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Rose Colored Glasses

I love roses… Not the tacky rose tattoos you see on people’s necks, but the delicate beautiful ones. I’m waiting for the one’s in my backyard to bloom, I can’t wait! We’ve never grown roses before. :0  Anyway, not only do I love the actual plant, but I love them in fashion and pretty much anywhere. Here’s an outfit that was inspired by the flower. (It’s not nearly as accessorized as it would be if I actually wore it, I’m still getting the hang of Polyvore.)
Roses

Jane Norman kimono top £25 – janenorman.co.uk
Pocket jeans $35 – allyfashion.com
Sam Edelman strappy heels $152 – stanwells.com
1928 daisy jewelry $18 – 1928.com
This is the sort of tattoo I want, intricate, but still simple and uncomplicated. plus, it’s not crazy noticable, so if I wore some sort of fancy dress it wouldn’t be trashy looking!
Not exactly roses, but still the feelign they evoke is rosey. 😛
This is super similar to a ring my best friend bought in Pike’s Place Market when we visited Seattle a while back. I’m still trying to find one of my own for a reasonable price!
Gah. Is this not fabulous!? From RiverofRomansk on Etsy.com. Can’t even explain how awesome it is. 
Again, an Etsy find. Plus they’re half off. 😉 Very cute! I like the peachy color of these, it goes well with my coloring, and pretty much anyone else’s, unless you’re a vampire. 😀 Seriously though.
 
Anyway, today I went for a lot of color in my look, to go along with my fruit shirt. Not roses, but oh well… You can’t really tell from the photo, but I’ve got a purple shadow on my lower lids, with a peachy color on my brow bones, then Lancome Juicy Tubes lipgloss in Simmer for my lips. It helps to have friends who work at J.C. Penny 😉 I guess I should mention I have CoverGirl Clean makeup powder and M.U.D blush in some shade I can’t remember…
Here’s a terrible picture of my outfit! And again, no shoes…
Necklace: Forever 21 ($1.50) Shirt: Wet Seal (Deja Vu thrifted, $1)
Jeans: H&M ($9)
Ring: Vintage, remade by me. 😀
 
If any random visitors would like to leave me comments, I ♥ comments….
 

Thrifty!

As many people know, shopping really hurts the wallet. For those of us without steady jobs, such as students, because everyone else needs to get a life and a job, brand new clothes are often just an out-of-reach dream. This is why I am very familiar with the thrift stores and garage sale scene of my city. I live in Vancouver, but guess what thriving hippy city is only twenty miles away? Mmmmhm, PORTLAND! I don’t garage sale in Portland, but I love shopping there. My favorite thrift stores are here in Vancouver though, Deja Vu and Plato’s Closet (which can be found in many other states) provide the bulk of my wardrobe for very low cost. I’m talking $2 t-shirts and $10 summer dresses that I never see on anyone else! 😀 But sometimes, I find things in my own closet that could just really use a refresh. Like the white tee I was going to throw away because of the light blue stain around the color. but then I just figured what the heck, here’s a bottle of spray paint, let’s have some fun! Soooo, I broke out the masking tape and made myself a new shirt! Here’s how I did it:

 

 

Supplies:

– your choice of spray paint ( I used black…)

– old or new t-shirt (doesn’t have to be plain if you want to go for more of a collage look)

– masking or painter’s tape

-paper grocery bag or newspaper

-safety glasses

-apron

 

Do this project in a ventilated area becasue of the paint fumes, like your backyard, like I did!

 

I’m not sure why I wore a facemask if I was outside. But hey, safety first. 🙂 (my safety glasses were getting fogged up because of my breathing.)

 

Learn from my mistake! Put newspaper down first!! But tape off all the areas you DON’T want the new color. I also put a paper grocery bag inside my shrit to keep it from bleeding through. You can just recycle it when you’re done.

 

Now just wait for your shirt to dry! Make sure you let it dry in yet again another well ventilated area.

New shirt 😀

This is me modeling my new shirt, just hamming it up.

Shirt: DIY project

Tank top: thrifted

Pants: F21, garage sale ($1)

Shoes: G by Guess, Deja Vu thrift store ($2)

Necklace: F21 ($4)

Rings: All thrifted or garage sale ($1 – $.50)

Hat: F21 ($6)

 

 

 

This is what I ACTUALLY wore today… I just put on the one I made cuz I needed to post a picture of it finished.

 

 

Hat: American Eagle ($10 on sale)

Necklace: garage sale ($1)

Shirt: American Eagle, garage sale ($.50)

Shorts: Levi’s, Deja Vu thrift store ($1)

Belt: gift

Shoes: didn’t wear any…

Thrifty!

As many people know, shopping really hurts the wallet. For those of us without steady jobs, such as students, because everyone else needs to get a life and a job, brand new clothes are often just an out-of-reach dream. This is why I am very familiar with the thrift stores and garage sale scene of my city. I live in Vancouver, but guess what thriving hippy city is only twenty miles away? Mmmmhm, PORTLAND! I don’t garage sale in Portland, but I love shopping there. My favorite thrift stores are here in Vancouver though, Deja Vu and Plato’s Closet (which can be found in many other states) provide the bulk of my wardrobe for very low cost. I’m talking $2 t-shirts and $10 summer dresses that I never see on anyone else! 😀 But sometimes, I find things in my own closet that could just really use a refresh. Like the white tee I was going to throw away because of the light blue stain around the color. but then I just figured what the heck, here’s a bottle of spray paint, let’s have some fun! Soooo, I broke out the masking tape and made myself a new shirt! Here’s how I did it:

 

 

Supplies:

– your choice of spray paint ( I used black…)

– old or new t-shirt (doesn’t have to be plain if you want to go for more of a collage look)

– masking or painter’s tape

-paper grocery bag or newspaper

-safety glasses

-apron

 

Do this project in a ventilated area becasue of the paint fumes, like your backyard, like I did!

 

I’m not sure why I wore a facemask if I was outside. But hey, safety first. 🙂 (my safety glasses were getting fogged up because of my breathing.)

 

Learn from my mistake! Put newspaper down first!! But tape off all the areas you DON’T want the new color. I also put a paper grocery bag inside my shrit to keep it from bleeding through. You can just recycle it when you’re done.

 

Now just wait for your shirt to dry! Make sure you let it dry in yet again another well ventilated area.

New shirt 😀

This is me modeling my new shirt, just hamming it up.

Shirt: DIY project

Tank top: thrifted

Pants: F21, garage sale ($1)

Shoes: G by Guess, Deja Vu thrift store ($2)

Necklace: F21 ($4)

Rings: All thrifted or garage sale ($1 – $.50)

Hat: F21 ($6)

 

 

 

This is what I ACTUALLY wore today… I just put on the one I made cuz I needed to post a picture of it finished.

 

 

Hat: American Eagle ($10 on sale)

Necklace: garage sale ($1)

Shirt: American Eagle, garage sale ($.50)

Shorts: Levi’s, Deja Vu thrift store ($1)

Belt: gift

Shoes: didn’t wear any…

Hiatus

Haven’t posted in about three months, but hey, it’s all good…? Sure, that’s what we’ll say. 😉 anyway, I don’t have a great “kick off the summer” post, because, guess what! My summer hasn’t started! Exciting, eh? I still have a twelve page English paper, children’s book written in Spanish, two biology finals, and two dance finals. That all said, I don’t know why the heck I’m posting right now. Whatever… I found a hilarious Tumblr, and it is “story of my life” material! Here are a few/lot of images from teenagerposts.tumblr.com.

Soon to come: an awesome DIY repurposed t-shirt!

Photo Monday~

Happy day!  I woke up to beautiful sun and chirping birds, even though it’s my first day of the spring quarter at Clark, and my first day back from spring break. 😦 But more happiness! My first class isn’t until 1:00pm, so I got to walk home in the beautifullness and take awesome pictures! Washington state may be pretty dull in the winter, but we have gorgeous springs. 🙂 Even more happiness? I turn 17 on Wednesday!

Here’s today’s pics, they all got squished, I’m not sure why…

 

Take Me Away Wednesday

I’m dreaming of leaving Washington right now. Not I’m leaving and never coming back!”-leaving but, “See you after spring break!”- leaving. I want to go to a beach laying on the edge of a crystal blue cove, or an inlet hidden by giant mermaid-esque rocks. If you’ve ever watched the movies adapted from Nicholas Sparks’ books, then you just might be feeling the same longing that I am. I dream of a beach with green grass peeking through the sand, of bleached wooden boardwalks that lead from a downtown carnival, and of sitting on a blanket at sunset, leaning on the muscular shoulder of Liam Hemsworth. *sigh*

This is where I want to be right now.Absolutely lovely. I’m not saying that I don’t appreciate our beautiful Pacific Northwest beaches (werewolves, anyone?), but they are rather cold. Year round. The water is always freezing! Nice on hot days, but not when you’re on spring break in the middle of March. Believe me.

Kind of gloomy isn't it?Kind of gloomy isn’t it?

Beautiful!Beautiful! This is Hodlen Beach again. I want to go there! Maybe I’ll find a bronzed, volleyball-playing hunk to keep me company. ;] I wouldn’t mind having him spill a drink on me…

Now although I’m deathly afraid of tsunamis, and I was before Japan had their’s, I still dream about staying in this sort of house, if only for a weekend! I will also say that I loved the movie.

If I didn’t have plans to visit Seattle and clean up our Pacific beaches (which I really do love, bring on the driftwood fires!) I would book a flight to North Carolina in an instant. Who knows? Maybe I’ll channel my inner Sparks and set on of my novels there. ;]