Bohemian Rhapsody

This is a snippet from my school’s recent “spirit week”. In case you couldn’t tell what I dressed up for (which is quite understandable),  it was decade day, in which I chose to go for a subtle 70’s look because I’m lazy. Unfortunately, most of my friends hadn’t realized that I’d dressed up and assumed that I’d just shown up in my normal attire. It’s not my fault that any day just so happens to be a good day for flare jeans and a floral headband.

Jacket: Aeropostale via Goodwill; Top: Vintage Vinyl via Goodwill; Jeans: Aeropostale; Shoes: No Call via Shoe Show; Headband: Forever21; Necklace: Etsy, Belt: ?

Peace.

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Lights

I think I’m going through a completely unwarranted existential crisis today. You know, the kind that you get when you find out that something that you’d believed to be true for the longest time turns out to be false. Yeah…I found out the most terrible thing today: cows don’t have multiple stomachs! Just one stomach with multiple chambers. This is almost as bad as the time that I find out that eating thawed waffles from the frozen food aisle without putting them in the toaster first wouldn’t give me salmonella like my brother told me they would. On the bright side though, the fact that cows have multiple chambers in their stomach does mean you can feed them gummy worms and nothing bad will happen to them. Yeah, just some childish and rambly thoughts to match how young this outfit makes me feel. 🙂

Sweater: Cato via Goodwill; Skirt: Cato Girls via Cato; Tights: ?; Boots: White Mountain via TJ Maxx; Bag: thrifted; Necklaces: Etsy

I really like cows but I have plans to go to Five Guys because they’ll put relish, BBQ sauce, and green peppers on my burger…

(Un)Calmly Waiting

If you don’t live somewhere on the non-northern hemisphere (or perhaps it’s more of a vertical split in the planet that determines weather), like, for example, Australia, then you’ve probably realized that autumn is on its way. Unfortunately for me, it seems to be taking a leisurely stroll to my neighborhood when it could have just sped over in its Ferrari. So, until autumn does actually hit its destination, I’ll have to resign myself to making Polyvore sets of all the outfit ideas I’d like to try when the tree leaves get crispy.

Fun Sweater + Shorts + Cool LeggingsSweater: Happy Family Clothing via etsy.com for $28; Plaid Shirt: Full Tilt via tillys.com for $27; Shorts: Ksubi via net-a-porter.com for $200; Baroque Print Leggings: Miss Selfridge via missselfridge.com for $35; Ankle Booties: Crush via republic.co.uk for $49; Bag: TALLY WEiJL via tallyweijl.com for $26

Oversized Sweater + Edgy Mini + Colored TightsSweater: sheinside.com for $48; Edgy Mini: H&M via hm.com for $13; Tights: Topshop via shop.nordstrom.com for $8 (sold out); Moccasins: Minnetonka via madwell.com for $40; Backpack: ASOS via asos.com for $76; Necklace: sheinside.com for $14

Vintage Sweater + Girly Mini + Combat BootsVintage Sweater: udobuy.com for $42; Lace Mini: Miso via republic.co.uk for $41; Tights: Hobbs via houseoffraser.co.uk for $16; Combat Boots: Soda via myhotshoes.com for $30; Skinny Belt: us.topshop.com for $32; Bag: Laconic Fashion via sammydress.com for $23

Sorry if you live in the koala’s native country, in which the sentiments of this post are slightly irrelevant. If it makes you feel better, you still get to brag about your geographical superiority. Being a country and a continent at the same time totally triumphs over every other country or continent’s feats. Though it does make me wonder what it must be like to be New Zealand. I don’t think most Americans even know what a Zealandia is…curse you World Geography (which you can probably tell I did poorly in)!

Awake

You know those days you wake up in the morning and want nothing more than to just stay curled up in your bed human burrito style? Yeah, today was one of those days. The problem isn’t that I’m not a morning person, but more so that this thing that I forgot even existed in the mornings decided to make an appearance. It’s called…cold. Mystified, I wasted nearly half an hour in my bed hating the fact that I actually had somewhere to be and by the time I got up, wanted nothing more than to bring my blanket to school. I swapped the blanket for my favorite sweater and was happily reminded of the magic that is floral pants. They make it look like you actually tried to do something with your outfit that morning. Of course, a lot of people thought that “something” was getting dressed in the dark, but, hey, I can’t please everyone!

Headband: Good Glam via Wal-Mart; Sweater: Faded Glory via Wal-Mart; Jeans: L.E.I. via Wal-Mart; Shoes: No Call via Shoe Show; Belt: Goodwill

Now, let’s all just take a moment to appreciate my happiness over the fact that I have another post named after an Electric Guest song. And another moment for my realization that I am practically a walking Wal-Mart ad right now.

Random Weekend

Sometimes I have pictures that I intend to post. Then I remember that I have no spots in my posts for them. So, just a couple of old irrelevant pictures to remember summer as I get ready for fall. Though, I don’t think the cooler weather should imply that I can no longer have pastel nails or outfits with the same color schemes as my salads (and why have I never worn a salad inspired outfit?!). No, it just means I’ll be eating more soup.

Oooh! Post-it notes!

 

Our House

I’m beginning to wonder what sort impression my English teacher must have of me after seeing all of my required reading picks and the accompanying summaries. So far I’ve decided to inform my reading partners about Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates (the most hilarious book one could read about the fact that we’re all going to die) and A Love Letter to Black People, which would be less awkward if my discussions didn’t end with telling my partners something like, “you may not realize it, but you’re dying right now,” or “treat success like love, not an American marriage because a lot of those end in divorce”. There were smart sounding explanations before those conclusions, but the endings kind of killed them. Well, at least my blazer looks good. 🙂

Blazer: Monteau via TJ Maxx; Top: My Michelle (thrifted); Skirt: Miley Cyrus Max Azria via Wal-Mart; Jeggings: Cato via Cato; Moccasins: No Call via Shoe Show

Etsy Loves (Sweater Edition)

Seeing as I spent the last of my casual shopping money on tea yesterday, and have come to the conclusion that the rest of my funds must go to all of the various tests I plan to take this year, I’m going have to get back to fawning over items I can’t currently have. Now, I could do that in private, but such actions would make me into one of those pitiful people who waste all of their time feeling sorry for themselves for being broke. So, I’ll do it publicly in the form another Etsy post. Yay! I am officially a little less pathetic!

Item No. 1: Heart Sweater hand stenciled cream and black loose and drapey OOAK upcycled

Oooh! Upcycled (let’s take a moment to pretend I actually know what that word means)! Alas, it was only fitting that my Etsy Love post began with this heart sweater. I’m typically not the hugest fan of graphic sweaters (I usually gravitate towards striped sweaters or ones with an all over print), but it feels as if this sweater deserves to be paired with pastel skinny jeans and leopard print shoes. Of course, they won’t be my jeans or shoes, but hopefully this doll will find a stylish owner.

Item No. 2: AMAZING vintage La Vista Newspaper sweater paris Acrylic kitsch hipster geek geekery new york funky

Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Every day! Forget the fact that the description of this item is unnecessarily (and quite ridiculously) long and let’s focus on the wonderful name of the newspaper on it. Newspaper! It’s a pretty quirky sweater though, so I’m not knocking ’em for their name choice.

Item No. 3: Unisex Deathly Hallows Harry Potter Sweater – Choose Size – MADE TO ORDER – American Apparel

I don’t need to give a real explanation for this sweater. Just look at it. That’s all the explanation that’s needed.

Item 4: Vintage 80s Rose Crop Top Sweater // Midnight Blues // V-back

The sad thing about this pick, is I already own a vintage style pastel pink floral sweater, yet seriously considered shelling out $13 for this. It would have made sense though. My sweater’s fitted. This sweater’s cropped. My sweater is a complete boat neck. This sweater has a V-back. My sweater has pink roses with green leaves. This sweater has pink roses with blue leaves. They’re McDonald’s. I’m McDowell’s. And, yes, that was a Coming to America reference.

Item No. 5: awesome 80’s oversized aztec print sweater

If you couldn’t already tell, I like sweaters that will make me feel like I got dressed for the wrong decade. While I may not like to use the word vintage in relation to my personal tastes, I will admit this sweater struck my fancy particularly for its 80’s-ness. Because who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned Aztec print that leaves you questioning whether or not that animal on your chest is a house cat, a lion, or snake?

Black Sheep

I always find myself looking a little stunned in all of my pictures, kind of like a deer caught in headlights. I think it might be my signature, which could prove to be a bit of a problem when I have to take school photos. Just imagine my yearbook photo…yeah, that’s attractive. Unfortunately, the writing stops here for the most part, seeing as I just spent nearly an hour on an essay on what could have possibly been the most cryptic book on human mythology (which included a lot of stories about self cannibalistic bears and eels that turned into coconut trees). Until next time, feel free to enjoy the loveliness of my favorite sweater, black and white outfits, and my nails that were inspired by this wonderful post from Behind The Sequins.

Sweater: Faded Glory via Wal-Mart; Jeans: Jodarche via Wal-Mart; Sneakers: Converse via Goodwill; Headband: Goody Glam via Wal-Mart; Necklaces: Etsy; Belt: Goodwill

Troubleman

I deemed my outfit my “preppy hipster” look. It would help if I enjoyed shopping at more “prep” themed stores and/or was actually able to understand more of the American hipster subculture (that’s right-I know complex sounding words). So, because I didn’t know how to be a true hipster, and my outfit felt more on the preppy/nerdy side today, I decided to take the safe way out at school which included the overuse of the words “mainstream,” “sadistic nature of today’s society,” and “pretentious” (i.e. I decided to use terms that I may or may not know the full definition of). Unfortunately, all of my hard work was gone to waste whenever I got onto the subject of one of my favorite “obscure” (which really just means something my friends don’t know about because they choose to restrict themselves to a single genre of music, books, television, etc.) bands, Electric Guest. I can’t help the excitement, hence the name of this post (12 lovely Eskimo kisses to whoever already knows the song!).

Bow Tie: my father’s; Shirt: Mountain Lake via Goodwill; Skirt: Sport Gear via Goodwill; Shoes: No Call via Shoe Show; Necklaces: Etsy; Socks: Wal-Mart; Headband: Goody Glam via Wal-Mart

And now some lovely nail art I did on my left hand before reluctantly admitting that I could not copy the design onto my right. Sad, I know, but at least my lack of ambidextrity has granted me something of a tribal print on my right hand. I can just pretend that all the lines turned out…special…on purpose. 🙂