January 9, 2009

he has the complexion of mr. burns and aura of a retirement home

Today if you were to walk past me on my right side, you'd see this.If you were to walk past me on my left, you'd see this.No, I don't have any mind-boggling tricks up my plaid sleeve today, dear friends! I just felt like combining all my plaids and checks and tartan into one huge eyesore and possibly even give a few of my classmates seizures (spiteful? Indeed.)My dad described my outfit as Schizophrenic, which works to me. If I had worn my two-tone tights it would have been even more so but the outfit was built around my new plaid ones and I enjoy the annoying clash.Now I want you all to put on glasses that are totally not your perscription and then put 3-D glasses you probably got at Shark Boy and Lava Girl or some shit like that over the not-your-perscription glasses and look at the outfit again. Oh the joy I derive from your pain and misery and suffering and eyes hurtingness. And oh the joy you will derive from this following picture of a wombat, because this is what I ACTUALLY looked like today and it's only fair of me to warn you of the effects of insomnia and too much Nesquik before you combine the two yourself.I googled "angry woman wombat freak" to find this baby. Accurate depiction of me at school at 9 AM, I'd say.When I put on the shirt and skirt (actually an overall dress but the top part is tucked in) I wanted to still wear my red plaid dress somehow but it didn't really work layered as a skirt over the blue or as a jacket. So as to fix my HEART BREAKING, TEAR JERKING dilemma, I folded it in half, tucking one sleeve into the other, stuck my arm in the 2 sleeves and kept the rest of the dress in place with a belt (the yellow shirt was worn normally). It's kind of confusing and my right arm looks much larger than my left but at least it was quite warm!I love me some plaid tights, oh yes I dooo. Don't worry, once I get my leather vest cleaned I will totally go V. Westwood with em.

jonathon aston tights, gift via mytights.com. slow and steady wins the race shoes. thrifted shirt and belt. dress, gift. childhood closet skirt.

58 comments:

futurelint said...

you're my hero.

Zany Style said...

Nice patterns and combination.....

Ugly rat thing....

~tati~

Hope said...

Brilliant. This guy at my school sewed together two pairs of pants and whenever he wears them I look on in wonder. I wish I had pants like his, and a permanent version of your dress thingamabob as well.

Niki said...

*chapping* Amazing. Truly Amazing. Bravo. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH MY GOD.
I AM STILL COMPLETELY IN AWE OF THE WOMBAT PICTURE.

margarita said...

you may seem small, but the stuff you wright and way you dress make so BIG!!! :D

Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing your humor with the world tavi.

by the way, cool outfit today.

Aja said...

omg tavi you are so CUTE i cant believe your only TWELVE!! hahaha totally just kidding:) i love your humor/outfits- keep up the good work!

Nadine said...

Astounding! I lovelovelove it. You can never have too much plaid (och aye).

Aysha's Rabbit Hole said...

GENIUS!!! love the plaid madness! insanely trendy

Maddie said...

so innovative!

Chester said...

Interesting outfit!
xD
I love how creative you are.

lily m said...

HA HA LOVE IT!
you should enter the plaid contest on weardrobe!(altho the specifically say no head to toe!)Oh I do love you ...you...you scitofrentic Scottish wombat!

lily m said...

HA HA LOVE IT!
you should enter the plaid contest on weardrobe!(altho the specifically say no head to toe!)Oh I do love you ...you...you scitofrentic Scottish wombat!

hazel said...

tavi.
i am choking with excitement.
if there is ONE THING THAT DRIVES ME CRAZY WITH LOVE, IT IS MISMATCHED PLAID.


yessssssss
YOU MADE MY DAY!

Laurel said...

Dearest T,
I basically love you just as I love Proust, Panda licorice, and the funny package on the Asian lychee flavored candies I get at the market down the street.

You're like my Proust/licorice/lychee baby. In a glorious mishmash of amazing patterns and killer flats.

Sincerely, forever and always, with sugar on top,

Laurel

In-tree-gue said...

Why are you so cool?

Bob said...

Wow Tavi this is very cool:)

amy said...

The tights look awesome! i totally want a pair.

selinaoolala said...

i can't count the many ways thati totally love this! i can totally see a programme made about you hen you're even more famous with kids who you went to school with, and them saying 'yeah tavi, the girl with the outfits!' i bet you have loads of secret admirers

lopi said...

Basically, you were just really undecided?
Kidding! You're cool as always!

In-tree-gue said...

this is completely genius and unbeleivable
-Gabriel

pixie said...

i like you from all sides. :)

TheShoeGirl said...

HAHHAHAHHAHAHA! Amazing Miss Tavi!


*e-hem* my Yokoo scarf cam in today BTW. Thanks for the inspiration!!

http://theshoegirl.blogspot.com/2009/01/back-on-chain-gang.html

XOXOXOX

Micaela said...

the combination is so nice

Annie said...

I just found your blog and the way you write reminds me of my sister.

Anonymous said...

This is great. Wasit uncomfortable? Did it take alot of reajusting in school?

That Chelsea Chick said...

your amazing

Shelley Noble said...

Genius. Pure and simple inspiration. Folding the dress in half as you did? Incredible. I'm so going to do this, only I might do it with two items, one on each half!

HuiYunn said...

love them all!

Annabelle said...

Great mix :-) love it

bookworm45x said...

wow, intense- i did a double take. if only one of the lower halves was a pants, you could do a whole glen or glenda thing. but i digress, very impressive.

Tavi said...

Thanks guys!
most recent Anon-It did take some readjusting, but was mostly just very comfortable.

abigail-That would be AWESOME. Must try it.

WendyB said...

I agree with the first comment -- you're my hero! The colors and plaid combo remind me a bit of a jacket I'm getting from Christian Francis Roth, but it won't be as dramatic as your DIY.

Soul Tanggg said...

WOW.
thats awesome!

Ashley said...

omg lol so hard at "eye hurtingness"
brilliant post
<3

J.Yo said...

reminds me of house of holland! love plaids! been wearing plaids lately too..

caro. said...

PLAID IS RAD! EVEN BEFORE THE FAD!

ahaha I'm having wayyyy too much fun with inferior rhyme schemes.

eleanor said...

GENIOUS
GENIOUS
GENIOUS

i want to wear my tartan tights now
hell, i wanna get another pair so i can mix them together and wear them like they're two-tone!

ps. i'll get back to you with that interview this eveningg : )

Ana said...

I love how bizarre this is.

fiercekitty said...

i was reading this entry and was trying to figure out the half/half ability to wear clothes and i thought to myself:
'i bet she folded it into itself'
and then i read on. and you did.
but it sounds far more brilliant when you write it.
once again. you rock.

Yvonne said...

very good idea.
i never know how to wear belts.

Kelly said...

i love the crazyness of this! it cracks me up! also the yellow and blue plaid makes for an AWESOME outfit! i love it.

ellecarter said...

haha, before i scrolled down and could only see the first picture in this post i was like woah she was really tame with this outfit! I love the outfits together and i think they would look great separate.

Pashupati said...

I love these tights !

Anonymous said...

You have an amazingly beautiful and harmonious face and even more than by your way to dress, i'm impressed by your writings and wit. It's a pleasure to read your blog - thanks for that.

Sarah said...

Whoa thats really cool on how you did that! Very Dolce & Gobbana with Marc Jacobs!

<3 Sarah

kiran said...

thank you for the plaid headache- can you enter this is in the weardrobe plaid contest and totally win? thanks, it would make my week!~

aurora said...

WOW. THAT IS ALL I CAN SAY.



cant wait for the v.westwood combo!

xx

Isabel said...

There is no doubt about it. You ARE my idol.

KD said...

Annoying?!?!?! This is freakin' amazing!!! If you think this clash is an eyesore, look at one I wore:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_bv2sbWIdgBI/SRgoIRgyUFI/AAAAAAAAAwg/n3B6gnShJdM/s1600-h/IMG_3346.JPG

Hannah Cheeto said...

Ah. That's amazing! You look totally different from each side! Ahaha Tavi you are a genius.

Hannah Cheeto said...

I am a spaz.

Eliza said...

this is super cool
the outfit reminds me of two face from batman
i love the plaid too :)

Bijou and Ruby said...

you are too amazing. If this is what you're like at 12 the world may expload from your awsomeness when your a grown up human being!

R.O.B.I.N. said...

Thanks for giving me license to wear mis-matching plaid :)

( photo: http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/robin-fbgy4/W3xGhHDpplaKw6WBHEJsjynhkA78t86pkrgg2xQd5zhz7CsT0E98fPmdU4n1/photo.jpg )

Emma said...

I think 'Angry woman wombat freak' is now one of my favorite quotes of all time.

Lily said...

GENIUS!!! love the plaid madness! insanely trendy

plaid skirts for women