Wednesday, December 7, 2016

jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine

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Yes these clothes are seasonally inappropriate. I'm sorry. They were taken back in August when I had just dyed my hair green and wanted to show it off. Now I've had it for months and nothing new.

I'm not one to flaunt my personal beliefs on my sleeve, but I couldn't pass up this crop top when I found it. My mom actually convinced me to get it because she loved the message too. Talk about mother-daughter bonding.
2016 for me was the year of the sneaker. My sneaker collection nearly doubled this year(thanks to the thrift store) and they're pretty much the only shoes I wear anymore.
It isn't boring to me at all because I haven't worn sneakers regularly since high school. It was like opening a whole new side of my wardrobe and I felt like my options tripled. It's amazing what trying something new will do for you.
I've truly taken Bieber's words to heart and learned to never say never.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Dog Days Are Over

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 1960's playsuit and flats.
I have over 40 pairs of sunglasses because I am an unreasonable excessive person, so I cannot tell you where they came from.  

Okay, let's talk about a few aspects of these photos. Firstly, you will notice the unseasonable choice of clothing. That's because I am so bad at blogging that I took these photos in July and never uploaded them. Taking the photos is the easy part, getting them into the computer and onto blogger is the lazy girl's(me) nightmare.
Secondly, yes I actually wore this outfit to go to the park and also to the beach. It wasn't just me throwing this on to trot around for the photos. No this playsuit got a workout and got sweaty. That just shows what an impractical person I am.
Tacky and obscene.
And I wouldn't have it any other way.
This playsuit is actually one of my treasures. If you've been around awhile, you know that I respect all my vintage clothes. They are surviving artifacts of the past.
That being said, do you know hard these motherfuckers are to find? My line of work revolves around vintage and I've been doing this for five years now. I've only come across about a handful of playsuits. So the second I found one that fit me, of course it came home. It has a cute matching jacket, but I can't bring myself to be that tacky just yet. One day.
Lastly, this was so long ago that my hair hasn't been blond for three months. It's been green.
Photos to follow.
I swear.

Monday, July 11, 2016

seasons change and so did I

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Forever 21 Shift and 1960's Bloomingdale's boots.

Okay.
Let's forget that this outfit is not very summery for a second so we can talk about these boots.
These boots.
They are authentic high-heeled suede boots from the late 1960's. And on top of everything they came from a Bloomingdale's in New Jersey that doesn't exist anymore.
For those of you that aren't well versed in vintage, these are the find of a lifetime.
At the time, they were no doubt super expensive and the quality just blows me away.
I hope they attended some kick ass concerts and traversed their way all over the greater NYC area. I am curious to know what they've seen.
I wore this outfit about a month ago when the weather wasn't as scorching as it is now. I was in the middle of the busiest month of my life and settled on wearing a shapeless shift dress to be comfortable.
Now that it's warm I hope I can wear some of my great vintage summer pieces and snap a few outfit photos for you!
I'm finally starting to feel like myself again after a month of traveling and being on the go non-stop. Here's to the dog days of summer and taking it easy!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

ugly girl gang

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Tuesday Bassen Ugly Girl Gang tank, 90s Calvin Klein shorts, thrifted Mudd cardigan, Five Below sunglasses, and Forever 21 flatforms.

I've been absent for so many months. I'd say I regret it, but I don't. Mostly because this is all my outfits have consisted of for the past six months. A bunch of 1990's garbage that I recycle in different ways.
What prompted this post though was the new addition to my closet: the Ugly Girl Gang tank. It's made by an artist that I've been following for awhile. I love her work and admire her Ugly Girl Gang concept. Here's what she has to say about it:
"The title of my zine “Ugly Girl Gang” has a few meanings. First, it’s about being unconcerned with your physical appearance while kicking ass at what you do. Second, the content of my work focuses on themes of empowerment and revenge through unpleasant, violent, and disagreeable women. I love the duality of “ugly.” Ugly is powerful."
You can read more of the interview here and check out her website here.
I love this idea and am honored to wear this shirt. Being a girl and having "ugly" traits like being obstinate and standing your ground is so important.
It's becoming quite the social experiment wearing it out in public though. A few boys have shouted at me, thinking I'm wearing it for some kind of validation from them - I'm not.
Maybe they think I'm fishing for compliments when in reality I don't give a shit what they think.
Maybe they think I'll talk to them if they yell at me? I don't know.
One sweet middle aged man said to me: "That's not true, you're not ugly."
And I laughed. It was innocent and kind.
See boys? Take notes. You don't have to be a creep to be sweet.

On that note, I'll leave you with my favorite female anthem of the moment:

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

two thousand and sixteen. six years of blogging.

The start of every new year reminds me that it's the anniversary of this blog. Six years ago, a bored and lonely girl started this as a way to document her dumb outfits. 2015 was definitely the weakest year for my blog. You'll see with the outfit recaps of the past year, that I missed some months. 2015 was a rough year, but the new millennium is a teenager so we shouldn't expect anything less. Teenagers are rough to deal with after all. 
I lost my drive to blog and honestly lost my motivation to put together any kind of fashion-y outfit. I think my depression really contributed to this. I can't recall a year where it hit me harder. I know a lot of people felt the same way as I do. So to all of you out there who struggled with 2015, let's cheer to 2016. It will be better.

Here were my favorite outfits from my posts of 2015:

January
Jan 
April
april 
May
may 
August
August 
September
september 
October
October 
November
November 
Every one of these outfits feature some of my favorite vintage in my collection(minus the overalls outfit). 2015 brought so many beautiful vintage pieces to my own closet. It helped me fill in my collection and now I'm never struggling to find something from the past to represent the business. Like I've said many times before, I love owning pieces from the past. They hold so much meaning to me, the way possessions should(before crossing into hoarder territory). They should be able to tell a story, not just be something materialistic that exists only for you to show off. That's how I see it in my world anyway.

2015 had its ups and downs that's for sure. I had some experiences that I wouldn't trade for anything this past year. In January, I got to return to Cancun with Brian's family and it was such a wonderful time. I feel incredibly lucky.
In March, Brian and I went to PAX East, which is a gaming convention. It was a whirlwind and when I look back, I can't believe it happened. That whole weekend, we ended up hanging out and partying with internet personalities that I've respected for years. It was so surreal.
At the end of July I found out that I was on the COVER of a local magazine. That was crazy! I got to go to Barnes and Noble and see the display of a thousand pictures of my faces staring back at me. It made me nervous to tell you the truth!
In October, I took Brian to see The Distant Worlds concert. An orchestra plays all of the Final Fantasy songs while they project images from all the games. I cried. It was so moving.

There are probably a thousand more moments I could share, so I won't bore you to death. I'll just leave you with one of the greatest things to come out of 2015. New music from BIGBANG. This one is just G-Dragon and T.O.P but it's my favorite of the SEVEN new videos they managed to put out:


Thursday, November 19, 2015

I might join your century but only on a rare occasion

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Vintage 1940's wool suit, 40s silk blouse, 40s hat, and 80s pumps.

These photos were taken the day before Halloween when I decided to dress like I was stepping out of the 1940's. When a piece like this suit enters my life, it only reaffirms all the reasons my profession revolves around vintage. It's like going back in time by just looking at it. The craftsmanship on it alone is amazing. Things just aren't made that way anymore.
I'm just lucky that it fits me perfectly, or it might break my heart a little having to part with it.

 This hat is also one-in-a-million. I have been working with vintage for 4 1/2 years now and have never come across something so amazing. I've seen pictures of hats like it. I have seen historical dramas feature them, but never thought I'd find one of my own!
I don't think I can wear it that often though because of the large feather. It gets blown about in the wind and it almost broke this day. I couldn't bear if that happened. I know that sounds a tad dramatic, but it's true. All my pieces are a little piece of insides that exist in the physical world. What's the point of having all these possessions, if I don't love them with all my heart and soul? Seems pointless to me.