Decline Designs

Ah, the holidays.

November 27th, 2008 by Michelle

Happy Turkey/Tofurkey/Turducken/etc. day. I personally am not a huge fan of Thanksgiving, being a vegetarian. And I’m not a huge fan of most of my extended family. That makes me sound like a terrible wretch, I know. But a. I can hardly eat anything that ends up being served and b. one side of my extended family is, how to put t…colorful? dysfunctional is more like it. Which results in jibes at my hair, among other things. Tons o’fun. Anyways, today went relatively uneventfully, thank god. I found out I’m descended from royalty hahaha. I started talking to my mom about borrowing her genealogy records so that I could find some more information out about my native ancestry, and my grandpa overheard and started talking about some new software he’d been using that had helped him find out all kinds of stuff. Apparently, I am a direct descendant of Magnus the barefoot king of Norway, as well as Alexander the Great waythefuckbackthere. Pretty neat, eh?

Right now I’m just sitting on my couch flipping through Black Friday ads. I am planning on shopping tomorrow even though it is the evil consumerist holiday, because I am le cheap and if I can get something I want for 75%, by god, I’m going to do it. I refuse to go at like, four am or anything though. Alicia’s picking me up at 8:30. The main thing I’m looking for is a coat, I’ve been scouring the internet to get some idea of things I like so I can quickly sift through sales racks. These are some of the things I’ve seen that I like:

Graphite Trench at ModCloth.com

Graphite Trench at ModCloth.com

The Marne Trench in Teal at ModCloth.com

The Marne Trench in Teal at ModCloth.com

Love Story in Plaid at ModCloth.com

Love Story in Plaid at ModCloth.com

Totally LOVE that one. The plaid is great, the cut is great, the colors are great. That will probably be something I buy within the next month or two.

The Astor Trench at ModCloth.com

The Astor Trench at ModCloth.com

You wouldn’t even need to plan an outfit if you were wearing that coat! Just wear some backseam stockings and cream heels and you’re good to go!

Plaid Tidings Jacket at ModCloth.com

Plaid Tidings Jacket at ModCloth.com

And Forever 21 has quite a few coats that have some wool content and are VERY reasonably priced:

Jacqueline Peacoat at Forever21.com

Jacqueline Peacoat at Forever21.com

That coat also comes in a bright blue:

Jacqueline Peacoat at Forever21.com

Jacqueline Peacoat at Forever21.com

Wool Zip-Up Jacket at Forever21.com

Wool Zip-Up Jacket at Forever21.com

Wool Blend Trench Coat at Forever21.com

Wool Blend Trench Coat at Forever21.com

Houndstooth SB Coat at Forever21.com

Houndstooth SB Coat at Forever21.com

In my internet wanderings, I also found plasticland.com. Where I didn’t find many cute coats, but I did find some awesome t-shirts.

Turquoise Last Kiss Skull Tee by Ames Bros at Plasticland.com

Turquoise Last Kiss Skull Tee by Ames Bros at Plasticland.com

Freak Show Short Sleeve Tee at Plasticland.com

Freak Show Short Sleeve Tee at Plasticland.com

and these dresses:

Black Swallow Dress by RockSteady at Plasticland.com

Black Swallow Dress by RockSteady at Plasticland.com

It says sparrow dress on the website, but that’s totally a swallow, so I corrected it for them.

Houndstooth Claudette Dresss by EC Star at Plasticland.com

Houndstooth Claudette Dresss by EC Star at Plasticland.com

and as far as trying to find a retro-inspired nightgown, the closest I’ve come is this:

Drop Waist Nightie

Drop Waist Nightie at VictoriasSecret.com

Which is not quite what I was looking for, sigh.

Wow, after unloading all that I really feel like a consumer whore, haha.

As I mentioned in the other post, I sent the Guess Borda back. I was REALLY peeved when I found out that it would probably take TWO WEEKS to get my refund. So I said screw it, if it’s going to take that long to get my money back I’ll just exchange them. Which I did, for the Sofft Gillian, which will be here tomorrow. And the leftover $15 should be in my account by tomorrow or Saturday, which says to me that there is no reason a refund should take two weeks. But whatever. Cute shoes my way. I should also get the Hard Candy makeup tomorrow, and hopefully the Tryst bracelet! At any rate, I’ll be back later with a TILT post. Right now, I’m still flipping through the ads.

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