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Picture Thursday: Glitter

Not the Mariah Carey movie – the stick to everything, make me smile, DIY showcase substance: glitter!

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Men’s Fashion

I feel like I need to address menswear. This weekend my friend came in to town from Orlando, which was AWESOME, but he wore light blue basketball shorts everywhere – even out to dinner. Now, as a former B.A. ranger that’s now studying to design video games, I’m sure fashion is not on his priority list. Not only that, but he asked me when I started “being such a girl”. I guess back in college I was a lot better at being “one of the guys”.

In case you WANTED to impress the ladies with your style (or at least this lady) – please put away the affliction shirts and stop wearing gym attire to any place where girls might be wearing dresses (especially if your girl is).

Oh, and make sure your jeans fit right. So many guys I see aren’t wearing the right pants. These guys I see invest in nice fitting work pants, but then go out on the weekend wearing ill fitted Levi’s or weird bedazzled jeans that I’m sure you think LOOK expensive.

Here’s some examples of great men’s style:

OK, I guess I’m biased to the colored shirt+v-neck sweaters look.

Some last tips:

1. Don’t worry trying to figure out what’s in style too much. Just figure out what shapes work best with your height and weight.

2. A great pair of well fitted dark jeans works for almost any style. Invest.

3. Stick with straight leg or bootcut

4. Big logos and bedazzling has the same effect on woman as Hummer trucks and monopolizing the conversation.

5. Jeans will stretch a full size after a couple months. Buy smaller rather than larger, or make sure they’re pre-shrunk

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Peculiar Children

I recently finished the novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children which was SO WEIRD. It’s this story about this orphanage on this island that this guy goes to visit after his dead grandfather leaves him a clue. Still not sure what I think of it, but it was a page turner.

Anyway, Rimel Neffati’s work reminds me of the story:


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There’s something so dorky, yet cool about neon. It’s almost like admitting to liking A Night at the Roxbury—or the girl version—Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. So, in that spirit:

Tribal Neon

Subtle Neon

I need those shoes for my candy themed birthday!

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Guess That TV Show

Can you guess these TV shows?

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Polka Dots

1. Boxer

2. Scarf

3. Skimmers

4. Crop Pants

5. Swim Top

6. Puppy

7. iPhone cover

How will you be wearing polka dots this spring?

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Disney Reimagined

How would you depict your favorite Disney characters? I love these Disney reimagined prints.

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Strange Barbies

I appear to be on a holiday kick after purchasing my ticket to Chicago for St Patty’s Day next weekend, but today is National Barbie Day! In honor I have included the strangest barbies of all time:

Share a Smile Barbie

In 1997 Mattel released a wheelchair bound Barbie in the interest of being inclusive. It was great until a child with cerebral palsy brought up the point that Barbie’s Dream house was not wheelchair accessible.


Pregnant Midge

The idea behind this wasn’t bad. “How do I teach my daughter about child birth? Oh, Mattel created a Barbie just for my predicament!” The reason it got pulled though wasn’t because it had a weird magnetic belly with a plastic baby inside that the child could pull out themselves when it’s time to deliver. It was because Midge was originally marketed as a teenager, so making her pregnant was a bit of a PR issue.


Tokidoki Barbie Doll

Who cares that you can’t legally get a tattoo until age 18. Barbie’s hip. Just an FYI though, it’s $444.


Oreo Fun Barbie

What started out as a simple cross-promotional product turned into quite a controversy. Apparently no one at Nabisco or Mattel realized “Oreo” was a derogatory term. Fail.


Barbie Foosball

This wasn’t created by Mattell, but instead by a French designer. This is either incredibly cool or incredibly creepy, based on the time of day.

Do you have a favorite Barbie?

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