Hello! Not yet ready to chat casually about my most recent hole plugging project, but fortunately I have some other quite interesting things to discuss. First matter of business: Last week Paige proposed a challenge. She called it something like "Ugly can be pretty too" or "style this piece of shit" or "make this odd thing look cool" or something great like that. Paige even made a page for this little style challenge, (which I can't seem to find right now but I will, ah here it is! All the details and how you can join in!) Of course I accepted her challenge! Of freaking course! and I came out of my nonblogular stupor to play around with it and show you what I came up with! (I JUST made that word up, Nonblogular. Use it if you want. It means specific things you do that would not end up on your blog for whatever reason. Used in a sentence: "Oh shit man, this is totally nonblogular, don't even worry about it.") Anyways, this is my solution for a somewhat poofy, nearly impractical (its super hot) but strangely incredibly beautiful blouse. I folded the button down collar into itself, belted the poop out of it, and rouged it up with my cutoffs (this is how I feel about these cutoffs) and some lace up boots. The hat brought the magic. According to the terms of the challenge, I am now to identify the new challenger, and I choose (since she told me she would kill me if I didn't choose her, and I half way believe her (just joshin!) is the magical Merl! Good luck Merly two shoes! You have a whole freaking list of eager beavers awaiting this lovely thing so you know what to do!
Second order of business: I would like to offer a giveaway here. Well, actually the lovely people at DesignerApparel.com (I know you have heard of them, and if you are so inclined to purchase great designer stuff, from Betsey Johnson, to Derek Lam, to Kate Spade, go there, seriously, you won't regret it) would like to offer you something on my blog that you have a chance to win, but I will probably end up buying since I am not qualified to win it (how freaking fair is that!) and the item is this amazing:
Alex and Ani Feather Bangle Set. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post before, hmm. . . lets say this Saturday (July 24) at midnight (PST). I'll wrap it up and announce the winner this Monday. Good luck people. . . Luckies. At least you are lucky if you live in the states. Ya, you have to be a USA resident. So sorry if you are not, but hey, you are in good company since I am not eligible either. You can still leave a comment I will just not put your comment in the winner pool. You will still be a winner in my book though.
Blouse: The ugly pretty challenge thingy
boots, hat, belt: thrfted
Shorts: cut from AE pants