Today's outfit was built around the shirt. I ordered it a while ago, before we moved to Portland, but I haven't worn it out yet. It's a pretty crazy-awesome shirt, but the style and the graphic's colors make it hard to style. It has these baggy dolman 3/4 sleeves, and a long tunic length. I'd been trying to layer it over skirts and shorts, to no avail. Finally I gave up and tucked it into a skirt, and voila! Instantly liked it. Problem is, you can't see the entire graphic, which is a godzilla-like monster saying something in Japanese. But, y'know, you get the idea. Whatever. I also rolled up the sleeves a bit, as they're a bit long for summer weather as-is.
Also, pardon the cut-off feet in some of these! Greg wasn't into photos today, so I took these myself with an awkwardly propped camera and the self-timer. I think they came out pretty well, considering!
Last night I watched Julie & Julia, as per my mom's recommendation. It was a sweet movie, cute and mildly touching. The cooking and food scenes were the highlight for me, though. At the end of the movie all I wanted to do was slow-cook a roast, or try to poach some eggs, or really anything to do with rich food and cooking.
The reason I'm writing about the movie, however, is not to talk about food! It's to talk about the one thing about the movie I loved, which was the character Julie's journey from being an unpublished "writer", to starting a blog, to becoming fulfilled and successful in what she did. She put so much time and effort into her cooking, it nearly took over her life. I was so inspired by this. I'm just the type of person who doesn't spend hours each day doing the same thing; I don't put every ounce of my energy into achieving my goals. And I really should. I don't like being the kind of person who craps out halfway through. Y'know? I'm sure you'd all love to hear me go on and on about this (and I could), but suffice to say, I have a newfound determination to finish a novel once and for all! Stay tuned. I'll be a best-selling author one of these days.