Taking things a day at a time

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I need color in my life

Yes, I do need to regain my tanned skin color I lost while going to Linfield. Seriously, it's ridiculous; some of my friends from high school that were so much more white than me are now way darker than I am! And that's not right. To solve this problem would be going to the beach - which is something I haven't done in a few weeks.

However, the reason why I'm posting this isn't because of my lack of native skin color. I'm talking about my wardrobe.

It's kinda funny how when I think about getting or doing something, that thing pops up everywhere! Like when I got my bangs cut junior year, in two weeks, 3 of my other friends cut their bangs as well. Or when I was searching for my purple Converse, I kept seeing people wearing Converse wherever I went. So about 2 months ago I really noticed - actually looked through and counted - exactly how many black shirts I own. When I came home, I got rid of the clothes I didn't wear anymore or didn't fit, so now I have 17 shirts that I still cycle through and wear. Out of that 17, 11 are black.

I need to change that.

After reading B-ry's blog about adding color to your outfit, it only fueled my online search for clothes. I didn't really have an intent of buying anything, but just getting ideas of what places I could look at for stuff I can afford and for styles I liked. To be honest, I think I've always liked clothes, just not in the same sense that most girls like clothes, you know? When the image of girls going shopping comes up, you picture them shopping for cute tops, dresses, heels, short shorts, Coach bags, D&G sunglasses, and jewelry. If I were to spend a day shopping, I'd be on the lookout for Converse, hoodies, band tshirts, vintage baseball tees, messenger/hobo bags, 80's Rayban Wayfarer sunglasses, and bermuda shorts. I'm not sure what my "style" would be considered? Skater? Alternative? Retro?

Well, whatever it is, yesterday I found some of these collages on Polyvore.com. These are the kinds of clothes/styles I like:

I don't think I can pull off such a colorful ensemble as this one above, but the colors are pretty spectacular. Now, the top 3 really don't have much color to them, but those are the styles I like.

I also hate to admit this, but I like the characters that Selena Gomez plays in her movies; specifically Another Cinderella Story and Princess Protection Program. I'm assuming it's the same on Wizards of Waverly Place, since I watched one episode. Her characters all have the same kind of clothes and style, I've noticed that, but that's the kind that I like. The kind that goes with my own personality.

Since clothes cost money, this is something I need to work up to. But I can get things, little by little. I suppose this is a work in progress. I'm starting with a style board. I bought this cool bulletin board that's green with polka dots on it and I'll use it to put pictures of what clothes and styles I like. Along with accessories, because I love accessories; sunglasses, rings, earrings, headbands. I've really been into headbands recently. So hopefully I can get on this "wardrobe reinvention" thing. The hardest part is not being able to go out and buy stuff right now. But I think I've got decent self-retrain.


Blogger Alessa said...

Oh my! You have 11 of 17 black tees... that's insane! I think I have like 5. Ok so when you were talking about what you shop for... yeah, we should have gone shopping together because everything you mentioned I normally shop for. And I know the feeling about the purple converse. I went looking for a pair in 10th grade and they were popping up on everyone's feet... and it wasn't until last year I found a pair that fit! Woo!!! Anyway, I really like the wardrobe ideas you put up. And the colorful one was a lot of pink. But other than that I could see you in all those colors. That's a really cool idea about the bulletin board idea. Good luck with your wardrobe reinvention! Take pictures!!!

June 30, 2009 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Bryan said...

your style board sounds cool! that is a good idea. I totally agree with you, about the not being able to buy things right now. I'd love to buy new clothes, but i can't really afford it, what with no real job and all haha. i'm hoping to go into the city one day and look for a bunch of cool thrift stores, and see if i can come up with anything.

Also, I'm glad you like Buffy! I plan on starting season 6 soon. AAAnd, I also like Selena Gomez. She does have a cool style. it's very unique, and not that typical girl look.

And, another also, you can totally pull of crazy colors! especially since your tan--lucky bum. i can't tan, really. my body hair blocks the sun from getting to my skin hahaha

June 30, 2009 at 9:05 PM  
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April 1, 2010 at 2:37 AM  

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