I decided to end my Minimalist Style Challenge with a bang. So, buckle up! First off, let's get something straight. This ain't your grandma's cardigan. It's mine, now. I'm going to do all kinds of awesome and weird sh*t with it and granny's just going to have to deal! >=| If she didn't want me to ruin it, she should have held on to it. Haha. I guess she can have it back, but she'll have to pry it from my cold dead hands. Hence the title of this post. ;D This cardigan is too good to give up without a fight.
Feast your eyes on these retro patterns! So 80s! <3 I feel like I've got a pretty good eye for vintage and a little research confirmed what I already knew which is that this cardigan is retro as f*ck. I love the confidence of knowing that the probability of seeing someone wearing the exact same cardigan is slim to none. The best way to stand out is to be different. You can't get this sh*t at The Gap. I got it from Barter's Closet (i.e. a vintage lover's paradise). Sorry, but I'm so damn excited about this cardigan. Haha. My use of expletives tends to increase with my level of happiness and I'm super stoked. ^_^
You guys know I scared a bunch of people the day I wore this, right? Yeah, of course you do. Haha. People in the Midwest scare so easily. It's like they have super sensitive sensibilities. I dunno. I do live in kind of a small city, so there isn't much in the way of diversity. Anyway, my partner and I went to a hoity toity Asian dumplings place after these photos were taken and well, you should have seen the saucer eyes I got when I showed up. A lot of people just didn't know what to do with me. Heh.
*Sigh* You know what, though? I can only be myself. I won't change to make other people feel more comfortable. I'd rather be the one doing the terrorizing than be the apprehensive victim. So be scared if you want, bro. Heh. I've gotten to this point where I really just don't give any f*cks about it, anymore.
I yearn for a big city! I am so eager to move, it's not even funny. >_< It's at the very top of my list. Anyway, as you can see, I took at stab at doing a cliche sitting pose. This is the first (and probably only) time I will ever do one of these poses. I really just wanted to try it out, but you know, every time I see a blogger sit like this, I imagine that she's pooping. Haha. This is how people in many countries sit when they poop. *shrug* And I also wonder, why are you even sitting like that? Who does that? Haha. Well, now you have an obligatory poop stance. No need to say it. I know and you're quite welcome.
Alright, let's talk about this amazing ModCloth dress. It's damn magnificent. The pale coral is exactly the color I was hoping for when I got it (from my clothing swap group). It was in used condition when I received it (i.e. a few minor aesthetic defects here and there), but I didn't care about that. I loved the unique collar and the box pleats. The only thing I'm not too keen about is the fact that the fabric is a bit on the thin side. It's very form fitting at the bodice and if you sweat anywhere at all, it will show plain as day. So, as you can imagine, I did my best to keep my cool. :D Luckily, it wasn't a very hot day.
Finally, this bun mohawk. WTF? Yeah, I know. The thing is, I figured it would at the very least keep potential octogenarian thieves at bay. The aura of awesomeness surrounding my cardigan is strong. Only a fool would ignore it. All those would-be pilferers need is the element of surprise, I'm pretty sure that if some old dude hit me in the back of the head, I'd go down like a sack of potatoes. Hahaha.
I'm ridiculous. One too many coffees today, sorry. I can't stop laughing. Anyway, click here to see the last time I styled my hair like this. It's very likely that I will do this style again, because (a) it's pretty f*cking cool, I mean, let's be real and (b) it (literally) stands up well to Summer heat and humidity.
Rawr! You better like my weird outfit and I command you to have a kick ass weekend! >=[ ~ ~ ~
Thrifted - ModCloth Tangerine Dress (Swap Group) & Brown Boots (Gift)
c/o Barter's Closet - Vintage 80's/90's Patterned Cardigan
TIL Darling - Gold Studded Wrap Watch
ASOS - Faux Over The Knee Sock Tights
VJ Style - Gold Studded Barrel Bag