Jun 8, 2015

the song is over

Howdy, strangers!
my outfit:
vintage scarf
thrifted shirt
Forever21 skirt
Forever21 tights
thrifted shoes
Cass' outfit:
Kohls jacket
vintage dress
Forever21 boots
I don't really have an excuse for why haven't been posting. I guess I've been figuring out what I want and don't want in my life. It's not much of an excuse but that's all I got. It's like a bubble of negative energy always seems to follow me. I try to ignore and stay positive, but it's not as easy as it sounds. So far I really hate driving. I'm not that good at it either because my anxiety leaves me tense and in a constant mode of panic. It's okay though. I have to do this and I will get through it like everything else. When it comes to my outfits, I haven't been too crazy at all. I miss it a lot but it just isn't worth it sometimes because of the weather. And I usually just go to work and I have to wear mainly black and white. I've also done something a little new with my hair. When I was re-dyeing it I was inspired by my favorite bubble bar, ultraviolet. That being said, my hair is now a dark purple with dark blue roots and a hidden section of green in the back. Now I'm just waiting to grow out my hair. It's funny because I never thought I would miss it but I really do! You never appreciate something until it's gone I guess. On the bright side, I plan to post on here more again.

Apr 18, 2015

working and binge-watching

Hello world!
Hope all is well with all your beautiful creatures. Lately all I've been doing is working and binge-watching television shows on Netflix (mainly Mad Men and Bob's Burgers). So far I really love my job at Lush, plus all my co-workers are hella cute and wonderful. It's been a while, and I actually have a lot of new news (for once, haha)! In less than two weeks I'm going to see The Who LIVE, and I'm pretty sure my soul is going to leave my body. I love this band more than anything on the planet. They have gotten me thru so many good and bad moments in my life, and I'll never stop loving them. I'm also seeing Sleater Kinney tonight, and THE Rolling Stones in June!!!! Let's just say it's a very good year for concerts. *insert cool guy emoji* I recently met with a production company in Houston through the Film Connection, too! It wasn't the right one for me, but I'm just getting one step closer to getting my foot into the film industry door. I don't know if I'm going to wait until I move back to the Austin area to do school or not just yet. I have decided that instead of moving this August, I'm going to wait until the beginning of next year to move out for a plethora of reasons. The main reason, of course, is money. I really want to save up enough so I don't have to bother or lend money from anyone else. I've always hated asking for money, so it's nice to be able to pay for everything myself. Ughhhh real life adult things!!! It's scary, boring, and exciting all at once, but I'm totally ready for it.
 I've recently had the honor to try out some of We Love Colors AMAZING products! By far, my favorite are these insanely rad, tie-dyed leggings. Not only are they extremely comfortable, but they are super unique! All I gotta say about these bad boys is 10 out of 10.
DIY pom-pom earrings
thrifted sweater
thrifted/DIY jersey
Victora Secret bralet
We Love Colors leggings*
Betsey Johnson purse
Forever21 flats

And to top off this post, I whipped up this lovely playlist of my favorite jams I've been into lately. 

What songs have y'all been digging lately? Leave a comment below with a link to the song(s)!

Apr 5, 2015

mrs gosling

Hey chickadees!
As you can see with your pretty, lil eyes, I've changed my hair to purple! I actually really love it, and this might be my favorite color yet. The next color I want to do is green, but I'm not sure what shade just yet...probably avocado-ish. Anywho, I've only worked one week, but I'm so in love with my job and my co-workers!!! I also made an insanely good, expensive, intricate vegan cheesecake that is to die for. Maybe I'll snap some pics of it, but I don't know... mine didn't come out nearly as pretty though.

A weird side note, I usually don't like photographing my feet or even wearing shoes that full show my toes. That being said, I'm trying to get out of my comfort zone and accept my feet (no matter how silly that may sound). 
gifted necklace
kohls shirt
forever21 leggings
gifted purse
target flatforms
Enjoy some recent inspo~

babydearr's bedroom 
 The Who in 1968
Dream me, Darling!  // unknown source
Wash and Dry by Alexa King
Ryan Gosling w/ his pup. Thought it was necessary to add a pic of him, because of my top and all. I actually don't think I've ever mentioned that he is one of my favorite people ever. But he really is. So there ya have it~

Mar 29, 2015


Hello, children of the corn!
Oh boy, has it been a while. Quite a bit has happened the past few weeks. I lost my job (the boutique closed down), I got a job at Lush (!!!!), and I just finished my drivers ed course. Which essentially means I'll be getting my license very soon! Believe it or not, it's actually a really big deal for me, because I hate being in cars or around other cars so much due to my anxiety. I don't like driving at all, but it's just something I've come to terms with that I have to do. 

Other than that, I haven't been up to much- therefore I haven't been dressing up lately. It's been very static, but I'm moving on to bigger and better things!
daizy lemonade choker
ladybug blouse
forever21 shorts
target socks
thrifted doc martens

Mar 7, 2015

tiny dancer

Hello children of the universe!
I would like to start off by saying this is my 200th post. It's so crazy to think I've made so many posts, tbh. I'm usually really good about starting stuff, but not keeping up with it. So the fact that I still update at least twice a month is kind of a miracle. Other than that, there's nothing new with me. I have a job interview tomorrow, and let's hope it goes well!

A little side note, I decided to name this post Tiny Dancer, because of the film, Almost Famous. I felt like my outfit today was very reminiscent of the character, Sapphire.
thrifted jacket
vintage hat
forever21 necklace
forever21 blouse
forever21 bell bottoms
charlotte russe booties
rings either thrifted or a gift

Below is a small moodboard of a few things that I've been really digging lately. And I hope you dig them, too!
Coach shoes  // Carolines Mode
Girl Gang / Tumblr
Girl Gang / Style Bubble / Thunder & Threads
Style Bubble / The Clothes Horse

Mar 1, 2015

tired of waiting

Salutations, babes!
I've been very tired lately. I hate living a routine, and it feels like nothing exciting is happening. Don't get me wrong, life is what you make it, but I can't be positive all the time. It's really hard to be positive when you're static. Maybe that's my problem... I'm greatly considering to pick up jogging in the mornings. Hopefully that will help me get out of this funk. I'm just tired of waiting (for moving and film school tbh)
vintage clip on earrings
thrifted topshop cropped sweater 
vintage blouse
forever21 necklace
forever21 jeans
thrifted aldo boots
thrifted bracelets
ANYWAYS, I feel like I should care more about NYFW (and LFW and basically every fashion week) than I actually do. Don't get me wrong, I always drool over all the amazing, unique pieces that hit the runway every season. But does anyone else find it so overwhelming? There are so many designers and such little time! And on top of that, I'm only hurting myself, because, let's face it, I can't afford any of the wearable art or anything that comes remotely close to it. I don't mean to be a negative Nancy about this, but is it frustrating for anyone else? Maybe I'm so grumpy about Fashion Week, because deep down I just want to drool over everything IRL. I would love to be able to attend at least one event in New York City for Fashion Week once in my lifetime. I don't know if it will ever even happen, but I feel like it's a nice (slight-realistic) long-term goal.

all photos above can be found here

All this being said, I do want to talk about one designer that is really, really important to me. DI$COUNT UNIVER$E is basically everything I've ever wanted in clothing and more. Although I don't own a lot of pieces, sequins are my absolute favorite thing to add to an outfit. Don't get me wrong, vintage clothing will always be the top dog in my heart, but oh man, DI$COUNT knows what they are doing, let me tell ya.
 I think the reason why I love them so much is the fact that I have never seen anything else like it. I'm trying to branch out (even more, I suppose) into a very unique, eclectic look for myself. Besides attending film school and moving out, it looks like it is my year's goal I have set for myself. At the same time, I have to tone it down for work. Luckily, I'm grateful enough to have a job where I can still flaunt my personal style, it's just in a different way than what I would wear to a lunch date with pals or a concert (aka get dressed up and chill around the house, but you know what I mean). It's as if there are two separate versions of me when it comes to my style nowadays. There's work/business Tessa who wears midi pencil skirts, stiletto heels, and blazers. Then, there's full peacock Tessa who sports funky patterns, mismatch ensembles, and bright colors.
Here's my favorite video of Betsey Johnson that I've been meaning to share with y'all! Whenever I feel uninspired I always watch this, and feel so much better about myself.

P.S. I applied for a sales position at LUSH cosmetics so please cross your lovely fingers for me!!

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