15 August 2011

back to school cluelessness

I could say how much I'm totally bummed school is almost back in session, but I would be lying. I'm a huge nerd and cannot wait to spend my entire day at the library and nights sitting in some strangers backyard listening to a very drunk reading of Dylan Thomas poetry and go to basement shows where everyone is basically required to be an english/gender studies/politics major. I love learning and reading and writing 10 page papers and I CANNOT WAIT to do these things.  

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Jacket: Pendleton, thrifted Blouse: Vintage dress worn as shirt, thrifted. Skirt: Gift from mom Tights: Thrifted brand new! $0.10 holler. Lips:  Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Crush.

 In honor of back to school prep, I thought I'd  base the look around my new Modella bag. I took a break from being a goth wabi-sabi ice princess and pulled out colors to do a Clueless-y monochromatic look that is worthy of the backpack. You guys, I am a total sucker for backpacks, especially colorful ones. My Coach sequin backpack is the most used bag I have!   But I want to keep it forever so I put it back in it's duster bag until school starts up again. This is more durable and I quite like it. The magnets are much weaker than the Coach one, but at least it's machine washable.

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You might have also noticed my hair color is significantly darker. I dyed it the other day. The vibrant magenta will be back soon enough; that's how my hair looks when it fades over weeks.

Anyway, I know a lot of my readers are high schoolers or about to enter high school and I just wanted to say good luck! High school was such an awesome environment for my creativity and I hope it is the same for you. Just be yourself and don't apologize for it, and you will do just fine. People are jerks but what they say can't hurt you if you don't let it.  If they're giving you looks for trying something new, just throw it back in their faces and smile when they stare. Nothing will freak them out more, trust me. I know it can be really scary to walk down the hallways in something that doesn't fit in, but it is also super exciting and it's ok to wear what makes you happy. Wear things that make you feel alive, isn't that the thrill of fashion? Clothes make you feel things!! So, please remember, you shouldn't have to apologize for being who you feel you are. Ok? Remember this. Always remember this.

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On a lighter note, I'm re-reading my favorite feminist light reads in prep for school and also for this film project I'm working on. It's gonna be really cool I think. The Miranda July isn't actually about feminism but it's an interesting.

Speaking of reads, and also school, since you're probably buying textbooks for the new semester I have partnered up with CampusBookRentals so you can get 15% off your rentals. You'll get free shipping both ways and have the option to choose exactly what day to return your books, it's pretty cool. I have 9 codes to give away, all you have to do is comment below and I'll pick randomly. Please comment with your name, e-mail and what you're studying in school (it can be your major or just a class you're taking).

 I'll pick the recipients Wednesday, August 17th and e-mail you the code and also an e-zine I made on fashion and feminism. If this sounds good, comment! x

35 comments:

Magnet said...

ha starting classes again hmm? I'm a quarter way through my last semester of my degree :O anyway, OMFG at your outfit. Even though I don't wear much pink these days it remains to be my favourite colours.

Isabel said...

Oooh, I'd love to read your e-zine!!

devil's in the detail. said...

loving the lix of patterns and colour here!

Yajaira said...

always so bright

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marguerite! said...

Marguerite Castaneda- marguerite_bb@hotmail.com. piiick me! ill be studying psychology at whittier college!! i need all the help i can get!

Lipstick said...

THIS is why I follow you. Ah! So original, so wild, I love it.

Shannon Eileen Campbell said...

Loving the brightness!

-Shannon Eileen

Andrea said...

Such a genius mix of patterns, it's brilliant!

Claire said...

This outfit is LIFE ITSELF.Also, weird coincidence but I have a scarf with almost the exact same print as you jacket (okay maybe not that weird a coincidence)
You're advice is also really wonderful! And thanks you so much for sharing it! It's really great to hear people say things like that! :)

Allison said...

I think you should just know that you are amazing. The outfit is great and you have such wonderful wisdom to share!

Gabriele said...

I am exactly like you! I cannot wait to curl up in my favorite corner of the Reed College library and draw tree after tree (I'm a linguistics major).
My psycholinguistics book this year is terribly expensive so I would appreciate the discount (and that zine wouldn't hurt either)!

Gabriele Slaughter
gslaught@reed.edu

Wonderfully bright outfit, also! I have a Pendleton jacket just like that, but it is solid royal blue. It was also thrifted for just 3 bucks!

Narita said...

My school will start in three weeks. Going to 9th grade, what's freshman year in the United States but since we don't seperate anything from 7th until 10/11/12th grade (depending on how smart you are) I don't have all those stuff and two years ago I intered the thing Dutch people call 'high school', mostly as joke because it's middle/secudary. I'm looking forward a lot to it, honestly. I'm bored with sitting at home all time and I'm going to a new school due to bullying problems. I hope it will stop this year. Something I'm very very very happy with is the opputunity to choose your own classes in the 9th grade, SO happy with my sociology 1, sociology 2, history and a bunch of languages.

sydnerain. said...

I just love your blog, Arabelle. It inspires me to keep being me, and makes me excited to try new things with clothes, and reminds me to never be ashamed of who I am. This post has me really excited for my sophomore year! Thank you a lot, girl. Keep blogging and keep being you, you're a definite inspiration and I'm always so stoked about your posts. Thank you!

Willow said...

omg when I first saw this picture the first thing I thought was "Clueless", and then you mentioned it in the post; I think we're on the same ~wavelength~
and I completely sympathize with you about being excited for school; I've had enough of summer, I just want to read Japanese lit and write papers about midwives and socialism and eat ready-made, semi-decent vegetarian food.
also, for the book rental thingy: I'm a Nursing major with a minor in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
get at meee

Willow said...

eep. and my name is Wilberthe and my email is wpilate54@gmail.com
not so good at following directions hehe...

Sofie Marie said...

I love this outfit,and your little motivational speech about being yourself.
I also really enjoyed the lumps and bumps post below-the photography really works with the outfit,and I thought it was a really interesting concept. I'm not so much a fashion follower(in terms of trends, collections,or designers),but am definatley interested to read more about CDG.
Sofie
ps I'd love to read the e-zine,yet the textbook code would be wasted on me as I live in England...
sofie@1705.karoo.co.uk

Emilie said...

I am normally much like you, I'm getting really excited for certain classes. Except my school is sort of a downer. And I transferred and elected to repeat a year so I should be a freshman in college but instead I'm (finally) a senior in high school. Long story short, I want out of high school already! Anyway, I kind of like the darker purple! And totally getting the Clueless vibe, strong work.

Carly said...

I love your hair and blazer!! They are such beautiful bright colors!

Sam said...

I've never commented before, but have been following for a long time...Your blog is so positive and inspiring, I always feel better after reading :)

Anyway, email: spickett42@gmail.com. I'm starting college at the School of Visual Arts in NY, as an illustration major. Thanks for the offer, and best wishes with everything! You rock.

Bella said...

Ack. This is SO GOOD. The Clueless vibes rock.

Zhcsyra hp said...

je adore yr fab skirt and blazer <3 <3
bissousss


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Taj said...

YOUR HAAAAAAAAIIIIR!!! so brilliant! so awesome!! love it! and u should totez publish the zine!! I'd love to read it!

My name is Giacobba said...

Love your outfit!!! I don't know if bright pink can get any cooler!

jennifercho6263 said...

I just started reading your blog a few days ago after following a link from Refinery 29 and I am so glad I did.

But yay! College! I'm actually starting my freshman year at Princeton and while I haven't declared my major, I'm thinking about anthropology with a minor in creative writing. :)

Jennifer Cho
jennifercho6263@gmail.com

O*A said...

! Love it - so vibrant !

Lydia said...

I need to make note of those books. Also your hair matching your outfit like that is just perfection.

Girls Love Stuff Kid said...

I love all your pink! The outfit with the pink skirt is so cute. :)

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Madeline and Sophie said...

love this times a million. clueless = the shit.

camillapeffer said...

Girl Power is seriously one of my favourite books. I really need to get my hands on a copy of Sassy! Marissa Meltzer, you've stolen my heart!

Anonymous said...

damn I promise this year I'll put more effort into my clothes even though we have to wear those uniform shirts all the time. Nobody seems to care over here about wearing things their own way. It's boring.

Kadie Rose said...

i love your hair. i wish i could get away with the purple at my job, but unfortunately that is so not happening. i love reading your blog, its always very inspiring and i wish i had had someone like you to read when i was in highschool.

D♥LL said...

i love your hair color :)

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Hana said...

I'm not exactly a huge feminist but I love those kinds of books. Theyre super cute. Also Idk, tbh I love this outfit too much

megan said...

LOVE this look! And the Clueless inspiration makes it even sweeter... you have a great sense of style.

megan
http://mallratcouture.blogspot.com

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