Rosie the Riveter…With Rainbow Freckles – Outfit of the Day – February 22, 2019

blue collared button down shirt / grape purple Danskin cloth shorts / pink & white bendable hair tie I got from Amazon a long time ago / Doc Martens with rainbow laces that I bought at Hobby Lobby / strawberry earrings / pink Wet ‘n Wild paint palette eye shadow / red & yellow & blue freckles created with cheap face paint crayons!

This was actually something I wore a more than a month ago (February 22, to be exact) but sadly it was the most recent outfit I could find that I’d photographed since then (I guess I need to up my outfit game – I’ve been feeling a bit bland). AND I really, really loved this combination. First off, I loved the blue + purple of the shirt & shorts together. And I love my Doc Martens with ANYTHING.

But my favorite bit was definitely the makeup & hair tie combo. I have been sometimes doing realistic-looking fake freckles with brown eyeliner, & several folks I follow on Instagram began doing brightly colored freckles, sometimes as part of a clown aesthetic. Of course, I’m for anything colorful & happened to have some old face paint crayons, so I gave it a try & LOVED it. I’ve done it several times since then & it just instantly makes you look colorful & magical. I dusted a bit of powder over them when I was done drawing them to “set” them.

Then, I added this super-bright pink from a Wet ‘n Wild paint palette I got around Halloween with really saturated colors. The pink was a bit dry & ended up staining my eyelids for a couple of days, but that color didn’t go anywhere even when I was out in the heat of the day sweating, so I loved that.

Finally, because I wanted to wear a hair accessory, I remembered this great one I own. I was going for a slightly retro, Rosie the Riveter-type look, which I think I pulled off well with the combo of the polka dot hair tie & the denim shirt ♥


Piano Suspenders & Red Bow Tie

French Toast boys’ white dress shirt / Dickies’ slim pants / piano key suspenders / red bow tie

Piano Suspenders & Red Bow Tie

This was the outfit I wore for “dress up day” at work, because it was both “dress up day” & “ugly sweater day” so I figured it was okay to wear what I wanted to wear instead of trying to keep everything 100% serious & professional looking. I wanted to make a statement that combined both dress code celebrations, so I decided to wear these rad piano suspenders for the first time. You can get some from my shop here! Also I love my red bow tie. My efforts paid off, because a total of 10 people complimented my suspenders & outfit, so I was a happy circus goer.

Piano Suspenders & Red Bow Tie

Piano Suspenders & Red Bow Tie


Beatles Abbey Road t-shirt // pastel Chevron shorts // sushi print novelty socks // Doc Martens // purple lenses glasses used as hair accessory // Wet ‘n Wild pastel paint palette eyeshadow in orange 

I love the contrast between the darkness/masculine elements of the Beatles t-shirt (which is a new addition to my wardrobe, & I wore it for the first time a week ago at my Busch Gardens Tampa audition!) & the feminine pastel of this shorts (which I got in the children’s section!). The same contrast also occurs between the edginess of the Doc Martens & the playfulness of the purple fake glasses (which as they are unreasonably big for my face, I decided they looked quite nice as a hair accessory). And the sushi socks are just there to be funky. I love contrast in an outfit, & I love funkiness more than pretty much anything, so when you take funky things THAT contrast, it takes it to a whole new level of Funkytown.

Previous Outfits of the Day // April 20, 2017

Cool outfits I discovered in my photo archive.

Leopards + Giraffes

George white dress shirt / grey & black leopard print sleeveless shirt / ponytail / pink round earrings / white giraffe earrings

I wanted to wear something that looked cool & casual, but also had fun wildlife safari vibes. The outfit was monotone in blacks, greys, & whites, with a surprise touch of pink.

Special Effects Red Ombre Hair

Batman Shirt & Red Hair

Special Effects red ombre curls / grey & yellow Batman shirt

Floral Sweater & Red Hair

Special Effects red ombre curls / floral + black sweater

These photos are from a time I dip-dyed the ends of my hair red with Special Effects Nuclear Red hair dye. It was winter, so I am also seen wearing an awesome cozy floral sweater & a Batman t-shirt.


Black lacy sleeveless shirt & braid 2

black lace-edged sleeveless shirt / ponytail braid / “HAPPY” earrings / tiny cupcake earrings

Black lacy sleeveless shirt & braid 3

I’m pretty sure I wore this one to go to the local ice cream parlor & to do some shopping. It had cool casual vibes to it, & anything is better with tiny cupcake earrings. Also, I love the round silver earrings with “HAPPY” embossed in them.

Black lacy sleeveless shirt & braid


pink v-neck t-shirt / floral print skater skirt / pink, white, & blue polka dot socks from Michaels / clear glitter jelly shoes / moonstone heart charm necklace (moonstone charm from Etsy) / sparky black hair bow / old watch / bright pink lipsticks / cherry earrings / diamond earrings

I think this outfit had the perfect mixture of classic style (a skirt, the old leather watch, hair bow) & cool funky pattern & color combinations (polka dots + floral, blue, pink). I love my moonstone necklace, & the jelly shoes are an awesome thing to add to pretty much any outfit.

 Galaxy EyelidsGalaxy Eyelids

Galaxy Eyelids

Galaxy Eyelids

I made layers of various shades of purple & blue eye shadow, then drew the dots for stars with silver glitter eyeliner that I bought at Claire’s.

Galaxy Eyelids


Galaxy Outfit

George white dress shirt / galaxy leggings / combat boots from Walmart / blue nail polish / galaxy eyelids / ponytail / “HAPPY” earrings

Galaxy Outfit

This is the outfit I wore with the above “Galaxy Eyelids”. I LOL now seeing my old pair of combat boots, which I had before I bought the Doc Martens I have now. Gotta love all things galaxy print though.

Pineapple & Ponytail

Pineapple Shirt & Ponytail

pineapple print t-shirt / ponytail

My hair is always cool & curly.

Red Flannel

Red Flannel Shirt & a Bun

red flannel shirt / bun / everyday makeup

My favorite red flannel shirt + a sleek bun.

Legwarmers & Floral Shirt

Legwarmers & Floral Shirt

floral button up collared shirt from thrift store / shorts / grey legwarmers / black & white Converse-style tennis shoes / old watch with leather strap / tiny cupcake earrings / winged eyeliner / silver round earrings

Legwarmers & Floral Shirt

Legwarmers & Floral Shirt

Thrift store finds + funky 80’s style legwarmers = DOUBLE WIN.

Previous Outfits of the Day, #1 (Including Ombre Rainbow Eyebrows & Red Ombre Hair!)

Special Effects Nuclear Red Ombre & Debut of Rainbow Eyebrows!

Special Effects Ombre #2

red ombre hair / blue & teal rainbow eyebrows / blue & gray striped shirt customized by me by adding the gray flower I crocheted & embellished with beads

Ombre Hair with Nuclear Red Ombre & Teal & Purple Rainbow Eyebrows

A few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to lighten the ends of my hair so I could dye them a bright color. I watched a YouTube video where someone used a blonde Garnier hair dye to lighten their dark brown hair. I decided to try Nutrisse Nourishing Color Crème in 93 Light Golden Blonde, & as I’d had good luck with the high-lift red I used last summer for my red & brown ombre, so I assumed this one would work just as great. Unfortunately, my hair is quite impervious to coloring, & the dye had little effect. Luckily though, it added a few lighter brown highlights, as well as damaging my hair a little bit more to allow the hair dye to soak in more.

Originally, I was going to do a rose gold ombre, but as my hair didn’t get light enough for that, I decided to go for my Nuclear Red Special Effects hair dye. The Special Effects dye definitely works better on my hair than Manic Panic, although it didn’t show up very well with my natural hair color. I love Special Effects, btw. I put the Special Effects dye in my hair, & let it sit under a shower cap for 30+ minutes. When I rinsed it out, I was pleasantly surprised by the bright color! It was just what I had hoped for with the Nuclear Red. The dye faded out over a little more than a week, & now is a subtle red color, which is also pretty. Soon, I hope to go to the salon & get the ends of my hair bleached for real, so that I can dye it whatever color I want.

Purple & Blue Colorful Eyebrows

Also, my sister taught me how to do rainbow eyebrows, because I’d seen plenty of photos online of them, & my sister has done them quite a few times on herself. Thanks to my e.l.f angled brush & some bright-coloured shadows, I soon achieved a teal & purple ombre effect, which I was happy with. I definitely want to try more things with the rainbow eyebrow trend, because it’s one more way to look cool + colorful.

Blue Bow & Stripes

Blue Hair Bow and Striped Bon Worth Blouse

Red and blue striped blouse from Bon Worth / cherry earrings / diamond earrings / blue hair bow headband

A cool picture I took with the sky as my background. The sky ended up looking cool & washed-out, which goes along well with the slightly-wistful expression on my face. I matched the colors of this blouse with my red earrings & blue headband.

Gold & Winged Liner

Gold & Winged Liner

gold short-sleeved blouse from my grandmother / winged eyeliner over gold glitter eyeshadow / sparkle “celebration” earrings. worn during winter/spring.

I had been wanting to create an outfit with this awesome glitter blouse for a long time, but the last time I’d tried it on, a few years ago, & the fabric was very scratchy. Thankfully, I discovered camisoles, & wearing one under this blouse made it comfortable to wear. I decided to pair it with the Elizabeth Taylor elegance of winged liner, & one of my favorite pairs of sparkly earrings, which I have just dubbed my “celebration” earrings. For added measure, I added gold facial glitter to my eyelids, because if you’re going to wear a sparkle outfit, you might as well go all out.

Leopard Print & Dress Shirt

Leopard Print & Dress Shirt

unbuttoned white dress shirt / gray & black sleeveless leopard-print shirt / round neon pink earrings / white plastic giraffe earrings / ponytail

I felt like wearing my leopard-print sleeveless shirt, because #funkypatterns, but my arms were cold so I decided to put my favorite white dress shirt over it. To add to the ensemble, as well as tie in with the color of the dress shirt & continue the safari theme, I added white giraffe earrings. For a small splash of color, I wore my favorite neon pink earrings in my second ear piercings.

Classic & Simple
Simple & Classic

multi-cabana stripe dress shirt by Devon & Jones / black ballet flats / black capri tights

I went through a big fashion phase last year where I pretty much just wore dress shirts, even when I wasn’t at work. I don’t wear them as often now, mostly because there are other things I like better (& are probably a little more comfortable). Dress shirts provide a clean, classy look, & they can be made more casual by both rolling up the sleeves, & by pairing them with less formal accessories, like the capri tights. Simple & Classic #2

With glitter & happiness,


Favorite Fashion Trends, June 2016

1. Bold Blue Eyeliner

Blue Eyeliner


When I watched Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom for the first time, I was immediately struck by how awesome the funky-vintage blue eye makeup that Suzy wears is. It’s a bold look which manages to look both modern & vintage at the same time. When I saw the ad for the Aqua XL teal eyeliner (featured above), I started thinking about how great the Moonrise-Kingdom type look would be if you used a wide teal eye pencil. Then, I read this great article about blue eyeliner looks from Refinery29, & it reinstated my desire to try something like this. I haven’t gotten around to purchasing a nice, saturated blue eyeliner or shadow yet, but I’m thinking about maybe trying the Color Tattoo eyeshadow in Tenacious Teal, because I own some gold Color Tattoo shadow & I’m very pleased with it.

2. Jumpsuits & Rompers

A Few of my Favorite Jumpsuits


When jumpsuits & rompers first started picking up in popularity, I found myself slightly intrigued with them. I would occasionally search Amazon for them, & I thought they were cool because ones with shorts bottoms would be like wearing a really cool, matching pair of shorts & a shirt in the summer, & wearing a pants-version could look like a hip, vintage 70’s type of disco look. Admittedly, I’m not totally crazy about the cuts of a lot of rompers I see, but I really love the above rompers/jumpsuits. Some features that I find appealing in jumpsuits are monochromatic colors, button-down-type shirt collars, interesting but relatively simple patterns, & glitter.

3. Enamel Pins

Groovy Enamel Pins
Enamel pins are one of my new favorite things. I am seriously so obsessed with them. All I want to do is look for them at local thrift stores & make my own enamel lapel pins (more should be announced about this soon!). I just bought my first enamel pin, this really really awesome one featuring sloths holding a surfboard while riding a bike. I can’t wait for it to arrive! Why do I love pins so much? The short answer is : they are another awesome avenue to express myself.
A few more reasons?
  • I love the DIY, punk aesthetic of pins
  • They allow you to say something about yourself + your opinions (to help you connect with like-minded people)
  • They are reasonably cheap, fun, & easy to collect (like stamps, another favorite collectible of mine.)
  • They are a fun, colorful way to add to any outfit

4. Watermelon Print Summer Things

Watermelon Themed Summer Clothes


I love watermelon print things because watermelons are pretty much the epitome of summer, & I love summer. Watermelons are such a bright, fun, funky print. It would be awesome to wear an outfit entirely made of watermelon themed items, & if you owned a lot of clothes with this print, you could keep a little piece of summer with you all year round, & a nice splash of color. Out of the items pictured above, I especially love both of the watermelon print shirts!
What are your favorite fashions right now? Let me know on Twitter!

Recent Outfits of the Day // February 12, 2016

Glitter + Dress

Recent Outfits of the Day // February 12, 2016
dress by Simply Couture / black knee-length tights / glitter jelly shoes / coral lipstick / pink earrings + frog emoji earrings / gold glitter eye shadow / gold interlocking circles cuff bracelet

Recent Outfits of the Day // February 12, 2016

Let me just say how much I LOVE this dress. I bought it on zulily (which is another thing I LOVE, because I can get awesome clothes for a great price) & every time I wear it, I get so many compliments. I love it because of the unique pattern – polka dots & random artistic circles – & the interesting asymmetric cut. It’s definitely my favorite dress at the moment. I also am in love with the color combination of green & pink, which I utilized in the earrings that I’m wearing. The frog face emoji ones are especially great! & as always, everything is made better by the addition of sparkly jelly shoes.

Badass Negotiations

Recent Outfits of the Day // February 12, 2016

jean jacket from Bealls Outlet / yellow sleeveless shirt from Just Be… / black skinny pants by Be Girl / combat boots / diamond earrings / yellow triangle earrings from Claire’s / minimal makeup

Recent Outfits of the Day // February 12, 2016

For this outfit, I wanted it to look badass. So I did one of my favorite combinations of a sleeveless shirt & a jean jacket, which to me, just looks badass for some reason. I would have used a leather jacket, but because I don’t currently own one, I used my jean jacket instead. My love of utilizing skinny jeans to make an outfit a little edgier – an inspiration which I attribute to Bob Dylan – was also something I drew on here, along with combat boots, which instantly make any outfit look that much more badass. I think this was the first time I ever wore these great earrings from Claire’s, even though I had them for a long time, but I loved them. I practiced making a mildly unamused expression to top off the look.

Jumping For Joy

Recent Outfits of the Day // February 12, 2016

red blouse from thrift store / George white dress shirt / striped tights / combat boots

This was an outtake from the #radicalselflovejanuary photo challenge by Gala Darling. The photo I ended up using was this one, but in this photo you can see the whole outfit better. Earlier in the day, I paired up my red blouse with my “mime tights”, because they look great with red. I put on my combat boots, & because the weather was a little chilly, I put my white dress shirt on over my blouse like a jacket. It was the perfect fun & whimsical outfit for a fun & whimsical photo shoot.

Dark Plum Manicure

Recent Outfits of the Day // February 12, 2016

I had been wanting to paint my nails for a long time in order to go along with the new persona I was working on developing, but because I was busy (& because nail polish takes FOREVER to dry completely on my nails), I hadn’t gotten a chance to. When I finally did, I selected Revlon #490, Urban. It looked like a very deep royal blue when it was in the bottle, but when I put it on, it was more of a very deep, rich plum purple. I loved it. It also lasted for 10 days on my nails before I had to removed it, despite having a job in which I frequently hit my nails on things, so I was impressed.

Pastel Zig-Zags

Recent Outfits of the Day // February 12, 2016

yellow sleeveless shirt by Just Be… / jean jacket from Bealls Outlet / pastel zig-zag skirt from Bon Worth / Revlon nail polish in shade 490 – Urban / gold glitter eye shadow /  combat boots (not shown)

Recent Outfits of the Day // February 12, 2016

I bought this really great skirt at Bon Worth a while ago, but I hadn’t got around to wearing it yet, mostly because I didn’t really know what to pair it with. I decided that wearing a yellow shirt would match the pastel pink & blue hues of the skirt well, so that was what I ended up wearing. I was going to go shopping in the evening & the weather was pretty cold, so I added a jean jacket & my combat boots. I was thinking about wearing my sparkly jelly shoes with this, but I thought it might be too much & wanted the focus to be on my skirt & not my shoes. I really liked this outfit, & I really liked the way my hair looked in the second photo. I’m loving the new way I’m parting my hair!

How to Dress Like Bob Dylan, Part II

Working Bob Dylan’s electric style into your wardrobe.

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The Effortlessly Cool Dylan


At the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, Bob Dylan did something bold : broke away from his folk roots & played his first-ever rock set live on stage. This was radical, as many had hailed him as the definitive symbol of folk music, & all of a sudden, he was transitioning away from what he’d always been. Reinventing himself. & that, I believe, is one of the most inspiring things about Bob Dylan : the way he confidently became something entirely different & didn’t give a damn what folk purists thought of his decision. He did what he wanted to do & what he thought was cool.

This was the beginning of Dylan’s “Electric Phase”, which spanned from 1965 all the way until his motorcycle accident in 1966. This is perhaps my favorite of his fashion eras, because this was when Dylan wore a uniform of suits, skinny pants, Chelsea Boots, untamed curls, & Ray Ban Wayfarers. Dylan, in this phase, was undeniably cool looking. Undeniably sleek, with a splash of rebellion & a lot of class.



The Electric Bob Dylan



1. Black or White Dress Shirts. Any neutral colored dress shirt will work. Dylan wore dress shirts extensively during his electric phase, mostly under blazers & with skinny pants. I love adding dress shirts to outfits when I want to make them look sleek + refined in some way, & I find them very comfortable. Wearing a dress shirt is a great place to start & will add a nice, classy touch to your electric ensemble.

2. Polka Dotted Button Down Shirts. In some photos from the mid-60’s, Dylan wore a black & white polka dot shirt, similar to the one on the left. The larger the polka dots, the more retro & therefore authentic it will look. You could also wear a white & black polka dotted shirt like the one on the left, because it stills captures the sleek vibes this outfit radiates.

3. Skinny Trousers / Skinny Jeans. Black or other dark-colored skinny jeans or pants will work excellent for this outfit. Skinny pants look SUPER GREAT with heeled boots, as pictured below, & plus, they’re highly versatile & can be worked into pretty much any outfit, so if you don’t already have a pair, you should think about getting some. A good pair of skinny pants will look casual when you need them to, but can be dressed up for more formal occasions. As mentioned in Part I, you could also wear a dressier pair of shorts like these Dickies shorts or these Style & Co twill shorts for your outfit, depending on the weather & your preferences.

4. Black Skinny Blazer. Bob Dylan in most photos from this era could be seen wearing a blazer, both on stage & off. There is a lot of great footage of his utilization of blazers in Don’t Look Back, the documentary about his 1965 tour. Blazers are another one of those go-to basics that I think everyone should work into their wardrobe, in whatever cut & color suits your personal style the best. Adding a blazer to this outfit makes it look instantly classy. It makes you look like a cool, important person, & it looks sleek as hell. As you can see, Dylan’s wardrobe during this phase consisted of a lot of great basics.

5. Chelsea Boots or Riding Boots. I love Chelsea boots because they look very, very polished & chic, but also add a more rugged touch to an outfit. They have a medium but sturdy heel, something I love to see in a shoe. Wearing heeled shoes makes you taller & therefore can add a special air of confidence & badassery to your outfit (especially if they’re shiny & leathery like these), & a solid, sturdy heel means that you can still run/jog if you feel like it, without falling over. Which is always a plus.

6. Ray Ban Wayfarers. The iconic sunglasses of Bob Dylan. Other rock stars of the time, such as Roy Orbison, also frequently wore the Wayfarers, but no one made them look as cool as Dylan did. Wayfarers are THE choice in epic & badass sunglasses. Legend has it that putting a pair on makes you instantly look ten times cooler & will help you win friends & influence people. Kidding (kind of), but seriously, Wayfarers are a timeless classic & have that rock star look to them which glams up whatever you wear them with. Obviously the actual Ray-Ban version is nice (pictured left) but you can find inexpensive knock-off ones (right) which look pretty much the same & cost under $10.

7. Leather Clutch. Any kind of leather purse in a chic design & a bold neutral color or pattern will look great with this outfit, but there is something nice about these leather clutches that just goes with the minimalist theme of this look. Because clutches are small, they won’t overpower the rest of the outfit or make you look too accessorized. A clutch in black looks sharp, but I also like the checkered one, because the pattern of it reminds me of the houndstooth jacket pictured below.

8. Houndstooth Jacket. Dylan wore a houndstooth jacket in multiple photos from 1966, like this one and this one. Houndstooth tends to look more old fashioned than some patterns, but if you wear it with the right outfit, it can look classy & modern. If you’re not feeling the retro-jacket thing, go for a houndstooth accessory, like the scarf featured above (which, I must note looks exactly like the one Dylan wears on the cover of Blonde on Blonde) or a houndstooth purse.

9. Suit Vest. Classy & sleek, & when worn without a suit jacket, classy-casual. Dylan wears a vest like this in the iconic Subterranean Homesick Blues video. Suit vests are another piece of clothing that I love the look of. Wear the vest unbuttoned over one of the aforementioned neutral colored dress shirts, & then pair it up with a pair of blue jeans & the Chelsea boots to match his outfit in the music video perfectly.
For some more inspiration, here is a video of him playing Maggie’s Farm at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965.

Read How to Dress Like Bob Dylan, Part I: Folk Phase.