7.12.11

subway delays are no fun

Welcome to another addition of OutfitsLexyWoreALongTimeAgoAndIsFinallyPostingThem where we celebrate Lexy's inability to post on time! Ever! Procrastination! Boo yeah! That's right! She's just popped out of the womb as a keen high school student and has graduated onto merely being a sufficient and adequate and lackluster individual! (Except for not really, because if Lexy were lackluster, how did she receive Forever 21's Employee of the Month? Har, har. BRAGGG BRAHHH.)

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I call this my "teacher" look because BAM! look at that MATURITY. I'm just RADIATING grown-up-ness. Which is appropriate... because it's my last week of being 17! EEEK. Yes, my birthday is in less than a week. Which means I really need to tick off some major defining and illegal and criminal moments ay-sap - i.e. killing a creature - before this week comes to end, otherwise adult records aren't as forgiving as jeuvie ones. If anyone has suggestions for how-to-rebel-and-bend-the-law-before-I-am-legally-an-adult, I would very much appreciate your suggestions! (I kid, I kid. This is me thinking I am being sly and clever and facetious.)
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(Trench - Value Village $7, Shirt - Value Village $3, Skirt - Vintage $5, Shoes - Vintage $35, Scarf - Gift, Belt - Thrifted $1)

As par tradition, I will undergo the usual Birthday festivities - i.e. none. But, this got me thinking, if I were to ring in the big 1-8 with style (sorry, I don't know why I said that so cheesily/ attempting to be a cool mom-y type of way), What would Lexy do? Thus, world, welcome to my dream party because I'm 17 and young and can still tap into my inner dreams! And stuff. What is wrong with me? Anyways. It would go something like...

Hello dearest friends and family! Welcome to Lexy's birthday party! I know it's cold and winter-y, but at this party, it is sunny and warm! We're all in a park! With big trees and open fields and no one in sight, but us! And we're all dressed up! But not in the generic tight clubwear (the amount of tight, shiny, sparkly dresses at work that actually sell never seizes to amaze me). We're talking girls in beautiful vintage dresses, complete with big hats and gloves and stockings. And boys in suspenders and bow ties because OMG THEY ARE AMAZING. (Seriously, if I were a boy, that would be my attire errrday. It just makes things better. Why don't they SEE that?!) There would be live music. Maybe some sort of old school, jazz stuff. So we could all do some cheesy bopping around. Which would be fun, as we'd all be fancy shmancy and crinoline-d out. Everyone would be responsible for bringing either a craft or a board game because those are the two funnest and most underrated/ ignored experiences of being a human being. We'd be creative and old school for hours and hours, and it would be wonderful. (Cell phones would be strictly prohibited.) And we'd eat ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. At night time, we'd light candles and look at stars and talk about dreams. It would be beautiful...

The end. I hope you have a fantastic week, folks! I really can't get over how quickly time ticks by. Last week of being 17? I'm COMING to GET YOU!

What would be YOUR dream birthday party?
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40 comments:

Quinn B said...

So colorful! I love you. That skirt is rad and I love your shoes. I think this is Avery grown up, but non grown up outfit at the same time...yes.
My dream birthday party would be in NYC and I'd drag my friends to some weird concert or something and then we'd eat pizza! Ya!

A said...

you are too hilarious! love this mix of patterns

Sarah said...

First, I didn't realize our birthdays were so close together. Mine is this Suuunday. And I will be the ripe old age of 21 which means there are no buildings I can be barred from anymore! Hooray for seeing comedians and music acts and attending intellectual meetings at bars!

Oh. Right. We were talking about you. I like your clothes, as per usual. And I would like to congratulate you on your employee of the month business. (: I would give you birthday celebration ideas except I don't even remember the last time I HAD a birthday, so... yeah. I'll leave you with this thought: why are you stressing about not posting on time? There is no on time! That's the beauty of this blogging thing!

Izumihiiiflower said...

Colorful vintage girl <3

Ria :) said...

ohh u are hilarious, your blog is so lovely by the ways and very inspiring, i will be visiting it again very soon :)


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xxxxx

Sasha said...

You, a little explosion of colors! You are adorable..just so you know! ;)

Melody said...

You know I love your colourful clothing !! <3

But um yes, I don't really know what my dream birthday party would be. Probably something with lotsa dressing up and photos and pretty food and games! :D

jess said...

I love all the colors and patterns in this look.
My dream birthday party would have good food and dancing and a theme.

Vivi said...

Your knack for mixing prints is just awe-inspiring. Great outfit, per usual!

To answer your question, my dream birthday party will be a destination one. Probably in Australia or Hawaii. Somewhere a bit warm during October.

Jettica said...

Oh you look so cute! Love those colours and the skirt is amazeballs.

Maturity suits you, lady! (Bet that's what you wanted to hear).

As for birthday parties my perfect one would be any chance for dancing and dressing up. Preferably like some sort of glitter-ridden pirate.

alix said...

your shoes are the greatest shoes ever, also happy birthday! :)

weasel said...

I'm in love with your shirt!
Have a great Birthday

Lisa {A Piece of Lisa} said...

You are so pretty and I love all of the lucious colours together!

Marie said...

Girl, you are gorgeous and your positive energy is absolutely radiant - even through the internet - I can feel it!

Keep being real. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I totally admire you!


Dirty Pink Cardigan

:D

Anonymous said...

You are the cutest! Read your dream birthday party & smiled :) Sounds absolutely perfect xx

Meg said...

I'm a December baby too! Being born 8 days before Christmas means I tend to get really swept up in the holiday spirit. This year, I'm thinking just a party with friends is what I want to do, complete with food and games and fun times! We might dress up, we might go carolling the night before, who knows?

Hope you have a great birthday! :D

Rimi said...

Congrats on getting employee of the month!! Yeah, I don't like having birthday parties...the last actually party I had was back in kindergarten, lol! But yeah, my dream birthday party would entail A) getting everything on my birthday list, B) buying myself a fun birthday dress, just for the heck of it and C) my best friend taking me to see Cavalia!

P.S. pop by my blog and enter my giveaway...I've got 5 super cool items up for grabs!

Lydia said...

I LOVE how you wore this scarf. It looks SOOO pretty looped over your blouse. I love how you do prints and color!

Flow Disruption said...

I wish guys dressed like that, too! I'd totally be there in a vintage dress and stockings. ;)

This is seriously one of your best colour combos, especially with the leaves in the background. Dang girl!

M. Ersa Adiprasetya said...

you look GUHHREEEAAAT! i love your outfits.. especially the trench! you are an expressive person...

Happy Birthday to You... Wish you all the best and God Bless You. Amen.


Hei Echa!

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

I love the sound of your party-i'm coming for sure! Great outfit again too :D Hope you have the best birthday everrrrrr!!!!!!
xxxxxx

Stef / Diversions said...

Happy you're still 17 week! :)
And not yet your birthday greetings too :D

My 21st was pretty cool. I opened the door to the postman half asleep and instead of the postman I found a bunch of close friends pushing along a bike to replace the one that had been stolen from me a few days prior. We ate silly food for breakfast and watched some telly before people dispersed to go about their days. Pretty awesome :)

Mind you, I always love those crazy photoshoots where little clearings are decked out with comfy furniture and lots of lights so if I didn't have to carry armchairs and gazeebos through the underbrush and break my back carrying a weighty generator for all those fairy lights (and standing lamps with fringed shades.. the fringes are important.. apparently) - as long as I wasn't the one doing any of that back breaking mood killing activity I totally want a birthday turning the woods into a crazy outside living room. Of course there have to be plenty of awesome sweets too.. and hot chocolate. With cream.

Lyosha said...

18 is way better than 17, trust me (remind me to write '19 is better than 18' next year, please))))
I love your outfit, it makes me smile like I'm crazy (which is very bad because I'm looking at your blog at work and I might get caught!) you are adorable as always... and employee of month - that's fantastic!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

aki! said...

My birthday is next week too! I wish I knew what I wanted to do... but I've got no cool ideas.

*Glam Chameleon* said...

So lively, so colorful, so fresh, so beautiful, so extraordinary, so U!:)))) I must to say this is one of my favorite looks, especially when it comes to patterns and colors!!! Happy Wednesday!!
kisses
Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)
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Victoria said...

love your skirt! And yusss boys in suspenders and bow ties! yum. That sounds like the perfect birthday. haha but really that does! Music, dancing, ice cream, crafts, and board games! the perfect way to celebrate growing up ;)

triggermyfashion said...

i love your dressing sense...i love it...


love

Audrey Allure said...

That's funny that you mention live music, like jazz because I think my dream birthday party already came true -- it was at a "hip" restaurant w/ a live jazz band & I went with a few close friends, and they surprised me by asking the band to dedicate a song for me :) Hope your birthday will be as memorable!

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I really like this outfit. That skirt especially, so pretty!!! Btw, since you're living in Toronto now, you should check out Black Market Vintage on Queen West if you haven't already. It's the best place ever.

And I work at the gift wrapping at the Manulife Centre :)

I think my dream birthday would be spent in Paris sitting along the Seine drinking wine and eating cheese and then going dancing somewhere very small and intimate.

Melissa said...

ahh you're so gorgeous!! i love all the colours, enjoy your last week of being 17! haha
xx

Louise said...

I like how your outfit here somehow got cohesion, but at the same time (when you look closely) it actually doesn't. But it still looks really good. Nicely done!

I hope your birthday will be amazing, but what you described sounds bloody brilliant. I'd love to go to a party like that!

My dream birthday just counts some of my loved ones, somewhere in Japan with lots of lovely food. Hehe. :')

fumz.x said...

love your outfit so colourfull xoxo

Black Pearls said...

Very cute!! I love it!!!
xoxo asiahlynn

char said...

you are tooo adorable. i love how your background matches with your outfit!

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Tamilyn said...

hey lexy!
You're so cutesy, i just want to wrap you up in a present and send it off across the world so everyone can see how cutesy you are!

Anyways, you're awesome, and you inspire me so much. Keep doing the thang you do :)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

hey gorgeous! just wanted to stop by and say happy holidays! <3

Charlie said...

Each of your posts is a special treat! I love the floral mix of this outfit, and you're right, you do look very mature :)

devil's in the detail. said...

you look gorgeous!