Saturday, October 18, 2014

Laundry Day

I have never needed to finish my laundry as much in my life as I did this morning. I think I pulled the last cute outfit out of my drawers.
The shirt is a weird polyester nightmare--so, you know, a favorite. But it's strange an ill-fitting, so I wear it seldom. Perfect with this cute little shirt I picked up at Savers, though! Um, emphasis on little. It's a Gap large, and is definitely confused by my hips. Oh well.
I blinked for like every photograph today. Also posed like a maniac? But I decided to just roll with it.

Top: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Skirt: Thrifted @ Savers
Earrings: Theater Dept. sale





Saturday, October 11, 2014

Lady Friendships!

Fall in New England is so beautiful and lady friendships are so important.
This shoot was sort of impromptu. Lee and I planned it (but then I forgot). The result is a million pictures of the two of us looking incredibly happy and startlingly ourselves, and it gives me a lot of feelings about friendship and fashion and feminism. I adore this punk scientist.
Where did I get such a beautiful and punk rock friend?
She's beauty and she's grace!
Her hair is fantastic!
And she enjoys taking autumnal whimsy pictures just as much as I do, making her a valuable friend indeed.
If you were my Facebook friend, you could see the unreasonable number of unreasonably beautiful photos I took of Lee. She's the most photogenic person I know.
I, on the other hand, look pretty silly in every photo. I'm not graceful. That's the sort of thing that used to distress me. Now I'm more than a little pleased to see the honesty of my laughter reflected here.
Did I mention that I'm not graceful? Lee is. Look at this. Look at this pose she can just hold.
She tried to make me do it. Here's a gif of me falling.
Lady friendships are so important. Are you a lady? I bet you love a lady. Tell a lady you love her today. It's powerful.














Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jackpot

I have homework to be doing, but I've decided this jacket is Too Important to neglect. It is the first item I can proudly tick off my To-Thrift List. I didn't exactly thrift it? I bought it from That Crazy "Vintage" Dealer with whom I have a love/hate relationship. Hate because he's obnoxious and pretends to have extensive knowledge of vintage clothing when he actually has very little and lets his entire stock be overtaken by mildew. Love because he doesn't usually have any idea of what he has, and this jacket only ran me $20. That's not nothing, but this was undeniably worth more.
Wow, what horrid pictures. Anyways, it's lovely and warm, with a zip-in cozy lining. Its only flaw is a snagged open hook loop, which I can fi.
Initially I was looking for a black leather jacket, but I think the brown suits me better. What I really love are the fierce looking shoulders. Just the right mix of basic and edgy. 
Goes well with these silly glasses, huh? In other news, my bizarrely overindulgent father made a...very early Christmas gift of a casual little camera for me? I like it immensely, though as these pictures are clear evidence of, I don't know how to use it yet.

Jacket: "Vintage" Seller
Jeans: American Eagle
Boots and Necklace: Amazon
Sweater: A pal's cast-off
Scarf: Some...travelling vendor?
Earrings: Free bin






Friday, September 19, 2014

Autumn Queen

Flower crowns are beautiful and I fully support them, but my heart belongs to autumn.
I can't be the first gal to pin fall leaves in her hair, but it was a lot of fun. Everyone should do it.
I miss having a camera that works, focuses reliably, and takes clear pictures, but I'm just gonna keep rolling. The blurriness is, um, an artistic choice? Sure.
Seriously considering just wearing leaves in my hair now. Natural and temporary hair accessories. I dig it.




Thursday, September 18, 2014

Summer Sets

Friends! It's good to be writing this. Really. I'm back at my beloved Mount Holyoke and already having an immense amount of fun. I love my friends, my room, my campus. My classes. It's delicious to report on all the love in my heart because I'm content. I love telling you so.
I know I've been neglecting this blog. There's a reason. Well uh, there's a number of reasons: school, my camera's tripod socket is caput, trying to have a social life, work, oh my god school. But honestly? Clothes have been a bummer lately. And that breaks my fragile heart. I love clothes. You may have noticed.
Nothing fits. I haven't undergone a radical weight change or inadvertently bought a bunch of ill-fitting things. But suddenly it seems like all of my pants are either far too big or far too small, with legs almost uniformly extending far past my own and thus hugging my calves in what feel like all the wrong places. Shirts are too long or too short. Busts are too tight. Waistlines disagree with my natural waist. Even my socks and shoes feel a little off.
What's up with that? And of course this is the culture I occupy, so not only do my clothes feel alien, but my body feels alien. It's so easy to do that backflip entirely unconsciously: I barely even notice those moments where I start blaming the lines of my body for an ill-fitting dress, or the way I put pressure on the outer edges of my feet for the way my boots fit. Who is this creature? I don't remember my polka dot jeans gaping at the waist and drowning my legs. I don't remember my teal loafers sliding around on my feet. I seem to have forgotten what shape my butt, my thighs, my breasts are. 
It's no fun to be an alien to your own dang self.
Getting dressed can be this weird crisis, this burden. But I'm trying to work through it. I'm gonna go to Goodwill soon and look for clothes that fit. Here's hoping I find some? I've also got a pair of jean-like jeggings on the way (size 16, "short" inseam). Cross your fingers for me.
Ah, I've lead my glorious return to Thrift-o-Rama with some of that discordant bodily realness of mine. Sorry-not-sorry. Here are a few pictures of the outfit I wore today, which mostly does fit, though I have to safety pin the bust of this blouse closed.
And here are some pictures from Convocation! It just so happens to feature the same skirt and belt. I'm predicatable. Oh well. This was, um, more than two weeks ago. I looked cute though. I'm lucky blue is my class color. I look so striking in blue.

Outfit #1
Top: Etsy
Skirt, Belt: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Tights: Target
Earrings: Free bin
Mocs: Minnetonka

Outfit #2:
Top: Forever 21
Flats: Payless
Scarf: Free bin





Sunday, August 24, 2014

Summer Simmer

My little sister goes back to school tomorrow. So do I, Thursday night. Now for Clare it's a matter of getting on a bus (and starting 5th grade!!!). For me it means a looooong Amtrak ride. Emphasis on long.
Still, I guess summer's really over. Culturally, anyway. I went out with a bang. Which is to say I took pictures of myself at a public pool. I think only one lifeguard saw, but it was still very liberating. Also my hair looked surprisingly cute sans product, post water.
I love this bikini, but I don't love the way it rolls down. I wish Swimsuits for All accommodated extremely short waisted people such as myself, because I love this style!
Does this masquerade well as a cool fashion shoot location? It's just the very old shed at the public pool. They sold snacks out of it when I was a kid. Now it's full of junk. I was standing on ants.

Bikini: Swimsuits for All
Vest: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Sunnies: ModCloth









Friday, August 15, 2014

For Today is Your Day of All Days

When my baby sister was a toddler, she loved Noggin, a children's programming channel that I think has been acquired by Nickelodeon. Several times a day all the little network characters would have a party and sing this song:
"Today is your birthday! We're so glad you came along! Today is your birthday, so we're singing you this song! Now you're older, now you're smarter--wow, you've really learned a lot! Now you're older, now you're smarter! There's no telling where you'll stop!"
This was directed at 2 year olds, but it jives with me still.
Today is my birthday! My neighbor was having a garage sale and gave me this hat for free. I don't think she knows it's my birthday, but I'm going to pretend it was intended as a gift.
Also I totally broke the screwy thingy on my camera, so I apologize for the weird angle of all these pictures. Funny--the camera is maybe 18 months old, and the tripod about eight years. The camera broke first.

Top: Forever 21
Dress: Asos
Sandals + sunnies: ModCloth
Belt: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Necklace: Amazon





Saturday, October 18, 2014

Laundry Day

I have never needed to finish my laundry as much in my life as I did this morning. I think I pulled the last cute outfit out of my drawers.
The shirt is a weird polyester nightmare--so, you know, a favorite. But it's strange an ill-fitting, so I wear it seldom. Perfect with this cute little shirt I picked up at Savers, though! Um, emphasis on little. It's a Gap large, and is definitely confused by my hips. Oh well.
I blinked for like every photograph today. Also posed like a maniac? But I decided to just roll with it.

Top: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Skirt: Thrifted @ Savers
Earrings: Theater Dept. sale





Saturday, October 11, 2014

Lady Friendships!

Fall in New England is so beautiful and lady friendships are so important.
This shoot was sort of impromptu. Lee and I planned it (but then I forgot). The result is a million pictures of the two of us looking incredibly happy and startlingly ourselves, and it gives me a lot of feelings about friendship and fashion and feminism. I adore this punk scientist.
Where did I get such a beautiful and punk rock friend?
She's beauty and she's grace!
Her hair is fantastic!
And she enjoys taking autumnal whimsy pictures just as much as I do, making her a valuable friend indeed.
If you were my Facebook friend, you could see the unreasonable number of unreasonably beautiful photos I took of Lee. She's the most photogenic person I know.
I, on the other hand, look pretty silly in every photo. I'm not graceful. That's the sort of thing that used to distress me. Now I'm more than a little pleased to see the honesty of my laughter reflected here.
Did I mention that I'm not graceful? Lee is. Look at this. Look at this pose she can just hold.
She tried to make me do it. Here's a gif of me falling.
Lady friendships are so important. Are you a lady? I bet you love a lady. Tell a lady you love her today. It's powerful.














Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jackpot

I have homework to be doing, but I've decided this jacket is Too Important to neglect. It is the first item I can proudly tick off my To-Thrift List. I didn't exactly thrift it? I bought it from That Crazy "Vintage" Dealer with whom I have a love/hate relationship. Hate because he's obnoxious and pretends to have extensive knowledge of vintage clothing when he actually has very little and lets his entire stock be overtaken by mildew. Love because he doesn't usually have any idea of what he has, and this jacket only ran me $20. That's not nothing, but this was undeniably worth more.
Wow, what horrid pictures. Anyways, it's lovely and warm, with a zip-in cozy lining. Its only flaw is a snagged open hook loop, which I can fi.
Initially I was looking for a black leather jacket, but I think the brown suits me better. What I really love are the fierce looking shoulders. Just the right mix of basic and edgy. 
Goes well with these silly glasses, huh? In other news, my bizarrely overindulgent father made a...very early Christmas gift of a casual little camera for me? I like it immensely, though as these pictures are clear evidence of, I don't know how to use it yet.

Jacket: "Vintage" Seller
Jeans: American Eagle
Boots and Necklace: Amazon
Sweater: A pal's cast-off
Scarf: Some...travelling vendor?
Earrings: Free bin






Friday, September 19, 2014

Autumn Queen

Flower crowns are beautiful and I fully support them, but my heart belongs to autumn.
I can't be the first gal to pin fall leaves in her hair, but it was a lot of fun. Everyone should do it.
I miss having a camera that works, focuses reliably, and takes clear pictures, but I'm just gonna keep rolling. The blurriness is, um, an artistic choice? Sure.
Seriously considering just wearing leaves in my hair now. Natural and temporary hair accessories. I dig it.




Thursday, September 18, 2014

Summer Sets

Friends! It's good to be writing this. Really. I'm back at my beloved Mount Holyoke and already having an immense amount of fun. I love my friends, my room, my campus. My classes. It's delicious to report on all the love in my heart because I'm content. I love telling you so.
I know I've been neglecting this blog. There's a reason. Well uh, there's a number of reasons: school, my camera's tripod socket is caput, trying to have a social life, work, oh my god school. But honestly? Clothes have been a bummer lately. And that breaks my fragile heart. I love clothes. You may have noticed.
Nothing fits. I haven't undergone a radical weight change or inadvertently bought a bunch of ill-fitting things. But suddenly it seems like all of my pants are either far too big or far too small, with legs almost uniformly extending far past my own and thus hugging my calves in what feel like all the wrong places. Shirts are too long or too short. Busts are too tight. Waistlines disagree with my natural waist. Even my socks and shoes feel a little off.
What's up with that? And of course this is the culture I occupy, so not only do my clothes feel alien, but my body feels alien. It's so easy to do that backflip entirely unconsciously: I barely even notice those moments where I start blaming the lines of my body for an ill-fitting dress, or the way I put pressure on the outer edges of my feet for the way my boots fit. Who is this creature? I don't remember my polka dot jeans gaping at the waist and drowning my legs. I don't remember my teal loafers sliding around on my feet. I seem to have forgotten what shape my butt, my thighs, my breasts are. 
It's no fun to be an alien to your own dang self.
Getting dressed can be this weird crisis, this burden. But I'm trying to work through it. I'm gonna go to Goodwill soon and look for clothes that fit. Here's hoping I find some? I've also got a pair of jean-like jeggings on the way (size 16, "short" inseam). Cross your fingers for me.
Ah, I've lead my glorious return to Thrift-o-Rama with some of that discordant bodily realness of mine. Sorry-not-sorry. Here are a few pictures of the outfit I wore today, which mostly does fit, though I have to safety pin the bust of this blouse closed.
And here are some pictures from Convocation! It just so happens to feature the same skirt and belt. I'm predicatable. Oh well. This was, um, more than two weeks ago. I looked cute though. I'm lucky blue is my class color. I look so striking in blue.

Outfit #1
Top: Etsy
Skirt, Belt: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Tights: Target
Earrings: Free bin
Mocs: Minnetonka

Outfit #2:
Top: Forever 21
Flats: Payless
Scarf: Free bin





Sunday, August 24, 2014

Summer Simmer

My little sister goes back to school tomorrow. So do I, Thursday night. Now for Clare it's a matter of getting on a bus (and starting 5th grade!!!). For me it means a looooong Amtrak ride. Emphasis on long.
Still, I guess summer's really over. Culturally, anyway. I went out with a bang. Which is to say I took pictures of myself at a public pool. I think only one lifeguard saw, but it was still very liberating. Also my hair looked surprisingly cute sans product, post water.
I love this bikini, but I don't love the way it rolls down. I wish Swimsuits for All accommodated extremely short waisted people such as myself, because I love this style!
Does this masquerade well as a cool fashion shoot location? It's just the very old shed at the public pool. They sold snacks out of it when I was a kid. Now it's full of junk. I was standing on ants.

Bikini: Swimsuits for All
Vest: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Sunnies: ModCloth









Friday, August 15, 2014

For Today is Your Day of All Days

When my baby sister was a toddler, she loved Noggin, a children's programming channel that I think has been acquired by Nickelodeon. Several times a day all the little network characters would have a party and sing this song:
"Today is your birthday! We're so glad you came along! Today is your birthday, so we're singing you this song! Now you're older, now you're smarter--wow, you've really learned a lot! Now you're older, now you're smarter! There's no telling where you'll stop!"
This was directed at 2 year olds, but it jives with me still.
Today is my birthday! My neighbor was having a garage sale and gave me this hat for free. I don't think she knows it's my birthday, but I'm going to pretend it was intended as a gift.
Also I totally broke the screwy thingy on my camera, so I apologize for the weird angle of all these pictures. Funny--the camera is maybe 18 months old, and the tripod about eight years. The camera broke first.

Top: Forever 21
Dress: Asos
Sandals + sunnies: ModCloth
Belt: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Necklace: Amazon





 
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