Monday, April 30, 2012

Electricity, Fire, and Mud, Oh My!

"Heyni, why the happy face?" you may be asking yourself right now.  Well, the joyful face before you is the product of finishing the Tough Mudder yesterday. The Tough Mudder is a 12 mile course full of obstacles, that include but not limited to, running through fire, climbing over twelve foot walls, running up a quarter pike, jumping into a FREEZING lake, and finally running through electrified wires.  Oh yeah, there was A LOT of mud; a lot of it. It was really hard...for me.  By mile 8 I had hit my wall, and by mile 10 I could no longer run and wanted to die.  The hardest part was all the water involved in the obstacles.  I have never been that could for that long in my whole life.  Those who know me realize how intolerant I am of the cold.  That being said, I'm glad I did it, and I've already signed up for another one.  Woo hoo!

tough mudder, leather jacket
Leather jacket: Bought in Rome; T-shirt: Tough Mudder finish line; Jeans: NY&Company; Boots: Too; Bracelet: gift

The first obstacle consisted of crawling underneath barbed wire and in the mud.  I didn't know it was barbed wire, because the wire was covered in icicles.  Yes, it was literally freezing outside.  When I crawled out, I came up too soon and scratched myself.  I didn't realize this until the end when my friend, Amanda, saw the scratch.  This same friend also took some quite amusing pictures of me during this ordeal.  Please enjoy:

Jason, me, Joel, Jay, and Steve is the guy waving in the back.
This was the second obstacle where we had to jump into a container full of ice water.

Me, Jay (behind me), Steve
 I can't believe Amanda was able to get a picture of me smiling.  This must have been early on.

This is Jay jumping into the freezing lake.  I totally wigged out on that platform.  It was only fifteen feet high, and I'm not afraid of heights, but for some reason I was so scared.  Maybe it was the knowledge that I would get wet again, or the fierce vertigo, but it took me ten minutes to finally get the nerve to jump off.

 Joel is trying to reason with me at this point to jump off.

Me being hauled up the quarter half pike after it had been covered in canola oil.

Crawling in water (This water was actually shallow, so that by that time it was actually warm.) between electrified wires.  Fortunately, my shoulders were so narrow that I got through without being shocked. The other guys were not so fortunate.

Trying to cross the balance beam...unsuccessfully.  I fell into more frigid water.  :)  Matt, my high school friend, was the only one who got across.

Running through the electrified wire.  I only got shocked twice, so it wasn't too bad.
At the finish looking utterly miserable.  I really had to go to the bathroom at this point.
Carrie, Steve, Joel, Jay, Matt, Jay (or Jason), and me
Finally, there's my whole team looking very excited.  This of course was taken before the pain began.

Polka Dots and Neon: An Alternate View

polka dot dress, yellow shoes, neon accessories
Cardigan: NY&Company; Dress: Pins and Needles; Shoes: Steve Madden
 Remember this post? From that post I decided to use items in my closet that closely resembled the pieces in my Polyvore collage.  It gives me more of a girly vibe, but I still really like how it came out.  I've been into peter pan collars lately, so when I saw this dress I knew I had to snag it up.

Bracelet: NY&Company; Rings: S.A. Beads
 I've realized that I don't know what to do with my hands when taking pictures, and just usually hide them behind my back.  Unfortunately, that prevents you from seeing the neon accessories.  The rings I'm wearing are made from telephone wire.  Pretty cool, huh?  Also, my hands are so "veiny" now, and as a typical nurse I already know what vein I would choose; guess which one.

"I rock a lot of polka dot."

Jody Polka Dot Crossbody from Brahmin

After I saw this picture, and followed the link to Brahmin, I've added this bag to my wish list.  One: love crossbody bags, because of their hands free convenience.  Two: I just rock a lot of polka dots.

Future DIY

Just found this picture among things I would like to do in the future.  Now just have to find the perfect tie.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Double your pleasure, double your fun!

mint shirt and skirt
Top: Apt 9 from Kohl's; Skirt: American Apparel; Jacket: Old Navy; Heels: Target; Necklace: Forever 21
I'm really loving the mint trend, so I thought why not double it up?  I would say this is what I typically wear on days off.  I like to wear color, and since I'm only 4'10" (That's right. I didn't even make it to five feet.) I wear heels A LOT.  My heels fall into a range of comfort starting from "Can only walk from the car to the restaurant and back," to "I can dance salsa in these all night."  I would say these fall into the farther right of this range.

I have to say that posing for these photos is a lot harder than I expected.  It didn't help that there were three teenagers in the park staring at me.  It made for a lot of awkward photos.  These were not included.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Welcome to my world

So this is my normal look, e.g. blue scrubs, stethoscope, glasses, and scrub hat; very exciting, I know.  Let me introduce you a little into my work.  Currently, I'm in the locker room, changed and ready to set-up my room.

My daily equipment all nicely set-up.

Scrub Hat: Julie's Things

My scrub hats are my only source of flair.  When I first started buying them the most popular sites was Blue Sky Scrubs , but they cost $24.  I think that's too much for essentially a piece of cloth.  Fortunately, there is alway Etsy, where there are plenty of small business owners that sell very cute scrub hats.  I bought the scrub hat in the picture at Julie's things for $14 and another one not shown.  I highly recommend these for anyone who works in the operating room.  The fabric is thick but soft, and there are plenty of pretty patterns.

(Sorry for the quality of the photos.  They were taken with my fancy phone.)

Polka Dots and Neon

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This is an outfit I would wear for a date night.  I've really liked the neon trend and hope to incorporate it this summer.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Normal Everyday Wear

cream shirt, blue jeans, brown boots
Headband: Target; Sweater: Loft; Jeans: C'est Toi via Marshalls; Boots: Guess; Belt: John Wye

Hello Blog World!  I'm Heyni and after reading fashion blogs for the past year and a half I decided to take the leap and join in on the fun. I've been working in hospitals since I was 19, and in Febuary I started working as a nurse anesthetist.  I love my job and every day is different, but wearing light blue scrubs that don't fit gets very boring.  So during the weekends I try to dress a little nicer so I can finally express myself.

I've obtained a lot of inspiration from the various blogs I follow, and my fashion sense has slowly developed over the years.  I hope that with this blog I will continue to become more adventurous in my sartorial choices.  Hope you come along for the ride.

It's raining outside and it's fifty degrees, so I opted for something warm and comfortable. Although I love colors I also wear a lot of creams and browns.  My boyfriend, Jay, was taking the pictures and making me laugh.  He kept telling me to stay still, so the pictures wouldn't be blurry so I did.

Quick word on the belt.  Where I live there are farmer's markets and artist shops that pop up on the weekends. I saw this belt at one of the little tents and fell in love.  Who wouldn't love a belt with dinosaurs eating toast?