Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holiday, whichever the holiday you celebrate! And even if you aren't celebrating, I hope your days are happy anyways!

Christmas is coming and my vacation is imminent (eminent? I think "imminent" is correct, my vacation isn't high and lofty, but rather about to occur). So. I won't be around these here internet parts until mid-January. I will miss reading all your awesome blogs and will try to catch up when I get back!

What are your plans for the holiday break, if you have one?

The husband and I are going to visit family and friends-that-are-like-family, take a short road trip to visit my old alma mater, and then go on a CRUISE! I am so excited. I will put together a "what I packed for my cruise" or some such post afterwards, because I'm honestly not sure what I'm bringing. I've never been on a cruise before! I am bringing a bathing suit. And, umm, clothes? Yes. That sounds right. Clothing.

And just so this isn't a words-only post, because who likes those? Here are some outfits I've worn over the past few weeks. There's also a bonus picture of my adorable husband holding a CHRISTMAS SHARK*!

Leggings as pants? Yes please!

scarf: crocheted by my friend Nat
white enamel leaf pin: from clothing swap
Sweater: Evans 22/24
Lace inset leggings: Asos curve, 22
Boots: miz mooz button-ups, size 10
at-the-last-minute-I-chickened-out-on-the-whole-leggings-as-pants-thing-and-put-on-a-black-slip-underneath: evans, came with my Beth Ditto polka dotted dress.

What I wore to the Urban Craft Uprising (which was Awesome!)

Dress: (I shorted the sleeves to cap sleeves)
Boots: Target Kaden, size 11
sweatyness: brought on by combo of polyester dress in crowded expo hall.

I really liked this pic of me that my husband took:

And, as promised, CHRISTMAS SHARK!*

*There's actually nothing Christmasy about it, it's just a stuffed shark we found at Ikea.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

71 followers on blogger?!

Oh my! My follower numbers jumped by quite a bit this week!

Welcome, all you dear new followers!

Monday, December 13, 2010

The big reveal

Remember when I asked everyone to move their bookmarks for my blog? It was because I wanted to launch something new at!

When I started this blog a year ago, I already had the (rather faint) idea that I wanted to start my own business as a fashion consultant. I'm so happy that, today, I am launching this new part of my life and that I get to share it with all of you! Won't you come look around?

A little bit more about it:
I want to create a safe space where you can explore new looks in a supportive and caring environment. I especially enjoy working with women who are plus-sized, as well as women with special concerns or style needs (allergies/sensitive skin, nursing mothers, etc.).

I don't work on commission, so we can shop at Old Navy or Nordstrom's - wherever the best pieces are for your style and budget - it makes no difference to me!

I am local to the Puget Sound/Seattle area and would love to work with you in person - but I also have packages that are online-only, so we can still work together no matter where you are!

Why don't you contact me and we can get started?

If you or a friend or family member may be interested, get in touch with me! I'm offering 10% off bookings made through my blog through January 15, 2011.

I'm so excited!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Work Holiday Party, and I looked awesome.

On Friday night we had our work holiday party. It was at the Pacific Science Center, and it was AWESOME.

They had a photo booth.

I made a huge tulle veil and paired it with a dress that had a tulle overlayer (I got at eShakti on clearance).

What you can't see is that it was really short! Also not visible - the fishnets that ripped in multiple places by the end of the night. Cheaply madeDelicate avenue fishnets + drunk Rebecca = needing a new pair of fishnets.

It was so cool to be at a museum that is normally for kids, but be able to see all the exhibits and do all the activities without any kids around. They even had a planetarium and a laser show!

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention how adorable and hot my husband was last night in his suit and black tie. Cute, cute man.

REMINDER: If you haven't already, please make sure you have moved your bookmarks to If you follow me via blogger/Google friendconnect you should be fine. Thanks!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Housekeeping - What bookmark/rss URL do you have for me?

Hello lovelies,

I just wanted to check which URL y'all have bookmarked for me.

Very soon, my blog url will revert to:

That's because something new and exciting is going to happen at

So, if you have bookmarked/feed readered/etc., please change it to!

If you follow me via Blogger/Google Friend Connect, you shouldn't have to make any changes.

Thanks all!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

An outfit, plus some very exciting news

The other day it was sunny! Sunny, dear readers. The sun was out.

I squinted at it with glee.

GLEE,* I say.

Outfit details:
Dress: etsy, then DIY'd. It's one of my faves - look at that cute pattern!? The seafoam color?! yes, it is a good dress.
Cardigan: Target xxl
sweater clips: gift from husband
scarf: H&M
squinty happy face: all me

Also, I have some upcoming exciting news. Well, exciting for me. And maybe for you? Maybe not. Anyways, soon my darlings. Also, aren't I mean, to allude to exciting news in the title and then not deliver? Such are my ways.

ETA: It's not a baby.

*not the tv show

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Update on the now-passed No Buy November

So I totally forgot to update you all on how I fared during No-Buy November!

I will admit to two things: I shopped on cyber monday (11/29) because there were such great deals and it was nearly the end of the month, right? I nabbed these with a pretty great discount, and they are as cute in person, if not cuter. I'm still waiting on my packages to come in from across the pond (Evans and Simply Be, I'm looking at you), so I can show you all what I ordered (well, some of what I ordered. Some of it is unbloggable unmentionables... that I just mentioned).

Also, a few of the target clearance items you saw last week were, erm, actually purchased in November also. I actually made my husband buy them so I would technically keep my 'No buy' going... until I realized that I was only lying to myself. We have a shared bank account. It's like I bought them.

So I'm coming clean.

Here are the offenders:

Lace cardigan:

Grey heels and pink t-shirt:

There, now I feel better.

Monday, December 6, 2010

10 days, no dresses - week two hiatus

Hello friends* - Monkey has pulled her back, and I'm home sick with something or other, so we're going to put week two of our challenge on hiatus.

But don't fear! I have pants pictures for all of you. And non pants pictures.

The "jeans and t-shirt" uniform... that I don't really ever wear. Also, glasses off means that I'm pensive.

Outfit details:
grey skinnies: you've seen many times, torrid source of wisdom size 24
t-shirt: years ago, urban outfitters men's xl
old lady boat shoes: avenue

*internet friends are totally friends

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Angsty poetry, coming right up!

Recently my macbook crashed and burned beyond all recognition. From the flames of offgassing plastic I was able to salvage most of my data, including all of my writing from college (I was an English major). I took a creative writing class, and also wrote poetry somewhat often. It was almost all angsty. I was not a cheerful flower.

I give you... "The Memory of Suffering" (heavy, right?)

Where does he go
When the tears are spent
on his dirty pillowcase?
He is too tired to sleep,
too sore from sobbing,
too restless to lay still.

His hands stopped shaking hours ago.
The only sounds:
the window air conditioner, grunting and shuddering at irregular intervals;
the repetitive clicking of the ceiling fan.
He is shivering.

He is not shivering.
The air conditioner is not shuddering.
The ceiling fan still clicks.

His tongue is stuck to the roof of his mouth.
He licks his lips and they taste salty underneath the dryness.
His face feels tight and clumsy.
His jaw hangs slack.
The ceiling has no new patterns to offer.

Friday, December 3, 2010

10 Days, No Dresses - Day Five

A quick one today as I'm about to head to a friend's b'day party. I managed to wear yet another target clearance rack purchase without even meaning to. Srsly guys, I don't own that much stuff from Target, I just seem to be wearing all of it consecutively this week.

Outfit details:
Yellow button down: target clearance, $10
Cardigan: target maternity xxl, also clearance!
Jeans: Torrid SOW, featured the other day, because I only have 2 pairs of jeans.
Shoes: Also... Target. Jeez.
Sweater clips: husband

Up close of my one visible eye (need haircut) and sweater clips:

Thanks all!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

10 Days, No Dresses - Day Four

Here's my effort for day four of our challenge, in which I am not allowed to wear dresses, and Monkey is not allowed to wear trousers. Go see what Monkey has on today, it's awesome!

I should really call this "10 days, 10 reasons why the Target clearance rack is awesome" because today I have, not one, but TWO <$8 target clearance item in my outfit.

I had just gotten home from the dentist - no cavities! Which is only like the second time in my life that that has been the case, so I'm not being smug.

I must admit, I didn't wear these heels all day.

I wanted to. I really like them. But I can't walk in them. It became apparent during my halting progress down the hallway of our building to take these pictures that it was not going to happen. Even my dog was scared of me with these on - they are about a 4" heel, so I'm a little over 6 feet tall with them on! I'm not saying that 6 foot tall women are scary at all - you are all awesome. But my dog was not used to the extra height and regarded me with suspicion.

"shoes, I think we need to talk about our relationship... it's not working..."

Outfit details:
Pink ruffly tee: target, clearance, size 2, $8
Jeans: Torrid Source Of Wisdom skinnies, size 24
Cardigan: Target xxl, years old
4" platform heels of doom: Target, clearance, $6
Glasses:, no longer on their site, but they were only $8

Here's a lovely shot of my double chin, which my mom has named "shortcake". This used to bother me but I've sort of embraced it.

It also shows how day two of sponge rollers looks, which is pretty awesome.

myspace angle! Shortcake, where are you?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

10 Days, No Dresses - Day Three

GUYS! I wore a not-dress today. AND TIGHTS. And I put my hair in sponge rollers last night. And I'm wearing super cute shoes! All for you, dear readers.

Well, and for me.

This skirt was a Target clearance rack steal - only $6. The shirt is Ross ($10), the tights are Avenue clearance, and ripped the first time I wore them. I am still going to wear them though, I love the pattern, and the rip is in the crotch, so... no one is seeing it there.

Take it off, baby.

Outfit details:
Cardigan: Old Navy, 1X
Shirt: Ross 2x
Skirt: Target 4
Tights: Avenue EE
Shoes: Faryl Robin, size 11
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