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So…I’m alive! Mostly! This blog is not exactly defunct but middle school sucks so I have not had any time to think about anything other than quadratic functions (h elp). so thank BEYONCE that I am on winter break and I can give you guys a mini-inspiration post. PS—did I tell you guys that I met the driving inspiration behind the blog, Tavi Gevinson? She was so sweet and I was so thankful to finally tell her everything I’ve ever wanted to say to her. ugh, my eyes r getting a little sweaty (no. not tears.). Anyway onto today’s post!

Instagram

Mars (@sensitiveblackperson on Instagram) is incredibly astute, conscious, and just wonderful. Their posts constantly bless my feed and everything they share with the world is just fantastic. I have no words.

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@sensitiveblackperson | instagram

Rookie mag contributor Gabby Noone is my mother. Like, not my actual mother, but she is like the epitome of mom. every time one of her selfies (usually paired with hilariously dry caption) graces my screen I feel, like, new. Like I have been baptized. or something. I JUST REALLY WANNA WATCH “THE NANNY” AND EAT PIZZA WITH HER???

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@twelveoclocke | instagram

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@twelveoclocke | instagram

Music

I feel like I should mention before I go into this that I want to be able to like Halsey. But for some reason I just can’t. Please tell me some good song/find me a therapist/protect me from teenage girls with fake septum rings who will hurt me if they find out.

Lorde (@lordemusic)

In 2013 I heard Royals on the radio and I loved it immediately. I love Lorde so incredibly much that it hurts my heart. “Pure Heroine”, her most recent album, is all kinds of perfect.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki is my other mother. I love this persona that she has now and I love how she is giving herself a voice in world that so often quiets women of color. also: play “feeling myself” at my funeral thanks bye

 

Activism

Actress/Activist Amandla Stenberg is killing it, per ususal. I’m feeling #blessed to be part of her generation and I couldn’t pick anyone more astute or talented to be one of the voices for me.

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@amandlastenberg | instagram

PLEASE watch this. Even if you consider yourself a person who understands cultural appropriation PLEASE PLEASE watch this.

so Rowan Blanchard actually stars on a Disney show (???) but she is SO conscious and I love it omg! She knows her place as an ally but is just so great and ugh.

okay first of all look,,,,

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second of all

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Movies

I saw Brooklyn on Christmas with my Nana. We all cried.

 

I have been watching a lot of Spike Lee and I love him as well. Watch School Days and Do the Right Thing.

Books

PLEASE READ THE CARNIVAL AT BRAY BY JESSIE ANN FOLEY ITS BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT AND IT HURTS OKAY BYE

Fashion

So I’m just going to show a few pics that inspire me ;)))) (why am i like this,,,)

I don’t have any credits so let me know if u do!!!

I don’t know what this was but I hope you enjoyed it! Love you guys (yes, all 10 of you)

-Z

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imgres-1 images-2Hi beauties! happy pesach/blackout/easter

OH. MY. GOD. thanks to tumblr, i have discovered the most gorgeous, talented, funny, and warm british babes in the world.

CHARGAUX aka Charly and Margaux

Here’s their cover of Shake It Off

and Stay High

They are so talented and have such great style (i love when they make each other laugh too!)

So I decided to compile some chargaux inspired style!

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I hope you like it! both shirts are from AA, and both bottoms are from Zara 🙂

Neighbors, Spirits, Witches, Pigs, and Castles

When I was a kid, I loved imagining. I dressed like the main character of whatever movie I was watching, and I watched A LOT of movies. However, through Mulan, The Wizard of Oz, and a really creepy version of Pinnochio, my favorites were ALWAYS Hayao Miyazaki’s movies. I’ve seen nearly every one, and they’ve been such a part of my childhood, so I though it was about time to do a post about them. So, hopefully, I lead you through a few movies, and then get you inspired?

First here’s an intro to the magical world of Miyazaki

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Yeah. I know. SO-HERE is your fashion introduction to a world that raised me just as much as the real one.

Spirited Away

out of all of Miyazaki’s movies, this one probably means the most to me. It was the first one I saw, and it has such amazing animation and a fantastic story.

Chihiro is not happy when her family moves to an obscure town from her home city. When they stopt a market place, strange things start to occur, and Chihiro is transported into a foreign land of bath houses, talking frogs, and a strange friend with noface.

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Chihiro’s bath house outfit (pictured) can be hard to recreate (even though I did for my best friends birthday party), so here’s a guide to her outfit from the first few scenes:

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Kiki’s Delivery Service

I haven’t seen this movie since I was very little, so I don’t remember much of the plot, but I do remember how beautiful the story is.

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Kiki has the classic witch’s outfit…

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the star and moon tights are my little touch, i have a pair from target and I love ’em to death.

My Neighbor Totoro

okay here it is. If you ask someone if they’ve seen a Miyazaki movie, chances are they’ll have seen Totoro. It’s a beautiful movie with a touching story. Out of the two sisters, Satsuki and Mei, I always loved Mei’s outfit.

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Stray Cat Strut

One thing I’m very excited about for this fall is cat fashion. I’m a die-hard cat person, and adding the universally recognizable motif of pointy ears and sneaky-looking whiskers makes any outfit 1000000% cooler (it also gets you teen witch points). Here are a few cat-inspired things that I’ll be trying to make a knock-off diy of this fall…

Charlotte Olympia may have 600$ ones...but you have Forever 21 ones!!

Charlotte Olympia may have 600$ ones…but you have Forever 21 ones!!


Cat flats are super cute, kind of quirky and also classy. to dress up, you could add a little black dressimages-3 and some cat eye sun glasses, to dress down: black leggings and a cable knit sweater. It’s that easy!!

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**brb crying**

I’m obsessed with cat tights.they’re so cool, and with a detachable collar and LBD they could immediately give off a Wednesday Addams feel (which is always good)

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I hope you have a purrfect (sorry, had to do it) weekend!

Happy 1 year Anniversary, and Looks from Books!

HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY BBYS! 

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To celebrate, I decided to make a collage of outfits based off of book covers!

 

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt (ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS EVER)

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So B. It by Sarah Weeks

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scoot Fitzgerald (I was supposed to be named after Jordan Baker, but my mom thought Jordan was to common, and his wife’s name was Zelda sooo)Image

 

What’s your favorite book? Comment!

byyyyyeee

What a Lovely Bunch of Flowers

One of my favorite style bloggers (she’s been featured by teen vogue!!)  over a Ella Et Cetera, Ella, made a lovely post the other day about flower crowns, and I got very excited because HEY I love flower crowns!Image 

^^ moi, modeling one of my v. favorite crowns

 

Flower crowns are so fabulous, because they just make a really boring outfit look so much more EXCITING, amirite?Image then we have Lana Del Rey, that can make anything that’s within a five foot vicinity of her look amazing.

 

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If you want to make a crown, check out this tutorial by Rookie Mag.

 

BYE BYE SWEET HEARTS

 

 

If you want to make a crown check out this

 

Thrill Me

I KNOW Freaks and Geeks is set in the 70s but still LINDSAY'S JACKET GUYS

I KNOW Freaks and Geeks is set in the 70s but still LINDSAY’S JACKET GUYS

HEY YA’LL

I know I’ve been kind of MIA, but I’M BACK.

 

Today I’ve decided to focus on the 90’s kind of grungy look because hey hopefully I’m not the only person who dresses like a nihilist!

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I’ve been totally into this look, it’s really comfortable and easy to find.

BYEBYE

Girl Crush: Elle Fanning

I haven’t been on in a MONTH. Happy Kwanzaa! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Christmas! Happy New Year! Happy Diwali!

Okay, back on focus:

I’m really sick right now, so I don’t think I’m really going to do a text post, just a lot of pictures of my favorite person ever, Elle Fanning. She has wonderful, classic, style.

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Look at that dress!

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I also dance, and I’d commit horrible crimes for that sweater.

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I also really love the spread she did for Teen Vogue.

 

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And lastly, I looked exactly like her when I was little:

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Bye everyone! I hope this post wasn’t stalkerish.

 

I’m Occasionally Callous and Strange

I am pleased to announce that as I sit on my bed, I can proclaim that I am part of the Scooby Gang. That’s right, my friends, I am now a Buffy the Vampire Slayer lover. And today we shall explore the fashion of my favorite character, Willow Rosenberg.Image

(P.S. I was inspired by this tumblr-check it and its counterpart out)

 

-Tops 

Willow is fond of the chenille sweater and striped v-necks like these:

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or cute t-shirts

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Skirts

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Or overalls

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Tights

Image I’m wearing a pair quite like those yellow ones, and I’m quite sure Will embraces a pair of olive green ones like those, too!

 

Shoes

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She would definitely sport these sneakers.

 

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely Thanksgivingkuh! I’ll leave you with some of Willow’s wise words:

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Mwah!

Z