11
    Dec
    2014

    #TBT

    I like old stuff.   I can get lost for literally HOURS in a vintage or consignment shop or at a flea market, just touching and examining the clothing, furniture, and knick-knacks… Therefore I prefer to do my vintage shopping solo so as not to lose friendships or annoy my boyfriend.  I can’t help it… These things have a past, and to me, they’ve got soul.

    That being said, shopping vintage is:

    a) a way to ensure that you aren’t accidentally “twinning” with anyone else at the party

    b) a way to reduce buyer’s remorse ( I hear this is a thing); when you invest in gorgeous vintage clothing, you are essentially recycling.  You reduce your carbon footprint by using less resources. Go you!

    Here are a few vintage finds that may or may not be on my Christmas list:

     

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    1990’s French-made shaggy coat, cotton textile

    9
    Dec
    2014

    Sud Muffin

    It’s stocking stuffer time!  I have been on the lookout for eco-friendly, locally-made, personalized soaps that show just how well you know and love the recipient.  They are, for the most part, a cost-effective addition to the stocking (all that stuff in there- it adds up!!)– plus, everyone has to use soap right? …. Right?  Well, hopefully most people use soap.

    Some ideas for your family member/significant other/friend who….

     

    Loves a theme and the holidays:  This is Lush’s holiday favorite, Snowcake

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    Is soooo artsy:   Full Moon, by Sam’s Suds

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    Is a girly-girl, lover of all things beautiful:  Blushie’s True Romance

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    Is a nature lover:  Sapphire Crystal Geode by Soapsmith

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    Has a sweet tooth:  The Little Soap Store’s Doughnut Soap

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    Has a hobby (yet you can’t afford the clubs):   Golf Soap, again by The Little Soap Store

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    8
    Dec
    2014

    Sundays are For…

    …Bloody Marys, rescue dogs, messy hair and no makeup!

     

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    (Shown:  Waxed cotton parka, available HERE // “Thor” baseball tee from Target // Similar skirt HERE )

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    One of my best friends, Kellie, had always tolerated dogs for as long as I’ve known her. Didn’t love them, but wasn’t one of those frightening people who hated them, either. She took my obsession with my animals in stride– viewing it, I think, as slightly eccentric yet endearing behavior.

    Then one day, when Kellie was feeling particularly vulnerable (Yep. That’s when they getcha.), the face of a little dachshund- chihuahua mix popped up on her Facebook feed. An acquaintance of Kellie’s had found an injured, flea and heartworm-ridden little guy on the streets and couldn’t keep him.  Kel felt inexplicably drawn to the dog, and, somewhat mystified by her own actions, drove straight to meet him. When she arrived, the quivering pup (now lovingly referred to as “Charlie”)– who was scared to make eye contact with anyone else– went straight into Kellie’s arms. It was love.

    Kellie did her due diligence, taking Charlie to the vet and posting “Found Dog” flyers around the area where he was found… But after 2 weeks, she was officially Charlie’s, and Charlie was officially hers.  She still is unsure of what spurred such a change in her; to want and love and care for this dog so deeply.  All she knows, two months later,  is that Charlie has redefined what unconditional love and being a best friend means to her, and that she can’t picture her life without him in it.

    AWWWWWWW.

    6
    Dec
    2014

    Salty Dog on the Rocks, Please

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    99% of the time, drinking with my dogs involves a cold Dos Equis while wearing a t-shirt from 2005 with some sweatpants (bra? what bra??), hazelnut butter with a spoon, and Netflix.  But occasionally, the stars align and my friends love me enough to plan a fun night out at a dog-friendly establishment.  Time for a wardrobe change!   My Great Dane babies, Gia and Buster, help me get ready for our fun Friday night out.  **To find dog-friendly bars and restaurants in your ‘hood, click HERE

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    **shag vest was made in the USA, which is the best way to ensure that your faux is FAUX REAL

    4
    Dec
    2014

    Let Your Freak Flag Fly

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    There is something to be said for a woman of mystery… And there is something to be said for the girl who puts it allll out there.  If you AREN’T a vicious, kale-eating dinosaur (we are rare but special creatures), I have other lounge-y tops for you that will surely get your message across:

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     ain’t no wifey // material girl // Brooklyn goes hard // i heart Jon Stewart // “but first….” //  coffee animals naps 

    My KALE tank is available here; 10% of proceeds go to non-profits.

    2
    Dec
    2014

    Ay Babay

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    The holidays have arrived… Which means that for your new-mom friends: the “holi-daze” has arrived.  Crack them up and increase their chances of emerging from this time of year with their sanity intact with these funny (and practical) gifts:

    Organic cotton bib: available here

    Cute onesies: 100% organic cotton and made in the USA, available here

    Eco-friendly baby moccasins made of cork: available here

    Matt & Nat’s vegan leather diaper bag is sold out on their website BUT is available here

    Cruelty-free bubble bath (for mom): available here … *I use this and LOVE it.  Made in the USA

    Cowboy/gentleman mustache pacifiers:  available here (YOU ARE WELCOME)

    Red lips pacifier: available here

    Cruelty-free dry shampoo (because she will be needing that): available here

    30
    Nov
    2014

    On the Fringe

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    Likes:  Sundays, Veggie Tacos, Bloody Marys.  Dislikes:  Having to wait 20 minutes outside for a table, and… yep, that is all.  Come on… I’m in Texas, not New York!  Good thing I have all of my essentials on hand in my fringed, vegan leather “Crazyheart” tote by Urban Originals.

    Fringed bag: Free People, available here

    Sweater: cropped in the back, 100% cotton from LF

    Striped Long Sleeved T-shirt: Vince

    Jeans: Paige denim, available here