Thursday, July 31, 2008

making a list, checking it twice

COLLEGE DORM SHOPPING somehow brings meaning to the phrase 'CHRISTMAS IN JULY.' Funny thing is, when I innocently asked my parents how much the limit to my spending was, they vaguely told me to get what I needed. I think it's necessary to clarify that my parents and I have very different definition of needs, but no worries, I have some understanding of self control.

purchased dishware from Urban Outfitters? The pricing is decent and they have some cool designs. I opted for plain white plates and mugs. One of the plates got pretty banged up on the way over and one of the mugs was nowhere to be found, but the customer service girl I spoke to was pretty helpful with that.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

summoning the storm xxl

I caved and I bought this tshirt. Knowing its unexpected rise to popularity, I am surprised I got it for such a decent price. The sellers could have easily marked it up twenty thirty dollars and I'm sure people would still be buying it. Hell, Topshop's version is going for nearly three times the amount I got mine for. I have come across tutorials on how to Margiela-ize the tshirt with shoulder pads and a few yards of black fabric, but I actually prefer it in its original form. Nice and baggy, to be worn as a dress.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

ultimatum pump

I REALLY SHOULD QUIT IT with the Nine West shoes, I don't even wear heels often and I think it's safe to say I will be wearing them even less on college campus (who knows?), but they are so irresistably cheap I couldn't help myself. Bonus points for having laces and being leather.

UPDATE: I bought the shoes. Whoooo! Thank you all for your input. And even though it doesn't look it in the pictures, the shoes are supposed to be a light grey irl. Cross my fingers that they fit and I'll be able to walk in them...

Saturday, July 26, 2008

the basic fact

BLENDS ARE BETTER THAN PURE, when it comes to cotton and other fabrics anyway. In other news, I just placed an order with American Apparel and my things should be coming in a week or two, but knowing American Apparel, it will probably be two.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

mad about plaid


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

eat a sandwich!

I'M SLOWLY REALIZING that I will never be one for huge dishes of pasta at overly moody overrated Italian restaurants or the "platter" option at my local steakhouse. It's gross and it makes me feel like I wasted money throwing all the unfinished food away. All I need is a nicely prepared SANDWICH and something cold to drink. That way, I'm always up for dessert.

PS: I had a sandwich for dinner today, and Fresca on the rocks!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Saturday, July 19, 2008

let's start over, shall we?

THE END OF SUMMER signifies the beginning of so many things for me this year. Therefore, I feel that a small change in my personal space in the blogosphere should also be expected. I slightly tweaked the layout and put up a, if somewhat rashly created, header.

All blog-aesthetics set aside, I also completely deleted "LINKAGERY" and restarted "BLOG TOWN." Currently, the only blogs in Blog Town are the ones that popped up in my head after I completely wiped out the 40+ blogs that were previously living there. There was just too much chaos before. Some blogs were shut down, others were abandoned, and others just completely switched gears and I had no idea what they were doing there...

So if you want your blog added or re-added (because I know I deleted quite a few that I can't remember the link to now), just leave a comment with a link. I promise I'll add all of you in due time!

a new branch on the shoe family tree