10.17.2011

In Which I Get Drunk and Try On All My Clothes.

















 Cat Shirt- Self made, Huge Pink Denim Shorts- JBrand + RIT Dye, Sparkly Cable Knit, Printed Scarf- Madewell, Cut-Offs- Borrowed (stolen) from Casey, Awesome Leopard Shoes- F21, Studded Belt- Zara, Lace Peter Pan Dress- F21, Black Sweater- H&M Divided, Ankle Boots- Vintage, Leather Jacket- Doma, Plaid Button-up- Madewell, Lacey Shorts- Birthday present from Casey, Terrifying Dead Creatures Bag- Vintage, Classy Hooters Shirt- Thrifted, then slashed up a bit.

So I'm not dead. However, I am divorced! Yep. Hence the whole "disappearing for almost two months" thingI left my photographer. So Joey will no longer be a character on this blog. But Casey and Mom are still around! And I've got plenty of new characters to fill the void in your heart. Because I know random, half-explained stories about the people in my life are real void-fillers. To avoid being gauche, I'm not going to air as much dirty laundry as usual. Just know that there is absolutely no reason for you to feel sorry for me, and I'm happier than I've been in a long time. Recently, I've been obsessed with the DH Lawrence poem, "In a Boat".  This is a roundabout way of telling you what is going on in my life without actually telling you. God, the lengths I'll go to over share on the internet.

Moving on!  I chopped my hair. Yes, it sounds painfully cliche after a breakup, but had more to do with too much bleach and too little conditioner than some sort of psychological cleansing ritual. I kinda wish I could tell you a dramatic "scissors, mirror, single tear running down my cheek, sad music trilling away in the background" story, but no such luck. 

I'm not going to ramble for five years, partially because I want to stop using this blog as a forum for whatever random thought pops into my head (ok, that was a total lie: my random thoughts are gonna stick around, they'll just be a bit more edited), but mainly because I just bought the new Teen Vogue (Oh, stop being such a snob! I know you read it, too!) with Alexa Chung on the cover, and (unlike the stupendously boring Peaches$$$Geldofs we're supposed to worship*) she actually has that whole "I would purchase/support basically anything she's involved in" thing. Oh, and she definitely has the "I bought her entire over-priced Madewell collection, including the stupid cosmetics bag" thing. Less complicated version: I am an enormously devout Alexa Chung fan-girl. 


*I know, it seems like I say something negative about ol' Peaches in every post. But have you ever read her abysmal NYLON articles? And did you know that they're ghostwritten?? And doesn't that make you wonder if she's, umm, literate? Also: the emperor has no clothes, people. She doesn't dress that well. Which is mind-blowing, considering her connections. I know I'm preaching to the choir, I've yet to come across anyone who harbors some huge Peaches crush. So I'll stop, but first I shall leave you with this very depressing thought: I wonder how many teenage girls know everything about the Geldof sisters, and nothing about Gloria Steinem. HA! I'm so predictable. First post in over a month, and already back to my pseudo-feminist hand-wringing.

51 comments:

  1. haha, I loved this post. I hope you're well sunshine, your hair looks enjoyable so that's all good. I also thoroughly enjoy the décor in your house and I fully appreciated that Peaches rant. nice clothes too! Have a wonderful day, and tomorrow, and the day after that.
    xx

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  2. Kerrie's lovely comment made me realize I need to give the "beautiful, amazing house" credit to Mr. Travis Jennings Brown. He also took the pictures. Jack of all trades, that one.

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  3. I loved this post and definitely missed your undedited random thoughts. Your hair looks fantastic short, a hard look to pull off but you definitely resemble Twiggy pulling on that 60's paisley shift. Fun pictures with great clothes!

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  4. WOMAN! YOU'RE ALIVE! I was actually just thinking to myself the other day "I hope margaret's okay.. I miss reading her crazy posts". so since you've said you're happy, I won't even say I'm sorry over the whole d-word thing. I will say holy shiz balls your hair looks GREAT. so different but girllll you look BANGIN'.

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  5. YOUR HAIR, its SOOOO GOOOOD!! I have to say, this is probably my favorite post of yours. Gah, you look so good. I'm glad you are happy. I missed your internet absence. I was just wondering to myself the other day, 'i wonder what happened to Margaret?'
    I'm on the same boat about the peaches thing, the only thing I like about her is her daisy chain tattoo.

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  6. Margaret!!!! Your hair looks...perfect. I didn't know that I could internet-love you more! You just look so gamine. And you are still the best-dressed girl I've never met.

    Really, Margaret, we are all just very selfish people, so we could go on about how sympathetic we are to what must have been a very challenging period in your life, but the truth of the matter is that all we really care about is the fact that we -- the internet -- get you back, so yay!

    Lastly, this story will bring you joy: my boyfriend met Peaches and Pixies Geldof at a party once. He had no idea who they were, because he is not a girl. However, in conversation, it came up that their father is Bob Geldof, of The Boomtown Rats. You know, "Tell me why? I don't like Mooondays. Tell me why? I don't like MoooOonday-YAYS." Anyhow, he proceeded to talk to them all night about how hard it must be to have a famous father and how awkward that must be, living in his shadow. He wondered why they weren't very nice, but I was extremely pleased that they met someone who had absolutely no clue who they were. I wish I could have seen the look on Peaches Geldof's face.

    Anyway, I think the next logical step is for you to come visit LA to hang out with Taylor and me.

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  7. Oh God, I understand you so well, I've been trough a break-up recently but I'm not feeling sad or sorry, it's like I don't know, some kind of liberation feeling after all.
    I've also had my hair cut (not sheding a tear, but it was psychological anyway :P)

    You look rad and cool!

    (sorry for my english, I'm from Argentina)

    xoxo

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  8. I am LOVING your hair!!!! :D
    And aww, I'm sorry about your divorce, but I'm glad you're doing well now! :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  9. margaretttttttt. first. your hair looks amazing. second. i'm glad your back and and feeling happy/i'll be looking forward to new characters. third. your writing always makes me smile and i always spill so much information on the internet too. my twitter is, well, a mess.

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  10. You look stunning my favorite tiny, little pixie stick! I miss you SO much I can't wait for another reunion!! And the house looks amazing, I love that you did pictures of it

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  11. YOUR HAIR YOUR CLOTHES YOUR EVERYTHING THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!

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  12. Back with a serious bang! Wow. Glad you're alive and happy. That hair? Holy crap - great decision. Thank god for the plethora of photos here, since we have all missed out over the past couple of months. Seriously. You are KILLING IT.

    Welcome back.

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  13. Margaret- your hair looks fantastic and you look great in these. I love everything you are wearing, particularly that animal bag and the shorts, and that amazing necklace.

    I am glad you are in a good place. I definitely have had some demons of my own and it's hard not to want to vent when you're in that situation. You should absolutely come visit me and Madeline and we can have real talk. And shop. And eat. I think you would have a lot of fun here, I definitely have. Or at least hang out w/ me when I am in Bama over Christmas. <333333 email me?

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  14. You loook great with that hair chopped off. Hope you're doing fine now (: making me fall in love with that oversized crop cat tee! <3

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  15. I love your short hair do! It fits your face frame perfectly. Keep posting!!

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  16. I loved this post. I'm sorry you've broken up with your photographer, but I won't dwell on it either. You look awesome in these photos and your new hair. Lookig forward to reading more of your 'ramblings' x

    http://baroqueboudoir.blogspot.com/

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  17. the new hair is adorable, you look like laura marling!

    also, completely agree about peaches geldof. I HATE HER SO MUCH. i think the reason she moved to the states was because she was forced to by everyone hating on her so much in the uk.

    glad everything is well & you're blogging again x

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  18. I thought maybe I had missed the dramatic cut post :) Well I love the cut on you. I wish I could pull off something that short but my face is just too round and chunky. Sorry to hear about the divorce although if you're happier now then it was a good thing. Glad to see back!

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  19. Your hair looks amazing, great post!

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  20. Oh my... I love getting drunk and trying on outfits! And, I LOVE the hair on you. I recently just chopped all of mine off, as well. Thirdly, lovvve that house. Good to have you back!

    <3 Dana

    velvetwarning.blogspot.com

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  21. Glad you are back. I love your hair. I missed your rambling.

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  22. I am so glad you are back and that hair suits you.

    New beginings and all that..ok, cliche..i know but still :D

    Missed your writings.

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  23. First of all, I am so glad you're happy! I really really really REALLY missed your posting! I even checked Casey's blog to make sure there weren't any posts dedicated to her gorgeous dead friend Margaret. I was really worried about you and I'm so glad you're back! And even cuter than ever! I mean, that hair cut! It's perfection! You look INSANELY adorable! Eeeeeee! I love it so much! And I love all your clothes, especially that Peter Pan collar dress. I look forward to reading your blog regularly again. Welcome back, Doll!

    xoxo
    Em

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  24. God I love you so much. Your hair is so amazing I can't even

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  25. Your hair looks AMAZING. Great post :)

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  26. Wow, you are looking super thin, heartbreak diet?

    Well who cares when your hair is looking so incredible - you should have done it years ago, awesome.

    Looking good all round and glad your back in blog land! :D

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  27. this look is PERFECT on you. you have such a pretty face, i am pretty sure any haircut would look stunning on you though. and you go girl, glad to see you are happier than ever. it definitely is shining through in these pics. who needs a man anyways?? i was starting to get fashion litter withdrawal-so glad you hopped back on the bandwagon, you adorable pixie! :-P

    oh and um, this house/apt is amazing!!

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  28. You pick out great outfits when you drinking, lol. I love your place to looks great!
    Fashion in the Fog: Autumn Bliss

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  29. I love you and I love your hair! TRUE FACTS

    XX

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  30. Your hair looks amazing! I loved your hair before, but this is just...love love love. Also, I very much enjoy reading your "pseudo-feminist hand-wringing" so keep at it. Glad you're back :)

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  31. Your rambling is the thing I look forward to most in this blog damn world. You look supercute, welcome back.

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  32. so cool photos here

    xx rouli <3

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  33. Great look. I love short hair on you! Missed your post

    http://gypsymadness.blogspot.com/

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  34. Glad you're back! I love the hair and I especially love your random thoughts <3

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  35. omigod it's about freaking time you're back! i literally check every hour- "is she back? no? damn!"...sorry to hear about your circumstances, but glad you're happy and moving on. You look hotter than ever, the hair is AMAZING on you! You're one of the few who could actually pull that look off. Yay for your return! Can't wait to read more of your pseudo-handwringing feminist posts- that's what makes you awesome (along with your style of course!)

    Beneath the Glass

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  36. I have the coolest bff ever! I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  37. 1) The cat shirt is amazing, i want it. It's about time i find a good kitty Tee!
    2) The baby doll dress!! I'm obsessed, Courtney Love is such an inspiration with her baby doll dresses
    3) Love vintage playboy magazines. when i get my own apartment I'm thinking about hanginf a few of them ;)

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  38. I wish my evenings where more like this!! Get drunk and try on my whole wardrobe! :) Love it!!

    That hair is amazing! It really really suits you! And shows that bone structure even more!!
    I am glad you are ok!! You had us blog world worried!!
    I am looking forward to all your posts! I need to catch up with Cassie's too!

    I hope you come nose around my blog again soon! I believe you where my first ever commenter :)

    xoxo Jess
    http://sparksandfireworks.blogspot.com/

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  39. you have amazing clothes! i would die for your wardrobe.

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  40. love the shorter do, and your pink lace dress, super cute post....xx

    hushhushcloset.blogspot.com

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  41. Love this post,
    every outfit you showed is just great!

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  42. Oh that cat top and those lace shorts (or skirt)!
    Great post :-)

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  43. your blog is seriously amazing!

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  44. what an awesome blog ! I love your style and these attitude-shots.

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  45. love the cat face on the shirt

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  46. Wish I could pull off that haircut and color, fun photos.
    http://ladyinshambles.blogspot.com/

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  47. looks slike fun :D

    www.georginagoodman.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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  48. Love your pics and style. Unique voice.

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