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  1. it’s the most wonderful time of the year

    December 29, 2009 by thelillinator

    i’ve got The Boyfriend so i don’t need any mistletoe-ing, but it’s time for all the after christmas sales! here’s a quick and dirty on what i’m looking into right now:

    1. completely brilliant (i forgot i had this idea at about the same time last year)- get uggs in big kid sizes! case in point, the navy and cream striped scuffettes i’ve been eyeing since the ugg fall campaign was released in late summer. i just got some nordstrom notes in the mail (we’ll not discuss how many nordstrom notes there were and therefore how many actual money i had to spend to earn them), but getting these slippers for about $20 less just for getting it in a different department? yes please!

    2. i recently attempted the over the knee boot despite my misgivings on how it will look on my frame. since i had similar misgivings on skinny jeans and have since found a way to make it work, i thought i may as well try the otk. well, my first foray sucked. i went super cheap at forever 21 so i wouldn’t feel as bad if it didn’t work. they actually didn’t look a quarter bad, but they were. so. noisy. back they went and in turn, i kept on searching for an entry otk boot. i think i found it in the restricted vamp boot! i like the taupe color because it’s not quite brown/tan nor is it grey (even though i still want a pair of grey boots). living in seattle, i normally avoide suede, but since this isn’t an investment piece, i don’t feel that bad.

    3. there are these schuler and sons wedges at the anthropologie downtown that i’ve been eyeing since at least september, if not earlier than that and i just called the store yesterday and they’re STILL not on sale! wtf? what does it take for something to get marked down? i mean, they still have my size so it doesn’t seem like the product is moving. je ne comprends pas! in any case, they’re pretty so i want to show them off in case in a moment of weakness i buy them anyways.

    4. hautelook is featuring radcliffe jeans for the next day or so. i discovered this british brand a couple of years ago. their niche in the marketplace is for those of us who hate having to buy two pair so of the same jeans so we can have a long version for heels and a short version for flats. radcliffes actually come long enough for heels and have cleverly hidden little holes where camouflaged cufflinks can help you insta-hem your jeans! i’ve not bought the pair of primrose hill bootcuts (ignore how they’re styled) they have quite yet because hautelook is going to have a michael stars sale starting tomorrow and every now and again i find something i like from that line. i can’t be spending all my money on shipping all the time now, can i?

    5. urban outfitters is currently having an insane sale where a good portion of their denim selection is only $39. even though skinny jeans have stuck around the past few years and don’t seem to be fading away any time soon, i refuse to spend too much on clothes that just do not absolutely flatter me, so this deal is right up my alley. i especially like the silence and noise lace ripped twig jean, which is exactly what it sounds like: a merging of the destroyed trend with the fancy lace trend. love it! i also am somewhat reluctantly jumping on the denim legging (more commonly known as the “jegging”- please, kill me now) bandwagon. i’m sorry, but i do not have skinny calves. i wouldn’t go so far as to say they’re fat or even athletic, and i by no means have cankles, but if i want to tuck a pair of jeans into boots, i need some damn thin material to do so! enter the denim leggings. i have one pair i bought in bp for around $40, so this pair of bdgs for only $39 seems reasonable.

    6. so let me mention again that i’m taking a pole dancing class. i love it. i love that now i get to wear shoes and, if i do say so myself, i’ve probably got the most varied shoe wardrobe that i’ve seen at the studio yet. they all don’t have to be clear platforms, ladies! bordello by pleaser has a nice model called the teeze (with many iterations, i.e. teeze 31g or teeze 07) with the hidden platform so it’s just a lil less stripper than what you might have expected. for a class i go to twice a week, i already have four pairs of shoes (five counting the pair that some one randomly just gave me), so i’m sure i don’t need actually need another…but 20% off…and baby pink…and a mary jane…? how can i resist?

  2. lumberjack chic

    December 15, 2009 by thelillinator

    i really own only 2 plaid shirts. i know that’s not a lot, but i guess i’m afraid that since plaid is pretty distinctive i don’t want to go overboard with incorporating more pieces into my wardrobe. my shirts both have features designed to soften the masculine pattern- one is an elizabeth and james top cut in their schoolboy style with the buttons up the back to cinch in the waist. the others is a red buffalo plaid tunic with a tuxedo bib and empire waist from urban outfitters.

    in my head, another plaid practically puts me into that midlife crisis mode where you try to recapture your youth, and really, do i want people to think that grunge was the high point of my youth? i also want to avoid androgenizing my already not-especially-curvy (as in feminine, not euphemism for fat) frame.

    vince roll sleeve cowl neck plaid top

    this vince shirt is a unique enough offering that i think i can get away with another plaid top. after all, how often do you see a drapey, feminine detail like a cowl neck on something as butch as a plaid button up? i don’t really like how the top is styled on the shopbop detail page with the collar open instead of buttoned up into the cowl, but this picture from their winter lookbook really hooked me. still though, i pause. the $200+ price tag doesn’t help either. maybe if it goes on sale enough it’ll convince me to get over my lil stigma.

  3. j. aldridge is not the outcast

    October 22, 2009 by thelillinator

    urban outfitters exclusives that caught my eye…the outcast men’s tees (i like skulls)…

    urban outfitters the outcast hokus pokus turban outfitters the outcast mt deathmore t

    and in what i can only hope and dream might happen to me, sea of shoes blogger, jane aldridge’s line, was topped off by this wedge boot. to me, it’s the best of the menswear trend. the silhouette and laces say victorian but the two tone leather and wingtip detailing make it totally modern. bravo, jane.

    j aldridge by sea of shoes tall wedge lace boot

  4. i need a new jewelry stand

    October 19, 2009 by thelillinator

    my oversized necklaces, oversized rings, and long dangly earrings have finally amassed to the point where i need more jewelry storage. they’re currently scattered about the top of my dresser, fairly well organized for the rings and necklaces (ah, dustbags, or whatever baby versions for jewelry are called) but my earrings are a tangled mess. paige, over at purely paige jewelry posted a link to a unique feather-quills-in-sand-filled-vase jewelry stand from pottery barn that reminded me that there are pretty ways to organize and display your jewelry. the stands exist for more than store displays alone! i don’t have that much room on my dresser for a stand and a wall mounted one isn’t an option because i’m short, my dresser’s tall, and straining to reach an accessory too early in the morning most likely means i just will go without.

    i’ve narrowed down my options to these, the key being a place to hang earrings, the best part being they’re all under $60. thoughts?

    i like the dishes that can hold rings or studs and the edges of the dishes can have earrings hang off of them

    i like the dishes that can hold rings or studs and the edges of the dishes can have earrings hang off of them

    the most promising choices are from urban outfitters:

    urban outfitters spinning bird jewelry stand

    comes in white as well, but i am really digging the blue

    again, nice to have the flat space but this one doesn't spin

    flat space is a good thing but this one doesn't spin

  5. my shopping’s on broadway

    October 3, 2009 by thelillinator

    urban outfitters cigarette casei took my first pole dancing class today! i like the pace of the class; it’s slow enough that i learned to do my first spin but not so slow i was bored. one of my fellow pole dancers was nice enough (i think) to say that i looked like a natural doing the spin. between seeing fame last night and the pole dancing class this morning, i really want to get back into dance. up until college i took several different types of dance classes for most of my life. i wish i hadn’t gotten out of the habit. it’ll probably be hard during q4, but i hope to make time to take some classes.

    urban outfitters wrapped snake earringsanyways, after pole dancing, i had a nice brunch at dilettante’s (beef goulash crepe=so good!) and then did a lil shopping while cruising broadway. my martin + osa dress was ready for pick up at the ups store (i still don’t understand why i picked up my fedex package at the ups store rather than fedex kinko’s), so i went there first then dipped into urban outfitters after looking at all the halloween costumes in various store windows and discovering a cheap generically named nail place on broadway to replace my cheap generically named nail place i used to go to when i still live in queen anne.

    i wasn’t looking for anything in particular at urban and yet somehow found a pair of really cool snake “hoop” earrings and what i think is supposed to be a cigarette holder, but i am going to repurpose as a business card case. i especially like that you can store cards (or cigarettes) on both sides. on one side i’m going to keep my own business cards and on the other, i’m going to store cards i get. win!

    true blood merlottes bar tshirtafter urban, i went to qfc, which is wholly uninteresting, so i’m going to skip to the stop at hot topic. hot topic also has new moon merchandise available so i had to check it all out. too bad it was all basically taking the movie posters and printing them on tshirts, lunchboxes, etc. lame! the only thing that wasn’t exactly a wearable movie poster was a replica of the dress that bella wears on her birthday at the beginning of the movie done in cheap taffeta. boo hiss. however, they also had some true blood merchandise, which was much better. there were a couple of true blood tshirts but more importantly, there were fangtasia and merlotte’s tshirts! specifically, these are the tshirts that can be seen on the show and are described in the books. i am now ready to fill the latest waitress opening at merlotte’s. you know, for when i move to louisiana and stumble into a vampires-are-real storyline.

  6. harumph!

    September 30, 2009 by thelillinator

    heritage1981 versatile faux leather jacketwell, pay day came. i forgot that with money comes responsibility to pay the bills. boo hiss. since i am going to be fiscally conservative for at least the next week, i had to do my nightly browsing for stuff i’m not nearly tempted as much to buy, namely guy’s stuff.

    i often forget that forever 21 not only has several shades of greige plaid sherling car coatdifferent lines, heritage1981 and twelve by twelve, but their heritage1981 line includes men’s apparel. i thought the overall selection was somewhat hit and miss, but it’s nice to have an alternative to h&m. one piece i really did dig was this faux leather jacket with a built in hoodie so that extra bulkiness of actually doubling up a full hoodie and a leather jacket is eliminated. i also saw a shades of greige red plaid car coat that looks nice and cozy for the cooler weather we’ve been experiencing this past week. it should be pretty self evident as to why i like this coat if you’ve seen my reaction to the red plaid coat i want from anthropologie.

    bowery john varvatos black python hi top chuck taylorsi mentioned john varvatos yesterday but i didn’t really look through the site. today though i saw some chuck taylors that i would totally rock myself if they came in a men’s size 5 and if they weren’t $300. omg, python hi tops! and can you see the detail of the menswear lining? awesome. i’d love to be friends with anyone who buys these. other guy shoes i liked were on by penguin on urban outfitters. yes, they’re a bit summery but penguin tan earnie perforatedsomething about the brick red strap on the neutral shoe really appeals to me.

    i think what finally brightened up my outlook on the evening was finding a parody of twilight called nightlight by the harvard lampoon that comes out on november 3rd. the product description on amazon cracked me up. i think i may need to preorder this!

    About three things I was absolutely certain. First, Edwart was most likely my soul mate, maybe. Second, there was a vampire part of him–which I assumed was wildly out of his control–that wanted me dead. And third, I unconditionally, irrevocably, impenetrably, heterogeneously, gynecologically, and disreputably wished he had kissed me.

    nightlight a parodyAnd thus Belle Goose falls in love with the mysterious and sparkly Edwart Mullen in the Harvard Lampoon’s hilarious send-up of Twilight.

    Pale and klutzy, Belle arrives in Switchblade, Oregon looking for adventure, or at least an undead classmate. She soon discovers Edwart, a super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls. After witnessing a number of strange events–Edwart leaves his tater tots untouched at lunch! Edwart saves her from a flying snowball!–Belle has a dramatic revelation: Edwart is a vampire. But how can she convince Edwart to bite her and transform her into his eternal bride, especially when he seems to find girls so repulsive?

    Complete with romance, danger, insufficient parental guardianship, creepy stalker-like behavior, and a vampire prom, Nightlight is the uproarious tale of a vampire-obsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places.

  7. fashion's night out part deux

    September 10, 2009 by thelillinator

    update to my prior post-

    the pinnacle of office chic. today, this was my hair clip.

    i got out of the day job at a decent hour today and i did go to nordstrom to try on the ugg highkoo boots. in the espresso color i liked, no less! and then i took them home with me. ;) i consider that my participation in fashion’s night out. i even participated on east coast time with everyone else in nyc where all the real fun is. i was all wrapped up by 7pm pt/10pm et and home in my who-goes-to-victoria’s-secret-and-only-buys-sweats sweatpants.

    for those curious about how the highkoos are in real life, it’s just the insole that is shearling and they run about a half size small. one really cool thing is there are a couple of sets of snaps for the button detail that allow you adjust your boots to be knee high or only calf high. i was even able to fit in my bootleg jean legs into the boots at the store, but i did go home and try them on again with a pair of skinny jeans. it was nice not to have to struggle too hard to get my jeans to stay down as i pulled up a boot. i say this because, while i don’t think i look like i have particularly big calves, i’ve found over the past couple of years that a lot of knee high boots are too small in the calf for me.

    pj strikes a shy pose in her new robe

    i even involved the dogs in fashion’s night out, albeit from afar since they were at home. i got an email from scraps today to let me know that my special order had come in. ruffus already has a rain jacket, a beater, and a dirty english muscle t, so a couple weeks ago i felt the need to stock up pj’s closet as well. i found some really cute things by gooby (yes, i hate the name) and because they are kind of lame and don’t have an e-commerce set up for retail, i went over to scraps to order pj a wardrobe. if her pink harness weren’t enough to let you know that she’s a girl, she now has a couple of ruffly vest/dresses and a bathrobe, pictured here. i actually think it’s a really cute bathrobe and may have her wear it more often than just when she’s fresh out o’the bath.

    susan by emma cook flutter sleeve dressmy other nod to fashion’s night out was tracking down my lost urban outfitters package with my susan by emma cook dress. i think i will wear it tomorrow since it’s supposed to be warm (yay for last dregs of summer!). since i bought this dress in two sizes because i didn’t know which one would fit better, would it be entirely too gauche to return the unwanted size while wearing the one i’ve decided to keep?