Tuesday, August 19, 2014

On the radio

ModCloth romper
Novelty print romper
ModCloth romper

I think this is the first time this year that I've worn a romper on my blog!  One of the fun things about this romper is that it looks like it's a very light pink from far away, but it's actually white with little red polka dots, and it has just about the cutest print ever on top of it -- it's of radios, alarm clocks and telephones!  It sort of felt like something I'd wear to a pool party, so I decided that I'd try taking some of my photos by our pool, for a tiny change of scenery.  I know my backyard probably gets boring to look at, but I really hate taking photos in public!  People always stare at you and ask what you're doing, and having to take photos when you're self-conscious is never pleasant.  However, once I get my license (soon!), I'll at least be able to find some different and secluded locations.  Until then, our yard (and today, our pool) will have to do.

I'm not exactly sure why I've never worn this romper on here before.  I think part of it is that a lot of rompers (this one included) can be a little tricky to photograph, in terms of having them look flattering in a many of the shots.  I weighed significantly more back when I bought this romper, and then I ended up losing weight before I could wear it, so it had been noticeably too big on me for a while.  It's still a little baggy in some areas, but since I've gained back a little weight (the eternal struggle...), this piece looks better on me.  You win some, you lose some.

ModCloth romper
Retro romper
ModCloth romper

Speaking of winning some/losing some... I don't talk a whooole lot about my theatrical life on here -- partially because I like keeping it separate from my blog, but also because I'm a little superstitious, which is why I don't usually mention much about auditions before they happen.  I had an audition for a project last night that I was really excited about the prospect of being involved in, and I got my hopes up.  Normally, not being cast wouldn't bother me so much, but because I put so much into it and because of some other circumstances, this one really got to me.  I try to take away something from every audition, even when the outcome wasn't what I was hoping for, but sometimes putting that into practice proves difficult.  I guess one thing is that there are certain aspects of an audition you simply don't have control over, and one of those things is the director's vision.  Even if you think the director's interpretation of a character (or even of the writing) is totally off-base... there's nothing you can really do about it, other than to do the best work you can.  And the other thing I got out of this, frankly, is that I really do need to get out of Rochester as soon as I am financially able.  It's becoming very frustrating to try and do theatre here, and at this point, there's not much more I can do for my career here.  I feel stuck a lot of the time, because I don't know what my next move is going to be.  But I'm trying to plug away and not lose sight of what I want to do.

On the other hand, the winning part of being here for the time being is that I'm going to be working for a princess party company (mostly on weekends), which will be fun because obviously, I have always wanted to be an actual princess and now I can be.  Sometimes the opportunities that come your way aren't the ones you initially anticipated.  And maybe it's better that way.  I'm just trying to embrace them as they come.   

Retro romper
ModCloth romper
Retro print
Outfit Details
Romper: ModCloth (old)
Name necklace: c/o oNecklace
White flats: YesStyle
Belt: eBay

Have a great Tuesday!
xox Sammi


  1. Such a cute romper! I love the print! :)


  2. Nice pics.

  3. nice:) x

  4. The princess party thing sounds fun.

    So different to see you in something other than a dress, but just as cute. Also- I never realized this was your backyard. You have such a lush yard.

  5. Ugh, I hate that feeling when you really invest yourself into something and then it doesn't work out. And it can be hard to see a positive side to it, but I really do feel like things tend to work out for the best, even if it takes some time to get the proper perspective on it.
    But, in the totally non-"ugh" catagory, that romper looks really cute on you! It does a great job of flattering your curves. It's a very cute, old-school pinup kind of look.

  6. That romper is so cute! You look amazing!


  7. I love this cute romper! And I know what you mean about auditions not turning out how you hoped. I got called back for a lead role at the beginning of the summer and didn't get it. But on the upside, I then had time to take dance classes to get ready for my school's show this fall. It'll turn around :)

    Theatricality by Mariah

  8. What a cute and flattering romper - and your hair looks great up like that. This summery outfit makes me feel very wistful for the fast-disappearing sun in the UK... It's horrible to really want something and then it doesn't happen - we've all been there. All you can ever do is not let it knock you back x

  9. I know EXACTLY how you feel about the play situation--just happened to me this past Spring. I usually don't let it bother me, but I put so much into my audition and prepared and read the play over and over and worked it all out in my head and had two callbacks but...nope. Totally sucks but I tried telling myself a closed door opens another! Plus now you'll be in their minds next time around ;)

    Also that romper looks AMAZING on you! Does wonders for that beautiful body! Wish I could pull it off!

    xo Sarah

  10. you are so gorgeous! good luck with your journey in relocating!! also.. so rad on becoming a princess.. you look like you were made to be one! ;)


  11. I hate taking photographs in public but I just pretend Im taking them because Im a tourist since luckily I live in a busy city not many people notice. I would never have the courage to take my tripod out with me alone though, even when I am able to visit my parents and take photos in their yard I have a weird fear about the cars driving by noticing me. Im sorry you didnt get the part but like you said some things are out of your control and Im very sure it wasn't because you're not talented. Getting going in whatever field you want to get into can be tough I know this first hand (after struggling to find a job in my major for 6 months and now Im going to grad school hoping that helps). Sometimes a change of pace helps, and who wouldn't want to be a princess!!!

  12. Seriously cute romper - oh my gosh!!! I'm really sorry that you had such a rough audition experience. Days like that can take the wind out of your sails something fierce for a while. I love that you're looking on the bride side of life though and embracing whatever comes your way. I sooooo adore that you're going to get to be a princess on the weekends (you're a style queen in my books every day!). That's really cool and is something I'd love to do, if the chance ever came along, too.

    Wishing you the very best with all that the future holds in store for you,
    ♥ Jessica

  13. The princess party gig sounds perfect for you! I imagine acting would be tough in Rochester as far as lack of opportunities, but that's great that you are making the most of it while you are there. Did I ever tell you that I lived in Rochester for a summer? I turned 21 there :) This romper is perfect for a pool party- love that it's actually polka dots. I don't think we could get sick of your beautiful back yard!

    1. Waiiiit, what?! Lisa, where did you live?? There are opportunities here, but not anything that would allow me to make a living from it, sadly.

  14. Such a cute romper! The princess party job sounds awesome. If I liked kids more I would totally love to do that someday too. I'm sorry about any bad auditions you may have, but you are insanely talented and wonderful. I wish you the best of luck in all your endeavors and I admire your positivity in the face of disappointment <3


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