So much Nasty Gal radness.
Corazon Bandeau Bikini by Tavik, $140.00
Lolita Swimsuit by Tavik, $125.00
My “skirt” is actually cut from the bottom half of what I think maybe used to be my Mom’s old bridesmaid dress, maybe. But I could be completely wrong, because I found it in a closet at my Grandpa’s house and my Mum says she doesn’t remember it, plus it still had the tag on it, so the wedding clearly never happened…! Anyways, the thing looked like it belonged to Cinderella; the top was this really romantic high lace collar with a dramatic V made of ribbon and surrounded by more lace. On top of which the whole thing was this really overwhelming baby blue color. It was lovely, and I think I have some pictures somewhere that I’ll try to post, but the thing couldn’t be worn without going back in time. Sooo I took a pair of scissors to it…!
In other news, I’M HOME. Don’t want to dwell on it too long or I’ll start crying, but my freshman year is officially over. Looking forward, I’m off to Belize (AGAIN) for six weeks on June 1. HOLY CRAP. I’m not sure what the internet sitch’ is going to be like though… :O
skirt – vintage upcycle // shirt – Madewell // belt – thrifted // shoes – Madewell, thrifted // bag – vintage // sunnies – college crap-ola
So, as you probably guessed from my last post, finals are upon us here at W&M. In fact they’ve been upon us for a week now, as last Monday was the “Running of the Twamps” at which point all of the intense studiers rush into Swem Library at its opening to snag the best study spaces for the next week and a half. Needless to say… I’m not that intense. As an art major, I had one portfolio due and one final crit session both which took the place of finals, so I only had a grand total of two actual final exams, which is BALLER. Last Friday was my orgo final… I don’t even want to talk about it. Tomorrow is art history… and should be considerably easier!
Anyways, these are photos from the end-of-the-year “Pot Sale” that the ceramics studio here at W&M puts on. It’s kind of cool to think that almost all of this work is made by my peers! I didn’t put any work in, but I did buy a piece that my professor, Marlene Jack, who is retiring at the end of this year, made. It’s a tea bowl she threw on the wheel as a demo during class and then also glazed in front of us too. You can sort of see it in the second photo in the middle-ish-right.
I’ve packed up all my work from the year already, but I plan on photographing it all when I get home. I’ll be sure to post my favorites here!
So like, here’s what I learned this week:
For a primary substrate (1°R-X), you can’t get SN1 or E1 because those go through a carbocation intermediate (C+) which, like, totally isn’t stable because it would much rather be secondary or tertiary. So you can’t have SN1 or E1, but you can have SN2 or E2, and which one you get is dependant on how much beta-branching there is, with more branching favoring E2 because the nucleophile (nuc:) in SN2 comes in from the back (and reverses the stereochemistry), which it can’t do if there’s too much branching in the way.
For 2° R-X, you can get, like, a crap ton of things… There’s SN1 and E1 if it’s a poor nuc: with a polar protic solvent (so it like has O-H and N-H bonds), with more E1 if it’s at higher temperature. And then if it’s a good nuc: with a polar aprotic solvent, you’ll probably get either SN2 or… or some other sh*t.
Screw orgo. I’M DONE.
dress – thrifted // shoes – Bensimon // jacket – Madewell // bag – Longchamp (spelled correctly! sheesh) // belt - thrifted