May 16, 2011

bulimia is so '87



In these last weeks before summer I've been trying to soak up the back to school vibes before Chicago settles on some legitimate summer heat and it becomes too unbearable for vibes of any kind, other than like, "sweaty vibes," or "what-does-one-wear-to-watch-Seinfeld-all-day vibes." And so, some Heathers/iconography in Romeo + Juliet thinkin the other day.
The Heathers tee was sent to me by Sophomore, the Veronica + JD necklace is from Flamingo Cupcake on Etsy, and I thrifted the HALEY necklace and like to think about why it ended up at the Salvation Army.
Hair thangs.

Too much angst in this club! Pockets and back of my thrifted sweater, HOLE RIOT WOMYN DANIEL JOHNSTON ETC.

I bought these James Lillis holy leggings on BlackMilk and they've become a really important part of my identity. My Docs are falling apart and the sole is halfway disconnected from the rest of the shoe so I like to wiggle my toes to make my feet talk.

Bracelet from joke shop.

I was really feeling this black lipstick Lime Crime sent me to test and I think it will become a regular fixture. It's good and matte and didn't need much reapplication throughout the day and does its job.

138 comments:

Andrea said...

love the leggings!!

Olivia said...

oh wow! loving the angsty angst and those leggings! the perfect teenage ensemble. wish i dressed like this when i was younger!

Cristina Suspiria said...

so cool, i love that scene from Romeo and Juliet with all thoses lights and crosses

regards!
Cristina

LISEN said...

love the outfit + the movie too. where can i get the t-shirt?! /L

Charlotte Skov said...

nice outfit! :D

Peaches said...

Love how you put the leggings together with this outfit!

Meagan said...

creepy jesus angst is the best thing ever. it's one of my favorite things about being at a catholic school for nine years; we go to church allll the time and it's sooooo awesome creepy. it's one of the only reasons I can go to school and not rip peoples heads off all the time. its kind of funny that thinking about weirdo jesus cults help with school being poop.

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POPTUCKSHOP said...

Loving this look, definitely one of my favourites of yours! I've been meaning to re-watch Romeo and Juliet for ages, maybe the time has come for me to finally actually do it now! Love the way you pinned on the RIOT graphicy thingy with safety pins too, definitely punk style.

Claudia said...

rad look! I think this outfit is the most interesting you have every had :D

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Melissa said...

Black Milk leggings are the BOMB (dot com).

Nolita said...

Black lipstick looks supreme!



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Driving A Delorean said...

GOSH!! Those leggings are truely fantastic!!

lourdes said...

Hey Lady, I'm old enough to be your mom but I love your blog and I think you are awesome. We are nostalgic for the same things! Keep on trucking little lady!!

HF said...

Okay this outfit just matches my mood so well at this exact moment, and I'm normally the antithesis of black lipstick. But this is pretty awesome.

No, very awesome.

Sewon said...

Those leggings are way sweet, and I'm loving this ~vibe~ you've got going on with this outfit

brodie said...

My reaction to this was shouting "Holy Jesus!" upon seeing the full-length outfit shots. Seems appropriate.

Bella said...

I love those leggings/the bracelet. Romeo+Juliet vibez 4evs. Did you feel any Romeo+Juliet vibez in Lady GaGa's 'Judas' video? I did. And those Docs are perfect. Perfect/pristine Docs have no cool credibility. Anything that is mangled is ace. Also...I lost my black lipstick...so...this brand is my savior.

Saúl said...

I think this religious style, is perfectly and so radical, I really love that a clothe have printed religious images, I love too the flower shoes and your lipstick of bad girl, haha,I want you know that you inspire me so much! I would like it that you respond me but I understand that it is a bit impossible. kisses!

missmuffcake said...

love the tights! those rock!

Lee said...

I think I need those leggings in my life...

daydream fool said...

I want those docs!! they are perfect! :o

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Miss Molly said...

This is my fav of all your looks!! Wow! Totally loving everything about this right now!

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MONi said...

I wouldn't have noticed you are wearing a black lipstick if you hadn't mentioned it. It just goes like with the whole outfit and the mood of it. Btw fell in love with that jacket with holes and the whole topic of the post.

Brie Gershwin said...

Love your outfit. The "haley" necklace is so interesting. I love the green cardigan too.
xxBriee

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Carlie said...

Hi sweet Tavi!

If you loved Heathers and Romeo+Juliet, I think you had better watch NOWHERE by Greg Araki. Girl, I swear it'll change you and deliver on the 90's perfection TOTALLY and completely.

xo,
Carlie

Alexis said...

Daniel Johnston!
I didn't know you were into him..
and this outfit, i love!

GabriellaTavani said...

Your so lucky your salvation army sells things like that, here in the UK it's ghastly stuff like socks with holes in- no joke, i really wish i was but i'm not :(
I love this lipstick so much! Going to buy one asap!

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Trashy Student said...

I love this outfit :))) love the vibes, they meant so much to me at 15 too :)

beautiful x

Jean-Pierre MATTEI ( qui adorerait que tu lui laisses un commentaire, quel qu'il soit ) ( contre deux boîtes d'haricots rouges, et une souris morte ) ^^ ... said...

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I really really like the leggings !
I would like to wear them myself !

There is a " funny " thing ! : I'm catholic but.....i wear a red cotton bracelet with the Maguen David on ! ^^.....


Have a super Week,
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hayley said...

Hi, I think that was my necklace, and I gave it away because I couldn't find a second "Y". Gag me with a chainsaw. And I mean that as the highest compliment ever.
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Ra: said...

incredible!!! <3 j'adore! <3

Queen Kashmir said...

Gorgeous outfit! You look great as always :)

Bridget said...

That shirt is amazing! I totally want one for myself. The Heathers is an excellent film, and I made my friend watch it with me last summer.

It's great to see you're posting outfits again!

Give me a Big Closet said...

crazy leggings! love it! :)

beijo *

Laura. said...

Love the leggings, love everything James does.
Limecrime have had a lot of bad press lately but the lipsticks are meant to be good.

Amy said...

Those leggings are the most amazing things I've ever seen. I wish I could afford a pair! (or is it 'I wish I could afford one'?)

Cat Melodeon said...

A+ on the Daniel Johnston, bro. And those leggings are so ludicrous in the best way possible. Incredibly jealous. h8 u, luv u, etc.

Cristina Ione said...

love everything

heatherheartsfashion said...

you are so unique and beautiful! love it all.

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JBriggs said...

by far my fav outfit you have posted

RandomQueen said...

This isn't just a spoke in my menstrual cycle, but I love this post. :)

Aliza said...

I tried an outfit like this earlier in the year... It didn't seem to work as well as yours is. I tried to buy these leggings but as a practicing Jew my parents wouldn't let me wear them outside the house...or inside the house for that matter. I love everything about this outfit, especially the sweater, leggings, docs, combo. Where did you get the docs, and how did you manage to wear them in? I bought mine used on ebay over a year ago and they barely show a sign of wear. Also, why do yours have such a short platform? Sorry that was a rant...

Claire said...

I may or may not be willing to sell my soul in order to own those leggings and that lipstick.
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Kirsten said...

Oh my god. Those leggings are wicked.

stun the world said...

Normally I wouldn't want anything from your outfits, I just like your blog. But this one.... WOW! I WANT EVERYTHING!!

Xx

Julia said...

Great post. Is it weird to say how much I'm enjoying seeing you grow up on your blog? Ah to be young again. x

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Lydia said...

I love the leggings with those Docs. And how weird is it that Winona looks amazing with dirt and blood all over her face smoking a cigarette?

dazzleships said...

Every time I see Christian Slater in that Lions & Ghosts t-shirt my inner sixteen-year-old grins widely. Obscure L.A. bands from the ’80s forever!

Your look reminds me a lot of myself when I was a sizzleteen. :)

Sarah! said...

I love that shirt! I wish I could find something like that.

Megan Hattie said...

Damn this is radical, I love it all, especially how you topped it all off with that lipstick. I wish I lived in the same town as you so I could be driving around and seeing you walking around in your amazing outfits and smile to myself and think how refreshing it is to see someone like you. I always love dressing up and shockin' all the townspeople in the little place where I grew up. Those leggings are bananas, I love Black Milk!

Cheers!
--Megan//The Martian Tide

Toyin Lola said...

Love the whole gothic/gospel feel

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Rachel said...

I love Heathers. And your outfit.

The Fancy Teacup said...

Those leggings and bracelet are totally rad. Rock it, girl.

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much love.

Ben said...

BIG fan of the black lipstick!

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Ofelia said...

I love lime crime! cute outfit!

xx
Glass of Fashion

Ruth Carmel said...

I like how you're channelled by angst in your outfit but don't have such self centered angst as most teenagers so your outfits are so fresh despite having a dark edge- cute!

WendyB said...

You had much better luck with the black lipstick than I did!

Alexandra said...

I found James Lillis' website like two years ago, and have wanted a pair since then. They're kind of expensive but I think the colors and patterns are worth it. Yours look great!

Cristina said...

You look fantastic! I always wanted to look just like that when I was you're age but I was to scared to do it. You look great and that's totally my kind of outfit!

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Gata Agressiva said...

felt in love for your legging

Marlena said...

THAT DANIEL JOHNSTON PATCH!! <3
You're too cool for words, Tavi.

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

I can't tell you how much I want those leggings.

Also, this was pretty much me in high school. Ah the memories...

Joy said...

Very cool. I love how you "disclosed" where you got your stuff due to the new rules, if you know what I mean.

Sasssquatch said...

what an AMAZING outfit,
I love angsty days, I've had MANY of those in highschool
sometimes you just need to wear lots of black and tell people to "lick it up" I think its good for the human condition or atleast the teenage condition. I say if we have raging hormones, might as well take advantage of them while possible and just dress as sassy as we can! right?

meagan said...

this is fucking epic.

Rachel said...

love the leggings! so great against your falling-apart docs. and black lips, why do I love it so much?

eat me said...

You're officially a badass: Docs tearing at the seams, so badass.

Mina Jade said...

No problem with bulimia/anorexic persons, right? (I am one.) By the way I loved the stick tiger and the Romeo&Juliet picture (R&J was iconic in my days). Speaking of my irresistible youth, I was fond of black lipstick myself (I could not buy one, thus I used the mixture of black pencil eyeliners and a dark red lipstick). However, I did find lipsticks in ice pale blue and vibrant deep blue: I especially loved the dark blue shade.

stokedstokes said...

luvvv it. lisa frank floral goth <3

Lizette said...

Those tights are so cool. I love the goth-y religious stuff. I was really inspired by the Crystal Castles song-Baptism. So cute :)
This whole outfit is very similar to my senior thesis collection inspiration. Check it out: www.lizetteavineri.com

anne said...

ahah! great look!I love the tee!

Asta said...

Super cool outfit! I love the cameo necklace :) At first i thought your lipstick was a dark blue :)

yvette said...

I am in love with those leggings. I think you may have boosted their sales....

(of course by that I mean I am buying some now)

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owlinalarkworld said...

I don't think I have ever seen docs that are falling apart - they must be well loved.

Angelika, Esmée and Lotte said...

Nice, those church leggings!
How did you manage to break docs? You must be using them to the extreme, mine are like 8 years old and still working..


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zoomslow said...

Yay, I'm back! Hi Tavi :-))

Re. Traveling Light

I really like the video and music. Great work from everyone involved! Your face is very expressive, so my favourite parts are the close-ups of you eating, moving your mouth and eyes, and stuff. I'd also say that I like the close-ups of those nice looking books, but that would be really nerdy so I won't mention it.

P.S So happy that you think you'll put your zine on Etsy or something, because I would really love to have a copy!

Re. Bulimia is so '87

Oh wow! I think this outfit is one of your very best. It just seems really 'raw' and strong, and with the black lipstick makes me feel like you're kinda feeling especially free/relaxed? So yes, I just love this outfit, especially the leggings. And I also have to mention the black lipstick in that super-girly case! Has there ever been a greater contrast? Mind blown...

P.S "I-den-ti-ty!!!" Yay, Poly :-)

Katheyn Volikos said...

amazing



a have a new post if youd like to check!
love, Katheryn
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20thCgirl said...

Great look, I love how all the different parts of it interlink/match.

I wish I'd been more creative when I was a teenager - although I still look like one :P

hippie :D said...

love the shoes! <3

meg said...

oh crap, I totally had a necklace exactly like that "Haley" one when I was, like, eleven years old, except I think I had a heart and a ying-yang charm instead of a smiley face and that sun-daisy-smiling thing. Two, actually, because I also once got one as a birthday present that whoever gave it to me spelled my name wrong, with an "H" -- maybe Haley gave it away because she was actually Hayley or Hailey or Hallie.

Cristina L said...

Holy inspiration ;)

Charlotte said...

I am into those shoes. Love them. Just stunning. xx

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@lucca said...

Hi Tavi, I have looked and have found your blog very cool and inspiring!
I am the Lucca, I have a blog too, despite living in Brazil and speak Portuguese, I see your blog, trying to heed, more congratulations, I love your blog!
Kisses, kisses!

@lucca said...

And this is my blog: http://maisumolharamoda.blogspot.com/

boxmalak said...

mmmm! i love the vibes youre pushing off with the clothes!!

Meagan said...

http://www.rectoandverso.com/?expref=next-blog
HAH IT'S FAKE J-LO YOU ON A DIFFERENT WEBSITE. apparently fake you is extremely popular.

Chloe said...

This outfit is kind of, I don't know, perfect? I heart Jesus barrette + holy leggings = fantastic. And the Lisa Frank stickers complete me.

Audrey (hkittygirl) said...

For a second, I thought you're Docs were the limited edition Hello Kitty ones...XD

My name is Giacobba said...

this has to be my most favorite outfit that you have posted on this blog, it is magnificent!

lenathebomb said...

omg.tavi.marry me please?you are way too amazing...it doesn't even make sense.uf only you were my best friend...and you should be proud 'cuz this is the first time I actually took time to comment on a blog.teehee

delil▲h said...

I love it *-*

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scuzzface said...

haha ''bracelet from joke shop''.. love it!
Ur style is impeccable. Wish I had that much sass when I was 15! xo

Flora said...

mmm, nice leggings/docs <3

Judith Montaña said...

Love the shoes!!

Lush Life said...

you are such a badass. respect.

BLACKFORGOLD said...

i love this... the images you've chosen are awesome.

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Katheyn Volikos said...

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3








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<3
Katheryn

Oooooooooo said...

so I saw this other picture on this other blog which led me to start watching "Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael" and then I thought "hm, where have I seen something like this" aka THIS POST

Fuckin Elektra said...

awesome! corn nuts.

Young Gucci Purse said...

Love the tshirt and especially love your shoes!
xoxo
Leah
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anastasheeka said...

Love your lipstick. Spooky awesome!

Angelica said...

I LOVE YOU AND YOUR BLOG SO MUCH IM JEALOUS.

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martinacox said...

raddd
i see a romeo/juliet shot in there too good

Stacy said...

Heathers is one of the greatest high school movies ever. Ever. I'm down with the patches and just the vibes! I'm also getting out in about three weeks, I totally get you.

meri said...

omg tavi, tavi, tavi. u should check my blog cause we have a lot in common!

Atomic Bettie said...

Thanks for including Flamingo Cupcake again! You wear my necklaces well!

Belva said...

I love your leging.
I don't know why, but your post made me want to lsiten "Judas" of Lady Gaga!!
Judas♪♫ judaas!

Belva blogger of 12 years!
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czech foreigner said...

tatally in love with your leggins!

Skihäschen said...

nice pics

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cancercowboy said...

i'm tempted to say something obvious like "Holy Socks!". the look rawks and the leggins are seriously heavenly ^___^ the black lipstick seems to make your mouth look unusually small in the photo, though that might be the angle or something.
hope יהוה is ok with the amount of catholicism in this outfit ^________^

madamoiselle irene said...

I think this post is interesting, and i like the way you have combined your outfit, but honestly Tavi, this t-shirt scares the shit out of me for some reason.. Kind of creepy. Cool lipstick though, intense!
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siouxsielaw.com said...

Absolutely love everything about this. This is totally how I wanted to look when I was in high school (in the 90s). The Lime Crime looks great.

FND said...

This made me laugh. What a coincidence as you are chanelling Heathers, you should check out Rupaul's Drag Race Season 3 on Logo ( I believe you can watch online). That season was such a riot as the top clique of drag queens were calling themselves Heathers, jokingly I might add, as a reference to the movie. Oh, and you might be able to learn make up trips and laugh at how fierce some guys can be in dresses, and how some are not. ;)

Laura Frances said...

I like this gothic side of you. you look amazing in black lipstick.

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Heather said...

Tavi, you continue to impress. Daniel Johnston and My So-Called Life and Hole and Heathers and PIL....it's like you've dipped into my 17 year old subconscious and are having a ball. You manage to make me both nostalgic for all that was important to me in the early 90's and proud that you're so into it all now. As always, you're a total treat to read, sister.

Marnie said...

wow heathers! so "original" i blogged about them a month ago.

AimsterSkitz0rz said...

Those tights made me think of this song: Bauhaus - Stigmata Martyr http://youtu.be/vG-iTvxWivw the first time I heard this song it was playing really loud and it scared the heck out of me LOL XD

SJ Stephens said...

I have that bracelet. You're an inspiration to all of us bloggers.

kate shitspatrick said...

I would commit heinous crimes for those James Lillis tights. Pictures are cute though!

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Alice said...

Literally NEED that necklace... like HEATHERS is the best. And your t-shirt. OH they are both amazing. xxx

Vita T. said...

I like the new approach.
Hmm..I have black lipstick from a Halloween pack, I will think about maybe using it now. But it might be a little to late because it's getting very hot here and it might not go well with this type of weather.
Keep styling!(:

gosialein said...

I simply love these leggins ;)

frederieke said...

...my eyes are just burning out of my skull. feel like im on crack looking at all that glitter

Disciple of Chic said...

Lisa Frank!! It's so cute and kitschy and far-out!

pugpuppy said...

Hi Tavi, my name's Molly. I looked at your blog and it's just amazing how you became famous from making this. I want to be famous too and right now I'm having a hard time. I saw that you were featured in TFK and Teen Vogue. I started a blog of my own. There's not much on it so far but it's about how I love to draw cartoons and comics. I'll try to send you a link and whenever you do have time to see it can you reply to me?

ALEXIZLE said...

YOU HAVE THE COOLEST FUCKING TIGHTS EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

punkius said...

THE TIGHTS! They are perfect since I'm getting all this inspiration from Catholic symbolism, and biblical references.

Sylwia&Elwira said...

You look like bitch !
you fun of Church !
Stupid pie !
SLUT !
crooked snout !
prostitute !
FLUNKEY !
GULL !
Antichrist !
debil with a note on the back !

JulieFoldi said...

OMG!!! This leggings are awesome...

steph said...

this outfit is the first of yours i would were. but don't get me wrong. i love to watch the other ones also- it's just not my style.

Izumihiiiflower said...

Oh my GOOOOSH!!! I'm crazy about your legging!!! your bracelet is so cool too! you are wearing doc marten's of my dreams! i damn love this style dear! Me, i want a blue lipstick of this brand! *_* raaaah i want it so muuuuch! no, in fact i want all colors! <3<3<3 One for every outfit <3

Yes again me, izumihiiiflower (the girl with a strange name XD and strange haircut too!)
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ólöf said...

I LOVE these leggings. They're AMAZING. Truly amazing. As well as your Dr.Martens ;)

Poppy said...

guys tavi has become a badman (thats english slang) ahh you look great x

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Dana fine said...

I love the leggings, so impressive!

Kumo-M said...

Oh Tavi I love your clothes today ! You're so pretty !

Sailor said...

The new 'made in china' Docs always fall apart. Go for English made vintage ones next time!