Funnily enough, I don't mind other bugs at all really. Even june bugs, which are kind of like round orange-bottomed cicadas (maybe?), don't get a rise out of me! Most people are terrified that the june bugs will go in their hair. I've never had it happen though. The june bugs came early this year, and almost every street has a few crushed june bugs with their orange guts smeared on the road. Ew, but not ahhh!!
One bug I DO like is the ladybug! I'm sure most people would agree. Ladybugs have always been a positive force for me, because they're my mama's favourite thing ever. She has all kinds of ladybug stuff, and whenever I see ladybugs I think of her! We even have a ladybug doorknocker, which you can see in the background of most of these photos. I love when I find one, because I can pick it up and let it crawl on me until it decides to fly away. AND they're supposed to bring good luck!
This outfit kind of reminds me of a ladybug, with its red and its prints. Clearly ladybugs are not striped, nor are they irregular-plaid printed, but they are definitely stylish! Haha. I love how each ladybug is diferent, and how on real ladybugs their spots are not uniform, kind of like the mottled background on the t-shirt I'm wearing. I liked the contrast between the print on the t-shirt and the different-widthed striped on this long cardigan. To keep it light, I wore a navy belt in the beltloops of my red shorts, and I put on navy tights because it was still a tad too chilly for bare legs when these photos were taken!
These shorts are vintage, and looked pretty wonky at first -- they need to be belted to hide the elastic gathering at the back, and they're an awkward length. Rolling-up to the rescue! I strongly believe that if an article of clothing is the right colour and fits, anything can be made to work for you. Working at a used-clothing store, I notice that lots of people pass over what I consider to be amazing pieces, probably because they can't think of how they would wear it. Sometimes I think it would be a lot of fun to work as a low-budget personal stylist, helping other people to shop in thrift and second-hand stores to find unique, flattering wardrobes that wouldn't break their piggybanks. Hmm!
Ahh! I know I'm being wordy today, but. This cardigan is from my first-ever visit to Forever 21. WHAAAAT why don't I live near one!! I bought this cardigan and a sweet stripy dress which I'll unveil soon, as well as the sweetest floral denim shorts I've ever had the plasure of putting my butt in. Holy moly did I ever love just about everything in that store. I went when I was in Montreal, and I'm pretty sure that's the closest one to my neck of the woods. Darn. They even had an impressive men's section for my friend Matty! And their prices are so low!!
All right lovely ladybugs! I'm done for now. Hope you liked the outfit! The next one is so exciting I can barely contain myself. I absolutley loved wearing it! And I have a bit of a rant to include too ;) Stay tuned!
T-shirt: hand-me-up from sister
Cardigan: Forever 21
Shorts: vintage, from Hazel's
Tights: Charlotte Russe
Shoes: Ardene, from Value Village
Belt: vintage, from Hazel's