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a conversation with my immune system

17 Sep

The other day I decided that it was time to confront my immune system. After twenty something years of dealing with its shenanigans I’ve had enough. In my mind I was wearing this outfit because apparently in my mind it was a nineties sort of day and I am skinny enough to wear size 27 jeans from Free People.

Urban Outfitters Sparkle and Fade Cocoon Tee

Free People Slouch Patch Boyfriend Jean

Target Mossimo Sneakers

Here’s how the convo went down:

Me:
Hey Immune System.

Immune System:
Hey you.

Me:
Can I talk to you about something?

Immune System:
Sure. Hey, how’s that cold coming along?

Me:
Oh, swimmingly.

Immune System:
Haha, good one.

Me:
Why are you asking me? Shouldn’t you be all over this?

Immune System:
Well, I would, but there’s this crazy looking thing attacking your eyes and nose that I can’t seem to get rid of.

Me:
That’s ragweed pollen.

Immune System:
Mmm, no. I don’t think so.

Me:
It is. I promise. This happens every year. How have you not caught on to this?

Immune System:


Me:
What? What’s wrong?

Immune System:
I don’t like your tone.

Me:
Wha-? I- (sigh) I’m sorry.

Immune System:
That’s okay. You’re sick. You’re always short when you’re sick.

Me:
(eye rolling)

Immune System:
What did you want to talk about?

Me:
Okay. Well, you know we’ve had some good times.

Immune System:
Yeah?

Me:
Yeah, like remember when the girls at work were all puking their guts out for a week and I never felt so much as nauseated? You’re really amazing with the stomach flu.

Immune System:
Well. I do believe I’m blushing.

Me:
And what about when everyone had strep throat and you didn’t so much as blink an eye? That was super hero caliber right there.

Immune System:
Are you saying that I’m a super hero?

Me:
Well, I-

Immune System:
I’m so getting a cape. And a theme song!

Me:
Let’s not get off subject.

Immune System:
Underdog had the best theme song. Maybe we could just change the lyrics.

Me:
Yeah, that sounds… awesome. Listen, I have something to say that you won’t want to hear but I really feel like I just need to go ahead and say it.

Immune System:
I should probably have an alter ego with a snappier name. Like Mighty Mouse. Something with three syllables because it seems like most super heroes have three syllable names. Like Germ Slayer! Although Batman only has two syllables…

Me:
You’re not listening.

Immune System:
Sorry. No, I am. Go ahead.

Me:
Okay, look, as awesome as you are with stomach flues and strep throat I gotta tell you that when it comes to the common cold you’re not doing very well.

Immune System:

Me:
You’re not listening again.

Immune System:
Hmm? Sorry. I was thinking about schematics for a Germmobile.

Me:
That’s great. I’m trying to tell you something important and you keep zoning out. Just forget it!

Immune System:
No, okay, I’m sorry! Don’t walk away! Come back. I’ll listen, I swear.

Me:
Promise?

Immune System:
Yes. You have my undivided attention.

Me:
Okay. Here’s the thing. I’ve come to suspect that you suffer from paranoid schizophrenia.

Immune System:
Wait, what?! First you say I’m a super hero and then you accuse me of being a nutso?

Me:
I never said you were a super hero! We’re getting off subject again. Listen, you’re constantly attacking anything that looks “crazy” to you when really it’s just some stupid pollen or pet dander and then when something serious comes along, like this cold I’m currently being bowled over by, you’re too busy to do anything about it!

Immune System:
What are you talking about? Besides this supposed ragweed you said I shouldn’t be pursuing, which by the way I’m pretty sure is a made-up word, besides that what have I ever attacked that I shouldn’t and left you vulnerable? Name one thing!

Me:
Okay, how about juniper trees, sage brush, dog dander, cat dander, horse dander, any dander really, bermuda grass, mold, cigarette smoke-

Immune System:
Hey, cigarettes are bad for you!

Me:
Yeah, which is why I don’t smoke them. But if I get within fifty feet of someone who’s smoking you completely shut down my lungs.

Immune System:
I’m just trying to protect you!

Me:
I know. But this whole crusade against the outside world is really affecting my quality of life. So? What do you have to say for yourself?

Immune System:
Well… I guess every super hero has to have a fatal flaw…

Me:
Ugh. Never mind.

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Recession Blues

25 Aug

I can’t keep myself from complaining right now so I’m just going to post an outfit. That way you won’t have to listen to my “I’m obnoxiously poor-I hate my directionless life-why won’t anyone publish my writing” rant.

Also, because I’m so pissed about this recession and how we’re all paying for other people’s irresponsibility I decided to do an outfit that is super cheap despite how many pieces there are.

Outfit total cost = $65.50

DownEast Summer Breeze Skirt

I like this jacket in black but couldn’t get the url to post here. Also the website has a glitch where you select black but it shows you the green one which is why I suspect it’s on such a super sale.

Urban Outfitters 40's Jacket

Vanity Lace Up Oxford Shoe

Target Black Tee

Target Forever Berry Tights

My car was attacked by a tree, a new online clothing store, and my blog needs a new name

26 May

I haven’t said much about my move to the big O… Orem that is. Mostly the reason why I haven’t talked about it is because it was really boring and extremely stressful. Suffice it to say that after two months of applying for jobs all over northern Utah I finally landed a night watch position at a treatment facility for kids with behavioral problems. Basically I stay up all night and do checks every fifteen minutes to make sure that the girls are breathing. This means that all of my sleeping is done through the morning and into the afternoon. My roommates know this and are really nice about it and they don’t judge me for sleeping until four o’clock most days. So the other day when I woke up at nine o’clock to a pounding on my door and my roommate yelling “Did you get my text?” I truly thought I was still sleeping. I think I said something close to “Wagga wi – huh?” And Nicolle yelled back, “Your car is covered in tree branches and they keep breaking! Hurry and move it before something gets smashed!” I had no idea what she was talking about. All I knew was that she was frantic and my car was in peril. I jumped out of bed and caught site of something white and slushy falling from the sky. Yeah it was snow. In the last week of May. Blegh. Suddenly the broken tree branches made sense. So I threw on a coat and shoes and ran outside to see several inches of slush and my car virtually buried in frozen leaves and tree branches. The truly weird thing was that despite the fact that these trees lined the entire fence where I had parked they had only broken over my car and the truck that had parked several feet behind me. The rest of the street was totally clean. For some reason the trees decided that they hate cars. I have a very strong suspicion that they were trying in their own way to get revenge on us for global warming. That or the weather truly is conspiring against me and the only way I can survive is if I become a hermit in an underground bunker. Awesome.

Anywho, I couldn’t fall back to sleep after that so I decided to get online and start styling a new outfit. Whilst doing so I found a new clothing website called the Shabby Apple that has modest dresses that are reasonably priced and are actually fashion forward. I’m very excited about it! The name is kind of odd because apples can’t really be shabby but I kind of love it for that reason. It’s nonsensical but it has nice connotations. This week’s outfit has one of their dresses and I will definitely be featuring more of their dresses in my posts.

After perusing Shabby Apple’s website to my heart’s content I decided to google my blog for funzees and, sad day, it turns out that someone else is already using the name the Thrifty Fashionista! So I’ve decided that I need to change my blog name. The web address will remain the same but it is officially time for a new moniker. At first I was thinking the Latter Day Fashionista but then I thought that might be pigeon holing myself so now I’m thinking either Kat’s Fashion Nonsense or Fashion Martyrtard. If you don’t know what that means then click on the word and you will be taken to my post that gives a definition of it. What do you guys think? If you have a better idea then let me know. I’m open to suggestions.

Outfit total cost = $117.48

Shabby Apple La Tour Eiffel dress

Urban Outfitters Nautical Knot Belt

Target Merona Ballet Flats

Springy sprung its sprungy spring sprung spring

21 Apr

I’ve always thought of myself as not really being a pink person but that may be changing because everywhere I look there are pink blossoms on trees and it’s just about the most fantastic-gorgeous-spectabulous sight ever! I have decided that if I ever get married I’m going to have branches with tiny pink blossoms, white anemones and orange pompon dahlias in my bouquet/floral arrangements. And just so you know, if you steal my idea to have pale pink and orange as your wedding colors and it becomes a huge trend then it will make me very, very sad. 😦  Actually, JK. Just send me pictures and make sure everyone who compliments you on the gorgeousness of your wedding knows about my blog.

In other news, I got a Nixon watch! My awesome mother has apparently decided that I’m in desperate need of accessories because for Christmas she got me that oh-so-gorgeous jewelry (see Christmas Lovelies post) and then offered to buy a Nixon watch for my Easter present (just so long as I kept to the sales items. Yes, thriftiness runs in the fam). There is a watch I’ve been obsessing over since they came out with it and miracle of miracles, I found one heavily discounted! It came a few days ago and I am in mad, mad love. Here’s a pic:

Nixon Motif Watch

And that photo soooo does not do it justice. The purple is so rich it’s practically luminescent and the gold-like metal is really antiqued and the band is so big and textured that it looks like a gladiator cuff and hooray for run on sentences because I am obsessed with this watch! I almost got something more basic for everyday wear and I’m so super glad I didn’t. I keep it by my bed when I’m not wearing it so that when I wake up I can just roll over and check the time and marvel at the awesomeness of this watch. Thanks parents! Sometimes I dream about having enough money that I can buy this sort of thing whenever I want but that would take the specialness away, wouldn’t it? Maybe it’s okay to be poor. At least for now. 😉

As a celebration of my watch I have designed an outfit that would go with it very nicely. Also, it’s light and springy because it’s SPRING!!! Spring has sprung springy sprung sprung spring

Outfit total cost = $88

Free People Cannery Row dress

Target Skinny Bermudas

ModCloth Aegyptus Sandal

Thanksgiving

27 Nov

Thanksgiving is a time when we’re supposed to think about the things in our life that we’re thankful for but this is something that I try to do on a regular basis because I find that it helps to stave off my crazy. As a result of this frequent pondering of just how blessed my life is, my list of things I’m grateful for is extremely long. So for this post I’m just going to give you the highlights.

I’m grateful for my toothbrush, my pillow, my bed, pandora.com, my house and my car. I’m grateful for unexpected kindness, for friendly people, for the way the internet brings the people and things that I love together, for the fact that snow always melts and for the jolt of joy that a new pair of shoes always gives. I’m grateful for books and movies and tv shows that sweep me up and take me out of myself for awhile. I’m grateful for my country, my faith, and my education. And most especially, I’m grateful for my family. I’m grateful for them for a million reasons but here are just a few: I’m grateful for my family because they truly offer unconditional love, because we get each others sense of humor and laugh until our bodies hurt, because they would do anything for me and I would do anything for them, and because I know that no matter how bad things get I will always have them in my life.

Another thing I’m grateful for is the fact that tights have made a comeback, so here is an outfit with a beautiful pair of tights from Urban Outfitters. Also, I’ve been thinking a lot about layering skirts. Unfortunately the trend right now is for skirts and dresses to be crazy short and since that is neither pleasing to me aesthetically or in accordance with the doctrine of my religion I’ve come to the conclusion that layering skirts of different lengths would be a fantastic way of staying current and modest. Because I don’t have the time or money to make a whole array of layering skirts (like layering tees with cool trims and in different colors) I will just fantasize about it here on my blog. Because that’s what this blog is all about, right? My fashion fantasies? Which brings me to another thing I’m grateful for, this blog.

As I said before the tights are from urbanoutfitters.com, the skirt is forever21.com, the scallop trim fabric is from fabric.com, the vest is charlotterusse.com, the shirt is oldnavy.com, and the boots are target.com. Miraculously altogether the outfit only costs $96.76.

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?itemdescription=true&itemCount=10&startValue=11&selectedProductColor=&sortby=&id=17267055&parentid=W_ACC_TIGHTS&sortProperties=+subCategoryPosition,+product.marketingPriority,-product.startDate&navCount=6&navAction=poppushpush&color=&pushId=W_ACC_TIGHTS&popId=WOMENS_APPAREL&prepushId=

http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=btms_skirts&product_id=2064774393&Page=all

http://www.fabric.com/apparel-fashion-fabric-eyelet-fabric-scalloped-eyelet-fabric-scalloped-eyelet-fabric-navy-blue.aspx

http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3825789

http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=7526&vid=1&pid=686591&scid=686591132

http://www.target.com/Mossimo-Supply-Co-Osanna-Buckle/dp/B001VSFLQI/ref=br_1_24?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=1&searchView=grid5&searchNodeID=13848791&node=13848791&searchRank=pmrank&searchPage=2&searchSize=30&id=Mossimo%20Supply%20Co%20Osanna%20Buckle