Thursday, May 29, 2014

Prom 2k14

Dress - Mystree, Shoes - CK Calvin Klein, Clutch - unknown, Headband - Ulta, Bracelet - unknown, Cocktail Ring - Rue 21, Pearl Rings - vintage
Make Up:
Mascara - L'oreal Telescopic Extensions, Eyeliner (gold) - NYX Slide On Eye Pencil in Glitzy Gold, Eyeliner (black) - elf, Lipstick - NYX Round Case Lipstick in Electra, Lipgloss - NYX Megashine (not sure which shade)

Prom!  To be honest, I was rather nervous about going to prom.  Last year I went to the homecoming dance, and that was so incredibly boring!  And to be honest, if it wasn't for the group of people I was with, Prom would have boring too.  I just not a school dance person.  I had much more fun taking pictures, going to dinner before hand, Perkins after prom, then the After Prom party!  At my school, After Prom is a school sponsored party that ran from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. that has lots of fun games, like bounce houses and laser tag, and lots and lots of prizes, like ipads and TVs.  Unfortunately I didn't win anything, but it was still incredibly fun!
The dress I ended up wearing was my back up dress because my original dress I ordered didn't arrive until last week!  In a way, it worked out ok because the theme of prom was 1920s, and this dress looks much more of the era than the other one.  As it turns out, I was the only person who dressed to the theme at all.  Honestly I'm not surprised.  Most girls go with the typical all-american prom dress: bright and floor length.  But I decided to go all out for the '20s theme.  This dress I wore was perfect for the theme; it has a perfect shape and length for the era.  I decided that my accent color would be gold (the original theme was black and gold since the first dress was black), so I found some great gold accessories that worked well for the theme.  I also found some pearl accessories that really added to the overall look.  The shoes worked really well for prom as they are both cute and comfortable; I could have lasted all night in the shoes... if I had remembered to brake them in before prom.  I ended up getting about five or so blisters by the end of the night.  I found the clutch at a local thrift shop, and I felt that it has a really nice art deco flair.  Then for makeup I went with a deep red lip and just a little gold eyeliner and mascara.
Sorry I didn't post these photos sooner!  For Memorial Day weekend I visited Fort Collins and Denver in Colorado, and I was gone for five days.  These pictures are on my computer, and I ended up not bringing my computer along.  Hopefully, now that I'm back home, I can start posting again!  I'll post a haul of the clothes I bought while I was down there soon.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Two Looks, One Day

Wearing (Outfit One):
Skirt - Very J, Blouse - Forever 21, Boots - River Island, Bucket Bag - asos
Wearing (Outfit Two):
Jeans - Simply Vera Vera Wang

First I'd like to start out by saying:  AP TESTING IS OVER!!!  This year I, luckily, only had one AP test, but the pressure is on because at my school the pass rate is over 90%!  It's crazy, so I've been busy studying for a while.  But now, everything will be easier so I can blog more, yay!
I wore these outfits almost two weeks ago for my mom's birthday.  We went to a really fancy hotel for brunch.  I really wish that I had taken some pictures of the food there because it was all so beautiful.  They many, many pastries, but they also had savory things such as prime rib and bacon.  The food was so delicious, I probably ate much more than I should have.  
When we got home from brunch, as much as I love the shirt that I was wearing, it's a bit too big for me making it not the most comfortable thing in the world.  So I decided to change out of my skirt into a pair of jeans.  
I really liked both of these outfits because they both virtually are the same pieces of clothing except for one different key piece.  That one outfit completely changes the look.

What are your favorite ways to change up a look?  I'd love to hear from you!


Sunday, May 11, 2014

May Showers

Boots - New Look, Jacket - Mudd, Shirt - Peter Pilotto for Target, Jeans - Simply Vera Vera Wang.

Hello again!  I have been extremely busy lately.  Even though the end of school isn't for another month, this past week I had my final for my AP US history class.  However, that class is a combo class with honors English.  Two classes = two finals.  Now this coming week I have the actual AP exam.  But after the exam, my workload will be greatly decreased (along with my stress!).  
Where I live, the expression, "April showers bring May flowers," doesn't really apply here.  Here the expression would probably go along the lines of, "Snow continues in April, which then becomes May showers, which hopefully brings June flowers," but that's not as catchy is it?  So May means I need to constantly travel with an umbrella and a coat. So I'm wearing my favorite (faux) leather jacket and black jeans.  Then my Peter Pilotto for Target shirt to bring in some color.  And finally my new New Look ankle boots which I purchased from asos.  If you follow me on instagram, you would know that I've been wanting these boots for a while.  So when they finally went on sale I just had to buy them.  I've been wearing them practically everyday since I got them in the mail.  I think my favorite part about them might be the fact that nobody in town has anything like these, so when I wear them I really stand out.  Then let's not forget my polka dot umbrella to protect me from the rain.  I pretty much buy everything now in black and/or white so it will almost always go with what I'm wearing.  Though the polka dots from the umbrella and the floral from the shirt may clash a little, I think they do work well together.

Next weekend is prom!  I didn't think I was going to go, but at the last minute I decided to go!  My dress hasn't arrived yet which is scaring me, but I just bought a backup dress in case my original dress doesn't arrive in time.  My mom compared my situation to celebrities going to the Oscars, since they all seem to have a backup dress.  So we'll see which one I'll end up wearing.  Pictures are guaranteed!  I can also guarantee you that neither of my dress look like a stereotypical (American) prom dress.  I'm getting excited!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

More Photos from the '60s Museum!

My friend Isaiah finally emailed me the rest of the photos from the 1960s museum!  I personally feel that I look a bit awkward in my photos, however I feel that the other girls look great in their photos!  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm dressed as Marlo Thomas who was in the TV show "That Girl."  Here's the link to my first post about the '60s Museum with more pictures of my outfit.
The first photo (after the photos of me) the girl is dressed as Lada Edmond, a famous cage/gogo dancer of the time.  The dress that she's wearing she purchased from etsy, and I feel looks great on her  The fringe also moved amazingly as she danced in the "cage" we built for her.
The next girl is dressed as Twiggy.  Obviously Twiggy had a pixie cut, but we found a photo of Twiggy with a braid extension so she could just braid her hair instead of wearing a wig or cutting her hair.  The dress she's wearing I found at a local thrift store, along with the dress and coat I wore.  I was incredibly happy with this find.  Whenever I picture Twiggy, I always imagine her in a pink dress.  So when I found this one, I knew there was no way I could pass it up.  I also had her pair it with white tights and black shoes which you can't see in the photo.  I wish I had a photo of her eyes because she also did a great job on her eye makeup.
The third girl is dressed as Jackie Kennedy (if you couldn't guess).  I felt that if  she was going to dress up as Jackie Kennedy, we had to find a pink suit for her to wear, similar to the one she wore on that fateful day in 1963.  The suit that she's wearing I found a local Salvation Army.  I found this suit, originally just a basic pink suit, for four dollars there!  I bought it for my friend, and it, amazingly, fit her perfectly!  After I made sure that it fit, my mom helped me add the details.  My mom and I found some navy fabric and trim, and gold buttons.  Then, my mom and I bought a fez and trimmed and covered it like the pillbox hat that Jackie Kennedy wore.  The final finishing touches were the blood stains.  I found a picture online and was able to match the bloodstains fairly close to how they actually looked.  To do this, I just used some fake Halloween blood.  On the day of, my friend added some pearls because as Ms. Kennedy said, "pearls are always appropriate."
Finally, there's my friend who's dressed as Natalie Wood from West Side Story.  The dress that she's wearing originally belonged to my grandmother.  My grandpa was a doctor in Korea during the Korean War.  On his way back from Korea, he stopped in Japan and purchased some fabric for my grandmother.  She then made this dress (and a matching coat).  I felt this dress dress had a great early '60s look that Maria (Natalie Wood's character from West Side Story) would wear.
If you like these photos, you should check out my friend Isaiah's tumblr.  His work is so incredibly amazing.  Definitely go check him out!
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