of course i wish on 11:11

It's been over a week. I get it, okay? I suck and let's move on. Oh, but before I move on, I may as well sputter my excuse. Trust me, it's a good one: ahem, I've been wayyy too busy attending multiple high class fashion parties filled with sparkling champagne and hobnobbing with exquisite guests. Yeah. I'm a fancy girl. NO BIG D. Oh, and, um, just as a side note, by "multiple" I mean "one." And by "fashion parties" I mean "high school reunion." And by "sparkling champagne" I mean "water." And by "hobnobbing" I mean "catching up." And by "exquisite guests" I mean "ex-classmates and teachers." But you know. Surely, the principle is still there? Glamorous parties and high school reunions? Pfft, practically synonymous if you ask me. Go ahead. Thesaurus it. I DARE YOU. (No, really. Please don't.)

That's my really long-winded way of saying I went to my high school reunion yesterday. It's rather hilarious since we've only been apart for, like, a week. (And by "a week" I mean "four months.") (Are you getting sick of my inability to just get to the freaking point already yet?!) Okay, I'll just get to the freaking point already... This is what I wore.

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I was actually really excited about the whole "semi-formal attire" thing that was required. Because contrary to what my awesomeness may lead you to believe, I do not, in fact, get invited to many swanky parties and glamorous events. I KNOW. CALM YOURSELF. Is that a heart-attack I see coming your way? COMMENCE YOUR HEAVY BREATHING EXERCISES NOW. It's a SHOCK for all of us! It's okay. I've discovered that human beings are simply jealous of my awesomeness and are intimidated. I'm powerful like that. I'm still as cool and swanky and fancy as you all think I am. (Woah! Dream big! Go fly a kite!) (That was a Juno reference. Neat-o.)
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This dress is way awesome. Do you know how awesome it is? Once upon a time, I stumbled across it. I thought, "this dress is awesome." However, the price tag read $50 and sadness ensued. BUT, OH, THERE IS A SILVER LINING. For two months passed and BAM! The awesome dress was marked down to $16. In conclusion, I'm psychic and channeled my inner "patience is a virtue." Evidently, my wisdom transcends way beyond my years of existence. Some say I'm the next Oprah. Oh, and another irrelevant/ boring thing to note about this dress is that it used to be about one foot longer. I kid you not. I looked like Belle in it. As in that Disney princess with the ridiculous dress. I thought it was fun. Unfortunately, the 1800s is, you know, not existing today so, at last, some snipping and stitching ensued and bam! here we are today! And now you know a lot about this dress and it's possibly getting awkward in a "should I unfollow this chick?" kind of way. Um. Basically, thank you high school reunion for giving me the opportunity to get fancy and wear this dress. (That is, until, those swanky invites come my way. One day.)
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Seeing high school people was weird. I mean, I know it's only been four months, so before you get all, "it's only been for months," my golly I KNOW IT'S ONLY BEEN FOUR MONTHS. But still. Given that I've been with many of these people for at least four years, four months of separation is weird. And coming back together is also weird. I guess graduation day never really felt completely, totally the end since I always knew that I'd be seeing a lot of these faces again at this reunion. But now? Now it's the end. Screw swanky fashion parties, I never even went to high school parties!!! Consequently, I wonder how many of these people I'll actually keep in touch with? See again? It's a hard concept to grasp and I'm very aware that we're all moving forward and high school is a blip of the past. It's weird. I guess I'm realizing that my school environment has defined me for essentially all my life; I mean, I spent more than forty hours a week in that thing! I guess now I'm in the process of figuring out who I am outside of the school community? I honestly thought that I'd be sputtering out rainbows of joy upon reaching the end of high school. But I guess I'm realizing just how much it has defined my life so far. And how much it really has given me. (Again, I think I'm only remembering the good bits. My sister was doing functions homework this weekend. MATH NEVER AGAIN PUHLEASE.) Right now, it's about moving forward and growing from the past. It's scary, but exciting. I think being in high school made me a dreamer; it ignited the "there's gotta be more than this" in me. Yesterday made me remember that. I'm ready to dream away again!

On a side note, I don't know how many of my readers are in high school, but if you are, here it goes: take a deep breath and CHILL OUT. It's high school. It will be over before you know it. But I don't think it's something that you just want to "get over" - it's something that you should enjoy, or try to enjoy. The people you meet are going to disappear from your daily life before you know it. So don't give a fuck what they think. Find something you love that's removed from social drama and social circles and go do it. Do the things you love and don't do the things you don't feel comfortable with. You don't know who "you" are yet and it's tough. So just go with your heart. Do what feels right. Not what the media or your peers says is "right." Your heart. And, really, this is the biggest one: talk to people. High school is filled with cliques and generalizations and stereotypes and I won't lie, I was a victim of that. Generalizing people, giving people labels. Don't do that. The most valuable thing I've taken from high school is we're all just human beings. Finally, in senior year, I tried to talk to a lot of people individually - find out what they're about, what makes them tick - and I'm really glad it did. I found that when people were removed from their friends/ social pressures, they were actually all just... humans. Everybody is going through the same shit you are and everybody is struggling and everybody is just trying to have a good time or fit in or move forward. Please. Get to know people before you judge. They will be gone before you know it. Everybody is human. High school is a weird, toxic environment and know that there is life beyond it. Chin up. Make the best of it; it says a lot about your spirit.

Phew. I feel like I'm the Breakfast Club or something. Hooray! If you read all that, we should totally form a clique of simply AWESOMENESS. Yeah. THE END.

What did you take away from high school? How has life changed post high school? If you're still in high school - HAH! SUCKER! (kidding), How are you liking it? How do you picture life post high school?
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(Jacket - Value Village $3.50, Dress - Vintage $16, Tights - F21 $10, Shoes - Thrifted $1 (!!!!), Bow - Value Village $3, Jewelry - Assorted)

Have a great week, darlings! I have a lot of outfit posts lined up. But I think we've both determined that I suck, so *fingers crossed* for prompt posting. Till next time... YOU'RE ALL BEAUTIFUL CREATURES.


Amanda said...
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Amanda said...

Ohh that is sooo cute!! I love the polka dots!

SunnyToast said...

I love the layering...the pink polka dot is awesome:)

the headband works great to you!

pixelhazard said...

I took the ability to sing Chinese love songs from highschool, more due to friends that lessons. Life since has been more lucrative, more love but less time with friends or just time in general but hey you win some ya loose some :)

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Xu Box said...

Holy moly, look at those dresses! The lace details are amazing and reminds me a lot of the 1700 French fashion.

Sarah said...

That dress, milady, is incredible. But I am a little baffled by this four month reunion business because I've been free of high school for three years, now, and we haven't met up once. Nor do I plan to attend the reunions when they do happen, haha.

The most important thing I learned in high school was not to take myself too seriously. I learned a lot about the benefit of laughing things off and being willing to be the butt of a joke.

Stacey Kay said...

Wow your style is incredible. You're such an inspiration!

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olivias-pizzaz said...

ooomg this outfit is amaaaazing! Love the dress and the blazer such incredible unique pieces!

Sasha said...

The shoes are so cute! Doll shoes! :)

Kailey said...

Gahh this color combination is absolutely gorgeous, and that jacket is simply marvelous!

Anonymous said...

So precious! That dress is gorgeous. You're so adorable.
Well, I'm still in high school and it's pretty awful. I can't wait to get the F out.

Melissa said...

lexi! youre outfits are always so colour they make me smile :D

weasel said...

This dress is amazing, but I'm in love with the jacket. You look fantastic and inspirating as always!

alix said...

i think im in the equivilant of high school, and I really don't mind it, I do dislike a lot of people but at the end of the day I won't have to see them ever again very soon, so i try to enjoy it! Your dress is just too cute! love it

Meg said...

That is an adorable ensemble!

I graduated from high school in 2005 and we have yet to "reunite", though I've seen a fair few of my classmates in the six years since (I only moved 3 hours away, as did many of my peers). Facebook helps in this regard too - it got trendy just soon enough after high school that most of my classmates signed up, and we're close-knit enough that everybody is pretty much friends with everyone else.

Aside from Facebook, there are a handful of friends I still keep in touch with (and not all of them were ones I expected!). We don't always do a great job of keeping in touch, but we always just pick up where we left off. People who knew you when you were young can often tell a lot about who you really are (or can be totally off-base!).

Anyway, point is, I don't miss high school. We were all young and immature then, but it's encouraging to see that we're growing into adulthood. :)

Hazelnut said...

The first outfit is SOOO eye-catching! I can't help but just stare. You look dang good! :-)

Lydia said...

I totally wish on 11:11. And your jacket is amazing.

Charlie said...

AYYEEE! perfect jacket. and dress. just everything.

Amy said...

that outfit is so cute! im currently in high school, i dont mind, im actually having so much fun, except i have exams for the next couple weeks :(

i think after high school im going to go to university and major in business management but i really wanna take a linguistics or art history class in uni.

also sorry i didnt get a chance to tell you what the song was on my lookbook video, it is rock and roll romance by frank turner


Style Porn said...

THAT DRESS. Perfection. Kind of like a Japanese Lolita dress but a not creepy one. I'm glad you shortened it though, because it could have almost veered into Church of LDS territory. Short and sassy is good.

Gizelle Faye | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

oh wow, it's really been a while since i've been here and i have really missed reading your insightful, highly sarcastic but funny remarks and just your attitude to life that says you don't give an eff.

anyway, high school was really fun for me. full of drama but i took with me awesome, crazy memories and life long friends. believe it or not, i'm still friends with a few until now and seeing them definitely keeps me grounded no matter how far i've gone.

where did u go after high school? did u go to college?

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

Marie said...

Hahahhaa, your blog never fails to crack me up. I love your honest approach to not getting the point across. ;)

You are so beautiful! I love the big bow in your hair and the dress. Keep it up, champ. You're like a young Betsey Johnson!

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Bonnie said...

High school SUCKED. We had our five-year reunion over the summer, and I didn't go. I still hate everyone just because they were so mean to me. Besides, I have risen above them and become more successful in five years than any of them could have hoped to be. I don't need their approval.
What I took away from high school -- Strength and self-confidence (once I grew up a little). It definitely made me into a stronger person who can handle a lot of criticism and making a lot of enemies. I'm grateful for the experience because it taught me a lot about myself, but I would never, ever go back.

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Flow Disruption said...

You look beautiful! But, I wouldn't expect anything else. :) I haven't done the high school reunion thing yet, but I'm not sure I would given the chance. I really enjoyed it, but only because I was off in my own world of weirdness, wearin' prom gowns and smokin' weed in the bushes ... err ... collecting plants for bio class in the bushes. Right, that was it.

fransmiles said...

That's the cutest dress EVER!! I want to steal it, seriously. And I love your nails. On the subject of high school, what you said really makes me feel better :) I'm not one of those 'I DESPISE HIGH SCHOOL' (or sixth form, as we call it) people, but I don't think anyone really finds it fun...I can't believe you have a reunion though? I don't think my school does that, so when it's goodbye it'll be goodbye forever. Such a weird thought! You have really good advice, you should be a mentor or something :) haha!

Jet from Feeling Stylish said...

The dress is awesome the head scarf is awesome, the jacket - definitely awesome. Dude. You're awesome. Love your style.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

high school really was a very interesting time. it's weird to have a reunion after only 4 months, but if you had a fun time then it was worth it. i like how you embellished--and not just with your story but with your clothes as well. i want that polka dot jacket!

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Can I go with u to the next high class fashion party??:DDD I love this mellow yellow dress on u, and adore fuchsia tights!!! Perfectly matched blazer and voila- my doll is ready!;)
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jess said...

That jacket is so fun. When I was in high school, I thought I knew what I wanted to do when I got out but I really had no clue.

Audrey Allure said...

Love your polka-dotted blazer! Right now I'm a senior in college & there are days when I wish I could go back to those simpler times in hs, but I've enjoyed most of my life even MORE after hs.

Strawberry Freckleface said...

Your blog name totally suits you. Love it.
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Chanel Tonè said...

I don't know what I love about your site more. . . Your exciting outfits or the quirky way you speak your mind in your writings! All I know is I have a good time everytime I come here :D I know you did nothing but rocked your reunion!!! Can't wait to see your outfit posts!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful images. (:

FashionJazz said...

Love ur jacket babe : ) xx

KyandiiCandy said...

AWESOMEEe outfit !! i love polkadots! =D and pink my favorite color! wahha xx

fhenny said...

high school reunion! ah it brings back memories

i am quite different then what i used to be back then, but of course i'm happier this way

by the way i love your dress
enjoy your weekend

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rouli said...

u look so cool my dear:)


Antonia said...

You look amazing!!^^
Want yout blazer, it's fabulous, love it!!


Isabel Spectre said...

You are just the best. ever. High school for me was pretty good, and I didn't appreciate it as much as I should have. I had a great group of friends and by my senior year everyone in my class got along (for the most part). It is a super unique experience..

Narita said...

I don't like pink often but I love it when you wear it. The jacket is amazing, by the way!

I'm in high school. The difference is that people now think it's weird to wear a cape to school and that teachers suggest you came on a broomstick instead of the bus or bike. Post-high school (That sounds extremely scary, did you note that?) I think I will end up doing something like music journalism.

Marisa Noelle said...

Oh my a butter yellow colored dress!!! I have been looking high and low for the perfect one and have yet to find it...though, I'm pretty sure you found it b/c yours is amazing in every way! Gosh, I love that color...I want to paint my walls that color..haha, can you tell I'm obsessed? Anyhoo, you look gorgeous and the blue and hot pink with it are divine. Life post high school was better is awesome...I'm not just saying that. You have a new found sense of freedom and self discovery and it really shapes who you will become...at least for me:)

Eline said...

You look SO ADORABLE! That dress really is super awesome. Also that purse kind of reminds me of a squid and if you think that is everything but a compliment then you are wrong.

Love your nails too!

I have been out of high school for a long long time and I'm really happy about that even though I had some of the greatest moments there. I just felt so miserable most of the time, there is no amount of money or whatsoever to make me go back in time there gah!

Gizelle Faye | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

OMG I'm sooo glad you're back. When you said goodbye last July, I wanted to e-mail you but then I didn't want to sound like a crazy stalker. haha! Reading your posts is like reading a louder and more sarcastic version of a teen me. I love it.

Anyway, in high school, I learned that you don't have to be completely "in" the circle. popularity doesn't matter because it really won't when you get out high school. <3

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