Fall Catalogue

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Red Check Top-New Look/Fluffy Black Cardigan-New Look/Skinny Jeans-Evans/Shoes-UNIF/Necklace-H&M(recent)

First post from England! Today my new friend Rosie and I got together to shoot some outfit photos. Honestly, I'm a little out of practice, but I think the two I've posted here are pretty nice; they look like shots out of a fall clothing catalogue which for some reason immediately makes me think of the Brady Bunch celebrating by singing "Sunshine Day" in Sears. Don't Ask! Anyway! This outfit is certainly not the edgiest I've gotten, but it's what I wore to my seminar so it's pretty representative of a casual outfit for me. My shoes say "fucked forever" though. Does that make this outfit edgy?
Can we discuss these jeans though? If you've been following me on various places on the Internet over the years you know I almost never wear pants and when I do they are never jeans. However, these are the jeans I've looking for since I was sixteen. They are super stretchy and comfortable and are actually really skinny at the leg! Every other pair of skinny jeans I've worn fit properly everywhere else but fit more like straight leg pants at the bottom. I'm in love. 



Outfit Picture Taking Fails.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Long time no hear from right? I've been away from you guys for so many reasons. I should make a list. List are good!

1.) School - I started going to a four university and was just over whelmed with reading and writing so blogging took a definite backseat.

2.) Lack of Inspiration - So much of the clothing I've been seeing is just not exciting me. You guys know I'm busy. I like prints, patterns, and just different shit in general. Nothing has been serving me that which means I'm just not excited to get dressed. I always strive to bring something new to the table. I can't be posting pictures of myself in just body con dresses and blazers. I don't do natural hair videos, as many have suggested, because I don't have anything to bring to that platform. A wash and go is a wash and go is a wash and go. You don't need me to show you that. I feel the same way about blogging. How many times can I wear a dress and combat boots before you're over it?

3.) I Have Other Passions. I've been making videos on youtube about my first love, books, for a while. I post book reviews, hauls, and other book related videos so check it out here if you're a reader.

4.) Shooting Photos Never Goes Well - Self explanatory.

5.) Study Abroad - I've been running around all summer trying to get my shit together to move for the school year. You'll be happy to know I got more or less worked out and will be moving  toEngland for 9 months. I'm hoping being in a new place will inspire me more so we'll see.

That's it. I do like blogging. There is an urge to share I think will never go away, so I'm not going to officially quit this blog or delete it. I'm just not going to be making promises to post, I'll do it when it can.

So anyway, here some of the failed outfits photos from the pass few weeks.

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Jacket - Torrid, Dress - Ashely Nell Tipton (made in a shorter length for me), Boots - Doc Marten. 

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Vest - Old Torrid Top I DIYed (The tutorial for that is here), Top - Killer Condo (I'm wearing the 2x which they don't appear to have any more), Skirt - Ashely Nell Tipton (made in a shorter length for me, link is to a similar skirt). 

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Jacket - Torrid, Dress - C/O simply be, Boots - Doc Marten.

Nothing Makes a Failure But a Try

Friday, March 14, 2014

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I tired to take photos today and these were the only two that were postable (is that a word?). Apparently I wanted to show you that you can also wear this crop top with leggings? So, there's that. I'm taking photos again next week and there will be a full brand new outfit. I promise. Word to the ten people that still visit this blog. You are appreciated! 

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My hair slayed in this photo.

Real or Fantasy

Sunday, January 12, 2014

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Black Teggings - Re/Dress/Faux Leather Skirt, Crop Sequin Tee - Simply Be/ Dino Necklace - Ready to Stare/ Boots - Doc Marten. 

Guess who's back in the mutha fuckin house wit two big tig-o-bitties fa yo mouth!? 

I'm back and for good hopefully. I've asked my friend Lawrence to help me take photos at least once a week while I'm living somewhat near him. I'm not sure what will happen when I go back home in the summer, but lets just bask in the glow of now. Ok? 

I've missed blogging and I hope you like the photos. 

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I Was Gone For a Minute Now I'm Back With the Jump Off

Sunday, September 15, 2013

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Black Teggings- Re/Dress/Jacket - Simply Be/Top - Yours Clothing/Shorts - Torrid/Boots - Doc Marten

Only not really. That title is a product of frequent hood rat moments with my friends. I actually was busy preparing, packing, and moving into university. School is only in week 2 so I'm still getting acclimated but all is well. I even managed to get a work study job. 

Way back when Re/dress was under different management they sent me this pair of teggings and I have just now gotten around to photos. These things are amazing. Tights for me can be costly and break after a few wears, but paired with similar colored socks these have the look of tights and the durability and comfort of leggings. I will definitely be buying more of these for the winter.

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Early Summer!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Crop Top (sold out), Leggings (black sold out) - Gisela Ramirez/Necklace - ASOS/Creepers - UNIF Blazer - Salvation Army/Lipstick - Mac's Spirit

Photos by: Jay Boleyn

Technically it's still spring so true to form the weather in Chicago has been all over the place. That means wearing a crop top with a blazer is oddly appropriate. I've worn this crop top outside before and I always get a few looks, stares, and even some comments; but thats par for the course right? These pictures also mark the reunion of my favorite ootd collaborator Jay! He goes back to Georgia tomorrow, but I'm glad we got to take at least one set of outfit photos before he left. I haven't been happy with the last few outfits though I'll just chalk that up to never being happy with your own work. 

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Also, I'll be a guest blogger at The Spring Into Summer Shopping & Styling Event hosted by In Her Glam. I'll be talking summer fashion so I hope to see you there! The event is free. RSVP here and get the full info here


Music Magpie Resale Site


When Chicago weather stops being crazy and summer arrives with plans to stay for good I like to clean out my closet. I usually separate my winter clothes for storage and make a separate pile to donate to the church where my grandmother works. There are no resale shops in my area and setting up my own store to sell clothes is time consuming so donation is the best option. However, I was contacted recently about a Uk website called Music Magpie wear you can send in CD's, DVD's, Video Games, Electronics, and Clothes for cash. They make clothes recycling really easy and you get paid in the process. You type in the brand and garment then they give you a value. If the price is right you can drop your clothes off at one of their many UK locations for free. If you have over 25 items they will even send someone to pick them up for you. Have any of you UK ladies used this service? There US site doesn't support clothing options yet, but I'm hoping it will soon. I'd like to try it.



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