Hey! It's my 300th outfit post! Woohoo! I'm happy that this post is an outfit that I really quite like, and that also features Bad Vibes shorts, the house brand of Tunnel Vision that Brit and I design! It's like a perfect thing to wear on an important marker post. It's through blogging that Brit and I became close, I think, and she is like the most important person in the world to me, and my primary aspiration in life has always been to have a clothing line, and now, 300 looks later, I'm able to wear something from my and Brit's clothing line on my blog! What a great feeling of accomplishment! Hopefully, my 400th post will feature something from our expanded line, which should soon carry more than just bottoms (fingers crossed!).
This is also a great post because on Sunday, Jessi Jae Joplin and I went to the Renaissance Faire, so there are a lot of fun photos I can share with you all!
This is the Ren Faire entrance. It was built to look like a giant ship, which seemed pretty appropriate to me. How badass is that mer-horse on the crest on the right?
Here is Jessi waiting in line. Straight babin'.
Here is me waiting in line...not that interesting. You just saw ten photos of me wearing this same outfit above.
So, the Ren Faire is basically a place where you go to get drunk and buy shit. Not much different than real life, I guess...except here, you can get drunk and buy SWORDS and SHIELDS.
Alas, I bought neither swords nor shields. I made a beeline to this booth that was full of shit that smelled good, because it was like 100 degrees outside, and I smelled TERRIBLE. I came here and bought a rolling tube of handmade fragrance that smelled like cranberry and only cost $8! I've been obsessed with that oil ever since Sunday -- it's so freaking awesome. You can apparently buy their fragrances online, too, for only $2 shipping charge.
I highly recommend trying them out! It's such a good deal for fragrance, and it's a small business, and I loved everything I smelled, and I know you wanna smell like a Renaissance Faire. I know you do.
They had an incense booth, too, and I needed an incense burner, so I loaded up on one of those jar things on top plus two tubes of incense. ALTHOUGH THE DRAGON HEAD INCENSE BURNER WAS TEMPTING.
Jessi bought a floral headband, and I was totally aghast at the price. $18 for that thing! And the ones I liked were $45! I mean, dayum. I shoulda brought some from home. But it looked perfect with her dress and what the hell, it's the Renaissance Faire, right? So, she got one I forced her to pose in front of this cool braiding booth while lamenting that it probably would have been cooler if we got Ren Faire hair braids instead.
They had this thing outside showing different braid types, and everything was written in that terrible typeface I can't remember the name of but it hurt my eyes so much that I had to look away, but not before I noticed that holy shit these sample photos they have up are freaking BRILLIANT:
Then, we bought a child-sized parasol to beat the summer heat (like ya do) and right next to the parasol booth, Jessi found this awesome tapestry. So, I sheepishly asked her if she would take blog photos for me in front of it (ahhh blogging is so awkward) and then I made her stand in for some, too, because she just looked awesome in front of it with her purple dress and stuff.
$100 later (!!!), we found ourselves broke and tired and probably delirious from heat exhaustion, so we bounced out that motherfucker.
In the process of ex-boyfriend moving out, I found a package that had fallen behind a desk and I opened it and found that it contained two great pieces of clothing from a company called Glamorous UK. Um...sorry your package got lost in my apartment, Glamorous UK. I swear I'm not a hoarder. Sometimes mysterious things like that just happen.
Part of me was like, "You should check the post date on that package Madeline, so you know how much of a fuck-up you are..." but then another part of me was like, "You don't want to know; that will just send you spiraling into a fit of depression over how totally awful it is that you lost a package in your OWN apartment."
On the flip side, Shoedazzle sent me these sandals and I'm wearing them almost immediately. Take that, blogging. I'm kicking your ass.
Also, dear blogging community, despite the fact that their website looks like it was designed with a very different target market in mind than Yours Truly, Shoedazzle shoes are usually in the $30 price range and usually to my extreme liking, so I highly recommend checking them out if you're in the market for some cheap-but-don't-really-feel-that-cheap-and-actually-look-pretty-good shoes. And I mean, really, who isn't always in the market for something like that?
You have to make an account first, but it's free and totally worth it, so don't be lazy, just sign up or whatever. I say this as a VERY lazy person who never signs up for anything, and who rarely reads my own emails.
I get easily overwhelmed by life, I guess.
Moving along, I wore this outfit on Saturday, when Jessi Jae Joplin and I went to a little backyard flea market thing full of badass teenaged girls doing badass teenaged things. Bonus: apparently teenagers still like Bright Eyes, which was awesome, because I definitely spent most of my adolescence crying and sob-singing along to every record put out on Saddle Creek. Omaha, how I have longed for thee.
Jessi is perfect (duh), so I took some pictures of her, too:
What a perfect effing angel. She painted her eyebrows blue. I mean, come on. Dream girl or what.