Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Potato skins

So, a doctor walks into a hospital and finds a patient on the floor with his limbs sprawled around but he's snoring. What does the elephant say to the captain?

Collar: 2nd hand. Collared shirt: thrifted. Knit skirt: 2nd hand. Belt: 2nd hand. Shoes: thrifted. Sunglasses: thrifted.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Salutations Sir Summer

Hello my little bloggie world. I am 30 minutes into my summer break and needed to start it off on a good foot...note. I am needing to do many things in these next 3 months and needed to get organized. I had promised my future self to put all of my juices into my passion, so here I am trying to kick start that process and tell you a little about my summer plans.

1. I want to start off with simplicity. This picture is from Karla Deras and it spoke to me of simple beauty. The background is of some really awesome place on some really awesome weathered place but the dress is quite simple. The whole scene makes me want to illustrate a story for it, but is to the point. I don't yet know what that point is, just like I don't know what my summer's point is but I am aiming my summer fashion to be simple and to the point.This summer I want to take every step with meaning and getting ready for the day is the first step. Think about what you want, make a moment, and when you get out of bed, then put your pillow in the right place.
2. My next point is for me to know what works and perfect it. I have hair similar to this girl's hair (which I believe is quite AWESOME; pepperandchips). My hair has worked for me for the past few years and I actually don't get tired of it. I tweak some things every time I cut it, but overall it suits my life's style well. I want to take what I know works for me and perfect it. I love fashion, but I want to know more, so I will read about fashion. I love thrifting, but I need to get something more from it, so I am going to work harder at reselling my finds. This leads me to my next point.

3. I am needing to expand my experience. There is a girl on a bike because I bike most everywhere in the summer. I will bike the the thrift store, and to my future unknown job. I have never had a job before and absolutely need experience in that department. The girl in the picture (from Vanessa Jackman) is carefree. Where she is going only she knows, likely nowhere, but she knows she is going to have to work to get there.

4. The last point is kind of desire and the otherside to desire. This photo from Luxirare when she went to Istanbul. The piece of jewelry looks as if it has an eye in it and for whatever reason the picture makes me think of the future and longing and while it creates angst, it also makes me think of an inner peace. I want to travel really bad and know that I need to focus on other things but in the future, I want to go see the world and see the beauty in it. This desire makes me have those airplane jitters. The jitters that you get when you are getting on the plane and you're in your seet knowing you're going to see something awesome or visit someone you haven't seen for a while. Those excited bubbles in your tummy feel as if your insides are suddenly becoming carbonated. Well, that's what I feel with this picture.

The feeling I get from this picture then reminds me of my new mind line of thinking. After a buddhist guy came and taught a little about buddhism, a few months ago, I got really curious about what made him feel collected. I won't become buddhist, if any of you reading this is worried, but I have stopped killing bugs (which is quite an issue because the 6 plants in my room have attracted a large family of flying things) and I am working on what I can focus on right here and right now. Don't worry too much into the future and don't dwell in the past, just focus on what you have control over right now and do it the best you can.

If I am accomplishing my 4 summer points then you will be seeing some good blog posts. If not, I am going to need some refreshing... maybe one of those 100 minute run at 5 in the morning... ooh that is a good punishment! So, if I am getting lost and catch myself, I will do one of my uber long runs at 5 AM.

Hope my goals inspire you for a great summer!

Tauk tu yuh leytur,


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

In respect to...

... alls da peeps who live with their underwear on their head. (don't ask)

Knit Cardi: gifted. Dress: mother's. belt: 2ndhand. Clogs: thrifted.

Monday, May 9, 2011

A little piece or maybe peace someday

Inspiration is the best way to motivate people. I remember this day in high school, a girl a few years younger than I came up to me and told me how I inspired her. She said that she wore the big flower in her hair because she liked how I did out of the ordinary things. That is the best way to change people. Don't use any words and by example, show what is good and if done over and over again, people get ideas and are inspired to create their own thing.

Denim shirt: Wet Seal. Velvet dress: thrifted. Plaid dress: gifted. Belts: garage sale. Flats: OldNavy.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


I think this is when I took out my dreads. After 1 week I got tired of them and decided, "No more." I didn't like how they would get frizzy and I looked up how to fix them, but I couldn't get the technique down right, so I brushed them out (took me an hour) and took pictures of my suuuppper frizzy hair, and dread were here no more. I also felt like a poser and I really can't stand pretending to be someone I am not. So, I am back to me. :D

Sweater: mother's. White collared shirt: thrifted. Vest: thrifted. Tie: Church giveaway. Jeans: Old Navy. Shoes: thrifted.

Friday, May 6, 2011


Debase verb. (diˈbās): to reduce in quality or value; degrade. These capris debase the figure of my legs.

Knit top: 2ndhand. Flower tee: thrifted. Belt: DIY. Capris: thrifted. Boots: Shopko. Handmade Glass Necklace

Thursday, May 5, 2011

What a dreadful thought.

Sometimes people get bored. Because I am a person, I get bored. Bored people get on youtube. So, I decide to youtube explore and find out how to dread hair. I do one when I am supposed to be doing homework. I like it and want to see what more would look like, I am up to 3 now. I do a few more but will leave my bangs normal so that I can see my curls. After about an hour, my hair is all in dreads... well the hairs that are long enough, and I have barely touched my homework. Fashion is sacrifice?

Blazer: thrifted. Blouse: 2nd hand. Skirt: thrifted. Flats: Target.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tan lines a'coming

The very worst thing about track is sock tans. I don't wear tennis shoes outside of practice, so for the rest of my day I have no other option but to show off my sock tan. It's inevitable and gets worse and worse through summer because I still have to run and the days only get warmer and more full of UVs zapping me with tan power. I have been putting on sunscreen during practice now, but it's too late... and I tan through sunscreen.

I was about to right all of my clothes out, but I realized that I got everything from the thrift store. 100% thrifted!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Well assembled

It was a beautiful spring day, but it was cold and I wanted to wear this skirt. So when you're trying to pull a winter piece for spring, you make sure you add floral. That's the easy way. If not floral, then light pastel-like colors. I wore my long skirt with a floral scarf around my head and a dress worn as a top. Two things off the top of my head that are just really hard to turn into a spring thing is knits and fuzzy boots. Now I don't think I pulled this off perfectly because I have too many browns which make it look kind of fall-y, but you kind of get the point.

Dress: thrifted. Cardigan: Mother's. Skirt: 2ndhand. Belt: 2ndhand. Clogs: thrifted.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Patty pickles peaches preparing plastic puppets

I had another bow tie today. Why? because I have never done a bow tie with this tie and needed to hide the chain on the halter.

Tie: Church Giveaway. Halter: thrifted. Silver collared blouse: unknown origin. Wool pencil skirt: Church Giveaway. Heels: thrifted.