Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mermaid Status

Surprise! Are you surprised? I am, I find. Until about two weeks ago, I thought I'd never do crazy colored hair. I'm not sure what changed, but I couldn't be happier.
It's not all one color,nor quite as bright as I was hoping. Perhaps this was to be expected. I had a couple layers of cheap dye in my hair, but I never dreamed it would be so difficult to bleach my hair. I've always been pretty resistant to dyes, but this was ridiculous. I was finally unwilling to damage it anymore!
With the help of my 11 year old sister (who is a serious hand at dying hair, considering she's never done so before) and generous helpings of coconut oil, I was able to maintain my natural texture. What you see here is third day hair!
I used Ion Brights Aqua with a little purple mixed in. I'm in love with it, even if it goes from aqua to an unintended asparagus green.
Maybe I'll go over it again? Maybe I won't. Either way, it's a fun adventure. My middle school self would be proud.

Shirt: Thrifted @ Savers
Skirt: Street vendor
Sandals: Clarks
Sunnies: ModCloth





Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Gentle Petals

Your floral fiend is back in town!
We are having a shock of unusual cold for a Chicago May. I defied the gray skies by being as bright and obnoxious as comes naturally. What color do you think my aura is? Neon purple?
I can't recommend the Nyx High Voltage line enough. This color is called Twisted and it has changed my life more than you'd think an additional purple lipstick possibly could.
And then there's this dress! From the Asos regular line. Size 14. The shoulders are a little snug, but I have that problem often enough to hardly complain.
I'm a little obsessed.

Dress: Asos
Lips: Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, “Twisted”
Jacket: Thrifted @ NoHo Hospice
I think the sunglasses were purchased by my sister at a dollar store, but I am not sure.





Monday, April 27, 2015

Playing catch up

Hey gang! I've been taking lots of pictures of things that have happened. Here are some.

Spring Weekend:
Outfit: Hella.
Pals were also hella, but I'm trying not to be that person who spreads pictures of their friends around without permission. Take my word for it.
Gen gets credit for this one.

Pangy Day was very cold, but I still had lots of fun!
So cold that this is tragically the best picture of my outfit. I don't mind too much. It was really good, and now I've got an excuse to wear it and blog it again!

THEN I GOT KISSED BY APPLE THE THERAPY AKITA. I love Apple. I try to go to every therapy event specifically to hang out with Apple.
She's perfect.

Lastly, here's a picture of me. Um. Really enjoying life.
Man, I wear a lot of red lipstick, don't I?

As always, thanks for reading! My semester is ending and I'm increasingly obsessed with self portraiture. Lots more to come!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Don't cross them lines

Lee and I were back at it yesterday! She's my favorite outfit photographer, aside from myself.
Spring has arrived, though the sky looks plenty grey in the pictures that follow. Please enjoy. There are A LOT OF THEM.
I did not intentionally match my shades to my shirt, but I'm really glad it happened.
Knowing this jacket was given to my mother long before I was thought of, I recently asked her just how one goes about extracting fringe leather jackets from paramours. She said, and I quote, it was probably wandering around barefoot, denouncing the military industrial complex. Good job, mom. I inherited (? can I say that if my mother is very much alive?) this glory, so I guess I can skip that bit.
These are perhaps the most comfortable sandals I have ever owned. And they seem sturdy, too! I bit the bullet and got some from Clarks...steeply, steeply discounted on Amazon. Still, it hurt. But I was tired of buying a pair of sandals every summer for $20-$30 and seeing them fall part by July, Pray for me.
MY DEAREST. As usual, she is practically ethereal in her grace, and I am goofy. This is our friendship. I love it.

Jacket: Vintage, via my mother
Jeans: American Eagle
Sandals: Clarks
Sunnies: Asos
Earrings: Thrifted
Necklace: ModCloth




















Sunday, April 12, 2015

I'm your wild girl

I rocked my new crop top from boohoo Plus! (It's already sold out, I think!) I really like the cut but I gotta be honest...not impressed with their sizing. Ordered a UK20 for both the top and this dress, which most companies translate to a US16. The crop top has plenty of room, like, horizontally, but it is just not long enough to cover my chest. My boobs keep sort of swallowing it. The dress has got TONS of room though. Come on, boohoo.
Still a big fan of them both, though. Especially the dress! It's a beautiful dress. I can't wait to show y'all. I found a good promo code that marked the two of them down quite a lot, but to exactly what I don't remember. Don't let me online shop while mildly inebriated in the middle of the night, yeah?
It's still pretty cute, even if it's too short. I'll probably wear it plenty.
I am so so psyched about my crown of healthy curls! My hair seems to be suddenly growing out at lightning speed.

Top: boohoo
Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: American Apparel
Jacket: Thrifted @ NoHo hospice
Purse: Thrifted @ Goodwill







Friday, April 10, 2015

POCKETS!


I'm afraid I've condensed my interests to black, red lipstick, brown leather, and denim. I hope you're not getting bored--because I'm not!
This is not the, um, most flattering skirt in the world, but its incredibly spacious pockets have rendered me quite fond of it. I could fit half the planet in these!
My natural dark blonde/light brown look grey as roots. Or perhaps I'm going grey at 20. That wouldn't be so bad: I could dye my hair blue without bleaching it!


Dress: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Skirt: Thrifted @ Savers
Shoes: American Apparel
Belt: Dorothy Perkins





Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mermaid Status

Surprise! Are you surprised? I am, I find. Until about two weeks ago, I thought I'd never do crazy colored hair. I'm not sure what changed, but I couldn't be happier.
It's not all one color,nor quite as bright as I was hoping. Perhaps this was to be expected. I had a couple layers of cheap dye in my hair, but I never dreamed it would be so difficult to bleach my hair. I've always been pretty resistant to dyes, but this was ridiculous. I was finally unwilling to damage it anymore!
With the help of my 11 year old sister (who is a serious hand at dying hair, considering she's never done so before) and generous helpings of coconut oil, I was able to maintain my natural texture. What you see here is third day hair!
I used Ion Brights Aqua with a little purple mixed in. I'm in love with it, even if it goes from aqua to an unintended asparagus green.
Maybe I'll go over it again? Maybe I won't. Either way, it's a fun adventure. My middle school self would be proud.

Shirt: Thrifted @ Savers
Skirt: Street vendor
Sandals: Clarks
Sunnies: ModCloth





Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Gentle Petals

Your floral fiend is back in town!
We are having a shock of unusual cold for a Chicago May. I defied the gray skies by being as bright and obnoxious as comes naturally. What color do you think my aura is? Neon purple?
I can't recommend the Nyx High Voltage line enough. This color is called Twisted and it has changed my life more than you'd think an additional purple lipstick possibly could.
And then there's this dress! From the Asos regular line. Size 14. The shoulders are a little snug, but I have that problem often enough to hardly complain.
I'm a little obsessed.

Dress: Asos
Lips: Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, “Twisted”
Jacket: Thrifted @ NoHo Hospice
I think the sunglasses were purchased by my sister at a dollar store, but I am not sure.





Monday, April 27, 2015

Playing catch up

Hey gang! I've been taking lots of pictures of things that have happened. Here are some.

Spring Weekend:
Outfit: Hella.
Pals were also hella, but I'm trying not to be that person who spreads pictures of their friends around without permission. Take my word for it.
Gen gets credit for this one.

Pangy Day was very cold, but I still had lots of fun!
So cold that this is tragically the best picture of my outfit. I don't mind too much. It was really good, and now I've got an excuse to wear it and blog it again!

THEN I GOT KISSED BY APPLE THE THERAPY AKITA. I love Apple. I try to go to every therapy event specifically to hang out with Apple.
She's perfect.

Lastly, here's a picture of me. Um. Really enjoying life.
Man, I wear a lot of red lipstick, don't I?

As always, thanks for reading! My semester is ending and I'm increasingly obsessed with self portraiture. Lots more to come!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Don't cross them lines

Lee and I were back at it yesterday! She's my favorite outfit photographer, aside from myself.
Spring has arrived, though the sky looks plenty grey in the pictures that follow. Please enjoy. There are A LOT OF THEM.
I did not intentionally match my shades to my shirt, but I'm really glad it happened.
Knowing this jacket was given to my mother long before I was thought of, I recently asked her just how one goes about extracting fringe leather jackets from paramours. She said, and I quote, it was probably wandering around barefoot, denouncing the military industrial complex. Good job, mom. I inherited (? can I say that if my mother is very much alive?) this glory, so I guess I can skip that bit.
These are perhaps the most comfortable sandals I have ever owned. And they seem sturdy, too! I bit the bullet and got some from Clarks...steeply, steeply discounted on Amazon. Still, it hurt. But I was tired of buying a pair of sandals every summer for $20-$30 and seeing them fall part by July, Pray for me.
MY DEAREST. As usual, she is practically ethereal in her grace, and I am goofy. This is our friendship. I love it.

Jacket: Vintage, via my mother
Jeans: American Eagle
Sandals: Clarks
Sunnies: Asos
Earrings: Thrifted
Necklace: ModCloth




















Sunday, April 12, 2015

I'm your wild girl

I rocked my new crop top from boohoo Plus! (It's already sold out, I think!) I really like the cut but I gotta be honest...not impressed with their sizing. Ordered a UK20 for both the top and this dress, which most companies translate to a US16. The crop top has plenty of room, like, horizontally, but it is just not long enough to cover my chest. My boobs keep sort of swallowing it. The dress has got TONS of room though. Come on, boohoo.
Still a big fan of them both, though. Especially the dress! It's a beautiful dress. I can't wait to show y'all. I found a good promo code that marked the two of them down quite a lot, but to exactly what I don't remember. Don't let me online shop while mildly inebriated in the middle of the night, yeah?
It's still pretty cute, even if it's too short. I'll probably wear it plenty.
I am so so psyched about my crown of healthy curls! My hair seems to be suddenly growing out at lightning speed.

Top: boohoo
Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: American Apparel
Jacket: Thrifted @ NoHo hospice
Purse: Thrifted @ Goodwill







Friday, April 10, 2015

POCKETS!


I'm afraid I've condensed my interests to black, red lipstick, brown leather, and denim. I hope you're not getting bored--because I'm not!
This is not the, um, most flattering skirt in the world, but its incredibly spacious pockets have rendered me quite fond of it. I could fit half the planet in these!
My natural dark blonde/light brown look grey as roots. Or perhaps I'm going grey at 20. That wouldn't be so bad: I could dye my hair blue without bleaching it!


Dress: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Skirt: Thrifted @ Savers
Shoes: American Apparel
Belt: Dorothy Perkins





 
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