What’s cuter than a narwhal and a unicorn in love? Nothing that I know of.
shirt: TeeTurtle (present from Steve), narwhal figurine: Shana Logic (present from me to Steve), skirt: made by a friend (two small unicorn skirts that I bought at the Buffalo Exchange, sewn together), flip-flops: Old Navy, hair bow: Crown and Glory, necklace: So Good
I’m not a fan of Small Business Saturday‘s corporate sponsorship, but I think the basic idea is sound. For those who can afford to do so, supporting small businesses–especially local ones–is a good way to take part in building a sustainable, humane, community-based economy.
With the usual caveats that 1.) individual consumer choices are not a substitute for political engagement and 2.) spending time together is always a wonderful gift and there should be no obligation to buy anything for anyone, here are a few items I like from small businesses and craftspeople around the internet, some of whom are local to Boston.
1.) “Gigi” burlesque mug – Dupenny – £13.50
2.) Unicorn Landia nail polish – Starrily at ShanaLogic – $9.99
3.) Collectible narwhal ornament – Magic Bean Buyer at ShanaLogic – $15.99
4.) See you space corgi sticker – Megan Lara at RedBubble – $4.00
5.) Mauve crystal and feather fascinator – I Am Joolienn on Etsy – $25.00 (Note: Joolie is a Somerville local who makes all sorts of pretty, shiny, feathery things.)
6.) Cat life brooch – The Tiny Hobo on Etsy – $10.00 (Note: The Tiny Hobo also makes a ton of fat-pos stuff, which you can find in her main shop, t-shirt shop, and Custom Plus shop.)
7.) Peacock feather journal set – CoupCoup Designs on Etsy – $12.00
8.) Neon rainbow felt necklace – HandiCraftKate on Etsy – $55.00
9.) Signed machines of love poster – DFTBA Records – $15.00
10.) Chocolate Mexicano sampler – Taza Chocolate – $21.00 (Note: Taza is a local company that makes Mexican-style fair-trade chocolate right here in Somerville. They also give tours, which look like fun.)
Last Sunday, I declared it Official Dress Like the ’90s Day–because I just really felt like dressing like the ’90s, shimmery metallic lip gloss and all.
Shirt: TeeTurtle (this was either a Hanukah or birthday present from Steve), skirt: Torrid, socks: Sock Dreams, shoes: Naot (bought at a small shoe store in Cambridge, but you can find them here), tiara: Kmart, necklace: Claire’s, earrings: Faces, lunchbox: probably Hot Topic (I’ve had it since high school), rose bangle: H&M, studded wristband: PacSun
The outfit was inspired by this picture from a note one of my friends wrote to me freshman year of high school. We used to write notes to each other and decorate them with magazine pictures and lots of glitter!