Sunday, September 22, 2013


skirt: thrift, shirt: h&m

HEY GUYS!!! I'm back. Oh my god. I started watching BBC SHERLOCK. IT IS LITERALLY THE BEST SHOW I'VE EVER SEEN. I've only watched 4 of the 6 episodes but I was hooked by the first. I am so in love with it. Benedict Cumberbatch is a god. Johnlock is REAL. I was skeptical of the show at first because I thought it was lame for some reason but oh boy was I WRONG. If you haven't watched it, go watch it right now. it's LIFE-CHANGING.

so yeah. this weekend was super dumb because I had to go to Madison with my family and celebrate my brother's 20th birthday (which I guess was kind of fun) but the weather here was just so perfect and fall-like and wonderful. oh my gosh, I love autumn and the leaves have started to change and the air is getting cooler and I know I've been saying that for a while but it's so true.
lately I've been indulging in all things BRITISH (fueled by my obsession with BBC television) and have been drinking lots of tea and wearing oxfords because I'm super lame and have nothing intelligent to do with my time.

I've also been eating a lot a lot a LOT of sugary buttery food which is awesome because it makes me happy, but I've also been feeling kind of physically gross so I think I'm going to start watching what I eat a little more. 

I'm currently reading the Mysterious Benedict Society which is a fabulous book and just makes me so happy. read it if you like Harry Potter!

and finally I've been needing to write loads and loads of essays for college applications and writing class (and one report for biology on a book that I never read...we'll see how that goes; it's due on thursday!) and honestly writing about myself is very difficult. I just don't understand my personality and I need to work on forming stronger opinions on things I guess?? Like I have certain values but when it comes to some things I just don't have an opinion either way. ugh I don't know. I'm weird.

anyways, I hope you guys are having an awesome September!! autumn is one of the best seasons once you get past the school part, so I'm going to try and enjoy it as much as possible before winter comes. ugh.

I'll leave you with a song that I really love, Blinding by Florence and the Machine:

love you! have some ~~~~INSPIRATION~~~~

(these are all from tumblr!!!!!!!!! peace out!!!!!)

Monday, September 16, 2013

getting back on track

the bath abbey (i think????) where my mom and I went this summer! I would do anything to go back to England (this isn't even my photo i'm too lazy to upload them lol kms)

lately I've been feeling this weird transformation inside of me. I've been listening to less rock and roll and more classical. I've been dressing in more comfortable clothes. And I've been spending a lot more time by myself. school has been alright; I don't speak to many people. I've been loving the time when I get to be by myself at home or with my parents. I don't know if this is a season-related thing (the weather has gotten a lot cooler recently) or if I'm going through a 'phase' or whatever. I guess I was just getting bored. Maybe not everything is about clothes and music and friends. Maybe I have to focus some of my energy on myself and kind of find out where my life is going and what the heck my personality is.
Yesterday I finalized my list of colleges that I want to apply to!!! HURRAH! Today I stayed home sick from school which was just fine by me. My violin teacher is forcing me to be in an Orchestra, and so now I have that to worry about. I haven't been practicing much at all, and that's something that I really need to work on. and I've been watching way too much netflix. I think what I need is a ROUTINE in order to fit all my homework and practicing and applications and stuff into my LYFE and yeah.

if you want something truly INCREDIBLE to listen to, I highly recommend this Piano Concerto by Tchaikovsky (who is one of my favorite composers: everything he writes is so dramatic and beautiful. swan lake is another really good one!!)

that's all for now, I pinky promise to get my life back into gear soon!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

eight line poem

jacket: lucky, shirt: thrift, jeans: gap (from like a long time ago) pins: sex pistols, ramones, and obama!
(featuring my dumb calculus textbook)

i'm slowly getting into the groove of SENIOR YEAR! I have fairly competent teachers this year so I think I'll learn a lot, and that's good. I love learning but not when people suck. With this outfit I was kind of channeling Lindsay Weir/80's british punk rock vibes and I think I like it. 
Today I started my first PSEO class (which is when I get to go take a class at the university for high school AND college credit) and it was so awesome. People in college are so much more mature and the class is way more in-depth and interesting than high school. So I'm pretty happy!!!

I made a random little shrine of stuff that I have recently acquired, including my Hunky Dory bowie record (ONE OF MY FAVES), 2 really good books (The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and the Mysterious Benedict Society), a random envelope thing, my pencil case that looks like an ice cream sandwich, a bowl peaches made for me, my nice new backpack and a lil framed photo of BOB DYLAN!!!! ♥♥

Labor day weekend was fabulous, by the way. My friend mags and I made pins together, and then we drove over to peaches' house and we all went to target for hair dye and twizzlers and came to my house to dye peaches' hair and it looks SO GOOD. we ate pizza and watched shrek 2 (ha ha) and it was a swell time. Peaches slept over and then we went on a picnic with our friend rosie and it was adorable!!!!! I love hangin with friends. then my parents had a dinner party and so I hid in my room and listened to classical music which is actually one of the most underrated things IN THE WORLD. just pretend like you're drinking tea in London. it's perfect. maybe I'm biased because I'm a classical violinist, but whatever.
here's some music I've been digging lately:

eight line poem - david bowie

home - austra

lady you shot me - har mar superstar

anyways, I hope you guys are having a fun september!! hopefully it's cooler weather where you are. I JUST WANT IT TO BE FALL :((((
have some inspo (all from tumblr unless i say so)


bby john

the white stripes

bby bowie

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

so wonderfully wonderfully wonderfully wonderfully pretty

(this is me being upset about having too much hair for this weather)
shirt: american apparel, shorts: thrifted, random tape measure, doc martenz

IT IS HOT. like, hot-hot. hotter than it was all summer. the sticky, gross kind of weather where you're glued to the few rooms in the house that actually have air conditioning boxes. since my brother left for college last weekend I had to move into his room because mine doesn't have AC. i'm gross and sweaty like 24/7 now. and what makes this even worse is that I have to go to SCHOOL and SUFFER. (actually my school is way over-air-conditioned and so it's freezing most of the time, but whatever).
But yeah, I started school on Monday and to be honest it's not as big of a deal as I was dreading. Maybe it's because I only have 4 classes (AP calculus, AP biology, chamber orchestra, and CIS writing!) and get to leave at 12:30. maybe it's because my expectations for this year are below zero and I literally don't give a damn about it anymore. either way, I'm enjoying my smooth transition from summer into school!! also: SENIOR YEAR! YEAH!!!!!!!! thank god.

I TOOK PICTURES OUT oN THE FRONT STOOP TODAY!!! it was fun. this is basically the most boring outfit but I was totally inspired by that one time when tavi wore a tape measure as a belt. she's perfect.
ALSO: I finally got my driver's license!!! my brother is letting me use his old pick-up truck! it's really ugly and huge but it's something!!! I drive it to school and I'm like the most badass bitch there ever was. her name is billie joe:

I know fall is coming really soon so what's better to send off summer than with a trip to the best place on earth, the STATE FAIR!! I took some really crummy pictures the other day:

everything at the fair is really retro and bright and summery and I LOVE IT.

to end this post I will leave you with one of my favorite songs of ALL TIME, The Lovecats by the Cure:


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

she loves the way they love her

dress; target, backpack; vintage, shoes; zappos

it was hot today!!! but it was a great day as well. I got my hair blown out at the hairdresser because I'm taking my senior pictures tomorrow!!! I'm kind of excited but also worried that the pictures won't look very good because I look weird. I also walked to the grocery store and back and ate delicious grapes and drank iced mint tea. what a good way to spend one of the last days of summer! (but I've totally watched like 12 episodes of malcolm in the middle today also)
 I found this dress at target like 2 weeks ago! it was a pleasant surprise to see them selling more ~spooky teen witch vibe~ dresses and stuff. i really dig it.

on a different note, I've been feeling really insecure about my appearance lately :/ I'm so self conscious about my nose, and my posture, and my legs, and my arms, and my face. I just feel so ugly and weird looking and awkward and tall and stupid all the time and I have no idea why. I used to be pretty confident about how I looked, I suppose because I never really analyzed my body until recently. I don't know. I'm stuck with the way I look forever so I might as well just accept it.

A N Y W A Y,,,,,,,,, I also did a l'il crafting this week!!!!! I made these awesome brooches using this tutorial from rookie!!! it was so fun and I love badges so it was a win-win situation.

ALSO I've been really digging the Zombies lately (as you can see by the badge above), especially this song, She Loves The Way They Love Her:


so yeah, basically the week before school starts has been oddly numb and quiet. I haven't seen any friends recently and i've been spending a lot of time reading and watching netflix. I guess I'm reveling in the remaining freedom I have before Monday. it's been a long and great summer and while I'm TOTALLY NOT READY FOR SCHOOL TO START, I'm also okay with it because I've had a lot of fun and a lot of sleep and a lot of relaxation. and I'm PUMPED FOR SENIOR YEAR CLASS OF 2014 WOOOOOOOO (just kidding) (I hate schooL)

have some last-week-of-summer inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (ALL FROM TUMBLR)
elvis and priscilla :(

francoise hardy!!! xoxo

seee you guys later!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxo COCO