Thursday, October 20, 2011

We're all just a victim of the crime

I usually go about twice a week, sometimes only once (often just once because I am one lazy bum), to the events at my local library where I complete a fraction of my 200 required hours of community service for the prison I live in, known by its popular name, le high-eh school-eh. My school has a uniform so that's why I don't post as often! So the only times I can actually wear what I want during the week is when I go to one of the events at the library and I take a few quick snapshots before leaving. If I'm lucky, I'll post three times a week, but usually I'll try to keep it on a twice-weekly basis, and if I'm ridiculously busy, then I will post only once a week. Just a little explanation for my lack of daily posts I made during summer *sigh*, that has eventually morphed into a weekly post. Blah.

This dress was included in a bag of old clothes that fellow blogger, Madeline, gave to me and I can say that I will wear the shiz out of this dress for both accounts! It's so soft, and chiffon-y. If only it were velvet, oh jeez. The vest is DIY, the skull studs sure are a nice touch aren't they? Red creepers will be up for sale on my store as they don't fit me and have caused my toenail to grow painfully in? I believe it's called having an ingrown nail. And I have "that" on my left foot. IT hurts. ALOT. Due to these circumstances, I've forced myself to put them up for sale. They've only been worn three times too. Sucks, but that's life! - which ingrown nails tend to ruin. I'll let y'all know when they're up! The kick-ass sunglasses are from eBay and were a mere $4 with free shipping, *cue old, corny Yahoo! theme song*! The black leather bag is actually a gift that my dad presented me with when I was around 8 years-old! It was originally a bag for one of those real neat kaleidoscopes. There was a time in my life *cough spoiled 8 year-old girl cough*, when I became mildly infatuated with all kinds of kaleidoscopes, so I have a ton of them just strolling around the house, because kaleidoscopes tend to stroll around.. because they have legs that allow them to walk around.. in my home.. whilst at school. Yes.

The following is a description of what my "usual jewelry shiz" consists of (in case you're wondering since I always shrug it off and write that it's all just vintage):
Nothing real special here I guess, but I will describe where everything's from because you're all just BEGGING (I wish you were.. *sigh*). The leather "Live in Love" bracelet was a gift with a purchase I made a few years ago whilst purchasing an overpriced pair of jeans in Beverly Hills with my mother. I was probably around 12 or something. Sad right? Ha. The wooden Jesus bracelet was purchased Downtown a while back, and I am thinking of putting a few of them up on the store soon, not sure though. The shiny silver bracelet-cuff was purchased at the Melrose Trading Post for $10. The guy makes them all by hand, and the process itself is really amazing! Too bad I forgot. The black leather bracelet was purchased during one of the art walks Downtown for $3 I believe. The yellow smileys (and not so smileys) bracelet was a gift from one of my cousins! She said she purchased it at a flea market and it had my name written "all over it". Pretty weird considering I didn't see any words written on this fine bracelet when I took it out of the gift bag.. ;) The little blue elastic string came with a pair of socks that I purchased from American apparel a while back for some sidewalk sale they had. It held 8 pairs of white ankle socks that held the lofty price of $1. My watch is by Nooka, check em out here. They have the best watches and the story behind the brand is actually pretty amazing. The owner/designer was at a restaurant and on a napkin, he drew his dream watch, something different from just the regular watches. He presented it to a watch-maker and there ya go. Nooka was born. This baby is waterproof, scratch-proof, and durable as hell. I literally never take it off! I suggest you go buy one immediately unless you've got some kind of clock built inside your brain. And if that's the case, then you are a ROBOT!!!!!! Wo0o0o0o0aahhh! And no, I am not being sponsored by such a godly brand. I hold a genuine interest in spreading the word about this fantastic watch brand. The purple/pink ring is from the Melrose Trading Post ($3), the turquoise ring was purchased in Mexico during my stay for my paternal grandfather's funeral last summer, the simple silver rope/tied around ring on my middle finger was purchased on eBay for $2 a few years ago! It's totally real silver too. eBay sure has some crazy deals. The green ring on my other middle finger was purchased at the Melrose Trading Post, as well as the silver ring on my index finger with a whole bunch of tiny silver rings attached to two large ends.

The wooden cross necklace is vintage and the quartz bullet necklace is from the Melrose Trading Post!

Have a wonderful day!
PS to both of the winners of the giveaway, I'll be contacting you by the end of this week! I'm sorry, but I've been real busy as of late, so please be patient.

Leopard dress - Madeline's second-hand that is now a prized possession of mine, denim vest - DIY, Jewelry - read description above (that long ass paragraph yo), bag - gift from my Dad when I hit the big 8 years of life, red creepers - soon to be up on Miracle Eye (fit me too small), Sunglasses - eBay.

19 comments:

weasel said...

Fantastic dress

Charlie said...

I love how you paired the dress with those shoes :3
And I reaaaallllyyy want those yellow lennons in one of the pictures.....

Quinn B said...

OoOoOh you're lucky to have gotten some stuff from Madeline. That so cool! I love that dress and having a uniform for school would drive me crazy. ahh
You're marvellous! <3

Hudson.B said...

Your look is so amazing!
:DD

Severine said...

What a great dress, even better that it was for free, total score ! We bloggers should have some sort of swap meet, garbage bags full of free unwanted stuff, sigh, too fabulous. I cant imagine what it would be like to have gone to a high school wearing a uniform, knowing your great ensembles, you'd probably make all your classmates jealous, or perhaps inspired ? Too bad the creepers dont fit, theyre too cute.

mirrorandmoon said...

I know how much uniforms for school suck, but you have a wicked style outside of school! Perfect outfit

xx
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Laura said...

argh! i love the creepers! i'm guessing if they're too small for you, though, they're too small for me :(

fashiongrunge.com said...

i wish i was as cool as you when i was 15.

xoxo fashiongrunge

t said...

Cool outfit! I like the denim vest!

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NESHA said...

i love your writing voice and your style, so unique!

D♥R said...

You're just perfect stylish awesomeness ! Your boyfriend is lucky to have you !

Isabel Spectre said...

I am still so jealous that you got a bag of Madeline's clothes.. wahh.
I love that dress, and with the red creepers it is basically perfect. I am sorry that your school has a uniform, I never had one but I can imagine how hard it would be to wear the same thing everyday!!
<3

Burn That Dress said...

stellar style darling!

Chronicles of the Fashion Cupboard said...

amazing photos

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emily said...

love that dress, so pretty and comfortable looking! hope that ingrown toenail of yours heals fast, i hate those.

Kristina said...

shoes !!!!!!! great

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the fashion turd said...

the glasses be tres wicked..im finding a pair asap!

Sarah said...

oh my god, you're beutiful and so is your style. i love your blog! followed! take a look at mine if you like: http://lard-maigre.blogspot.co.at/

obat asma said...

i like it