Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tunesday Tuesday: "Wide Awake"

"I wish I knew then/ What I know now/ Wouldn't dive in/ Wouldn't bow down"- Katy Perry "Wide Awake"



Why is it that I feel a little ashamed to admit that I am  embarrassed by how much I love Katy Perry? I can't resist her music. It's so catchy and fun. And completely irresistible. Kinda like combining purple and orange. Now a year ago, I would have been horrified at these two colors put together. But when I was looking for some summery tops, I was automatically drawn to this particular top. It doesn't look like anything I have in my closet.



Today, I pack up a suitcase full of props- four Marilyn Monroe dresses, high heel shoes, blonde wigs, fake lashes, fake boobs- to drag along to theatre class. Our still untitled play will premiere Thursday morning, and we are hard at work getting scenes worked out. The premise, just in case you've been following along and waiting with bated breath, is pretty nutty. Marilyn Monroe injures herself and has to help find a replacement for the film she is working on. Hilarity ensues as an obsessed fan, an alcoholic slut, a nerdy bookworm and a cross-dresser each battle it out for the role of a lifetime. Sounds amazing, right?



I've really been in my element this week. We had an essay due which I enjoyed writing way more than I should have. A quiz today that I aced. I got to play director and boss people around. I am in my element! I really love being a student, maybe more than being a teacher. Sadly I haven't figured out how to make a sustainable living as a full-time student. Any ideas?


Purple and Orange Stripes


Old Navy striped tank
$9 - oldnavy.gap.com

Old Navy button front cardigan
$20 - oldnavy.gap.com

Old navy
$20 - oldnavy.gap.com

Old Navy t strap shoes
$35 - oldnavy.gap.com

Facet jewelry
nyandcompany.com









60 comments:

Annie said...

Love Katy Perry, and LOVE purple and orange together! Such a cute outfit Katie! And I kind of really want to see your play - sounds hilarious :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Keesha said...

Im not really up on current pop...I guess I should brush off my radio playing skills. Love the lyrics :)

I think you look lovely. Orange and purple compliment you. Youre wearing the perfect outfit to lug fake boobs around :)

Tara_St said...

I love Katy Perry! Make sure you video this play because I think every one wants to see it. Maybe it'll get picked up by a studio and turned into a movie and then you can afford to be a full time student living off your Hollywood money.

Tara
Penniless Socialite

tashia graham said...

Oh Katy Perry. Usually when I hear a new song of hers I think "ugh that's repetitive/ annoying" then a few months later Glee will do the song and I'll love their version. Eventually I move on from the Glee version to the original and grow to love it as well. (ok maybe that only happened with Teenage Dream, but still!)

PS: Love the purple and orange. I think you're the only person whose collection of ON items rivals mine!

Ali said...

It's all right, we all have our guilty pleasure bands (though I see nothing wrong with Katy Perry!). Britney Spears is totally mine. Yup, I'm still over here listening to her Oops! I did it again album.

These are such fun colors you used in this outfit. Orange, purple, and pink! I would have never tried those together. That necklace is such a nice pop of bright color, too! <3

Always Maylee said...

I love this outfit and the pops of orange! I kind of enjoy Katy too, her music is just so catchy, it's hard not to start bopping your head when it's on. Or is that just me? Um, the play sounds amazing and I kind of want to see it in person! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Sharon S said...

I love Katy Perry's music too. It's just so darn catchy!

The play sounds really hilarious! I'd love to see the alcoholic slut and cross-dresser costumes, haha :)

And I was just in ON the other day and I really wish I had gotten that tank, but I had to suppress my stripes obsession, sigh.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Catie said...

I'll admit it, I like Katy Perry too. My six year old loves to sing along to all her songs. The funniest is her singing along to California girls - "Daisy Dukes, bikini on top. Skin so hot, we'll melt you popsicle." Hilarious!! I guess it's kind of bad she's singing that, but she doesn't know what she saying. lol

BTW, cute outfit. I like purple and orange together. : )

Jupe_Cambria said...

That sounds like such a nutty but fun play! I miss theatre soooo much :( Wish I could see you perform, bet you are stellar. The orange and purple make a super combination, btw.

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

Hannah @ Tattoos and Pearls said...

I kind of love Katy Perry. I feel like she is a real person, not like those other fake celebrities. Ha! I think it is so cool you are in this fabulous play you write about! Can I come see it?

Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

Mary Ann said...

I really like that striped top!! ;-)

Kacie Ellis said...

I love the color of the stripes on that top!

www.daisyraeboutique.com
www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

Ashley Doss said...

The outfit looks fun, easy, and chic. I love it! Your play sounds absolutely hilarious. I really wish I could see it. :)

Dossome

Calli said...

I love that top! It looks very slimming... if I wasn't eight months pregnant I would buy it!

Jessica said...

I think I love your posts more and more each day!
1. I LOVE KP... and even dressed up as her recently (cupcakes on the boobies and everything!)
2. Purple + Orange were meant to be together... and you look fab!
3. The play you are in sounds HILAR! Oh my goodness... are you Marilyn? Or one of the stand ins?
xx
Here&Now

Nefertiti said...

jolie tenue

Nefertiti said...

Jolie tenue

TJ said...

loving that pop of orange in the sandal and necklace. looking great, girl!!!!
xo TJ

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I'm going to see if the group will allow me to tape it. I feel like I owe it to all of you to show it! Thank you so much!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I got some looks lugging around that suitcase, but hey, I can't help that I'm resourceful! Thank you so much- I really love the combo!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I'm going to do every thing I can to tape this baby!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Definitely repetitive- I think that's why she's so addictive. It gets stuck in your head and burrows deep down!

I spend WAY too much at OLD Navy, but I get so much, so I don't feel guilty...

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I listen to a lot of Britney. I don't own any albums, but I've never heard a song of hers I didn't like, so I download a lot!! Thank you so much!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I actually thought about you and your "forgotten color" when I bought this top!

No, that's the beauty. I listen to her songs and imagine that I am in the music video... is that just me?? ;)

And as far as the play goes, I'm going to try and tape it just for you guys!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

We've got some really talented actors in our group (and sadly some not so talented ones too), but they are hilarious to watch!! It's too funny.

I may need to start limiting my stripe purchases too!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It's always bad when kids sing along, but it's hilarious because they have no idea! Everytime Sean hears a guy singing on the radio, he insists that he is the one signing and he'll sing a little if he knows it or lip synch if he doesn't!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I wouldn't say stellar by any stretch! But it definitely makes me miss theater too! I feel so energized performing and blocking and setting up. It really is so much fun.

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Of course you can come see it! :) I am actually going to try to tape it and post it on the blog... if the other group members don't mind! I think Katy Pery is totally over the top as a perform but she does seem very down to earth!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks! I retweeted your giveaway today! So awesome :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Kacie!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you. That's what I try to go for. You know how it is being a teacher. You want to dress down, but then it's cooler to still dress a little nice!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I think you should still buy it! It'd look great over a baby bump! BTW, my very best friend's name is CalliE and SHE is eight months pregnant. So crazy!

Jenny said...

What a great, casual outfit! I love the pops of orange with your necklace and shoes. Also love that striped top! I'm loving stripes so much right now!

<3 Jenny
www.crazystylelove.com

AvgGirlsGuide said...

Adoring the stripes with the cardigan; big fan here!

Anna A Hodge said...

counting down the days until Part of me. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my interview for College Lifestyles Magazine. xo

www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

Kate Kindall said...

I love that song! Just found it this week and it's added to my playlist :) I love your outfit and the orange/purple combo is refreshing to see. You look fabulous and beautiful!

~Kate

http://taleof2teachers.blogspot.com/

Tara said...

I really love your stripes, so cute!

Feathers & Freckles said...

I wouldn't have thought to pair orange with this outfit, but the sandals and necklace go so well with it!

Your play sounds like it's going to be a riot, hope all goes well with it tomorrow :)

Marie_McGrath said...

I really enjoy Katy Perry's music as well! It always finds a way of getting stuck in my head. I really love the orange and purple color combo you got going on, and good luck with the play! I'm sure it will be fantastic.

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

CurrentlyCoveting said...

I love that even your toesies match! Great look, I wouldn't think to pair these up either but you make it work!


xx,
Erin
http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

1. I NEED to see this costume. NOW!! :)
2. Thank you so much!
3. Sadly, because I wrote and directed, I didn't get a big role, but that's ok. Our Marilyns are amazing! I am totally going to tape it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks TJ! Hope you are settling in well!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Jenny! I love them too!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you! Are you blogger? Send me a link!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I'm pretty excited too, and I loved the interview!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I know! I am obsessed with it! And thank you so much :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Tara!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you!! I hope the video comes out well so I share the craziness with you all :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much, Marie! Her music definitely gets stuck in your head!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I take my fashion very seriously, Erin ;) It's time for a new pedi... thinking about yellow (maybe)

Megan said...

There is nothing wrong with a little K.P in your life! To be honest, I have a friend who looks exactly like her and it's kind of creepy! Back to you... I love your look! The combo is perfection :)

xo, Megan

indie flower

Belatedbloomer said...

Love the color combo of purple and orange! Why not, right? :D

http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

I just want to affirm that there ain't nothing wrong with purple & orange and Katie Perry. This outfit looks great on you. Glad you're having fun with the play!

AvgGirlsGuide said...

I am! It's www.theaveragegirlsguide.com. thanks for asking. :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Awesome! Going to check you out now! :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank goodness! Because I'm embracing it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks, Megan! That would definitely be weird to be friends with a Katy Perry look-alike!

erin said...

Just discovered your blog, you inspire me a fellow curvy girl to be more adventurous in my fashing. Could you share what color toe nail polish you are wearing in this blog entry, very cool! Thanks!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I'm so glad you found me!!! Eek, the polish was a pedicure, so I don't remember the color's name, but it's very similar to this one
http://zoya.com/content/38/item/Zoya/Zoya-Nail-Polish-Kierra.html

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