Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Princess Bumblebee | Neon Nails

H&M yellow ruffle dress w/ black belt // From China black bead and crystal detachable peter pan collar //
Thrifted Ann Taylor/Goodwill strappy ankle wedges // Bracelets: Forever 21, H&M, Poshlocket (c/o) //
Forever 21 white and yellow floral headband //
Rings: green amethyst from medieval fair, owl from F21, mosaic from Claires //
NYX dark red lipstick in Snow White // Island Girl neon yellow nail polish in Aloha Color (from Hawaii) //

Photography: self; tripod and remote

TIERED YELLOW CAKE. Today I stared at my chipping neon highlighter yellow nails (which I bought in one of Hawaii's bajillion ABC stores to match my now-soiled-after-rainforest-hikes neon Nike running shoes) and threw open my closet doors, picking out my ruffly yellow cake costume dress, aka bumblebee dress, aka never-know-how-to-style-this-disaster (7/30). After considering doubling up on black skinny belts, laziness won out and the sash that came with the dress stayed. I can never seem to break free of the yellow and black colour template when I wear this dress - it's as if my past life as a hive-dweller won't let me break free of that particular mind mold. Suddenly I remembered my ultra-cute detachable peter pan collar I got in China for something like $7 USD that would perfectly accessorize this otherwise frumpy frock. I know, making dramatic molehills out of getting dressed. It's like us fashion-obsessed who beat our pillows in frustration because we have "nothing to wear" though our closets are bursting at the seams and carpets littered with clothing in various states of distress.

(Sunny + highlighter) yellow. So when I was shooting these photos tonight, a random dude on his phone walked up to my then-secluded area and stared at me while I'm trying to pose in front of my tripod. AWKWARD o_o. He wouldn't go away and kept expecting me to continue as if he weren't there so I chased him off with some excuse about being shy. Self-photographers know that tripods double as self defense weapons and my mind was definitely wandering in that direction. Then a granny with a Slavic accent jogged by and complimented me on my dress, to which I blushed and uttered thanks. Gramps also with a Slavic accent sauntered on by ten minutes later, noting that I seem to always be there fiddling with my camera during the sunset. Most likely with a confounded expression and furrowed brows as I try to tinker with Manual (deargod). That concludes this chapter of #iknowishouldbeinstitutionalizedforthecrazyshitidointhenameoffashionblogging - a hashtag that will never fit into your allotted tweet space.

Something I ate must have made me extra snarky today. *burp*
highway slow dancing bumblee triptych GFP i flickrd, he shuttered bohemia ambrosia sunsets instantly cheeky hot air balloon sunset neon nails and flower headbands rumble and tumble detachable peter pan collar neon manicure awk flapper owl you ready? tetrahedron pearls and metal in the orange of the light cake layers
Readers - do people ever stare while you're taking photos for your blog? How did you react?
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Katherine Tealeaf July 31, 2012 at 3:34 AM   said...

So much yellow! :D CUTE!

Anonymous July 31, 2012 at 3:55 AM   said...

you are too cute <3 i love these pops of neon, and your collar is adorable! you remind me of a sunflower <3


Hana Tralala July 31, 2012 at 6:42 AM   said...

haha...yes yes self-photographic awkward moments are the best. Even if i pose in front of someone, who's taking picture of me i feel shy and if someone stare at my while i'm setting up my tripod...aaa :D Buut you look super cute, Angie. The nailpolish is pretty special :)

Shels415 July 31, 2012 at 9:55 AM   said...

Totally darling outfit! Love your shoes! And didn't even notice the remote in your hand until I read about the weird guy!


Jo July 31, 2012 at 10:16 AM   said...

Black and yellow always reminds me of bumble bee too! I can't tell you had a remote in your hand in most photos. I can't imagine how shy I would be if a stranger actually walked past and stared at me while taking outfit shots. You are rather brave to have chased him off.

ahoymichelle July 31, 2012 at 1:48 PM   said...

Oh my goodness, I am in love with your accessories! The dress is gorgeous!

Alice Gu July 31, 2012 at 5:22 PM   said...

You do look like belle from that fashion drawing Austin sent us. I'm loving the nature-y artsy photo trend your doing. Keep it up!

StyleAt30 by Jo July 31, 2012 at 7:48 PM   said...

You look adorable :) I love that pop of yellow on you!

♥, Jo

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Clara Turbay July 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM   said...

This blog is full of charm and inspiration!

Stevia August 1, 2012 at 11:24 AM   said...

LOL! I know the feeling!
I often has children audience as well. They are quite funny and just smiles. like A LOT it was almost scary. LOL

at least you got AWESOME pictures
tiered yellow dress? Only you can make it look so damn gorgeous

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xix August 1, 2012 at 11:34 AM   said...

Oh wow, your dress is so cute! It does indeed remind me of a yellow tiered cake. :)
And that is so impressive that you took all of these pictures with a tripod!! Do you use one of those clicker thingies?
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lisacng August 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM   said...

You are adorable and very fun and daring with fashion! Love the bumblee dress! And cute peter pan collar! So cool! Kinda freaked out by the guy who wouldn't go away! Glad you scared him off and were ready to defend yourself. Great shots. I woulda never guessed these were self-taken! Love the one with the caption above "must be something I ate". The clean background really makes you pop and color is so soft. Love the ones with the hot air balloons taking off too. Very magical. I have yet to take selfies outdoors but would definitely feel self conscious! Heck, I feel self conscious taking photos with my iPhone sometimes!

Jelena Dimić August 1, 2012 at 5:49 PM   said...

The world is a runway, and you are one of the top models! You look awesome and have an unbelievable sense of stile. :D
I adore this look! :*
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Have a nice day! Hugs and kisses! :*

minnie. August 1, 2012 at 5:56 PM   said...

I really like all of your pictures and your style. :)

Trina Mock August 1, 2012 at 11:35 PM   said...

This look is adorable! Princess Bumblebee is the perfect name for it. And I love the shoes!


Angie J. August 5, 2012 at 9:33 AM   said...

this is adorable! it does remind me of cake, in a good way, haha.


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