December 30, 2008

Considering its coming onto a new year and a new year means new things, I figured it'd be appropriate to do something new with my hair. I'm now officially a redhead again because red heads have more fun. It's gotta be a proven fact by now.

I bought the Sims 2 for my Mac today and once again I feel as though my life is complete. Spending countless hours in front of my computer has never been more enjoyable and productive until now.

>> Prince Far I & The Arabs - Final Chapter

December 28, 2008

My goodwill coat and my Christmas heels. I love this mix.

December 27, 2008

I got these really amazing shoes for Christmas. With said shoes I'm about 5"11 and I feel as fierce as hell. Nice.

Forgive me for being guilty of saying this two days late, but Merry Christmas everyone!
I hope your holidays were good and full of cheer and all that jazz. I enjoyed myself this Christmas and this coming from a girl who hated it all her life. I didn't ask for much, but I got al I wanted and a little more. Being with the family had its proper ups and downs, but its to be expected.

I can't imagine going back to school anytime soon.
It's not even thinkable. I"m enjoying myself too much.

A proper Christmas post about my fantastic gifts on the way. Pictures and everything.

December 21, 2008

I miss 35mm film more than words could say. I wish I had the funds to pick up the habit again.
Film does magical things. Film inspires me.

December 18, 2008

Just because everyone loves new music. No one more than myself I must say.
So here's my gift to you.

Some tunes I'm digging and you should see if you do too.

>> Sofa Surfers - Can I Get a Witness
>> Thievery Corporation - Who Needs Forever
>> Air - Le Soleil Est Près de Moi
>> The Pixies - Hey
>> The Drawers - Old Many ( A great local band in my city )
>> Boxcutter - Windfall

I made a comment somewhere on the internet that it was harder to be so called "fierce" with glasses. After I said this I was somewhat bothered for a day or two considering I've been wearing glasses since the third grade. The thought that I lacked complete and utter fierceness on a day to day basis because I wore glasses seemed unfair.

I was then determined to appear fierce in a photograph wearing my glasses. When I take photos I never wear glasses. Why is that? When did the idea that girls with glasses can't be fierce. I thought guys loved girls with glasses...

Where here is my effort. I'm not sure if I achieved so said "fierceness" or not. Where's Tyra when you need her?

I have too much time on my hands nowadays...

December 16, 2008

My sister and I own at open mic nights around town. A photo from our escapades tonight just because she said I never take photos of her, and it's true. I don't know why I don't.

December 15, 2008

I took a trip to the downtown library today because for one I had nothing better to do and also to take some shots. They completely renovated everything and I must admit it's one nice library. Plenty of interesting places for me to go back and do shoots. I can't wait to get back into this photography thing. I've been slacking for too long.

This is probably one of my favorite photos of mine that I've ever taken. I don't know what it is about it. Maybe its the dreamy complementary colors of red and green. Perhaps the perfect symmetry of the squares. For some reason or another I adore it.

Yet at the same time I hate it. You know those photos that just spark memories? This is one of them. It has to do with stumbling across this spot with a boy who made my summer one to remember. Good memories, but ones that I'm ready to move on from.

But good grief I love this photo.

>> Thievery Corporation - This Is Not A Love Song

December 14, 2008

Lookbook for the day
  • Cream Cardigan / Somewhere in DC ($10)
  • Wacky Brown Vest Goodwill ($3)
  • Pink Scarf / Vintage
  • Olive/Tan Trousers / Goodwill ($3)
  • Brown Woven Bag / Goodwill ($3)
  • Black Oxford Shoes / Payless ($22)

I'm on a roll. Usually I'm lazy and can't be bothered to take photos of my daily outfits, but now now that I'm home my creativity has returned and I'm on a roll. I haven't taken this many self-portraits in eons and my head is starting to feel a bit larger...

Embracing the fro was proably one of the best decisions I've made all year.

December 13, 2008

Lookbook for the day
I escaped from Goodwill with an amazing amount of gems. This skirt is one of them.

  • Creme Cardigan / ?? ($10)
  • Grey Skirt / Goodwill ($3)
  • Purse / Vintage
  • Shoes / Payless ($24)

Lookbook for the day
  • Red Coat / Goodwill ($4)
  • Brown Scarf / H&M ($10)
  • Blue Legwarmers / My mother's from back in the day
  • Gold Tennis Shoes / My Aunt

December 12, 2008

So I'm home again. I'm not sure how I'm feeling or how the next month is going to go while I'm on break but it'll be interesting. All I can say is I'm...adjusting. Living with the parents and on ones own are two complete opposites and it's going to take some getting used to.

My dad brought me home the most delicious chocolate muffin so all is forgiven for the time being.

I can't believe I'm doing this. I'm switching from my beloved livejournal to blogspot. Ok "switching" isn't really the right word. I'm tired of having a private blog and I'm ready to put myself out there. I'm ready for the world to see who this Crystal character is, yet I don't think I could ever let go of my livejournal. We go way back...

So here I am. We'll see how things go. All my past public blogs have been failures, but this time I'm commited. I'm excited.

Let the fun begin.