for some reason, i have never once done a handbag post on this site. it’s not that i’m not totally horny for a them, but i suppose the thought of digging out all my 6 month old sushi receipts and eyeshadow coated burt’s bees chapsticks to transfer them into a different handbag for the day is beyond comprehension. so i usually just wear the same one day after day. here are a few that i could make exceptions for.
coffee motorcycle bag
Lovely Grace over there at Accessory Bug emailed me a 10% discount code (MSJ10) for all y’alls. so this one will only run ya round abouts $45.89. yum!
large weekender motorcycle bag $45 with discount
i loooove me a buttery, tough motorcycle bag. another wicked staple that will still be on your shoulder in a few years, collecting up all kinds of makeup detritus and gas receipts…
teal spy bag $45 with the discount
droooool! literally drooling. i’m absolutely loving luscious teal and turquoise accessories, they kinda go w/ almost any color. it’s weird.
canvas and leather convertible bag $49.99
i love me some buckles. also has an adjustable-length handle
wash canvas ruched bag $34.99
i’ve had my eye on this sexy bag for a long time now and it’s on SALE and i want it to be my lover.
sweater knit tote $14.99
this only comes in ivory now, but i imagine it’s just as cute. i’m a sucker for things made out of sweaters.
gold colorblock woven bucket bag $18
i love the contrast of woven canvas texture and bright metallic PVC. i think i might need this bag.
gray crinkle hobo bag $4.74 also comes in cream and brown
and IT’S ONLY FIVE DOLLARS! FIVE DOLLARS!!!
black cresent hobo $4.99
lovely. so cute. really, how could you need to spend $40 grand on a freakin’ handbag. it’s just stupidly retarded. not to mention completely, self-righteously insane.
large crinkle hobo: $5.49
um, i wasn’t going to post this one at first because this ISN’T A PORN SITE. seriously though, yikes! am i crazy? or maybe i’m just a total perv. which is awesome.
i’ve been noticing a disturbing trend in street fashion lately. at first an ironic lean toward Day-glo and splash-tack-ular prints, the early 90’s is now emerging in an explosion of earnest, gloriously clashing, epileptic chic.
god help us, hell froze over and the early 90’s are making a comeback. it was my most hated era, not only because of hammer pants, hypercolor and Aquanet, but because i was a skinny, awkward small-towner who’d just moved to a big city, just beginning the hell some people like to call junior high. thank jeebus for a twin sister through those dark, flourescent-coloured times.
perhaps it’s time to face my preteen fears and embrace this era. maybe it won’t be so painful this time around. but only because M.I.A. (in case of epilepsy, do not click) says so. and M.I.A. will always have her say in my book.
not so convinced? i dare you to watch this video and not want to dance your way to the nearest thrift store to buy yourself a pair of red zebra-striped overalls.
PS thanks for your patience last week. i’m finally home for a while and i’ve got a brand new macbook (thanks, Carlo! i love you!) to help me keep up with your wild demands for my mind-bullets of fashion insight.
i’m in california still, i fly home tomorrow. we had a pretty good weekend in SoCal, considering we ended up catering my brother’s 150 person wedding reception w/ only 2 other people to help out at the last minute, but miraculously it all turned out ok. so today, poor Eve’s back to work and i’m just relaxing in the sun, de-stressing and making the most of it. nevertheless, we were feeling a bit uninspired on account of major, stress/heat/traffic/travel burnout, so eve and i played dress-up for her friend’s birthday party with a couple of great accessories that she hadn’t worn yet. a beautiful striped pageboy hat and an amazing stripey silk scarf. so we decided to combine my suitcase and her wardrobe and put them to use. it’s fun to find your inspiration via great accessories and see what you come up with.
eve’s beautiful striped pageboy hat, a gift from a friend
eve’s black tissue t-shirt from Target, $10
my most beloved wool sailor shorts, $7
my 9 West bronze rope sandals from Winner’s $38
eve’s stripey silk scarf, $2 thrift store
eve’s blue tunic, $12, Nordstrom Rack
short shorts, $15 (i think i changed into eve’s white linen ones before we left)
my vintage leather filigree huarache oxfords, $7 Value Village
The fossil watches
are not as costly as tag heuer watches
but still the latter sells more than the former and seiko watches
combined and is the numero uno in mens watches
sorry about the lack of posts in the last couple days, and also in advance for the next few days, but yesterday i flew to california (well- car, greyhound to seattle, citybus, plane and car- shuddup, it was $225 cheaper than flying non-stop from vancouver) for my brother’s wedding in san diego. went straight from the airport to a backyard party/laughathon/twin hammock relaxation amidst the candlelight on a 70 degree evening. after a morning of homebrewing and sitting in the sun listening to Caribou with my favorite brother-in-law, i’m in an excellent mood. when i’m in a mood like this, i only want to look at happy things. like giddy, fashionable couples, squinting in the lovely warm sun.
have a fantasmic day.
The income gap is the widest it’s been since the Depression Era. Louis Vuitton’s hideous patchwork bag is worth just under the median U.S. family income ($46,960) and was recently pre-sold out. Talk about Depression. Our Hotelier / Oil Money Socialite Daughters and Dubai princesses are are rushing to pay $40,000 for this monstrosity, which obviously will not match with their new pink ankle boots, while that same money could have fed a family of Somalian refugees for 10 years. I have a number of expletives for you, nouveau riche scum. If I see you come near me with that $357,000 pearl necklace, I’ll have no other recourse than to calmly rip it from your neck and toss its pearls post-ghost-of-christmas-future-style into a crowd of G-8 protesters.
A few comparisons that will make you feel better about not being able to drop the the equivalent of the Congo’s gross national product on a handbag:
Louis Vuitton: $40,000
Urban Outfitters: $48.00
Brunello Cucinelli: $1,995
Mara Hoffman: $286
Forever 21: $17.80
After all, the connection between style and and extravagant wealth is imaginary, illusory, a sham. Just because it’s expensive doesn’t mean it’s worthwhile. Quite the contrary. Thrifters, penny-pinchers, and handi-crafters of the world unite every day to create an underground economy of affordable fabulousness. Garments to clothe the nurses, hand made jewelry to make teachers beautiful, comfy cute shoes to help social workers, and hip headscarves to save the hair of the Rosie-the-riveters of today! We ARE the fashion revolution and we won’t sit back and let the upper echelon tell us that we need money to be beautiful. Blue is much prettier and unique than white anyway.
Case in point:
Hello Kitty: $1,995
Linda Plastaid: $29.00
So tell me everybody, which is hipper?
I found this website called www.uneetee.com. They take artist’s submissions and members vote on their favorites. The winners get their art made into a T-shirt (American Apparel) and get featured for 24 hours. All shirts are less than $20 ($4.99 S&H)! They are all short runs (except for a few that get picked by the Uneetee team) so you can probably calculate the probability that you will run into someone wearing the same shirt anywhere (Geeks: these are perfect replacements for your electric sheep shirts). Here are some of my favorites:
Artist: Tan Wei Hau
Artist: Budi Satria Kwan
American Apparel shirts are so soft and comfy and they last forever. They are definitely part of my weekend uniform. I am a total sucker for unique tees because they are a way to look stylish when you feel uninspired or just lazy. And these days I feel like that a lot!
although i got a gorgeous green Michael Kors one-piece for my birthday, i’m always on the lookout for loverly bikinis. preferably ones without gigantic florescent hibiscus flowers and/or camouflage. this is often more difficult than it sounds, especially since i have a mental block against paying more than $40 for a tiny piece of fabric that i’ll only wear a few times a year if i’m lucky…
ok, i promise i won’t complain about the weather again in this post, but complaining about the weather is a favorite canadian past-time so really i’d just be showing my patriotism. that’s pretty patriotic for an ex-patriot.
seriously though, it’s actually a really good time to look at swimwear (among many other things, but that’s another post) because there’s a wicked summer SALE (up to 70% off) at YesStyle! who knew they had such cute, cheap swimwear??
hello! this is so deliciously “Boogie Nights” and only $28.80! i wantee! although it’s probably all wrong for me since i be sportin’ some C cups and have boyhips. this style is much better for small chested girls with wider hips. there’s also a similar style in different colors for only $31.50.
this purdy lil’ 3 piece for only $37.80 includes a tiny wee sarong which is handy if you haven’t had a wax in over a fortnight. but mostly i just love the description on this: “The two layers of frilly bkinni brief expose your appeal when you twist your body.” most of my “appeal” is in my crotchal area.
usually i hate fussy things like “beads” on a bikini, but the Missoni style print on this $37 bikini is pretty irresistible. again, the caption just says it all: “The beading on the center front and the end of the nect tie with the zic zac print enhance your hippymode on the beach.” Hippymode! is now a permanent part of my vocabulary.
yikes, the YesStyle models are a little to, eh, vapidly gorgeous for my taste. it’s kinda like, why do i even bother? they should really go for only mildly hot models. anyway, this is so sweet for only $25!. i love the style of the top (is it bandeau or string? i’ve got my top scientists on it but we may never know for sure) and is that a purple link on the bottoms? adorable.
this is so cute and only $40.50! if i had this i could go to the beach on my worst water weight day after a night of binge-drinking nothing but Guinness! i’m not totally convinced about the print, but i love this style. this would also be so great for maternity swimwear, but who am i kidding, i’m preggers with a beer baby every day.