Friday, May 6, 2011

Ricky Nelson is my lover


Wow look! A new photo-taking location! After much grumbling and whining, the sun has finally made an appearance. Welcome, spring! The only downfall is that my old location has too much glare & awkward shadows, so I've had to seek out a new spot. In front of my garage door. I'm okay with it....in my old location, the garbage man would always inevitably drive by & smile and wave as I stood there like an idiot giving the tripod my best America's Next Top Model pout.



"And here we have a top-of-the-line cross-body bag by R&Em, in a gorgeous gold finish and gold stud detailing!" How's my Vanna White impression? I snatched this purse up at Macy's earlier this week for something crazy like 50% off. In the end I paid about $30 and then ran out of the store like a bandit. The designer is this super cute new brand called R&Em which I believe is only carried via Macy's. I originally went in looking for the Gig bag (I never thought I'd be saying this, but I really like the mustard colour!) but, alas, they did not carry that one. They also didn't have any Material Girl merchandise, grumble grumble. Whenever I go into a store looking for a specific something, I always come out with something completely different. In this case, I'm not complaining!



Whenever I go out to take photos, Moses likes to follow me. In my new location, he can amble on over & say hey whenever he wants (his leash didn't quite stretch to my old one). He was having a good time about it until I snatched him up lovingly and made him give a kiss or two for the camera. I'm always sticking the camera into his cute little face, and he totally resents me for it. I'm going to have to start giving him rewards (kisses? biscuits? peanut butter?) for putting up with the camera.


I haven't conditioned my hair in a while so it's crazy curly lately. I found this little sequin bow headband which I bought for Halloween 2009 when I was a kitty cat. It almost gets lost in all my hair, but it adds to the '80s-'90s look I was attempting to achieve. Plus, last night, I was told on 3 different occasions that I have cool hair. After the 3rd time, it was declared a fact. Apparently it's not even subjective now. I should've told them that it hadn't been washed proper for a couple weeks. Maybe they would've changed their minds....

These shorts are by the brand Minkpink via Modcloth. I scooped them up in an end-of-the-season sale and they're absolutely the best. I wish to wear them everyday! I love this designer like crazy & their new summer collection is amazing. The blouse is American Apparel with a mesh H&M lingerie top underneath. And I'm sorry that I'm constantly wearing these booties! They're my new favourites - from Steve Madden. Plus they work great with the new sock & heel trend which I've embraced. Ok, so it's an old trend...but it's only been recently that I caught onto it.

The lipstick I'm wearing is Lime Crime's "My Beautiful Rocket" with a thin layer of "Retrofuturist" over it.



Today I have my French grammar final. Next Friday I have my globalization final and then I'm done with school until the autumn! For the third week of May I'll be in New Mexico (!) and when I get back I'll be receiving my high school diploma. A lot of exciting stuff going on, huh? Does anyone live in New Mexico? I need to know where to go shopping! I'll be in the Santa Fe area.



Tonight I'm going to the launch of my university's literary magazine. I have a short story and a poem published in the annual issue, so I'm reading the poem and hopefully making a few connections with publishers. I'll post more about this later, when I plan on doing a catch-up post for all I've been up to lately. Until then, enjoy the spring and this Ricky Nelson song. Because there is nothing lovelier than Ricky Nelson.

22 comments:

FASHION ICE said...

those shorts are amazing! loving your style xxo

Abby said...

love love love the shorts! & also, how you mentioned people have been saying you have cool hair....well my friend & i were looking through your photos yesterday & were like "god i wish i had good hair like that!"
haha just thought you should know :]

xo

by way of... said...

You're too cute! Love the shorts. They remind me of "Clarissa explains it all", in a good way of course! :)

unmomentdemode said...

I wish you have bloglovin'! I want to follow your blog! You should sign up! You are so gorgeous! I'm pretty sure with those lips and that hair you could wear anything and look perfect
xx
jessica

Empress said...

very daring love it

- xxQ

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sarajane said...

I LOVE those shorts!

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

Moses!
I swear, I need to do a photoshoot with my pup. He's a ham, though, and his ordinarily cute puppy face scrunches up in cheesy pants or twitches as soon as he's in front of the camera.

You look darling as always, and you inspire me to wear bright lippie.

Good luck on your French grammar finals! I've enrolled in French next semester and I'm already nervous. eep.

xo

Maria N said...

Your shorts are awesome, I love your look!

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xo

Laura Natalie said...

think the new place for shoots is pretty cool, i like what your house looks like :)

and the shorts are the best! ♥

i also wanted to buy some material girl clothes (no, i cant get it my country) but wanted to buy something on the internet... but i liked collection with taylor momsen more than this new with kelly osbourne, what do you think? :)
xx

Dial V for Vintage said...

I love that lace top! :)

Clémentine said...

Love your style and your hair !

notsoChiara said...

Lime Crime is a beautiful name for a lip gloss... Your dog is soo cute!

C:

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Ebony Bolt said...

Cute photos and I love your look, you have spunk!

Stolen from Grandma said...

you are such a stunner!!!

absolutely adore the shorts, actually had my eye on them for a while too so im kinda jealous :P

so following your blog now too, your style is amazing!!! xxx

effortlesscool said...

absolutely adorable! you made lace AND florals have an edge!

XO Sahra
EffortlessCool.wordpress.com

Jennyboo said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Those floral short are perfection and you styled it perfectly. And every time I look at your blog I want curly hair. Why I am cursed with such straight hair!! xx

Cammila Albertson said...

Dang woman, you are a girl after my own heart! I LOVE this outfit -- those shorts (which are an effing dream come true, btw) just BEG to be paired with 80's-downtown-girl glitz like a gold bag and black ankle boots. You did exactly what I would've done with them, but most definitely a million times better.

By the by -- your comment pretty much made my day. Hope you don't mind but I just went ahead and added you to my blogroll. ;)

Ruby Girl said...

you are like major glam. my loves: your hair, your sassy facial expressions, your lipstick, and those shorts!! that's a lot. but it's true! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

nobody said...

fuck, this is just perfect.

Julia Topaz said...

absolutely fantastic. seriously, everything about this!

ami joelle said...

love your shorts <3

Nádia said...

Just discovered your blog via this post and I loved your style! This outfit is just amazing, the shorts are wooooow! love the ripped tights too, so cool!

I'm totally following!

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