Monday, February 21, 2011


I'm uber excited for all the things that are arriving soon. Really excited. Call me a nerd, but I'm making little collages and outfits out of the stuff, and even going as far as to find pictures of things I already have and montaging them together. These are a few of the outfits I've come up with... with they all actually arrive, I'll put the outfit on a take a picture of it for you guys. : D

Sweater: Linea Blu. | Bootie: ZigiNY "Frankie" | Pants: Sinequanone | Bustier: f.i.t. | Belt: Nicole Miller | Muff/Purse: own | Pashmina: own | Nail polish: "Commander in Chic" by Sally Hansen CSM

Dress: ABS by Allen Schwartz | Coat: Nicole Miller | Tights: Cynthia Rowley | Palette: Revlon | Boots: Apepazza | Earrings: can't remember. XD

Tank: Custo Barcelona | Boots: OTBT | Leggings: isis | Sweatshirt: American Apparel | Polish: Revlon | Stud Earrings: Forever21

On another note, it's almost the end of the quarter, and I'm taking 2 psychology classes and a Spanish class. It's super interesting, but you have NO IDEA how much freakin' homework I have in my Abnormal Psychology class. o.o It's ridiculous. Not as ridiculous as it could be, but we have about 4 quizzes a week (online, so it's not THAT bad), and at least 3 or 4 articles we have to read and write a page or two about, along with several application assignments. So I'm going to be really busy for the next 2 weeks and probably won't post much. Not that you care.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Crazy Saw Lady

The Man Repeller had some inspiration for a few of these. I let my real self shine through and pinned my sex-kitteny self down, letting my peen-defeating grimace of a grin out for some air. : D


And my personal favorite....

Stetson shorts, Apepazza boots, knockoff McQueen scarf from Nordstrom, Land's End Canvas cardigan, Coach keyring as necklace, and J Peterman blazer. Photos by Liz (Elle).

The rest of the photos are on my facebook. Send me a request on FB with something along the lines of "I read your blog! ♥" and I might just respond positively to your request so you can see the rest of my fantastic photos.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Harry Potter Pole Dance

Kick ass girl. : D I am a fan.

Money Honey

I'm poor. Let's face it, there are only a fraction of people on the planet who are dedicated enough to fashion to spend their entire paycheck (after rent and food, of course) on gorgeous, $700 stilettos. I make do with a very generous mother (I've lost a lot of weight and had to buy a new wardrobe- ideeli to the rescue!), as well as about $230 a month. I spend a lot of this on food and concert tickets, but the rest is usually dedicated to new clothing. I'm going to share with you the secrets of buying good quality, fashion-forward, and interesting pieces without spending more than you have to.

NEVER buy anything not on sale unless you absolutely need the item.
I haven't bought anything at full retail value in almost a year, and I still get good quality and current clothing.
What shouldn't matter when purchasing clothing:
1. What season it's from (clothing is about having fun and expressing yourself- who cares if it's this season's latest design?)
2. Who the designer is
What should matter:
1. It makes you feel pretty/sexy/confident
2. It was worth the money
3. It won't fall apart after one wash

Sites like ideeli, hautelook, swirl by daily candy, and Beyond the Rack have daily sales with pretty high-quality mid-low level designer clothing at great prices. Even though it may take almost a month for the purchases to arrive, you can often get free-shipping codes (just google the name of the site and "coupon codes" etc) and always get a good deal. Instead of paying $98 for a sweater, you can pay $39. That's a lot of money saved and a lot of money to spend on something else. It's called expansion of the closet. : D

These are some of the things that I've bought from such websites- yes, sometimes they even have American Apparel stuff. The sweatshirt was originally $45 and I paid only $20. The black coat in the middle was originally $550- down to $79 (by Nicole Miller). It's pretty amazing. The Custo Barcelona dress was originally about $200, and I got it for $40.

If you are looking for outdoor/sporty/casual type things of good quality, Sierra Trading Post has amazing deals on items from Calida (a Swedish company that makes divine underwear and clothing) and Columbia, Marmot, and other outdoor outfitter companies.

Plus, if you do have extra money, there are plenty of other online shopping places that have flash designer sales, like Editors' Closet. Ideeli often has designer sales as well- sometimes even D&G or Emilio Pucci. Neiman Marcus' Last Call always has good stuff, too. : )

If you plan on shopping in stores, I recommend always going to the back of the store first- that's usually where all the sales are. Going at certain times in the year can get you really great sales, as well.

If you'd like an invite to any of the above websites, just ask me! I'd be happy to send one your way.

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I'm in love with these. Other than being slightly uncomfortable in the footbed area (fixable with inserts), these are brilliant little ankle boots.

Scroll down for a gratuitous cat picture.

They fit in well with my closet of shoes... they will like it here. > : [

And here's a kitty for you. : ) This is Viola. She is a spazz.


MY GOD this was freezing to do. You have no earthly idea. It was hell. We drove 30 minutes out to an island into low 40 degree weather with a million-mile-an-hour wind to teeter around on a sailboat in 6 inch heels while clutching a 15 pound camera. It was quite an adventure. I must say, though, the results were rewarding... the batteries died halfway through Liz's shots, but we got PLENTY of me to go around. : D It's not like I like looking at myself or anything.

Credits: thanks to the marina for letting two strangely dressed girls take pictures!