Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Frost is Just Baby Snows

Hi There, 
So I haven't posted as much as I planned to this week, things got a little busy. School is crazy right now because it's the last week of this term but things will calm down in a few days and posting will be back to normal. 
For my beauty pick/review this week I chose one of Lush's solid perfumes in Tuca Tuca. 

 The scent is really lovely, sort of a sandalwood, violet, and ylang ylang mix. It's not too fruity or flowery but still girly. It goes on nicely and doesn't leave an oily residue which is great for sensitive skin. The color is pretty and the size is perfect for in a purse or pocket.
To apply it you have to push the bottom up, sort of like those popsicles that everyone was obsessed with as a kid. This is a clever way to go about the packaging but it isn't convenient when trying to twist the cap back on. As you can see above the perfume part gets pretty beat up and messy when you try to put it away. This is a lovely product but I don't think I would buy another one due to the difficult put away and clean up.


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Friday List of Friday Things

Hi there,

So starting this week I will be posting a list every Friday of things/people/music/recipes that I have been liking/inspired by/wanting/enjoying. Shall we begin?

So my person for this week is M.I.A. Her new album Matangi came out on the 5th and it's been on repeat since. She has been the soundtrack to my life lately and I am becoming happily obsessed. Reading about her and her life in further preparation for this post I fell more in love with her and realized how much I like and admire her as a person. I think it's really incredible when you find an artist who you like not just for their work but for who they are as well. Its pretty neat.

This week I have chosen Pacifica's body butter in Persian Rose. I got this awhile ago and just started using it but now carry it with me everywhere. I use it everyday. It is super moisturizing without much of an oily residue and the scent is out of this world. It smells like you're sleeping in a bed of roses and spices and satin. I'm obsessed.
 3.) BOOK
Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins is my book of the week this week, I picked it up because my dad had recommended it and ended up reading it through in one sitting. I hadn't read much of his work before this but am now reading everything I can get my hands on. My favorite poems from this collection are (in no particular order) Budapest, On Turning Ten, The Lesson, Candle Hat and Questions About Angels.

Three words. Frida Kahlo Socks. I lust after them. 
So this week I decided to make bubble tea after being enticed by a pretty bag of rainbow tapioca pearls. Mine, of course, didn't turn out nearly as pretty as the picture above and I didn't have the right straws so it was basically just drinking tea then eating the bubble part but it was delicious, none the less. The recipe I used can be found here.

6.) MUSIC 
I had heard of Purity Ring a little before but a friend just got me really into it and now I can't stop listening to Shrines. The lyrics of Saltkin and Fineshrine really get me. I could go on for hours about every little detail of how the entire album is perfection but you'd be bored and asleep in the next ten minutes. So just go listen to it. Trust me. 


All images from google or tumblr 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fake Roses Fake Laugh

Hey there, 
So as promised here is a review of some lipsticks I recently bought. (Well, sort of recently.) I chose the Lime Crime lipstick in Airborne Unicorn and the Topshop lipstick in Saint. 

I ordered Airborne Unicorn online and was happily surprised that it came quite quickly. I'm a sucker for cute packaging and although it was disguised as a plain white box at first, once I opened it it revealed its true unicorned, polka dotted, pink fantastic-ness. Only Lime Crime would have packaging this fab. 

  Again with the packaging.

It goes on smoothly and the pigment seems evenly distributed. It stays on nicely throughout the day and doesn't smear easily. It goes on fairly evenly though I did have to go back and fill a few places in when I first applied it. The color is really great, it's not too neon and not too dark which I like and which also makes it feel more wearable. All in all this lipstick has quickly become one of my signature colors and I would highly recommend it.

 I bought this lipstick at a Topshop in LA a few months ago and can't say I feel it was worth the fairly expensive price (16 dollars.) I actually meant to get a different shade (this is probably part of the problem) but read the label wrong. It is still a lovely color but I have barely worn it since I bought it. It goes on quite creamy and does not spread evenly at all which is frustrating. It smears pretty easily and and the formula isn't that great. The packaging and color are cute but for the price and results I wouldn't recommend it.

 It looks much lighter when you put it on, not as peachy.
Observe, a Wild Lillie in the natural habitat of her closet, trying to be cute or something.

I hope you all are having a lovely week, catch you later.

Monday, November 11, 2013

News. Also, tangerines.


So as you may have noticed I haven't posted in a while and that was mainly due to school, I had to wake up at 4:30 in the morning  to do a 3 hour commute both ways and I wasn't getting home until around 6 pm. I was exhausted all the time and didn't have time for anything except homework. It was a great school but what I was getting out of it wasn't worth the ridiculous commute and no life, so I have started to do a sort of homeschooling/independent studies/college prep mash up and am so much happier and healthier. Plus I actually have time to do stuff now, including maybe posting on this blog once in a while.

I have decided that due to the way I think and organize my life it would work best to have a routine of how/what I post each day to keep me organized. So on Mondays I will do an outfit post, on Wednesdays a beauty product review, on Fridays a list of things I like/want/have been inspiring me that week, on Saturdays I will post a mood board and on Sundays I will be doing a DIY. Now these are just very basic things I will be doing, they may switch around or I may do two things on one day or add a new thing and so on. I just wanted to let you guys know my life is changing and you'll be seeing a lot more of me around here now.

Ok. That's all.
See you Wednesday.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Of Wednesday Afternoons and Cheese Pizza

So I lied, I didn't actually post anything when I was in LA. Whoops. I was only there for a short period of time and I was pretty busy. Anyway, this post is just some images that have been inspiring me lately. Kind of like a mismatched online mood board. Yeah, something like that.
All of these images are in the same aesthetic file in my brain though they may seem random to everyone else. They're mostly connected to my childhood and being in San Francisco when I was little and not worrying about anything because I was a kid and I didn't have to.

This show was everything

All the style goals forever

Also, I just discovered The Terrordactyls and I'm obsessed. The thing is I've been searching everywhere but they seem to have fallen off the face of the earth and I can't find anything posted/recorded/uploaded since around 2009. I'm a little heartbroken but nowhere does it say that they have officially broken up so I'm keepin hope alive.

The video is for their song 'Devices' which is my current favorite. Plus it fits perfectly with the visual aesthetic of this post. 
I will also be doing an outfit post soon that correlates with this post/these vibes/this train of thought. I would tell you exactly when but when I do that I always panic a little and then put it off for weeks. So I'll post it soon. Probably. 

Also, I meant to post this last time but I forgot. At Fashion Week after the Alexander Wang show I was hanging out outside waiting for my dad when a few photographers started taking pictures of me. I got to talking to one of them after and he gave me his card. He is a lovely person and has a great photography blog that I would highly recommend checking out. This is the post that I'm in and this is his blog. (In the photo I'm wearing a JewelMint necklace and a vintage DVF jumpsuit.)

Well it's 1 am so I am off to sleep. 
Catch you all later.


All images from Tumblr or Google, video from Youtube

Sunday, October 6, 2013

You May Call Me Your Majesty

Hi there, so this post is way late but school has been really busy and I was going to do it yesterday but ended up having some spontaneous adventures instead which I think was important. During the summer my whole life becomes a fairly spontaneous adventure but now that I'm back in school I can't wake up at noon and decide to ride my bike to the nearest graveyard and have a picnic everyday. (Which, needless to say is quite upsetting.) 
My whole life right now is very "classic high school experience" which part of me loves but the thing is I'm very aware of it all which makes it just that much more wonderful but also kind of terrible. At school I have a few friends and stuff but I still feel like very much of an outsider. I just don't understand  most people my age and why they do the things they do or say the things they say. I've always felt like this around people my own age but I thought it might be different when I got into high school. 

This outfit wasn't directly inspired by anything but when I got to school I was told I looked like a 60s housewife who's secretly in a gang which I loved. People seem to react more positively to when I wear "weird" stuff then they did in middle school which isn't actually super surprising but I kind of miss the ridiculous insults middle schoolers come up with. (I mean, Traffic Cone Granny Hooker? That one must have taken some serious brain power.) 
 The jacket was my dad's in high school and I'm absolutely in love with it.

 This is the part when I turned on Grimes really loud and had a dance party for one.

                                                    (Dancing queeeen young and sweet only fouuuurrrtteeennn) 
I will try to post this week but I don't know how busy I'll be with school. (It's hard because I commute so I have to wake up at 4:30 in the morning and get back around 5 or 6 in the evening.) but I fly out to LA on Thursday and will be there for a few days so I will post more then.


Jacket is vintage, dress was a gift, belt was thrifted, random tights, shoes are from Topshop and I made the hair clip

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Angst, cereal, high school, Angela Chase, the usual.

Greetings from my bed, where I currently reside every moment that I'm not in school or consuming mass amounts of cereal. Since this post comes to you in the middle of the week while I am caught up in the midst of school and homework and lots of  teen girl emotions the next few paragraphs will give you your daily dose of endearingly pathetic teen angst. (This is one of those diary posts I warned you about.) 
My school is small (around 90 to 100 people tops) so I know almost everyone which can be comforting and unsettling because I'm pretty sure everyone knows me too. No one really talks to me because a.) I'm a freshman and b.) I mostly hang out with the most gorgeous and "popular" (I kind of hate that term) girl in my class so I'm always surrounded by people but never really engaging. I like it sometimes because I can observe everyone and no one pays attention. Sometimes I feel like I'm not even a student, just an observer feeding my curiosity for today's youth. (That sounds unintentionally creepy.) Walking through the hallways is an entire ordeal unto itself, sometimes it feels like everything is in slow motion and it's all on a tipping point, like at any moment things could just fall apart and people would realize just, how pointless so many things are. 
Below are some stills from some of my favorite tv shows of the 90s that encapsulate most to all of my feelings about high school at the moment. 



I've also been thinking a lot about validation recently. Especially what validates feelings and how that relates to angst and all that fun stuff. 
While in New York I was talking to a friend of mine (granted she is an adult woman so she's been through all this) and we were talking about this blog and how I'm perpetually terrified that my feelings are not validated and therefore should not be felt/talked about/acknowledged. She brought up the good question of "Is angst really that bad?" and that really got me thinking, I mean I've always been told "Don't become one of those self centered angsty teenagers!" and maybe I'm focusing too much on that one word but I feel like it kind of covers all the feelings I'm going for. I mean, this is really the only time I can feel like this and write about things like this without seeming like a total loser. (What I'm getting at is you don't see a lot of 30 somethings spending their Tuesday evenings googling images of Daria to put on their blog.) She also pointed out that hey, this is the time! I'm a teenage girl RIGHT NOW and I can be angsty RIGHT NOW so I might as well embrace it. So that's what I'm doing. Or at least trying anyway. 

So, to conclude, Lillie is still obsessed with what being a real, validated teenage girl is and still trying to explain all her thoughts on the word angst.

All images from Google 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Just some stuff

So in a long round about way I'm back at this here old blog. I deleted it and took a break from blogging for a while then made a Tumblr but decided that that wasn't the platform I wanted to use so I found myself back here. It's nice to be back, like coming home in a way. I put all the posts from my Tumblr on here just so I wouldn't loose all my content.

A lot of things have happened in the past 6 months or so. I'm in high school now which is weird, parts of it are wonderful but parts of it are terrible and it's all very high school-y. I even have a cliched ponytail art teacher. (Hi Mr.Sobel) (He's actually a lovely person.) I have moments on a daily basis where it is further confirmed that I am, in fact Angela Chase and that yes, I'm still terrible at algebra. It's exactly what I expected and nothing at all like I expected. It's weird. Good weird, I think.
 I went to my first Fashion Week in New York a few weeks ago too. It was an incredible experience, to say the least. I was working backstage as an intern so I didn't really get to watch the shows (I saw one but for the others I had to stay backstage.) It was odd too though, and very surreal. It was like I was suddenly there with all these models and bloggers and designers who I've been fans of for years and I couldn't just be a fan anymore. I was part of it. It was crazy to realize that this is an actual thing I could do, that I am doing. It's much less glamourous then it's made to seem like but I kind of expected that. I honestly wasn't sure how I'd feel about but I ended up loving every minute of it. I was always one of the only ones backstage who wasn't wearing black which at first made me really self conscious but then I realized, I don't really care. They're just people and they chose to wear black. I'm just a person and I chose to wear a vintage DVF jumpsuit. Okay.
I wanted to write about NYFW earlier but I had to come home and be a normal teenager again for a little while.

Anyway, I plan on posting more soon. It's hard as I have to commute to school so I wake up at 4:30 in the morning (I don't want to talk about it.) and get home at around 5 or 6 in the evening. I'll be posting all sorts of stuff now too, some diary-ish stuff (next in the life of the average angsty teen, did she actually forget about that math test? Does the cute boy in her art class even know she exists?) some outfit and fashion posts as well as maybe some of my art and some beauty/hair things.

It's good to be back.
So lately I’ve been thinking a lot about reality, and creating your own. I’ve always been fascinated with other people’s realities and how they see and shape their world. When I was about eleven or twelve I remember I went through a pretty long phase of collecting little words, thoughts and random tidbits that I thought became another persons reality once I had them. I kept a little notebook with all these things and would basically just step into that persona whenever I was dissatisfied with my life at the time. I was (and still am) so fascinated how each human sees the world differently. How each moment is experienced differently for everyone. 
In the past few years I’ve realized that that sort of escapism wouldn’t really work as I become older and started to find myself more and more distanced from creating my own world, especially when I was having trouble in my real life. In the past few weeks though I have realized that that sense of my own world and the escape I could find has translated itself into my writing, my outfits, my bedroom, the things I listen to/read/watch etc. This realization was especially comforting as the past few weeks have been brimming with change and I have found that all I want to do is basically hide in my room and not think about anything that is actually happening in my life. I have been loosing myself in books and films and music and writing and slowly reconstructing my little world.
I realize that I can’t hide in my room forever mumbling about reality and marathoning My So Called Life but for now, in my last few weeks of summer before high school, that’s really all I want. 
Hello there, 
I don’t have a whole lot to say today, I’ve been wildly busy with a production of Much Ado About Nothing that I am a part of so I have been focusing all thoughts and energy into that. This outfit was mainly inspired by Florence Welch and an editorial I just found in a vintage Seventeen magazine. The hat was my moms, the dress is from Free People and the boots and necklace were gifts from ShoeMint and JewelMint. I am absolutely in love with these boots and have been wearing them with almost everything. 
In the next few days I plan on doing a DIY project or maybe another style inspiration post. What do you think? 

Hi there, 
So today I’m combining an outfit post with a review of my new lipstick, Airborne Unicorn from Lime Crime. This outfit was mainly inspired by sassy grannies and feminist librarians. The scarf is my mum’s lucky traveling head scarf but I kind of want to steal it. I’m not usually a fan of leopard print but I can stand it in small doses. I got the necklace on Etsy from Kate Rowland and am absolutely obsessed with it. The shirt is from Brandy Melville and I don’t wear it often because I feel like I have to live up to said sassiness which is not always easy. The rings are from Urban Outfitters, a Tibetan market and Etsy. The armor ring and the triangle rings were gifted to me by JewelMint. They gave me a few rings and I have had a lot of fun stacking them and making different combinations. I especially love the armor ring because it makes me feel like I’m going to fight some epic battle. The skirt is vintage and was a gift from mum and the socks were a gift from her boyfriend, who has excellent taste. The shoes were white when I bought them but I dunked them in a tub of RIT dye and poof, lilac sneakers (ok so maybe it involved a lot more “OW MOTHER OF PEARL THAT WAS BOILING WATER” “MOM IT LOOKS BROWN” I THINK THAT MIGHT BE FIRE” “OH MY GOD ABORT ABORT” but that’s besides the point.) Then I attacked them with some tape and a sharpie and now they are some of my most loved shoes.
Now on to Airborne Unicorn. I was hesitant to order form Lime Crime after reading quite a few bad reviews from sources I trust but it looked like the loveliest shade of lilac so I went for it and let me say it now, it was SO worth it. It was a little pricey (about 16 dollars without shipping) but this is coming from a 14 year old who doesn’t have a job, keep in mind. It arrived in the mail very soon after I ordered it which was a pleasant surprise. The box looked average from the outside but when I opened it it was like entering a world of pink unicorns and polkadots and happiness. I’m just going to come out and say it, I’m a total sucker for cute packaging and Lime Crime lived up to all of my wildest packaging hopes and dreams. As for the actual lipstick, it was exactly the shade the website displayed. It goes on pretty matte and stays for long amounts of time. It’s subtle but just purple enough to be weird. I love it and have been wearing it almost everyday.