lumos, nox

I have changed my moodboard since school started yesterday. I wore my grey asymmetrical long skirt and a yellow tee shirt (toned down enough for you, parents?) I’m kind of going more for the pretty, light fall colors (off-white wool, etc) instead of that old witch-vibe-filled goodness that took the name of my late August. I also want to get a knitted beret because they are very flattering and pointless. They look good on everyone.

This is also the season for wavy light-brown hair, feathery bangs and side braids.  (She kind of looks like an elf or a nymph, doesn’t she?)

 

Spank! hair and other stuff

I went to an arcade with my little brother today, and on the way back we stopped at a drugstore and I bought these cute little apple barrettes. From a distance I thought they were light pastels and got really excited, and I was all, “OMG I’M GONNA HAVE SPANK! HAIR LALALALALA”, but then I was all, “Oh, I guess I will simply have awesome hair as opposed to super-awesome hair.” So I bought these. They might not be pastel or even remotely Spank-ish like I thought, but I still love them.

When I got home, I looked in my room and found that I got some more awesome hand-me-downs (could you even call them that?) from my mom. She gave me this old Napoleon Dynamite wig she found in the depths of her closet, and a pretty necklace with leaf-thingies on them. Then, rummaging through random boxes and stuff, I found one more necklace, a plain plastic headband with infinite possibilities, and a hat for one of my old dolls, which I will now wear as my own. Too small? Nothing a couple bobby pins can’t solve.

 Wow. This picture sucks. Sorry. I had to hold my laptop over my bed to take the picture and I moved but I’m too lazy to redo it.

 Goooossshhh. “You look like my mom in 1982.” -dad

Oh, how I love tiny hats.

Ignore the owl pendant, I’m always wearing that. The necklaces mentioned above are the long shiny one and the chunky red/orange one. I love them both, but I wonder if what I wear is “elegant” enough for the leaf necklace, it’s so pretty and dainty. Oh! I almost forgot! I recently discovered Alex Prager, this really awesome photographer. She’s self-taught, and her photos are incredible.

These are my 2 favorite pictures. Bahbabababa, I’m lovin’ it. Especially the last one.

See ya. xx Ruby

Does ”pastel + bright = KABOOM” ?

I was trolling around on Yahoo Answers today and I came across a question, “How can I be more girly?” I always will disagree with people trying to change themselves to fall under a certain category or stereotype, but this question was actually very interesting. It specifically asked for things to wear to be a girly-girl.

The answers were mixed. Lots said to wear flashy colors like hot pink with angular, “80s-like clothing”, and some also said you should wear soft, light colors, like pastels, with lots of frilly floral things. I decided to put each to the test, and the two styles looked equally girlish. To be the ultimate  pink-barbie-vomit girl, I realized you had to combine the two classics to become the Super Queen of the Girly-Girls. I put this challenge to a test first with a still-life containing my glasses case, some ribbon from the art cabinet, an old plastic bracelet from my child years, some bright lipstick, and a bubblegum wrapper. Here it is:

Not the most artistic photo I’ve ever taken, unfortunately, but you get the idea. So, with those elements, I dove into my wardrobe and pulled out the outfit below. It’s actually more pastel than the flashy bright stuff, but it’s still something. That cardi is my best friend! It has lasted forever and it’s soooo pretty! And today I’m not wearing my owl pendant, I’m wearing, well, a DIFFERENT owl pendant. This one is shinier and it has cute little jewels on its eyes and feathers. And it’s hanging on a metal chain instead of string. Weeeiiirrdd.  I did a close-up below the main outfit picture so you can see my lipstick, shirt detail and necklace. It’s at the top of this post. Sorry for the sad/angry/tired expression on my face.

EXPERIMENT:  Try combining the two main “girly” trademark looks. Challenge accepted.

HYPOTHESIS: I will end up with a totally failed outfit that looks like a pony barfed.

RESULT: Everything went better than expected. Still not enough brightness to totally balance the look, though.

Skirt: really a cotton-on dress. Shirt: mom's vintage Orla Keily. Belt: reeeaally old from my mom. Cardi: Agnes B.