OMG! I figured it out: Gossip Girl's Jenny Humphrey's new do is eerily reminiscent of Mrs. Brady's lovably horrific mullet.
I know, this is my second post in a row bashing Little J. I need to stop! Though I can't help myself from missing the peacoats and headbands of the good 'ol days.
I was so excited to be Jenny for Halloween, but my dreams of being a Gossip Girl were crushed by my Serena and Blair who suddenly decided we should be cats. Yes, cats. I thought about being Jenny by myself, but then I realized I'd be deemed by others as an attempted-slutty schoolgirl. I decided to be a good sport: So, I slapped on some cat ears and had a fabulous Halloween!
'Tis almost Halloween doll faces! So excited! Every year for my school's Student Advisory Board we collect canned goods or "Trick-'r-Can." As 5-year-old-ish as it sounds, my friends and I (sophomores in high school, mind you) still basically trick-'r-treat. After we receive candy, we just say, "Oh, our 'elementary' school is collecting canned goods so if you have any that'd be great...if not thank you for your time!" When will we grow up? I have a feeling when we are in college we'll have to hire children to tote around on Halloween to keep up our tradition!
About a week before Halloween, I get a rabid-dog-like-look in my eye, ravenous for dark chocolate and Sweetarts...I also have a year-round obsession with Tootsie Pops! Grapes happen to be my favorite, raspberries my friend Kate's as illustrated (in a project for my communications class), above.
Oh how I absolutely adore not being so incredibly busy! In celebration of my newfound freedom, I decided to have a catch-up session on my two all-time favorite guilty pleasures: Gossip Girl and ABC Family's Greek before their new episodes air today and tomorrow. As I finished off The Serena Also Rises and switched over to Greek, I noticed a similar wardrobe choice. A super-cute Marc Jacobs top was worn by the Greek's forthright fashionista Ashleigh (above, left) as well as Gossip Girl's bohemian style Vanessa (above, right).
I find it so incredible how television stylists can take a rather basic top and turn it in to a look taylor-made for a character. Ashleigh's girly style is portrayed through a hot pink floral pin, while Vanessa's laid back look is completed with a chain looped necklace. Two completely different characters, one top.
Costume Design: Yet another career idea to add to the endless list!
I find it rather amusing how the preparations for homecoming take hours, days, weeks even. Arrangements for mouth-numbing pictures, dinner and the after party are deliberated months in advance. Yet everyone hates the actual dance: Guys standing around awkwardly while their dates squeal in unison at each other's dresses, people with their arms folded on the outskirts of dance floor.
Despite this slightly negative view of homecoming, last night I had an excellent time at mine.
Tune of the Day: Yeah! by Usher featuring Lil' Jon & Ludacris (a high school dance classic)
I know, I keep saying "I'm back, I promise" and follow up with a month-long hiatus. Well this time I'm back for good! The high school golf season ended Monday at our district tournament and my obligations as our Student Advisory Board's chair of the homecoming parade have been lifted as of yesterday.
My high school's homecoming theme this year is The Wizard of Oz, ergo our float (above) was a tornado-damaged cottage complete with crushed witch legs donning ruby slippers I fashioned out of an old pair of Isaac Mizrahi for Target kitten-heels by coating them with red glitter. Emma (of Six Miles South of North Platte) stands next to our fabulous tornado complete with a struggling "farmer Ken," and various pieces of Barbie furniture. It pained me watching Barbie's beloved Pepto-Bismol-pink living room set being welded to the structure, but in the end the sacrificing of the sofa was worth it: Our float took first place!
Tune of the Day: Keeps Gettin' Better by Christina Aguilera
Oh those awkward days of the orthodontia: Repeatedly lisping while reading your essay to the class, yanking watermelon Bubble Yum from your wires, leaving a trail of bracket bands wherever you go. Yeah. Been there, done that - for two and a half years. Thankfully, the eclectic "Retainer Necklace" (above) by Kiel Mead doesn't cause overactive salivation and you don't have to attempt to conceal it with a "Mona Lisa smile" on picture day. I call it "An ode to your awkward stage." I also found the "Forget Me Nots," "Freck Specs," "Gum" and "Key Rings" (below, clockwise) quirkily adorable.
Tune of the Day: Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl by Broken Social Scene
Despite the ample yard waste (which I was shoved in, above), autumn is my favorite season of all. Don't get me wrong, the cozy cardigans, array of plaids and chunky-knit scarves are fabulous, though I have to say that I love fall for the sake, of well...fall! The crisp air, colorful leaves (which I happen to enjoy jumping in) and high school football games are what makes this season my absolute favorite.
My high school happens worship the sport of football, which includes dressing to the nines for each and every game. Our school colors are crimson, ivory and ebony, in other words, every student is coated in red, white and black on game day. Sometimes there are themes we dress out for, which have included "Hunting Season" and "Toga Night." I honestly have no idea who coordinates these events, though I have to say they do a great job of spreading the word, as last week not a soul in sight wasn't wearing camouflage or neon orange. This week our theme is "Red Out", we are to done our brightest reds to support our team.
My plan of action to support the team (which includes my homecoming date!): A Rugby tee (below, left) and knee-socks (below, right). I discovered Rugby awhile ago while on vacation in San Francisco and fell in love with the Ralph Lauren branch's "rustic prep" styles. I like to call it "Edgy with a popped collar!"
A slightly embarrassing fact: My friend and I signed up for our school's rugby team, thinking we could don our fabulous Rugby rugbys for the games. After some quite graphic descriptions of injuries acquired from the sport which apparently is football without pads, we realized that we'd have to save our darling shirts for golf team.
Tune of the Day: Elvis Ain't Dead by Scouting For Girls
Infinite Xs and Os,
P.S. I know, I know, I've been a bad blogger, but I vow to correct this bad habit while maintaining a mildly decent Physics grade!
Yes! I'm back! No, I did not fall into a vat of toxic waste! I am indeed alive and well contrary to my blogging habits. Yeesh. I sincerely apologizing for not posting sooner. Sophomore year has been...crazy. Crazy-good and crazy-stressful. From my Physics teacher who makes me want to accelerate my fist into a wall to endless Spanish conjugation packets, it has been a stressful couple of weeks! But I have a feeling this year is going to be my best yet, allowing me to learn more than I have ever before. Okay, I'm becoming bit of a corn-dog now, but I love to learn.
The class I have to say I am most excited for is Mass Communications, the prerequisite for my high school's newspaper. We just finished watching a biographical film called Shattered Glass telling the tale of Stephen Glass, a twenty-three year-old reporter at The New Republic who wrote twenty-seven fabricated articles which included fake quotations, sources and events. Glass event went as far to have his brother set-up phone numbers and websites when another magazine questioned his sources.
I have to say, that Hayden Christensen is quite the cutie.
Tune of the Day: So Much To Say by Matthew Puckett
Who isn't mind-boggling-ly excited for the premiere of Gossip Girl's season twoon September first? *Nerdy snickers* Above is a picture of the filming of one of my favorite episodes, "All About My Brother" that my friend Caroline (who lives in New York) took. Anyway, I have twelve long school-filled days until this blessed event. I have a total girl-crush on Blair Waldorf (there was actually a great article this summer's Teen Vogueabout girl-crushes - which aren't actual crushes, rather extreme admiration towards another girl). Who doesn't love a fierce attitude and a wardrobe to match?
Though I'm not a fan of tees, this "Team Blair" shirt from Fred Flare is soon to be shipped to my door!
Tune of the Day: Beat Control by Tilly and the Wall
Despite my previous (rather depressing) post's predictions, I had a fabulous first day of school! Last night my dad and I had our little "the night before the first day" chat over bowls of cereal and Frasier, in which he always quips "_____ grade is the best grade of all! You have the most fun, everything is so great during your _____ grade year!" Despite his slightly annoying attempts to be humorous, my dad made me think: I'm going to make my tenth grade year my best year yet.
Dress: American Apparel
Sweater: J. Crew
Bag: MARC by Marc Jacobs
Adding to the beginning of my "best year ever" was the purchase of my new MARC by Marc Jacobs sling bag which my mom reasoned was a "school purse" (like I'd carry all of my books in a purse, that job is left to "Old Reliable": My not-as-fashionable North Face backpack). Another addition to the beginning of this fabulous school year? My haircut: Swingy blonde layers and side-swept bangs.
Two days, five hours and nineteen minutes until my sophomore year of high school begins. Two days, five hours and nineteen minutes until I put away my (rather childish) sparkle sandals (that I adore), trade my pool tote for a backpack and watch my tan lines fade.
I went to school from 8:45 PM to 7:00 AM. Running through the halls, posing next to our devil-of-a-biology teacher's office, dancing on the dugout by the baseball field. No teachers, no limit on my camera's memory card.
More later! For now, I have to babysit, which probably won't be that easy given I'm running on fifteen minutes of sleep!
I am currently on the hunt for the perfect homecoming dress! Even though the dance is in October, I just really want to have an excuse to be browsing online for hours. Yesterday, my hunt began to veer off track as I headed to the Kitson site (Kitson doesn't really carry formal dresses). On the homepage was this (below):
Why won't L.C. be pleased? L.C.'s line has been dropped by Kitson boutiques, while Heidi Montag's (above, left) line, Heidiwood for Anchorblue, sold out at Kitson stores. The Hills stars are, shall we say, "frenemies".
Though Heidi is portrayed in the adored reality show as the villain, she takes the prize in terms of her line. It's not really my style, but Lauren's line (above) consists of over-priced basics with identical styles available at Fred Flare, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters and American Apparel for a sixth of the price.
I have a thirteen page summer reading packet to complete.
I'm currently battling a random stomach bug that has prohibited me from consuming a morsel of food in two days!
What's a girl to do! I think that picture of me (above) is hilarious. While typing my essay for the packet, my friend Kate took that extremely attractive snapshot without my knowledge and proceeded to plaster it on Facebook. My (faux) fur throw looks like a dead badger laying on my chest!
Well, I'm just letting you darlings all know that despite my lack of blogging, I'm still alive! As soon as this summer reading is done, I shall be back on board with blogging.
Tune of the Day: One Step At a Time by Jordin Sparks
*Groan* I feel disgusting! Today has been spent laying in bed, dozing off between episodes of Frasier (my all-time favorite show) and choking down 7-Up and Zesta saltines. Something is wrong with my stomach, but I don't know what! Though there was one thing that got me through my queasiness, the arrival of my Steve Madden "Reede" sandals (below).
Are they not fabulous? I first laid my eyes on these fabulousities while I was reading my "Sale Male" from Shop it to Me from InStyle. They send you a daily e-mail showing sale items in your size from brands and designers you choose. Those beauties were $69.97 at Endless, originally $99.95. No tax, no shipping charges.
Want a referral to Shop it to Me? E-mail me at Supercalifashionista@gmail.com.
Tune of the Day: Everything's Just Wonderful by Lily Allen
"Smile. Have you ever noticed how easily puppies make human friends? Yet all they do is wag their tails and fall over." - Walter Anderson.
Just when you think that everything is going badly, you find something that makes you smile. The other day I was opening a Word document, and I discover I have the stupid "Shankar" virus. I also noticed that my MacBook was overdue for about ten system updates which could of prevented the virus. Then, I find that I don't have any more room on my hard-drive for the system updates. So, I start clearing out files: Going through iPhoto, erasing movies my friends took of random things on my camera. Then, I came upon these pictures of my dog Winnie (above) the day we got her. I smiled, and things got better.
About a year ago after my eighth grade trip to Washington D.C., my mom met me at the airport and we took an Amtrak up to New York for the weekend. We had breakfast with my Godmother, shopped (of course) and saw Legally Blonde The Musical. My mom originally gave me two choices: See Rufus Wainwright in concert, or see Legally Blonde The Musical. Well, my little eighth grade self (I know, it was only a year ago, still) obviously chose to see Legally Blonde The Musical.
Needless to say, it was fabulous! A total chick-play, it was still fantastic, and very...blonde. As a blonde and a lover of musicals,I fell head over four-inch pink stilettos (which every female cast member had to train to dance in) for Legally Blonde The Musical. So you can imagine my utter obsession with MTV'sLegally Blonde The Musical: The Search For Elle Woods.
Ten "Elle's" competed in challenges from belting "What You Want" (the feel-good anthem where Elle persuades Harvard she is what they want) while spinning on a bike (above, top) to dancing in high-heeled boots on the cobble-stoned streets of Brooklyn (above, below), until the darling Southern belle, Bailey Hanks (below, and isn't her dress darling?), was chosen to become Elle Woods on broadway for six months.
I can't even begin to tell you how many times the Legally Blonde: The Musical (Original Cast Recording) has been circulating on my iPod!
Tune of the Day: So Much Better by Legally Blonde: The Musical (Original Cast Recording)
B. Best Friend? Too many to count! Actually, it was one of my best friend's birthday today. Her boyfriend and I woke her up this morning, plopping a pitifully-decorated cake (he decorated it, below) on her bed!
C. Cake or pie? I love cake! I've never been a pie person. Plus, pie doesn't have frosting, and I adore frosting. Ask my friends, they've caught me eating Pillsbury chocolate frosting with a spoon (reminiscent of that scene in John Tucker Must Die, right?). My friend's boyfriend actually had to stop me (above) from sticking my finger in the frosting of her birthday cake (above) on the way over to her house.
D. Day of choice? I love Wednesdays.
E. Essential item? My MacBook is my life. Safari, iChat, Mail, iTunes, DVD, iPhoto, PhotoBooth, take them away from me, and I'll go into a deep depression. I'm not even kidding.
F. Favorite color? Tiffany blue, canyon rose (actually the birthday color for January 8th), chocolate brown and mint green.
G. Gummy bears or worms? I like gummy worms, they're softer than gummy bears!
H. Home town? I was born in Omaha and I live in Omaha now.
I. Favorite indulgence? When I feel sorry for myself, I buy lipgloss from Sephora. Online or at the store, it's a bad habit. Sephora is actually my homepage when I open Safari, I should probably change that. My most recent indulgence? NARS lipgloss in Striptease (below).
J. January or July? Of course I love January! My birthday is in January!
K. Kids? I do not have any children, as much as I love Juno.
L. Life isn't complete without? Friends and shoes.
M. Marriage date? Well in this state, it's not really legal for a fifteen year-old to get married. But I would marry that Ralph Lauren model in a second!
N. Number of brothers and sisters? I'm an only child.
O. Oranges or apples? I really love apple, green apples, I love the color.
P. Phobias? I'm afraid of the dark!
Q. Quotes? "We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney.
R. Reasons to smile? I found my iPod, after a week of its absence.
S. Season of choice? I love the fall! So crisp, yet cozy. Plus, the fashion magazines are always the thickest at that time of year!