Sunday, July 31, 2011

Gotta keep going.

This ^^ was essentially me this past week. And will be for the next week.

Online classes are the epitome of horrible sucky-ness. Especially when you have to get them done quickly.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Clothing Haul

Recent Haul!

I haven't been posting my clothes lately, so here goes nothing! This is a mixed haul from the last few weeks.

{ 1 : A black knit cardigan from Kohls, not exact }
{ 2 : A teal ruffle top from Kohls, not exact }
{ 3 : A floral romper from American Vintage in LA, exact}
{ 4 : A nautical Ariel tank from Goodwill, exact }
{ 5 : A floral cardigan from Kohls, Simply Vera, exact }
{ 6 : An awesome vintage dress from Goodwill, exact }
{ 7 : A black blousy button top from a boutique in LA, exact }
{ 8 : (Not Pictured) A denim button up shirt from Goodwill }

I still need a few basics before I go back to school, but I'm close!

Things I Still Need:
Black Skinnies
New wedges
Cream/Navy Blazer
Pendant necklaces
Denim skinnies

That's it, fashion-wise! I have a lot material wise that I still need, like a new planner, a journal and a new pen, but I have about twelve days before school starts and I'm less than half a mile away from a Staples, so no worries!

I'm excited to show my fashion sense next year. I honestly couldn't care less about what other girls think. I'll do as I please.

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Rosebud In Bloom now Tulips to Kiss You With

I don't want to confuse people, but I feel the change is necessary. As a Senior in High School who's changing a lot in her life, I feel like I'm opening up a new chapter, so "Rosebud in Bloom" seems inadequate; I don't want to be known as a teenager who's blooming; I wanna be bold and Tulips to Kiss You With has always been a catch-phrase that describes me, one way or another. First of all, I love tulips. Secondly, I am forever a hopeless romantic.

So, what does the changes going on in my life mean for my blog? First, I should explain what's going on in my life, no? Nearly my whole life, up until lately, I thought that I would pursue a career in Musical Theatre. I thought I'd be the one who'd make it to Broadway; who would be a star. But, I realized that it's not my only passion. Since I was young, I always enjoyed photography, sketching, fashion, jewelry, vintage stuff, interior design, journalism, Disney and most of all, I wanted a family. Pairing all of those things with musical theatre is nearly impossible. Musical Theatre is such a risk. If you want to do it, it has to be the only thing on your mind, but for me, it's not. I know I could never let myself be out on the streets because I didn't have a job between jobs, there'd be no room for buying clothing in my budget, no Disney trips and certainly no time for dating or a family. It's not exactly easy to cultivate a relationship or build a solid income when you're flying from coast to coast to find jobs just to sustain yourself enough to live. With an emotional two hour cryfest, I decided that I didn't want to be a chorus girl my entire life. I decided to go after something that was a passion for me my whole life that I didn't realize could become a profession. I'd always wanted to have a job in business. Don't ask me why, because I don't know. It's not glamorous, but it sounds interesting to me. I decided I'm going to major in business, probably PR or marketing and minor in fashion. At least with PR and marketing, my acting classes won't have gone to waste.

And you want to know something funny? Even after all those years of building up my Broadway dreams, now that I've decided on something solid, I'm actually okay. I'm actually excited for a real college experience. I've worked my entire childhood, all day and all night, like I was already in the business. I never had time for friends, I was never so bored on the weekends that I went to the mall with my friends, I always had rehearsals. Heck, I barely had time for homework. I just feel like I need to make up for all those years I've missed. I kind of just want to live a normal life. I want to date guys that I've never had the time to date, go to art museums I've always wanted to go to... Of course I'll never stop singing or dancing or going to the theatre, but it's not going to be my whole life.

I haven't given up. I've only grown up. The idea of being a Broadway star is like that old dress that you got when you were 12 that you wanted to keep wearing, but after a while, it stopped fitting. But you didn't care, you just kept wearing it, despite all the finger wagging from your mom and odd looks from your friends. Then, you finally realize that it's time to move on, that you've reached a point where if you find a dress you love now, it'll keep fitting for years and years because you're finally blooming; it's something that you can keep loving for years. You still have that little dress, but it's not the main thing in your closet. You still love it and you've realized over time you always will. You may have grown out of it, but it's always something you can revisit.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Rosebud in Bloom is now at

 Can I tell you how much I love this hat? My mom came home with it one day and I absolutely fell in love. I kind of feel like I look like an acorn, but maybe a cute acorn? Who knows. Today I went to a thrift store and rifled through a bit of jewelry, then got some Chinese food that was absolutely delish. I'd say it was a pretty good day. Short post cause' I think I'm gonna hit the hay a little early tonight; 
I have a party to go to tomorrow and I have no idea what's in store! It's my friend's 18th birthday, so a few of my other friends are throwing a party for him. I was told to bring classy clothes, trashy clothes that are mostly black, a swimsuit and money... I'm slightly concerned for my welfare.

{Mustard Cardigan- Target}
{Basic black tee- French Connection}
{Light-wash jean shorts- Gap}
{Acorn hat- Vintage shop}

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

tied together with a smile

Sorry I haven't been at the liberty to post lately! I didn't think summer could ever be this busy! I got back a few days ago from California, like I said, and did have a pretty great time, but I'm still pretty tuckered out! I visited quite a few colleges which put some stress on me because it made me realize how close it was to me having to decide where I'm going and what I'm doing; that point seemed so far away to me, but it's obviously just around the corner. I'm not unhappy about it, it's just a bit of a stress. But I know things will work out eventually, so I'm just trying to have a little faith!
I'm also going to try and make my writing on this blog a little more luster-ish (opposite of lack-luster). I've been using my creative brain quite a bit more and I've been expanding my wardrobe possibilities, so expect more looks, especially once school starts! Things will go well, I know they will, it's just gonna take a little more dedication on my part!

Side note: New season of Project Runway  premieres on Thursday! 20 designers this time around! Who's excited? I know I am!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

So I just wrote a post...

And it got entirely wiped out. Ugh. That was incredibly frustrating. Well, hopefully I'll get time to retype it tomorrow, but until then... I'm back!

Saturday, July 16, 2011




On the Road to Wonderland | Disneyland, Anaheim, California | by Sam

If only that’s what Anaheim actually looked like…

oh hey, that'll be me tomorrow!

Yes, we're taking the long and weary road to the original magic kingdom! My best friend and I will goin' to Disneyland! It's her first time in 8 years and she's so excited! I'm a dis-freak, so I'm excited to make this a fun trip! Can't wait to take pictures and eat yummy food! I'll be posting here for sure, so stay "toon"-ed (Yes, pun intended) for updates!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Part Two

Who went?

It was just a really insane experience. Harry Potter has been around almost nearly my whole childhood. And now, with my childhood I suppose, it's ending. I never admitted that I really thought Hogwarts existed, but when I turned 11 and my letter didn't come, it wouldn't be presumptious to say I cried.
I got to the theatre at 3 PM where we waited until 6 PM outside in the Arizona heat to get inside. We sat in the theatre for six LONG hours before it was the beggining of the end. It was hard for all of us, the two hours literally flew by; it was madness!
But we all know that the series will live in our hearts and then we'll pass it down to our kids and they'll pass it down to theirs. Harry Potter will never die as long as it lives in the hearts of those who love and believe.

I sound like I'm giving a speech for someone who died. Oy.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Sunday in the Park (Well, not really, but doesn't that sound a lot nicer than running around like a maniac?)

This outfit is from Sunday, so I'm a couple days late posting it, but yeah! I went to church with my dad, then we got some breakfast where I had a delicious garden omlette. It was full of mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, spinach, cheese... It was tasty to say the least! First time I've had breakfast food in a while, because our European breakfasts usually consisted of some bread and jam with juice and coffee available. It was good to have home cooking again!
After that, we headed over to Best Buy to check out some computers. I have my macbook, but because of a school program that only runs on windows (and my lack of time and focus to install Bootcamp on my mac), I was on the market for a cheap PC! So, just looking turned into buying and here I am on my new HP! It's a Pavilion g4 and a pretty nice computer! 14", pearlized look, SD card slot (YES!). I'm a happy camper.
Yesterday. I was having quite a bit of fun; that's why I couldn't post an update! I had a drama officer meeting for our Theatre Club at school that lasted about 2 hours and was chock-full of great fundraising ideas and organization tips. After that, we started heading out to Scottsdale, but got a bit delayed because of an oil change that was needed and picking people up, so an originally 30 minute drive turned into 2 and a half hours! But, once we got there, we had a lot of fun! We stopped at Sprinkles and I grabbed a red velvet cupcake, a.k.a. the best flavor ever! Then, we skipped around in American Apparel where I was harrased by my friends about how I could like a store that sold glittery, pearlized, zip up body suits! Unfortunately, we were out of there pretty quickly and headed over to the mall where we spent a good hour and a half in H&M, but no complaints here! I came out with a pair of tan tailored shorts for $10, a white blouse, a royal blue tank and a wire denim headband. There was a cream, Chanel reminicent, blazer I wanted but I figured that wasn't the smartest thing to spend my money on in the summer! I also got a couple things from Forever21 while I was there including a clip in feather extension, a pair of robot earrings, some floral bow clips and a ballerina necklace. I got some cute stuff; I was very happy!
It was just a good day in general!

{Short sleeved cardigan: H&M Garden Collection}
{Striped dresss: Boutique in Rothenburg}
{Leather Belt: Walmart}
{Lace shorts: Forever21}
{Messy closet: Dani rushing to pack for her Dad's house!}

Oh! And I'm going to the Harry Potter midnight premiere on Thursday and I can't wait to get my costume together for that! I'm being a Hufflepuff!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Night of Un-Classiness, Trash and Fun!

My friend had her 18th birthday party last night (Holy geez! Everyone is growing up so quickly!) and it was an "Un-Classy, Trashy" Eighteenth Birthday party, which gave us all the perfect excuse to dress up! So, we donned our trashiest duds and got our party on! It consisted of loud music, cake and a contest to see who was the un-classiest. It was lovely. Now, I got some lovely pictures of my outfit, but the trashiness didn't exactly show, the shirt I had on was open back with strings going acrost it and it showed my bright yellow, lace racerback bra. It was the epitomy of classiness, I tell you.
Oh! And some of you might ask about my abnormal bag? This thing is my pride and joy. It's an Andy Warhol banana bag and is a piece of art in itrself. I always get so many compliments on it because it's so unique! I love strange things, so this bag is the epitome of me. Ansd my hair made me happy too, it's a really awesome shade for me right now! Whoo!

{ String Back Top: Lush, Divaz Boutique}
{Dress Shorts: H&M}
{Rouge Fake Snakeskin Peep Toe Wedges: DSW}
{Feather Earrings: Calvin Klein}
{Chain&Silk Bracelet: Charlotte Russe}
{Banana Bag: Andy Warhol, Elaine Todd}

Friday, July 8, 2011

Book Clutch

{Via: Kate Spade New York}

I have been wanting a book clutch for quite some time and my lust has only grown in the last two weeks after seeing a girl on the streets in Paris walking around in her sheer polka dot dress, heels and an antique-looking book clutch. She looked like a semi-modernist version of someone out of Pride and Prejudice.

Oh, I guess I should mention I'm back, no? ;)

Europe was brilliant. I'll just start off mentioning the impeccable grace and style people embraced there. Some of the looks I was seeing were girls dressed like they had just stepped off the runway. There weren't just young girls though, older women were dressed just as beautifully and had an air about them that they knew it. Now, some people might call that obnoxious, but I was spellbound.
I will be honest, though, I missed blogging and reading other blogs so so mucb. I just missed being able to be linked to fashion, myself. I mean, I was wearing khakis for 17 days, I have a right to be going crazy! Those girls were making me want to jump off the bus, "lose" my passport and stay there forever. Unfortunately, the speed of our coach and my lack of coordination stopped me from taking on my plan. 
So what's up next for me? Well, I have about a month or so left of summer and I plan to take full advantage of that. In that time I have to do a year of American History and half a year of Spanish, but it shouldn't be too hard. I'd really like to go to California for a week or so, too. Go to Disneyland for a couple days, go to the beach for an afternoon, go to Melrose and check out some vintage boutiques and maybe even check out a couple of colleges (even if it just means walking some of the campus).
The trip I just took changed my life, I will be honest about that. A lot is going to change for me in the next year. I'm a senior in high school and I have some big decisions to make that will affect the rest of my life. Up until now, I was pretty sure about what I was going to do, but now? I feel like everything's changing. Scary, huh?
I really don't care, scary or not, I'm taking it on.