Much of my time lately has been spent packing and trying to get rid of stuff. What this mostly entails is me finding a box and spending 2 hours digging through memories and reminiscing and then stuffing everything back in the box because I just CAN'T get rid of the fake Louis Vuitton sock that my friend Ashley bought me when she visited China in 2008, even though they're still in the wrapper and I have zero intention of EVERY wearing them. I'm always shocked at the things I've saved and usually it makes me laugh to think about all the things I used to be obsessed with. And since I'm a really nice person I thought I'd share some of these things with you. You're welcome.
During the end of high school and the beginning of college I wanted EVERYTHING to be neon. Bath towels, pillows, sheets, lamps, clothes, head scarves, backpacks ... E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. had to be neon. I even searched for a hot pink shag rug to match the refined and tasteful decorations in my room but sadly, I never did.
The Lord of the Rings movies came out while I was in high school, and while all the other girls were wetting themselves over Orlando Bloom, I was the unique and quirky girl who was obsessed with Elijah Wood and that adorable gap between his front teeth. Why pick an elf when you can have a tiny hairy hobbit?
I'm really shocked that I don't have any pictures of this. I used to wear ribbons in my hair, around my wrists as bracelets, around my neck as chokers, on my keychains... errywhere. And not just plain ribbons, but like, curly ribbons, polka dotted ribbons, giant ribbons... anything. The more obnoxious the better.
This continued through at least my freshman year of college.
All. about. the side bangs slash combover look. What? 2007 was the year everybody wanted to look like Donald Trump.
Changing my voicemail message.
When I first got my cell phone I would change my message whenever I went anywhere even though the only people who had my phone number were my parents and they chauffeured me everywhere so it's not like they needed all that information.
"Hi, you've reached Juliette. I'm at work right now but I'll be off a 4 so leave me a message and I'll call you back!"
"This is Juliette's phone. I'm at home right now so if I don't answer it's because I don't have service or I'm busy! Leave a message."
"Hi this is Juliette, I'm at a piano lesson but I'll be done in an hour. Leave a message!"
I think we can all agree that my biggest mistake was asking people to leave me a voicemail. Voicemails are THE WORST.
Bucket hats, newsboy caps, beanies ... it didn't matter. GET ME THE HATS. I also had neon hats and used them to help decorate my neon room. Sadly, I have zero pictures of this. I do, however, have a picture of me wearing a newsboy cap and pigtails and making a modified duck lips face. SPESHUL.
That's all for now because I'm getting sucked into the vortex of old photos and I need to stop before my entire day is wasted and also I'm getting embarrassed looking at all of these pictures thanks goodbye.