Archive of ‘Materialism’ category

How to Tone Your Arms Like a Lazy Slob/Snob

I was digging in my closet recently and found a beach bag of 150 thongs from 2007. Literally. Making it rain day-glo lace over here. I also found my first designer handbag ever (Louis Vuitton Speedy 30), which I bought in 2006 mid-boom when logos were all that mattered. I think I wore these with […] Read more…

Designer Dorkwear: Mark by Mark Zuckerberg Shirts

Nerd Alert!   I really don’t have a huge post to write about this. It kind of speaks for itself. Now you can wear designer shirts, robes, totes, socks, sweats and other paraphernalia that honors/makes fun of everyone’s favorite pocket nerd, Mark Zuckerberg: Mark By Mark Zuckerberg (Note: originally found here, but this was so hilare I had to spread […] Read more…

Nomnomnom for Q Pot Food Charm Necklaces

Whippin’ up accessories in Claire’s kitchen. For some reason I can never have enough: * Miniature food * Food that looks like other food * Illustrations of food * Accessories that look like food (Also: Marshmallow-flavored food) So IMAGINE my excitement over these QPot Charm Necklaces I just found on Opening Ceremony! You buy a little wafflecorn (that’s not […] Read more…

Twee! Stuffed Boo the Dog by Gund

Hear that? It’s the sound of 2.6 million American tweens locating their parents’ debit card security codes. Ever since I was little, I’ve been inherently drawn to the most useless tchotchkes. The less functional, the better. Snow globes, Beanie Babies, Flea Circus’, Furby’s, Ecospheres, Tamagotchis, origami, magic wands, faux flowers, ceramic statues of animals, dolls. Totally unwearable garments […] Read more…

BLADERUNNER Women’s Solstice Ice Skates

The only other reason I ever went in a Sports Authority was for a Taser. Most of my picks so far have been beauty and accessory-related. Well, get this: ice skates make a bomb and totally old-school gift for your family members. Especially if you have an outdoor skating rink nearby. Indoor rinks work too, […] Read more…

Kate Spade Bow Valley Rosa

Valentino, where are you? Kate Spade Bow Valley Rosa Bag, $425 For a while in 2007, when I first got a job, I went crazy with my paychecks. I paid TJ only $350 monthly rent and spent the remainder of my money on gas, Starbucks and clothes (mostly from Last Chance). But also, I would […] Read more…

Frederic Malle Perfume

Words of wisdom from a perfumeaholic. Where magic is made. Frederic Malle Perfumes, prices vary If there is anyone who can sense scents, its me. I have a dog-like sense of smell and supremely creepy memory. And about three dozen bottles of perfume under my sink. I legitimately have looked into perfumer schools. And for […] Read more…

Davines Hair Product Gift Set

I just got reamed for using Head & Shoulders.     Yes, these products arrive 3/4 full which used to bother me, but now makes me laugh. It’s all “Yeah, so what? You’re lucky to get 3/4 of a container of me.” Limited Edition Holiday Gift Sets, Prices Vary So I’ve used Head and Shoulders […] Read more…

AllSaints Spitalfields Roche Coat

Winter is hard? No, GMATs are hard. The only puffy coat in the world that doesn’t look like it belongs on a soccer mom or 90 year-old woman. AllSaints Spitalfields Roche Coat, $495 Since moving to the midwest, I’ve had the following exchange 500x. Barista at Starbucks/co-worker/friend of a friend/stranger: Where are you from? Me: […] Read more…

NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette

In defense of blush. I know what you’re saying: “There’s a reason people don’t make blush palettes.” Nars Danmari All About Cheeks Palette, $65 Now you’re probably saying “Who would use six blushes?” News for you: I would. People should use more blush and change it up like they do eyeshadow!  It makes people look prettier, […] Read more…

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