Saturday, April 30, 2011

What I Got

1: UO sunnies, 2: Butter London nail polishes in Rosie Lee and All Hail the Queen, 3: Ecote boots, 4: the best dress ever, 5: UO sunnies, 6: Aerie convertible bra, 7: Aerie bracelets, 8: children's books, because I am five

I've been busy picking up some last minute essentials before I'm off to Florida in a couple of days (and for the record, I'll still be blogging, so don't abandon me!). And, okay, there are some last minute non-essentials thrown in there, too. I'm pretty sure I own about 50 different nail polishes already, but there's always room for one more (or, in this case, two). Rosie Lee is a bit flashy for me and my old age, but I figure if you're going to go all out, you might as well do it while you're on vacation. Hell, maybe I'll go ape shit and and bust out a g-string bikini.

Or not.

What have you bought lately?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Muddy heels

I'm at a rare loss for words, and I think it's because I haven't gotten enough sleep. I always get weird when I'm tired. I screw up my sentences a lot. Words go where they shouldn't. Tenses change when they should not be changed. I talk like a caveman. No, really, I do. I also am extra sensitive and touchy and on edge, resulting in random bursts of anger, like this afternoon, when I was on the phone with my boyfriend helping him with a math problem.

Him: So, you add the sequence together, and what do you get?
Me: Lemme get my calculator.
Me, rummaging through things: I don't know...where it is...
Me: I don't know where the hell it is.
Him: It's okay.
Me: No really. I don't know where it is.
Him: ...
Me: OMG. These mother fucking...CRAYONS...Jesus Christ! I don't fucking have time for this. You know, I have enough to do without worrying about this shit.
Him: ...
Him: Whoa.

I've came to the conclusion that I'm what I absolutely never thought I'd be: a high-maintenance girlfriend. Pretty soon I'll be popping out babies and wearing stuff like this and DVRing Ellen so I can watch Oprah now and the other after the kids are asleep. I never thought I'd be one of those people, either, but you know what? It could happen.

Oh, and for those of you who were wondering, I curl my hair with a straightener, because I have no idea how to do it with a normal curling iron. I am smart. Clearly.

Top: Aerie
Pants: the Gap
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rock me gently, rock me slowly, rockabilly

It's times like these when I would really like to know where I get my fashion inspiration from. Do normal people just wake up and decide, hey, today I'm going to give myself a miniature bouffant and combine looks from the 1950's and 1980's even though it's 2011!!!!11!1!? I'm not sure, but you know what? This girl does.

I'm still exhausted from my Monday morning adventures, not to mention about 20 lbs heavier from all this chocolate I've been eating. Oh! And it snowed this afternoon. And you all know how much I love snow. It makes me so uncreative. So basically, I'm a fat, lazy piece of shit today. Life is good. How are you?

Jacket: Loft
T-shirt, sunnies: UO
Skirt: ASOS
Shoes: Converse

Monday, April 25, 2011


One more spring milestone out of the way (yeah, Easter, I'm lookin' at you). I spent it dyeing eggs, making brunch, having a plastic egg hunt, taking a lovely outdoor walk, having a not-so-impromptu photoshoot (thank you, boyfriend), feasting on a delicious Easter dinner, and opening gifts. That's right, my friends: we do it up big over hurr. And now the weekend is already over and I'm off to work again in a few minutes. Ho hum.

I didn't get much sleep last night so I am not feeling particularly rockin' today. I love sleeping on the couch in my own home because someone takes up 55" of the 60" bed and snores directly into my ear (thank you, boyfriend). I also love setting my alarm for before 6 a.m. so I can wake someone up so they can drive back home to go to school, only to find out that they don't have to leave until 7:30 and thus could have been woken up at 7 and still been fine. Oh, oh, and for the record, I do not cuddle and sleep at the same time. I don't like waking up with a numb arm and a cramped leg and a stiff neck from using your arm as a pillow all night. But thank you for the Easter bunny, it was delicious.

Top: Urban Outfitters
Skirt: Zara
Socks: Target
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Belt: Thrifted

Friday, April 22, 2011

Like a Lady

Guess what my ingenious self put on to run to Target yesterday? Oh yes, the infamous Target dress. Because that makes total sense and isn't awkward at all. I love when you enter a store and you look like you stepped straight out of their latest catalogue. Loooooooove it.

Even though I have about a million and two of them in my closet, I've came to the realization that wearing just a feminine dress has became a bit of a foreign concept to me (proof? The last time I did it was February 19). I wore this same dress about two weeks ago, but I've got pants and hiker boots on. I wore a maxi dress earlier this week, but I threw on a plaid shirt and Converse along with it. Conclusion? I've got two of them. #1, downright femininity scares the shizz out of me, and #2, wearing just a dress and heels seems so simple these days, so I tend to avoid it. That psychology minor sure does come in handy.

And, I've gotta give credit where credit is due: Kellie inspired me to wear this dress with teal accessories, because that's what she did and it looked pretty bomb. Let's all say thank you, Kellie! We love you, Kellie! Woooooo!

Have a great Easter weekend, y'all! Do you do anything to celebrate?

Dress: Target
Clutch: Steven by Steve Madden
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Earrings: UO
Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pink & Green

You know what? I like this outfit, and I like it a lot. In fact, I seem to like any outfit as long as this jacket is a part of it (see here, and here too! Notice how I refuse to wear it without a belt). I also like the idea of leg warmers under boots. I know leg warmers are more of a winter thing, but hell, it's barely been above 40°F lately, so what's the difference? I even like my ol' Kris Kringle boots here. What's this? Positivism? I know, I'm shocked too.

I have to admit, I was a bit jumpy today while I was out taking photos. I heard multiple times on the local news this morning that the bears are coming out, and they are hungrayyyyy. In case you didn't know (you can't really tell by looking at me, you know, so you're forgiven if you didn't), I used to have an intense fear of bears when I was younger. I rarely went outside by myself in the summers because I was a scaredy cat. I also used to babysit my mom when she was mowing the lawn by sitting on the picnic table with a book, throughly eyeing up the woods behind our house every 30 seconds or so for bears. I have no idea, mind you, what I would have done if I had actually saw a bear, considering I was just a 10 year old little girl and not Timothy Treadwell or something, but my heart was in the right place. Anyway, I guess you're supposed to make lots of noise to keep bears away, so here I am, modeling my outfit to "Big Pimpin'" on repeat, which apparently is the only song that made its way on to my phone. Enjoy!

Jacket: Eddie Bauer
Shorts: Aerie
Boots: Steve Madden

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dumpster Cool

So. Methinks I look like I just crawled out of a dumpster, grabbed my tripod and camera, and had a mini photoshoot. But you know what? I have an excuse for looking like I just crawled out of a dumpster. This tweet explains everything. It also explains why I might gain 20lbs this month from emotional eating or why I might swear off technology forever and move to a remote cabin in the woods where I have to wash my clothes in a stream and grow my own food. But I might blog about all that later, so I'll shut up for now and talk some more about how rough I look.

I think it's the hair. It's mostly the color, but I could really use a trim as well. Oh, and if you're wondering, there's a reason why I haven't dyed it in like, the past century. I'm going to Florida in May where I do not plan to ever leave the sun's sight (disclaimer: Two Eyes in the Mirror endorses the use of sunscreen). So if I dye my hair now, it's just going to fade the fuck out anyway. I'm not going to spend money on a dye job to have it all fade out in a couple of weeks. So let's take a deep breath and deal with this together. In, and out. And in, and out. Good job. One more time. In, and out.

P.S. I wrote a series of posts for Fashion's a Stranger about cultural beauty standards in's a five post series and two have already been posted, so be sure to head on over there and do some reading!

Shirt: Target
Headband: Free People
Dress: ?
Shoes: Converse

Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring day

I would like to thank Mr. Two Eyes in the Mirror for taking the fantastic, wonderful, absolutely stunning photos of me (I usually hear about it later if I don't give credit where credit is due). We had a lovely spring afternoon a few days ago. We went to a park in this cute little community and walked around. We had another picnic (this time it was packed in an oh-so-fabulous plastic bag) and played a little bball. Shot some hoopz. Yo. And then I made him take a bunch of pictures of me like I always do. Ahhh, the joys of being in a relationship with a personal style blogger. Good thing I usually take my own pictures. I don't feel like I'm pissing my tripod off when I decide I need a few more shots of my bitch ass self (100 isn't nearly enough to choose from, is it?).

This is yet another one of those I-could-and-will-wear-this-in-a-multitude-of-ways skirt. The color is a little more drab than what I normally pick out, but that's what makes it exciting. I'm thinking of wearing it with a black tank or sweater next. Or is that too boring and expected?

P.S. The song--which no one got, by the way--I was referring to in the last post was "Diamonds & Guns" by the Transplants. You know? Diamonds and guns, diamonds and and trees, flowers and trees. Same thing, right? Yeah. No. Maybe. I rawk.

P.P.S. I wrote a guest post for Miss Sian of Rebel Angel. Check it out here!

Shirt: Gap
Belt: Forever 21
Skirt: Nasty Gal
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Flowers and Trees, Flowers and Trees (Woo hoo!)

Yesterday was the nicest. Day. Ever. My boyfriend and I spent most of the day outside, taking walks and enjoying a tasty picnic (in a lunchbox, because I got to thinking: how practical is a real picnic basket, anyway? Do normal people really use picnic baskets? I don't think so. Normal people use mother trucking lunchboxes!). Some of you were wondering where we were going for our long weekend. I got your answer right here: nowhere! That's right. We just stayed at his lake house for a couple of days and enjoyed the outdoors.

So, I did end up breaking down and buying one dress from the reissued GO International Target dress collection. It was overpriced, but I justified the purchase because it's just so damn versatile. This time, I'm wearing it as a jacket/robe/kimono-esque thing by wearing it over a tank top and jeans.

Brownies points if you know what song I'm singing the title of this post to the tune of.

Dress: Tucker for Target
Jeans: GAP
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell
Sunnies: Ray-Bans

Monday, April 11, 2011

The woman of the hour

I'm in the middle of my long weekend away with my boyfriend, so I'mma keep this short. It's supposed to be in the 60°Fs today and tomorrow, so I'm hoping to put that picnic basket I never got around to buying to good use.

This skirt is another one of those items that I could wear for a week straight and not get tired of. Really, I think I might have to start a feature. Like, every month, I will choose an item. I will wear that item for a week straight. I may or may not wash that item in between wears, because I am gross. Then, I will post on my blog about it. Ta da!

I got up too early this morning and, as a result, my creative juices are not flowing. Yawn. I also was deprived of my usual breakfast of Cheerios and a banana. I'm such a creature of habit that I have issues when I'm not doin' my thang. But anyway. I'm out like trout. How was your weekend?

Shirt & skirt: Urban Outfitters
Necklace: Still my Grandma's
Shoes: Keds