It's late May, and where I live that means the hurricane season, tornado watches, rain, and humidity. As a child I loved this weather-when it was hot and muggy yet rainy and I could frolic outside for as long as I wanted, getting drenched under the torrents of rain and jumping into puddles. As an adult, these types of days, although still beautiful, make me cringe. These are the days I dash from car to class, hoping to not get too drenched. These are also the days when the little frizzy, curly ends of my hair pop out of my braids, making them look as if I've had them in for weeks on end rather than having recently spent 24-30 hours carefully working on them. Ugh. Thankfully, the downpour turned into a drizzle, giving me just enough time to snap these.
(skirt-jason wu for target, turtleneck-thrifted, belt-borrowed)
When I wear this pleated skirt, I feel like unleashing my inner school girl and spontaneously jumping in a double dutch game or hopping onto a hop scotch drawn on the sidewalk or something. It may be the many pleats in it allowing the breeze to whistle among my legs that makes me feel breezy and giddy and cool. Idk. Whatever its magic, it does the trick.
(tee-thrifted, shorts-jesse jo for vans, kimono/robe-borrowed)
I really can't seem to get enough of this robe. It serves double duty-I wear it as it was meant to wear and then I switch it up and pull it over an outfit for a relaxed look. When I do pull it on, I feel like lounging around all day long while spending hours upon hours browsing my favorite blogs with a cup of tea. Funny thing is, it's my sissy's.
(skirt-thrifted, chambray blouse-thrifted..and chopped by moi)
Okay, okay, so I'm not living in my velvet shorts. They are comfortable, but...I went to the beach yesterday, and those shorts ended in my dirty clothes basket. I really didn't feel like looking for any nice scenery for these pics. I'm literally spending the entire day inside catching up on shows that I've missed during the week, but I popped outside the balcony to snap these.
(sweater-thrifted, blouse-fun and flirt, skirt-r21)
My study is an utter diabolical mess. And it's been that way for the last couple of weeks. I just can't seem to summon the energy to clean it just yet, and besides I like rummaging through clothes thrown across the floor or over the desk when putting a look together(at least that's what I tell myself to keep from feeling too guilty). This look is a mess too-a perfect mess, which is why I thought my study would work well as a backdrop.
On a more serious note, I want to just say to those like me who are creative in whatever field it is that you're creative in to never mind what others may think, but to just do you. Yesterday, I was heckled a bit for wearing this to school. As I'm 23, it didn't bother me so much as it aggravated me, because the heckling was drowning out the math lesson. I had to bite my tongue-hard.
I've got an itching to go to London. Yes, I want to see Big Ben, and the Buckingham Palace and the famous museums. However, when it comes to London, my persuasion for going is the nigh-to-perfect selections of vintage shops. I've spent the past days browsing the websites of vintage stores there, and sighing with disappointment that I couldn't be there at the snap of my fingers in the fashion of Mary Poppins. When I think of London, I think of Alexa Chung(whose style is perfection!), and little picturesque red phone booths, and style-great style! Oh, but to be a fly on the streets of London, flying this-a-way and that, risking the continuous threat of death that's synonymous with being a fly just to have a peek at the hustle and bustle that is London!
I'm in the middle of creating a little nook-a space to relax and wind down after hectic days-on the balcony. As of now, I've only got my chair and table, but I planted flowers last weekend so hopefully soon, I'll have some pretty foliage creeping along the walls. When I'm finished, I will take pics!