mizzmarvel: (marvel girls - icon_teahouse)
This week on Dimestore Dames, I know stuff about Layla Miller.

Also, that coat I was coveting this weekend? I found it for way cheaper on Overstock and it came today and it fits perfectly and I love it SO MUCH and this sentence is finally going to end now.


Sep. 29th, 2011 11:16 pm
mizzmarvel: (marvel girls - icon_teahouse)
This week on Dimestore Dames, I get catty with Tigra.

Also, I've discovered that Target carries my brand of bra for less than $20. So, basically I should just hand over my paychecks to Target from now on, because I no longer have any need to shop elsewhere. Or be anywhere else or, frankly, to love anything else.
mizzmarvel: (sokka/suki - lastyearswishes)
[Poll #1668614]

I saw both today. I just...come on. I don't want your dude/son with burgeoning hormones to be looking over my shoulder while I pick out bras. What's so wrong with making them skulk unsettlingly around the edges of the department while pretending to be interested in the escalator?

Also seen: sheets in the children's department printed with cartoon dog bones and the phrase "WANNA BONE?"
mizzmarvel: (homer hungy - iconzicons)
When I went to get my much-anticipated Thanksgiving dinner, I discovered that McDonalds had closed more than an hour early. UGH. Luckily, Burger King keeps its promises, but it just wasn't the same.

Sorsha, being more of a traditionalist, really enjoyed her meal of turkey & giblets in gravy, courtesy of Fancy Feast.

Now I'm just waiting for the $10 sale at Threadless to start. DON'T JUDGE ME, I'M ONLY BUYING THREE TWO THIS TIME. And I have $10 in coupons, so whatevs. STOP LOOKING AT ME.
mizzmarvel: (velvet-y! - art by so_spiffed)
My holiday weekend started off early, when I was allowed to leave at 2 PM. I raced out the door, hightailed it to Brooklyn, and spent way too much money at DSW in celebration. I bought a new purse and snow boots. Which is funny because I specifically told myself I wasn't getting a whitish purse, which it is, and would not be looking at any shoes at all, which obviously did not happen. Way to go, me.

But the purse fits so perfectly on my shoulder! My fellow women, you know how important this is, amirite? And the shoes are so cuddly warm. And I had a $10-off coupon! Deals are my greatest weakness. Also, french fries.

Now, would you please indulge me?


holy shirt

Oct. 19th, 2010 10:20 pm
mizzmarvel: (velvet-y! - art by so_spiffed)
What sickness compels me to think I need 35 Threadless shirts? I bought two more today, even though one is already en route to me from the last sale, and even though I don't even know what one of the two new shirts will be; they're doing a Trick or Tee thing for $5 a pop.

But still, two shirts for $14.99, including shipping! That's a deal, right? I totally don't have a problem. I can stop anytime I want.
mizzmarvel: (mizzmarvel = hot stuff)
Last night, I went to Century 21 to buy one, maybe two last-minute items for my NYCC costume -- pantyhose and a cardigan. I ended up buying both, along with regular socks, a new bra simply because the one I was wearing at the time felt a little loose, and a trio of Paul Frank underwear that I found in the impulse section near the cash register.

I probably didn't need to spend $50 right before a money-spending weekend. But I challenge anyone at the con to have cuter underwear than I have on right now.

Also, the pantyhose tore two huge holes the second I put it on. Is it ridiculous for me to try to return them? I mean, they didn't come with holes already in them, but I think if my gently tugging at the nylon causes them to disintegrate, they're probably a shoddy product.
mizzmarvel: (homer hungy - iconzicons)
Dear world,

If I should suddenly die today, I want you to know it was because I just ate some really expired eggs today. Like, outrageously expired. Because I really wanted protein, and the eggs were already in my fridge, and I'd have to put on clothes if I wanted to buy some more, or pay an outrageous price if I just had some delivered.

Copious Internet research suggested that refrigerated eggs can last far beyond their sell-by date. I also put them in some cold water to see if they'd float, and they seemed all right. And when I cracked them open, they smelled and looked fine.

And when I scrambled them, they were absolutely delicious.

But still. If everything goes wrong and I die, this is probably why. That, or I was murdered. Or my cat accidentally knocked me out a window. Or Superboy Prime punched me out of existence.

I bequeath my new shoes to my mother.

Warily yours,
mizzmarvel: (velvet-y! - art by so_spiffed)
I went shopping for work shirts today! And I bought...a work shirt! Success!

I also bought yet another sweat shirt. It was 98 F at the time. But! It's really cute? And has ducks on it? I felt it was a wise purchase. I can't wait for the weather to cool down so I can start wearing outerwear again.

Not to mention close the windows. Because mosquitoes love me. I have five bites on my feet, one on my knuckle, and one on my arm. Thanks a lot for taking my blood in the most awkward of places!

And also it's like 90 F still, so I can barely string thoughts together, let alone words.
mizzmarvel: (velvet-y! - art by so_spiffed)
I went shopping for some work shirts.

I always start out shopping for work shirts. Because mine are all crappily ugly and ill-fitting and old, and I can never seem to find ones I actually like. So I keep wearing the old ones as they get older and uglier and more worn out, and the search continues. Meanwhile, I come home with totally non work shirt stuff.

This evening I bought a jacket. It's been in firmly in the 80s and 90s for weeks.

But! I love this jacket. I didn't know it was what had been missing in my life until I saw it. And I did at least try on potential work shirts, but the only one that was decent had thin material and was going to look awful paired with a sweater.

I always need a sweater. I find summer completely stupid, because I love the hot weather but can't tolerate all the air conditioning that comes with it. I'm always carting one through the heat from one cold place to another.

But anyway! This jacket. I really love it, and it was marked down more than $100, so I can feel justified in buying it. The only problem is that I want to wear it so much, and like I said, 80s and 90s. No end in sight. I am so excited about this jacket that if I were a child, I'd be begging my mom to let me wear it to bed, and all I can do is look at it as it hangs from the coat rack, tags still on.
mizzmarvel: (sokka/suki omg)
I bought new sneakers today! This is a momentous occasion, since I don't like spending money, but I desperately needed new ones, and my eyes turned into hearts when I saw these. Here, I found a picture of them. HOORAY FOR YELLOW. They make me smile to look at.

Also, I finished Avatar: The Last Airbender today and was very sad. I cried actual tears in the third to last episode, when, um, one character was reunited with another? I don't want to spoil! But it was so good! I just want like twenty more seasons, all of the same quality, with the same voice actors. Is that so much to ask?

My new icon pretty much encapsulates how I feel about the pairing it pictures, the show, and my shoes.
mizzmarvel: (velvet-y! - art by so_spiffed)
I haven't been this tired this early in a long time. I believe these are the reasons:

5. Podiatrist appointment, so lots of extra walking.
4. Temperature in the 80s, humidity 80% or so.
3. Went into work an hour early.
2. Extremely poor shoe choice, which made walking extra taxing.

And the number one reason:

1. Spanx.

You don't realize until you're wearing a body shaper or pantyhose or something just how being constricted like that can take up a lot of extra energy. On the plus side (I guess), I found out that my upper threshold for Spanx-wearing is 9.25 hours.
mizzmarvel: (velvet-y! - art by so_spiffed)
This weekend has been so freaking hot. Well into the 80s, and it's not supposed to get any cooler for the rest of the week.

Naturally, when I went shopping yesterday, I bought a new hoodie.

Even as I was taking it to the register, my brain was going, "Mackenzie, why are you buying this? Not only will you not be able to wear it for months, you also have at least three perfectly good hoodies already. You don't need this."

And I went, "Shut up, brain! It's you versus me, and I'm the one with the credit card."

So that's how I bought a sweater in 87 degree weather. It's really cute, at least. Unfortunately, I had gone to buy work clothes and came home with two pieces that won't really work as office wear.
mizzmarvel: (northstar is pissy - thecutepolice)
I have receipts going back to December, but of course I misplaced/threw away my invoice for the Old Navy order from earlier this month, and that's the one where I got an item with a hole in it.

And of course, it's when I'm digging through the trash, or through the recycling twice that my cat gets really interested in everything I'm doing and starts nosing around.

I'm seriously so angry and frustrated at myself that my chest hurts.
mizzmarvel: (claudia's casual all right - ozqueen)
If I combine this new shirt with my Chucks, I can create a kicky Claudia Kishi-inspired theme ensemble!

The feeling I had upon coming up with this: unbridled glee.

Unfortunately, I don't own the perfect bottoms to complete the look, which would be Namor's scaly hotpants.

sans boots

Feb. 26th, 2010 11:57 pm
mizzmarvel: (madrox: apprehension - iconzicons)
We were let out at 3 PM today due to Snowpacalypse II -- the Recoldening.

Having braved the slush for two days in tractionless sneakers, I went to seven different stores looking for rain or snow boots. The results? Either buy $150 boots from Shoemania, deal with too small or too large boots from the Brooklyn DSW, or figure out how to make a pair of boots out of two rights (one size 7, the other size 8) at Target.

My feet were very cold.

Stupid Sorsha for biting a hole in my perfectly acceptable rubber boots.


Feb. 21st, 2010 02:20 pm
mizzmarvel: (smilin' barda - sailorlibra)
Today's my last week as a 25-year-old! I always get sentimental about counting down the final days until my birthday. I have no idea why. I'm also one of those obnoxious people who celebrates the very minute of my birth, which is usually pretty convenient considering I was born at 1:15 PM PST.



I did take a walk. I went to the third farthest away Rite Aid to buy candy cough drops. And now I'm going back to the same area for pizza! But before I go, I actually wanted to ask for recommendations for:

1. Places to buy sweaters. I'm always cold, so I'm constantly on the lookout for cardigans. But warm snuggly ones, not light ones, because my workplace is like a block of ice. However, Old Navy sweaters tend to pill up immediately, and JCPenney ones are kind of fug. I don't want to spend more than like $40 on one. Options?

2. YA and middle grade novels. I feel like I've been in a reading rut when it comes to novels lately. I'm very open to suggestions.
mizzmarvel: (mizzmarvel = hot stuff)
Today I felt totally comfortable in my clothes all day long. They fit right and I think they mostly looked flattering, and I wasn't self-conscious in the way my body looked in them at all.

This is a major thing for me. Usually, I spend all day at work tugging on my pants or trying to decide whether I should zip up my sweater to hide my belly or keep it loose to downplay my hips. I hardly ever feel like my clothes fit my body right -- particularly my work clothes -- and I spend all day imagining that everyone else at work is judging me and thinking I look ridiculous.

So, in conclusion, it wasn't a terrible day.
mizzmarvel: (velvet-y! - art by so_spiffed)
Impulse buys of the night: this shirt and this shirt. Curse your sales, Threadless!

Seriously, why is it that grown-up clothes are nearly impossible for me to find, but T-shirts are so easy? These two shirts are the result of me cutting back from seven. Which was HARD WORK, let me tell you.
mizzmarvel: (lockhart = me - iconzicons)
The way I just ruined my half-assed Halloween costume was so stupid, yet so hilarious, that I don't know whether I'm going to laugh or cry. At some point, I'm going to have to share pictures of it, but for right now I'm just mad at myself.

Anyway, from [livejournal.com profile] queenitsy:

Ask me either a broad question (i.e 'who is your cruelest character?', 'what is your most optimistic story?') or a specific question/request ('what world does ___ come from?', 'tell me about ___') and I will answer you. Or you can ask meta- questions like 'what was the inspiration for creating ____?'


mizzmarvel: (Default)
Could that someone be Mack the Knife?

January 2012



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