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Spring Clothing Haul!
Basically, you get to see the personal styles of my multiple personalities while listening to music. Check out my glittery heels! Ya dig? ;)
Grandma: You should wear a shawl. Something to make you look more poetic.
Me: I’m going as myself, no dress up required.
It’s the night I’ve been
dreading looking forward to all week. Signing/selling copies of Silk and The Great Good Thing in the company of other artists and poets. Yes, I’m bringing candy and I’ve conned people in to come spend time with me just to make it look like I’m cool. I’ve also got a copy of The Red Eisling in my bag to bore myself to tears with more editing and I’m tugging along my trusty journal just incase inspiration strikes.
Happy Friday everyone. I’d say TGI, but I can’t decide how I feel about this yet.
Daily Love: Taylor Swift’s Style
Love me some TSwift. 98% of the time, I’m convinced she’s stalking my life because her lyrics are just so freaking spot on. Like her song, “I’d Lie.” The only detail in that song that did not line up perfectly with my life at the moment it came out, was the fact the guy in questions favorite color was blue, not green. And Enchanted… oh, good gracious. That song came out the weekend after I met this one guy and it described everything to a T. Especially the line, “Please don’t be in love with someone else.” That guy knows that song is the song I’ll forever associate with him.
But, my love of Tay and her music aside, her fashion has really taken an excellent turn lately. Her style has always been eye catching [sparkly dresses, come on], but the vintage turn she’s taken is drool worthy. I’m also envious of the certain styles she can pull off with her physique, but they’re not especially my taste anyways, so it’s not too bad.
I love when young stars make a successful transition into adult style without any serious fashion blunders along the way. So way to go, Taylor, and now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go listen to “I Knew You Were Trouble,” which, in my opinion, is a total swag song when you get to the dub step.
Daily Love: Feathers
When I say feathers, I don’t simply mean feather jewelry, hair feathers, or feathers from real birds, although, I do own all the above and love them. I mean feathers period. Drawings, paintings, jewelry, hats, hair accessories, tattoos, dresses, shoes… are there feather shoes?
I have a feather necklace and a pair of peacock feathers that clip in my hair. This was a purchase made after I indulged in that hair feather craze and had actually feathers attached to my roots, but after a few weeks, they slipped out of my hair and I always had to be careful when brushing my hair. So the clip on ones work nicely, but seeing how I don’t really have much hair at the moment, they’re hanging on my pin board. I also have a collection of feathers sitting in a blue jar filled with seashells and foreign currency on my antique vanity table. The feathers are an assortment of turkey feathers, heron feathers, and a few quills of mine… all of which makes me sound way cooler than I actually am.
So yeah, feathers. I even have a pair of orange feathered earrings that are awesome and fun to wear. Some people think it’s weird when I wear feathers, other people like it. As long as I’m happy with the look, that’s all that matters.
Your thoughts? Would you wear feathers or not?
After a sunny season so long we’ve probably used up our allotted days of sun for the next five years, fall has finally arrived in my neck of the woods. Coupled with a few new purchases and a mellow Saturday afternoon, I thought dress up sounded like a good idea.
My latest shopping haul. Shoes from Sole Society, the olive dress is the one you were asking about Charlie, and everything else is from Forever 21.
Did a little math, because I was curious. Added up, this is approximately $238 worth of stuff [not factoring in tax] and I got it all for less than $100*. Either I know how to shop, or I really need a new hobby.
*the olive dress alone was originally $89. got it brand new for $16.
Daily Love: Tights
For someone who rarely wears tights, I consider my love for them to be strange. Perhaps I would be a tight wearer if I could find my ideal type of tight? I love the opaque black ones, but for some reason, they’re never opaque enough. Also, the ‘nude’ tights? Yeah, nude as in “I’m a Floridian and yes this tan is natural.” I’m white. Like as white as the spaces between the letters of this blog post. That white. So nude is never ‘nude.’ Heck, I remember buying foundation one time and the lightest color they had was called ‘ivory.’ It gave me a noticeable tan and I said I’d have to make a pale kid makeup line starting with the shade ‘albino.’ But that’s a different story.
Tights. They can add a little extra something to an outfit and the patterned ones are too fun. I love the pair with the little hearts. I also love thigh high tights and have been looking for the perfect pair, with no such luck. Yes, I do know why I love thigh highs. It stems from watching Pretty Little Liars. Aria, you know? Played by Lucy Hale with an interesting style all her own. She has the best thigh high tights with the patterns and the lace trim. Alas, I can’t seem to find a pair moderately close to hers anywhere! Grr.
Oh well. So how about you? Are you tights or no tights? If yes, knee, thigh, or full length?
Daily Love: Cameo
Now when I think ‘cameo,’ I typically think of the silhouette of a woman’s head against a dark backdrop on a brooch meant to be worn around the overly lacy collar of a gown that that would’ve suffocated you with all the excess lace. Not entirely sure why I think of that, but I do, and maybe you do too.
However, it’s not all lace and cameos and women’s heads. Yes, you can find a bevy of cameos with a dame’s silhouette, and to be sure that’s the most common, but you can also find other designs like butterflies, anchors, and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen a bunny rabbit before.
All in all, I think my love for cameo jewelry is because it is a classic design, it’s very feminine, and it’s subdued enough without being boring. At the same time, it’s intriguing enough to be noticed. A win-win, I believe is how the expression goes. Or ‘best of both worlds.’ All I know is I like them and I’m on the hunt for cameo jewelry now. Knowing me, probably a ring.
What’s your thought on cameos?
Daily Love: Oxfords.
A couple years ago, a friend of mine picked up a pair of oxford heels and it was love at first sight. I thus proceeded to spend an obscene amount of time trying to convince her to let me borrow her shoes because when it comes to finding the perfect oxford, I’ve yet to strike gold.
Translation: Finding an oxford in my size is the equivalent of looking for a penny at the bottom of an alligator infested swamp.
…okay, maybe the alligators are a little much, but finding an oxford in my size is definitely up there on the list of “Things That Require Herculean Effort.” Don’t worry, it gets better because whenever my step-mum and I go shopping, she always finds a pair of swoon worthy oxfords and they’re always in her size. It’s heart wrenching because it’s not like we wear the same size shoe [I have fairy feet, okay?] and she never buys the oxfords she finds because of… reasons I just don’t understand.
So I’m on the hunt for the perfect oxford and until then, I’ll just resign myself to drooling over these babies.
Are you an oxford fan?
Seriously. It could be a blogging series.
“The Reclusive Writers’s Guide To Buying Clothing Online For That Rare Chance You Actually Leave The House And Want To Look Normal.”
Okay, let’s be honest… that title is way too long. Also, there are points that are redundant like “reclusive writer” [because we’re all recluses] and “leave the house.” Oh, and “look normal,” because despite our most valiant attempts, something about us is always slightly off. Blame our characters. Yes, your main character can pull of 16inch studded boots and has blue hair and rocks it. That does not mean you can pull of neon hair and footwear that could double as a murder weapon. Sorry, it just doesn’t.
With that all aside, it’s back to title brainstorming, which is something I have a love/hate relationship with. I.e., I love it when a title comes to me instantly and hate it when I actually have to work at it. [see examples: Silk, piece of cake (and there’s a story behind that if you’re curious). The Red Eisling, freaking pain in the arse (there’s a story there too, just ask)]
How about this…
“The Writer’s Guide To Buying Online.”
“The Writer’s Guide To Shopping.”
“The Writer’s Guide To Abusing Your Credit Card Via The Internet.”
“The Writer’s Guide To Wearing Clothes, Namely Pants.”
“A Writer Goes Shopping.”
“A Writer’s Style.”
What do you think? Thoughts? Opinions? Suggestions?
It started simple, I swear. A pair of new flats, quality stuff, at a discounted price. But then there was that stuff on clearance and so, roughly twenty minutes later, it’s not just a pair of flats…
It’s a pair of flats, two new eyeshadow palettes, a couple tank tops, a shirt in my favorite shade of yellow, that shirt with the bow on it, a dress, a skirt, a couple bracelets, a ring, a cardigan, and an umbrella.
Approximately $87.00. I hardly feel guilty because it’s not like I do this often and because everything was at least half-off, if not more. Am I justifying myself? Probably. Am I excited to add a few new things to my wardrobe [to either replace or fill any holes]? Absolutley.
I’ll let you know when the stuff arrives. I’ve never ordered a dress off the internet before. Here’s to hoping it fits.
Daily Love: Bird Jewelry
Okay, I realize the mass of photos above are owls. No, my love of bird jewelry is not restricted to owls, but courtesy of The Hunger Games, everyone and their grandmother now advertises their non-owl designs as “mockingjays.’ That’s awesome, good for you, continuing selling products inspired by a successful franchise. I, however, would like something less fictitious hanging around my neck. [also, seeing how I haven’t read the books or seen the film, I’d feel awkward walking around with a mockingjay necklace]
But birds. Bird jewelry. I tried to convince my mother to get a bird tattoo with me [I’ve yet to succeed, but have yet to quit either]. There’s something free about birds and bird jewelry tends to convey that sense of freedom while also adding a bit of a nature touch to your jewelry collection. Or at least that’s my philosophy on bird jewelry.
Feather jewelry as well. Love that too. Will get to that some other time.
Also, this week, since all four pieces of jewelry are unintentionally from the same etsy store, I’m just going to link you to the shop, because it has other beauteous stuff you should check out. So, Barberry & Lace.
And since I’m so gosh darn fond of asking questions at the end of my Daily Loves… your turn: what kind of bird do you prefer on your jewelry?