Filed under: consumerism, shoes, talking | Tags: activism, adbusters, best friends, blackspot, depressing, Nike, shoes
Sorry for my absolutely terrible posting during spring break. With family here and friends here and everything going on I was forced to put blogging and looking like anything but a hobo on the back burner! But now I am back, and I have a depressing tale to tell that involves my first day back at school.
I knew it wouldn’t be a good day anyways, as this is going to be a very long month with no days off. But it started sucking a whole lot more when I sat down to eat lunch with my friends. I noticed one of my BEST FRIENDS wearing brand new Nikes. ‘So what?’ you’re thinking. ‘They’re shoes.’ Well, yeah. But they also symbolize everything that I absolutely hate. Poor treatment of workers? Check. Overpriced? Check. Super trendy? CHECK! I never thought that she would buy them, because I bitch about things like Nike all the time. She always agrees with me, too. So when I started shrieking at her for buying them, I was pretty surprised with her response. “So what?” she said. “They’re cool, look good, and I like them. And besides, me not buying Nikes won’t have any effect at all in the long run.”
Attitudes like this really effect my spirits. I hate people who think that it doesn’t matter if they buy a certain thing, or support a certain principle, or decide not to vote because what difference could they make anyway? I live in Alberta, and the voter turnout this year was 40 percent. 40%!!! Less then HALF of the people in my province could summon up the energy to drive to a polling station and cast a vote for a leader that will most certainly have an effect on their lives. Quite frankly, living in a place like this makes me pretty angry sometimes. And today I realized: if I can’t even make one of my best friends buy something other then the social norm, then how can I have an effect on anyone else? I really, really, REALLY hope that I can convince at least one other person to buy Blackspots, which are the toughest shoes I have ever owned (2 and a half years and still wearable!) and eco-/worker-friendly. But sometimes, when I’m talking to my friends and they tell me that they really don’t care who made their shoes as long as they look good (I hear this so much it’s unbelievable) I want to give up hope. Sigh…
Filed under: beauty | Tags: blistex, dry lips, magical, miracle, winter lips
I’ve found lip stuff to repair my horrible, dry, disgusting, wintery lips!!!
It’s a miracle. A long time ago I posted about some other stuff, but it turns out it had it’s flaws. Not this. IT’S PERFECT!!!
PS. My little cousin says hello to you all. He is eight and visiting all the way from Oklahoma with his mom and dad!
Filed under: jewelry | Tags: calgary, I LOVE MY BOYFRIEND, jewelry, little blue box, necklace, tiffany& co
My camera battery is dead because I forgot to charge it AGAIN, so sadly, crap webcam photos will have to do. My boyfriend got me this necklace, and I really love it. There’s a pretty big story behind it, but you guys probably don’t want to hear it because I tend to get pretty long-winded when talking about my man…so here are some pictures!
Tiffany & Co!!?!?!?!?!?!? For MOI? (Seriously. Such a cute box!)
OH MY GOD! IT’S SO FREAKING PRETTY!
That’s right, bitches. I make faces like a duck and wear fancy jewelry!
So as you can probably tell, I’m pretty happy. Tiffany might be extremely overpriced but since this is probably the only “expensive” jewelry I will ever own and Tiffany & Co is so iconic, it makes it all the more special.
Oh, and I would post my outfit for today, but I’m ashamed to admit to you that I wore my school sweats out in public today. I HAD TO! Me and my 8-year-old cousin went for a snowboarding lesson since he is visiting from Oklahoma for spring break with his parents. Sadly, since this is the only spring break in Calgary that I can recall without snow, we had to go to a hill that produces their own! We had fun falling on our butts, even if we weren’t very stylish…
Filed under: DIY, outfits | Tags: acid wash, blackspot, calgary, denim, DIY, jacket, jeans, skinnies, spring, style
So these are the second pair that I’ve made, and I like these a LOT more. When the bleach was first on them before I threw them into the washer, the splotches were all a gross yellow colour and I was convinced I had ruined a great-fitting pair of jeans. But when they came out, I fell in love!
(nice dorky picture of me in my kitchen taken by my dad!)
Jeans: Shank/my extreme dyeing skills
Tunic: Forever 21 I think?
Scarf: Old scrap fabric
I am seriously soooo in love with these pants. The best part? Everyone at my school has realized that I’m an art/fashion nerd and I don’t get nearly as many “wtf-is-that?!?!” glances anymore. Depending on the day, this is either really good or really bad, but today I was glad that everyone that commented on my pants thought they were awesome.
In case you were wondering, all I did was throw ’em in the tub, get them wet (but don’t fill the tub with water), and then splash bleach over them straight out of the bottle. It works shockingly fast so flip them over quick and do the other side! Then rinse them out and wash them immediately. As long as you get the bleach out before the fabric starts to really weaken, you should be good!