Charlie’s New Angel (Sort Of)

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Murals galore!

It’s the first day of summer vacation.

Hallelujah!

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Seraphim

It’s so strange.

My friends and I were walking towards the bus circle when it suddenly hit me.

I’ve just completed my Junior Year of high school.

In August I’ll be filling out forms requesting for my transcripts. Mailing my applications to various schools. Retaking the SAT and ACT just to see how well I can do. And applying for scholarships to ameliorate the money matter.

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Shades from Poshmark. Romper part of the Finders Keepers chain.
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Shoes are Antonio Melani.
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My best jump yet.

I’ve gotten a lot better at this jumping business.

I actually kind of know what I’m doing.

And I can do it in a less amount of times.

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It’s the first day of summer!

So peace out suckers!

School’s out.

The Biscuit Wall Experience

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It’s Friday. Time to jump for joy.
My Biscuit Wall experience.

I normally stay away from colors.

I prefer wearing black.

Or black and white.

Or gray.

But I must say that I found this exceedingly colorful photoshoot palatable.

Initially I was going to post this the day after Prince’s death since the background appears to look like colored rain.

But then I realized that there wasn’t a lot of purple in the background. Or that all my pictures just happened to NOT showcase the purple portions.

So, yeah, that didn’t work out.

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Lookin’ good as I chill.

You can guess how confused I was when Sofia, our photographer, suggested that we head to a place called the Biscuit Wall.

I had no idea that it’s actually a store called the Biscuit Home that happens to have this incredibly cool wall.

And, not that the name isn’t adorable or anything, but why the hell is it called Biscuit? 🤔

Thoughts?

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Top from H&M.
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Shoes are Jeffrey Campbell. Dress was from a thrift store.

This week has been the last “normal week” of the school year.

The following week will be filled with final reviews and tutorials, and the week after will be end-of-the-year exams.

It feels so strange that it’s almost over. At the beginning of the year it felt as though Summer would never arrive. But now it seems like the whole year passed by before I could even catch my breath.

Next Monday is the last day for Seniors.

I only know a few of them and we’re not particularly close. But a lot of my friends are and some of them seem on the verge of crying.

I wonder how we’ll all be when our last day of high school comes. 😕

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Love this shot. Even though I had to lie on the floor.

Anyway, now it’s time to prepare for the Streetcar Named Desire test. The last regular test I have this year.

Thank God.

Thinking of June

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Getting my cool colors on.

Finals start next week.

So weird.

Despite the fact that on paper I have five exams, technically, I only have three written finals – Spanish III, Physics I, and PreCal.

I don’t have to deal with English III and U. S. History since I took the AP Exams. Thank God, because if the school made me take the final exams for those subjects, I would have a fit.

The others are electives like Art IV and Study Hall.

I highly doubt that we have actual tests in there.

Look at me go!

It took so many tries to get this shot.

At first I would stop too soon.

Then I didn’t know what the hell to do with my arms.

And then I kept freakin’ tripping over myself and would fall a bajillion times.

But I must say, the shot turned out really well.

I remember that wall being hot as hell.
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Is this not a perfect picture for Instagram?

AND my birthday is next Monday.

I’ll be turning seventeen which is SO WEIRD.

I’ve so worn out that I forget about it unless it’s a due date for homework or something.

But I am definitely looking forward to my momma making me a chocolate cake 😊.

Shades are Betsey Johnson.
Dress from Poshmark.
Shoes from JustFab.
Ready for June.

Even though the prospect of impending college is absolutely terrifying, I’m so done with this school year!

I mean, I’ll miss some of my classes because I actually enjoyed some of them this year, but I’m ready for a break.

A looooooong break.

Intermitted with college visits and writing college essays.

Great.

Dreaming of the End

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Let’s do this!

I have my last AP Exam today. I’m so happy that I might actually cry (not exaggerating).

I’m surprised by how calm I’ve been these last two weeks though. When I took my very first AP last year, I was so stressed and scared that I almost started crying in the middle of testing. Maybe it’s because I actually learned something in this year’s AP classes. And that I enjoyed it. Or it’s because I remembered that my life will not be ruined by a bad score.

Either way, I’m glad that it’s almost over. Plus, technically I only have three final exams since I took the AP Exams for my other classes ( #helltotheyes ).

But it’s not just AP testing that’s ending. School is too. Summer starts in three weeks.

THREE WEEKS.

I’m both ecstatic and shocked by how fast this year has gone by. And I’m freaked out by the fact that I’m an upcoming Senior.

So weird. So old.

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This is me before AP testing.
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This is me after AP testing.

Anyway, I’m ready to get this thing over with and party like there’s no tomorrow.

And by partying I mean napping.

It Has Begun

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Keeping it natural.

My AP U. S. History Exam is tomorrow.

I might throw up.

Or cry.

Or pass out.

Not neccessarily in that order.

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Vest from Forever 21. Jumpsuit from Ave 20 20. Bangle was a gift.

However, in terms of knowing the material and what to expect, I’m Gucci.

But regarding time management and anxiousness, well, that’s a whole other struggle to deal with.

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Just hanging out…in the grass.

I just need to breathe. Because apparently I tend to forget.

As my history teacher wisely said: You are your worst enemy.

So I shall hold onto hope as if my life depends on it (’cause that’s what it feels like)!

And think about these to cheer me up:

I’m so looking forward for AP weeks to end.

I’m ready to chill.

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Let’s do this thing!

I will end the post by quoting my English teacher:

“Make this test your bitch!”

The Last Stand

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I’m ready for APs. Mostly.

So I’ve got U. S. History STAAR today and the AP U. S. History on Friday. Then next Wednesday I’ve got AP English Language and Composition.

Great.

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Free People jumpsuit from Poshmark.

In the last couple of days my AP teachers have been giving pep talks and saying how bad AP scores is not the equivalent to a ruined life. However, despite their good intentions, it actually made me feel anxious. I guess it’s because it hadn’t hit me that APs have begun until, well, now.

Even though I feel like I’m about to hyperventilate every time I think about those tests, I actually think I’ve got a chance to pass. And maybe even do well! (Such an optimist, right?)

I felt even better after my APUSH teacher showed us these pictures:

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Beaten down by life and APs.

I will try to stay strong.

At least for the next week or so.

Then I’ll be super chill.

Until finals begin.

Great.

Brace Yourselves

AP Exams start next week.

Nuff said.

The struggle is real.

I’m trying my best to stay calm, and so far, I’m doing well. But knowing me, I’ll probably have a mini panic attack the morning of my exam.

I’ll be reviewing rhetorical strategies and language terms for English, and memorizing battles and court cases for History (insert deep sigh).

By the way, I’m casting my vote for Iron Man.
Top is Express and shorts are Mudd. Both via Poshmark.
Sneakers from Pastry Shoes.

But I will be strong! There are five weeks left of school and then I’ll be done.

It will be summer.

I will sleep in.

And only get up for food.

And chocolate milk.

And probably homebaked goods too. (Wink wink, momma. Just kidding. Kind of. Sort of. Not really.)

Chocolate + Me

But until then, I shall hold on to what little care I have left in me and attempt to make it through the next five weeks.

#iwillsurvive #bemyownhero

Time to Celebrate

This is my favorite photoshoot out of all the ones I’ve done so far.

The yellow-colored wall is gorgeous and really makes my dress pop!

It made my mod inspired look even cooler (so modest, right?).

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My favorite shot.
Dress from H&M. Shoes from JustFab.

Wind is a useful tool in shoots. It can make your hair look incredibly epic or blow your skirt in such a way that it looks like ripples in water.

This is not one of those times.

Even though the picture turned out well (it’s actually pretty adorable), it was a struggle keeping the shoot PG-13. At one point I thought I was going to have a Mary Poppins moment and be blown away.

Look at those chameleons!
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A three-day weekend is very much appreciated.

I know I say it every week, but I’m so done with life right now. I had three quizzes and one test in my AP U.S. History all in one week.

So basically I’m mentally drained.

Ring is Kate Spade Saturday. Necklace is Kendra Scott. Sunglasses from Poshmark.

But thank God it’s a three-day weekend. I’m ready to kick back and relax.

Peace out fools!

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I’m happy it’s Friday that I might actually cry (so sad).

I just need to get through today.

I have an AP Multiple Choice test in English and a quiz in U.S. History AP. If it weren’t for the fact that I have those two classes at the end of the day, I would’ve just skipped and slept (just kidding… kind of… not really…).

Looking off into the distance…at a Smoothie King….wanting a smoothie.

You know those posters for superhero movies? The ones that have the characters being cool and looking off into the distance? Well that’s basically what mine would look like if I had one.

If I could have a superpower I’d probably want the power to fly. That’d be so cool. I’d never be late to school, I wouldn’t be stuck in traffic, and if I saw people that I really hated I could drop water balloons on them, you know, that kind of stuff.

It took me a couple of tries to balance on that thing AND look cool.
What?

 This is actually an impromptu photoshoot.

Technically I had already finished but my mother still had one more outfit. So while Sofia, our photographer, and I waited for my momma to put on her shoes and get herself situated, we decided to squeeze in another shoot for me.

Another case of whiplash.
I always seem to jump so high. What a lie 😂
Ready for the weekend!

P.s.

I didn’t say the brand of my clothes because the majority of what I was wearing is so old that I can’t remember. And the tags are washed out. But the shoes are from H&M and the necklace is Alexander McQueen (and from my mother’s jewelry stash).

That’s Not My Problem

Now normally I would wear a crop top with an undershirt or layer it over a fitted dress because I’m not used to showing off so much skin. But I thought of trying it out since, well for starters it was so freakin’ hot, and also because I don’t have a lot of opportunities to wear it.

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Damn my hair looks good (so modest).
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Standing on my tippy toes 👯

I know that it doesn’t seem like a difficult thing to do, but standing on my tippy toes in those shoes was hard. The shoes are a little bit big and the ground had a smooth surface, so I kept slipping and almost lost my shoes frequently.

But it made for a good shot though.

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Just chillin’.

Sofia, our photographer, and my mother said I looked like a worn out doll that was done with life.

Half of that is true.

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Shades are from Cindy. Ring from Raven Eve Gothic Jewelry via Etsy.
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Shoes are Jeffrey Campbell.

We had the photoshoot at my old middle school’s bus circle. I know it seems as though we’re obsessed with it but I promise that’s not the case. It just so happens that it’s near our house and is expansive enough that there are multiple backdrops to choose from in one location.

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Peek 🙈 a 🙉 boo!
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Top from Forever 21. Shorts from Dee’s.
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That’s not my problem!

This top is perfect for when you’re done with whiny bitches who need some common sense. Which is basically the case for me everyday in Science #sorrynotsorry

I know this post isn’t very inspiring. I’m just incredibly run down from AP Exam studying and the search for recommendation letters. I’ll try harder next time 👍, but now I must go do some Spanish work (yay…not really).

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