Sunday, February 27, 2011

Places we go and see

The two people so dear to my heart have arrived! How nice it is to have my parents home. The house feels so much more alive. So to celebrate their arrival we ate sushi and were about to rent movies but my favorite movie rental place, Mark's Video, has closed down. I decided to celebrate in a different way, by watching Ghost Adventures. Regardless of whether it's real or not, it's still spooky and Lord knows I couldn't watch it if my parents weren't home.
Lately I love raiding my mothers closet and just stealing everything I can. She's a loving mother and doesn't care. I found this lovely vintage sweater in her closet and thought I MUST have it. Wearing it makes me feel snug and warm. It brings me joy to wear something my mother previously owned, it's beyond any thrift store find. Whenever I take something from her she always tells me when she wore it and sometimes why. Certain pieces she wore when she was single, when she would go out, or when she just met my father. 
Sweater Dress - My mothers
Tights - Walmart
Combat Boots - L.A.
Pearl-like Ring - gift from Vanessa
Other Gold ring - gift from Mandy

Another place (other than my mothers closet) that has some lovely sweaters and dresses and more is Surgar Darling Vintage. Enjoy!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Read me like an open book.

Day 3 of being alone and I'm not sick of it. I sort of really enjoy it. I find myself worrying about my dog (she's old, 12 yrs, and has a small bladder so sometimes she cant hold it in and she's practically blind) a lot more than I did before. I hate leaving the house knowing she'll be by herself. Isn't she adorable? 
Sweater - Ross
Shirt - Threadless
Skirt - Rhapsodielle
Combat Boots - L.A.
Red bag - Garage sale ($1!!)
Red Lipstick - Revlon: Certainly Red

Being alone is exactly what I thought it would be except it isn't. I'm not sure what to make of it. I'm definitely not ready to be on my own but I do know that I need more independence, after all I am only 17 and will be turning 18 in April. Although to society I will be an adult, let's face it, 18 year olds are still babies. They're just out of high school and are still unaware of themselves. I'm not going to lie and say that I'm more mature than my peers and that I'm beyond them blah blah blah. No. I understand that although my mind thinks like 36 year old my body is still only 17 and I am not completely ready to get out there. I know everyone matures differently but I can't help to look at the people I know who are 18 and act like they know it all and think to myself that they still have so much to learn. I'm not sure if I'm making any sense at all. All I know for sure is that, I'm very excited for the future and what it entails for my growth as a person.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

How do you do?

My mother and father are gone away until Friday! My mother's dad has had cancer for a while now and has lost a lot of weight and just looks unhealthy so my mother decided it was important for her to go visit him. She will be going to Mexico in a cute little town called Jerez in the state of Zacatecas. Before they left they made sure to stock up on food so that I can survive 'til Friday. I'm not sure what to do with myself and all of this free time. I can do whatever I want without restrictions, yet I find myself wanting to sink into the couch and watch a marathon of How I Met Your Mother. Why can't I be a regular teenager who throws a party when their parents are gone? Only the Lord knows.
Next post WILL be an outfit post. Hooray! So stay tuned for that.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Somebody Told Me

Todays post isn't so much about my outfit as it is about my hair. Back in middle school (what I like to call the "lost" years) I straightened my hair a lot and couldn't go a day with curly hair. Come freshman year of high school and all of that is washed away. I joined cross country freshman year and no way could I straighten my hair everyday, it would completely damage it. So I had to tough it out and go au natural. Eventually it grew on me and I ended up LOVING my natural hair. Ever since then I don't really straighten it and I make it sort of big deal when I do. I usually straighten it about once year and when I do, boy, people go crazy. I couldn't go one class without someone commenting/complimenting it. I'm not going to lie .... I liked the attention!

I love how long my hair has gotten. It literally falls to the small of my back.

Friday, February 11, 2011


I enjoy shopping in many places and finding amazing thrift stores but I think the one place I love to shop the most is the Swapmeet. Here in Vegas we have this HUGE swapmeet on Cheyenne and boy is it full of wonders and beautiful gems, that is, if you have the patience to look for it. My father has been taking our family to the swapmeet since I was a little girl.  It is predominately Hispanic but you can always find interesting looking people there. My favorite part about the swapmeet? Is that it isn't infested with hipsters looking for the coolest "thrift/vintage" store. People who go to the swapmeet sincerely just like awesome things for low prices.
I ended up getting this cute little bag that has a this sweet 20s vintage feel to it for a dollar. Whether it actually is, who knows? I then found some necklace charms. The first one just looked cool so I picked it out but I then looked at it closer after I bought it and it has all of the zodiac signs around this cool pearl thing. How precious! Lastly I saw one with a sweet flower that looked very romantic.

The rest of the photos are just pictures of my little adventure with my father. Enjoy!


Monday, February 7, 2011

All The Pretty Faces

Do you ever just feel ugly? Like no matter what you wear or how your hair looks, you look ugly. I'm having one of those weeks. I guess that's why lately there hasn't been any new outfit posts, because no matter what I wear I feel fat or I don't feel good in it,  it doesn't help that I got 4 pimples (and this my friends is a rare occurrence, sure, I get the occasional one but four at one time?! good heavens).
Another reason for me not posting much up is because I am catching up on my school work. I have a D in AP Stats because I have missing assignments (he doesn't count them late as long as you do them and turn them in) so I've been working on that.
So that's that. not much of a post I know. Forgive me. I'm just in a bad funk. What helps you get out of a funk?

Meanwhile I leave you with a photo of me in my better days (like 2 weeks ago haha)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Certainly Red.

As the days go on I long for the end of this school year. I know that I should be cherishing these last months of high school, but lets be honest, I never quite fitted in. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not that outcast kid with no friends. I have plenty of "friends", they just don't get me and I don't see them as people I would like to be in contact with after high school. High school was never my thing, I just can't relate to the people there. I never got the point of pep rallies, assemblies, student council, dances, cheerleaders, spirit days, dress code, etc. It all seems pointless, or perhaps I'm just bitter? Either way, I'm not a fan. I like the idea of high school just not high school itself. Sadie Hawkins is approaching and I surely don't plan on asking any guy. I'm perfectly content staying home wearing my red lipstick, watching 3 dramatic movies in a row, with my candles lit on a Saturday night. 
Oh yea, today was our class senior picture, all the seniors went to the gym to take it. Me being the weirdo I am, wanted to sit in the very front so that when the pictures come out, my combat boots are showing. I must not forget to to mention that I once didn't bring my government book to school because it didn't go with my outfit and I also went the whole day with blurry vision because my glasses didn't match. I'm not sure what part of my brain makes these decisions but clearly I have no say when it does.