Nov 30, 2013

you don't own me

sweater: Forever21, blouse: vintage, dress (worn as skirt): vintage, tights: JCP, socks: Urban Outfitters, shoes: Doc Martens
The current state of my room (aka A MESSSSS). I've been slaving over tacky christmas ornaments, beads, stockings, and sweaters in order to have enough of the ugliest Christmas sweaters for when I'm working at the Pop Shop festival next month (and also patches, pins, and flower crowns).
 Today I went to another grand Pop Shop festival with Cass (kudos for all the photos below btw) and cute, ol' dad. I bought an aaaaamazing vintage dress and some cute pins, and now I'm even more excited to have my booth at the Winter Wonderland event. We also had the BEST french fries in the world, and took the cutest photo booth pics. Surprisingly I don't have anything else to say about today, because the pictures show how amazing and fun something like this is. Besides the pop shop festival we went to 19th Street and found some wicked cool finds (I got the most beautiful hat in the world, a dress, and some Christmas presents). Overall, it was a fantastic day (with PERFECT weather) to support local businesses and #shopsmall.

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Thanksgiving! (In exciting news: I'll be having a few posts in the next couple of days~)

My current music obsessions is 1960's female singers/groups, and Lesley Gore has turned into my queen~~ I used to be really into this kind of music, and I'm slowly rediscovering everything and it's such a good feeling! I haven't rediscovered anything in a while and wow, it just feels so great, y'know?

Nov 20, 2013

watch out, sally!

under-shirt: vintage, sweater: JCP, dress (worn as skirt): vintage, tights: JCP, shoes: UO
I feel so bad, because I've hardly been a part of the internet-sphere in the past few weeks. I realized that due to school I hardly have a sense of time anymore. The other day I thought I hadn't blogged in at least three weeks, but to my dismay it was only one week... Maybe if I wasn't trapped in a (broken) air conditioned building for 8 hours a day my perception of time wouldn't be so skewed. Oh well, I have to accept it and besides I'm almost halfway done with senior year! 

It seems I've done a lot of fun things with my friends, but I never have my camera with me. Also I've been really lost fashionably lately. I've been dressing rather late 80's/early 90's. I can't decide if I like it or hate it, but I NEED a change. Today was the first day in a while where I really loved what I was wearing. I'm on a quest to re-do my wardrobe of bright colors and breath-taking prints. There's some pieces in my closet I plan on never taking out, but I really need some new items. I'm slowly but surely getting back into the sixties and fifties fashion and it feels like a breath of fresh air. I feel this change needs to occur, because the seasons are changing and I can feel myself changing. That might seem really cliche...I don't care though since it's the truth. The weather here in Texas has reflected the way I've been feeling on a day to day basis the past week. One day it will be super cold and it'll make you want to wrap yourself in a blanket with chai tea and netflix. Then the next day it will be so humid that you don't even want to step outside because you know your hair will turn into a terrifying ball of frizz. All I know is that I'm ready for thanksgiving break.

On the bright side I'm happy to announce I will be apart of Houston's Pop Shop Winter Wonderland festival on December 21st! I can't even began to form words for how excited I am for this. I'm already putting together my best vintage pieces and handmade goods for this event. I even purchased the Square Reader for my phone, and I just feel so professional and ready for business. I will admit I'm rather nervous. Just thinking that people won't buy my items makes my stomach turn. In the end I know it will be 100% worth it and I'll love every second.
 latest snail mail from the lovely, Beckaford
 New duds! 
Sequin top: vintage, chartreuse sweater, plaid trousers, pleather skirt: JCP, psychedelic top: Replay/vtg
 My senior photo. It cracks me up, because I still remember how angry I was that day. The photographer and some teachers were trying to tell me I couldn't wear my flower crown, and I got so upset I almost cried. Naturally I refused to take it off, and then continued with the question, "Since when was uniqueness against the rules?" and I asked to see the rule that disallowed flower crowns in senior photos. Obviously they couldn't provide this from any given source, so I took my photo with my flowers. The best part about this was was that my English teacher stood up for me, and told me to not back down and wear that darned crown if it was the last thing I did. So even though I lost hope in some human beings, my lovely teacher restored it quite quickly.
(I apologize for the low-quality photos! I don't have my camera right now so I'm stuck with my trusty iPhone)
 From left to right: The orignal Addams Family set in color, Michal Pudelka, tumblr

latest music obsessions all in one playlist by thevirginsuicides
From left to right: Far From Heaven, Mama Owl Photography, Rookiemag, Flickr
This Fall/Winter (in my opinion) is all about 1960's, Wes Anderson movies, forests, color-coordination, taxidermy, crunchy leaves, soup, tea, feel-good flicks, reading comic books, shopping, knee high socks, oxford shoes, simple make up, bows, spending time with cool cats (aka friends), fur coats, tartan prints, arts n crafts, girl groups (The Shan-gri La's always remind me of Fall!), and of course SWEATERS (if the weather permits).

What's everyone been up to lately? I'd love to hear from ya cool cats!

Nov 10, 2013

you think you're tough

WOW. It feels like I have been gone for ages. Even though a lot has happened in the past week, it feels like the days have been going by soooooo slow (darn you time change). My school has been so chaotic within this last week. There were over nine fights, queso cheese thrown against lockers, and a shooting/riot threat. It's been really bumming me out, because I just don't understand how people can be so disrespectful and violent. I just don't want to be afraid to go to school. Really and truly, it just makes me want to graduate even sooner so I can get on with my life. On the bright side, the school play (A Midsummer Night's Dream) is coming along fairly well, and I'm starting to fall in love with my character, Peter Quince (THAT'S RIGHT, I play a man. The table's have turned, William!).
Anyways, today I went to Houston with my parents and some friends, and we spent the day eating tacos, and buying vintage clothing. At one point in the day we ended up at a pop-shop indie craft/art/music festival, and the whole day was just really great. I'm starting to greatly consider getting a booth at the next pop shop festival to sell some of my vintage clothing, and I just hope it works out.
 ~They're not what they seem~
 I wanted that cat sweater SOOO BAD (but it was $30).

 I bought this dress, and I never want to take it off.

 This is such a TERRIBLE photo of me, but all the vintage clothing and colors in the background are so perfect!

Kudos to Joshua for taking most of these photos~
title from a Hunx & His Punx song (I've been listening to them non-stop lately.)
What have you crazy cats been jamming to lately?