8.30.2012

who needs good photos when you've enjoyed the moment...


To serve as record. Proof to my adolescent self. Sneaking to the television at 2am to watch Punk-O-Rama, full of anxiety modulating the volume every couple minutes to not be discovered. this was not in vain. These were "good ideas with bad odds." 
 These are pretty much all of the photos I took. I just thought that I should yell and dance and live it. Especially since in the past 12 years or so I've accumulated a small drawer full of other photos and tokens of (I)NC.
I guess it just comes down to Refused being the one thing that once upon a time tipped the ever teetering youth driven boat and that deserved our vocal cords and sweet dance moves. Whole-hearted. 
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Just pieces...
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and then things got too crazy...
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8.28.2012

a quick one...



Galaxy Ravioli Bow:PiccadillyLilly ; Dress:F21+ ; Shoes: Nordstrom Rack

Right now this one is easily one of my favorite dresses. Acquired on a trip to a new Forever21...a TWO story F21! The first photo was actually taken while in the dressing room:) and to think I was really just going to leave it behind because it seems that I have "a lot of polka dot dresses" (according to a new friend who has only seen the half of it!)
Anyway...there is a patch of blond hair peeking out in these photos. I tried to cover it. I'm in between coloring the bottom half of my hair and can't really decide what color. I tried blue for a week but that didn't last so I'm giving my hair a well deserved break until I find a new color...
Also, I'm really missing my glasses in these photos! They've been playing hide-and-seek with me for days. Maybe it's time for a granny chain

8.20.2012

ode to clearance...

It's bad enough that more often than not we have to pay much more than we'd like for pretty dresses so I'm thinking that when it comes to accessories...let's hit the clearance racks (um, or web pages)!
I really only buy accessories when they're on sale. I mean, they are "accessories" we don't wear them all the time, they don't always go with everything, and styles change.
Also, I just feel kind of badly if I don't buy accessories on sale. It just happens that every time I pick up an accessory someone always says something like, "oh but you could make that!" and so I put the item back down and don't end up buying it. Therefore, the "oh, but you could make that!" has become my favorite and most disliked phrase ever! On the one hand...thanks! It's super loving that you think I'm that crafty and capable of making it myself. On the other hand...thanks! but sometimes it just feels really good to buy that super pretty hair bow or detachable collar or tote bag without having to alter it or flat out make it from scratch.
I feel like saying, please just let me have this moment of acquiring such a pretty little item without caring about whether or not I could have made it myself.



8.13.2012

a bright day...

...at the Clark County Fair, WA







8.09.2012

fun little things...

I just love these list things so much so that I figured I write one too. I suppose it is only fair. I do read everyone elses and enjoy them very much. These lists are a fun way to get to know what other bloggers like and you get a little peek at their personalities.
Since I’ve been at work more lately I really have to struggle to find time to come up with posts. Which makes me super sad because I kind of fell in love with the whole thing and not having time to do it…well, that flat out sucks… Maybe this list is a small way of making up for my absence.

So I am currently…


Reading… Well, I’m currently in between books. I just finished The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I loved it and I’m sure you’ve heard all about it from so many others since it’s been pretty popular so I won’t get into that. Next up for me is The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty, the book I am most excited about reading.
I am a reader, always have been, and one of the books that I’ve been carrying around for a few years now is Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman. It is one of my favorite books, a collection of short stories. It’s whimsical, thought- provoking, depressing, magical, slightly comical. Some stories are just heavenly…light science fiction for romantics…

Watching… Dawson’s Creek…yup…Dawson’s Creek. I like having slightly mindless television playing in the background while I make and sew. I don’t know how or why I started playing this show to begin with, but since I have, I’ve realized one thing. When I was younger, maybe too young to watch this show to begin with, I fell for Dawson (fell hard) but now that I’m older I definitely am a Pacey person.

Loving… so many little things. Like the county fairs, the farmers markets, work, new shoes, cute dresses, not having to wear stockings, discovering Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Plum, new places, new people…little things.

Enjoying… getting to know new people in and out of work. That part has been really fun and great. It’s also given me a chance to discover new parts and places in and around Portland, which makes it so much more comfortable getting around here on my own.

Not Enjoying… how hot it’s been getting around here. Last summer around these parts was so mild in comparison to Southern Ca, I thought I was in heaven! I do love certain things that the summer brings, like farmers markets, fairs and fresh fruit, but man I really don’t like the sun!

Anticipating… The way my hair will look and feel after I spend way too much money on a cut and color tomorrow. My hair hasn’t gotten very long, but since it has grown so much I haven’t felt like myself. I think my hair lost my personality in its growth and I’m not really digging it right now. 

Listening to… the “Driving” play list on my iphone.  Just that same play list over and over again. It’s comfort. Filled with my random favorites from Pulp, the (International) Noise Conspiracy, Belle & Sebastian, the Kinks, Wild Nothing, James Brown, People Under the Stairs, Blur, Mazzy Star, Ojos Rojos, The Lumineers…to name a few.  I do always have to repeat Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division every time it plays. I feel like I’ve spent so much of my life listening to that song. It’s held so many different meanings over the years. The happiest? Dancing with old friends in run down clubs on 80s night.  

8.01.2012

glad I didn't leave you behind...

...some pretties I just can not wait to wear and share!
1. collared top from Ross 2. heart dress Target 3. t-strap mary janes Nordstrom Rack 4&5. Target dresses.