rah rah oh la RAWR

As my infrequent outfit posting may allude to, OH HEY THERE I GO TO A SCHOOL WITH A UNIFORM. Phooey. It's actually not that bad; I save time in the morning and cherish normal clothing more ("normal," as in my regular clothing which is, you know, not all that "normal." Whatever "normal" is. I hate that concept. "Normal" doesn't exist.)

In conclusion, I wore this outfit yesterday at our beautiful Dress Down Day. Prior to leaving the house, I had the following conversation with the sibling:
Me: Is this outfit too weird for school?
Sibling: Yes.
Me: Oh, well, what should I mellow down? Like, what's so weird about?
Sibling: Well... people will probably be freaked out by your prints that don't match at all. And also your tights that are two different colours. And your sweater's really bright. And your bow tie is really large. Also, you're wearing two different belts.
Basically, she wants me to wear my green shoes and go in the nude. Granted, I went with my instincts and, you know, didn't.
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More than anything, dress down days have become extremely amusing. I want my own TV Show. It'd be like $#*!mydadsays. Except for $#*!mypeerssay. I love it. Oh hey, VH1/MTV (I figure those are the stations that are up for every/anything/terribleteevee), I'M HERE FOR YA.
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Some anecdotes from the day:
- "How do your tights work? I... I don't get it. Is there, like, two all bundled up?" x1000. This question was a regular occurrence.
- "Hah, you're wearing two belts because you're two fat."
- "I like your style. It's very... abstract and... artistic."
- "So, when you get ready, do you just, like, close your eyes and point to thing in your closet and throw them on? And since you have so much weird stuff, it actually works?"
- "Are those mutated Frankensteins on your dress?"
- "Nice work!" - My math teacher. Hahaha. She's my favourite/ I was so confused.
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Do you like my skirt? If you answered "yes," then LOLZCATZ I FOOLED YA. It's a DRESS. I am so cheeky/ why I found it necessary to put leopards with monsters is still unknown. Any theories? Made this skirt - ahem, DRESS - for an Athletic Banquet two years ago. I decided to revive these little monsters from under my bed. Just kidding. It wasn't under my bed. But it's a semi-funny (as in not really funny) play on life and how, you know, monsters live under the bed and what nawwwwt. hahaaaa.
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My shoes look like they're some frog's psychedelic tie-dye t-shirt from the hippie era but in shoe form. Yeah, I fooled you. They're wet! Oh, hey there winter and snow and please continue to melt. Or grant us a snow day. Your extreme coldness/ presence is unnecessary if you do not fulfill one of these requirements. AND SOON.
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(Sweater that's purple, but looks blue in the photos - Value Village $4, Shirt - Value Village $3, Monster dress/skirt - Homemade, Tights - Unknown, Bow Headband - Value Village $3, Tights - Unknown, Shoes - Thrifted/ Vintage $15)

I can't believe it's already been two weeks in 2011! Ayaaaah, I'm graduating this year! This is crazy. I want to give everyone I've ever met a ginormous hug (except for not really; I'm the least cuddly person you will ever meet. I wish it were socially acceptable to do that boyish fist pound thing with female friends; I reckon that would be a fun and simple greeting. Yo. Wheddup. Dawg.) I'm also becoming acutely aware of just how ridiculous high school is. There's so much hatin' and unnecessary drama between people. I guess that's what society gets for stuffing x number of people, all hormonal and angst-y and whatamidoingwithlife-y, into an enclosed setting. I'm excited for when I can act all high and mighty and be all "Ohhh, yes. When I was in high school..." (AHTHATISSOSOONCRAZAY.)

The best part of 2011 has been ______________. (Oh haiiii. See that blank. It's for YOU to fill out! I am so considerate of your interests. Bbzzz.)
Also, what is your definition of "normal"? (Because we're deep and profound beings.)


Freya B ♥ said...

I know what you mean, I CHERISH non-uniform days, like you I have a uniform, I kinda like it, but it's maroon so I aint sure...
Either way, I loved your geddup' (is that right? It's some saying for what your wearing, I think.)
Anywayz, it rocks, love the cute monsters!
What's been my fave part of 2011?
I HAVE NO IDEA! (not in a shouty way or anything, just really don't know, we'll have to wait and see!)

How about we follow each other?
Well, I've obvz already followed you(I'd be stupid not to!)

NikkiDee said...

The best part of 2011 has been ______________ ahha the fact that it is only 13 days long so far :p

i love tha monsters

sojourned in style said...

The best part of 2011 has been reading this awesome post by you ! (i know what a suck-up:) (I know you're thinking by now I totally overuse brackets or parentheses or whatever you wanna call them)
You're outfit is so colourful and bright and bold. you have guts man! and i love it.

Ali said...

Hahahahaaa, oh sibling, how kind you are. This is TOTALLY a normal outfit. Totally normal and awesome. Love the pop of purple. And pop of lime green. And pop of pink. And pop of bright blue. And pop of red. And..


K said...

You so totally kick ass. You're too right about high school. Life after is way more awesome and it's not all drama and craziness. But sometimes it is still.
Anyway...the best part of 2011 for me has been accomplishing goals. I've made 5 small goals for this month and one of them was cleaning out the junk drawer. Holy crap I felt amazing when I finished!
Oh, and that date I had. That was a gooder :)

LyddieGal said...

I love your leopard belt, and wearing two belts is awesome.
Once in highschool I wore seven at once. no joke. and i thought i was fab.

Chic on the Cheap

Sanny said...

I think you are just too adorable and your style is super fun! I mean who cares what people say, it's not like you are hurting anybody or yourself by having such a style. You go, girl!

Have a marvelous weekend! (:
Sanny's Head to Heart

Mrs. April said...

Danngg gurl. You so fierce. I love it.


βe said...

I know what you mean because when you think about it normal doesn't appear to be a word at all since we're all different (although when I brought this concept up to my sister she went on about how if you had one book without a front cover and another with one you'd say that the one ith the cover is normal, but she's always been a party-pooper so i'm used to ignoring her).

Audrey Allure said...

Such a cute outfit, I love all the colors & love that you have such a quirky style! :)

duckalicious said...

I thought these were spongebobs on your dress! two belts is the way to go. I can't choose the best part of 2011 yet =P

Stacey Kay said...

I LOVE your style! You would make a great fashion stylist.

Stacey Kay
“Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration”

Runway Inspiration: Dolce & Gabbana

Chelsea Lane said...

Um, hi. I am insanely proud of you for wearing this outfit, because it is just beyond on so many levels. if you were a cuddly person I would give you a huge hug just for this outfit.

The best part of 2011 has been not taking a shower yet!

just kidding. I showered. I think the best part has been eating lots of oranges!


Hanna said...

I always love how you mix all colours!! That purple knit is totally awsome!!

Sweet said...

you never go wrong with all the mixing of colors my dear..two thumbs up gorgeous!!!

I really love the green shoes and I just love the story you put into this post especially the way your sister and you discuss your outfit...wishes I have mine to talk about my outfit too!!!

best part of 2011...oh well, I just got new pairs of JC shoes and looking forward for more shopping spree and visits from wonderful people!!!


michelle_ said...

the cobalt blue knit cardigan is REALLY Pretty !
im in love with it sooooo much !

glisters and blisters

TheMadTwins said...

I love this post!
this outfit is so nice :)
all the colors make me happy

SunnyToast said...

I love the jacket:) colorful outfit! your photo give me a sunny look..smile:)


Abigaillucy said...

Your outfit is so fun, I love it. And i actually adore your tights (Although i must admit i did ponder the ol' 'is it two pairs?' before realising that would be pretty difficult to do...) x

April said...

the leopard print with monsters is kind of PURE GENIUS and I very much enjoy everyone's confusion regarding your tights :)

you go glen coco (mean girls reference anyone?)


Courtney Erin said...

I adore all the brilliant colors in your skirt! Wow, love it!

xoxo ~ Courtney

monster cakes said...

I'm bursting with love for you right now so I have to organize the love into list fashion:
-thanks for following! I've been following yours for a while and I love your fearless style and the creativity and boldness you display.
-I have a philosophy: the bigger the bow on the hair--the better!
-The best part of 2011 has been the cold weather. I love winter!
-Normal is whenever you feel the most "you." Normal is different for everyone, which in a way almost makes it a pointless word because no one should adhere to anyone else's normal.

Charlotte. said...

oh my word, were we separated at birth? i get comments exactly like that on my clothing choices, & i'm really weird about hugs!
here's hoping this comment isn't creepy.

Freya B ♥ said...

Yeah, not that you've said it, it DOES look like it's from Clueless!
What's Li-lo's name in it,hmm, Lexy? Lexi?
hmm, I think it's Lexi.
Hope you have a, well let's face it, your weekends don't look like they're ever boring,soo, have a QUIRKY weekend! (see what I did there?!)

Savannah Burton said...

I have a uniform at my school (meh, plaid) and I go crazy on our free dress days! (Which are few and far between) On a completely different note, thank you for following me! You are so inspiring, and remind me a bit of myself! What is this?! I am going to start reading your blog regularly because your posts make me lol (Ohemgee, text lingo!)


By the way, You are an amazing artist! Did you make your header? OMIGA!

Hello Naka said...

i lvoe ur skirt and lmao at the u wear two belts because your fat ive seen more fat on a carrot! if that makes sense o.0 and i lvoe ur style ^^ i miss having a uniform XD

Style, She Wrote said...

Awesome outfit! Rock the socks off the kids at school!

And I don't think normal exists. Maybe just boring.

xo style, she wrote

Deidra said...

The best part of 2011 has been Freedom and Becoming Individualized and Standing On My Own Two Feet!! :D

FashionJazz said...

You are rocking this outfit hun! Mwah xx

Marloes. said...

Haha I really like your blog! It's crazy, fun and amazing!
I follow!
btw, love the tights.

Recycling jewelery girl said...

your dressing is awesome! I love the crazyness you seem to emminate confidence!

theTrendyDwarf said...

I love love love your purple knitted cardigan! Double belt? I think YES. You never fail at mixing patterns and making it look so good! For a second I didn't realize that you had black ad white stockings BUT when I finally saw it...I was shocked! I have never seen anything like it before and you certainly pull it off! I know it's been a long time since I comment, BUT I do read all your posts. I just never have time to comment. I have changed that for 2011...so be ready for more comments!

Check out my trendy blog!

josephine said...

" Just stumbled on your blog! Haha. I love this post. My mom always pulls the, "Oh, wow. Your grandma had a shirt like that when I was growing up! Hahahahah." She thinks she's witty. Little does SHE know that Grannies are the bomb! QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com"

@ Lexy, ahahs, grannies ftw man. get ready for a long post because I like you. First of all, you're outfit is so bad ass, I don't know if that's the word for it. I love the prints, and surprisingly, you're skirt. I can tell your personality is just as bright and colorful as your outfits. Lastly, my definition of normal, well there is no such thing. No such thing as normal. If you think you're normal, well, you're not :) Alright. Happy bloggings, ahahs.

Christine Lilwood said...

I love this post ;)

You are too cool!! http://fashionismyway.blogspot.com/

Hope Adela said...

i always love how funky and crazy your style is. you rock, girl!


Eli said...

we may not have snow in San Francisco but we had lots of rain for a few days it was crappy, kind of worse than snow. but you make the most of it, wear boots and bring your nice shoes in a bag and change out later. LOTS of girls do that here.

Britty said...

i just love everything! i like how you play with different patterns and colors! this has to been my favorie outfit on you!!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Your. Skirt. Is. Perfection. LOVE! You are the Queen of Risk-Takers when it comes to fashion!!

Also, normal is...being completely off-the-wall! :)

Clare said...

Hahahahaha ooooh siblings!!! Also, you only live once. SO why NOT wae two different belts???

Diane said...

amazing colors!! I love this one!


Dreamy Princess said...

I always adore your bright colorful prints hun!! really! I adore people who have their own personality and not afraid to show it to the world. You're one of them, Lexy!(:

Normal depends on how people look at it. Just like beautiful. Maybe I say that girl is beautiful, but the other say that girl is ugly.

P.S: Thanks for defending me of 'those people' who mispronounce my name. Thanks, LEXY!;D

Dreamy Princess
~I wonder what it's like to live in Paris~

Marisa Noelle said...

The way you mixed all the different patterns and colors in your outfit is sooooo lovely...you have such a knack for it as you always come out look impeccable. That skirt is awesome:)

Gizelle Faye | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

my style is more mellowed down than yours but i still get the same comment from my sister...hahahaha! i love the question on how your tights work...so funny! normal people are weird.... and we're weirder and i love it!

the best part of my 2011 is sinulog and the craziness! check out my latest post...:D

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

Rand T said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!this is so so so wonderful!
lots of love xx

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

your mismatched tights remind me of helena bonham carter's mismatched shoes at the Golden Globes. love it!


Angelica Ng said...

A uniform?? You?? :O

Haha, personally, I can't imagine going to school with a uniform. I relish choosing what to wear most of the days (some days, I admit, it's just like "I have NO clothes!!"). But anyway, love your quirky outfits. And the best part of 2011 has been...um, I haven't done much except for final exams, so...nothing. :P


Vanessa said...

I love that you just went for it and I also love that Sibling is so honest about what may or may not get some comments! And, I particularly love the regurgitation of the various comments you heard throughout the day regarding your tights, belt, etc!
I think the monster print is perfection on you! It captures your spirit and liveliness and funness and quirkieness (blog name!) wonderfully and accurately!

Melissa said...

my school never has non school uniform days, which sucks.. Your ourfit posts never fail to make me smile!

Anonymous said...

love love love the outfit!
suits you :)

Castor Pollux

Brittany said...

Whoa, your style is freaking adorable! I'm going to start following this blog now!

mashi said...

Non uniforms days were the hypes to my week! hahaha

Missy Daisy said...