Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hello, my Love

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This picture is totally symbolic and stuff , 'cause I was all fading out, and then I'm BAM back brighter than ever-- ok fine, I was just playing around with Photoshop. So sue me (please don't).

Much like the anthropomorphic dinosaurs invading a Macy's Day parade, I'm baaaaaack. (Please tell me I'm not the only one who got that random reference)

It's almost ironic. While a seemingly large number of fashion bloggers out there are recounting or commenting on Fashion Week going full speed ahead in NY, I'm blabbing on about cookies and whatnot. But I'm not jealous. Don't get me wrong-- I'd SO dart out of here in a heartbeat if I ever had the chance to go to NYC for Fashion Week. But I'm so busy with life here that it's fun for me to just click through all the photos of girls' adventures in the Big Apple (when I have time to click).

Still, I'm actually a little embarrassed when I look back at my last three posts. They're not just not related to fashion, but comparatively meh by my standards. Call me a delusional perfectionist (among many other things you can call me), but I strive to make this blog enjoyable for both myself and anyone who's interested in reading this. How am I doing, guys? OK? Thumbs up, thumbs down? Heads up 7-Up?

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Excuse my old lady hands, please.
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I liked pairing the two scarves for warmth and dramatic effect, but I was afraid I resembled someone trying to smuggle something out of a store. Not that I would. Unless they were Girl Scout cookies. Then watch the FUCK OUT.

Cardigan- Old Navy via Goodwill : Shirt (that which cannot be seen!)- Mossimo secondhand : Blue scarf+Booties- TJMaxx : Leopard scarf- Urban Outfitters : Skirt- Forever 21 : Red tights- We Love Colors : Teal tights- Target (Indigo!)

This cardigan, originally from Old Navy, was acquired from my local Goodwill for only $2. $2? That's as much as like.... two sodas! I'd take a cardigan over two sodas any day. I can't take credit for finding it, so I definitely want to try my hand at clawing through infinite racks of clothing for a bargain soon. But really, a new item of clothing was all it took to shake up my wardrobe again-- how fantastic. I would even call it lovely...

What's Lovely for February 17, 2010: Getting back on the horse again, unless that horse is heroin, then that's bad, or so I hear.

(see what I did there?? segue-ed!)

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And now, I just want to wind down with a slow, mellow song. This is one of my favorite songs and I think the music video is perfect. It vaguely reminds me of 1930s Paris, what with its dimly-lit bathrooms and forbidden trysts. Excuse me trying to wax poetry, but this song makes me close my eyes, and imagine myself in a tiny, crowded nightclub where the only things lit are the singer's voice and glow of cigarettes.

Also in this scenario I have lungs of steel, so the smoke won't make me cough. Constantly wheezing doesn't paint the most romantic portrait.


Dolly Daydream aka Jasmine said...

I know what you mean I looked back on my first few posts I hated them I even considered deleting them, but I guess it is part of our history, now. I love your outfit by the way cannot belive you bought the cardi for two dollars. I bought a big boho jumper the other day, it was 3 pounds about 1 dollars and 50 cents. My mum hates it but I love it.

From Dolly

Senorita Fashionista said...

Ilove your posts, so witty and funny! Really clever with the combo of two scarves, Im gonna have to steal that idea. So sue me!
xoxo Jolie

Martwa Marta said...

i love your unique style!

Elaine said...

Hahahaha, you are SO funny! I love reading your posts. I'm not big into fashion week because I don't have time to peruse designers and runway styles and collections. I have a job and a life you know!! And I need to thrift and stuff... lol

Your style reminds me of dreamecho. She has the most colorful and eclectic outfits that would look wrong on anyone else but looks so right on her! You are the same. I would NEVER in a million years have the guts to wear this but it suits you so perfectly! The tights, the two scarves, the cardis...AND the nails! You're pretty much amazing.

Don't forget to enter to win a tankini of your choice!

Anonymous said...

I never read back ANY of my posts or work. It forever makes me cringe.........
Your outfit is lovely. Neat idea with the 2 scarves, I will have to copy it soon. Also, what a great find was the cardigan!!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I love how you layered the tights, very original! Thumbs up for your blog! :)

Emily Kennedy said...

That song was awesome! Adding it to a playlist. Here's my favorite chilled out track. Maybe ever. Or at least for the past couple of years.

Also, you look so great in this! I saw that Old Navy sweater when it was in stores and could not figure out how I would style it. Exactly like this is pretty much the solution.

MichelleF said...

Not gonna lie, Charmander, I usually HATE leopard print. But you're rockin' it!

<3 Michelle

Django et Coco said...

I like the mix of the scarf! Very cool...! Oh yes... the song I know that I heard it before but I had no idea who it was actually from... I think it use to be on a compilation cd that we play almost daily at my old work! Good Song; Thank you for sharing,

-Coco from Our Paper Moon

Megan said...

I'm digging the mix of colours from scarf to tights!

You're awesomesauce

Megs said...

I love your outfit! The different colors are amazing. I'm loving the reds! Oh I so need a bright statement piece to put a little oomph into my wardrobe!

I completely agree about Fashion Week... I would be there in a heart beat. Sadly I'm stuck living my own life and looking at pictures. But you know what? Most of the styles on the runway... I don't really like ;( Sad sad day! Maybe I like basics too much... probably :)

Please keep posting about cookies and whatnots... it makes your blog unique and awesome!



Megs said...

The red in the tights I mean... But from straight on it doesn't look red. Hm.... :)

Anonymous said...

Adorable outfit! Speaking of NYFW... one of my favorite shows was Peter Som and you are totally speaking his language right now. If you haven't seen it, go look! I think you'll like it.


cadencesmama said...

i love this look. you have great style.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Thanks for coming by!

I love your outfit in the post!! It looks fantastic. I actually have that same cardigan and I especially appreciate your styling of it.

Lola said...

love your tights and boots!

rtf :)

John R. Tate said...

“Boss, I love these chicky-dos that can wear EVERYTHING in their closets AT ONCE and get away with it.”

“Chewey, you’re a dog, a cute one at that, but what do you care?”

“It seems when I scatter all my toys all over the floor makin' art you get pissed, especially when you step on one goin’ to the jon in the middle of the night.”

“Is this going to be a verbal rampage motivated by some psychological short-coming about how stuff isn’t fair and that you should get a bail-out, too?”

“No, Boss, check it out. She looks better than three-day-old road kill. She’s doin’ all this crazy stuff subtle-like, not with a ho hammer, look-at-me-I-got-it-goin’-on.”

“Ya think?”

“First, there’s no cheap, tired shit or accessory, stuff that should be burned before it’s given to Goodwill. Everything’s quality. Tasty, as you like to say, Boss. I like those colored tights, myself. And even though she pushes wide the window nice ‘n’ high at times, she knows when enough is enough. She knows she wears the clothes; the clothes don’t wear her.”

“Chewster, you fell in love. Ahhhhhh, ain’t that sweet.”

“I can spot a good girl who wants to be bad now and then. She’s into Ga-Ga, like you, Boss. I do some crazy things now and then, tryin’ to be like that Princess of Impropriety. I pick up some leaves in my beard now and then and go sportin’ them around. You don't like it much."

"Because you bring yourself in the house and shake 'em off."

"But just yesterday I had so many burs in my fur I looked like Tapioca puddin'. Fierce, man. Couldn't shake those bitches off, neither."

"Don't get any, and I mean ANY, ideas about my orchids on the porch."

"Nah, I got my dogliness to consider."

"And that's why you roll in smelly shit and troll fashion blogs?"

"Boss, your Co-Co Puffs are gettin' soggy."