Farewell, Oscar de la Renta

Thank you for bringing so much beauty into the world.

no color you’re all dressed in*



I wore this to the first of two Alkaline Trio Past Live shows I had the privilege of attending this past weekend in Los Angeles. For those of you who don’t know the band, they have 8 full-length studio albums and they performed each one in its entirety over the course of four nights. Whaaat??  Who does that?? I got to see This Addiction, Maybe I’ll Catch Fire, Agony & Irony, and From Here to Infirmary.  Now, I would have spontaneously combusted to see Good Mourning and Crimson, but I am just soooo grateful for the ones I did see!  It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a huge fangirl like myself.  Seeing in the flesh Dan Andriano’s neck veins popping to sing the hell out of these songs that have squeezed and wrung out my little heart like a damn washcloth so many times…wow.  Just wow. (I love me some Matt Skiba too, but some girls are Dan Girls, and I’m a Dan Girl.)



I had an unfortunate cat pee debacle happening with my little wheelie suitcase, and my lame sense of smell left me unable to gauge how affected my clothes might have been.  So to save the noses of the people I’d no doubt be rammed up against at the sweaty show, I ran out to buy this dress on 50% off clearance at Urban Outfitters in Santa Monica. I love it!  I’ve been wearing a lot of black lately. You might imagine I wore all black as a morose Siouxsie-listening teen, but really I was more of a gramma-print-thrift-store-dress kinda gal and my color palette was all over the map.  These days I find myself appreciating the minimalism, the simplicity of black.  With my arms, there’s already a whole lot going on and I don’t always wanna bring more bells and whistles to that party, if you know what I mean.  Black is perfect.



And O YA did you notice I totally chopped all my hair off!! I’m still trippin!



Dress by COPE, $20 on clearance at Urban Outfitters, boots by Diba, $15 at DSW on sale after DSW rewards.  Bag by H&M, $30.



*From the song “All on Black” by Alkaline Trio no color you’re all dressed in*



I wore this to the first of two Alkaline Trio Past Live shows I had the privilege of attending this past weekend in Los Angeles. For those of you who don’t know the band, they have 8 full-length studio albums and they performed each one in its entirety over the course of four nights. Whaaat??  Who does that?? I got to see This Addiction, Maybe I’ll Catch Fire, Agony & Irony, and From Here to Infirmary.  Now, I would have spontaneously combusted to see Good Mourning and Crimson, but I am just soooo grateful for the ones I did see!  It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a huge fangirl like myself.  Seeing in the flesh Dan Andriano’s neck veins popping to sing the hell out of these songs that have squeezed and wrung out my little heart like a damn washcloth so many times…wow.  Just wow. (I love me some Matt Skiba too, but some girls are Dan Girls, and I’m a Dan Girl.)



I had an unfortunate cat pee debacle happening with my little wheelie suitcase, and my lame sense of smell left me unable to gauge how affected my clothes might have been.  So to save the noses of the people I’d no doubt be rammed up against at the sweaty show, I ran out to buy this dress on 50% off clearance at Urban Outfitters in Santa Monica. I love it!  I’ve been wearing a lot of black lately. You might imagine I wore all black as a morose Siouxsie-listening teen, but really I was more of a gramma-print-thrift-store-dress kinda gal and my color palette was all over the map.  These days I find myself appreciating the minimalism, the simplicity of black.  With my arms, there’s already a whole lot going on and I don’t always wanna bring more bells and whistles to that party, if you know what I mean.  Black is perfect.



And O YA did you notice I totally chopped all my hair off!! I’m still trippin!



Dress by COPE, $20 on clearance at Urban Outfitters, boots by Diba, $15 at DSW on sale after DSW rewards.  Bag by H&M, $30.



*From the song “All on Black” by Alkaline Trio no color you’re all dressed in*



I wore this to the first of two Alkaline Trio Past Live shows I had the privilege of attending this past weekend in Los Angeles. For those of you who don’t know the band, they have 8 full-length studio albums and they performed each one in its entirety over the course of four nights. Whaaat??  Who does that?? I got to see This Addiction, Maybe I’ll Catch Fire, Agony & Irony, and From Here to Infirmary.  Now, I would have spontaneously combusted to see Good Mourning and Crimson, but I am just soooo grateful for the ones I did see!  It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a huge fangirl like myself.  Seeing in the flesh Dan Andriano’s neck veins popping to sing the hell out of these songs that have squeezed and wrung out my little heart like a damn washcloth so many times…wow.  Just wow. (I love me some Matt Skiba too, but some girls are Dan Girls, and I’m a Dan Girl.)



I had an unfortunate cat pee debacle happening with my little wheelie suitcase, and my lame sense of smell left me unable to gauge how affected my clothes might have been.  So to save the noses of the people I’d no doubt be rammed up against at the sweaty show, I ran out to buy this dress on 50% off clearance at Urban Outfitters in Santa Monica. I love it!  I’ve been wearing a lot of black lately. You might imagine I wore all black as a morose Siouxsie-listening teen, but really I was more of a gramma-print-thrift-store-dress kinda gal and my color palette was all over the map.  These days I find myself appreciating the minimalism, the simplicity of black.  With my arms, there’s already a whole lot going on and I don’t always wanna bring more bells and whistles to that party, if you know what I mean.  Black is perfect.



And O YA did you notice I totally chopped all my hair off!! I’m still trippin!



Dress by COPE, $20 on clearance at Urban Outfitters, boots by Diba, $15 at DSW on sale after DSW rewards.  Bag by H&M, $30.



*From the song “All on Black” by Alkaline Trio no color you’re all dressed in*



I wore this to the first of two Alkaline Trio Past Live shows I had the privilege of attending this past weekend in Los Angeles. For those of you who don’t know the band, they have 8 full-length studio albums and they performed each one in its entirety over the course of four nights. Whaaat??  Who does that?? I got to see This Addiction, Maybe I’ll Catch Fire, Agony & Irony, and From Here to Infirmary.  Now, I would have spontaneously combusted to see Good Mourning and Crimson, but I am just soooo grateful for the ones I did see!  It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a huge fangirl like myself.  Seeing in the flesh Dan Andriano’s neck veins popping to sing the hell out of these songs that have squeezed and wrung out my little heart like a damn washcloth so many times…wow.  Just wow. (I love me some Matt Skiba too, but some girls are Dan Girls, and I’m a Dan Girl.)



I had an unfortunate cat pee debacle happening with my little wheelie suitcase, and my lame sense of smell left me unable to gauge how affected my clothes might have been.  So to save the noses of the people I’d no doubt be rammed up against at the sweaty show, I ran out to buy this dress on 50% off clearance at Urban Outfitters in Santa Monica. I love it!  I’ve been wearing a lot of black lately. You might imagine I wore all black as a morose Siouxsie-listening teen, but really I was more of a gramma-print-thrift-store-dress kinda gal and my color palette was all over the map.  These days I find myself appreciating the minimalism, the simplicity of black.  With my arms, there’s already a whole lot going on and I don’t always wanna bring more bells and whistles to that party, if you know what I mean.  Black is perfect.



And O YA did you notice I totally chopped all my hair off!! I’m still trippin!



Dress by COPE, $20 on clearance at Urban Outfitters, boots by Diba, $15 at DSW on sale after DSW rewards.  Bag by H&M, $30.



*From the song “All on Black” by Alkaline Trio
no color you’re all dressed in*

I wore this to the first of two Alkaline Trio Past Live shows I had the privilege of attending this past weekend in Los Angeles. For those of you who don’t know the band, they have 8 full-length studio albums and they performed each one in its entirety over the course of four nights. Whaaat??  Who does that?? I got to see This Addiction, Maybe I’ll Catch Fire, Agony & Irony, and From Here to Infirmary.  Now, I would have spontaneously combusted to see Good Mourning and Crimson, but I am just soooo grateful for the ones I did see!  It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a huge fangirl like myself.  Seeing in the flesh Dan Andriano’s neck veins popping to sing the hell out of these songs that have squeezed and wrung out my little heart like a damn washcloth so many times…wow.  Just wow. (I love me some Matt Skiba too, but some girls are Dan Girls, and I’m a Dan Girl.)

I had an unfortunate cat pee debacle happening with my little wheelie suitcase, and my lame sense of smell left me unable to gauge how affected my clothes might have been.  So to save the noses of the people I’d no doubt be rammed up against at the sweaty show, I ran out to buy this dress on 50% off clearance at Urban Outfitters in Santa Monica. I love it!  I’ve been wearing a lot of black lately. You might imagine I wore all black as a morose Siouxsie-listening teen, but really I was more of a gramma-print-thrift-store-dress kinda gal and my color palette was all over the map.  These days I find myself appreciating the minimalism, the simplicity of black.  With my arms, there’s already a whole lot going on and I don’t always wanna bring more bells and whistles to that party, if you know what I mean.  Black is perfect.

And O YA did you notice I totally chopped all my hair off!! I’m still trippin!

Dress by COPE, $20 on clearance at Urban Outfitters, boots by Diba, $15 at DSW on sale after DSW rewards.  Bag by H&M, $30.

*From the song “All on Black” by Alkaline Trio

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Some photos from my weekend in L.A. and Santa Monica… Good times!