Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Vintage Inspired Slacker Post :*

I've been slackin' super hard lately on this blog. It's all my fault. Please forgive me?
Although I've taken photos for many outfits, they've flooded on to my other sites instead of being posted here. Whoops!

I've gotten 4 dresses from Eshakti, because their sales have been CRAZY, and they keep sending me coupons which I can use with each other. It's like they just handed me these clothes. Without further ado, here are 2 of my new dresses:

Monday, March 31, 2014


Last night, the wind was shaking windows and the rain was pouring down hard. While I was relieved it wasn't more snow like some other places were getting, I was doubting that there would be enough sun for photos today. When Christian and I left my house this morning, the rain had stopped, but the wind was still strong. 

I'm not going to lie, this outfit is completely uninspired. It's mostly just an exclamation of unsure weather. Neither of us were feeling today, so it ended up just being a good day for close-ups and comfortable clothing. Also, I think it proves that a little hair accessory can go a long way. I swear to you these photos are all from today and they're all from the same outfit, even though it looks like a collage of different ones. 

beanie - urban outfitters
scoop neck shirt/dress - target
cocoon sweater - torrid
"real" belt - asos
black leggings - walmart
rain boots - urbanog

rain coat - asos

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Focusing on the Bigger Picture

I've been taking a fashion break due to funds and other projects. I love the idea of having a blog that services as a portfolio of all my outfits, but running several blogs at once left this one falling through the cracks. I unleash my every though on Bitchtopia and my personal blog, so I'm going to stop trying to write about my life on here. Let's focus on the outfits!

This pink leather jacket is from Amazon. It's a 3x, and its kind of small, but I loved the color so much, I couldn't send it back. Everything else from this outfit has been featured on the blog before. 

"oh wow" crop top - h&m
pink moto jacket - amazon
skater skirt & belt - asos
studded slip-ons - urbanog

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Shut Up!

 I've been stuck in the house for what feels like forever. Icicles longer than my body are hanging from the sides of my house and roofs are collapsing from the weight of all the snow. Like most people lost in the tundra, I've resorted to late nights listening to sad songs writing bad poetry. 
I'll spare you the rest of the details, but leave you with the outfit from bbgirl's first day out! Pictures brought to you Bitchtopia. These are just a preview to a set I got to do with my very best friend. <3

Yeah, you've seen these shoes before. They're from my last post and I'm still in love with them. Here is a fat-from-the-side shot, because it doesn't happen that often. Damn, my gams look good! I've always thought of my body like a delicious potato with two little skewers on the bottom for easier tastin'. 

Dress - ASOS
Cardigan - Target
Tights - Nordstrom Rack
Shoes - DSW
"Shut Up" gloves - ASOS

Becca gave me these amazing sweater clips. They're GORGEOUS and I got so many compliments on them!

A little extra preview for you xoxoxo:

-ya fav lady from loser city

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sit Down and Listen Up!

As a teen, I yearned to be one of those quiet artsy girls, adorned in glasses, face buried in a book, but I was the type that would read behind doors, through the night, so I could spend my days yapping everyone's ears off. Being outspoken and strong was a really powerful thing for me, as a teenager. I needed to speak up for myself when I felt that no one else would. Now that I'm an adult, I'm only slightly quieter, and I'm convinced it's because I think for an extra couple seconds before I open my mouth. (Although, I still end up eating my foot every once and a while.)

Learning when to sit down and listen is one of the hardest things to teach yourself. I've lived most of my life being a hard assed, loud, opinionated lady, but one thing feminism has taught me is that I can't ALWAYS have a voice. There are some plights I do not live through, some oppressions seem invisible through my privilege, and sometimes it's best for me to shut the hell up. 2014 is the year I'm going to shut up and listen. Of course, I'm going to still fight for the things I believe in, but I'm learning to not talk over voices that are more important, and need to be heard more than my own. As with all lessons, it will take time and effort. I'll probably make some mistakes. I'm vowing to myself to learn from each mistake.

With that, this outfit is completely inspired by other people. The #Fatshion tag on Tumblr convinced me to buy this dress because all these fierce fatties looked so good in it, I had to join in. Thick heels inspired by one of my favorite bloggers, Ms. Zerostyle. Leather jacket inspired by BeyoncĂ©, because she wore a very similar one on her visit to Walmart. 

I've done it. I've found the perfect leather jacket, and it looks like Beyoncé's. Yes, I mentioned that twice because I'm so proud of it.

Jacket - ASOS
Dress - ASOS
Leggings - Walmart
Shoes - DSW

Bomb ass gold necklace - Fashion to Figure

xoxo ur imaginary gurlie fr1end

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Dear Diary

I came ridiculously close to being employed this week. Two interviews, six written articles, and a week of "you're the most talented applicant thus far" later, my writing voice was "too young" for the conservative marketing company. The most disappointing fact of the whole process was that I knew this potential employer was going to put me through the ringer. Sometimes you have to stick things out, regardless of the inevitable outcome, just for the experience. Damn, do I feel experienced. 
Luckily, the same morning I wasn't offered this job, I was named #11 on Buzzfeed's "18 Body Positive Bloggers You Should Be Following." Being named on that list, along with some fellow amazing bloggers, reminded me that even if I'm not the right fit for one job, I'm definitely working towards a larger goal. Bitchtopia is my number one project at the moment, and it's definitely worth the time!

I got inspired to wear a crop top today because of #skorchcropshot #skorch #skorchmag #skorchmagazine. Yes, all those tags are necessary. 

Top - Thrifted
Pink Skirt - Target
Double Sided Tights - SPANX
Scarf - Borrowed from Christian because BRRRR
Velvet Combat Boots - Doc Martens 

My friend and photographer, Christian, took some really interesting, fantastic photos. We were so cold, and kept switching jackets, but we made it werk. 

My lipstick is Beth Ditto for MAC: Dear Diary

THIS AMAZING PIZZA RING was another gift given to me by TheFattestFox, formally BeccaBae. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Fortune Telling for the Holidays

I'm a 22 year old that recently graduated university. That fact in itself is filled with frustration, mystery and cluelessness. Since receiving my diploma in May, I've gone through most of the phases of grief for my college years. The week I graduated, I denied that I'd have to face the real world by celebrating with my friends at various bars every night. When I moved out of my beloved college apartment, I was angry to return home, mostly because I knew I'd have to live with my parents. I bargained with myself, through my anger, and inevitably thought that moving away to Chicago was going to make me become the adult I had to be. A few months later, I was fighting through an awful depression about being back in my childhood room. The only step left is acceptance, and I'm more than ready to get on to this stage of the grieving process. 
As you might have read on Bitchtopia, my best friend's mother has recently converted to Wicca. She offered for me to get a Tarot reading from one of her witch buddies. Even though I'm a little weary about these kind of things, I took the reading as an opportunity to hear a new opinion on what might be possible for my future because I'm slowly learning that I have no idea what my next move should be.
Just like talking to a therapist, my Tarot reading didn't give me an answer. It gave me a better sense of direction.
For my personality card, I pulled "The Emperor", which symbolizes that I am powerful yet pragmatic and have a very masculine aura. For my future cards, I pulled "The Empress" and "The High Priestess". My reader explained that this could mean that I am going to meet a woman who will make a difference in my life. "The Empress" is a perfect match to "The Emperor", which means I could be meeting someone who will be a very powerful force for my future. It's all very relative, as my present and past cards were all symbols of uncertainty, lost love and indecision.
What I've learned from my reading is that I need to focus on what I really want. I am the only one with the power to decide my future, and I can't just wait around for things to fall on to my lap. Just like "The High Priestess" card symbolizes, I probably already knew this within my subconscious. It's time to make my dreamer attitude actualize and really get to work. 

Just like the fortune told, my focus is already honing in, because my outfit today was probably the cleanest I've had in a while. I have to thank Ms. BeccaBae for making this outfit as amazing as it is. For the holidays, I signed up for a secret santa swap with some other fatshion bloggers. I was lucky enough to get this fox, and she sent me the absolutely beautiful scarf and TOTALLY ADORBS "Nope" wood ring. She sent me more goodies, but I'm going to reveal them with outfits that match them respectively. Maybe Becca is the wonderful woman sent to me to change my life, because I know she has already given me so much, just by being the beautiful, empowering lady that she is. 

Leather moto-jacket - A.n.a. via JC Penny
White Peter pan collar shirt - Amazon
Pink and white striped boat shirt - Old Navy
Burgundy cotton body con skirt - Target
 Velvet flats - Old Navy

My only complaint about this outfit is the skirt. I originally bought it because I adored the color, it WASN'T black and it was body con. When I put the skirt over my body, it sticks to me like glue but no matter how I wash it or wear it, after 15 minutes, it stretches out to be a loose pencil skirt. It's looks wrinkly and messy after less than an hour of wear. We can list this one under "Do Not Want." 

I know it's hard to believe, but my hair only took 5 minutes to do! I sectioned my hair into two sections (the top half and bottom half.) The lower half goes into a high ponytail, which gets teased and pinned into a bun. The upper half gets light teased over the bun and pinned over it. If I ever figure out how to make a nice video, I'll make a tutorial. It's quite possibly the cleanest, easiest vintage style I've ever mastered. 

Wallet - Betsey Johnson via Macy's
"Nope" ring - present from BeccaBae
Pink nail polish - "Pink About It" by Essie
Silver glitter nail polish - "Set in Stones" by Essie

(My jacket is super old and ratty. It's probably time for a new one, but a good moto jacket is so hard to find!)

Christian, who has taken most of my photos, has gotten so fantastic at head shots. It was hard to pick just these two. He's really fantastic and talented and it always blows my mind when he starts a new hobby and just NAILS IT every time. I guess that's what one can do when they harness the power of staying driven and focused. Now it's my turn!
~xoxo your local imaginary ghoulfriend