Friday, December 23, 2011

67; Carnival Fortune Teller

Top: SheTigerVintage • Sports bra: five years old, can't remember • Leggings: Nasty Gal • Wedges: Maurices • Head scarf: Fanneuil Hall, Boston • Pearl necklace: botique in Lockhart Tx • Amythest: Waloosi's Emporium, Leominster Ma • Blue vile: Ebay • Bone bracelet: Antique • Crow ring: Moon Raven Designs on Etsy • Elephant ring: Urban Outfitters • Chainmail bracelet: King Richard's Faire

I felt so 1920s in this. I don't quite know if carnies were around in that decade, but surely we had some mystics and soothsayers back then. I want to wear this forever.

Funny thing about yesterday. I wore a completely different outfit that finally perfected a marriage between my wet look pants and my Tapestry Litas. I was out getting my hair coloured and the train getting Kathryn and I to the neighbouring town got us there an hour early. We met up with a friend and we walked over to her new apartment, and as we were about to meet the porch to the building, I stepped on a rock, a sizeable but small one. It knocked my balance off, and I had no ability to catch myself and correct it (because this sort of a thing happens from time to time, in the area I live in. Just look at the background of these photos; it's the end of the cul-de-sac!) and being that I was in platform heels, I fell forward! I was all right; scraped my knuckle on the pavement, but my left knee broke my initial landing. My Forever21 wet look pants did nothing to save me and they tore like wet paper (shock!). As did my knee. How embarrassing am I?

My pants are mostly all right, just with a tattered scrape through the knee, and I'm not sure if I want to just leave it, or try to fix it. (In the immediate future, I mean. Strangely, a sewing machine came in the mail for me as a Christmas present from Kathryn, so it seemed pretty serendipitous.) Unfortunately, my knee was in a terrible state, and my friend had no band-aids available, so I spent a half an hour applying pressure to it with tissue and had to leave it be when I left for my hair appointment. It was nearly two hours later when I was able to finally tend to it, and even right now as I type this, it's sore as hell. (And not lovely to look at.)

You'd think this all would have ruined my day -- and I was pretty pissed; it was a brilliant ensemble -- but between getting early Christmas presents from aforementioned friend, and getting my hair coloured up, I was pretty okay. When I got home, I had a package from Nasty Gal waiting for me, a package I had been happily anticipating. I scored a pair of these gorgeous velvet leggings from their website, and they're selling out quick. (They also come in black! It was hard not to buy both.) I found a few sellers online for leggings like these, but either the photos were cut off, making it hard to see how they fit, or they were on a hanger, making it even more difficult to see how they fit. Eventually I decided to spend the extra cash at a store that I've only heard good things about. These things are amazing. They're extremely comfortable, and they're high waisted. Genius. As soon as I opened the package, I threw them on. I nearly slept in them.

In other news, Kathryn's on a conquest to go from dark blonde to a firey copper auburn. She tried out what seemed to be a much more temporary-than-promised hair dye, that was also more of a red colour than really expected. She looks pretty awesome as a red head, though! (Considering she has strong Norwegian ties, and a lot of Scandinavians are red headed as well as blonde, so she has that on her side. It really works well with her pale eyes.)

Doesn't she look great? And dying her hair means I'll get to help, which is awesome, because I keep finding myself interested in the idea of going to beauty school and working in salon. She in turn will be practicing the same thing, as I hope to stop going to the salon so often and try to do my roots at home, and applying toner on my hair in-between touch-ups. In fact, I hope to do some toner tomorrow. I do hope Manic Panic's Virgin Snow toner holds up to the hype I hear about it.

Also, I may finally have another giveaway lined up! Stay tuned.


  1. Love your style and photos your so unique!!! Hope you follow back

  2. oh my gosh! get out of town!! you want to go to beauty school to and work in a salon! !?!?! this is like my new dream, I don't know why i hadn't thought of it sooner, I am planning on going to the Aveda institute I think. ahhh! so cool.

    I am sorry to hear about your wet look pants >.< but maybe a ripped up knee is exactly what they needed...

    this outfit stuns me! you look sooo amazing, the bindi is perfect. gawwwd. love.

    you rock!

  3. Taryn; thank you!

    Isabel; it's but a mere dream, mainly because I don't have the means, financially. Maybe in a year or so, when I get moved out and into my own place with Kathryn. Once we're settled and have a reliable income. I currently work an always-standing job, so it wouldn't be too different!

    Haha, that's what one of the stylists said when I got my hair done. I can't decide if I should fix the pants, or tear them up more...

    You're way too kind! Thank you, lady! ♥

  4. I know I've said it already, but this is easily my favorite outfit of yours. This shirt just rocks when it's paired with something it matches with, and all the colors/textures in this outfit seem to coordinate really well. I had my doubts about these 'velvet leggings' of yours but they look great in real life. :)

    Also, I think the bindi works even better with this look than the last one! The colors and 'mood' are both perfect for it.

  5. I love this outfit! Your makeup is so pretty too.