Sunday, November 30, 2008

SoMa Literary Review

This post is not even remotely fashion related. In fact, this post is about my other, equally consuming passion. Literature. I found this SoMa Literary Review while searching for Bettie Page photos. I stumbled upon a title in my google search that read "Betty Paige Bangs" and I thought "Perfect!" Well, it wasn't a picture of Bettie Page's bangs, but rather a story entitled "Betty Paige Bangs." I immediately printed it off and am on my way to curling up with a cup of tea and reading it. But before I do that, I wanted to share one of the other stories that was in the review. It's a great stream-of-consciousness post-modern foray into a tormented average Joe. It's frenetic and ironic and super spirited. Enjoy!
And just so this blog is somewhat fashion related, here's a photo from Nylon magazine.

War Kills Love
Love Beats War
Morning Phrase w/ Coffee Grinders-

By PMPope

When i was younger i tried to off myself. i was disgusted. i wish it were possible to start out with a more 'literary' slant. Professionals say 'You can only write what you know.' i wrote it into my skin with razor blades. A childish 'Fuck You!' to the World. George Jetson gets sucked into his electric treadmill screaming 'Jane, stop this crazy thing!' Like that. You gotta write what you know. I realize this could look kinda hippy-dippy. 'War Kills Love' but who cares? Right, sportstars? The trees came down to write this paper & a bedbug bit my scar..... That is... the Real Deal, Eugene O'Neill. War Kills Love because Love Stops War... Heard this story about a grove of oaks in the middle of a warzone.... Her soft sound carried in the wind @ sundown amid the mix of seagull songs, window washers, & exhaustive auto parades if someone had let her board the MUNI before they did. She would call them 'a gentleman' & say 'there aren't many like you anymore.' smiling demurely to hide her missing teeth...

Copyright © 2008 PMPope

Birthday Bangs

I cut my bangs today for a little fringe action. I'm still working out the length and eveness a little (I am certainly no professional, after all), but I'm really happy with my efforts so far. Next, I plan to go for some Betty Paige bangs like the bad boys in these photos. She is so divine!


Today is my birthday and it's snowing like crazy outside. I can't complain-- it's kind of cozy, but it did make picture-taking a little bit difficult. Actually, it made dressing appropriately kind of difficult, as well. This sweater is new from Express and I really like the high neck. I'm kind of weird about turtle necks because they rest against my neck and I kind of feel like I'm suffocating. This sweater, however, offers the warmth of a turtleneck without the constricting mileau that is typical of high neck sweaters. Along with my new sweater from Express, I also ordered two pair of leggings. I have avoided leggings up until now, despite the fact that I think they are so sexy.This is due to the lovehandle factor that seems inevitable with spandex leggings. I'm pretty happy I ended up ordering them and I plan on wearing them with a pair of neon green shoes that I just ordered from ebay.

The two pictures above are from my mead/brewery tour yesterday. The first one is a sunset picture of the Flatirons, and the second was the mirror in the bathroom at Golden City Brewery in Golden. It was probably the teeniest brewery I've ever been to (and I've been to a lot) and it was so kitchy. The owners live in the house attached and there's the coolest backyard with a chiminaya and lights. The beer wasn't half bad either.

While we're on the subject, I am creating my lust list for the Holiday Season:
1. Leather or faux leather motorcycle jacket
2. Faux fur jacket (we're talking wholly mammoth style, I want it to be a behemoth of a jacket).
3. High waist poof skirt (I'd like a grey one, but I'm not picky)
4. Floral dresses
5. Tights in hot pink, violet, red, and sky blue
6. Grey knit tights
7. Grey knee high socks (a la Kristin of BleachBlack)

Pants: Old Navy
Shirt: Michael Stars (from Anthropologie)
Sweater: Express
Shoes: Cole Haan
Blue Feather pins: Mezzo

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Snow Queen

Leon Redbone and Zoey Deschanel-Baby It's Cold Outside
Snow always puts a damper on an outfit. But since it's my birthday weekend and we're celebrating today, I didn't want to not look fabulous so I improvised on the outfit. Turns out, it's a really fun outfit to wear and it's warm and comfy. The lipstick that I am wearing reminds me of pink stalagtites that you find in caves. I normally don't wear it because I think it looks strange with my olive-y skin tone, but today with the cold weather, I felt it was appropriate that I have rose quartz lips. Today will be spent at a Meadery and various breweries in Boulder and then I will have a delightful Greek dinner.

Skirt: Anthropologie
Blouse: Pilfered from Mom's closet
Tank: The Limited
Belt: from another dress
Hat and mittens: Target
Wellies: Target
Coat: Ross
Necklace: SheShe (on Broadway in Denver)

Friday, November 28, 2008


Today was freezing and the wind was howling. It made picture-taking a bit dodgy. My sister took me to see Twilight for my birthday. As a literature major, I try not to admit to the fact that I've read the Twilight series (because it's a little embarassing) but I am secretly crazed about it. The movie did not disappoint and I'm dying to see it again.

Skirt: Old Navy
Tank: The Limited
Sweater: Victoria's Secret
Scarf: Ebay
Bag: Bo Bo Bags (from ebags)
Shoes: CAT boots (from overstock)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

Imogen Heap-Just for Now
Today is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. and we are anticipating snow in Colorado. I didn't want to be even remotely chilly, eventhough I will spend most of the day in my house, so I bundled up and wore one of my new favorite hats for the occassion.

Skirt: Michael Kors (Ross)
Top: James Perse
Camisole: Satin Camisole (lingerie shop in Fort Collins)
Scarf: Rebozo from Patzcuaro Mexico
Shoes: N.Y.L.A. (Nordstrom Rack)
Fur hat: Ebay
Rings: various

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Spy Girl

Royksopp-Remind Me
I'm all about the themed outfits this week. Today it's reconnessance (a word that I apparently do not know how to spell). I got the idea from my necklace, which is a Sherlock Holmes-esque magnifying glass with a finger print. Anyway, now I'm a 1950's style sidekick (I'm thinking with a French accent, perhaps) for the day.

Dress: Victoria's Secret
Cardigan: Kohl's
Belt: Lane Bryant
Shoes: Urban Original
Gloves: Plume (a boutique on Broadway)
Hat: Vintage (Ball Park Flea Market)
Necklace: Paraphernalia
Lipstick: MAC- Shhh

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Out of Africa

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss-Killing the Blues
This entire outfit is rooted in my bracelet: a bracelet that I received from a friend of mine who traveled to Kenya. Coincidentally (or not), she now lives in Togo and works with the Peace Corps. It's interesting how all of my friends buy me ethnic jewelry because they're all do-gooders who have adopted this chronic fashionista. Anyway, I loved it, but never thought I would wear it with an outfit. That's where this blog comes in. I walked by my bracelet sitting on the dresser on Sunday evening and thought "Africa!" I remembered that about two seasons ago, African prints were everywhere on the runways and I decided that this bracelet could definitely fit into my wardrobe. Unfortunately, I don't have much in the way of African inspired prints (something to work on, perhaps?), so this was the best I could do. Then, it was cold, unlike Africa, so I threw on a coat. Suddenly, the outfit was all muddled, but I'm still thinking that it's pretty cool.
P.S. This Nine West bag from Ross is rapidly becoming my favorite. It's bottomless, I swear!
P.P.S I have never read Out of Africa by Karen Blixen but this is solely because I want to read it in Danish (it's original language) and have yet to secure a copy in Danish.

Skirt: Fassina
Top: James Perse
Scarf: Ebay
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bag: Nine West (Ross)
Jacket: Paris Blues (Ross)
Bracelet: Gift from Kenya

Sunday, November 23, 2008


The Postal Service-Sleeping In
My lack of sleep is weighing on me significantly. Whenever I feel crummy, I try to dress up to lift my morale. It didn't work so spectacularly today, as I ended up curled up on the couch with an afghan, napping in my wannabe Chloe heels. Oh well. I still like the outfit.

Skirt: Vintage Amore
Top: Anthropologie (the brand is Splendid)
Scarf: Anthropologie
Bracelet: By the Beard of Zeus
Bag: Nordstrom Rack (the brand is HOBO)
Shoes: Urban Original


Ming & Ping-Beatiful Things
I went to a friend's birthday party last night after my sister had her housewarming party. I ended up staying out way too late and drinking a bit too much, so now I feel pretty awful. Anyway, this is the outfit that I wore yesterday evening.

Skirt and Tank: Old Navy
Jacket: Paris Blues (Ross)
Bag: Nine West (Ross)
Feather headband: Etsy
Necklace: Paraphernalia
Cuff: Antoinette Lee
Watch: Matara Design
Shoes: Alice + Olivia for Payless