Tuesday, December 28, 2010

it's an 80s kind of day

Last night during a 6-hour sex-and-the-city-watching, room-cleaning-and-rearranging marathon, I threw my hair up into a high side ponytail because it kept getting in the way, and high side ponytails just make me wanna throw on legwarmers and a neon leotard and go to a dance party.

So today I decided to 80s it up a bit, and LEMMETELLYA it was a LOT of fun.

technicolor fun

skirt, made by me.
blazer, thrifted.
tank, forever 21.
over-the-knee socks, forever 21.
sequin brogues, forever 21.
radically awesome sunglasses, random record store in Saratoga Springs, NY.

I'm taking my sister to see Harry Potter 7 because obviously you can never see that movie too many times :)

love and right triangles,

Monday, December 27, 2010

oh lately it's so quiet

Wore this out to dinner with a friend I haven't seen since the summer.

tights, H&M. 
socks, Claire's. 
earrings, F21. 
bag, Aldo. 
skirt, thrifted. 
boots, thrifted.
top, UO. 
cardigan, Target. 
scarf, gift.

Lately I've been O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D with over-the-knee socks. I bought two pairs yesterday (along with those earrings and that little black bag) and I was PLANNING on going to the city today and get the AA ones, but nooo the weather gods didn't want me to have them and I'm stuck at home because of this goddamn nor'easter.

Which ACTUALLY I'm really happy about because it does not snow like this where I go to school, except like one time during winter break when I'm home and it snows like this all the time. So I'm glad to bear witness to real white fluffy powder for the first time this winter.

If I can motivate myself to actually unpack my sewing machines and get shit done, then you'll be seein' alotta new outfits in the coming days and/or weeks :)

love and right triangles,

Saturday, December 25, 2010

have a holly jolly christmas

it's the best time of the year :)

forever 21 skirt, thrifted blouse, random tee, boots from marshall's, target or H&M tights (don't remember), target earrings.

merry christmas!

love and right triangles,

learning how to own it

self-portrait. fall 2010. oil on canvas.

"The time has come," the Walrus said, "to talk of many things..."
...like dreaded New Year's resolutions. But I know exactly what mine is going to be this time around.

Recently, a good friend said to me, "This year, I'm all about owning it and loving who I am."

I've been thinking about it ever since. Especially because I know she's not just saying it - last year she was quiet, shy, a little awkward. But this year, she's hott (with two t's) and she knows it. H-O-T-T: sexy, confident, and knows she's completely kickass in every way, and everyone else can plainly see it too. She's totally comfortable with who she is, and it's amazing to see that in a 19-year-old woman. (I would know - I'm a 19-year-old woman myself! And lemme tell ya, that kind of awe-inspiring confidence doesn't come easy).

Recently, another friend said to me, "I don't think you have a lot of confidence."

I've been thinking about this ever since too. Because I was caught off-guard - I've never been told that before in that way, point-blank. In fact, I've been told quite the opposite. So of course I thought for a long time about why this friend would believe something that I couldn't see. Maybe I was in denial about how much self-esteem I possessed, but is that even possible? Can you build up fake confidence so well that even you can't see it? Is one person all it takes to see right through that fake confidence and deflate it just like that?

No. I don't think fake confidence can exist. You can certainly fake confidence, but that's derived from real confidence, to trust in your ability to show others how freaking awesome you are. And maybe you shake off initial nerves with a bit of self-promotion and an Ugly-Betty-esque personal pep-talk, but once people see that confidence, phoney or not, they react and only serve to boost it until it manifests itself into your one-and-only, true and bonafide self-esteem.

So, in shaking off that one person's comment about my seeming lack of self-esteem, and in taking that other person's truly inspiring words to heart:

This year, I'm all about owning it and loving who I am.

Which I realize may sound totally cliché, but hey, being cliché is who I am, and I'm all about owning it now, aren't I?

love and right triangles,

PS: happy christmas!
PPS: what are your resolutions?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

in a galaxy far far away

imagination, 2010, oil on canvas with glitter, 3' x 4'
silvery glitter on midnight blue, ring from Marshall's
Just some outerspace lust for y'all :)

love and right triangles,

Monday, December 13, 2010

two more finals and i'll be back, i promise!

It has been a Really Really Really Long Ass Time. 
Like, more than a month!? what?!

It's because school got really busy, I got really uninspired, I stopped reading other blogs altogether and never put much thought into what I wore. But have no fear!

Tomorrow I have two finals: Chinese and contemporary art history, and then I'm DONE with the semester! I'll be hanging around campus for a few more days, working and relaxing, packing and having fun, and then it's back home to lame-o upstate New York on Saturday. Let's hope this winter break brings you new DIY projects, new outfit ideas and more writing for you to read :)

Let's get y'all updated on my life in the last five weeks or so:
Thanksgiving feast, dorm-style.
it took a really long time for him to stack those lumpy clementines
After five years of trying to see them live, I FINALLY got to see OK Go in concert and now I am newly obsessed to the MAX.
It was a really epic show. And Damian Kulash <3 <3 <3 I love you <3
Adios,  Painting I, you were good to me. (there'll be plenty of artwork-related posts to come!)
There'll also be an outfit post tomorrow, I promise - I like to dress up for exams :)

Back to studying!

I missed you guys <3

love and right triangles,
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