"" FutureLint (I have nothing to wear!): March 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring Breakout

SPRING BREAK!!! It's my last day of work until April 11th! Wahoo! While I can't afford to go on vacation this year due to my mortgage payments going up $200 every month because of building renovations, I'm excited anyway! I plan to spend the 10 days drawing, sewing, etsying, watching baseball, and biking (and going to see the wienermobile when it comes to my grocery store next week - a childhood dream will be fulfilled!) Hooray! Then I will look at all my posts from Korea last spring break and cry about how I am too poor to travel right now. Boo.

P.S. I LOVE this outfit and want to wear it forever.
Glasses - thrifted vintage American Optical, prescription replaced
Silk shirt - thrifted vintage Melrose Silk Studios
Belt - thrifted
Bracelet - Opitz Outlet $2 store
Pants - thrifted Isaac Mizrahi for Target
Shoes - Michael Kors

Awesome $1 belt (that I added SIX holes to, but you can't turn down a too big highlighter yellow belt for a buck) and my $2 bracelet:

Also, tomorrow is the last day of my prescription post-Lasik eyedrops then I have a post-op on Monday with my doctor to check how things are healing. My vision is still a bit hazy and fuzzy, so my photos followed suit and turned out blurry.

Alright, I'm sure I'll post some over spring break but it will be sporadic! Later dudez!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I am hoping to distract everyone from my red Lasik eyes with a bright red lip... although I don't know if matching your lipstick to your bruised eyeballs is a good idea or not...
Cowl - crocheted by me
T-shirt - Target
Skirt - thrifted Liz Claiborne
Red coral bracelet - TJ Maxx
Tarn bracelet - thrifted little boys belt
Tights - Target
Shoes - Miss Me

Belt bracelet and skirt detail:

The other awesome part of my Lasik recovery are the glasses. Or goggles. Or whatever. I'm supposed to wear them at night for two weeks so I don't rub my eyes and thus detatch my cornea flap while I'm sleeping. They are incredibly sexy and make me look like I love raquetball. They are also fun to take photos with and send to my friend Matt.
I went to the U of MN for college, our mascot is Goldy Gopher... generally if one of my friends requests I "make the face" it is that one. My pride and joy.

When I was a kid, my sister called me "Rubberface" because I have a very expressive face, and was always making crazy faces. Want to see me cross my left eye totally, while my right stays still, then vice-versa? I can do it. My face has a mind of it's own. I remember my mom being like, "Stop rolling your eyes!" and "Don't make that face at me!" and I had no idea what she was talking about... my face does what it wants. It totally betrays me. If I think you are an idiot, I cannot hide it. My face sells me out and shows my true emotions....

They also gave me these super cool sunglasses to wear over them on the way home from surgery, and you know what cool sunglasses mean? Cool. Duck. Face.
You're welcome.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Olive Army Sage

Still dealing with the post-Lasik desire to touch my eyes. When I wore contacts (from age 12 to 29) and my eyes felt dry or itchy, I would move my contact lens in my eye with my finger. Now my eyes feel dry and itchy and I have to keep stopping myself from touching them. So I'm wearing fake glasses today to help remind me, NO touching the eyes!
Wood glasses - street vendor in Seoul, Korea
Jacket - Old Navy (hand-me-down from a friend)
Medals - antique shop
Dress - thrifted
Belt - thrifted
Tights - Target
Shoes - Bakers

Red eyelashes + not being allowed to wear any eye make-up = looking tired all day. I can pull it off in the summer when I'm all tan and freckled but right now, I just get told I look sick or tired all day. Thanks dudes.

I'll keep doing little updates about the surgery, as I know a lot of you have said you were considering getting it in the future. I read all the info provided by the FDA and talked to a few friends who had the procedure so I kind of knew what to expect. I had the procedure at a hospital, where they have been performing Lasik since 1991. I got "CustomVue™ LASIK with wavefront technology" and the newest form, where they no longer cut a flap in your cornea with a razor, but with a laser. They give you a Valium and numb your eyes, so it doesn't hurt. The whole procedure took about 10 minutes total, and was probably actually only about 90 seconds per eye. Was it still a little scary? Yes, but I expected that. My vision is something I cherish and can't imagine living without. But my eyes were suffering  and constantly bothering me after wearing contacts for so long and wearing my glasses gave me headaches. So I weighed the risks and costs and decided to see if I was a candidate. I was and decided to get it. So far, I am very happy with my decision.

My doctor was really nice and the nurse was awesome. She was really funny and was the one who had me sign all the paperwork and whatnot. I was reading over the possible side-effects and I asked her, "I don't see it mentioned here, but is it at all possible that the rest of my life will be like a laser light show, synced up to Dark Side of the Moon? No?"  I also asked her, "How much cash do I have to slip you under the table to get the secret x-ray vision or night vision installed? Is there a discount if I get both?" They totally denied me! Sadly, I do not think these questions were the result of the Valium, I think it is the result of me thinking it is funny to entertain strangers. She totally got it. And so far, my life is still not at all like a Pink Floyd laserdome show, for better or worse.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Eyes? What eyes?

Yes, I got the Lasik. I fought the laser, and the laser won. I am trying to distract you from looking at my eyes with my shiny, shiny arms. I also want to be able to hide under my hat if need be...
Hat - thrifted
T-shirt - Target
Arm warmers - Michael Kors
Belt - thrifted
Pants - thrifted The Limited
Shoes - thrifted unworn xhilaration

Shiny distraction arms:

Don't they distract you from my bruised eyeballs? Wanna see? You don't? Too bad... if I have to have them, you have to see them...  and they will slowly get better looking, but it will take up to a month for the bruising to clear up. Boo. I also can't wear any mascara or eye make-up for at least a week.

This was caused by them SUCTION CUPPING MY EYEBALLS. It didn't hurt when they did it and they don't hurt now, they are just really dry feeling. Which is fine because I have to put in three different kinds of eyedrops a million times a day... well, basically every half-hour to hour. My vision is already pretty good, I'd say about 90% as good as when I wore my contacts (and my prescription was a crazy strong -8.5). I'll post more about the surgery tomorrow, but everything went well, so for now I've got to go to work!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sequin Chevron, NO, LASER CHEVRON

Today is the last day you will see me in real glasses, I'm getting Lasik tomorrow! Although, I'll probably take my glasses to a local optical store and get the lenses replaced with just plain glass. I like having the option of glasses as an accessory and I wouldn't mind wearing them if it weren't for the crazy headaches they give me! Yep, I'm occasionally gonna be just another hipster in fake glasses. My mom is coming to visit for my surgery and so she can laugh at me when I'm all hopped up on Valium and talking about laser cats.
Glasses - Prada
Jacket - thrifted Sue Brett Juniors
Pin - thrifted
Sequin tank - Julie Brown
Silhouette bracelet - vintage via www.roadsidebridge.etsy.com
Jeans - thrifted The Limited
Shoes - Seychelles

Each head has a name on it; David, Diane, Scott, Barbara, and James

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I smirk in your general direction

It is raining tons today, which is not ideal. But, it's better than snow and gave me an excuse to use my new umbrella. When I was out thrifting with Mr. T I found the best umbrella in the history of umbrellas. Well, actually that is this one. But this one is a close second because it's supposed to be a "boys" umbrella so it features both SHARKS AND T-REXS. Yep. These are the things that give my heart a little thrill.
 Glasses - Prada
Shirt - Girls from Savoy
Belt - thrifted
Skirt - eBay (bought to be part of Halloween costume a few years ago but it wasn't stiff enough, so now, yes, it's the casual tutu)
Bangles - thrifted
Tights - Target
Boots - Rockport

The umbrella:

Monday, March 21, 2011


I had a fun but strange weekend. Friday I went to Transmission's 10 Year Anniversary Show: A night of punk, post-punk, new wave, synth pop, Brit pop, and indie rock. Which was awesome and so fun! I feel like I never go dancing anymore because I'm not really into a lot of modern dancey music, so this was perfect! Transmission is a local dance night, but it is always on Wednesdays so I rarely go. Saturday I went thrifting with Mr. T, then he had to go to a baby shower so I hung out with a few friends and had a night of girl talk and karaoke. Sunday I watched a bunch of documentaries with a friend of mine who is a film major. 

I feel excessively quirky in this get-up:
  Scarf - Lucky Jeans
T-shirt - Target
Belt - thrifted
Skirt - thrifted
Bangles - thrifted
Socks - Target
Shoes - thrifted unworn xhilaration

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sequins and skulls

It's time for some day sequins. Yes, the dress that was runner-up in the "What should I wear on New Year's Eve?" poll is now being rocked on casual Friday. I added a jean jacket and ballerina flats so I don't feel like I'm in a "walk of shame" dress all day.
 Glasses - Prada
Jean jacket - thrifted
Dress - Hayden Harnett
Necklace - Disney Couture
Tights - Target
Shoes - Target

I love this necklace, it's just tough to wear sometimes because of the thick gold chain... I need to try it on a different necklace to see if I can wear it more often.

Remember the ant? Well, now Mr. T sent me photos to show me that he made a big scary praying mantis to bully my poor little ant (who got mouth pincers added, yay!)

But!! I have a MPLS onesie I made that he needs for a baby shower he's going to on Saturday
and a t-shirt I made him held hostage (in addition to his favorite tie), so I suspect the ant will escape the mantis and come to live at my house. We're going on a thrifting date on Saturday, so I'll update you on Monday on what happens in the latest phase of the apparent Art War we are engaged in...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I'm not festive.

Sorry, I don't do the St. Patrick's Day "thing"... I'm not Irish and the holiday has been entirely abducted by drunk douchebags. (And hey, at least I'm not wearing orange like last year, which was accidentally some sort of political statement about Ireland apparently?)
Cardigan - Free People
Dress - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Belt - thrifted Frye
Socks - Target
Boots - thrifted

I've had this cardigan for years (back before I realized that Free People is owned by the same evil, gay-hating dude who owns Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie), I just always forget about it because it's soooo obnoxious and difficult to wear. Sweater detail:
I am glad it's St Patrick's Day though... I work in the nurse's office of a K-12 public fine arts school. This morning, when the KG students went up to their classrooms, there were desks turned over and papers all over the floor! There were also green footprints, some gold coins, and a clue about where the leprechaun was going to go next. The kids go on a scavenger hunt through the school and I get to be one of the clues! Yay! It is uber adorable!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Idle Threats

A guy I am dating (Mr. T) left his tie at my house a few weeks ago, so I accused him of pulling a George Costanza "leave-behind"... He forgot to get it when he was here last weekend too, so now I am holding it for ransom and making idle threats against it's life to entertain myself (and him).
Jean jacket - DIY, originally from Target
Oxford - Target
Tie- belongs to Mr. T
Cropped pants - Target
Shoes - Jessica Simpson

You can see the really cop-out DIY for this jean jacket from last year here.

So Mr. T sent me a photo of this ant (!) he welded for me...
And now he has been making idle threats against it's life and sending me photos of it in the microwave and other dangerous situations.. so this weekend, hopefully there will be a peaceful resolution to our hostage situation. I'm pretty sure I'm coming out ahead in this scenario!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Electric Watermelon and Drawing Too Many Bees

Glasses - Prada
Cardigan - thrifted Aeropostale
T-shirt - Target
Belt - thrifted
Skirt - thrifted vintage
Socks - Target
Shoes - thrifted unworn xhilaration

Finally! I feel like I've been working on these new t-shirt designs forever, but one of them is done... the Beehive Hairdo! Available for women in both yellow and grey... (I'll also have this design available in a grey men's shirt, I'll add it to the shop tonight):
and as soon I can bring myself to draw more bees, I will also add her fellow, with a beard of bees (coming soon). This is just the rough drawing, I still have to add the bees to his beard (obviously) and make the screen:
I'm so excited! I love them both! But drawing while wearing my glasses is difficult! I'll try to finish him this week though because I love him already and want to get him in the shop so he can be with his special lady!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Just peachy

It was still dark this morning when I woke up at 6:30, which I am not used to. I was so tired and feeling like a bad grown-up for not going to bed one hour earlier. Then I got on my bus and there were less than half the normal amount of people riding the bus. Suddenly, I feel like Super Grown-Up. I may be tired, but I got my hiney out to the bus stop on time!
 Blazer - thrifted little boys
Oxford - Anthro clearance
Necklace - vintage via eBay
Jeans - Levi's
Moccasins - Target

Articulated goldfish necklace:

So Saturday I went to see my friend James perform in Cabaret, on a boat, no less. It was really good! Then last night my friends and I had our "Death Row Dinner" where everyone brought what they would want for their last meal. I made this garlic chicken soy-sauce pizza stuff that is super awesome. The recipe is from an old Real Simple magazine. There was tons of homemade mac-n-cheese, biscuits and gravy, fondue, pizza, BLTs, plantains stuffed with cheese and guava, fruit salad, turtle cheesecake, Oreo ice cream pie, carrot cake, and far too much wine and brandy old-fashioneds. Awesome!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fashion Blogger Tattoos (3)

First up is Caitlin from Waking Life:
It was the summer after I graduated from college, and I was working nights as a waitress in Kenmore Square (outside Fenway Park in Boston).  I spent most of my days eating cheese and drinking margaritas on my little balcony, reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Simone de Beauvoir's short stories. I had been toying with the idea of getting a tattoo for some time, not very seriously (I knew my mother would be devastated), but one weekend my friend Bonnie told me that she was going to go to Providence (RI) to get a complex celtic knot/tree of knowledge tattoo from a friend of a friend.  So I decided to go with her!  We took the train out to Providence, I showed the artist a sketch, and voila!

In brief, the symbol represents the Absolute. The divine energies of everything that exists, beyond the realm of understanding with body and/or intellect, culminate in the Ultimate Truth that all is One--everything is connected. It represents a profundity so complex that it can only appear as a symbol. To perfectly utter the intonation during meditation is to become one with the pulse & vibrations of the Universe and subsequently to feel those vibrations resonate in your very soul.

Although I could never call myself Hindu (or subscribe to any "religion" as such), it does make the most sense to me from a metaphysical standpoint. I am fascinated by the ways in which science and religion collide and complement each other... I'm sure that the only possibility for a true modern "religion" must be an amalgamate of current Eastern theology, metaphysics and quantum theory.
As for the script? It's (half of) a quote from de Beauvoir's brilliant book, "The Mandarins." The full quote:
"All around me the world lies like an immense hypothesis I no longer verify."
I like that it reinforces the meaning of the AUM, and although I chose not to use the entire sentence I think the immensity of the world is implied in those first six words. It does suggest a level of egocentricity, which was unintentional but does make sense because of my personal struggle to comprehend the complexity of the world that surrounds me and my inability to come to any concrete conclusions (and resignation to the fact that I never will, that life is a mystery but we should just simply enjoy and appreciate the fact that we are living).
When I'm in a bad mood (never happens!), the dark side of the double-entendre suggests that nothing is true or real (and is, in fact, lying).

Second is Suyen from Because I Love Random Things:
 One of my brothers, Lee, passed away back in 2005 and in his memory, my other brothers and I decided to get the same tattoo he designed himself which he had on his arm. I decided to add stars to mine at the last minute to "intertwine" my life with Lee. If you read it from one side, you can make out Lee and if you read it on the other side, you can make out 337(337 is LEE upside down) which was his pen name of sorts outside of his personal life (He was an artist).

I have 3 other tattoos but I still have to find decent pictures of those!

And last is Audrey from homerunballerina:
i got this tattoo new years day, 2009. i was in the middle of culinary school at the french culinary institute and i knew i'd finally found my "thing" - i'd been debating between a few, like a fork on one side and a knife on the other, but i wanted something decidedly pastry and, i decided, french. i've always love typographic tattoos, so i when i visited chicago (where i lived for five years) for the holiday, i went into my friend's shop and had him draw up the word for me. i sat down right then to do it - it took ten minutes and didn't hurt at all, and i absolutely love it. my parents are another story!

If you want to be included in the next round-up, just email me (futurelint at gmail dot com) with a photo of you and a photo of your tattoo (or tattoos)! Include a little what, where, when, why type description and a link to your blog! 

Friday, March 11, 2011

Dinner, Supat, and Etsy

So my friends and I are having a Death Row Dinner on Sunday. Everyone has to bring what they would request to be their "last meal." I need ideas! What would you pick?

I have the day off so I am glued to the TV and the coverage of the earthquake in Japan and tsunami. My friend Supat is there, but safe in the airport in Tokyo. He keeps updating his Facebook with photos, so I am currently in love with technology, for reassuring me every hour that he is still safe.

Updating the etsy today too, so here's a little preview:


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