|Dr. Martens 9663 in Black|
While I was enjoying my day off and running various errands, I decided that I wasn't going to get out of bed (at 5pm) and wander around in my go-to errand look: lazy grunge. Long story short, I dressed up like a punk rock Care Bear. Part of my PRCB ensemble included my first and favorite pair of black combat boots. They were total Doc knock-offs and I picked them up at Hot Topic when I was 5 years younger and 2 shoe sizes smaller, but I can't bring myself to part with them. When they pinch my toes, I grin and bear it and stomp around like a rock god. However, as with most knock-offs, they didn't hold up like their predecessors. Today was their final outing, the entire sole having finally removed itself beyond the repair of super glue. Moment of silence for my cheap shoes. Thank you. Buy me the real ones.
|Alexander Wang Water Resistant Nylon Faille Trench|
Unbeknownst to some, I have a soft spot in my heart for trenchcoats. They make me feel like a tired middle-aged Londoner circa-1960, making my way home from my job at the local paper to a tired family with tired complaints (so kind of like a sad, British Peter Parker sans superpowers). Why I like to feel this way, I don't know, but I do, and no one's trenches/jackets/anything give me that exact feeling the way Alexander Wang's do (totally a good thing).
|Timex Easy Reader watch|
After all, I'm not gunning for a steampunk look everyday, and I'm always in need of more knick-knacks to execute my “indie grandpa” looks. Truthfully, I'd never been much of a watch man for the longest time and since I got my first cellphone, I had pushed the idea of a wristwatch's usefulness from my mind. It wasn't until I was looking for the right accessory with some look one day, I don't remember what it was, urban dragon gentleman or something, and I decided to literally blow the dust off of an old watch that was hanging out in the back of my sock drawer. It'd been dead since I'd gotten it, but it pulled everything together and I felt like a real street dragon prince. However, as good as I looked, I need a watch that isn't quite so “dragon-y”.
|L'Eclat Solar System Chocolate Truffles|
I've really made no secret of my being slightly high-maintenance. It's super cool if you want to get me a bunch of flowers that I don't want and will end up putting in a Big Gulp cup on my kitchen table to justify your efforts or if you want to roll up at my front door covered in whipped cream because I totally want to be pleasured by someone that reeks of increasingly spoiling dairy, but if you want me to like you, like, really like you, love you like a love song, you have to give me the universe and then let me eat it.
30 minutes of scratching Bobby Raffin’s beard. If you’re not up-to-date on Bobby, you're missing out on some of my favorite facial hair in the internet fashion community. I'm proud to say that the next time I see bby Bobby, his beard will be long enough for me to braid. He's also my favorite Canadian next to Dean and Dan Caten.
BUT WAIT, BEFORE I SIGN OFF...
I made two "mixtapes" in the 2012 sense of a mixtape (a.k.a. a .rar file), each for a different kind of single-on-Valentine's-day listener. The "HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!" mixtape is for those of you out there who are feeling awesome on your own today and wanna rock out to some anthems about doing bad all by yourself while the "whatever valentines day" mixtape is for the ladies and gentlemen who just want to spend today lying on the floor drunk-singing Adele songs to their cat and crying. I've been there, bby, I know ur pain <333
1. WAVVES - King of the Beach
2. Avril Lavigne - What the Hell
3. Ke$ha - Take It Off (Billboard Remix)
4. Britney Spears - Outrageous
5. Porcelain Black - This Is What Rock n' Roll Looks Like
6. Dev - Bass Down Low
7. Beyonce - Best Thing I Never Had
8. Lily Allen - Smile
9. Best Coast - Happy
10. Sky Ferreira - Sex Rules
11. The Drums - Let's Go Surfing (The Ravonettes Remix)
12. Adam Lambert - Sure Fire Winners
13. Azealia Banks - 212
14. Willow Smith - Fireball
15. Dominique Young Unique - Show My Ass
16. Kreayshawn - Gucci Gucci (DJ Jimmy Martinez 'Memories' Fix)
17. Rihanna - Raining Men
18. Tame Impala - Solitude is Bliss
19. Tiger Love - Gio Gio
20. Nicki Minaj - Starships
1. Lana Del Rey - Dark Paradise
2. Adele - Someone Like You
3. Laura Marling - Night After Night
4. The Smiths - I Won't Share You
5. Sky Ferreira - Traces
6. The Pretty Reckless - Just Tonight
7. Nicola Roberts - Porcelain Heart
8. Ke$ha - The Harold Song
9. Natalia Kills - Broke
10. Marina & the Diamonds - Radioactive (Acoustic)
11. Amy Winehouse - Wake Up Alone
12. Bat for Lashes - Sad Eyes
13. Cut Copy - Need You Now
14. Demi Lovato - Skyscraper
15. Florence + the Machine - What the Water Gave Me
16. Jessie J - Nobody's Perfect
17. Katy Perry - Thinking of You
18. Best Coast - Boyfriend
19. David Guetta - Night of Your Life
20. Beyonce - Why Don't You Love Me
Included in each are my Valentine's Day greetings! Now everyone go out and have the best (or most 'whatever') Valentine's Day of your life!!!
Leave me a comment below and tell me if you would bring me flowers or cry on my floor xoxo