Saturday, May 31, 2008

Just Purchased: Old Navy Rings


The only time that I've continuously worn a piece of jewelry was in high school when Mommy Legit made me promise that I'd justify the $200 she was going to spend on my class ring, and I wore that piece of crap until the cheap metal turned my finger green. Now, I only throw on a necklace for special occasions, and even then, I always end up taking everything off after ten minutes. But, I saw these Kenneth Jay Lane knockoffs at Old Navy a few days ago and I couldn't help but pick them up. One is a silver, metal, spotted panther inlaid with black rhinestones, and the other is a red plastic with a brass snake. I love how they make me feel like I've instantly dressed up my outfit (you know how one of my favorite activities is fooling myself), and they're ostentatious enough so I don't feel like I'm getting a B-grade, ring-wearing experience.

Really Obsessed With: Martin + Osa Merch


Since my wallet got stolen and my computer has officially gone to the place where computers go to die (that's San Jose, HP headquarters, FYI), I've had to resort to using my passport at clubs and airports and carrying around all my files on a flash drive. I guess Martin + Osa were reading my vibes because I received a lovely package from Ivy over at Glam with a gift card (which was in my wallet when it was stolen guuhh), a blue sweater, a leather passport cover and a 1G USB port. I've been feeling quite posh carrying these things around, and I love LOVE the smell of new leather, so if you see anyone traipsing around Manhattan in the next few months nose deep in a passport cover--come say hello?

Note: I've received a new tablet PC from hp since they killed my computer (rad rad rad) but alas, I don't have Photoshop anymore (bad bad bad). I'm going to have to get used to gimp for now, but does anyone know where I can cop a free version?

Monday, May 26, 2008

I am a big fat flake

Sorry sorry sorry that I've neglected to, even once in the past two weeks or so. I've been under siege for the past month and have had to deal with:

1) Finals. And papers. And more finals.
2) A laptop that is still MIA (really hp? It takes 2 months to ship a motherboard?)
3) Pink eye. Gross.
4) A lost wallet.
5) A sprained ankle.
6) A lost camera cord.

I know, waah waah (sob sob), but since my computer is still gone, I don't have access to photoshop, and since I don't have my camera cord, I won't be able to upload pictures until my new one gets shipped in. But until then, I'll think of some other way to document all my preperations for when I leave for NY on Sunday.

Also, I've been wearing the hell out of an old pair of glasses with an outdated perscription (as pink eye + contacts = too gnarly to handle). I've been contemplating a new pair similar to these from LA Eyeworks. I really like the half rimmed ones a la Chloe Sevigny.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Really Obsessed With: Color Changing Tank Dress


Thank the gods for online shopping because if it weren't for my perverse joy in this particular activity, I would have killed myself with my international relations textbook days ago. Kids, finals are awful skfjlskfjlkdj baaah, but I do do some of my best online snooping during this time. For example, take this amazing tank by Anzevino and Florence that frickin' changes color depending on your body heat. I can only imagine those awkward moments during the summer when you've got colored "pit stains", but I know that if you put me in one now, the whole thing would be pretty monochromatic except for an icy white patch over my heart because all this studying has basically extinguished any feelings I may have. Get yours here.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Really Obsessed With: Fringed Boots


I've been absolutely impressed with the amount of street cred my fringed bag from H&M injects into any outfit I wear. I can throw on the shlubbiest of sweatshirts with a pair of broken skinny jeans, a pair of heels and the bag, and instantly I'm transformed into someone who looks like they've actually thought about what they're wearing (ha! TRICKED you). But what this actually means is that I really don't have enough standout pieces in my closet that I can mindlessly toss on. Since the fringe is working so well, I've been looking at this pair of Steve Maddens ($199 online) as a cheaper alternative to the Gucci boots from last fall's show. And can we talk about how I want to steal Agathe at Stylebytes' life? She has a pet pig for chrisssaaake.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Mad Delusions: Marc Jacobs Watch


I have a confession. I'm twenty years old and I have trouble telling time. And not like "it takes me a few second longer to read analog", but rather, "which is the hour hand? How long have I been staring cross-eyed and slack-jawed trying to figure out if it's 1:50 or 11:05. Lately I've been on the lookout for a wristwatch, but, ineptitude makes it impossible to get something tiny and chic. So, if I'm going to have to get something digital, let's make it outrageously digital. This Marc Jacobs watch fits the bill and is nerdier than anything I could have dreamt of. But the $245 price tag is a little pricey for indulging in my inner geek. I might look for cheap Casio versions on ebay instead.