20 January 2012

parrots and zebras and curtains as dresses


Ughhhh I forget how to pose for outfit photos. I'm just like "OK HOW DO I SMILE" and then I look at the photos and I have the same soulless smile in all of them oh well. At least I'm pretty. (And modest, too!)  Oh yeah, I was boring and instead of going green like I'd planned in December I just redyed my hair purple. I'm so used to it now, it's like my natural hair color to me. Anyway, I wanted to take photos of this dress Meagan got for me at Opening Ceremony over the weekend when we went shopping. She is so so generous and lovely and one of my favorite people period, we have lots in common re: how we view fashion and the blogosphere, feminism and personal politics. I hope she moves to New York so we can hang out more, I miss her already. 


Cardigan: Rodarte x Target, gift from Tavi 
Dress: Opening Ceremony, gift from Meagan 
Brown Jacket: Gift from my mom
Vintage Jacket: Gift from one of my HS teachers


When were were in OC we tried on a bunch of stuff, but we have very similar taste so the people helping us accidentally put everything we both wanted onto one rack/dressing room. It was funny. Anyway, I got myself a Rodarte top (you'll see in another post) and might go back for a dress but I'll wait until I have more saved up. Even if the sale discounts are really good I don't have $$$$ to spend every week. I've been really bad with temptation this month. But I haven't purchased any new clothes in....man, I honestly can't even remember how long. Maybe since....November. I have enough clothes, and I've been focusing my style to a very specific point, and I have everything I need and can afford to achieve the style I want at the moment, so I haven't felt the need to buy new stuff.


Anyway, I hope I did the dress justice in these photos, for Meagan stipulated that I had to take LOTS of photos in it if she were to buy it for me. So I did and these are the best ones I think. You'll see me in it a lot though -- I have a bagillion ideas as to how to wear it. So happy. Thank you thank you thank you! I have the sweetest and most generous friends. 


julia aka garconniere said...

awww gifts are so much fun! i love the tassles on the dress, and how well it goes with your current hair colour.

also i'm suffering from major canadian envy since we don't have target here... that yellow cardigan is so glorious! i know it would look fantastic with half of my warddrobe. and i hear ya on the shopping pains...

The Awkward Indie Girl said...

The purple looks awesome - so vibrant!

Demmy said...

I love the yellow cardi. It mixes well with the purple.

meagan said...




there was no way that you were going to lave OC without that dress.

mouse said...

your hair is too good!

Dominika said...

you look so beautiful!

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Elin said...

I've always admired your hair color, how do you dye it?

Laura said...

The dress is amazing! and the jacket! there are no words for how much I want it! I know what you mean about posing and smiling being hard. i find it hard to think of new poses, and smiling normally is not so much an option with my braces, it often comes out scary! :P

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Mai said...

I think the dress is so cute and the tassels a nice touch on it!

Lydia said...

I love this dress. Those tassels are both beautiful and hilarious. I love the colors in the last shot-- all the purples and blues. It's gorgeous.

Magnet said...

Aw that is SO nice of Meagan, what a lovely lady. The dress looks stunning on you, I really like the shape of it, and the detail looks so good. Purple as a natural hair colour = awesome btw.

Celia Bow said...

That dress is so cool, I love the tassles

Lady Grinning Soul said...

Just wanted to pop my head in and say that although I rarely comment, I do check your blog and I just love your photographs. They're always fantastic. Keep up the good work.

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fashionbater said...

yummy color!

canvas art prints said...

What an interesting post, you can smile go on!

Rose said...

Very nice pictures!

melissa said...

Wow... your hair is amazing! so stupid that i'm not allowed to dye my hair because of school :( Please check out my blog?

Sophia Callahan said...

Ah you're hair is so beautiful! I'd love to see a DIY on how you do your hair :)

outfits are killer xx



Aydani said...

love your hair colore


cosmetics said...

I love fashion. I love your dress, your hairdo, your frame , your makeup. In short, i love the post. It's amazing.