Technically, it’s Shirley’s bike. But still.
I felt really silly when taking this picture because my friend Alex told me to stick my chest out, but it paid off. Arch your backs, everyone. It makes a world of difference.
I’m wearing a pair of vanity glasses from Urban Outfitters, a thrifted silk top,and polka dot shorts and a camera necklace from Forever 21. I think it’s the bike that makes the outfit, though. What is about bikes that makes them seem so youthful and carefree? Perhaps it’s my flagrant disregard for safety as I refuse to don a helmet lest it mess up my hair.
Sometimes (okay, a lot of times) I wear ridiculous things. The particular evening I wore this outfit was no exception. I wore two black lace dresses (you know, for modesty) over my underwear. And a mask I bought in Venice as a headband. Because I’m classy and well-traveled.
Shirley wore a denim jacket that may or may not be mine, amazeballs boots, and killer lipstick. She looks like a sexy Clarissa from Clarissa Explains It All. I dig it. She blogs about music at AD NAHSEAM. She has great taste (obvs, she’s friends with me). Check her out.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I have a bit of a thing for accessories. Especially sparkly ones. I think that brooches are a highly underrated piece of jewelry. They’re like earrings for your clothes. Buy them. Wear them. Enjoy them. Trust me, they’re a game-changer.
I pinned a selection of brooches to my extremely versatile denim jacket. That I wear a lot. Maybe too much? But it goes with everything! I think it’s okay.
I also wore my layered tulle skirt from H&M, a thrifted belt, and Alex’s shoes.
There’s nothing in that cup.
A couple of Saturdays ago I got together with some of the lovely ladies from the DFW Blogger Network. We went shopping at Charming Charlie’s. It’s a magical land filled with rainbows and sparkles and unicorns. OK, not unicorns. But there were tons and tons of rhinestones, which is almost as good.
I wore a hot pink leopard print bra, a black sequined miniskirt, leopard booties, and feather earrings. In one ear. I didn’t buy that headband. I regret it.
This is Elissa of Dress with Courage. I don’t know how we let her walk out of there without that hat. Adorbs.
Julie of rosy+tart and her new camera, Lola. In Julie’s words, “She’s a bit of a showgirl.” So are you, Julie, so are you.
Group photo! From left to right: Julie of rosy+tart, Elissa of Dress with Courage, Me, Janell of Fashionable You, Jessica of Splendiferous Inclinations, and Jenni of Engineered Style.
This photo-shoot playtime moment happened in the Community Garden right outside of my friend Shirley’s apartment in south Boston. It is so pretty. And apparently, very exclusive. It’s not like a community garden in Dallas where you can just have a plot because it’s Texas and there’s plenty of room here. In Boston, you have to have connections. We don’t, but luckily someone was gardening and they were kind enough to let me pose all over the place.
I bought the dress at a vintage store in LA and the necklace is from Forever 21. This is what I wear when I lean casually against gazebos, a favorite pastime.
That’s not just single-winged eyeliner. No. It’s double-winged. For extra awesomeness.
Are these the best jeans ever or are these the best jeans ever? I mean. Check out my butt. No seriously, do it. It does not look like that when not in these magical, magical jeans. AND they were $12.50 at Old Navy. Really. And dig my catalogue-y pose.
I wore the magic jeans with these flatforms from the GAP. J’adore.
The ultra-dangly earrings are from H&M and the silk top is thrifted. I am completely unable to resist a shoulder-grazing earring. They blend with my hair if I wear it down and look super dramatic if I wear it up. They’re so versatile!
I’m obsessed with this picture because I think I look kind of tough. Please don’t shatter my illusions. Just let me have this one.
I did some serious colorblocking this past weekend. (I know, I’m late to the trend. Also that word might be used waaaaay too much.)
The silk top and pink shorts were thrifted and worn together at the suggestion of Elisa. She’s a genius. The earrings were purchased at Canton First Monday Trade Days and the shoes are DSW. The two-headed lizard bracelet is from ShoptheLook.net. How great is it?! I’m obsessed.
I visited friends in Boston and we went to see the Chihuly exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts. He’s the guy who makes glass stuff like this:
He wears an eyepatch. Also, I made this face:
Note: that sculpture is not a Chihuly.
This past weekend I saw the musical 9 to 5 based on the movie of the same name. Dolly Parton (a woman whose musical talent is even bigger than her breasts or her hair) wrote 17 new songs for the production. 17 songs! That lady is impressive.
I wore a thrifted sequin top, my favorite GAP skinnies, eBayed clip-on earrings, and fake eyelashes. Note the Dynasty inspired pose.
The shoes were a DSW find. Here’s a close-up of the fake eyelashes:
These specific eyelashes are from MAC, but I’ve also bought some great ones at Forever 21 and the drugstore. I swear by Lash Grip Eyelash Adhesive for attaching them. It dries very clear and stays put. I’ve found it’s best to let the glue get a little tacky on the eyelash strip before you stick it to your lash line. And be very patient. Once the lashes are attached, I like to coat both my real and false lashes with mascara. You know, for added realism.