Sunday, December 13, 2009

Use My Imagination


When I received a notice telling me that there was a package for me at the Post Office, it was a pleasant surprise. Getting mail is always a pleasure, especially when its a super awesome blogger package from the lovely Diane! She was kind enough to send me this silly, radical sweater and a pair of clunky-ass Doc Martens maryjanes. I love them so much that I wore them out dancing last night! Ahhh, you know my tastes too well!


Speaking of awesome free stuff, when you're a blogger sometimes you get emails from people who want you to review things. Generally I say no, but when Quirk Classics offered to send me a copy of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, I accepted. Frankly, I was somewhat flattered they figured I was literary enough to review a book on a fashion blog, and secondly it sounded hilarious. In all honestly, Jane Austen is not my thing at all and I probably won't end up finishing the book but there have been some deliciously awful sentences that actually made me laugh out loud. It looks pretty stellar on my paltry media shelf, too.

41 comments:

Annie said...

I like your media shelf and your sweater very much.

Deua~* said...

I'm so jealous of your shoes!

emily said...

i love the sweater! black and pink look so good together... and i received "pride and prejudice and zombies" as an early christmas present but haven't gotten around to reading it. must do that...

AFitz said...

HEY CAPTAIN STINKBUTT
(I figure we have gotten to the point in our internet/real life relationships where I can call you rude nicknames and it will be more endearing than mean.....yes?)
I like yr cozy looking socks

Robyn said...

Are they the same people that wrote the whole "pride and Prejudice and Zombies" dealie? If so, I want to read them both!
I can't wait to see how the book is! looks funny~

-Robyn

Robyn said...

Also,

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w266/tok_nybota/Dec131.jpg

Merry Christmas almost!

-Robyn

Urooba said...

HOLY SHIT, THAT SWEATER IS SO UGLY.

HAHAH, YEAH RIGHT.
I LOOOOOOOOOVE IT, IT IS SOOO AMAZING. :O

P.S. I want free stuff too~.

The Bambina said...

Love the sweater! So funky.
I look forward to hearing your super literary book review!

bambinababy.blogspot.com

Mimi said...

My friend is currently reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! umm yeah.. :D /overlyexcited about books.

those maryjanes look so adorable!

Mich said...

haha what a random freebie!!
i've been really wanting to read those books... jeal.

Dirty Hair Halo said...

Great kooky sweater.

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Claudia said...

i like the sweater alot alot

monkeytoes said...

gorgeous pairs u have there!!!! congrats gal :D

{Anna} said...

Oooh! Love the sweater. It's absolutely amazing. ;D

Eline said...

Oh I recently just read Pride & Prejudice & ZOMBIES which I also didn't finish because Jane Austen isn't my thing either but I absolutely love how Jane Austen's story randomly gets interrupted by ZOMBIES! Haha, laughs were had! :D

louise or valentine said...

i love jane austen and the pride and prejudice plus zombies is amazing
i hear they are making a movie out of it with natalie portman!

Anonymous said...

that sweater rox

gem fatale said...

Oh em gees. Amazing shoes.

Pansy said...

Ahh that sweater is so YOU. I love it!

Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters has been on my to-read list for a while now! Yay!

diane said...

Those mj's are the only docs I've ever seen that I've liked, generally they look like clown shoes on me.
That was so totally awesome of Diane to send you those things, what a nice holiday surprise!
Good luck with the book. I'd love to know what kind of twist they put on the original story.

Diane said...

Aaahh, that sweater looks so good on you and you pull it off way better than I ever did! The one time I did wear it, though, I was ever so comfy. But I knew it was destined for you from the minute I saw it, though. And you're lucky those Docs were way too big for me!

I haven't read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies yet but it's on my reading list. I'm actually quite the Jane Austen fan (ahem, Janeite) after I took a literature course on her work. I love that a publishing company contacted you to review their book! That's amazing, I hellza wanna do that.

Faux Naif said...

i love that sweater so much! aaah. wow.

fayeee said...

i agree with the sweater, its adorable and ahhhh doc martins, well what can i say? How can you NOT like them
PS: I am going to follow you right this second because your so superly awesome hope you can view my blog sometime!
x

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Fun sweater; sounds like a great little exchange.

Gift registry said...

Nice outfit. It looks cozy for winter season.

web design Los Angeles said...

The book looks very interesting to read. Thanks for featuring the book.

Harbor District Vintage said...

"This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen’s biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting." -from amazon, haha. sounds hilarious! :)

kirstyb said...

loving the jumper x

Danielle said...

What a cute, fun sweater!

Sylvie said...

Love love (see, so much that it required me professing my love for it twice...scratch that three times) your sweater.

├×omeline said...

That sweater is a jewel! Lucky girl...

Rhiannon said...

Doc Marten mary janes! I had no idea they existed, and I don't think I know anyone who can pull them off except for you!

.mck said...

i love that sweater!

i hear they are doing a movie for "Pride & Prejudice & Zombies"!! staring natalie portman. seems interesting. will have to read teh book before i watch it.

R @ fashion-vanity said...

I am lovin your jumper!

Anna G said...

I really need some good reads for this winter. I've never read Jane Austin but it sounds like fun.

Twobreadsplease said...

that sweater is amazing! yay that you danced in it!
also, my english student friends raved about this: http://www.amazon.com/Pride-Prejudice-Zombies-Classic-Ultraviolent/dp/1594743347
xx

Anonymous said...

um hey i just wanted to say that i've been following your blog for awhile now and i just think you're amazing. I love your fashion and i think i'm in love with you too. I hope you have a great holiday. :)

kendal croix said...

im very much in love with that sweater.

alixrose said...

LOL! Is that snow?
I love the title of the book, it intrigues me to no end. I wonder how much it differs from the original.
That sweater does look comfy!

Damsels said...

that is one cute sweater .... you are definitely the only person that can pull those shoes off.. i hope that doesnt sound bad ... i truly wish that i could .... perhaps with a cool sweater and some spectacles like your own i'd be closer

B a la Moda said...

Love the outfit. It is so quirky. Is that the right word? That sweater is great!

xoxo
B* a la Moda