7.4.09

It's (Not Quite) the End of the World as We Know It

It was a dark day yesterday, both figuratively (best friend saying goodbye at 5:30am and then disappearing into the night) and literally (when I next awoke I could not tell what time of night or day it might be, the sky was so dark and pouring rain...)

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Eventually though, the clouds thinned, I rolled out of bed at about 4:30pm (spring breeeak, woo?), and proceeded to try and make the best of things. Once I got some jams going on my R2D2 tape player (no, that's not a purse, I just WISH) things didn't seem quite so apocalyptic anymore.

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Added bonus, this blouse is covered in tiny little bow-ties! Definitely smile inducing.

It was three months since I last saw my bestie, and it'll be another three months till I see her, and my homeland, again. Not so bad, eh? After all, I've made it this far...

P.S. I just want to say thanks so much for all the sweet compliments concerning the general pleasing-ness of my blog that have been popping up in the comments lately. Y'all are too kind, and I absolutely promise to keep on keepin' it classy, just for you!

20 comments:

E.K. said...

Is that R2D2 original? My friend had one, but he gave to the lead singer of Far as a gift. I was bummed.

Rebecca said...

It's even better that it's a tape player!! - I sure hope you carry that thing on the street (on your shoulder, of course), "pumping up the jams" for everyone to hear.

Anonymous said...

where did you get your lovely belt? i've been looking for one just like that!

Ringo, have a banana! said...

I'm afraid to say I got it at a thrift store many moons ago...but here are a couple sorta like it I found on etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20903579

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22979769

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22851164

Missa said...

My dream (well, one of them ;) is to one day own a pair of jeans that fit me that perfectly. Your outfit is so cute!

dw said...

i agree with the above. and those pants couldn't ever be any better. ever.

pigeon.toed said...

i'll jump on the pants-loving bandwagon as well! those jeans are uh-mazing!

that tape deck is the cutest!

ohphilippa said...

can i just say i am in LOVE with these jeans. every outfit you wear featuring them is an instant hit in my book. they are the perfect fit, and i love how short they are, just skimming your ankle. what are they? they make your pins look lush

Lea said...

thank you :D
and you look great

Ringo, have a banana! said...

ohphilippa: They are actually an old pair of jeans from Banana Republic that I thrifted. They were originally boot cut, but I sewed them myself to be extremely skinny.

I have never, EVER found a brand new pair of jeans that fits me how I want--if they're skinny enough in the leg, they're way to small in the waist, and if they fit my hips, they're long and baggy in the legs. I've just given up and realized that the only way to get a pair of jeans the way I like them is to take matters into my own hands! It's actually relatively simple, if you have your own sewing machine that is (and mine is broken at the moment, unfortunately!)

angela said...

the bows make your already pretty blouse THAT much better.

and before your blog, i had never known about lula. low and behold, i ran into chapters (our version of barnes & noble) while picking up a birthday card and they actually had it in stock! so of course i picked up a copy :)

genevieve said...

hi, if you go on to fredflare.com they have a r2d2 backpack, not quite a handbag but pretty darn close...
just to let you know!

Ringo, have a banana! said...

angela: I'm honored to have been the one to get you hooked on Lula!

genevieve: Oh WHAT?? I will have to check that out immediately. Would it be too much to carry my r2d2 tape player in my r2d2 backpack?

genevieve said...

haha, it would be epic!

Lydia said...

You have me on the hunt for cute blouses...I never thought I would utter "cute" and "blouse" in the same sentence. Sigh. You rock my world.

liana said...

i love r2d2.
i love your blog.

:)

Sunset said...

That r2d2 tape player is waaay too sweet! And I just love your outfit, and your curves!

Hippie Frou Frou said...

great outfit, love the cut of those jeans!

jess S//hippiefroufrou

megan said...

I love your jeans!

megan / http://mallratcouture.blogspot.com

play said...

I really like your "bag" , you ve a great style.