December 31, 2008

Hello 2009

Happy New Year

I hope your 2009 is prosperous, and meaningful.

(Don't forget to write down your resolutions and post where you'll see them everyday.) 

December 29, 2008

Staying ahead of the curve

The curve in this case is not for grades, but for fashion. The fashion curve. Always months ahead. I know its cold, the new year's here, and you're trying to take a breather. Here is one more thing to think about. Helping to wipe the slate clean for 2009.

I usually do this before Christmas, so I have a clean, neat space for my new treasures.

1. Take a look through your house at your furniture, small appliances, dishes, lamps, and other decor. Ask yourself "would I buy this again?" if the answer is "no" then donate, sell, or trash it.

2. Closet time. Ask yourself the same thing as the first, then try to remember the last time you wore it. Last season? Last decade? if its a summer top but you haven't worn it for the past 3 summers (you make the time deadline, I recommend that if you haven't worn it for the entire season, then its time) then tailor, donate, sell (works best on designer pieces of course), or trash it.

3. Cleaning the slate, house, or apartment, whatever you have. Do the usual cleaning, then the shower, vacuum the awkward corners, dust the tipy-tops of the shelves, behind the microwave, you get it. I'll make a post later on all the quirky places to clean... stay tuned!

Once you do these three, your home will be gutted, and clean. its like a full body cleanse. And no this is not the same as Spring Cleaning. That comes in February...

December 13, 2008

Rockin Glamour

yes, perhaps a little flashback to Madona, but rock glam has always been here in one way or another.  I stumbled upon in sectus on Etsy, full of gothy accessories, but some are a perfect balance to add a little rock with your glam, add a little tough-but-girly.

cool memento mori necklace, it has two small jawbones mirroring the collar bones

The Tiny Tock which has an original soviet pin incorporated into the design.

this is the Madame brooch made with antique coins

December 2, 2008

Warm up!

As I sit in my festive, but freezing apartment, waiting for the heat to kick on, I realize its time to winterize. Its not just for the car, but for the home.

Change out the shades for something a little heaver with fabric and texture.

Tartan plaids, and flannel. Swap out the usual pillows and opt for a heavy woven fabric.Toss one of these over a chair .
No fireplace? youtube has a solution for that.

Cozy up your mugs and tea pots. I love these.

I hope you enjoy the season, and take advantage of all it offers. Merry Christmas.

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