3.2.11

i hate hard boiled eggs

"Be daring, be different, be impractical;
be anything that will assert integrity
of purpose and imaginative vision
against the play-it-safers."
- Cecil Beaton
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I had a lot of fun wearing this outfit. The sun was all shiny and happy and insert cheesy sunny-related quotes. Consequentially, it was a definite cause for some celebratory "Spring is almost here" attire! (Which is evidently a far stretch from the truth. Hello, >life-size snow banks. Hello, blowing winds. Hello, Canada.)
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It's certainly fun to stack accessories. I've gotten emails asking about easing into colours and that's what I would say: If you're not in the mood to make people vomit rainbows and poop more rainbows (awesome visual), simply wear some good old fashion obnoxiously large/ridiculous/colourful accessories. Maybe some colourful tights for good measure. Also, just HAVE FUN WITH FASHION. Like the rest of life, it's nothing to take too seriously. You meet people that are just continuously complaining and frowning and it's like, Hey kid! Wear a hideously fluorescent orange blazer once in a while! Just for the hell of it!
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Oh, and in case you were deceived by these, er, "artsy photos" taken outside of my garage to, um, "juxtapose grunge aspects with prep" (the quotes are to signify my "je ne sais quoi" and evident "artsyness" with my "abstract concepts"), HI THERE. Snow exists. Don't be deceived by the allusions of Spring.
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(Blazer - Vintage/ Kensington Market $20, Blue Dress - Thrifted $1, Skirt - Homemade, Tights - H&M, Shoes - Value Village $7, Gloves - Unknown, Belt - Thrifted $1, Accessories - Assorted)

I've been feeling really ridiculously optimistic this past while. I'm crazy busy, but I'm happy. My life is definitely not perfect, but it's like, hey, don't stress it. There's so many little things I worry about but, in the big picture: there's 7 billion+ people in this world, there's been billions before me, billions after me, HI THERE I'M INSIGNIFICANT. My problems are hardly problems and I'm one insanely lucky chicka. No, I don't ever say "chicka." (Although that, oddly enough, reminds me of my childhood favourite Chickadee. I secretly only subscribed because I deemed the jokes "hilarious," i.e. that was the only section I read. Hey now, I didn't grow up in an internet era where jokes were at my disposal - I had to werrrk for it!) (i.e. force my parents to pay for my monthly subscription to said magazine.)

Stay wonderful and smile at strangers!
I dare you all to wear five colours in ONE outfit this week.
Get yourself out of the winter bum. And make me feel good about myself for, ahem, "inspiring you." And then POST YOUR OUTFIT. It would legitimately make my long winter days. xx
Also, how do you picture your funeral?
(colours and funerals go... hand in hand? I don't know. I've been thinking about this recently, and I'm hoping funeral-thoughts are just one of those "things" that everyone secretly thinks about. PLEASE PRETEND.)

58 comments:

April said...

I really really love this outfit.

And that dare? consider it DONE. :) maybe even five days per outfit, five days straight.

funerals? I hope people wear colors to my funeral. I don't want my death to be depressing. No all-black outfits. Unless it's black sequins. :)
(see? colors and funerals are totally related)

<3
ape-z.blogspot.com

Melody said...

I LOVE THIS OUTFIT
Because it's so happy and childlike and it looks so gooood against the white snow :D :D :D !

YOU KNOW WHAT? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! ( I hope I have enough colours lololooll) !!! And I will post the photos when I have done it >=D

I uh, hmmm. I hope my funeral has ppl saying " I WISH I WAS A BETTER FRIEND TO HER " or something like that wahahha ohasoifha v.v

Chelsea Lane said...

...are we really taking advice about introducing color into our wardrobes from a girl wearing an entire rainbow at one time?

oh, and that dare? you're totally on. and you look adorable!

xoxo

Mrs. April said...

I can't stand the way hard boiled eggs smell.

I need a friend who will take pictures of me for me.

I want "In My Defense" by Freddie Mercury to play at my funeral. I guess I hadn't thought about it beyond that.

-April

duckalicious said...

you are by far the awesomest unicorn I've ever seen! keep up vomiting and pooping rainbows! (did that sound a little wrong or is it perfectly normal to talk like this? ;D)

maphi said...

i love your use of colour always makes me smile looooooool :D xoxo

monster cakes said...

Holy moly I love this outfit! Those shoes are yum, and those colors look amazing on you. You inspire me to thrift shop. Seriously.

AND... I picture my funeral with lots of cupcakes and in my will I'm going to tell people they have to wear a bright color. Like I want my husband to be wearing a magenta suit or something ridiculous like that. I'll be in heaven, so I want it to be a celebration! xo

Cafe Fashionista said...

Seriously Lexy, I wish that you would submit your photographs to Teen Vogue. In my opinion, they are ready to hit the pages of the magazine. Everything is perfect - your style, your movements/expressions...the world needs to meet you via glamorous glossies!! :)

Sweet said...

What my funeral??? I cannot picture it out!!! hahahahah maybe a party-- a fashion party for all fashionable people hahaah!!!

okay I was really thinking about your challenge...hmmp interesting!!!

eye candy outfit!!!! I really love reminds me of cotton candies and lollipops...two thumbs up for being positive my dear!!!

Kisses
Sweet
PensandLens

Stacey Kay said...

This outfit could be an ad campaign! I love your style so much!

xoxo
Stacey Kay
“Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration”
www.GoodwillHuntingg.com
Women’s Fashion Examiner-Cleveland

Hanna said...

Love this outfit! And th epics are great!!

Courtney Erin said...

Love all the bright colors - so perfect to beat the winter doldrums.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Audrey Allure said...

Such a fun outfit - I love all of the colors, especially the color of that blazer!

Sanny said...

Hahah.. super fun and daring as always, love how colorful you are at all time! And that pair of loafers, I WANT THEM!

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

Marella said...

Gorgeous outfit! <3

Hello Naka said...

oh i love it! i wish I knew u in real life :( your outfits brighten up my day and ur so bubbly!!

you need to give me tips on how to do jump photos i epicly fail XD

sojourned in style said...

I am taking your dare on! (ok not now but when im prepared with my predetermined colours I will let you know ;)

this colour blocking is pretty insane! its just brillaint amazigness, and the tights shine in this brilliance!

Vintage and Cake said...

Hey Lexy loved your comment haha thank you so much we can go sailing if you want, we both will probably drown as I cant sail either haha.
Omg I am going to try your D.I.Y skirt idea, if I actual do it I will link it too your post as you really inspire me kitten. I love this outfit BTW, you are so damn cool kitten and when I attempt my bib necklace will link you on that too. Fuck it adding you to my blog roll as you have fast became one of my faves.

I love your tights I have some floral ones I got last year and never worn may break them out haha

Have a wicked weekend xxxxx

Recycling jewelery girl said...

I absolutely LOVE those tights!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love tight! and I love flowers!!! Its like the perfect combination of awesomeness!!:)

Kathleen Carla. said...

YOUR hair is soo gorgeous, I've always wanted wavy hair..how bout we swap hair styles? straight for wavy? sounds like a sex orientation lol. Anywhoo, I seriously love your blog, and love how you write, it's addicting. And this outfit is first off amazing for being mostly thrifted and secondly, I love your play on colors. Sounds exciting to use 5 colors in one outfit, I think I'll try this! :) And picture of my funeral, prob the whole color palette from the movie Marie Antoinette lol, hauntingly beautiful :).

<3, Kathleen.
PS. Am now following your blog girl, & def will come back for more fashion inspiration ;).

Ria said...

Love all the colors in this outfit and that it's all affordable!

Flossie, Monster Munch Blog said...

Thanks for the lovely comment! pony pals, lol ;). Me and my friends used to be really into this thing called ponybox like a virtual pony game, eek! I love your posts they are always so fun looking and yeahh, the colours and that. I like the sound of this thrifted shop thing, sounds cheap and amazing!
Flossie xxx

Eva Silviana said...

I really love this outfit! The color is so bright! Love the pict :)

CC said...

You look adorable! I love all the colors put together. :)
Xx

Amelie said...

"there's 7 billion+ people in this world, there's been billions before me, billions after me, HI THERE I'M INSIGNIFICANT."

It's really interesting that that doesn't bother you; I've found that it bothers most. It also makes me think of The Bell Jar; Plath writes something about how the billions of people before and after her make her insignificant, and she hates it.

ANYWAY, I love the colors going on here. And, by the way, you are a fantastic writer. Thank you for putting your commas in all the right places! :)

amelie-fleurjaune.blogspot.com

Marloes. said...

I love how you always are so cheerful! I love these colors. You make me smile with every post!

Melissa said...

youve perfected the jumping shots!!! LOVE the mix of colours-of course, youre too awesome!! x

macromi. said...

oh wow. this outfit is so wonderful. ♥ and especially in the contrast with the so snowy winter background. it just gives you a freshness of spring. :3
i guess i'm not confident enough to wear colours as bright as you do. 0:

ah and thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. ♥ i really appreciate it. :3
yeah. i pretty liked architecture as well but after i had to build a house i don't know what to think about it anymore. :'D
and i've posted a very short entry just to explain why i haven't been there lately. and you will get your pictures of my crappy architecture project. :V

greetings. x

Sailor-Muun said...

ohmygosh flying imean jumpin pictures heheheh!!!! supa dope pictures honey

HAVE FUN

xodxod

Mrs. April said...

Yay! I styled you on Polyvore. Here's the link:

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=27951967

If for whatever reason that link didn't work, gimme your e-mail addy and I'll send it to you that way.

-April
(P.S. Let me know how I did, eh?)

Anisa said...

Yeah, it's kind of weird having people know about my blog! Especially when they want to talk to me about it and I'm speechless like UHHHHH.......UH HUH?! NO. ahahah leave me and my bloggy alone! Teehee and I totally feel you on the whole busy busy busy but happy feeling, I'm loving the buzz I get off of it! Wheeee! And I love your experimentation with colors, snazzy I might add! My funeral? Hmmm, play all my favorite music and do the chicken dance please!

xxAnisa

Style, She Wrote said...

Awesome outfit! You photograph so well! Great Cecil Beaton quote too -- very inspiring! xo style, she wrote

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

this is so bright and fun! great post and some serious fash that i love.

you are such a doll and whether deceived by garage shots or disclosing the snowbanks, it's all good from my view. thanks for the burst of happiness and challenging dares. i will have to get back to you about the funeral q...you are probably the most random girl i've never met. love it. happy weekend. ♥

knk said...

you looks very very happy thats really good enjoy
have a great weekend

http://smsjar.blogspot.com/

Angelica Ng said...

Always such thoughtful posts, but done in a fun way! Whoo! Lots of amazing spring colour explosion here, even if there still is snow on the ground. And wow, 5 colours? I don't know if I'm quirky and fun enough to pull it off! Hmm...my funeral...um, let's not think of that yet. I'm too young!!

Oh, and I dislike hard boiled eggs too.

http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

Agustina Selviana said...

amazing photos, as always! i adore this blog :D

♥ Selvi
http://selviorselfish.blogspot.com/

Gizelle Faye | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

i can't believe somebody actually wasted their time e-mailing you to tone down the colors...why don't they start their own blog and post outfits with lesser colors to make them happy? right? LOL.

don't stop wearing colorful outfits..especially this one. this particular outfit is G-E-N-I-U-S! :D

and yeah, on my funeral, people will be wearing all shades of blue. :D

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

A-MAZING. x hivennn

Freya@WearItWithFlare said...

Arghhhhh!!!
Why do you have such guts to wear such an amazing and colourful outfit!?
Funerals? Tell me about it!
So much black! (unless it's black sequins, then I have exceptions)
Thanks for the comments!!
<3

Clare said...

Your outfits are always so flawless and bursting with amazing color! You go girrrrlll! Work it!!

Savannah Burton said...

Your optimism is making me feel optimistic as well! Spreadin' the love! This outfit is so happy! I love the colors! You always look ridiculously ecstatic to me! The jacket, the skirt, the tights.. They are all so fabulous!
I will make an outfit inspired by you. I probably won't be able to post it until next weekend though due to my gosh darned school uniform! I will tag you!
-savvy

Glowing Doll said...

These photos are really gorgeous. I like the blue shadows reflected on to the white garage door and your action poses. Have added myself as a follower.

Be said...

Before I say (write) anything I have to say I hate hard boiled eggs too, they smell and taste horrible.

I'm definately going to take you up in the challenge the next time I go outside and dont have to wear a uniform (I dont get out much appart from school and work)

And I can picture my funeral with everyone wearing black, standing at a grave and weeping, like they should because it's me, obviously, and making their speeches and more weeping. Yeah, that would be cool and pretty original. Maybe my funeral should be on top of a volcano like what I want my wedding to be like...

Be said...

AND I really like your outfit and how ***colourful*** it is, especially in amongst the snow.
If I ever had a fashion crisis I'll definately go to YOU for advice :D

LyddieGal said...

How do you so consistently get good jumping photos? I pretty much never do. I also am crazy about your flare!

Chic on the Cheap

sbot said...

Awesome colors!
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-Stephanie

Dreamy Princess said...

You look so sunny bright, Lexy!! You always have the cheerful personality, and it is completed with your rainbow outfits((:

Loveee the blue colorrr!!!!!><

Cheers,
Dreamy Princess

ModeKarussell said...

Wow this is the colourfullst Outfit I've ever seen :) You look stunning, so sunny and lovely :)

Hope you'll pass my blog too ;)
ModeKarussell

Mara said...

LMAO, I find you extremely hilarious and a little too much at times. I LIKE. I LIKE.

I love the spunk you have and it completely reflects in your posts. :)

J said...

just found ur blog via pensandlens and I just fall in love with ur blog:)
this post is great, love those colours, the combination are perfect:)


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Viv said...

great outfit, you managed to incorporate all those colors very well together






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Rocking Doll Museum said...

I can see rainbows now XDD That's quite a colourfull outfit!

I'd like to try that out! ;D

Prinzesschen★ said...

lovely outfit - very inspiring!
Will try this out as well soon :D

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