Saturday, December 1, 2012

What it says on the bathroom wall

I'm that person who was never ever popular in high school or middle school. I was sort of the dorky loser who palled around with the other dorky losers and who no one had any interest in whatsoever. I always sort of yearned to have some ridiculous rumour about me spread like wildfire down the hallway during passing time. That was never the case. No one could care less about me, even when I started dating one of the more popular boys in school. Since I left high school after 10th grade to start college, I completely missed out on a good two years of gossip, bad school dances, and lunch room pranks. To fill this void, I've been doing two things. One is watching high school movies, like Sixteen Candles, Heathers, Pretty in Pink, Clueless, etc.
 
The second way is at work. I swear, the place I work is more like a high school. There's so much bad gossip and so many outlandish rumours that float around there. There's a lot of inter-department dating and questionable pregnancies. When I left for Europe in 2011, I tried to convince a coworker to spread the rumour that I was pregnant and my parents shipped me off to a convent to have the child. That rumour didn't go anywhere. I've since pretty much given up hope...
 
In an attempt to be thought of, I started writing "I love Chloe" on all the boxes at work. We each carry a different box with us each day and we share them from day to day. My graffiti is now on 4 boxes. I've been writing it because a) I'm a dork and b) I want my co-workers to see it and think to themselves, "Oh yeah, I do love Chloe!" and then be lost in thought about me for the rest of their shift. It's a little bit devious.
 
I also had a manager wave me over today to gush, "I know who has a crush on you!" I guessed immediately (she gives obvious clues) and then was asked out by said boy as I left work. It really is like high school there sometimes, I swear.
 
One thing that is different: I no longer dress like I'm in high school! When I walked into class the other day, a boy said to me, "Is it really warmer to wear tights?" Nope, I said...you just have to layer up on top so all your body heat can be concentrated in your legs. But it's worth it to not have to wear pants. It was 34°F the other day so I decided it would be alright to wear shorts (I won't if it's much below that), as long as I bundled up on top. I wore MinkPink shorts that I picked up from ModCloth a couple of years ago, paired with a polka dot top from Lalamagic, a thrift store sweater, a cardigan from a church sale, and Doc Martens. I was so toasty warm on top that I barely even noticed that my legs were a bit numb. All in all, an outfit success.
 
Moses also came out with me (he looovvvveeesss me) and wanted to be in some photos. He was a bit dopey and this was the best one. It also shows off the runs in my stockings, which I wasn't aware were there...
 
Anyways, this is a short post because I'm exhausted. The count down is on: 8 days, 4 presentations, 5 final essays (2 in French), 3 final exams, 1 production. I'm going to be exhausted. Wish me luck, and best of luck to all those also in the same boat as me. Keep warm and study hard xx

7 comments:

Sunreys said...

I really love your cardingan! Nice colour. And I wish you the very best for your exams!
xx

FASHIONCONTAINER said...

Love the blue cardigan!

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Judith said...

I love the shorts/tights combo:) I have finals starting this week so I know what you mean, Good Luck!

Meli said...

Your socks/cardigan are my favorite colors!! Love the outfit, and those movies!!

Rebecca of RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

You are way too pretty...& this post so well-written! Love you edgy & fun mix of outfits....glad to have found your blog!

REBECCA
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Jayme, your admirer said...

You’re so chic! So pretty…and you have such a great sense of style. and I love your definition of cold legs in tights....... so true...I'm finding that out now as I travel through northern Europe in December.
Love your legs in the sheer pantyhose…… …You match perfectly…everything you wear…… Adorable, as you are! I adore your attitude......I would love to have a friend like you....someone who is smart enough and hip enough to hold everything and everyone together...and accountable......
Perfect balance. And your hair is over the top lovely.......especially your bangs... I've always worn my hair long myself........just wish mine could look as gorgeous as yours......maybe I need bangs like yours
I grew up in tights, being in ballet for 13 years. In fact, mom raised me rather androgynously, so I also wore tights under big sweaters and hip length tunics and such around the house growing up. Your lovely look reminds me of all those days….epsecially when the delivery man would come and I’d meet him at the door and he’s refer to me as Miss……
Oh, by the way, I’m a guy…and I love fashion as much as I love dance.
I’m traveling in Europe this fall,
It looks like you have the same affinity for tights as I have…..

I’ve been raving to my new friends about how much I love the tights/shorts look, so they encouraged me to try it myself…
and I have in a big way,….. denim cutoffs, high waisted shorts, even a romper…….
I will following your blog religiously….. thanks for sharing your lovely taste and your beauty

Ashlee Chambers said...

Good luck!!! I feel your pain with finals and all..although my load isn't as heavy as yours! haha Thanks for sharing. You are by far my favorite blogger!