Wednesday, December 31, 2008

And I Have No Resolutions

Ok, so I changed because I felt like a bum. I'm not going to any parties, just spending a quiet evening eating Chinese food with my boyfriend. Wonderful.

I was on the phone with my mum.

And if she only new what I was doing on the other end of that phone... Ha.

And then my battery died.

Tunic: Charlotte Russe
Long sleeve shirt: Aeropostale
Leggings: Wet Seal
Boots: Payless

Let's Give It Up for the New Year

Ahem ahem. I've worn the same thing two days in a row. I love this dress. I love pussy bows. And I hope you'll notice that instead of RED tights, which were my natural inclination (and which I actually had on at first), I chose purple. Why? Because all I ever wear is red, black, and white and I'm trying to steer myself away from that just a little bit.

And the ridiculous sequined jacket was quite a find - It still had all its original tags intact. Brand new vintage! I love the harlequin pattern and the sequined insanity of it all. After looking at these pictures, I see that I have to remove the shoulder pads as I do not appreciate the excess bulk that they add.

It remains to be seen whether I will change into a party dress for later tonight - I have an awful stomachache and both of the parties I was considering going to are kind of far away and it's really snowy out. Bummer.

I don't know what I'm doing.

Dress: Twelve By Twelve
Tights: Five Below
Jacket: Vintage
Boots: Aldo

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Santa Is Real

By the way, my Christmas was satisfactory - I got everything I asked for (minus the stuff I know has been saved for my birthday dinner on Sunday). I got an absurd amount of money in the form of gift cards, and:

Iomega Prestige 500GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

Original image: Best Buy

Corsair 2GB DDR2 Laptop Memory (2 of them, to keep my computer fast!)

Original image: Best Buy

Logitech X-240 2.1 Speaker System with MP3 Player Dock

Original image: Best Buy

Multimedia Storage Tower (for all my DVDs)

Original image: Walmart

DKNY 'Be Delicious' Apple a Day Holiday Gift Set

Original image: Nordstrom

25 Pair White Laminate Shoe Organizer

Original image: Home Depot

Coinbeast Coin Purse

Original image:

Contemporary Home Bed in a Bag - Teal Dot

Original image: Target

Women's Remington Smooth and Silky Rechargeable Shaver

Original image: Target

Animal Planet Foam 20" Jumbo T-Rex (Silly gift from my boyfriend!)

Original image: Toys R Us

Plus a bunch of other little things, like a portable mini hair straightener (!!), lots of candies, super soft pajamas, and the fringe-y boots you already saw.

Yes, I ask for tech-y stuff and things that I need, never clothes because my family can't shop for me/wouldn't fork over the cash for all the absurd things I'd ask for. I made out pretty well, though.

Monday, December 29, 2008

I Dress Like a College Boy

I attended yet another show last night, this time to see my buddies in Envy on the Coast. I also sort of fell in love with a small band from Long Island called Lion of Ido. They were so happy and catchy! It was a great night, lots of mingling, lots of seeing people I haven't seen in ages, and new friends as always. Some friends were up from Florida and New York and it was a good old time. Lots of birthday wishes and merriment. The boys played well, I'm so proud of them. They'll be recording soon and their new songs sounded killer. And there was a donut cake (literally a GIANT donut with frosting and purple sprinkles, I wish I had a picture), which went deliciously with my beer.

So since I was just kicking around and running errands today and feeling a bit haggard, I didn't get all gussied up like usual. I do love this sweater to bits, though. I love fair isle and I love moose, so there you go. And I got these pants last winter because every boy on campus had a pair like it. They're a very fine brown corduroy. And the moccasins because another guy friend made them look so comfy. Then I actually had a long discussion with my grandfather about this type of shoe in which he showed me all of his shoes that look like mine. So I take style tips directly from guys sometimes. Big deal.

This is what my hair looks like un-brushed.

I spy stray pine needles from my Christmas tree!!

Sweater: Forever 21
Pants: Mandee
Shoes: Target

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sweet Potato Pie

Last night's show was excellent, I went to see Set Your Goals and Four Year Strong. I had so much fun. Today I'm going out for a birthday dinner with my grandparents, aunt and uncle, and my boyfriend, then going to another show. So exciting!!!

So this pair of cowboy boots is my second pair. You've all seen the first pair, and while these are more comfortable and in great condition, I'm not sure I need to have them around permanently and may consider selling them. I just like the color of the other ones better. What do you think? Should they stay or should they go?

I re-took a bunch of pictures... But god, did this dress get wrinkly. Yuck.


The boots!!

Dress: Tello's
Leggings: Target
Boots: Vintage

Saturday, December 27, 2008

My Twenty-Second Birthday

I didn't even bother getting dressed yesterday. I felt gross and had no interest in doing anything at all. But today is my 22nd birthday and I've got a show to go to. I wanted to look a little fierce.

That dress is so soft and comfy it's ridiculous. I admit, I slept in it once. And I love the shape. I used to avoid black and brown together... But I'm really ok with this. I've been trying really hard to break that rule because it's been ingrained in me for so long. One small step!!

I feel kind of like I belong on the Flintstones.... And this dress could be tighter, I think. I look a little fluffy. Look close for some cute pocket action.

I finally got fringe-y boots! I had to wait until Christmas because I knew about these.

Haha, please ignore my face in this picture, it's not very pretty.

Dress: Forever 21
Tights: Urban Outfitters
Boots: Christmas gift from my boyfriend.
Cardigan: H&M
Necklace: Forever 21

Friday, December 26, 2008

Ones That Got Away

I have wanted these boots since the first time I saw them, but by that time, they were no longer available. I'm still extremely disappointed and wish someone would just find me a pair in size 9 already (Maybe 8.5, I can squish!)!! They're by Colin Stuart. Mmm, covet.

Original image: Parsimonious Gem.

I also really, really liked these ruffled tap shorts that seem to have disappeared from the Urban Outfitters website. But to be honest, they were too overpriced for me anyway since I would probably never wear them out... My thighs are my worst enemy. Maybe I'll have someone make some for me, eh?

Original images: Urban Outfitters.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Celebration

Are you feeling as if I've worn enough red yet? Well have a look at this, it's Christmas day and my favorite festive color is nowhere to be seen. I used Christmas to pull out something that was intended by its makers to suit a somewhat fancier-than-everyday occasion.

Where every other blogger has gone and taken the day/week/month off to get into the holiday festivities, here I am carrying on talking to no one like a lunatic. To be honest, though, Christmas isn't a big deal to me. Anything that happens goes on in my house (I live with my grandparents), so I don't have to do any traveling or fussing over anything. My family isn't very close-knit so it's never an all-day affair. Nor are we religious. To be honest, I hate holidays and could really do without them which is why I haven't made much noise about it on this blog, but I still love using any excuse to get dressed up.

That can really just be shortened into "I love to get dressed up." Why else would I have this blog?

I WILL be busy for the next few days, though, but will probably continue to post outfits. My birthday will be celebrated in style, and I've got shows and movie nights and possible dance parties to attend. So, I wish a very Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holiday to you and yours.

Anywho!! I am wearing a lovely lace dress I had completely forgotten I owned. I had been eyeing a black lace dress much like this one at H&M, but when I tried it on in the fitting room, I was overwhelmed with the strangest sense of deja-vu... I realized I already owned something very similar and knew it would be lurking in the very back of my closet. So when I got home I embarked on a search-and-rescue mission and discovered it just as lovely as ever, with its tags still intact.

I bought it two or maybe three years ago off a rack at Macy's for a mere $9.99 (original price: $68). I don't know the first thing about shortening a dress like this, so I did some super secret tucking and folding to get the look in the picture where its shorter.

Regular length. Mmm. Love lace.


The last thing I want to see underneath the tree?

Dress: Rampage
Cardigan: The Limited
Tights: Forever 21
Necklace: Etsy
Hair bow: Walgreen's
Bracelet: Don't remember.
Shoes: Navid O Nadia

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

You's a Ho Ho Ho

What I'm wearing is two dress type things that came as a two-piece set. I remember when I bought this, stripes and polka dots were my favorite things in the whole wide world, and something that had both was impossible to pass up. I think it's pretty Christmas-y, but sometime soon, I'd like to wear these as separate pieces.

And oh god, how much does it cost to get heels fixed at a cobbler? Anyone? I bought them and they'd been fixed once, but it was a shit cobbling job and bits of the heel have been falling off.

This is a blurry camera setting, isn't it? Sorry... Looks like my face is melting.

I found this filthy thing down in the basement. I played on it.

Kind of sick looking. I haven't been feeling so great lately.

Red ribbon and bow jewelry. Appropriate.

Dress(es): Filene's Basement
Tights: Target
Shoes: Vintage
Cardigan: Kohl's
Earrings: Don't know, they're very old!
Necklace: Also don't know.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I Won't Wear Hammer Pants

...But I'll wear this.

I was in a thrift store about a month or so ago and came across this sweater. I hesitated, thinking, "I'd never wear this!" but I kept going back to it. I ended up buying it before I left, promising myself I'd wear it, no matter how ridiculous I felt. Good thing I did, because I actually really like it.

I present to you: My totally 80's bow print sweater.

This is my fat little Christmas tree. Nothing special for decoration, but we DID cut it down from my neighbor's backyard (this is noteworthy because I live in a city.)

I have hooker boots. For real.
Fun edit:
Later in the night when he dropped me off at my house, my boyfriend gave me a piggyback ride to my doorstep because, in platforms, I couldn't walk on the solid ice that coated my driveway.

Mmhmm, yes, I have enormous feet. I was also in a cranky and not-feeling-well mood, hence the faces.

In continuing with my basement-themed photos (because I still can't make it outside, for crying out loud!), I got dizzy and made a chair of this laundry basket.

The bow print. Epic.

My holiday moose. Moose are my favorite animal.

Sweater: Thrifted
Leggings: American Apparel
Boots: Bongo
Bag: I forget.
Pin: I forget.