Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Fav. TV Show theme songs

You know those shows that you ran home to watch after school and everyone had to be silent during the show? Even the theme song, because you need to be able to hear your backing track (aka theme song) whilst singing it? Yup, the Parkers and Moesha did that for me

The Parkers: Dang, mama!

Moesha: Mo to the E to the...

Even when they remixed it for the new season it still sounded good:


PS sing it out loud!

Thrifting... got it for cheap 001.2

The other four items I got at the charity shop last week:

Primark Quilted Clutch
Black quilted Primark clutch for £3. I really like the clasps and all the compartments, there's a place for everything.

Pink strapless New Look dress
Hot pink strapless New Look Dress for £4.95

Mustard Dorothy Perkins skirt
Mustard bubble Dorothy Perkins skirt for £3.50

Gold three leaf brooch
Three leaf brooch for 99p

See, you can get great finds on a budget! I got all these for just under £25, so don't doubt what you can find when you thrift shop. I don't know why but I always find thrift finds more special than some that's store-bought. Probably because the chances of someone else having the same item are so small and you get to put a new spin on an old piece.

Promise me you'll try it soon and happy thrifting! Let me know how it goes and what you find.

Expressions Realia has a great post for 1st time thrifters: Thrifting for Dummies


PS check back here later, I'll be blogging about a UniQlo event I attended yesterday.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Thrifting... got it for cheap 001.1

Thrifting is the American term for charity shopping. Yes, all these purchases are from a charity shop!
So this Friday was my second time thrifting and all the bougeois symptoms of a 1st time thrifter came back:

#1: It's normal to notice the old smell, tense your shoulders and not like it.
Don't worry you'll get used to and don't let it prevent you from digging into the racks and finding that great piece!

#2: It's normal to not want/be afraid to touch the clothes.
Even though you intend to shop, it can take a little time to get over the fact that these clothes are probably worn and not washed. That's not to say they are in poor condition though. Buying something from a thrift shop just means you'll have to wash it before you wear it, so it's cleaner when you do! Think about it, it's cleaner than buying something from a store.

After about 10 minutes those symptoms went away and I was settled.
Expressions Realia has a great post for 1st time thrifters: Thrifting for Dummies

My first buy:
Plaid Double Breasted Skirt Suit
Plaid Double Breasted Suit for £8.99

I won't ever wear these two items together. I'd look like a member of a Scottish clan on overdrive, but I love the blazer and the skirt by themselves. The details are just perfect. The blazer is double breasted with gold buttons and the skirt has pockets and can be worn as high waisted. I love pockets and high waisted skirts so it's perfect for me!

Details of Plaid Skirt Suit

Tip #1: Send pictures of what you are looking at to a trusted friend.
I say this because sometimes an item can be so cheap you have to buy it, then when you get home you realise:
a) It's either hideous or b) it doesn't even fit.
I was going to buy a hideous denim jacket but my friend Fiona stopped me over BBM.

Tip #2: Use the changing room provided.
Fit is very important regardless of the age of an item. If it doesn't fit, you can't wear it that way and you can't alter it to, it isn't for you...

I'll post the other 4 items tomorrow!


Monday, 12 April 2010

My Chick Bad: Glee Audition [video]

The Candy Slice girls are back at it again with their cover of Ludacris featuring Diamond, Trina & Eve - My Chick Bad (Remix):

As they said the P*ssy Rules the World version. I love barbershop quartets so this is right up my alley, I love it! Especially the girl at the back, beatboxing + those glasses + the rope chain! Take a look their renidition of Birdman featuring Drake - Money to Blow (with Wynter Gordon) here

Oh and the girl who did Diamond's rap killed it and kills it every time!


Thursday, 8 April 2010

Excuse Me, I Need to get to my Window Seat

So I am writing this at the dead of night (03:05am) and it's probably why I'm writing this.

First rambling:

Ever feel like you want to get away? It's not that anything and everything around you is too much, but you just want some tranquility. Not even to assess thoughts, reaffirm your goals - but just to be. Be still and by yourself.

I feel like that now. And whenever that happens I want to be somewhere beautiful, quiet, outside, any time of day. Cool, but warm and with an iPod full of Jay-Z (listening to Excuse Me Miss right now). 

Funny, but his music is my "get-away" music.

What's yours?


PS Erykah Badu's Window Seat shares some of the same feelings:

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Kid Fury on the iPad and other things (Furious Thoughts 2) [video]

"[The] only thing I'm spending my money on these days is: Food, Gas, Bills & Clothes 
'Cos I gotta eat, I gotta drive, I gotta stay out of debt and I gotta look good. Other than that..." *eye roll*

Love the facial expressions, Kid Fury is too funny. I love his YouTube videos.


Sunday, 4 April 2010

Magazine Fiend 01

I love magazines. I have about 40 or so..

I wish I had a better way of storing them, though. I don't want to put them in boxes, because it's almost like they are hidden away. I'm not a fan of tearing pages either, I like for my magazines to be intact. The ideal storage solution for me would be to put them in bookcase squares spread against my wall, with some squares containing shoes and my jewellery "bowl". 

Just a little more randomly displayed.
(image source: Rosa-Fiona Bettina)

This post however, is actually about the magazines I want right now.

GQ April 2010: Shia LeBouf is on the cover. Not really exciting for me, but I have seen the spread online and I love the Wall Street(reminds me of Mad Men) concept. Also the guys from Street Etiquette
are featured too, which is not only something to be proud of but something they have earned! Excited to see that, plus GQ is a great men's magazine (the best out in my opinion). BUT I still haven't found this issue and I've been to countless shops (Tesco, 2 WHSmiths and my newsagents)

Complex February/March 2010: I've always liked Complex. The double covers and the features they have. Not much to say, self-explanatory. Plus I like Drake & Michelle Trachtenberg. Street Etiquette are in the issue too.
Nylon April 2010: Zoe Saldana. I like her and the interview seems to be interesting. 


PS I still love the internet.