Wednesday, January 30, 2013


I'm honestly not feeling too well today. This semester is going to be a tough one. I love how the photos turned out though, and I hope to try and take better photos in the future of my outfits. I tend to slip back and forth between what I consider "good photos" and what I consider "bad photos." 
I can't wait to go home.

Till next time,

Monday, January 28, 2013


Today feels great. It's grey and chilly, but not too chilly and I feel like I'm in London. I think my outfit has a private school uniform feel, and I am absolutely in love with it. It is a head-turner so I'm a little self conscious in it, but I'm proud of myself for wearing it out nonetheless. These are the 80's trouser pants that I made into shorts and these are my favorite way of styling them yet. I just have to take them in a bit to avoid the "diaper butt syndrome" that I mentioned last post. This is a photo heavy post so I'll leave the text short =].

 Shirt:Target (I cut off the sleeves)
Shorts:Vintage cut off trousers
Knee-highs:TJ Maxx
Ribbon: Off a Christmas present?

Till next time,


Friday, January 25, 2013


It's been a dark, icy day leaving me wanting my bed and some warm soup to thaw my bones. After braving the biting weather, I ran my hands under warm water and played some Chopin and Kuhlau. Now I'm wrapped up in my bed with a cinnamon candle going and the t.v. on. This Friday I'll be staying in and reading  more on Anna Karenina, it's much too cold for anything else.  

 Button up:Thrift

Till next time,


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Diaper Butt

1.diaper butt92 up21 down
n. When the fabric on the butt of jeans stretches and no longer fits tightly. Called "diaper butt" because of the baggy appearance, similar to a diaper full of poop.
Term can be applied to swim suits.
"Aw man, I haven't washed these pants in about 3 days. They're all stretched out and look like diaper butt."
I am frustrated with how all of my bottoms are too loose. I have lost weight, and I'm honestly not sure what size I am anymore. I love all my high waisted vintage shorts I got last year, but now they fit horribly on me, and I don't want to walk around with a strange diaper butt. I have been searching for high-rise skinny jeans for MONTHS, and I found some at Urban Outfitters that I really like, but let's face it, I'm not spending $60 on jeans even if they are made from the gods. *Sigh. Class went much better for me yesterday though. I have only one class on Wednesdays at 10:20am, and I have the rest of the day to myself. The class is musicianship for engineers, and I think it will be a breeze since I have been studying music my entire life and know the keyboard pretty darn well. I'm glad at how excited I am for that class though. It's nice to have little reminders here and there that I've picked a major I will enjoy.

I do like this outfit. In my head I envisioned high rise blue jean shorts and a striped button up cardigan with a belt around it. This obviously is a bit different, but I still like it. The sweater is also long enough to cover my diaper butt (Isn't that from Rugrats?). I am transitioning pretty well back to Tennessee. I only cried for 5 minutes whenever I was saying goodbye to Patrick and that was it. My roommate seems really great so far as well. I can't lie though I am ready to move back closer to home and be finished with school. I'm also ready to have my kitties back.

Yeah see this crotch is just not doing it for me. BLEH!

Long Sleeve:TJMAXX
Tights: Gift

 Till next time,


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Rant and Rave

This post will be a rant about one of my classes I am taking this semester: Jewish American Literature. I was so excited to have this class as an option to take, and I snatched it up immediately. Are you kidding? Jewish American literature during World War II? It didn't take a seconds worth of thought to know I was going to absolutely love this class. Well a heaping, bug infested turd was dropped on me when I got to the class and realized what we would be tested on and what our first assignment was. 

The teacher starts reading to us from Where the Wild Things Are by Jewish-American author Maurice Sendak. "Perfect!" I thought. "Now we'll discuss deeper themes and meanings and learn about how Sendak's culture influenced his work!" The first question the teacher asks: "Does Max look happy in this picture?" 
...wait what?
"No, he doesn't look happy at all does he?!"
...maybe she's just reverting to Mom mode. The real discussion will follow after she's finished reading.
"In this class every quiz will consist of the questions: What is the main focus of the story? Who is the main character? What is the author's purpose for writing the story? We could go into deeper themes and subconscious messages, but we aren't going to."
This is where my foot starts tapping rapidly and anxiety builds up in my stomach ready to purge. She doesn't even realize she should have said "subliminal" messages.
"There will be some poetry and you can tell the difference between poetry and other writing, because it's shorter and broken into different sentences."
You have got to be kidding me...
"Also we will be reading non-fiction and fiction. Can anyone tell me the difference between fiction and non-fiction?"
At this point I collected what little dignity I had left and started ignoring her and doodling. The only relief that came to me was when she dismissed the class.

I'm LIVID! I thought this was going to be a class where I could go into deep discussions and debates, really rack my brain over various topics. I am considered a senior in college now, and it is shocking and ultimately insulting that I have a teacher who is explaining to me what a poem looks like. My junior year of high school I was writing essays on how Edgar Allan Poe uses Gothic form to suggest or develop a new kind of poetry in The Fall of the House of Usher. Now that I'm in my fourth year of college you're telling me my teacher wants me to write short paragraphs explaining who the main character is, and what the central focus of the story is?! Maybe the reading will be interesting at least, and I can look up "subconscious messages" on my own so I don't lose my ever-loving mind. 

 Dress: Charlotte Russe

At least I really liked my outfit for the day.
Till next time,


Kitty Cones

My poor babies have been de-clawed, and are in the cone of shame. Lilly (the grey and white) had to be given sedatives, because she refuses to be bested by a plastic circle and keeps fighting it. It makes for cute pictures, but it is breaking my heart to see them tender footed and unhappy, but they will be better. Sheik doesn't seem to mind it though and has accepted her fate gracefully. 

 The dancing at the Don't H8 pageant went super well. Everyone commented on how amazing they thought my dancing skills were, and it definitely gave me a big old smile that lasted into the next day. I was also affectionately dubbed "Vintage Girl" which also made me smile. I didn't get a picture with Chris Crocker even though he did come up and talk to me. I'm hoping though that the photographer will post photos of the event so I can show you =].

Till next time,


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Don't H8

I'm at the Don't H8 pageant in Hickory, NC as we speak. I've been super busy the past 4-5 days learning 2 dance routines for this thing last minute, that's why I haven't posted in a while. Hickory is pretty cool I went to their mall, and it was just lovely, I recommend it. The men are extra starey though (like stare at you the entire time you're in eyesight-CREEPY), and I had 2 old men walk up to me and tell me I was a beautiful woman-nice sentiment, still weird. Anyways! I'm pretty excited, and my goal is to get a picture with Chris Crocker by the end of the evening.

Here's a picture of my 1940's hair for the Captain America themed dance. I love victory rolls!

Aaaaand here are webcam pics of the dance routine:
Till next time!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Liebster Award

**Not to be confused with lobster award (that's how I read it at first). This, by the way, is a lobster I was supposed to eat at the beach and instead had a photo-shoot with it.

Despite my poor reading skills and my little knowledge of German (I went there 2 Summer's ago), I know that Liebster means dearest or favorite. So thank you so much to Octavia and Enid for nominating me =D. 

~The rules for the award are~:

1.      List 11 facts about yourself
2.      Answer the 11 questions the blogger who nominated you left
3.      Ask 11 new questions for those you nominate
4.      Choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate
5.      Go to each bloggers page and let them know about the award
6.      Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog

~Well here we go. 11 facts about moi~:

  1. I love to dance and sing and act. I am usually doing some sort of play/musical or dance performance, but this has halted since I started living in Tennessee for school. It's actually pretty sad.
  2. I have been playing the piano for going on 18 years. I do play by ear, but I've been working on getting to where I can pretty much sight read anything.
  3. I am really emotional. The other day I was just trying to describe the scene in Tarzan where the mother gorilla comforts Tarzan when he feels left out by putting his hand on her heart and telling him they aren't that different at all, and I got choked up and tears started flowing. (No lie, I just teared up typing it) Good thing my boyfriend doesn't write me off as crazy.
  4. Speaking of lies, I absolutely hate lying, and I can almost 98% of the time tell when people are lying to me. I speak honestly (sometimes coming off as a bit blunt), and I expect others to be honest with me.
  5. I'm very much an introvert. People who hang out with me have a hard time believing it, because I do like to be social sometimes and have fun, but I have to have the majority of my nights at home or I'm really unhappy. I have to mentally prepare myself before I leave the house, and sometimes if I'm asked to go somewhere spontaneously I am very anxious about it. Other times I'm fine with it.
  6. I was diagnosed with pure OCD when I was 18. The pure part of it means it's mostly all in my head, and I don't show a lot of signs of outward compulsions. All the compulsive traits lie within my head. A huge pet peeve of mine (one that will downright infuriate me) is when everyone feels like they have OCD, because they are made slightly uncomfortable when certain things aren't in order. No, that's not OCD. Just stop.
  7. I'm deathly afraid of being in tight spaces where I'd be trapped without being able to move or breathe a.k.a. claustrophobia. Even if I just think about being in a crawl space, coffin, under a small bed I get really panicky. Dad passed it on to me.
  8. I love animals and kids. I have this ability of "adopting" kids while I'm out and about. Adopting meaning they walk up to me and stare at me and grab my hand. The other day while I was just walking through the classroom with Patrick a girl reached out and grabbed my arm and gave me a huge smile. My friends say it's probably because I have huge Disney princess' eyes.
  9. I love to laugh and make other people laugh.
  10. I really enjoy video games. I love to play and watch them (thank goodness, because my boyfriend plays them nonstop and works at a video game store). My favorite games include: ehh too many to think of. I'll probably edit them in later when I'm less lazy.
  11. I'd love to live in New York City for a spell.

~Now to answer the 11 questions Enid left me~:

1. If you could only wear one colour for the rest of your life what would it be?

Oh wowza. My favorite color is orange, but I'd have to go with red.

2.If you could go back in time and offer advice to the 15 year old you what would you say?

Haha. I'd say don't worry about any of these people. Most are going to drop out due to pregnancy, and you're going to meet much more open minded people as you get older.

3. Who inspires you the most?

I'm going to go with an answer other than, "my dad." Kate Winslet is a huge inspiration to me, because she is so poised and confident and doesn't let what critics say about her hinder her in the slightest. She's so talented and beautiful and classic.

4. If you could have a theme song to your life what would it be?

Haha my theme song would definitely be Jessica by the Allman brothers. It's my name, but it's also fun.

5. Did you have an imaginary friend/pet when you were little and if so what was their   name?

I did not. I did have a huge imagination though , and I'd constantly pretend to be different professions. I would teach my class of stuffed animals all the time until my sister was born.

6. What is the one talent you don’t have but really wish you did?

I wish I could play the cello.

7. What did you want to be when you grew up and are you doing it/still want to do it?

I at first wanted to be a marine biologist. Then I wanted to be an electrical engineer (I don't even know), and then I was decided on being a ballerina or on Broadway. As I got even older I thought it would be cool to make a living off of music. I'm going to school for Audio Production so I'm sort of doing it haha. I still want to be on Broadway though.

8. If you could experience being any kind of animal for one day what would you be?

Oh gosh definitely a bird without a question. I'd chirp beautiful songs and fly as high as I could go. Well that and be cute as a button.

9. If you could conquer one of your fears what would it be?

My fear of auditions. I'd love to be able to audition confidently and to the best of my ability. I mean I mentioned claustrophobia earlier, but I'm fine with that being a fear and honestly I can avoid coffins and crawl spaces with no problemo. 

10. If you could turn your life story so far into a book what genre would it be?

Horror. Haha, jk. 

11. Do you prefer rainy days or  sunny days?

I prefer sun during the day and rain in the evening.

~Questions for ze nominee~

1. If you could have your dream home, what would it look like?
2. If you were a cat, what kind of cat would you be?
3. If you could be a character from Lord of the Rings, which character would you be?
4. What is your dream job?
5. If you could be any mythological creature, what would you be?
6. You have to get a tattoo. What is it and where will it be located?
7. If you could be any celebrity for a day, who would it be?
8. If you had the ability to choose between breathing underwater and flying, what would you choose?
9. Paper or plastic?
10. What is one food that you absolutely despise?
11. If you could choose one time period to visit for a month, what would it be?

Monday, January 14, 2013

How Do You Hold a Moonbeam in your Hand?

Today has been so warm and beautiful and I don't even mind that it's 76 degrees in mid-January. I walked over to Saint Joseph's Church with Patrick since he works there now with the afterschoolers. I absolutely love that church/school. It's right next to a busy road, but it still manages to be so peaceful and quiet. They have rock archways and fountains that drown out the sound of traffic and little courtyards with grass and picnic tables. It just gives me such happy feelings being there. His mother, Kemn, is the vice-principal of the school and she's the one holding the child who is receiving the birthday spankings. Whenever I walked into the office I saw a little girl who came by and told Ms. Kemn that they were ready for spankings, and I was so confused, because she looked so calm and almost happy about it! When I followed them into the classroom it turned out that they were birthday spankings, haha. That's also why I have brought up The Sound of Music once again in my title, because the lady on the left is Sister Maria. How cool is that?! How do you solve a problem like Mariiiiiiaaaaa?

Pants: Belk
Flats: Thrift

 Speaking of Patrick's mom, this is her shirt she got from Guatemala. It's so airy and beautiful and it was perfect for such a bright, bright, bright, bright and sun shiny day. I will enjoy these few days of sunshine until it gets back cold again (It's 30 degrees and freezing rain back in TN!). Apparently Tennessee has been having some fussy weather the past couple of days, I keep getting texts and calls from my campus telling me to stay inside. I hope everyone there is doing alright. I go back Wednesday, but it may be postponed if the weather doesn't behave. I hope everyone is enjoying their Monday!

Till next time,

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