H&M Ruffle layer dress (Euro 2) // H&M Leather jacket (Euro 4) //
Predictions White low heel pump (5) //
Photographer: Self-timer and tripod
I'm going to make another overarching over-ambitious goal just to pile more things onto my head: blog daily (or every other day). I've always envied bloggers who are so resilient towards laziness or procrastination or anything and keep chugging their way choo-choo through posts, daily, surely just as the sun rises and sets. I am a perfectionist, I'll admit. I like everything perfectly structured and organized and written and each post requires over an hour of tweaking before publishing, but I realize that people usually like the parts of me that I don't. They like imperfections because they see them as beautiful. It's time for me to let go and start posting pictures that I don't like so much. To chip away a little bit at a time.
I'm still at the mental state and with increasing symptoms of needing feedback, of needing to hear compliments or wanting to be patted on the head for a job well done. I realize that I am hesitant to post daily because I figure most people wouldn't have had time to read and comment yet and I don't like leaving the newest post up for a long time if it's not one of my favourites. I'm no fashion icon. I'm no model. I'm no top blogger. I should be grateful and in awe that so many of you even bother to view the fruits of my labours. And I am. I would have never thought to have made so many connections and become friends with such vibrant, real people in the blogosphere. Through blogging, I've learned a lot. A lot about fashion, makeup, photography, writing, but mostly about who I am and who I want to be. Amazing how a couple of paragraphs of hypertext can transform an individual.
These photos were taken over a month ago, and they're not perfect but I might as well post them sometime. I really like how the colours reminded me of Neapolitan ice cream, containing white, pink, and brown stripes for vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate flavours, respectively. This amused my 5-year-old self greatly but my fondest memory lies with Superman ice cream. High five if you remember the effects of eating that magic xD I ended up returning this H&M dress simply because it was $40 and I couldn't think of versatile outfits to fashion out of it. The length was super short in certain places and left me very uncomfortable even walking around outside in this for a brief while. Layering over tights is a must for this one and overall it's a little too night-gown for me. I tried with the leather jacket, but there simply wasn't that spark. Either way I was really sad to let this go, but sometimes intuition leads us astray or to one-outfit pieces. Flash makes the colours show up more. For some reason that shady intersection by my dorm turns all the light colours into odd variants of white when they shouldn't be. I've learned in this month that my boyfriend trumps the world's best tripod and self-timer. He is the macaroni to my cheese.