Everything is Vintage Except for... The Shoes - GoJane.com, The Bra - Forever 21, Jewelry - Konstantino + Flea Market Finds
I haven't updated in forever! Be prepared for a lot of rambling -- try to stay with me here, those of you who read the things I write. I know you're all just dying to know why I haven't been updating (sarcasm, clearly -- the blogosphere still turns [does anyone else hate the term "blogosphere"?]). It's a really glamorous story. So, Spring has officially been happening, and I had a crazy allergic reaction that created hell in one of my eyes, making it impossible for me to wear contact lenses or makeup. Simultaneously, I had an insane amount of work hit me at once, culminating in one super-crazy day in which I worked for 17 hours straight. Yes, you read that right. I worked a 17-hour day. I did not have time to photograph anything, and I doubt I wore anything photo-worthy, but everything I've been living in has been particularly nutty and hilarious. I have been wearing all sorts of really funny outfits that were thrown on in five minutes whilst partially blinded, including but not limited to:
1. Leggings worn as pants with a denim jacket buttoned up as though it were a shirt, topped off with a wool military cap
2. Ripped-to-shreds bell bottom jeans worn with a vintage Pat Benetar tee shirt and a giant chunky-knit beret
3. The above shirt worn un-tied and fully buttoned with my big round Mr. Magoo eyeglasses, khaki shorts, and a pair of my boyfriend's oxfords, which are approximately five sizes too large for me.
Today marked the first day that my ocular capacity allowed for the accommodation of contact lenses once again, so I honored to occasion by dressing like a real person and doing a real blog post. I built this outfit around the shoes, which I got for probably $20 on GoJane a couple of weeks ago. If you don't know about GoJane, it is a website which, to the best of my knowledge, is intended to dress junior-high school and high-school aged girls. I just shop there for the mega-affordable shoes. So, I built this outfit around the shoes, for which I was extremely excited, and then I didn't even get a good photo of them. They are wedges. I don't know what else you might think they are...kitten heels perhaps (ha!). Side note: DO YOU REMEMBER KITTEN HEEL FLIP FLOPS? Also of interest are my lightened eyebrows. They are obviously nowhere near the depths of Margaret's radsauce brow-job, but they are certainly lighter. I don't know how I feel about them yet, so please give me your input.
I picked up these nail polishes the other day while at the beauty supply store with my friend Abe:
Stoked on it! I'm wearing the jade color in the pictures above, and tonight, I repainted them that bizarre puce color. I almost feel like a girl.
Two other things of import to report (see what I did there?) are the fact that I was included along with some lovely ladies in a Bohemian Romantic feature on Grazia.it, and I have an article posted on Dolce & Gabbana's Swide.com! It's about how I try to trick people into thinking my skin is much better than it actually is.
And... by popular request, I made a quick video tutorial (forever-and-a-day-ago) on how to do that strange little side-braid messy-bun thing I've been doing lately. It's before I fixed my roots, so I'm looking good and trashy.
Lastly, I will respond to your emails soon, I promise! I don't usually take this long but I have been suffocating in real-job work lately. I will get back on a regular posting schedule soon!