I did a whole post on how much I love Rihanna all the way back in January. Three whole months have gone by without her face on my blog and that needs to change.
Can we just take a minute and appreciate this picture? It’s Rihanna’s promo for Talk That Talk. I can’t get over how Rihanna turns ugly denim overalls into something totally badass. I love everything about this picture, from the bandana bra to the chain to the ruby red lipstick.
Can I have that hair color? And look how the red of her hair matches the red of her pants!
My Rihanna-inspired outfit:
F21 overalls, UO shoes and shirt, thrifted beads and bandana from a shop in Provincetown
My shirt has lipstick marks on the side!
I shall conclude this post with this Elle France cover, featuring none other than the fabulous Ri Ri:
There are a bunch of things I want to do and accomplish this summer and if I post them on the internet, I will feel like I owe it to my followers to follow through with them. I’ll cross things off as I go. (Click through to my blog because Tumblr messed this post up on the dashboard.)
Ride my bike everywhere.
2. Read the following books:
-1984 by George Orwell
-1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
-An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
-The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
-The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
-Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
-The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
-The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
-Night by Elie Wiesel
-Paper Towns by John Green
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
-The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli
3.Watch the following movies (some I’ve seen before, some I want to see again):
The Breakfast Club
-The Dark Knight
-Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Some Like it Hot
4. Teach myself a basic knowledge of how to play guitar
5. Finish putting up the glow-in-the-dark constellations on my ceiling that I started a year ago
6. Sleep outside on the night of a full moon
7. Learn to draw with Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
Sleep a lot and grow a lot
9. Watch Every episode of Rocko’s Modern Life on Netflix
Keep my room tidy for a period longer than two weeks.
My mom has been dressing me funkily ever since I was a toddler, so I guess she was my original inspiration. I started reading fashion blogs and then I joined tumblr, so I guess that’s about it!
And thanks, let’s be friends. :)
Unoriginal title due to the fact that I usually wear bobby socks with saddle shoes but opted for leggings today.
You know those days when it’s overcast and it looks like it’s about to thunderstorm, but it’s simultaneously blindingly bright? Today I looked out the window at school and thought it would be dark and dismal outside, but it was bright as hell. It makes for a super eerie atmosphere that is less than congenial for a photogenic face.
This tree stump is the saddest thing. It was about to fall on my house or something so we had to cut it down. Anyway, I’m wearing a UO dress, AA leggings, Etsy saddle shoes, pop ‘em beads from the ’50s, and some robin’s egg blue lucite bangles of my mom’s.
I got halfway through Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov last summer and I am still only halfway done with it. I can not read during the school year and that’s sad. I read magazines and internet articles during the school year but the summer is for reading novels and books. I’m an avid reader when I can be but sleep is more important in my life right now than reading for pleasure. And yes, I know exactly what you mean.
An evolving list of books to read this summer:
- 1984 by George Orwell
- An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
- The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
- Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
- The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
- Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
- Hounds of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Paper Towns by John Green
- The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli
I used to have a lot of drama in middle school, but once I went in to high school it all evaporated. I might not be the greatest person to ask this question to because I’ve never had a serious boyfriend or anything like that, but I’ll try.
Since your friend has a girlfriend and has a crush on someone else, he is either a) playing hard-to-get, b) also in love with the girl he is currently dating, or c) a jerk.
Let’s start with Instance A. Playing hard-to-get has never worked in my experience, because usually both people in the potential relationship are equally insecure. If your friend wants to impress [old girl] by going out with [new girl], he should stop going out with [new girl] because he’s only further convincing [old girl] that he’s off limits.
Instance B is tougher because I think it’s possible to like two people at the same time. I can’t say for sure because it’s never happened to me, but I’ve heard enough people say they’ve been in love with multiple people that I guess it’s possible. I guess if a polygamous relationship isn’t an option, the boy has to choose which girl he would be happier with. If he would lament the loss of [old girl] and [new girl] equally, he might have to do what Mercedes did on Glee and not see either of them for a while. Taking a break will allow him to clear his head and perhaps move on to greener pastures.
The last option is that this boy is being a jerk and likes messing with everyone’s emotions. If this is the case, I would recommend you have a word with him.
Now, I’m not sure how exactly you factor into this. You’re the friend but you say you’re the one who needs advice. I guess the best thing you could do is to tell the boy that [old girl] likes him and that they would be otp. Refer him to this post if you need to. Ultimately, though, it’s his decision because they are his relationships.
I’m a member of Student Council and Student Government and I contribute to my school’s literary magazine, if those count as “outside of school.” I ran spring track this year and actually enjoyed myself. I like to ride my bike, write, read, draw, sleep, go shopping, eat, and try to maintain a social life. Eating and sleeping are my two big things though.
My sisters both went to BU and my brother went to Columbia, so those are the first two that come to mind when I’m asked this question. To be honest, I’m only a freshman and college isn’t my biggest worry right now. Other colleges I might consider are Northeastern, Brandeis, NYU, Wellesley, or Duke; definitely something on the east coast.
I get As but every once in a while my History grade drops down to a B+. I’ve always done well in school, but there have always been one or two kids above me in terms of grades.
Your second question is hard. I don’t walk around thinking about smartness. There are some things I’m smart about and some things I’m not. I don’t know, I guess I’m average.
And for your third question, my siblings are pretty smart, and so is my Bio teacher.
Aw, thank you! You have no idea how awesome it feels to know that people from school notice things like that. <3
My blog turns two years old today! Happy birthday, blog. Let’s take a minute to look back at my very first Tumblr post…
Caption: taken really hastily; my battery was almost out.
Well, here’s to two more years of embarrassingly poorly taken photos!
On another note, here’s an outfit I wore last week:
I look like I just crawled out of bed here. I had to get up super early and buy my teachers boxes of joe from Dunkies for the Student Council teacher appreciation breakfast. Pfft. I’m wearing a Forever 21 skirt, gifted Marilyn tee-shirt, my mom’s oversized flannel, and blue saddle shoes I got from FiftiesHousewives on Etsy. I really wanted to wear my tie-dyed blue and purple bobby socks with this outfit but I could only find one of the pair so I had to go with plain white. The shoes went over very well at school. A conversation I had with a math teacher:
Ms. A: Where did you get these vintage? (She is a native Spanish speaker and often substitutes nouns with adjectives. I can’t seem to find a reason for that either, since I take Spanish and nouns and adjectives work pretty much the same way they do in English, but in reverse order and the endings change depending on the gender of the noun.)
Me: I got them online, on a site called Etsy
Ms. A: How much? How much did you pay?
Ms. A: I would have paid $20. What size?
Ms. A: They would look better on me.
Me: What size are you?
Ms. A: 6, 6½, but I would just cut the toes out and they would still look better on me.
That was one of the strangest conversations I have ever had.
This is the photo of the shoes the Etsy user posted on her site. I took photos of them myself but they were all blurry and I’m being too lazy right now to get up and retake them.
Better view of the Marilyn shirt. My mom came home from the supermarket the other day with this shirt and said she had walked over to Old Navy, which is right next to the grocery store, and bought this for me because it was on sale. She certainly knows what I like!
I’d rather not say what school I go to, just because it’s the Internet and creepers exist and stuff like that. Sorry that this doesn’t really answer your question, it’s just not exactly a question I want to answer.
Thank you! Cool, expensive clothing is for squares.
The person who wrote all the riot grrrl slogans on the bathroom wall sent me a tumblr message. Tumblr is the answer to everything.