Friday, November 21, 2014

Dream Shoes

You know, it's nice, I really love my entire closet right now. I have been buying a ton of stuff with my discount at work (women's resale if you've forgotten) and I'm running out of closet space. So I was looking through all my clothes to try and pare down, but I was just like "I love you and you and youuuu," so that's kind of a good feeling! 

But the real treasure in my wardrobe right now is this pair of shoes. I had a shortlist of fall fashion wants, and topping it was a pair of chunky black boots. I have major heart eyes. If you guys know where to find a long-sleeved Wednesday Addams dress in the $50 range (or under lol), let me know and complete my life.

I've also been more into dark colors lately. I know you're like "duh Rach it's fall," but I've never been much for black even in winters past. Now I just wanna dress like a teen witch. 

I really have been trying to get my shit together. I bought some shrinky plastic to make brooches and I'm looking into stickers that are glossy not matte... and I've got some zines in my shop now, too! Including that Real Love one that I got all the anonymous love stories for. I really enjoyed making it, so ya'll should check it out!

P.S. I illustrated a few of my favorite bloggers, I'll make a post featuring those all finished soon ;)

Top: Target 
Dress: Moda Int'l thrifted via work
Socks: F21
Shoes: River Island via Asos
Necklace: Handmade via craft fair
Bee Pin: Etsy

Friday, November 14, 2014

Miss the Sun

I haven't blogged in two weeks, what is up with that?!
I took these in a Target parking lot. My work does bonuses with store gift cards, which is really nice, and enables my shopping habit. I'm actually running out of closet space at this point. Now the days are shorter, and I miss the sun.

Skirt: Tulle, thrifted
Top: Goodwill
Shoes: UO, thrifted
Socks: Uniqlo
Bag: Lize Meddings
Brooch: Modern Girl Blitz

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! This year I'm a space alien, mostly because I wanted to wear glitter makeup. I told Travis that if he didn't pick a costume, he'd have to be a cat... so, he's a business cat.

It wasn't actually my cheapest costume ever haha. I went to Goodwill and grabbed all the shiny stuff I saw. I made my peplum from a holographic car shade that I took apart, pleated, and sewed to a ribbon. Other than that I basically glued pom poms everywhere and had fun with my makeup! Definitely wish I still had my pink hair for this costume.

Hope you all have a spooky day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

High Low

I've been so slack. I miss posting with any semblance of regularity, but. It is what it is. Now that I rarely have time to photograph my outfits, I feel really pressured to pick out a good one on the days that I have camera time. It makes blogging stressful, and I'm not here for that.

-I went home last weekend and that was nice.
-I'm going to be a space alien for Halloween.
-My boyfriend and I are going to pick out a duvet cover today.
-I'm a contributor for Sammi's huge giveaway, go enter!

Dress: BB Dakota, via Clothes Mentor
Shoes: Dolce Vita, via UO
Shirt: At Last, via Clothes Mentor
Brooch: Handmade, via Indie Craft Parade
Lipstick: Urban Decay Super Saturated

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Star Girl

I read this book in middle school called Stargirl. About a mysterious girl who was just really special and changed the main character's life. It was kindof a manic pixie dream girl situation now that I think back on it, but I really enjoyed it at the time. Then again, I basically wanted to be a manic pixie dream girl for most of my teenage years. One of the many things that has changed since then is that I define myself much less based on how boys see me nowadays. But I'm still wearing the sneakers I wore to junior prom!

I hope to get my life together and start posting more soon. It will help immensely when Travis has a job and I'm no longer paying all the rent by myself.

Top: Chelsea and Violet, Thrifted via my work
Skirt: River Island, Asos
Necklace: Handmade by me
Shoes: Converse
Tights: An Asian wholesale store in Italy

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Like a Pumpkin

I do this a lot, where I'll take all my photos and edit them, and by the time they're uploaded I realize there's like. 1 good shot of my outfit. I dressed all orange like a pumpkin on the day I took these, which, turns out, was last week. Some days it feels like fall and others its still summery! I keep trying to add sweaters and tights to my wardrobe, but winter clothes are a lot bulkier than summer dresses and I don't have much room!

I got to hang out with a couple of my friends the other day, which was really nice, and my family is coming down for breakfast tomorrow, I'm so excited! I really just wanna buy a ton of shit at Forever 21, like a craving for junk food. 

I really need to kick it into gear and get some art done. I feel guilty for every day that I don't make art. You can still enter my giveaway, only a couple more days!

Top: Kensie, thrifted from work
Skirt: Thrifted from Goodwill
Jacket: Gap, thrifted from Goodwill
Shoes: UO
Necklace: Handmade by someone at the Indie Craft Parade
Lipstick: Mac's Rebel

Friday, September 26, 2014

Up Pretty Early

Hello everyone!

Right now I am up earlier than I would ever have used to be voluntarily. It seems now that I'm out of school I don't sleep in past 9 even when I can! Pip is playing pretty vigorously with the cord that is charging my laptop, which is better than him attacking my feet. I am very excited because my manager gave me Saturday (the most hellish of work days) off this week, and I'm going home for a couple days! When I come back I'll set up my little art show in a local cafe that's going to let me display my work. (Cool Beans/College Grounds if you're in the Columbia area!)

I am trying very hard to get used to a lot of things, the most immediate of which is the trackball mouse Travis lent me. The keypad on my laptop has stopped working.

I also have started watching One Piece (its a shonen anime with like 700 episodes and counting) so that will hopefully keep me busy for awhile. Recently I finished Black Butler, which wasn't very good, but I watched the whole thing anyway, and I'm almost done with Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, which I highly recommend. Most of it's on hulu for free! Also working on Utena, but Travis never wants to watch it so I'm getting impatient with him.

I am very into mixing patterns lately, but I kind of have always been!

Travis is still waiting to hear back from a job, so fingers crossed! It's kind of funny that here we are, two college graduates thousands of dollars in debt, just working retail and hoping for minimum wage jobs waiting tables. The only reason I can morbidly laugh at this is because I am very lucky to have a family that will not let me starve. I'm a very lucky girl.

Please enter my giveaway and get a free portrait!

Shirt: Thrifted from work
Dress: Vintage, bought in Italy
Shoes: UO
Socks: Thrifted from Miracle Hill