Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sailor Black Hole

I tried my hardest to look like a goth alien today, but my parents just told me I looked like a prostitute. I was like, calm down, ya'll it is not that crazy. My sister said I looked like Sailor Black Hole, though, and that was much closer to what I was going for.

Because my parents disapproved of my outfit, and because my friend told me that taking more than three selfies a day is a disease, and because my sister told me that when she shows people my picture, they say "wow, she's so... interesting" (southern code for ew-that's-weird), I'm kind of in the mood to not be taking any bullshit. Why do other people care so damn much about how other people dress. Like is my weird-ass outfit affecting you?? In any way??? I will take as many selfies as I damn well please, and if you don't like the way I look, avert yo eyes. I am not doing this so that you'll give me a compliment.

I know I'm ranting to the choir, because you guys (I hope) wouldn't be following my blog if you didn't want to see my clothes, but can I get a hear, hear?

Anyway, the real reason I decided to dress slightly "sluttier" than usual was because I got a job! Haay! It's part time at a consignment store, and I'm hoping it'll be a good environment to make some money in while I work on freelance during the rest of my time. I do know that I won't be getting to wear my weirder clothes at work, though, so I'mma get my kicks out on my own time.

I was really excited to take these pictures, because it's under 90 today and I felt like a superstar. I don't think they turned out that great, though. I'm starting to give up on ever being a good photographer. Besides I literally had sweat dripping through all my cracks and crevices by the end of this 15 minute shoot, and I'm in the upstate right now! In Columbia you walk outside and melt into a puddle.

Crop Top: UO Clearance
Skirt: American Eagle Clearance
Shoes: Target Clearance
Necklace: Handmade by Me
Earrings: Etsy

PS. I'm trying out this whole dots-under-the-eyes makeup and I don't think it's cultural reappropriation, but if it is someone let me know and I'll stop.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Pink and Hiding My Face

Today I got dressed up and took a bunch of pictures, mostly covering my face. Which is kind of a shame because I was wearing this pretty pink eyeshadow, but. 

I've been painting and running errands and searching for apartments and applying for jobs. I have two interviews coming up, wish me luck! I've said it before and I'll say it again: growing up is damn scary. All I really want is a part time job that I like, and to make money with my art on the side. And with a $20,000 debt cloud hanging over my head, is that really too much to ask? I'm going to be very sad to leave my beautiful room in the house I grew up in, as well as my family, but I'm excited to start a new life too. Idk guys things are just complicated and confusing for me right now and I'm just trying to... do whatever I'm supposed to do.

We're planning on taking my cat with us to whatever apartment we move into, because he loves me and I love him, and no one else really likes him much here. Plus he and the other cat are constantly fighting and I think it's going to give him an anxiety attack. But he's a very old, nervous kitty and I'm worried about the stress moving would put on him. Are any of you pet experts? What do you think?

The number of bug bites I got today remains to be seen.

Dress: Urban (on clearance)
Shoes: Some asian wholesale site
Necklace and Floral Crown: Handmade by Me

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Etsy Shop Update: Also Shop My Closet!

I just added a bunch of beauties to the Floral Prince, and they're modeled by my drop-dead gorgeous sister, Emma. Go check em out! I've also decided to make a coupon for my blog readers only, so use BLOGBUDS at checkout on my etsy for free shipping! (US only, I'm super sorry but it's really expensive to send overseas!) In the next few weeks I'm going to phase the art stuff out of my shop and into a new one. The Floral Prince will be solely for vintage! 

If vintage isn't your game, or rather, if really cheap gently used clothes is your game, check out my Shop My Closet because I put a ton in there, too!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hot Pants

And now we're back to our regularly scheduled programming.

I've still got a couple Italian things to blog about, namely the plane ride home (which was a spiritual experience) and a video that I'm gonna try to compile. I am really happy to be home, though, where I can speak the language, even if I am hyper-aware of how damn southern everyone sounds. Back with my family, my cat, and my closet. It's all good.

I bought some short shorts from American Apparel after trying them on in-store in Milan. I was not gonna buy them in Italy, though, because they do this stupid thing overseas where if something costs $50, it also costs 50 euros. Which, with the exchange rate, means it costs somewhere around $65. So, like, no thank you. But they look super hot on, so even though they were expensive in American dollars, I went ahead and splurged online!

Summer in SC is all thunderstorms all the time. Well, when it's not hella hot and humid. Don't worry, I'm still glad to be back :)

Shirt: Walmart, DIY cropping
Shorts: American Apparel
Shoes: BAIT
Knive Badge: LeMaddy, She's so cool.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Art Lately: Plus a Call for Submissions

Pink, about routines, preparing to face the world, and a peek into a stranger's life. Inspired by Rituals by Nooran Matties.

Honey, for girls that are sweet and dangerous.

A negative doodle of some inky feelings I had one night, exploring chaos, order, inversions, and change.

Soulmates, about mean teenage love.

I'm going to start this art project where I illustrate love stories and compile them into a book. So I need submissions! Tell me a love story, keep it to a few sentences long. It can be about romance, crushes, heartbreak, rejection, how you first met your significant other, your first kiss, your best friend. Don't be afraid to tell me your regrets, or use it as an opportunity to say something you never got the chance to. The only rules are it has to be TRUE, and it has to be ANONYMOUS. Submit here!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Italy: Asiago

Travis's family drove us up to Asiago (yeah like the cheese) the other day, and I was definitely not prepared for how amazing the drive would be. I'm talking tear-jerkingly beautiful, the hills are alive sort of stuff. I wanted to live there, it was like my perfect biome.

To be honest, we didn't really do much in the actual town other than getting some damn good gelato. But the scenery was amazing both there and back, so I didn't care! It doesn't have any real claim to fame other than being a ski spot in the winter, but if you're ever in Italy, I highly recommend giving Asiago a visit! Here are a bunch of photos that I mostly took from the car on my phone.

I had chocolate and blood orange ice cream! So good.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Italy: Bolzano

I took a day to head north to Bolzano, a small alpine town on the Austrian border of Italy, because I really wanted to see the Alps! So there are plenty of pictures of mountains ahead.

We really only spent like 3 and a half hours in the town, but I ate a yummy pizza, bought a dress, and had a beautiful train ride through the mountains, so I think it was worth it! Bolzano is a really pretty town nestled in the Alps, just after the Dolemites, I think.

We ate outside at a really cute cafe with little plates all over the walls.

PS check my cute socks!

Someday I want to live in the mountains, I seriously love them. They're beautiful and make me feel safe.