Sometimes people wonder why I wear ginormous flowers on my head all the time. The day trip I took to Shelburne Falls yesterday confirmed the two main reasons: it makes me feel more like myself, and it gets positive reactions from people everywhere I go.
Top and skirt: thrifted, flower crown: Boohoo, necklace: vintage key on a chain, earrings: from a little shop in Shelburne Falls
I figured I’d wear my biggest flower crown to visit the Bridge of Flowers–because when in Rome, dress like the scenery, right? I got so many compliments from strangers, and even had two different people ask if they could take my picture. I love when random people want to photograph me–it makes me feel so famous. 🙂 And in general, I love fa(t)shion as a conversation starter: a way to have small positive interactions with friends, acquaintances, and strangers alike.
After the beach, Steve and I went to my brother’s housewarming party. I didn’t really feel like getting dressed up but I did anyway, and I’m happy with how my outfit came together.
Dress: Domino Dollhouse, vest: Torrid via the Big Thrifty, belt: ASOS Curve, necklace: eBay, earrings and ring: So Good, studded wristband: PacSun, bangles: Torrid and Deb, shoes: Clarks, fascinator: present from Steve’s mom
The party was great! There was much silliness and some late-night singing along to Once More With Feeling. Continue reading →
For the evening of my birthday, I went to a party held by my friend Emily, who was visiting from out of town. I went full-out girly-punk both in celebration of my birthday and because I knew that Emily, as a fellow punk-clothing-lover, would appreciate it.
Dress: ASOS Curve, top: Tripp via a blogger who was selling clothes on StoreEnvy, socks: Domino Dollhouse, shoes: L.L. Bean, purse: really old–probably from Claire’s, giant bow: the Velvet Village, necklace: Kuma Crafts, earrings: Lithia’s Creations, spike bracelet: So Good, studded bracelet: Macy’s
After my awesome day of merriment on Saturday, the birthday festivities continued with brunch on Sunday. I like having celebrations spread out across an entire weekend so that I get a chance to see as many friends as possible, and it was lovely to see a few friends on Sunday who hadn’t been free the day before.
Of course, I went all out rainbow-pink-colorful, because why not?
Tomorrow is my 29th birthday! 😀 I celebrated over the weekend with my traditional combination of beach-going, dinner, and an evening party. I’m putting the pictures a bit out of order (dinner, beach, then party) because this amazing dress needs to be at the beginning of the post.
Dress: Dots via a fatshion blogger who was selling some of her clothes, shoes: Clarks, fascinator: birthday present from Steve’s mom :), necklace, large ring, and rhinestone wristband: So Good, silver glitter bangle: clothing swap, rhinestone bracelet: Deb, small ring: ASOS, earrings: Artifaktori (which has since closed)
The nice thing about owning lots of shiny things is that when you’re in a hurry and digging through the clothing and accessories strewn all over your floor, you can grab a few random shiny, neutral-ish items and look like you planned your outfit in advance.
Top and earrings: Forever 21, pants: Target, necklace: clothing swap, flower: H&M, bracelets: Deb, shoes: Clarks