Tuesday, December 24, 2013

candles and jewels and birthday offerings

So it's officially winter break! I can finally breathe (sort of) (not really) but it does mean that I have accumulated a good amount of stuff to post!
My birthday was last week and I got the cutest gifts from my friends/family. I built up my birthday for literally the entire month of December and I'm happy to say it was not a let down. My friends threw me a surprise birthday party (and I cried when I walked in the door), they made me a cake shaped like a butt, and just all of my friends were there and it was so lovely. People were asking me all month why I build my birthday up so much and why I like it so much. But honestly, it's really just my Birthday that I love. I love when people find things or make things that they think I'd like because that means they thought about me when I wasn't there. And people who put in the effort to remember it's my birthday even just to say happy birthday because they probably thought (even subconsciously) that it would make me happy to hear and having people show that they care about you by thinking of you is just so cute I can't even. 

This is an outfit I wore the day the Meadham Kirchhoff/Topshop line came out (I cry jewel tears for Meadham Kirchhoff clothes)
I found a place that sold blue lipstick
My aunt bought me some things from the Meadham Kirchhoff collection on Topshop and I freaked out for a good few minutes when she gave them to me
I made a little doodle book for my TPZ secret santa (they probably haven't gotten it yet, so sorry if you see this here first, secret person!)

My friend bought me this perrrrrrfect skirt when I was with her in a vintage store the other day. 

I got a package from my TPZ secret Santa (Tessa) who sent me an AWESOME package full of clothes including this rad dress that somehow fits me perfectly?? 
More birthday offerings from Claire

Emma made this adorable cactus garden for me!! She arranged the cactuses for me and everything <3

Leslie made drew me this rad card of me!!! and Tessa sent me the bracelet. 

Slightly creepy birthday offering from Claire. 

Happy Holidays you babes!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

I'm Blue Aba de aba di

DECEMBER IS HERE! My favourite month of the year. It's actually been very cold lately (like in the 40s) (which feels like death to my Californian skin), my toes and fingers feel numb right now.  On the bright side that means layering! Which is always always a good thing. 
Here's a blue outfit I wore before the freezing weather came along.
x o x o 
Gossip Girl 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

orange you glad I didn't say banana?

To avoid college applications, I started this blog post like two days ago, and now that I've written the first draft of both essays I feel like I've deserved a little blogging time. I have actually a few posts lined up that I haven't had the chance to get together yet because of all the stress and work I've had to do with these applications, but after this week, they should come up relatively soon since at least that stress will be gone for another month.
Lately I've been feeling major artists block that's been keeping me from posting on here and working in my journal. Taking my own advice from this post that I wrote in response to a question I got on my advice column, I bought myself the "Wreck This Journal" book and have been doing pages of it each day when I would usually go on tumblr. Additionally I've taken everything off my walls in my room and decided to start over. I feel really really refreshed, especially since stopping using tumblr for the week and deleting it from my phone has got me to actual do things instead of just mindlessly spending hours on the internet. Today I met up with Daisy and Hanne, and had dinner with some lovely family friends I haven't seen in a long time (they commented on how big me and my siblings are getting...It's true though, one brother has a beard and the other is taller than my dad now.) Tomorrow I hope I can photograph more of my art for my SAIC application, maybe get a little art done, and edit my essays. Oh, and eat a lovely Thanksgiving meal and see my family.
I think midnight is my prime time. I feel like patting myself on the back for a good day even though I haven't done any college stuff yet. Still, I feel refreshed and motivated to work right now. It feels good. I want to go for a run. I feel like I can get so much done. I wish this would happen at a time when my parents weren't nagging me to get sleep. But I'm a teenager! This is my natural circadian rhythm, it's my body's choice, not mine.
Sorry for the rambling, this blog is becoming increasingly like a diary.
These photos are from an outfit I wore WEEEEEEKKKSSS ago and photos from the Day of the Dead exhibit at the Oakland museum (which is always my favourite).