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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Amazonian Safari

I decided to wear a skirt I don't wear often. I had forgotten about it actually, but I saw the shirt and was "wow, this would go great with that" so here we go. I like the necklace, super awesome and gives the look a more amazonian kind of feel. Or so I want it to, anyway :D. My shoes will forever be sandals. I'm sorry for their overuse, but they are my only pair of sandals.

Shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: Target
Belt: TJ Maxx
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: Gift shop in Savannah, GA
Lipstick: MAC "Spice It Up" (it's Lustre)
 Ok, so no one would wear this on a safari...except me. I need to be fashionable, even when mauled by a lion (I wish I was going on safari). I like the earthy tones and this skirt. This shirt is super old, I never wore it because I didn't really like embellished things; I always thought it looked kind of gaudy, but now I see the light! I'm glad I kept this shirt.

Just letting you guys know, I fell off my bed today. Most embarrassing thing ever. My roommate was RIGHT THERE. Ugh FML.

I promise I'm getting a camera. I just got a gift card to get a new one since mine has forsaken me in a dire time of need of it. 

...I use this belt too much don't I? SORRY! It's kind of my only one. Everyone has such nice belts; all leather and shiny and pretty. I get TJ Maxx belts. Haha, but it goes well with most of my outfits, so I guess I can't really complain. 

CHUNKY NECKLACES FTW!! Yeah, I think I do like this shirt. Sorry for the bra strap slip. Oh, well.

I LOVE the bottom of this skirt. I don't know why, but it's just so girly and pretty. The pattern is also pretty awesome. Target has some good stuff. It was on sale, too. I got it kind of a while ago for like...4 bucks or something. Also, my legs aren't that tiny, I don't know what happened there. PICTURE MAGIC.

What I use to "put my face on." I got this face thing at Walmart for 5 dollars. It's Elf apparently, I didn't notice. It was just really cheap. I think it was a student survival makeup thing. Thank god for back to school sales.

Me without glasses. I can't see fo' shiznits. Seriously, this is my
"did I push the button?" face... it's adorable, I know.

In other news I GOT MY BAG FROM sweetie2sweetie. It's so adorable! I love it. Like, seriously, it's the best thing ever. Now, if only my ASOS package would get here...

It went awesome with the outfit. Made my day.
Just letting you guys know, I'm going to Dragoncon in Atlanta. YAY! And I'm dressing up as Alice from "Alice in Wonderland" except, you know, sluttier. So be prepared for those photos. SO EXCITED!!

I may also start posting videos on my blog, too. It's not definite, but I want to try. You guys can hear my funky laugh, awkwardness, and my deep voice (or high pitched, depending on mood and situation. It changes).

                                          Cobra Starship: The City is at War

Ok, just to get some feedback, should I put the music videos on top or leave them where they are at? I don't know if anyone actually listens to them ( I hope they do, cause I love all these songs) but I want to get a feel of how readers actually want a blog to look. I know it's mine and all that, but I put it on the web to share it. If you can't control what's in it, you can at least make sure your head doesn't explode trying to read it.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Morning routine...?

Ok, guys. I love reading blogs, but you never see anyone who just woke up or hasn't really put their face on yet, soooo I volunteered. Basically this is at 10 am. I actually got up at 7am, because my class starts at 8am. This is me after walking up and down all the evil hill on my campus and these are my pj's that I've had since the 8th grade. Yeah, I was big then, too. However, I had a tendency to order things 2x my actually size to cover my body so huzzah, clothes that fit perfect now!

Shirt and sweatpants: Girl Scouts, it's legit guys. I used to be a GS up until 9th grade, but I moved and there wasn't a GS troop for my age. If I had stayed in California, I would definitely still be a GS. Also, me strong-arming. YES.
Here's my daily breakfast for the day, if you can call it that. A Monster and a Reese's Cup.

...I really like Reese's cups.
SO. There we go. Here is my outfit for the day after I put my face on and everything. I'm really sorry that my blog entries are so long. I'll try and format myself to keep my entry length in check. And yes, I realize I already wore this shirt... but it went so well together. I couldn't resist.

Shirt: Torrid
Skirt: H&M
Belt: TJ Maxx
Shoes: Payless
Pearls: Thrifted (Cillies)

I'm being pretty plain today. Mah.

And of course:

                                                          Dev: In The Dark


Monday, August 29, 2011

Forgive me father for I have fashion.

So, remember when I said I bought a new dress? Wellll.... I don't like to wait to show off new things so here we are! It's hard to see, but the dress does have the peter pan collar, it's just the same color as the dress. The dress itself is made of heavy sweater-like material, not the stretchy material I see in the ASOS dresses (which I still want. They are adorable! I also want harem pants, but I digress.) The dress is also more like a giant shirt dress thing. It doesn't have that cinching material under the boobs, but that's why I like it so much. There is only one bad thing about it. It's SO short; it was actually pretty awkward going up stairs, and since my Uni is basically all upstairs everywhere all the time forever I had to crab walk up the stairs until I basically said FUCK IT and just let my lady bits out.  What is underwear but an extra layer of decency (even if these panties are red silk)? I know this is a "must wear tights" type of dress now. The knee highs were a good idea at the time, but it got so hot that I just rolled them down so they looked like cute socks. What sucks is there's a run in the back now. DAMN YOU CHEAP THINGS! Well, I mean they were only 33 cents, but still... I know. It's simply asking too much. Plus, I mean, 33 cents. C'mon, now. Also I love the sleeves; they're just enough poof for me that it's cute, but not overwhelming that it's the only noticeable thing on my dress. I'll take some detail pictures and add them later on.

Dress and hat: Cillies (dress Xhilaration, hat vintage)
Knee highs: Walmart
Shoes: Payless
Elephant necklace: anime store

My cute elephant necklace. Ugh, I love it.
Ok, yeah, I said I would wear pearls with it, but I think that would have been overkill. My french teacher thought I was dressing for a ceremony hahaha. I'm not sure what ceremony wears all black with white knee highs. A funeral...? Anyway, it was hilariously awkward. But I love him. He's the nicest man ever.

Also, just so you guys know, I don't actually like leggings. I just don't. I don't really know why, but I hate wearing them. I'm fine with tights and knee highs and all those things, but leggings are, meh. I mean, I'll wear them if I must, but usually I'll try to opt out.

I really want my camera back. AND MY ASOS CLOTHES! WHEN WILL YOU GET HEEEERE!!?

                                 Shiny Toy Guns: Le Disko

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Day on the town

Ok, just so you guys know, I'm a college freshman going to UGA. GO DAWGS!! You guys can also tell how I live in a dorm because of the small, cluttered space and the fact that I take pictures with a lofted bed behind me, lawl. Anyway, Athens downtown has this store called Cillies Clothing, which is basically a vintage thrift store that sells expensive things. I mean, they sell Louis Vuitton and Coach and Dooney&Burke and lots of other name brand things. They have the cutest purses! I felt like going out and all these blogs I'm reading are really influencing my style, so I decided to be bold and show some skin. I'm really loving this outfit and the skirt is so long and awesome! When I walk upstairs I have to pick it up like I'm a queen, so I don't trip on it like a doofus. Hur hur. I felt super sexy, especially with my awesome hat that I bought at Cillie's for $15. It's super adorable!!

Shirt: Torrid
Skirt: Gift
Shoes: Payless
Hat: Thrifted

I love this Coach purse! I got it as a gift from my ever-loving 2nd mama...or 3rd mama... you add a lot of mothers to your collection when you babysit. But she gives me all these nice things. Gaaahhhh I love her.
My hat on it's own. It's felted and UBER CUTE.

Again, sorry for the horrible quality. A long time ago I did have a camera. Alas, it broke and was carted away to the far reaches of Kodak repair. I'm hoping to get it back soon so I can look semi decent again.

Anyway, to get to downtown I decided to wait for the bus. I love that bus by the way. UGA is so big it has it's own transport system for free (well, actually for like $20,000 but whatever). Sure I can walk the 2 miles to get there... all uphill. I've done it before, but not in these shoes. And with the 97 F weather, I was sweating just sitting down waiting 30 minutes for that damn bus. So yeah, no walking. Anyway when I finally got there I was all hot and nasty. Nevertheless, I found an ADORABLE dress by Xhilaration and felt the trip was definitely worth it. It's an XXL and all black with a Peter Pan collar! Whaaat! I got it for $20 which is not so bad if I say so, since most dresses I buy are usually...$60... I KNOW SO EXPENSIVE!! It's a bit short, but I like showing off a little leg. Plus with Fall and Winter coming up, tights are in my future. So excited! I also bought a vintage "pearl" necklace, I'm pretty sure they aren't real but they will go so great with the dress.

After I went to get food at 5 Guys. Can you believe that was my first time ever? I didn't know how to order lol. It was pretty good, but I finished the burger and couldn't finish the fries. SO MUCH FOOD. It probably didn't help that the burger had two pieces of meat on it. I didn't even know, the lady was asking me all these questions and I think she asked if I wanted two pieces and I just said yes to everything because I didn't know what to do. It didn't cost extra which was weird, but the burger was gooood. With jalapenos? AW YEAH BABY.

I've also been doing a lot of online shopping recently and I don't know why. I'm banning myself from looking at shopping sites. Ugh. I bought this purse from the Etsy store which sells mostly trinkets and bags, but a lot are reasonably priced! Check them out! I bought this bag for only $6.99. Plus, you know, shipping and stuff. But the bag itself was only $6.99, which is really good!

Vintage Dark Brown Mock Croc by Paco Paris Creative Designs

Vintage Dark Brown Mock Croc by Paco Paris Creative Designs

I'm still also waiting for my ASOS things, IMPATIENTLY MIGHT I ADD. Everyday I check my mail, even today and it's Sunday. I'm obsessed. I'm finally putting all my fashion idea's into affect with myself, which means shopping to make outfits I really want.

Also, I signed up for the We Love Colors Curvy Girl of the Month. I hope I win! I've never tried WLC so I really want to. I'm just weary of buying tights online. Do not trust. I'm 6 ft so tights that may be ok size wise aren't ok length wise.

                               Mika: Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)

I think I'll add songs like this to the end of my blogs to show how I'm feeling that day... and what inspired me to dress that way. How can you go wrong with this song!? <3

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Past fashion escapades

So, I realized even though this is kind of a fashion blog I don't really have anything fashion worthy. I've have stuff here: However, for those of you who are "wtf I'm not going to another link damnit" (like me sometimes) here are my outfits that are on there.

Coat: my mom's closet (it's mine now)
Stockings: Target
Shoes: Birthday present
Dress: Torrid
Stockings: Target
Boots: Dr.Martens (Online)
Shirt: Value Village
Skirt: Target
Belt: TJ Maxx
Shoes: Doc Martens
Lipstick: MAC Russian Red
Necklace: Gift (from Banana Republic)
Dress: Walmart
Belt: Torrid
Tights: Publix (they have awesome tights!)
Shoes: Payless
Headscarf: My mummy's
Bracelets: different places
Shirt: Kohl's
Belt: TJ Maxx
Shorts: Thrifted
Shoes: Payless
Sunglasses: College store
Shirt: Hand me down (Its gap stretch)
skirt: H&M
Belt: TJ Maxx
Shoes: ...I'm not sure.
Green dress (yes, it's green): hand-me
T-shirt: thrifted from Plato's Closet (Original Banana Republic mens XL)
Belt: TJ Maxx
Shoes: Torrid
Shirt: Hot Topic (men's)
undershirt: hand-me-down from mama
Pants: gift
Shoe: Kohls
Sunglasses: mall stand
Fabulousness: Allllll me
Sorry for the fashion overload. As you guys can all tell, my style is kind of everywhere. But heeeey fashion is about taking chances and doing something different, right? These pictures aren't in order... but hey that's alright! Just admire my bountiful beauty and enjoy. I like to dress listening to Lady Gaga. It helps me feel fashionable when I'm dressing, even if it's in a t-shirt and sweatpants. So dedicated to this entry, here is one of my favorite songs to listen to when getting dressed:
                                                    Lady Gaga: Fashion

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Still I Rise

School has been a drag; however, I came upon this poem in English yesterday and was struck with how I felt by reading it. I was just... I felt so empowered by it:

Still I Rise  
by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.
This poem spoke to me about how accepting yourself and not giving a damn about others strengthens 
the love you have for yourself. You and your body aren't supposed to be ruled and regulated by others.  
I've been perusing blogs and have been coming across many articles talking about fat acceptance 
and how we, as fat women, destroy the "status quo" of the conventional skinny, white women. In fact,
I'd say we have become less of an anomaly now, so even more people feel threatened. I've been 
fortunate to never have anyone say something about me as I got older; however, when I was 
younger I had the worst experience. It's something that has never left me and I always ask myself
"why?" In elementary school I was the largest person there. No joke, it was a small school. I was
hands down the fattest, tallest girl that everyone kind of ignored. There was, though, another girl who
was also a "bigger girl" like me and I thought we could maybe be friends. We started talking and she
asked me how much I weighed. She told me hers, which I thought it was kind of weird, but being 8 
years old and not having many friends I figured it was ok. I answered, "120 lbs."  The next day
everyone knew how much I weighed. I was devastated. I couldn't even trust someone who was like me! 
Now that I'm older, I've learned to let go of my size (for the most part) and when people whine and 
complain about their size I say quit complaining about how others view you. You are your own person.
I even happily add my own weight into the conversation, which is 254 lbs. See, I'm not a lonely, suicidal
fatty. I have a life. And you should get one too. Don't let others bring you down.
On a different note, I decided to finally buy some stuff off ASOS. I was worried, because it's an 
international business. Well, it's a UK store. However when I saw these two dresses: 
Image 1 of ASOS CURVE Exclusive Pleat '50s Dress 
Image 4 of ASOS CURVE V-Neck Dress

I HAD to get them. They were so cute and on sale. Plus that 20% off and free shipping? Pshhh. I couldn't resist! I can't wait to get them. I want to wear them sooo baaaaaad.

Also, I had a camera but it broke and is being sent back to the manufacturer sooooo that's why I haven't been posting new photos. But hey... C'est la vie!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

New in town

It seems everyone was on the blogger train and I know it's pretty late to get my ticket, but better late then never I suppose, right? I want to start off saying I've never done this, but I'll try to keep up with this as best I can with college riding my back. I love reading blogs so I guess this is my (sad) attempt of spouting nonsense and venting my feelings in an organized and neat manner.

I want this not only to be a "fatshion" blog, but also a "that's life" blog. Lets throw in some food, music and studies and make a bangin' blog.