hullo again, today i have something a bit different for you guys. i know i just did a tag, but i just stumbled across this one while scrolling through some reccomended posts and got really excited about it. i’m not going to be treating it like a tag though, so i’m not nominating anyone for it nor was i nominated to do it, but i liked the questions and the idea of it so that’s what i’ll be answering and getting into. i’ve been meaning to do something like this for awhile now but wasn’t sure how to structure it, so this is basically just a little summary post of my style essentials and what i wear on a day to day basis / what my style is like. hopefully that makes sense. there’s five questions, so i’ll answer all those and then talk a bit about what’s been going on with my life and what i’m thinking about for my next few posts, so if you don’t want to read about my style, just scroll past that and i have more important things at the end. enjoy!
my five essentials
- canvas shoes, like my converse or slip on vans that i’ve worn down into oblivion but refuse to get rid of because i wear them almost every day and pretty much couldn’t live without them.
- nerdy or black tee shirts, my personal favorites are my camp half blood shirt, my hogwarts shirt, or my black baseball style tee that says ‘nope’ across the chest. i like them loose and comfy, and they’re super versatile so i wear them alone in summer or with big cardigans in the winter, and usually with a little front tuck into my jeans.
- black kohl eyeliner and mascara (technically two things but whatever), this is my day to day eye makeup pretty much all year round, i only ever wear something different if i’m going to an event like a dance or wedding or something.
- bath & body works ‘be enchanted’ body mist, i’m not really into perfume so i don’t have a lot of different ones, but i love the smell of this one so i wear it pretty much all year round, and have since i bought my first bottle in seventh grade. unfortunately, it’s retired, so i can only buy it on their website, but it lasts forever and isn’t super expensive so that’s not really a big deal.
- my watch, which is a bit newer (you can see it here) but goes with everything and fits my style really well. i’ve worn it pretty much everyday since i bought it, and also probably my ring, which i bought in hawaii and i guess kind of matches my watch. that’s technically two things, but they’re the only accessory type things i wear every day without fail, so i had to include both.
i can’t live without
my straightener, because i use it to both straighten and curl my hair, and i’d probably die without it. not really, but it’s very necessary for my day to day well being. other than everything listed in my essentials, that’s pretty much the only thing i can’t live without.
i’ll dare to wear
hmmm this is tough… my school has a super strict and sexist dress code, but i’ve been going there since kindergarten so my wardrobe almost completely revolves around it. because of this, i don’t really wear much of anything daring, so i guess i’d have to say dresses. i don’t wear them very often because it’s hard to find any that fit the school dress code, are cute, and fit me well. i recently found a few i really love that i’ve been wearing more because it’s so hot (as i write this, it’s 100 degrees outside, not even the estimated high for the day). i wouldn’t wear them at school because they’re above my knees (the dress code requires them to reach our knee caps) but i do like them more and will probably wear more as i start college and can wear what i want.
describing my style in a few words
almost entirely black, lots of layers, preppyish grunge/punk, creative and nerdy, oversized and comfy, with a small touch of bohemian flowy when i do wear dresses and nice clothes.
i’m addicted to
flannels probably, even though i only have a few, i just love them and wear them with everything. also, any sort of oversized cardigans or sweaters, if i find one i like i try to buy it in the biggest size because i like sweaters and such to engulf me. my biggest addiction though, is by far earrings. i have a ridiculous amount of earrings, mostly because i always find them on sale and can never resist picking up a bunch. the worst part about it is that i only wear maybe three of them on a regular basis, and rarely ever wear any dangle earrings even though i have a bunch of them as well.
so yeah, that’s a brief synopsis on my style. i liked this tag and wanted to do it but also didn’t want to go through being nominated and then nominating other people for it so i’m adding a few updates to the end of this post so it’s like a normal update post and then with that little special feature at the top.
so first of all, i am sick. very, extremely, miserably horrible worse than i remember ever being sick. it’s awful. and guess what it is? whooping cough *collective cheering in the distance*. except no, this is not a fun thing. whooping cough can last anywhere from one to three months, which basically means i’ll be sick for the rest of the summer. rip me and my social life (although i’m pretty sure that one died a few years ago, along with my childhood joy and curiosity). for those of you who have never had whooping cough, it’s pretty much what the name makes it sound. you cough. a lot. not like karen from mean girls’ little “i can’t go out. *cough cough* i’m sick” thing, no! it’s violent, it shakes my entire body, and often times ~stuff~ of strange and disgusting colors and textures comes up my throat along with the cough. i already only sleep maybe four hours a night, combine that with coughing and breathing problems and by the time i fall asleep it’s about four am. also, i pretty much sound dead all the time because my voice is awful. i basically spent all of saturday and sunday laying on our patio couch eating and reading. also, all i’ve eaten for the past week (with the slight exception of pizza at my friend’s house) is watermelon, oyster crackers, saltines, and chicken soup. i haven’t left the house more than three times in the past two weeks or so as well, which is greatly unfortunate seeing as i have a shit load of stuff i have to do. for those of you wondering how i could’ve contracted whooping cough when i should’ve had my yearly rounds of shots, well, my mom doesn’t really believe in shots. i kid you not, the last shot i had was a tetanus shot four years ago when i got stitches in my foot (fun story, also the story of how i became great friends with this one girl, remind me to tell it sometime). before that singular tetanus shot, i hadn’t had a shot in, well, maybe three years, give or take. basically, i haven’t had shots in about seven years. however, for those of you feeling all high and mighty right now because you’ve been vaccinated, my sister is completely updated (she plays sports so updated shots are required with physicals or she can’t play, which doesn’t at all affect me because i’m a lazy butt) and, oh also, she’s the one who gave it to me! basically what the doctor told my mom is that the most recent whooping cough vaccinations were so greatly “watered down” that they’re basically useless and whether you got them or not you’re at risk for “pertussis” (the fancy term my mom uses in public so we don’t scare anyone with our freaky medevial disease. i on the other hand prefer the layman’s term so i can see the scared look on peoples’ faces and watch them ever so slightly shift away from me after i explain why i’m coughing so much). so, to all of you, vaccinated or not (i’m not sure if this applies to int’l readers or not but just to say), stay away from whooping cough. it’s not fun, it’s highly, highly, highly contagious, and even though it probably won’t kill you as long as you’re a reasonably healthy individual between the ages of 10 and 60, it seriously sucks. just my little psa for the day, hope you enjoyed that! so yeah, while i am happy i finished three books in two days, i’m still fucking bored out of my mind and coughing my head off so yeah, much fun.
the next thing that happened was i passed my driver’s test! yeayyyy! i live in a super rural state in which there’s a lot of farmers and ranchers and such, who enlist their kids to drive farm equipment around their land pretty much as soon as the kid can walk. i was not one of these, i live in the capital (and largest) city, but i do reap the benefits, because in rural areas such as mine people are more likely to have their driver’s license when they’re way younger, simply because of farms like that and how far away everything is. the youngest age to have your license in my state used to be 14 1/2, but now that’s just the age at which you can take driver’s ed. you can get your license six months later if you pass the test. i have a car, my child, my little 2008 subaru outback, i call her jo (for both johanna mason from hunger games and jo harvelle from supernatural, my faves). and at last, i also have my license *evil laughter in the distance* *coughing* *continued laughter, cracking voice and eventual giving up because my voice is shit*. i actually failed my first test, although i have a lot to say on that because the guy testing me was not a great person. he was very rude to me and really fake nice to my mom, i don’t know if it was my age, the fact that i was wearing black nail polish and all black, my gender, or if he just didn’t like me for no reason, but he treated me like a child who had no idea what they were doing and i really didn’t appreciate it. he didn’t count a lot of things i very specifically knew i was doing, and then nitpicked everything so if i was even 1 mph over the speed limit, he counted me off. it was not a good experience, despite the fact that i am a reasonably good driver. okay, okay, i’m not a great driver (my car is a stick shift and thus shakes violently half the time, can hardly go more than 65 mph, and has a bunch of other little quirks that contribute to my slightly scary driving) but i am a really safe driver, i’m super cautious, and i know all the rules of the road and such. the guy who just passed me actually said to me in the car “i don’t know why the last tester failed you, you’re really a great driver, you should’ve passed the first time”. and that was on my sixth day with whooping cough so ha! my sister bought me a balloon that says ‘congratulations’ on it and then my dad bought me a little cd case, one that goes on your visor, i think mostly because i stole all his tom petty cd’s for my car and he didn’t want them sitting in random places and getting scratched up which is something i’d definitely do. so yeah, that wasn’t something i expected them to do but it was a nice surprise.
i also went to the birthday party of my best and oldest friend on friday, which was great. in august, we’ll have been best friends for ten years, which is the coolest thing ever honestly and i may have to celebrate with a special post or something or have her write something like in the last post i did with a friend. she’s been at public school since seventh grade, but we’ve continued being great friends and to this day she’s still the only person i trust with a lot of stuff. i have my best friend at my school, kyla, who is in this post, but there’s some stuff that don’t really talk to her about, mostly because she was brand new to my school shelby’s (that’s my other friend) last year at our school and doesn’t know a lot of the things we talk about. not like we’re keeping it from her, she just doesn’t have much interest in or understand some of it, like some of our old mutual friends or old teachers or guys we liked. she has a bunch of friends at her public school, who are all people i’ve kind of become friends with at her parties or other times we’ve hung out. they’re the type of friends i hang out with a maximum of maybe three times a year (not all at the same time, and not even all of them, some i only see once a year) but i’m still instagram or snapchat friends with them and don’t not get along with any of them. when we’re all together at her party, we have genuinely interesting conversations and a lot of fun together, and i feel really lucky to have such cool people in my life, even if it’s not often. we all have one person in common, shelby, which makes it so we all have similar interests and aspirations and connect really well, so i feel a lot of affection and warmth towards them when we’re all together having fun and throwing water balloons at each other and eating an excessive amount of food. so yeah, that was a really fun night and i honestly wish it happened more often because i look forward to it every year and then it’s over and it’s really sad.
so yeah, that’s pretty much what’s been going on in my life. this was a really long post, but it was also like two posts in one so kudos to you if you stuck around through the whole thing. thanks for reading, and i have a couple more posts planned coming up. you can look forward to my june accumulation, another books i’ve been reading post, and probably a music discoveries post. i’m also planning potential future posts such as a mascara review / comparison of all the different kinds i’ve used and which i liked best, and i’ve been working for awhile on a hair style type post, so all that and more is coming up soon! also, how do you guys like the new little logo picture thingy? in case you were wondering, it’s me as a powerpuff girl, i made it on this site, if you want to do one of yourself it’s honestly so cute and fun and made me really excited. anyway, thanks again for reading and following if you don’t already (i sound like a youtube outro but it’s all good) and i will be baaaack! *coughs violently* bye!