Sunday, 29 December 2013

The little Perm-maid

I saw frozen today, Disney have done it again. I love disney movies like so much, My favourite is the Little mermaid and my favourite disney princess is belle from beauty and the beast. I liked frozen because it had an adorable story and a cute reindeer in it. 

I went to lunch and the movie and thats pretty much been my day, all of my friends are working and never have any days off lately so there hasn't been much of a chance for me to see them. I just want to have a cute beach day while I perve on hot boys but no one is up for it. Which is frankly disappointing. So instead I've just been trying to start some of my correspondence work which I am allowed to start before next year, Im doing art by distant education and business by tafe, I tried to start the art work but as an artist Im finding it rather draining as it doesnt give me much room for interpretation, its basic fruit still life which is not my cup of tea.

This outfit, was a quick choice based around my 'perm-maid' headband i like this one quite alot I dont have any pink headbands really. I added the crop top and the polka dot skirt, the cute capsule backpack and these gorgeous patent leather heels, that remind me of 70s prom shoes, i was planning on diying them but i actually like them by themselves, and especially with these cute cat socks that i got in the city, they were originally for jelly sandals but i like how they look with these shoes aswell.  

My face close up, excuse the horrible acne, im having a breakout and nothing im doing is stopping it. but how fun is my pendant! like seriously guys its hand painted. 

Headband- Made by me, Pendant- Thrifted, Crop top- Borrowed from mum, Skirt- Garage sale, Socks- Asian vendor, Shoes- Thrifted, Bag- Thrifted. 

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Theres unicorns in my hair, I have so much flair, i had a needle shoved into my face, Im a sexy member of the human race. HOLLA!

After the last 3 days, I am in a reasonably optimistic mood, there hasn't been any sweltering heat which is wonderful. Christmas was a wonderful day and my family went up and above with my Christmas presents, i got alot of money, a dslr camera, a dressmakers mannequin and more. I wore the headband I'm wearing in this post and a gorgeous high waisted glittery skirt that I thrifted on Christmas eve. On boxing day I spent a few hours in town with my girlfriends doing some shopping, I bought a pair of burgundy and black t- pair wedges and got into an awkward abusive situation in the main street with a footy head who called us lesbians. 

As you may have noticed my hair is a different shade, Its yellow in the fringe and purple on the shave, I dont love it as much as I thought I would, the purple looks a bit weird. But i like the yellow and i hated being blonde. 

Yesterday I did a city trip with my mum, as she promised we would after christmas, i got a piercing, bought some crop tops, the top im wearing is one, $60 worth of fake flowers, makeup and art supplies and some bits and pieces. 

It was a wonderful day! and there was some gorgeous boys around, aswell as i got alot of things I needed. My vertical labret did hurt but god it was so worth it! I've wanted this piercing for ages and to finally have it makes me so happy, apparently due to the fact that I have a lip piercing I am now ten thousand times more attractive, at lunch today i heard a group of guys discussing me, 'as the hot girl with the yellow hair and the lip thingy' I find it rather superficial shallow and frankly a little insulting, but whatever floats your boat really.

So the outfit is just a casual piece i threw together to go to lunch with mum, I bought the shirt and shoes in the city. I love jelly sandals, but after going to that gig i noticed that every 12 year old in the area owns and wears a pair, so i like them less now, but hey I stand out anyway so i doubt this will make a difference. The shorts i wore in a recent post and I thought would work well with  this top. The  bag I thrifted with Nicole last week, originally she picked it up but then decided she didnt want it, so i bought it, because I have an obsession with bags and I liked the pattern so much, its a really cute pattern like old vintage maps and its a lovely neutral colour. 

Excuse my lack of foundation,  but look! Blue mascara that mum bought me . 

so this is my vertical labret, its basically a curved bar through my bottom lip and i think its gorgeous, I've wanted it for a very long time, and i chose this one in particular as there is nothing inside my mouth to ruin my enamel, and the scarring wont be on my face and therefore not as noticebable when i take it out, i also just like how it looks and i have a pouty bottom lip so with this I have a gorgeous pout.

Headband- Made by me, Crop top- Cotton on, Shorts- Thrifted, Bag- Thrifted, Jellies- Factorie.

A close up of the pattern on my bag.

My gorgeous purple jellies! I love this shade, please excuse my disgusting legs. 

My headband, I used toothpick windmills, a unicorn and random tidbits from vintage charm braclets. 

I ordered 12 wire wrap headbands from hong kong about a month ago and i recieved them yesterday, I love the gorgeous polka dot pattern, get keen to see them in an outfit post soon.

And finally lipstick that i bought yesterday, Stargazer with a beautiful pigment and lots of glitter, I cant wait to wear these when my piercing heals a little.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Gold baby! Gold baby!

Christmas Eve, The day before Christmas, The eve of Christmas Celebrations. Everyone seems to get really freaked out and people are milling everywhere stocking up on last minute supplies, Not my family. I live with my mum, Its just mum and me so Christmas isn't really a big deal, we don't have alot of family so basically we just make some nice food and hang out at home, my dad comes over and its not a big deal. I would probably like to have more family but this is just how it is, and I tend to get way to stressed too easily so its probably better that out 'traditional' christmas is chill. Today we did some casual last minute christmas shopping and went for a quick trip to a close town to drop off some stuff to a friend have lunch and buy a new glue gun, I did some thrifting and got some new fake flowers and bits of junk for headbands. 

This look I planned around the top which is gold and sparkly, I added the headband which I made a few days a go for my birthday party, Its made using disney fairies and pastel roses that i bought from the reject shop. The lipstick is the brand I mentioned in my last post, I added the stockings and jellys and this really cute bag which I just bought the other day at the thrift store, I enjoy this outfit, it reminds me of fairies and good things. I just wish I could wear heels because that would totally pull this off. 

Headband- Made by me, Lipstick- Big W, Necklace- Jay Jays, Shirt- Thrifted, Dress-  Gift from Ex boyfriends sister, Stocking Socks- Garage Sale, Jelly Sandals- Factorie, Bag- Thrifted.

Monday, 23 December 2013

My nipples, My choice

I began to wear bras before I needed them, I was 10 and I felt incredibly pressured to, nipples were not cool.. cleavage was. This was the way things were.

My mother a self affirmed feminist didn't agree with this. One day she decided that I had to go one day without wearing a bra, I cried and cowered and placed a jumper over myself. For the next 6 years I never went one day without wearing a bra, when I had friends over I slept in them. I had never ever been able to just not wear one, let alone go out into public without it.

2 years ago I was diagnosed with severe scoliosis, I had protruded ribs and it was very painful to wear an underwired bra, at the end of the day I would be in severe pain from the underwire. But still I had to continue to wear bras because there was an internal part of me that felt like it was not right not to, that a woman needed cleavage, and that seeing the outline of a stiff nipple was so disgusting and improper it should of been illegal.

I felt this way due to peer pressure and media influences, because of things that I had learnt during in my life from other people.

Since coming back from my scoliosis surgery I haven't been able to wear bras due to my re healing ribs and my healing scar. This has been a change and a shock to the system to a girl who foundations of adolescence were built on prehistoric views of proper womanhood.

But suddenly I begin to question everything Ive known, I have small tits. Im barely a 12 B, I dont need bras, I can wear a singlet top and feel supported. I dont have huge nipples or anything, It doesn't confront anybody if I dont wear a bra. So why do people feel the need to comment on it? Tell me its inappropriate? What makes people think that you have to wear a bra to be proper. Sure you can tell because my cleavage isn't in my face but other than that theres no huge identifier of my lack of fabric and underwire under my shirt.

So what is societies issue with the braless woman? Sure in some settings it might be  appropriate to wear a bra, but why all the time?

The questions hasn't really been answered to be honest, everywhere I look women dont even know why, suddenly we just feel obligated to smush our breasts into padded bras, and hide our shape and our nipples.
Bras are for support, not to hide you womanhood so ladies. join me in my nipples my choice and take one day just to let your breasts be free.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Last Christmas I gave you my heart and the very next day you gave it away.

So there is officially two days until Christmas, I am neither excited nor dreading it. I know Im such an exciting optimistic person right! Ill try to be more fun loving or something for my lovely readers. The weather is of the lovely overcast kind which suits me just fine after my rant about how bad warm weather is. Yesterday I went for a wonderful drive with my lovely mum and today I hung out around the house watching pretty in pink until a quick mid day thrifting sesh at this really awesome op shop they open every summer for a charity of choice. My old primary school teacher is involved with it and I got to see a few people I like there, I didnt get any clothes, but I found a cute bag, a kylie minogue record, 3 barbie dolls and a Halloween skeleton. 

I wanted to theme this outfit around my new favourite shoes. My doc martens. A gift from dad and a gift he got so right. I love the shade of purple and the colour of the laces, they suit alot of things I own and I absolutely adore purple. So I just chose a simple pastel floral dress and some pink and purple hair accessories, aswell as this adorable lipstick/cream that I wear alot but have just somehow never posted. I bought it from priceline and then shortly after found that the brand do a whole range of fun shades for Big W including a bright pink and a flouro orange.

I haven't got a whole lot going on for me lately, so I havent got much to be deep and meaningful about. I just feel kind of depressed and let down by every single human being on the planet other than my mum who appreciates my sense of style and my need for gay rights. I probably spend way too much time with my mum for age and social status and all that bullshit but shes a cool person and she just kinda gets me more than most people. I know Im super boring and shit and I would really like to tell you whats going on with me but I just cant explain.. Im just lonely but theres no one here that I want to talk to. ew. small towns. 

Excuse the crap photo I was in a hurry.

A close up on the beautiful pastel fabric with the bowties that tie it in around the waist and make it more flattering. 

My beautiful vintage denim jacket from the late 70s.

Hairclips - (from left to right) Thrifted, diy, reject shop.

Lipstick- Matte lipcream by australias 

Dress- Thrifted, Jacket- Garage Sale, Docs- Present from Dad.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

My party

My birthday party didnt go as planned.. It started ok and then just kinda sucked. I dont want to go into it but nothing went as planned really and it was really bad. I dont have any photos from the night and Id rather not talk about it, some of my friends just let me down and I guess in the end I just realised how all we are is a group of outcasts thrust together and none of us even really like each other. I like a few people atm and thats it.

I did somewhat kinda make up for it that night the next day. I ended up going to the gig with the shitty indie bands with a friend from my past. I dressed to impress, Instead I just got started at quite alot, and it wasn't even that out there. But it was actually a good night, although the music wasn't brilliant. I am capable of dancing which is brilliant and I did for very long periods of time until I got all gross and sweaty and my lipstick smeared all over my face and my eyeliner ran... and it just wasn't a good look.

My 'crush' was there and I'm really a horrible judge of character. Im not going to slander, Im just going to say hes VERY different in the company of friends. So I've pretty much given up on the thought of dating, realistically I want a cute hipster boy with glasses who enjoys records, the smiths and writes poetry and wants to adventure all of the country and thrift with me. I have not seen anybody even close in this town, not surprising since we're all about 'the surf' and being 'fakely indie' and 'skating'. I honestly despise where I live so so so much. I wear a cute vintage floral dress and docs down the street and everyone looks at me like Im from mars? this clearly explains why nobody here interests me, or is interested in me. I just live in the wrong spot i guess. Honestly though small towns are the worst if you want to date people.

So Im not exactly in the greatest mood. I had a crappy pre birthday party and my birthday itself wasn't exactly the greatest. The only good thing was the gig night which is why Im not huddled in the bottom of wardrobe listening to coldplay seeking comfort in the fabrics. But somebody out there has to get how I feel right? I just dont fit in anywhere... not even with my friends. I just want to meet a cute boy and have cute friends and be cute and happy.

So this was my outfit for the gig, I have a thing for using tutus as petticoats underneath skirts of dresses for gigs and events where I dance as they make it look awesome when I twirl. 

Hair clip- Markets, Necklace- Thrifted, Dress- Thrifted, Cardi- Borrowed from mum, Tutu- (worn underneath) $2 shop, Pink Stockings- Bonds for Woolworth, Fishnets- Worn over (not visible because of lighting) Bras and things, Docs- Vintage shop. 

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Jades daily rant- Slut shaming


ever been called a slut?  yep.

I think every woman at some point has been called a slut. Its just standard now, when you're mad at a girl, or you dislike a girl, or you just got dumped by a girl, or you're jealous of a girl. Or anything involving another woman. Isn't it ironic that slut shaming only happens to women? Its very rare that a man is questioned about his sexuality and sexual promiscuity, men are generally considered more superior the more women they sleep with.
So when I speak of slut shaming, I'm speaking of a situation where a women is called a slut for whatever reason, or physically mentally or emotionally abused under the pretenses of 'being a slut'.  When I talk about slut shaming, I'm talking about how slut shaming no matter what the situation is wrong.

Slut by definition is a woman who has many casual sexual partners. So what does this mean? well that the term 'slut' is frequently misused. Many women are called sluts without prior knowledge of their sex lives. In todays society many teenage girls are called sluts, purely for just having had sex or participating in sexual acts. Many women are called sluts for liking sex or masturbation. These are clear incorrect uses of the word. But the term slut is incorrect in itself and shows what a male dominated world we live in. Do you know any words like that referring to men? I don't.

Women shouldn't be singled out for whatever they decide to do in private and nor should a word with such a meaning be thrown around carelessly.

Girl on Girl hate has defiantly encouraged the use of the term, women aren't supportive of other women today and like to put other women down. This needs to change, calling a girl a slut just encourages the use of the word and makes it ok for men to call you it.

Rapists Rape, Women don't ask for Rape.

So is it acceptable to call a woman a slut based on what she wears, Is it ok for a woman to be raped based on what she wears? No. contrary to popular belief, Rapist are responsible for rape, women do not ask to be raped. Sure we can say all we want that its just common sense to not be drunk down an alley at night in a body con dress, but this just provides fuel to the stigma. Living with the belief just makes it ok, and it isnt. So a woman is not a slut because of what she wears. This would be like saying a woman is a prude for not having her cleavage out or liking tight clothes. Clothes are about personal style, creativity and taste, not about sexuality, wearing a tight top doesn't mean you like sex, and wearing baggy shapeless trousers doesn't mean you dont.
So a woman wearing tight clothes isn't asking for rape anymore than a woman wearing a burqa.

Slut Shaming isn't ok.
The first time I used the word slut to refer to another girl I was 10. The first time I was called a slut I was 10. Neither of these times were ok. There is never a time when It's ok. No matter what a woman is or isn't do is or isn't wearing slut shaming isn't ok. So keep your opinions of other women to yourself. Sex is a private thing and none of your god damn business.

Baby its hot outside, come inside its cool with me.

The weather is absolutely disgusting, one of the things I hate so much about living in Australia, Its so hot that every single inch of me is coated in sweat from just taking these photos, sure we have beaches? yeah that are covered with tourists. I'm not allowed to swim in the surf due to my recent operation aswell and I cant get sunburnt. So this summers gonna more horrible than the last. 

Due to the horrible climate I cant exactly wear alot of layers so I just went with a basic crop top skirt combo.  I love the top so much, Its actually from cotton on, but I found it in the lingerie section in an opshop. Its supposed to look like an old style bra which you cant really tell from the photos, but thats what makes this one of my favourite pieces. The rest of the outfit I just sort of chucked together to brave the heat.

So tomorrows my birthday get together which I've spent the last few days organizing, I haven't actually done anything with my friends for my birthday for two years (when I got my nose pierced and trampled around the town like a complete idiot), so i am really excited. We decided we all had to wear pe uniform to salute to the fact we never have to do it again. I would love to set fire to my pe uniform but getting arrested for setting a fire on public property on a complete fire ban wouldn't be the best way to become 16. I'm planning on taking many photos and some I will post here! I think I might go with a satanist style so it just backs up the bullshit rumours some idiot started about my group. I am actually really excited and happy I planned something because no one really did anything for their sweet sixteenth. 

I'm also planning on going to a gig on friday night with some friends from my group and meeting up with some girls I was friends with when I used to attend the local shitty catholic school. Its a compilation of 2 shit indie bands and I'm not really going for the music choice. I never really do attend anything music wise here for the music. unless theres a metal band playing which never happens because theres like 15 people here who like metal. FEEL MY PAIN! But I am going anyway because the drummers of both bands hate me for either criticizing their music or not dating them, and I'm one for hilarious awkward moments. Aswell as I can wear a killer outfit and hopefully the guy I'm crushing on atm will be there. 

So there should be quite a few outfit posts going up soon. Also I'm gonna do some more substantial pieces of subjects of interest. 

Love you all 
Jade xx 

Scarf- Thrifted (worn in hair), Earring- Gift from Izza, Necklace- Thrifted, Friendship bracelets- Gift from Jarvis, Crop top- Thrifted, Skirt- Thrifted, Shoes- Payless shoes, Backpack- Etsy.