Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A "Short" Story

     I've caught the fever--the DIY-shorts fever. 
     It just wouldn't feel like summer without the sound of cicadas, the smell of sunscreen, and the feel of walking out of Goodwill knowing that you are about to turn this mom-jean-mayhem into the most stylish pair of shorts the world has ever known. (Ok, maybe not--I'm just really proud of these things, ok?)
     This adventure all sprouted from a lovely pair of shorts I came across at Free People (click here to see them--they are the "pacific railroad" color). They were so lovely, but so costly. Which, of course, got me frustrated. The frustration grew into determination--heck, I could make these suckers myself! And so, I kept my eyes peeled (ew) every time I visited any store of the thrift or consignment type for shorts in that railroad-worker pattern. Sure enough, some Guess jeans in size too-big-for-me came into my possession. I was oddly disappointed though, that after hemming and sewing lace onto them, these shorts of wonder did not magically shrink to fit me. Annoyed, I tore off the belt loops and brought them lower so that I could wear a belt a relatively normal position on my waist, leaving whatever fabric that rose above said belt to do as it pleased. 
     And, voila. Finished them yesterday, modeled today. It happened to be a productive week (cue applause). Unlike last week. Or the week before. Or the week before...
     But I digress. Hope you enjoyed this short story. Analyze the characters, draw up a plot diagram, look for symbolism...or just fill up your Roo Cup and go to the pool. 
     Peace out.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Happy Tuesday

     Hello all! My collar and I would just like to wish everyone a happy Tuesday and apologize for the hiatus. I'm a world traveler, what can I say.
     Nothing too exciting to report, except that I'm working on a lovely creation that will soon be up for all the Internet to see. My hemming and sewing skills are being put to the test. *cue Rocky music*
     That is all. Off to babysitting. Stay classy, y'all. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Summer Hair Musings

     Yesterday, I had a dilemma. A familiar dilemma. A hair dilemma. I had all the time in the world to fix said hair, but the question was: what on earth do I do with this mess? My hair is straight in the front, which sometimes fools me before I go out into thinking that I don't need to style. But the back gets almost crimped, from the roots to the ends, as I sleep. Yes, it is indeed a mess. But I digress.
   I set out today to get some inspiration, in order to prevent future dilemmas.  And you, lucky ducks that you are, get to share in my inspiration quest! So, without further ado, here is my collection of summer hair tips and tricks:

Beachy Waves
This really is my go-to style. I bought this magical curling wand by Bed Head which allows for a not-so-perfect curl. Look into it, guys.

Sorry, guys. Just dreaming here...
Does this really count as a style, or just a color?
Whatever. It's my blog and I'll dye if I want to. 

Bandana 'Do
I love me some bandanas. I have several different colors, though not in this lovely, classy, gray color. Plus, with the windblown look and aviators, how can you go wrong?

Single Braid
It's a classic.
And again, with the aviators--extra class.

Braided Updo
Going for a more classy look?
Good news for you shorties, too--I've seen this type of look done with almost no hair to speak of. Best of luck!

 Messy Bun/Top Knot
Also a classic. Still put-together without an "I'm really trying very hard to impress you" attitude. 
Side note--isnt this picture cute?

I know this post wasn't quite ground-breaking, but I hoped it helped solve some future dilemmas of yours! Any easy-hair tips you want to share?

None of these pictures are mine, sillies.
[pictures from tumblr,,,]