Saturday, April 18, 2015

Don't cross them lines

Lee and I were back at it yesterday! She's my favorite outfit photographer, aside from myself.
Spring has arrived, though the sky looks plenty grey in the pictures that follow. Please enjoy. There are A LOT OF THEM.
I did not intentionally match my shades to my shirt, but I'm really glad it happened.
Knowing this jacket was given to my mother long before I was thought of, I recently asked her just how one goes about extracting fringe leather jackets from paramours. She said, and I quote, it was probably wandering around barefoot, denouncing the military industrial complex. Good job, mom. I inherited (? can I say that if my mother is very much alive?) this glory, so I guess I can skip that bit.
These are perhaps the most comfortable sandals I have ever owned. And they seem sturdy, too! I bit the bullet and got some from Clarks...steeply, steeply discounted on Amazon. Still, it hurt. But I was tired of buying a pair of sandals every summer for $20-$30 and seeing them fall part by July, Pray for me.
MY DEAREST. As usual, she is practically ethereal in her grace, and I am goofy. This is our friendship. I love it.

Jacket: Vintage, via my mother
Jeans: American Eagle
Sandals: Clarks
Sunnies: Asos
Earrings: Thrifted
Necklace: ModCloth




















Sunday, April 12, 2015

I'm your wild girl

I rocked my new crop top from boohoo Plus! (It's already sold out, I think!) I really like the cut but I gotta be honest...not impressed with their sizing. Ordered a UK20 for both the top and this dress, which most companies translate to a US16. The crop top has plenty of room, like, horizontally, but it is just not long enough to cover my chest. My boobs keep sort of swallowing it. The dress has got TONS of room though. Come on, boohoo.
Still a big fan of them both, though. Especially the dress! It's a beautiful dress. I can't wait to show y'all. I found a good promo code that marked the two of them down quite a lot, but to exactly what I don't remember. Don't let me online shop while mildly inebriated in the middle of the night, yeah?
It's still pretty cute, even if it's too short. I'll probably wear it plenty.
I am so so psyched about my crown of healthy curls! My hair seems to be suddenly growing out at lightning speed.

Top: boohoo
Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: American Apparel
Jacket: Thrifted @ NoHo hospice
Purse: Thrifted @ Goodwill







Friday, April 10, 2015

POCKETS!


I'm afraid I've condensed my interests to black, red lipstick, brown leather, and denim. I hope you're not getting bored--because I'm not!
This is not the, um, most flattering skirt in the world, but its incredibly spacious pockets have rendered me quite fond of it. I could fit half the planet in these!
My natural dark blonde/light brown look grey as roots. Or perhaps I'm going grey at 20. That wouldn't be so bad: I could dye my hair blue without bleaching it!


Dress: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Skirt: Thrifted @ Savers
Shoes: American Apparel
Belt: Dorothy Perkins





Sunday, March 29, 2015

Firmoo-La-La: A review of my new glasses!

I've worn glasses since I was seven years old. At this point, I think I can say I know what I'm doing. Believe me when I say that my new glasses from Firmoo are magnificent!
I've been absolutely dying for a pair of round, black, plastic glasses to wear artistically near some coffee and maybe a typewriter. So when Firmoo offered me a pair to review, I was utterly stoked! I've been wearing them nonstop since that day--and can I just say that they came really fast? My parents always ordered my glasses directly from the eye doctor when I was a kid, and I feel like they always took over two weeks to arrive. My Firmoo glasses shipped from China (you know, according to the package) and I got them only eight days later. I hope that's typical because I'm very impatient and barely had any time to get antsy! A+!
The extras they sent along are super. Take, for instance, this key ring screwdriver!
Ordering glasses online can be a little impersonal, and of course nothing can top an in-store adjustment. This is the next best thing. And since the website was pretty clear about the dimensions of the frames, I didn't have to worry anyway! They fit just as I'd hoped they would.
I couldn't be more in love with the case! It matches a purse I have. I keep the very, very nice cleaning cloth inside. It's shockingly effective.
I've been wearing them nonstop since I got them. Obviously I didn't actually pay for these, but I so would have. The frames and basic lenses together only would have come to about $40! They're still on sale, so click here if you want them! That's not a bargain I can argue with. I'm used to well-fitting glasses being much, much more than that. Most of Firmoo's frames are in the $35-$50 range, though there's a few pairs right now under $20. Warby Parker will run ya $100+, mind you. Get that crusty hipster look at less than half the price. (I mean that lovingly.)
So, the big question: Would I get Firmoo glasses again?? The big answer: Yes!!! I'm in love. They look great, were no hassle at all to buy, and are really much nicer quality than I expected. Two enthusiastic thumbs up! I might go ahead and get another pair soon. I'm that sort of person.

Firmoo sent me these rad specs for free, but the opinions expressed here are 100% my own. Those of us with bad eyesight know the struggle. If you're looking for new glasses on a budget, check out Firmoo.








Thursday, March 26, 2015

I wanna know for sure

I emerged, blinking, into the sunlight and discovered that it was winter no more.
The natural progression was something as tacky and bright as the occasion requires. I love my new cheetah print dress from Asos. I bought it in a 14 and it manages to be looser than the product photo suggested, yet my chest adjusts the waistband to several inches higher than the designer intended. That's sorta weird, but I love it anyway.
American Apparel grosses me out. Their advertising is among the most shamefully misogynist I have ever seen. But these are leather are were marked down to like...10 dollars. I can't stop wearing them. Capitalism is hard.
Do ya like my new specs? They are courtesy of Firmoo and I hope to post my full review later today or tomorrow morning. Let me say this much: I LOVE THEM.
Dress, scarf: Asos
Necklace: ModCloth
Purse: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Jacket: Thrifted @ NoHo Hospice
Shoes: American Apparel







Saturday, March 7, 2015

She Leans Great

I dyed my hair a weird burgundy color, but it looks almost black here. I guess that's what happens when I use basic flash in the middle of the night.
I keep trying to pin my hair back just a little, but it's still so short! I just look like a suburban mom.

I may have turned my pajamas into a cool outfit.
Really I just wanted to try out my new black lipstick from Impulse Cosmetics. Love it!! The application is a little annoying, but I imagine that's why they're $6.99. I was just careful with liner. It helped.



Friday, February 27, 2015

Fine and Dandy

I got these shoes on eBay. They arrived today and I just had to wear them. Telling myself that they needed to be broken in helps, but really I just like marking my territory. Um, with my feet.
With shipping, they were about $15. That was a little much for my stingy heart, but I was tired of looking and really wanted such a pair. Besides, I looked up the brand. New Cole Haan shoes go for quite a lot, so $15 for a gently used pair isn't half bad.
I took these pictures just outside the laundry room. There were people in there doing laundry, of all things. Usually strangers watching me take pictures of myself is a little mortifying, but I decided that if they weren't going to be embarrassed about blasting their very stupid music, I wasn't going to be embarrassed by my endless barrage of selfies.

Bodysuit: Forever 21
Jeans: American Eagle
Sweater: Dorothy Perkins. Also a gift from my mother.
Shoes: eBay
Sunnies, necklace: ModCloth






Saturday, April 18, 2015

Don't cross them lines

Lee and I were back at it yesterday! She's my favorite outfit photographer, aside from myself.
Spring has arrived, though the sky looks plenty grey in the pictures that follow. Please enjoy. There are A LOT OF THEM.
I did not intentionally match my shades to my shirt, but I'm really glad it happened.
Knowing this jacket was given to my mother long before I was thought of, I recently asked her just how one goes about extracting fringe leather jackets from paramours. She said, and I quote, it was probably wandering around barefoot, denouncing the military industrial complex. Good job, mom. I inherited (? can I say that if my mother is very much alive?) this glory, so I guess I can skip that bit.
These are perhaps the most comfortable sandals I have ever owned. And they seem sturdy, too! I bit the bullet and got some from Clarks...steeply, steeply discounted on Amazon. Still, it hurt. But I was tired of buying a pair of sandals every summer for $20-$30 and seeing them fall part by July, Pray for me.
MY DEAREST. As usual, she is practically ethereal in her grace, and I am goofy. This is our friendship. I love it.

Jacket: Vintage, via my mother
Jeans: American Eagle
Sandals: Clarks
Sunnies: Asos
Earrings: Thrifted
Necklace: ModCloth




















Sunday, April 12, 2015

I'm your wild girl

I rocked my new crop top from boohoo Plus! (It's already sold out, I think!) I really like the cut but I gotta be honest...not impressed with their sizing. Ordered a UK20 for both the top and this dress, which most companies translate to a US16. The crop top has plenty of room, like, horizontally, but it is just not long enough to cover my chest. My boobs keep sort of swallowing it. The dress has got TONS of room though. Come on, boohoo.
Still a big fan of them both, though. Especially the dress! It's a beautiful dress. I can't wait to show y'all. I found a good promo code that marked the two of them down quite a lot, but to exactly what I don't remember. Don't let me online shop while mildly inebriated in the middle of the night, yeah?
It's still pretty cute, even if it's too short. I'll probably wear it plenty.
I am so so psyched about my crown of healthy curls! My hair seems to be suddenly growing out at lightning speed.

Top: boohoo
Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: American Apparel
Jacket: Thrifted @ NoHo hospice
Purse: Thrifted @ Goodwill







Friday, April 10, 2015

POCKETS!


I'm afraid I've condensed my interests to black, red lipstick, brown leather, and denim. I hope you're not getting bored--because I'm not!
This is not the, um, most flattering skirt in the world, but its incredibly spacious pockets have rendered me quite fond of it. I could fit half the planet in these!
My natural dark blonde/light brown look grey as roots. Or perhaps I'm going grey at 20. That wouldn't be so bad: I could dye my hair blue without bleaching it!


Dress: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Skirt: Thrifted @ Savers
Shoes: American Apparel
Belt: Dorothy Perkins





Sunday, March 29, 2015

Firmoo-La-La: A review of my new glasses!

I've worn glasses since I was seven years old. At this point, I think I can say I know what I'm doing. Believe me when I say that my new glasses from Firmoo are magnificent!
I've been absolutely dying for a pair of round, black, plastic glasses to wear artistically near some coffee and maybe a typewriter. So when Firmoo offered me a pair to review, I was utterly stoked! I've been wearing them nonstop since that day--and can I just say that they came really fast? My parents always ordered my glasses directly from the eye doctor when I was a kid, and I feel like they always took over two weeks to arrive. My Firmoo glasses shipped from China (you know, according to the package) and I got them only eight days later. I hope that's typical because I'm very impatient and barely had any time to get antsy! A+!
The extras they sent along are super. Take, for instance, this key ring screwdriver!
Ordering glasses online can be a little impersonal, and of course nothing can top an in-store adjustment. This is the next best thing. And since the website was pretty clear about the dimensions of the frames, I didn't have to worry anyway! They fit just as I'd hoped they would.
I couldn't be more in love with the case! It matches a purse I have. I keep the very, very nice cleaning cloth inside. It's shockingly effective.
I've been wearing them nonstop since I got them. Obviously I didn't actually pay for these, but I so would have. The frames and basic lenses together only would have come to about $40! They're still on sale, so click here if you want them! That's not a bargain I can argue with. I'm used to well-fitting glasses being much, much more than that. Most of Firmoo's frames are in the $35-$50 range, though there's a few pairs right now under $20. Warby Parker will run ya $100+, mind you. Get that crusty hipster look at less than half the price. (I mean that lovingly.)
So, the big question: Would I get Firmoo glasses again?? The big answer: Yes!!! I'm in love. They look great, were no hassle at all to buy, and are really much nicer quality than I expected. Two enthusiastic thumbs up! I might go ahead and get another pair soon. I'm that sort of person.

Firmoo sent me these rad specs for free, but the opinions expressed here are 100% my own. Those of us with bad eyesight know the struggle. If you're looking for new glasses on a budget, check out Firmoo.








Thursday, March 26, 2015

I wanna know for sure

I emerged, blinking, into the sunlight and discovered that it was winter no more.
The natural progression was something as tacky and bright as the occasion requires. I love my new cheetah print dress from Asos. I bought it in a 14 and it manages to be looser than the product photo suggested, yet my chest adjusts the waistband to several inches higher than the designer intended. That's sorta weird, but I love it anyway.
American Apparel grosses me out. Their advertising is among the most shamefully misogynist I have ever seen. But these are leather are were marked down to like...10 dollars. I can't stop wearing them. Capitalism is hard.
Do ya like my new specs? They are courtesy of Firmoo and I hope to post my full review later today or tomorrow morning. Let me say this much: I LOVE THEM.
Dress, scarf: Asos
Necklace: ModCloth
Purse: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Jacket: Thrifted @ NoHo Hospice
Shoes: American Apparel







Saturday, March 7, 2015

She Leans Great

I dyed my hair a weird burgundy color, but it looks almost black here. I guess that's what happens when I use basic flash in the middle of the night.
I keep trying to pin my hair back just a little, but it's still so short! I just look like a suburban mom.

I may have turned my pajamas into a cool outfit.
Really I just wanted to try out my new black lipstick from Impulse Cosmetics. Love it!! The application is a little annoying, but I imagine that's why they're $6.99. I was just careful with liner. It helped.



Friday, February 27, 2015

Fine and Dandy

I got these shoes on eBay. They arrived today and I just had to wear them. Telling myself that they needed to be broken in helps, but really I just like marking my territory. Um, with my feet.
With shipping, they were about $15. That was a little much for my stingy heart, but I was tired of looking and really wanted such a pair. Besides, I looked up the brand. New Cole Haan shoes go for quite a lot, so $15 for a gently used pair isn't half bad.
I took these pictures just outside the laundry room. There were people in there doing laundry, of all things. Usually strangers watching me take pictures of myself is a little mortifying, but I decided that if they weren't going to be embarrassed about blasting their very stupid music, I wasn't going to be embarrassed by my endless barrage of selfies.

Bodysuit: Forever 21
Jeans: American Eagle
Sweater: Dorothy Perkins. Also a gift from my mother.
Shoes: eBay
Sunnies, necklace: ModCloth






 
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