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04/28/2008
5:00 am

Through the dappled sunlight

28/04/2008, General

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I knew I had to have this dress from the moment I saw scans of it from British Vogue last April. Recognizing how I have 60,000 white dresses already, I had the sage wisdom to purchase it in this cutesy lemon yellow. I know, I impress myself sometimes, too. However, I can’t get too saccharine and wear the thing with Maryjanes or something (unless they were my studded electric blue ones…hmmmmm) so out came my Aldo triple strap Velcros. I realize how lucky I am that my parents have such an idyllic backyard, it’s especially dreamscape-like in the spring…my brother and I used to hang out in this treehouse always and only, even posting a bandit-like sign saying “KEEP AWAY” with red paint splattered all over it (blood, you see). One day I got scared when I saw a big caterpillar there and visits lessened slightly. Now it’s sort of rotten and falling apart, and not at all the best place to pose in heels. But I still love treehouses, I’ve always wanted to live in one.

This would do..imagine the photo possibilities! And how horrifically scary it’d be at night!:
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Dress, Kate Moss for Topshop. Heels, Aldo. Headband, Forever21.

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04/28/2008
4:19 am

Cutout issue resolved

28/04/2008, General

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My new heels! I went a little cutout oxford crazy this weekend, uncontrollably snatching up two pairs, these Aldos (is Aldo the new Nine West, or is it just me? I can’t keep away..) and this pair from..heh..Marshall’s. I am so lowbrow. They’re by Tahari, and I love them lots. I was going to go for these Steve Maddens but then I couldn’t find the white version anywhere online..these and these were contenders too. Obviously I thought about this white shoe thing too much, and should dedicate time to more important thing like going to the gym and folding my clothes. Normally I veer from thinner heels like this but these are somehow extremely comfortable, they seem to mold rather perfectly to my feet. I like how everything in this outfit is the barely there version of a masculine item. Track T, fedora, Levi’s…

People always ask about all the random bracelets I wear..they’re pretty much vintage or from cheap stores like Forever21 (surprise!) or H&M. A couple of my favorites are even from Old Navy. So yeah, not the most exciting response, but there you go! Someday I’ll be rocking those Hermes studded cuffs, I promise. And in regards to questions in general, I’m realizing the urgent need to do an FAQ either in video format if I’m brave enough, preferably with Justin Bobby interviewing me and me holding a ratty hairbrush. If that is just too unlivably embarrassing, which it will be, I’ll just have to dedicate some time to writing it up. So sorry if I don’t always get around to answering all the questions I get, I’m trying to be on top of it! :)

PS new awesome vintage in store..including…THE BLAZER. I figured I didn’t need two. Plus the cutest denim dress you didn’t think you needed.

American Apparel triblend tank (best tank ever..I have one in an XS and one in a M that I switch up depending on my mood haha). Shorts, Levi’s. Hat, Forever21. Heels, Tahari. Bag, potentially faux Chanel, I’m horrible at Chanel authentication.

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04/27/2008
2:15 am

To Luella land!

27/04/2008, General

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In the spirit of being random, I decided to try a Luella copycat look . I mean, this Forever 21 skirt just begs for it, no? I have a few ideas for how I’m going to wear it in real life but it’s always more fun to play dress up. Outraged to discover I didn’t have a similarly campy shirt, I made do with a plain white one, and geared up with a leather jacket, secondhand aviators I took the lenses out of, and a vintage cross-body satchel. The finishing touch was my new Aldo (but very Topshop-ish!) heels, the closest thing I have to Masha’s lace-ups. I have no explanation for the 7th grade bear-pack. Sorry. My brother thinks I’m so weird now.

And did everyone else already know that Luella has taken it’s wares online? I just found out this week, very cute site. I want it all, please.

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04/27/2008
1:50 am

First mate

27/04/2008, General

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I received an outfit request this week! How fun, and kind of odd! This dress is perhaps the single greatest thing Forever21 has produced. However, I’ve sort of not worn it..since last fall!!…because it’s ridiculously short, even for my immodest standards. I tried to stick vintage slips under it but they were all the wrong lengths..then this morning I remembered I had one of those flippy little Abercrombie miniskirts from that sketchy 2003-ish era. It took me about half an hour to find it, but then victory was had in the shed outside. It kind of works, kind of doesn’t, but whatever allows me to wear this without flashing people everywhere is a godsend to me!

Dress and hat, Forever21. Heels, Aldo.

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04/25/2008
4:05 am

Substitution post

25/04/2008, General

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I didn’t get around to documenting today, so am posting these photos from the weekend before last instead when it was Indian summer-hot outside. Which is the sort of weather I am madly craving anyway as I blast my heater until I my eyes feel dry. I was foolishly chewing gum in this particular series. Note: the only thing worse than a mid-sentence photo is a gum-chew photo.

Shirt, American Apparel. Shorts, Forever21. Belt, vintage. Bag, Lucky. Heels, Aldo.

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