Category Archives: Clothing

Plato’s Closet Mega Thrift Find!

I’ve been getting a little tired of wearing the same clothes everyday so I thought I’d stop by Plato’s Closet after school today to see what I could find and I hit the jackpot!

I would have a lot more clothes to wear but most of my wardrobe consists of little black dresses that don’t work out so well here in Hawaii.  It’s too bad but what can you do right?

I ended up getting 5 things for only $17.28! 4 out of the 5 things that I got were half off! So I ended up saving $11.50 in discounts!

And I apologize ahead of time, my phone, however smart it may be, does not take the best photos.

First I got a cat shirt!

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Brand: H&M
Size: S
Price: $5.00

I just HAD to have it! I mean, come on, IT HAS CATS ON IT!

I might just wear it as is or I might bedazzle and stud the shit out of it but I haven’t decided yet…

Second I got a tubetop! It’s hard to find one’s that fit when you’re flat chested…it’s sad but true.

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Brand: Volcom
Size: S
Price: $6.00 $3.00

Cute summery top perfect for the beach or school. Looks absolutely adorable with a pair of shorts.

Next I got another white tube top. It was my lucky day, believe me.

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Brand: Faisca
Size: S
Price: $6.00 $3.00

I haven’t heard of this brand till just now but I found the website and it looks pretty cute!

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But apparently it’s only open to Wholesale buyers only. Oh well.

Next is a cute picnic style top.

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Brand: Old Navy
Size: XS
Price: $3.00 $1.50

These REALLY match my cowboy boots! I love it! Makes me feel all country~

And last but not least is a flower pattern tube top dress! I found 3 tube top articles of clothing on one shopping trip! It’s a miracle!

The second picture is the true color of the fabric, the first picture does it no justice.

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Brand: Forever 21
Size: S
Price: $8.00 $4.00

It’s adorable and fits perfectly! Summer time here I come!

I got some great finds and I am so excited! Yay for dressing well on a budget!

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Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana DIY

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So Mark and I went to Target the other day and what do I find?

An Arrested Development Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana shirt!

But of course, like most of Target’s graphic T collection, they are all in Men’s sizes but I couldn’t give up the opportunity to get the shirt!

Who could possibly resist?

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I’m usually a Women’s XS-S but the smallest one that they had was a Men’s S so I bought it and today I decided to DIY it so that it would fit my form better and it worked out just perfectly!

First I traced a fitted shirt on top of the new larger shirt and then cut the sides so it would be the same size as my fitted shirt.

Then I took the fitted shirt, got a piece of paper and outlined the sleeves. I then took the paper, cut the shape out and then proceeded to cut the shape out of the sleeves that I had just cut off from the larger shirt.

I then sewed the two right sides of the shirt and one of the sleeves together and then repeated on the other side.

After that I sewed down the sides of the shirt.

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Then after I made sure it fit, I cut out the neck line to make it more feminine.

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After that I turned the shirt around, made a cut in the back and made that into a bow for the back.

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I then trimmed the bottom of the shirt and finished it so no seams would come lose.

I love my new shirt and Mark likes it too!

There’s ALWAYS money in the Banana Stand!

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Oh My Glob, like it’s Happy Valentine’s Day!

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I hope everyone has a good Valentine’s Day or Single’s Awareness Day or what have you!

Or you can just have a regular Thursday, it’s up to you!

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Either way, I’ve been having a fun couple of days baking goodies and sharing them with friends.

I’ve also been planning a lot of activities for when Eddie comes to visit for my Graduation! We’re going to do everything!

Shark cage tours! Kayaking! Parasailing! Jet skiing! Scuba Diving!

And so we both need to save some kind of money in order to do that so I told him,

“Whenever you want a drink, just say to yourself ‘Pirate’!”

There are some shipwreck scuba diving tours so I’m going to see if I can make that happen…

And so Eddie sent me this Valentine!

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Although the more I look into it, I really do think we need to be certified…

Like I said, I’ll figure it out.

I got Mark a couple sweets but he got a little munch hungry so I gave them to him a little early…

Sooo…I went out and got a few more things for him that I know he’ll like.

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Cute right? The bag I got at Walmart and the Japanese snacks I got from Nijiya on my way to school this morning.

I’m so glad they all fit in there. Yay!

And here’s my little Valentine’s Day outfit for today:

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Decided to go a little school girl today, just because I thought it would be cute.

Still playing around with photo editor apps but it’ll work out eventually.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Cole to Lebron! Where Amazing Happens!

That play was amazing!

Cole to Lebron on that fast break!

And look at Lebron spin his way to some more points!

Good job to the Lakers for giving it their all (for the first 3 quarters like they always do).

I don’t know what it is but I swear some witch years back cursed the Lakers so that any lead that they had would completely dissolve in the 4th quarter.

You Lakers fans know what I’m talking about.

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The Heat had some nice Sunday jerseys on as well. Good game Heat and congrats Lebron for 5 straight games with 30+ points!

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Fashion NO of the Day

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I don’t care if we live in Hawaii.

NO down to the knee sheer top/dresses people.

Not ones like these anyways…

Longer dresses not only make you look shorter but without a belt or darts worked into the outfit it also makes you look fat(ter) too.

I’m serious people.

And I don’t know if you can see in the second picture but it does nothing for your chests too.

It’s just flat down and awkward.

No more asymmetrical long in the back shapeless tops please.

And yes, I had to be a creeper to take these photos.

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Fashion NO of the Day

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-Fake light blue sleeveless jean jacket

-Orange, Blue & Purple beach backpack

-Leopard jeans folded up

-Matching light blue tennis shoes

-Brown cowboy belt

-Pink (I’ve had it since high school) gel watch

What is she trying to pull off? The only two things that “match” is the color of the shoes with the vest/jacket and even that is a big FASHION NO. It looks like she’s going for a Peggy Bundy meets the 80s look. Too bad that SOUNDS cooler than it actually looks, at least on her anyways.

Ladies, when you’re going to wear a print, especially an animal print, it looks best if you match it with solid colors like white, black, grey and so on. The light blue makes everything muddled and confusing. People won’t know where to look or what to think of you. If you want to go beyond just the one animal print item the key is with the accessories. With basic solid colors you can wear accessories to bump the whole look.

Just saying ladies. Don’t make me take a picture of you on campus!

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Throwback Jerseys

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I don’t know about everyone else but I am NOT a fan of the new Denver Nuggets throwback jerseys.

It screams a little too 80’s for me. I mean they DID just bring back the jersey in just another more vibrant color. Here is the 1985 version.

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There have been white ones, blue ones, purple ones, black ones and now they’re just in yellow.

And here are the Nike Air Force III’s that go with the jersey. (Released back in 2008).

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Yes, they were designed with the Denver Nuggets throwback jersey in mind. Somehow I don’t think I could walk down the street without feeling absolutely self conscious and stupid with these shoes on but to each their own.

The use of multiple blue tones in combination with the stripe combinations down the shorts makes it look quite a bit awkward.

And when you add the matching shoes it just makes them look like huge crayons running down the court. They’d be a combination of McDonald’s puke yellow and Periwinkle fever.

All the jerseys that have been coming out this year have been horrendous. And it’s not just the Denver Nuggets but teams such as the OKC Thunder and the Charlotte Bobcats have had similar design malfunctions.

What was wrong with the old simple Nuggets jersey?

And I don’t really care for the ABA Hardwood Jerseys either…

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Looks like a design mix between a baseball uniform and a hockey jersey. It’s pretty funny that they put a pick with a gold nugget on there.

Why the numbers are different colors and what that blue background that looks like a space orbit is doing behind the pick and the logo, I have no idea.

I have enough rainbow going on with my own school colors, I don’t think I want it on an official NBA jersey… but I guess I got lucky not to have the Nuggets as my home team. I’d look like a big rainbow bumblebee walking around the streets with THIS jersey on.

I hear the Magic School bus is always looking to hire.

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Birthday Gifts for my Mother

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It was my Mother’s birthday on Thursday but since I couldn’t spend it with her I sent her some awesome gifts to make up for it!

Although she keeps telling me NOT to spend money on her but she’s my mother. I can’t help it!

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First I sent her some Chippers which are Chocolate Covered Potato Chips that they only make in Fargo, ND. She ended up sharing these with the family and the kids really liked them! And we also bought some for us to eat at home and for Mark to take to the office. Apparently they were gone in a heartbeat.

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Also sent her a box of Lindt chocolate that I got at the Mall of America. My mother and I LOVE Lindt chocolate so I thought it would only be right.

In all honesty, we don’t eat too much chocolate but if it’s either Lindt or See’s we’ll usually indulge ourselves. My mother and I both love chocolate with either rum and/or nuts in it. It’s just the pirate inside of us!

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I also got her a Lombard Street San Francisco magnet since my mother collects location specific magnets. I tried to find the exact magnet online but had no luck but this picture speaks for itself. Most crooked street in the world. Isn’t it just gorgeous??

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It smelled really good and my mother loves all different kinds of tea so I thought she would enjoy it.

And who doesn’t love a little bargain right?

And last but not least Mark and I got her a red Michael Kors tote bag. I thought it was cute and just my mother’s style so I knew I had to get it for her!

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Happy Birthday Mother! Love you!

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Thunder Buddies

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So Mark was telling me about this dude who wore a Ted ‘Thunder Buddies’ shirt to an OKC Thunder game and I tried to find the picture but no luck as of right now.

When he first told me I was like, “Someone actually went through all that trouble to make a OKC & Ted shirt???” But it just turned out to be this shirt:

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Pretty cute huh? I could see myself wearing that to an OKC game. Don’t really want to go to OKC to watch a game but you know what I mean.

But the search for the actual picture resulted in some interesting pictures of other people’s shirts.

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Found this ‘Thunder the F#@K up!’ shirt and then…

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Lil Wayne’s shirt

(Not related but thought I would post it anyways).

And then I found this:

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Which I thought was just adorable!

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Christmas Presents & Happy New Year Time!

Happy New Years everyone!

I hope everyone had a good New Year’s Eve last night! And best of wishes to all my followers and friends for the New Year!

Thank you guys for supporting my writing ventures throughout 2012! You guys are the best!

And I know this is a little late but I HAD to share with you guys all the amazing gifts I got for Christmas this year!

First from my hubby Mark!

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(And yes, I later ended up switching the placement of the figures because Mark pointed out that it would clearly fit better if in reverse).

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Oh My Glob! I love this episode!!

And here’s a closeup of the shirt:

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Mark knows me so well! ❤

He also got me this absolutely fantastic Tokidoki shirt as well!

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He really does spoil me silly…

And there was this art piece at a local boutique that I was totally smitten with and knowing how much I love art he bought it for me for Christmas!

If you see it in person it is absolutely stunning! This person did an amazing job! And it wasn’t that expensive either considering how pricey art usually gets!

And it’s all original too!

The only problem is that I’m not all too sure where I want to hang it… the wind in Hawaii is a huge problem and I’ve had glass frames shatter in a heartbeat so I’m just a little worried. BUT I have been seeing those Command 3M frame stick strips and I think I might just give those a try and see if they really do work as well as they advertise that they do. I’ll have an update about it when I do go ahead and give it the ol’ college try.

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And that wasn’t even the last of it!

I’ve been saying for the longest time how much I want to play Ecco since I had such fond memories of it when I was younger that he actually found a copy for me! And luckily enough he still had his dreamcast system back at his parents house so I was psyched when I opened it on Christmas!!!

Sad news is that the controls suck and I can not play for shit! But I will give it another go around once I finish playing Yakuza 4. But I’m still really excited to have it there for me when I do come around to playing it again!!!!

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And last but not least…we got to go to a Timberwolves home game the day after Christmas!!

581483_10200207200439529_2139316516_nWe each had a drink and had a blast!

It’s too bad the T-wolves lost to the Rockets though. They were leading the whole game but boy James Harden got lucky with most of his shots. That’s for sure.

Mark was pretty disappointed that they lost but I still had fun.

We were at the game with the 3rd highest amount of people in attendance. It was a little above 20,000 people.

Did you know that a Timberwolves game can seat more people than a Lakers game?

And that a Clippers game in the same Staples center can seat about 63 more people than a Lakers game?

Weird huh. It must be some of the courtside seats or something. Who knows.

I also received a very sweet Christmas card from my friend Missy:

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And my longtime friend Bow sent me all these cuddly creatures and scrumptious treats all the way from Australia! Thanks Bow!

Those chocolates are delicious and I put up the finger puppets as art on my wall. I’ll upload a picture when I complete my art wall when I get home.

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And one of my best friends Patty is such a doll that she sent two sets of Christmas presents! One with the cutest pair of Hello Kitty Leopard Jeans, ornaments and hair ties.

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And another package with just a whole bunch of fun surprises!

She sent 3 sugar cookies (2 Christmas themed & 1 Spongebob cookie) and the family dog ended up getting into the Christmas cookies last night. I wasn’t angry but more worried about if the dog was going to be okay. She ended up puking it back up today but she seems in better spirits now which is good.

She knows I like foxes so she sent the cutest sweater and the cutest desk figure. Again, I’m just so worried that the wind is going to knock it over and smash it into a million pieces. Maybe I can just command strip everything into place!

…Not a bad idea at all. Hmmm…

Thank you Patty! Happy New Year!!

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And these are the gifts I got from his family!

(They also got us our hotel room in Minneapolis for the Timberwolves game).

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I’ve wanted it ever since I saw it at Sephora but it was too expensive for me to buy so I was so thrilled to get it on Christmas!

Oh and I guess before I go any further they asked both of us what we wanted for Christmas and we both each gave them a list of stuff that we wanted.

They got me so much stuff from my list it was crazy!

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They got me the Dostoyevsky book that I wanted! (Which is really good so far. I’ve been sidetracked by other things but I will get back to it…probably on the plane ride back home).

They also got me the Adventure Time game for DS which I beat yesterday. It has it’s pros and cons but I had fun with it. I’ll probably do a game review in a future blog update if anyone is interested.

Also a $100 gift card to Victoria Secret! I think I’m going to wait till I get home to use it though so we don’t have to carry home too much stuff.

They also got me a Hello Kitty Calendar and a Hello Kitty bank!

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LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

I am going to take a permanent marker and write ‘LAW SCHOOL’ on Hello Kitty Bank’s forehead and hopefully that will encourage me to save SOME money for Law School. A girl can try right?

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Mark’s sister got me a rolling pin! (Which I also asked for).

And her daughter (my niece…in law?) painted this pie pan for me since Becky (Mark’s sister) owns a glass shop where she does lots of crafts and stuff. I wanted a pie pan so this was perfect! Happy!!

And last but not least his parents also got me art supplies! I left my paints and stuff at home in Los Angeles and I wanted to start again so I was ecstatic! I have started painting again too. I haven’t finished but I will once I get home.

Yay!

I had an amazing Christmas! I’ll upload more Christmas cards and stuff once I get home to my mailbox.

Ah~ It’s almost time for school again…

I hope everyone enjoyed their New Years eve as much as I did!

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We hit the town, shopped, used our gift cards, ate delicious Mongolian BBQ and then went to Dempseys to play a little black jack.

Kahlua + Half & Half and a few rounds of Black Jack make for an amazing New Year’s Eve!

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