Thursday, December 17, 2015

Out Of This World

Dress: Forever21, Boots: Painted docs
Today I felt like a space alien. After three or four outfit changes that did't feel right, I settled on this turquoise retro-style dress with two pairs of blue-green fishnets, turquoise socks and my now-white doc martins. I've gotten into kind of a shoe painting phase but there's something kind of cool and spacey about white boots, especially when I added neon green laces and an alien sticker along with a couple of silver stars.
For my pictures I hung up a white sheet because I've never tried it and I wanted to see how it'd work. It was kind of weird but I might try it again. I also tried to take a few pictures with the moon because I felt spacey but it's very difficult to do those by yourself so I settled for an out of focus shot with my arms kind of in the frame.
To go with my alien #aesthetic I put my hair in space buns and added hoards of green and pink glitter. I also used lots of blue and green in my makeup, including my lipstick.
All day I had Alien Love Song by the Sulk Scouts stuck in my head, which you should check out because they're rad. I saw them at Burger A Go Go and they were super fun. Plus, their album is free on Bandcamp.
I hope your day is ~out of this world~

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

All of the Flower Crowns

Top: Hand-me-down, Sweater: Forever 21, Skirt: Flea market, Socks: Forever 21, Shoes: Thrifted and painted
Today was the Econ Fair at school, where seniors get into groups and sell products that they've made/brought and in my group I was selling flower crowns with fresh flowers. I honestly have no idea how many flower crowns I made today because I just sat and made them for about three or four hours. I ended up with one left over so I wore it for the rest of the day. Here is one that my mom bought from me when she dropped off some extra wire for me:
I used mostly carnations, roses and baby's breath. It was fun because I like making flower crowns and it was cool looking around and seeing all these different girls wearing them then.
Because we were supposed to dress professionally, I wore a floral button-up that my mom gave me with a ribbon tied under the collar, a mint green pullover with my feminist rosette, a black skirt and tights, mint ruffled socks and white oxfords. The shoes were just old black oxfords that I spray painted white and intend to paint some kind of pretty pastel color. They're about two sizes too big but they're pretty and they make me feel fancy so I just stuffed the toes with paper towels.
I hope you have a glitterific day!

Housecoat --> Cute Sack Dress

Yesterday I grabbed an old housecoat that I got at the thrift store about a year ago and cut it up. I only ever wore it as-is once or twice because it was ankle-length, long-sleeved and boxy so it was kind of difficult to wear, especially when it's almost always warm out. I cut the bottom off so it's much shorter and gave it rolled-up short sleeves. Now it feels more like a cute sack dress and it's still got the super rad blue and orange floral print.
My style inspiration of the moment is Jender Anomie after I saw the Rookie post with pictures of her. I have since followed her on instagram and have been loving that her life is like a Meadham Kirchoff pop art explosion. Yesterday I drew zigzags under my eyes in white eyeliner inspired by her post on instagram with similar makeup.
I have also decided that I really need a lace ruffled collar because apparently they go with everything.
I hope you have a glitterific day!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Halloween Queen (Any Day of the Year)

Dress: DIY, Sweater: DIY, Tights: DIY, Crown: DIY, Shoes: Asos
I think this might be the first time that I've worn a (non-flower) crown to school and not had a single person ask if it was my birthday. I'm taking that as meaning that I've reached the level that it is no longer questioned and simply taken as an everyday occurrence to wear sparkly pipe-cleaners in my hair. My dress, however, was questioned by one teacher simply because it's technically Halloween-themed and no matter how hot it still is outside, it is technically almost Christmas.
I realized that essentially everything I wore today had been either made completely or at least altered in some way, and I always think that's nice. It happens a lot but it always makes me happy because I like wearing something and knowing that I did something to it and changed it somehow. At least I never have to worry about showing up somewhere and seeing someone wearing the same thing as me.
Today I pinned my bangs back and filled my eyebrows in with light blue eyeshadow to match the gems on my crown. I also added a bit of blue eyeliner under my eyes to "complete the look."
I hope you have a lovely day!

Friday, December 4, 2015

On Fleek

Shirt: X, Skirt: Hand-me-down, Tights: Kmart (probably), Boots: h&m
Today I wore an X t-shirt, an old skirt, leopard-print tights and chelsea boots, with very very glittery eyebrows. I really like this shirt because the front has the cover of the Los Angeles album and the back has the lyric sheet. I got my shirt when I saw them sophomore year but they've got it on their site too.
I checked Rookie at school today and saw that they happened to have just posted an article about glitter eyebrows yesterday. I believe that this is just further proof that Rookie uses cool girl magic to steal thoughts and ideas from my mind to write really good articles that always perfectly emulate and/or dictate my life.
I hope you have an extra glitterific day!