i’ve been on the hunt for swimsuits for my impending trip to la and betsey johnson is totally in my crosshairs. the bikini on the left is the one i’ve caught, the one on the right is one that i will continue to stalk. but can we take a second and just marvel at the absolute over-the-topness that is the second suit? i mean, there’s embellished, but this is embellished. (that’s right, bolded AND italicized.) but, um, it would be kind of perfect for pole (allpoleallthetime).
April 29, 2010 by thelillinator
April 27, 2010 by thelillinator
i was there, pretty darn in early in the morning for me on a sunday, and either the northgate target didn’t get much depth in the zac posen line or there are a lot more people than i would have thought that will forgo sleeping in. i was more or less just whelmed with the line as a whole. the clothes in the marketing pieces all looked good but in reality most of it was just not very me. one item i did fall a little bit in love with is a two piece ruffle (surprise) dress. it’s brilliant! there’s a ruffle overlay that totally plays up the femininity of the dress but you can remove it and vamp it up in a strapless little black dress (or red dress if you prefer). and then if you’re me and take pole classes, you think about wearing the skirt to pole class to be all girly while i dance. wins all around!
April 26, 2010 by thelillinator
my search continues…(by the way, The Boyfriend apparently hates the term “maxi dress” because it makes him think of menses.)
i think these plus the all saints dress and the la vie en rose electric blue one shouldered thing i got up in canada last weekend (which is part of the reason why i haven’t posted anything in awhile) will give me a well rounded long dress wardrobe. hooray! i’ll have dresses to wear this summer!
April 14, 2010 by thelillinator
i need a maxi dress this season if i’m going to wear any dresses at all because of the massive bruises i have from pole. i think i’ve found what i want to start with at all saints! luckily i’m heading down to la in a month so hopefully i can try it on and buy it in person! love the leather straps on it; it’s just enough luxe to keep the perennially casual maxi dress from looking out of place when not at the beach, which for me, is practically always.
April 9, 2010 by thelillinator
i’ve wanted a new pair of cage heels for practically a year and have just found something that isn’t dominatrix black that appeals to me. yay!
April 8, 2010 by thelillinator
April 7, 2010 by thelillinator
did you know that juicy now has a yoga line? downward dog couture. their most notable piece is some sort of spin on the snuggie. my favorite though, is this fleece ruched jacket and shorts set. too cute!
April 6, 2010 by thelillinator
so one of my friends is having a mad men themed party in a few weeks. i had planned on getting a vintage-y dress complete with petticoat. i thought that at the very least i’d get multiple wearings out of the petticoat for the boudoir dance classes at divine movement. it’s a good thing i didn’t buy the outfit spur of the moment though! after attending my first inversion class (as in i am now hanging upside down on the pole), it occurred to me that a knee or tea length petticoat is just going to get in the way at pole (either getting tangled up while spinning or flipping over my head while inverting), so i really couldn’t use that as an excuse to invest in a petticoat. but where does one get teeny tiny skirts that just barely cover one’s ass? well, in times when i need something a lil off kilter, i turned to hot topic and they did not let me down.
thank you, hot topic, for always having what i need, be it a kooky hat, a true blood tshirt, or a slutty skirt, and at such good prices! hopefully i’ll be able to find this tutu/petticoat thing is available in stores just because i’d like to avoid shipping costs and get that instant gratification thing going on.
April 5, 2010 by thelillinator
who doesn’t like soft and cozy clothes? after getting some promotional emails (including one announcing the return of ballard boutique, olivine atelier, albeit in web presence only), i’ve determined what are going to be my comfy staples come this spring/summer.
exhibit 1: ella moss jackie strapless striped dress via shoplastyle.com because they have a 20% off promo code (lucky43217) good through 4/15, free shipping, and since they’re based in la, no tax!
i’m really feeling the strapless thing lately and this is an eye catching pattern in a basic colorway so it’s not too overboard for me. also, i love the shirred bust.
exhibits 2 and 3: michael stars twisted scoop neck tee and off shoulder zebra print dolman tee via olivine atelier’s site because they also have a 20% off promo code (seattlepicks) good through the end of april and free shipping for orders over $50 (free delivery to select seattle zip codes for orders over $200!).
i like the loose yet clingy look of these tees. i also realized that i am sorely lacking in tees that i am comfortable with wearing. i have a lot of abercrombie tees i’ve yet to let go even though they’re not nearly as clever/appropriate now that i’m not in school anymore and, oh hey, they don’t fit either.
exibit 4: michael stars convertible tube dress (in black, not pink), again from olivine, because not only does it fit my strapless moment but when that moment has passed, i can wear it as a skirt. i have an ella moss top that i also wear as a skirt but that one has dangly bits in the front as a top and therefore a tail when it’s skirt so it’s a bit harder to wear.
April 3, 2010 by thelillinator
oh dear lord, please tell me this was all photo shopped. if you look more closely than just the hair, there’s a nose ring, rhinestones by the dog’s eye, and a tattoo!