Monday, May 7, 2012

Mixed Metals

Top: Tulle; Ring: House of Harlow 1960; Trousers: UO; Shoes: Dolce Vita;  Bag: Coach; Top: Tulle; Ring: House of Harlow 1960; Trousers: UO; Shoes: Dolce Vita;  Bag: Coach; Top: Tulle; Ring: House of Harlow 1960; Trousers: UO; Shoes: Dolce Vita;  Bag: Coach; Top: Tulle; Ring: House of Harlow 1960; Trousers: UO; Shoes: Dolce Vita;  Bag: Coach;


This was supposed to be my outfit for Inspiration Monday at Two Birds. Yes, meaning this is the outfit I was inspired by. And I was. But I changed it up quite a bit. Or not at all. Nutso leopard harem pants are totally the same thing as skinny denim. Totally.

I had a horrible, awful week last week, and honestly, things aren't improving THAT much. I spent most of last week working on a final paper for my class. I'm pretty sure I spent at least 20 hours on it, not including the 3 hours I spent throwing a tantrum because it was so bad (I'm serious). Then, I FINALLY finished it and thus finished all work for the class, so I decided to look into the syllabi and stuff I've been getting in my email regarding a week-long session I'm scheduled to attend in June, which includes two 3-credit grad classes. The class assignments and requirements are crazy, and let's just say I'm at a huge disadvantage because A) I'm young (most students seem to be AT LEAST in their 30s), B) I'm inexperienced, and C) I'm not currently working in the field in which I'm studying. So, needless to say, it's quite hard to complete an assignment about your department when you don't actually have a department. Basically, not only is it impossible for me to do the assignment, even if I could, I don't think I'd get much out of it. I'm currently discussing the issue with my advisor and hopefully I can maybe lighten my course load to make it more bearable. And then I'll actually blog on a regular basis again, too. Maybe.

Top: Tulle
Ring: House of Harlow 1960
Trousers: UO
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Bag: Coach

Friday, April 27, 2012

Big Sky

Top:  Free People;  Shorts:  Calvin Klein;  Boots:  Steve Madden Top:  Free People;  Shorts:  Calvin Klein;  Boots:  Steve Madden Top:  Free People;  Shorts:  Calvin Klein;  Boots:  Steve Madden Top:  Free People;  Shorts:  Calvin Klein;  Boots:  Steve Madden Top:  Free People;  Shorts:  Calvin Klein;  Boots:  Steve Madden


This is me, kind of looking like I belong on the cover of The Last Song. Not that I've actually seen it, since you know, I only watch about one movie per year and I prefer it to be a good one not starring Miley Cyrus. I also see it's based on a Nicholas Sparks book, which I do not understand. Why does everyone love Nicholas Sparks? Everyone dies. It's like the Lurlene McDaniel books I read as a kid. I know life's tough, but shit. You've written 70 young adult novels, and someone's kicked the bucket in every one of them. That doesn't make for something I'm dying to read (pun intended). So here, Nicolas Sparks and Lurlene McDaniel, have this, start whistling Zipadeedoodah, and write something happy. Kthxbye.

Anyway, back on topic. I got this Free People top via Gilt, and I think it's delicious. I wore it to the beach for a picnic earlier in the week when it was actually nice out. Tall boots + sand = the shit. Seriously. Put away the flip flops and bring out the boots. Go to the beach and enjoy not getting a single grain of sand in your shoes. Thank me with hugs or gift of cash. You're welcome.

Top: Free People
Shorts: Calvin Klein
Boots: Steve Madden

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

At the Hop

Leather jacket: Zara; Shirt: UO; Jeans: Abercrombie; Shoes: Frye; Sunnies:  Karen Walker Leather jacket: Zara; Shirt: UO; Jeans: Abercrombie; Shoes: Frye; Sunnies:  Karen Walker Leather jacket: Zara; Shirt: UO; Jeans: Abercrombie; Shoes: Frye; Sunnies:  Karen Walker


So, that pompadour I mentioned a few posts back? This was the extent of it. Please note how it is not actually a pompadour. Please note how it just looks like a bird began its spring nest building on my head. All part of the charm.

I've been listening to a lot of 50s music lately (Music to Roll Your Top Down To, anyone? How 'bout American Diner Classics?) which explains the slight greaser influence seen here. And I'm wearing pink leather. That bitch Sandy can go suck it. I always hated that movie.

Leather jacket: Zara
Shirt: UO
Jeans: Abercrombie (STFU)
Shoes: Frye
Sunnies: Karen Walker

Monday, April 23, 2012

Candy

Top: Madewell; Trousers: J. Crew; Bag: Fossil; Belt: Thrifted; Bracelet: Target Top: Madewell; Trousers: J. Crew; Bag: Fossil; Belt: Thrifted; Bracelet: Target


I like this outfit because it almost makes me look like a real girl rather than the circus midget that I am. I'm rocking 5+" heels underneath those chambray pants or else they'd be dragging all over the place. I'm an earthy tones kind of girl, so of course I kept the look mostly neutral, but--since after all, it IS spring--I decided to throw in a little bit of color for y'all. Yeah yeah, you're welcome.

I know you've seen this bag a million times and probably will request to be buried with it when I'm dead, but whatever.

Okay, so a lot of you asked me about my opinions on The Hunger Games in the last post, so here we go: I saw the movie on Friday and wasn't overly impressed. I mean, there wasn't anything technically wrong with it, but it lacked a little bit of the magic for me. Jennifer Lawrence is a babe (I wish she'd keep her hair dark in real life. But somewhere, someone probably thinks that about me and I refuse to give in, too). Josh Hutcherson is not, much to my dismay, but he did a good Peeta so I'll cut him some slack. Fuck, I'm shallow. Anyway, all that being said, I'd still gladly accompany anyone who hasn't yet seen it but would like to and doesn't want to go alone like I did. As long as they buy my ticket. As for the books, I'm currently about 70 pages in to the last one and am finding it a little dull, but I shall carry on. Oh, and I'm on Team Peeta. I mean Peeniss. Okay.

It feels good to have something to fangirl over.

Top: Madewell
Trousers: J. Crew
Bag: Fossil
Belt: Thrifted
Bracelet: Target

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Easy Does It

Easy Does It


Another day, another casual look that hopefully doesn't make me look like a slob. I'm so boring lately. But I'm planning on giving myself a pompadour in the near future, so that should spruce things up a bit.

Otherwise, my life has consisted of work and homework. Homework and work. And maybe a little bit of The Hunger Games. I just finished the first book and I didn't want to like it, but I did. I really, really did. I think I might sneak out and go to the movie tomorrow. By myself. Because I can't wait any longer.

Vest: J. Crew
Jeans: Express
Boots: Steve Madden
Scarf: Target
Bag: Fossil