“Duuude — the dress got pocks.”
… so says my face in this picture.
Got this dress for a steal at Buffalo. It’s obviously an older piece, probably an Amish school teacher dress with scissors taken to it. I was super psyched to wear it and put non-Amish friendly things in my Amish-friendly pockets. Think blackberry cell phones. Yesssss
However, the Amish dress took its revenge on my Rumspringa and when I retrieved it from the wash it had frayed and unravelled to an absurd degree because it had not been hemmed when the previous owner cut the length. And I naively thought it would be fine.
Quick blog post, more posting later. I’m off to work out and chill by the pool with some hep cats.
I’ve been a bad blogger, but I’m still learning. I’m really good at collecting content every day, but I’m not so great at posting that content every day. It really makes no sense why I don’t just put in the hour of work or so to compose a blog post. It must stem with my Writer’s Block-inducing fears of taking words out of my head and putting them on a page! (Maybe that’s why I am most productive late at night … I’m too tired to feel inhibited.)
This was Wednesday’s outfit. Wednesday was a beautiful day. No work AND no classes! All morning UT classes were pre-emptively canceled due to ice fears. HA! Wednesday was a beautiful, sunny, spring day. Oh Texas …
I spent my free day down around 2nd street with Michelle as she applied for jobs. I visited the Cafe de Crepe (more on that later) while I waited.
Top: Savers — $5
Belt: Birdville High School Costume Closet!
Shorts: Wal-Mart — $12
Necklace: Hand me down?
Tights: Target — $3 on sale!
Boots: Forever 21 — $21.80
She wore a raspberry beret
Kind that you find in the secondhand store
And when it was warm, she didn’t wear much more
I’ve come to realize that The Universe will not excuse my procrastination. I took an outfit photo in winter wear about 48 hours ago and now it’s spring (again?) in Austin. It looks kinda silly posting a picture of my snow outfit when I wore a sundress today!
Beret: Scarborough Faire! – $25
Jumper: Wet Seal – $12
Shirt: Target – $5
Tights: Forever 21 – $4.80
Rainboots: Forever 21 – $27.80
Necklace: Forever 21 – $7.80
Belt: Savers – $4
Tuesday was free pancake day at IHOP. Becky and I took the children (Travis, Debo, and Michael) to get pancakes down at the Cesar Chavez location. I gotta say — free pancake day is probably the only time I’d ever go to an IHOP in Austin. There’s just too many better breakfast establishments around here to visit instead! Although free pancakes aren’t actually free after tip, and a donation to the children’s hospital — it’s still fun to know that your dollars are going to a good cause instead of lining some pancake president’s pocket. (huzzah, hows THAT for alliteration??)
Oh and the host at IHOP? Totally greeted me by singing “Raspberry Beret.”
I was sort of hoping all day that someone would think of the song when they saw me. And when they called my party? “Raspberry — table of five.”
And when we returned back to MHD after the flapjacks?
This little tiny snowman was all that remained of the spontaneous snowstorm.
Hmm. It’s going to be a busy week. Lots of assignments, applications, and essays to do. I need to come up with something fun to do this weekend to reward myself for surviving. We’ll see.
I went to Savers for the first time yesterday with Kelly and Ariel! So great. I found some pretty amazing finds that you’ll see over the next few weeks. I got: a groovy silverware set, this mustard sweater, two ugly-pretty tunic shirts, two belts (including the best freakin’ belt ever!), a purple courduroy skirt with buttons down the front, a weird sort of 50’s shirt with cute buttons, and red pants. For $45. Huzzah huzzah.
We should have taken a picture of the pile of our loot. Thought about it. Forgot about it.
Sweater – Savers $5
Dress – Target $25
Flats – Target $17 (I wore these shoes to prom!)
Belt – Target $14
Necklace – Hand me down from Grandma
I’ve been going sans-makeup lately to appease the nagging of my friend, Travis. He says that girls look better without it. I’m not sure. But, I like the exercise in becoming more comfortable with my appearance without a painted face, and it’s nice to believe that maybe there’s a breed of man out there who prefers this look? Hmm. Any thoughts on this?
Savers is located at 5222 Burnet Road
Fellow blogger (and bestie!) Kelly and I took outfit pictures together yesterday before going to Becky’s birthday party!
Dress: Wal-Mart ($12 on sale!)
Sparrow necklace: Wet Seal ($3 on sale!)
Tights: Target ($3.50 on sale!)
Boots: Forever 21 ($22.80)
Yesterday my parents came down to give me my social security card and my brought a GIANT GROCERY BAG OF TIGHTS! Spanning every color of the rainbow from lemon chiffon to gradient green to sparkly turquoise and everything in between. Kelly dubbed it “like an orgasm in a bag”. INDEED COONY. INDEED!
I accidentally sprayed mace indoors. Oh dang. I thought it was a pocket flashlight! Instead, I fumigated Becky’s teeny tiny dorm room. I’m sorry, Bex. It was pretty funny though. We evacuated and screamed and squealed and giggled and generally acted exactly as stereotypically 18 year old girls would act. Fitting since tomorrow Becky will be 19! Epic Birthday party planned for tomorrow.
As for today — pretty busy day. Classes, rain, honors program info session, Which Wich, networking, editing, party shopping, stressing out, eating food, now I’m gonna go to Swegler’s and bake!
Here’s the outfit, hope you like it! It’s one of my new ModCloth dresses!
detail of print on dress
Dress: Mod Cloth ($15 on sale!)
Belt: Wal-Mart ($5)
Leggings: Forever 21? ($6.80)
Shoes: Delias ($25)
Necklace: Vintage from my Grandma
Not too exciting of an outfit, only wore it to class. Tuesdays are my really loooong class days; I wouldn’t have time to do anything else even if I wanted to! I really like purple, can’t you tell?
T shirt : Target ($10)
Shorts: Dayna gave them to me
Leggings: Wal-mart ($12)
Sweater: Wal-mart ($10)
Boots: Delias ($25)
I should probably be embarrassed because of the amount of Wal-Mart in this outfit. Meh. It’s cheap and I think it looks cute. When I’m a famous performance and multimedia artist a la Miranda July, I’ll shop at classier venues.