Thursday, May 13, 2010

There ain't no words for the beauty, the splendor, the wonder...

Dress Your Best, day three!
Red Licorice Belt: Courtesy of ModCloth.com
Jeans: Vintage via thrift ($6)
Shoes: Steve Madden ($19 sale)
Sunnies: UO ($4 sale)
Chris says that hair isn't a body part because if you cut it off, you won't die. I disagree. It grows from your head, it's a body part. And, while you may not die by cutting it off, I know I'm not the only one here who has experienced the post-haircut meltdown where you realize your brilliant "shag" is actually just a mullet (true story). So today is day three (for me, 4 for other's) of Dress Your Best Week, and if you haven't figured it out already, one of my favorite parts of myself is my hair! I have always had fun with my hair- at least when I wasn't sobbing over a bad cut/color decision- and I actually used to work reception at Chris' mom's salon back in New Hampshire. Working at the salon, I met some amazing girls, it was so fun to be around creative people who loved their jobs, and of course I learned a lot about styling my own hair! I've always gone back and forth about attending hair school, someday maybe I will! One of these days I really want to do a post about all the styles I've had, maybe once I get my scanner set up.

I went with a decidedly 1970's vibe with my outfit, because I thought it worked with my big, kind-of-feathered hair. I got this amazing Lolita t-shirt from ModCloth. These Out of Print shirts have been making the rounds in the blog world lately, and for good reason, they're so comfortable! Like that perfect 1970's worn-in t-shirt of your father's (minus the holes and axel grease). I chose the Lolita print because it's a v-neck which is more flattering on me, but also because it's my all-time favorite book (I may or may not be harboring a stolen copy of Lolita and Valley of the Dolls from my hometown library...I'll never tell...). What is your favorite book?


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62 comments:

Becca Jane said...

Love this t, and your fabulously lovely hair.

My favourite book is Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder

elizabeth said...

I absolutely love this look. I totally wish I could pull it off... On the book front, I think it is definitely too hard to choose a favorite, but I can say that the first paragraph of Lolita changed my life forever. It's absolutely beautiful writing.

Jill said...

Love these t-shirts! Have you seen the ones at novel-t.com? I posted about them yesterday because literary fashion is my bag. Or my blog. Whatever.

Lolita is most definitely in my all-time top 5, but I'd have to say my #1 favorite is The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. It's mind-blowing.

www.looksandbooks.com

Sascha said...

Please pretty please make a video showing how you style your hair like that!

Kimberellie said...

Love this look. So awesome with all the orange. The sunglasses are killer. And I have to read that book. I have never!

My favorite book is either Perlandra by C.S. Lewis. Maybe. It's hard to have a favorite one. Also, being the total girl I am, I love the shopaholic series!

Nicoloushka said...

Arg, I know that Im not supposed to harbor feelings on envy but seriously; I want your hair! Mine is so thin and fine, but anyways...
There's a great local Vancouver designer who makes really lovely cotton tee's. Moon Flower. You should look him up, he uses really great contemporary influences such as Frida Khalo in his designs.
As for favorite books, I just finished reading Somerset Maugham's "Of Human Bondage" which was fabulous, but I think "The Master and the Margarita" by Mihkail Bulgakov is my all time fave. So far at least!
Happy thursday!

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

Nice, you got the shirt you wanted!! It looks great!

I love so many books... Mists of Avalon, Poisonwood Bible, Kite Runner, I don't think I could pick a single favorite.

Hat&Tie said...

Love it that someone else is inspired by the clothes of the 70's! My favorite book is "On The Road" by Jack Kerouac, absolutely amazing it will make you want to cross the country.

DMKG said...

I love this! I would never think to wear something like this, but now you make me want to go get a pair of high-waisted jeans and a red belt!

I've always loved your hair! It's so full and healthy looking!

~Dana
www.dailydoseofdana.tumblr.com

megan.tme said...

I was wondering if you were going to use your hair for dress your best! I love it all feathered! Lolita is one of my top five books, Nabokov is a writing genius. I also love Franny and Zooey, The Glass Castle, The Tin Drum, Beasts, Jitterbug Perfume, and any and all David Sedaris memoirs. Do you have a Goodreads account? I'd love to swap ratings since we are both Nabokov lovers.

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Under Urooba's Umbrella! said...

Holy shit. Holy shit. Holy. Shit.

THIS MAY BE MY FAVOURITE LOOK OF YOURS!

And, I don't have a fave book; too hard!
But i recently read White Tiger. It was aight.

AND I'M JUST STARTING TO READ FOR PLEASURE AGAIN!
HURRAH FOR FREE TIME!!!

Juliette said...

Your hair looks fantastic and I love your sunglasses!

And I have too many favorite books :p

-Juliette WhereForArtThouRomeo

Becky said...

I love that belt! Also, your hair looks amazing.

HAL said...

You look fucking AMAZING! I love how it matches without being too "oh hey I'm matching"

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Miss Soggy Smog said...

I have thought about commenting this on all the blogs I follow that "promise" once they get their "scanner" up, they'll put them up. Usually I don't care that much about it but ... I really really want to see all your different hair styles! So, I propose you just take photos of your old photos with your camera, put them up as easily as you put up lovely outfit photos and then we can all be super inspired by you, because your hair is seriously so awesome. If you cut it off, you might not die, but I know some of us readers would. You are seriously awesome and I love your blog, and your style is totally great. You look really freaking good in red and really freaking good with round shades on. Love it!!!!

Cheers,
Miss Smog

Liz said...

God girl, you have some amazing hair. I'm lovin' the 70's vibe this outfit is sending off, combined with your Farrah hair it's just too good.

Lolita was amazing but to be honest I couldn't pick one book to call my favorite...theres just too many.

kelly ann said...

this outfit rules, basically. i LOVE it, the whole 70s farrah vibe is utterly fantastic. your hair looks incredible! i have long, big hair, and i love it. i appreciate it, because even though i have a lot of it, it's really low maintenance. it's gotten to the point where i practically do nothing to it, and i'm pretty grateful for that - because not everyone's hair is like that!

love this post. <3

♥Lola said...

Gorgeous hair! My favourite book is Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. I also am nerdy and love econ/business books.

tess said...

I still have yet to read this, but love the outfit, the red on red rocks.

My favorite currently is "the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay"

Brianna said...

Love the shirt and your hair. Reminds me a bit of Farrah Fawcett, lush and beautiful


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Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

your hair is gorgeous as always!
and no matter how much i love dresses and skirts, there's always that great feeling of finding a one of a kind tee..love yours! i have yet to read the book...will have to.

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Breanne at Bella Vita said...

I really, really love the Lolita tee!!

Awesome casual look today, and your hair is fabulous.

Rhonda said...

All-time favorite book: To Kill A Mockingbird.

love the shirt and your hair. I always love your hair. I blogged about you one day and was going on and on about it!

Liz said...

Your hair makes you, you! I love this 70s style :)
I'm horrible but I've been about 10 pages from finishing Lolita in the last few months! I got too busy with school, but now I will finish!
My favorite books are 100 Years of Solitude, 1984, and Sophie's World.

Carolina said...

Woooowww cute outfit. Very 70s-80s. When you say that something is a courtesy of modcloth, does it mean they give it to you or they just lend it to you fort your outfit post?

And if you have time, can you look at my first outfit post on my blog. I'd like to have your opinion as a photographer and stylist, because you are very talented at styling and taking pictures.

http://www.blonde-rose.blogspot.com

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Oh my gosh. Amazing!!

ShoesForDessert said...

You really do have some gorgeous locks on your head! I thought for this Dress your best you were going to say your entire body, because girl you are rockin those jeans!

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KDikio Vintage said...

Gaahhh this is SUCH an amazing outfit on you. SO fabulous : ) work it lady!!!

Le Quaintrelle said...

Love this! I got a Tales Of The Jazz Age shirt from Out of Print and I absolutely love it. I love the Lolita one, but I feel like I have to read the book before I can wear it, haha. But once I do, I'm totally getting it.

closet365 said...

This is completely awesome. You really rocked the 70s look and it's only fitting for you to showcase your hair...it's fantastic!

I also covet one of those shirts. I just keep forgetting to go get one. Oops!

Vacuum Boots said...

Wowzers! You look AMAZING!!! I've been reading your blog for some time but just creepin' (read: no comments). This look (complete with hair) I just had to tell you holy smokes girl you are smokin' hot. You look like the lead singer of some killer rock n' roll band. Keep on keepin' on lady!

zoƫ, lion heart vintage said...

goooooorrrrgeous. your hair is constantly an inspiration to me, it's what originally drew me to your blog! great choice.

this outfit looks awesome as well, i really like the high-waisted jeans on you! totally compliments the hourglass. :) awesome wall mural behind you!

Academichic said...

The hair totally counts - I picked my hair as one of my top fives this week, so I'm with you, and not Chris, on this one ;)

Your hair is amazing and I'm glad you chose it. It's been inspiring for me to see how you style it and it's what's made me want to grow out mine even longer. Thanks for the inspiration!

Oh, and I love the Lolita top! S.

Ruxandra said...

Well, you definetly have a gorgeus hair!My favourite book, well, it is hard to choose as I am reading more and more books and i always find one which could become nb 1.Then, it all changes...it just depends on my mood.Right now, i would say my fav book is "Maitreyi".

The Book of Right-On said...

Your hair looks incredible in these shots!!

My favourite book is The unbearable lightness of being by Kundera.

Margaux

Panda said...

i can understand why you have a reputation - your hair is AWESOME. plus, i really love your piercing.
Panda xx

Diana said...

you look amazing!

my favorite book:
The Picture of Dorian Gray...by Oscar Wilde !

Angie D said...

Holy cow! You look great! I pray for the day I can get my hair as voluminous as yours! It's a work of art in it's own right :)

My favorite it Pride & Prejudice...I know, VERY girly, but oh well!

Clare said...

Your hair is beautiful... I am so jealous right now.

And anyways, you can cut of your legs and still live right? So his theory is out the window!

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Sally Jane Vintage said...

You seriously look like you just stepped out of the 70s! Amazing!

I reread To Kill a Mockingbird every year. It will always be my favorite.

Oh, and that hair argument doesn't really stand. There are plenty of people who have cut off, say, a finger and survived to tell about it. I definitely consider a finger a body part!

Dip-tea said...

Gorgeous. I so want to rock and roll looking at you. Love your hair!

Alice Kingsleigh said...

I've been meaning to read lolita for a while. I think I'll check it out this week. My favorite book Alice in Wonderland. It always will be, but my favorite of the moment is Miss O'Dell. By Chris O'Dell. It's really great. And I don't normally like biographys.

enSTYLEpedia said...

hair was totally one of mine too- your hair is a.m.a.z.i.n.g! i feel like we may possible have the same hair (a lot if it) and i wish my hair could look half as amazing as yours does...GREAT hair.

Skyline Eyes said...

You look fabulous! What a great outfit! (:
x

Future Lint said...

You do have THE best hair! I love the '70s vibe and the cute sunglasses. Guh, I can't pick a favorite book, all Vonnegut is my fav!

thenextarrow said...

man, i adore that belt. love this.

xo Alison

Erin Cathleen said...

Love, love the big, awesome hair and '70s look! Perfection!

chelsea lee aka spicklebee said...

definitely in love with the T, the hair and the whole shebang.

the Out of Print tees are so awesome. I even asked them to work up a To Kill a Mockingbird T and they promised me that one was in the works. And that, folks, would also be my favorite book. My daughter is named Harper Lee.

and...@Future Lint - I <3 Vonnegut. I was just quoting Slaughterhouse today. And have you seen the Slaughterhouse Out of Print tee? Amaze!

OooKellyNicky said...

Cute, I love the high waist! And those glasses are so austin powers, very groovy baby!

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Clare said...

My goodness, I love this look!! SO MUCH. And I'm so glad you're celebrating your hair; it's definitely one of the things that makes you, "you".

fashionforwriters.com said...

Aw, I love that shirt and I love the entire outfit. It has such a beautiful casual 70's vibe that I seriously wish I could take a page from but my hair is too fine and straight and I just don't have the sass for it. I love Lolita as well! And all of Nabokov's short stories, especially Symbols and Signs and I love Pnin by him as well because I think he's overlooked as a comic writer. I don't think I ever have a favorite book because it's changing all the time but right now I'm a little obsessed with Lydia Davis and Daniil Kharms and Robert Walser. They're all kind of in some kind of literary threesome anyway!

xo Jenny

**OnYxStA** said...

VERY 'That 70's Show'
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piglet said...

You really do have the most amazing hair! This look is perfect to show it off!

prettyniftythriftyfashion said...

I absolutely love that t-shirt it is the best! and your jeans look great. hmmmm i can't really think of a favourite book but i would probably say Gone With The Wind is. love your hair tutorial to!

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ElyZa said...

WoW! You look like a kind of sixties rock star!

alya said...

The Petty Demon by Sologub. It loses something in translation but if you like Lolita, which is definitely a Russian style of writing despite being written in English, I think you might like it, too.

Helen said...

love that t-shirt, i could never finish off reading lolita though. i dunno what my favourite book is, i have way too many! maybe the bell jar for getting me interested in literature and writers as a teenager. i know it's such a cliche, but it's true.

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

Your glasses coupled with your shirt are perfection!

I have so many favorite books and read both non-fiction and fiction, so it's really hard to say just one. Of the 4 books I'm reading right now though, my favorite (which is getting a second go-around since I read it a few years ago) is 'A Literate Passion' - the collection of letters between Anais Nin and Henry Miller.

Vanessa said...

Wow - I love your shirt :)

& your hair looks especially amazing.

xx Vanessa

Jessica said...

Those sunglasses are amazing!

Nina said...

my fave look thus far, u look fabuloussssss!

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Every Little Counts said...

i definitely need that t-shirt.

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