I just had ACL surgery so laying in bed eating junk food at looking at beautiful pictures have been my life for the past week. I’ve been looking into Venetia Scott and Leith Clark’s work at lot. Total genius. Here are some of the fruits of my labor with a few extra bits added in.
Whenever I feel stressed, I know it’s time to organize my closet. I’m not really sure if my closet is messy because I’m stressed, or if I’m stressed because my closet is messy. It’s probably a combination of both. So today, when I woke up at 3am and couldn’t get back to sleep until 6 (Totally not fun, but at least I could internet shop and luckily this doesn’t happen every day!). I knew something had to be done, and that’s where the closet cleaning came in this morning.
My goal for my clothes is to only have things that I can just put on and I know they’ll work. I want things that are fun, make me happy and aren’t just place holders that I feel a nag of dislike every time I wear. It’s really hard for me to part with anything, so this is something I’m majorly working on.
I decided to organize my t-shirt/pajama/sports drawers which contain a lot of those nag pieces. Here’s my tutorial of my time-tested method for organizing drawers. Something about having everything in order and getting rid of things you don’t want is so calming. Hopefully this will be as helpful to you as it is to me.
The before picture.
1. Turn on some music! I prefer faster paced electronic, like Crystal Castles for jobs like this.
2. Clear off a large space on your floor and dump everything out. I recommend just doing one drawer at a time to make it less overwhelming.
3. Fold everything up and organize each item in a way that works for you. I group similar types together, ex. sleeveless shirts, or fancier shirts, but there are many different ways. You could go by color, frequency of wear or occasion for wear. Also take this time to sort our anything you don’t want or need any more. I do this by making two piles, the Goodwill pile and another pile that I keep for a couple months to decide if I really want to part with those clothes. It helps ease the separation. I have slight hoarder tendencies, you can probably see.
4. Place each pile back into your drawer. Et voila!
Shirts Pajamas Exercise Clothes
So it’s a little bit into 2014 (15 days to be exact), but I found this list of small things that I want to do to make myself happy, and I wanted to post it as a nice reminder to myself. It’s a sort of resolution list, but I don’t want to think of it that way. Most resolutions are things that you don’t want to do, but think you should do. These are just for me, things I’m excited about doing in the new year.
1. Get my ears pierced
2. Buy a comfy sweatshirt (like the Radhearte one by Rodarte)
3. Spend a little bit of time everyday just breathing
4. Get rid of things I don’t want anymore
5. Do some type of music
Update: I’ve already gotten my ears pierced. Check one!
For all of my recent life there have been three things I’ve wanted to do with my hair. 1. Dye it lavender, 2. cut it short, and 3. dye it ice blonde. Since I’ve already done the first two (I dyed my tips lavender/purple which kinda counts) I decided that it was time for the last when I turned 16.
As I’ve been looking at the Spring 2014 collections, I’ve noticed that the very blonde look has become huge. At Marc Jacobs all had blonde wigs and about half of the models at Prada were white blonde, Emily Wiess from Into the Gloss went platinum, and so did Tavi Gevinson.
From looking at the collections I found Sasha Luss as my main newly blonde inspiration. Sasha Luss has a brown similar (a little lighter) to my own and her blonde looked natural and suited her face. It gave me hope. Natsya Kusakina is naturally blonde, but she bleaches it lighter and has the ethereal fairy look that I was going for. I feel that I worked in these inspirations well and I’m really happy with how it turned out. I think like it suits my face pretty well and it’s healthier than I imagined. It’s also fun to look so different and be blonde!
Changing your hair can become like an addiction. It starts small and then the more you change the more you can’t stop. It’s been fun and I can’t wait to try something else when I feel the need for a change. I like the blonde so that might be a while, but I think I might go for allover lavender!
Sasha Luss. Does blonde hair get better than this?
Before with my natural brown hair.
Here is after the first bleach. Then I had to go and do it again to get it even lighter. In total it took 6 1/2 hours!!
This is me now! It’s not even two weeks and my roots are growing back in crazy fast.
(The first 5 images are not my own, but the last 4 are)
Tavi and Rookie held an event at Urban Outfitters in San Francisco last Saturday. It was amazing! I got there about 10 minutes early and saw a huge crowd of beautifully dressed and interestingly put together teenage girls (mostly girls, but a few boys came to support Rookie too, yay!). Millions of pink and white balloons tied with lace and fabric string hung from the ceiling, and they had even spelled out ROOKIE in balloon lettering. How cool! In a corner I also noticed cute tiny cupcakes and candy. What could be better? First Elizabeth read her article about getting her period, it was defiantly an ice breaker! Then Tavi read her Dec. 2013 editor’s letter. It was completely beautiful and fitting. It was about the idea of “Forever” all the different things that go along with it, like growing up. Since my 16th birthday was in two days it was perfectly fitting. What really struck me was that she said how she wasn’t scared of getting older, she was just scared of being scared of being older. What was also great is that she said how she always is going to being growing up and there isn’t just one set stop point. It was a great message to bring in my birthday or just any time because getting older is hard for me. I start to miss the person I used to be, all the different versions of myself at different ages.
Shortly after they had a signing. There was a huge crowd and I was stuck in the back. It turned out to be good though, because I meet some cool people. We didn’t make it to the front before it was time for Summer Twins to play. Tavi, like the cool person she is said she would stay later to sign for anyone else who still wanted.
Summer Twins were amazing! I had never heard of them, but they might be a new favorite. They were so, so great, and dressed so cool too. As they played, the volume caused the balloons on the ceiling to pop and rain the glitter flakes that were painted on the bottom down on everyone.
When they were finished, Tavi resumed her singing. I got to meet her again (I met her before at the Rookie Road Trip last year, which was so fun). She was really nice even though I was my a heightened version of my awkward self. It was so sweet of her to stay late so everyone could get a chance to meet her. It was definitely over an hour. Thanks Tavi!
Tavi talking about Forever
Me and Tavi! (yes, I am tall, also I was wearing my Doc Martens with about a 1-2 inch platform and Tavi is on the shorter side) I wish I would have bent over so I am not forever thought of as a giant.
Here are clearer pictures of what I wore, which was my vintage dress from the 30′s and my Agyness Deyn for Doc Martens shoes.
(all pictures are my own and taken by me except the picture of me and Tavi is by my friend, the last two are taken by my mom)