Saturday, April 23, 2011

{outfit} bluh bluh huge witch

i recently acquired a cthulhu-ized squiddles shirt, paying homage to the excellent comic homestuck @ ms paint adventures. since the character in the comic who wears this particular shirt is, in fact, quite literally a teenage witch, it seemed appropriate to try and channel those grimdark vibes when wearing this.

we've got the dilapidated outdoors, the gloomy weather, the bone-chilling wind that never stops. even the environment is on board with this plan!

we've got emo kid glasses, dark lips, and a topknot. i don't usually wear a lot of jewelry, but given the theme, it seemed appropriate to throw on a busload of rings for good measure (though sadly, i have no good pictures of them). the rest of the outfit really just came together on its own - the tights were a late addition, but they happen to look particularly witchy, and go with the boots quite well.

this clutch is almost like a doll's purse - a tiny, pink, intensely girly handbag. which also happens to fit with the theme, albeit in a somewhat roundabout way. i appear to be the nerdiest fashion nerd that ever nerded, at least when it comes to the things i am ridiculously obsessed with.

yeah, i don't know either.

tee by topatoco. shorts by yaya aflalo. tights by nordstrom. boots by coclico. jewelry is from various sources, and the blazer was thrifted.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

{outfit} baby i ain't got no plan

welp. i'm back.

it's pretty much officially spring, now. there's not much in the way of green, but the sun is coming out on a regular basis and the snow is almost gone. close enough. and hence: pictures. hopefully, i'll have a little more variation here than i used to. this is probably my first time wearing actual print (let alone more than two primary colors!) as a main clothing article in at least a month or two. it's interesting, that as my interest in fashion as a more global, interactive trend waned, my actual creative impulses re: clothes picked up again. maybe i'll actually keep this up, this time.

i have been caring less and less about whether other people see my skin, lately. shorty-shorts, low-cut (front or back) tops that show my bra, short skirts. i used to worry more about it, to be concerned that people would judge me. it's a lot less socially acceptable for a "bigger" girl (which, what the hell? i'm not even that big, but when it comes to the fashion community...) to show skin (and by extension, fat) than it is for skinny girls. which is, in my growing opinion, total bs. i feel comfortable in my body, and i feel comfortable showing it. there's more to aesthetics than skin and bone - just one version of universal beauty is way too limiting for me.

though, on the flip side, i have been really liking the maxi-lengths as well. i found an absolutely lovely long mesh skirt that i want to share sometime soon, and i want to get a few long casual dresses for the summer if i can. i like to run the gamut, is what i'm saying. no judging on either end of the spectrum, just pure awesome.

basically: DEAL WITH IT.

dress by forever 21. blouse by j. crew. shoes by coclico. sunglasses are generic drugstore and necklace was gifted.

Monday, November 8, 2010

{outfit} i keep my feet on solid ground

no-name jumper. fever sweater. scala hat. marc jacobs boots, vintage.

wow, has it been a while. that's what happens when the school year rolls around: ap classes, dance five days a week, six or seven hours of sleep on average a night... it doesn't leave a lot of time for blogging, and even less for dressing up. any upcoming posts will likely be non-outfit oriented. that's okay; variety is good.
these pictures are actually relatively recent - earlier last week, the first day we had a real, heavy, snowfall. hence the giant boots.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


sorry for the lack of posts lately. school started a couple of weeks ago, which meant that my schedule went from "nothing ever, lots of time to take pictures and co-ordinate outfits and post crap" to "oh jesus it's senior year and i have dance every freaking day and chem hw to boot". it doesn't leave you with a lot of energy for this blogging deal. HOWEVER, as it is a three-day-weekend, this gives me a little more license to exercise some of my free time in posting. aw yeah.

anyways, die mutter and i went out yesterday, on a cold and rainy day, with the purposes of cheering both of ourselves up. we spent about three hours downtown, getting some excellent coffee and walking around downtown. we ended up in one of the best boutiques in town, her tern, which among other things has excellent shoes, including those gorgeous coclico boots mutti is sporting in the second-to-last photograph (and which, psst, if she's reading, would be a totally worthwhile buy. not least because i could wear them as well, nope not at all). and the flat, short frye boots - i never thought a cowboy boot silhouette without the actual... top of the boot would be so compelling, but i saw these in person and damn did i fold. they're gorgeous and they're in one of my favorite colors for shoes or any type of leather, that mushroomy-grey-brownish shade. i don't know why, but i seriously cannot resist any leather goods in that color. (and as evidenced by the dressing room pictures above, i seem to be adopting the monochrome pallet for the rest of my wardrobe as well....) anyways, they're not mine yet, but mark my words, they will be. THEY WILL BEE

but it was a good way to spend the afternoon. it made me wish for seattle again... you get the beautiful foggy weather without it making everything depressing or limiting your choices for things to do. sigh.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

{outfit} put your hands in the air like you don't care

we are ladies of mystery.

me and my lazy eye. oy vey.

what i'm wearing: gap dolman top. hand-me-down skirt. faryl robin wedges. banana republic necklace. vintage fedora. ring from her tern.

party night over at the uncle's house. food, fire, and music late into the night, aw yeah. good times.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

{outfit} you're lucky words don't bleed

rubbish tee. free people dress. boden cardigan. coclico boots. vintage fedora. djamesdesigns necklace.

the color got a bit wonky in the last picture - i'm not sure what that's all about, but i kind of like it. there's some pretty intense layering going on there, mostly because i looked outside at the relentless rain and went "okay, fuck it, i'll do it your way" and just piled it all on. (plus a leather jacket and fingerless gloves when in transit. if i wanted to do it REALLY intense i could have put on my giant over-the-knee socks, but i wasn't feeling that gutsy today.)

{for SCIENCE!} the sun... beating down... death.... valley.

so. bill nye is taking over as the executive director of the planetary society.

you have no idea how ridiculously excited this makes me. MY CHILDHOOD