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treasures

13 Jan

I’ve been making some treasuries on Etsy. Audrey started doing it, then I did, and I’ve discovered that treasury-making may be habit-forming.

(click on pictures to see the full treasury)

this one features a superhot dress from GrandmaJune

 

this one is creepy

 

this one makes me think of Aunt Kelly

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leopard print nails

2 Jan


My package of awesome clothes didn’t come in time for my party, but I managed to pull something together with skintight jeans, a denim vest, tinsel, and headphones.

 

I don’t know why I used my camera phone for this.

The best part of my outfit, though, was my LEOPARD PRINT NAILS.

I did not paint those. I’m not that talented. I tried the new Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips (they don’t appear to be up on the Sally Hansen website yet, but I got mine at CVS Westgate). These things are weird little nail stickers, and they work pretty well. They’re $10 for 16 strips, which is pretty pricey, but I found that if you have short nails, you can use one strip for two nails. Once you file off the excess, it feels like real nail polish, only it’s already dry! The package says “lasts up to 10 days,” but I have no idea if that’s true or not, since I am a huge nail polish picker Gross! My superfast manicure has barely chipped so far, though.

Happy New Year!

snowed in

1 Jan

Here’s what I’d wear if I were filthy rich and had a snow day.

booties

1 Jan

My package didn’t come in time for the party, but that’s okay because I found this amazing thing in Mandy’s Etsy shop:

I wish I had smaller feet. This is the best outfit ever.

New Year

29 Dec

I bought two awesome things from Urban Outfitters with my Christmas money. I hope they get here by Friday, but I don’t know which thing to wear to the party.

I would wear these with textured tights, a lace shirt from Material objects, a studded bra, and my sister’s tuxedo jacket.

 

I’d wear this dress with a gold belt, black tights,and my Christmas boots:

 

stuff I bought just to prove it existed: stripey suspender sweater

1 Dec

I brought some clothes to Find this weekend, so I could get new clothes without spending all of my Christmas shopping money on myself (Find is great for instant gratification, since they buy clothes from you instead of consigning them). I started laughing when Laura held up a red and black striped sweater with attached suspenders.

image stolen from Find's facebook page

“Sometimes, I buy things just to prove they exist,” I said. “I have no idea what to wear with that.”

Laura and I decided that this would be a good feature for this blog: stuff I bought just because I was amazed someone made a garment so weird (coming soon: leather cape, suction cup shirt, terrifyingly huge earrings).

This one is Althea’s fault. We were at the Salvation Army downtown a couple years ago, and she insisted that I could make this sweater work. I don’t regret buying it, but I never could pull it off: with tight black jeans and ankle boots, I looked like Freddy Krueger’s lame attempt at mod. With a short pleated skirt, I looked like a colorblind schoolgirl. I never left the house wearing it.

If you’re more daring than me, it’s for sale at Find on Free Street. Are you up to the challenge?

How long has this shirt been at T.J. Maxx?

7 Nov

Seriously guys, somebody needs to buy this shirt. It’s probably been at the Hyannis T.J. Maxx for close to three decades, and it needs a home. How did this happen? Did somebody find it in the stockroom and slap a price tag on it? Or has it been out on the floor this whole time? It was clear, on close inspection, that this shirt was actually vintage, not some misguided attempt at 1980s revival by a modern company.

Even the price tag was bizarre. I mean, the department was listed as “holiday,” and the damn thing is selling for $18.99. What the fuck? No shirt is $18.99. I’ve seen shirts for $12.99, $16.99, and $19.99, but never $18.99, and I go to T.J. Maxx ALL THE TIME.

I’m on Cape Cod visiting my parents, and my mom was totally embarrassed that I was taking pictures of this shirt.

“Why are you taking pictures of that thing? It’s ugly!” she said, backing away to the neverending line at the registers.

Because it’s ugly,Mom!” I shouted after her. “It’s like you don’t even read my blog!”

As the line snaked out even longer behind us, she laughed at my underwear purchases. “I’m going to go to therapy to find out why my daughter wants to be such a slut, and why she always has!” she said, as she paid for my neon orange garter belt.

I love my family. Even more than I love T.J. Maxx.

local awesomeness

2 Nov

My Etsy store has been featured on the fabulous Portland style blog, Fore Front Fashion! There’s a whole bunch of cool shops listed, and I’m flattered to be included.

 

adventures with Audrey

29 Oct

Audrey wrote another hilarious post about our continuing photography misadventures. You should totally read it.

Fortunately, despite all the photoshoot craziness, I have managed to update my Etsy store, so you should totally look at that, too.

Now with more goofy pictures of me!

What Would Light-Up Jesus Do?

9 Oct

Today, Beth and I went to Rise Photography‘s backyard vintage sale (which is still going on if you are reading this before 5pm on October ninth!). They’ve had these vintage sales before, but they always happen to be on days when I’m working, so I was happy to go shop and hang out with cool folks like Mandy and Diane and Hannah. Beth and I also checked out the bicycle tire taxidermy exhibit inside the gallery. All kinds of great stuff is happening there today!

When we first showed up, Mandy was trying on a gorgeous dress that fit her perfectly. I neglected to take a picture, but I did tell her that if she didn’t buy it, I would THROW UP.

Mandy took a picture of my outfit: Continue reading