Retail Therapy

The last time I did one of these posts was about three years ago. I haven’t done one since because some mean troll accused me of scamming people into buying me stuff, because my mom bought the baby carrier I’d mentioned in the post. Let me repeat: my MOM bought something for her GRANDSON and that made me a scammer. God, I hate people on the internet. (Not you.) The worst part is how much it upset me.

Well, screw those people. If I really believed there were people out there who wanted to buy me expensive, frivolous things, I would appeal directly to those people. I mean, DUH.

So here’s some window shopping, scam-free:

1. J Crew Coat:


It is feminine and the lines are gorgeous and my rack might look a little silly with that ruffle but who cares! It’s pretend shopping!

2. Dansko Boots:


Oh my word. These are so beautiful it almost hurts.

3. J. Peterman 1947 Dress:


There is a vintage Vogue pattern out there for this exact style dress. By the time I bought the pattern and the fabric, I don’t know that I’d save much money, but you know. I could make one myself. If I wanted to.

4. Adventurer Jacket:


I’m fairly certain this would look less silly on. Will, not me. It would look silly on me.

5. Stacking Birthstone Rings:


I will require one May and one probably-January.

6. Octopus Tattoo (Socks):


I like the stockings, but let’s be honest: I want an octopus tattooed on my leg. And possibly a squid on the other one. Cephalopods are HOT.

7. The Good Stuff:


I mean, really. Take your pick.

8. Steamline Luggage:


Vintage-style yellow leather luggage with wheels. If I actually owned this I would be forced to believe in God. (And look! It’s on sale.)

18 thoughts on “Retail Therapy

  1. Laurie Ann

    October 23, 2009 at 1:22pm

    Oh My! I love those stockings, except that I hate stockings. And the stacking rings are lovely. But the yellow luggage? It screams “buy me!”

  2. Annika

    October 23, 2009 at 1:29pm

    I know! And it’s ON SALE! (The sale price is actually criminally low. I wish we weren’t so broke.)

  3. Cazzle

    October 23, 2009 at 1:45pm

    I though the coat was gorgeous, but then I got to the DRESSES. Oh, my. They are just stunning. You would look so beautiful in one of those!

  4. uccellina

    October 23, 2009 at 2:20pm

    Stackable birthstone rings are usually tacky, but those are LOVELY. Where did you find them? So I can go sigh over them?

  5. Annika

    October 23, 2009 at 2:22pm

    Damn it, when I first wrote this there were links to everything (except the booze). I don’t know what happened to them. This is the etsy seller who makes the rings: (the sterling silver version is actually very affordable, and just as nice).

  6. uccellina

    October 23, 2009 at 2:24pm

    Ha ha, right after I asked, I thought to myself, “this is Annika we’re talking about. They must be on Etsy.” and I found them even before you commented back :-)

  7. Lisa

    October 23, 2009 at 3:27pm

    Oh my. Those dresses. I love them.

  8. Jenn

    October 23, 2009 at 4:40pm

    If you were a scammer, you would email your comment re: luggage and GOd to some kinda god-website. I think they’d then buy it for you as I would believe they have a ‘converting budget’. I’m just saying…

  9. K

    October 23, 2009 at 7:32pm

    I want that luggage too.

  10. K

    October 23, 2009 at 7:34pm

    And I would rip straight through those tights, as lovely as they are :(

  11. earthchick

    October 24, 2009 at 12:02pm

    Okay, you seriously need to tell me where to find the Vogue pattern for that style dress b/c my searches are not turning it up. And I HAVE to HAVE it. Even though I am apparently on a ridiculous sewing hiatus.

  12. Phoebe

    October 24, 2009 at 2:34pm

    Those stockings are ridiculously appealing. Where are they from!?!

  13. courtney

    October 24, 2009 at 7:21pm

    Let me repeat: my MOM bought something for her GRANDSON and that made me a scammer.

    WHAT. Oh my God, wtf. That’s awful. :( Yeah, that just smacks of scammerdom on your part. srsly, wtf Internet.

    I want those octopus tattoo tights! Those are freaking awesome. But then I’d have to get a skirt or a dress to show them off. Or just go Lady Gag. HMMM.

  14. CosmicAvatar

    October 25, 2009 at 9:30am

    diSaronno is probably my favourite alcohol after Wine. In fact, I emptied my latest bottle a week ago and really need to get more, so thanks for the reminder.

  15. amie

    October 26, 2009 at 3:36pm

    I want that coat too. And the dresses. And the rings. Fuck anyone who doesn’t get pretend shopping.

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