28 November, 2010

big coats

I like coats that look like they would be in the movie Almost Famous. I have one that looks pretty simialr to the one in the above picture, but I need to get the seams resewn because it's old and the thread is falling apart. But I don't know how much that costs to do or even where to go to get it done. The dry cleaners??

I like this coat a lot. My aunt gave it to me. My ring has a pressed flower in it. I got my hair cut again.
Andrea got this coat at a church rummage sale. It matches her dog Stitch.
I'm almost into the Peace Corps and I'm thinking about selling most of my clothes on e-bay, but I still need to wrap my head around the idea because I really love my clothes.

16 November, 2010

in through the out door

This is a view of my closet area. I hung Christmas lights around it so I decided to take a picture. I love my closet but I wish it had a little more room because my clothes don't fit in it that well. It's a lot better than it used to be though because my stepdad recently helped me renovate it. We added two more bars for hangers and a lot of shelves for shoes. And then I got rid of a TON of clothes. But for some reason they still don't fit in there.

I could tell you stories about each item of clothing in here. They all came from somewhere special or have a memory tied behind them. I guess everyone's closet is like that though. And what's weird to think about is that all of my second-hand clothes probably had other stories behind them before I bought them! Who knows what adventures they've seen?

I'm sitting in my room with only the Christmas lights on right now. They cast a soothing glow and make the white walls look golden.

14 November, 2010

it's that time of year

It's not even Thanksgiving yet and I think I've already mentioned Christmas at least 3 times on this blog. I love Christmas. But who doesn't? I want to put up a tree already.

My mom bought these cinnamon scented pine cones and put them in our kitchen and now whenever I walk in the door it smells like Christmas. And she bought eggnog the other day. Pumpkin Pie and Eggnog are the two tastes that instantly put me in the Christmas spirit.

I've been listening (and hula hooping) to Trans Siberian Orchestra. My brother told me that I can't listen to Christmas music yet because it's not even Thanksgiving but I didn't listen to him!

I have snowflakes painted on my toes and I've been wearing socks with snowflakes on them.

I want to make some Christmas tree ornaments this year. I have a lot of ideas.

13 November, 2010

a star to follow

I hula hooped today for, I'm gonna say, 5 hours. And I recorded myself hula hooping to Christmas music. I have nothing better to blog about. Watch it

08 November, 2010

don't you know that you are a shooting star

I saw a shooting star when I was driving home tonight. It was a very intense one that burned out really low to the horizon. All of the stars are really bright tonight because the moon is not.

I think that the area that I live in has the most beautiful skies and sunrises/sunsets. Sometimes I look at the sky and I am amazed.

It was freeeeezin today. This is what I wore. I got these boots from WalMart a couple years ago. My mom saw me this morning and said "You look pretty. Take off those boots." But I didn't listen. I'm just defiant I guess.

07 November, 2010

I live in the desert

This was the second outfit I wore today. Usually I just wear one a day but sometimes two. When I was little I would change my outfits 6 or 7 times a day. I'm not that nuts anymore.

I like wearing vests a lot. I have a lot of them in my closet. This is one of my favorites. But everything is one of my favorite somethings because I have a lot of trouble picking favorite things. I like wearing grey and brown together too. It is one of my favorite color combinations. I also like navy blue and brown and mustard yellow and grey. And I like black and brown together a lot too just because I'm not supposed to.

I live in the desert. I remember when I moved to this area I was about 6 or 7, and I was so excited because there was "a real desert in the backyard." I had never seen desert plants before. What's funny is that I also lived in the desert prior to that, I just didn't know it. Kids are dumb.

If you look closely you can spot a tractor behind me. This is a very exciting photograph.

i'm tired

This is what I wore today. I got these tights last night at WalMart while my brothers were buying a rice cooker for my mom. I've been looking for a pair like this for a while. They're perfect for winter.

Today wasn't that wintery but its was a little breezy and slightly cool. I want to go shopping for boys chunky boots at Angelview Thrift Store later. Angelview is expensive but it's the only thrift store in this town that's open on Sundays.

This dress is one of my favorites that I own. Which is weird because usually I hate polka dots. It's kind of a springy dress but I still wear my spring dresses in the winter, I just wear tights and boots with them. I don't like the idea of dressing for seasons.

I'm going to take a nap now.

06 November, 2010

Birds and ships

This was from a few days ago. I felt very trendy this day haha. I think it was the sunglasses. I really like this shirt. I got it from the thrift store and I got the earrings from the Date Festival in Indio. A few people tried to steal my earrings this day. I think now that my hairs short I look kind of funny when I wear earrings because my earrings are longer than my hair. So I haven't been wearing many earrings for the last few weeks. Not that I wore them that often before; I'm kind of lazy when it comes to jewelry. I've been wearing these shoes a lot lately even though I'm kind of uncomfortable being over 6 feet tall.

I drove a lot today and cleaned boats and got filthy but I didn't go sailing. It's okay though. I just love being on a boat, even if it's docked. I like to feel the wind and watch it chopping the water. I like to watch the seagulls and the albatross. I didn't really know what an albatross was until my brother was telling me about a poem about an albatross so I looked them up and I realized that I've been seeing them a lot when I go sailing! Apparently that's good luck.

I love being on the docks and I love being near the water. When I walk around on the docks I imagine that I'm Pippi Longstocking and that I own the place. I would really love to live on a boat; I sleep a lot better on boats. And I would love to sail around the world. That is an ultimate goal of mine: to get good enough at sailing to sail around the world alone. Imagine the adventure!

Since we're talking about sailing, here is a picture of a ship that I painted a few months ago. The picture is very blurry because I took it on my cell phone.

04 November, 2010

dreaming of winter

I can't wait for winter. It was like 100 degrees here today and I'm done with the heat. I want it to be winter so badly!

I have snowflakes painted on my toenails and I've been getting pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks and I heard a Christmas song when I was in the store the other day and I'm just really really excited for winter.

Stupid southern California needs to cool down so I can wear pretty dresses with chunky sweaters and patterned tights and clunky boots and hand made scarves.

I got the new Free People catalog in the mail the other day and it's making me long for winter even more. I love love love Free People. I wish that I could afford their clothes but I love to look at the catalogs and try to find things in thrift stores that look similar to their clothing. So, today, I'm going to show you pictures of my favorite things from Free People right now.


I love lace and I love tulle. I have been looking for a lace dress for a while now, and I have found a few but they aren't quite right. I really wish that I was better at sewing so that I could alter them to look how I want. I think this lace dress is perfect for winter.

I want to find a pair of boots similar to these. I just love them. I wear a lot of ruffles and lace, and I think that these boots are good because they're rough looking and they counterbalance really girly stuff. Shoes are really hard for me to find because I buy 90% of my clothing from thrift stores and I have big feet so I can never find my size. If clothing doesn't fit right you can always put a belt around it or something, but shoes don't really work that way.

Okay, I think this is the most beautiful dress I have ever seen. I love love love love it. I want to try to recreate a similar one with crochet or something, but I'm not sure if I have the patience.

These shoes are so pretty. I would like to wear them to a Christmas party. I'm on a velvet kick right now. I bought a lot of velvet stuff from the thrift store yesterday.


Hot weather, please go away.