No new outfit post this morning, sadly. I managed to sleep for over 12 hours yesterday, so I woke up at 2 PM! At that point, I simply figured why bother getting dressed? And thus, I spend the whole day in pajamas. I’m not gonna lie, it was wonderful.
Instead I’ll show you some of my haul from the shopping weekend, and a couple of links. Regular outfits will resume tomorrow.
Christine really wanted to head into Bath and Bodyworks while we were in the mall, and I got these two things. This little chick handsoap was too adorable to leave behind, and that massage was definitely a worthwhile purchase. I’ve already used it 5+ times and it was only $4.50! My Mom realized later that she should have bought one too.
Ordered this makeup palette of 88 eyeshadows off of HauteLook.com awhile back and it just got here. Super excited to use all the wonderful bright colors. The pots themselves are really small, but it’s not like I ever use all my larger ones. I also got a nice set of 13 makeup brushes in the sale. So excited to use them.
Things Worth Reading…
–Young, Fat, & Fabulous talks about not letting your fashion choices be dictated by your size and shape.
–Lolita by Nabokov, if you haven’t read it. It’s my favorite book, and I highly recommend it. The language is to die for.
–There’s been a lot of response to Julie Klausner’s post on Tumbler, but I loved Kaelah Bee’s (from Little Chief Honeybee) take on it. Kaelah Bee is amazing, if you’re not following her you should be.
–Sal from Already Pretty did a post on body hair.
–The Daily Mail’s post on the fashion industry and racism. (via College Fashion).
–Wish I could take this job opportunity. If only I lived in NYC. (via Gala Darling).
–These two posts on being beautiful in the blogging world, and body pressure in the blogosphere (you can also read Part 2 here). These are must reads for anyone blogging on style and fashion. If you read nothing else, read these!
(Uh oh, beginning a tangent…)
What got me started blogging was Kaelah Bee of Little Chief Honeybee mostly because I hadn’t seen other girls blogging who were curvy, or short, or… different from a fashion model. And, obviously, I’m curvy and short and clothes often don’t fit me right (see length of pants, or button up shirts). I try to feature a variety of girls in my sidebar–girls who are tall, thin, short, curvy, etc because that is what inspired me to start blogging–a girl who looked like me. Every single blog listed on my sidebar is there because I love their blog, and I read it daily/every other day.
In the same thread of thought, I would love for my little sister, Christine, to start her own style blog. I’m always super jealous of her outfits, and she’s honestly one of the most beautiful girls I’ve ever run across.
That day she was also wearing a camel colored coat over her outfit, and she seriously looked the definition of luxury. However, I would bet that that outfit probably cost around $50. Maybe. Who wouldn’t want to follow a blog done by her?
When she was younger, people used to be really nasty and rude to her about her weight and it made me so furious because she’s the sweetest girl. When I was in college she always sent me cards on Valentine’s Day, Halloween, or just for no reason, and it makes me so angry to think of anyone hurting her feelings. And then I think, should she start a style blog? What if she gets nasty comments from others? I wouldn’t want her to experience that. But, on the other hand, I’m sure others on the internet would definitely appreciate her unique style and I bet she could share some great shopping tips. It’s hard to say what course of action anyone should take, of course, and I don’t know what the right course of action is (in fact, I more often than not take the wrong course).
Anyway, enough Chatty Kathy. I’ll resume 30×30 tomorrow morning.