Friday, July 9, 2010


Elaborating on my last post, I am in lüüüüüüürve (UMLAUT!!!! Sorry. A smidge obsessed now that I figured how you can do that on Mac) with design and fashion, and IKEA. Hopefully you will never get close enough to my eyeballs for me to examine your outfit and think how it could be more flattering or innovative. Just being totes honest here. I'm a prisoner of my closet: a) it's a pigsty and I am literally a prisoner because I have to constantly clean it; and b) school nights I spend around 30 minutes finding the PERFECT outfit. Necessary? NO! But seeing that I hate school so much, an awesome outfit just makes me so much happier. Whenever I make the mistake of picking an unflattering or ultimately uncomfortable outfit for the school day, I feel like total crap. GACK! It's horrible. One thing that prevents me from stepping up my game is the fact that I have like 3 pairs of shoes. Not kidding. And 2 pairs of them are the same. I have a pair of Pewter/silver hardware hand-me-down Gladiators from Sam Edelmen, and another pair in black/gold hardware. I love them to death. Though, they are leather. But, hey! I didn't buy them! Don't yell! (You're not yelling? Ok. Good.) I wear them every. Single. Day. Before I acquired my black pair, I was forced to wear silver jewelry and avoid brown at all costs to avoid some major clashing with the shoes. But I hate silver. Well, maybe "hate" isn't the right word. It looks bad on me, vs. gold, which looks pretty kickin'. My final pair of shoes are microfiber moccasins from a boutique store downtown. Total ripoff for the quality, but I was supporting the local businesses (ahem.) The stitching is coming apart, but they've served me well.
I will most definitely be getting a pair of shoes soon.
Favorite designers/stores: vintage Chanel (now it CAN be tacky...), vintage Gucci, vintage Prada...basically anything vintage! Also, Alexander Wang, Thakoon, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Loewe, Topshop, H&M (especially that enormous one in SF!), Nordstrom BP, etc. Forever 21 is pretty good, though the quality sucks and most of it isn't stuff to write home about. But if you dig around, you really can find some freaking awesome pieces and trendy jewelry that I would never spend $600 for listed in Vogue, Marie Claire, etc. F21 makes it possible to spend precisely $9.80 for the trendy bib necklace last season! They are really marketing geniouses (jeaniouses?--no!--I won't use any puns!) from the store decor, the colors, and how they are immediately able to knockoff a designer piece within like 2 weeks of the fashion week shows.
IKEA. I don't think I need to further explain besides the fact that it is the greatest place in the world. I have spent 3 1/2 hours there and not complained a bit. Absolutely wonderful. Seriously. I would get a job there just to hide from my duties and go shopping all day. I'll let you know how that plan works out...

About me...and a vegan in the making!

Although I am hardly able to figure out this doggone site contraption, I thought I would make a serious post.
About me:
Girl, human species. I've been a vegetarian for over a year and I'm working on veganism. I loved giving up meat, and from then on I tried to eat mostly plant foods (tofu, oatmeal, PEANUT BUTTER, and edamame were pretty much what I ate all day...). Now I definitely think it's time to expand to veganism! Huzzah! I love animals--duhhhh--and I have an adorable, German Shorthair Pointer, basically the cutest dog in existence. However, he is old now. And he has "old dog syndrome," sadly. Sigh.

If anybody has been around me for approximately 8 minutes, you would know I am obsessed with ballet. I will talk about it to anyone if they are conveniently located nearby...even though I see their eyes glaze over, I will tell them about our impossible combination in class, in FRENCH, forgetting that they have absolutely no idea what in hell I am talking about. I study the Cecchetti method (the bomb) and dance 5 days a week, which is bad for who drives me to the studio, but awesome for the Charlotte. Even though I love it so much, I wouldn't want to be a professional, at all. Many people...but I don't see the appeal. You get payed $400 bucks a week at most, you get foot problems all over the place, and you get injured, stressed, overlooked, underappreciated (unless you are a principal or soloist), ignored, you're exhausted all day every freaking day of your life. I think I would rather do something fun, i.e. have my own show on HGTV or be a famous restaurant owner. In San Francisco. Haha!

Which reminds me...I love, love, love fashion, design, and art. I'll elaborate further in more posts, but this keeps me going everyday. I would flip through magazines all day if I could (even though Vogue is a stupid magazine. There, I said it.). Sick days are actually pretty awesome--apart from the whole "sickness" aspect--because I get to watch Food Network and HGTV. These people who are getting their house remodeled are quite dumb to begin with. NO--you can NOT have a shag carpet in your kitchen! Sheesh! What were you thinking!? If I was to renovate their house on my own show--teehee--step 1 is to scold them. Then I would continue doing an amazing job with my unlimited amount of sponsors and money and appliances.

I've been testing veganism pretty much when summer started and I finished school, because then I am more independent and have more time to research/cook. Since then, I've been successful except for the times my mother forced whipped cream or a scrambled egg upon me. GRRRRRR!!!! Otherwise I am pretty freaking awesome at this.
Every morning I eat a bowl of salted, boiled edamame without the shell (Trader Joe's brand rocks), a sliced Gala apple, tablespoon of TJ's natural crunchy salted peanut butter (You are thinking, "NO WAY!"), and mugs of coffee. I really am getting too dependent on coffee....oh dear...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Post numero uno, and shoutout

My first blog post in the history of the universe! YAY!
What will you expect in the future? Recipes, vegetarian/vegan fun fun fun stuff, and some things you might not understand. That's ok.

My dearest Olivia-
Damn gurl you iz lookin' FYYYYYYNE!

That's all for now.
Happy blog birth everyone!