Well, I never heard it before, but it sounds uncommon nonsense.

-The Mock Turtle

Friday, February 4, 2011

Creative Response














jacket: clearance @ fashion bug / black and gray striped tee: thrifted / black thermal: thrifted / 3-layer necklace: fashion bug / black skinny jeans: vanilla star jeans / rain boots: gojane.com / trapper hat: fashion bug online / gloves: copsplus.com / scarf: family heirloom

The Dummy and I drove to the lake today, and the entire thing was iced over! I wanted to go down and play on it but The Dummy didn't think it was a good idea. There was still water running over the dam, but it was coming from under the ice. A large egret just kept standing next to this stream of running water coming from the side of the dam; he didn't move the entire time we were there! I think he was too cold to open his wings. There was frozen water all over the rocks, and it looked like the water had frozen almost instantly. There were cracks in the iced over lake too, and those cracks had frozen again. The ice was deep, it was crazy! Last time I remember the lake icing over it was just a small section, and the ice was very shallow. Because of all this OCCC's been closed for almost a week now; I'm kinda not wanting it to start back up again, what with that math test I need to take. :P


Thursday, October 14, 2010

3 Looks Inspired by the White Rabbit

I am now 18! Yay! It feels good being an adult, hahaha. Anyways, on to today's post:

Don't Be Late!:
This is a simple, streamlined way to wear the White Rabbit's look to work. Nothing fussy, nothing to get in the way, and the clothes are very easy to move around in. The muted color palette is great when working in more conservative environments. It lets you get away with a lot more when it comes to accessories, like that White Rabbit cameo ring.

White Rabbit Weekend Wear:

This look is great for lazy days off because you can do anything in it. Layers in a muted color palette, again, let you do what you want when it comes to accessories. And reusing an item for different occasions is a great way to have tons of different looks for not a lot of money.

Down the rabbit hole:
The White Rabbit is a great character to take your formal wear inspiration from. This look can be worn any season. The pink flowers work great for spring and summer, and the black lace and white trench take it into the fall and winter months. Rabbit accessories are great for channeling the White Rabbit's look too, of course.

White Rabbit Look For Guys:

This look can be worn for a semi-formal event, for work, or for just a casual get-together. Elegant accessories dress up the basic pieces, but nothing is too formal for average days. And yes, the undies are important.

My next post will be the Caterpillar. ^_^

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mad Hatter's Look Done 3 Ways

The Mad Hatter is an incredibly eclectic, eccentric, completely bonkers character from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. His style is half of his insanity. To wear this look, you need lots of bright, crazy colors, but in order to keep it wearable, tone the look down with only one pattern, instead of mixing many different ones like the Mad Hatter does.

Mad Hatter's Work Wear:

If you work in an office setting, especially one like mine that frowns upon anything that has to do with skeletons, bats, or Halloween, everything you wear has to pass your screening test. This look is eclectic and out there, but still work appropriate because of the coordinating colors and the simple, adorable accessories. The Mad Hatter, if he had a dress code, would definitely wear those quirky, and just a little bit snarky, 'What?' and 'Why?' pins on his coat.

Mad Hatter's Day Off:

It's your day off? Then go all out! These colors are vivid and intense, but they blend beautifully because the color scheme is mainly monochromatic. You still want to maintain a wearable street style, because walking around in a costume is not that cool.

Mad Hatter's Formal Wear:

Dressing for formal events can be tricking. You don't want to sacrifice your personal style, but these events aren't the place to be going crazy with hats and jewelry and crazy patterns. You want to have an eclectic look without to much craziness. This outfit is definitely that. This outfit is definitely unusual and unique, but appropriate for any social gathering you might have.

Hatter, for Guys:

If you love the Mad Hatter's look and want to have that kind of style, go with Andrew Lee Potts' Hatter's version. His style is rugged and handsome, and very wearable for any guy. The natural, woodsy color scheme is more attractive for a guy than bright, crazy colors, and it's easier to mix prints and patterns with a natural color scheme.

Tomorrow's my birthday! So when you read my next post Thursday, (this time it will be the White Rabbit) I'll be 18!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

3 Ways to Wear Alice's Look

Alice was a fun, adventurous young girl with an adorably ladylike style. Channeling her style today, especially with the 'vintage' trend being so popular, is not hard at all. I've complied 3 looks I think a modern Alice would wear for work, play, and formal events.

Alice at Work:
The sweet details of the blouse and skirt work together to make the shoes and bag more feminine. And of course the necklace is decorated with delicate roses, because Alice would much rather be running in a garden all day then sitting at her desk filing papers.

Playful Alice:
Alice in the movies wore a dress in Wonderland, but I think she would've preferred to wear skinny jeans. Skinny jeans wouldn't get in the way when climbing down rabbit holes or playing croquet with an angry queen. The cameo necklace has a romantic feel to it, to emphasis the ruffle top, and those flats are so adorable! Chic without trying to hard.

Alice's Spring Formals
Alice would wear something sweet to her formal events, something flirty without sacrificing comfort or modesty. This skirt and blouse ensemble does exactly that. The accessories continue the girlishness but don't overwhelm the outfit with too many frills or ruffles, because the heels have enough masculinity to keep everything toned down.

Alex in Wonderland:
What if Alice's brother Alex had been the one to fall into that rabbit hole? Here's how to channel Alice's look as a guy. The black and white converse continue the black and white shoe theme, and the scribbles give it a child-like playfulness. The gray skinny jeans are good, basic bottoms that as just as neutral as black, but look nicer with the light blues. The gold watch is important for keeping up with the rabbit, and the rabbit/skull necklace? Very cool.

Hope you enjoyed it, next post will be on how to channel the Mad Hatter's crazy style!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My time 'off' and what it showed me.

I've taken quite a break from this blog. I wanted to find a direction, a point, for it to have that I loved and felt comfortable blogging about on a regular bases. I've gotten way to busy to create a D.I.Y. blog, since I know work 3 jobs and have a dog and a cat to take care of, along with spending time with the Monsieur, the Dummy, and Cookies. So after much pondering, and much web surfing for Alice in Wonderland inspired fashion, I've decided that the choice was pretty obvious.
I love love love love LOVE Alice in Wonderland. Unfortunately the internet world only spent time on it when Tim Burton's film was about to be released. That's.....not enough for me. I've always loved the novel and been incredibly inspired by it and having only a couple months of Alice in Wonderland bliss doesn't work for me. So now, Bel Amour will become an Alice in Wonderland fashion inspiration blog! And I don't have to change the name or design of my blog either. Yay!

Sunday, July 4, 2010


This blog, though very fun, has honestly no direction. And I'd love to be writing a blog that actually has a point to it. So I've been thinking, about things I really like and things I know how to do well. And I've thought of a couple things: I love thrift store shopping. I love DIYing. I love customizing clothes that I bought super cheap and making them my own beautiful creations. So I can blog about it!
What do you guys think? Yay or nay?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


It's been forever since my last post. (Actually it's been 2 months and 9 days but who's counting :])
What have I been doing with all my time? Opening up my Etsy shop, coming up with a direction for my jewelry business, growing artistically, graduating from high school, stuff like that. And I must say I freakin miss blogging! Blogging, Polyvore, and all my 'extras' have been put on hold for long enough I think.
Anyways, what's on for tonight is:
-'What's Eating Gilbert Grape?'
-Customizing a dress with a bunch of random crap.
-Possibly making a t-shirt dress?
-Showering, which is only slightly nice because I really hate wet hair. (Honestly, only Brazilians look good with wet hair. The rest of us just look soggy and a little greasy. Unless you're The Monsieur, in which case you can look anyway at all and still be devastatingly handsome. Plus wet hair gets my pajamas all wet.)
-Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream *I hope I hope I hope!*

Oh, and I just bought a subscription to Teen Vogue magazine. It was $5 for a year subscription which I figured was a pretty good deal. I've been wanting to see if that magazine is any good, guess I'll get my chance in 6 to 8 weeks.