187 : 365 Picture Postie sent over some prints of my photos from Instagram, not sure how Professor felt about the photo of himself!
 188 : 365 Jeff and I took a quick trip to Buffalo to see Man Man. We spent the day wandering around the city, checking out the abandoned buildings. Outside of this church we met a guy who talked our ear off. It started off innocently enough with chit chat about the church, then turned to his "gentle blend" which people can apparently smell from miles away while he grills, and his problem getting his "scrips".
 189 : 365 On our way back from Buffalo, on the side of the highway Jeff spotted some graffiti. I turned around to look and spotted a "think" piece. (See two more I've posted on the blog here + here) So we turned around to go back, and take pictures. It ended up being an awesome stop, I have more photos to share soon.
190 : 365 A new favorite dress came in the mail! It fits like a dream!
191 : 365 That incredible yearly garage sale I mention each summer happened this day! I didn't end up getting as much stuff as I normally do (Remember I'm pretending I'm a minimalist right now) but I did find the one thing I was specifically looking for, a new tripod, as well as this awesome mug!
192 : 365 Jeff and I woke up early (and by that I mean woke up when Brandon called because we were five minutes late meeting him) to go watch the innerbelt bridge get blown up. There were tons of people out, and the safety zone was kind of cramping our style. Oddly enough, some stranger noticed Brandon with his huuuuge tripod and invited him up to the roof of his condo to watch the explosion. Brandon made sure to tell him he was still expecting two more friends, which the guy said was fine. Despite a late start, and nearly missing the explosion, Jeff and I had one of the best views from the roof of this guy's condo. I didn't shoot any great photos of the explosion itself, Jeff did though. He also shot a video that blew the news channels video out of the water. After a quick breakfast, we headed down to the rubble to snap some pictures and snoop around. We were able to get surprisingly close considering how many workers were there. I really like first photo below because it gives you at least a little bit of an idea just how huge this bridge really was.
193 : 365 Things on my shelf.
194 : 365 Jeff and I explored three abandoned buildings, saw an on foot police chase, ate incredible macarons, made the tastiest grilled cheese sandwiches ever, and both somehow apparently fell asleep before 8:30pm? It was a good day.
 195 : 365 Tracy Baker made the cutest zine full of drawings she did of people she liked on instagram, and somehow I was cool enough to be included!
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Something I was really reeeeally excited about when I went out west was seeing cacti. Not the wimpy little half dead things found at the stores around here but REAL LIVE CACTI. I suppose it's not all that exciting if you're a desert dweller but to this girl from Northeast Ohio, it was the coolest. One of my favorite memories of trip was just pulling where ever we felt like it, and getting out to take photos. I gravitated toward the plants and, while Jeff shot the beautiful desert landscape. There were a few stretches through Utah, and Arizona where it seemed like we were stopping nearly every twenty minutes or so to take pictures.
There's a random flower photos up there in the mix (fifth picture down), just because they were beautiful, and I liked the photo. Can anyone identify it for me? I was having a rough time trying to find it online. They smelled SO good!
xoxo

All of the photos above were taken with a pentax k1000 and Fujifilm 35mm Superia X-TRA 400.


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dress - Brand New Bookstore Dress c/o Modcloth
camera bag - Siena c/o Jo Totes
lapel pin - garage sale
bracelet - c/o Rings & Tings

Oops! I took another accidental outfit post hiatus. You guys, I'll get the hang of this again. I swear! It's so easy to forget to do, or not make time to do once you fall out of the habit. But I really do miss outfit posts, and I hope you miss seeing them.

It's also easy to forget to take outfit pictures when your wardrobe has changed significantly. I think I talked about it once before, how I grew up having "nice" clothes and "play" clothes and even though I'm an adult now I still can't seem to merge the two. Since my two main hobbies are urban exploration and biking, I spend most of my time in tank tops and shorts not pretty dresses. I'm normally covered in dirt and somehow always have bike grease on my leg. I miss wearing my "nice" clothes though. Jeff's sister's boyfriend hosted a white linen party last week and since I literally don't own any white (I mean, I have tons of black and white stripes... but that doesn't count) this is what I wore. It felt really nice to put on something pretty. But hey, maybe sometime soon I'll shoot an outfit true to what you'd find if you encountered me out on a bike ride, bike grease and all!

Anyway, THIS DRESS! Holy smokes. I've been stalking it forever. It finally went on sale and I went for it despite being nervous about the mixed reviews. It fits like a dream! I feel so great in it. Any item of clothing that makes me feel cute and dainty, as well as powerful and sexy at the same time is a win in my book!
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