DanDressedMe

boyfriend-ish

Outfits,  Spring

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jacket: Cameo
blouse: Shakuhachi (called Gypsy and can’t find it online)
jeans: from Poppy Lissiman
boots: ASOS (not online anymore, but awesome options here)

so i’ve been trying to find the right pair of distressed boyfriend jeans for a while, and to be honest i didn’t really move that far out if my comfort zone – they’re still pretty tight where it counts. but the point of the bf jean is to not be fitted right? well, i guess it would really depend on the pant size of your boyfriend. as much as they would double my length, i think jordan’s jeans would be fairly tight on me? anyway. i don’t care if i’m following the rules correctly or not, coz these jeans are da bomb. only thing is, i accidentally put my foot in the whole and managed to really gash out the rip. my knee cap is now totally on display, and i’m feeling the draft moving further up my leg. contemplating stitching it back up.

these boots i totally dig, and when i went to share them with you i realised they’re no longer on the website! sozzle gals, i really was hoping they would be there because they kept going on sale. but they’re the coolest boots for adding height without going to dressy or anything. i like that the heel is so chunky that you don’t notice it so much. one thing you may have noticed however, is the colour of my hair. i had it lightened, and it honestly went a lot lighter/blonder than i had originally planned, but i don’t mind it. i mean, it’s just hair right? well that’s what i’m trying to tell myself. i’d like to be a lot more adventurous with my hair, and i think this is a start! and in saying all this, i think i will revert back to a little more brunette soon. how boring.

dan xx

lyrics

Inspiration,  Lyrics,  Writing

lyrics. lyrics lyrics lyrics.

i tell you, they are one of the biggest obstacles that i face. but i think honestly, i haven’t worked hard enough in this area. i do believe that there are very poetic people in this world, and sentence-forming is something that comes not just naturally but smoothly to them! it’s a bit unfair, but then again, we all have our strengths. and our weaknesses, and i think for me this is one of them! so i thought i’d do some thinking out loud, well, type as i think, and go over some lyrics of who i think really have the gift of the gab-in-song.

 

brooke

 

firstly would be brooke fraser. now if ever you need a menial task to sound romantic, ask brooke. these are the lyrics to her song ‘sailboats'(which is hardly menial, but a real love song) off her ablum FLAGS.

We’re adrift on a sailboat,
My love is the sea.
Yours is the horizon, constant and steady.

You set my limbs locked hard afloat,
Lifted my lonesome sail.

The tide is out, the moon is high,
We’re sailing.

Darling you love is healing,
It makes the bitter sweet.
Warms the winter to spring again, secures the cold’s defeat.
We’re cutting anchor, casting out,
In to the glorious deep.

The tide is out, the moon is high,
We’re sailing.

When we’ve succumb to decrepitude.
Still our love will remain in it’s youth.

The tide is out, the moon is high,
We’re sailing.We’re sailing. We’re sailing.

after reading through i’ve kind of thought to myself, the lyrics are not as striking as when they’re backed by her beautiful tone and tasteful melody. however there are a few things, that really, i just would not think to do. firstly i think my best friend could be a thesaurus. succumb isn’t a word i find in my daily vocabulary, and i actually had to look up what decrepitude meant. the way you form the line is just so crutial! for example when we’ve succumb to decrepitude. could also be said as, when we give in to feeling weak. mmm. i also don’t think it’s very often that we hear a really good metaphor in a song without it sounding way too cheesy. and let’s be honest, describing your love as an ocean has definitely been overdone, yet brooke brings a freshness to it and a real classiness so that you imagine yourself on a sailboat! i don’t know, perhaps my judgment would have been different had i not heard the song before really inspecting the lyrics?

i guess my main point in all of this, is just how much i need to develop my lyrics. it is possible to rhyme without sounding like dr seuss! often when i write, i find myself getting stuck in a bit of a rut! i just need one more line to finish the phrase, yet nothing is natural nothing is flowing so i make up some ridiculous cliche line that we have all heard a thousand times, and instead of revising the song a week later, (with a thesaurus!) i deem that song as no good. i’m going to stop that.

anyway, have a listen to this beautiful song here, and appreciate it as the whole package!

i’ll be back with another lyrical genius soon.

dan xx