Friday, June 29, 2012

Outfit- all lace everything

One of my favorite things to wear is layers upon layers of lace, especially when they're all black. I feel comfy, girly, and badass all at the same time. IMG_1463
I painted my nails for the first time in a long time! I had a get-together with some friends the other night where we gave ourselves pedicures and manicures. It was really relaxing and fun! I forgot how much I missed having pretty nails and toenails. Plus, it keeps me from biting them (my fingernails, not my toenails). IMG_1450IMG_1440
shirt: Wet Seal- thrifted
bow belt: H&M
skirt: White House, Black Market- thrifted
lace petticoat: Dreamgirl, thrifted
white tights: Target
boots: Sheikh

Lovely Things

“Heart to Art” top from Modcloth
”Star Chld” painting by Ana Bagayan
She has lots of fun-weird paintings of girls, both alien and human 
pretty pretty pastel rainbow hair!  Red wine fudgesicles
Red Wine Fudgesicles recipe at A Beautiful Mess Adjustable Glass Ring Glowing Fuschia Cameo Ring
Iridescent Cameo Ring from Etsy

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

purple hairs!

On Friday, I finally dyed my hair purple! Most of it turned out a bit darker than I wanted, but it’ll fade over time. I used mostly Special Effects “Pimpin’ Purple” mixed with “Joyride”, and some leftover blue dye from last time. I like mixing colors like that, so I get different shades and highlights.IMG_1403IMG_1422

Friday, June 22, 2012

Outfit- blondie

So in preparation for dying all of my hairs purple this weekend, I bleached my hair. Hard. I think it’s the first time in memory that I’ve ever bleached all of it at once. There was a  two days in between the bleaching and coloring, so I got to try out being a blonde for a bit.IMG_1298
I don’t think I would ever dye my hair blonde and leave it that way, but it was fun for a day or two.IMG_1264IMG_1292
shirt: Dollhouse, thrifted 
detachable collar: Romwe 
skirt: thrifted 
shoes: thrifted 
ice cream pin: thrifted

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Outfit- cheetahsaurus

IMG_1155 When I first saw this shirt, I actually it had dinosaurs all over it. I only realized that the creatures were actually cheetahs later on. Still love this shirt and how thin/soft/comfy it is. Perfect for summer! IMG_1141IMG_1149IMG_1147
I love mood rings. This is one of the prettier ones I own, it has wings going down the sides.
shirt: H&M 
cardigan: White House/Black Market, thrifted 
skirt: Forever 21 
tights: Target 
shoes: Anarchic, ebay 
necklace: my shop

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Telephone Purse

IMG_1164 So I finally found one of those wonderful phone purses that I was obsessing over in a past ‘lovely things’ post. I found it on ebay for $45, which is honestly the most I’ve ever spent on a purse. Unfortunately, it had gold details. I can’t stand wearing gold. It may be my least favorite color of all time. So! I fixed it with some white paint!  IMG_5540IMG_1170IMG_1168 I love that there’s an actual telephone cord going from the phone to the purse. The plastic phone even unbuttons off the purse so you can be silly and talk on it if you want. There’s no doubt in my mind that at some point in the future I will have a fake conversation on a plastic phone connected to my purse. Maybe even more than once.  IMG_1180

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Outfit- Bowtied

My mister Andrew tends to wear suspenders a lot, and bowties on occasion. I love the way they look, and like to think that I can pull them off too. I purchased both these suspenders and the bowtie on ebay supah cheap. (I even got the same bowtie in lime green!) The suspenders are purple and glittery, which is so right up my alley. 
Sometime I really like the combination of green and purple, even though they don’t match well. And if green leopard print is tacky, then guess who’s tacky and doesn’t care? This girl. 
bowtie: ebay 
suspenders: ebay 
shirt: Goodwill 
skirt: Value Village 
leggings: Target 
boots: Sheikh

Friday, June 15, 2012

A trip to the beach

Last week, Andrew and I took a much-needed trip to the beach. We drove three hours south to Beachside Recreation Site, a small campground outside of Yachats, Oregon. I had packed for the trip expecting cold weather and rain, but upon arrival was pleasantly surprised by sunshine, blue skies, and somewhat warm temperatures!
IMG_0754fort combo
I love seeing forts and wood structures on the beach! I'll have to try to make one someday.
I got to play around with my new camera lots on this trip. For example, in the shot above, we could see a teeny tiny black line on the horizon. When I zoomed in with my 140x digital zoom, we found out it was a boat! My camera pretty much doubles as binoculars.
I was really impressed by the campground itself. There was hardly anyone at all tent-camping, as most of the people were in RVs. Our campsite was just a tiny walk to the beach, and the bathrooms. The campground has some really nice yurts, but you have to rent them a month or two in advance. I plan on doing so sometime this summer! At night, we had the obligatory hot dogs and s'mores over the fire, and walked around looking at the absolutely beautiful night sky. The next day, we headed into Yachats, a cute little coastal town, for some yummy lunch. We ended up at The Drift Inn, a really quirky restaurant decorated with mermaids, local art, and crazy umbrellas hanging from the ceiling.
I ordered a super-delicious crab and avocado pizza, with a marionberry daiquiri. So good!combofoodAfterwards, we walked around a bit and checked out some of the little shops and thrift stores. I found these really adorable knit mushrooms outside a store! combomushroom
 It was a really nice trip altogether, and I'm already jonesing to go camping again soon.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Lovely Things

I haven’t done a “lovely things” post since April. This is probably due to the fact that I’ve been working more hours since taking that manager job in April. This means lots more money to buy lovely things, but less time to spend looking at lovely things on the internet. Alas. Here are some things that are lovely.For Treat’s Sake Dress by Modcloth

so adorable 
Darth Vader Embroidered Silhouette Pendant Necklace

Embroidered Darth Vader Cameo by Zippered Heart on Etsy 
This is amazing, and I really love the zipper border on it. 
Enlarge ASOS Metal Half Frame Cat Eye Sunglasses

love the pastel colors and retro style 
Poster by Yeehaw on Etsy 
relevant to my interests. 

I don’t know what this is or where it came from, but it’s shiny and beautiful and tacky and I want it right now.