Friday, September 25, 2009

pointing to the sky

Really wanted to wear my new over-the-knee boots today. I'm turning into a real sucker for the 'little dress paired with cardigan' look. Also layering. I'm a little late on the layering trend I guess, but I never really knew how to make it work for me. White dress layered over green dress with rose printed cardigan (all from F21). Woven brown belt (borrowed from my mom! we share clothes a lot), gray boots from Charlotte Ruse (incredibly cheap compared to the pair I stared at for 2 weeks at Aldo!) and gray patterned tights. I believe they're Chinese Laundry. That brand has a lot of cute patterned tights and you can get them at places like Penney's or Macy's. I also jumped on the band wagon a little late with the 'belt cinching the dress look'. It seemed way too trendy to me and all the "cute girls" on campus had it as a wardrobe staple so I steered clear for a while; but as it turns out, it really solves my whole no hips/weird waist problem. So hurrah for me. By the way, "cute girl" is a sort of jargon that my friends and I created. Cute Girls are everywhere; they are your typical pink-loving, Notebook-watching, Audrey Hepburn poster-owning girls who frequent the tanning booth. Not that I'm judgmental of course...

You should listen to: Temporary Like Achilles by Bob Dylan

Thursday, September 24, 2009

they're down on me

Rainy day on campus, ergo; flat and lifeless hair. A sad day indeed. Outfit inspiration today was those amazing Chloe scalloped shorts! Sadly, it's still too hot to wear with my boyfriend blazer, but its day will come. Shorts are from Forever 21, blouse is from H&M. Paired with oversized cream flower ring from Forever 21, Fossil watch and little pearl bracelet. Boots are mid-calf fringed from Aldo (I'm obsessed). I can also see that I have a really crappy camera and don't really know how to take pictures of myself/post them using this blog. Whoops.
Song of the moment: Chemo Limo by Regina Spektor

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

first of many pretentious posts

So, last time I had a blog of any sort was during the xanga craze. Although at the time I thought I was quite witty, my blog was in fact, lame. Hopefully this one will be less lame. I've been obsessively looking through blogger's fashion blogs lately, and I'm just enough of a narcissist to think that perhaps someone will obsessively look through mine, should I have one. And so, after spending way too much time debating over clever names, here I am. Now this first photo is pretty terrible. Don't get me wrong, the outfit is fab. The photography skills however leave much to be desired. My dad took this picture because today was my first day of school. (Yeah, I'm 20 and in college. So?) We thought it would be funny, in an ironic sort of way. Who knows. Anyway, the tentative set-up of this blog is outfit of the day, wish list, and playlist/song of the day. Alright so here goes.. outfit of the day:

Note the cheesy smile. Like I said, lame 'first day' picture. Also I should probably add that although this is a blog about fashion, it isn't pricey fashion. The clothes I wear are really affordable. Personally, I don't think it matters at all how much something costs. Just because you own Tory Burch flats doesn't mean you have fashion sense. It means you have a lot of money. Not that I'm hating on money. Anyway, these feelings of animosity may or may not come from a school I recently transferred from where the girls' ideas of fashion was a Ralph Lauren polo with Nike gym shorts. Okay, on with my outfit: the peasant top is from Forever 21, high-waisted skirt is from Forever 21, boots are from Aldo. My jewelry is vintage. The scarab beetle bracelet was my grandma's: I really love it. It goes with so many outfits and it really adds interest. Note the old-fashioned catch. I think it's beautiful.