Sunday, June 5, 2011

Spring Tea

Dorothy Perkins cotton dress
28 GBP -

Wolford sheer tight
24 GBP -

Miss Selfridge cream shoes
45 GBP -

TopShop pink wallet
$20 -

$42 -

Sun hat

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Bridesmaid Concept

Creepy Mood Inspiration Post

Also on choir tour, we stayed at various people's homes every night, and this was one of the rooms I stayed in. And as we pulled into the driveway, our host mom asked my room-mates and I if we were ever afraid we would have a bad homestay. And then we saw this room and started feeling mildly creeped out. It was just such a shrine to childhood and was mildly reminiscent of Edward Scissorhands.

The wilted flowers and Jesus figurine just made it feel weirder.
And I found this picture, which I think is of her four kids, now grown up (although never mentioned past their teenage years), but none of them look happy in it at all.

Of course, nothing bad happened and it was really a lovely family, but the whole room just felt so strange, but definitely a style inspiration. I still need to figure out how to work it into an outfit though.

A Touch of the Historic

I was recently in Florida on choir tour and actually went to a mall with friends, which I've only done once before in my life. I know, I was not a normal teenage girl. But I was in Charlotte Russe (which I have also never been to before) and found this beautiful top. I love the feminine and antique quality of it. It's very much like a nineteenth century corset or corset cover in shirt form. I can't wait to wear it in the summer with this one swooshy skirt I have. I apologize for the awkward pictures of just my torso. I have no photographer and my mirror doesn't work well for taking pictures of myself in it. The necklace was a hand-me-down from my grandmother I think. I really need to find a good picture or something to put in it. I'll try to post again soon!

Friday, February 11, 2011

And finally....

I'm finally putting up some pictures of one of April's outfits that she sent me. My sister has some serious style.
Here's a vest close-up. We've had this vest in the dress-up bin for ages, and it's great to see it finally being worn in real life.
Clip-on earrings from my rather massive collection.
And handwarmers that I'm guessing my other sister knit herself.
April and I will try to be better about getting more of her outfits up here. Cheers!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Spontaneous Creativity and Ranting

I spontaneously embroidered this on my friend Dakota's jeans this evening, while he was wearing them. Below is a picture taken a couple weeks ago when I was feeling super awesome. And my hair was crazy that day, which I loved.

Lately, I've been hearing a lot of gossip going on, and I really hate it. I especially hate it when people come to the conclusion that someone is doing something "just for attention" and then they write that person off for it. If someone is doing something for attention, whether consciously or sub-consciously, it's often because they need help and attention. Ignoring them will only make matters worse. This has just been frustrating me lately and I needed to get it out there. I also think that we each have so many issues of our own that we can hardly make that judgment about other people. And if someone is doing something for attention, they still need love, maybe even more so than ordinarily.

Okay, I'm done now.

Go live and love and create beauty in the world. It needs it.