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  1. costume pieces

    July 14, 2012 by thelillinator

    i have no performances planned but i saw a few really cute things on that would make great costumes! i’m really enjoying just training and learning right now but it’s good to keep some things in my back pocket just in case…



  2. i need more tail

    July 13, 2012 by thelillinator

    i got a fishtail skirt from zara the other day. i love it and have already received spontaneous compliments from strangers! so now, of course, i must have more! i’ve been perusing jeffrey campbell and black milk pretty heavily lately (more on black milk later) and it’s put me in a rock kind of mood. with that in mind, i headed over to to take a look at what’s new because, you know, similar aesthetic but not always gonna break the bank. and whatdyaknow but i found some lovely tops with fishtail hems (that would look lovely with some black milk leggings)! all i can really do is *squee* over them. enjoy.

    while this is not another fishtail top, it is a top and it is from nasty gal and i do think it needs to be mine. bam!

  3. torn

    July 10, 2012 by thelillinator

    i tried on the jeffrey campbell teramos at the lf on robertson a couple weeks ago. i’m not entirely sure why. at first glance i thought it was hideous. but it was merchandised all over the store and every time i saw it i became a little bit more intrigued. i think i randomly tried them on with a dress that i fell a little bit in love with that was neon and flowy– basically the two things should NOT have gone together at all. whatsoever. nada. and yet…I TOTALLY LOVED THEM TOGETHER. (nevermind that just those two pieces would have cost about $500 put together.)

    flash forward to present day- because me and jeff (and the whole world) are totally on the same page on the whole spike thing, i saw that there are now teramo SPIKES!!! i swoon (i think)! i do love the spike thing but there are like 4 other styles of jeffrey campbells with spikes that i want and i don’t think i need upwards towards half a dozen pairs of spiked shoes (shocking, i know. too many shoes? never! but at $200+ a pop…) so if i had to pick…i think i’d go with the originals…what do you think?

  4. fetish?

    July 9, 2012 by thelillinator

    i went shopping a couple weeks ago with a new friend from france and i didn’t realize it, but apparently i felt every piece of leather clothing we came across. she asked me if i liked leather and i responded that i did. that’s when she pointed out my touchy feely habit. how weird that i never noticed! i love the idea of wearing leather clothing (not all at once though) but i always hesitate from pulling the trigger on a purchase because not only are they a serious wallet investment, but i feel like they make a serious statement about your personality. that’s right, personality, not just style…which granted, are intertwined but i don’t necessarily think my love of lace says much about my personality. but leather- leather is just so primal! it says, “i’m raw, i’m badass, i’m hardcore, so deal with me or leave me alone, bitches.” and i want to be that person. maybe i’ll grow into that person, but up until now leather clothing just hasn’t quite suited me. even this awesome vegan “leather” shirt gives me pause! i think the model looks relaxed and just a lil badass (i should be able to pull that much off, right?!) but the thought of actually incorporating it into my wardrobe scares me! oy!

    le sigh. you know, i didn’t even own a proper leather jacket until a year or two ago! i guess until i can manage to grow a pair, leather shoes will have to suffice. these jeffrey campbells are no slouch in making up for my wussiness! i generally like to save any clear plastic bits on shoes for pole, but i really like the idea of this floating gladiator look. and i’m not sure exactly what it is about the cutout in the wedge, but there’s something different about it than most other cutouts that i like. i usually don’t appreciate that bit of open sole but it works on this shoe.

  5. free people by solow sport

    July 6, 2012 by thelillinator

    eh. it’s been a few days since fp movement debuted and i’ve been letting it sink in to see if my feelings changed over time. but alas, no. i was more excited for the free people yoga collabo with solow than was warranted. how disappointing! there’s maybe a dozen pieces to the line in a couple different pastel shades, mostly in fleece. i don’t know…i just wanted…more! i’m not sure exactly what i wanted more of but i guess it’s a lot more practical than i had hoped. i get it, they wanted to make something that was functional for yoga but does it really have to be reduced to relatively plain pieces with tie dye as the most spice to the line? le sigh. i kind of like this one sports bra. not enough to run out and get it now. like maybe if it was on sale in a couple months, i might try it on and see what’s what. i actually like the fishnet racer back bra a lot more except the weird texture on the boobs that you can see in the non-black colorways.

  6. knuckle duster v2

    July 3, 2012 by thelillinator

    i still dream of alexander mcqueen’s knuckle duster clutches, but at $1,000+ and a more hermit personality than not, that dream is way off on the horizon. however, last night i saw a knuckle duster phone case! the owner of the case said it was by rebecca something but couldn’t remember. i asked if it was rebecca minkoff, but it didn’t really seem up her alley style-wise and the owner said no. however, now that it’s july, i’m trying to find out when the nordstrom anniversary catalogs are coming out so i went to the site. fate, via the nordstrom homepage, directed me to the tech accessories section and omg, yes it’s rebecca minkoff! surprising, but more than anything, exciting that i too, can have this wonderful little piece! to be honest though, i’ll wait and see if any color versions come out. who else thinks gold or a lacquered red is in order?

  7. please make a girl’s dream come true

    July 2, 2012 by thelillinator

    i want this to be a knee-ish length dress. do you hear me, unnamed designer that sells to anthropologie? that is all.

  8. best cut out yet

    June 18, 2012 by thelillinator

    there’s a lot of cut out stuff out there right now. and a lot of it is not realistically wearable. maybe just for me. i don’t doubt there’s an audience out there that isn’t so conservative that she would wear a loose sweater with a giant hole in the back without a bra. but that’s not me. but that doesn’t mean i don’t want to partake! i just have to be more choosey. this dress from nasty gal though, struck me as a great balance. a little bit of cut out, add some sheer and a fishtail/hi-lo hem (which i am so in love with! i feel like it lets me wear a maxi without getting lost in all the fabric)…et voila! the extra detail of the tiny points on the top of the bandeau lining makes it so much more perfect for some reason. i really can’t pinpoint it, but i do love it!


  9. housekeeping

    June 13, 2012 by thelillinator

    i’ll be honest. i really need to do this just to get rid of the many many MANY tabs i’ve been keeping open for new lululemon items. The Husband tells me my browser will work better if i don’t keep as many tabs open as i do. just in case he’s right, here’s what i’m currently coveting (and this doesn’t even count new colorways of the in stride jacket or vinyasa scarf!). let’s be clear though, regardless of if an item has “run”, “meditate”, or “bike” in its title, i will not subject myself to those sorts of torture. it’s purely to, during, and from pole for me!

    hot ‘n sweaty short

    centered energy bra

    city practice pant

    run in the sun long sleeve

    hot but not tank

    enlightened pullover

    my mantra long sleeve

    inner heart bra

    run in the sun pullover

    wunder under crop in deep indigo

    heat the street onesie

    polocrosse pant

    wandering yogi crop

    my mantra short sleeve

    diversity wunder under crop

    run for your money jumper

    run bound bra

  10. hot piece of ass

    May 10, 2012 by thelillinator

    forget thongs and crotchless underwear, i think this just might be the sexiest pair of panties i’ve ever seen. (and bravo on picking a model whose shape is worthy of them!) i wonder what the chances are to convince agent provocateur to sponsor a pole dancer…