Rick & Morty

Thursday, October 1, 2015

These days, when Michael and I can get a few days together, we are both so usually run down and exhausted that we just want to lay around all day. I'm not mad about this. Between his cooking job constantly kicking his ass, and my schedule running me all over the place, 48 hours of uninterrupted cuddles (or as close as we can get to it) sounds like heaven. And while we still went out to catch some food (I crave ramen when I can get it up in Seattle), and get some much needed snacking supplies (huckleberry float, anyone?), we mostly laid in bed watching as much Rick and Morty as I could stomach. I have to say, I really hate the show. I mean, half of the material goes too far for my tastes, the constant belching makes my skin crawl, and yet....I keep coming back for more. I blame Michael for the whole strange attraction I have to it (not unlike the strange attraction I have to him), as he introduced me to it after raving about it for like a week straight. It is so weird and offensive and gross and I can't wait to watch more with him. I'm pretty much doomed. Oh well.











::PHOTOS BY M::
DRESS C/O SWEET AND SOUR VINTAGE :: FRED MEYER KID'S SHOES :: TARGET HAIR FLOWER :: MAC LIPSTICK IN SAINT GERMAIN

One of the things we did do that involved actual clothing and not just pajamas and sweatshirts (ok, only I was in a sweatshirt...that boy is never cold!), was photograph this gorgeous vintage dress that was gifted to me from the ever lovely Natalie of Sweet and Sour Vintage. If you recall, she also sent me the yellow dress I posted earlier this week. Oh yes. Not only does she design fabulous clothing, but she also runs a totally kickin' vintage shop. Basically, there is something for everyone and you should check her out. I really cannot stress of issue of supporting actual people instead of giant corporations, and when it comes to handmade or vintage items, it is really a win-win. In our society, so many artisans are taken for granted, and unable to make a living practicing their art because the appreciation for it has been replaced with a desire for the cheap and quickly accessible. And I get it, sometimes you're broke af and don't have the money to afford anything other than Forever 21. I went to college, I know that life. All I'm saying is that if you have the means, you should try and pay more attention to where your money goes. As for me, I'm not sitting pretty on a pile of cash...or really any cash, so collaborations like this allow me to not only create a more ethically sourced closet, but to also introduce you guys to truly amazing people who can help you do the same. I mean, look at the detailing on this dress guys! Things aren't made like that anymore, but they are still around, being found for you by people like Natalie. So check her out.

8 comments:

  1. This look is amazing! I love those shoes so much :) And I totally feel you about just vegging out when you have time together. My husband and I have "TV time" every night after my daughter goes to sleep, and it's SACRED. Just time to relax together and BE. The best!

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    1. Thank you so much, Emily! Some times I just get really inspired by a piece of clothing and run with it!
      And TV time sounds magical.
      Best,
      Mariah Alysz ♡

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  2. I second what Emily said! Mr. Owl and I have TV time every night too after the kids are asleep (well, after Asa is in bed, anyway!) and it's a good way for us to just relax and enjoy each other! We love that time every bit as much as going out on dates.

    I LOVE the scoopneck back of that dress! And I love how your tattoo lines up with the zipper; it's very satisfying for some reason, haha! But that dress! So pretty. I totally agree about where you're getting clothes; I would much rather support actual people, too!

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    1. Yes! I think evenings in are totally just as nice as going out, so long as the two of you can make it feel cozy and special. Really any time M and I get together with our hectic schedules feels special, so that's a plus I guess, haha.

      And isn't the dress just everything??? I still can't get over it. And I am always pleased when my tattoo lines up with things. It lets me know that it's perfectly placed, which I was really stressing about going into it. I need things symmetrical and even!

      Best,
      Mariah Alysz ♡

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  3. I hate that show too!! No thanks! Unlike you, though, I do NOT go back for more! hahaha its OK we all have weird things we like for some reason even though we don't! ;)

    You look fantastic as always!!

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    1. Yeah, it's a strange relationship I have with the show, for sure. I think by now I'm just too invested in the plot to abandon it all together. Plus, M gets all cute and giggles when we watch it, andI love watching that, so it makes things ok.

      Best,
      Mariah Alysz ♡

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  4. Thank you! I'm not the only one who can't stand Rick's belching. I think it bothers me because I just want him to say what he's going to say and stop being so gross, lol. The show is funny, but I don't see why everyone RAVES about it.

    I wish I could shop vintage more, but when they price items at $150+, it's kind of hard to. I'm finished with college, but I have rent, bills, loans, etc., so until vintage becomes more affordable it's not really an option. Only once and a while if I can find something that is the right measurements and I can treat myself. It's hard to find vintage that fits me. Either the waist is insanely tiny or the bust is too big. I love vintage and I used to buy more vintage pieces when I was in high school and had no bills, but now as much as I love it, it's not logical for me to buy and shop for. I wish that there were stores that sold vintage for lower prices, but I don't even really have the time to look! :\

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    1. Yes! Ugh! His belching is just the absolute worst. They seems to have toned it down a little bit by the end of the latest season, but man is it just off-putting to the max.

      And I completely feel you. Vintage is something that is quickly becoming more and more trendy, thus more expensive and less accessible for the average human to purchase. It really is a total shame. I can certainly say that were it not for kind sponsors I wouldn't have the lovely items that I do. Silly little vintage things are easy enough for me to thrift locally, but those truly unique piece that aren't majorly flawed also seem to be majorly priced. I get it, but it also makes me sad.

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      Mariah Alysz ♡

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