it’s that time…

fall fashion time. i just started looking through and so far, i’ve got a thing for this preen dress.


but maybe it’s just because i wish it were SPRING, dudes. seriously. i kept waking up to the rain this morning and i was like, seriously? i’m over it. you can turn off the rain now, ok? this is california. didn’t you get the memo?

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let’s talk about hair.

yah, this blog is soooooo deep. anyway.

i am going to make an appointment for a haircut. i’m over having this long hair because it just doesn’t work for me on so many levels. it’s been fun spending like 3 years letting my hair get long just to see what it would look like, but it’s time to get back to my roots. heh.

before i let my hair grow i’m pretty sure the timeline went something like this: i let my then-boyfriend buzz my hair with a clipper, then i bleached the shit out of it, then i let it grow into a messy mop. then i got drunk and let a friend cut a giant chunk out of the back, which eventually grew into something like a mullet. it was pretty fun. right after bleaching it out, i looked something like this:


i obviously thought i was a badass. and shit, now that i think of it, if i had my wits about me, i could’ve let it grow into the full gloriousness of something like this:


but alas, i did not…

anyways, i’ve got some new, more grown up interpretations for the direction of my new haircut.





i don’t intend to dye my hair this time, but this is the basic idea. i like the androgyny of it and i think it’s a tad more fashion forward and classy than my previous choice.

i figure it would be way too dramatic to just chop it all off, so i’m probably going to do this in 3 phases. cut some heavy bangs first, then cut a bob, then chop it all off.

so what do we think?

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a few more ebay auctions up now

just a few things up this week. i’ve gotta get out there and do some shopping, but the rain keeps me inside…





and of course, all auctions start at only 99 cents, dude!!!!! killer vintage deals, man.

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more balmain!

photos from style.com


loving these sequined dresses with the crazy shoulders. it’s a fascination similar to that which i had for those balenciaga dresses last year. not that these are very wearable pieces, though. i just like them.
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since we’ve been talking about shoes so much…

i anxiously awaiting the arrival of these shoes in the mail.

image from urbanoutfitters.com


i really, really wanted them to fit, but damnit, they are ugly and they fit terribly. $128 for a spectacular shoe was just too good to be true. now they go back in the mail to where they came from. so sad.

to feel better, those jeffrey campbells will need to be replaced with 2 pairs of dolce vitas.

images from shopdolcevita.com



all variations on the same shoe. this obsessive habit is getting expensive. (i also just ordered the steve maddens from this post)

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bikes and fashion

image from pashley.co.uk


i spent a considerable amount of time this evening trying to find the perfect bike. after careful consideration, this pashley is looking like a strong contender. how adorable would i look riding around town on this? and yeah, it’s got a sturmey archer 3 speed internal hub. oh, but, i’d probably replace that basket with some sort of brooks leather case/bag. now the only issue is: where does a girl find one of these in the usa? any ideas?
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let’s talk about sunglasses

so we all know and (should) love the original ray ban wayfarers. they’re like a white t shirt and jeans. pretty much a necessary part of any wardrobe. but what if you want to branch out and get a tad bit trendy, while still keeping it everyday basic?

this is california, so i’m focusing on cali style, of course. here’s what i’ve come up with so far. we start with the granddaddy of them all, and then elaborate a tad.

the original ray ban wayfarers. in an assortment of new and trendy colors as well, of course:
the oakley frogskins in assorted colors and limited editions (those jerks):
and the sabre poolside, in a variety of colors and lenses as well:

what else have we got? you tell me.

and while i’m at it, where does a girl find the perfect pair of clear plastic frames for her prescription??

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balmain’s destroyed jeans



while i patiently await the re-opening of my ebay store tonight, i can’t help but do another little post about spring inspirations.i love the destroyed jeans on balmain’s 2009 catwalk. pale and faded or white skinny jeans get a splash of bleach and an appointment with the scissors. i’m already planning a casual sunday outfit paired with simple gladiator sandals.

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