Sunday, November 29
This feels a little bit like a cop out because i only found this website because someone posted it on Bookface, but I'm going to post it anyway. Letters To Crushes is a combination of adorable, awkward prose & really bad angsty teen "my parents grounded me" poetry.
I went to the liberty of picking out some of the more acceptable entries.
Red-haired boy in the supermarket, You’re my favorite. i like that you stock the milk aisle. i like that you look at me a little when i pretend to deliberate between 2% and skimmed. I like your hands. i sometimes pretend we’re married. and i kiss you when you’re off to work, to stock the milk. Alright.
— Green-eyed girl in the supermarket
Lady, I know i told you that you’re not my type, but it turns out you’re exactly it. please get your ish together soon; i’m just trying to buy you waffles.
jb, Yesterday, we shared a cab with two others. we sat next to each other. we didn’t speak (much). but skin touching skin, your knee resting against mine, the whole time i didn’t look at you, i was thinking to myself that i would like to feel this comfortable, every day.
I'm not sure how many people are familiar with TOM's shoes, it's a shoe company that donates one pair of shoes to impoverished or war torn communities. I heard about them 2 years ago (?) & i was so into the cause, unfortunately they didn't ship to Canada at the time. HOWEVER, today they have actual stores & have a wide variety of fashion forward, vegan, eco-friendly shoes.
TOM's Philosophy "ONE FOR ONE":
TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for one. Using the purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good is what we're all about.
Sunday, November 22
My new obsession with finding the most useless shit ever conceived has finally been satisfied, behold the "Everything Else" section of Etsy's wonderful treasures.
From Left: An "original one of a kind" Twilight inspired painting for $15, a lovely brass necklace with a picture of Jesus on it... & a completely unnecessary somehow mystically knotted ball of yarn...
From Left: Bad Luck Banishing Powder (i think if you have actually bought this, a glass bottle with oregano in it can't even save you now) & a beautiful humming bird feeder hat (the sales pitch for this is so excellent "Imagine having two beautiful little hummingbirds feeding just to the right and left of you...so close you can feel the breeze generated by the beating of their wings. You can have this experience with this hummingbird hat!"... it's a helmet... with bird feeders attached)
Saturday, November 21
This is going to seem sort of creepy, but i only recently found out that notorious hat collector & fashion journalist Isabella Blow died in 2007! I found her obit online (because i secretly love reading obituaries) & it's quite lovely to read, i LOVE the last line. Anyway, she was fabulous.
Friday, November 20
Wednesday, November 18
Sunday, November 15
So in the spirit of doo-dad's, trinkets & (as my mother would call them) useless knick knacks. I went perusing through Urban Outfitters' section of nothingness & found many a useless treasure <3
Duet Un: Pink Swiss Army Knives, for the fashionable & effeminate Macgyver AND a mini portable Ouija Board, for contacting spirits on the go!
Duet Deux: Podling! A bag full a seeds you put in the sun & water so that you can have herbs in 7 days... given that you knew you needed herbs in 7 days, you'd be in business AND a key shaped bottle opener, something pretty to accompany you in getting drunk and sleeping with your friends dad!
Duet Trois: Cupcake soap on a rope, to give the illusion you're washing yourself with a sugary treat AND a feather USB drive... k that's actually pretty cool.
Duet Quatre: Coolest ipod skin ever AND mustache Band-Aid's that way miserable girls in high school can replace those awful fake half-sleeves with fake facial hair.
Duet Cinq: WTF photo album AND "get the hint" sticky notes, for being passive aggressive with your roommates.
J'adore things aren't that useful.