all saints jacket/AA tank/new york & company cowl/balenciaga wallet
November 30, 2009
November 27, 2009
long story short
I buy so many shoes from Bebe that I actually get REWARDED
but the perks are nice.
a years worth of free shipping from the Bebe.com
and a $20 reward
just for my addiction
on same the weekend I found myself in the Time Warner Center
buying some Manga from borders (geek pause)
As per usual - I took a look-see into Bebe
my purveyors of all heels high and mighty
Turns out they had just received shipment on these thigh high boots
which had been out of stock on the website for months
(not like I was stalking them or anything *cough*)
and they fit my not-so-small thighs. and I was shocked
and then I noticed the slightly beveled platform and the perfect heel shape
After the F&F 25% off + my fricking $20 REWARD + NO TAX!!
my grand total was $98
I woke up from a nap to snap these - so please excuse the hair.
bebe boots/vince sweater/new york & company tank dress
listening to "money make me come" - Rick Ross
November 26, 2009
from yet another epic Puerto Rican thanksgiving
and I'll be in the office on Black Friday
much love to you and all your families . . . .
listening to "billionaire" - Peaches
November 24, 2009
I spent most of the weekend listening to old shit on my iPods.
I have a TRUE first generation 5GB "spinner" that still works
a third generation 40GB that isn't even full
and a first gen black nano that is pretty up to date
***not that any of this matters because I throw all my music on my blackberry***
The last few days have been like time-warp, throwback in the best way possible
certain bands and the memories they bring back
some choice moments
Saves the Day
Junior and Senior year of high school
making out with cute boys in the backs of cars.
Scenic lookout points.
Fountains of Wayne
Junior year of college getting drunk with the boys from Locksley
and seeing Fountains of Wayne live quite by accident.
Note to Kai Kennedy - you should always ask before using a girl's shower
Mind exploding the first time I heard "Alphabet Aerobics" and "Rock the Spot"
momma what's a backpacker?
Reel Big Fish
I mean seriously
who in Hawai'i didn't listen to Reel Big Fish in the late 90s?
high school talent competitions
and all ages shows at World Cafe
all saints jacket/UO dress/F21 vest/dolce vita Hamilton wedge/vintage necklace
listening to "Up Against" - Taking Back Sunday
November 23, 2009
friends in high places
quite literally when your friend is apartment sitting in a 49th floor penthouse
love nyc ♥
listening to "favorite shirt" - the figgs
November 21, 2009
I love you
thank you to Dolce Vita for holding your F&F sale
just as I was beginning to think I'd never make these boots mine for less than retail
for illustrating just how WOW these boots were in real life
the stock photos on the web did these babies no justice whatsoever
my new rhinestone necklace is hidden under my wool blazer
I switched bags AGAIN (twice in one month is unheard of for me)
so my 2006 balenciaga blueberry day got to see the light of day
while we still had some sunshine
dolce vita Josey boots/Hue knit tights/F21 skirt/Ungaro silk blouse/Jcrew wool blazer/balenciaga day bag
listening to "the last lie I told" - Saves the Day
some awesome things I learned about old rhinestone pieces
In the 1920s/30s/40s rhinestone jewelry used to be made ONLY in Manhattan
back when Manhattan was considered "The Costume Jewelry Capital of the World"
Sometimes when the work was too much for the Manhattan artisans to handle
the work was sent upstate to Hudson Valley and beyond for farm children to finish
Since each and every stone had to be set by hand
the keen eyesight of children was ideal for handling the job
and now I have my own
thank you again to Peggy at my favorite place in the world
for my new 1940s bling.
I. LOVE. IT
listening to "it's all good" - Mo Thugs
. . . why people splurge on great cameras.
maybe one day I'll cave to one of my own
until then - borrowing is just as fun
as long as I don't break it
listening to "we be steady mobbin" - lil wayne
November 18, 2009
*** note: I have temporary custody of a Canon 40D***
these F21 boots were in my cart - just sittin - for weeks
truth be told - I didn't want to order them for fear of being disappointed
shitty fake leather
poorly balanced heel
these were all possibilities - there's no way these boots could've been as good as they looked
I was right
they weren't as good as they looked
THEY WERE FUCKING BETTER!!!!!
When I saw these amazing boots on Yelena @ YIDESIGN
instantly I asked "are those F21???!?@?!?@#?!@#"
I was ZWOW OMG.
I knew I was right
so I found them tonight.
because there was no way I was waiting for these to ship.
Did I mention they were $37? Because I really should mention that.
listening to "Le Disko" - Shiny Toy Guns
November 16, 2009
my damn DIY glitter manicure I did for the Peaches show just won't fucking quit
pure acetone and a stack of cotton squares later - I gave up
instead, I matched my cardigan to my rusted-disco-glam nails
my boss teased me
also . .
I finally switched bags
I always have a note in my BB tasklist (my tasklist runs my life)
a task that screams "SWITCH YOUR FUCKING BAG!"
but, I never ever remember
until it's morning
and I'm already 10 minutes late getting my ass out the door
so meet my Rebecca Minkoff Nikki hobo in Wine
original release with old school hardware
a most perfect xmas gift from 3 years ago
can you SEE MY NECKLACE?
uniqlo denim/unknown tank/Nine West patent wedge/JCrew necklace and cardigan
how about NOW?
one of my beloved JCrew waterfall necklaces.
like wearing a bunch o' fucking grapes around your neck
now to continue my search for the perfect fiber optic christmas tree
listening to "wandering stars" - portishead
November 15, 2009
vivienne westwood ring/new york & company umbrella
thanks Andy for insisting that we all go to the Peaches show
listening to "boys wanna be her" - Peaches
November 14, 2009
November 11, 2009
as I made my way down the escalator to my train the other day
I guess she was in SUCH A FUCKING RUSH
that she forgot how to wear heels for a second
don't run down escalators in heels if you can't handle it
don't show off
and DEFINITELY don't fall and land ON TOP of other people
like she did
on top of me
leaving her unscathed
and leaving me with a cut and swollen hand and ankle
after dragging across the serrated edge of the escalator stair
all I had were heels that day
so my ankle has swollen into a position that's only comfortable when wearing a mid heel
walking around on mid tip toe around my apartment
because it kills to flatten my foot.
anyway, this drapey knit vest I got from F21 last year is still one of my go to pieces
I layered it under a New York & Company knit blazer
for some extra warmth and to give the hemline some extra dimension
I busted out one of my jcrew bubble necklaces to break our of my black and white rut
ny&company blazer and leggings/jcrew necklace/F21 knit vest
and these helped my dying ankle - lending a soft sort of support
aldo suede wedge
listening to "Palehua" - Amy Hanaialii Gilliom
November 7, 2009
I really can't think of anything else two girls should wear
to see SAW VI
joelle van dyne and I are SAW freaks
so we went on the cutest little double date
to watch torture porn
and then eat cookies and softserve at Momofuku
November 5, 2009
like a free Enzo Milano Curling Iron
and deals all day every day
yeah. you're right
you ARE missing out
you're also missing out on tight-knit community of sick-awesome women
many who I consider close friends
and have speaking to on a daily basis for YEARS.
my interweb family.
hair courtesy of enzo milano clampless curling iron
listening to "back" - raised fist
November 4, 2009
"The Three Robbers" by Tomi Ungerer
it was on a video called "The Three Robbers and Other Stories"
I thought it was so creepy
and I watched it several times a day
until it was replaced by two other favorites
"Donald in Mathmagic Land" and "ANIMALYMPICS"
more on these later.
the best part of "The Three Robbers" is the soundtrack
it's just a dude doing a ton of vocal effects
from the "poof" of pepperblower
to the "choonk" of the big red axe
to the "clingggkk" of the RICHES falling through the robber's fingers
I think I can still repeat the whole story complete from start to finish.
Tomi Ungerer later went from writing children's books
to penning adult sexually-themed novels.
November 2, 2009
I will never top my Ichi The Killer/Kakihara from Halloween 2008
So I took the easy road this year
this halloween "costume" - the costume that I've expended the least effort EVER on
turned out to be the most expensive costume I've ever worn
balenciaga is the perfect halloween leather
thank you to blood is the new black
for rushing this DemonBabies shirt to me in time for the weekend
yelling at UPS to make sure my halloween was complete
it got me through a all-nighter sweaty gay dance party fest on Friday
AND halloween night
probably one of the softest shirts I've ever
my love for BITNB doesn't fade
guess boots/Blood is the new Black Demonbabies tee/Balenciaga jacket/Vivienne Westwood ring
like a cross breed goblin-witch made babies with LL Cool J
and it had visible nipples and gold jewelry
and thank you to the recently ended sephora F&F discount
for helping me replenish my Shu Uemura lash supply
for less than retail
listening to "million dollar bill" - whitney houston