Saturday, November 21, 2009

little rascal

To continue with my attempt to induce an '80s redux, I bought that necklace out of the sale section of Modcloth (herrreee). I also bought it in white (and I wish I got it in purple, too)! It reminds me of Sloane's jacket in Ferris Bueller. The white leather one with fringe and big shoulders. Ah, the '80s. I'm basically collecting any bit of thing from that decade, so if you have something you don't want, send it to me!
I bought that shirt from a sale the second hand shop in the village was having last weekend. It's a bit big (as it's little boy's L 14/16), but oversized is never bad. And I whipped my purple Docs back out from the depths of my shoe closet. Poor things have been neglected ever since I purchased them. I wanted to keep up with the colour theme, so I used my dark blue shiny shoulder bag which I got from some vintage extravaganza (aka a shop called Sophie Joe's) some many weeks ago. It's really big and cool. I bought it to use as a camera bag, but my attempt to add padding in it failed....of course.
I think this outfit (I'm wearing the first one today, this one was from a few days ago) also has a bit of '80s influence to it, too. I bought those pants many moons ago and never wear them (even though they're flannel and heaven on the inside) because I'm not crazy about the fit. Also, they have fake pockets, which I view as the downfall of humanity (fake pockets). I bought the blue button down and the blazer at the second hand shop's crazy sale. I think that blazer is my new favourite (sorry red tartan blazer...). It's got absolutely no structure and just flops about, but then you put it on and it's amazing! And only $11, too. However....FAKE POCKETS. Why?!?! And as winter moves in (the sun sets at 4pm, what?), I've begun stocking up on winter goods. I purchased those mitten-things from Urban Outfitters. $5. I love sales.
As you can see, I've been in a bit of a blue mood lately. I mean, as in the colour and how it relates to what I wear. Not as in, mentally I've been blue da ba dee da ba die. It's just been so cold and wet and dark out lately. Oh, winter.
I went to the aquarium yesterday! The one in the Mall of America, "Underwater World." It was amazing. You walk through this tunnel of glass with sharks, fish, turtles, and stingrays swimming above your head and to every side of you. Unfortunately I went right after school and didn't have my camera. Well, I have a photo of a starfish on my cell. I named it Fred Astaire because it looked to be dancing. At the end, you get to touch a bunch of the creatures (starfish, sea anemonies, crabs, etc.) They took away the stingrays to pet, but it was still great fun. We (my friend Jacob & I) talked to this bloke named Kelly who was far too obsessed with sea creatures, but he was real nice and I like guys named Kelly.
Well, I should go find something to do now. I took a 7 hour nap last night, woke up at 3am. Nothing to do. Went back to sleep for 4 hours. Basically got 11 hours of sleep last night, am wide awake. Time to go party.

15 comments:

Diane said...

So in love with the first outfit!! The purple Docs with the flannel are great great great. Also, you look vair vair cute with the beanie atop your head. Yay for winter accessories! However, I do agree that the new early sunset time majorly sucks.

Juliette said...

Wow, I absolutely love the first outfit. Kudos.

Chloe said...

Ok - Two 'awesomes' for this post...First off, they have an AQUARIUM in a MALL!!? That is so cool! I have to admit, the coolest thing we have is a Starbucks...and that's pretty new.

Second - Purple DOCS!!? That's so rad! I've been on a doc-hunt for a while now, it's not lookin' so good. Where did you score yours?

chloe
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Mel said...

Love your outfits, and I actually like your flannel pants :)

Lizz said...

great outfits! i love plaid pants and blazers

indigotangerine said...

ah sloan! so effortlessly coo. both of these outfits are gorgeous, you have a great sense of style.
-indigo

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Catastrophic Sprinkles said...

I just watched Ferris Bueller the other day & I was commenting on Sloan's jacket! It's kind of amazing. Loving the purple Docs since they're my favorite colour. Not sure what I'd wear them with, but they too are kind of amazing.

Mel said...

I tagged you on my blog! Check it out!

'Lee said...

I really like this,
very cute, saw it on lookbook and I was like wow this looks so good.

Theory of a fashion victim
xoxo

Cassidy said...

i've been to that aquarium !
it was an awfully long time ago but i got to sleep under in the place right under the sharks and stingrays :D

-B <3 said...

the fake pockets thing? i have the same problem with this gap skirt i have- the pockets are there- you can put things in them and everything- but they were stitched up at the top so you coulnt open them! needless to say i clipped the threads, but what kindof an idea is that? its not like just putting stiching where there should be pockets to reduce bulf or whatever- the pockets are there! its so stupid

Katie Beth said...

I'm loving how I actually know what you're talking about when you talk about Minnesota.
I love your outfits... (i.e.... keep blogging.) (:

alya said...

Yay for aquariums! Just went to one myself. I'd be the female version of Kelly, being way too much into the sea creatures and attempting to engage strangers in conversation about them. :)

Zhcsyra hp said...

love evry piece the outfit u wore ^^
je adore this androginy style.fab ur booties,coolest pants and awesome blazer nd ur plaid :))
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