In case I need to remind you, my nail polish addiction is out-of-control. My current obsession: Glow Up Already. You can wear it by itself (like I did in the picture) or use it as a top coat to add some bling to your color.
When I was younger, I was OBSESSED with band-aids! I didn’t like to wear much, but apparently I LOVED putting band-aids all over myself, even when I didn’t need them. To be totally honest, I still love them and sometimes look for an excuse to wear them. I mean why wouldn’t you want to sport a hot pink Hello Kitty Band-Aid?
Naturally, I was uber excited to see these brilliant Cynthia Rowley Band-Aids. By now, I’m pretty sure you know how I feel about glitter/sequins!
So freaking awesome. I want. Plus, a dollar from the sale of each box goes to Design Ignites Change, which is an organization that partners with students in design and architecture projects, which address social issues in their local communities.
They are limited edition, MUST BUY NOW!
When I was in high school we used to go to Rite Aid and buy these super cheap canvas slip ons. They were awesome because they only cost $6! Also the canvas allows for customization, you can decorate them however you want. The only problem is they have crappy support. And for someone with high arches, like me, that can be a problem!
Well, about two years ago I discovered something similar only way better: TOMS! Only these are so much better for three reasons:
1. They are sooo comfy! They have great insoles which offer mega support.
2. They come in so many great colors and patterns like: classic red, gold glitter, purple and burgundy stripes, and whatever this color burst thing is! They also have vegan ones (if you’re a better vegan than I)!
3. When you buy a pair, they donate a pair to a child in need! It’s so cool! I know they are a little more expensive that $12, but super worth it!
Also, they just made these amazing wedges! Ahh I can’t wait to get my hands on a pair!
So what are you waiting for? Give while you get, and buy some TOMS now!
P.S. If they get to dirty or start to smell you can hand wash them with some laundry detergent and they are almost as good as new!
So there is this thing in Seattle that happens every November called The Glitter Sale. The glitter sale is a two-day event held by one of Seattle’s Goodwill stores. Every year they store all of the formal wear that gets donated and then they have a two-day sale. All of the proceeds go to their job training program.
This famous two-day sale features racks, rows and cases of glitzy and glamorous Goodwill bargains, all in one place. Quality merchandise is collected year-round for the big sale, including gowns, men’s formalwear, jewelry, shoes, purses and much more.
I learned about the Glitter Sale during my brief residence in Seattle in the fall of 2006. Now, it has become a tradition for me to visit Seattle every year during the sale. Last year 2009 was my fourth time going. I even brought my neighbors Megan (photographer and managing editor of OBB) and Aaron (sound engineer and shark attack victim!) It is my tradition to buy a sequin dress at the glitter sale every year, to wear on New Year’s Eve of that year.
Some of our fabulous finds:
I found a brown suede jacket featured on the Glitter Sale blog. It has a fur lined collar and sleeves. It is very Penny Lane-esque. I’m not going to lie I kind of feel like a badass in it. A homeless woman even stopped me on the street to tell me how “ill” I looked.
There is even a great men’s section. One year (2007) Shea got this amazing Christian Dior Tuxedo Jacket for something ridiculously cheap like $30.
As previously mentioned, Aaron got an entire suit including a jacket, pants, and a white button down shirt for $60!
This last year Pemco Northwest even wrote about me on their blog!
“Those two weren’t the only Glitter Sale veterans in attendance. Courtney, a California native, has made the Glitter Sale a part of her holiday shopping for four years now. She plans her trips to the Northwest to coincide with the Glitter Sale because there’s no other event that combines shopping and giving in such a fun and stylish way. Courtney was in search of some jewelry and accessories to complement the mink fur coat she found at last year’s sale”.
I found this dress in 2007. It was a hand-beaded light pink cocktail dress. It even had shoulder pads! I wore it on New Year’s Eve 2007.
This is a hand made, vintage, strapless dress that Megan found. Sure, she doesn’t have an event to wear it to but it fit her like a glove!