Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm singin' in the-- oh WAIT.

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I'm afraid I come off as a total poser (haha get it), but it really was dangerously overcast when these pictures were taken, so the umbrella wasn't just a prop. Despite the bird-chirpin'-blue-skyin' good weather yesterday, the weather decided to take a bipolar turn and it was raining on and off all day. I actually find that it's harder to dress for a rainy day than for a cold winter day-- at least on a cold winter day, I don't have to constantly worry about the wetness factor of my feet. I don't know about you, but I prefer not to walk around feeling like I just stepped in a swamp.

I'd prefer it is my rainboot/durable boot collection was a bit more varied. Though I like the shape of these boots, I'm not crazy about the bland olive color. They make me wonder if it's possible to spray paint a pair of boots effectively... Bad idea or worse idea?

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I gotta love Pink's direction. "Go walk on that path and turn back and look EMO." Done.
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What's missing from this photo? Hint: I look like a dumbass if the umbrella isn't going to good use.
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The picture on the left is also Pink's doing: "Pretend you just saw the cutest puppy in the world!" Apparently when I see cute puppies, I eat my hands.

What's Lovely for March 11, 2010: Getting a free compliment.

My university is home to the Free Compliment Guys who basically stand somewhere on campus and yell out random nice things to innocent passerby. Today, they were stationed outside the building of my last class when they caught sight of me and one of the guys (there were actually one guy and one girl, so I guess "guys" was a broad term) said "HEY I LIKE YOUR SCARF." Unfortunately I had lack of a witty remark, and went the boring route by smiling and thanking him. But I totally had a ball watching the duo compliment others-- "I like your beard! Sweet sideburns! I like your pink folder! Nice headphones!" (that last one fell on deaf ears)

So thanks, Compliment Comrades. Your random comment made my day.

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In this photo, I'm doing my best impression of a tornado in a blender.

Dress- Goodwill : White vest- garage sale : White tights- We Love Colors : Scarf- H&M : Coat- Anne Klein : Boots- Mom's : Umbrella- United Colors of Benetton

And here's a last parting gift. Enjoy.

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PS: Lady Gaga "Telephone" video premiere anyone?!!??! Aaaaaaaaaaaagh, I'm going to go crumble into unintelligible nonsense now, what a mindfuck.

My mom's reaction? "Don't wear make-up like that."

I can't make any promises, Mom.


Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Love this outfit; the blue dress is gorgeous and the white tights are so fresh with it. And free compliment guys? Wild!
P.S. I actually like a lot of animes (and mangas) so it is hard to pick a favorite, though I used to be a much more avid watcher/reader when I was younger. I think Gundam Wing is my favorite I was in love with Heero when I was 12 and you never forget a first love... ;)

Denise said...

i love all the patterns here. You're so funny! love all the photos. Looks so fun.

I am Denise Katipunera

Senorita Fashionista said...

What a great dress! I love your tornado in a blender look!
And oh wow, the telephone video was insane! Brilliant!
xoxo Jolie

Poppy said...

Aww I wish we had compliment guys! Sweet sideburns. Hehe classic.
Sorry, I know you love Gaga long time, but what the hell was that video? I mean, what actually was it?! And the guard on the left that walks her in at the start, looks like bloody Micky Rourke in the wrestler!

michelle_ said...

i love how the umbrella matches your outfit !
you look stunning in the purple color palette !

Elaine said...

LOL!!! Seriously. YOu're SO funny. Loved that last pic.. hahahahah! And compliment guys?? NICE. I want to be one! ;)

I LOVE you umbrella and your boots! You don't like the olive?? I do!

B a la Moda said...

Lovely combination. You look like a bay doll. ;)

B* a la Moda

Anna said...

I love the different prints you mix together! Just awesome.

indigotangerine said...

I adore this whole post. The outfit is gorgeousssss and the photos are so fun. THe pattern mixing! Oh my! "ITS BRITNEY BITCH" was possibly one of the highlights of my week
ps.i'll get to you email asap

Meggstatus said...

Your mixing of prints in this look is absolutely, insanely amazing. I rather enjoy the color of these boots, olive is a color which I believe is not embraced enough... you look fantastic!

Tiny Quirks said...

love the umbrellaaaaa! such a fun photo shoot!!

Brandi said...

I have to tell you, of all the photos you've taken, these are my favorites. I love that umbrella and the shots are just fantastic!!

Dona said...

i love your style! all the colour and the swirliness. makes me smile.

please check out your fellow blogger's blog

gina said...

Love the umbrella!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Holy smokes! That umbrella wins the award for the prettiest umbrella ever!

Emily Kennedy said...

Ha! Well, I gotta say, I don't hate wet feet as much as you do, but I'm also lucky to own a few cheap pairs of shoes that are actually pretty waterproof, and are not rain boots. I try almost every pair I own out in the rain when I get a chance, and it's amazing to me which shoes stand up to the challenge. Like sometimes even stuff from Payless and Kohls.