twenty four little hours, brought the sun and the flowers where there used to be rain

I know its freezing outside.  This is why I curse the fashion world for resort collections and the WAY too premature unraveling of spring collections.  But like a bad car accident, you can't help but look.  So while I was killing time between classes, I stumbled across this pretty little tank top that will be in my wardrobe for spring 2009.  


I like this designer.  Its leather, tulle and neon.  What's not to like?

Put this in your pipe and smoke it

I finally quit smoking after battling a horrendous bout of bronchitis and constant bitching from my boyfriend about how awful it was to kiss me. (You would have quit, too)  And while I don't miss spending $9.50 on a pack, the burn holes in my stockings and clothing or the smell that lingers with you and your wardrobe, I do understand the appeal of smoking cigarettes.  It looks kinda neat, you generally get a nice calm after your first drag, and hey, who needs a hamburger when you can smoke a stogie.  
So I don't really understand the purpose of the Luci, a cigarette that isn't actually a cigarette, which allows you to inhale and experience the flavor of a cigarette and the nicotine but without the smoke.  
But I think its kind-of neat, especially the packaging which is a black steel case the size of a cigarette that opens to allow you to replace the flavor cartridge with whatever flavor you choose.  
You can also choose the level of nicotine you wish you "smoke", anywhere from zero nicotine to high levels of nicotine and you can "smoke" it indoors.  The website spins it as a safer alternative to smoking because it creates no second-hand smoke, and contains no tar, pollutants or carcinogenic substances. 
Want to try it? Its only a cool $150.  Did I mention its rechargeable? 


Skin it.

You know when you have to answer those security questions for passwords, and they ask you like, your mothers maiden name, your first pets name, or your favorite movie? Well, as long as I can remember, my answer for that has always been the movie Stand By Me. I can quote the movie from beginning to end, I've written papers on River Phoenix and the "coming of age" theme, and overall, it never gets old for me. 

So when I came across this simple little t-shirt featuring the young face of River from the movie, I knew instantly that I had to post it, and eventually find and buy it.  Its got to be mine one day. Brought to you by this Australian brand called Alpha60 that also has really neat necklaces with broken doll's faces on chains. 


Orange you glad I didn't say banana.

Like those cheesey Danielle Steel romance novels and your completed Twilight series, I'm not sure you want to done these books on your mantle, but they may come in handy.  The "Lines for all occasions" book bundle comes with little scripts to help you handle Breakups and Rejections, Excuses and Lies, Insults and Come-backs, and Pickups and Come-ons.  

Use with extreme caution. 

Christmas in July

I am going on a vacation. FUCKING FINALLY. And while I'm white as a ghost, my toe nails haven't been polished in months and I am broke, I managed to buy myself a new bathing suit that is absolutely perfect. 
Inspired by my friend Katherine who donned a 1950's one-piece this summer, I wanted something classic and different from other barely-there-hanging-on-by-a-thread bikini's that I usually wear and here is the result: Norma Kamali's Bill bikini bottom and top.
I know the price is rather frightening but if you're like me and buy a bathing suit once in a blue moon, you'll thank yourself in 5 years when you can A. still fit in this bathing suit, and B. it will still be in style.  The timeless high waisted bikini bottom is flattering on anyone, and covers up all the Christmas dinner stored in your gut.  The skirt-like effect is also flattering on your butt without making you look like your 45 and trying to cover something.  (FYI: The top was rather large; I ordered a small and it fits, but it could be a little more snug) And the material is like butter and feels amazing on.  

And if you're skeptical about spending $300+ on a bathing suit, or about shopping online (will it fit, will I like the material, etc) then you're in luck because Norma Kamali has this excellent program called "Try before you buy" where you order the suit, it comes the next day, or in a day or so depending on when its ordered, and it is delivered by Fed-ex without your card being charged.  You have 48 to try it on and decide if you want to purchase it.  If you don't like it, then you simply call fed-ex and schedule a pick up, and send it back to NK and they only charge you for the shipping.  

Naturally, I bought it in black, but check out the Mesh one as well. 
Kinda kool, Kamali.