Monday, April 6, 2015

Purple Haze

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Top: Anthropologie Vivi Tee
Jeggings: Hue
Boots: Frye Melissa Button Boots
Necklace: Anthropologie Shimmered Horseshoe Necklace

"Purple haze all around, don't know if I'm coming up or down. Am I happy or in misery?" - Jimi Hendrix

I've been sitting on these pictures for a couple of weeks now. I have no idea what to write on here. I think I might just post pictures and a song each time going forward or at least for the foreseeable future. I would certainly generate a heck of a lot more posts that way.

Nature inspires me, pictures inspire me, fashion inspires me, and music inspires me. Writing...not so much lately. I feel like I just keep repeating the same old shit over and over. I don't know. I'm in a weird place in life. I'm so damn afraid that my best years are behind me. I keep telling people I'm depressed, but I've been depressed before and this is different. It's not as intense. It's more of an indifference, a numbness that's crept inside my soul.

I'm going out of town at the end of this week for a concert. It'll be my first concert in awhile, and I'm hoping it will be a good dose of medicine for me. The weather is suppose to be beautiful, and we plan on walking around downtown Charlotte and visiting my favorite artist's gallery while we're there. The band we are seeing is The Decemberists. This will be my 4th time seeing them live. Ironically, the name of their new album is What a Beautiful World, What a Terrible World. I couldn't agree more.      

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Bonnie's Closet: Spring Sale!

Big Sale for Spring! Check it out!

Bonnie's Closet: Spring Sale!: Anthropologie Slubby Tulip Dress Size M - $40 shipped Anthropologie Chambray Romper Size 10 - $50 shipped Anthropologie...

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Spring Back

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Boots: Frye Melissa Button Boots
Bracelet: Ruche

"Bathed in light, they'll be waiting for you now." - Gengahr

After a 3 month hiatus, I'm back, and I forgot my pants. Yep, I'm wearing a tunic as a dress, and I give zero fucks. My legs are the only things that still look halfway decent on this old body of mine, so I figure I better show 'em off while I still got 'em. Besides, it is finally above freezing, so it felt comfortable to expose some skin to the air again.

It's been a long, dark Winter, folks. I mean, it's not like I'm usually a fan of Winter, but this was one of the worst ones ever. It was so freaking cold and cloudy every. single. day. And the getting dark at 5pm thing always blows. With the time change and the warmer temperatures, this week was the first week in a long time that I felt like venturing outside for some pictures.

Yes, I pretty much hibernated like a bear this Winter and as such, I put on some pounds. I officially weigh more now than I ever have in my life except when I was pregnant. The number on the scale has been doing quite the number on my head, and I've been wallowing around in a pool of misery and self-pity inside my cave. But, I'm done with that now...

The days are getting longer, the flowers are blooming, and my fat ass is going to get smaller. The ice has melted, just like these pounds are going to. The sun is out, and I'm going to soak it up...while simultaneously moving my lard thighs down the road for some much needed cardio. Welcome Spring!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Four Eyes

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Glasses: Firmoo
Blouse: Anthropologie Honore Buttondown
Jeggings: Hue
Boots: Frye Melissa Button Boots
"Through all the things my eyes have seen the best by far is you." - Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
I think I told you guys in a few posts back that I had some free glasses coming my way just for being the awesome blogger that I am. Well, I got 'em, and I love 'em! Oh, and lest you think I'm just another hipster wannabe rocking some totally useless glasses, let me set your ass straight. These babies are prescription. That's right, these are the real deal.
You see, I've been pretty much blind as a bat since 4th grade and have worn glasses on a regular basis a total of 1 year since then. When 5th grade came around, I ditched those bad boys, got me some contacts, and never looked back. Sure, I've always had a pair to wear "around the house," but I wouldn't be caught dead in public wearing any of those. In the early years, I had those big, clear Coffee Talk glasses. They went real well with shoulder pads and big hair. In recent years, I've been all about the ones with lenses so small they border on microscopic. It was a miracle! People could hardly tell I was wearing glasses! Problem was, I could hardly tell I was wearing glasses too. The peripheral vision was non-existent in those.
When Firmoo contacted me last month and asked me if I'd like a free pair of glasses, I jumped at the opportunity to finally get a pair of glasses that were both functional and aesthetically pleasing. I know from experience that rectangular lenses fit my face the best and that brown is the best color with my skin tone, so using the convenient filtering feature that Firmoo has on their website, I was able to narrow down my search to a few contenders. Once I made my choice, I filled in the necessary information at checkout, including my prescription information that I requested from my eye doctor, and submitted my order. Around 2 weeks later, my new glasses arrived in the mail, and I couldn't be happier with them.

Friday, December 12, 2014

On Trend

Sweater: Anthropologie Sunday Draped Sweater
Top: Anthropologie Chiffon-Trimmed Scoopneck
Necklace: Anthropologie Wind Sway Necklace
Booties: Ruche Salinas Rodeo Booties

"I wanted you...I needed you to make me better." - The Decemberists

Let's talk about trends, shall we? It's interesting to me the ones that I find acceptable and the ones that I don't. I like to fancy myself as somewhat of a trend setter, but I know that's a joke. Is anyone really a trend setter? I mean, the world's been around a long fucking time, and we have access to limitless information. At this point, I don't think any of us have any truly original thoughts or preferences. We are all influenced by something. Besides, like Einstein said, it's all relative.

For instance, around my country hick town, I'm known as a fashionista. Hence, the title of my blog. I have people around here ask me all the time where I purchased something I'm wearing, and when I tell them, they are like, "Who? What?" If it ain't JC Penney's, Belks, or Walmart, you might as well be speaking a foreign language. On the flip side, I'm fully aware if I traipsed my backwoods ass around New York City like I was some kind of fashion expert, they would laugh me right out of town. Hey, I'm not the one wearing a pair of plain black pumps with OMG red bottoms that cost $1000, so who should be laughing at who in this situation? Again, it's all relative.

With that being said, I do have a general rule about trends that I try to follow. If I do ride the trend wave, I do so before it's peaked. Once that baby has peaked, I get the hell out and don't look back. How do you know when it's peaked, you ask? Oh, you'll know. When the Walmart elite are sporting IT during their weekly outing after church on Sunday, it's peaked. When you go out to dinner or to da club, and every girl looks like a damn clone because they are wearing IT, it's peaked. When your stomach turns and you feel like stabbing your eyes out at the mere sight of IT, it's peaked. Two of the biggest peakers on my shit list right now - Motherfucking Chevron and whatever in the hell you call this print:  
If I see one mo rug with this damn print...

Some trends are harder for me to let go of, though. There are two particular ones that I fear are peaking right now: Aztec Print and Tall Boots. Sigh. I'm not ready to quit either one of these yet. As a lover of all things Boho, they hold a special place in my heart. Also, tall boots are just plain warm and comfortable in the Winter, but I probably said that about combat boots in the 90's... I think the Aztec is going to be the easier of the two to give up. I'm already starting to feel little twinges in my stomach when I wear it now. I thought the skirt I'm wearing in this post was Aztec print, but Anthro says it's Fairisle. Hmm...maybe that will help psychologically, and I will be able to get more wear out of it. But the boots, man. The boots are going to be difficult. I recently put up two pairs of my beloved Frye boots for sale, and you would have thought I was selling my first born the way some folks reacted. I'm down to just one pair now, but I'm still wearing the shit out of them even though it makes me sick when I walk into a room and every. single. woman. has on a pair of tall boots. It also makes me sick when people put periods at the end of words in the middle of a sentence like that... 

I know I sound like such a trend snob. Like, I'm somehow better than everybody else because I don't participate in the current craze. It's something I see a lot of "hipsters" do. They feel somehow superior because they have convinced themselves that the things they are into are so original, but in reality, they all look the same too. They are still participating in trends, just different ones. I don't know. I'm not trying to be like that. It's just when I walk into that room and there's a sea of boots, I feel like such a sell out and embarrassed for all of us. But what do I know? I'm a middle class white girl with middle class white girl problems. If you like your Chevron and it makes you happy, don't mind me. I'm just another clone in boots.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Affair

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Boots: Frye Melissa Button Boots
Necklace: Anthropologie Aurora Necklace
"Take me to church. I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies. I'll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife. Offer me that deathless death. Good God, let me give you my life ." - Hozier

 Hi there! Don't worry, I'm not here to try and sell you some more clothes. I'm quickly becoming the fashion blogger equivalent of a door to door salesman. These kids are killing me, man, with their exorbitant Christmas demands. The dresses must be sacrificed!
So, did the title get your attention? I thought it might. The only time this old blog here got any substantial traffic was back when I shared the sordid details of my affair. Well, that and the time I said skinny bitches looked better in every single piece of clothing on earth except one particular dress. That dress, ironically, is one of my Christmas fund sacrifices and no one has bought it yet. Where my fat bitches at? There I go trying to sell you something again...  
The title refers to my favorite TV show at the moment - The Affair on Showtime. It's so good, and it's been bringing back some of the memories and feelings from my own little experience 4 years ago. It was the best and worst time in my life. A twisted little mixture of pleasure and pain that led me down the path I'm on today. Anyway, I love this show so much that I've been researching everything I can on it, and I have to say the comments on the show have been bringing me down.
I'm pretty sure I'm the only person in the world who wants the 2 people having the affair on the show to get together permanently. Obviously, I'm bringing my own personal shit into my opinions, but I'll be damned if everyone wants them to stay in their miserable marriages. Women are all about Cole, the husband of one of the cheaters. "Poor Cole. He's sooooo good looking. Why would anyone want to leave him?" Um, maybe because he's a fucking drug dealer, and he's kind of an asshole. It's so weird to me that the majority of people have more of a problem with adultery than actual illegal acts like drug dealing.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying adultery is pretty. It's some ugly business for everyone involved, and I think the show does a good job of capturing that. It's just when 2 people fall in love that love knows no bounds, vows, or pieces of paper. It's a very personal thing and when outsiders brand all affairs with the dreaded Scarlet Letter because of their own moral and religious beliefs, it pisses me off. In fact, most people's priorities in general piss me off. Ever heard the expression, "Gag at a gnat and swallow a camel?" Yeah, that's most people I come in contact with on a daily basis.
I don't want to get all political and shit, but what the hell? I've already pissed off fat people and religious people at this point and that's most of America right? I'm just hearing about this Eric Garner incident for the first time today. Eric Garner is a man that died of a heart attack after being put in a choke hold by a police officer. The whole incident was caught on camera, and the footage was very compelling. Apparently, Mr. Garner was in trouble for selling loose cigarettes. He was understandably upset with the cops for having to deal with such bullshit charges and was voicing his concerns in a non-violent manner. Suddenly, about 6 cops tackle Mr. Garner and one puts him in a choke hold. Granted, Mr. Garner was a big man, but the use of force by the cops is clearly excessive given the situation. Mr. Garner can chillingly be heard saying, "I can't breathe," several times before he loses consciousness. The cop who applied the choke hold to Mr. Garner was cleared of all potential charges today.
Why am I just hearing about this now? Why hasn't this been all over the news rather than the Michael Brown case? I mean, the one thing that was actually needed to make a case in the Michael Brown fiasco was a video camera, and we have that in this case. In my opinion, the Michael Brown case was handled fairly. With no video footage, the only evidence in the Michael Brown case was eye witness statements, the cop's statement, and physical evidence which, in my opinion, all supported the cop's version of events. The Eric Garner case is very different, though. I can't imagine anyone could watch that video and not think the cop deserved some kind of charges to be brought against him. It's ridiculous.
I guess what I'm trying to get at with all this is that is seems people put so much importance on the wrong things. I do it myself to a certain degree. I've been known to eat Cheerios for a week so I can buy a dress I really want. What the hell is wrong with us? Why do we do this? I mean, why did so many strangers all over the world care so much about my affair? I was called all sorts of nasty names and even had someone threaten to tell my employer. Because nothing says "I'm morally superior to you" like causing a complete stranger to lose their job so they can't provide for the children that they should have stayed in their miserable marriage for. Priorities, people, we need to get some. conquers all. Noah and Allison 4-ever! That is all.