Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I want it all

So I was flipping through Nylon the other day and saw this wicked tank top on one of the "mass appeal" pages. It said it was by Insight, which I have never heard of, so I searched and found... heaven. Thank you Karmaloop, thank you so much.
I want everything.

Feel free to put this collage on your background and drool. Can you tell I just watched The Wackness?
I want to be back in '94.

And while we're on Karmaloop, I'll take these as well:

Sunday, March 29, 2009

These are the days when you have to try

I've always admired anyone who can pull off an awsome hat. No, not a beanie or a toque or anything quite so glamourous. I'm talking about crazy fly headgear a la Isabella Blow. Now SHE knew how to work a hat.
I love hats but I feel like I'm not one who can work them into my outfits. If I try wearing one I feel like it draws a lot more attention than I'd like. I try to balance an outfit, not just so one piece pulls all the attention. This spring/summer I'm going to make a real effort to bring the hat back... full force!
For the past few years I've been obsessed with those little military caps that you see in old WWII pictures and waiters at 50's diners, and don't forget Britney in the "Toxic" video! It took me a long time before I even thought to find out what they were called. 5 seconds on Wikipedia anwered my question. What a no brainer...

Anyways, I found out they were called forage caps, also known as garrison caps. I plugged it into eBay and found exactly what I was looking for: a lovely, green, authentic military forage cap. I bid right away and scored one for less that 10 bucks, with shipping!
The seller wrapped it in tissue paper with a little sticker, how precious! I wanted to cry it was so adorable.
I'm so pumped to try it out. I love the old pictures of women with short curly hair and the cap placed perfectly over their part. I just got a lot of layers in my hair so maybe it'll actaully hold a curl now. I think I'll put badges and pins on mine, the eBay seller even gave me a real U.S. army button with the hat!
My next hat hunt will be a black boater. Ever since I saw JLo's Just Sweet runway show I've been DYING for a black sequined boater hat. Of course anything that rad is not actually on sale on the Just Sweet website... the only cool thing in your collection Jenny and you decide to not sell it?! Girrrrl, not hot!

(Images from here, here, here. JustSweet images from here)

Monday, March 23, 2009

And, the mind boggles

Now, I'm all for people wearing whatever they want but... I. just. can't. comprehend this.

Why, Topshop. Why?
I'm sure there are a few human beings that could pull this off, but... really? IT LOOKS LIKE A PAIR OF FREAKIN ER SCRUBS! Look, it even has a tie up in the back. Ohhhh my.

I'll go ask my mom for some of her Nurse clothes if I feel the urge to try this. If you think I'm being too closed-minded, you can go shop all you want here or here.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

You'll never get that pony

I beleive this top is one of the most fantastic things that I own. It's a nightie that I found at Salvation Army, but how freaking awesome is it?! I don't care who's it was before, or if they wet the bed, or if they wore it every night for 10 years. It's mine now, and I LOVE IT!

Pajamas in daylight, mmm. So tasty.

Look at Snoopy go! Wait, where's Woodstock?

Awww, there he is! The cheeky little scamp

I felt a little hesitant about wearing it school. I mean, is it really professional academic attire? Then I thought "Screw it, other people wear sweatpants and hoodies every day. I can crack out a Snoopie nightie once and a while".

So I was babysitting last weekend (way more fun than wandering around in a noisy club by the way) for two little girls, 9 year old and a 5 year old. The older girl was talking in a silly voice to her parents before they left, and it wasn't at all offensive, it was just for fun. And her dad told her to stop talking like that because she was "almost 10 years old and didn't need to act like a baby". Now, I don't want to tell people how to raise their kids, but I hate it when parents use that line! I find it so ridiculous for people to rely so much on the number that is someones age. Everyone develops and matures at their own rate. It's not like at the stroke of midnight on your 18th birthday you suddenly know how to take care of yourself and be "mature". And what's so wrong with acting like a kid sometimes?! Does growing up mean being boring and having no fun? I think to be mature is to know how to respect other people and accept yourself for who you are, it's not the the point in time where you put down the toy and pick up the briefcase. What do you think it means to "grow up"?

In short, I act like a 5 year old and I encourage everyone else to do so as well.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Without love, life is like the seasons with no summer

Working on essays means craving DIY in the process. Why is it that the ideas come a flowin when I've got other things that I'm supposed to be doing? I tried making a tank top today. From scratch. NOT as easy at it sounds. It turned out looking like something Hulk Hogan would wear in his down time. Now sure anyone's ready for that look just yet.
I shall try to salvage my poor tank top, buy in the mean time let us fill our dreams with the reminents of my DIY folder:


Button collar t-shirt, 2-piece dress, knit hand muff (even though spring is coming!), frothy multi-layered tent dress, checkered leggings, buttoned and collared mini dress, simple tank top with criss-cross straps, wrap-around drop crotch pants, sheer t-shirt with shoulder holes, ruffly stirrup socks.

These are SOME of the pictures I've accumulated over time, none of which I've actually tried out yet. Note that these ideas do not include the DIY folder on my own laptop, nor the laundry basket full of half-baked projects sitting in my room at the moment. Full-baked doesn't seem to be my thing.

Quick note: I'm cleaning up my links list this weekend. Leave a comment on this post if you want to me linked (within a week, please!)

(Sorry I have no sources for these pictures, they're just ones I've saved over time.)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

There is nothing left to fear, now that Bigfoot is captured

Lemme just say, I love a man with a purse.

I think I might need a gas mask now.
This guy doesn't have a purse, but he does have some crazy sweet smurf hair.



pics 1 3 11 from Hel-looks, 6 7 8 9 10 from facehunter, 2 from Toyko fashion now, 4 from NoelFielding.org, 5 from Glam Canyon

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Ever have one of those days? Where you don't want to do anything, don't want to go outside, don't want to stay inside, don't feel like anything to eat, don't want to talk to anyone, don't want to be alone.
Those days suck.

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