Thursday, December 15, 2011

friends that come and thoes who go.


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Friendship is of the highest value in my book.  I have been lucky enough to have some of the most incredible people as my friends, but I haven't been lucky enough to hold on to many of those friendships. Growing up I always seemed to get close to the girls who ended up moving away. A childhood best friends moved out of the neighborhood and when he returned, we had missed those formative social years of adolescents and friendship was no longer there. In high school I thought I had it made, this group of 6 or so girls that changed everything. But then we all began to change and by Junior year the group had deteriorated. Still a few stayed by my side and we went on to create new friendships, many of which faded for there own reasons. In my choice to go to college out of state I challenged myself to making friends in a new place starting completely on my ow. As a somewhat social awkward person this never came easy. I managed though and met a small handful of greats. I don't know though I guess people just grow and change in different directions. A person can have a great impact on another in a short time. It almost seems as if there has been more ends than beginnings. Which obviously is not possible. Newer friendships will hopefully get stronger and maybe older ones will resurface.  How do I tie these too personal ramblings to my style blog? There is no way really, except maybe the idea that friendship truly inspires me. And what is there to dress for if not to connect with people? hmmmm.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

the fruits of days off

Despite the financial burden, four days off of work is a kind of nice thing. Everything has been slow going, but after three days I have a clean apartment, some cute baked goods, the beginnings of an inspiration book, and some finished clothing alterations that had been put off for months and even years. Oh and currently watching The Science of Sleep for the 100th time.

 Cupcake size pumpkin pies

 Shortened vintage dress

 The sleeves on this dress were really big which made it look frumpy. It is much better now that I look the sleeves in.

 fur hat just needed some weird ties cut out of it.

This skirt was a kids dress now its just for me!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I'm all for strange... and high shoes but this is just dumb.
Pusher Platforms from Nasty Gal

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wild surprise

 This is nothing new really. I had seen some pieces from the brand Wildfox before but I guess I never really took note of the ones that are.... well really awesome. The fall collection takes a sort of humorous look at 70's cliches. I think as I started looking at their clothing, I thought cliche, that turned me off at first, like I could picture celebrities I don't care about walking around LA with once of these t-shirts and a Starbucks latte. I was won over by plenty of skeletons and some spot on catalog styling.

Top of the list? Someone please purchase me the skeleton tie-dye sweater.

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

The fortress

"A blanket fort is a construction commonly made using blankets, bed sheets, pillows, and sofa cushions.[1] It is also known as a couch fort, pillow fort or sheet fort. Many activities can take place in a blanket fort, such as reading, playing board games, or watching a movie. Blanket forts can be enjoyed by all ages, including teenagers and young adults.[4]" -Wikipedia on blanket forts. 

 In boredness and creativity we built a blanket fort over our bed. It creates a small wonderful world in which we sleep and dream. A temporary escape to a childish state of mind. It is amazing for a moment to wake inside of this cave and feel silly and awake until I snap back to the reality that my alarm is still going off and it's time to get ready for work. I played dress-up as queen of the fortress in layers and a hand strung pearl crown.

Monday, October 24, 2011


I am constantly collecting imagery that inspires me. I usually save inspiration as I troll through blogs on my phone. All the information gets lost, but I'm left with pictures at my fingertips which I can scroll through in the morning on lackluster days when my imagination isn't feeling entirely up to the challenge of dressing. Typically I just take some element or concept from the photos to get my mind moving, but sometimes I take things more literally. This is that kind of  situation.

 Been waring my Doc Martens quite constantly and the wind keeps trying to steal my hat.

plaid dress, t-shirt, and socks- really not sure, cardigan- H&M, necklace and hat- F21, boots- Doc Martens.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bittersweet little romper

Tee Hee. Just having Photoshop fun because I did not actually accomplish any worthwhile self portraits of this outfit.  I was oh so excited when I saw this little blue velvet romper hanging in Forever 21. I decided today to wear it a little grunged up with my trusty flannel and Docs. The bittersweet part I mentioned in this title? My sweet little romper nearly ripped to pieces while taking these photos. The fabric and seams tore all up the crotch and a hole in the bum. Not to mention the rip that occurred in the side seem within the first 2 hours of work today. Quite a disappointing turn of events. Now I know Forever 21 is not synonymous with quality, but really? I purchased this yesterday. How embarrassing if one were to wear this out to a party and have this happen.
 Picture from the site....
my rips......

ohhhh well