Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Hey guys, noticing the lack of posts? That's cause I moved. I dunno if I'll still be posting here or not, but for now, go check out my new tumblr: http://swallowlightbulbs.tumblr.com/

Friday, February 4, 2011

What I Wore-- Weekly Roundup

Here's a few of the outfits I wore this week.

I got tired of pants and decided to wear my girliest skirt.
This is what it looked like when I was all bundled up for the cold:
The sweater is the only cashmere item I own; I got it for free from a neighbor who didn't want it anymore. I have no idea why, it's super soft and comfy.

And this is the basic thing. I swear my legs aren't actually that short, it was just the angle. Really!

This is what I wore last weekend when I was just lounging around (I would never wear leggings as pants outside in public). It was entirely inspired by Jean Seberg in Breathless. I'm obsessed.

Here, I built upon the basic outfit above for the purpose of venturing out for some food (basically, just covered my butt and added some warm socks).

(And rainboots, because of sleet, although I would've rathered the black ballet flats. Sigh. Winter can be pretty cruel.)
I added a vintage grey jacket, and also (not pictured) my thick black winter coat.
I love the peter pan collar.
This skirt is actually much longer--it usually grazes my calf area, which is horribly unflattering for me--but I hiked it up around knee length by using the belt. It kept coming undone though, much to my horror. I need to get it hemmed properly.

Finally, I wore this today. Still tired of pants, obviously. And as you can see, I've been wearing these black leggings constantly. I'm so glad I got them, as they're a complete staple in my wardrobe now.

Sorry for no detail shots here, but I also had on my brown oxfords from Target and chunky black socks. The red dress is from Target, the plaid flannel shirt is stolen from my brother, and the military jacket is from H&M. I didn't wear my winter coat, just the jacket, so it was a bit chilly walking around campus. I'm longing for spring, although I suppose I will miss all the layering opportunities!

And there you have it. Have a good weekend :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Interiors: Some Cool Finds

My one friend is moving into an apartment of her own next year, and lately there's not a lot of time that goes by without me dreaming of my own future place. Naturally, this leads to a lot of online pretend-shopping for furniture and decor and the like. Here's some pretty things that I found recently around the likes of Etsy, eBay, and Craigslist. I didn't included prices (because they'd make you pass out) or links, but if you need to know just ask and I'll let you know where you can find them. Enjoy!

These would brighten up anyone's kitchen:

I love fun, unique lighting:

As well as colorful, interesting chairs:

(Not technically a piece for sale; someone renovated this chair with silver spray paint--I kid you not--and I saw it on Design Sponge. I need to try this.)

Lots of vintage, old fashioned pieces:

For some reason I die for industrial design:

I love these colorful Bay Wool blankets. They can be pricey but this one was only 50 bucks on eBay.

And this rug is amazing, but a whopping $5,000. Sigh.
As you can see, my tastes are pretty eclectic (to say the least...). Luckily, I'm limited by my tiny budget. So, rather buying this huge hodge-podge of items and cluttering a minuscule apartment with them, I'll be forced to search high and low for cheap scores (that aren't ugly). That's a good thing, you see, because, well... erm...

Sorry, I can't focus on anything.

I really want that rug.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


See this shoe? It's from ModCloth, is $240, and is the kind of thing that my boyfriend hates (really expensive, silly fashion). It's also something I (and you!) could very easily make. Just grab a pair of platform heels and go crazy with the super glue and colorful sequins. Is it unethical to basically steal someone else's shoe design to recreate it for yourself? I hope not... I do this all the time, with t-shirts, shoes, and more. It's not for profit; it's just a way for me to save a hunk of money and exercise my creativity.

Like this shirt-- it was $40, and I really loved it when I saw it, but I'm not the kind of person who can pay $40 for a t-shirt. So I grabbed a plain white tee and copied the design onto it myself. Voila, a new shirt for $0.

Monster Threads - Bear Tee - Birdsnest Buy Online

And mine:

It's not perfect--bears aren't really my forte--but it's darn close to the original and saved me $40.

Of course, you don't have to be some kind of artist to do DIY projects. A lot of it is simple, quick things. I've recently created a B&W striped cardigan simply by cutting an old shirt (that never fit properly) in half--a huge improvement for it--and I'm always on the lookout for unwanted shirts with nice designs to turn into scarves (again, just some simple snipping). The next chance I get, I'm totally going to attack a pair of heels with sequins and glue. I'll let you know how it goes! Leave a comment about your own DIY endeavors; I'd love to hear.

Monday, January 3, 2011

What I Wore, Part 1

Here's some pictures of what I wore after New Year's. Coming up, pictures of my Christmas and New Year's Eve outfits! Check back soon.

This was just for hanging out with my relatives (and their dog):

And this is the full thing, in all its hipster douchebag glory:

This was taken at my grandparents' lake yesterday.

And yes, it was cold.

My sisters bravely joined me for some outfit pictures of their own.

So, cold? Yes. Fashionable? Maybe. Fun? Always.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

It's not really that new anymore, I know.

Remember my ballet obsession? This is just fanning the flames.

Rap and ballet might be an odd pairing, but I love it.

Oh, and a bunch of outfit pictures coming up soon. Check back!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye, 2010

Happy New Year's, everyone! Here's the top things I loved in 2010.


  1. LCD Soundsystem
  2. Matt & Kim
  3. Kanye West
  4. Vampire Weekend
  5. For 2011: Who knows? I can never tell what music I'm going to end up listening to.


  1. Inception
  2. Toy Story 3
  3. Shutter Island
  4. Breathless
  5. Spirited Away
  6. For 2011: Black Swan


  1. Community
  2. Glee
  3. 30 Rock
  4. Lost (I know I'm late to it)
  5. How I Met Your Mother
  6. For 2011: Catching up on Mad Men


  1. The Sartorialist
  2. The Unnamed
  3. Never Let Me Go
  4. Winnie the Pooh
  5. I wish I could put another one here, but I haven't had much time for reading this year. Sad face.
  6. For 2011: Super Sad True Love Story


  1. Going to New York twice with the boyfriend (for my birthday and his) and seeing Guided By Voices the second visit. It was amazing.
  2. Having a great poetry class that got me writing again.
  3. Somehow getting four A's and two B's this semester.
  4. Having my first job, and enjoying it. (Not to mention... paychecks!)
  5. Finally getting my driver's license. Driving rocks.
  6. For 2011: More New York with the boyfriend, getting through the next semester with (hopefully) more A's and maybe a second job, and a summer internship if I'm lucky. I'm also hoping for a car in 2011... We'll see!

How was 2010 for you? For me, it was a lot better than 2009, and that's all I asked for. Essentially, though, it was just one more year that I needed to get through till I can reach my main goal: graduating college and going to live in NYC with my boyfriend. I really can't wait for that. Now I just have to survive 2011 and half of 2012!

But for now, I have to go get ready to ring in the New Year with the boyfriend. We're staying in with plans to snuggle and drink lots of champagne. Of course, I'm dressing up anyway. I'll post a picture of my outfit later!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Interior Inspiration: Part 2

Okay, as promised, here are the remaining five things that I would love for my future place!

6. A sweet office/studio/working space:

(I would love an exposed brick wall, too.)

7. Lots of color!

8. Unique, dramatic lighting:

9. Tons of books everywhere: stacked, on shelves, crammed in the fireplace...

10. Stripes, just because:

And a few miscallenous things that didn't really fit into a category, but had to be included...

A glass cabinet to hold the prettiest of my shoes.

A giant, gilded mirror (I actually have one tucked away for the future). The piano would be okay too, but not necessary.

An old-fashioned wardrobe for my clothes and coats.

And lots of Polaroids on display--as well as lots of artwork and pictures on the walls.

And there you have it! Now I'm back to studying for finals. Check back near the end of the week for some outfit pictures!