The H&M buys, finally! I have to be quick here because schoolwork is seriously drowning me, but I'll get back to your comments when I have time to breathe, okay? Great.
I bought the wool drop crotch pants and splotchy dotted button down, though they will be going up on eBay. Hopefully they sell and I will then be able to order the jacket that snarky ugly man took from me. I will forever hold a grudge against him and I hope it doesn't fit and that he was attacked by a bear on his way home that stole his jacket.
I am not spiteful, malicious, bitter, or malevolent. Not me! Not one bit!I did keep one thing for meself, and that, my friends, is the two tone choppy wool long sleeve shirt. It's so warm and cozy, and I love how the collar is so uneven. I wasn't a fan of most of the polka dots in the collection, other than the more interesting dots like the ones above and the ones on the men's shirts that looked like they were drawn by a blind 5 year old. It seemed like they (whoever they may be) just decided to take basics-like a simple solid colored long sleeve shirt wtf-paint on a bunch of polka dots and give it a label. Bada bing, bada boom! MONEY!
I did love the deconstructed pieces, though. The jacket (tear) and this shirt, along with a few others that were of a similar design. I know that the clothes had to appeal to the mass market, but I wish Rei didn't have to compromise her normally HOLYCRAP aesthetic so much. How bout more loopy bows and cage dresses? Ah well. What can ya do? Not much, I suppose, except find different ways to wear what you did really love...

Here it's simple, with some thrifted trousers and a white sheer top I'm wearing as a lumpy scarf.
This wool jacket used to be my mom's many years ago when she still lived in Norway. It kind of has that deconstructed thang going on, too. Actually, I was pretty happy with what my dad said about it. I'd shown him the picture of the jacket I was going to get online the night before, and when he saw me wearing it the next day, he thought it was the jacket! Then again, his memory is that of an old father getting gray hairs...
Here I wore my cape over one arm...
With my thrifted schoolgirl skirt, white belt tied as a bow scarf thingymajigger (oh how wide my vocabulary is) and metallic tin man/sputnik/robot/buzz lightyear jacket. The tights I got on Thursday too, SOMEHOW the ones I bought at Walgreens for a dollar got giant holes and runs in them so it was time to buy a new pair. When I wore my holey ones to school a few days ago, a teacher said, "Tavi, you should ask your parents for a raise on your pantyhose spending!" Ew. Probably the only time I'll take a teacher's advice.
Again, I am not bitter.
What I finally ended up wearing. My black pencil skirt and cape tied on the side. I wore this to my friend's house yesterday and her brother actually asked if I had sewn two shirts together.
And the shoes I'm wearing in these photos. Tao-esque boots and fake vans from 6th grade, when I was all OMGZ CONVERSE VANS IPOD COMMERCIAL SONGS. Rei does these kinds of shoes a lot though, and now I finally have ideas of ways to wear them, other than OMGZ SKINNY JEANS AND A HOODIE. Though I don't like the red, I think I'll color them with black sharpie? Or something?
Be seeing you!
Yeah, hopefully not sporadically!
God I wanna watch that movie right now.

P.S. The rap lyrics. Because someone asked and I'm sure my articulation sucked anyways...

My mom and I woke up at like 5 o clock
While walking to the EL, saw our neighbor down the block
She wanted to know why we were in such a hurry
Didn't wanna tell her "shoppin" so I said we'd better scurry

When we got down there we rushed into line
Surrounded by us were people of all kinds
Label whores, hipsters, grandmamas, too
Met a professor named Sam, we talked about religious views

Rei Kawakubo (H&M)
Rei Kawakubo (Can I be your friend?)
Rei Kawakubo (stalker fan letters I will send)
Rei Kawakubo (I love you with no end)

At 9 AM they opened the doors
Cue the sound of Marni heels running on the floors
I grabbed what I could, got looks from others shoppin
Though their glares were patronizing, I wouldn't be stoppin

They were older but my smallness was a plus
Being tiny helped me try and get the things I lust
I slithered on the ground and crawled through the racks
Took the clothing people dropped after I surprise attacked

Rei Kawakubo (H&M)
Rei Kawakubo (Can I be your friend?)
Rei Kawakubo (stalker fan letters I will send)
Rei Kawakubo (I love you with no end)

The jacket I wanted returned from the fitting rooms
A worker put it on the racks, about to end my doom
But an evil man stole it from my grasp with glee

But my spirits were lifted when I met a girl named Claire
She said she read my blog, put you hands up in the air!
Let me know what you got, in the midst of all the LOONY
You're the sweetest person ever, thanks for saying hi to me!

Rei Kawakubo (H&M)
Rei Kawakubo (Can I be your friend?)
Rei Kawakubo (stalker fan letters I will send)
Rei Kawakubo (Readers, is this rap bugging you yet?)

I ended up getting not my favorite things ever
But I got out alive as a soon-to-be ebay seller!
It was a hectic day but worth missing school
No one in class got swagga this cool!

Comme Des Garcons (H&M)
Now you all gone (goodbye, my friend)
But I still love you a ton (for you I would have bled)
I wrote you this song (and now it's come to an end)


Anna Blasco said...

you have a twin

The Stylish Wanderer said...

Its freakin genius Tavi. how you put it all together..

I love the drop crotch pants even if you didnt like them so much. BUT HOW TINY ARE YOUR FEET?!

I have so much homework, you are not alone!

EEKKEKEKEKE. I should be doing it now, but your keeping me from it!
How dare you! :P

Nadine said...

You look AMAZING in all of those oufits! Stunning.

Tavi said...

anna-Wow! That's a cool picture :D
stylish wanderer-High five for procrastination! I loved the pants, but they're a size 12 and therefore wayyyyy too huge for me. They were the last ones they had though, so I figured I'd just grab em. My feet are tiny xP
Thank you Nadine!

Isabel said...

Yay, that black/grey wool top is LOVE! Seriously, its gorgeous. And you should so do a fun DIY on those red shoes! It would look amazing!

In-tree-gue said...

I love the different ways you put these together

Stephanie said...

Ugh soooo good Tavi.

Squishybubble said...

Soooo cute! I adore the bow necktie thingy! xDD and mismatched shoes are flippin' sweet (how i love thee, napolean dynamite!)
oh...and I thought your rap was absolutely have mad skills.

Anonymous said...
Look at the first paragraph. Her chictopia is:
Just thought I would let you know.

Ane said...

i love the jacket in the third photo

Anonymous said...

Ooh! You look like a vampire! (A seriously trendy vampire, of course.) I love the drop-crotch pants.

Shen-Shen said...

It's crazy how barbaric people get, haha.

You look cute as always, love the bow.

laia. said...

you look like a total betty in those outfits. im gonna go roll with my homies' now.

elysia mann said...

that rap just makes my life even more seeing it in print!

Amelia said...

You pull off that shirt so well. I love all of the outfits.

Sydney said...

those shoes are really nice.

Anonymous said...

That jacket of your Mom's is way better than any CDG for H&M! It looks rad on you & those rap lyrics are insanely epic.

..... said...

im so so disappointed by cdg !! it doesnt look like Rei work ! it's just H&M with dots !! boring :(

S G O said...

first about the rap. F_ING SWEET.

second = i'm a big fan of the mom's back-of the-closet asymmetrical button up jacket that looks pretty damn close to the CDG coat.

sweet. deal.

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J.Yo said...

i kinda love all the polkadots in the campaign.. did they look THAT ugly in real shelves?

Soul Tanggg said...

i love the outfit version with the school girl skirt.

i would have never looked at that two-tone-top in a store, and imagined it looking halfway decent in an outfit.

once again you impress me, tavi :)

Johanne M. Aa. Laache said...

All of the outfits looks great, I like the cape-thing you had going on in particular! Comme-kid!

Anonymous said...

hey, whatever happened to the shiny leggings post you were going to do? or did i just miss it?

Tavi said...

Thanks guys!

Anonymous #1-Ah well, what can ya do? That just comes along with blogging :)

laia-god I love you. We have identical movie/tv/snl preferences.

j.yo-I actually liked them better in person, but thought they weren't worth buying. Polka dots aren't really my thing.

Anonymous #2- Um yeah, I suck at keeping promises/life. I'm waiting until I have a lot of time to write and plan different outfits, but it should be coming soon? Sorry!

Leah said...

the rap makes me giddy. i showed all my roommates.

Katy said...

I love the rap and all the outfits your put together, especially the shiny-top one.

ZOE said...

And my buns, they don't feel nothing like steel.

Hannah said...

I am so sad. I can't watch the rap on my lazy incompetent computer, but the lyrics are ah-mahz-ing! And I love the boots too.

chloe said...

Loving the cape :D we should be friends.

sorry that was really creepy lolz. but...we can check out my blog if you like, but its embarassingly lame compared to yours! haha. keep on bein awesome.

t. said...

you make me wish i was 12 again!


zaza said...

gosh, you look great in that black and grey outfit!

Kylie said...

You can buy fabric dye at a craft store and dip them in that, black would be cool!
I would put HUGE lolita bows on them, how awsome would that be! I found a tut on threadbanger forums of how to make the perfect bow but I've lost the link...
Good luck with shoes!

Selina (Flying Saucer) said...

god i LOVE your rap! how i wish i'd got a piece but by he time i could get there- empty racks!

emily said...

AAAH! become a lyricist. hahaha, that rap is fucken awesome :D

geri hirsch said...

love you and your raps. for reals.

Anonymous said...

haha love the rap!
so cute and so funny!

Anonymous said...

Loving the shirt and still loving you rap. It had me in stitches all over again. said...

Oh I like the side-tie cape look! And the rap... Bonkers!

Oh yeah, did you know you're rap has been linked on GRAZIA DAILY?

Tavi said...

Thank you guys <3

And thanks for the link, Rollergirl!

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Anonymous said...

did you hear that dj skeet skeet remixed you?

magenta said...

where do you get all the money for this?
fuckin crazy

Anonymous said...

You, m'dear, are a bad ass. So delighted to be introduced to you by my good friend who simply deemed you "The Coolest Kid Ever" in her blog with a link to this page.

I have read every word (forgoing my deep desire to watch Heroes). You have yourself yet aNOther new fan.


zoomslow said...

I <3 this rap and watch it often! Although the lyrics are wonderful, and you have a powerful performance style, i actually like the musicality of it! You've got a nice little melody going on, and the "call and answer" interludes work wonderfully...

Rei Kawakubo (H & MMMMmmmm...)

Yes, very clever, Tavi :-)

zoomslow said...

P.S Despite appearances, I do not possess a deep affection for the word wonderful/wonderfully. It was an unfortunate editorial oversight :-)