Oh my gosh. This is rather belated, yes?

My camera finally has a working cable thanks to the merriment of amazon.com.

I recently snagged my ticket for Lollapalooza 2011. That will be the true highlight of my summer. It’ll be a crazy fun five days of driving, music, dancing, and complete sensational euphoria thanks to the talented bands I will have the honor to witness. I need to pick out my outfits for the festival in sunny Grant Park, Chicago!

I’ve never been to Chicago. This will be exciting. ūüôā

Smith Westerns will be playing! Oh my heart is aching with anticipation!!

So in today’s outfit, I am wearing a one of a kind top. My super groovy friend Lynn who studies fibers at KCAI made me the shirt! On it, she has skillfully placed screen printed images of her favorite things on it! She also dyed the shirt. I am jealous of her talent, but grateful I can sport her artwork around Tulsa town and brag on how talented my friend is!

I went overboard at Ulta the other day and bought a ton of liquid glitter eyeliner…$40 worth of glitter eyeliner. I should be Ke$ha’s cousin I think? Along with the copious amounts of glitter I obtained, I snagged a silver and NEON GREEN liquid eyeliner. I feel like I need to attend a rave with my blinged out eye fetish. Oh the phases we go through in life…

So I dug out this pair of old creme booties I thrifted. The vest in vintage Gap I thrifted as well. The shorts are from Forever 21. But back to the booties–despite their narrowness, they are the coolest little booties to pair with a sundress or shorts! I have never seen any similar in department stores or boutiques. They are those type of shoes that hold a certain amount of rare value to them that you treasure them even more! On the topic of shoes, I just ordered a pair of brown suede oxfords from Urban Outfitter (my vice!). I can’t wait to show them on here with a new outfit.

Oh hey, here is new song of mine!

Okay so I was hanging out on Cherry Street recently and I sorta fell in love with this boutique and local business! It is called the Soda Shoppe. They had some great men’s graphic tee’s and cute women’s tees as well! They also had a surprisingly eclectic mix of skirts and dresses–and were decently priced as well! Come check out this little secret! The Soda Shoppe

I have been overwhelmed by the demands of work lately as well as having a defective camera cable AND a crashed laptop this ¬†past week and have been unable to post–but I decided to show how I mixed up pieces from previous outfits on here and made them look completely new!

A few weeks back ¬†I decided to jump on the bandwagon and get one of the oh so popular feather extensions. The first trial was¬†unsuccessful. I cam home to find my skinny little silky¬†feathers falling to the ground. I was rather miffed at this point that I paid so much to look like a bird and hair lost it’s flight…so, the next day I had to get them placed back into my hair–and they have yet to fail me since! (knock on wood). Surprisingly, they attached the extension via a¬†keratin¬†bond versus the metal clamps I’ve seen other stylist use for extensions.

My boyfriend got me a lovely and unique little monster bikini for my birthday for the “little monster” within me. I’m still on a Lady GaGa high. I’ve been reading her biography and adoring her newly released tunes, “Judas” and “The Edge of Glory”.

I’ve been really into “creature” jewelry. I like the idea of having an object or animal around my neck versus jewels. I have a gorgeous cameo necklace in red with a T-Rex popping out to say hello! I also have wore my hipster skull necklace. It is an ivory skull head with gems for eyes and silver spectacles! My¬†barrel¬†of monkeys necklace has received the most compliments as of lately. All of these¬†treasures¬†have been procured from Hot Topic.

I have had this song by Architecture in Helsinki on loop all morning. It has such a catchy and enjoyable beat. You can’t help but let your toes do some wiggling and your head do some swaying when you hear it!

It’s been awhile since my last post. I’ve been occupied lately and my camera cable is the most disagreeable piece of technology. I have been too lazy to buy a replacement yet, so uploading photos can be a real pain and take almost an hour for my computer to recognize this defective cable of disappointment.

The weather has been perfect for some springtime outfits! I am wearing a heavy loaded Maurice’s outfit today due to my preparedness for work this evening! The top and skirt are both from Maurice’s as well as my new pair of gladiators! I had to purchase some sandals to show off my newly pedicured toes. I got my first pedicure with a friend on Friday. Let me tell all those sensitive and ticklish footed people out there–it is quite a task to not kick the nail stylist in the face while the scrub and pick at your toes! haha. ¬†They ended up looking cute and now I am less self conscious about my ugly,¬†misshapen, finger shaped toes. Okay, maybe I’m still a little self conscious–but hopefully everyone will be distracted by the cute little flower on my toe instead of their ugliness in general!

Check out these new Sally Hansen salon nails!!! I’ve been saving them to go with my whimsical spring outfits and my¬†birthday¬†week! Here’s a tip about them–unfortunately, once you open the package, you can’t preserve the excess and a reuse it. You’d think for ten bucks you could, but I tried to recycle what I didn’t use of my last kit and they would not stick!

My birthday is tomorrow! 20 is a such a magical year…

Lady GaGa is my role model. She is the raw essence of amazement, I saw her Monday night at the BOK center here in Tulsa. It was by far the best live shows I have seen in my entire existence. She is so inspirational, creative and a true visionary. I have never seen a¬†superstar¬†be so loving and caring as well as appreciative of her fans. You can tell that she wants to give back to them as much as¬†possible¬†because of the support we have given her. I enjoyed how the¬†entirety¬†of the Monster Ball was a theatrical tale. There were so many element to take in–I enjoyed the transitional images she projected on the white screen between set changes. It was almost like a trippy-psychedelic¬†media form of modern art before my eyes. She was truly a thrill to watch. Not to mention her outfits!! ¬†She sported a leather bra and panties for songs such a “Telephone”, a plastic nurse outfit with “X” shaped tape over her breasts during “LoveGame”, a full feathered get-up for “Monster”, and many more. My all time favorite of the night was the jagged “moon-rockesque” silver outfit for “Bad Romance”.

I didn’t have time to create an imitation of one of her outfits, but I still tried to channel my inner GaGa and came up with a little rockstar piece. I was a featured “Monster” on the Virgin Mobile Monster Ball webpage at least!

 

GaGa look alike!?

Some great costumes!

I purchased “The Rise and Rise of Lady GaGa” by Maureen Callahan. I am truly inspired by her stardom and her journey to get there. I just finished the prologue as of last night, but I am eagerly waiting to dive into the story of her over night success.

I don’t think people give her enough credit for her art. She is an artist in every sense of the word–from her performance art, her music, her fashion, her choreography. The message she is conveying is relevant to her beliefs and her life. I admire her greatly for her bravery to be able to do that as well as reach out to millions and inspire them to be who they were born to be.

“Stop feeding me bullshit, tell me the truth”-Lady GaGa 2009

I’m really into the Elected’s new tunes coming out! The album drops in May. I highly¬†recommended¬†it. It’s got that perfect simplistic summer-time vibe to it.

I’m all dressed up today because my boyfriend is taking me to the theater to see “Avenue Q”. I am aware of the premise of the musical, but I am not familiar with the music. It won multiple awards, so I’m expecting it to thrill! I’m eagerly awaiting the thrill of seeing Lady GaGa in two days as well! I will definitely post my outfit for the concert on here for all the little monsters of the world!

I’m wearing a Forever 21 dress I bought two years ago? I only wore it one time, which was to my boyfriends homecoming dance in high school. I thought I lost the dress for the longest time, but alas, I found it hiding from me in my mother’s car trunk. It was like getting a new dress all over again. ¬†I paired it with some super silky purple leggings from Target and a lacey polo underneath (compliments from my friend Brittany). I never wear shoes that add height, and I figured it was a dressing up occasion, which had me digging out these platform sandals I got at Payless when I was a sophomore. Thank goodness my feet haven’t change sizes since then!!

I’ve recently taken part in the phenomena known as new comic Wednesday. Yes, I have been purchasing a comic every Wednesday for the past two weeks now. No, there are not any villains or superheroes in it. Just a lot of big city drama. I have been reading “The New York Five” by Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly. It is about a group of girls going to school at NYU and they all have some sort of dramatic detail in their life. There is a lot of fashion “name dropping” in the comics. The art work is spectacular and stylized just like I like it! Not to mention, one of the characters sister’s has a band that opened for Vampire Weekend. That is just awesome.

Check it out!

I’ve been on a grunge/punk music binge lately. Nirvana were geniuses. I wish Kurt Cobain was still alive, just to see where they would be today with their musical journey. ¬†This is my favorite music video of theirs. I feel like this concept is used a lot in music videos lately–the idea of being on “Hee-Haw” or “Ed Sullivan”, or some sort of old¬†specialty¬†show that had live music acts. It makes me wonder, what shows, such as Conan, will be like when I look back on it in my 50’s of 60’s?

Since I have the burning admiration for Nirvana in my hear today, I channeled my inner grunge look for the day–by wearing my oversized Nirvana shirt. Sorry, I wasn’t digging flannel today. I always feel the urge to wear blacks and greys on gloomy days such as today.

I stumbled upon Dan Witz’s art the other day. I really like the lonely essence his pieces express. I’d like to share them with you his modern scenarios and making it art. He uses oil as his medium. I think it really helps with play of light he tends to love so much as seen in his work. If you have a chance, look up his mosh pit paintings. It’s stunning how he captures every movement and disgruntled face in the crowd and alsogives each face their own characteristics. It’s very¬†photo¬†realistic.

This is a little number I put together. ¬†I am really taking high-waisted to a whole new level here–really high. These shorts are so comfortable. They have tiny little orange and yellow flowers on them. I thrifted them but they were originally vintage shorts from Harold’s. I thought to myself, “what would go great with some retro shorts? A little boys spider-man tee from Old Navy of course!” Mary Jane would be proud…or angry because I’m wearing her boyfriend on my chest. ¬†I actually did not end up wearing the brown boots with the outfit. I wore some blue suede shoes (no joke!) instead, for comfort’s sake. I love high-waisted bottoms. It is hard to find them in stores, but easily thrifted because of their¬†prevalence¬†in the “olden days”. Urban Outfitters has the best selection of high waisted trousers which appeal to me. Here in May i’ll be visiting New York City, and I am eagerly awaiting the day I get to go to H&M and Urban on 5th Avenue.

This is my “hey look I kinda can be professional” outfit. My friend Brittany gave me a white sweater vest from Maurice’s (I love me some sweater vest!) and I put that on over a collared blouse and since the weather is being less than agreeable for the spring, I had to top it off with the sunshine yellow blazer I thrifted from good old Salvation Army on Brookside. I am wearing a pair of Silver designer brand jeans. This is my first pair of Silver’s that I own, and I must say, I like the fit even better than True Religion jeans. Plus, the price is much better than True Religion. I added some colorful jewelry and put little braids in my hair because I felt like I needed a flashback to my childhood in the 1990’s. This yearning to bring back unusual hair and the need to wear bright colors came to me while watching “Overnight Delivery” on Lifetime last night. You know, the 1998 film with Paul Rudd (SUPER HOT IN THE 90’s…and young haha) Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Silverman. Her style is precious and I want to imitate it so badly, but I have this gut feeling that the 90’s trends won’t come back for awhile now…*sigh*

And now, I have to share the Replacement’s “Bastards of Young” because it has been stuck in my head forever. Enjoy!