Friday, May 4, 2012

Start Throwing In the Neons

Today I went shopping for Mother's Day gifts. I have 3 moms to get to. My mum of course, Omar's mom (she is great) and his grandmother. I got my mum's and his grandma's gift down but I still have to get his mom's. I plan on getting her a handmade initial necklace from a shop on Etsy. Hopefully it comes in time :O

This is the face I make at strangers when they stare at me for being
weird and taking so many pictured of myself in public.

Earrings are from F21.

Earlier I went bike riding (and I fell off my bike :( I hurt my knee) so no heels for me today. 
I'm wearing leggings from Target. 
My shirt I'm pretty sure is also from Target except it's thrifted.I got it for a dollar! 
It has to be a couple years old because I don't ever remember seeing this at Target.
Anyway, I like it because it's denim and I love denim shirts.:)

My purse here is looooovely. I love the neon pink, although you can't really grasp the power of the neon in these pictures. I got the purse at Charlotte Russe for 5 dollahs! Last one too! I've been buying a lot of neon accessories and clothes. So, be prepared to see color splashes in the upcoming posts!
I'm excited! 

Check out my sparkly socks from F21.

 MORE fuchsia lipstick because it is awesome.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Church Appropriate

Today was extremely hot and humid. UGH. Why am I not naked then, you ask? 
Well, because I had to go to church today for my sister's confirmation ceremony. 
It would have been rather inappropriate if I went over there in booty shorts, so I wore this. 

This shirt is once again from Sears. Another UK French Connection 4 dollar find. 
I love that it's sheer, and although sheer doesn't sound like something you would wear to church IDC because I did. It was simply too damn hot. 

At first I was a little iffy about the big bow hanging on my chest. I wasn't sure if it would compliment me because (believe it or not) I'm a little bit "busty" so I didn't want it to make me look bulkier in that area, but I think it turned out fine no? 
My shoes are knock offs from Sears (? lmao) and I got them a while ago. They're alright for 20 bucks. 
Earrings are from F21.
Oh btw guys I dip dyed my hair. This here above would be my failed attempt at doing an ombre style to it. :/
I promise (to myself more than anyone) I will try to fix it. Put some more teal up in there.
It's actually more of a magenta than it is a bright pink. The color just shows up weird here.
It also look better from the front. I'll post up a better picture later. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Solid Shoes Are Not as Fun as Not Solid Shoes

I have been wanting to do this for a while and the other day I was walking by Blick and decided to go for it.
I bought these pair of canvas shoes at Urban Outfitters. They have this pretty good deal of buy 2 for 30. I only got the ones because quite frankly I didn't like any others. I had been trying to find shoes in a color similar to these. Vans actually has these really pretty minty ones I wanted but they run at about 50 bucks and after finding them on Zappos ( I<3 Zappos) for 35 I refused to pay any more for them. Sad thing about that: THEY DID NOT HAVE MY SIZE. So, I got these which I like better because the color is so much brighter (and since they're cheaper I would not feel as bad painting on them and putting them at risk of disaster if my painting plan went wrong) the only downfall is that they're not as good quality but they'll do.

I got this cool fabric acrylic paint at about 4 bucks a jar (?) and Blick has a good variety of colors. I chose the gold and silver metallic ones because, well I like 'em, you guys can pick any colors though!

Painting your shoes is actually VERY easy. All you need is that paint, a pencil, and a dryer, a brush, oh and shoes of course. 

You can start off by sketching a couple of designs on paper if you're not sure what it is you want to paint yet. If you're anything like me and even if you're not sure you're just gonna go with then, then go with it! 
Start by drawing out (very lightly, especially if you're using light colors) your pattern or design. 

You can kind of erase if you mess up but if you're doing it lightly you won't really need to. 

Oh hey my nose is so big it can hold my brush for me..YAY :)
and YES this is what I look like at 2:30 AM: The time when I like to paint shoes.

Once you're done with that, just start painting over it. Be very careful and use a thin brush. I prefer a flat one, but you feel free to use a pointed one.
You can wash out the paint with soap and water but it'll still leave some hint of the color no matter what. If you're using metallics like I did, it will also leave you're entire shoe all wet glittery, which is not what we want.

I added some stuff that I had not drawn out because you can always change your mind and add things to give it the final touch. Just have fun with it.
Make sure to do the exact same thing to the other shoe or something close to the same thing ( I know mine are slightly different because I didn't feel like measuring. It all depends on how you want them.) unless you want each shoe different. It's on you.
Once you're done paining and designing throw them in the dryer for about 20 min (this makes the paint permanent) and..Ta-Da.

Well that is it.
Hope you guys liked my shoe post. If you guys ever make any let me know how they turn out. I love seeing other people's painted shoes. It's fun! 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Yessss. Well enough for me to wear them to the side. It's a lot more comfortable and "me." 
And now I look 19 (maybe?) instead of like 5 with the straight bangs. 

Fuchsia lipstick, I LIKE IT.
160, Fifth Ave. Fuchsia.

I'm rather excited to wear the hell out of these.

My shirt is from the UK French Connection (you already know) and I really do love it. 
Super light and sleek (does that make sense?) and it has these lovely golden sparkly stripes throughout the shirt. Since Sears is awesome and was having some crazy sale I paid 4 bucks for it, so yes I feel pretty damn proud about that.
My booties are Steve Madden, I purchased them at DSW (basically my bff) and I've had my eye on them for a while. I was debating between these and the Jeffrey Campbell Litas. I had seen them a while ago at DSW and I ended up not buying them, afterwards I deeply regretted that. I looked for them everywhere else, at least online, and they were priced at bout 160 EVERYWHERE. 
Yesterday though, I had this crazy idea that DSW might still have them so I went over at about 2 hours before closing time and I FOUND THEM. 
and here comes the best part..
They were only 35 dollars ;]
So obviously I scooped them up and took my happy ass back home. 

Btw guys, this is the little lady who takes my photographs <3
Kassandy. My seester.
And yes she's 10.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Raspberry Stripes

Hey guys. Yesterday I went out and did some shopping, for me and my parent's house. They're remodeling and well I've been doing a lot painting and stuff around here. Anyway, I actually just  had to quickly take these photographs right at the bus stop I was at, haha.
(Also excuse my hair, the wind always blows hard.)

I really think this shirt is very "cute" ( I don't normally like the term cute because it makes me think of kittens and baby toes) I love the way it ties in the back allowing you to show some skin without being too cold. 
I also like the color its very raspberry looking. YUM.

The shirt is actually from the UK French Connection at Sears (I went shopping remember? Brace yourself, they had a crazy sale, so expect a lot more of this Sears obsession of mine :D) It was actually only about 7 dollars. Oh yeaaah, and as for the shorts, they're thrifted, and I probably paid like 1 dollar for them!

You like my neon yellow nails? I DO!

My lovely orphan looking boots are from H&M.
 They actually remind me of Anastasia's boots)

You see the resemblance no?

Monday, April 9, 2012

Without You - Lana Del Rey


Pretty Lazee Look

Today is Monday and like your average human being it was a lazy "don't want to do anything" type of day, and it was reflected in my outfit. To me "lazy" doesn't always mean sloppy and awfully terrible, I strongly believe you can look aight without trying too hard.
Oh hei guys there's a STOP sign behind me.

Why yes, yes I do have a belly button.

This here is literally my LAZY LOOK. I always end up wearing some version of this outfit when I don't wanna try. These jeans from F21 are my most comfortable and they kinda make me feel like I look good. (If you don't already have a pair of jeans that does that for you..FIND ONE.)
The crop top is from H&M, I actually got it on the quicks (without really knowing if I would wear it again) for some choir concert presentation I had back in high school and now I love it.
I currently don't have any "comfy" shoes or I guess sneaker so I borrowed Susy's. They're from F21 and they were like 10 bucks! 
I have this pretty aqua colored necklace (from Sears hehe) and I liked the way it kinda matched with the shoes without being the exact same blue. Plus, it also adds a "girly" touch to mah lazeeeeee look.