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.

i wish for you

This season, I wish for you friends who know your style and shower you with gifts that will become wardrobe staples. I am blessed with a girlfriend who most likely telepathically knew about my Rachel Berry obsession. She gave me this adorable skirt.

CRAFTED: rings / THRIFTED: floral top / GIFTED: skirt

I also wish for you a significant other who is not entirely happy about your obsessions but cannot resist giving you a gift to add to your collections. Thank you, boyfriend, for my new favorite oxfords.