Friday, November 29, 2013

Rose in the Sun

Hey guys! How was your Thanksgiving? Happy Black Friday! 
I'm actually writing this post ahead of time because I know I'm going to be too exhausted from shopping to post, so I'm writing this on Wednesday. ^_^
Today my friend Rose came over and modeled for an hour or so for me. I've taken a photography class this semester, and while it is film photography, I decided to take a few snaps on my digital camera. I think some of them turned out beautifully! I love how angelic she looks. 

I hope you enjoyed this quick post and my little snippets :) I also hope you're recovering from your food baby! If you don't have one, you didn't do Thanksgiving right!
Talk to you soon,

Thursday, November 28, 2013

On Being a Person

Disclaimer: Today is a strictly words only post because I have a lot to say, and I'm going to express it the best way I can.

Life is hard. There's no doubt about it. I'm not going to claim to have some special insight or revelation into the world. I'm a seventeen year old girl living in a middle class family in the suburbs. What I do have are opinions and thoughts and ideas that I feel I need to share because, who knows, maybe it will help someone else reach a conclusion that will help bring them closure or comfort.

Being a person is hard. There's no doubt about that either. We have to deal with all of the falseness and feigned empathy in the world. Some people will care, but most others won't.

I've been having a hard time dealing with this recently; I've been noticing only the fake parts of people, and it was truly making me unhappy and unmotivated to do anything. When I started feeling this way, I would turn to fashion and YouTube to inspire and bring me up again, which was both good and bad.

Good because it helped me realize how important my self-expression is to my sanity, and it helped nurture this expression to let it grow and build itself up.

Bad because I sort of lost who I truly am and what and who I truly care about in the process. I slowly became more obsessed with the attention and superficiality of it all, rather than the expression that came from it. I lost myself in expression.

I basically created this notion of who I truly am. I thought,"Wow, I finally found who I am, and now I can be me." but rather than staying true to myself, I stayed true to this image of myself I created.

I had lost the fact that humans are consistently moving and changing and altering the way we see life. Rather than changing this image of myself as I actually changed, I became so obsessed with keeping it I lost myself even further.

I need to realize that my personality isn't always going to be consistent, and I can't force it to be that way. Who I was a year ago is not who I am now. Admitting that is easy, but actually living by it is the hard part.

I think it's important that I be thankful for those who have stuck around with me even though I haven't been that great to them. I was to busy keeping up with people who don't really care all that much about me in the end, that I thought I lost who really counts.

Sometimes we just need to admit when we're wrong. Sometimes we just need to be at fault.

All I know is that I need to work toward being a better person and bringing myself back into the picture. I need to drop this person who is so concerned with acceptance. I need to be me, but not in the,"always be yourself!" way. I need to be me in the sense that I have to stop creating me.

Talk to you guys tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday Wishes: Black Friday Edition

Hello everyone! Happy almost Thanksgiving :)
This is one of my favorite holidays because it combines family, glorious food, and shopping. LOTS of shopping. It's like the perfect day.

This year we're celebrating at my brother-in-law's (eep! so weird to say that) parents' house. This is the first time I'm going elsewhere for Thanksgiving dinner, but I have high hopes! I think it's going to be absolutely lovely ^^ I just hope there will be a vegetarian entrée!

Anyway, in the spirit of Black Friday in a couple of days, I'm going to put together a list of pieces I'll be looking out for on my little shopping adventure!

Pour Moi:
Although I'm going to mostly be doing Christmas present shopping, I have a few things in mind that I want to look out for.

Hunter Boots
Source: Hunter
Ever since I saw HelloKatyxo from YouTube wear these in one of her videos, I've been wanting a pair ever since. I just can't get myself to dish out $140 on a pair of boots, even though I know I'd get a ton of use out of them. I've found an adequate ripoff on eBay, but they aren't as pretty or as nice as these. I'm going to keep a lookout for a discounted pair on Friday! Maybe Nordstrom will have them?

Pixie Jodhpur Pant
Pixie jodhpur pant
Source: J Crew
Pixie jodhpur pant
Source: J Crew
When I started my internship over the summer, I went into J Crew on the hunt for business casual attire. I tried on their pixie pants and fell in love with the fit. Unfortunately the price tag prevented me from buying a pair, but I'm hoping that J Crew will have some sort of sale to lower the price on these (with the leather blocking) so I can make my dreams come true!

More Less Specific Items:
-Plain Skirts (I have too many patterned ones!)
-Plain Shirts (To go with my patterned skirts!)
-Ankle Boots
-Winter Dresses
-Long Sleeved Shirts

Black/Grey Blazer
Source: H&M
My brother requested a nice grey or black blazer for Christmas, and I'm hoping I can find a good one at H&M discounted so I can get him the nicest one possible in his price range.

Source: Loft
Source: Loft
I don't want to say who, even though I know she doesn't read my blog, but I still want to be assured! These are a few sweaters I've been looking at for a certain someone!
I have a ton of other things I'm looking out for, but I don't want to share them because they're a little specific, and I want my presents to be a surprise!

Are you going Black Friday shopping this year? If so, good luck!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Etsy Christmas Collection

Silver Jingle Bell Glittery Holiday Winter Christmas Headband

Hello! Guess what!? I've added three new Holiday inspired items to my Etsy shop! All three are super adorable headwear than you can find over on my shop, WearableWishes.

I never thought I would enjoy running an Etsy shop as much as I do, so I would like to thank you guys for making it possible. I don't think I would be as motivated if it weren't for your nice feedback on Instagram and YouTube. It seriously means the world to me.

Adorable Holiday Metal Mini Christmas Light Crown/Headband

Adjustable Holiday Silver Sparkly Icicle Crown

I hope you have a lovely rest of your Monday, and I will talk to you soon :)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

An Improptu OOTD

Hey guys! The other night I went to Battle of the Bands at my school, and I decided to take a bunch of last minute photos of my outfit because it's so cute. (This explains the fact that it's from the webcam on the iMac in my closet/office!)

Dress: Forever 21
Jacket: Love Culture
Socks: American Apparel
Shoes: Thrifted
Purse: Thrifted
Scarf: My mom's!

Sorry for such *amateur* photos, but they were the only ones I could fit in! I've been absolutely in love with tartan recently; I think it is just too adorable. 

Talk to you soon!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Outfit of the Day: Houndstooth & Trench

Hey guys! How are you? I finally found the time to get outside and take some outfit photos. Thank goodness.

If you didn't know this about me, I go to a school where uniforms are required. So on days where we have casual dress, I like to get all dolled up! Today I had the opportunity to dress out of uniform, and this is what I wore. However, don't be fooled by the warmness of the photographs. It was around 30 degrees when I took them!

Sweater: Target
Crop Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Thrifted
Tights: Target
Boots: Ross
Michael Kors Trench: Thrifted ($12!!!!!!)

Although it still looks like fall, the weather is definitely beginning to feel like Winter! Also, you may have noticed a new backdrop for some of the pictures. I'm almost moved into my new room, and I can't wait to show you guys how it looks! It's so lovely.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

New Etsy Items!

 Hey guys! Sorry for the short post; I'm swamped with homework. The good news is: I put two new dresses up on my Etsy shop, Wearable Wishes. Because you're a special blog reader, you can receive a 10% discount (minimum purchase of $15) with the coupon code LONEFAERIE10. This code is valid until December first! 

Talk to you soon,

Monday, November 11, 2013

eBay Shopping List

Hey guys!
So it definitely starting snowing here today, and I need to hop on my winter shopping. I'm trying to get more into eBay because I've seen people get some serious deals. Room update: I'm all moved in and the closet is almost completely set up! All I have left to do is finish moving in some of my smaller items and get some rugs because I now have wooden floors. The room turned out lovely, and I'm too ecstatic to show you guys! But I digress, here is my winter eBay list :)

The link to this skirt is here.

Velvet is always in for Winter--skirts especially. I found this super cute skirt for cheap enough that I would want to buy two of them! It's only $9!

Remember when I posted that Etsy wishlist with a snowflake ring? Well I found a similar, much cheaper alternative! This ring is around only $5. Unfortunately it's not the same sort of quality, but it's a fourth of the price. 

You can find this ring here.

I don't normally partake in auctions, but these easy jeans are going for only $30. (!!!!!) I may have to jump in on this one.

Link: here

Around this time last year, I watched one of Hellokatyxo's videos in which she wore a J Crew sweater similar to this. Since then I have been on lookout for that sweater, and I think I found it!

Source: here

I'm still a little iffy about eBay, but I'm slowly getting over it.

Talk to you soon!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

All I See is Indigo

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Have you ever had such a perfect day you could scream of joy? That's exactly how I'm feeling right now. I'm lying in bed, reflecting over today's happenings with the widest smirk on my face. The best part? Nothing even that CRAZY good happened, I even had a few moments where I just wanted to explode of frustration. But nevertheless, I've had one of the best days in a long time.

I spent most of the day switching rooms with my mom, by myself at first. Around 12:30 I went to brunch with friends, which was super lovely. (Hi Nickie and Tim!) And then my boyfriend helped me out the rest of the time. I got my mom's room set up all lovely and pretty with a nice shoe display. but I'm still left with two vacant rooms. Yes--the closet is as big as the room itself.

Oddly enough I love vacant rooms. Something about them is so tragically beautiful. They're so pristine and clean, but lonely. It's oddly enchanting.

After that I went to my favorite thrift store and got two rockin pairs of loafers, which I'm going to feature in a haul after I get this room business finished with! I also spent an hour talking to the owner who I've known since I started thrifting, and he offered me a job! (fingers crossed)
I then went and saw Carrie, the original being one of my favorite movies of all time. Tomorrow I'm painting and going to Ikea and over all just having a wonderful time.

If I could some up how I feel right now into a song, it is this one: 

Tom Milsom has been one of my favorite musicians for the past three years, and he is definitely worth checking out. A+ work there.

How has your week been?
More pictures tomorrow!