It snowed in Portland and I left my skylight open. oops

I really did not want to go skiing and of course my dad forced me. Lo and behold I fell second run and am now hobbling around on crutches like an old batty lady. Not to mention I've been wearing my leopard leggings two days in a row now. Gotta keep the pizazzzzzzz

Recycled picture from summer in my favorite skirt from Diesel and shirt from House of Vintage.

Here a few pictures from tonight. The first one is a reflection of MARIEL looking out in the snowy street.

The tree.....


Tomorrow we have to go to a dinner so we'll get some pictures taken care of and posts to come!x


Merry Christmas all you lovely people

I'm wearing all my Christmas gear here. New Alice in Wonderland shirt from my cousin, tights from Mariel, scarf knitted by my mom. Skirt and cardigan are hand me downs from Mariel and I'm actually wearing chunky socks with white Converse.

photocred to my lil bro Alex

my newest favorite tights!!!!!!! from uo

I hope you all have a great Christmas


Just a tad lazy

Sometimes when I get lazy I tend to look like a gas station man.


I really need to learn how to compose my face when I'm talking

Mariel gave me these jeans, they are wonderful, fit like leggings.


$5 dollar minimum

It's been some time since my last post. End of semester and finals are quite consuming. Today I ran to the hardware store to get some sandpaper. I was stuck way under the minimum for a credit card charge so I looked around for something small to boost me slightly over the limit. Picked up 2ft of chain link and with a scrap of lace, ended up with a belt and a necklace.

When I get back home I'm going to try and spruce it up, maybe run a ribbon through or add a real clasp/buckle.

k well now its back to the grind. xx

The weather is really not okay

I wake up every morning thinking I'm going to try and look alright today but then I see the weather forecast and this is my face: (in the long coat)
It's the time of the month when it really should be snowing and school should be canceled but there are absolutely no clouds out. All sunny and blue sky and absolutely frigid. All I really want to be is warm and in my bed but that's not possible so I bundle up as much as is humanely possible and start my walk.


I'm sorry I cut you, Chanel

I found this blue cardigan in my mom's closet the end of last year and for some reason I was really into it (super weird, it's just like any other blue knit cardigan) and I wore it so often that holes formed in the elbows.

And then I had to stop wearing it.

Guess what?? Just yesterday, I was back in my mom's closet and found patches for her blue Chanel suit.

Those were originally together but I had to cut it in half so it would fit my cardigan.


Here's the finished cardigan. The light was super bad so you can't really tell what's what on the cardigan but the patches show up really nicely.

It's taking me so longggggggggg to finish that other shirt. I realized, when I was doing the cardigan, that it's taking forever because I won't even be able to wear it once I'm finished with it.

It's sub 32F and I still have to walk to school and walk home, down three hills, up three hills. My hands are completely raw.


It's a lot colder in Sun Valley than I expected

I brought a ton of cool stuff to Sun Valley because me and Mariel thought we'd wear it all and share our clothes and take really cool pictures with her really cool camera. So I brought all sorts of dresses and skirts and tights and I never wore them. My uniform was either my jeans or leggings and a t-shirt with a sweater and a coat. All week long.

Basically this:

That's us in the black and white coats.

It was a great great week. But now I've got to go finish up some homework for tomorrow! Sa-weet

EDIT: so close to finishing my shirt


Bag lady

I've been searching for the perfect bag for months now.
My requirements are:
1) Long strap to facilitate bike riding
2) Big enough to shove my Macbook in, for when necessary
3) Not black, but not a color I wear a lot

With that said, after much searching I am leaning towards the Rachel Nasvik Phoebe satchel. Before I indulge I was curious to see if anyone else had ideas for this quest? Please help!

While not a 'scavenged' deal, I think anything that holds my computer or camera should be a good quality investment..



A couple weeks ago I was at Squaresville (a great lil thrift shop in Los Feliz) and I stumbled upon the greatest treat for my feet. Because I couldn't decide on just one, I walked away with nude leather Cherokee wedges from the 70s, white Ferragamo sandals, and these great black wedges. All of this for just under a hundred. I definitely recommend hitting up this sweet spot, and when you go you don't have to buy out the whole store.

Sweeeeeeeeeet Cherokee

These are the sandals. (I accidentally deleted my other pictures )

rarrrrrrr for black

All lined up :)

(p.s. I don't know why my pictures are blurry, click on them for full detail/glory)


I don't think I own anything

No joke, I think over half the clothes in my closet/that I wear daily aren't even mine.
For example:

Henri's cardigan, my mom's belt, Mariel's dress, Mariel's Hells Bells she gave to me last Thanksgiving. The only thing that's mine in this picture are the three rings, hair tie and the shirt underneath the dress that I bought at the Saturday Market with.......guess who? Mariel.
Even the white converse I was wearing were originally Mariel's but then again, I had to wear them in for her so I'm not so sure if she gets credit for them.

This was taken in the computer lab when I oh so patiently waited for my friend to print out her homework.

You can kind of see my shirt peeking out from under the dress.

Then, of course, my detail shots in the library......

I bought Papillon at Powell's a few years ago because the cover was cool and now since I'm almost done it's my newest favorite book. Whoever said don't judge a book by its cover doesn't know what they are talking about.

I can't believe I'm going to say this but I kind of miss being on the water:

*I bought black dye for a new DIY project. All I need to finish is a white tee-shirt and zippers


I am an ANIMAL

I finally got around to almost all things I promised yesterday: detail shots, shoe idea and almost-outfit post that are really more detail shots. I asked Henri to take a picture but he made my legs look way shorter than they already are so we're just going to have to wait until I can train him.

Here's the lace dress. It's more of a wiry mess now that I look at the close up but from far away it's lacey enough. I absolutely love it! Thanks Mariel.....

Remember the post where I cut up fabric for a headband? Well, I got bored and I decided to make a bracelet out of it to kind of keep some billowly sleeves under control.

Cool, non?

Thank God I took detail shots during lunch today of the skirt Mariel gave me for my birthday. When I first saw it I was a little disappointed. I didn't really know if I liked the suede material but, when I get a good picture of it so you can see what it really looks like, it has a bell shape. Very flattering on me. These pictures can also pass as a detail shot for my tights.

Lastly, my shoes. Not exactly what I expected but they'll do for now...

An old man laughed at me when I took that picture but I let it fly. I am such a good samaritan. Anyway....get the whole animal theme there? The bracelet, suede skirt, leather bag and shoes......rawr

*I got the Caramel Brulee latte. So dang good I kept drinking the samples after I finished mine. mmmmmmmmm

**I worked out yesterday for the first time since summer. I don't think I've ever experienced this level of soreness in my life. I hobbled all around school and the stairs nearly killed me.


If only I could do my detail shots.....

If you've ever visited the blog I did between July and a bit of October, you'd know that detail shots were one of my favorite types of pictures to post. I really don't know why I have such a fascination with them, I think it has a lot to do with the fact that either a) they were done on accident or b) I do them during break or free period or lunch or in my history class and I feel so weird doing them but they're too entertaining not to do.

Well, this whole thing is coming from the fact that I forgot my camera at school today and I can't post these great detail shots of my lace dress and I feel like I've been neglecting this blog too much and it's making me feel guilty for not posting more often. And to ease my pain I looked at these boots I've been lusting over:

Benataur Boot
They cost a little under $200 and kind of go against the whole 'scavenge' thing and there's no way I'd be able to find money like that, or even have that much at a time so I'm on a search (haha, scavenge) for a cheaper pair:


Those are still pricey for me and they are really not all that special. Hell, I don't even know where this cowboy theme is coming from, but who knows, inspiration is weird. I have black boots but since all my tights are basically black I need some sort of divider. The black boots were Mariel's from Urban Outfitters and I'm not going to do anything drastic with them but I just want to change it up a bit. I'm thinking just roll them down, make them a little shorter and expose the suede on the inside.

*expect detail shots of lace dress, outfit post and shoe idea tomorrow I PROMISE



Juicy tomatoes

Before I spend the rest of night writing my minor application, I thought I quickly show off my new nails (gurrrrrrllllllll). The juiciest, sweetest red orange with gold hearts.

Seriously guys, try this out. It's too much fun for the minimal amount of effort.


Paper Beads

I started this project a while back. The process is simple, you might have even made these in fourth grade. To start, cut long thin triangles (isosceles) out of paper. The two longest sides are equal and then the base determines the width of the bead. Wrap this base around the handle of a pen and roll it up, attaching the last pointy inch or so with a glue stick. After I made as many beads as I could handle, I covered them in a thin mixture of Elmer's glue and water and waited for them to dry.

Later I found inspiration in this metal fence, and realized I wanted to contrast the crafty look of these beads with metal chains.