Yesterday, my boyfriend took me on a surprise adventure to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore! The day was spent in lovely leisure as we shopped at Urban Outfitters, ate at the Hard Rock Café, explored the George Peabody Library, and sat by the water to enjoy the harbor. I even made great use of my favorite polaroid camera!
Stay tuned for the next adventure,
I hope you guys have a safe and wonderful day as we celebrate by exploding things and overeating. Today I will be on base at Camp Lejuene, rocking out in the front of the crowd to Daughtry!
Now go wear every piece of clothing you own that has an American flag on it, grill 3 times too many hot dogs, explode them fireworks, go deaf, and throw some freedom in a strangers face!
Why? Cause, Merica'.
We've all seen the classic Pop Art photography by Andy Warhol of Marilyn Monroe at some point in our lives. They're iconic and truly original works. So I thought it would be perfect for my masterpiece alteration project in my Advanced Photography class. I have always loved Marilyn and her photos, but it wasn't until today where Renee and I came to the conclusion that there was no way she was not high as a kite when Andy photographed her just because of the fact that it was that difficult to mimick her expression. Nevertheless, she was still always so breathtaking. Pictured below are the photographs I took and edited of my sister. I believe we truly captured the essence of Marilyn in these photos. I'm so happy how they turned out! I'm even considering printing them onto canvas and adding them to my eclectic wall of art in my room!
In all honesty, I don't do New Years resolutions. I don't have anything against them, I just never know what I want to commit to or do differently for the new year. I think one year I made a resolution... The fact that I don't know what it was now kinda says something... Anyway, this year I had planned to do the same thing: no resolution, and really, I plan to stay that way because I don't want to think of this as a resolution! I'll admit that I've recently hit a crisis in my exercising habits. You see, I ran cross country and indoor and outdoor track in high school for three years including fall of this school year. When it came to indoor track this year I was just done. I was exhausted of the constant mandatory harsh schedule running had on me. I felt locked down in this sport in a bad way. I love running and I love my team and my coaches really are the best at what they do. But it was just too much, I wasn't good at running and it really wasn't fun for me anymore. So after cross country, I decided I was done. Then when I went to New York for my birthday there was the annual marathon being held. One night at dinner in a pizza place we were seated next to this man and his son who had completed the marathon that day. It was the man's 50th and final marathon and his sons 1st. We talked to him for a long time and he somehow convinced me that I needed to run a marathon too! So, when indoor track started up again, I was back out there, running on the beloved trails... Again. Then since I wasn't exactly on the team, I was just building distance on my own, practices were less mandatory. So my attendance became less often as the weeks went on.. Then I met up with one of my coaches one day, he told me I should start with a half marathon, and I was like "ehhh okayy..." And I haven't ran since that day. I haven't ran all of 2015 to be exact. Which is really sad! The more ridiculous part of it all is, I miss working out! I miss being sore and feeling accomplished and knowing my body is in shape. I miss seeing results and working towards goals. And I have this problem with everythinggggg. I do one thing for a long time, love it for a while, become committed, and then hate it so I stop but when I do I miss it! It's so stupid! I did it with piano, dance, church youth group... So today, while browsing Instagram, I came across a couple of people who I follow who are just amazingly inspirational. They are yogi's, nutritionists, and personal trainers. They have this lifestyle of just eating what makes them feel good and doing what makes them happy. It's so simple! I say it all the time, "I need real food." I HATE eating junk food. Why do I do it? Because it's convenient! It's easy! It's right in front of my face, I don't have to think about it, and I don't have to cook it! But I don't like it. I'm not satisfied with it. So this is my (dare I say) "resolution" for 2015 and really the rest of my life: to eat GOOD clean food and be active in whatever makes ME happy. Whether that be running, yoga, kickboxing, dancing, or maybe even ice skating! It doesn't matter! As long as I'm happy and my body is too. :) I hope you guys made some good resolutions as well.
Ps: here are some of my favorite fitness girls on Instagram :)
I'm Claire, a fashion model and blogger who's deciding to take the path less traveled. Come adventure with me!
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