Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dear Alannah, Happy Birthday to You

Today is my BFF’s birthday.

Alannah and I

She is the yin to my yang, my soul sister, my girl. We met…10 years or so ago? We met online, which I think used to have a bit of a stigma to it, but I don’t think does anymore. We met on a Tori Amos* message board, where we bonded over a shared love of Geri Halliwell and The Spice Girls. She is always there for me, she is on my side even when I am wrong. She is beautiful inside and out. She is smart and kind and she has great taste in music. I love you, Alannah, and I hope this is a wonderful year for you. Happy Birthday.

March 24

So I wondered why there was such a big size difference in this and the other blouse I have from the line, but according to the pic online, it’s because I’m doing it wrong. It’s much more fitted on the model online, but to be honest, I don’t think I would have liked it at all if it were all fitted like that. So I’m glad I got it oversized.

March 24

These shoes were a gift from another dear friend I met on that very same Tori Amos message board. I am 99.9% positive she got them on sale at ASOS, though. Back in the day when we were both much more flush we used to trade random fashion gifts overseas, things the other girl didn’t have access to, just for fun once in a while. It was really fun and I hope I will someday be in a place where I can do things like that again.

March 24

I honestly could not figure out what it was they expected me to do bra-wise with this shirt, because no matter what I tried, the straps peeked out. I don’t think you can really see it in any of the pictures, but I decided if they were going to show, they might as well look good and I went with a leopard print.

March 24

I always feel a bit weird without a necklace, so I tried to compensate with serious earrings. They are delicate, but crazy long. I made them sometime last year after seeing a couple movie stars wearing crazy long shoulder dusting earrings. They are cool, but the drawback is they sort of flow with my hair, which means I sometimes yank my earring when I flip my hair. Which hurts. But I’ll deal with it, because I really like these.

So, Wendy has been discussing the whole Double Denim/ Head to toe denim thing over at her blog. I firmly stated it was not for me. But then she asked for contributions for a future blog entry about it and I decided to go for it. It may not work. I may end up in the “don’t” column but come Friday I am going to give it a try anyway. It’s a pretty big deal, really, because I have been anti double denim for as long as I can remember. Wish me luck.

*I have to say, that while I still love her older stuff, I have not bought anything she has put out in years. I followed her To Venus and Back, but after that I sort of got off the ride. She got a tad too crazy for me along the line somewhere.

Jacket, Forever XXI
Blouse, Liberty of London for Target (recent)
Denim leggings, Target
Heels, ASOS, gift
Gold link bracelet, gift
Gold filled bangle, Etsy
Earrings, self made
Bag, Nordstrom Rack


GFS said...

Love the whole look but I am love with those kick ass shoes!

Amblus said...

I second the love for the kick ass shoes! You look great head to toe, but the shoes are the best part.

Chelsea said...

awww what a sweet tribute post :) that message board was apparently perfect for you to find awesome friends! i love the idea of sending stuff to a friend overseas... must keep that in mind for the future. and those shoes are freaking KICK ASS! I love the color, the heel, the toe... amazing! And the top looks parfait! I think the Target model is the one who got it wrong :)

Chan @ Chanmeleon said...

You can tell you guys love each other in that picture. Happy birthday to your friend!

LOVING THOSE SHOES. That chunky heel is to die for.

Anonymous said...

that top is so flattering on you! Gorgeous shoulders. I'm a sucker for all things peacock, as well, so double thumbs up. The shoes are MEGA!

Friends, true friends, are so precious. Happy BDay to your bestie!

Anonymous said...

Have you ever tried something like Strap Perfect for keeping your bra straps from showing?

Cheesy infomercial, but I find they actually work and you can find them in most stores now.

Nana Erin said...


I am totally wearing a Starp Perfect!~ I use them ALL THE TIME. It just isn't enough. I think maybe a halter bra is what is required, but I am so not buying a new bra for one blouse right now!~

Jasie VanGesen said...

I adore the neckline of that shirt on you!

Intelligent Tool said...

I just bought that shirt! I got a small, but I wanted it to be more fitted so I think maybe the xs was the way to go. I wore it with a racer back bra. Worked nicely. Oh and I had mine tucked in (for work) with black pants and a lime green cardigan :) but I fully intend to wear it to my friend's bachelorette party this weekend + jeans & sans cardi.

Emily Kennedy said...

I met my husband online, and it's hysterical to tell older people, but younger people barely raise an eyebrow. Culture!

Franca said...

I feel your pain with the halterneck top and the bra. Sometimes I end up just wearing my bikini top!

EvaNadine said...

i have at least one top with that cut and i either make sure i layer over it so the straps arent an issue, or else i wear a strapless bra. i used to go the clear-strap route, but everyone knows youre wearing them, so whats the point? i do like the idea of wearing a strap with a purpose, though. ive done that once or twice...

careful being a fashion dont on friday -- last i heard, its Stay Fabulous or Get Slapped Friday!

Nana Erin said...

Ha Ha!~ Don't I know it, but you know what? Taking a risk IS Fabulous!~

EvaNadine said...

I have awarded you the Fabulous Sugar Doll Blogger Award!
See my post for details:

FutureLint said...

Love the top! Peacock feather = awesome! Cute earrings too - I love how long they are!

WendyB said...

Love the long earrings on you. Hope to see you in my Cleopatra earrings some day.

Kelly said...

That top is great! Very "you." Also, you have me craving long long earrings. You always have the best jewelry!

A said...

You so rock, that was incredibly sweet. I totes teared up. <3

That blouse is gorgeous and the colour is perfect on you. I really love it! Was it Gretchen who got you those shoes? I remember that! She sent me some hair stuff I couldn't get here and never let me pay her back. Ah, the forumz.


The Bagboy said...

Happy birthday Alannah!

For what it's worth, I think you should take more pics that show your tattoos. I think they really compliment how cool and original your style is.

Ana said...

I'm sorry I've been so slow to comment, but I'm glad you decided to keep blogging. I'm so sorry that things are so tough for you and Nathan, but I hope this blog can bring you a bit of joy and distance sometimes - we all need it.

About your wardrobe, I can honestly say I never feel like I'm seeing you wear the same things.

But, even if you were, I like reading your posts, not just the pictures :o)

Anonymous said...

I love the shoes! You are super cute. I love the words you have for your bestie. I have a soul sister and we met when we were 5, we are not in our 30's and still share everything. Cheers to soulful relationships. xo Mish

April said...

okay i freaking love your pumps


Nishant said...

! You look great head to toe, but the shoes are the best part.
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Sharon Lei said...

I'm in love with those shoes. Sigh. :)

xx Love & Aloha