Monday, November 16, 2015


Hi guys! I really liked my outfit today so here it is!

If you're wondering what's on my knee, it's tape. They put it on at physical therapy to keep my kneecap in place... but I don't shave my legs, so believe me when I say it was a bitch to take off. My knee still feels worse than it did before surgery. I'm so sick of it!

I'm wearing more brights from my neon palette, and Mac's Lady Danger, which I should have bought years ago :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Neon Eyes

My knee still feels worse than it did before my surgery and it's driving me crazy! I know standing on it all day at work isn't helping, but I guess I just thought it would be feeling good by now. :(

I went home last weekend to see my family and my cat, and it was very nice. My Mom bought me the Electric eyeshadow palette by Urban Decay, and the color payoff is nuts! Definitely recommend if you're into neon eyes. I used it under my eyes for a double wing thing today.

Btw, it's officially Christmas season as far as I'm concerned. Ready for lights and hot cocoa and a fake tree with real-tree scented air fresheners on it!

My Dad this weekend: What did you do to your eyebrows??

Friday, November 6, 2015

Loud Socks

After I returned to this lil bloggy to rant, I got inspired by my own cute outfit pictures, to make some time and take some more. It's been harder to keep up lately since I only have one wall to shoot against, and if it's cloudy I get nothin but grain. But I remembered how much I liked documenting little blips of my life this way, so here I am!

An update: I had knee surgery three weeks ago for a torn meniscus. My two weeks out of work was filled with sleep, netflix, and a little bit of pt. I got a stomach virus halfway thru, so that sucked. I couldn't even get on my knees to throw up! Thankfully, my bosses gave me some paperwork so I could still get some hours at home, and some kind friends bought from my easy as well, so I am doing very ok. I am back at work now, and my knee seems to be holding up well. It's kind of popping some, and that makes me nervous, and I really don't want to injure it again. Since the only thing I did to hurt it in the first place was stretch, I am walking on eggshells trying not to do anything wrong.

I am obsessed with the socks I got from Happy Socks recently. I've always maintained that loud socks are an important part of any wardrobe, and they've got tons of great ones! I highly recommend. And I'm wearing my new favorite lipstick, Lady Danger from Mac. (All my favorite lipsticks are from Mac.)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Art Lately: Shoplifting and Why It Sucks

Today at work I had to tell a customer we were no longer accepting returns from her. This was because she had, on at least 2 occasions, tried to return stuff that she didn't buy from us (I work at a used clothing store). She bought things, took the tags off and reattached them to some torn clothes that she got who knows where, and returned them. When I told her she couldn't return clothing to us anymore, she got rude obvi, acting like it wasn't her fault and that we were losing her business, but like, I was mad.

Shoplifting is fucked up and I'm gonna tell you why. And it's not because I'm a goodie two shoes (which I arguably am). It's pretty obvious why this particular situation was so scummy; I work for a small business. It's a franchise, which means we have a big corporate head that gives us guidelines to follow, but we are owned independently, so the money we make has nothing to do with HQ. Our store makes what it makes, and our wages, bonuses, and benefits come from the two (very kind, not that it matters for the sake of the argument) people that own our store. People steal from us a lot, actually, despite the fact that shit is already marked down 70% from whatever it cost new... and where do ya think that money comes from? We have to absorb the cost of theft, and that affects our profit, and therefore what the little guy (me) gets paid.

Secondly, this woman carries around designer handbags. She shops a lot. That aint a crime, but would it really hurt her pocketbook to actually pay for the items she "buys" from us? Instead she took advantage of me and my coworkers, who work part time, don't have health insurance, make less than $10 an hour, AND have to deal with customers like her. She straight up stole from us, and I take it personally. As far as her business goes, I don't really want someone like her shopping with us anyway. In the service industry you routinely get treated like you are less than human by people who make way more money than you, and shoplifting is just another symptom.

Now I don't wanna hear anything about why it's ok to shoplift because just one person won't effect me much. Yeah duh it won't, but if a ton of people think stealing is A-OK then it's gonna make a dent. I also don't wanna hear that it's ok when poor people do it. That is obviously a different situation, but we both know that most every shoplifter is not starving. Homeless people are actually a horribly misunderstood group in general, but like, that's an argument for another day (and one that I don't really know enough about).

If you justify shoplifting because you don't make much money and you deserve nice things, you're damn right, you do. But taking advantage of retail workers that also don't make much money is not actually going to solve anything, it's just selfish. You're not Robin Hood, and you're not defeating capitalism. If you think the CEO of Walmart is the one who's taking the hit from the 3 billion dollars they lose yearly from theft, you're wrong; the higher ups are the ones in control of who gets paid, and they are either gonna jack up their prices (the ones people like me are going to have to pay) or they're going to pay their employees less. Walmart employees got enough problems without having to suffer the repercussions of your sorry ass.

So, let's bring it back to me, since this post is in essence a cathartic rant: Not only do I have to deal with the effects lil miss sticky fingers left (see above), I also had to swallow the potential anxiety attack of telling her to leave in hopes she wouldn't start yelling at me in front of everyone. And when I got home I saw my new non-smudge mascara still smudged. Product recommendations would be great - I guarantee I'll won't steal them.

I've included some art I've don't lately so that tl;dr people still have something to get outta this post. I hope you all had a good Halloween! I was Velma.

Cut n Paste


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Good Decisions

Good decisions I have made lately:
Watching Girls
Buying these comfy pants (u cant see them but I'm wearing them now)
My haircut which is new in these pics but not anymore
Me and Trav are working on a comic!

PS You can still use code NEWKNEE25 for a discount in my shops please help me pay my rent during surgery :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Trick Knee

So I finally got my knee surgery scheduled, it's going to be on October 14th. The surgery itself isn't gonna be a big deal; but I will have to take a couple weeks off work to recover. Unfortunately I'm part time and I don't get paid sick days, so I'll be losing an entire paycheck's worth of income next month.

So I'm offering you all a discount in both my Etsy stores for 25% off, in hopes that I can supplement my income some! You can use code NEWKNEE25 in my art shop or my vintage shop! I may be a little slow in sending out orders after surgery hits, but the code will be active til November. If you've ever wanted a custom portrait, now's a great time to help a girl out!

In other news, this crop top was an A+ decision.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Under the Weather

Oh wow the lighting is whack in these. But hey my apt is like 2 square feet so I do what I can! Here's proof that I do indeed still wear colors. I'm sick on the couch watching Law and Order right now, but I took these a few weeks ago when I was cute and alive.

On top of this cold, I had an MRI on my knee this week. Yknow, the one I injured while stretching (!) 6 months ago? Turns out it is in fact  a torn meniscus and I'm gonna need surgery. :P I hear its a pretty common operation, but what I'm really worried about is the recovery time! If I wasn't on my Mom's insurance I wouldn't have even gotten the scan, and I really can't be out of work. They don't exactly give sick days to retail employees, even if they work 40 hour weeks. Have any of you had experience with knee surgery? How long does it take to get back on your feet?  

Monday, August 10, 2015

In Black Again

I do still wear colors, I swear. You've just caught me on my all black days recently! I spent my day off running errands. Not so bad. I'm gonna paint tonight, I always do my best work at night.

My sweet kitty ^^

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Birkenstocks ??

Looks like I'm in black and white again today! Feelin cute as can be! Lately I've been opening at the store, so my closing shift today means a nice break from getting up early. I'm debating giving these shoes whirl at work, since I'm on my feet all day.

Shoes have actually been a big source of my anxiety as of late; Trav got me some Birkenstocks for my birthday, and I was super pumped to have such reportedly comfy shoes. I got a 37, and I usually wear a size 7-7.5. They still seemed pretty big - my heel doesn't sit in the back of the footbed. So I bought this tiny used pair we had at work, a 35. They seemed like they fit, but they're worn into someone else's feet, and they gave me blisters after a couple hours. Blisters! From the "comfy" shoes! So now I am trying to figure out if I should exchange the 37s for 36s, or just wear the 37s and hope for the best. It's stressing me out because they are such expensive shoes, and the leather sole gets discolored so fast I know I won't be able to return them after I wear them once! Anyone have any experience with Birks and how they fit/break in?

This dress was such a major find for me. Straightening the racks and I saw the Dear Creatures label? In my size? And these shoes are Seychelles, too! Best part of the job.

Friday, July 24, 2015


Well hi! I'm just realizing that in these photos you can actually see the scratches around my ankles; proof that my cat is actually a demon. Now that I am moved in and finally have internet (!!) I am going to try and take more pictures of my cute outfits! Since it's so hot out (we're talking over 90 by 10 am) this is the most layering I've done in weeks! 

I found a blank wall with good light in my new apartment, so I took these after work today! Honestly, I'm really happy with the new place. It's small and we're struggling with storage space, and my poor closet is overflowing, but it's cute and has lots of windows, and all my plants are very happy!