Saturday, September 1, 2012

Oh hey!

I'm not doing so well on the whole keeping-up-with-the-blog thing am I... Well college is way busy. Anyway, I think about once a week is still pretty active. Well it's not as active as I want it to be but I'm sure one day it'll get there! Today I'm going to do the second post of the segment:


*which can all be found on my tumblr :)

1. Chalkboard Jerry Maguire quote

This movie is a classic, and if you haven't seen it, go watch it. It's on TV like everyday. Really. And Tom Cruise... He may be a weirdo but he's an awesome actor. And rather cute when he was pretty young <3
2. Olivia Palermo
My current favorite picture of my favorite style icon!
3. Pretty picture board and tulips
I just really want something like this. I plan on making one and posting pictures when I do! Also tulips are lovely <3
4. Really, really cool beach sunset photo
This is pretty much my favorite picture ever now.
5. Tiera Dyck
Just an incredibly stunning shot and model.
I guess that's all I really have for tonight, because now it's time for some Netflix :)

Until next time,
brunette silhouette :)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hey I'm alive.


Just gotta say. I love it so far <3

And college classes and "getting involved" and all the miscellaneous college activities and events and getting free shirts have kept me busy, so I don't really have much today except to say hi. But hopefully (now cross your fingers here) I will actually FINALLY have an outfit post up soon. For now enjoy a few pictures from my phone that are random but I think they are cool... Yeah anyway hope you're all having a great week and have a great weekend! :)

Yellow roses :)

Strawberry lemonade from Bubba Gump's in Chicago :) (back in March)

Oh hey it's my hair in an attempt to tame its curly mess into a bun...
Okay I'm still trying to figure this whole blogging thing out so I had a few other pictures I wanted to post but they're not adding right... I need like some help or something haha anyway bye everyone :)

Until next time,
brunette silhouette :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

And then we resort to music.

As much as it seems I am full of excuses, my cousin really does have a busier life than I do and still cannot take pictures for me. She said maybe next week, so we'll see. I would just take the iPhone picture route, but then my mom/dad/brother do not have the best photographer skills. I am thinking about investing in a nice camera myself, but I have to save money for college (which starts Monday!) and so I can't exactly go spending like $300 (or more, but I'd like to get a nice camera for around there if possible or less, which is probably not possible) so for now I'll just post some other things until I can get a good outfit post up. Hope I can still keep you interested! (and as I type this you're all probably like this.)

ANYWAY, another segment will be featured today that I like to call...


which will include 10 songs I've been listening to a lot this week, old and new. Let me know what you think and what your playlists are for the week! :)

1. "Iris" by Goo Goo Dolls
2. "River" by Civil Twilight
3. "We Must Be Killers" by Mikky Ekko
4. "Extreme Ways" by Moby
5. "Why Am I the One" by Fun.
6. "Medicine" by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
7. "So High" by Eliza Doolittle
8. "Are We All Forgotten" by Paper Route
9. "Bloom" by The Paper Kites
10. "Good Time" by Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen

Have a great day everyone! Good luck to everyone starting school! <3

Until next time,
brunette silhouette :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

A haul!

Well it's not an outfit post, but here's a haul! I took pictures of my recent buys. Please disregard the quality of the pictures. I took them all on my iPhone and the closeup pictures are pretty good but I tend to get a really shaky hand when I take pictures from farther away so all the full length pictures are pretty sub-par. It really bugs me but what can you do (except edit the best I can on iPhoto). ANYWAY, on with the haul! :)

*If I found it online, you will be able to click onto the link. Some of the stuff is from outlets/consignment shops/local shops so I can't find them online. Or I am just technologically-challenged :( *

1. Shorts (I had a closeup picture but I'm not sure what I'm doing and it won't add it to the page right so um.... #awkward)

Floral print shorts from the Gap outlet
2. Tops

Striped V-neck sweater from Tommy Hilfiger outlet 
Striped/print long-sleeve T-shirt from The North Face clearance 
Short-sleeve sweater from Target
3. Cardigan/Blazer

Striped collarless blazer from J. Crew (but found at consignment shop)
Closeup detail of the blazer
The inside detail of the blazer
V-neck 3/4 sleeve cardigan from the Gap outlet
4. Dresses

Print dress from a local boutique 
Closeup on detail
Floral print handkerchief hem dress from local boutique 
Closeup of floral detail and hem 
Pleated dress from Alice + Olivia (but found at consignment shop) 
Floral applique detail
5. Skirt

Pleated chiffon maxi skirt c/o sheinside
6. Hat

Floppy straw hat from Target
7. Scarf (technically I got this awhile back but no one has seen it yet!)

Plisse chiffon scarf from H&M 
8. Jewelry

Leopard print/gold detail bracelet and necklace c/o sheinside
9. Boots

Leather riding boots from Bass & Co. outlet
10. Nail Polish

Sally Hansen "Sorbet", O.P.I. "Do You Lilac It", and O.P.I. "I'm All Ears"
11. Books

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder, Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler, and Moonglass by Jessi Kirby (currently reading this last one still because I haven't had much time to read)
12. Laptop case (I just got a MacBook Pro for school so I had to get a pretty case!)

Floral print laptop portfolio from Vera Bradley

THAT WAS A LOT. Again I apologize for the pictures but at least you can still see what I got. These are just some of the things I've got the past few weeks. Hope you liked it, please let me know what you think of my recent purchases! :)

And I promise an outfit (OOTD) post will be up this week sometime whenever my cousin comes over to take pictures with her DSLR! <3

Until next time,
brunette silhouette :) 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

There's always tumblr...

Since my awesome photographer cousin is busy until next week, I probably won't be posting an outfit until next week because I really want to wait so they're on her ultra-snazzy DSLR. I might post an outfit this weekend, but be forewarned that they will be iPhone pictures. And while I do love my iPhone 4, it does take some great pictures, they're just not up to par of my cousin's DSLR. So, until then, I decided I would showcase my tumblr with a little segment I like to call


featuring pictures posted this past week from my tumblr, also named brunette silhouette. (Keep in mind none of these pictures are mine, they were reblogged from other awesome tumblr-ers.)

1. Jacquelyn Jablonski closeup

One of my favorite models, Jacquelyn Jablonski is both flawless and fierce. She's a natural beauty and has killer street style. I especially adore her blue framed sunglasses in this pic, that contrast nicely with her skin tone and dark hair.
2. Serenity scene

I've been obsessed with everything white lately and this is just perfect. I love the simple candle, the bouquet, and the purity of this picture.
3. "Just Married" bikes

I have an obsession with bikes (though I don't even currently own one I can ride) and this is just too cute.
4. Jessica Hart candid

Another lovely model, Jessica Hart has just recently come up on my radar. I had seen pictures of her before, but lately she has been blowing up my dash and she's just got a fun spirit and is a great model, even with the gap teeth. Plus she's an Aussie, and her accent is awesome.
5. A current representation of me

... because I just got an amazing MacBook Pro yesterday, and my iPhone goes everywhere with me. And magazines, and a little notepad of some kind to jot down thoughts. I love the simplicity yet depth of this picture.

So those are my Top Five of this week, though every picture I reblog/post on tumblr is worth my attention. I mean, I'm not gonna put something on it I don't even like. However, if I posted every picture than I'd just be posting my whole tumblr, and the whole point of this segment is to give you a little taste of it. So if you liked the pictures in this post, go ahead and check out my tumblr, follow if you like, and please let me know what you think. I am addicted to tumblr among other (fashion) sites, and tumblr really helped me realize I wanted to start a blog like this. Hope this post kept your attention, and maybe an outfit post will be in the very near future!

Until next time,
brunette silhouette :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The start.

I've wanted to start a blog I'm really dedicated to for a long time now, and while I have tried a book review blog, a strictly OOTD (Out Of The Day) blog, and even a random blog, nothing really stuck. But now, bloggers are popping up everywhere and I want to offer my blogging skills to the blogging community, this time with more focus and drive than before.

I want to post my outfits.

I want to post my recent purchases, whether they be books, movies, music, magazines, clothes, shoes, nail polish, or even food.

I want to post my daily "diary" entries of randomosity, that occur quite often.

I want to get recognized for just being me.

So, if you're still a little weary, I understand because maybe I have bored you. However, once this blog really gets started, I bet you might change your mind. I'm going to focus mostly on fashion and writing, my two major loves, but I will post whatever I feel like too. I am addicted to Instagram, so also many of my posts may have (edited) pictures from my iPhone 4 (like the picture in this post, which is of my hair). I do plan on (hopefully) having my outfit pictures taken by my wonderful cousin who has an amazing DSLR camera. But if not, the quality of camera is not what makes a picture good, it's what the identity of the picture really says.

I named this blog brunette silhouette because I have a Tumblr of the same name, and I am a brown-haired girl with a shy silhouette of a mind. I intend to branch out this year when I start college, and maybe that will encourage some posts that spark your interest.

And just to clear it up (as if anyone is wondering), I probably won't be posting everyday, but I will try to post as often as possible because blogging is a nice creative outlet that can relieve the stress I don't wish to have.

Until next time,
brunette silhouette :)