Monday, December 15, 2014

❣ five years, six outfits ❣

In honor of Self-Constructed Freak turning ✸five✸ last month, I've decided to mark this anniversary with a post featuring my favorite outfits from every year that I've been blogging. Getting to look back on all of my different outfits and style phases, even though it's a little (okay, a LOT) embarrassing, is actually kind of cool. I really can't say that my taste in clothing has evolved all that much over the past five years, but I think I definitely have a better grasp on my personal style than I did when I first started blogging. I'm excited to see what the next five years will have in store for this blog...& my wardrobe, haha! (●ゝω・) ❤

Monday, December 8, 2014

think pink

It's that time of year again where I find myself *very reluctantly* throwing on a pair of pants because it's just too damn cold out to wear anything else. (; ̄д ̄) Luckily, the small collection of pants that I have in my wardrobe are all obnoxiously bright or covered in stripes and polka dots, so it's not a total bore wearing them. And even though I've given in slightly to practical ~winter weather~ dressing, I still can't bring myself to put my platform shoes in storage just yet! I braved the icy streets in these today & didn't die, I feel like I should get a medal or something. (ゝω・)

❣outfit details❣
sweater - ASOS | pants - Tripp NYC (forever ago) | sweetheart socks - c/o Oasap | shoes - eBay

I'm sensing a bit of a theme with my recent online purchases...pink, pink, and more pink! The pouch and pins are from the latest, greatest MILKBBI collection. The donut socks, which aren't strictly pink but whatever, are from Oasap. I also bought this total beaut of a record player as an early xmas present to myself. I had a hard time choosing which color/finish I wanted (turquoise, pink, or black & white polka dots) but ultimately I went with the pink. I just couldn't resist it! And now I finally have something to play all of my Nina Hagen records on. (ノ∀`♥) 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

still a rookie

✸ Exciting News ✸ I finally received a copy of Rookie Yearbook Three in the mail this morning! It's taken me a while to get my hands on one of these, but after flipping through the first few pages I could tell right away that it was definitely worth the wait. It's basically 358 pages of pure eye candy & good reads ~ I'm so in love with it! (ʃƪ ˘ ³˘)

My finger-knitted scarf DIY is also included in the book and I'm really pleased with how it turned out in print. (●´ω`●) I don't wanna get all sappy on you guys, but it truly is an honor to have my work featured alongside so many other talented artists & writers in a book as inspiring as this one. I want to send a massive thanks to Tavi and everyone at Rookie for making this a reality for me! If you haven't picked up a copy yet, go do so now! I promise you won't regret it. ❤

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

☼ endless summer ☼

Here's a little summer-inspired wishlist that I put together today ~ It's all sunshine, rainbows, & daisies. Can you tell that I'm definitely not ready for it to be winter yet? haha.

rainbow dress by Nishe - The designers at Nishe have stolen my heart once again with this sweetheart dress! It's in the same style as their gingham cupcake design, but this one is covered in little embroidered rainbows instead. It's times like these I wish I could just reach into the computer and grab what's on the screen. ・゚・(ノ∀`;)・゚・

grassy green backpack by Fjallraven - I've had my eye out for a nice bright green bag for a while now; this kanken bag by Fjallraven fits the bill perfectly! How cute would this look decked out in embroidered daisy patches? ✿

cloudy skies button set by MILKBBI - I think these badges would look pretty cute pinned to a winter coat, kind of as a reminder that this awful winter weather won't last forever (even though it feels like it will). ☆

secret stash sandals by YRU - These sandals definitely fall under the category of dream shoes! As if the metallic rainbow straps on these aren't rad enough, the platform on the sandal is hollowed out too so you can use it to store/showcase stuff. How cool is that? (・∀・`*)

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

goldmine


Long time, no post! My ~*daily outfit vibe*~ hasn't changed much since last time you heard from me (which was almost two months ago? eek!) I'm still obsessed as ever with fluorescent floral prints. (*´∀`) Today's outfit wasn't as obnoxiously bright though, mainly because I was trying my best to coordinate with these gorgeeeous LeBunny Bleu heels & doing so required me to wear a little more black than I'm used to. I think it turned out alright though?! (。・・。) I remember seeing a pair of shoes very similar to these (right down to the gold glitter details!) in a '60s fashion mag, so that kind of ended up being the inspiration behind this whole look. I just wish I knew how to do a proper beehive hairdo to get the full effect! (U.U)

❣outfit details❣
vest - thrifted | dress (worn as a skirt) - Lounge Craft | heels - c/o LeBunny Bleu

My new LeBunny Bleu's (check out the little bunny bows!) & a closer look at my necklace which is from Oasap. It totally reminds me of those enamel flower brooches from the '60s & '70s. I love it so much that I'm considering buying the pink and blue versions too!