The weather has been crazy. Rain, then sun, then rain, then hot. It's crazy. But today is a nice crisp fall day. A prefect day to go to the Puyallup Fair!
Yes, I love the fair. It's one of my highlights of the year. I don't really go for the rides, I go for the deep fried goodness. I love food and I love it better if it's deep fried. However there are some things you should avoid. For example do not eat:
Deep fried butter
Deep fried Coco-Cola
Deep fried Snickers
I know for a fact all those items are real and all nasty gross. Trust me, not everything is better deep fried.
Alas, it's Seattle again. Meaning the short summer we had is gone and it has already rained. Oh, how I missed it! But because of that I have to bring all my fashions in doors, which I don't mind at all.
SO, last night I went to my friend's show to take some pictures and also just hang out. It was a strange and wild night. (I haven't laughed that hard in awhile...) And of course I didn't get home until 4 AM. So I am taking it very easy today. It's going to be an easy little Sunday.
Shirt (American Apparel) I usually don't shop there but someone got me a gift card.
I've done a couple of what I call NYLON Challenges already. And it's not like I am just calling out NYLON. The truth is, I am planning to do this with other magazines. (Next up is Teen Vogue!) It’s just that NYLON is my favorite magazine and although I’m a reader who fits perfectly in their demographic, I can't afford half the stuff that they feature.
You have probably noticed that most NYLON fashion spreads have high-end designers but the ads are all for stores or labels that are a bit more affordable. Proving my point that although they want you to look great, they also want you to want the expensive things you see. But it may not be realistic for you to actually buy the Chloe jacket or the Marc Jacobs bag.
That’s where I come in. I do these NYLON challenges to help you realize that you can take any look (and I mean any look) from the magazines and get it without spending your rent money or college tuition on it. Instead, you can draw from the inspiration of the overall look and duplicate it for dirt cheap!
Fashion is a form of personal expression. It shouldn’t be about a price tag. It’s not always snobby and it isn’t a secret club. Anyone can do it, even us guttersnipes!
So... without further ado. Here is my latest NYLON Challenge. It's from the September Issue with the lovely Christina Ricci on the cover. This layout is model by Vampire Diaries's star Nina Dobrev and highlights the fall trend of "Grunge." Well who will know more about Grunge then a Guttersnipe from Seattle?! Seriously, this was made for me.
All items were found at The Salvation Army in SODO.
Top Image is from the magazine and the bottom photo my outfit inspired by the magazine.
Life is really up in the air right now. I am not too worried about it. I am learning to go with the flow, something I've never really been good at to begin with. Anywho, today I am off to go on another Nylon Challenge and then a book reading at Elliot Bay Books.
Since summer isn't over until September 22 I hope the weather stays like this for a little longer. I am beginning to actually like it. I've been going through my closet (cleaning it out) and I found all these great things I haven't taken advance of yet. Still got time to do that...
Cardigan - gift
shorts - (goodwill) $3.00
shirt - (H&M) $4.00
necklace (DIY - found this key and got some string...)
I really love Seattle. I feel like to be a true Seattleite you have to dislike it sometimes. But overall, I love it. One of the things I love about my fair city is Bumbershoot.
This year I got the opportunity to preform and host an event. (Which means I didn't have to pay the ridiculous ticket prices!!)Today I hosted the YouthSpeaks Seattle poetry showcase featuring Andrea Gibson. Then again on Monday I am slamming along with the adult team in the Youth VS Adult slam. (You do not want to miss that!)
Now besides elephant ears, mango lemonade, the music, and people watching one of my all time favorite things about Bumbershoot is Flatstock.
Flatstock is where various artists come together to sell and show off their personal screen print posters inspired by bands, movies and what not. I was able to take some quick snaps so you can see how awesome it really is:
OK! I hope you now have a better understanding of how cool it really is. I was so tempted to get that Dark Vader Lil Wayne poster. But best believe I got a pack of Dr. Dre Stickers!
Aww September! How I missed you. You must know by now I love fall. And as summer is coming to an end I've been mad cheesy and looking back at how good it actually was. I feel like I always think "This summer was alright." But then I look back at pictures and videos and realize "Hey! I did a lot."
-First summer being 21
-Free styled in front of Donald Glover
-Meet Amber Tamblyn
-Went to Boston and competed as a poet at NPS
-Celebrated my best friend's 21st birthday
-Celebrated my mother's 60th Birthday.
-Went to Karaoke 4 times!
-Was hired to do some great music promos
-Blue Scholars Show
-Made some new friends/business partners
The list really could go on and on.
I have to say I have grown a lot this summer and I am now more than ready for all the opportunities coming my way. I got my trips planned out for LA and New York. So let's do it BIG, shall we?