Tuesday, May 27, 2008

celebrity ho hum and cannes (very, very late).

6/29 edit- I'm done with this blog (just finished deleting some blah posts) but thanks for still commenting! If you do comment I'll still get back to you. But wow it's already been a month since I stopped... wow. I miss it but I pretty much have no blogging skills but I'll probably try it again in the fall. Hmmm. What else is there? I'm going to leave by saying, since it goes with this post, that the movie Sex and the City was actually pretty cool. And Carrie and Charlotte's clothes were to die for! And... even if no one goes on this blog ever again I couldn't resist a few pictures (more for my sake than yours) of what I have been wearing this summer... dresses (yay!) and aviators and I have become obsessed with painting my nails. Haha ok. Sorry for talking/rambling so much! Thank you to anyone who's reading this <3

Is it just me or are you too getting sick of the tabloids/celebrity blogs? I don't read or go to them regularly, but when I do it's always the same: mindless buzz about Sex and the City (which I love and plan to see, but it's just an overload!), then some stupid blurb involving little-talent starts like Lauren Conrad or Miley Cyrus or Lindsay Lohan's little sister (and those are just a few examples). wtf? What is happening to this world?? I guess this whole boring-celebrity crazed culture we've got going on is partly fueled by us, people who gossip and fawn over them and sometimes even blog about them. (Which is exactly what I am planning to do right now, well the blogging part at least. Yes, I am a hypocrite. Though I WILL do you a favor and leave out the SATC stuff).

So... I have to admit that, while I find them slightly annoying, both ex-Laguna Beach girls Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari (frenemies, if I remember..Lauren causes so much gosh darn drama on TV these days) are getting to have very nice style indeed.

I like how Kristin is 'stepping out of the box' and actually experimenting with looks (this is very 70's and casual but chic to me) instead of being the Boring Bitch From The Hills.

Lauren's top is a lovely shape and makes up for the horrid leggings.

In my opinion Rachel Bilson can do no wrong, even if she is in the simplest, drabbest clothes...

And CANNES... I did not really search hard for any amazing dresses and I know a lot of other blogs have already covered this, so here are just a few dresses I liked. I loved the purple and details on Mischa & Natalie. Angelina looks like a pregnant goddess in green, and Eva is such a bombshell.

(Picture credits: just jared, pop/fab sugar, myfashionlife.com, style.hollyscoop.com)

GAH. A more interesting post coming soon that is not filled with the usual celebrity humdrum.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

i fly like paper, get high like planes

new tunic from american eagle. skinnies, forever 21. excuse the blurry pic and awkward hand-on-thigh pose, haha.

the lilac tree is blooming in my backyard. it's like everything is coming alive and I love it.

Friday, May 9, 2008

scrapbook and ramblings

My pages of collage have accumulated over the past few months... whenever I get a new magazine in the mail I get really excited and have the urge to cut it up. Yeah, I'm pretty cool. Basically I just cut out pictures that inspire me or outfits I like... I dunno. I know a lot of other people do it too.. I thought it would be fun if we all shared them, haha.

I also got some new earrings. They're chandelier and I really like them. They're probably completely "out" or whatever but i could care less.
This weekend I'm going to suburban Chicago to visit some family friends. Not the most exciting thing, but I'll be fine. Right now I'm drinking an iced chai latte (with soy). It's amazing. I'm just trying not to think about homework and track practice and school. I'm not uber stressed or anything because I know my life is great, but sometimes it just gets to you, you know... I have had kind of an "off" day today. I feel like my friends (a couple of them) are being really immature and bitchy and I'm sick of it. I'm just trying to get through this month of school, do all my homework, attempt to get straight A's. I'm just ready for summer.

Monday, May 5, 2008

spring fever

I tried to wear my cheap Forever 21 tunic thing two ways, both of which ended up slightly whore-ish but thats okay. I like the first one (above) better, I know the pictures are god awful but, I'm just wearing indian slippers, a white t-shirt, and tights. In the second outfit (below) I'm bare legged and wearing some floral blouse. I ended up wearing my tunic/dress to the parade with leggings (go ahead call me unfashionable, but I still wear them) and blah black sandals, with a white t-shirt underneath.

The Minneapolis May Day parade, which I attended yesterday. The parade according to the brochure is a "celebration of humanity." I loved seeing the floats and masks, they were all so bright and colorful and springlike. Very inspirational.

It's Cinco de Mayo today, I don't have school for some reason, and I am really happy, maybe because of the warm weather and the fact that I had a really good weekend. I hung out with my best friend on Saturday, and yesterday I went to the May Day Parade with some friends, then went to see Iron Man with other friends, then later (phew) I went to a bonfire. My weekends are almost NEVER this interesting, hahah I swear. Oh and I also saw the oldish movie Definitely Maybe and now have a new crush on Ryan Reynolds.

ummm. enough said.

I also have a girl crush (along with a million other bloggers) on Gwyneth Paltrow right now. She is adorable in Iron Man and I love how she's thirty-something with kids and still has the longest legs ever and wears stilettos and is just all around gorgeous.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

bike chic: apparently it is possible

Lately everywhere you look "eco-consumerism" is all the rage, from those "I'm Not a Plastic Bag" bags everyone seems to be toting (to the left, Keira Knightley) to high-end designers making clothes with 100% organic cotton (the simple dress to the left is from Phillip Lim's Go Green Go line). I am all for people buying these wonderful products (believe me, I know you guys hear about them enough), but as much as I wish I could, I can't afford a lot of the eco-chic clothes out there, so I try to help out the environment a little by doing other things such as biking.

Spring is here and I TRY to ride my bike everywhere because a) I can't drive yet (finally taking drivers ed in fall) and b) it's good for the environment and it's free. When you picture a serious biker you may picture someone in head to toe spandex not unlike Jane Fonda here....

BUT, it does not have to be that way, as many celebs or just plain stylish people on bikes have proven. I have been to Amsterdam where it seems like EVERYONE rides a bike, and have witnessed it myself. I also find Copenhagen Style Chic to be an inspiration.. basically they take pictures of stylish women riding bikes, it may sound a little creepy but think of it as a Facehunter/Sartorialist except on BIKES! some pictures:

amazing, no?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

look outside, the raincoats gone, say oh!

I love Vampire Weekend. I wish I had the cash to go to Coachella! The line up includes Kate Nash, Cold War Kids, Goldfrapp, I think maybe even PRINCE??! Yeah love him. And love pretty much their whole line up. Are any of you going to a music festival this weekend?!?! If so, I'm insanely jealous.

This dress I just kinda found in my house when I was cleaning it. The necklace is very modest and almost nun-like. It kinda reminded me of Chloe Sevigny's Opening Ceremony clothing line- which I like to call, "nun chic" (in a good way of course). Except my dress was def not as great as any of her clothes.. sigh

I think I may be addicted to florals... this skirt is United Colors of Benetton and I love it, its kinda see thru though.


Please Note: I did not wear any of these outfits outside. Therefore, I did not accessorize, or wear shoes. Also, I am slightly afraid of wearing these things to school. It seems like I'm always struggling between the choices of a) dressing like everyone else (skinnies, tanks, cardigans, flats, blah) because it's not like anyone's gonna care/judge me/call me "unoriginal" and sometimes I just feel like being comfy, or b) actually taking "risks" (which for me are probably things you guys wear everyday) and risk being um stared at. (I am terribly shy when it comes to people staring at me. Hate it.) I dunno. It's a slight inner struggle I just had to share, haha.

UGH, my camera's being such a bitch and taking really bad blurry pictures! Sorry about that. It's like the sun light or something... weird.
my current inspirations- Chloe Sevigny's Opening Ceremony- love the florals and how she gives them an edgier feel.

Oh and I was tagged by Suburban Style


1. I have gone to a couple parties but I am secretly more of a homebody. On weekends I love to bake, though usually it's from a cooking mix, and make collages, watch DVD's, hang with a friend, read... I guess you could say I'm pretty laid back (or lame, you choose).

2. Sometimes I find myself thinking about sex at the most inopportune times (for example, during a class lecture... awkward much?!!)

3. I have about twenty unfinished stories on my computer. I love to write fiction, I just can't seem to get past the first 10-20 pages.

4. I hate repeating outfits and I try to make each one different, even if it's only a slightly different accessory.

5. I listen to a lottt of random mismatched music, from The Beatles to Lil Wayne to Beirut to Bob Dylan to jazz. And I'm diggin Diana Ross and the Supremes.

6. I can't realistically picture myself as an adult or even driving a car, mostly because I am horribly absentminded and irresponsible at times :/ I usually don't think twice before I do (or say) things.

Ha, I don't feel like tagging anyone so I'll just tag all of you! Just do this, you don't even have to link me. It's kind of liberating letting the whole world see all your stupid confessions.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

sunshine sunshine, i feel it in my skin warming up my mind

Spring is fiiiinally here and I am loving every second of it! Today was a really chill day but I ended up getting ice cream with my sister and just walking around, then playing some frisbee at the park. I also got a new top today from savers which I spent two hours at in the morning (kinda gross), which I wore. (Yeah, I'm one of those dorks who wears clothes right after they buy it)
Random details and all that jazz. The lace on the shirt reminds me of something the Lisbon girls would wear in The Virgin Suicides (currently reading- its very good- anyone ever read it?) I know, I'm a geek cause I imagine what fictional characters would wear (i haven't seen the movie.. yet!)

gahh the top is kind of unflattering on my boobage but whatever :/

I realize that I haven't posted in forever- then again, I am pretty much posting for myself. I know I can't compete with all the amazingggg swedish (and non swedish) blogs out there. I swear, some of these girls' lives are like fairytales... tea parties by day, clubs at night. And doing it all wearing amazing clothes! Yeah i know, I'm jealous and all that ;)
But that isn't going to stop me from blogging (slightly sporadically).

Sunday, March 30, 2008

retro dress and new buys.

new, boringish buys for vancouver :]

the above dress was my grandma's in the 60's-70's. (:
i don't know where i would wear it to though... any ideas??
I do love playing dress up in it though...
vancouver tomorrow! I'll try to post then.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

easter/candy colors, haha.

So today I was inspired by Easter eggs (lmfao) and am wearing this:
bootcut jeans from hollister, bubble gum pink cardi from savers, empire waist cami thing from forever 21. not the most original thing ever, but it's so... pastel-y.
later, when I go out to see the minnesota rollergirls (!!!! i'm excited... they're a roller derby btw. yes, i am officially a freak) tonight, i'll just wear my beat up old navy white flats (above). yay :)