Saturday, March 29, 2014

My Bubba Cat Watching Birds on Youtube

This almost seems mean to put you through my cat voice near the end . I was told there was a youtube channel for cats . My ginger cat's intelligence wouldn't be insulted by videos . He is hooked he comes running to the laptop now wanting his birds. Though he chills out when we play the fish tank. It is so weird to be honest I've never seen him react like that .

What Does Style Mean to You ?

What is your personal style ?  ( yes you the one reading this post )

 I think over my 38 years on this earth my personal changes at different stages in my life. I've noticed a shift to the ultra feminine type of style. I am encroaching in on 40 now I want to be feminine ?  I'm an arty women who likes her band t-shirts, boyfriend jeans , converse sneakers the most. I've been wearing this look with a very floral feminine scarf. I even want to wear small flower hair clips?  I am baffled to no end on this one. Thought that I had a personal style set in action. There is no rhyme or reason I want to be feminine , floral and fierce. Its as if I don't know myself anymore ? Seems I've suppressed the girly side for so long its just blossoming in shades of pastels all over the place.

 Wait till you see my spring bags for Pop Chic Boutique there is a whole lot of flowers and pink. Pastels used to make me squirm now I am obsessed with mint green. I really shouldn't even wear green for I have yellow undertones in my skin. My skin picks up all the yellow I look absolutely sick with flu.  ( yes random but true) . 

Even my home decor is getting a tad girly as of recent. Right now in my bedroom I have hot pink fuzzy curtains. I bought them at a discount store they screamed pop art to me. Now I look at them like cut up muppets. ( I bet your loving the glitter butterfly action on the curtains, yeah it seemed right at the time. )  In the kitchen I am using milk glass and ball canning jars to give it a more french country influence. This is from the gal who had been lusting after a Hello Kitty toaster not to long ago. 

LC Lauren Conrad Tea Berry      

 My mom offered to buy me a comforter for Christmas as long as I pick it out. I am a bit eccentric so she is scared to shop for me " If its ugly I know you'll like it "  . Yes were going into to April I have yet to choose one . My surprise I'm rotating toward Lauren Conrad s line of bedding. Its extremely feminine, frilly and fabulous. I would have mocked this terribly before. My point is that my personal style is changing dramatically. I think this is the final choice through in a bow pillow too please. Is this normal to have a dramatic shift of style like this ? 

What does style mean to you ? What was your most dramatic change in style ? 
 Let me know in the comments we can swap stories.     

Friday, March 28, 2014

Seven Deadly Sins : #4 Blue the Color of Lust

Well yes this a steamy one for sure . It's desire in pleasures of the body . This isn't going to turn into a Jackie Collins novel my dears. I shall not discuss my lust think its a bit personal ( Wait for my memoir ) .  Lust can get you in to all sorts of situations. Humans sometimes cross the lines to get what they want. Lately I'm in lust of a pretty spring manicure. Yes that's a pleasure of the body that makes me happy these days.Did you know that each deadly sin has a color ?  They do so I complied a list of nail polish is the name inspired by lust or the color of lust. On a non related note a cow is the animal for lust. I will say no more on the animal association for we don't want to walk down that garden path.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Seven Deadly Sins #3 Gluttony Swedish Fish Martini's

This is like some kinda homework  a therapist would give you. So yes the deadly sin that I have had the most problem with . I have told you about my candy problem well this is along the lines of that." Glutton for Punishment " Yes I eat too much candy my blood sugar sky rockets I gain some weight most of all feel yucky. Though like a moth to a flame I get burned.

 When I was a 20 something I discovered an 80's themed bar with Swedish fish martinis to add insult to injury the best Mac n Cheese ever. I was obsessed I was calling my friends begging them to go with me every weekend. The 80's bar closed to my deep disappointment not my wallets or waistlines. I mean drinking candy themed martinis listening to 80's music talk about a den of iniquity my style. We won't mention my drunken philosophy of Duran Duran music meanings Id extol to anyone who would listen. Just writing about it makes me want to go back there. I kinda grew out of the bar scene thing  now drink rarely. One thing I've learned in my 30's everything in moderation is the motto. I try my best to live a healthy lifestyle in moderation. So what are you a glutton for ?

Recipe for Swedish Fish Martini
1 oz Blackberry Schnapps
1 oz Triple Sec
top with cranberry juice
( via 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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The Resurgence of The Girl Band

The buzz I heard coming out of SXSW was resurgence of the girl band. I had a music geek episode of great happiness . Take a listen to two that really grabbed my ears instantly. Let me know what you think ?  I will post other gems this week . I couldn't wait to share these fabulous females with you. There is a guy band called the Temples that I'm obsessed with also. So much good music to me you can never have too much good music.

Honeyblood are the Glasgow-based two-piece of Shona McVicar on drums and Stina Marie Claire Tweeddale vocals / guitar. Despite their fledgling status and minimal set-up, the duo's song writing is fully formed, perfectly assured and far from spartan. With nothing extraneous, their music is driven through neatly filled and balanced instrumental structures and the sheer strength of Stina's vocal. The songs resonate with deep hooks and the kind of effortless charm that's been praised among recent releases from Best Coast, Haim and Frankie Rose while also tapping into the swooning, strident delivery of more established artists like Jenny Lewis. And while those are all great touchstones for their breezy debut single, the band also claim the darker currents of PJ Harvey and The Breeders / The Throwing Muses as influences, citing their strong riffs as inspirations for beginning Honeyblood. ( Via Honeyblood facebook page ) 

Get The Debut Single 'Bud' from FatCat Records Store Here

September Girls

Named after a Big Star song as covered by the Bangles, September Girls comprise Paula on bass and vocals, Sarah on drums, Caoimhe on rhythm guitar and vocals, Lauren on keys and vocals and Jessie on lead guitar and vocals. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Phil Spector, The Cure, My Bloody Valentine and Jesus and Mary Chain, the five-piece play reverb-soaked noise-pop of the finest order, with distant layered harmonies, swirling organ and distorted guitars once described as "sounds from a transistor radio abandoned in a rural cinema." ( Via September Girls Facebook page
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Seven Deadly Sins #2 Pride Vanity vs Self Confidence

So we are going to talk about this one loving yourself or being vain.  My mom always told me learn to take a compliment. so my Freshman year of college when I left the painfully awkward high school years behind. I decided if someone gave me a compliment I would deprecate myself . So one morning getting ready for class my roommate said you have such pretty curly hair. I said " Why thank you , I love it too "  She looked a little weird at me and we headed off to breakfast. I noticed she was a bit distanced that day so I asked her before we went to bed that night. What maybe Id done to piss her off . She said you just shocked me I thought you were so down to earth ?  You were so conceited this morning. I was taken back for I was trying to take a compliment. I laughed and told her how my mom said to try really hard to take a compliment so it took allot to say that. We both laughed then I thought should I hate my hair ? 

When is it okay to think your kinda cool. Are we supposed to not love ourselves. What is the difference between vanity and confidence ?  I often think of this on a day where the stars align and I think I look cute is that vanity ? Everyone says love yourself yet when you do somehow your supposed to kinda toss in a dig about yourself. I empower women to love themselves. While balancing these thoughts in my head I came to one conclusion.

I don't think its vain to love yourself . I think its alright to like the way you look in a picture. Look in the bathroom mirror say lookin good. What I think is wrong is vanity as I would take as insecurity putting others down to make yourself look good. " Wish you could be me" type attitude. I chose not to hate the vain for out of everyone one they may need some love not there looks but the love of there hearts. So if you know a vain lady we all do . Look for other things then there appearance to compliment them on. You can't change everyone but a little bit of love goes a long way. Just remember loving yourself isn't conceited its healthy. When someone gives me a compliment now. I say thanks then counter with something I love about them. I try not to deprecate myself ( Its hard not to I'm so good at deprecation)  When I started this blog I got tons of slack for posting so many pictures of myself. Though I knew that putting myself out there would give others courage to do the same.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Deadly Sins Posts #1 Envy ( Attack of the Green Eyed Monster )

If you have noticed these aren't in order we will cover all of the deadly sins. Why am I doing this ? I have blogger block thought giving myself 7 days of structure would help. I am working on a book review " It " by Alexa Chung had to read it again. If your not a fan of Chung you may not understand it fully though I am enjoying the book its an interesting look into a public persons life. I haven't forgotten will be out this week.

 Envy is all around us our society practically forces us to be envious. Honestly as a blogger to stay in the know I have to read allot of publications also follow allot of blogging superstars, designers, socialites, artists , musicians. So yes there are days when I do my normal review of the tweets and instagram posts that the green eyed monster does rear its head. I mean for instance the other day I had to dig change out of my couch cushions to get a tube of toothpaste. Then I was forced to read about young women prancing around London's flower markets in there 500.00 Charlotte Olympia shoes , eating colorful macrons looking immaculate beautiful and successful.  I could sit there be bitter say why them not me. Then I realize it isnt my path to do this sort of thing. That my hard work will pay off one day that I should never give up. Instead of compare and despair  move on and learn. I believe our path is made up of a bunch of different detours that culminate in our destiny. Everyone's path will be different. You have to understand that you don't know everyone's story behind the flowers , sweet treats and expensive cute shoes maybe challenges that you couldn't comprehend .  Its hard but you'll only be miserable if you give in to envy.  I try hard not to be envious when it visits I try to run in the opposite direction. If your not familar with TED talks then get acquainted they have really enriched my life. Inspiring stories from amazing people its some of the best therapy on the net. If you have 13 minutes give this a watch above.

Ten Guilty Pleasures

I was talking to an old friend today. We got on the topic of guilty pleasures as in television shows , bands , and clothing. Yes the things that your friends and family tease you about. Some we even keep to ourselves would cringe if ever revealed. This week because I've got the affliction of blog block we are going to post about the seven deadly sins.  Starting with Ten Guilty Pleasures I have to say mine are boring. Im not very exciting maybe borderline lame by some standards. Tell me some of your guilty pleasures do we share some?

 1. Reality Television ( Is it really reality television anymore ? I think its scripted )  

The Only Way is Essex 
My boyfriend is not a big TOWIE fan though I am. I say you can love your wrestling and I'll love TOWIE/ I have no idea how to explain it but I just love it . Last summer I discovered this living British soap opera on Hulu. Being out of work depressed needed some kind of life. Needing escapism from the stress so I found it in The Only Way is Essex. I will be honest when I watched the first episode I thought this is so mad cheesy why am I watching it. Three days later after binge watching 4 seasons of this show. I wanted more episodes so did my other fellow Hulu viewers. The comments section was loaded with all of us begging them for the additional seasons. My boyfriend lives in England so he told me to go on the ITV site and watch from there yet there site is blocked in America. Eventually Hulu gave us new seasons I'm happy to report on a regular basis. This is my guilty pleasure for sure. My other reality television vices are Duck Dynasty, Sister Wives and Americas Next Top Model ( I was on Honey Boo Boo Child kick but I was able to quit ) 

2. Candy
I am supposed to be on a sugar , gluten , dairy , meat free life style yet sugar will bring me to my knees. Right now I am battling the Easter candy wars. Twizzlers have been a favorite for years . I have gotten better with the candy but somehow I give in from time to time I dabble. ( Even though I feel bloated and disgusting its worth it)

3. Head Bands
Yes there is nothing wrong with headbands. I have what they call a 4 finger forehead in the modeling industry.  ( This is the only desirable modeling industry quality I have ) Which is good in those circles yet in real life its kinda like the fun house mirror look. I look horrible in headbands though I love love love them. My favorite look is my hair in a high bun with a headband. What I love about them is that they keep the fly aways and wispys out of my face. They do nothing for my face but make my head look big and egg like. Yet I cant stop wearing and buying.
                                             Gif via tumblr

4 . John Hughes Movies
This is a guilty pleasure indeed that I will have for the rest of my natural life. I always wanted to be Andie in Pretty in Pink though I totally would have married Duckie in the end.

5. Katy Perry
I am a very eclectic music fan. I collect vinyl most of my friends are die hard music snobs. Some of them write for music magazines. So my love of Katy Perry is not very popular among them. Though I cant help myself I just dig her music , style , attitude.

6. Coffee
I am a coffee snob blame it on my Swedish heritage or a trip to Seattle at 16 when I was introduced to cappuccino. Coffee has become a part of my identity .

7. Pabst Blue Ribbon
I love this beer no matter what city your in its cheap. I also just love the taste . Yes its Hipster beer though I don't care I love it .( I drink about once a year or when Duran Duran is on tour )

8 . Fluffernutter
This is a New England favorite by far peanut butter and marshmallow fluff in a sandwich. In the winter I usually have one . Brings back happy childhood memories.

9. Yoga Pants
I wear them entirely too much out of the gym. I just love them I just like being comfy when Im running errands though I have been not partaking as much.

I own one big spoiled tabby cat . I love cat people , clothes , youtubes I am all about the cat culture . On a sad day I'm one of those schmucks watching wacky cat videos on youtube. Im so thrilled the cat culture is so mainstream. Cat Ladies are considered chic . ( In my universe they are chic as hell ) 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Books with Breakfast (Find it in Everything by Drew Barrymore Book Review )

I got really ambitious reviewing three books. Im still reading and writing a review on Alex Chung's " It" which will be on the site Monday. The Preppy Handbook which I am having a whole lot of fun with will be on the site next week with a makeup look( I finally dusted off the makeup brushes).

 So let's talk about the book we are reviewing today Drew Barrymore's " Find it in Everything " I will warn you that you will see hearts everywhere after reading this book. This is a photography book which is a culmination of 10 years of photographs taken by Drew Barrymore. I don't have permission to share any of them with you. Though I will tell you everything from a bowl of soup to your cats litter will having you taking a moment to" Find it in Everything" . My cat has only made a perfect triangle in his box. Though while reading this book friends have told me that there cats have. I feel left out of the trend hope my cat comes through. ( I have gotten off track a bit there ) . I highly recommend this book to everyone. The photographs are honest and real might I say hopeful. I have been a believer in stopping to take a moment to smell the roses. Barrymore s book does just that you take the time to look around at the beauty in everything. I would encourage you to follow Drew  @drewbarrymore on instagram she is encouraging fans to send her there photos via the hashtag #finditineverything There was a contest on Refinery29 that has passed though using the hashtag you'll see an example of people seeing hearts everywhere.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sassy Spring How I Love Thee ( What I love about Spring )

Its been a long winter for all of us . I saw a gaggle of robins hanging outside my house yesterday. I actually cheered said welcome robins its been so long. This college girl giggled and agreed. What can I say geek is my name geeking out is my game. So shall we talk about spring how amazing it is. What I love love about spring.
Flowers in Your Hair 
I have been obsessed with flower wreaths worn in your hair. I noticed this trend springing up at music festivals years ago. I may be too old but I have been trying to think of excuses to rock out a daisy chain in my hair. So my birthday is in May going to wear it out with my friends. Its going to be my 39th so why not have some flower power. Im so over the tiara.

Peeps ( Easter Candy) 
I usually eat pretty clean and healthy some how I'm brought to my knees when easter candy arrives on the store shelves. My favorite is Peeps there colors , cuteness and artistic qualities seem to merge into an addiction for me. I make peep art as allot of you know. I prefer to leave my peeps in the air for a bit so there crunchy. Its a guilty pleasure so I dial up the kale during peep season.

Pretty Nails 
I sure do love the spring colors on my nails and toes it makes me feel chirpy. I have been attracted to mint green colors this year. Essies " Fashion Playground" is no longer a lust its a must.

I've never gone in person though been a big fan of Cochella for years. Youtube does a live stream with a schedule so I grab a Pabst Blue Ribbon ( My friends tease me about it being " hipster beer" ) . Rock out a sundress and dance in my living room. You should also follow it on twitter and instagram it kinda adds to the fantasy that your there. I honestly feel like I've been there numerous times.

Record Store Day
Music Geek Christmas !! There are special releases, cool people, bands and just good old fun. Wonder if you have music fans in your town as die hard as you ? Go to Record Store Day you'll meet them there . My dream Record Store Day would be going to Amoeba records. Its enormous the coolest music artist attend seems like allot of fun. What I love the most is your helping small business in your area. So in your town make sure your tweet them. Sometimes people don't know there is a good music store in there area. I'll post the complete Record Store Day list from Pitchfork Media via a link.  

Spring Colors 
After wearing dark colors all winter its nice to break out with pretty pastels. I always love seeing the hues change out and about in the city. Its just so invigorating to shed the heavy sweaters and breath. I wear neon pink every year. As a bright way of saying hello spring baby

Farmers Markets 
The farmers markets spring up again. Fresh local produce comes back with a vengeance to make you healthy. Sometimes its cheaper to go to a farmers markets. You get a better quality of produce you know where its grown. This is not restricted to trendy rich people place allot of Farmers markets take Transitional Assistance .  So don't be afraid to partake in fresh fruits and vegetables. You can freeze , can some of them. I make a soup in my slow cooker with lentils and veggies it freezes beautifully I am able to eat it anytime over rice. You can be healthy on a budget its just all about planning. Stuffed Peppers are also a great meal in themselves make them with black beans instead of meat. Its cheaper without meat you can make a whole big batch freeze them eat them throughout the month.

Thrift Store Christmas 
Colleges let out for Summer if you live in a college town this is a wonderful time to get some high end designer threads for a fraction of the cost. This is the time of years the kids donate to thrift stores. Some international students and out of state kids don't want to lug a years accumulation home. So make sure to check thrift and consignment shops near colleges like a hawk. There will be an abundance of great stuff at rock bottom prices. My best find was a pair of jeans that retail at 150.00 . I took home for hold on to your hats 5.00 . They were hardly worn at all make my legs look long . ( Im short so I dig this aspect )  . I will warn you check the crotches of the pants to ensure they are clean.( We keep it real here at PTB , I would tell my girlfriends to check the crotch area) .  Id also check items for signs of bed bugs too. Just go with your gut if it seems gross it is. Bed bugs are the size of a apple seed so can be seen with the naked eye. I restore vintage / used purses so I check for them all the time. Also look in linings of clothes for bed bug egg casings. If you see any of them leave the shop. Before getting in your vehicle check your clothing , handbag, anything else of note. Bed bugs don't discriminate you got blood they like you.  Most establishments are very vigilant about bed bugs and check garments before they hit the sales floor but just keep your eyes open.

Remember to enjoy spring go outside and play enjoy yourself. Take time to exeprience the beauty of the flowers , take time to smell them. Even splash in a puddle or two I believe we all need to just look silly at times . Thats what spring fever is all about getting outside.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Breakfast and Books (What we are Reading)

I love to read though I go through phases where I can't be bothered. On the other side of the coin I go on a reading binge. I decided to make this weeks rotation pop culture orientated. I will post my thoughts on these three books on Friday. There are two new books and one classic 80's staple. If you have read any three of these books would like to be a part of this Fridays post be so kind as to leave your thoughts on your book of choice in the comments. Also if you have a suggestions for next weeks reading rotation leave them below in the comments. I can't wait to see what you think of the books. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Pop Trash Beauty Spring Fling - Spring Treats that won't break the bank

Victoria's Secret Mod Cloth  Essie

The winter blues still have you in its grips. Well take a look these fabulous treats to put the spring in your step. They are all 20.00 USD or under so they won't break the bank. I love the Cat Person Scarf by Mod Cloth its got that pastel hue that is so hot this spring. On the internet also in fashion let's face it cats are the meow of the catwalk ( yes I am abundantly how cheesy that was, yet I loved it )  . Victoria's Secret Love Spell Body Spray has been a favorite of mine for years. Its a clean and sexy fragrance with notes of cherry blossom and peach. ELF Eyes Lips Face Lip Gloss Stick is non greasy gives lips a gloss without the tacky feeling . One hot spring trend is black and white stripes tangled with abstract floral, hearts , lips and standing on there own are a statement you don't want to miss. Payless has a Chelsea flat that is cute, flirty and fun. I think its a perfect way to incorporate the trend into your wardrobe. I am an over 30 women yet I do like the scarf , handbag , shoe variety at  Forever 21. This Mod Girl Satchel is a great way to put a pop of pastel into your look. Essie's 2014 Spring colors are just fabulous " Fashion Playground " is my favorite.  

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Insomnia thinking of my Cat Shoes

 made cat shoes earlier this week. I was lusting after the Charlotte Olympia shoes. So I took an old pair of slip ons and painted cats on them. People out and about asked me if I did it for a costume. My cats vet thought they were super cute . Some people ask me where I got them. I had a moment this week strutting around in my cat shoes. I was wearing a red pea coat , Ramones tee, boyfriend jeans cuffed ( for those of us old people who were alive in the 90's . You cuff them the same way we cuffed 90210 jeans. Which were the original boyfriend jeans )  I was also rocking my super cute cat shoes . The sun was shining in my hair my top secret purple highlights shinning. I felt happy chipper even . 

I always wanted to dress a certain way now I was felt authentic and fun. I've always dressed the way I fancied yet sometimes dialed it down. I didn't dial anything down it's weird were you have a moment your so proud of yourself . That you have reached a milestone don't know how to put it into words. I explained it to a friend. She said "you're two years shy of your 40s , you weren't being delusional . You just don't give a f@&k "  she went on to tell me it was a gift that arrived early . I'm not going down hill or anything I'm actually going in the right direction. Some how these cat shoes I made unlocked some kinda wisdom. I have to say making the purses has done the same. I'm seeing ideas materialize.  

Well this has been our late night chat I have to go back to sleep . Sometimes milestones manifest at odd times ones you weren't even expecting . Most people fear getting older. I actually dig it .

Lady Gaga Wears Coffee Filter Dress

I am a big fan of coffee, upcycling and Lady Gaga. So I was super excited to hear about her coffee filter dress. She told Jimmy Kimmel she wore the dress because " I am really fat right now" . I think she looks fabulous. She is taking in allot of the acts a SWSX . There has been a resurgence of the girl band music insiders are saying. I say its about time that we see an influx of girl bands again. Especially raw cool rocking ones. Im currently researching some of the most talked girl bands will be posting about that later this week.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Pop Trash Beauty Girls On Film

Pop Trash Beauty Girls On Film

Pop Trash Beauty Girls On Film by tracey-j-whitney featuring Ethan Allen

I am currently reviewing Drew Barrymore's  new book. I have to say it has a lot of heart pun intended. I love Drew she is one of my favorite actresses in my generation. Pop Trash Beauty will take a look at more positive women in the industry. Those who use there fame to empower women instead of belittle them. Who use the spotlight for humanity truly embody paying it forward . I think there is so much beauty in humanity. 

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Flapper Girl Look of the Day ( be warned there is sparkles)

Well yes my computer is back in the shop. So blogging on the iPod again . I think these gowns make me wanna get all cute and girly. I'm little more funky cat lady chic then girly. Though I've been getting a bit girly lately. Who knows when this comes out in a lady. There is kinda a debate that smart girls aren't girly ? I know allot of smart women who are girly indeed. What I think is wonderful about women of this era. Is we can change a flat tire while wearing a cute pair of heels. Talk about ecological issues then Parle the conversation into about a really great sale at our fave store. I think it's all balance to be honest . You can love all the frilly stuff still be smart. Feminist can be feminine suffragettes were known to wear red lipstick as a show rebellion. Men dictated women's fashion for a long time this is when the ladies said we are cutting our hair. Even wearing trousers at this time. It was steps in the directions of the freedoms we enjoy today. Having a voice that is heard being one of them. We will talk more about women's rights . We sure have come a long way but we aren't done yet . 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Skincare of the 1920's Women ( Roaring 20s Week )

Well in researching this post I came across some really interesting tidbits in old articles. This comes from McCall's 1920 by Suzanne Sheldon via Old Magazine I don't recommend doing the eye wash unless you consult a physician. Even in the present day allot of this is true. Good dietary habits , physical activity and lots of water are indeed key to a good complexion. Though some this article will make you chuckle. Though I wonder if the chin bandage works. I believe Joan Crawford was a believer in the chin bandage of course no wire hanger for her. So take a look at this article tell me what you think. We will be talking a little bit about rebelling through fashion tomorrow.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Roaring 20s

Celebrating the Roaring 20s on PTB

This week we decided to celebrate 1920's. We will get decked out and do the Charleston. We will look at the beauty regimes of the era. I want to look at body image of that time. Feminism was also starting to become more public. Women bobbed there hair and raised those hem lines.  Everyday we will look at the era. I think it will be interesting to learn some new things. Our looks of the day will be strictly 20's themed. I will have my laptop back . 

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Random Life Post : Kiki Purse

My computer crashed today must be ushered off to the Computer hospital for a hard drive transplant. Thank heavens for memory sticks , Dropbox , clouds and all that jazz. I am assured that my laptop will be okay but my hard drive is done. It's sad but we must push on. I won't lie this couldn't come at a worse time for me. Computers are like cars they go at the worst possible time also require money you don't have. My livelihood depends on it . So to make money you got to spend it. I have been collecting change like a women on a mission. To avoid using my cards. Thank god for this iPod touch I'm writing to you on.  Never wrote a post with this gizmo I truly like it .  It feels kinda intimate like we meet for coffee.
I am trying to get my head around the fact I have been covering fashion weeks. I am not exactly the luxury fashion consumer. I am more like the person that has one special bag and a couple pairs of "special shoes" . I do enjoy the artistry the romantic trendy cities the glamours people.
  I find myself at a crossroads in life. I am creating a purse out of old purses. I have fused all my talents into one. I'm learning how to sew wristlets even. I am giving something a second chance in doing so giving myself one. So I have some questions about fashion weeks. I am living in my salad days confused and bemused. ( this is more random the I even imagined ) 

1. Do I have to like and adore every freaking fashion show? There were some awful ones yet it's like everyone is scared to mention it. One in particular made fun of the working class people in America

2. What happened to real street style ?I will be complaining about this for a while. 

3. How come Betsey Johnson doesn't age ? 

4 Is Mercury in Retrograde still ? For I feel like it is very strong. I'm feeling like chicken little with the sky falling. 

5. Will I own a pair of cute cat shoes ? Yes after my plan for world domination I will indeed. Meow 

In my next post I shall be more serious talking about some fashion shows during fashion week I love love loved.  Till then I will here on my iPod touch still in touch. 

I would like to add yes we are doing look of the day. I'm enjoying it trying to keep things in the Target& H &M bracket for that is my bracket. Well truthfully lately Savers is though Polyvore doesn't have a thrift store section.