the most Painfully Hip Site of the Week

although i’ve heard of Daddy Likey many times, it has somehow thus far avoided my mousal exploration. i don’t know why. maybe i have dad issues. thank jeebus i got over them though, because this blog makes me very happy. and by happy i mean silly with delight. and i quote:


“My reaction to this sweater–an involuntary squeal followed by hyperventilating followed by ransacking my house to try to find an extra $275, only to find 30 damn cents–made me realize not only that I am extremely materialistic, but that this sweater is my style, epitomized.Let me just call up my old calculus know-how to put together a quick formula here…let’s see….Slouchy grandpa + flamboyant showgirl = Winona. Yep, that’s about right.

Nanette Lepore Sequin Cardigan, $275,

p.s. How rad would it be if there were a lost episode called Mr. Rogers Goes to Vegas? I wonder how many times he changed his shoes in that one.”

her name is Winona, she’s beautiful, completely hilarious, has amazing thrifting luck and mad (mad!) writing skillz, she’s like the Heather Armstrong of fashion blogs. she recently marched in a peace march in DC! thanks Winona! Painfully Hip will come right out and say that Bush’s War Sucks Balls. yes folks, you heard it here first. i need to make some bumper stickers.

anyway, definitely check out her Don’t Show-cha your Chocha series for hilariously wardrobe malfunction (oh hell no. i didn’t just do that, did i?) worthy dresses. She’s also running a contest for the most embarrassing junior high fashion stories (uh, i’m having devastating flashbacks of my tight white denim cut-offs with plastic shit glued all over them! help!). vote on the hilariously heartbreaking finalists here.

so Winona of Daddy Likey? i’m gonna go ahead and give you a Painfully Hip Site of the Week M.I.A. badge because she’s the only girl in the world who can pull off the ghastliest junior high fashion of my generation and still be worthy of the Painfully Hip masthead. nice work, Winona. how hip are you?!

m.i.a. badge

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