Sunday, September 16, 2012

My grandmother dropped acid and she freaked out, and hijacked a school bus full of penguins, so it's kind of a family crisis

"See... the problem here is that... my little brother, this morning, got his arm caught in the microwave, and uh... my grandmother dropped acid and she freaked out, and hijacked a school bus full of... penguins, so it's kind of a family crisis... so come back later? Great."
 Better Off Dead
I do love '80s movies. Whenever I'm in an outfit rut, I think to myself - "What would Andie wear?" Andie being, of course, Molly Ringwald's character in Pretty in Pink. There was (apparently) some local event recently that was in honour of John Hughes. I swear, I always find out about these things after the fact! But anyways, they featured some "looks" of the guests in the newspaper and it was the biggest let down of my life. One of the guys got Duckie down pretty good, but everyone else was just blah. I don't know if they were supposed to dress in inspiration of John Hughes' characters, but the newspaper implied as much.
Last night as I was changing to go out with a couple of friends, I had a flashback to that short feature in the paper and decided to channel some '80s goodness.
I started out with these kicks. I recieved them as a gift from Wanted Shoes last year and featured them in the blog here. Unfortunately Wanted doesn't make shoes in my size, so I always have to wear socks with them. With the socks rolled down, they were sort of reminiscent of leg warmers. These shorts are a go-to for when I'm feeling lazy and want to be comfortable, and the shirt was conveniently on the top of the pile in my drawer. It worked nicely with matching the shoes. The chunky sweater was for a dose of colour and also because it was sort of chilly out yesterday evening. I adore this sweater to pieces. It's super cozy and I love to wrap up in's better than a boyfriend (but, unfortunately, doesn't pay for dinner)!
The plan for last night was so "stalk" a friend on campus, since he just transferred to a new college. The stalking ended up working out, since we crept up on him in the library, peering through the window at him like a pair of creeps. We then went into the library and wandered around on the 3rd floor. I swear, it was haunted...there was strange whistling and a woman appeared in one of the aisles but when I went into the aisle, had disappeared entirely. It got even scarier when we went back to the 1st floor, only to find our friend had vanished, along with everyone else in the library, and all the lights had been turned off. We tried exiting through the back door, but it was locked! Thank goodness the front doors were still open. We were fearful of being locked in the library overnight and having to reinact the episode of Arthur when they get locked in and he & Francine spend the night in the library together.
I woke up this morning feeling horribly ill, so after breakfast I took a nap. (Okay, that wasn't actually planned, but my textbook is SO boring!) After that, I went outside and took these photos (thanks Dad!) so if I look a bit sleepy and bedhead-y, that's why. I'm feeling a bit better after the nap, which is good because I was just sick last month and have so so so much school work to get done this week! It's only just begun, and I already want semester to be over with.
I am now faced with a tough decision: should I do some homework that's due on Tuesday, or should I watch Limelight? I have a 2 and a half hour break between classes tomorrow, so I think the movie wins! Keep warm kiddies, and always check the closing time before you enter a library xx
p.s. To the anon who thinks they may've seen me on campus...yes, yes that was probably me. I do go to that university. Say hey next time! :)


Meli said...

Ok, I've been wanting white lace up boots for forever, even since I saw...guess what movie? Pretty in Pink, of course!

Anonymous said...

I love your cardigan!

K. Cruz said...

You look amazinggg, I love your outfit! And I definitely wouldn't mind having Andie's closet, every time I watch that movie I get lost in the wardrobe.

Priya said...

Chloe. The fact that you referenced that Arthur episode makes you THE BEST EVER. That is the show of my life! I love that your planned activity was to stalk/creep up on someone on campus, I love doing stuff like this! Usually I can't say anything about the films you talk about, but I HAVE seen Pretty In Pink, and love the clothing in that movie! Your sweater looks super duper cozy and I love the balance it gives the shorts! You are awesome!

perfectly priya

stuckinazoo said...

I don't know whether it is sad or awesome that I understood every pop culture reference in this post. I'll go with the latter. You definitely have the most awesome 80s-inspired outfits I've seen lately, everything wasn't hairspray and spandex! :)

Anonymous said...

You are channeling that 80s thing :) I love the print on your shirt...and the sheer tights with shorts.

<3 Cambria

Buzz said...

Love it!


Jamie Rose said...

I definitely feel you with the school work. I'm so over this semester already and there's so many more assignments and tests and crap to do before it's over. It's quite overwhelming!
Anyway, this 80's inspired outfit is fantastic! I love the comfy cardigan and the slouchy socks. Those boots are awesome too even if you have to wear socks with them!

Burn That Dress said...

That sweater looks very comfy!

Anonymous said...

You'd make a fine little helper. What's your name?