Sweater - Vintage, Tank Top - Vintage then cut off, Velvet Leggings - Forever 21 (super old), Boots - c/o Romwe (freaking love these boots), Belt - Vintage, Jewelry - Konstantino
I can occasionally get a case of really extreme Puffy Face. Do you guys ever get this? I basically have the least-healthy diet on the planet, so I just consume salt and sugar all day long, and I don't drink nearly enough water (I know -- terrible, I'm working on it...). As a result of this, some mornings I will wake up with an insanely swollen face. One morning in college, my face was so swollen when I woke up that I couldn't open my eyes. My boyfriend at the time thought it was freaking hilarious. I seriously couldn't see anything and had to stay home until the "swelling" went down (I mean, it's not really swelling -- it's from water retention). So, on the day these photos were taken (the day before yesterday), I had woken up with a pretty bad case of Puffy Face. You might not notice because I just made these photos as bright as possible, but I can assure you that the result is pretty funny IRL. I actually frightened a hostess at the restaurant where I ate lunch the day these pictures were taken.
Whenever I feel like I'm having a gnarly face-day, I always want to wear extremely comfortable clothes, so I opted for a cozy sweater, super worn-in ribbed tank top that I had cropped just by cutting across with scissors, and a pair of velvet leggings. A comfortable outfit can do just that sometimes: comfort you.
Moving right along, those of you who follow me on Tumblr or Twitter or Instagram have probably seen this photo:
I dyed my hair lime green last night, inspired by these photos:
It's Kool-Aid again. I am loving how low-commitment Kool-Aid color is. After I dyed my hair, I went on Romwe and started lusting over all sorts of items that I think will accompany my green hair well. Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to buy any new clothing until my apartment is finished. I have been working on it since January, and all that's left now is buying new wardrobes and sorting my clothing. However, it's fun to dream! All of these items are around $30 or less (some go up to around $35...)
I really like the idea of contrasting the lime green hair with more understated or overtly feminine pieces. I wish I owned more neutral colors to balance it out -- I'm loving the simple cut-out nude shirt for that reason. On the flipside, ornate girly or patterned bohemian pieces seem like they would go well in kind of a funny way with the lime, so I like the lace and floral and paisley quite a bit, too.
It's no secret that Romwe does a HUGE blogger push. "Big" bloggers get a monthly stipend to spend on Romwe goodies. Sometimes I wonder how it can be profitable for them! They are very nice people, and I actually feel guilty because most months I forget to spend my Romwe bucks (not sure why...I honestly do love a lot of stuff on their website), and then when I do order things, it takes me forever to post them. What can I say? I have to wait for the right mood to strike, you know? Anyway, if you ever want to update a vintage wardrobe with some affordable newer trend items, I would very honestly and sincerely recommend Romwe and Chicwish, simply for their selection and for the aforementioned fact that they are just very kind people, on the whole.
I'm excited to post pictures soon with my lime-tastic hair!!! If you don't like it, SHHHHHH, don't tell me. I'm on CLOUD LIME right now. You may, however, judge me for that terrible pun I just made.