Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Cooliest Person in the Universe


I'd like to introduce you all to the cooliest person in the universe: my handsome love Josh. Today we are celebrating our fourth year together though we have been in love for a little over six. (We were shy about it at first, considering we were in the eighth grade and all.) We're both relatively introverted, so our first interactions were through hand-written notes (which, yes, I still have) passed between our lockers. Now we freely talk about anything and everything. Josh is a film student, and unfortunately, he hates having his photo taken, so it's rare that I get shots of the two of us. But this past weekend we went to Pioneer Days together, so I can finally show you how good looking he is ^_^






















What I'm wearing:

Jacket//Vintage
Scarf and jeans//Target
Blouse//Vintage
Fingerless gloves//Pistil
Rings//Antique
Booties//ModCloth
Handbag//Antique


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

La Petite Chatte




This is my darling 11 year old kitty Pea. If you’re thinking gosh, she looks maniacal, that’s because she is.  She’s a regular kitty dictator, and though she is the smallest of them all, she rules the other pets in the household with an iron paw. She hates most people, tolerates a select few, and only shows affection to me. 
She can be cuddly and sweet, when she chooses, like any other kitty; and shenanigans and all, Pea is my most favorite furry friend. Perhaps it is her shenanigans that endear her to me. 



Her hobbies include:
Stalking me
Playing chase/hide-and-go-seek
Singing opera at 3am
Commandeering any and all empty boxes - she will rule them all
Napping atop the warm cable box
Sneaking into open dresser drawers
Making the bed - or rather, keeping the bed from being made
Staring contests


Ain’t she cute? 

Do you have any pets? I’d love to hear about them! If you'd like, send photos and a bio of you and your pet, and I'd love to feature the two of you on my blog. You can send photos here: quirkypoet471@gmail.com. Some things are just too cute not to share ^_^












Sunday, September 25, 2011

You Should Be Wilder



This dress is just so twirly and unavoidably makes me think of this song.....


"Electric Twist"
by A Fine Frenzy

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You should be wilder, you're no fun at all
Yeah, thanks for the input
Thanks for the call

With dull knives and white hands
The blood of a stone
Cold to the touch, right
Right down the bone

But you give me the electric twist and it kicks like kicks like a pony
And true, you might get away with it
It's a risk, it's a risk yeah

Picked from a hot grove, packaged for sale
It drips down the sleeve
Gets under your nails
A loss of the senses
A chip off a tooth
The smells of the city
They ride in your suit

He says don't think don't talk
Don't think
Don't think don't talk
Don't think
Don't think don't talk
But I don't think I want to

'Cause you give me the electric twist and it kicks and it kicks like a pony
And true, you might run away with it, it's a risk it's a risk yeah
Because it kicks yeah
It really kicks yeah

And the touch of your lips it's a shock not a kiss
It's electric twist, it's electric twist

And the touch of your lips it's a shock not a kiss
It's electric twist, it's electric twist

And the touch of your lips it's a shock not a kiss
It's electric twist, it's electric twist

And the touch of your lips it's a shock not a kiss
It's electric twist, it's electric twist

He says don't think don't talk Don't think
Don't think don't talk Don't think
Don't think don't talk
But I don't think I want to

'Cause you give me the electric twist and it kicks and it kicks yeah

And true, letcha get away with it, it's a risk it's a risk yeah

You might get away with it
It's a risk yeah
But it kicks yeah
It really kicks yeah 


Outfit details:

Earrings//My Vintage Shop
White Blouse//Charlotte Russe
Blazer//Vintage My Michelle
Dress//Vintage My Michelle
Belt//Vintage
Shoes//ModCloth

Friday, September 23, 2011

Squirrels!!!



I love shirt dresses...they make for such delightfully low-maitenance outfits. Plus the acorn print is odd and wonderful, is it not? Acorns make me think of squirrels. And I like squirrels. They're fuzzy and adorable. Like kittens!!! 




When I was a little girl -like two years old probably- there was a sociable squirrel that would come visit my mother and me. We would feed it corn from a tiny wicker basket, and so it became our friend. It's one of the few memories I have retained from my two year old life.



And with that fond memory in my head, I'm off to school, where flocks of geese run rampant. And geese are neither nice nor fluffy. Not like squirrels. I don't like geese.


Outfit details:

Earrings//ModCloth
Necklace//Antique
Acorn Dress//ModCloth
Socks//Kohls
Loafers//ModCloth

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

So Apparently My Blog Is Great...





Thanks to the Bow Tied Beauty who nominated me for this spiffy little award here. If you've never visited her blog, you definitely should! Especially since I'm a fuddy-duddy and deprive all of you with my lack of make up skills. 


So this award means I get to tell you 7 random things about myself, as well as passing on the award to 7 other lovely bloggers.


In order to accept this award you must:

-Thank and link back to the person who awarded you
-Write 7 random things about yourself
-Award 7 other lovely bloggers. 





Are you ready?


1. I have the craziest dreams ever. You'd think I'm schizophrenic. In one of my favorite adventures, I was a ninja with all sorts of badass ninja powers.


2. I'm a sophomore in college, studying creative writing. Even though I'm studying creative writing, school makes me feel uninspired and I scarcely write anything while I'm in school. Rather counter-productive, I know.


3. I have five pets...three cats, two dogs. But it's ok. I work at a veterinary clinic, so I'm allowed to have a zoo.


4. I love the French language. It's the sexiest on the planet.


5. I listen to music constantly. Without ceasing. I detest country music, and my favorite is heavy metal. That's right...I'm a metal head. 


6. I'm kind of a hippy, and the workaholic mindset of America makes me nauseous. 


7. My favorite book of all time is Alice in Wonderland...and I've had my writing compared to this work on multiple occasions. 




And I nominate the following lovely bloggers for their outstanding awesomeness:


Ruffles and Sequins

Fashion Junk

Amelia Garcia

Pretty Birdie Brown

Vintage Rose

Short of Something

La Fille D'Or


After receiving this award, I thought perhaps it was time I compiled an About Me page, so that will be up shortly as well. Thank you everyone for reading and commenting. I always enjoy hearing from you. You're just lovely.

And on a side note, stop by The Chicago Uniform Project to see a feature about my vintage shop! Sarah is wearing a few of my pieces, and she looks amazing.



















Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Poetic Shenanigans


Over the weekend, I met up with a couple of my lovelies at the local mall, where we forced our poetry upon passers by. Oddly, they didn't seem to mind or really notice our ramblings.  We stood in the middle of heavy crowd flow, unabashedly reading our pieces, and most people glanced our way but immediately resumed their own conversations. It was an awkward yet amusing experience. I read a haiku in the elevator, and the following video is a recording of the piece I read while standing in front of Macy's. It's titled "At the Piano."


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( I'm so cool now...I know how to use iMovie :P )


If you're interested in reading/hearing the pieces by my beautiful friends, you may visit them here:




Sunday, September 18, 2011

Lemon Meringue




Behind my house there is a quaint red brick church, and I snuck over there for these shots. I felt a little bit devious. I bet the neighbors were curious about the creepy girl wandering around with a tripod.


When I found this blouse, I fell in love with it. The yellow is just so rich and delightful, and just look at that collar. The fabric is light and a little sheer, but so so soft and pretty. It would surely adapt to multiple seasons.


It's available in my store now along with other new arrivals. Feel free to browse!



Outfit details:
Barrett//Vintage 1960s
Necklace//My Vintage Shop
Blouse//My Vintage Shop 1960s
Skirt//Target
Rings//Antique
Boots/Charlotte Russe

Saturday, September 17, 2011

"I Want a Girl Who Uses a Machete"


"Short Skirt/Long Jacket"
by CAKE


I want a girl with a mind like a diamond
I want a girl who knows what's best
I want a girl with shoes that cut
And eyes that burn like cigarettes

I want a girl with the right allocations
Who's fast and thorough
And sharp as a tack
She's playing with her jewelry
She's putting up her hair
She's touring the facility
And picking up slack

I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnng jacket......

I want a girl who gets up early
I want a girl who stays up late
I want a girl with uninterrupted prosperity
Who uses a machete to cut through red tape
With fingernails that shine like justice
And a voice that is dark like tinted glass

She is fast and thorough
And sharp as a tack
She's touring the facility
And picking up slack

I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnnng.... lonnng jacket

I want a girl with a smooth liquidation
I want a girl with good dividends
At Citibank we will meet accidentally
We'll start to talk when she borrows my pen

She wants a car with a cupholder arm rest
She wants a car that will get her there
She's changing her name from Kitty to Karen
She's trading her MG for a white Chrysler La Baron

I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnnggggggggg jacket 




Outfit details:

Short skirt//Charlotte Russe
Long jacket//Vintage
Owl broach//Antique
Blouse//Vintage
Rings //Antique
Belt//Vintage
Tights//Kohls
Shoes//ModCloth


Friday, September 16, 2011

Autumn Blossom

In our back yard there is a trellis of grapevines which are slowly taking over the eastern half of the yard. Although the rascally, devious, demented, evil Japanese Beetles have been gnawing diligently away at the pretty green leaves all summer long, the grapes have remained in tact. And dainty lacy blossoms have surfaced amongst the holy green foliage. Needless to say, I was rather elated when I discovered the little pretties.








Outfit details:

Necklace//Antique
Rings//Antique
Dress//Vintage - All That Jazz
Cardigan//Target

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Everybody Everywhere Challenge: Sea Legs



I've been rushing around like a crazy person since school has started...and so I'm afraid I have little to say. One of these days I will be more interesting, I promise.










Outfit details:

Cowl Scarf//Target
Opal Earrings//Vintage
Owl Necklace//Antique via Etsy.com
Blouse//Vintage
Camisole and Silver Bird Ring//Charlotte Russe
Jeans//Plato's Closet
Shoes//ModCloth
RINGS!//Antiques

Saturday, September 10, 2011

"They Were All Red But They Gave Me the Blues"





Whenever I put on these shoes, they sing this song to me all day...


"Brand New Shoes"
by She & Him


I had some brand-new shoes
They were all red, but they gave me the blues
And they're running away, they left me a letter

It's just like you told me it'd be
It's nothing, nothing, nothing
Nothing at all

We are all made of air
There's stars in my eyes, and there's sun in my hair
And I'm running away, it makes me feel better

It's just like you told me it'd be
It's nothing, nothing, nothing
Nothing at all

When it comes down to this
I'm neither sorry, nor cross, nor I'm fit
And I'm running away, there's smoke on my sweater

It's just like you told me it'd be
It's nothing, nothing, nothing
Nothing at all 


Outfit details:

Blazer//Vintage
Broach//Antique (from my Great Grandmother...possibly the coolest thing she ever owned)
Camisole//Charlotte Russe
High-waisted jeans//ModCloth
Shoes//ModCloth

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Each leaf falls as if it were motioning 'no'

"Autumn"
by Rainer Maria Rilke

The leaves are falling, falling as if from far up,
as if orchards were dying high in space.
Each leaf falls as if it were motioning "no."

And tonight the heavy earth is falling
away from all other stars in the loneliness.

We're all falling. This hand here is falling.
And look at the other one. It's in them all.

And yet there is Someone, whose hands
infinitely calm, holding up all this falling.

Though it isn't quite autumn yet, I feel it in the air. I just can't wait to feel the crunch of leaves beneath my feet. And fall colors...how I love their warmth.


(My boyfriend calls these my Charlie Brown earrings. It makes me like them even more.)
I've been waiting for cooler temperatures so that I could wear this cowl scarf and this t-shirt. I forced myself not to wear this t during summer...though the irony would have been amusing. I've always thought it was odd to put a winter print on summer fabric. Do you have any ironic pieces like that?



What colors are you loving this fall? 


Outfit details:

Earrings//Vintage
Scarf//Target
T-shirt and shoes//Charlotte Russe
Shorts//Vintage - BONGO
Blazer//Vintage - My Michelle
Rings//Antique