Tired of Being Sexy

It's the eve of my first day of 11th grade.
And I have come to a somber realisation, I am an actual person. I have a life. Gone are the days where I sat around worrying about my hair and contemplating what new shirt to buy. No, I do things. I'll be setting up my school's coffeehouse (with a few good friends) this year, I volunteer at hospice, and I'll be working on my pre-college application until it's perfect.
Freaky, man.
Here are a few things that I've bought in preperation for school (because I still enjoy buying things. duh):

I have been looking for a decent pair of boots, that I liked, with out a hooker heel (apparently I enjoy looking like a "French prostitute", in my father's words), for 2 years. And I found them. At Delias? Yes. Unfortunately, they're on backorder so I haven't gotten them yet but I'm full of anticipation! $79.

Generally, I make fun of Old Navy. But, one day a friend and I had time to kill so we went in, and I saw this trench. I have always loved trench coats. Maybe it's because I grew up reading Nancy Drew and watching movies from the 60's. Or maybe it's just because a good flasher joke always brightens my day. $39.50.

I also bought this Le Sportsac tote, of course I got in an actual pattern but they dont' have it on the website (probably because it's mildly ugly, but I still like it). My school bag from last year was quite cool, it was a map of the London Underground but unfortunately the vinyl just couldn't handle a years worth of abuse and civ readings and died (right before exams, actually). I don't think I've thrown it away. Actually, I know I haven't thrown it away. It's still in my kitchen on a stool, edges fraying and covered with spilled coffee. $46.

One of my favorite stores (that's actually near where I live) is Up Against The Wall. It's where I get my Heatherette and Betseyville fix. Plus, I can always count on them for affordable bags, like this one. Please ignore the shittiness of the picture, I have not cleaned my room since getting home from Australia and my bed (with unmatching sheets...) is the only flat surface. Sad, I know. I was planning on cleaning today to...Anways, I adore this bag. It's huge. I have fit:
1. My nalgene water bottle.
2. A notebook
3. 4 pairs of sunglasses
5. A magazine
6. a trench coat
7. all of the usual purse things
8. all of my make-up
There was room for more. My friend Melissa was mildly upset that I bought it, "It's larger than your skirt!"She's crazy though. Around $40.

I bought this bag at Up Against the Wall too, it's much smaller than the black one but I love it just the same. Around $15.

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Into the Colors of the Dark

I was going to do a post about various books that I have read this summer but then I noticed that I had an e-mail from Lilac Bijoux.
I love Lilac Bijoux. When I have extra time before work I always go there and oggle the bags and jewelry. So, here is a post dedicated to one of the many loves of my life.

I think that I'm actually going to buy this bag. I need a new carry-all. My current purse is brown and actually really cute but I've gotten bored with it. Plus I got it as a secret santa present from a girl who is notorious for not liking anyone so it's probably laced with lead or something. I'm surprised I can even walk. $84.

My best friend has this bag in silver. Since it's nylon it's totally durable, but it's still thoroughly attractive. It's just a really great bag in general. I strongly recommend it. $138.

I dont' really wear necklaces because I'm a horrible fidget and always break them, but I would wear one of these anyways. Normally I'm against necklaces with initials/names on them but these are rather unique. I love the ruggedness. $128.

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I Mean, I'm Kind of Just Waiting for the New M.I.A.

I'm terrible I know.
I'm writing here almost a week after I got home. There are many reasons though (and according to my father I'm the queen of excuses).
1. I was sick. Not sick enough to vomit or anything but sick nonetheless. Last night I went to see some local bands play and I had trouble speaking. My throat is in a sorry state.
2. Jet lag.
3. My mom broke her right wrist so now I have to help her drive/cook/function.

ANYWAYS, why do I keep on get junk e-mail about Viagra? And I've heard about 20 commercials for it on the radio today. Is some higher power trying to tell me something?

So, on to fashion. While in the airport waiting for my plane from Sydney to LAX I picked up a copy of RUSSH and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you ever see a copy, I suggest picking it up. But, you know, I'm one of those people that buys magazines for the photographs rather than the articles (which is strange considering how much I love to read). I absolutely adore their "Paint it Pastel" spread. They have a Myspace.

P.S. Changed the header and link colors. But that's kind of a no-brainer.