14 August 2008

reasons to love humanity

Today. was. epic.

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I finally got Wendy's swap package, and it is awesome. I love you Wendy! I am so friggin excited to wear the skirts, and the necklace / possible belt is a welcome addition to my collection. I clink everywhere I go now, I love it.

wendy rocks

Wendy gave me:
  • Super awesome black leather pencil skirt. Can you say, badass?
  • Pouf skirt (seen next to my legs, the green/white/pink) she made herself for me
  • Awesome crinoline-ish long skirt I will wear as a dress
  • Shiny beady necklace
  • A smile
Here's a better picture of what she gave me.
I love you Wendy.

I also went to the Goodwill near my house. It was my first time going there in several years so I was curious if all they had were XXXXLLLL dresses and shirts like last time. Oh. But they DIDN'T.

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Perfect blazer. The most wicked color purple, amazing condition and zippers! I am a total and complete zipper whore. It fits like a charm. When I went to the blazer section and pulled out a bunch of blazers to try on, the old guy who was following me (I don't know..) was amazed I was going to buy so many. "You're going to buy ALL THOSE?!" "Uhm. Yeah...?" "Hahahaha. Have a goodddddd day." If it didn't sound so creepy I would have said something else... >_>

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Striped tank, I've needed one for ages but H&M is too much of a hassle to get to. I'm very happy I found this for $2. Black lace pencil skirt. I was looking for a black pencil skirt for my friend (I am the unofficial personal shopper of about 5 of my friends) but I'm keeping this one...

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I went to Another Man's to buy the dress and Meika gave it to me as a gift! I am so thankful / honored/ amazed at the kindness of the people I have met through the blog and this tops it. Thank you thank you thank you! I will cherish it always, and always, and always. So seriously guys, GO THERE OR I WILL BEAT YOU WITH LACE COVERED ARMS.

lol.

Mhm. I shop for my blog friends as well as my real life friends. Both mean a lot to me so I like to shower them with presents. This might make me seem like a good person, but 98% of the time I am a naggy clingy imposing ho, and will make everyone else do whatever I want them to do (as Abigail can vouch for).

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I bought this sailor jacket not to wear, but because it was just too cute to leave behind! I was thinking of Ms. Flying Saucers and other Vintage Queens of the Blogosphere.

I'll be putting it up on etsy but it you'd like it before hand just email me and we can work something out.

P.S When did Charlotte Russe actually get cool? I went in today and they had the sickest black zipper dresses a la Helmut Lang, an amazing black pouf skirt and a very cute plaid dress. I might actually go back and buy the dress instead of going vintage shopping later in the month... it was that fierce. I don't see any of the stuff I liked online though.. odd. But seriously, LOVE the zipper dress.

Today was a good day. I love people.

29 comments:

Amelia said...

Your day sounds absolutely amazing. Blogger swaps always sound really fun. Remind me to make friends with the people who own my vintage haunts, so that they will give me gifts, you lucky, lucky girl. I love the lace. I also really like the sailor jacket--all things nautical seem to appeal to me right now.

Wendy said...

Dude that purple zipper blazer is sick!

P.S.- I <3 Arabelle!

bewkworm said...

i am too jealous for words. a flock of pigions better shit on your head simaltaniously, or else life is not fair. you have the gravitational pull of jupiter when it comes to cool shit. i can only hope to a sattelite, like io or gandymede. life is so cruel...

copperoranges said...

oh! i love packages! i LOVE that sailor jacket. you scored some great finds.

Zest said...

oh wow, the swap package is so cool! Its such a good idea!

http://www.yellowzest.blogspot.com/
want to swap links?

Farren said...

teh purple blazer is DIVINEEE!

susie_bubble said...

Swap packages...what a wicked idea...

cause i am a girL said...

give the white sailor jacket or say goodbye to a duck! lol
it's super cute

Solia said...

I know what you mean about Charlotte Russe. Went there expecting to sneer at all the cheesy clothes and actually ended up picking up something too. =)

Cristina said...

so yeah, i'm pretty sure i hate you.
where do you find these things!?
my goodwill has a couple good things as i posted on my page, but yours is like ten times better.

Isabel said...

Umm, how is everything from Good will soooo amazing. I love thrifting, but it looks like you just came back from Topshop, gf!! Fantastic. And blogger swaps are sound cool too, thought I've never done one.

LEESH said...

love the purple blazuhhh-wendy is so rad!

RedHaybells said...

hi. im new 2 blogging & i just wanted 2 let u know that i added u. :D blogger swapping. sounds awesome. how do u find people do swap w/?

Laurel said...

BISH! YOU WIN. ALWAYS.
ARABELLE IS LIKE ON, UH, PERMA-WIN.

I love your thrifting experiences, they always make me want to go. You find the best stuff, and every time I go I feel like I forget to look for certain things. Tomorrow, Laurel's MO - Thrifting.

In response to that white tux jacket, I must concur with bewkworm - life is so cruel.

MUAH!

Ben said...

Our lesbian/gay polygamist supermarraige is over. No longer will I have to introduce myself as:" hi I'm ben, I'm involved in a cross-country polygamist supermarraige with a 12 year old online fashion icon and a 15 year old mentally ill half asian supervillain in training." I hate you for being so lucky, I can only wear the pants in this relationship, black LEATHUHH studded ones. Goodbye.

charlotte said...

new blog mode! kis

yiqin; said...

Wow, I am so jealous of the leather skirt & the purple blazer looks so good! Ahhh Charlotte Russe is actully having a 20% off their dresses online! :)

189m said...

that purple zipper blazer is gorgeous but where do you get those shoes? they are amaaazing!

WendyB said...

Those are some awesome jackets.

1234 said...

what a good day indeed! nice finds, im loving all the blazers you found!

Luxe. said...

That package is so cute and the purple blazer is an amazing find!

LaCouturier said...

i love love love the white blazer/sailor jacket!

please check out my blog! =)

Lady_V said...

lmfao at bewkworm's and ben's comments.

Nice finds.

(pssst do you watch anime/read manga or am I mistaking you for someone else?)

Arabelle said...

no, stephanie was indeed referring to me in her post. :)

keira antoia rose said...

hahaha Charlotte Russe has been cool like that for a while now. And haha the church camp thing made me laugh... I love your striped tank and purple blazer. I can't believe that it was thrifted it looks like it is in such good condition.

xoxo Isbella clarisse xoxo
www.tasteoffashionkar.blogspot.com

emsie said...

swap packages sounds like such a great idea. love the items.

cindiasaurus said...

did you find that white nautical jacket at a thrift store?! it's freaking amazing.

selinaoolala said...

i love the sailor jacket! gosh, i'm so predictable!! swap packaged is a great idea

Rach said...

I love lucky goodwill days! They are my favorite times ever. Perhaps that makes me a loser, but oh well!

You have great finds, especially the white and purple blazers :]