The Person I Am Not

I’m not a “dainty jewelry” person… I’m a big, sparkly, four-rings-at-a-time, wear a pewter vertebrae around my neck person.  I see people wearing thin silver bands and dainty diamond necklaces and think, “That’s so pretty, feminine, and subtle,” I immediately realize that much as I would like to pull off[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Favourite Fandom Accessories

As far as “accessories” go, I don’t really own that much, so I expanded this to include all fandom accoutrement that I’ve accumulated in my life.  Accessories, clothes, etc. 1.  Battlestar Galactica sweatshirt  will, surprisingly, make you the instant hit of the party.  I wore mine on New Year’s Eve[…]

5 Fandom Friday: I LOVE WINTER!

Okay so I can’t say anything about the weather this winter so far in NYC because if I say something, I’ll jinx it.  Suffice to say, it’s been an pretty decent winter up in here and I ain’t exactly complaining about it.  So I might as well throw NYC some[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Dear Santa…

Dear Internet Santa: (or the intern elf in charge of responding to internet wishlists) Because you know I live in an apartment, and have no way of storing fun gifts, please just bring me gift cards this year.  I take full responsibility for seeing that I don’t accidentally try to[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Black Friday

First, a word:  this is my hypothetical list.  I do not condone IN ANY WAY the further abuse of retail workers around the holidays by participating in “Black Friday” or worse, “Black Thursday,” wherein not even the holiday itself is sacred.  Not that it really ever was, but try to[…]

To Cap It Off

When the weather gets colder, it’s time for hats!  Looking good in hats is a special talent of mine (don’t scoff – it takes a lot of work to pull off a good hat!) and on top of that (heh, hat pun?) hats serve the secondary purpose of disguising the[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Nerdrobe Must-Haves

Welcome back to the second thrilling installment of 5 Fandom Friday with The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick!  This week, we’re talking about clothes.  Nerdy clothes!  Frak yes!  My nerdrobe (that’s a portmanteau of “nerd” and “wardrobe”, guh!) is pretty full to begin with but could always cast a spell to[…]

#tbt Last Year’s ComicCon

TOMORROW IS NYCC NEW YORK COMIC CON! I hope everyone’s cosplay is finished, have gotten their flu shots, have bought enough granola bars to stuff into their bags, and have slid insoles into their Storm Trooper boots.  I am so excited to drool on Artist’s Alley, to finger all the[…]

Charles James: Beyond Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

I am not lying when I say that I was nearly moved to tears at the Charles James:  Beyond Fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  When people say they are “stunned” by grandeur, this is precisely what they must be talking about.  The exhibit does not allow photos[…]

Brooklyn Flea

Yes, folks, Brooklyn Flea is bizarre.  Uh, a Bizarre Bazaar.  And it suits me just fine. I made the schlepp out to BK on a very sunny Saturday morning and was stunned to find first, the Brooklyn Flea is…kind of hard to find.  I had to walk several blocks along[…]

#tbt 2007 Knows No Cool

September 20, 2007 Oh my word.  What have we here. Lately I’ve been missing my hometown a lot.  That’s not to say I love New York any less, but I sometimes want to sojourn back to simpler times.  When an afternoon of fun was as simple as going to the[…]

T-Shirt to Tied Tank Tutorial

I love destroying t-shirts.  Perhaps the anarchist in me loves to see the classic staple brought to its knees?  Whatever.  In any rate, this is a quick and easy way to take a normal blah t-shirt to something a little edgier!  Seriously, it is SO easy, I doubt it took[…]

Flowers In Your Hair

When the weather gets warmer, my cold, cold heart warms up and I start to want to be, dare I say it, girly again?  And nothing says spring in bloom and life renewing itself like spending a sunny day on your couch re-watching Louie on Netflix while working on a[…]

Last Word

I saw a post like this on Sometimes Sweet and thought it would be a nice way to get back into the swing of blogging by way of TALKING ABOUT ME.  Yeah, I’ve been busy.  I have other friends.  So what?  Here ya go. Last thing you cooked:   I don’t[…]

Jacket Remodel

This is a story of having nothing to lose. So I pulled this jacket out of a Lost & Found bin.  It had been there a REALLY long time and basically, nobody was going to come back for it.  I called dibs.  It’s a children’s XL jacket but I liked[…]

If My Blog Was An Outfit

This meme has been floating around the bloggyverse, thanks to Ange’s linkup at Hairspray and High Heels!  You know I can’t resist a linkup, guys, even if my outfit for my blog is probably something really mundane like the clothes I wore to Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash out[…]

Poppin' Tags

I first discovered the local Salvation Army in high school.  I found this red dress for $16 and I was hooked. Back then, money was incredibly tight, as was my personal style.  I stuck rigidly to the tomboy persona I wanted to portray and desperately tried to disappear into my[…]

The Epic Shrug / Bolero / Shawl

Fee fi fo fum, Yes, I’m a Pinterest troll.  While trolling the Pinterest, I saw this beautiful multi-way shawl / shrug / bolero thing in denizgunes’s Etsy shop : And it looked easy enough. ^  and those were her famous last words. But, having a shit-ton of time on my[…]

Not For Typical Girls

If you have an hour and a half to kill watching some amazing rock and roll documentary, may I suggest this one? Last year, it seemed as though punk was all the rage, with the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit at the Met, and all the imitators.  What I love[…]

Cat Hat

It’s freezing in NYC So I made a cat hat. A million rows of garter stitches, joined into a short tube, sewn flat across the top… cats always land on all four feet.