Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Out of Print

It's no secret that I'm obsessed with all things literary. I've been a bookworm for as long as I can remember, and most nights I sleep in a worn out George Orwell 1984 t-shirt I stole from my brother. So naturally, I love the concept behind Out of Print Clothing. Each t-shirt is printed with a book title and "treated to feel soft and worn like a well-read book." Furthermore, for each t-shirt sold, a book is donated to a community in need.

I'll take the Catcher in the Rye one, please.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cotton From Blue to Green

I've been lustfully eyeing this denim jacket from Gap since it hit the website:

I want it. Badly. I already have a denim jacket (which I never wear) but I don't care. Its silvery buttons and classic shape pale in comparison to the exposed golden hardware and motorcycle silhouette of this particular Gap beauty. I could wear it with sweet floral dresses and combat boots, or even just with a white tee and jeans. Either way it would be glorious.

The Problem: There goes $69.50 I can't justify.

The Solution: Gap is involved with this awesome program called Cotton from Blue to Green. The gist is that you can bring an old pair of jeans into Gap stores until March 14th. Donated jeans will be converted into UltraTouch Natural Cotton Fiber Insulation, which will be given to communities that need them to assist with building efforts. In exchange for your donation, Gap will give you 30% off new denim purchases.

And $48.50 for a kick-ass jacket, along with knowing I helped communities in need; now that's something I can justify. The only obstacle is figuring out how/when I can actually get to Gap. Ah, the trials and tribulations of a college student.

For more information check out the Cotton From Blue to Green website.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


I've never been a girly girl.

Actually, that's a lie. When I was very young my favorite colors were pink and purple, I wore fancy dresses to the dinner table every night because my parents wouldn't allow me to wear them to school, and I wanted to be a princess when I grew up. So let's change that statement.

The last time I was a girly girl was about age 6.

Anyway, despite this fact, I always get an itch to wear florals after a few months of winter weather. Right now, I am eyeing the most sickeningly sweet floral dresses and feeling my resolve not to spend - and my wallet - dwindling. They are oh so pretty and I want them to be mine oh so badly! Also, the Liberty of London for Target bicycle? Floral high-tops? I've been good!

Here's my little ode to the coming of Spring, aka my greedy little wish list. Click for a bigger version!


Gorgeous, no? And reasonably priced as well!

Clockwise from the top left:
1. Floral corset dress. $59.50. Victoria's Secret Pink. This is kind of my dream summer outfit, not gonna lie.
2. Floral maxi dress. $39.99. I Heart Ronson at JC Penney. The smocking and zipper detail at the top really make the dress special.
4. Floral Bicycle by Liberty of London x Target. $199.00. Available March 14th at Target. I don't ride bikes, but I totally would if I owned this baby, if only because I would look amazing on it.

What do you think?