Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The title almost included the word "Ahoy." But no.

Alright, we need to address something. I HATE TRAINS. This was an abandoned car - as far as I know (although I did hear a stirring within after a while) - and it was unattached to any other train things, so these were positives of this brightly painted train car. However, whilst taking photos, two trains went by on train tracks that were 15 feet away so I had to sprint screaming in those platforms in big nasty rocks. It's an understatement to say I was horrified. Ugh, the things we do when young.
This look is a bit more poppy than I'm used to, but I'm trying that whole "Step outside of your comfort zone thing". It's actually a dress with a skirt over it. The dress was what I wore for my high school graduation party and the skirt was on super sale on Black Friday 3 years ago. The curl in my hair happened to look quite perfect, so hallelujah for this perfect bowler. My jewelry was a silver beaded necklace that I had clasped tightly around my neck, leaving a bit of a train down the back of my neck. 

I, in no way, compare myself to Madame Monroe, but the blonde, the train, the bright colors remind me of the number one comedy movie of all-time, Some Like It Hot. But don't think that I'm trying to remind you of her. Also, the Darjeeling Limited is a brilliant movie about a train, so yeah, connections. ... I love Adrien Brody more than any other movie star man.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The way you felt it. The velvet.

Ruh-roh. Black velvet in 94 degree weather... not so smart. BUT! I had just bought this black beauty that day and was too excited not to wear it. It's beaded and sequined in some of the most peculiar and unexpected ways that make this dress so charming. I have been wanting a garment with a collar like this, and putting the pre-shaped metal necklace over it only made sense. The sky-high slits up both sides of the dress make me feel damn good, so good find, me. My hair has a marbled french braid, that didn't photograph well, but hey, I'll try again.

Sunday, July 1, 2012


I have MANY obsessions. The one that has proven to be the most rewarding and long lasting is my love for Elvis Aaron Presley. I have pictures of my seventh birthday party where I am cheesin' big time with an Elvis clock whose legs swing as the pendulum. For the past thirteen birthdays now, I'm sure not one has passed where I've been given some memorabilia of that beautiful and talented and perfect and angelic and amazing man. My number one vacation spot in the United States would HANDSDOWN be Memphis, Tennessee. I mean, not only is Graceland there, but so much musical history. My love for Elvis or rockabilly musicians will never dwindle. And I feel it's only right to pay homage to those who inspire me in many ways by dressing in a style they'd appreciate. Elvis would totally be all over me if he were alive today, right? Right?


I love the idea of posting images that inspire me for each outfit. So, expect that from here on out.