Tuesday, June 30, 2009

That extra effort from El Ro

I had these pins in pink, white and purple that I wore on my Guess jeans jacket in the 8th grade.
Now it is back! And on my drink!

Not as boring as you might think

This seems like it needs some kind of jaunty fedora, does it not? Tank beaded detail shown. Speaking of trends, I saw a girl wearing suede heeled ankle boots with shorts at Marsh and it looked good, probably because she was extremely tall, but still, an interesting look to try maybe later
J Crew tank, Go shorts, Two Lips wedges

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sometimes there is a reason

dresses get sent to the Goodwill.
Monteau crooked racing stripe dress

Why, yes, it IS in an alley

Skull Alley logo shirt. I love it, it is steampunk scary and yet arty at the same time which is sort of like most of the bands that play there. Got into a rousing debate about what is music and what is performance art. I think when the guitarist rubs his bass against the edge of the amp and then pulls off the strings one by one rather noisily, that would qualify as the latter but my friend with the best taste in the world in music, Christina, disagrees so I must concur. This shirt equals instant street cred, we have been stopped by some really cool people who would probably not have talked to us otherwise, big posers that we are.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I fired this up as part of my daily morning routine today and they just stared at me and refused to get hot. I heard them muttering something about "wasting their time" and "just wear a banana clip" which I will forgive them for since I did purchase these in the 80's and said hair accoutrement was probably their neighbor on the shelf at Ayers

Long Day Large Fireplace

OK so this dress is cute but I think after today it is getting reclassified and going into the beach suitcase for cover up duty. Just a leeetle too short
Salt & Pepper dress, J Crew tank, Mossimo flats

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tea party today

I'll bring the tablecloth and doilys.
Soulmates scarf top, One Star satin shorts, Madden shoes

Sunday, June 21, 2009

It's like a mini Austin

You want some cute boys, y'all, you need to head south the Louisville. Sure, they look they the just fell off the Goodwill truck and/or are Amish, can I talk for a minute here about beards? Haaaaate. Anyhoo, I saw some seriously great outfits, tons of vintage on everyone which should not surprise me since there were many many amazing places to buy it. The famous Dot Fox offered some well edited selections, for dudes even, as well as some new trendy garb, a good way to mix it up, not everyone gets the whole used clothing thing. Speaking of used, there was not just one, but two Unique thrifts, oh how I miss the Indy one. And while I completely on purpose avoided the Slugger and Mohammad Ali museum, I did hang out at 21C, the most amazing hotel/bar/sullen bride viewing/ contemporary art museum ever. I am totally staying there next time, eating olive cured tuna, drinking house made tonic water and buying wooden eyeglasses at the gift shop.
J crew ruffle tank. Coach bubble flip flops, vintage bear skirt

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Spock beats Kirk

Dayum, this is a crappy picture of the coolest $299 dog crate ever. Will your dog like it? Probably not, but you can buy a $179 cover for it to make it all cave-ey and your snotty Modernism subscribing neighbors with the funky eyeglasses will just about pee their pants before getting one for their monochromatic Weimereiner. So do it


Terror Decor

You WILL put this 50's lamp in your room, young lady, and like it!
random top, AG jeans and yes, my house shoes

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Has it been a year?

As I post this boring ass picture of me in a strawberry patch, I realize it has been a year since I began this blog and what started out as a creative writing exercise has morphed into a way of life. I have become more observant, more appreciative and more likely to be wearing make-up at all times. It has taught me that people can be negative about pretty much anything and how little I care about such persons. They can get their own blog and continue to shop at Hollister. Anyway, like it or not, I'm gonna keep writing this thing and I hope you keep reading.
Stussy hat, J Crew tee and critter shorts (lizard), Wellies

Tie me up

Someone once suggested I change the name of my blog to "Target All The Time" and while I wholeheartedly agreed with their assessment of my proclivity to shop there A LOT, I still had to promptly unfriend them for being bossy. At risk of proving my now ex right I present yet again another fabulous design bargain from the aforementioned retailer. I am torn between loving the elastic straps for their hugely comfortable antidote to these 4" heels and their Herve Leger bondage connotations and the potential orthopedic origins. I vote smokin'

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sooooo New England

Boston Proper catalog started out as sexy preppy, I know, an oxymoron, but it has now morphed a little more south to Jersey City. I don't have a problem with bright colors and glitter on clothing with a trophy wife squeezed into it, but must we have all that boobage? I will cop to purchasing an interesting yet subdued top there in the past and the construction quality is very good. And I hear they have an outlet. So knock yourself out, Cache shoppers

Sunday, June 14, 2009

small veggie chow mein

Here's a little food porn for your day. Replacing a random Chinese place at 1025 Virginia Ave, Naisa Cafe offers an upgrade to the lunch special #3 with home made mustard and duck sauce and an amazing space transformation with soothing wood sculptures and rich red walls.
Dada was closed yet again. A peek in the window revealed lots of 80's designer vintage but when oh when will you be open???

But no clothes

Do you miss Antiques on the Square? You can get mid mod yet again in Fountain Square. My old friend Chuck just opened Domistyle at 1315 Shelby St http://www.domistyle.net/ Lots of 50's furn including this bamboo snack set and the mandatory chrome dinette. Beware the car part sculptures. They bite

And it was FREE

So much smiley face to say about the Independant Music and Art Festival and Indieanna Handicraft Show at the Harrison Center I'll have to bulletpoint it
* Staircase wearing sweaters
* Josh Johnson's monkey illustration looking eerily like himself
* Who can make a purple tambourine look cool? Creepin' Charley and the Boneyard Orchestra
* Ordered a custom shirt from Jerry Lee for my best friend. Can't wait to see it! www.jerryleeswesternwear.blogspot.com
* Craft Mafia www.indycraftmafia.com gallery with Amy McAdams blood splatter headband
* Dude in a kilt
* Lord of the Yum Yum. Genius or Just Disturbing? Discuss
* Martian shadow puppets
* Sea salt caramel brownies
* Wolfy's viola players
* Lots of short croppy hair on the girls and a resurgence of tails for males
Billabong tunic, Go Target shorts, Mossimo shoes

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wearing a horse head on your feet. Ok or not?

Usually I eschew the fringe look. Too hippy dippy or western or something but I am enjoying it on shoes right now for some reason. Adds some earthy texture with not too much obnoxicity. I just made up that word. These heels from Target don't look like much but are super cute on but good luck finding them. Black is only online and I have not seen the brown ones in a reasonable size in the stores. It is not helping that Gucci has a pair almost just like them for $695 so keep looking, recessionistas.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

hot hot hot

When I was a kid, I got one bathing suit per summer. That thing was so faded, stretched out and pilled by August it was disgustingly unrecognizable. Now that I stay the same size from summer to summer (Hopefully usually) I can justify a whole wardrobe. I find a combination of a sassy one, a sexy one, a cute one and a fat one (just in case) cover a whole gamut of bikini situations. I think this Trina Turk one from www.VictoriasSecret.com fits the sassy category quite nicely. And it is on sale

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Miss you. And you. And you too

Guys have so little choices when it comes to expressing their style. It used to be the t shirt or tie selection that told the world "I'm sassy!" or whatever. Lately I am seeing some really neato eyeglasses. Greg's here have these square blocks on the earpiece, right under the curve. it's subtle but unusual detail that says "I am way more interesting then I may appear at first. Do you want a mojito?"
J Crew tunic, Go Target shorts

Nice truck stop

Though this shirt makes me look a little lumpen, oh who are we kidding, FAT, I do like the juxtaposition of the casual rolled cargo pants with studded gladiator heels
Free people pants, Sam Edelman shoes, F 21 shirt

Tiki car!!!!

The last time I went to the Art Car parade, a girl dropped a beer on my foot. Since she was coming out of a black school bus with a flame thrower on top, I kept it to myself that these were new shoes and it was 10 am
Juicy Couture shorts, J Crew tee, Versace glasses, Skye hangover

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Got Up Late

Black is a really great thing in clothing. It is slimming, it disguises pet hair if you have a basement cat and it matches everything. BUT. Oh you knew there had to be a but, right? The fade factor is abysmal. And, of course, the more you like it, the more you wear it until the Best Ever Jil Sander tissue weight tee is nothing but a sad grey pilled thing. My mother used to dye her faded black stuff but I took one look at the RIT dye package and had visions of having dark blue hands for 3 weeks. So now I just throw it away. Or never wash it. which is worse? You decide
Forever 21 ruched sleeve tunic, Xhiliration flats

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pass this GO

Sadly, I just cannot get behind the Tracy Feith line, the lastest designr for GO Target. The bustier babydoll dress with thre big zipper is kind of appealing but the hippie stuff not so much. And those bloomer shorts? The. Worst. Ever.
Speaking of bad clothing, I am strangly attracted to those cropped harem pants. Maybe it is some longing for the nights at IU spent at Hooligans with resident DJ Shawn D dropping some Hammertime but I suspect it is becasue they are weird but comfortable looking. H&M have some in their store signage but alas, none to be found in house

I am taking a memo

Milly is a line that is known for vintage inspired and colorful clothing. This 40's style dress has a great flared hem and a vague pattern that could be leopard or ribbons. Next time I will switch out the belt

Just because you can does not mean you should

Just because: you are an accidental size 2. Just because: all of your belonging are scattered between 4 states, 3 houses and 2 cars. Just because: you thought you grabbed your J Crew tunic length fitted tee from last year but instead it grabbed your bebe baby tee from 2002. DOES NOT MAKE IT OK TO WEAR A BELLY SHIRT
I am so ashamed

Just because you can does not mean you should