Wednesday, December 23, 2009

cameo appearance

I recently remembered that a while back I had picked up a cameo necklace at an antique store. I guess I thought it was too big or something... it seems perfect now! That's what I call shopping your own closet. Or... jewelry box.

I love this shirt, it's baggy and boyfriend-y, yet still feminine and fitted in the right places.

I'm wearing actual ex-boyfriend jeans at the moment. It's much cheaper than going out and buying a pair :) I had to do a little "tailoring" though:

And by tailoring, I of course mean a last minute safety pin or two. It really made a big difference though! Again, fitted and feminine in the right places.

(T-shirt: Gap, Jeans: not mine!, Shoes: Steve Madden, Cameo: vintage, Gold necklace & ring: F21)

You should listen to: Queen Bitch by David Bowie. (I currently have this song on repeat. It rules.)

Monday, December 21, 2009

black & brown

I liiiike it. Oh, oh, oh, oh I like it.

(Blazer: Gap, Tights: F21, Boots: Charlotte Russe, Dress: F21)

I'm also embracing chandelier earrings. I've been wearing just simple posts for a long time, especially after I got my ears pierced for the second time. I feel like these alone dress up any outfit, however they're kind of constrictive in the fact that I have to wear my hair completely back or they get tangled up and it's just a giant clusterfuck.

Still, they're fun :)

(Earrings: H&M, Plaid Coat: Express)

You Should Listen to: Sweet Jane by Velvet Underground

Friday, December 18, 2009

like a bird, you know she would fly

Now that I'm on winter break I've been visiting the library obsessively and checking out way too many magazines, books and movies. I'm pretty sure the people who work there think I have too much time on my hands, haha. Well anyway, one of the magazines I checked out was the November 2009 issue of Glamour with Scarlett Johansson on the cover. I saw this spread and discovered my new love, Noreen Carmody!

Love that eye make-up. I emulated it today. It's very Edie Sedgwick, but a bit less extreme so it works great for daytime!

Adorable. What more can be said?

You know what's great about her? Despite the fact that this photo shoot is inexcusably stupid and she is carrying a giant blow-up lobster, she still looks amazing.

In conclusion, this girl is stunning. Honestly, the clothing I could take or leave. The fact that I keep coming back and looking at this spread really says something about her. Someone has finally brought a power and a feeling that resonates through the pages! So many of these photo shoots are all exactly the same (ie jumping in the air, crazy/ugly hair blowing in the wind, limbs flung about in odd angles, etc.), so I was really thrilled to find a model who brought something to the shoot! Plus, she's given me one more reason for me to go for the chop...

Alright, enough with my rambling obsessiveness. I did all my holiday shopping today and managed to only buy one thing for myself. Go me! Here's something I found the other day that has been added to my list:

These are Simply Vera Wang and I found them at Kohl's! I couldn't believe it. I never go in there, but I was with a friend and I thought I would check out the Vera Wang line. The clothes were just ho-hum in my opinion, but the shoes were fantastic! These are really comfy too, which is shocking.

Well, that's all for me for now. I hope everyone has a great holiday!

You should listen to: There She Goes Again by Velvet Underground

[PS: Photos of Noreen by Chris Craymer for Glamour. I just scanned them (: ]