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Welcome to something new on Super Style Me! In “A Case of the Fridays,” I’ll feature what I’m into nowadays whether it be fashion, beauty, or entertainment-related. I’ve seen many-a-blogger do Friday favorites, and I’m joining the club! I’ll provide the links here, but also check out my Pinterest and YouTube channel for all that tickles my Friday fancy!

Fashion

Although we’re still in the dead-middle of summer in South Louisiana, fashion-wise I’m fast-forwarding to fall. While things are improving by leaps and bounds for plus size fashion, there are still garments I have a difficult time finding, namely coats and heavier jackets. My big mistake is I wait too long. I’m learning I have to act fast on season-specific items (swimwear also falls into this category) to get something I like and not have to make do with the frumpy leftovers. I love the above Myrtlewood trench by Modcloth, and I know I’m going to have to order it soon to make sure I get one!

 

Jenny, Jenny!

 

I recently ordered a Jenny dress and skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing, and I’m in love! The fit is perfect, and I’m wearing the dress in a novelty print to do a cosplay at work tomorrow. Because of the price and high-quality, Jenny is clearly an investment piece which is why I’m considering ordering one dress in a solid color in order to get a lot of wear out of it. Maybe they’ll make one soon in red…(hint! hint!)

Beauty

Chocolate eyeshadow. I could stop there, right? This sweet-smelling Too Faced palette actually contains cocoa powder. It is surprisingly versatile, too. It’s full of neutral colors with a touch of purple. I got it a couple of months ago, and I find myself wearing it everyday.

 

Blogs

Flock Together: These ladies take swapping clothes with friends to the next level. Everyone in the group has their own individual fashion blog, and by the magic of the postal service, they trade clothes cross-country┬áso you get several takes on the same garment. Ingenious idea! I’d love to develop a plus sized version of this…any takers? I included no pics of this blog because I want you to go to there already!

 

Books

Hey! It’s that guy! You know, Ryan from The Office. If you’ve been wondering what he’s been doing since, check out this collection of stories. Some are funny, some are heart-felt, and many are both. Newsflash: he’s smart. Like, Harvard smart–probably because he went there. I must admit, I didn’t actually “read” this one. I listened to it on audiobook during a long road trip to South Carolina. I do recommend listening to humorous books, especially when they’re read by the author, because it feels like sharing stories and laughing with a good friend. Thanks for keeping me company, dude!

 

Television

Later…with Jools Holland

Ever wanted to get your favorite bands and musicians and put them together in one room? This BBC show does just that! Each show has a line-up to rival any summer music festival. I always wonder how they do it. They’ll have someone legendary like Paul McCartney, then a hip group like Vampire Weekend, followed by an up-and-comer like Little Dragon. I always go all fangirl when I watch it. And, as you see in the above video with Jack White, Jools, who was a member of the British band Squeeze (one of my ’80s faves), plays a little bit, too. Catch Later…with Jools Holland in ‘Merica on the Palladia channel.

 

Music

St. Vincent: I think I’m late to realizing how awesome she is. She has several albums out already, and her new self-titled one is the first I’ve heard. She’s even made an album with David Byrne that I need to check out. Time to catch up!

 

Phantogram: This is one of my favorite new bands! Their second album, Voices, came out not too long ago, but this is a track from their first one.

 

I hope my picks put you in a Friday kind of mood! If you’d like to share some of your favorite things, leave me a comment!

See ya later!

 

Make Me A Mixtape

May 19, 2014 — 3 Comments

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Top: Lane Bryant//Skirt: H&M//Flats: Simply Be//Earrings: Modcloth//Necklace: Jaeci @ Shop Soul

The legal stuff: I am a sales associate at 2nd and Charles and a long-time employee of Books-A-Million, Inc. While I am doing this post on my own time with no extra compensation and the ideas and thoughts expressed in this post remain my own, they do give me a paycheck. I just thought you guys should know that.

Now, let’s have fun!

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So, someone should tell Justin we have his records…just kidding! Here I am at my home away from home. I work in the Vinyl department of 2nd and Charles in Covington, LA, a magical place for nerds…um, I mean “hobbists,” of all types. Books, music, comics, video games, and tons of other stuff–we got it! However, my little vinyl babies hold a special place in my heart, as you can tell by my dress from Modcloth and my colored, etched copy of Warpaint‘s self-titled double album. And I’m not just flashing the record because it matches the dress, by the way. They are a great band you should definitely check out. “Disco//very” is my jam right now.

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Saturday, April 19th is a super-special day for record stores and a great day to check out your local vinyl retailer. As for us at 2NC Covington, we’re hosting our Get in the Groove event where we’ll have local bands, prizes, and artist, Justin Lacoste, who makes jewelry and other neat things out of records! Check out his Facebook page and all the cool stuff he makes here.

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Speaking of crafting from records, here’s our DIY which I call the Galaxy and Gold Tri-Pick Necklace! Instead of using the vinyl itself, I decided to use the album cover, and I found a winner in our $2 bin:

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I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore. That’s another band. I didn’t just pick this album because “Hold the Line” is awesome (which it is, but that’s beside the point). You know how galaxy print is hot these days? Boom! Toto were truly trailblazers in more ways than one!

IMG_1401You’ll also need one of these, a Pick Punch. What it’s really used for is to make instant guitar picks from gift cards, but we’ll use it for craftier purposes. I got mine at 2NC. IMG_1402You’ll also need another punch that makes the tiniest circles you can find, jewelry pliers, gold chain, jump rings, a clasp, and your secret weapon…

IMG_1400Extreme Glitter Mod Podge!

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Punch out your picks using the Pick Punch. I punched out more than I needed, so I could choose the best ones. Punch a small hole near the top of each one. That’s where you’ll attach your pick to the chain with a jump ring. Before you do that, paint a couple of layers of Mod Podge on each pick. Once they’re dry, measure out a length of gold chain to fit your neck. Evenly space your three picks and use the jump rings attach them to the chain. Add your clasp, and…

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Tada! You’re ready to rock! Quick tip–make sure your record isn’t super valuable or collectable before you craft with it. That would make us vinyl geeks cry.

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We have time for another outfit, right? This headphones t-shirt comes from Lane Bryant, who has been coming out with some great graphic tees lately. Check out this new one I saw today with DJ Kitty! The black maxi-skirt is also from Lane Bryant, and my shoes (if you can see them) are from Vans.

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The actual headphones on my head are Audacity Quilted Rebel Headphones, and I got them from 2NC!

IMG_1476There you have it! Don’t forget to score some great vinyl at your local record store this Saturday, and if you’re in Covington, drop by 2nd and Charles for what’s sure to be a fun day!