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BTW I *Really* Like Animal Print

Erin Wasson and a fierce cheetah, Harper's Bazaar 2005

That’s all. There is really no other point to this post other than to come out of the closet as an animal print freak. I thought I had it under control, but last week I signed up on Pinterest, and now I’m afraid I’ll need serious help.

Do you know about Pinterest? It’s a new site that serves as a “virtual pinboard” and lets you organize and share all the amazeballs things you like on the web. It’s crazy. It’s addictive. It’s exclusive. You have to be invited or wait forever for the Pinterest crew to approve your request to join. After asking around, I scored an invite from a girlfriend and signed up last week. Since joining, I’ve probably spent an hour each night pinning and repinning stuff onto my “boards” (how each category is organized). I really act like I don’t have songs to learn and things to do in the morning! Jeez.

Anywho, no one that knows me IRL is at all surprised, but the first board I made was dedicated to animal print. I’m throwing in all the fashion, crafts, and art I find that has the stuff. Mostly leopard, but I love a good zebra or giraffe print, too. No cow or fish scales, my love of animal prints is strictly Safari. Check out some of my finds:

Animal Magnetism in fashion, accessories, and around the house.

I normally don’t like giraffe print bags, but this one is so bright and fun. It would make a great diaper bag or kid’s backpack:

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Check out this bow tie! I wish that The Boyfriend would wear this, but he would rather do just about anything else, I’m sure. I’m going to start wearing bow ties just for this:

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I won’t post everything I’ve found here. It would take too long and the list is ever-expanding, but I hope you’ve seen something that makes you understand my love of animal prints. And if you’re afflicted, I’m sorry if I pulled you off the wagon. ; )

Do any of you use Pinterest? Leave your info in the comments and I’ll check out your boards. (@hezaire) if you want to follow me. I’m glad you stopped by today. Have a good one! xx


Stuff I Made: DIY T-Shirt Scarf/ Necklace

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I was checking out one of my favorite blogs, More Design Please, when I happened upon this cute DIY project.  It’s completely No-Sew, and once I got the hang of it, took about ten seven minutes to finish.  I love DIY clothing, but am sometimes daunted by labor-intensive projects.  I also really loves scarves.  I did a quick inventory and I have around 20 in heavy rotation.  If you’re at all like me, this might be right up your alley!

Before you click the link for directions, just know that all you’ll need for this project is a T-shirt and scissors.  I made a couple of different ones with various t-shirt sizes.  I’d recommend a big shirt because you can get a larger scarf out of it.  Here are some photos of my project:

The Process

The Finished Product

I made another  color, too:

Now that we’re finally getting some fall weather here in Florida, these scarves will get lots of exposure!  Have fun trying this DIY project!  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day! xx

Homeless or Hipster?

Handsome Chinese Beggar or Fall 2010?

The other day I was perusing the interwebs, looking for something cool and exciting to bring you guys.  I set out to do a post about clothes (’cause it’s been forever), and I stumbled on some disturbing photos (website NSFW).

What I found was so shocking, I had to warn everyone immediately.

There is a trend in full swing, people.  A dangerous and potentially harmful thing that could have women everywhere making decisions they will regret.  I’m talking about guys so hip, so trendy, that they look. . . FREAKING HOMELESS.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a beard as much as the next girl.  In fact, almost every guy I’ve dated has had perma-stubble of some kind.  In fact, The Boyfriend has a full on Lumberjack situation.  And I’m all for the Brawny Man thing that’s going on right now (Seriously, if I see one more hottie in Buffalo plaid this week I’m going to hop a plane for South Dakota with nothing but thongs in my carry-on). . .

But it’s getting out of hand.  How’s a girl to know if that shy, handsome guy hanging out at her local coffee shop isn’t really just a Schizophrenic who’s just trying not to die of hypothermia by soaking up the free heat? And guys, make sure that girl’s really got “Bedhead” when you meet her at the club, and not “Streethead” from panhandling all day, umkay?

Hot Bedhead Girl or Street Rat Sally?

You:  “Oh hey.  I really like your Ironic Beard!”

Hobo:  “It’s not ironic.  I can’t afford a razor ’cause I’m homeless.”

You:  “Oh snap.  Er. . .” 

The madness has got to stop.  It was cute a few years ago, when this kid in my Econ class had perfectly grungy-looking hair.  Now it’s just confusing.  I mean, that Econ Class Kid probably couldn’t afford shampoo and Hot Pockets, so he made a Sophie’s Choice- and I got to benefit by fantasizing that he was “deep.”  But we’re adults now.  If you can afford to buy purposely ratty jeans at Urban Outfitters, you can afford a comb.  Get it together, hipsters!

Are you confused by these hipsters, too?  Tell me all about it!  And, if you enjoyed this post, please “Like” it using the button below!  xoxo

"Why You So Obsessed Wit Me?"

Gah!  Modcloth, why must you be so awesome?  Currently I am living for this little purple number. 
It’s freaking adorable, 100% silk, and has a removable sash.  What more could you ask for?  An end to the Gulf Oil Spill?  Pshhh.

If purple’s not your thing, they also have it in a warm white.  Mmmm.  This is the perfect dress for my friend’s engagement party next month.  Or even her Cocktail-style Beach wedding this fall!

I’m supposed to be a good girl this summer and save my fancy schmancy dress shopping for the fall, but this dress is HOT sauce!  Only time will tell if I can hold out. . .


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