20.3.16

i love me enough for the both of us!

it's spring! sort of! i know i never post during the school year and only during breaks. but i don't have time during the school days, also i have no one to take pictures of my clothes without embarrassing myself, so here we are.

made a moodboard because i just got a tumblr (AGAIN) and this is basically what my ~*tumblr aesthetic*~ is, and shall always be. currently i want to look like a chloé girl. i got the perfume for myself on my birthday and i love how feminine and sweet it is, and i've always loved chloé, just because its very simple and their clothes go with everything but it's still very elegant and well-made. i don't actually own anything made by chloé, but this is what i believe of it. also their perfume campaign is all I've ever wanted to be in my life, which is like, a very fancy tease who smells nice. c'est trop française, hein? dear CEO of chloé: make me your new chloé girl! merci, bizzz.


I'm still on that red thing from last fall, adding in some light blues and jane birkin and summer sandals. actually, i basically just want to be jane birkin. i'm taking these vitamins to make my hair grow all long and mermaid-ish.


Shirt from Goodwill, shorts are Mixxmix, socks are from Target and shoes are Børn.


Shirt from Salvation Army, skirt from Zara last summer, heels from Zbeibei, purse is vintage.




Coat is Topshop, shirt is J Crew, jeans are vintage Tommy Hilfiger, shoes are vintage Ann Taylor, and  the bag is also vintage.



Hat is from Urban, shirt is J Crew, dress is from Forever 21, shoes are Céline.


2.1.16

coo-coo


Break is coming to a close, and I have feelings! Instead of telling you exactly what they are I am going to express them indirectly in pictures and clothes. Blogging, man. 


Thought of this outfit earlier on break because i was trying to style these fantastic shoes every which way. I sort of ended up looking like a very modern 50's housewife/13 year old with a weirdly mature sense of style, aka Rowan Blanchard. Couldn't you see her in this outfit? I could, which makes me think its a good one. I love these shoes and I don't have a lot of **statement shoes**, which was the main reason I bought them. The color yellow sort of permeates all of these photos (because of my terrible lighting skills, maybe????) and I don't really wanna edit it out, because YELLOW SHOES. See what I did there. 


The shirt is vintage, the bag is vintage, the skirt I got this summer at Zara in France, and the shoes are also from France this summer! I basically went crazy in France this summer. No ragrets.
I haven't been able to wear out the skirt fo realz, but it's just great, very heavy and exactly what I wanted for a skirt-- I pretty much feel like I'm wearing a big canvas sheet, and it's fab. it was probably a super impulse buy since there is nothing more impractical than a huge white skirt, but eh.


I do like their color. Very nice, A+ yellow.


 Also my fondness for wearing clothes that look like carpets is very lol. This necklace was a Christmas present and I love it so.







16.10.15

"october is the month for painted leaves. their rich glow now flashes round the world."


A quick fall collage for my dear readers, inspired partly by the fact that I'm rewatching Twin Peaks (god bless) and the colors of the leaves. 

One of the main things that spawned this fancy **AESTHETIC** (which I can never say without a tinge of sarcasm because its honestly so pretentious) is the Gucci campaign for Fall/Winter 2015. Why am I even talking about this line when fashion month just happened and I should be talking about the new SS16 things??? Because I don't want to think about spring because it's too far away and I like this campaign/line okay so just bear with me. 

If you haven't noticed in the years reading this blog, I usually could give less than 0 fucks about Gucci. It always seemed that classic in-your-face sexual which ~could~ be considered shallow or demeaning to women. We know that this isn't always the case. But I guess I was thinking of the Tom Ford Gucci which I consider as "genuinely frightening": the best example would be this picture. Once again, I'm sure there is some fancy deep intellectual concept behind the Super Sexy Gucci of the past, and it's not necessarily disgusting objectification mixed with shame-motivated consumerism. I'm young and naïve! I don't know Tom Ford's brain. (Thankfully.) 

Getting to the point, however, the new Gucci that's headed by Alessandro Michele is right up my alley-- which was sort of the whole idea behind it. FW15 was inspired by the inside of a subway tunnel, which by my standards is a #nice #concept!! and it's definitely not the Gucci of the past. "Contemporary fashion is something that can happen on the street." I agree Alessandro, I agree. This idea is hella emphasized in the video campaign for FW15, and also the Cruise 16 video.


Public transportation!! City streets!! Hair getting blown by passing trains!! Someone should enlist me to do these videos because honestly blowing hair in the wind is my shit.


I just really love the very obvious "street style" in this one-- the models actually walk from the street straight into the runway. (The jungle noises are a casual Alicia Keys reference, obviously. No analyzing necessary for that one ha ha ha)

I feel like this was a pretty smart way to youth-anize (not euthanize, thank you) the Gucci brand. Street style is a very millennial thing, I think, with our constant camera phones and tweets and all that malarkey. Street style is such an easy way to be noticed, to make an impression, and also just to achieve that casually cool "I just walked out of my apartment and threw this together" look that's always so sought after. And not only going off the this causally quirky style, the fact that Alessandro uses androgynous models and dressing the men in loose, traditionally "feminine" silhouettes is a very youth-aimed strategy. He's definitely honing in on what the youth are interested in, like the ever-present the new trans rights movement. Acne is also boarding this gender-bending train, and Marc Jacobs has definitely done it in the past but I can't remember when precisely.

Of course, social issues go in and out of fashion-- both "clothes" fashion and "culture" fashion-- just like kangaroo hair loafers do. (If any of you readers are wealthy and want to send me a pair of those, much obliged. I love this new trend of hairy shoes it's so weird and impractical and fun.) Is this just Gucci's new ploy to appeal to the "woke" crowd and suck more money out of us poor, victimized social justice warriors? Eh, probs. Let's not forget that hot moment when Chanel decided to be all weirdly feminist for like 2 seconds because it was the cool, hip thing to do. Or, possibly because Karl Lagerfeld is deeply inspired and moved by feminism, and he wanted to support it by putting it in his show?? The world shall never know.

Anyways, here was my take on it, using my iPhone and making my friends take pictures of me outside of my dorm. Very sophisticated stuff.





Dress is vintage, belt is Fossil, shoes are thrifted, coat is thrifted, sweater is Madewell.





Bonus pic of my huge head for the sloppy makeup deetz, looking like a sleep-deprived zombie. Rightfully so.


Bonus bonus of Laura Marling covering a fantastic Dolly Parton song THAT I WAS THERE FOR I SAW THIS LIVE IN CHICAGO you can probably hear me screeching at some points in the video because I could not/still cannot handle it.

4.10.15

blame (blaaame)

I've been reduced to sneaky mirror selfies when no one is around so I don't embarrass myself. What a sad life I lead.


This was a scary day when I was 100000% art heaux. Shirt is mixsmix, skirt is Zara, and then idk some nikes I guess. (wristlet is from targé)


Honestly obsessed with this raincoat even tho I feel like a small worm in it. Coat from Zara (do you see a trend), dress is thrifted and doesn't actually fit correctly so I cover it with the coat, shoes are Born.


Oops more Zara! Sponsored by Zara! Buy more Zara!!!!! (not actually sponsored but damn I wish I would like some money pls)
Shirt is aerie, pants are Zara, Birks and everything else is boring.........


LOVE


I wore this yesterday! Or two days ago. It's cold as balls suddenly and I'm very upset about it, even tho being cold as balls means I can mostly just layer flannels on myself, still. I miss summer sooooOOOOooOOOoOOo much. Flannel is from Plato's Closet, skirt is Free People, coat is Topshop, and Birks blah. (Soy latte from Starbucks because I'm that asshole.)

Gonna go curl up under some blankets and pretend it's June !!!!!!




4.9.15

are we still good?



Hello! I am a College Girl now, as you can tell by the pics of my dorm room that welcomed you into this post. I've been here for about 2 weeks, so I think it's a lil too early to say if it's **amazing** or not. but it's fun not to be in high school! high school is terrible and i encourage everyone who is in it to keep going and get it done.

Anyways, it's real real hot here so i haven't been dressing up as much as i could. i also don't have a tripod and im not gonna be that bitch to ask my roommate to take pictures of me in good light?? so here are some mirror selfies of my outfits before class (and keep in mind i almost immediately changed out of them into something cooler bc i am made of sweat bc it's too DAMN HOT)


First one- hat from Urban, shoes from France, bag from Zara (also France) and everything else is vintage/thrifted.


Sweater is vintage Polo Ralph Lauren, leggings are thrifted, and the shoes are thrifted (the backpack is a Kanken 15-inch)


Lookin like a French schoolboy in this one.... everything is thrifted except the Kanken 



This dress is too amazing. Thrifted dress, Nike Airwaves, Fossil purse.



(Listening to Drake on repeat while getting 2 hours of sleep is making everything feel really weird)


31.7.15

honestly franchement

i was just in france for a month, which is why i was gone! yo, it was great. i had a swell time and i bought a ton of clothes, which is probably bad before college???? who knows. anyways i have 2 outfits for yall today, to make up for the amount of time i was gone!!!

first is inspired by crazy awesome japanese street style which always inspires me and funky early 2000's shit and also prada spring/summer 2010 which i will honestly never get over. (i'm wearing the glasses from that season just to prove my devotion)








top is thrifted scrubs (it says "katherine heigl collection" on the tag which makes me think she made scrubs after her success on grays anatomy ???) and the bottoms are vintage lily pulitzer, glasses are prada, sandals are tevas, bag is thrifted.


the second outfit is just me feelin' the summer vibez, man.






top is thrifted, bottom is thrifted soffe shorts, socks are from american apparel, and the shoes are nikes.





i expect to be posting more soon with all my delish new french clothes :-) :-) :-) :-)