Thursday, July 19, 2012

Add Some Sparkle

You know when you spot something fabulous but not sure whether you should buy it? Sometimes because it's too expensive or if you're not sure you can pull off the look.

I have had that for the past several months. I was doing my weekly browse on 36Boutiques when I came across this pair of heels. Glitter, platform, fabulous. Some of my favourite words.

As far as price goes, they were not expensive. And they're from G Couture. I've got a pair of heels from them so I know they'd be comfy and durable. But I wasn't sure if I could really rock this heels the way they deserved.

And then the shoe gods smiled down upon me. 36B is celebrating their birthday. With a sale. Ding! Ding! Ding! Jackpot.

Ignore the glam surroundings.

I placed my order last Tuesday and then on Thursday they arrived. Happiness is! I spent last night breaking them in, an absolute must for new heels. And today I debuted them.

This pose is why I'll never make it as a fashion blogger.
 Oh so shiny and fabulous.

Ex-Oh! Ex-Oh!

Ps. The 36Boutiques Birthday Sale is still on if you want to treat yourself. Or myself :)

The Internet is Hilarious

Of course we all know the interwebs are funny. They keep me out of work daily ;)
But did you know it could be this damn humourous. And it's all thanks to the Skinny Gossip that I'm ROTFL.

 This blog was originally started as a gossip site with a "snarky counter-view to a culture that glorifies excess consumption" according to its owner. So basically she (I'm guessing it's a girl) wanted to provide satire on a subject that is touchy. This would have worked if the site wasn't so shamelessly Pro-Ana, in my opinion anyway.

The blog post that has peeps up in arms - and me dying of laughter - is the one concerning Kate Upton. Want to know what the SG thinks of her? She's fat, y'all. And that's why I giggled.

"She looks thick, vulgar, almost pornographic – and she is a solid 30 lbs too heavy for this outfit.""

"Huge thighs, NO waist, big fat floppy boobs, terrible body definition – she looks like a squishy brick. Is this what American women are “striving” for now? The lazy, lardy look?"

Look at this "fat ass"! Are you kidding me?!

I'm not trying to be a douche here but when you have forums like "Starving Tips of The Day" and headlines such as "Britney Spears Chunks Out Again" and "Barbara Palvin Has Gained Weight" I start to wonder if you are providing social commentary or just being a troll. I have read the posts listed above but haven't read the entire site. The forum above is currently closed because the owner wants to review, edit and possibly rename it. So I cannot say that I know all of what's going on in there. The problem to me is that instead of providing satire and snark alĂ  Dlisted or The Supercial, it comes across as vitirol.

The owner has updated the blog to say it will be changing. And that she too suffered with food issues. As someone who constantly has weight issues and a food obsession, I can understand why she prefers to attack rather than jest. It's easier that way.

If she does continue with her blog, I just hope that there's no more of this nonsense and she actually puts the inspiration into thinspiration.

OKAY, rant over.

Ex-Oh! Ex-Oh!

Images from here, here and here.