Monday, June 27, 2011


Do you know OrangeBear? I found it on YesStyle a while ago but never bought anything. I think I will soon. They carry plus sizes bigger that also go well beyond my size. I think I'll order one size up for my first order, just to be safe. It's not like I don't have a sewing machine to make adjustments.

Take this 2-fer for example. Good luck trying to find this in my size locally. It just oozes "comfy" all over the place, too. I am on a shopping break for the next month maybe (personal goal of self-budgeting). I may not be splurging anytime soon, but I'll be getting this top sooner than later. Now that I know my dress code at work is stupid, I'll be dressing more casually.

(Seriously. You can't wear flip flops, but you can wear sweat pants/shirts. According to the "non-slip soles" for footwear, I could rock slippers to work if I wanted. What sense does that make?)

Anyway, I want that top and many others. The end. Now, eye candy:



*All photos from

Note to all my fellow big gals: Just because they make it in your size doesn't mean it's flattering and you should wear it. DRESS FOR YOUR SHAPE!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Extreme Couponing

Dress was originally $60.
Brown shrug from Dots
for < $20
Did I tell you guys about my AWESOME Lane Bryant experience a week ago? No? Oh it's on.

So I ordered some bras and shoes from LB and had them delivered to the store. When I went to pick them up, I bought the dress in the photo to the left, sexy time gear (aka matching bra and panties) and some scented lotion with a matching spray (BOGO 1/2 off). Well I forgot my Real Woman Dollars, but the lady told me I could bring the receipt back to apply them later. In the meantime, I got $10 off my in-store purchase because when you order online and ship to store, LB includes a $10 off $50 coupon in the pick-up confirmation email. Stay with me here, people.

So I did as instructed and brought back the receipt and real woman dollars. I also got two cool rings (BOGO 1/2 off!) and a black patent faux-crocigator purse. I'll share a photo of the bag when I do an updated "What's in Your Bag" post. Shall we get back on topic? 

Since I've become a far more savvy shopper, I ended up getting $278 worth of awesome for ... FREE!!!
Aaaaaaand they ended up putting $41 back on my card. 
Aaaaaaand I got another coupon for $25, $50, or $75 off (depending on how much you spend). I've already used it to buy more awesome stuff. I had these things shipped to store (BTW, that's free) and have another $10 off $50 coupon to use if I want. I suppose I'll post on that separately for the tl;dr people. 

Here are the rings I got. 


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lipstick Meme

I saw this on NANCAKES's blog so I stole it. Yep. Taggin myself here, people.

1. When you were a child, did you use your mother's lipsticks?
Nope. She doesn't wear make up. I used to use my aunt's red lipstick though. 

2. How old were you when you bought your first lipstick?
Probably 11 and I remember getting smacked for wearing it outside the house. (I forgot to wipe it off before I got home)

3. Pink or red lipstick?
Mauve. I guess that's more of a pinky-brown and it's my kinda nude.

4. The most expensive lipstick you have ever bought?
Mac Cremesheen in Looks Like Sin.

5. And the cheapest?
My NYX Round Lipsticks which were <$2. 

6. What's the most bizarre thing you have ever done with a lipstick?
I've put it on like all over my mouth and smeared it a la mental patient for a photo. 

7. If you had to recommend a lipstick, which brand would you recommend and why?
I'd also recommend MAC, but specifically the lustre and creme lipsticks. They feel soooo good and don't dry your lips out.

Now I will tag 5 people (because why not):


Monday, June 20, 2011

Language Overload

Today I thought about it. I speak a little bit of a few languages but am only fluent in English. This sucks. I need to stop getting bored. I'm currently learning Korean because it's VERY useful where I live. Before that, I took 2 semesters of Japanese in college, 2 years or Spanish in high school, and learned enough German to understand what all the industrial and EBM songs I love are about. I'm now finding it would be helpful to learn a little Finnish because Google can only translate but so well. I just don't have the brain space left right now! Korean is really taking it's toll on my noggin. I'll keep at it though. Fighting! That's the phrase that pays apparently.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Matching is AWESOME

I meant to post this a while back but... stuff happened. So here I am, posting now. Better late than never as they say. They being people. Blah blah blah.

So I started doing my own gels a while ago and tend to start simple (like in the picture) and maybe add designs with stickers, rhinestones, and konad plates a few days later. Why? Because I have this really, really  bad habit of doing my nails around midnight. But no biggy. I like taking a little more time to think of which design to use.

For reference, this nail color is Harmony Gelish UV Soak-off polish in "Exhale" and I bought it from Amazon for like $11. As for the lipgloss, I can't remember the shade but it was cheap N.Y.C. brand and I think it came from Target. There are only a few shades so this is easy to pick if you want it. It's really shiny and sticky though. I was just desperate for a nude gloss. The lip plumping effects aren't noticable on me. I have full lips but I buy plumpers because the masochist in me loves the tingling/burning sensation. Yeah, I'm weird.

It sucks that I've been unable to type with long nails. They just get in the way. So I keep them short. No biggy to me, but it's oh-so-ungyaru. LOL like I give a fart. Anyway, just thought I'd share.

Friday, June 3, 2011

I'm pretty sure these earrings wanna be in my ears. They're SO me. I can't stress enough how much I LOVE "ethnic" jewelry and natural materials. Those little wooden beads are so cute! I never wear hoops because they're so dull, but these have pizazz. Yep. I said it. PIZAZZ. And the bracelet is simple, chic, and Earth Mama classy. The ring is very, very simple. I think that's what makes it the perfect finisher. I shall be purchasing them now. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Quickie, Anyone?

Why is Payless torturing me with BOGO 1/2 off?!

Lela Rose for PaylessOlivos Satin T Strap Pump Lela Rose for PaylessTweed Galilea Bow Peep ToeWomens Lela Rose for PaylessLoreto Wedge

I think I've made it very clear that I have big huge feet. Well my pickins are slim and my sources are typically Lane Bryant, Payless, Torrid and I think I need to get these shoes. I feel like I'd be depriving myself of something awesome. I love retro shoes, but they're never in my size (12, 12W depending on brand). The last pair (denim and brown) are like $50 and I doubt I'd find anything like that for such a low price ever again. WANT.


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