Saturday, October 22, 2016

Nasty Woman Compendium

The first "nasty" design I saw on Twitter the night of the last debate. Sold here. I'd love it if there were stickers too.

This is by no means a conprehensive list. There are a lot of star-spangled options out there. This shop has two versions of "Nasty Woman/ Bad Hombres" buttons in addition to a "Don't Grab my Pu**y" button in the style of the Gadsen flag. Danny Brito's shop has tons of cute buttons and enamel pins in addition to a cute retro rendition of "Nasty Woman/ Bad Hombre" campaign buttons. Many of the shirts listed here are offered by companies that also make mugs, tote bags, and cellphone cases. I was really hoping to see some more Janet Jackson themed merchandise, but I guess I'll just have to get my Janet fix through her music. (I hope she's invited to the inauguration even if she's not able to perform). 

No Proceeds Shared:

Sold here.

There are multiple styles of this shirt sold here.

Sold here.

Sold here.

I like the script used here.

Sold here.

This Etsy shop also sells the "Feminist with a To-do List" enamel pin and notepad.

Proceeds Shared with Charities:

Proceeds from these items go to Planned Parenthood

50% of the proceeds from sales of this teego to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

50% of the proceeds from sales at I'm With Nasty go to Hillary for America.

The fragrance! Notes include Bourbon vanilla, honeyed amber oud, and Turkish Delight. Proceeds split between Planned Parenthood and Emily's List.

Glicée art print by Tony Cliff. All proceeds go to Planned Parenthood. 

These Swanky Press mugs donate partial proceeds to efforts to provide clean water to African communities.

Let's not forget the previous sexist comment heard round the world. Partial proceeds from this tee goes to RAINN.

I'm pretty open to anything cheeky that contains the word "nasty" at this point. I'm considering this NASA style logo pin. (I live to close to NASA Langley not to have this pin). Even after "nasty woman" loses its pop culture relevance, it could still make for a cool tee shirt (or what have you). It's not as if the attitude that engendered the sentiment is going anywhere in the immediate future. What do you think?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Cath Kidston x Kingston Bicycles

2016 Blue Spot

2016 Latimer Rose

2016 accessories 

2015 Cloud
2015 Neon Spot

2015 accessories 

I was so thrilled when I saw the blue dot Cath Kidston bike that I was a bit surprised at myself. When did I become this polka dot-loving woman? (Maybe it was the Bookman reflective dots that won me over). I wish I'd heard about this collaboration when it launched because they had some great accessories. While the 2016 range has been pared down, the bikes on offer look great year to year. The neon dot bike is sold out, but all of the others are available online through the Kingston Bicycles. I can't wait to see what they come up with for next year.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

No More Sad Lunches, I Hope

Baby Baggu in Peach Watermelon

More color coordinated options 

Retro American bento, don't you think?

I've never given much thought to lunch; it consisted of whatever last night's dinner had been. I used to take glass, lidded containers of various pastas to work for a hearty meal that would give me enough energy for the rest of my day and the bike ride home. Now that I've been driving to work and, more in general, I just eat a snack for lunch. I also don't cook nearly as much and have gotten into the habit of eating takeout. I've let myself get trifiling, as my mom would say, and even though I don't have an international farmer's market a bike ride away or a kitchen arranged exactly as I would like it, I can still cook regularly.

Now I have a reason to think about the way I eat lunch or any other meal. Even though my job isn't sendentary and I've lost a bit of weight since I started, I don't get the amount of exercise I used to get. I still have 5-10 pounds to lose (whatever makes my thighs stop rubbing together) and I have to be thoughtful about what I eat since I don't have a bike commute to incinerate every calorie I put into my mouth. Of course, I'm going to get out on my bike more. I'm going to ride at night more (to avoid the severe heat) and I'm looking for a bike rack for my tiny Smart Fourtwo so I can enjoy points of interest on my bike.

My immediate concern is a weekly menu, but of course I started with a lunch box and bag. Through chance and happenstance, I saw the above bento box-by-way-of 1960's-America on a trip to Burlington Coat Factory for plant pots. I loved the aqua, brown, and white color scheme. It was deep and had a steam release button, sure signs that this was for adult lunches. (I can't find it for sale anywhere online and the only information available appears to come from a catalog pdf). Next, I was perusing the Baggu's leather goods when I came across their baby Baggu's. Ordinarily, blue items would end up in my shopping cart, but that watermelon print is just too precious and, happily, it's back in stock. I'll have to get back to you on the menu as I finish my light box and test my food styling skills. I also hope to learn to tie my Baggu furoshiki style (even if I never photograph it) because it's just cool.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Chichia x ASOS Africa Sale!

Images from Instagram accounts @chichiagram and @thebazaarbohemian

I just don't pay retail, no matter how badly I want a piece of clothing or a bag. Where's the satisfaction in paying a huge mark-up for something you want, but don't need? That's a surefire way to end with a closet full of regret. Sometimes a piece you want sells out, but you have to live in
hope— even sale items get restocked. I'm hoping the jumpsuit above is returned in my size. It seems a risky strategy, but I got five of the items I highlighted in my Lemaire x Uniqlo post. Stalking one's clothes isn't for everyone. There are some of us, however, who live for the thrill of the hunt. Check out Chichia x ASOS Africa at if you're game.
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