Monday, July 25, 2011

Can't Wait

To keep with that horror-lovin' theme my blog is SUPPOSED to have, here is a brief list of the scary movies I'm dying (bleah, PUN) to see.  Some are out on video, and some are still in the works:

YellowBrickRoad - out on video, but I don't know if my local Red Box carries it.
Prometheus - Michael Fassbender + Alien back story = AWESOME.  Out in 2012.
The Woman in Black - ghost story with Daniel Radcliff?  Sign me UP.  Out in 2012.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - I *heart* Guillermo Del Toro's work, and Katie Holmes is surprisingly good in this genre.  Out this summer (squee!!!!)
Pandorum - I know my local Red Box has this, I just need to find the time to watch it.
Wake Wood - this already was in theaters, but I don't know if it came out in the US.  Video, perhaps?
Apollo 18 - GAH, the release date was postponed!  I hope that means this flick doesn't suck.  Out this fall, I hope.

Are there any horror flicks you want to see?  Any recommendations for this horror fan?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Yet Another Question For The Masses

Well.  A question for the one or two of you who drop by ;)

There has been much talk in throughout the history of fashion bloggers about the influence of movies on their personal style.  We all have movies that encourage us to dress in a certain way or try out certain fashions. 

My personal style movies are:
Breakfast at Tiffany's (natch)
Heathers (hey, it was the 80's!)
Clueless (hey, it was the 90's!)
Coyote Ugly (yeah... there's no excuse for that one)

I also have been influenced by movies in my costuming - Dangerous Beauty, Elizabeth, Room With A View, OUT OF AFRICA OHMYGAHFOREVERYTHINGALLTHETIME....  Ehem.  Sorry.  Really love that movie, though.  SO MUCH PRETTY!!!!!  *stops that*

However, has a horror movie every influenced your fashion?  I wracked my brains to figure out some scary flick that made me want to style myself like the hapless heroine.  And here's what I came up with:

The remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  I liked Jessica Biel's jeans.
Mia Farrow's hair in Rosemary's Baby.
All the women's cool 60's styles in Psycho.

And that's about it.  What say you?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Too Hawt For Cute

The last few days in MN have been ungodly hot and humid.  Like, 81% humidity.  That's FLORIDA conditions, my peeps, and we are not built for it in the land of ice and snow.  However, before our weather went all sideways, I got one last cute outfit in:

 Note my wackadoo hair.  This shot was taken after I had been in the rain for a few hours.  Lovely, cool rain.  Granted, at the time, I was less than thrilled about the weather:

Stupid me.  If I had known what the weather gods had in store for our fair state, I would have embraced the 75 degree rain with both damp arms.  Live and learn, I guess.

Rainy Day Gear:
Black boatneck top, hand-me-down from my bestie, Laura
Black and white patterned stretchy skirt, The Gap from 5 years ago
Black wedges, Michael Michael Kors by way of Savers ($7!!!)
Silver and pearl chain necklace, Savers

The shoes are really the big draw for this outfit.  So cute!  So CHEAP!  So uncomfortable after a few hours... ah well.  You can't have everything!

Yeah, I need a pedicure in the WORST WAY.  Bleah!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Question for the Masses

I am not the most tech-savvy blogger in the world.  So bear with me on this one...

How do you leave a comment on a blog with Disquis?  Several of my favorite fashion bloggers have Disquis (sp?), and after about 10 minutes of trying to leaving one comment, I give up and move on.

Please, if you know how to do it, let me know!  Thank you, oh wise peeps :)

Casual Wednesdays

Wednesdays are often my day off during a seven-day period.  I teach a lot on the weekends, I have office meetings Mondays and Fridays, and I'm on TV Tuesdays and Thursdays.  So Wednesday is my day to play.  Or rather, do an assload of chores.  Whatever.

Wednesday is also my day to wear whatever the heck I want.  And this Wednesday, I wanted to wear the following:

My under-utilized, army-green tunic.  Under-utilized because it wrinkles a ton and it's snug around my booty.  Also, according the photo above, it makes my legs look stumpy.  Maybe it's the camera angle...

That's better.  I may look like a dork, but at least I'm not all Stumpy McGee.  I'm also basking in the sunshine in this photo.  I should have basked more - it's been raining since Thursday morning.  *sigh*

Note the footwear.  These shoes used to be my go-to summer sandal, until I had a realization.  They make my flat, duck-like feet look even more flat and duck-like.  I should be paddling around in a pond somewhere.  However.  Look at the shiny!  Silver leather sandals can flatten my feet any day.

Keeping It Casual:
Army-green tunic shirt, Filene's Basement in Chicago ($15!)
Blue and white patterned tank top, hand-me-down from my bestie Heather
Cut-off jeans, Saver's cut off by me
Silver leather sandals, Target (2008?)

Monday, July 11, 2011

It's All About The Props

As I've mentioned before, I love costuming.  Love, love, love it.  And the best part about the wearing o'costumes?  The props.  If for no other reason, they give you something to do with your hands.  Idle hands are the devil's playthings...

I could totally bean the devil - or drunk, obnoxious Ren Festers - on the head with this thing.  It's my new walking cane.  You might see a curtain rod/finial, but trust me:

Once I create a handle/grip by wrapping the top part of the rod in leather, this baby will be ready to roll.  Or walk, as the case may be.  I just wish I could find a shoe-shaped finial.  How cute would that be?  And so appropriate for a walking cane.

Do you like props?  Accessories?  Are they YOUR favorite part of getting dressed or dressed up?  And, why aren't walking canes more popular?  These are the questions that keep me up from my nap...

It's Like I'm Gandalf:
Walking cane/curtain rod - Joann Fabric, clearance for just $3.50
Black cardigan - Marshall's
Plaid dress - Saver's
Black sandals - c/o Famous Footwear (my first and only wearable freebie)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

It's A Sickness

Hi, my name is Erin and I'm addicted to buying dresses ("Hi, Erin").  Seriously, dudes, I can't stop buying cute little dresses.  And if they're under $15?  SOLD.  Like this one:

No, that's not a blouse tucked into a skirt, it's all one piece.  I LOVE that fact it looks like a tucked-in shirt.  I NEVER tuck in my shirt, as I am extremely short-waisted and tucked in stuff looks awful on me.  But this?  This is ready-made.  All I have to do is pop it on over my head and blammo!  Instant outfit.

Throw in the fact it cost $12 and is washable?  Sold and sold.  It even has POCKETS.  I love this dress so much, I may ask it to the Prom.  If I were in high school.  And if it were Eric Olson, the boy I crushed on from 6th grade to Senior year.  Moving on.

The other think I love about this dress?  It is sooooooo Kendi Everyday.  Check it out, sans cardigan:

Can't you see Kendi rocking this dress?  Maybe she already has... if so?  Kendi, I am so not trying to bogart your style.*  Honest.

The "Erin On Occasion" Outfit:
3/4 sleeve cardigan, Forever 21 from ages ago
Black dress, The Gap - final sale
Shoes, Aerosoles from ARC Value Village
Beaded necklace, handmade by a friend

*And please.  I know.  Like I'm even 1/3 as cute as Kendi.  That girl is GORGEOUS, for true.