sparkle shirt

Can I be honest ?   The reason I haven’t posted all week is because of this:

I am officially Downton Abbey obsessed.   I heard so many friends rave about it over the last few years but had no idea what they were referring to.  I noticed Season 1 of Downton Abbey on Netflix and decided to watch a little bit of the first episode on Sunday night.   Next thing you know I’ve blown through Season 1, purchased Season 2 on iTunes and have been skimming through it to see what happens.   I’m hooked.

Onto sparkles!

Summertime for radio peeps is busy.  We’re out and about all the time and always try to wear station gear (gotta get that brand out.)   Anyway after 14 years of wearing pretty uniform t-shirts, I decided to add some sparkle into my summer gear.   While I love sparkling things, when it comes to clothing I don’t trust myself so I found a great website called Custom Couture.    Easiest thing ever and not as expensive as I thought it’d be.

Just go to the design room to create your own shirt.   Select the type of shirt, color, and get going:

You can add tons of sparkle, a little sparkle.  Images, text, really anything you can dream up.   Once completed shipping takes about a week.  I made 2 t-shirts.

This one (manfriend didn’t fold it after it was washed and it needs to be ironed, eek)

And this one:

The t-shirts are good quality, although I wish I gone a little smaller on the black shirt.   All in all it was a fun way to get my sparkle on.  I believe I spent about $25 on each shirt, a little more on the black one because there’s a lot of sparkle.   Yes, it’s more than I would normally spend on a shirt, but I’ll be wearing these shirts weekly, if not more, throughout the summer.

i’ve been distracted

So the lovely Krystal inspired me to update my little blog.  I love my corner of the web but I’ve just been distracted with work, family stuff, feeling chubby and scruffy.   So here’s what’s up.

I can explain the chubby part.  Snacks.  I really try hard to stay away from sweets but when I fail I fail hard.  I tried a bite of a Cadbury Cream Egg BAR that someone sent to the station.  Yes, a whole bar o’Cadbury Egg, that’s how they roll in the UK.   I’m pretty sure this bite sized piece had about 2,000 calories, and totally not vegan.   It was amazing.

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When the circus came through we checked it out from the nosebleed section at the TU.  Seriously if you ever want the best seat in the house, go upper level, it was awesome.

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I celebrated my birthday, so lucky!

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I discovered a crazy, yet functional moss purse.   The ultimate spring accessory. 20120518-232803.jpg

Of course I sparkled more stuff. Here’s some color blocked frames

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Made some delicious vegan meals.   Arugula, squash and mushrooms.   Awesome!

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Made a quick trip to the city.   Managed to find the beauty in cabs.

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Bought a rock bracelet, made me feel like Shera, Princess of Power.

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Discovered a delicious vegan snack.  Housed this

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Fit into an 8 year old t-shirt.  No really, that’s amazing that it still fits.  My metabolism was on warp speed 8 years ago.

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Enjoyed Mother’s Day with the cutest cake ever (I only had a taste.)

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Discovered some radio audio gems in my desk.  FLY92 from the early 90’s.  Listen here.

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Discovered my new favorite beer (and I hate beer) Shipyard Applehead (apple beer!!!_

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Frightened a Starbucks drive-thru peep with this crazy ass knot I got stuck in my hair while trying to rearrange my ponytail.   I know, I know, I shouldn’t be a lazy drive-thru user.

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Fell more in love with my orange mani.   Tangerine Tango may be my favorite color of the year yet!!

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Became more obsessed with this song.   Watch the video.  Love love love it.

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Rocked my 7th grade basketball jersey during dropoff.   I’m too sexy for real grown up clothes before 9:30am.

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Aand re-embarked on the summer spray tan.  The foot positions always remind me of a dance chart, now you’ll think of it to the next time you’re nekkid in a Mystic booth.

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The world’s most expensive shirt is also the most boring

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I suppose it’s only fair that the world’s most expensive shirt is for men, women usually get the “most expensive” shoes, dresses, makeup, etc.  

At first glance I don’t quite get the appeal of this insanely priced shirt but when you go through the stats…the $47,000 price tag starts to make sense.

The shirt is an Eton of Sweden shirt, custom made to commemorate their 80th anniversary.    The shirt is made from egyptian cotton, and is adorned with diamond studs and cufflinks.    Apparently even men have the need to scream “I’m making more money than you!” with their clothing.

Femalefirst writes that the world’s most expensive (and slightly boring looking) shirt will be auctioned off in the spring.  

Seriously, if you’re going to make a crazy shirt, throw some color in there, maybe some rubies….a white color shirt with diamonds is sooooo white collar boring.