1990's Black & White Striped Turtleneck (Thrifted, $1.50)
1990's Black Skirt (Thrifted & altered by me, $2)
Black Hose (Walgreens, $1.75)
Velvet Black Flats
I found this turtleneck in my size while I was thrifting the other day, and had to have it! I don't know what possessed me to be obsessed with turtlenecks all of a sudden- but I like it. Seriously, I went from owning 0 to 4 in 2 weeks...
This morning my friend Lindsay and I did a christmas photo shoot for a contest online. We entered the photo JUST in time- and man, I hope we win! I thought the prize was 2 tickets to show, but it turns out to be round trip tickets to see the band in Vail, Co + ski tickets, etc. They are deciding today though, so thank god I don't have to sit and think about it for a month or something.
Anywho. I've definitely been feeling the mod/french/beatnik vibe a little strong lately, and have had to go out of my way to wear something colorful. Which hasn't happened in ages! I wore all black for a LONG time when I was in middle school/high school, so once I got out of the goth game, I didn't look back. Speaking of goth. Can I just say that what you wear/listen to/surround yourself with MOST DEFINITELY effects your aura & outlook on life. It's like a circle- you are depressed, so you wear black and listen to angry music, which then feeds into being depressed... It never ends! It's so much easier to angry & sad than it is to be happy (which you have to work at).
Once I started to expand my mind (and step back from the endless cycle of unhappiness), I found that I had a warped idea of what 'happy' was. I envisioned "happy" people as these infantile, sheltered, lucky human beings that never had a negative life experience that made them see the *light*. Ah, I was so stupid. Once I got over the hump, I found the exact opposite to true!!! Being happy, in spite of all the negative things that have happened/will happen/surround us, is the GREATEST ability a human can possess! Instead of wallowing, you have to rise up and fight your way to the mindset and life that you want!
Nowadays, I don't listen to angry music whatsoever (this really did/does have a major effect on my psyche), or wear my feelings on my sleeve (so to speak). I dress for who I WANT to be/what I WANT to feel. I can't tell you how much even those steps helped me to become the person I am today.
Yes. Clothing and music seem trivial. But they aren't; at all.
Below is the picture we ended up using for the contest. You like? WISH US LUCK!!!
Those shoes... hahahahaaaa. Love it!
Have an awesome weekend guys :),