Tuesday, September 20, 2011

No comprende

Wh@t's up with it?
I don't understand it.
I don't understand how it gets twisted into this giant highway of lies and then, most of the time, crashes and burns in the middle of the giant intersection between Teenager and Adult.
Do you get what I'm saying?
Am I making any sense?
To some people, I do. To most people...I don't.
How do you feel about life. Honestly.
Is it dull. boring. bland.
Think about it.

[nothing in life is free]


Wednesday, September 7, 2011


What do you think about yourself?
Honestly. Do you think you're beautiful? How about strong. What is your favorite quality about yourself? When I say you, I mean YOU. Not your makeup. Not your clothes. Not even your appearance. What do you feel like on the inside. Do you let other people get you down? Do you listen to all the negativity going on around you; i.e. all of the people who can only put themselves first and don't have the soul to think about anyone else.
Trust me-- It's not even close to being worth anything. You are beautiful. You are strong. You are who YOU are. Now, only you really know who that is. It can be shy, it can be sweet, it can be depressed, and it can be lonely. You control your destiny. You're the only one who can make that decision.


(working on fixing my camera.)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Hey :)
So, my camera is broken. Has been for a while now, I just haven't had much time to update on it. I know, silly me. Letting my camera break like that...hm. Anyway, I wanted to do a little update and since I've never done one of those little questionnaire things before;
  1. What do you hear right now? James Morrison, Man In The Mirror cover acoustic.
  2. Look to your left, what do you see? A glass of water, hotel confirmations, bus schedules, and a painting. 
  3. What are you doing right now? Now I'm listening to Jason Mraz, watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians on mute, and...working on my blog.
  4. What did you do this morning? Woke up, took a shower, went to the park. Got hungry, went to Dollar Tree, bought a pack of vanilla creme cookies (regretfully). Ate cookies, had a sugar high then crash, went to work.
  5. Is there anything you're looking forward to doing in the next few weeks? Going to New Jersey!
  6. What's the most exciting thing that's happened to you this week? Met some cool people, realized that I'm completely capable of doing things on my own, and learned how to play Wild Horses (it's The Rolling Stones people) on piano. Well...that's exciting for me. Haha
  7. What are you going to be doing tomorrow? Jammin' with some beautiful people, working, and hopefully taking pictures.
...Maybe I should just buy a new camera.

(what have you guys been up to?)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Endings & Old Beginnings

Hey beautiful people!
First of all, I would like to apologize for being MIA for the last couple of days...you can thank Irene for that. But the hurricane did not rock me hard enough because I came out of it mostly unscathed. I lost my aunt the day of the disaster, it was an indirectly related event. Although I didn't know her that well, any family of mine is close to my heart--especially sisters of m y mother. On the bright side, I know that now my aunt Emily is safe up in Heaven with my beloved grandmother. It's a sad but uplifting event when someone passes. In my opinion anyway :)
R.I.P. Aunt Emily

Auntie Em... I love you.  You were a free spirit and you lived life on your own terms. We will miss you!

Love always,

Matisa & Kelsey

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Selfishly Secluded


I'm selfishly secluded. I eat alone. I think alone. I work alone. I travel alone. Never have I done something with someone successfully--not for a long period of time at least. I'm terrible at group projects. I shut down and keep my opinions to myself. Never have I messed up a relationship. I shut down and keep my opinions to myself. Constantly I wait for someone to notice my quiet grace. Always do I long for something to take me away to a place where I can express myself indefinitely...Am I random? Yes. Am I rambling? Of course I am. That's what I do best. It runs in the family. So does thinking too much--but that gene shuts down when I write. Like right now. What am I doing? Why am I talking to myself pretending that someone is listening.
If you're listening, if you know I'm here, tell me.
I promise I'm not crazy. Just open.
[ <3 ]

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Last Minute Mashup

So, there I was, 11:00p.m., getting ready for bed when suddenly--
Oh goodness. I haven't posted on my blog today.
I know, right? Is a blog really more important than sleep?
To me, yes. I love this blog. I love feeling like I have something to say, do, teach. I love the constant hope that at least one of my posts has impacted or influnced someone in some kind of way. I love that I have something set in stone to look forward to doing every day. I also love that I can now add something to my list of, "things you like to do during your free time." You know, that list that you always give to someone new when the conversation is getting dull and they ask, "So, what do you like to do during your free time?" Mine consists of singing, playing guitar and piano, blogging, and dancing around my room in my pj's to the Jonas Brothers (I tend to leave that last part out). So, I guess, hoorah for new hobbies. Also, hoorah for the creatively open minded people who are brave and bold enough to create one of these things. Am I one of those people? I don't know.

But I sure like to think of myself as such.
[wink+collective eyeroll]

who the heck she think she is
[what does your list consist of?]

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Skreet Peeps

Hey ya'll
How was your monday night? Mine was good--well, as good as monday nights can be I guess :) My sister and I went to go see that new "scary" movie, Fright Night. If you love laughing at badly made movies, this is the one to go see. That and Pro-Life. Haha...ahhh, memories. Anywho, this post was going to be on our outfits, but we were too tired when we got back to take more pictures (yes, excuses excuses). So, I'll put up the two we did take, and then fill your brain with pictures of gorgeous people I found while walking in various places. Lovely? Yes.

 Isn't he hot? Just sayin..
 They were rude, but very cute ;)
He was the sweetest! And so adorable (perfect example of how-to wear graphic tees)
Love this chick's ink.

[Live life to the fullest]

Pictures taken by Kelsey Vivien

Monday, August 22, 2011

Graphic Tees?

Hey guys :)
I'm going to do something a teensie bit different today--can you say, tutorial? This "how-to" post is on how to style graphic tees for guys. I am not, in any way, telling you that this is how you have to style your graphic t's. I am posting this purely for inspiration. So, read-on and get inspired!

What you'll need:

Your favorite graphic tees

A nice pair of classic skinnies

Cool shoes (converse and vans work really well, or try high-tops for a hipster look)

Don't forget your button down shirt for layering! It adds a nice touch :)

Okay so, now that you've got everything you need, let's put it all together:

That's it, hope you guys found this helpful!
Now go--go wear your graphic tees with pride and style.

Special thanks to Christian Rivera for being my model for the day :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Second Hand Class

Hey lovely ladies (and handsome fellas)!
How was your week? Did you cause some "Ooh's" and "Aah's" in any way, shape, or form? I didn't. The highlight of my week was me getting a migraine this morning then sleeping it off for 4 hours. Is that sad? I don't think so.
Okay, actually there was another thing. You know that feeling you get when you create an outfit completely from thrift store items?
Maybe not but, it is uh-mazing. Especially when all the clothes were bought on "half-off wednesday's" from the Salvation Army...mmmm.
I'm sorry if that made you feel uncomfortable. Anywho!
Here is the outfit--enjoy the inspiration!

"Watch me while I walk away"

Dress by Gap; Shoes by Michael Shannon; Purse by Kate Landry; Bracelet by Tommy Hilfiger; Vintage scarf

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Summer 2011

Hey Boys & Brats!
Okay, that was rude.
I apologize.

So (I say "so" about 10 times in every post), I've been gone 4 like, 4 ever. I've been doing this new thing called "having fun." It's interesting. I do things like go to parties, shop, play guitar, shop, go to the beach, shop.
Did I mention SHOP.
Well, I may as well take the time out of my fun filled day to catch ya'll up on a few things (and if you didn't realize, some of that was sarcasm).
Basically, I got a new job and celebrated the closing of my old restaurant job, did a lot of karaoke, started on a new "project" with my sister (I'll tell you more about that later), went to the beach, and saw a LOT of movies.
Most importantly, I made a big decision, but that's for a totally different post.
Hope you enjoy this little peek into my summer. Sorry it's been so long!

If you guys have questions about any outfits feel free to leave a comment! I normally put the details in, but the post was getting kind of long... :)
Peace, love, and style!
<3 Kelsey

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Summer Flings&Things

My very first Outfit of the Day video on YouTube is up!
 Hehe, hooray for accomplishments! So, I wore this outfit to my "first day of school." Not very exciting, but the outfit is cute :) I'm taking Spanish 204 and I love it-- my teacher is aweosme. Anyway, on my way in to class I got 9 once-overs in this little number! Comment below and let me know how many once-overs you get in your favorite outfit(s)! Hehe, hoorah for silly questions! What I wore in this video: Sundress by Joni Blair; Belt by Levi's; Shoes by 2 Mia; Vintage cover-up; Necklace hand-made by my sister (the one in sister <3 date) 

<3 KV
Have a fun, inspiring, and truly intriguing [fashion-filled] day!

P.S. Sorry for the bad lighting (and bad quality) in the video.  I'm hoping that my mom will let me start using her flip camera for my vids--fingers crossed! :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sister ♥ Date

So, this past week I was grounded (yes, grounded) but, before that happened my sister and I escaped to have a sister date!
First we went Hooters for some nom noms and then we went to the movies to see Bridesmaids. It was the funniest movie I've seen in a VERY long time.
Food in the above picture: Bleu cheese burger (split in half for sharing!), an order of jalepeƱo cheese fries, an order of fried pickles, and 15 medium wings. No, we didn't eat all of it, but we came extremely close :)
This is what I wore:
 Raffia hat by The Hats Company by Filippo Catarzi; Glasses (prescription) by Artistic Values; Lingerie top by Warner's Frostings; White tank top by Arizona; Ripped black jeans by Material Girl; Brown wedges by Self Esteem; Belt by Penneys Towncraft; Feather necklace by Forever 21; Green purse by Levi's; Vintage cross necklaces and cover up. 
What my gorgeous sister wore (dressed by me):
Striped tank top by Papaya; Black lace tank top by H&M; Gray cover-up by Atmosphere; Navy blue jeggings by Express; Gray sneakers by Converse; Panda necklace by Forever 21; Silver necklace by Claire's; Purse by Nine West

Well, that's all for today, folks! :)
Leave a comment below telling me what you think, and tell me how your weekend went!
Ttyt[omorrow] <3

p.s. I apologize for the bad quality of some of the pictures, I hope you were still able to enjoy them! :)