so i ran faster but it caught me here

October 3, 2009 at 11:54 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

I’ve been playing around making shoe jewelry like the awesome stuff on litter sf – cut up some studded bracelets from Wet Seal and attached them to chains from the craft store. I need to add more chain that will go underneath the shoes for high-heels, but I decided to wear what I had tonight with flats. Love them! I walked a decent bit and they stayed in place, weren’t irritating…good test run.

shoe jewelry flats

Speaking of litter sf, look at this amazing ish they’ve come up with…

litter sf necklace front
litter sf necklace side
litter sf necklace back

Gorgeous.

Some fun stuff I’ve acquired lately…I already gloated about the silver sequined jacket but here’s a daytime pic

sequin jacket day

Other things thrifted that day…this brown velvet vest. It has a lot of buttons and I didn’t feel like doing them all up for the photo – it’s double-breasted

brown velvet vest front

I love the very long satin sash that ties in the back into a big bow

brown velvet vest back

Also found a cute long-sleeved henley t-shirt that has shiny things for buttons and metallic trim…it didn’t photograph well

sparkle henley detail

And I found an interesting dress at Walmart a few days ago – it has lots of layers, is linen, and was $9! I plan to wear it as a jumper of sorts, over a long-sleeved black t-shirt, because my arms are fat. Anyway, here it is wrinkled and on the hanger…front

linen walmart dress front

…and back

linen walmart dress back

Ok, gorgeous-things-I-can-afford for once

lulus navy hoodie dress front
lulus navy hoodie dress back
from lulus

queens grommet ankle heels
from Queens Wardrobe

I guess that’s it for tonight – I’m up to my ears in schoolwork.

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the structure is set ya never change it with a ballot pull

September 6, 2009 at 8:55 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

I’m watching the cutest new (I guess?) version of Little House on The Prairie right now – it’s running as a marathon tonight on the Hallmark Channel. It’s really well done. I was so obsessed with those books (and the TV show with Melissa Gilbert) as a child. It’s crazy watching this show, though – I remember thinking when I was young that it would be so FUN to grow up like Laura Ingalls Wilder but watching this show now it seems like their life was so damn HARD, especially for the adults. Still, there’s something so cool about packing your family and everything you own into a wagon and starting a new life for yourselves where you make everything from scratch. I couldn’t do it.

Yesterday I wore that long dress/vest thing by Norma Kamali for Walmart. I think I like it. Wore it over a white beater and leggings with ballet flats. Took pics kind of late so the lighting wasn’t great (yes, I still haven’t even taken the tripod out of the box)

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I took one against a white background trying to show the hemline a little better

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I wore that leaf necklace from forever 21 again and everywhere I went people complimented it

leaf bib necklace

Got some fixins from the craft store to try to make some shoe jewelry ala litter sf…I think it’s going to turn out cool. There is so much fun stuff at the craft stores to make into things. Cool Halloween stuff out now, too – I love pumpkins and skeletons and autumn leaves and candy corn and all that autumn stuff. Now if it would stop being a million degrees here sometime soon…

Remember that Alexander McQueen clutch I posted a while ago here? Well, there’s a jewelry version – ahhhhh, why do gorgeous things like this have to be completely priced out of my reach and impossible to replicate!

mcqueen knuckle ring 1 withasianstereotypesmcqueen knuckle ring 2 withasianstereotypes
pics from withasianstereotypes, which is incidentally one of my favorite blogs

I can’t even seem to find an affordable two or three finger ring or “brass knuckle” style ring that comes in small enough ring sizes for my fingers. Boo. Okay, I’m done pouting now.

On to the important things in life…I was holding my cat in my arms last night and she had her paw draped over my wrist and it was so cute – she does that all the time – that I snapped a pic

marcella paw

She. Kills. Me. 🙂

Thanks for reading! Lots of new readers lately, I love it! Special welcome to those who come from the place I cannot mention, lest I break the First Rule…you know who you are. I love comments, too.

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i don’t know when i got bitter

September 2, 2009 at 2:06 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

School, work, coaxing an old cat to eat…not cleaning my very messy house: GOAL OF THE WEEKEND.

Yesterday I wore a sheer little tunic with floaty sleeves and panels from Target last spring…

angel tunic 1

Over a forever 21 black beater, with old skinnies from TJ Maxx and old velvet quilted ballet flats from Old Navy. I had on a multiple chain bracelet that I got at forever 21 and really like the chains, but the bracelet was really irritating to wear. I took it off in class and was playing with it, and starting having visions of dismantling it and using it with some leather studded bracelets to make shoe jewelry ala litter sf like the ones I posted a picture of here. Stay tuned!

I’m always taking these pics in the mirror in my front hall closet, which is where I always walk in the front door and kick off my shoes, drop my bag, etc…why it’s so cluttered. The pillow lying in the background is kitty’s bed.

BUT tonight I got home to find my tripod had arrived in the post so as soon as I learn to use it and my camera timer, there will be REAL outfit photos on here! Second goal of the weekend.

I was wearing a vintage locket on a long chain that I got off ebay a couple years ago…

locket

And my longtime favorite skull earrings, also from ebay about 4 years ago, that I wear wayyy too often…

skull earring

I love them because the mandibles actually work.

Today I’m wearing my “boyfriend” jeans that I thrifted and distressed

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I can’t decide if they need a little more distressing but I’ll leave them for now. With a satin asymmetrical collar blouse that I got post-Christmas at Walmart and haven’t worn yet – I like it!

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Payless strappy heels and a zipper bow necklace from Wet Seal

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Some inspirations I’ve come across lately…

These gloves are amazing
nail gloves dirty flaws
from dirty flaws

My jaw literally dropped when I saw these – sick.
stella mccartney perforated boots
Stella McCartney, via net-a-porter

For those of us who are on a non-Stella-McCartney-friendly-budget, I found these boots online today…

payless abaete booties

Abaete for Payless and $50…think I may be ordering those.

Alright, off to get some actual schoolwork done.

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