Sunday, March 29, 2009

A grocery store personal best

More money for shoes

One of these things is not like the others

This is what I wore to Punk Rock Night at the Melody last night. These was no moshing on my part due to the unfortunate shoe choice and no blending in either

Friday, March 27, 2009


Need to bust out the self tanner since it is now dress season and my pale pale stems are totally glaring in the spring sun. Garage sale season is upon us and i can't wait to see what treasures i will find amid the junk. Hopefully for a dollar. My best find last year was a big cedar rabbit hutch for $20. i know I don't have a rabbit, but if i did.....

Bebe Yagel satin dress

Thursday, March 26, 2009


What is with Border's bathrooms always being upstairs? It is like that in Chicago too, and no one likes this. Went to H&M searching for these cropped banded jersey pants I saw on the website yet cannot download. They look alot like the sweatpants that everyone wore in the late 80's, but ONLY pushed up to the knee . Remember that? Hoping also to find them at F21 or Arden B. Futile. Perhaps I will make my own. Wearing F21 leopard crop cardigan, Kenzie boots, Street Ahead studded crown tank

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Inspired by Susie Bubble in the pattern mixing. not an epic fail but a little busy when you have big hair. Jahovicvic-Hawk (or however you spell it) Tuscan print blouse, See by Chloe burn out sheer shirt, bebe satin pants, wallgreens dog

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's cool but I don't want that in my house

I tried to go to the new Uber/old Haus on Sunday but they have these bizarre hours like 1-3 and I had to get the young'uns on the road to communing with nature, whatev. I did get some shots of the window which pretty much says it all; trees, chandeliers and doll heads. What more could you need, really? No more eccentric shabby chic that is for sure, i am eager to see if they changed up their merch mentality as well. I'll try again Thrs and let you know

I told them and told them, the wires go BEHIND the walls

Been watching the Real Housewives series at the gym and it has become my own hour of personal hell in many,many ways. I just cringe at these clueless vapids, they are not even cute! I'd do the Countess but only if she shut up. A 60 minutes of my life i will never get back. anyhoo, working my own housewife look with flutter raw suede jacket, VS sequin trim top that is shedding and too dark belt that is getting traded in for a J Crew double wrap in metallic. Good hair today tho'

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I don't like outside

Honeycomb Falls at Pine Hills Nature Preserve vs Zac Posen Honeycomb shirt. OK I'll do outside if it involves a 70's pop up camper and cool rock formation like this but i wont do a mesh shirt especially with nothing underneath, just way too much 80's Trans Am driving pencil mustache guy for me

Saturday, March 21, 2009

yet, i do not wear flats

Have you ever been to a dance store? I mean a real one with nude tap mary jane's, anorexics and everything. A lot of really great looks that can be adapted to daily use without looking like an escapee from Les Miserables. Have a huge pile of DYI ideas and this one is right on top. Idea stolen from showing their studded ballet flats. Their theme is "I'm gonna love the hell out of you" which is kinds of attractive in a stalker way but not really.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Campy find of the day

Thrifting with my 50% off Value Village coupon, thanks NUVO, I found this emo retro fish camp nylon jacket

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Another SCORE for the stylish masses with Target's launch of the Miss Trish of Capri sandal line. This photo is from but I am guessin' they will look somewhat like this, way less then $150, but, you know, flat, strappy with a shiny something embellishment. I have been to Capri and I can tell you everyone wears these things, it's like the law or something though for a more accurate representation how about instead of some jeweled starfish we just put some rocks, a goat and a $60 piece of chocolate on them PS Random piece of the Alex McQueen collection at the Southport location, must have escaped

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What did I tell you about these jeans?

Man, I had to SERIOUSLY scramble today to find something green to wear, it is just not a color I deal with an a regular basis. I was up at the crack of down, cirque de solei-ing ( i am not kidding, you need a giant striped pole, 2 green dwarfs and mad trampoline skills to get up there) into the attic and unearthed this J Crew linen djellaba just in time

Monday, March 16, 2009

If only they were bells

Cannot resist a shoe with stuff all over it. These tassel sandals from Anthro are just adorable for $278. I'm getting out my hot glue gun and Michaels coupon and making it for free. I wore the Target jumpsuit today. EPIC FAIL. just hideous

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Wii Free Sunday

Seriously nice day, get your butts outside. I have decided, after attending the Savvy Bazaar, that I need a personal DJ at my house at all time. It would just make my life so much happier. Lots of vintage clothing and some bug hairclips I would have bought if i did not have 3 entirely disinterested and borderline mutinous children to wrangle out the door as fast as possible. The streets of Bro Rip were packed with people and dogs, I saw a lot of flat, tall boots with shorts and dresses, usually with knee socks peeking out the top, just let it go, people. Emmett Otter's Jug Band or whoever they were, playing along the Trail, made the day so summer-ey as did sipping a beer outside, though not at BINKLEYS, bastards.
Laundry cashmere hoodie, ginormous Prada bag

Friday, March 13, 2009


My new Girly Chic dress, it has a pink lace cut out back (you can kind of see it in the pic where i am kicking a laundry basket) which my be bra-blematic this summer, J crew T and pink fishnets I ripped the shit out of putting on

Run on sentence Friday

I finally got to Girly Chic, and though I got a parking ticket for my trouble, I also snagged a super cute dress and some face time with the owner Kate. Very much like the old location as far as cuteness of decor. I found the clothing still darling, now there's a word you don't use everyday, and comfortable with lots of knits and fun patterns. In a better location, across from Boogie Burger, yum, the probable increase in rent is not reflected in the prices, while never on par with say, French Pharmacie, could sometimes seem a little chere for what you were getting, but now seem quite delightfully inexpensive. I went to Frankey's also and while I was kind of meh about the new spring stuff, they did have several 75% off sale racks and it is totally my duty to make you aware of that

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I think the fish are real

They need to retire those ratty mechanical animals at Loon Lake Lodge. Disheveled and making alarming clicking noises, even the poor owl's eyes didn't work, just rather unsettling overall. They were out of wild rice too, which did not improve my assessment.
Intrique shirt, Xhiliration knickers, Joie Shoes

Monday, March 9, 2009


Ok so it's not quite summer yet but the magic suitcase has been opened and cannot be contained. Tedious DKNY denim skirt redeemed by cockerel embroidery. Bib front detail of the Mossimo shirt not too twee, just right in tone on tone


A very heavy and sloshing package arrives on my front porch every month. It is filled with a magic elixir to restore health, anti inflame things and remove $250 from your bank account. Got something a little extra this time. Now I am a complete eye roller when it comes to Out Of The Jungle potions but smear it on my face and I am all over it. Xango realizes people just don't want to just feel good they want to look it too and have introduced a skincare line called glimpse, full of made up Bioactive x3 complex. I tried the 4 step routine tonight. Cleanser got in my eye and burned a bit yet did not take off all my eye makeup. Toner- nice, Serum- a little thin, I am spoiled by Dr. Pat Wexlers whipped gel luxury, moisturizer-chemical smell but not sticky. I'll let you know how I look in the morning

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cherokee wanna be

Get used to these jeans folks, i wear then all the time in the summer. not sure why since they are hugely unflattering. Those squatty flat don't help but the ruffle matched the cardi, so cute.
Blue earth cardi, Sparkle and Fade embellished tank, Anthropologie shoes, AG jeans

Speaking of unflattering, I saw a jumpsuit at Target I am now obsessed with. Perhaps because it feels like my blankie. Or maybe it's self limiting liquid intake capacity, good for avoiding DUI's. or maybe because it would be like wearing PJ's all day and i do love that

Stomp yawn

Opened my first summer suitcase today. A lot of things I have never worn, collected all winter, always a fun surprise. This dress has a fun collar but is quite shapeless so must add belt. Mossimo dress, 22 studded belt, Indigo shoes

Friday, March 6, 2009

Mid Evil

Verily, though I am but a mere apprentice, my gherkin and I have commandeered the wizard's magic staff and changed the seasons, just for you. Open that window!
Sass & Bide shirt wish you could see the cool beading on the shoulder, Seven jeans, Modern Vintage shoes

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Why do I bother

Possibly because Wednesday is Senior Discount Day, nothing for me @ my fave Goodwill. Wow, that sure is an uncomfortable sentence. I hate having to pick between ugly and uglier. The new Girly Chic looks soooooo cute.
My-tee thermal and 7 jeans

You KNOW I did not pay that price

Got a D.L. & Co candle in the mail today and the packaging is just gorgeous. Satin ribbon tied box, pleated paper cover for the actual candle and thoughtfully, a gift card, just in case. Candle itself is huge and reportedly burns for days. I'll let you know. Guess how much these retail for? Guess! Nope, $125. NOT KIDDING

Hate the hair

I look like I am damn fifty years old, need to lay off the hot rollers
Vintage Betsey Johnson dress, Damode cardi.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Mid Mod

20th Century Modern show in Cincinnati. A whole giant room full of people NOT sneering at a chartreuse dog lamp and fur covered dining table set. Lots less clothing dealers then in the past only one sad Lucite purse to be had. I miss the Indy show. If C town can do it why can't we?