Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The truth never set me free, so I'll do it myself

Taken in the crazy hallway of mirrors in Nathan's house on Sunday. I should really be finishing up my term paper right now, but i figure I'll just wake up early tomorrow morning. I'm still a better student than my classmate i did an oral presentation with yesterday. She didn't know what the word "cyclical" meant and asked me not to use it in the presentation because she thought it would confuse people. Seriously?! Anyway...

Cardigan: Jacob, $40
Tanktop: Old Navy, $5
Belt: Thrifted, $2
Jeans: Joe Fresh via Goodwill, $3
Clip-on earrings worn as brooch: Vintage from great-grandmother

I really liked this outfit for two reasons. Number one, this is the first time i have ever worn a shirt tucked into jeans. I've never really felt like i had the tummy for it but i think it worked out well. Number two, I love cardigans (Had you guys figured that out yet?) and i usually wear them buttoned so they don't slip off my shoulders all the time. However on this day i wanted the cardi to be open to show off my super-awesome tucked-in shirt. So I clipped these old clip-on earrings to the neck of the cardigan and they really helped anchor it so it wasn't slipping off so much. I'm a genius.

Detail shot

When my life is crazy-busy (like, uh, RIGHT NOW), i like to listen to a lot of really epic music to keep me going. I love being on the bus wearing my pretty purple dress and feeling smug because no one knows i'm listening to gangster rap or a crazy guitar riff on my bright pink ipod. Feeling uninspired? Here's a list of some of the songs I've been listening to lately.

1. Careful- Paramore
2. Ashes- Embrace
3. House of Wolves- My Chemical Romance
4. Run- Snow Patrol
5. Bad Romance- Lady Gaga (obvs!)
6. Numb/Encore- Linkin Park and Jay-Z (please note this song is definately NSFW and not for everyone. The uncensored version has some very, very objectionable phrases but i absolutely adore mix of rap and rock)
7. Tranquilize- The Killers
8. The Wizard and I- Original Cast Recording of Wicked
9. Innocent- Our Lady Peace
10. Jai Ho- A. R. Rahman (a.k.a. Not the PCD version)

I didn't include any of my rap favs on here because I feel guity as a feminist endorsing such mysogynistic/violent/homophobic music. We all have our guilty pleasures though, right?

See you all when this @#$%^*& term paper is done!

Love Always,



    One Love,

  2. This outfit is so pulled together, but comfy. It's amazing how tweaking just a little detail can completely transform a look. And that brooch on the cardi???? Loves!

    DUDE! My word verification was termos! Weird! Good luck with your paper!

  3. You look great, love the clip-on as brooch look!

    Get to that term paper girl, rock it! Have a great holiday!

  4. Good luck with your paper! I'm going to have to add some of those tunes to my itunes!! I love the broach on the cardi!!

  5. Eeee! I JUST snagged some clip ons from my gran with the intention of using them as makeshift brooches. Yours look smashing.