12/18/2012

kudzu kid

risto jacket (worn previously here), vintage blouse, rachel comey pants, margiela shoes, pamela love dagger necklace

I was not, uh, blessed with social graces. Most of the time when I am interacting with humans IRL I am a timid yet blathering buffoon. So for me, my outfits serve a functional purpose beyond just self-expression; sometimes it is the only way I can properly communicate anything about myself because often I am pathetically unable to articulate these things verbally. The busier the outfit, the more statement pieces I pile on, the less fucks I give. I wore this outfit out this weekend and it really helped build up my confidence enough to "joke around" and "be cool" amongst other people. Things that (seem to) come naturally to most people, but are lost upon me entirely...

Been obsessed with these Rachel Comey pants since I scored them off eBay. I had no idea that there was a deep chasm in my wardrobe that could only be filled by purple poppy-printed pants! And excessive alliteration, apparently.

This is one of my absolute favorite vintage prints and wearing it always lifts my mood; something I really needed this weekend. I found a short-sleeved version on Etsy for $14 so if you like this print too, have at it!

My mood has been a little down lately (lack of sunlight, Newtown, ~life changes~), so as a bit of self-care I made another Cocteau Twins karaoke video. I hope you giggle at my take on Iceblink-Luck! Not the most difficult song in Liz Fraser's made-up language, but there may or may not be some Showgirls-style body flailing involved. Please note the Ringo Deathstarr tee and this fake (?) fur coat I found at a thrift store for $7...

9 comments:

I Art Fashion said...

Viewing your video makes me think I missed out on an awesome party...great score on the pants

artofbeingweird said...

Simply LOVE the pants! I just adore flower patterns!

And I giggled at the video, hihi! xD

Love,
Dawn

Meagan said...

nothing solves problems like purple poppy pants.

onotherskin said...

you are so so beautiful in this video. <3
i share this feeling regarding the clothes that help you express yourself.
recently i posted the outfit with green lipstick i wore on saturday morning on my trip to buy some vegetables, and somebody told me was so fake. the thing is i got fired the night before from the job where i wasn't aloud to wear anything than basic, dull clothes. all of a sudden i felt so free. i wore that lipstick that morning just because i can and just to express my self in a way.. i don't give a fuck. :) it made me feel better. :)
sorry for my english. i don't comment often because of it, but sometimes i can't help myself.

Allison said...

"timid yet blathering buffoon" is a perfect description of me in social situations. Maybe I should try layering prints next time I go out! This entire outfit is gorgeous, but the jacket and shoes in particular made my jaw drop. You have the most beautiful and interesting style!

im said...

that video seriously made my day :)

Maxens M. Finch said...

I totally hear you on communicating with your outfits. Though for me, it's more that I'm in social circles that don't really share my values and political views, and that's I'm not really a words person. I'm more visual.
Though, some people inspired me so much, I wonder if others can see the differences between my style and these persons' styles. It's confusing as fuck, because somehow my style is linked to my identity, so when I myself see them, and see me, I wonder if I didn't also emulate their personnality and who is me, who is them? Though, it's mainly being scared others might not be able to tell the difference, which I can tell. I know how I'm feeling, what I'm thinking and all.

Melissa said...

That video is so qt. I think everyone I know on the internet should do videos like that because then it's like real life fun!!!1111

I want this outfit really badly. It gives flawless head honcho power biatch vibes. But like, in the 70s. Or maybe that 70s during the 90s thing (so hard to pick a fav). Also, I'm still having a hard time wearing socks with heels but omg, you nailed it here. I' starting to realize it's all about the heel...

Carmen Henry said...

Absolutely love all of the print mixing :)