Saturday, July 24, 2010

Life as Plastic, It's Fantastic


Today, I challenged myself to NOT WEAR ANY BLACK AT ALL, OH NO END OF THE UNIVERSE. Even more intense, I'm wearing pink. Not pastel pink, not a peachy pink, but a bright Barbie pink. Hot pink. Does this skirt not scream, "I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie wooooorld?" I'm sorry if that song gets stuck in your head. I think I bought pinky because it was three dollars at the thrift store. Unfortunately, at said thrift store, there were no dressing rooms and you just had to buy by size. I bought this by my size, but when I got home, it was just a tad too tight. Me and my mom might install (for lack of a better word?) some fabric in the sides of it. Either way, it was awesome, even if I had to breath upward instead of outward like a normal person. Have you ever breathed with your chest instead of your stomach? Try it. Either way, this Barbie skirt was most fantabulous for the twenty minutes I was able to stand it.

So yesterday, whilst at my pool job, I noticed this rather large bee. I'm talking huge. The size of my thumb. You could hear him buzz from meters away. I was rather scared of him. I was watching this bee and it appeared that he was trying to sting himself. Beside him sat another big bee, but this one was belly-up and clearly not alive. I started to think that maybe these bees pulled a Romeo and Juliet, and perhaps Rombeeo did not get to Julibee late enough. So there I watched Rombeeo, my eyes welling up with tears, as he stung himself. He made no more movements. O, happy stinger. Perhaps it was just the heat that ended his yellow and black life, or he was most likely just sleeping, but still, I like to think they were doing a one time only Shakespearean play for their fellow insect friends.



Bodysuit: Forever 21
Skirt: thrifted, Ann Taylor
Necklace: vintage, gifted by Gramma Nami
Shoes: Steve Madden via TJ Maxx

61 comments:

Ashley said...

Love this! I'm a huge fan of big bold colors in outfits..can't get enough.

Also, creepers unite!

xx
MILK TEETHS

Lauren said...

That's so sad about the bees!

Also, your skirt looks awesome!

modestjune said...

Hello lovely. Absolutely adore the necklace. :) The shoes, as well. I'm on the hunt for a comfortable pair of nonflats, so shoes are basically the first thing I'm noticing about outfits nowadays.

modestjune said...

Aww I just read your comment. <33
You are just adorable!

And that bee story as so sweet/tragic! I saw something similar with a squirrel down at my university. It wasn't as epic, however, since it wasn't a squirrel he jumped to save but rather some french fries on the floor. Luckily, he survived, fries in tact, just a bit shaken up. Anyhow, keep on blogging-- your outfits give me such inspiration:)

Nicole said...

There are so many things I love about this outfit! The bright pink with the polka dots is just so fun :)
Also, your Shakespearean bee story is probably the best thing I've heard all day. Seriously

LyddieGal said...

I love the barbie skirt, and you should challenge yourself to not wear black more often, because color is grand.

poor rombeeo and julbeette.

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Paislea Elyse said...

cute outfit! i l-l-love it!

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Jen said...

Ali, you look gorgeous and I'm kind of hating on you for being able to pull off hot pink. I'm too scared to even touch that color! I can't get over how great these pictures look though. The setting is pretty fantastic. :)

I'm gonna go sing Barbie Girl now. <3

Tiffany said...

thanks for your sweet comment :)

Great photos!
I love your outfit. your skirt is so cute.
btw, I've followed you, mind to follow me back? thanks.

VIEWZFINDER said...

wow!! your skirt is lovely!!

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I think we should to be friend :)

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Zabrinah said...

Lovely!!! you look even better than a Barbie. It's so nice!!!

Loving your blog!

:)

Best wishes from one blogger to another,

~Zabrinah

Anna-Lena said...

so cute outfit...that pink skirt looks so lovely!!wish you a wonderful sunday!!
hugs

sallyannie☆ said...

Pink + spotty = yes. I'm so jealous that you can pull off such a streamlined skirt!

That bee story is inspiring.

Noelle Chantal said...

gosh this outfit is really sweet! i love the bold colors against the beautiful scenery. i esp like the fit of the skirt on you! you look great! :)

BM said...

i really like your blog, just stumbled onto it. it's cool x

Anna Katrina said...

i love the color of your skirt!! so adorable


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Midnight Cowgirl said...

That skirt is so pretty!

Sophie@Diary of a Young Designer said...

Ok, that pink is insane! I love it! The outfit is super sweet and now the Barbie song is stuck in my head, lols.

xo
Sophie

ash said...

Wuah, lovely lovely.. u're so adorable! and u wearing pink!
it's so beautiful..

Elaine said...

I LOVE THIS. I'm slowly accepting bright colors. Next is hot pink and electric blue. I think you did a great job mixing the bright pink with the blue polka-dots!

I still love black ;)

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Rio said...

I just found your blog, and I am now a follower! Cute outfit!
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Nadalyn Margaret said...

cute outfit! love your top

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

yes, this is sooo barbie pink! such a jump from black! and the outfit looks so fun with the polka dots!

oh the story of the bee is sooo sad...i wonder what made him decide to sting himself..tsk tsk.

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

Danielle @ Antiquated Treasures said...

That skirt is PERFECTION. Good for you challenging yourself not to wear black! You're adorable. Just found your blog, it's so cute! I'm going to follow you.

lucy said...

thank you for your sweet comment! :) sorry to be replying so late! such a cute outift btw :)

vivi said...

heart you pink skirt !
so eye catching <3
thanks for ur comment :) and school is gettin better now !

minnja said...

Beautiful and lovely outfit:)))

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Bea said...

I like the polka dot top :) The pop of pink is so fun.

The bee story made me smile too. Rombeeo and Julibee!

B from A plus B

Della said...

I hate thrift stores w/o dressing rooms! I usually end up buying no clothes because of that...but what I don't buy in clothes I make up for with china. Ha!

michelle_ said...

awesome outfit !
my favorite has to be the necklace though.. im actually looking for comfy not flat shoes (although it is quite impossible.. i dont think there's any heels/wedges that'll replace flats!)

Kelly said...

aw, too bad it's too small because it's an awesome skirt!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Cute look! Love the sweet shoes!

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Regan said...

Thanks for the comment!! Gorgeousssss outfit.

miss.likeagoodgirl said...

a so lovely and adorable pink skirt!

miss.likeagoodgirl

Phuong said...

very cute skirt and top, love it

Isquisofrenia said...

the colors here are just so good ,im not really fan of pink but in this case im diggin it
the polka dot top is too cute with everything.
and yeah i hate when thrift stores dont have fittin rooms
i think they should invest on that

looking gorg here!

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

YAY!!! This might just be ONE OF MY FAVOURITE OUTFITS OF YOURS. The colours and the polka dots = AW YEAHHH. Oh pinky, you art thee so adorable. That's my touch of Shakespeare in the comment.

Speaking of which, I thoroughly enjoyed your story of Romeo and Juliet. I cried a little, not going to lie. (Actually... I'm lying. But still the PRINCIPLE'S THERE. You just captured the emotion and essence of the scene!)

Thanks so much for all your comments girrrrl!
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L said...

ahh! i love your blog.
my first time here and really and honestly this might be my new favorite blog. first of all i love your outfit. regardless if the skirt is a Barbie color, you look amazing in it and you styled it really well. i love polka dots. so the body suit works wonders for me. i love everything you have to say. the bee story made me giggle, but at the same time sad. anyways, i can't wait for posts to come. i'm excited..:)

xxL

Emily said...

It may be tight but your legs look awesome! And thanks for getting the song stuck in my head. I haven't thought of that song in years!

Becca said...

C'mon Barbie, let's go party! Love this outfit. The pink skirt is so fun, and it looks lovely with the polka dots.

projectvee said...

haha yes, hot pink! it doesn`t look that tight on you though. hey, we have the exact opposite problem! we should just swap skirts or something. LOL! :)

anyways, I ENJOYED READING YOUR BEE STORY. :)

amanda said...

i love the shoes! :)

Christy said...

ha ha about your bee story. That's pretty sad though.

Also, amazing skirt though it looks like you'd have to suck in your stomach to wear it and feel confidant...or maybe just I would have to suck in my stomach.

Nice blog

Christy of Dress Rehearsal

Abi-Anne said...

Cute outfit. Love the way you paired the polka dot blouse with such a vibrant skirt.

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JULIE said...

the barbie skirt looks good on you :)

Nasan Faris Naufal said...

polkadot and shocking pink are too cute!

Indie.Tea said...

I have a hard time not wearing black either. You look very, very cute, love the top, skirt and shoes, and they look great together.

Nemerae said...

That skirt looks wonderful on you!!

jess said...

I love that color pink! It looks great with the dots.

Kayla said...

I love that you're brave enough to wear such hot pink. I wish I was!

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

elatsyrk said...

Cute outfit!

Christie said...

Love the polka dot top!

In Fashion and Style

Tash - Label of Addiction Berlin said...

wow the color of your skit is awesome. I love it... and great pics :)
xoxo Tash

erin :) said...

You look sooooo good!! Great find - $3?! :D It looks good on a normal outing and I'm sure that skirt will come in handy for costume-y days too! You make a beautiful Barbie fo realz! :)

Love,
Erin :)

anton belardo said...

watching this bee and it appeared that he was trying to sting himself. Beside him sat another big bee, but this one was belly-up and clearly not alive. I started to think that maybe these bees pulled a Romeo and Juliet, and perhaps Rombeeo did not get to Julibee late enough. So there I watched Rombeeo, my eyes welling up with tears, as he stung himself. He made no more movements. O, happy stinger. Perhaps it was just the heat that ended his yellow and black life, or he was most likely just sleeping, but still, I like to think they were doing a one time only Shakespearean play for their fellow insect friends.

------this really made me smile

this too cute

The Backseat Stylers said...

No black would be quite the challenge for me too! Great outfit...love all the colours. And the polka dots too!

monica said...

loooove pink!!!!!

barbie remains one of my style inspirations hahahha

good luck on ur college apps

Bri said...

Love your necklace!
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sallyannie☆ said...

I have now summoned the confidence to comment twice on the same post! Did I hallucinate it, or did your post go MISSING?!

Anyway, I can see we both like polka dots. And who wouldn't! I also like pink a lot. I would totally wear this...if it weren't for the tightness. :((( JEALOUS.

v a m p i r e said...

i personally think you like a real life Barbie doll , ute and bold colors outfit

adores it !

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