I’ve been searching for a way to carry around my iPad without looking like a complete tool, and I think I’ve finally found a solution that’s both practical and freaking adorable: the iPad Clutch from Happy Owl Studio.

Looks like a cute little purse, right? BUT THEN:
the iPad Clutch, open

iPad Clutch, half closed

*Happy Owl Studio is not in any way sponsoring this post. Although if they wanted to send me swag, I certainly wouldn’t turn it down. Hint.

splitting hairs

from the sideSo-o, I got my hair cut. All of them, in fact. Which is always a little nerve-wracking, especially since a) I’m a control freak and b) I go to the cheapest haircutting place in town. I know, right? But up until recently I’ve had really good luck there. It’s just the last few haircuts that have been somewhat, er, lacking. For example, I went in today saying I wanted a chunky A-line bob, and got…this weird gamine cut, instead.

Whatev. It’s cute, even if it isn’t what I wanted. Also (and you can’t see this in the photo) it’s still blue, which is happy-making. It’s fading in an entertaining way, and the bleachy bits mean that I can add fun colors without having to do any real work, and isn’t that what everyone wants from their hair?

one down, to go

COVERCHARGE_LGGot a super cute pair of Aerosoles on clearance at Macy’s. I love Macy’s clearance sales because things are marked down so much it’s just ridiculous. Seriously, where else can you find the 40% off rack with an additional 50% markdown? (I am a sucker for a good sale.)

These particular shoes are a teensy bit big (which, I know, shouldn’t even be possible given the massive size of my foot-planks) but once I add some insoles or whatever they should be fine. Also, they’re red. I love red shoes. I wonder if they’d make me look whorish paired with a kicky little plaid skirt?

it’s a walk-off

After the 1,257th* consecutive day wearing jeans and a tee shirt, I started to think that maybe I could use some fashion advice. I used to be cute. Seriously! I had what they call “style,” which mostly means I wore a lot of black and had too many shoes.

my slightly more fashionable days(That’s me, circa 2003. Eagle-eyed viewers will note that my hair is remarkably similar now. Red stripe FTW!) I’ve been sort of at a loss lately as far as fashion is concerned. Not enough energy to go goth (plus, let’s face it, do I really want to perpetuate the Chubby Goth Girl stereotype?), too much belly fat to be hip, too old to be trendy. What’s a girl to do?

Then I started reading fashion blogs like the inimitable Some Girls Wander (which, like every other blog I come across at random, is by someone in Portland) and I realized that what it really comes down to is cute shoes and ruffles. Once you’ve got the cute shoes and the ruffles, it’s all good.

So! I’m going to start a) haunting consignment shops, b) combing sale pages and sites like 6pm and DSW (oh, let’s be honest, I was doing that already) and c) learning to use my sewing machine. At some point this has to equal cute outfits, yes?

Not going to ditch the jeans and tee shirts, though. I’m still made of me, you know.

*All numbers are approximate. And by “approximate” I mean “completely made up.”