SomeoneLikeYou Saturday, September 12, 2015
Polka Dot Shirt: Aeropostale.
Red Trench: Forever21.
Houndstooth Skirt, Clip Earrings: Thrifted.
Knee Socks: H&M.
Black Patent Heels: Payless.
Hello everyone ♥ ♥
Since chopping off all my hair I have LOVED doing 1960's inspired looks with it. The September issue of Marie Claire with Miley Cyrus definitely are the vibes I'm going for lately. Black and white graphics with pops of red; slicked back hair with the ends flicked out; bold clip on earrings; strong brows with a flick of a cat eye; fitted shapes versus fit and flare. It's so strange how much a hair cut can inspire you. It's not changing WHO you are...I am still the same Lauren. I still have the same stances on things, the same thoughts, the same likes and dislikes...but I feel different somehow. I'm not quite sure how chopping off all your hair does that exactly, but it does. I haven't felt so "me" beauty wise in a long time. I know it's too early to say quite yet, but I feel like I won't go back to long hair for years now. Only time will tell though, but for now I am incredibly satisfied with short little crop. x
I've since had two days of work at my barista job since I last talked to you all and I am so pleased to say I love it! I was anxious about whether or not I would fancy it as much as I thought I would...but making drinks and conversing with strangers, exchanging friendly smiles, seems like something I wished I had been doing all these years. I think working at a coffee shop is actually a perfect job for an introvert. It helps you practice your speaking skills and your wit. If you're like me, I tend to get flustered and tongue tied in small talk with people and it has me scared and anxious for the next time. But with being a barista, you're constantly having to chat with strangers all day and, well, if you mess up once it's not a big deal. There's always the next person in line to practice with! You cannot be afraid when being a barista. It simply will not work out. It takes being unafraid after making that conversational stumble to try again with the next individual. I just love to make people happy--as corny as that sounds. But being a barista allows me to do that. It could mean just putting a little bit of extra whipped cream on top of someone's hot chocolate, or telling them that they look lovely today. It's in my hand's to turn someone's day completely around. And I just adore that. To take such as menial as a task of making someone's coffee can actually shape someone's day, attitude, or life. I feel lucky to have this job. x
With much love, Lauren.