Dress - Merona, thrifted
Belt - MMD
Pearl Hart Pumps - John Fluevog
Anklet, beetle pin - gifts from Lynne
I'm really relieved and happy today. I've made some big-ish decisions about school and life. It's exciting not to be dreading everyday. I've learned that any time I'm getting that Really Bad feeling, that I'm probably not doing what's right for me and I need to really step back and look at my options. I might be setting back my graduation date because of it, but hopefully it'll mean getting into a job path that's more in line with what I want to be doing.
I wore my raspberry dress and lime-y accessories to skip off to my new path. I also wore my jingly new bracelet as an anklet. Lynne often wears a little gold anklet and she gifted me with this bracelet. It's a perfect piece for me because it has three things I love about jewelry - stars, gothic scroll work, and black faceted beads. How she managed to find a piece that fits me so well, I'll never know.
I feel like I need to mention - OMG it's 85 degrees today. Hot!
|Postcards from Lynne and Ally's meet-up with the |
bracelet/anklet I'm wearing from Lynne
Arezu of Arezu in Wonderland has tagged me with my 3rd Liebster Award in my blog history. I've answered a few of the questions she asked, so I only answered the ones I feel like I hadn't. Sorry about not passing on the tag, but if you want to pick one of the questions and answer it on your own blog or in the comments on this post - feel free!
What`s the biggest fashion failure in your closet?
Oh my goodness. Many of my early looks. I had a really poor idea of what I actually looks like, what my style intent was, and how to shop for clothes that went together. So pretty much anything before 2011 makes me cringe. And even then, I still look for ways to improve. I still have many hits and misses, but I feel like I manage cohesive more these days.
How do you describe your fashion/style?
Post-industrial steampunk futuristic retroism. (I dunno really, I just like to throw around words)
Which fashion item you see in the magazines and shops a lot do you really hate?
Anything that looks cheap or childlike. Some fabrics just look so cheaply made that they'll just fall apart. I wince when I imagine people paying for that, especially in more "expensive" places. Online garments can look great, but looking in real life, I've noticed a major shift in quality and a big shift to very child-like designs.
Which color really doesn't suit you?
Yellow. Even as a red head, yellow doesn't suit me. I love yellow, my yellow skirt makes my top 3 favorite things ever - but yellow doesn't work on my neutral skin tone. I'm not pink or olive, I have mostly 'blue' undertones to my skin which looks easily washed out. I adore orange though, it's become my favorite next to yellow. You can wear any color, it just depends on how. Away from your face, paired up with something that does complement, in accessories.
If you had the money, would you change something of yourself?
Like plastic surgery? Nah. I wouldn't mind a nice facial or body scrub or something to help my skin out, but I'm terrified of needing surgery for medical reasons - I'd certainly never do it for cosmetics.
What do you really want to learn?
So many things. I want to learn proficiency. I can easily pick up new skills, but I rarely stick to things to produce things that are really well made. I'm best at cooking, but I still have the occasional flop. I can do so many things, but I would truly love to learn passion. I want something to consume my mind and be so interesting to me that I want to know everything about it.