Dress - Lulu's ($15 on sale right now!!!), Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell Lanas (FYI - while purchasing the dress, I discovered that Lulu's has these shoes up for $10 cheaper than anywhere else I could find online), Leather Jacket - SWORD, Sunglasses - Knock-off RayBans from Santee Alley, Jewelry - Konstantino + DIY + Flea Market
Okay, I know, the roots are officially out of control. These pictures are from day-before-yesterday, so when next I post, you will see that I coerced my hairdresser-friend Abraham into fixing my hair for me. My hair is getting longer, and I am getting older, and having the bleached-blonde punk rock hair of my youth is no longer suiting me. Abe managed to get my hair to this ashy shade of Doris Day blonde that I have been coveting since I first watched Pillow Talk at age 6. It is fantastic. Inspired by how stunning Margaret looks with her barely-there eyebrows, I thought that maybe I could lighten my eyebrows, too, just enough to match my hair. The jury is still out on how that looks. They aren't even really blonde, just a slightly lighter shade of brown, but I feel like my face no longer has that severity I liked. I guess you will have to be the judge.
On to fashiony-things, as opposed to facey and hairy things, here are the Lanas. I got the distressed leather, but I would recommend going with another version, because I think the distressing looks a little odd and ill-considered. Still, I love them to pieces, because I am really the least picky person in the world about those kinds of things.
I've been going through this mental process lately where I'm like, "Why do I even have a blog? Everyone has a blog; do I really think I'm that special or different?" I have heard that many bloggers go through this digital existential crisis. I think I finally have decided, though, what my blogging purpose is.
Most bloggers have a lot of stunning expensive clothing and are meticulously groomed with manicures and perfect complexions. They are "aspirational" members of society, as in "My, I aspire to one day look like that." I think that my role in all of this is to serve as the middle ground. My clothing is not expensive, although occasionally I pull a Save-and-Splurge. I never pluck my eyebrows, I rarely maintain the upkeep on my hair. I bite my nails and hate to shave my legs. I have crooked silly teeth. I am very short. I am too self-concious when being photographed to really "model" to any degree. So, I'd like to think that my blog represents reality. Realistically, this is how a lot of girls dress and operate, within our means and motivation. This is how a real girl does it. If nothing else, I try to be a little bit interesting.