Two of my favorite year-end purchases are these pocket-sized Moleskine planner and formal shorts:

The shorts are not pocket-sized, of course.

I wore the following to our yearly all-girls December dinner. Three things happened: they made fun of my ignorance of local celebrity news, we were the last people to leave the restaurant, and we shared thrift shopping stories.

Fun times.

CRAFTED: Mr. Rabbit scrabble tile ring / THRIFTED: button down top

How about you? Any fun holiday reunion stories to share?

holiday cheer

At this point in my consumerist life, I should already be able to foresee the many ways that our local Customs Department and Post Office can device to make shopping from other countries a huge hassle. I will spare you the details of their recent attempts at extortion. Let’s just say I was asked to pay more than what I paid for the item, including shipping. I answered with “Nevermind, you keep it.” I could’ve used more colorful words but they called me at 8 in the morning and the parts of my brain that produce colorful words were still asleep. Not really; I never use colorful words the way they were meant to be used.

The worst part? I have an old friend who used to work for the Customs Dept. He told me not to believe these rates they give and to just bribe the examiner. Whuuut.

Thankfully, we have Johnny Air. Johnny Air, the light of my life. Johnny Air, the air that keeps my online shopping life alive. With the help of their NY office, I got lovely filigrees from an etsy seller.

Then I made these:

Will post these for sale soon.