Monday, April 27, 2009

announcing my new blog

well, i feel like my priorities need to change and seeing as how i've enjoyed blogging on this blog so much, i decided to start a new one to usher in a new phase of my life.


it's my new blog about the struggles of learning to save. I hope that it will serve as a measuring stick for my efforts to rethink my finances as i attempt to buy my first home. i have loved sharing my ideas about clothes and all of my thrift finds with you all here, but i think that now i have to look at my purchases, and my pocketbook, differently.
hopefully you will follow me on my new blog where i will continue to show off my thrifty shopping skills and mundane details of my daily life... but this time with the goal of financial security in mind :)

soon i'll be setting up a new twitter account to go along with the new blog and when i do you can follow me there as well - wish me luck!
xoxo -$$$$

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

how very un-buddha-like of me:

a list of things i want:
- the amazing house we stumbled on over the weekend that is for sale and possibly in our budget AND in my bestfriend's hood
- the puppy to be house-trained already
- an honest night's sleep
- for diana to come visit me (PLEASE?!)
- my hair to grow and grow and grow and grow
- did i mention sleep?!

here are some pics from Argentina:

note that these are more to just show what i wore than anything else - it's a safe bet to say that 80% of these outfits are 100% thrifted too! i'm so proud of me.

Back in the saddle

I didn't step foot into a thrift store for a whole month! True story! Here are some new shoes and an awesome 80's belt I got as a welcome back present to myself:

-posted with help from my robot


-posted with help from my robot

Excuses, excuses

Here's the #1 reason I haven't been posting:

Her name is isosceles (she only has three legs) and she is a MESS!!! she's cute as hell but currently turning our worlds upsidedown. I fear this blog will quickly become a "dog blog" if I don't watch out!

-posted with help from my robot

Trial & Error

I got a new app on my iPhone to make blog posts on the go! This is a test to see how it works!

-posted with help from my robot

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

top to bottom

andy and i know a good thing when we see it:


we spent the ENTIRE day in the park this past saturday and it was amazing! my friend S was in town and brought her pup to play with scouty and they, and we, had a great time enjoying the sunshine... and some champagne! it's so so good to be on the grass on the yellow rose blanket again :)

happiest doggie ever!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

the people have spoken

this is an older outfit (as evidenced by the still platinum hair do') and it was taken in the dressing room of F21 - what can i say, i liked what i had on better than anything i tried on there so i took a snap!

i call this my "street urchin" look and i didn't "poladroid" it so that you could see it's neutral-ish details and layering. (click to enlarge as usual) you're welcome!

knit hat - UO
black leather vest - etsy
long grey cardigan - liz lange maternity at target (!)
teal dress - TJ Maxx
charcoal leg warmers - TJ Maxx
boots - Shii

hair-raising issues:

or not.
no reason to get up-in-arms, it's just a few photos of my non-platinum, slightly longer hairs.

the secret's out

i've discovered poladroid and am now completely addicted. expect more of the same for a long time to come. 

i recently bough this great skirt at the thrift and i don't know who the designer/maker is. it has this kind of watercolor southwestern/desert scene on it and i am completely in love with it! it seems really nice and has the above name stitched it to it. anyone know what it says or who it is?! (sorry it's turned sideways)

thrift scores

i'm feelin' a really boho cowgirl vibe these days... here are some of my latest thrift finds in that vein:

the great white

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


hmm, what can i say? i've been in a giant funk and thus have not posted for quite some time... but now i'm coming up for air and feeling a bit more "in tune" so i'm going to try to blog a bit more. (no promises though... i'm way too feline in nature for that!)
so what's been goin' down around town?

*well, it was sunny and warm and things started to bloom... then it snowed! 
*i resisted the powers of gossip girl for almost 2 seasons and now i am a slave - you watch more than 2 episodes and something happens to your brain! i swear, if scientists researched this i am sure they would liken the effects to that of very hard drugs - so addictive! 
* shocker: i am no longer a platinum blonde! it's now a bit more strawberry blonde/light brown...
* bigger shocker: i am trying my BEST to grow it out. for real this time.
* biggest shocker: i have thrifted some pretty awesome stuff lately - i will share with you soon!
* and finally the cherry on top:
drumroll please........

I AM GOING TO ARGENTINA IN 11 DAYS!!! my beloved won a trip for being awesome at his job and so we get to go on an all expenses paid trip to mendoza for a week :) we are being put up in a five star hotel and the exchange rate means that i get to have a massage, manicure and pedicure all for under $50 USD... oh, and our itinerary consists of visiting wineries during the day and sipping champagne poolside all afternoon and then going out to fancy dinners and flamenco dancing at night- eeeeeek! about to pee my pants just thinking about it :) :) :) :)

photos soon... like as soon as poladroid stops with the spinning beachball of death thing....

** wow. i just posted this and then went back to look at it on the page and realized i said most of this in my last post - oh well. i'm still stoked! **

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

it's been a long time since i left you... without a dope beat to step to.

ah, ciara! i love that damn song! 

and speaking of things i love:
* i'm done working for the day and the weather is F.I.N.E.
* i have secured my ticket to argentina and will be in mendoza march 15-21!!! (omg! fo' realz!)
* we rented nick & norah's infinite playlist from the $1 a night kiosk at the grocery and it still had the free download code inside the box - so, yeah, we own it!
* i finally got the schedule right and got my favorite meal at the hippie store today (curry burrito) AND my bestie wrestled herself free from the clutches of work to join me and gossip......
* which leads me to the confession that i am now in the clutches of gossip girl. i resisted for so long.... damn you, lou! (and thanks, too!)
* it's 73 degrees outside and sunny

and for balance's sake, thing's i'm not stoked about:
* my hair. remember when i said i wanted to change it but it didn't actually look any different? well now it does and i'm sad. no more blondie-locks for me :(
* i got hit with not one, but two major heartbreaks today: 1) i found out mandy moore is engaged to ryan adams and 2) rachel bilson has stolen hayden christensen from my loving arms and they are engaged too! i cry.

positives = 6
not-as-positives = 2

guess i'm gonna live!

oh, and PS: doesn't drew look adorable?! 

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

the opposite of groundbreaking

i got my hair done today and it is supposed to be a bit darker and not so platinum but i can't really tell a difference at all. i tried to make it a bit messy but it ended up looking poofy and much shorter... why won't it GROW already?! 

ah, such is life. the weather is gorgeous (you can make fun of my state being redneck all you like but you just can't beat 70 degrees with a breeze people) and i shouldn't complain. 
here's a thrift store dress that i threw on over my yoga clothes to go down to the park. it's actually about calf-length and rather mumu-ish but i belted it up and made it poofy... like my hair! 

i realize that is impossible but i know that when i wear this dress out for "real" i am going to add lots more of everything: eyeliner, jangles, fur, boots, pout, and attitude. wait for it. 

Monday, January 26, 2009


i really appreciate the fact that paypal wants to watch my back and make sure that some stranger isn't gettin' frisky on my dime but THEY JUST FROZE MY ACCOUNT AND NOW I HAVE 4 ETSY PAYMENTS ON HOLD! 
i'm sure these sellers think i am a total fraud :(
apparently it's suspicious if you don't really use your paypal account for a year and then suddenly discover the mother-load of stuff you want on etsy and make lots of purchases over 2 days. come on paypal, it's not suspicious... it's FUN! 
if this causes me to lose out on my stuff then i am gonna be crazy sad/mad.

Friday, January 23, 2009

free bread! what?

p and i have an addiction to french food and thus have become "regulars" at the place around the way. tonight we reached "free baguette" status! FREE BREAD!
i wasn't loving my look (especially my hair) so i am kinda miffed in the first pic but p got me to lighten up and by the last pic i was back to true form!

how, exactly, does one acquire "drunk face" when sober?!
(this is the only way i have booty)
we both decided this is a pretty accurate depiction of my mood tonight. 

ps - these are the other pair of PLV shoes i bought before christmas and they are, all joking aside, some of the most comfortable shoes i own. hearts!

just another day in paradise

the weather here today is maaaahvelous. 

you can really tell by these next 3 shots that i shoot with a timer in quick succession! 
if you were to watch me taking these it would look like i were a "posing robot"!

thrifted bracelets

hope everybody has a great weekend - i'll be "kid-sitting" so god only knows what mine will bring!