Friday, June 24, 2011

is it fall yet?

Just kidding. I'm perfectly alright with it being the FIRST DAY OF SUMMER VACATION. I finished the last of this year's HIschool finals yesterday. I am pretty much dead but I've been forcing myself to get stuff that I've been meaning to do done. Like posting something after a month of bloggerly silence. And learning to play Violent Femmes covers, you know, the important things.

This basically sums up my excitement, while combining my wistful memories of childhood summers. Well, really just more so summer camp/sleepover/dress up days vibes from movies. Like the summer camp in The Parent Trap with Lindsay Lohan. I've never even been to sleep away camp. 
This was my celebratory outfit. 70s style platform clogs from Forever21, shorts from Garage, Peter Pan collar shirt from Forever 21, Jackie O-ish cardigan jacket from Forever 21 (I've been there a lot recently).

The clogs. I practically killed myself walking in them.

Just got my haircut today and bought some new neon pink lipstick from The Body Shop (I don't use makeup with awful chemicals in them after reading There's Lead In Your Lipstick ). Feeling kinda 40s pin-up/ 50s housewife wearing a twist headwrap I sewed myself. I saw these at American Apparel but they were outrageously expensive for what they were. I found the pattern on BurdaStyle (which I am in love with) and it was super easy to make.
All these crappy quality pictures make me realize just how badly I need a good quality digital camera, but I'm too cheap to go buy one right now. I'd rather pretend I was at summer camp or best friends with Daria instead. My favourite screenshot from the parent trap is when Hallie and Annie are playing poker and all the quarters and one dollar bills are in a pile on the table with nail polishes and Lip Smackers they are betting, too. I couldn't find a picture of it, but if I do, I'll link it, or somebody could send me a link :). I just love the 'vibes'. So, like, uber-girly. I'm really into that childish-type nostalgia style now. Not pedophile-y; more like the Rachel Antonoff sleepover stuff... I'm just a firm believer that we have all the time in the world to grow up and sometimes it's just fun to be a kid again. Even when the mainstream media and your peers are busy telling you you need a fake ID, a tequila shot and a skirt that barely covers your plimsoll line.
Since I spend most of my weekends home alone making crafts and watching Daria and Art School Confidential over and over, I have plenty of summer camp-y bracelets to suit my mood right now. The plastic lanyard one really stinks because I made it with 20 cent lace from a dollar store. That can't be good for my body.
 I had been meaning to post more photos for stuff 'n inspiration 'n junk but that would require me to search through my computer's hard drive, so I 'll just do that later.I'm trying to learn Please Do Not Go by the Violent Femmes, but I always screw up the spoken parts. If I get around to it before July starts I'll post it
just so all of the interweb can witness my laughable singing/mandolin-playing skillz.

1 comment:

  1. That bow is super cute!! :)