Inner Universe

When you try to get in an argument of wits with a kid who you have a couple of years of schooling on, you have a problem. When you bring ACT scores into said argument, you should realize that you really need to step back and re-evaluate your life. When you realize that the both of you are comparing ACT scores that you made over a year ago (especially when over a year ago meant age 12 for the other party), you really need to be slapped. I promise I’m not a pretentious jerk who puts too much value in intelligence and test scores that won’t even matter 10 years along the line. The only problem with that promise is…I kind of am. Oh well, if I’m a pretentious jerk, at least I’m a finely dressed pretentious jerk. Though, I suppose I kind of reason to be snobby when I can trick people into thinking they’re seeing a lot more leg than is really there. Beware: This skirt turns me into a cold-hearted magician.

Blazer: Last Kiss via Rainbow; T-shirt: Walmart; Lace Skirt: TJ Maxx; Shoes: l.e.i. via Walmart; Necklaces: Etsy

And now my 10 minute nail art from last week! It reminds me of crucifixes and Latin (don’t try to figure out the relation-it only makes sense in a brain that runs on Vitamin Water).

American Daydream

There comes a time in every person’s life when making a C in a class goes from “No, I’m a total failure at life who will never amount to anything in the future!” to “Yeah! I’m a boss who most definitely does not fail their classes!”. I’m living in that moment right now, so I just thought I’d sit back and enjoy all the things that have made this a terrific Tuesday.

Floral Headband: Forever21 via Forever21; Blazer: Monteau via TJ Maxx; T-shirt: Miley Cyrus & Max Azria via Wal-Mart; Jeggings: Cato via Cato; Boots: White Mountain via TJ Maxx; Necklaces: Etsy

New boots!

Lace blazers!

Barbeque chicken quesadillas! Barbeque Chicken + Cheese Quesadillas = Joy! 🙂

What I Have Vs. What I Wish I Had

My wardrobe money has disappeared quite fast. Straight from my favorite purse, it has flown into the awesomeness that is TJ Maxx. I want to feel remorseful, but with all the nice things I now own, it’s kind of hard to do so. On the bright side, though, I did have enough left over to buy things from other non-TJ Maxx stores.

Peter Pan Collar Blouse: Miso via for £20 (UK and select European Union countries only); Floral Skinnies: SO via for $20; Combat Boots: I don’t understand Amazon or foreign currencies and shipping policies…; Lace Maxi Skirt: SheInside (sold out); Bright Peplum Blouse: Anthropologie via for $78


Fun Denim Vest: Chicwish via for $43; Striped Tights: H&M via for $10; Quirky Animal Beanie: Dorothy Perkins via for $21; Edgy Mini: H&M via for $24; Lace Dress: SheInside (sold out)

Based on everything I’ve got in here, I think I’m building my self up from an incredibly classy wardrobe (hence my new peter pan collar blouse). Next thing I know I’ll be sitting at Starbucks, french tip manicured fingers wrapped around a caramel frappuccino as I fawn over the style choices of Audrey Hepburn (who had been the inspiration for many of my hairstyles back when I had more length). I remember back when I used to be obsessed with being edgy. Now, I’m just one pearl necklace away from attempting vintage chic looks that will clash with the half of my wardrobe dedicated to my bohemian “lifestyle”. On the bright side, I’m the only one in my group of friends who knows what peplum is. 🙂

The Ballade of Puppets

Happy Saturday! Today I had the most terrible idea that I would try to give myself a “curly fro” without putting in all the effort. First off, I’ve never had any sort of fro before, so I know nothing about gaining and maintaining the hairstyle, so predictably, my hair currently looks like I got in a fight with a blow dryer and a fishtail comb. I guess that means going back to my chic bob look for now. Until then, I have these photos from my first days of school.

Top: Goodwill; Skinny Jeans: Wal-Mart; Moccasins: No Call via Shoe Show; Necklaces: Etsy

Yay! Education. Check out my studious plaid that totally did not gear me up for the dangers of AP Language. Luckily I don’t hate writing, nor do I hate school. Plus, I’m learning tons of terms that’ll make me sound smart. If I only I could remember any of them…

P.S. I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures. It was raining the day I wore this, so I had to take them indoors and faced…issues. So, their extra grainy, but hopefully it will remind you of the greatness that grains have in a healthy which will make up for it! Yeah…probably not.

Panda Nails

While I’m not typically the world’s largest nail art enthusiast (I envy it on others but don’t usually have the patience to try it for myself), I do like to go for some fun nails, which is how I came up with this lovely creation, in which the middle and ring fingers go together to form a panda. The cool part is…

…there’s actually a separate panda on each finger. They may not be the best drawn characters in the world (especially since most don’t recognize that they green is bamboo without prompting), but I think this calls for an A+ for my efforts!


I’m watching Young Justice right now and am currently amazed with how many awesome superheroes I never appreciated, my current favorites of which being Captain Marvel and Superboy (which is a surprise seeing as I have an incredibly strong disliking for Superman). Then, there are the superheroes that I still don’t care about and am still unable to fathom why they are always on these shows. Example: Aqua Man and Aqua Lad. Perhaps I’m just holding some vendetta over the two because I can’t swim, but I really don’t understand their purpose.

Headband: Goody via Walmart; Cardigan: Goodwill; Blouse: Faded Glory via Walmart; Skirt: Goodwill; Moccasins: No Call via Shoe Show; Belt: Goodwill; Necklaces: Some shut down shop on Etsy

As you may be able to tell, I was going for a fortune-teller look when I got dressed this morning (which is ironic since I’m more into subtle ESP and not over decorated campers who bring their crystal ball to the carnival), but everyone I asked said I looked more like a hippie. That being said, I think the fact that about half the outfit I have on comes from Wal-Mart (a fact I don’t really enjoy admitting) kind of kills the idea of me being a hippie. Too bad… I was really looking forward to hanging out in my vintage Volkswagen van.

I Still Feel the Etsy Lovin’

Well, seeing as spending all of my time stalking the Tyler Hoechlin (that man is honestly one of the 2 most beautiful creatures on the planet) tag on tumblr is proving to be quite unproductive and has not made me wish to begin any of the many papers I have due this Friday, I decided to share the rest of my Etsy Pinings from last week. Originally the post had 10 items, but after I hit 5, my lazy senses began tingling. So, here is all the awesome stuff I missed out on!

Item No. 1: turn any day into a heist movie – pinback button badge

I’ve never actually seen any point in buying pin buttons, but the shop that makes these has completely changed my outlook. Every button is like a little piece of sarcastic-taco truth. Yeah…don’t even try to understand what I was talking about in the previous sentence…

Item No. 2: Chemistry Nerd Pillow – Green Pleather

I hate to admit it, but after years of hating every science class I had ever taken, I found love in chemistry. I believe the cause of this was when I saw my first periodic table T-shirt and felt a burning desire to have one within my chest. My friends convinced me not to buy it. Imagine how upset they were when we began testing over all the elements. So basically, the moral of this story is that chemistry rocks and nerdiness will lead you to success. Embrace the pillow!

Item No. 3: SUGAR SCRUB – Vanilla Bean Body Polish – Emulsified – 10oz Jar

Like pin buttons, I’ve never really seen the purpose of buying a surplus of bath and skin products. I mean, I don’t like to brag or sound like a narcissistic creep or anything, but sometimes I just sit around and admire how smooth my skin is after shaving (or in the spots where hair has ceased to grow on my legs after using Veet). But, vanilla bean is one of my weaknesses and everything from The Bath Factory makes me think of ice cream and deserts, so it would only make sense I would wish that I wasn’t too broke to pick myself up a jar of body polish.

Item No. 4: Little Owl Backpack

This is a child’s backpack. I am embarrassed to say that I haven’t bought a regular size backpack in years because child ones usually fit like a dream. Plus I like owls and I’m back in school, so it would only make sense that I became infatuated with this lovely creation.

Item No. 5: Pocket watch–antique DIY golden “Paul Lo” octopus baby and Eiffel Tower pocket watch necklace

Pocket watches! Octopus accessories! The Eiffel Tower! Yeah, that’s really all that needed to be said there.

So, there is the other half of my current loves on Etsy, which has unfortunately done nothing to increase my desire to do my school work. I wonder why??? (<-That was a message from the sarcasm fairy) Of course, the only thing to do now is to go back to the roots of the post. Tyler Hoechlin, here I come! 🙂

On And On

I meant to do this post a couple of days ago, but unfortunately I got sick from hanging around children who obviously haven’t heard about this cool invention called tissue. So, in the process of recovery I stayed away from the concept of blogging, because I didn’t wish to contaminate my keyboard (eww…I have germs!) and the sound of typing does nothing to help a killer headache. I’m a bit better now though, but most of my outfits have been crap (except for the day at which I was at my worst-I have the most colorful sense of style when I’m ill) so I don’t really have all that much to share.

Headband: Forever21; Cardigan: thrifted; Top: Catos; Belt: my mother’s; Jeans: Goodwill; Moccasins: No Call via Shoe Show; Necklaces: A combination of my mother’s and Etsy

These are my “retro nails” which is an idea I storrowed (stole/borrowed) from this post from Butterfly Kisses.

And this, lastly, is the steak and potato dinner I ate before getting sick. It was lovely, especially the potato (my opinion is biased though-I made that potato). Now, I’m off to actually attempt to do some Pre-Calc. My education is calling. 🙂

When I Come Around

I’m playing catch up right now after taking a break from outfit posts due to unfortunate weather circumstances, but it’s all good in my neighborhood (it’s quite sunny actually)! So here are just some quick pics of my outfits from the past couple of days. They were torture to take, seeing as rain brings fruit to my yard which makes it the ideal hang out spot for flies and mosquitos. The back of my right leg is red and puffy now…I think I might have to wear pants for the rest of the week.

Headscarf: my mother’s; Sweater: Crazy Horse via Goodwill; Capri: Limited Too (thrifted); Loafers: No Call via Shoe Show; Necklace: Some closed down shop on Etsy 

Hat: Walmart; Tank: Arizona via JC Penny; Capri: mary-kate and ashley (thrifted); Shoes: Walmart; Belt: Goodwill

Hat: Walmart; Top: mary-kate and ashley via Goodwill; Vest: Knitworks via Sears; Jeans: Old Navy; Moccasins: No Call via Shoe Show; Belt: Goodwill; Necklaces: Etsy