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Jessica Quirk, wears stuff, wants people to know she wears the same things over and over because she is super real. Saying “Yea, I wore the dress last week and I like it, so I’m wearing it again!” she then proceeded to rant about how blogland kind of sucks nowdays.
I’ve been a little disenchanted with the blogging world lately with all of it’s perfection. The outfits have become astronimically expensive and disposable. I don’t have the budget or desire to wear things once. Sure, I have a dozen designer pieces I’ve invested in, but I’ll wear the same $25 dress on repeat too.
That’s right – Messica owns tons of designer stuff, ok? All those other bloggers wear free designer stuff like Messica used to, but not Ms. Quirk. She no longer has the money for care/of Oscar de la Renta. She’s keeping it real now because she’s starring in her “own little real reality show”. Too bad nobody’s tuning in anymore.
Yes folks, now you too can participate in traditional “gypsy” culture by wearing a “bindi”. Wait. What?
Rachel Parcell, of the money tree Parcells, finally posted the details of her baby shower. It’s about as low key and tasteful as you’d expect from someone who thinks the ideal office space involves animal print rugs and pink high heels. Wearing her usual light touch of makeup and practical shoes, Rachel swept into the intimate gathering and began posing for the hired photographer.
The shower had about 9 gorillion acres of flower arrangements (pink and white peonies and roses of course), custom invitations, and a three course catered meal with a ‘gourmet’ bakery providing the requisite macarons.
Kim Kardashamormon held this baby bump blowout at her palatial Middlanowhere, UT estate, filling the grand ballroom with rented tables, chairs, and linens. After putting away the gold, frankincense, and myrrh presented to her by her shower guests she tried to find something to do with all the flowers, settling on Bathroom and Purse Bouquets as the answer.
For some reason this week felt way longer than it was – I feel like I haven’t posted in a month. You hamcats may or may not care, but my life lately is mostly a lot of dentist visits (hooray for insurance finally kicking in!) and then working 16 hour days to make up the days off. Between that and fitting in all the drinking the past three weeks have been something of a blur. But here are a few quick LOL WUTs for you to discuss. And it’s an open post – so bring up anything I missed in the comments if you’d like to front page discuss it.
Freelee the banana digestion machine is apparently in a legal war with another blogger/vlogger. I’m not 100% on what’s going on there other than apparently Freelee claims the Bikini Body chick is harming people with her diet ideas? I’m sure some of you Aussie hams can fill everyone in because I probably got that wrong.
The Disney Social Media Mom Celebration is underway and some moms want to tell those of you left out how to react. I lolsnorted pretty hard over the self-righteousness and superiority of this, but apparently it’s a big big deal for the Z list mommy bloggers.
Jordan Reid, of shillshackle sham ‘fame’, is moving to San Francisco Or Somewhere Around There. Evidently she’s finding the housing costs a total shocker, I assume because she doesn’t know how to use The Google, because everyone knows SF is more expensive than friggin NYC since it’s the ‘in’ place to live right now. Despite the fact that she is having zero luck finding the home she feels entitled to, she is explaining why she has to buy the home she wants.
And finally a source tells me that GOMI was a hot topic at the Texas Style Council. Saying bloggers were “acting like it was some badge of honor NOT to read the GOMI comments” the source went on to conclude “bloggers want to be celebrities yet don’t want any of the things that come with being a celebrity”. Well we know that, don’t we hams?!
So TGIF and YOLO hamflaps. Catch my pork filled buttocks on the gram! I’m about to start drinking so I’ll probably post my phone number there at some point. Or my feet. Or my cats. You really never know what will happen when I have a crap week ended with booze.
over the last year or so i’ve been on a bit of a personal odyssey to really examine the way i spend my money and why…earlier last year i made the quiet decision not to shop at forever 21 anymore…for the most part i’ve stuck to it, and i’m really pretty proud of myself for it. because as much of a thrill as a good cheap forever 21 score is, for me it’s a short-lived thrill, and ethically, it’s not something i’m proud of.
So when she kicked off Fashion Week with a post called “What You Should Be Buying At Forever 21 Right Now” – filled to the brim with affiliate links for the fast fashion retailer’s wares – a few people wanted to know what happened to her big ethical stance. To which Bratalie responded:
you know, i don’t do it in good conscience. i think about it, i worry about it, every time i do one of these posts, it weighs on me. i know this is me taking the easy way out over here, but i’m hoping that these posts are fun to read, that maybe you can get style ideas from it, and that, in the end, readers will make their own call about what they will and won’t support with their money, and how you can make the biggest impact in making our world a better place for our kids. i try to showcase as many opportunities for that as i can. maybe those posts can be the ethical fashion equivalent of a carbon offset, because heavens knows NONE of us are perfect…
Bratalie went radio silence when another reader asked “If you don’t do it in good conscience, why do it?” As if she didn’t know – for pageclick$$$$ baby! I have to wonder what Ratty will do now that Pinterest is banning affiliate links? Her blog might just turn into one big bitly bait to make up for it!