30 September, 2009

What I Wore: Ompaloompa in A Purple Skirt

Skirt, Åhlens; tights, American Apparel; Shirt, Street Wear Society, and much more flattering in person; shoes, Rampage, bag, somewhere in Iceland. You can't really see it in any of the pictures, but I am wearing the ring from my last post, which I think may become a signature piece.

These tights do make me look a bit like an ompaloompa, but who doesn't love little orange men?

You can't really tell, but my hair was in a very high ponytail, basically an eruption of big, loose curls form the back of me head. I stuck in a toy wand from a friends birthday party for good measure.

I have no idea why I don't wear these earrings more often, I really like them!

And a final shot, cause what would a What I Wore post be without at least one demented facial expression?

I could talk, or type, I guess, for hours about how much I love this outfit. Instead, I'm just going to say that this is possibly one of my favourite outfits to date. And I have had outfits that I really adored.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

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29 September, 2009

What I Wore: Inspired by Iceland

Pants, KappAhl; Shirt, handmade by me; blazer, borrowed from my sister, La Classe Couture; shoes, Aldo; bag, somewhere in Iceland.

After my post last week about an outfit inspired by a picture I took in Iceland, I realized that I already had pretty much all the components. This outfit is the result.

I recently re-discovered this ring, and I call it my pirate ring. I was wearing it on my right thumb, but I couldn't get a good picture of it on.

I borrowed these earrings form my mother. I wore them because they reminded me of the Northern Lights, and you can see the Norther Lights really well from Iceland in the winter.

Lots of people at my school have the Rome or Paris bags, but when I saw this, I knew I had to have.

Also, thanks to everyone for being so supportive after my last post, I think I may have worked everything out.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

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27 September, 2009

I'm Not Dead!

Warning: this is not an actual post. It is an explanation as to why there aren't any new posts at the moment.

First of all, I am so sorry that I just dropped off the map. I try, I really do. This week though, my teachers all decided to assign lots of homework. In other words, this week I have completed several hundred math problems, read four short stories in French, answered around 40 questions (total, not per story) about these short stories , at a rate of may five questions an hour, read three chapters of my science text book, spent several hours studying for a science test, worked hard trying to understand gliders and then make a power point presentation on them, do you get the idea?

I haven't had time to put much thought into my outfits, let alone photograph and post about them. Instead, every spare minute I have is spent sleeping or doing ordinary life things, like making lunches, tidying my room, and putting up hooks.

I will get my posting back on track, I promise, but you may have to console your self with a post every other day, depending on my homework load.

Thank you so much for your patience.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

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23 September, 2009

What I Wore: Hippie Pirate Undergoing Chemotherapy

Shirt, Old Navy kids; Skirt, thrifted; belt, Joe Fresh; scarf, gift; shoes, Aldo.

All in all, a pretty simple outfit. At the moment I am drowning in school work and probably fighting a cold, so comfort is pretty much the most important part in my outfits. And yes, this outfit is pretty much comfortable. Long sleeved loose shirt, long skirt, pony tail are all what I would consider some of the most comfy clothing. The shoes, well, something has to be pretty!

I thought the head scarf looked pirate-y. I was told by a friend, we will call him D for future reference, thought it made me look like a hippie. My mother said it made me look like a chemotherapy patient at first glance. Another friend said it looked pirate-y, but I had a pen knife between my teeth when she first saw it, so that might have affected her answer. (I was cutting a bad spot of my apple. I wasn't cutting human or animal flesh, or anything I shouldn't have been cutting.)

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

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22 September, 2009

What I Wore: I'm a Corpse, hence only detail shots

So, today I have a sort of outfit post. I have been feeling really tired today, and full outfit shots weren't working out, so I decided that I few pretty crappy close ups would have to do. Sorry.

My necklaces. I made the sword one with an old playmobile sword, since I can't afford Wendy B's Matilda Necklace.

Ripped tights. I have no idea why. Just cause, I guess.

Plaid skirt: not as awesome as I hoped. I recently realized that this skirt makes me look matronly, since it falls straight from my butt, and is almost knee length.

It was a half decent outfit in reality, but since I was so tired by the time I got home and could take pictures, that I look dead, and not in a sexy vampire way.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

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20 September, 2009

Outer Space in an Outfit

This is pretty much the only part of Iceland I saw: the Blue Lagoon. Well, this is actually the outside of the spa, but it's the same water. I personally think it looks a bit like another planet. Anyways, when I was trying to think of a post to do today, I came across this picture, and decided to do create an outfit, using this as inspiration.

Here is the result:

The jeans are simple at first glance, but when you look more closely, they have a lace pattern on them. I liked them, and so they became the base of the outfit. I wanted something a bit gauzier, more ethereal, for the shirt, but I think this works too. The jacket, well, I love the fitted waist and jutting sides, and I wanted something that felt a bit jagged. For the shoes I ultimately wanted the ones the Nicholas Kirkwood did for the latest Rodarte collection, but I couldn't find them anywhere. :( These have a hint of blue and a bit of a irregular feel though, so I think they work. The rest was just keeping with the theme of combined smoothness and jagged edges.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

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Betsey Johnson Spring 2010 Ready to Wear

I haven't had time to look through most of the new collections, but I did see Betsey Johnson's spring '10 collection, and it was love!

A tutu, black, and hot pink. And look at the cut of this!
I'm really loving the ruffles, and this is a simply brilliant head dress!
I adore the lingerie look of this, and next to black and red, hot pink is one of my favorite colours.
The shoes! Aren't they simply amazing? The dress isn't all that great, but the head dress is perfect.
I think that the bodice could be a bit more fitted, and if it were, I would have yet another crush. Needless to say, I adore the head thing.
Gorgeous isn't it? I don't usually go for white, or pastels, but here they just work.
I'm not wild about the hat thing here, but the dress has some serious potential, if the bodice were shaped differently. I find that it makes the pencil thin model look slightly pregnant.
We all know that I adore anything shiny and black, so are you at all surprised that I love it?
How perfect is this dress? I could write sonnets professing my love. I am not too wild about this head dress, and I would pair it with different shoes (bright red, high heeled, non-strapy shoes), but the dress is so amazing that it doesn't matter.

(photos from style.com)
Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

18 September, 2009

What I Wore: I'm a Present!

Skirt, thrifted; tank top, Smart Set; shrug thing, Biscuit, brand unknown; tights, American Apparel; Shoes Rampage. Earrings, gift; bow in hair, hand made by me. You can't really see the shoes, but the are black, patent, t-strap heels.

My hair, and earring. This is after a long day at school, so my hair is starting to disintegrate, but it looked really good in the morning. And yes, I took one of those bows you are supposed to stick on gifts, glued it to a hair clip, and stuck it in my hair.

I only realized as I was standing at the bus stop just how short my skirt was, and I didn't have time to have second thoughts, so I just went with it. You can't really see in this picture, but it was short. Like, ankles crossed, legs stuck together short.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

16 September, 2009

What I Wore: three neutrals and two metallics

Shirt, my dad's old; shirt, thrifted; tights, American Apparel; belt, ???; shoes, not seen, Indigo by Clark. I had already taken off my shoes, and didn't feel like putting them on again, but you can see them here. My purse was black and silver.

I don't usually comment on the photo quality, but this photo really doesn't do this outfit justice. In reality, it was amazingly flattering. At least I look partly sane.

At first, I was worried about this outfit, since three neutrals (black, navy, and white) and two metallics (pewter and silver), but I really liked the end result.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

PS: I have been thinking about doing an interview series, if any one has any tips on conducting interviews, please do share! Also, if you would like to be interviewed, or have someone you think would be interesting to interview, please let me know in the comments, or send me an email.

15 September, 2009

What I Wore: Demented Facial Expression is 100% Rosie

Skirt, thrifted; shirt, Smart Set; demented facial expression, 100% Rosie. I wore this with simple black flats, but I took them off and didn't want to go get them. Yeah, I know, lazy. Right after this I changed into a pair of faded blue jeans, cause I was sick of wearing a skirt, and as soon as I get the jeans taken in at the waist, I am wearing them instead of the skirt in this outfit.

I have no idea where the cross and the chain are from, but I made the paper clip one. It had matching earrings, but I lost them, so I wore these instead:

Sadly, I couldn't get the pictures to work, but I had pretty wicked eye make up today. It was essential to balance out the demureness of the skirt.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

13 September, 2009

Pictures from my Trip to Sweden/Iceland, part 3

Yet more pictures from my trip, these are from the day we spent in Stockholm, Umeå's capital.

The entrance to the hotel where we stayed. It used to be a prison!

A cool thing hanging over the door of a building in the Old Town.

The "Big New Street" (the street name in english), in the Old Town.

A cool building.

The entrance to the Royal Palace. I wasn't allowed to use my camera inside, but it was beautiful!

A pretty coloured building with a neat symbol over the door.

I ate the most delicious cheese cake, served by tall, thin and gorgeous Swedish guys.
The tall, slim, yellowy-orange building is the cafe where we found cheese cake and delicious looking boys.

There was a random crown in the middle of this bridge. You can see some of the city in the background. Fun fact for those of you who don't know: Stockholm is on an archipelago that consists of fourteen islands. So there are a lot of bridges and ferry boats.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

12 September, 2009

Product Review: Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer

This past week was my first week back at school after my summer holidays, and my entire head is reflecting it. During the summer, I don't wear make up most days, because I spend a lot of my summer working from home, babysitting. I don't put mouse in my hair. I don't wear contacts. So my face and hair are still adjusting to the somewhat harsher treatment, and the subsequent care. My lips aren't though. And this is why:

This is one of the only products I will put on my lips. Why? Because it is 100% natural, and the ingredients are things that make neither me, nor my biochemist mother cringe. An average woman inadvertently eats something like 26 tubes of lipstick in her life. And while the ingredients in normal lipsticks are supposedly safe, I am still skeptical. Anyways, I'm not going to tell you how to live your life, I'm just telling you one of the reasons this is one of the only things that goes on my lips.

Another reason: I love the colours it makes on my lips! This product has a somewhat sheer, but still very tinted colour.

A third reason why I wear this lip gloss/shimmer: instead of being neutral or drying, it really does nourish your lips. One of my awesome friends, who had struggled with dry lips every winter for years, saw this and decided to buy it because, as she said "This is what Rosie uses, and she never has chapped lips." Ever she didn't have any trouble either, once she started using it.

The only draw back to this product is that you have to remember not to re-apply too frequently, or you get an awkward build up.

Other than that though, this is pretty close to being the holy grail of lip shimmers/glosses.

If you have decided that you absolutely must try this, you can find out more about Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer here, and find a store near you here. (I do not actually live in New York, it was just the first place that came to mind.)

(photo from here)
(I am not in any way affiliated with Burt's Bees, and I am not payed in any way to promote this product. I am just a rabid fan.)

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

What I Wore: Pigtails and a Pink Stripe (or two)

Shirt, la classe couture; skirt, thirfted; scarf, gift from friend; shoes (not really visible), Aldo. Sadly, I need to mow the lawn, so you can't see my shoes, but they are really cute! They are black, matter leather, with curvy, but fairly thin 1 1/2" heels and a little bow made from the same type of leather on the toes. I'll take a picture some day.

The planned outfit today had a super tight, super mini skirt with an old shirt of my dads, and had a very "don't you want to know if I went home last night?" feel, but then I decided at the last minute that I didn't like it, and changed. I'm glad I did, since this outfit was amazing to wear. My shoes made the most amazing clacking sound, and I felt so glamorous! Yes, I know that pigtails aren't usually considered glamorous, but since when have I cared what other people thought?

I had so much fun breezing in, around and out of class, since while some people are dressing a bit more interestingly, most people still dress in a pretty standard jeans, tee, flats, and I really stand out. This outfit was also helpful in the halls, since people seem to move aside more for me when I wear something a little more, well I'm not sure what, but this sort of outfit. And anyone who went to a large high school knows that the halls are vicious. I don't have a problem with pushing my way through, but I like not having to.

Also, cookies to you if you read all of that!

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

10 September, 2009

What's in my Bag?

I'm un-inspired at the moment, can you tell?

Purse, Gina Tricot. This is a new acquisition, and I love it!
Pen knife, Swiss Army. I am not deranged. (Not too deranged anyway.) I wore braces for years, and I always carried a knife to cut apples and stuff like that. I just carry it out of habit now, and because it can be useful for trimming threads.
iPod touch+earbuds, Apple. For distraction, or for when I need to look aloof.
Keys. For getting into the house!
Mirror, ?? and spray painted by me. Because I often get a sinking suspicion in the middle of class that my eye make is smudging, and I need to check.
Purel, grocery store. Your really can't be too careful!
Wallet, ??. Pretty obvious, I think.
Sunglasses Case, Rayban. For keeping my beloved sunnies safe!
Sunglasses, Rayban. I need to protect my eyes from UV light, and because they look awesome!

I also have all sorts of makeup in my bag, but it changes day to day.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

09 September, 2009

What I Wore : A Not See-Through Skirt

Skirt, Åhlens; tights, Joe Fresh, last Christmas; tank top, Smart Set, two whole years ago; ear, handmade by me. Shoes, not seen, Converse All Stars. I was wearing a black blazer in the morning, but I got rid of it as soon as I got to my locker, approximately two hours into the day.

Yes, this is what I wore for my first day back at school. I believe that the better you start, the more momentum you build up, and the easier it is to keep going.

At one point, one of my best friends said to me something along the lines of "Oh my god, your skirt is see-through!" And I explained that it has a built in, matching slip.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

08 September, 2009

What I Wore Elicited a Good Response from the Male Population

Dress, Gina Tricot; scarf, unknown (gift). I wore this with simple black flats.

Yes, this is an incredibly simple outfit. But according to the male population of my town, it was pretty great anyways! I really liked it too, and I can't wait to wear this dress in a million other ways.

I was way over dressed for the occasion, which was an end of season party for the soccer team I played on all summer, since everyone else was wearing something along the lines of jeans and a tank top/tunic top. That was fine though, since everyone is used to me being slightly eccentric, compared to everyone else anyways.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

07 September, 2009

Pictures from my Trip to Sweden/Iceland, part 2

So, I missed a day yet again. I feel so badly about how sporadic posting has been lately, but life has been way too hectic. Today I have more pictures from Sweden, the last of the pictures from Umeå. Click here if you missed the first part of the pictures from Umeå.

Day Six:

I found a hat shop! This is the outside.

Just one of the many amazing hats I saw. I was pretty much out of money, so I couldn't get one, but I will definitely go back next time I am in Umeå, and buy one. I spent ages talking to the owner, she was really nice.

We headed to the grocery store that evening to buy candy and kräm. Kräm is like jam, only more fruit tasting, less sweet, and runnier. We bought four litters. Anyways, aren't these carts awesome? What makes them even awesomer is the fact that they are made from recycled pop bottles!

Then we went home and had chocolate cake for before bed snack. Yummy!

Day Seven (the begining):

We flew to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, but I snapped a picture in the Umeå airport.

My bag was so heavy that it got a special tag! This is particularly embarrassing since I was trying to pack light. I think it was the four litters of kräm that pushed it over the limit. I really regretted this when we walked through Stockholm to the hotel. Next time, I will actually listen to my awesome friends who know about traveling when they tell me to pack light.

I promise that I will have more fashion related posts soon, but you can also expect pictures from Stockholm and Iceland at some point over the next few days.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

05 September, 2009

Pictures from my Trip to Sweden/Iceland

Once again, I missed a day, but I really am very busy at the moment. Anyways, I thought I would post some pictures from my trip, two per day. These pictures are all form Umeå, a university town in northern Sweden.

Day One:

We drove out to this dam in the river, and this is the view from the base. We walked around, it was very pretty, so many birches! (Umeå is called the city of the birches sometimes.)

After our walk, we went into town to visit the farmer's market, and to get ice cream. I got vanilla and blueberry soft serve with chocolate sprinkles. Yum!

Day Two:
We drove out of town to visit some friends of my parents, who have a gorgeous house in the country.

The gorgeous house. This is the traditional northern Swedish style of house siding, and my mother is absolutely crazy about it. The interior of the house was amazing too, but I was too busy loving it to take lots of photos.

We walked a few minutes from the house, and went to see this river. In this picture you can see the opposite bank from where we were.

Day Three:
My mother and I go shopping down town.

I tried on a pair of Doc Martens. I fell in love. I am now saving like mad, because I need these shoes.

We had an afternoon snack at the Nya Konditoriet, which is a bakery in Umeå. My mother got a cafe latte, and we shared a marzipan thing ( I absolutely adore marzipan) and some amazing cake.

Day Four:
I venture down town to shop, on my own.

I walked home along the river, and there was this little dock.

I got lost, since the walking paths weren't on the map. I figured it out eventually, and got home in one piece.

Day Five:
Repeat day four, minus walk along river and lostness. I went to the play ground outside the school I attended when I lived in Umeå (2002-2003), and took some pictures with macro focus.

My sunglasses, sitting on the post at the end of something.

There is this giant pyramid made out of rope, and I climbed it to see if it was as high as I remembered. It was, strangely, since I have grown quite a bit since then. Near the top of the structure, I took this picture.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie