Im wanting to come back to day 11, my life is in boxes right now its not too interesting. But Id love to take a "day in the life" series just as soon as it goes back to normal. Meantime, ill just carry on.
Day 12 - A picture of yourself before mori came into your life
I don't take many pictures of myself, i don't like to ask anyone to take an outfit shot for me and at the moment i don't have a full length mirror. But! I will have one in my new dorm room, its one of the perks, i think, of having to stay in an otherwise whitewashed grey tiled room. This was taken about 6 months ago, i went through a bit of a spank! phase with lots of pastels/neons/graphic b+w, I never really felt comfortable in it, i guess its too spunky for me :) I still really like to look at fairykei/popkei, but its not for me and i went back to vintage/mori style, this time more ready to dedicate to having more than 3 outfits!
Ive found quite a few nice things in the shops lately, i took some pictures of my last minute haul.
This is from H&M, they have a lot of pieces this season that i would expect to see in a magazine like FUDGE; girly, quirky and with a bit of attitude. I've also seen a quality increase in their stuff, the socks are lovely and soft, each has a different weave pattern (there's supposed to be 3 pairs, the missing one is a chocolate brown with larger hole clusters) and they are much more durable than my socks from Urban Outfitters. The shirt is wonderful too, it has an exposed zipper in the back, and unlike my other shirt like this, they put a facing underneath the zipper to keep it from touching your skin and a tiny button to hold the facing in place! I don't see this kind of attention to comfort in much more expensive brands, i'm very happy with my buys, i just wish i wasn't on such a tight budget!
I'd been looking for comfy, easy to coord "school" shoes for a while, i finally settled on these at Target. They were cheap (under $20) and seem well constructed. The mocassins are part of a "back to school" collection and the ballet flats are from the girls section. They are both very comfortable, i love the attention to the lining detail, the moccasin fur has little dark brown and cream tufts and poke out and the floral lining is too adorable. I do think the flats are missing something, i may add a ribbon or lace tie to cover up the exposed elastic.
To round up this post, i thought id share some shots i took at a local state park, it had been raining for days, but when the sun came out, so did lots of butterflies and hundreds of mushrooms!