Saturday, February 28, 2009

I Have Laughed Up Galaxies, Hats and Glasses...

Today I got to hang with one of my bessstest friends who's off at prep school so I never get to see her often enough....

Woke up at the crack of dawn for coffee at one of our favorite places....

I love coffee art =)

And then marvelous misadventures at the downtown thrift store, which is one of the sweetest places EVER. The lady who owns it is so nice too, she always gives us cheaper prices than are listed....'cause we're just cool like that.

I was TORN THROUGH MY SOUL about the sequin jacket....I really liked it, but hrrrmmmm....

I found this floral blazer which reminded me of the one that Queen Michelle from Kingdom of Style got from Topshop! I found I quite liked it once I ripped the shoulder pads out.....

This hat reminded me of an Alps-esque hat my grandpa had once
I would have gotten it if it had fit over my hair.
I've been looking for a hat for spring/summer- the problem is very very very few things fit over my head. Very few. There's a hat I really loved from Urban Outfitters, but I'm trying to see if I can thrift one like it someplace for something substantially less than $32....I'm such a squirrely mouse with my money but you gotta be when you have no steady income. But this will hopefully change around March 6, when the local ice cream shop opens for applications.

I have all of these beautiful images in my head of my impending job...Barrels and barrels of pastel ice cream, Willy-Wonka-esque jars of sprinkles and nuts and peanut butter and chocolate chips and everything you could want on ice cream, towering steel cylinders of yogurt and beautifully swirled strawberry and chocolate...

But of course it won't be anything like that.

But how sweet is this lion neclace??? I ended up buying it and the floral blazer. It reminds me of a mask from The Lion King musical.

Photos by Johan Persson at BBC

I loved that show. ...I once saw the art book for that, and it was amazing- it showed pictures of the costumes in development, character sketches, the set design...It would be mine today if it didn't cost around forty dollars...I think...

After our shopping expedition we went to the mall to get her hair done- her school is having a dance tonight and she wanted it in an updo. But we met another of our good friends in the center of the mall, doing of all things, a waltz!

A renaissance waltz, apparently.

Of course I joined in the fun.

Morgan wimped out and took the pictures.

I had the most adorable partner ever!

So after we were finished waltzing, we checked out all the hair salons, but none of them had a free stylist to do her hair. So the task fell to me.

It was accomplished while listening to The Fantasticks and Sweeney Todd soundtracks.

I hope she has a fun time tonight!


  1. Those clothes KILL me! I want the Native American headress jacket so badly!!

  2. Oh I'm exactly the same when it comes to money, I try my best to not be such a big spender as I don't have a job. But that sequin jacket is pure brilliance! I love your hair as well.

  3. oh wow, i think i like coffee art ^_^ thats my first time seeing coffee art.

    thanks for visiting my blog, that sparkly thing with the chain in my blog is a bag lol

    and the solid purple sparkly thing is a sequined hat ^_&

  4. looks like fun!
    that sequin blazer, why oh why didn't you get it!?
    thank you for the comment on my hair :)
    and yeah, the recording studio was pretty cool, i guess :D
    x x x

  5. Oh my goodness you are one seriously lucky girl to have a vintage store with such treasured gems! I think i cyber-die looking at thes pictures haha!

    What a novel place for a waltz too. Makes me want to leap up and dance myself :)

    Hope you have a good start to your week dear.

    Eeli xx

  6. You've got the most beautiful hair :)

  7. Hey! Awesome blog :) I can make coffee patterns like that when making an espresso, probably not as good as that one! haha! If you'd like to check out my blog just e-mail me & I'll send you an invite :) x