Saturday, November 16, 2013

Bear Legs + BornPretty!

Bear Legs

______BornPretty sent me over some items last week, and I'm giddier than a gaggle of geese to finally wear 'em. Firstly, these adorable bear tights, which are surprisingly tall enough for my stature and also much thicker and more durable than expected! Putting them on stirred my inner schoolgirl, so I just went with it. I suppose once you immerse yourself into the anime world, you just can't escape it. It's a black hole you fall into with unclimbable sides that are most likely covered in slippery, buttery ramen.
Bear Legs

______Secondly, they also sent me some divine crown earrings. To keep my spirits high and confident, I imagine I'm a queen and that everyone else in my world is a peasant, so they're rather fitting.

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______I had a productive week. Slammed an art history paper though the hoop, froze my fingers with multiple chilly morning bike rides, viewed Tekkonkinkreet (experimental anime movie, whut!) with friends at a friend's house, finished drawing over two monoprints, and got on track with my final Drawing Concepts project. To top it all off, I survived my Bachelor of Fine Arts review, where I set my more recent art in a room and discussed it with art and art history faculty members. They strolled around and discussed my art, influences, process, what I'm moving toward, etc, before casting their vote as to whether or not you should be accepted into the BFA program. It was surprisingly enlightening and I rubbed eyeballs and exchanged excellent conversation with many teachers I hadn't met.

Bear Legs

Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Charlotte Russe
Heels: supa old n' junk (but still great)
Bear tights: c/o BornPretty
Crown earrings: c/o BornPretty

31 comments:

Sam said...

Hi Ali, i have missed you...how have you been? Great to hear about the success of your week, thats a lot done with excellent progress. How cute are these tights, I haven't ever seen something like them worn before, they bring a smile to my face. I like the preppy school uniform type of look, very chic. And the earrings are truly pretty. Have an awesome weekend hun!

Halie said...

Super cute tights.
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Jamie Rose said...

Yay! I'm so glad you had a productive week. Mine has been less-than-school-productive which means I'm stressing out big time now. Oops.

But anyway, I love love these tights and how you played up the schoolgirl feel in this outfit. Hooray for that top we both own. I seriously need to wear it more often. I may have to pair it with my maroon skater skirt that's kind of like yours here because this looks so cute!

The Braided Bandit said...

Those tights are SO SO cute! I have been wanting a pair like them but a lot of them I've seen are one size fits most type deal so I've been a bit wary! But, you may have just convinced me to give them a shot! Loving the schoolgirl vibes :)
xo Hannah

Linda B said...

Yaaay, Ali still loves me! :')
Haha, I knew you did, although I have missed your clever little comments here and there. Sounds like you've been super productive in life though, and that's definitely more important than bloggy land. Haha, that sounds like a great experience to have discussing your art with other teachers. I bet it was enlightening!
Omgsh, I cannot get over these fantastic bear tights! :D They make me smile just to see. Hehe, so RAD

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Jo said...

You have been accomplishing a lot in your absence to the blogging world. I think whatever you are doing sounds really promising and I hope that you would be accepted into the BFA program.

The bear tights look really cute on you and as usual I love all your description and analogy of falling into the abyss of the world of anime and how you imagined yourself as a queen. You always make me laugh. Slippery buttery ramen!

Jacqueline Stewart said...

man oh man I am so jealous of those tights! so jealous! :)

megcasson said...

That skirt is so, so gorgeous.

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Sonya Mann said...

Eeee, this look hits all the sweet spots! It's cute--THOSE TIGHTS--and princessy--the earrings!--and overall aesthetically perfect. You get an A+! (and yes I'm using academe-speak because you rocked your school stuff :)

Katie Aman said...

Eeee! Those tights are cuter than a bug's ear (er, a bear's ear I suppose?). They look just so fun on you. I am glad you had a week that was full of business AND fun! That always makes for a winning combination. How great that you got to show off your work and talk about it with others. I bet it was so rewarding to do that in front of teachers and peers. Hope you're having a splendid weekend lovely!

June said...

Those tights are really adorable and so are the earrings! I'd love it if you dropped by to my blog at
www.JuneWantsItAll.com and if you like, we could follow each other!
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Lily Fang said...

Ah, what adorable tights! I'm so jealous. You would get along so well with my friends--it sounds like you like anime quite a bit and they're absolutely obssessed haha. The black hole with ramen you mentioned is too cute. And I totally agree--I never really got into anime, but Asian dramas really can suck you in!

But you look absolutely lovely--that top is perfect with those bear tights and the red skirt is such a cute pop of color.

Glad to hear that your review went well and that you had a productive week. Hope this one will be another one!

jess said...

You sound very productive! I think those tights are so adorable.

Frannie Pantz said...

Wow you've been so busy! Way to be productive and on task! I wish I could say the same! I love those tights--they are too cute!

Elegantesque said...

Lovely look, love the kitty details !

wanna follow each other on GFC/FB and Bloglovin ?

Kisses
Hannah
Elegantesque Blog

Keit said...

Hahha, wow, this sounds productive indeed :D Was the movie good? I'm currently watching Shingeki no Kyojin, and absolutely love it O_O
Also, those tights are the most adorable ever! The bears look so sad, but cute :D

Sam said...

Thanks for your fashionable insight, may your week be an inspiring one :)

LyddieGal said...

Ohhh those tights are so cute! I am loving this faux knee-high tight trend, and I'm really trying find a pair of faux sock tights.

Glad you had such a productive week - wish mine were even half as productive as that!
Chic on the Cheap

Couture Carrie said...

Such cute tights!

xoxox,
CC

Megan Butcher said...

Love your style! Those bear tights are amazing :D

<3 Megan
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Samantha said...

I know I always say this, but I love reading your posts; they always make me smile! And this outfit is beautiful and you're totally rocking it. I love your bear tights and the colour of your skirt!

Hannah Gottlieb-Graham said...

These tights are absolutely ADORABLE!!

Xo, Hannah

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FASHION TALES said...

I love those tights so much. I saw a cat version on Oasap, and wasn't quite sure how they would look, but love them here. Lovely outfit. Enjoy your week. /xx /Madison

bashashhazbaz said...

those tights are awesome!

Jodie said...

Those tights are so cute :) and they look perfectionist to yiur sailor blouse.
X

Sammi said...

OMG those bear tights are AMAZING!!! love love love them. And they look great with the red skirt. Missed you, lady!

xox Sammi
www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

Vett Vandiver said...

these are SO cute!! glad it was a busy and successful week!

EMA said...

Wow those tights are too cute!

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gabrielle said...

omg, these tights are the cutest things i've ever seen. such cute schoolgirl/sailor vibes.

xo,
gabby

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe how cute these tights are!! I love how you went for the fun schoolgirl/anime look- it totally works here. Those crown earrings are gorgeous as well- they really add the right amount of sparkle. Glad you had such a productive week- I know you posted that a while ago, but I hope it's still holding true!

:) Sarah
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OrigamiGirl said...

I haven't read your blog in ages! It's nice to see you again (virtually). Glad to hear the art show went really well. I'd love to see what you've been doing there. :)
I really like the anime look. I used to have a Japanese sailor moon style top I sewed myself but grew out of. Just makes you feel majorly cute. You definitely could be an anime character with that look.