the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

Month: September, 2009

head case


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equals genius.


right up this alley

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buns, gray cardigans, and a dose of nerdiness.

hair envy


it definitely has something to do with being my mother’s daughter and having such fine hair. and maybe growing up with crystal gayle records.   

random facts:

  • Crystal Gayle is Loretta Lynn’s sister
  • “It’s like another child.” (she’s said about her hair)
  • Her hair to three inches off the floor
  • Duet with Tom Waits: here

(photo from refinery 29.

…tres love story, too.)

cloak and dagger

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“Have a mouth as sharp as a dagger, but a heart as soft as tofu.”
                ~Chinese Proverb

(thornburg cloaks)

red rum


is it the hair, the necklace, the purse, or the man cardigan?

i can’t decide.



(necklace by esther K.)

nerd alert


A.P.C.’s madras collection inspires thoughts of shopping for school clothes at JC Penney’s with my parents (circa junior high 1988).

three Bs



blue necklace, bangs, boat shoes

(lovely vena cava)

runaway train


overalls on the runway?


i found you

my match, my lighter, the flame for the cigarette i haven’t smoked in over a year.

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elephant bells + headwrap + flip flops + rabid dog + patchwork skirt + zinc face paint + somewhere in thailand = my dream womb

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dreadlocks + fanny pack + dress over jeans + frayed old scarf + camel = the undead hippie heart

dearest hands behind the amazing, please hire me. 
your world is my world.
we speak the same tangent.