Sunday, June 30, 2013

Haircut Photo Diary

I'm not a person who takes hair decisions lightly. I can be fickle in my interests and I always worry that I'll regret any big changes. However, after a year and a half of the exact same hair I was starting to get antsy. I thought about getting an undercut for about a month before I finally went for it, which, for me, is as impulsive as it gets. The best thing about this kind of undercut is that it's drastic but also noncommittal, because it doesn't show at all when I wear my hair down. It lets me feel hardcore sometimes but allows me to keep my feminine, conventional hair for when I'm feeling less weird (or when I need to be """professional"""). Shout out to my sister for doing most of the shaving. Rebellious hair shenanigans are best when you do them in your bathroom.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Do It Yourself

bra from American Apparel

Part of my attempt to lead a positive, productive summer has been to keep consistently crafting. My most recent project was this harness made out of elastic and nylon washers. I've been lusting after harnesses from Zana Bayne, Chromat, and Hopeless Lingerie for over a year now, but I've always been too strapped for cash to spend that kind of money on a piece that I might be too timid to wear often. It took me forever, but I finally figured out that a simple elastic version of a harness would be an easy DIY project. $5 and an hour or so later, I had one. If you want to take a crack at this yourself, I recommend hand-sewing the elastic around the washers. I tried to use a machine, but it went wonky and I had to rip out a lot of tiny stitches.

The latest additions to my beloved denim jacket are embroidered constellations: gemini for my sister, and leo for me and both my parents. I'm excited to keep documenting the changes I make to this jacket. I have a lot more plans for it.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sun Face

Thrifted shirt, blouse from French Toast (underneath), really old Mikkat Market shorts, Topshop sandals

Excuse/enjoy my hilarious faces in these photos. I guess that's what my face looks like when I'm facing direct sunlight. I looked even more uncomfortable in one shot, but I decided to spare you guys that one.

I'm really pleased to feature this shirt on the blog again. I haven't posted it much, but it's one of my all-time favorite shirts. It always gets a lot of attention when I wear it, most of it positive. I found it in a thrift store a few years ago and was baffled and delighted by it, and I'm still in love with it years later.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Blame It On My Wild Heart

This video is AMAZING, I highly recommend that you watch it! This version of Wild Heart is so beautiful and Stevie in action is just magical.

Topshop shoes, moon earrings (worn as brooches) from etsy, everything else thrifted.

When I bought this dress, it had shoulder pads, long sleeves, and an ankle-length skirt. As much as I liked the sexless Morticia Addams look, I'm happy with my decision to cut it short. Recently I've been gravitating towards black clothes and all-black outfits. It will be a fun challenge to try to style black clothes in interesting ways that still feel true to my style.