Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Kalifornia








Goodbyes are weird. These pictures are from a going away bonfire I had recently. Even though I didn't  move too far and I'll be back for breaks, it's weird knowing you won't see people you are used to seeing every day. 
I apologize for the lack of outfit posts. I'm currently trying to get in the swing of things at school and I hope I'll be able to figure out a time to take blog pictures soon. 

Now I have something that's been bugging me that I wanted to talk about. About a week ago, Urban Outfitters featured a picture of me on their facebook page, which was pretty cool. It was a picture from my post where I wore overalls, with a caption that read "Taylor channeling the 90’s in thrifted overalls and our lace bralette and spike bracelets."  (Which was a little awkward considering my bracelets weren't from there.) 
But what bugged me were the comments. I'd like to start off by saying that I am very secure with myself, (obviously or I would not be able to dress the way I do) so none of the comments hurt me. In fact, I found most of them hilarious and entertaining. Ever since I started a blog, I figured I would be getting some negative feedback at some point. I've actually been pretty blessed to really not experience any of this. So far I feel the blogging community has been very supportive and encouraging. 

On this picture, the comments varied basically in four types:

1. Complimenting my outfit (which was all really nice!)

2. Criticizing my outfit (which is totally fine. Lets be honest, overalls are ugly. Most people don't like them. I understand that, and I am in not way out there dressing to please anyone other than myself. If you don't like the way I dress and feel the need to tell me so, that it completely fine.)

3. Complaining about how young I look (Yes, I realize I look very young for my age. Some comments  even said I look 9, which I thought was completely ridiculous and hilarious. But either way, why would my age matter? Urban Outfitters was talking about my OUTFIT, not me personally as a model. My age is completely irrelevant to talk about.) 

4. Complaining about my weight. 

Now, that last point is what I mainly want to talk about. I do not understand society's obsession with other people's weight. HOW does that effect your life? What exactly are you achieving by talking about how much another person weighs? Not only is that the main reason many girls and boys today have eating disorders and confidence issues, but it is a COMPLETE waste of time. Yes, I realize I am skinny. But I do not believe I look unhealthy. First off, I am only 5'2". Second, I eat a TON. The last time I exercised was probably like 2 or more years ago when I danced. There is such thing called a fast metabolism, meaning being skinny does not mean you are unhealthy! People need to realize that there is more than one body type, and if someone else's body type bothers you, then I think you really need to reevaluate yourself. I think the comment that pissed me off the most was "Somebody feed that girl a big mac. Honestly, it's choices like this that make millions of girls have eating disorders every year. Just saying. Dove Campaign had a pretty solid point:"  and then proceeded to post the video from that campaign. What choice is this person even talking about? No, it is not models who cause eating diorders. It is the people COMMENTING on the models weight, the people who feel the need to make other people's weight a point of discussion. 

I'm lucky though. My situation was not bad at all, and other people's comments don't bother me personally. But what saddens me is that every day girls are subjected to this type of abuse and worse, and are not able to deal with it. It's just sad that things such as suicide result from a person sitting behind a computer screen who has nothing better then to make terrible comments about someone else. 

People sicken me. 





Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WAKE UP YOU'RE NOT COOL











Shirt- Gift, Camo Button-Up- Thifted, Pleather Shorts- H&M, Shoes- Jeffrey Campbell, Sunglasses- Urban Outftitters

Ok, how cool is this shirt.

Yeah, that's right. I love it. My friend Pranaya made it for me for my birthday. She is literally one of the raddest people I know. Not only is her style impeccable (she wore and completely pulled off a suit to prom, like what even) but she is an amazing photographer. Click HERE to check out her tumblr and HERE to like her facebook page. Why? Well if you're reading this, I'm assuming you have nothing better to do with your time. (and it's worth it, I swear on my Docs)

SPEAKING OF DOCS, I am completely in love with the new Agyness Deyn for Dr. Martens campaign. I mean, look at these
         


Ugh. Too much for me to handle. And the campaign video.... 
Complete perfection. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bad Kids









Flower Crown- DIY, Skirt- American Apparel, Boots- Thrifted, Shirt- Thrifted

Earlier this week I went to a Black Lips concert. Literally the craziest thing I have ever experienced. There were a few bands there, all with this wannabe 70s punk/surf rock sound, which was really awesome. Even though I didn't know a lot of the bands there, who doesn't love listening to people make  a lot of loud noise?! (actually a lot of people I'm sure, but I loved it so whatever). It was pretty much the closest I'd get to experiencing a 70s punk concert....if only time travel were possible...*sigh* When the Black Lips went on, it was pure madness. Lots of moshing, crowd surfing, and girls going on the stage to make out with the band members (even a few guys did too).  
But I think my favorite part about the whole experience was seeing what everyone wore. While a majority of the crowd looked like the only store they knew existed was urban outfitters, you still had a good amount of people with spikes, pink hair, and black lipstick. My kind of people. 
In other news, I saw the movie Ruby Sparks last night. IT WAS SO GOOD OMG EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE IT. I'm seriously still freaking out about it. Seriously though, go see it. Right now. 
Oh and check out my Etsy!!! Momma needs a pair of creepers ;) 
Ok sorry there was really no point to this post. But what else is new. 

AND IF YOU HAVE NEVER LISTENED TO THE BLACK LIPS LISTEN TO THESE SONGS THEY'RE REALLY GOOD I SWEAR.

    

    

Thursday, August 9, 2012

My Etsy is Up!!!

I don't have very many things listed yet, but CLICK HERE to check it out!!

My Life Through a Grainy Haze
























I got a few rolls of film developed today and was really happy with how the pictures turned out, so I figured why not share a couple. Some are from my recent trip up to LA.

IN OTHER WASTELAND NEWS there are a few things I wanted to share. Both pertaining with the company Wasteland.
1. I recently was featured in their blog! While shopping in their Melrose location, a lady working there asked me if she could get a picture of my outfit. I didn't take pictures of that outfit so you can see it HERE!
2. I was the last Wasteagram winner! If you don't know what that is, it was a contest Wasteland was having through Instagram where you took a picture of yourself in something you picked up from their store. And I ended up scoring a $100 store credit! (which I mainly used on a tattered UNIF sweater, because I like to spend a lot of money on something that looks like I stole it from a homeless person)