The Mersey Grunge

Jacket: Vintage | Shirt: Emma & Sam | Boots: H&M | Bag: Michael Kors [similar]

I will admit – I over wear this jacket. You could say our bond is like that of a squirrel with nuts in winter  – unbreakable (I have no idea where that analogy came from). This was my grandfathers jacket from back in the 50s when he served in the army. Pretty neat, right? Most people are pretty surprised by that. I’ve managed to make it into a vintage fashion statement shocker and match it with just about everything. The rest was history!

p.s. – the first day I wore these tights I tore a hole in them (typical), and so instead of throwing them away, I tore more! Now I have a sick nasty pair of badass punk tights.

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1/8 Mood Board…

 

clearly thinking largely about summer adventures…

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NYE OOTD

Dress: H&M [alternative  1 / 2 ]  | Jeans: Zara | Shoes: Urban Outfitters [alternative]

 

I fell in love with this dress as soon as I laid eyes on it, but it also immediately became problematic. It’s completely made out of mesh and came with no insert piece to hide everything going on underneath. I figured the dress was worth the trouble and went on an intensive hunt for a black slip – but I fell short. Oddly enough, I threw the dress on over some jeans and came out with this little number. I decided to keep it low-key casual this New Year instead of falling into the stereotypical glitz and glam that surrounds it. Black and red is timeless. Sadly, these heels are no longer available from Urban, so I was unable to link them, but I added in a cute winter alternative up there. (I scored these babies on a last minute clearance sale for $19 it’s too bad they hurt like a bitch. )

Happy New Year, everyone!

 

healthy love

our love is like an eclipse.

you, as whole as the moon.
me, as whole as the sun.
us, merging together as one.

if that’s not the most beautiful thing…

– a.absi, healthy love

you are not them

i am trying to not
make you pay for their mistakes
i am trying to teach myself
you are not responsible
for the wound
how can i punish you
for what you have not done
you wear my emotions
like a decorated army vest
you are not cold or
savage or hungry
you are medicinal
you are not them

-rupi kaur

 

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needing comfort is called being human

i am strong
but that does not mean
i do not crumble
and when i crumble
my ears
ache for your voice
my skin
shivers for your touch
but that does not mean
i am weak.

-comfort is a part of being human

a.absi

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i could light a whole city

 

i do not want to have you
to fill the empty parts of me
i want to be full on my own
i want to be so complete
i could light a whole city
and then
i want to have you
cause the two of us combined
could set it on fire

– rupi kaur, milk and honey

 

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12/5 Inspiration…

 

Even though some days the temperatures do drop and the wind does blow, the sun never seems to fail in Santa Barbara, California. Given that and the added palm trees, sometimes it’s hard to remember that it is December and snow is pouring down around my hometown. I guess that is why most of my inspiration boards are filled with flowers and sunshine, but I suppose that’s not an entirely bad way to feel most of the time. Thank youuuuuu Santa Barbara ❤

 

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