8/13/2010

you can never tell



(complex geometries sheet t, thrifted ralph lauren belt, thrifted skirt and shoes)

PSA: Yes, I got bangs cut into my hair. No, I do not like it. Please refrain from commenting on it, as I'm going to be quite insecure about my hair until it grows out.

Yesterday I had a successful trip to the thrift store, scoring 3 things in great condition that I'd actually wear. This is perhaps the perfect maxi skirt - pure heavy cotton with side seams for structure, belt loops, high-waisted fit, and ankle-grazing length. The shoes are Aerosoles, so they are extremely comfortable, and don't appear to have ever been worn before. I was immediately in love with the minimal lacing design and the cutout just below the ankle. I appreciate the fact that some might consider them ugly...but sometimes I find beauty in rough, utilitarian things.

The complex geometries top is my birthday present from my wonderful boyfriend. It's literally a giant sheet with armholes and a neckhole. I can make around 10 different outfits with it - look for a mega-post with it soon.

This outfit is an exercise in negative space using skin. I think the bit of midriff showing adds interest to an otherwise column-like silhouette. Besides...it's 90 freaking degrees outside!

In other news, I'm rediscovering old bands that I used to listen to quite often, yet have fallen out of rotation in recent years. As the name of my blog suggests, I am a huge All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors fan. I haven't played their music much in a while, but listening to them right now reminds why I liked them so much in the first place. Highly recommended for lovers of just plain weird music.

6 comments:

Cara said...

Ah, that top is too clever. The possibilities!
And the shoes are perfectly ugly.

I like your tattoo.

alithea said...

what the fuck your bangs are super cute and a perfect example of what i want.

THE DIVINITUS said...

good job, boyfriend... ;)

Ross C. said...

Epitonic was my favorite website ever back when I was 14 and had a 56K modem. I'm having a similar experience with Bardo Pond and other forgotten Matador bands.

Sorry, but the bangs look great.

meagan said...

@the divinitus yes my birthday just happened to fall around the 40% off sale :)

meagan said...

@ross epitonic, more than anything else, helped me discover so many bands i never would have heard of. i credit that site highly with helping to refine my excellent taste in music.