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Marvelous Monday!

I hope you all had a great weekend! It is FINALLY starting to cool down some here in Texas. Makes for some lovely days! You know, the sort where you can walk around outside without being soaked in sweat after ten minutes. Sooo nice. Especially for bike riding!

  • Ashe Mischief brings us the shopping bill of rights. Couldn’t have said it better myself!
  • I’m surprised I haven’t seen another post like this, but I liked this on sewing & body image.
  • Be the One. Sarah Von brings a big grin to my face on a regular basis.
  • Elle at the Demoiselles answers a reader question about the in-betweenie blues.
  • Marie Denee opened her online boutique last week! If you’re interested in high-end plus size fashion, you should definitely check it out.

  • Wicked Halo has a photoshoot done for an online magazine that takes designer goods & relates them to bugs. Surprisingly fascinating.
  • Why I Am Not Afraid to Take Your Money, by Amanda Palmer (formerly of the Dresden Dolls). You might have already read this, but if you haven’t, it’s definitely worth reading. It’s a point of view most people don’t get exposed to enough.
  • Versatile Must-Haves for Fall is a pretty good place to get some starting ideas for your fall wardrobe.
  • Last but not least, I want to say a public “Thank you!” to Mary of Pretty Good Things & Winona of Daddy Likey. They both hosted giveaways that I miraculously won something in (on the same day, no less!). I won a fascinator from Mary (which has already got here! talk about speedy shipping), and a handbag from Handbag Heaven at Winona’s giveaway. Reviews will be up for both later! It’s so weird, I have honestly never won anything by random drawing in my life until the last two months. Anyways, Winona’s book is now out, so you should definitely check it out. I was surprised, I didn’t think it came out until early November! I’ll be ordering a copy in the next few days & you can bet I’ll be posting a review for that as well.

How did your weekend go? I hope it was amazing! And I hope you’re all having an awesome start to the week!

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Marvelous Monday!

This billboard is made of pure win.

This billboard is made of pure win.

via Yes and Yes

via Yes and Yes

Attack of the vampire puppet by Eugenio Recueco

Attack of the vampire puppet by Eugenio Recueco

  • How to Lucid Dream at the 4HWW blog. Interesting reading for sure – I don’t know if I’d put the effort into it though. I was talking with an acquaintance at one point and he found it really odd that I can wake myself up from dreaming if I want to – I thought everyone could do that! So I dunno, maybe lucid dreaming wouldn’t be too far of a stretch…
  • Label-less Tastes at Athena Magazine. Athena Magazine is a feminist minded ‘zine (I’m not honestly sure if there’s a print version or just the blog…) and I LOVE their blog, you should definitely check it out – several great writers there!

And of course what makes this Monday the most marrrrrrvelous is that it’s my birthday! Party! Not really (about the partying, it will probably be pretty quiet. not kidding about my birthday though.). I might make a little hat and wear it around the house today, good idea you think? Give the everyday activities a little festivity!

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Marvelous Monday!

This week is a good lot of links! Are you ready?

Little Splendor, found via Dapper Kid (click for more photos)

Little Splendor, found via Dapper Kid (click for more photos)

  • Dirty Dancing, feminist masterpiece. “In which the author, upon learning of Patrick Swayze’s death, fondly remembers one of his iconic films and what it meant to her.” I actually…gasp…haven’t ever seen Dirty Dancing. But this makes me want to!
  • Sarah Von of Yes and Yes has some great photos of restored trailers: Trailer Flash.
  • Ashe Mischief brings us a little insight into Lady Gaga with Live in Gaga-Vision.
  • Annie Spandex has teamed up with Handbag Amnesty to do a giveaway for a bad-ass bag. “September is Handbag Month at Handbag.com, and they’ve teamed up again withCancer Research UK this year to raise money for the fight against cancer by asking celebrities to donate handbags from their closets. These bags will be auctioned oneBay during October 4-11 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK, the largest single funder of breast cancer research in the UK.
    Alexander McQueen, Scarlett Johansson, Annie Lennox, Heidi Klum, and Rachel Weisz are just a few of the various celebrities who have already donated bags. But this is not just about celebrities, everyone is encouraged to
    donate a bag in good condition to one of Cancer Research UK’s charity shops.” Definitely check them out!
  • And some fabulous photos of the Ziegfeld Follies.

I hope your Monday is grrrreat!

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Marvelous Monday!

(although that is clearly a goose)

(although, that is clearly a goose)

  • Love these photos of mirrored wedge boots by Carin Wester, at Outsapop Trashion. I’m thinking…Alice + Olivia for Payless boots – sweater cuff + hot glue + broken mirror = droolworthy awesomeness. Will let you know how this plan works out, if I follow through!
  • Kristen over at Idiosyncratic Style has some Pearls of Wisdom from several different IFB members. Too cool! (and yes, I’m somewhere in there!)
  • I thought this talk by Dan Pink at TED was really interesting.
  • Bitching & Junkfood has an interview with Andre J at their blog. An interesting character indeed!
  • Winona of Daddy Likey did a great post titled How I Dressed Like a Sitcom Husband and Lived to Tell the Tale: An Essay on the Power of Personal Style. (holy cow that’s a mouthful!) You know she’s coming out with a book right?! Super excited, it couldn’t have happened to a nicer or funnier blogger!
  • And finally, the four or five days of rain we’ve had seem to be laying off a bit. And temperatures have dropped accordingly! Yay!
  • Oh, psst, if you happen to be a 7 or a 7.5 and you’re looking for some boots, check out my eBay auctions. /shameless self-promotion

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. I got to lay around a bit, went and saw 9, and had some fabulous food. Doesn’t get better than that, amirite?

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Marvelous Monday!

Au Claire de la Lune

Au Claire de la Lune

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Labor Day weekend! Matt’s got the day off, so we’re going to do some minor errand running, probably go have a look at the Zilker Botanical Garden and maybe hit a few of the museums on campus at UT. Yay for free entertainment! On to the list:

  • I loved these photos that a Wornette in Paris took. Check out that old lady – mad style!
  • Glendy over at Style Amor posted about the Alice in Wonderland and Tim Binns collaboration and has some awesome video. Definitely go check it out!

The Aquabats make me giggle. Little blurry, but I couldn’t find a better video.

  • I made my very first sale this week at Market Publique! It sold on Friday and I shipped it out on Saturday. Here it is all pretty, wrapped up with a thank-you note and ready to be mailed out.
  • Last but not least, I’m SUPER EXCITED because Gogol Bordello is going to be in Austin on November 1st! I am so so so excited – we wanted to see them before we moved, but they didn’t get to Kansas City until two days before we moved. It would have been a two hour drive up there and back, and then moving ten hours two days later. Not so much. The fact that they’ll be here in Austin relatively soon makes me happy!

What’s making your Monday marvelous? Having the day off work probably helps! (Unless you work retail, in which case, my sympathies. Put your employee discount to good use on top of those sales!)

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Paloma Faith - Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?

Paloma Faith - Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?

  • One of the best DIY’s I’ve seen in a long time: Leather OTK Boot Spats. ¬†Hello, way to join in on a fall trend without shelling out the big bucks!
  • This editorial at Haute Macabre is effing awesome: Circus, Circus.
  • Ashe Mischief has a touching post on the anniversary of Katrina.
  • I think this is absolutely adorable. A mother and grandmother making a little girl’s back to school clothes – based on her sketches!

I guess Kirsten Dunst was filming a music video? All I know is, looking at her outfit makes me smile! Now I want a pair of pink mary janes!

How was your weekend? and I hope you have a happy Monday!

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Marvelous Monday!

This week is short and sweet! (and a little photo heavy…)

  • I love that I can watch the latest season of Project Runway on MyLifetime.com. Total victory for those of us who don’t watch tv or have cable! (or, uh, either in my case!)
  • I love Jaka’s Wholestyle Manifesto.

  • When the Beastie Boys Met Cross-Stitch. Hahahaha.
  • We were driving around on Saturday and I picked up an Austin Chronicle, only to see that Atomic City (which, if you’re local and haven’t already been there, is a must see. Go!) was having a half off sale on everything in the store. We were literally five minutes away so we went to check it out and Matt found a pair of Fluevogs he really liked – black and red Angels. At half off they were around $65 so he went ahead and bought them. Then he proceeded to talk the whole way home about how comfortable they are and take them out of the box at every stoplight to look at them. I just about died, it was so cute.
  • Mark Reads Twilight (So You Don’t Have To) is awesome.
  • Ms. Thought has some Stylish Thoughts on…Coco, Karl, and Feminism.

And I dropped off some shoes to be repaired/stretched (along with a pair of Matt’s boots, and a leather jacket that needs restored) this morning, so it’s shaping up to be a great week already! How was your weekend?

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Dali 1957

Dali 1957

And HOW awesome is this?! First liberty spikes ever!

Miss Blue Lips

Miss Blue Lips

How was your weekend? I hope it was fabulous!

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I loved this video:

  • Two giveaways worth mentioning this week: Jennine at the Coveted is giving away a bottle of Be Delicious, and Indiana at Adored Austin is giving away some Leviticus Jewelry.
  • The Sassy Minx has the scoop on Hoolala Jewelry (which is a line I’d never heard of before, but it’s great!).
Reservas de Outuno at WickedHalo

Reservas de Outuno at WickedHalo

That’s it this week, short and sweet. Lots of photos coming later! I got some good steals yesterday while shopping with my family, and today I think the plan is to go swimming. I’m having a lot of fun, I hope you guys had a great weekend and continue to have a fabulous week!

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Sorry for the absence of a post on Friday; I was too busy celebrating that Matt got a job! He starts today! YAY! On with the list!

Tom Gunn Footwear via Shoelust

Tom Gunn Footwear via Shoelust

  • Princess Poochie has a great review of Tszuji clear shoe boxes over at Shoe Daydreams, and a great guest post at Broke and Beautiful about shoe anatomy.
  • The Sassy Minx has some Etsy Love for Revasseur and a review with Queen Gilda about it to boot!
  • And speaking of Etsy, Alicia of Instant Vintage has some great “fauxsaries” up in her shop now! Check ‘em out, because I’m telling you, it’s only a matter of time until this girl’s going to be in NYLON or Bust or some other equally badass magazine.
La mask I - Golden honey via WickedHalo

La mask I - Golden honey via WickedHalo

Curious Carnival

Curious Carnival

I hope you all had a great weekend!

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