Sunday, July 7, 2013

Red, White, and Bow

I've always had mixed feelings about 4th of July.  Sure, I love the summer, I love fireworks, and I love having my freedom.  But being such an Anglophile, sometimes I think if we hadn't gained our independence from England, we might all still have British accents.  And THAT would be awesome.

One thing I don't have mixed feelings about is red, white, and blue.  I mean, COME ON, how good are they as a color story??  Thank goodness our forefathers didn't stray too far from their  homeland when choosing our nation's pallet.  And since I can't resist a good theme, I like to celebrate America's birthday the whole week.  Also, I like to get the most wear our of these American flag shoes and bow that I get to wear once a year (twice if there's an election).

The bow
The shoes
This is totally a Halloween costume that I took from my sister

Like I mentioned above, I also like to theme for election day.  And so do some of my coworkers

And of course we can't forget the actual 4th of July.  Every year a group of friends and I go to Disneyland for the 4th in our most patriotic attire.  

Sometimes I let our group pose in front of my house ;)
Mickey was equally patriotic

Attempted Minnie patriotic ears

 Happy birthday America!  Thanks for inviting me to the party!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


 Living in LA and saying you drive a lot, is kind of like saying you eat food a lot.  Okay, it's actually not like saying that because your mouth forms different shapes and there's no direct object involved in the first statement and food is way more fun to talk about...but I think you get the idea.  It's just a given.  So when I say I drive a lot, there is no shock value.  However, there is sometimes shock value involved in what I drive.

When I was 16 I got a yellow bug (new Volkswagon Beetle).  I loved that car.  I mean I truly loved that car.  It was always reliable, catered to my needs and looked good; treated me much better than any guy ever did...until it broke down on me on the 405 a year ago.  Hmmm, come to think of it, I still think it treated me better.  Oops, left turn.  Anyway, I still do miss my baby car.

But I didn't have time to mourn its loss because I live in LA (enter goes without saying statement about driving here), so the next day I was at the dealership putting a down payment on a new, adult car.  I mean, I'm not 16 anymore, I needed something more mature.  Okay, really I just don't like the new New Bug.  But what else is cute?  What else is girly?  What else is ME?  Oh yes!  A Mini Cooper.  But half of Los Angeles owns a Mini.  How could I make sure when I was in the Whole Foods parking lot, that it was my Mini?  

And then it hit me.  Mini.  That sounds like Minnie, as in Mouse.  I love Minnie Mouse.  I love polka dots.  I LOVE bows.  I'd obviously have to make my Mini look like Minnie.  And so, the results are as follows.

 Move over Angelyne

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

An Issue to Ad-Dress

Some days at work, this happens...

and happens again...

and again.

Well now it's just embarrassing.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A-boat Modern Art

I like art.  I wouldn't call myself a connoisseur or anything, but I do enjoy looking at  pretty and interesting things (I feel like that kind of goes without saying, hello shoes and dresses).  So when my friend Mandy invited me to take a weekend outing to MOCA, of course I had to go.  But what to wear to the museum?  Well, I always feel when looking at art, it's best to wear art.  So I chose this ModCloth dress with a scenic boat print that looks like it was hand painted.  And then I went and saw some pretty, weird art.  Or maybe I just mean pretty weird art. 

Everything that is not human in this picture is painted on the wall!!!

Alex looked eerily similar to this clay man.

This house is made out of bread.  As a carb lover, this is something I can respect.

Speaking of respect, that's clearly what I am displaying toward this piece.  It's art you guys, let's take it seriously.

Outfit Details
Oh gosh, every single thing I am wearing is from, except
Ring: Ogeeku

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Let Them Eat Cupcakes

Do you ever just have an outfit that makes you so happy, when you put it all together, you almost cry?  No??  Just me???  Hmmm, maybe sometimes I'm a little dramatic.  But when I saw this dress on I DIED!!  Well, not literally, I mean I am here typing this.  But I just could not get over how perfect it was.  Pink?  Embroidered desserts??  A cupcake collar???  Perfection!!!!  And this time I am being literal.  And then I remembered I had these Irregular Choice ice cream shoes that I bought from ModCloth last year that I never really wore and kind of regretted buying.  But as the saying goes, there's a reason for everything.  And the reason for buying these shoes, was this dress. 

 Caught Primping...


Outfit Details
Dress, Shoes, Rings:
Bow: Sidecca
Earrings: Forever 21

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Internet Loves Cats

I'm not exactly sure when it happened, but sometime in the last few years there was a shift.  We all felt it.  Some of us embraced it, some of us sneezed at it...literally, there's a lot of allergies.  But whatever your reaction, there's no denying it.  Cats became cool.  This can be exemplified by the Internet cat craze (hello daily cat videos!), as well as cat products showing up EVERYWHERE.  From cat prints on dresses, to cat ear headbands, to super adorable cat shoes, like the Irregular Choice ones I am wearing (on left) and the YRU ones Julie, from is sporting below, it is clear that cats are where it's at right meow ;)

This weekend I went to a cat party at Japan LA to celebrate Kutusitanyanko, a sock wearing cat from San-X.  Everyone dressed in their best cat attire.  If you click the link to the the Japan LA blog, you can see some photos of me in my past finest cat regalia.  But on my blog I am going to share some photos of this weekend's cat attire.
Mandy and I are twin cats in our tuxedo tops and Locketship cat rings.

Lana and Alex are such hipster kitties, clearly only wearing their ears ironically.  They clearly got their cat styling tips from Mean Girls:  Add some ears.  "I'm a cat.  Duh".

Rachel and Ari are so crafty and actually made their rosette cat ears.  I was super impressed.  Julie is purr-fectly coordinated, as always.

 Before we got to the party a real cat followed Stephanie.  She pet it.  "Aren't you allergic??"  I asked.  She shrugged nonchalantly.  Stephanie takes theme-ing seriously.  That, and she really loves cats.

Cat-tastic group photo.  We all take theme-ing seriously.

Outfit Details (mine, since sadly I don't have everyone's)
Top, Knee-Highs, Gloves, Shoes:
Skirt: Target-Kid's Section
Belt: Forever 21
Ears: Borrowed from Mandy
Ring: Locketship

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Transition to Doll: Phase One

If there is anything in this world I love as much as bows, it has to be Barbie.  I think just the fact that my Instagram handle is caBarbiePrincess, which is an extension of the email address I have had since 1998, is enough to prove this.  But if you ever really feel the need to drive the point home, well come visit my home.  Only give me fair warning, I'll need to like a week at least.  My whole apartment is kind of like a bow/Barbie shrine, only not in a creepy way.  One time the handy man came to fix my leaky sink and he told me his niece would just love my place.  "Aw thank you", I responded, "how old is your niece?"  "Seven".  Awesome.
The mantel in my apartment

One of the walls in my apartment
Once a not-so-nice boyfriend told me that I looked like a doll.  I was beyond flattered.  I mean, talk about a compliment!!  I thanked him and felt quite smug that I had managed to pull of the exact look I was going for.  I mean Barbie is a doll!!  Too bad he guffawed at my excitement and exclaimed that it was not intended to be taken in a positive light and that we were "just so different".  Well I may not have a Ken in my life currently, but when I do, he won't think we are so different.  In fact, I suspect he will be quite a doll.

Outfit Details
Shoes: New Look London
Bow: Forever 21
Ring: Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume Ring
Earrings: Tarina Tarntino

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows

I feel like I took a risk with this title.  My first outfit post on my brand new blog and I made a bold statement with the use of an Oxford Comma.  But I'm going with it because I am going to make a lot of bold statements so I want you to be prepared.

If you read my first post you may have remembered that I mentioned already having a lot of daily outfit photos.  One of the many reasons why I love my job is because on Tuesdays we get to take outfit pictures!  My good friend and co-worker, Margaret of, takes my pics and deals with my diva-ish demands.  When we first started doing these weekly shots it was two and a half years ago, back in the prehistoric days before Instagram...I know it's hard to remember.  Since these images were mainly for use on the company Flickr page, we would only take one.  As time went on and the magic of apps like Picstitch were available at our fingertips, we began taking some close up and detail shots.  But since a lot of my photos will be from the archives to start, I do apologize for the lack of detail shots.

Okay, now that that's been explained, let me explain a few more things.  First, I will try to keep future posts less verbose than this one.  I realize I have a tendency to go on and on...and on.  I hope you find some humor in my writing, if you are still reading.  Hello?  Anyone???  Second, I didn't know how to choose my first outfit pic.  Like I said, I have two and a half years worth of daily outfit shots.  How do you choose from 150 plus pics?  Well, we all play favorites.  And this is my favorite.
I mean, it's a RAINBOW dress!!!  I feel like in this one picture I am making so many statements.  I'm fun!  I like color!  I support gay marriage (to the extreme)!  All things that I think (I hope) are true.

And can we talk about these shoes for a minute? 

Okay, so that was less talking and more just looking at a picture.  And lest we forget the accessories, and that I had put pink streaks in my hair for one day to match, we remember here

So there you have it.  My first outfit post.  Wow.  We've already been through so much together!  I hope you enjoyed reading and seeing and I really hope you will come back for more.  Because believe me, there will be so many more.  Most will be full of sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows.  But don't let that blind you from the dry humor and the ability to use the Oxford Comma.

Outfit Details
Shoes: Wild Rose
Rainbow Headband: Claire's
Heart Ring: Ogeeku
Pink Hair Color: Color Bug by Kevin Murphy