7/24/2012

the taste just slips away

(thrifted cloak and dress, alexander wang shoes, hansel from basel socks gift from the brand, pamela love necklace)

It is my sincerest desire that my blog retain some form of relatibility. I think a lot about what Ride once said. They rejected glam flashiness and said they wanted their fans to feel like any of them could go on stage and do what they did. This is a bit disingenuous of course, because not every musician is Andy Bell, but the essence of what they meant has always been a guiding principle for me. In following this idea, I really only post what I happen to be wearing. I never ever want to alienate you all. Because there's this sense that an outfit on a blog is somehow "better" than an outfit not a blog, which is bullshit, for obvious reasons. Anyone can have a blog and take photos of their outfits or write about what makes them feel good and what makes them feel bad. And maybe more people should do this, because everyone's voices are important and more voices in the conversation are desperately needed. Speak up! The world is waiting to hear what you have to say.

I found this cloak thing at a thrift store. It seems to have once been a graduation robe? Can be worn right side up, as a sort of warlock's robe, or upside down, as I am doing in the photo above. Also, Meagan Doesn't Change Facial Expressions! Someone more enterprising than myself should turn photos of me into a YTNMD set to the song "Valerie"...

Hansel From Basel was kind enough to send me some lovely socks a while back, but the heat wave (THAT HUMANS ARE CAUSING) has made it nearly impossible to wear socks. It was still too hot when I took these photos, but a large part of me is anxiously awaiting the autumn when I can wear these blue socks with all manner of black shoes.


My dear friend Jenna shopped the recent Pamela Love sample sale for me. I'd been wanting the sacred heart necklace for a couple years now, and with her help, I was able to purchase it at a severely discounted price. The perfect way to celebrate my upcoming 27th birthday!

11 comments:

Jasmine Nicole said...

That necklace is amazing! I love this outfit, it reminds me of harry potter :-)
I admire your style and your writing

Magnet said...

Woah, the necklace is just beautiful. Ugh.. graduation robes, the one you're wearing seem to be composed of a nice fabric. The one I wore when I graduated made me sweat like crazy. It was so gross.

Meagan said...

ahhh you look like a blue velvet witch :)

Christina said...

Yeah! I love this casual vibe (casual for you, anyway, heh).

I'm the same way—I never "dress" for my blog. If I like the way I look that day, I'll just grab my camera.

ciara j alberts said...

loooove your glasses/outfit/everything

Goo Girls said...

i just died from perfection

you look like the patron saint of my clothes religion in this outfit
-mattie

Claire said...

Thank you for writing this post! I always love to hear others encouraging people to speak up, and be heard.
Anyways, your blue robe is amazing! Such a good find. I especially love it with your necklace and shoes and everything else you're wearing.

d.h.e.r. said...

What Mattie said. Also, those shoes are so effing great.

Madeline said...

Love the necklace, and very cute socks, only I swear it is never the right temperature for socks! It's quite frustrating

Madeline said...

That robe is so Ravenclaw I love it, and the necklace is awesome

caitlin of wanderlustings said...

i have loved that pamela love necklace since i don't know when. you wear it well and happy bday!