Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Zelda's Lullaby


 ______If I can make a Zelda or a Pokemon reference, you guys know that I will. And if I realize that I subconsciously formulated an outfit that maybe-sorta-if-you-stretch-it looks like it could pass for something straight outta one of the aforementioned nerdy categories, you know I'm gonna mention it.

______That being said, after viewing these photos on the computer, I kind of felt like I was embodying one of the many reincarnations of Princess Zelda. Blonde hair brushed back, magenta dress, golden yellow accessories, maybe I'm seeing what's not even there, don't care, don't care, pineapple with flair.

______Sorry. I'm taking an Honors poetry course this semester and rhyming's quite prevalent in early century poetry.


______I wish I had more compelling things to relay to you guys other than, "Welp, I've been working on two papers and multiple experimental art projects!," but alas, I don't.  From dusk 'till dawn, I've been more occupied with schoolwork than Paula Deen would be if she were transported to a medieval butter-churning hall (did those exist? we can pretend, but don't quote me on it).

______The only "me time" I've had is my bike rides in the morning, but that's much better than nothing at all, and so I'm thankful for what I can get.  Heck, if I can sleep sufficiently, nosh healthily, and obtain an hour of exercise every day, then I'm happy and slowly flourishing. If I lacked any of the aforementioned elements, I'm sure I'd be about as pleasant as a turd in a washing machine.

______And my friends, a washing machine teeming with turds doesn't seem like much of a pleasant discovery. You're very welcome for that visual. I'm actually a lady who lacks grace and elegance, but I cover that up with swishy dresses and heels that make authoritative click-clacks over concrete.


______Do you radiant little gems have any daily rituals that keep you sane?


Dress: via Modcloth
Anchor belt: via Lotus Boutique (similar)
Socks: Forever 21
Necklace: Charming Charlie
Ankle boots: ShopRuche, Chelsea Crew


Alissa said...

I could NEVER get socks and ankle booties to look that good! What is your secret?!

Rosie Marion said...

What a lovely princess Zelda you make! I was most definitely Sarai last year for Halloween. Woodwn Ocarina and all!

Samantha said...

Your socks looks awesome with your ankle boots, that's a great idea! This dress is such a gorgeous vibrant colour and I love the yellow/brown/gold accents.

Vett Vandiver said...

love the pink and yellow combo!!

Alexandra Marie said...

Love these colors! I am designing a blog right now for someone with the same color scheme- love how it pops! Alex

Mirror of Fashion said...

Love the bright details of the socks!

Jen Hsieh said...

You really are channeling some Zelda in this outfit and I'm loving it. Wish you were in New York so I could parade you around Comic Con. :)

It's nice that you get that little bit of me time every single day. I wish I had a bike but for me, it's sitting down to eat dinner and watching an episode of Futurama. Not as healthy or energizing but still, it's something. Maybe I'll take up running?

LyddieGal said...

I can totally see the zelda in this look! I love the pink on you as well.
I can totally relate to just getting through the days without much to report. Who's life is super interesting every day anyway?

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mochaccinoland said...

love how fuschia looks with yellow!! what an excellent choice of colours!! looking lovely as always <3


Jacqueline said...

great dress!! and yellow accessories look cool too... I know very little about this 'zelda' malarkey (mainly wanted to use the word malarkey ;) ) but it's a wickedly colourful outfit; hence ~ love it

Linda B said...

Awww, haha, I love the yellow accents with this lovely pink dress :)
And I love the Zelda/Pokemon references. Hehe, nerd herd!
A terd-teeming washing mashine...yes, thank you for that visual...
I would definitely count exercise as my daily ritual to surviving the day. Also, coffee is a must!

The Dragonfruit Diaries said...

love the bright pink : ) and bike rides in the morning can be quite eventful in its own way ;)

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Marlen said...

haha "pineapple with flair"- looved that. and you make one pretty princess zelda, let me tell you. i am LOVING that magenta dress, and loving even more that you paired it with bright colors :)

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Sammi said...

ALL THE YES TO THIS DRESS (see, I can embrace the poetry thing too, hehe)!! This is such a magnificent color on you. And you look stunning. I wish I knew more about the whole Zelda thing so I could make references. But you look gorgeous. "Me" time is hard to come by for me these days, too. But I kind of wonder if that's what's keeping me sane at this point!

xox Sammi

Anonymous said...

You look SO beautiful! I love seeing your girly side in this hot pink dress- it's a great color on you! And those morning bike rides sound wonderful :) I miss riding my bike!

Xo, Hannah

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

The pink is such a pretty color on you - and I adore those ankle boots!

Keit said...

Hahah, you're as fancy as a lady can be! Nice camouflage :D
Love the pink on you, totally Zelda-like and man that blonde hair makes me stare at your photos for hours!

My daily routines that keep me sane are looooong showers :D

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Pink suites you sooo much!

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Mouna said...

a really cute dress! I love that the necklace and socks match so perfectly :)

Imogen said...

Wow Ali, this shade of pink has to be your colour. You look absolutely stunning. It is also one of my favourite colours. What a genius combination to pair it with yellow accessories. That is the most beautiful colour combination.

Elana said...

YES. Whenever you can dress like Zelda, you dress like Zelda. LOVE this hot pink on you, and the yellow details are brilliant!

Joyce said...

Love this Zelda-esque outfit! Such a pretty magenta dress and I love the contrast with the yellow accessories:)

And same here with the daily ritual that keeps me sane! Except instead of bike rides, I like to go walking. Good luck with your grad school search! :)

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I can TOTALLY see the Zelda reference in this outfit and I'm LOVING IT. I am completely obsessed with the Legend of Zelda games as well as anything that looks like the characters in the game. In fact, I just received in the mail the other day a Zelda inspired necklace, I bet you would love it too!! I'm glad to hear you are a fellow Zelda fan and that you will understand my nerdy obsession over it :)

The Marcy Stop said...

Love the bright yellow pops of color in this look.
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The Braided Bandit said...

First of all, I may have to steal the saying " as happy as a turd in a washing machine." Second of all, I LOVE how you put a pop of color in even your socks peeking out of the boots! I think its really good to have a small list of things to do that make you happy every day. Really need to work on my eating healthy and exercise routine again, thanks for the inspiration gf!
xo Hannah

OrigamiGirl said...

I can totally see the Zelda in that! I just finished playing Twilight Princess recently. Such a great game. You're looking amazingly vibrant, love how many colourful accessories you have, and still look really sophisticated. I totally couldn't pull it off. Good luck with all the art work!

Alyssa Marie said...

I LOVE these two colors together- the elegance and femininity of magenta meets the golden glow of mustard- it is absolutely gorgeous on you!

You look lovely as always :) Thank you for your sweet comments on my post btw! I appreciate your sweet and thoughtful words :)

Enjoy your day, Ali!

xo, Alyssa


I was going to say, your hair reminds me a lot of Princess Zelda before I read the post. I love the combination of color blocking, especially the yellow socks. So rad! Hope you find some free time for yourself :)


Simona said...

How beautiful you look in that bright dress Ali! Really like its color! :)

Ivana Džidić said...

lovely dress:)