'Cause I'm Free

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Every one knows it's spring, there are flowers everywhere and it's raining all the time (not to mention the absurd temperature changes. It goes from 80 to 60 in two days). Every one knows that spring showers call for granny-ish trenches with fantastic flowers. I suggest this one from Free Soul, which is kind of an upscale Urban Outfitters (well, that's what the clothes look like). This is perfect for bringing colour the dreary rainy days spring.
On another note, I probably wont to writing here much in the next couple of weeks because I'm going to LA in 2 weeks and I'm working on a big science project (we have to analyze soil or some other crap like that and I have to do well because I've practically failed all the tests on our last unit). Whatever happened to the days when I was a genius and did all my projects at school?


Oh My Sweet Baby Jesus

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Guess who!
That's right. Kelly Osbourne. I really, really want her hair. And that dress, minus the feathery things, of course. Paper magazine really made her look good, and with out the massive air brushing she had on her single cover. Doesn't she remind you of Elizabeth Taylor?

Sporty Done Pretty

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Stella McCartney may have taken a few seasons to persuade everybody to love her own collections, but her collaboration with Adidas has seen no such hesitation. With 95 per cent of the first collection, for spring/summer 2005, selling within 24 hours of arriving on the shelves of Bloomingdales and queues forming for more of the same in Japan, there are great expectations for the second. "Spring was amazingly well received," Stella told WWD. "Winter has been more of a challenge; it's limiting as there are less sports." Citing the project as one that "made perfect sense from day one" and that she "can't quite believe [hadn't] been done before", Stella has added trail running, Nordic walking and climbing to the portfolio that already covered running, gym and swimwear. "We addressed outdoor sports as we wanted to get women out of the gym and into the fresh air," she went on. "I want to encourage exercise for me, it's experiencing the natural side of it as well. I grew up riding, swimming outside, skiing and with long walks with dogs." Showcased at Stella's Bruton Street store today, the new collection also features vibrant shades of aqua and flamingo in addition to the dusty rose, grey, chocolate, eggplant, copper, silver and gold that went before. "There's no excuse for labels to be bashing out the same cheesy baby blues anymore," she adds.
From Vouge.co.uk
I just hope I can wear those while playing winter soccer (which, if you play a sport, is the best ever).
edit: Yes, I know that the model looks like she belongs in Flashdance. Why do you think I chose that picture?


You'll Love Your Hobo

Image hosted by Photobucket.comI laugh everytime I think about the name of this bag. Can you guess it? It's a Marc Jacobs' hobo bag! Because all hobos have enough money for designer bags. Whatever, I love Marc Jacobs and this bag seems really great. You know, if you have a baby and need a daiper bag. Or if you just need a great washed out bag for holding your homework and Anne Rice vampire books to your babysitting job. Plus, it's nice nylon so it might last in the random down pours of spring. Or if you're a true Annapolitan you can bring this on your boat while wearing your Lily Pulitzer sandals (I really hope you aren't a true Annapolitan).


How Do You Do It?

Whenever my friends get on the topic of acne (we are 14, what else are we supposed to talk about?) somebody yells at me to shut-up because my skin is perfect. I just give them my evil grin and we go on to talking about somethinge else. Like how the freaky computer teacher lady should not be hitting on Humphrey-yes, I did see her doing that on Friday.
Because my skin is so great I'm giving you all a glimpse into my bathroom (because I'm sure some of you have zits/black heads). Maybe not a glimpse, because my bathroom is kind of gross and covered with toothpaste (my brother) and old contacts (me). But you do want to know what I use on my face. Right? Yes.
In the mornings I just use Clean and Clear's Morning Burst but if I'm feeling extra zitty I grab some Stridex for my purse. At night I use DHC deep cleansing oil to get rid of makeup and then I wash the rest of my face with Nuetrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask (using it as a cleanser). If it's winter I'll put some lotion on my face so it's not really dry and then I go to sleep (or just watch some CSI). Once a week I use the Nuetrogena stuff as a mask so my skin is nice and refreshed.
For all you guys with equally great skin, what do you use?


For the Concert in My Head

Image hosted by Photobucket.comI guess those of you who didn't like the wristlet I blogged about earlier didn't realise that there is a part of me that belongs abackstage at an Anthrax concert in the 80's.
That being said here is a Mr. Roger's-on-acid-at-a-rock-show brooch. To be worn with a cardigan and a short, short skirt. And it provides hours of entertainment with those little charms hanging off of it. C'mon, you know you thought about wearing it when you first saw it. And if you don't like it I'm sure you can pass it off a gift to a young cousin/sibling/daughter (or son), if you have £ 25. Get it from Lady Luck Rules OK.


Such Great Heights

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Rainbow bikinis! Where?! Urban? Yes!!!
It's a rule, if you go to my school then you love Urban Outfitters besides, how can you not? They're perfect for those fun little kidish clothes that every one loves. And this rainbow bikini fits that description perfectly. Not that you'll look like a little kid in it. Atleast if you're...developed enough. So go on get this bathing suit and lounge by the pool and hopefully you aren't half Irish and burn even if you have sunscreen on. $34 is definitely worth reliving your younger years. Although I wouldn't suggest wearing this if you are over 25. That's just weird.

Don't Tell Me You Got Your Hair Stuck Again

Image hosted by Photobucket.com You look gorgeous, hair blowing in the breeze, perfectly glossed lips when, SHIT!!! You got all of your hair stuck in your lip gloss and you have to ungracefully tear your hair from your lips.
It's even worse when you're on a bicycle. Believe me. Luckily you have Nars to the rescue. Which means no stickiness (well, atleast less). I, unfortunately, don't own any but my friend, Ms. Moneybags (aka Tori), has some and I use whenever she has it. So go on, buy it for $22, but keep it a secret or else moochers like me will use it all up. The colour shown is Triple X.


Do You Really Need a Reason?

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Aaah, bags. I love bags. Big bags, small bags, as long as I can fit my Hello Kitty hairbrush in it then I'm set (oh and all my lipgloss, my wallet, and cocoa butter). So, I'm always looking for a bag that's cute but big enough for it.
Screw that. This clutch is too cool to not buy. It's shiny! It's studded and...it's black (i.e. it matches half of my ward drobe because I'm turning into Catherine Zeta-Jones). Besides, wristlets are oh-so-handy for when you are at a party and can't put your purse down.
This purse is by Liz Mole and is $198.


The Art of the Black Pant (not undies you Brits)

Image hosted by Photobucket.comEvery year at my school we have a spring performance. No, it's not a cool little play, my school is run by hippies why would they do that? It's even nerdier than that. It's interpretive dance. Yes, I'm serious. My poor brother had to do a dance representing a painting of New York (it didn't look like New York by the way, it was basically blue swirls). Luckily, I got to do a "play" about the devil and some hick farmer and a lawyer and I got to be a member of a dead jury. Why should you guys care? Because it's a great example of stupidity. Every year people need to borrow/buy black pants even though every year atleast one music class has to wear black pants. Not only should they have black pants for these performances but you should have black pants for when you're sick of jeans or you are going to a dressy/casual party (I hate that description but nearly ever party I go to is like that).
These black pants from Raven are ace (umm...does any one actually say that? whatever, it sounds cool). And you know those shoes in the picture are just too cool with those pants. Yeah, it's Spring and every one is wearing bright colors but it's never too warm for black. Besides, these are their hipster pants and every one wants to be a hipster. Yes? No? Well, too bad. I love hipsters because they have nice asses. These pants cost $196 and you can get them at ShopBop.com.


Don't Wait Too Long

Image hosted by Photobucket.com I was flipping through Elle UK's April edition and notice a really great ad from some label called Traffic People. I fell in love with the dress and promptly cut out the picture and gave it a coveted place on my ceiling, with the likes of Versace, Chanel, and Mischa Barton for Keds (well, the ads are fun...). I then had to check out their website and look at the spring collection. I was in heaven, it was full of fun, quirky designs and the pictures were Snow White themed (no matter how much I say I hate that story, Snow White is just too much fun). It's a bit like Heatherette but with a little more Imitation of Christ. Basically, it feels like home (for me, I love quirky crazy things). This top is £17. You can buy their clothes at Red in London.

A Haiku

Those fabulous dames at Bunny Shop now have a Haiku contest! And what's even cooler is that the haikus are about Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Yes, those crazy twins. You even get some cool prizes. So, go enter (I would if I was slightly poetic) here.


I May Not Be 21 Now, But I Can Pretend

Image hosted by Photobucket.com If your looking for a good alternative to Target for well priced clothes try Forever 21 they have great priced clothes that look insanely fabulous (ignore how scary the model looks). The website has a small selection of what the store has but you should really check out the clothes in person (the website has their more generic and wannabe Juicy Couture clothes). It's great whether your style is boho, hipster, lady like, or trendy. Whenever I go shoping I make sure I stop their atleast once because I know I will always find something. I suggest going to Forever 21 not for pants because the sizes are kind of weird (I'm not a 9 any where except for there). But, if you need a dress real quick drop on by and grab one in your size and it will look smashing.

Because I'm a Mall Rat

While I was grooving along to Elvis Costello in the car with my Mumsy I noticed that the light up sign thing by the mall said something about Dior! I was amazed, could my simple and boring Annapolis Mall be getting yet another designer store (we currently have a Coach store that looks like a depressing purse museum, which is an oxymoron when you think about it)? Some one, please tell me if this is true. Or if the people who type up those signs are just trying to torture me. I must know.


Now or Never

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Sorry for the lack of updates. I was feeling down about clothes lately because all of my summer clothes are too small in the rear area (I hate my Puerto Rican relatives) and then I got grounded for getting really pissy at my parents. But I apologized and now have a Ralph Lauren bathing suit (oh yeah!). This shirt certainly made my day though! It's from the magnificant minds of Go Fug Yourself but it's only available for a limited time at Glarkware for $20. So what are you waiting for? Now's the chance to tell your math teacher that her bag-dress sucks ass. Or maybe your boss if you work and do that jazz.


You're Just That Gorgeous

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Today sucked. My hair was bad, my pants were bad, my shoes were bad, and my cardigan was bad. One good thing is that Benny was nice enough to tell me that she hated me because all I had to do was put lip gloss on and I looked good. Hahaha. You know it's true though. So, my lip gloss of choice? Mint-infused mentha lip-gloss from C.O. Bigelow. If you haven't heard of it already then something is severly wrong with you but..whatever. It's got a really great sheer shine and has a fantastic mint taste (yummy) but I learned the hard way that if you swallow it (it was accident) it can burn your throat. You can buy it for around $7.50 from Body and Body Works. So head on out there and buy it ladies (and gentlemen, some times lip gloss can be hot on a guy, sometimes guys can look like idiots though, you're call).


Who's That Casting Devious Stares in My Direction?

Image hosted by Photobucket.com When I think of Kate Spade I think of people asking me if my fake Kate Spade bag is real (it was a complete accident, I really needed a purse and so I went to one of those pagoda things at the mall and it looked cute so I bought it) then I start thinking about their Mum's and those awful Chicos clothes they wear. Not good. However, I was in my optometrist (how the hell do you spell that?) and I noticed a lovely Kate Spade poster. I instantly thought, "Damn! I need those glasses. Nevermind. They would look like shit on me." So, when I got home I looked at the Kate Spade website and they only had sunglasses but, honey, these sunglasses kick butt. Wrap a scarf around your neck and go on a road trip to California (or New York, depending on what coast you are on) in your convertible. If you have a convertible. If you don't get rich friends. You might need rich friends since they are $155 but I'm sure you can manage.


Oh Stevie

Image hosted by Photobucket.com I love Steve Madden's shoes. He has some of the cutest pumps around! These slingbacks are no exeption. They come in red (shown), black, and gold. The brooch on the shoe is a fun way to use the brooch trend from the winter and sling backs are great for any occasion (wear them with jeans, or a skirt an they look gorgeous). Plus they just ooze sexy pin up, you know you want to wear them with some sexy underwear (phwoar). The red only comes in 7, 7.5, 8, and 9.5 (my size!) and they are $80.


Good Things Never End

Image hosted by Photobucket.com"I'm having more fun than I've ever had in my entire life."
Which is why Uma Thurman will be the face of Louis Vuitton for a second season. This is some of the happiest news all week (how many people have died this week?) and it's really great. Uma's pictures are gorgeous and I'm so happy that she is making more (not just so that I can cut them out of magazines and add them to my collage, although that is a plus).


Oooh La La

Image hosted by Photobucket.com From Oh No They Didn't!:

Socialite PARIS HILTON has been offered the chance to earn $52 million (GBP27.4 million)-a-year - as a high-class New York prostitute.

The idea comes from a psychiatric patient, who claims he's a former pimp.

The man, who calls himself PIMP JUICE, has written the offer to Paris via the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.

I really hope this isn't an April Fool's joke, I mean this is just too good to have made up. Dude! He's a pyschiatric patient named Pimp Juice.

Oh How Cozy

Image hosted by Photobucket.comThe last time I talked about decorating ipods I only had something for 4th and 3rd generation ipods (but it was way cool) this time I have something for all ipods (and it can hold cellphones and small cameras too!), ipod cozies. They are just too adorable and come in 2 sizes (small fits ipod minis) which is just even more awesome. You can get a bear, fox, cat, bunny, or mouse. They are really also affordable at $18 (c'mon, if you can afford an ipod you can afford that). Adorable and affordable, something I love.
P.S. April Fool's day sucks.

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away-It's Hair Wars!

Image hosted by Photobucket.com In Detriot there is a little contest (if that's what you'd call it) called Hair Wars. It's basically hair "entertainment" and amazingly enough Cher is not involved (you know she would love to rock this look). It's a show with whole costumes made out of hair. Imagine a vegas showgirl costume made entirely out of hair. Well, you don't have to imagine because you can read the article. And if you get that Life magazine there is a story about it in there.
The show is held in Detriot because it's the black hair capital (okay...) and Detriot has been featured in My Nappy Routs, a documentary. Really, I love this because I've always secretly wanted to be a hair stylist. Yes, the hair styles are ridiculous but they are so much fun to look at!