Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Daily Wear: Mellow Yellow
Finally--I ventured onto the roof of my new apartment building for my outfit photos. Uh-oh, I'm entering the world of the rooftop outfit shot--YIKES! I've become "that girl" (let's not even go there though because I can't stop laughing, thinking of all the possibilities of hilarious antics this will now bring about. And if you know me, and you're my blogger friend, you might very well know where I'm getting at with this one-wink wink...laugh laugh laughhhhhh! Ok, so maybe only Idee_geniale, Dusty Rose Vintage, Second Skin, and a few others know what I'm getting at and they'll completely appreciate it when I finally do the "signature pose").
I've been a little timid to take my camera out of my apartment since I'm the new girl in the 'hood. I don't want stares, questions, or even the need to maybe explain myself to the friendly people in this building (yes, everyone is friendly, and curious...so I think they'd ask questions). Luckily, today as I exited the elevator, I took a peek outside and no one was up there--I rushed with my tripod out the door to snap some pics.
And now I might have to do it more often, I mean this here is just a tiny little corner of the huge huge roof--there are soooooooo many wonderful backdrops on this roof that I'll have plenty of fun in the upcoming days when I muster up the courage to go out there on a near regular basis.
(um friends, please come over, I will not feel nearly as embarrased taking photos if my friends are with me. And look at this...one corner of the roof! And I know you already want to have a summertime drink up here with me!)
So now with the rooftop gestures out of the way, let me tell you about today's outfit. It ventures into one of my new obsessions: YELLOW!
I never wore yellow really until the past month or so. I bought one piece here (which happens to be this shirt), then a dress there (which happens to be the yellow dress I just featured in my Poconos Style: Pt. 1), then I bought two yellow vintage bags while in the Poconos (this here being one of them), and now I'm completely HOOKED!
Yellow is sometimes a difficult color, or so people claim. But I all of a sudden discovered that it's very agreeable with my skintone, haircolor, and whatever else makes people steer clear of it. So yes, obsessed indeed! (keep this in mind if it comes time that you find yourself trying to Swap with me on Swappy Seconds...I'm crazy for YELLOW right now).
Outfit Details Include:
*Yellow blouse, Target
*Skinny Jeans, Uniqlo
*Fuchsia heels, BCBGgirls
*Vintage owl necklace, gift from ClydesRebirth
*Gold Bracelet, H&M
*Vintage handbag, Thrifted in the Poconos
So tell me, even though I've put myself on a bit of a spending freeze, trying real hard not to over-buy, not to buy things I don't need, not to buy new clothes unless really really really in love with them, is it possible one could really turn away from this printed vintage bag? C'mon, cut a lady with a thing for thrifted handbags some slack :) Thank you. Plus, this Yellow craze I'm going thru didn't just happen today--it was very well with me when I was in the Poconos, therefore this bag just had to have me take it home. It was a little orphan bag and I gave it a spot in my closet; except for today, I clearly took her out for a little bit of usage.
Now I'm off to sign up for Netflix. I had to first test out my laptop because its super old and it doesn't like to watch videos all that well so I was curious how it was holding up in terms of DVDs. I popped in Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (which I've owned since Sept. yet have not watched) and it seemed to be working fine. Woohoo! I have never lived without a TV until now, and I'm rather stoked that dvds can fill my "no tv" void that I'm going thru. Phew!
Then after that, I'll be back to watching the Fabulous Stains--primarily because it looks awesome, and well quite frankly I'm seeing some strong potential for a Halloween costume! (it's never too early to consider Halloween costumes. Keep that in mind, why do you think my costumes are always 95% accurate to what I'm dressed as? These things don't happen overnight people! They take time and much effort to master).