Sunday, November 30, 2008

hot list: symbols

Each era has it's symbols. Like poodles in the '50's or butterflies in the Mariah Carey era, we've got certain images that seem to be showing up everywhere these days. I've selected a few:

1. Bows.
Not just real ribbon ones, but bows that are actually printed on your shirt. No tying necessary.

2. Anchors.

3. Geometric snowflake prints.
Just don't get too Eddie Bauer with it.

4. Westies.
Radley uses these cute little pups on everything. It is their logo, after all.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

too bad it gets dark at 4:30 now

And here is another blazer. I do love finding blazers at the thrift store. The only problem is that they often involve massive shoulder pads, since they are usually from times past. I for one do not prefer the linebacker look, so I remove them. The shoulder pads in this particular blazer would not leave without a fight though...and after I wrestled them out I decided I should document their enormity:

I found those fantastic chairs in the alley. It was quite the task lugging them home though, since they wouldn't fit in my car. I'm pretty sure I looked ridiculous trying to juggle two awkward-to-carry chairs, but I was so happy with them that I didn't really care.

Secondhand blazer, Customized Old Navy Jeans, Urban Outfitters tights, JCPenney shoes. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!! Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday. I'm very excited about it. I get to see my whole entire family, and that occurs maybe once a year. Also, there happens to be food involved, and that's always a plus.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

purple pop

Still trying to decide if I should remove those silly beads from my shoes. I got them for like 4 bucks at Old navy so I didn't really care if there were beads or not, cause when some shoes are 4 dollars, you buy them. Well I do. And surprise surprise, they're extremely comfortable!

Secondhand blazer, Old Navy Dress, Express scarf, Old Navy shoes, Urban Outfitters tights.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

currently craving

1. Wellies.
And not the cheap looking cutesie pattern kind. I want the real thing, like these Hunter ones.

2. Glasses sort of like these ones by American Apparel. Nerd-inspired and so cool.

3. Lots of different kinds of tights.

4. That perfect shade of purple nailpolish. Still looking. Any suggestions? I want a rich and vibrant deep purple, but something that doesn't look practically black when it dries. And preferably not anything that is sparkly or shimmery. See I think I may be too picky about this.

5. Bangs. Soon.

6. Strangely, leather. Haven't bought anything leather yet, but there is something about it that has peaked my interest. Never been much for it in the past but I may be warming up to the idea. But not all leather. It has to be done just right. Doesn't this dress by Angelokatsapis look delicious to wear?

Also have been trying to hold out for this leather couch. I'm desperate for it to go on sale. Like on massive clearance.

7. Jewel tones. Vibrant blues, deep purples...there's even some hot pink that's looking good. For example:

Stole that picture off of the always cool Sex and Coffee..

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

rain all day and i don't mind

Apparently I was fascinated with the ground in most of these pictures. Or I was trying to keep the rain out of my face. Oh, and the title of this post is a line from one of my favorite songs in the world...Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson. Love Jack.

Hoodie by Lulumari, (got it at some store in Saugatuck), Shorts-F21, Boots-secondhand, necklace-F21, tights-I don't know.

I've decided that I need to get me some good tights. I always tend to buy random cheap ones that end up with the crotch halfway down my thighs and me waddling like I need to pee. These ones are the only ones I have that actually work normally.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


It's election day. Happy voting! (whatever that means) It's also probably the last nice day of the nice I mean warm. I can't believe it's actually November with these 70-degree days. I dug up some old jeans and took the seam ripper to them. It was fun. I'm not quite this bold with it yet though...I only made a shy attempt.

Vest-F21, Shirt-Urban outfitters, Scarf-Urban Outfitters, Jeans-Old Navy, Shoes-Anthropologie, Earrings-F21, sunglasses-Urban outfitters.

Monday, November 3, 2008


I drool over that look on the top left by Ralph Lauren. Cool slouchy red and black plaid shirt AND flouncy feather skirt? Pure bliss.

It's hair like this that makes me just want to abandon my growing-my-hair-long-again efforts. Gaahhh it's so gorgeous. Why can't I just be patient? I think I need to go eat some gelatin or something. That's what you're supposed to do to make your hair grow, right?