Monday, July 27, 2009

Glass Danse

Watch as mirrors clear themselves
With the breath of frigid air that eased in.

The first time I ever saw/heard The Faint was when they opened up for No Doubt on the very first leg of their Rock Steady tour... and I remember thinking WTF? Now, I can't stop listening to them. Danse Macabre is a great dance album.

New outfit btw- well only the blazer, which I got at Urban Outfitters on my ill-fated trip back to my hometown.

blazer- Silence & Noise; top & jeans- AE; shoes- Target

My grandmother got me this bracelet and ring set for Christmas a few years ago. I love the whole menswear vibe- they remind me of watch bands.

A close-up of my now favorite pair of shoes. Ever. These are never coming off.

lyrics: The Faint

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ladylike Bondage?

So this weekend I was in D.C. for a day, and then Baltimore for a day. Since it was overall a pretty irritating weekend, the highlight was stopping in the Harbor's HUGE Urban Outfitters store. I got a blazer and a really cute top (more photos later, when I don't look like such a bum.)

While re-visiting my old stomping grounds was not what I expected (and not a pleasant surprise either; Cleveland, I will never speak ill of you again) it did conjure up some memories of high school. So then I get back home, get online, check notcouture- you know, the daily routine- and these pants caught my eye. Now, I don't know if I would have paid much more notice to them if I hadn't just been reminiscing about my high school art class days, but I really think these are hella tight. They are quite subtle and frankly quite wearable for being "bondage" pants.

Exhibit A: Wearing bondage the correct way.

Exhibit B: Wearing bondage the incorrect way (no I was never one of these people, but many of my friends were.)

All this talk of bondage, I had to put Trent in here somewhere. You know I can relate almost any post back to Nine Inch Nails. And if you ask me, he is looking particularly Snape-like in this photo =)

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Pants- A.OK; shoes- Target; tee- American Eagle

I've been thinking about this blog lately, and what I want to accomplish with it, and came to the conclusion that I've become rather un-inspired with it. So I'm going to change that.

When I first started blogging, it really didn't have a purpose other than to just be a place for me to ramble on about the things that I love: fashion, music, art, etc. I loved finding new things and sharing them with you all. Perhaps having two jobs plus taking summer classes just wore me out, but I really didn't want to have to think about blogging on top of that these past few months.

So- insert changes here. I want to do more outfit posts. I didn't want this blog to be about that at first, but I love seeing other blogs that feature primarily "what I wore" posts, and I get so inspired by them. Plus it's fun sharing new pieces of clothing that you buy, or an outfit concoction that you are particularly proud of.

But now it's up to you. I want to know what you want in this blog- what should stay, what should go, what should be added. Because it isn't all about me, YOU guys are the ones that read it!

BTW love my new pants from OAK? And shoes? They are hard to see but they are these lovely heeled strappy gladiators from Target of all places. Extremely comfortable =)

EDIT: Please do the poll!

DOUBLE EDIT: I've also started my own blog/shop. Only a few items up right now, but I have many items waiting to be photographed and posted. We're talking about a broke college student here =)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Opening up shop

I've noticed that a lot of bloggers have set up shops in which to sell old clothing and accessories, so instead of messing with Ebay I decided to do the same thing. I have a lot of old-ish, vintage, and even brand new clothing that I have no use for anymore. But maybe some of you will!

Only a few pieces up so far, but check back because I have a lot more to add within the next few weeks.

Friday, July 17, 2009

"This type seems so large and pretentious

It looks like it's for blind people..."

A new film coming out entitled "The September Issue" chronicles Vogue's most important issue of the year. Check out the trailer, it looks fabulous (plus they have my favorite Ladytron song stuck in about halfway through!)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Uniform Project

I'm still alive. It's just been a crazy/busy week!

We all have at least one item that is so versatile, we can make a different outfit and even make it look like a totally different garment for almost every day of the week. But what about making a shirt (or dress, or pants) work for 365 days?

That is the idea behind The Uniform Project- Sheena has pledged to wear one dress (well, 7 identical dresses really. One for each day of the week) for one year as an exercise in sustainability. Sounds crazy, but remarkable. She has taken a simple but gorgeous dress designed by her friend Eliza Starbuck and accessorized in such a way that you would never be able to tell it's just the same dress being worn over and over again.

The Uniform Project is also a fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation- at the end of the year all contributions will go towards new uniforms and other educational expenses for under-privileged children in India.

Most of the accessorizing comes by way of thrifted and vintage finds, and I'm quite psyched that someone like Sheena is this dedicated to changing not only the way we think about sustainability, but also contributing to a worthy cause. Only halfway through her 3rd month, here's hoping she doesn't get too bored =)

If you'd like to donate accessories, something you have designed, or simply collaborate you can contact Sheena here:

Better yet, you can even donate directly to Akanksha's school project:

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day, my American readers. And to my non-American readers I hope you have a lovely Saturday! My beloved OAK is continuing their 304050 sale, but now everything is 50% off! I'm dying to get my hands on this M.O.L. Knits tank, but it's still a bit out of my budget. It's a beautiful cashmere tank with a chiffon overlay, and it's gor-ge-ous!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

For what it's worth

Come on lay with me/ 'Cause I'm on fire
For what it's worth
I tear the sun in three/ To light up your eyes.

I just bought (yes bought, not downloaded) the new Placebo cd, Battle for the Sun. Not sure how I feel about it yet; don't get me wrong it's a good, solid record, just not your typical Placebo. It's no where near what Meds was, but it will grow on me in time. I love this band, ever since hearing "Every You Every Me" on the opening sequence of Cruel Intentions. And they are hot, even if they are, really, women. But you cannot sit there and tell me Brian Molko isn't one sexy beast.

So anyway, back to fashion. I was thinking the other day I'm in dire need of some new tanktops. And these Urban Outfitters beauties are per-fec-tion; grey with just the right amount of color to not initiate my brighthuephobia.