Tuesday, January 18, 2011

who's afraid of the big bad wolf?



Part of my agreement (with myself) for 2011 fashion is to try new things (fearlessly) & pull out some stuff from my wardrobe that I bought but never or rarely wear. Let's call it a fashion resolution.
One of those things is this grey poncho. I bought it in autumn at Forever 21. I never ever go in that store when I'm out shopping - it's just too big, loud, and cluttered. But I was shopping with a friend who's addicted to F21, so we went in. I found this poncho & fell absolutely in love with it! It's super duper soft and comfy. I happily bought it, but then never wore it.


I'm really into capes & ponchos right now though, and have been loving all the fellow bloggers sporting them, so I decided to give it a go. I felt a bit like Little Red Riding Hood, if she was sort of a dark little emo girl. I felt like the red lipstick & rose pendant made it almost gothic-like. I like it a lot. A bit vamp-y, a bit '20s-ish (think Theda Bara).


The rose pendant necklace is actually my mum's. I own hardly any jewelry at all. I wish I had a larger collection. My mum has some nice pieces though, such as this one, which added a nice woodsy, outdoors touch.


My boyfriend saw me in this today & referred to it as a number of things, including "dark", "witch-y", & "trashy." Hmmmm... He's always had a great distate for a lot of the clothes & makeup I wear. In all honesty, I just wanted to be comfortable today, as I'm spending the day in getting stuff done before classes start tomorrow!


This semester I'm only taking 12 credits: two French classes, geography, and self defense. I'll also be working about 30 hours a week & sewing intensively (or so I plan to). Right now I'm working on a red cape. Obviously I've been drawing a lot of inspiration from fairytales.


Thanks to everyone for the book & author recommendations! I'll write them down & look around the next time I'm in a book store. Yesterday I read "What Would Audrey Do?" for an hour or so & I'm almost done! Hmmm what will I move to next?

18 comments:

Dorien said...

whoa love that poncho! so great!

Abaca said...

Lovely outfit!

Olya Nikol Pishcheva said...

Cute! Amazing beautiful necklace!.. ~

tess said...

this is darkly glamorous and your hair looks fantastic

Michelle said...

I adore that poncho on you, looks lovely and cosy (: I have 'What Would Audrey Do?' as well, such a nice coffee table book! xx

Mel said...

Cute poncho and boots! Good luck on your new fashion resolution, I ought to make some for myself! Yikes, good luck on your semester as well! Sounds hectic but I'm sure you can do it!

Isabella said...

Wow, I love this poncho. It looks great on you. Also such a perfect necklace to match it.

Raez said...

beautiful! love your curls and red lips.

xx raez

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

Love your hair. x hivennn. p.s enter my giveaway?

Whoop it up! said...

OMG!!! such a fantastic outfit and such a fantastic blog !!!
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xx

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Meekay said...

Cool outfit!

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Anna Blume said...

You look absolutely gorgeous. Love how the red lipstick and your curls make the look slightly classier <3

Regards from Hamburg!

Emma said...

You look beautiful! I love how effortlessly classy the whole thing looks - that poncho is brilliant, and I definitely agree with witchy feel to it... that's a great look, may I add! x

-marta said...

that cape is awesome! Also, you can take a self-defense course at your school?! That's wicked! :)

xx

Maddie said...

Love this! You're rocking this poncho so hard.

If F21's too big, try Lola. It's on the 2nd floor of Mall of America. It's like Forever 21, but smaller and easier to find things. They get new stuff every week, so there's always something to look forward to.

Jennyboo said...

Amazing outfit! It is very chic.

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

You are so lovely; I swear, just when I think you can't get any more darling!

I love that you paired this look with red lips (I'm rather obsessed with lipstick) and your mom's necklace- it's an unexpected but delightful twist.

ps: I bought What Would Audrey Do on Amazon for $7 (including shipping) and I'm anxiously awaiting it's arrival.

pps: If you do a makeup tutorial, I will be your best friend forever.

anies said...

I love oversize and grey. I like this set:)