Monday, September 28, 2009

Cram Session

I caved on my resolution not to buy shoes and clothing on Etsy anymore, since I often end up not liking what I buy. It is an unfortunate dilemma. It all looks so good online, but then once in my possession, most stuff is to big, or too small, or just plain not what it looked like in the pictures.

These boots, while totally adorable, make me feel like I have clown feet. I am so used to my Dr. Martin's, that while chunky, somehow give the illusion of small feet. Not that I have big feet; I am not even pretending to complain about my solid 7.5 tosies. However, the slenderness of the Justin boots, much like cowboy boots, do give the illusion of longer feet.

Oh, and they are a size 7. They fit, but certainly pinch. I am hoping that with some wear they will mold to my feet more accurately.

Now, this sweater that lookes oh-so-cute here, is shorter and baggier than I had invisioned. If you're going to be baggy, then be long. If you're going to be short, then be fitted. The combo of the two simply does not work on my body.

However, all is not lost. I am confident that I will be able to work both pieces into my wordrobe effectively.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Stretch It

In a fit of complete un-me-ness I bought these:

I'm not quite sure what came over me. I tried them on as more of a joke, but when I stepped out of the dressing room to view myself in the full length mirror I was shocked to find that not only did they not repulse me, but I actually loved them in an odd way.

I also do not have a crazy-skinny bod like the ladies modeling in the pictures do, but somehow they don't look horrible.

My only complaint would be how high the pockets are. I love how the pockets take them past leggings, almost to the point of being pants. But this would be pulled off way more effectively if they were placed where pockets generally are.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Big Brown Bug Bag

Somehow this past Sunday was my first foray into a flea market of the season. Which is almost over! However, my patience paid off and I ended up with a bag full of goodies.

First and foremost I scored the bestest tooled big brown bug bag that oh so perfectly fits all of my school things. From the same stand I scored a little red purse, as well as a pair of earrings and a ring that got thrown in with the bags.

In addition, I found two whole dresses, two flowery treys, a big flowered jar, a super snazzy old green kitchen scale, a metal bug bracelet, and some ridiculous bright teamster pins.

Sometimes my lack of digi-cam-ness is sad because I can't just snap some quick pictures to illustrate my words. Maybe I will snag a friends sometime soon because the bug bag is just too cool for words alone.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monkeying Around

I love the look of Snoozer Looser's new fall collection. Now, most of it I wouldn't actually wear due to a combination of price point and and just plain not my style. However, I simply love the way they incorporated monkeys into their photos in a way that is neither cheezey nor childish.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Unfortunately, my budget will simply not allow for one of these fierce little lions to chomp away at my knuckles.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Made for Walking

In a long list of my latest Etsy obsessions, Time Bomb Vintage in sittin' pretty at the top with an amazing selection of shoes.

First and foremost, these stellar red cowboy boots! However, there is no why that my 7.5/8 feet could possible be shoved into a 6.

At 6.5 these cowboy boots are edging closer to my very own size, but still missin' the boat.

Yet another pair of boots. 7.5! These little beauties just might make it into my closet after all...

I simply adore these, but on the other end of things mah feet would be swimming in a 10/10.5. My friend has a pair of these in green, which I am super lusting after. The search continues.

Another pair of 7.5s that just might make it into my closet. I've been looking for a good pair of sandals like these, however as it is September, and fast approaching real fall weather I think the boots would be a more appropriate investment.

And last but not least, I aimlpy adore these blue oxfords. I live the triangle detale on the front, and the simple sneaker-shoe combo. But alas, at a 7 even though I just might be able to squeeze into them, I think my toesies would be very angry with me.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Because Paul Says So

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rosie Toesie

Looksie what I found yesterday at Targer for $7.49. They are not quite my style; I'm more a sneakers and flats kinda girl, but I do love brown leather boots. I'm also not a huge fan of peep-toes, but I felt the need to branch out and snag a pair of heles. And at that price, how could I not?

Monday, September 7, 2009

Paper Heart

On Friday I went to see Paper Heart. It was very off-beat and quirky. It was a bit slow for me, but I enjoyed it. I especially love how Yi illustrates some scenes with puppetry. She uses it sparingly, and in the most brilliantly placed moments.

The film is supposed to be a mocumentary slash documentary. I'm not quite sure that works, and I can't quite tell which is which...

"Combining elements of documentary and traditional storytelling, reality and fantasy, PAPER HEART brings a fresh perspective to the modern romance and redefines the classic love story."

It was definately a weird movie, but I liked it none the less, and recommend you see it. I went to see it at The Capitol Theater on Mass Ave. in Arlington. I havn't been to a movie there in a while, but I will be doing so more often from now on. Their matinees are $5 until 6pm, and regular tickets are $7. They also tend to have odd movies (they were the only ones showing Paper Heart), as well as keep movies longer than most other theaters.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Back It Up

Ok, yeah sorry, one more thing. Each shirt has the details of the artist and charity on the back:

Which, hey, you totally wouldn't necessarily know because it's not in the main pictures, you have to go through the gallery thingy.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Yellow Bellied

Go visit the Yellow Bird Project where you will find a lovely array of musical artist designed t-shirts. These shirts go for $25 a pop, the proceeds of which go to the artist's favorite charity. On the homepage you will see a quick glance of all of the shirts. See one you're interested in? Click on it and you will see a little blurb on the artist, and one on the charity.

Most of them come only in the color displayed, which is both good and bad. On the one hand, some of my favorite designs are on my not-so-favorite colors, which stinks. On the other hand, some of my favorite designs are on my not-so-favorite colors, which prevents me from going crazy and buying all of them. All are printed on 100% cotton American Apparel T's.

My top three at the moment are:

Designed by The National for Safe Space

Designed by King Creosote for Greenpeace

Designed by The New Pornographers for ALS

These three have saved me from myself by being printed on baby blue and kelly green, two colors I do not really wear. However, I love love love the designs.

The only other problem is deciding between a t-shirt design I really love, and a band that I really love, and a charity that I really love. I think my favorite tee is the King Creosote for Greenpeace, but he is not my favorite artist, nor is it my favorite charity. Bon Iver and The National are my favorite artists, but the Bon Iver tee is cool, but not worth $25, and I do like The Nationsl's tee, however, it's not my absolute favorite. And as for the charities, well, ll are good causes, so I'm not even going to attempt to add that to my prediciment.

Oh, and just fyi, shipping is USPS $6 for the first shirt, then $2 for all after that, or FedEx $7 + $1.50 for all after that. OH, and they accept returns for 60 days! Minus the shipping, of course.

And as if all that wasn't cool enough, you can download their theme song for free! BUT WAIT, one more! You can listen to their mix tape by some of the artists!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009