Monday, April 30, 2012

1985 Called.

And it wants its floral jacket/pants/blouse/skirt/shoes/insert item back. Ya'll, I resisted this trend for as long as I could, but I can't hold out any longer. Yup, I STILL want these pants from H&M, which are sadly sold out in my store.

Anyone? Anyone? If you can find them in my size (6 or 8), I'd happily pay you the cost plus shipping. Lucky for me I came across this floral jacket at the Goodwill last week, and DOUBLE luck that it happened to be 50% off the day I was there, so it was a whopping $3.

This is officially my new favorite casual spring outfit. I was surprised how much I liked all the blues together, cuz it has never been my favorite color. Seriously, though, florals can veer SO quickly into Golden Girls territory. To me, it's all in the cut and styling. With floral pants, I couldn't do anything other that skinnies. The high-waisted or wide legged cut is just toooo Dorothy Zbornak for moi.

These I can get on board with. 

Jackets are the same way. Because the jacket I found was a stiffer material, I wanted to pair it with a tank and distressed boyfriend jeans. I also think it'll look fab with dark blue or white skinnies and a grey slouchy tank or chambray shirt. Good Lord - floral jacket AND chambray shirt? Why don't I add some pleated khakis and penny loafers and call it a day? 

See? Love the skinny cut of the jacket above from Free People. Which is apparently sold out. Sads.

Above two from Shopbop


So what say you about the floral trend for spring? Are you on board or not?

Have you signed up yet for the Shabby Apple giveaway? Dude. Do it here.

Jacket: Thrift
Tank: Sears
Jeans: F21
Shoes: Steve Madden


Thursday, April 26, 2012

What is that SMELL????

Took a lil trip to the thrift store on my lunch hour today and dragged my cuz Holly along. I don't know why she dislikes thrifting so much, but I have a strong suspicion it has something to do with the smell.

As soon as we walked in, I heard her let out a disgusted "Uhhhhhh..." under her breath while I made a beeline for the dresses and jackets.

No luck with the dresses, unless you count the GINORMOUS satiny apricot leopard print caftan. NO, I did not get it.

I DID, howevah, score two blazers - one pink, which I have been hunting FOREVAH, and the other a white with blue floral print. Sounds gross, and Holly even made her patented "UHHHHH," noise again when I showed it to her initially, but when I tried it on for her, she came around a bit. Come ON, floral is all the rage these days. I have gone to H&M twice in the past week to pick up their skinny floral capris, but no luck. If anyone else happens upon them at an H&M, I would gladly pay you for them plus shipping - probably a size 6 (or even an 8) at H&M, since their clothes are apparently made for The Borrowers. Or girls who shop routinely at Hollister.

I even thought the floral jacket looked kind of cute with the outfit I have on here, which shirt (a Brooks Brothers) I scored many moons ago at the same thrift shop we were visiting today. Are you a thrifter? What's your best bargain? And if you shop in the KC area - where? I need some new haunts.

Shirt: Brooks Brothers, thrifted
Pants, Belt: Old Navy
Shoes: Vicky's Secret
Necklace: F21
Leather belt as bracelet: Target
Other bracelet: F21
Earrings: Clothing Swap


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Random (p)Inspirations: PHOTO BOMB!!!

As I told Ames yesterday, I don't know what it is about the photo bomb, but I think they are frigging HILARIOUS. So much so that I had to leave my desk at work, go to the bafroom and collect myself because I was about to bust a gut holding in my laughter. My faves are typically the random non-famous-people-bombs, though there are some celeb bombs thrown in too for good measure. Taste the rainbow...

Squirrel bomb!

Demonic bomb!

The ubiquitous Guy in the Doorway/Gangsta bomb

Bad Maternity Speedo bomb!

Marty Feldman's Granddaughter Bomb

Shannan's Favorite Photo Bomb Bomb - I don't know why, but this makes me laugh so hard I almost pee myself.

Michael Douglas Photo Bomb

Source: via Susanna on Pinterest

Dave Grohl (aka Shannan's Secret Boyfriend) Bomb

Have any good photo bombs you'd care to share? Let's have em!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Protein's Dirty Little Secret

Lately I have upped my intake of protein smoothies (or POOVIES, as we pronounce them in Casa de BlahBlah), and Imma just tell it to you straight up. This post ain't for everybody. Only the sexy people. So all you fly muthas....get on out there and DANCE.

Oh...I'm sorry...I was moved to bust out some Salt-n-Pepa on you there. Let me continue. What I was trying to disclaim is that if you are at all of delicate sensibilities, perhaps you should stop reading....or if you're more...ahhhh...MATURE than I am, you may not want to continue.

Cuz the troof of the matter is, all those protein poovies? They give me gas, yo.

(don't I look a little bit like I'm trying to squeak one out here? unintentional, I ASSure you.)

Anyhoozle, I have gas like you wouldn't BELIEVE, and it's not the cute kind either. Oh, no. It's the "I Smell Like a 350 pound Man who has recently been in a Hard-Boiled-Egg-Eating Contest." True story.

To make matters worse (there is something worse that what you've already told us, Shannan? You may be wondering...) YES - to make matters worse - when I typed the description in the paragraph above? I laughed out loud. Sad but true. And by "sad but true," I CLEARLY mean "HILARIOUS but true."

So to those of you who were unfortunate enough to stand behind me in TurboKick last night? Well, all I can do is say "You have my apologies and my sympathies." And to those of you still reading this? Thank you for sticking with me, and I KNEW I wasn't the only one who found farts funny.

Sweater: Old Navy
Pants: Zara
Shoes: Vicky's Secret
Earrings: F21
Necklace: Urban Outfitters


Monday, April 23, 2012

An Apple A Day

SOMEONE has two thumbs and is giving away a fiddy dollah gift card to Shabby Apple, and it's THIS guy.

Oops - no, wait...wrong post...

it's THIS guy:

I am thrilled to partner with Shabby Apple and offer you a gift card for 50 dollars. If you haven't seen their site, DO IT. Their clothing has a vintage vibe, which I poysonally lurve. Here are some of my favey crocketts:

Crosswalk Skirt is chevrontastic.

Humboldt Current Skirt  
Andes skirt - my favey of the crocketts. I love love love this one.

Overboard - um, HELLO adorable dress. And the fact that you are named after one of the BEST Goldie Hawn movies ever is just the olive in the martini.

CEO dress - I loves me a dress with a keyhole detail. 
Baudin Beach Halter - Whaaaa??? They even have cute retroriffic suits? Count on it.

Entering is easy peasy lemon squeezy. Here are the deets, and each one counts as a separate entry:

  • You must be a follower of ye olde blogge, so if you're not already, whachooo waitin for, Willis?
  • Like the Shabby Apple Facebook page here  
  • Tell me which item is YOUR favey crockett 
The first three items are mandatory, but hells bells, if you want another entry, here are a couple more ways to get it:
  • Tweet about the contest
  • Blog about it (and send me a link to your post)
Entrants must have a U.S. shipping address to be eligible for entry, and make sure you leave your name and contact information for your BIG WINNINGS. The contest will be open through next Friday, May 4, and I will announce the winner after noon that day. Good luck, peeps, and happy Monday!


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wrap Around

I was driving home yesterday, and a high school kid was crossing the street at the stoplight. He looked like a 16 year old wrap-around baldie. You know what I'm talkin bout, Willis. This:

Or this:

When I think what he was going for was this:

or this:
or this:

or maybe this:

but probably not so much this:

Sweet wind cries Gabe Kaplan, who do these men think they're fooling???

And the funny thing is, this kid's hair was longer, and it was windy, but the huge combed-over part on the top did. not. budge. He must've had that thing sprayed to a shellacked helmet atop his bean.

So thanks to all the Biebers and Efrons and EMO boys everywhere, for updating the wrap-around baldie so that it is accessible to EVERYONE, no matter whether you have a full head of hair, or only hair around the back and sides.

You, sirs, should be commended.

Sweater: F21
Tank: Old Navy
Jeans: Hudson, clothing swap
Sandals: Target
Necklaces: F21
Earrings: World Market


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Peep This

While I like this outfit, I really wish I would've gotten a pic of the navy and white striped vintage jacket I threw on just before I ran out the door today. The stripe of the jacket with the stripe of the sweater was pretty cute, if I say so myself.

Alas, all you get to see is this:

Das right - SOMEONE is rocking a ponytail again this week. 

I suppose I could've come home and taken a photo after work, but no, I went to boot camp (outside at the gym tonight), so I don't think ANYONE wants to see a photo of sweaty, stinky me with a navy and white striped jacket.

And in the spirit of full disclosure, I'm pretty sure I flashed the entire parking lot at the gym whilst doing bear crawls across the amphitheater (or in my case amphTITheater). Seriously. I was serving up a big old plate of boobs hanging out my shirt. Thankfully, I was in the front row of everyone in the class (with my back to everyone), so I don't THINK anyone else saw me.

Other than the people getting in their cars to go home.

Don't say I never gave you anything, parking lot peeps. Just a peep show, das how I roll.

Sweater, Belt: Old Navy
Jeans: Hudson, clothing swap
Shoes: Vicky's Secret
Bracelets: F21
Leather belt as bracelet: Target
Earrings: ABC Trading Co.