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Saturday, October 16, 2010

"Delicious Autumn! ..."

"...My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
- George Eliot

I sort of like having quotes for titles. :)

I got to reading my friend's blog and thought "oh. i have one of those." and then I thought I should update it because that's what all the cool kids are doing.
And what are the cool kids wearing?
Well, if they're cool, probably not enough, because it is fall and thus, the weather's getting colder, and it's windy and rainy! Silly season changes. Quick! Let's tilt back towards the sun, eh? Unfortunately, the place I live only has like, two warm days a year (kidding, kidding), so it's been hovering in the fifties (around 11 C for those of you who aren't American) recently. And raining.

So getting dressed for school becomes something of a challenge on occasion. My school's temperatures are odd, to say the least! The further you are from the first floor in the middle, the colder you are. Unfortunately, the first floor, in the middle, is the weight room and the girls' locker room. It's useful to wear layers so that you can shed them when you get too warm, but you can keep them on when you're freezing your toes off.

Useful! :)

So instead of talking about clothes, I'm gonna be really excited about makeup for a second here. I've gotten contacts for the school year, right? and ohboyohboyohboyohboy. I can do sooo much with them now. I can wear pretty makeup. And for some reason, the contacts bring out the green in my eyes, which makes me extra pretty. So I'm really excited about that. And I LOVE fall makeup because in the fall and winter I tend to wear more lipstick and less eye makeup than I do in summer and spring. I'm so stoked for looking pretty!

Maybe sometime I'll post a picture of what I've been looking like. :)

Bye loves!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

On Hipsters

Let’s get this one out in the open right now. I’m not a hipster. I don’t listen to indie music, I’m only pretentious about singing (and even then… yeah I’m pretentious about singing), and I think things are cool even though I didn’t hear of them first. I don’t wear Ray Ban glasses (although mine are black plastic frames, they’re by tempo), and my wardrobe does not consist of things that were bought to look secondhand.
That being said, my best friend is a hipster. She’s a HUGE HIPSTER. In fact, a lot of my friends are. Kids who don’t really care about fitting in and kids who are obsessed with the idea of not fitting in and being as indie as possible, well, we must gravitate to one another somehow.
So today I dressed up as a hipster. Some high-waisted straight-leg jeans, knockoff converse, black tank top, layered necklaces, white men’s button down with the sleeves rolled up, hair kind of skuzzy looking and no makeup, with a UB beanie over my hair.. I’m also wearing my glasses rather than contacts today. And I carried a messenger bag (like all the cool kids do, mine has Strong Bad on it!).
Well, being a hipster is fun. But it certainly isn’t for me. Although I was comfortable, I didn’t really enjoy the feeling of having my sleeves unroll of my shirt get all slouchy. That being said, I may dress up as a hipster more often. A hipster boy, that is. XD
Unfortunately, I now want to listen to obscure indie music and all my indie friends are busy right now. Oh well!

Spoonsie <3<3

(Confession: I do read something positive. XD)

Monday, July 12, 2010


I just wanted to apologize for being so catty in some posts. I'm not going to say which ones because I think if there's a shining example of it, I'm going to delete the post. That's not who I want to be. I'm primarily interested in fashion, but that doesn't mean I should put other women down for being too heavy to wear a swimsuit or too flat chested to wear something or whatever.

I'm really sorry, to all of you.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Some might say...


It's bad to blog at one two (it was one not... well, it was one a while ago, but last time I looked, and then I looked again and WHOOSH. Where DOES the time go?) in the morning, but who cares what they say?

Anyways, I've been up late looking at things for a birthday party I'm going to on Saturday, and considering how to do my hair and makeup and clothes and such. The party is supposed to be whimsical and ridiculous and a tea party, and sort of Alice In Wonderland-y (so, acid trippy? that doesn't really fit the girl...) themed. So I'm putting together this outfit, and I've got a white dress, with cute black flowery patterns on the bottom of it. It's got a sweetheart neckline and a slightly puffy skirt. I had the thought of using fake flowers to make it look even more exciting, and then things just steamrolled from there.
Fake flowers EVERYWHERE.
On my HAT (which is a huge black straw hat with a big ol' brim), on my NECKLACE, on my DRESS, on my WRISTS, on my SHOES, on my ANKLES, on my FACE-- what's that? On my FACE?
Yes. Face. I'm taking some of the petals and gluing them to my face, specifically coming down from my right eye. This may not be a good idea but I'll never know unless I try, will I? I'm going to test it out when I get up in the morning, to see if they'll stay on for a few hours. I'm also painting swirly patterns with makeup around the other eye.
I'm also really excited because today I spent some hours (some serious, hard working hours) making a miniature top hat for one of my best friends :3. She's dressing in a less flowery way than I am, more lace and ruffles and prettiness. She's making her boyfriend dress up, too. (Please don't kill me. Please. I won't post pictures of you, honest -- WAIT SHE'S MAKING YOU WEAR RED?? WITH THAT HAIR?? AHHHH. NO. AH.)
Can you tell I didn't really plan this before I started writing? xD Yeah, yeah, I know. Bad idea. Oh well. I love whimsical things. I try to act a little whimsical when I get dressed. Obviously, not full-out whimsical like this shindig, but a little bit, even if it's just the scrabble piece I wear every day around my neck, or something like that.

In other news, Barnes and Noble has a little special featured end-of-shelf thing about Steampunk fiction. I peed.

alright, i'm going to bed. xD I should NOT blog at night.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I'm going to tell you guys a secret. OK? Here goes nothing.

I've always wanted to be beautiful. Not beautiful in a normal "wow she's beautiful" way. Beautiful in a "people will stop and stare as I walk down the street" way. I want to be a face the people remember, a body that women would kill to have.

But I'll tell you another little thing. I've accepted, mostly, that this isn't what I'm destined to have, and I won't have it. Why? Because it's unrealistic. I'm sure those kind of beauties exist, but I'm not one of them. There's not much of a market for brown haired, brown eyed, olive skinned girls in the Great Beauty world. I'll settle for regular beauty. So I work for it. Why? Who knows. I want to be liked, I suppose.

For years, I thought that, if I were beautiful, people would like me, and everything in my life would fall into place. I suppose that grew and morphed and now I accept every rejection in my life as a physical failing. I think "If only I were prettier, XYZ would be different".

Understandably, this means I don't take rejection very well. So I tend to need a LOT of encouragement if I'm going to do anything remotely resembling telling a guy I like him or something like that. It's not that I'm a coward, because I'm not. I'm just... More nervous about stuff like that than I should be.

Anyways, I'm losing the point.

The point is that I think it's good to be a regular pretty girl rather than some ultimate supreme beauty. I'd rather be beautiful inside than outside, and I can make myself that way. Beauty, as many notable people have said, isn't just skin deep. It's a way of bearing yourself, a way of showing kindness to everyone you meet, of being gracious and graceful and extending love. So that's what I think I'll endeavor to do even more now than ever before.

So this blog post is for me as well as for you, to hold me accountable to this.
I won't get discouraged anymore, and I will try at all times to be as beautiful inside as I possibly, possibly can.


Saturday, June 26, 2010


So, much as I'd like to post a little bit of a nonserious thing and just do all the posts I'm supposed to get done, I'm not going to. I'm gonna be a bit serious right now.

Hmmm. I'm trying to think of a good way of phrasing this. I'm not rich. I'm not poor, either, but I'm certainly not in the same economic class as many of the people who live in my town. By this town's standards, I'm lower-class. So, it's a little painful when I see things I want, I want BAD, but I can't afford. Even when I (eventually) get a job, that money's going to go towards going to college, not towards getting pretty things.

What brought this up is that I've been shopping for a new bathing suit recently. Not because I desperately need a new one. I don't. It's more of a keeping-up-with-the-Joneses thing. My friends can buy beautiful new bathing suits and clothes and such, and I wear the same bathing suit I've been wearing for three years. It's not an ugly bathing suit and I don't wear it much, so it's not like it's worn out or anything really. To be honest, it looks pretty good on me. But there are times when, for me, I'm ashamed to wear the same thing over and over again. I'm ashamed of my plain navy bathing suit, even though there's nothing wrong with it.

The mother of one of my best friends <3 asked me about bathing suits, because I was sitting with my friend as she was buying a bathing suit from Victoria's Secret, and I said my mom was getting me one from the Bon-Ton. Well, actually it ended up having to be one I didn't like nearly as much from Walmart, I think. I've settled.

So yes, I wear the same clothes I bought in 8th grade. Cool. I wear clothes that my friends gave me after they were done with them (and I love them a lot). I wear hand me downs and giveaways and DIY'd clothing. I don't know why this makes me feel ashamed or like I'm less of a person or less worthwhile or less... Something, but it does.

I guess it's something to think about. I try not to be bitter or covetous but it's really really hard sometimes. I think writing all of this out has helped a bit actually. Hm...


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

"It is, in my view, the duty of an apple to be crisp and crunchable...

...but a pear should have such a texture as leads to silent consumption."
Ha, Floam thought she was getting her summer post. Silly Floam. NOT TODAY.
Today I'm writing for a different friend because I like her! This friend ia a PEAR shape. Like me! (well, I'm slim so I can lie and say I'm an hourglass as long as I don't gain weight. XD)

Friend describes herself as kind of hippy and boobs that are there if you REALLY look for them.


Starting at the top once more...

To make your top look bigger, wear light colors, patterns, textured fabric. Anything that really keeps the attention there rather than elsewhere (as an example of this, i'm wearing a high waisted black skirt today and a BRIGHT BLUE tank top with white stripes).

Because the Pear is smaller on top, she can get away with wearing all sorts of fancy patterns and fancy necklines. All those shirts with ruffles on the neck or built in folds that make normally-sized girls look HUUUGE? You can wear them and not look ridiculous! It's great!

See those ruffles? That's cool. That's a good look for you.

Wide, draped necklines look good on you, too, Pear! They accentuate the bust and draw attention to your face and neck, as well as making them look more elegant and graceful. Look for draped necklines, wide necklines, V-neck shirts, scoop neck, boat neck tops, anything really, that leaves a lot of area wide on your collarbone area. Also, collarbones are sometimes considered to be one of the sexiest parts of a woman's body, so there's that too. XD

I'm not too keen on the color of this shirt, but it does show what i want it to! :D It drapes and moves right for what I wanted to show. All those folds and drapes and stuff! Mmm.

Do we have to talk about our bottom halves...?
Yes. Yes we do. It's okay, Pear. You're ~womanly~. All those curves down south? They're cool because they mean you can have lots of healthy babies. Which means that boys see that subconsciously and are like O__O HOT.
Wear dark colors on the bottom (so darkwashed jeans, dark trousers/skirts anything else).

Wide legged pants help to hide your thighs a bit, and they also make your whole figure look more balanced in general. Remember: Balance. High waisted jeans will make you look rounder there, so I wouldn't go with those unless you're sure you can pull them off. Mid-rise jeans are best, with plain pockets and seams. Adding visual interest there just makes your hips look wider, after all.
Look at those nice jeans. Yes ma'am!

A-line and flared skirts look best on pear shapes because they don't cling to the hips and instead skim right over them to show off your (usually) buttkicking calves and such. Once more, go for simple, dark styles. Here's a place where you can get away with high waisted clothes, so run with it to play up those pretty tops!

Obviously, her colors are backwards but that's okay because her skirt's so plain and her top is patterned.

Accesories, yuss?
Well, shoes aren't accessories, but pointed shoes will make your figure look longer and more elegant. Avoid stilettos, but go with nicer elegant heels, and seriously don't wear chunky shoes, since they'll make you look, well, chunky! Remember, open toed shoes look better than closed-toed shoes (and they're good for painted toenails!)
As a Pear, you can wear lots of accessories successfully, so run with the layered necklaces because they'll add visual interest at your bust, which makes your figure more balanced. Don't go crazy though!