Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Judging From Picture Books Apparently Heaven Is A Partly Cloudy Place

Glittery eyeliner + dark lipstick. Both are new makeup purchases and I am in love. The lipstick (Milani brand in Cherry Chocolate, I think) is actually even darker in person.

I don't think I actually did anything in this outfit except go to CVS, where I got said lipstick (and Maybelline Lash Stiletto, which I like SO much better than Diorshow Blackout, which was a huge ripoff). They also had tangerine lipstick but no liner so I decided against getting it.
Trying out my best crooked smile. Just gorgeous, no? I'm actually doing weird things with my lips in all these pictures....

These jeans are bootcut, and I don't have the slightest clue what shoes to wear them with.

Thrifted cardigan. DIY shredded t-shirt. Wet Seal jeans.

I also got my new favorite things ever, bobby pins. Seriously, in 2 minutes I can do this with my hair, plus loads of other things I didn't photograph. And maybe with a lot of hairspray, my hair might not return to normal in 5 minutes.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Get Dressed Best Dressed

Another outfit from god knows when.

Wet Seal jacket. Forever 21 sheer blouse. Gap shirt. H&M skirt. Payless tights. Minnetonka ankle boots.

I have so much fun looking through this collection of wacky hairstyles. I am a sucker for dark, geometric bobs. Probably because my hair could never lie that flat.

I totally would cut my hair like this, but imagine how foolish I would look when I run!
Sexiest hurr ever.
I half want boyish short hair.... But my mom has a pixie cut and if we had the same hair that just would not work. And at the moment I'm obsessed with growing it as long as possible.
Can I be you? k thnx.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Honey, I'm Home!

Ah, nothing like a delicious Fuddruckers veggie burger to fill the stomach, no? Ahaha the epitome of delicious but gross... so instead let's think about these outfit pictures from at least a week ago. Yeah, I'm a little behind.

Wet Seal jacket. DIY dress. Target shirt. Minnetonka ankle boots.

And I celebrated V-day by... going to teh moll with my buddies, Danielle and Red. We took a lot of beauteous photos (though unfortunately we didn't catch me drop-crotch attacking Danielle. [it's not as bad as it sounds!])

I look positively deranged as I grab at a pair of boots... which I didn't get despite the fact they were only $35... but I'm very slowly developing self control.
Going wild at Sears....

Sunglasses and hats!

Dressing room at Wet Seal. I actually got the jeans... only $9!

And don't forget the wild antics in the car ride home. Everyone crammed in the back seat is probably going to have serious issues for the rest of their lives, but that's okay. It was fun.

Not captured in camera: me spazzing out and scaring middle-aged women shopping at Victoria's Secret, me sticking a thong in Red's hair (I am so mature, guys), and Danielle and I chasing Red around Nordstrom with expresso beans. We're not sure why she's so afraid of them... except we kept putting them in her hood and bag....

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bingo, Got Em In Da Thing Yo


H&M faux fur jacket. Target t-shirt. DIY (Vigoss) ripped jeans. Doc Marten boots.

This is my new favorite site. I was never that into Polyvore but this is awesome. I can't wait until they get more clothes up.

I'm going to be out of town for a few days. And because I thought we were leaving tomorrow, not tonight, and my parents are screaming at me to pack, I can't set up any times posts....

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Why The Jonas Brothers Didn't Win A Grammy

Wow. This is actually (like, legit!) what I wore today. I wasn't lazy for the first time in dlsjfaksdlfjsdlk. Because that's totally a time unit. I'm blurry.

Wet Seal blazer. Forever 21 dress. Target t-shirt. Building 19 (ahaha) garter tights (unfortch I don't have garters). Minnetonka moccasin boots.

Count how many outfits I wear that contain items from three of the following stores: H&M, Forever 21, Wet Seal, Target. Bonus points if it has all four! Shows where I like to shop and what a cheapbutt I am.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Epic FAIL!

Why hello there! Remember me? That girl who used to write this blog? Ah yes, it's been awhile.

Instead of posting some real outfits, which due to lingering sickness (of the not good kind) are sort of nonexistent, I'll share this sweater which I got for Christmas. My grandmother made it some time ago (since she's been dead for years), back in her fashion designer days. But my aunt just sent it to me. I haven't actually worn it yet, but I'll find some way that does not involve ripping holes in it *cough* did I just write that?.

I'm still pissed at my hair dresser for cutting my hair really short. I mean, not that short, but shorter than before and now it looks like crap unless I flat iron it which isn't happening these days. Agh. And he said he didn't change the length. Lies! And just to clarify things this picture is from back on Christmas Day, pre-haircut. And I was just growing it out! Seriously, look at it right before the chop! *cries dramatically*

Friday, February 6, 2009

Why Do We Wear Trends?

Well, why? Because we want to be current, up-to-the-minute, super-fashion-forward? Everyone makes fun of people who "blindly follow the trends" but it is nearly impossible not to buy into some trend or another, intentionally or otherwise. Perhaps this is because virtually everything can now be considered "trendy": clothes from cheap trendy mall stores like Forever 21 and H&M, clothes from thrift stores, clothes from designer stores. It's altogether impossible for someone very interested in clothes to avoid every trend, because just about anything can be considered "trendy".

In my case, I feel compelled to wear trends not because I feel the need to be the most fashion forward person on the internet (it's totally effortless, actually) but because my aesthetic is constantly changing. Maybe it's because I'm a teenager, because I'm relatively new to fashion, blah blah blah, but I find myself liking something that's trendy because I see it a lot. Not too much, or it's kind of a turn off, but enough so I feel differently about said item of clothing. For example, when I first saw skinny jeans I was like, wtf are you wearing Lindsay Lohan (this was in 7th grade or so, and the magazine was Teen People). But after seeing them a few more times, I was like, wow those are actually really cool-looking. And (at this point) I'd never seen a single person wearing them in real life, so I knew I had to get myself some. Another example would be leggings as pants. Leggings are simply not pants, I once could be heard saying. But then... ahaha. And now some peepz a mi escuela consider leggings-as-pants to be my signature.

This is not to say I automatically like something because it is trendy, but a lot of the time I find myself liking it because I have grown to like the way it looks over time. Also, seeing something styled a different way can make me see it differently and make me like something that I had disliked in previous situations. One example would be Erin Wasson. And then of course there's the fact that trendy items are more likely to show up in stores. A few years ago, it was quite difficult to find a leather jacket for under $100, real or faux. I wouldn't have a leather jacket if they weren't trendy, but that doesn't mean I only like them because they're trendy; it has more to do with the fact that their trendiness puts them in my price point.

This is just something I've been thinking about lately that I thought I'd write about. And while this is intended to be serious, remember guys, I do like to include the occasional sarcastic remark....♥

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

And We've Been Talking All Night

I finally figured out how to rip a shirt properly. It's kind of an old fad at this point but feeling the shirt rip under your fingers is so satisfying.

I love how my Abercrombie sweatshirt from a long time ago is in all of these pictures.... And so is my baby Stryper.

H&M faux fur jacket and cami. DIY Hanes t-shirt. American Apparel lamé leggings. Minnetonka moccasin boots.

I just spent several minutes staring at the leggings in the pictures trying to figure out which ones they were (since I wore this outfit last Friday). At least on my mom's computer, you can't tell they're lamé at all. I was just kind of confused because I currently don't own a pair of plain black leggings (I have my bodysuit and the thigh-slashed ones, though). But yeah.

I started my new classes today. Math 3, Biology, Creative Writing, Chinese I. They seem alright, though I'm considering switching out of Creative Writing (which technically I shouldn't be in because it's a junior-senior course and I'm a sophomore) because THEY LIED about what lunch we were going to have and I simply need to be in the lunch with all my friends! alksjdklsfjklsdf! But it does seem like it would be a really fun class... I'll have to have yet another chat with my guidance counselor.

And part of the reason posting has been so slow is that I, um, don't seem to have time in the morning to take pictures. When it's take outfit pics or miss the bus, I have to go with the more practical route, sorry guys!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

"Depression Chic" Is A Spring 2009 Trend

Hahaha style.com.

Classic finals week, reprising old outfits with comfier shoes. Except in this case, said old outfit involves a bodysuit.

Thrifted Sonia Rykiel blazer. American Apparel bodysuit. Doc Marten boots.

Today, I'll be going skiing then (not) watching the Super Bowl. Yay.