There is a mural in the railroad district of Ashland that features a giant Coca-Cola ad. Whether this mural is actually old or just painted to look that way, but who knows. I'd been dying to take a few photos in front of it, and Kenzie happily agreed to take some for me. I really need to work on my posing, but it was nice to get some coffee at my roommate's job and walk two feet down to snap some photos in front of this thing.
Dress: Paddington Station in Ashland, OR
Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless
Earrings: flies, handmade
Please excuse my stupid following: face, poses, boob hanging out.
A few weeks ago, Eden and her friend Rebecca and I meandered down to Picker's Paradise in Medford, OR. It's a giant wharehouse with lots of little stalls set up for different vendors, almost like an indoor thrift/flea market of sorts. I took this break from working my ice cream scooping job to get dressed like a real human being and poke through the myriad of vintage, thrifted, and antique items. I walked away with a red Hawaiian airlines bag (pictured), a new scarf to put in my hair, and a red wool beret to hopefully wear during the winter if I'm feeling brave enough.
Eden peruses the aisles.
Rebecca collects milk glass.
Top: F21, thrifted
Shoes: Christian Syriano for Payless
Scarf: thrifted vintage
Purse: gift from my roommate Mallory
After seeing a rockabilly inspired performance of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, I keep doing my hair like this when I need to get it out of my face. I like the Rosie the Riveter vibe it has going on, and I used a scarf-tying tutorial from Delightfully Tacky. Man, it takes so much effort to look like a real human.
This picture was taken a year ago when I turned 20 in Disneyland. Today I'm in Ashland, OR working 3 jobs and living with my roommate for the summer. My parents are visiting! Finally I can go where the heck I want!
What's that? SCHOOL IS FINALLY OVER? Thank goodness!
Looking back on this school year, I'm disappointed in the amount of time I spent either upset/complaining about stuff. Looking back, it was actually the best year of all, right? I was cast in two school plays (for the first time, too), I got a callback every term, I got a scholarship and great grades and made it in the final round of the BFA acting sequence. I lived off campus, I tried new things, dated someone, grew out my hair, performed one of the best performances of my life in our directing project of God of Carnage.
This year really was the best one yet.
Dress: vintage, Three Penny Mercantile in Ashland OR
Harry Potter tote: Barnes & Noble
Listening to: "Waitin' on a Sunny Day," Bruce Springsteen
This is one of the shortest dresses I have worn in a long time, but I felt beautiful and 90s chic and ready for summer in it. Bring on the shorter dresses!
I am so excited for this summer. I am staying in Ashland, OR the whole time with a new job at the local ice cream shop. The boys next door are staying as is my roommate. I'm turning 21! We're gonna spend every day we can at the lake! I'm going to Outside Lands! YAY!
The girl who used to never wear logo'd shirts has since acquired several of them, and the collection is growing with a purchase of a NASA-themed shirt just last night (this morning?). I used to vehemently oppose wearing shirts with logos/pictures on them, but how could I pass up this Rosie the Riveter shirt from Couthclothing on Etsy? Really, though it's become the only shirt I want to wear anymore.
The day I wore this someone in passing called in my "feminist outfit," b/c of the button and the t-shirt. I can't help it if I want to support strong, independent, possibly angry vaginas.
In other news, here's what's happened since I've been here last: I performed and closed Cyrano, went home for spring break, started spring term of school, went to Portland, broke my collarbone & almost healed it, and next weekend I'm heading back home to watch my sister graduate high school and see Mumford & Sons in concert! SCHOOL IS ALMOST OVER. I'm so happy!
Listening to: Modern Vampires of the City, Vampire Weekend
So much for my New Year's Resolution of dressing better. My acting sequence classes leave me exhausted every morning at 7 am when I struggle out of bed, throw on any and all black clothes I can find, and head out to the door to make it to 830 am classes Monday through Thursday. To create more of a sense of uniformity, we are required to wear all black for our movement class, which is followed immediately by acting; on Mondays and Wednesdays we have voice which also requires sweats and pulling your hair out of your face. I am CERTAINLY not complaining; me being in these classes is a miracle in itself, and I am so happy to be there. But it can be a little bit of a bummer, especially in the winter, when all that's keeping me out of feeling ugly and lazy and gross is dressing up.
I still manage it on a few days, like yesterday: I had a few items in my closet I hadn't worn in a while, and even though the skies in Ashland were cloudy and grey all day yesterday, the weather actually wasn't that cold and I got away without wearing a jacket. I had my friend Lucas get a photo of it during a break while we were at rehearsal for our school's production of The Cyrano Project, a re-telling of Cyrano de Bergerac!
Vest, skirt: F21
Sweater, scarf: Marshall's
Boots: GAP Outlet
Lucas's outfit details to come.
I was speaking to a friend at the same rehearsal about personal style, and she bemoaned the fact that she doesn't dress as nice as she would like to. I retorted by saying, "I think I've learned over the past couple of years that less people are paying attention to what I'm wearing than I think," which she immediately dismissed as not being true. Another girl at the rehearsal wore this adorable black tulle skirt last week and when I complimented her on it, she said that the reason she had decided to dress up more was partly because of me. I guess more people are looking at what I wear than I think? That is simultaneously flattering and terrifying!