Hi all! Your girl is back from a loonnggg hiatus since senior year of uni has kicked my butt. Anyway to kick off the return of this awkward spud I decided to do a quick little OOTD. I just recently celebrated my five year anniversary and went on a little picnic date that doubled as a cute photo shoot. If there’s anything I’m obsessed with this summer it’s Childish Gambino’s “Summertime Magic” anddd any clothing item with blue and white stripes
I got this top from my favorite store – target in my favorite section – clearance LOL. Even though I’m no longer a college student I’m still on that college student budget (thanks student loans), so I satiate my retail therapy needs in the clearance section.
I loved the bow detail on the straps of the top and kept the look pretty simple by wearing these high waisted shorts from Charlotte Russe and (barely) white slip ons from H&M. My go to color palette has been this pretty much all summer, which is ironic because every single pair of white shoes I have is TRASHED lol.
That was pretty much the outfit! Thought I’d show my love for picnics and pizza though haha. We had a pretty chill anniversary with traditional Italian pizza and Mario Kart. Which sums up our relationship LOL.
I hope everyone’s been having a great summer! I’ll be back soon with a new and improved blog and different type of posts. Check out the rest of the pics I took below and have a great weekend y’all! 🙂
Welcome to my very first bullet journal post! A little late in the month I know but, hey I still got it up so that counts right? Anyway, I’ve been practicing handlettering and doodling more lately and have been bullet journaling off and on but, one of my resolutions is to try to keep up with this one, soooo hopefully you’ll see more blog posts like this!
(Also PS sorry for the lighting in these pictures my editing game was not on point these past couple of days haha)
So a common theme about this post is that I’M REALLY LAZY, haha. I was too lazy to map out and plan my monthly spread so as you can tell all the dates are crooked but oh well. I’m not actually a fan of this page but I’m trying to learn to not be such a perfectionist when it comes to things like this. I also tried keeping a cohesive color scheme but kind of fail at that over the next pages but you’ll see that later…
So the next pages I kept matching with the same type of doodles, washi tape, and stickers! Can’t really tell by the picture but I use washi tape to cover up my mistakes a lot haha. The second week is actually my favorite set up out of this month!
Like I said earlier… I’m too lazy for rulers and week three has really weird spaces between the days haha. I kept the blue theme and craft paper doodles as a way to match these weeks and haven’t filled week 4 up yet. I tried making a “messy” layout so I didn’t have to measure things but, honestly don’t get how bujo pros make them so nicely. (Literally me trying to wear baggy clothes and a messy bun like cute girls but looking like a mess).
Any how, I had a bunch of imperfections in these spreads but I think that’s what make Bujo’s fun, you can change the layout every week and it makes organizing more entertaining. Hopefully my next couple of posts won’t be quite as beginner! If you wanna see more in depth and here me speak in my gross sick voice, CHECK OUT MY VID BELOW! and don’t forget to subscribe (shameless plug haha)
Hey Everyone I’m back with a blog post before this holiday season is over! Decided to do something fun and share how I’ll be decorating my gifts this year. I know Christmas is in 5 DAYS!! but I hope this could help out my fellow procrastinators 😉
I’m in love with the minimalist/plain theme so brown craft paper is usually my go to when I wrap any gifts. A perk to this that many people may not know is that you can get a giant roll of brown craft paper for way cheaper than any other wrapping paper!
Gift Idea #1
This first DIY includes some pretty deep green ribbon from Papersource, random pieces I cut off from an old Christmas tree and a hand made tag. (let’s also ignore the fact that my boyfriend squished his own cousins gift) I tied the ribbon into a pretty bow and then taped all of the little pieces together to make a mini bouquet as the gift topper. My favorite thing to do for ANY gift is to DIY my own gift tags to personalize the gift more and ta da thats it!
Gift Idea #2
This present is probably the prettier than what I put inside and super simple to tie together! The ribbon I used to make the wreath pop out is from Container Store and I love that it has gold accents to make it look more festive. I used some jute cord I already had in my closet to tie the wreath and my handwritten and tag to the package and this DIY was as simple as that! The cute mini wreath is from Papersource btw.
Gift Idea #3
This DIY is probably the cheapest idea of the three because you really only need a marker! Feel free to doodle any festive drawings to your gift to make your gift wrap stand out. The extra string and mini wreath (can you tell I like mini things) just give some extra detail but I think the ornament doodle would do fine alone!
And those are some of the ways I’m wrapping my gifts this year!
I hope this was helpful for some of you out there and that everyone has a very Merry Christmas!
If you want to see these gifts step by step feel free to watch the matching Youtube video below 🙂 I worked hard on this video and happy with how it turned out!
Today I’m showing off this snazzy Levis Denim Jacket that I thrifted for – wait for it – TWENTY DOLLAS. THATS RIGHT. The original price was listed at 80 dollars so If you couldn’t tell I’m a little hyped about that haha. Before I get into the outfit I thought I’d share a bit of my thrifting tips so you can go find that perfect steal.
Go in planning to spend a lot of time
Im definitely someone who gets tired of shopping easy, I hate being in crowded areas and much prefer online shopping BUT If you want to find your new holy grail item be sure to be well rested, well fed, and ready for your hunt!
Don’t be afraid
Check out that shirt on the ground or grab that bright shirt – You never know how something’s going to look until its on so be adventurous! (Just don’t forget to wash your close really well because .. ew)
This Jacket was in the men’s section AND in the XL section but I grabbed it anyways. Clothes are clothes and sometimes the best finds are outside of the women section.
And those are some of my tips for popping tags! pretty simple tips I know but you don’t always remember it when you head into overcrowded and most likely musty thrift shops LOL.
Now onto the Outfit!
Growing up in chilly Washington there’s nothing I love more than oversized jackets. They’re perfect for layering and act as a blanket if they’re big enough. My tips for not looking like a marshmallow being swallowed alive is to make sure everything under it is form fitting. I paired my jean jacket with a simple black tank top and skinny jeans to match. Since I’m pretty short (ok like REALLY short) I made sure to add some black booties so it didn’t look like I was drowning in denim. And there’s the look for you – Pretty simple with an extra lift from the leather booties because is it really fall if this spud doesn’t break out the booties?
That’s all for now! Hope everyone has a great weekend 🙂
As you can tell by the title this post is different from my usual outfit posts. Since your girl is a college student, my budget for home decor and other cute things are at a minimum. SOOO, If i can make it I much rather spend half the money on supplies as opposed to dropping my non existent money on ready made things. I’ll be posting all my DIY journeys here so you can see me make or fail to make some things and maybe get inspired in the process, So let’s get started!
I bought wooden signs, fall floral bunches, mini pumpkins and some leaves/vines all from Michaels for under $25 ! (Michael has sooo many coupons be sure to use them!!) I stuck with and orange and dark red color palette but, feel free to choose what screams fall to you. Not pictured are some paint markers, white paint, glue gun, and mod podge which you know this crafting queen already had.
The next steps are pretty much up to you or if you’re like me – what you find on pinterest. I found some quotes online and used paint markers to write them down. For some added flare I painted some signs white so I was able to use gold on top. Also fail of the DIY, make sure you plan out what you’re writing prior because I winged it which is why the hand lettering is kind of trash… I promise my handwriting looks way better with brush markers as opposed to paint markers 😥
After your paint dries I basically tear apart the flower bunches and vines so that they are able to glue flat onto your surface. I cut the pumpkins in half as well so that they were able to stick on better. I recommend using the glue gun for the thicker pieces and the mod podge for the fabric pieces.
And that’s the DIY! I’m sad that I screwed up the handlettering but happy with the fun project overall! Tell me your favorite one below 🙂
(Now that i’m over my fall puns get ready for all the Halloween puns)
This blog post is probably going to be the most simple one I post because I originally went to this pumpkin farm by my house for fun and last minute decided to have a mini photo shoot. Hooray for the boyfriend having the fancy shmancy Iphone7 so we’re always photo shoot ready ha ha. I honestly went to the farm to just buy some corn and veggies so YOU BET I will be back to take more pics 😉 (and get lost in the cool corn maze lmao so stay tuned for an update on that)
The past couple of outfits I’ve been posting have been super girly so I thought I’d change it up to what I normally wear. Now I love flowy shirts, lace, and floral but because I live in Washington, it’s too dang cold for that. Also nothing screams hipster Seattleite more than wearing a flannel and that’s exactly what I did that day. I tend to go for flannels that are more of a Boyfriend Fit because I’m a fan of comfort and layering – so what better flannel to pick than one straight out of my boyfriends closet! (thanks dude) Not going to lie since I wear so many oversized things I tend to sneak to my boyfriends side of closet and borrow some things as you’ll see some more in my next outfit post 😉 Under the flannel I wore a simple cropped sweater and paired it with my favorite leggings perfect for frolicking through the pumpkins. Added my combat boots for that typical fall aesthetic and ta da ! – a simple and comfortable outfit perfect for picking enough pumpkins to make your perfect squash squad.
And there you have it folks! I’ll be back soon with a new post that is little different than what you’re used to so keep an eye out 🙂
it’s officially time to break out the pumpkins, sweaters, and Halloween movies for fall and I don’t know about you but I’m pumped! Before I break out the cozy layered outfits I have a summer meets fall outfit because Seattle decided to randomly have a 80 degrees day in the middle of September which is basically unbeleafable.
I decided to take advantage of the warm weather and wear this off the shoulder dress I got from Target. To keep myself in the fall mood I purposely chose this mustard yellow dress to match the changing leaves color scheme. Also if you couldn’t tell this dress just screams “Awkward Spud” because of the florals and frilly sleeves. I know my last post was about a floral outfit but hey, I keep falling for them (ok last fall pun sorry lool). I’m currently back in University so my outfit choices may be questionable throughout the week due to pure laziness but, this dress made it look like I put effort into looking nice without being overly dressy. I layered a jean jacket on top when it got chilly to keep the look basic. I paired these flats from Payless that you’ve seen before and will probably see a lot this season because of the brown suede. And that’s the outfit! A simple outfit for those of us who are secretly holding onto summer but love fall just as much!
Before you leaf! (hehe couldn’t keep it in)
There are new changes and content coming to The Awkward Spud, I’ve been putting off blogging to plan out where I wanted to take this blog and I think I’m finally happy to how this page is going to turn out so don’t forget to keep coming back 🙂 Have a great day everyone!