Month: April 2011

2010: The Year of the Maillot

It’s been decided. I’ve found 3 of my most favorite (and most comfortable) swimsuits to date in the last few months. So I took it as a sign that I should go ahead and spend one month this Autumn on the island of Oahu, land of coconut breezes, misty rainforests, overpriced milk, and my favorite gay couple. So I’ll definitely be putting my swimsuits (here is the first) to great use, since lounging on the beach eating stolen coconuts with Bradley will be all I can afford to do.

tribal print monokini deep v swimsuit
Deep V Monokini, Kmart – $39.99

I am beginning to be mildly over the tribal print trend, but it’ll be totally be a go in swimwear for at least the rest of the year. Perhaps the colors are a little, “Body Glove SS1994” but I’m having this total mid-90s throwback phase right now and I think I like it. This monokini can give me an awkward tanline anytime. It fits well, stays put, and, get this: you don’t have to peel the whole thing off when you need to pee!

Stay tuned for one last swimwear post!

Painfully Trite Twitter Tweets for 2011-04-17

  • En route to Sedona, AZ. Hoping to be sucked into a sweet vortex & never again resort to hallucinogenics to get in touch w my spiritual side. #

Check Me Out: Making My 8 Year Old Self Proud

For reasons unknown, my eight-year-old self did not like Kmart. When her mom shopped there, she stayed in the car and listened to Tiffany with her twin sister, who also did not like Kmart. We liked the ICEEs they sold there, the large selection of 99ยข cassingles, that titillating Blue Light Special… But some ambiguous stigma prevented us from realizing that whoever catches you buying questionable pants at Kmart, is probably currently buying his pants at Kmart.

My eight-year-old self also thought that sewing plastic spiders to white denim cut-offs was fashionable.

I’m never one to turn down a challenge, so when Lucky Magazine offered me a pretty darn cute lookbook and a Kmart gift card, I went. Boom. Before my platforms even crossed the threshold I found this little ditty of a skirt on the sidewalk sale rack for $2.99. Not bad at all!

I’ve gotten myriad compliments on it, even from straight men.

Tank – Kmart, $4.99
Skirt – Kmart, $2.99
Tribal Earrings by Laura Kepner-Adney of Wingflash Designs
New hairs by the one, the only, the genius, Addam B Moreno.