Matter of Fact

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I was finally able to get around to doing this cool idea I had to start off the fall time! I have had these two matching blazers for a long time, one in a grey color and one in black and wanted to do a two-part shoot and blog post with two different outfits for them finally. I also had this idea a while back that I put on my whiteboard to name a photoshoot ‘Matter of Fact’ (or even Matter of Fashion for another name), and it worked perfectly for these two shoots together. I used to come up with creative or relative names of things that I could use for my blog posts, using different words I liked and phrases and stuff and I did pretty well coming up with ideas for them, but it’s been awhile since I had a name like this to use! I only have like one more of these kinds of ideas on my board but it’s not even a title idea, but I’m sure I’ll find other ideas eventually – in the meantime, I’m glad this worked out so well with what I wanted to end up doing! I loved how these two outfits turned out as well, I think both looks were pretty great. My makeup was pretty good for both of them, too, I’ve been doing better makeup more and more these days and I’m glad about that. The photoshoots also turned out pretty well and did the outfits justice. I liked that I did the matching colored bralettes with the blazers, with silver vs. gold jewelry. I even liked my hair a lot in both shoots, it was pretty for the first one but I also really liked the ponytail look for the second outfit! Let’s get more into it, read more!

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You Know

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It’s a new month and almost fall, and I’m doing so great! I’m always glad about the progress I make from time to time and how I go about everything as time goes on. I also really love how things turned out for this photoshoot – I decided to wear a short sleeve pink striped dress, which is this really comfy material. I love the way it looks on me, it’s a good material for how it fits me. I decided to also include a pair of really cute pink sunglasses that I got in like 2019 from Dolls Kill, they looked really good on top of my head with this dress as a hint that summer is nearly over. I love sunglasses but I haven’t really ever shot them that much before, just a different blue pair in a photoshoot in this blog post and a couple other photoshoots! I love these ones though, I always try to do shoots for as much as what I can from what I’ve gotten from Dolls Kill over the last 3 years or so. It’s, as you probably know, my favorite online store to shop at and always has been since I started ordering from there. You can check out different photoshoots I’ve done with the things I’ve bought there here, in my Dolls Kill category! I have a bunch of things from there, but only a bit of it left to get into photoshoots. I’ve made a lot of progress shooting as much of it as I could! Also, I’m really excited that this is another Convenience Fee blog post. I keep naming photoshoots after the different songs I have on the playlist, it being my favorite playlist I’ve ever had for almost a year now! This photoshoot is named after the 2015 song by Zeds Dead named You Know, which was the second ever song I put on the playlist last fall. I really love this song a lot, it’s a classic. I found it last fall as well. I might also end up seeing Zeds Dead next month with my friend in Seattle, but we’ll see if it ends up happening! That would definitely be amazing, & I think it would be perfect timing too. Let’s get into the photoshoot.

You Know photoshoot for September 2022
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Starlight

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August is a good month so far, I’m glad I’ve been back hanging out with friends and things like that after all that happened last month. I’m doing pretty good, I feel like things keep getting better! I was excited to get up and do a photoshoot for this outfit this weekend, I ended up doing it with this cute white star shirt that my mom got me earlier this summer from California which she went to. I think it’s super cute and fits me well, I love stars on everything and the rhinestones they used for this shirt sure are cute. White also sometimes looks pretty good on me so I love that. Anyway, I’ve been doing a lot of the same stuff as I usually do, but my mood is getting kind of better as I go because things have changed. I’m focusing more on myself and have been able to do better things for myself, and I kind of represent that sometimes too with the things around me. I can’t believe that most of the summer is almost over, I love the weather as usual and everything but I also can’t wait to see what comes next as I continue throughout my life. This photoshoot is a pretty good one as well, let’s get into this one!

Starlight Photoshoot for August 2022
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Pull Up

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I was pretty excited to see Peekaboo last year in November, with G-Rex as one of the opening acts. It was a totally good show! One of the best songs from Peekaboo is from 2018 called Work of the Devil, and he’s known for similar work as that. Although, other than the duo song from him and G-Rex, I hadn’t heard that much from G-Rex yet, but I ended up totally loving his music. He’s such a great electronic artist! So I also ended up loving the red graphic tee that he had for sale at the show and ended up getting that one there. Finally, now in August I ended up doing a photoshoot with the shirt and it turned out pretty good with my bright red hair again. This will be a good blog post I think! One of my most favorite songs from G-Rex is called ‘Pull Up’, which is what I called this photoshoot, it’s a song on my all-time best playlist Convenience Fee. I love that playlist and I sometimes write posts inspired by the playlist and everything, so I have a category you can look at here called Convenience Fee with all the posts that are coordinated with it on it. I loved G-Rex’s set, too, I think he’s a pretty good one too. He even recently, at the end of last month, did a second duet with Peekaboo on his new EP called ‘Deviant’ and that’s a pretty good one too. I’m so glad I have this shirt, it’s super cool looking too! Also check out my post on my other blog, Celebrity Merch Base, for the solo collection post for this t-shirt. I love how this year has been going, as well. Read more for the rest of the post!

G-Rex concert graphic tee from November 20th, 2021 at a show in Seattle Photoshoot
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Know My Worth

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Everything is usually pretty good in my life, I’m pretty good with how I see things. I’m grateful for all of what I have every day and there’s always something to look forward to. Also, here and there little things end up happening that I appreciate as well, once in a while. It’s pretty refreshing and I love getting to get out of the house and do things to. I am glad that I finally got around to doing a shoot for this dress, I got it in early 2020 and it’s one of my favorite dresses I have! It’s this cool red slip dress from Dolls Kill, my favorite place to shop for clothes. I thought this dress went perfect for this photoshoot over the weekend, the dress was called Know My Worth and I thought that was a good idea for how things are going. I can get into that more a bit later, but I love the whole attitude I had with this one. I’m excited to see what I’m going to do next in life, I usually have been finding things to do as often (or more often) than usual and I’m glad about that! I went and did something every single day last week, wearing a full face of makeup and everything, so I’m pretty proud about that. Today is one of those days where I just have to sit here writing this all day, but I think it’s going to be awesome. It’s good to finally have a break day anyway, but I am going to love getting ready and going out (to a meeting) tomorrow night for sure. I’m making a lot of good progress on what I’ve been photoshooting these days too, and also I’m still going through all my lipsticks and cycling through my makeup still! I really love doing that, I incorporate the cycling into what I use for my photoshoots all the time too and I’ll talk more about that later. Also I’ve been really loving Ipsy again lately, I finally got one of my bags from last month! So I ended up including a lot of those products in this shoot’s makeup look as well. I really love how everything is shaping itself together, I think it turns out great!

‘Know My Worth’ 2020 Dolls Kill Red Slip Dress Photoshoot
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Illumination

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So I’ve been pretty glad about how most things have been going these days, I think I really see things better nowadays than before. It’s July already, and that’s so crazy! This month is my one-year sober month from alcohol & whatever else, at the least. I’m pretty proud about that, as I’ve mentioned a bunch of times before I’m in an outpatient program and I go to meetings all the time. I pretty much just had to do this for court, but I ended up totally loving it and seeing some actual progress from myself from all of it, and I’m pretty thankful. I do better with a lot of aspects in my life these days, and I feel sooo much less lost than I used to last year before I went into this. It didn’t seem like that big of a deal for me, but it might as well have been a big change for me and everything. I’m excited I finally got around to this outfit I shot this week too, I bought this bralette in 2019 for a photoshoot and got around to it this week finally! That’s pretty cool, I accomplish a lot with my consistencies of blogging and all that these days. I mark so many outfit pieces and ideas off my big long whiteboard list and I do it in great timing and everything. Outfits like this are fun sometimes too, I have some other cool things coming up too. I am proud of everything though, I see why I love everything going on so much. It’s been a long year and sometimes I wear really cute outfits to meetings and stuff and it’s awesome to have something to do every week and to get to be so consistent with my makeup and everything, treating it all like an opportunity to do all that for myself. I really love getting to do that, I always keep up on doing my makeup now because it is sometimes my favorite thing to do! I use all my products, too, and I’m getting better at cycling through them. I see progress in everything with me, I think it’s so good I got to this point in life and I’m really doing well for myself. I wonder what’ll happen next, it’s good that it’s July though, but this year went by pretty fast. That’s crazy since I was completely sober, I thought it would take longer but I just flew through the year and did so well in most of my aspects. I’m so excited to keep moving forward and do more with my time, read more!

Illumination photoshoot with a bright orange bralette from Missguided (2019)
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Hackney

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I’m so excited about how this photoshoot turned out, I finally put together something good like this with my extensions in and everything. I love my red hair with all my heart, it’s been red since 2018 and I’m still not done with it! Especially since I have these red extensions I want to utilize more and more as I go. I am totally good with my hair fading to blonde sometimes, but I do love getting to re-vamp and re-dye my hair back to red sometimes. This time, I ended up using Lime Crime’s red hair dye in the color Valentine. I have dyed my hair with this one before, too, like in my other blog post Solved the Problem which is from August 2019. The color ended up matching my extensions, too, but I didn’t use them as much back then. I love my red extensions, they are TestaRossa ones from Bellami in 22″ that I got that same year, bright red. I use all of them when I use them, and it turns out super rockstar I love it. The last time I ended up using my extensions in a photoshoot was this year, in January, in my photoshoot I called Stoke the Fire. I loved that outfit and everything a lot, and I love when I get to do merch, but it was even more fun putting this ‘Hackney’ outfit together and getting it to work really well in this shoot! I love getting to do more on the glam side types of photoshoots and outfits, that’s always super cool with my ‘urban glam’ style overall. I also ended up doing a slightly longer photoshoot than usual with this one, and ended up getting like 54 pictures! So that’s pretty cool this time, let’s get into the blog post! Read more to see more of the photoshoot and all as well.

‘Hackney’ Two-Piece Set from Dolls Kill (2020) Outfit Photoshoot
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Not All Those Who Wander

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I think I’m always doing really good as I go with every day, making progress with everything I love. I’ve always been really driven and ambitious for who I am, and I love getting to step up and do something with my time or life when I get the chance. Blogging to me is always something I have done for myself since I was like 16, and I made sure to know it as a passion and everything so I could continue putting myself and my energy into it. I used to want to get up and take pictures of myself all the time, and I always had this love for style and makeup, so I ended up doing a bunch of really cool things of myself since I started as the years went on. I love that I still do this for myself, and I know I’ll get better and better sometimes too which is fun to work towards. I totally see progress even in this shoot itself, I think I did really good with the red and white colors together! Also, this was my last photoshoot I did with my faded hair again (which is like blonde) so we’ll see it re-dyed in the next photoshoot, but I loved the contrast I did with the coloring of this outfit to my hair. I think it all turned out great, and I finally got pictures of this Lana Del Rey shirt that I got near the end of May (or early June) last year in 2021. It’s a pretty white t-shirt that says, in red writing, “Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost – LDR” which is from a song from her 2021 album ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club’ which is pretty awesome. I even also have a Chemtrails iPhone case that I love, but I didn’t include it in the photoshoot! Such a great album though, I love Lana Del Rey with all my heart. She’s one of my overall favorites most of the time which is awesome. This year has been going great so far with my creativity and doing my best to fuel it, it all comes together pretty well and I’m glad about that. I’ve also been pretty busy this month as well, in the last week of mine I went to my 2022 family reunion the day after I did this photoshoot! It was totally cool, we all went camping together and I loved it. Next I had a concert on Thursday (which was Halsey, #74 that you can find on this page!) and then a meeting Friday etc., but I’m finally done with everything and just writing this today. This week should be pretty good too, just more of the usual of like meetings and stuff. I’m totally glad about everything though, I think things are ending up in a good place most of the time and I really love how I keep moving forward all the time. Continuing reading for more next up, collages & more as well!

‘Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost – LDR’ White Merch T-Shirt from 2021
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DKNY

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I love when it gets to be near to the middle of the year, time is really cool to be sitting in sometimes. Making a lot of progress on myself and my blog, I do really well for myself getting to even better places as I go through everything through the year. This year specifically has been a great one for me so far, with going to all my meetings and all regularly! I’m pretty excited about this blog post and photoshoot finally too, this is a DKNY sweat-dress I’ve had for like 6 or 7 years probably! I used to have two of them, with one being black & white and the other this one (grey & black) but I got rid of the other one years ago and I totally regret that! It hasn’t happened to me a lot that I regretted much that I’ve gotten rid of in terms of clothes over the past long time, but it was crazy that I didn’t just keep both for my blog! Finally, since like 2015 when I first had this, I finally get it into a blog post with pictures of it. I did a full face of red and orange-ish colors including products from my new Ipsy bag this month, and I love how it all ended up looking for sure. It’s been since last summer that I had to stop getting Ipsy for a while, but I finally was able to resubscribe this month and I’m so glad! I had so many products and it was good to have taken a break but I really love Ipsy so it’s great to be back with it finally. I’ll include a review in with this post for sure! And this is of course a casual dress, perfect for lazy days, but I do love it so much. I’ve been waiting so long to do the photoshoot but now that I finally have, I can wear it more often. Although, it’s the end of May so it was getting kind of hot outside recently, but I just had to pick this dress out for the second post of the month so I could have ended up shooting it this year for sure! I like how it all turned out and thanks so much for checking out this blog post. Let me know what you think and there will be more coming up next month, it’ll be good to finally get to the summertime again!

DKNY grey sweat-dress photoshoot
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Enough For Me

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I think I’ve been doing things right recently, with my normal pacing of everything I have to do and what I focus myself on. I even have been doing better about giving myself time for things too, and preparing for other things to come and making sure I do everything I need to do from here on out. I’ve spent a bunch of time and energy thinking about that, and I’m just glad about where I’ve gotten to with all of my efforts. Everything I have in life is enough for me, and I still always find more ways to fill my cup and acknowledge & appreciate everything on my path and around me. I’m pretty grateful for all that I have and I love the way I’ve been breaking out of myself sometimes to find other things to focus my time and thought on, and I just really appreciate the way things have been working out for me. I know I’m going to continue making progress with everything that I do, and I also love how I’ve been looking at everything a little differently in this past month as I go. I appreciate my boyfriend being in my life as well, and I’m so glad we finally went out and did half a photoshoot together for this post! I got all dressed and ready to do a photoshoot on Monday and spontaneously asked him to take some pictures of me in town, and I was glad he was totally up for that. It’s been a while since we’ve done any pictures together, the last time we got any was downtown in Seattle after a concert for my Euphoria blog post! So that’s pretty cool that him and I finally got to do that again together. I love my pink dress outfit that I did for this post, I got the dress for my birthday last year in November from a small store in the mall called Canal St.! I loved doing pink makeup this time as well, pink makeup is sometimes one of my favorites for sure. Anyway, a lot in my life is usually the same consistently by the time I have another photoshoot, but my outlook keeps changing and I keep appreciating things differently and it’s amazing. Thanks for checking out this blog post, read more!

‘Enough For Me’ Blog Post Featured Photo, Taken by My Boyfriend Matt
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