Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Outfit: Glitter-Queen Space-Princess

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Silver "Lust in Space" Dress: ebay
Ursa Minor skirt: Chicago Costume
tiara: dollar store
leggings: H&M
boots: thrifted
glitter galaxy necklace: Zombot Shop

Ah! You guys! This is definitely my favorite halloween costume of my life. See that triangle of dots in the middle of my dress? They light up blue, pink, and purple and make beep-boop-beep noises! It's so perfect! It's hard to tell in these pictures, but all my skin is covered in tons of glitter and sparkly goodness. Tonight I'm giving a group presentation for my psych class (eeeeek) and then headed to the lovely barcade Ground Kontrol for some arcade games, yummy drinks, and fun times with good friends. I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

flashback: halloween

I wanted to show you guys some of my old halloween costumes. I've always thrown costumes together with clothes and accessories I own. This will be the first year I've ever bought a halloween costume, and I'm still modifying it and putting my own spin on it!
2011: Catwoman
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2010: Darth Vader
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2009: Robot
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2008: Batgirl
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2007: Space Cadet
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2006: Marionette

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2005: Pirate
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It looks like this will also be the first year that I'm wearing lots of color. In the past, I tend to go with all black or monochromatic. This year, it's all purple and pink and sparkly! I'm oh so excited!

Monday, October 29, 2012

zombie walk

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So, Zombie Walk this year was honestly, a bit of a disappointment. The last couple years that I went, it was this giant event in downtown Portland with over 1000 zombies. It usually went on for an hour or two, and it was an absolute blast. This year it was in the industrial district. WHAT? There's nothing there. There's no people to see the walk, no bars to duck into for a quick drink, no parks to run through in search of brains, no tourists to scare.It was the smallest turnout I had seen, and the walk itself lasted maybe fifteen minutes. I'm pretty sure someone different was organizing it this year, and they really did a terrible job. Maybe next year will be better, or I'll just organize my own awesome zombie walk
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I didn't take many pictures since it was pouring rain the whole time, and there weren't many great photo ops. Sigh.
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My favorite two zombies by far were the zombie stormtrooper (with an ewok head purse!) and a princess fairy zombie.
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I layered those veiny tights over some skeleton tights. I liked the way it turned out!
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Friday, October 26, 2012

Outfit: your blue veins

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jacket: Forever 21
dress: Forever 21, ebay
belt: thrifted Betsey Johnson
lace skirt: thrifted
vein tights: ebay
shoes: Anarchic, ebay

It's been a long, rough week. Midterms, sleeping issues, money, blah blah blah. I'm usually a very stable, level-minded person. This week, I've been an overwhelmed mess. But that's alright, because the week is over, I picked up my scattered thoughts and made lists, and I can proceed without worry. Today I'm headed to the Portland Art Museum with my friend Stephy, and tomorrow is the always-fun Portland Zombie Walk. Don't worry, I'll take lots of pictures of all the bloody goodness and brain-eating fun!
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Friday, October 19, 2012

Outfit: dreary days and bright colors

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sweater: Dolled Up
tank: Old Navy
skirt: Forever 21
leggings: H&M
boots: thrifted

For some reason, when it starts raining, I want to wear all my comfiest black clothing. So I fought that urge, and instead reached for all my brightest comfy clothes. I love that this sweater shines and glitters depending on the light. And of course, my hair matches my outfit.

Monday, October 15, 2012

wish: winter coats


jackets!

1.Modcloth   2. House of Holland 3. Romwe
 4. Darling       5. Etro                     6. Topshop
 7. Vero Moda 8. Romwe              9. Modcloth

 The rainy season has just arrived in Oregon, which means it's time to go out and get myself a jacket for the upcoming cold, wet weather! I can be a bit picky about jackets. I prefer darker colors like dark or grey, so that it matches everything. Whenever I end up setting out to find a good winter jacket, I'm always like "I won't settle for anything without a hood. This is RAINLAND PORTLAND OREGON!", but alas. For some reason the cutest jackets lack hoods. I tend to love jackets with tweed or leopard print, or faux fur accents. I also love longer jackets that flare at the waist. Wish me luck finding my dream jacket out there!

Outfit: space cake

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sweater: Forever 21
collar: H&M
skirt: Decree
boots: Sheikh
rocket brooch: Zombot Shop

This detachable collar reminds me of cake and sprinkles. I want to wear it with everything! The glass bead in the middle is actually an old earring that I attached to a back that does a pretty good job of holding detachable collars in place. The earring itself looks like a glittery little swirl of frosting, which is kinda perfect. I also loooooove this skirt, it's holographic shimmery silver-rainbow material! It makes me happy wearing glitter and sparkles and sequins all the time.
 Did I mention that I'm being a Glitter-Queen Space-Princess for Halloween? It's going to be FANTASTICAL.
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Friday, October 12, 2012

Outfit: sweets on sweets on sweets

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Yes, those are cupcakes on my fingers.
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ice cream necklace: Zombot Shop
cardigan: thrifted
dress: ASOS
lace stockings: Modcloth
shoes: Miss Bisou

This is one of those outfits that made me happy just wearing it. Lots of purple and pretty colors and delicious desserts! My school notebook also just happened to match it perfectly.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Happy One Year Anniversary!

One year ago today, I opened my first Etsy shop and started selling my jewelry. Since then, I've started this blog, started selling internationally, and made lots of new friends and connections through etsy and blogging. I'm so thankful to anyone who's bought something from me or supported me in any way. It means a lot to me that I can spend time creating things I love, and then share them with people all around the world. 

To celebrate, I'm offering a coupon for 25% your whole order on Etsy. Just enter "HAPPYONEYEAR" at checkout. I'll have the coupon available for a week, so spread the word! Thanks so much for supporting me!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Instagram Lately

1. beautiful wigs at a store in Eugene   2. the most visually appealing froyo shop ever
3. Sweet Life Bakery   4. cupcake graffiti
5. life-size barrel of monkies   6. newly purpled hair
7. snacks on snacks on snacks   8. japanese fashion magazines
9. gun tights   10. decorating the pub for Halloween

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Outfit: Girls with Guns

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top: Forever 21
cardigan: thrifted
shorts: Target
gun tights: ebay
shoes: Report

Ahhhh how awesome are these tights?! I like walking around like a badass, two guns strapped to my leg. I found these tights on ebay, super cheap. They'll probably get rips and tears quickly, but that's alright.