things will be coming to me soon.


Shirt – TJMaxx (Men’s section)

Sweater – Primark


I found this fragment of a thought, and it reminded me of how I’ve been feeling lately, more in a dream state than anything else:

“We didn’t listen to each other’s words.
We heard only the melodies in our voices.”

–Kurt Vonnegut, from Mother Night; “Romance…”



All I Want Is Slow Mornings


Hello Everyone,

I felt the impending winter air and decided I’d better get some photos out with the beautiful fallen leaves before we have snow. That’s right, snow. It seems that we’ve completely skipped Autumn weather this year and went straight to 30 degrees.

I’ve been wearing berets all over the place, but the classic black one is my favorite. I bought one at Primark, but then I found one that was given to me as a gift from Paris! It really gives a finishing touch to my fall-into-winter outfits.


After getting a second job, I’m finding that when I can have a slow morning, I take all the time I can get. This time of year is when things get bustling, and it’s wonderful to wake up slowly and enjoy a nice breakfast with coffee or hot chocolate before my day really gets started.


Jacket – Guess

Dress – Thrifted

Tights – Target

Boots – Bon Ton

Beret – Gifted

Scarf – Stolen from my mother 😉

Gloves – Target

I also just had my hair recolored and it is a much deeper and more vivid red. Everyone has been saying it matched the leaves outside! I’m delighted to have a photo that displays this. The forest this time of year is blazing and bright and giving us a beautiful display before winter.

If you want to see what else I’m up to, check out my Instagram & Tumblr! 🙂




Autumn Lookbook


Outfit 1:

Blouse & Blazer – TJMaxx

Skirt – Forever 21

Beret – Primark

Outfit 2: 

Sweater – Thrifted

Vest – Aeropostal 

Jeans – Target

Outfit 3:

Sweater – TJMaxx

Dress Pants & Beret – Primark

Outfit 4:

Dress – Forever 21

Sweater – TJMaxx


Let me know if you liked this lookbook!

If you want to see what else I’m up to, check out my Instagram and Tumblr! 🙂



Nemoricultrix: Forest Haunting


I came across this Latin word: Nemoricultrix. It is someone who haunts the woods, she that dwells in the woods. With the current story I am working on, this was a perfect thing to stumble upon. Interestingly enough, when you look up with word, there is also a lot of information about a species of frogs. Either way, I am into it. I’m trying to enjoy the lush greenery before fall comes and wipes it all away.


I’m wishing I had spent more of summer outside. I did a lot of other things, but I really should have been collecting more flowers and plants and such. It’s not too late though, there are many beautiful things in bloom right now, ripe for the picking. Now that I’m getting more antiquated with botanical illustration, I’m much more interested in collecting things on my walks. I’m looking into ways to dry things and preserve them properly. Right now, my only method is pressing things in a a very large dictionary.

Let me know if you have any suggestions for saving some of the plants that I’ve collected. I’m eager to document how I see these plants changing into the fall. Besides that, I’ve been spending my time scribbling poetry and stamping books at the library, which isn’t a bad way to spend the end of your summer.

Talk to you soon,