11.10.2011

Fun With Feathers








 Fake (no way does this thing deserve the term "faux") Fur Coat- Vintage (early 90s) Guess, "The Who" T-Shirt- Vintage, Belt- No idea, but who cares, Stripey Pants- F21, Beaded Necklace- Made by Youngest Brother Griffen when he was a child. Yes, "Little Rattler" is scrawled on it in marker.

 I had no plans for the above jacket beyond Halloween, but have slowly realized it looks awesome in any/every situation. Thanks, person who designed Guess jackets in the early '90s, for providing me with the opportunity to look a bit like the Cookie Monster, and a bit like a streetwalker. 
But for once, clothing and clothing-related issues are not the first thing on my mind. I have become utterly obsessed with interior design, as my endless house search ended a couple weeks ago. "Ended" is a rather small word, really. I now reside in the silliest, most wonderful, funhouse to ever grace the DFW Metroplex. Example: the foyer is a SOLARIUM. And there are so many secret closets that I'm still finding them. And each bathroom has a theme (paisley bathroom, glass bathroom ((sexyyy)), completely red bathroom, etc), and I know you'll want to punch me if I say "and" again, but grammar flies out the window when I start blathering about this place. It was built in the '30s, makes me feel like Eloise, and is imbued with a sense of magic I can't really explain. It's a blissfully happy version of the haunted dance school in Suspiria (my favorite Dario Argento film). Bleghh, I will just post photos once we've decorated. I can't explain it with my clumsy words. 
HOWEVER- there is one problem. I have huge ideas and a small budget. Advice, please! I imagine most of you are good at this kind of thing, so any genius decorating tips are beyond appreciated. 

P.S.- I just realized you probably assume the above photos were taken in our new place, but that would be The Famous Ethan Ivey Shaw's old bedroom. I'm sure he's already painted something like that uh, mural/quotable quote on his dorm wall. Ethan, if you're reading this: I can't wait to see you on Thanksgiving. I'll bring a pile of books for you, my literary little brother. 

P.P.S.- Sorry that last part veered into private phone call/message territory. I'm a bit emotional due to the sudden and toosadtoreallytalkaboutsonodetails loss of my kitty, General Sherman. He ran away, but my parents have been working so hard to get him back that I can't help but think this is a temporary parting.  HAPPY THOUGHTS NOW. FEATHERS! 

EDIT: Hopefully all of you amazingly wonderful people understand that I have been terrible at returning comments because my life is in such a transitional state. Your kind words mean so much to me. 

ALSO. Just wanted to bring your attention to a fellow Dallasite who recently started a blog (streetstyledallas.blogspot.com). This girl is LEGIT. Beautiful, stylish as hell, and quite adept at making Dallas look cooler than it actually is. So go check out her blog and follow it!

66 comments:

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  2. your kitty WILL come back. mine got loose once for 3 days like a week before I was moving. I really thought I wouldn't ever see him again since I was moving. but he totally came back. & YOURS WILL TOO.

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  3. Good for you, I have one bathroom with no window and the fan is broken. Enjoy allllllllll of yours. Budget wise: thrift/fleamarket...duh...
    Cats HATE moving. Ours wedged itself in the inch space between the car seat and door and howled the whole ride there.

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  4. Oh well wishes on the kitty and CONGRATS on the stellar new place! Sounds awesome! I love the great jacket (and your description of said jacket) too!

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  5. Did Sherman come back? I hope he will be safe at home soon :)

    That's a cool jacket! and i usually HATE guess.

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  6. That coat is AWESOME! Totally cookie monster, haha
    and oh no!! I hope GS comes back soon :(
    YAYY for a new place though, that's so exciting :)
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  7. your cookie monster coat is pretty rad. Congrats on the new place. Looking forward to seeing pics once its decorated. I visit http://www.houzz.com/ often for design ideas.

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  8. man, where do i start? that coat is killer!! should you ever choose to get rid of it (why would you??) PLEASE let me know as I would love to take it off your hands. Still can't get over how awesome you look with that haircut! And congrats on the house, can't wait to see it, it sounds amazing! But jeez, how many bathrooms do you have?? At least 3? I'm sure you'll do a rad job decorating, of course. As for where to buy- goodwill, thrift stores etc, but my faves hand down are EBAY and ETSY! Great prices, unique finds, endless inspiration! Try etsy first. I'm addicted to that place!

    Sorry about your kitty, I'm sure he'll make his way back soon! :)

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  9. Kitties have a way of coming home. These photos bring me great joy, Ms. Margaret!

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  10. That jacket. It's amazing. You cracked me up with the Cookie Monster/streetwalker thing. It's so perfect! You look adorable playing with those feathers! I hope you post pictures of your house soon! It sounds ridiculously awesome. And I hope General Sherman is found! Poor guy! D: Let us know if you find him!

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  11. Thanks so much for the mention!! I am just grateful I was able to capture your amazing look for the blog! Love your sense of humor, style, and blog -- keep up the great work! -Jaffrene

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  12. AHHHHHH Margaret, your awesome comment almost made me wee my knickers with excitement! I actually sent you an email before I did the feature asking if it was OK but then I was like stuff it ama just do it anyways since I pure love you so much. Seriously, I've been stalking Fashion Litter for YONKS but I'm crap at commenting and slightly shy/aware that once I start I might get so obsessed I wouldn't stop.

    I'm dead sorry to hear about your recent dramz, sometimes life is shitty but sometimes it goes the other way too. I'm sure that's from True Romance or something...

    Anyway, yes, congrats on your new place AND on thrifting that amazeballs blue furry jacket - what a find! I think you're rad and your style is amazing and I basically wanna be best pals.

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  40. Whoah that coat is awesome. The same thing happeneded to me! I stole my brothers Halloween costume and now I wear it on a regular basis! It's a poncho. He was a cowboy for Halloween. You look really cool, though, I'm loving the short blond hair.

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