witty titles are not my forte…

witty titles are not my forte…

 

We have a new Painfully Hip guest-poster! The ridiculously adorable Diana from Bouy: of assets and assholes. We’re really excited about her future with us. She’s planning on taking a month-long thrifting roadtrip across the US, blogging about it the entire way! When it gets under way, we’ll be featuring installments of her adventures. Score! Here’s her introductory post about finding her purpose and personal style.         

hi. my name is diana, and i get pretty obsessed with things. the lovely amber gave me the green flag on sharing some of those obsessions with everyone over here, and i’m pretty excited, because few things are better than writing about things i can’t stop thinking about.
ok.
so the reasons i get out of bed in the morning are as follows:

  1.  i have to check the vintage auctions i’m watching on ebay
  2. by getting out of bed there is more of a possibility i will encounter a thrift store
  3. my sewing machine is not in my bedroom
  4. i have exhausted all photo possibilities from ever angle of the above-mentioned bed
  5.  my laptop needs to be plugged in

 i also harbor a deep love for color theory, pretty much all music, and writing about things.  mostly things that have to do with the topics listed above.

 i moved to brooklyn a year and a half ago with the grand idea that i would work in fashion.  i was (fairly) fresh out of school, and i pictured the transition from education to industry to be a fairly painless move – actually, i pictured it to be the same encouraging community i’d experienced in the classroom, only i’d be getting paid.
that was the wrong impression. 

my first year in brooklyn, i spent a large percentage of my non-work hours locked to my laptop, searching for the encouraging community i was having a difficult time finding in my new home.  i devoured any style and diy/indie/vintage/”unique” fashion site I could find. there were the standard street style sites – the sartorialist, wardrobe_remix, stylesightings and hel looks, and then there were the personal blogs…

at this point, i feel that if all else fails, i will still be fine because i have bits and bobbins. i credit tricia royal with doing most of the leg work necessary to pull me out of my biggest funk to date. (i still haven’t figured out how to express my gratitude without sounding creepy and stalker-esque.) her style, her consistently cheerful and encouraging disposition, her use of color, her awe-inspiring design skills, and her photographs –oh! the photographs! – how can you not fall in love with her?

there are others out there too, that i find myself returning to, day after day, and drawing energy and inspiration from (this is a very edited list…)

  • elegant musings is like a one-girl factory of awesome.
  • icing is one of those dangerous places you disappear into for hours without even realizing you’ve been gone.
  • stylebytes, moderniteter and themoldydoily –is it possible for me to be all three of you when i grow up? please? please?

seeing people use style as the jumping off point for so many aspects of life – using it as an expression of self, a creative outlet, a way to bring color into the everyday, a way to have fun with your surroundings – has lead me to start thinking about things in entirely different terms – i don’t put clothes on in the morning to simply cover my body, so why should i work a job that isn’t enjoyable simply to pay rent?
it’s really the next logical step, right?

what we choose to surround ourselves with, what we wear, the way we act, what we do to survive, in an ideal setting, these should all just be an extension of ourselves, not something we escape from on the weekend when we get to slip out of “responsible functioning human” mode.

i’ve been thinking about this – obsessing over it, actually – for quite some time now, and i feel confident in my opinion that it’s possible to be a fully functioning human, and still be responsible to yourself.
here’s to personal style and discovering what drives you.
let the games begin.

73 comments to witty titles are not my forte…

  • “Hey, thanks for the blog.Much thanks again. Will read on…”

  • Right here is the right web site for anybody who would like to understand this topic. You know a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I really would want to…HaHa). You certainly put a new spin on a subject that’s been discussed for decades. Wonderful stuff, just great!

  • I like the valuable information you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your blog and check again here frequently. I am quite sure I will learn many new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

  • When the viewer is set up you will have to input the IP deal with of your iPhone.
    SBSettings (Free on Cydia) – This is my preferred application thus far.
    Most of the deals provided by cydia are free.

  • Heya! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new apple iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the excellent work!

  • Hi there, I found your web site by way of Google whilst looking for a comparable subject, your web site got here up, it seems good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  • Abrams has managed to confirm us all quite wrong. Perception: The way you understand oneself may or
    may not be the way in which others view you. They make it and
    move into my world their particular.

  • Some games are purposely designed to simulate the real world; others are designed to simulate the fictional world, while still others are created to do both. The Rams then got a deal done with Louisiana-Lafayette DE Hall Davis a 5th round selection. You will not get the ‘real’ feeling if the game does not have this feature.

  • It’s hard to come by experienced people in this particular subject, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  • Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive learn anything like this before. So good to find someone with some original thoughts on this subject. realy thanks for beginning this up. this web site is something that’s wanted on the net, someone with a little originality. helpful job for bringing something new to the internet!

  • I have been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  • An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who had been doing a little research on this. And he actually bought me lunch simply because I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending time to discuss this issue here on your web page.

  • I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays..

  • I was more than happy to uncover this page. I need to to thank you for ones time for this wonderful read!! I definitely loved every bit of it and I have you book marked to look at new information on your blog.

  • Hi, Neat post. There’s a problem with your site in internet explorer, would check this… IE still is the market leader and a huge portion of people will miss your fantastic writing due to this problem.

  • Thanks for the ideas you have provided here. Something else I would like to mention is that pc memory specifications generally rise along with other innovations in the technology. For instance, as soon as new generations of processors are introduced to the market, there’s usually a matching increase in the size and style preferences of both the laptop or computer memory and hard drive room. This is because software program operated simply by these cpus will inevitably rise in power to use the new technological know-how.

  • Howdy just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same results.

  • Sorry for the huge review, but I’m really loving the new Zune, and hope this, as well as the excellent reviews some other people have written, will help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.

  • I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was curious what all is required to get setup? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100% certain. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks

  • We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your site offered us with valuable info to work on. You’ve done a formidable job and our whole community will be thankful to you.

  • I’d personally also like to state that most of those that find themselves without having health insurance can be students, self-employed and people who are not working. More than half on the uninsured are under the age of Thirty-five. They do not experience they are wanting health insurance since they’re young as well as healthy. Its income is typically spent on homes, food, in addition to entertainment. Lots of people that do work either full or part-time are not presented insurance by their jobs so they head out without due to rising valuation on health insurance in the states. Thanks for the concepts you talk about through this site.

  • Excellent blog right here! Also your web site a lot up very fast! What host are you the usage of? Can I am getting your affiliate hyperlink to your host? I desire my site loaded up as fast as yours lol

Leave a Reply

 

 

 

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>