Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
I originally bought these wedges as a replacement for my over-worn Forever 21 elfish booties.
They are so much more than that. The simple and sleek lines are so elegant. They very well may be my new favorite shoes! So comfy and so chic... to quote Hannah Montana, "I've got the best of both worlds!"
Don't get me wrong; I am not a Hannah Montana fan. The line seemed fitting to the subject at hand.
I bought them this past weekend in Atlanta at Nordstrom. The brand is Trouve.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
My dad gave me his old, vintage bolo tie quite some time ago. However, I've struggled with the styling. I recently came to the conclusion that the look is just too buttoned up with full length sleeves. In order to make a casual button-down look youthful and flattering, I can't cover both my arms and neck. Therefore, if I'm wearing my tie, I need roll up my sleeves. I've never actually worn this shirt with the sleeves rolled up, and I love it! It almost has a boy-scout kind of feel to it.
I have recently become a whole lot more adventurous with my mismatched patterns. I have four patterns in this outfit! When I first starting mixing prints, I thought a striped tee under a floral dress was adventurous! Oh boy, the times have changed!
Also, I got some new geeky glasses at Claire's the other day! The light pink is a graceful alternative to the boldness of black.Bolo Tie, Dad's closet. Shirt, vintage from Goodwill. Skirt, Thakoon for Target. Shoes, Nine West. Socks, Target. Tights, Flowers, Forever 21. Glasses, Claire's Accessories.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I bought these tight ages ago at Forever 21. When I bought them, I thought they were too wild and crazy. But now, I love them. I'm planning on wearing them lots and lots. Interesting tights are one of my new favorite things to wear!Worn with a vintage polka dot dress, black trouser socks, and hand-studded Limelight wedges
Monday, October 18, 2010
As of late, I am very inspired and intrigued with the shape and form of octopi. Aside from making great subjects for drawings, they are one of the most fascinating sea creatures. I was researching them, and I came across an article mentioning that octopi have three hearts. I had heard this before, but this little factoid triggered a brainstorm of infinite proportions. I absolutely love the symbolism of having three hearts.
Does that mean that as octopus has a higher ability to love?My edited pencil drawing
Sunday, October 17, 2010
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of stumbling into the oddest little thrift shop in Sewanee, Tennessee. I picked up this April 1996 issue of VOGUE magazine for the low, low price of 10 cents. When I returned home, I Googled the issue, leading me to an Ebay listing for the same magazine for $24! Talk about a bargain!
As I was flipping through the magazine, I had a sudden spark of cleverness.
I'm going to start a collection of VOGUE magazines!
I'm going to keep them in pristine condition, and I'm going to resist the urge to rip out all my favorite pages.
And someday, when I'm old and gray, I'll have this massive collection of perfect VOGUE magazines dating back to forever ago.
I think this has the potential to be really incredible.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Today one of my friends wore this super-cute lace dress to school. She looks so vintage-y! Those combat boots? My goodness! With the girly lace dress... so edgy. I almost get this Taylor Momsen-esque vibe.
I couldn't find anywhere neat to take pictures at school, so I had to settle for this really weird abstract mural. We really do need more color in my school!
Dress, Target. Shoes, Shoe Carnival. Belt, vintage. Necklace, Forever 21.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
This outfit is a perfect example of my favorite type of look-- the contrast between masculine and feminine elements. I paired the frilly, dotted blouse with the rugged, baggy shorts quite thoughtfully. The bag and the flower headband add to the girly aspect. When I wear a look like this, I try to modernize it with some super-funky pieces-- such as the bag (for obvious reasons), the shoes, and the asymmetrical insect earrings.
It's official! I'm obsessed with my Mulberry for Target handbag.
At first, I was slightly hesitant about the bold, pink pattern. I wasn't too sure that I would be able to wear it often enough to make it worth my while. However, I've carried it every day since I bought it last week. It has challenged me to mix and match my prints even more so than I do as is. Who ever would have thought pink cheetah would coordinate perfectly with a black and white polka dot?! I purchased this blouse several months ago off the sale rack of the old lady department of Belk. It was just too retro to resist. I hardly ever wear it, but after seeing how it looks with this handbag, I've fallen back in love.Shorts, vintage Rustler. Blouse, some random brand from Belk. Shoes, Aldo. Tights, Target. Bag, Mulberry for Target. Earring, Betsey Johnson. Sunglasses, Flowers, Forever 21.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
This was a project that I completed in art class recently. The assignment was to create a self-portrait collage, using pencil to draw a portion of our face and using collage to cover the rest of the space. The piece was to express our feelings and interests without saying a single word.
The mass of flowers covering the top of my face was created with photographs that I have taken of several of the silk flowers that I wear in my hair. Flowers are one of my favorite things, and I find them to be very interesting and intriguing. The drawing utensils and paintbrushes represent my love of art, design, and visual expression. My background is a photograph that I edited and then wallpapered on the to the background. It is a photo of a nebula or gaseous cloud in outer space. I am currently very inspired by these types of space photographs in bot art and fashion. I love the abstract forms and unusual color combinations. And lastly, my face and hands are in an "angry kitty" pose. This is a pose that I always do with my friends when we take group photos, and it has become a tradition. We always have to take an "angry kitty" picture at events. I feel that this pose adequately demonstrates my love for my close friends and my ability to have fun, regardless of what other people think.