Dec 18, 2014

sophisticated 12 year old

Whaddup, radical dudes?
I'm going through this weird phase where I want to be sophisticated, but a 12 year old at the same time. Now, I don't find anything wrong with this, it's just a bit frustrating. All I know I am frustrated with my wardrobe, and I'm aching for new clothing and just all around change. The only reason why I haven't achieved this new wardrobe or whatever is mainly due to money. It's not even that I'm sick of my entire wardrobe! I'm not even sure what I'm tired of anymore. The only thing I am sure of is that I need change or I'm going to explode. On the bright side, I'm beginning to learn how to drive and on top of that I got the job at Langford Market! So although it is taking it's gosh darn time, change is coming and I feel like it's finally for the best.
DIY pompom crown
vintage sweater
old pantyhose
Forever21 booties
~A slew of vibes I've been feeling lately (from my tumblr archive)~
So who is excited for the holidays??? This has always been my favorite time of year ever since I can remember. The cold weather that makes you want to cuddle my dog every waking hour (even though it's been almost 80 degrees this month...), the hot chocolate, the ridiculous holiday tv movies, and oh my gosh I could literally go on forever! The only thing I really wish was that there was at least one holiday party I was invited to. This is mainly because I want an excuse to dress up in a glamorous get-up and sip bubbly champagne while listening to catchy Christmas jingles. 

What's y'alls favorite part about the holidays? Feel free to leave a comment below!

Dec 14, 2014

salad days

What's up, fellow humans!
Today I had so much fun being a part of Pop Shop Houston's last Mini Pops event of the year. The whole day was filled with warm weather, cool dudes, good jams, and amazing stuff for sale. As usual, I had vintage clothing and handicrafts for sale- and to my surprise everything was a big hit today! Which is amazing on soooo many levels. But now I have to force myself not to buy anything no matter how much I might need it (I don't need it, but I do). 
Oh my gosh, you guys... Christmas is almost here!!!!! Althought it's been a nasty, humid 70 degrees lately, I am so so so pumped for the holidays. I literally love everything about them, and I feel like I'm going to explode (in a good way) just thinking about it.
On a side note, I had an interview at Langford Market so fingers crossed that I get the job. I find out tomorrow! Also, I am finally home from college. So that means I will be posting more on here, expanding the Mad Mod Shop, and much more good things! Not going to lie, I'm going to miss a lot of amazing things about the college life I experienced, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices sometimes. It's totally okay to put yourself before other people (as long as you don't make a habit of it)!
DIY headband
thrifted Top Shop crop top
thrifted mom jeans
gifted belt
Old Navy necklace
Kate Spade, Betsey Johnson, & thrifted bracelets
The perfect playlist to jam out to for literally everything (and also going through this post hehehe).
photography by Damon Fullington & Cass Tooke

Dec 9, 2014

kooky aunt

Salutations babes!
Hope all is well for everyone. Nothing is new with me, besides the fact that I've been stressing over finals and packing for home. There are no words to describe how excited I am, because I am finally going home Thursday night. On top of that, I also have a job interview at Langford Market on Friday! So luckily everything seems to be going well for me, and I'm just sitting here like, "FINALLY!" This semester was so hard for me, and any sign of good-anything is really exciting for me (if that makes any sense at all). I surprisingly don't have anything else to say, but it's due to the fact that I'm sleep deprived and currently living off of coffee and quesadillas.... Oh! My blog title is based off of what one of my friends said to me today, haha. They said, "Tessa, you look like one of those kooky aunts who don't have any kids and travel the world." And I just really loved that. 
*On a side note, I apologize for being so squinty and whatnot in all these photos. It is not my fault, it was 100% sunny today and it couldn't be avoided.
vintage necklace
thrifted lace jacket
coat c/o oasap
urban outfitters crop top
thrifted skirt
jcpenny's knitted tights
gifted oxford flats
Little dude I saw and fell in love with in Austin when I interviewed Jendayi Bonds of Charlie Belle.
Me and the adorable n amazing singer of Charlie Belle; Jendayi Bonds

Also: The Mad Mod Shop is finally back! There will be a super fun Mini Pops event this Sunday. I will have a selection of Christmas sweaters, vintage clothing, celeb face pins, and custom yarn pompom pieces!! It's going to be so much fun so tell your friends and try and make it if you're in the area~

Nov 30, 2014

"I turned myself to face me"

Howdy cool cats! 
Overall my Thanksgiving break was really great, but WAY TOO short! I don't know if it was just me, but I had so much stuff and so many people I wanted to see, and it felt like I didn't even accomplish anything at all. If you haven't already noticed, I have a new blog layout and I got a hair cut (which was naturally inspired by Andie from Pretty in Pink)! Honestly, I was terrified to do this, but I'm really glad I did. Since this semester was so blah for me, I've been constantly craving change. I cleaned out my entire closet in an effort for a fresh feeling, too. I know I've changed a lot this semester, and even grown quite a bit, too. I just hope things start picking up for me, ya know? I had a great thrift day so maybe that's the start of things starting to seem better... but who know? And besides, I only have A WEEK AND A HALF left of university life! 

Side note: Speaking of change, I realized I've only had about 50 posts thus far this year, compared to nearly 80 from last year. I don't feel bad about this drastic change at all. It was just one of those things where it made me realize, "Wow, I really have changed."
Thrifted sweater, Vintage/DIY'd fringe dress
Target(?) knee high socks, vintage shoes from Yoko Vintagegifted Fourth of July clip-ons
So the other day I had a Houston date with my dad since I have been home for Thanksgiving break. It was so much fun and so relaxing. Basically, a day like this was long overdue for the both of us. And don't get me wrong, I love the Austin area near my university, but nothing will ever be as satisfying and comfortable as Houston. 

Below is just a few photos that I've found really inspiring lately, and I hope y'all do, too!
Dream girl from Fancy Fine // Anna-Maria Nemetz and Ehren Dorsey by Greta Ilieva for Bullett
More is More from Helibells

I'm almost 100% sure I've posted this song on here before, but I swear it never gets old and it's never irrelevant. Good job, David Bowie. (Also the title for this post is a lyric from this song)
I will end with this angsty selfie I took in the Honors college the other day.
How have you all been???