Monday, August 27, 2012

metal, baby.

and so begins the first full day of being in the dorms of my san franciscan school. things are mostly unpacked, i have odds and ends to buy, and i'm trying to figure out what angles i can use with my tripod to best record and display outfits and such. my roommate is cute as a button, and we get along just fine, which helps so much, especially as today is a rough day for me. it's been four years since i lost my best friend to a car accident, and i'm just coping and keeping busy for now. i used to get really depressed on days like this one, but a close friend gave me a letter before i left the midwest that ended with a quote by buddha-- "you, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."

... i've been spending my time taking pictures and listening to quiet music.

necklace, etsy / tank, american apparel / shorts, unif / tights / rings, bumblepuppy flea market / wedges, deena & ozzy

things are a bit cool here, so i usually throw on a flannel or my leather jacket in the morning or evening, but in the middle of the day, it's perfect. otherwise, i've been wearing leggings, blouses, shorts with tights, boots, long shirts, and the like. i love it.

i'm still getting used to the lighting in this room, but i love the details with the heater and the window and the blank walls and the dreamcatcher my roommate put up. pretty much everything, really. here's a little bit of the tunes i've attached myself to today.

music: no intention -the dirty projectors

Sunday, August 26, 2012


hat, ragstock / tank, american apparel / leggings, black milk / creepers, 

a few pictures taken in iowa in front of a barn.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

kitten scarves.

hat, ragstock / crop tank, forever 21 / necklace, thrifted and modern / belt, thrift / shorts, uo / bag, thrift / scarf, ragstock / socks, mom's / boots, jeffrey campbell

just a couple of quick outfit shots taken by my friend alan from the end of my latest visit to my state's lovely capital.

i'll leave you with some tunes! more to come soon.
and be sure to enter my giveaway on the previous post!

music: these days -nico

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

picture overload and a giveaway!

picture one: bracelet, karmaloop
picture two: black milk leggings
picture three: romwe bra
picture seven: jeffrey campbell, doc martens, crown vintage, etc. shoes
picture nine: drop dead clothing tag
picture twelve: twinne shirt and tote
picture thirteen: necklace, thrifted & modern
picture fifteen: urban outfitters sunglasses

i only took an extra week to finally get around to my first free giveaway!

all you have to do is follow through blogger, then leave a comment on this post with your email and why you want these cat-eye sunglasses this august! giveaway ends next friday!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

sneaky stuff.

i love the hype that sneakers are getting lately. converse especially seem to be kicking off, with ads everywhere that seem to encourage the wearer to go off-road biking and then straight to a party, loving life all the way.

my take on the sneaker trend was of course to opt for something with height, and i was feeling inspired by my old coworker's outstanding high-tops, so i bought these deena & ozzy wedges. not so wonderful for off-road biking, but good for having a great time? i think so.

also, i'm a firm believer that leggings are not pants. jeggings are even strange, and leggings... just aren't pants. i never wear them with crop tops, though the leggings may be high-waisted. i'm pretty sure that's considered a Fashion Rule, but i'm not concerned with that-- i just think leggings as pants look bizarre. notwithstanding, i wore these lovely leggings with a blouse that wasn't terribly oversized this evening, and i have no regrets. no weird wardrobe malfunctions were had. i've decided it's because the print is just so well-placed that these guys pass as bottoms on their own, and i'm completely all right with the result.

pussybow blouse, sugarlips apparel / leggings, black milk clothing / sneaker wedges, deena & ozzy

oh, and that wristband in the first picture? i went to lollapalooza, and it was a grand old time, and there was a lot of rain and mud and good music. i especially enjoyed the givers and, of course, the red hot chili peppers. i really wish i could have been there tonight to see justice, but i'll just have to wait to see if they come to the music scene in california sometime soon!

much love.

music: midnight city -m83 (trentmoller remix)