“Shimmy shimmy” party dress courtesy of Free People
Let me just say that I have made several attempts at photographing this beautiful dress – attempts which have left me with exactly one fairly grainy black and white photo with hair that looks like I rolled out of bed* and a pimple that I’m calling a “beauty mark.”** I do what I can.
But in all seriousness, the Shimmy Shimmy dress lives up to its name – having tested it on the dance floors of Dallas’ Beauty Bar, I can safely say that it will win you no small amount of attention and that it’s perfect for twirling, grinding, and taking shots. It might even get you a kiss on New Year’s Eve. Any previous misgivings you might have had about sequins should be set aside for this dress – its vintage flavor, incredible detail, and long draping make it absolutely timeless.
I promise a full-body shot soon!
* I actually styled it too??
** I get the same recurring cheek pimple every single month. I’m sure some of you ladies can relate
I’m so glad the semester is over – winter vacation seriously couldn’t be more welcome right now (and it actually feels like winter – this morning was a frigid 16°). I have so many plans to hem clothes, power clean, and watch anime. I’ve barely even started my holiday shopping, so I better get on that too, right?
This leather a-line mini from Tobi (sold out in black, sadly) spoke to my 90s child sensibilities, and I had to have it. Worn with sheer Wolford tights c/o TightsPlease.
On the top: American Apparel sweater dress (just barely long enough to qualify as such) and a white silk blouse.
Urban Outfitters booties and the most luxurious sheer Wolford tights c/o TightsPlease.
I know I’ve mentioned Wolford on here before (I have a few pairs) and I’m in love with the feel and quality. I love these so much because they don’t have those obnoxious shorts around the top, so you can wear them under shorts and mini dresses.
Good luck to everyone who is battling final exams and projects!
photos by Lulu
Like most cold-blooded people, I’m a hoarder of oversized chunky sweaters, and this plush cable knit (courtesy of SheInside) is soft, thick, and basically dreamy. It’s slightly open knit so if you venture out with it into windy weather, be sure to throw a thin layer underneath. I’m practically obsessed with this sweater; I’m tempted to stock up in other colors, and my sister is already planning to buy one for herself as well.
Worn with my beloved Madewell Barnwood boots, which for some reason have never made it onto this blog, and my One Teaspoon bonitas cut-off shorts.
We’re having another unseasonably warm autumn/winter this year in Texas, with some days in the 80s (hence the cut-offs)! Supposedly it will dip below freezing tomorrow night, but I’m not holding my breath for it.
I’m in the throes of finals week (for studio art majors, it’s more like two weeks), and I can’t wait until the holidays. It’s been a great semester but I’m looking forward to seeing my family more, working on my own projects, and spending more time with my boyfriend. Only two more days!
If you follow me on Tumblr, you know I’m obsessed with my new Lonely Hearts cutout bra in this sumptuous, merlot-hued velvet. I purchased mine at Bona Drag, but it sold out within a day on their site, so you can get it at Free People if you’re interested. I’ve been coordinating it with Essie’s “Wicked” nailpolish, Chanel’s “L’Impatiente” Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick, and Aerie undies in “crushed berry” that coincidentally match perfectly (boyshorts pictured above; see also the vintage lace bikinis and tangas). I seriously need to give this bra a break; I’ve been wearing it daily since it arrived. But it just looks so cute peeking out of a deep-cut tank top or a white v-neck!
Icing, masks, candles, balloons, feathers, Wildfox, and copious amounts of glitter (I’m still finding it in my hair)
Brushing up on my kaleidoscope/broken mirror photoshopping technique… it still needs some refinement (appropriated from an unknown photographer)
Having foregone my morning coffee, I’m not really in the mood to explain these or even form complete sentences, for that matter. So to spare myself the energy, I just want to quickly thank my sister, once again, for letting me use her as a prop for these.