What is your childhood trauma Pt. 28

#53: Kristy for President:

"Claudia and Janine couldn't have looked more different, even though that day Claudia was dressed fairly conservatively: white jeans, red shoes with big bows, a tropical jungle shirt with each button shaped like a piece of fruit, and her hair pulled to one side with a banana barrette."

Calla for April 77 White Lake Print Low-Waisted Jeans // Sam Edelman Qiana Wedge Sandals
Altuzarra Palm Print Blouse // HaydenBrook Tiffany Barrette

This Altuzarra top is sending me subliminal tropical destination daydreams. I'm so ready for a vacation, which is ironic considering S is finally coming back from overseas after 3 months. I didn't take any trips during 2011, so I've got a serious travel-itch needing to be scratched(ideally somewhere with a white sand beach).


Illusions against a Burninator

Happy Year of the Dragon!

I actually dress this illustration as an e-greeting card to send to S since he's overseas at the moment. I intended it to be more detailed, but my hand got too tired and I left out some elements(most notably, the dragon's feet lol. Fly hard, dragon!) in order to have it finished before the end of the first day of the new year.

So here's to wishing you a year full of good fortune and many orgasms.

Er, wait I mean live long and prosper.

... expecto patronum?


What is your childhood trauma Pt. 27

#22: Jessi Ramsey, Pet Sitter:

"...an oversized, short-sleeved cotton shirt with gigantic leaves printed all over it, green leggings - the same green as the leaves on her shirt - bright yellow push-down socks, her purple high-tops, and in her hair a headband with a gigantic purple bow attached to one side."

Mesh Panel Leggings // PrettyBloom Purple Bow Headband

In other news, I've been glued to my Netflix Instant Watch during my recovery from my wisdom tooth extraction surgery and terrifyingly enough, I've methodically gone through a "Say Yes to the Dress" marathon. Now I'm having drug-induced nightmares filled with tanorexia ghost brides with heavy New York accents.


Let's do the time warp again

Dear Vicodin,

Thank you for saving me from the pain of my oral surgery. Instead of clawing off my own jaw with my bare hands, you've gently induced me into a hazy, lucid state of consciousness filled with dancing blue flight attendants.

Cause I love what you do
Don't you know that you're toxic?

Now if you could just hook me up with one of these ridiculous Britney Spears x Pan Am costumes (or at least help me hallucinate one for myself) I'd be all set.



How will I know what to wear

1 - Slashed Sweatshirt by BACK by Ann Sofie Back ; 2 - DIY shredded American Apparel Deep V Neck Tee ; 3 - Striped Long Sleeved Tee by wilfred ; 4 - DIY destroyed Diesel denim shorts ; 5 - Silk & Jersey Tap Shorts by wilfred ; 6 - Foldover Black leggings from eBay

I recently stumbled upon drifter regalia's post dissecting Real vs Ideal Wardrobe Staples. Something of a derivative of the Six Items or Less fashion challenge (one month of only six clothing articles --not including undies, accessories, shoes & outerwear), she describes the dissatisfaction of being steered towards universally accepted fashion staples (ie pencil skirt, skinny jeans, etc.) only to find them incompatible to her own taste and comfort.

As someone who can relate to finding must-have items as less-than-stellar, I immediately combed through my own closet to identify my own six wardrobe staples... this resulted in mostly of basic, distressed black things.

I wonder if I should be concerned that I chose a pair of destroyed denim over a sensible blazer (oops). Methinks maybe my New Years resolution should be to find more age appropriate clothes (but not really).