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23 Jan

If you want to keep track of the different places I post my writing, see some of my photography, and look at adorable kitten GIFs, please visit my tumblr.

most of my photography does not consist of lousy old Polaroids of my cats, but come on, GirlWalter is adorable

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weathered leather

20 Jan

Hey, remember when Dooney & Bourke made classy, durable leather bags instead of overpriced bullshit like this?

Yeah, me either, but before Lindsay Lohan was even born, they totally made gorgeous stuff. Lately I’ve been seeing some awesome old bags on Etsy that are way cheaper (and less likely to be passé after one season) than this initial-encrusted bullshit. Some examples:

Personally, I prefer the bags without the duck logo, because I hate big logos, but the leather duck is still way better than the all-over initial print.

I’m not the type to have any kind of brand loyalty, with the possible exceptions of L.L. Bean and Doc Martens, but I am dismayed that brands that initially became popular due to craftsmanship and timeless style are now popular just for being popular. The bags I posted above would be covetable even if all the logos were removed. The same cannot be said for most of Dooney & Bourke’s recent bags.

if you removed the logos from this bag, you'd be left with just handles

Coach has had the same problem in recent years. Can you believe that the people who brought you these multicolored monstrosities:

…also created these gorgeous, buttery soft purses?

 

Everything I’ve posted here is less than a hundred dollars, some of it way less, and that’s just for these two brands. There’s so many more awesome vintage and handmade handbags on Etsy alone, not to mention stores like Find, Material Objects, Good Cause Thrift Shop, Ferdinand, and Goodwill.

So let's give shit like this a rest, okay?

stuff and junk: January 18, 2011

18 Jan

 

  • Maybe I’m just sentimental because I know someone who wears Opium, but I love the writing on this perfume blog: “Opium was so much more than a fragrance. It became an identity. Just as Chanel No. 5 showed its wearer as someone elegant and timeless (or at least trying to be elegant and timeless), the woman who wore Opium signaled that her life was rife with exoticism and secrets, even if she lived in a split level in the suburbs”.
  • I have some cool new stuff in my Etsy shop, and you should buy it all. Use coupon code “SWEETDISORDER” and get 20% off just for reading my blog! Holy crap! What a deal!

  • Allie of Broke207 introduced me to the champagne cocktail. I’m all about anything with a sugarcube in it.
  • Go listen to this album. My boyfriend and dear friends made it, and I took the picture on the front (other cool albums).
  • Here’s a good picture to bring to your hairdresser:

  • Those awesome Sally Hansen nail polish strips are at CVS on Congress Street now, so buy them before I do.
  • I’m going to make a fashion-themed mixtape for you guys. Any requests? Don’t worry, I could never forget “Raspberry Beret.” Also, is there a good website to make an internet mixtape? Do I sound eighty years old when I ask that? Let me know.

she walked in through the out door

Lifetime, Wow!

14 Jan

There’s a new review up at Lifetime, Wow, which now has a new WordPress home! So much newness!

I just thought you might want to see this again.

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

the best picture you’ll ever see

12 Jan

Oh the hair.

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: