Searching for New Glasses

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so i wear contacts most of the time because if i wear the glasses i currently have for too long, i get a headache. that used to not be a problem, but somewhere around the age of 25, my glasses began to give me problems. i’m bummed about that because i adore both pairs of glasses i have.

12 Days of Christmas: Day 5


so far we’ve talked about blazers, shoes, dresses, and jewelry (statement necklaces) for the holidays and christmas. so you should have a full outfit by now, right? well, i’ve chosen my holiday outfit out, so i’m moving on to other things on my wish list. which, is very long and very expensive. after all, i have been regularly called the girl who has everything. so, this year, i’ve told everyone what i want on wishpot. which definitely takes some of the surprise out of opening my gifts, but it means that i really like everything i’ve gotten. i like the giving the perfect gift part better, anyway. and, of course, i bought myself some things this christmas, too, because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t ALWAYS do that while christmas shopping?

ok, on to THE LIST!

number 1 is this totally awesome electric bike that i’m hoping to use for commuting purposes in the new year. i’m going to have to bundle up significantly on the way, i’ll probably be wearing my hair in a bun due to helmet hair constantly, and i’m going to have to figure out a system for rain and snow, but man, i am so excited about this i could just pop.

introducing … the flykly modern.

it’s technically a bike, because it doesn’t go over 20 miles per hour, and it has pedals. so that means that i can ride it like a scooter or pedal like a pauper. we all know that i will most likely be gunning that throttle to go up and down hills, but after my test drive with my messenger bag slung over my shoulder yesterday evening, i think i will do at least a little bit of peddling. it’s cold out there, and peddling will definitely warm up the soul. i’ve also got a contingency plan to cheat and ride the ferry across the water if i need to. and a friend of mine mentioned that i’m going to appear to be a delivery food driver on this thing, but i really don’t care that much. i think it’s fly, and even though i have a history of loving new toys for two weeks and abandoning them, i insist that i’m just trying things out until i find the one that’s right for me. so, there. it’s not indecision, it’s an ability to see the possibilities. and i find myself and my attitude very refreshing thank you very much.

other thoughts: she’s gonna need a name folks. can you help me here? clearly my new toy is a girl. and i think i’ll have sean-paul paint her a bit with some kind of design. so i’m looking for some inspiration here. i’m thinking my logo, for starters, and some other cute, hand-drawn cartoony type things that remind me of things i love. thoughts here?

so, now that i’ve fully talked myself into this recent purchase, let’s move onto item number read more

Netta Covets: Spike Necklace


loving this spike necklace.

icon go get the iconspike ball necklace now!

xoxo nettaP


OOTD: DKNY Army Dress and Tied Up Leggings


so you all got the memo that the 90′s is making a comeback right? my favorite memory of the 90′s, fashion-wise, were my mary jane doc martens. remembering fondly upon those days of wearing anything but heels, i decided to take advantage of the proximity of the doc marten store to my NYC apartment. i marched down to the store with a friend the other day and scored 2 new pairs of docs – both of which feature some technology that make them light on the feet.

here’s what i looked like in the late 90′s, enormous hair, statement ring, hoody, and totally wearing a pair of mary jane docs:my friend looks like she’s wearing boots, too. this is a look that i’ve wondered about coming back into style full circle. and while i probably won’t be rocking my hair that large again any time soon, you never know.

here’s my take on the 90′s returning in the 10′s. i’m wearing a DKNY for lane bryant army green dress with a hood, a tshirt from target, leggings from torrid, and some shiny new alligator boots from doc marten. my necklace and ring are from a tattoo shop in las vegas, and my bag is from aldo, and so is the tiny gold pin on my pocket.

here’s a closer look at the jewelry:

are you into the return of the 90′s? i was totally into plaid, too, but i don’t think that ever made it’s way out of my wardrobe except for a very brief period in the early aughts …

xoxo nettaP




so, the other day, i let you know that asos is having a pretty crazy 70% off sale. today, i show you my “do you dare to wear” picks. it IS a new decade ladies. why not try something completely different?

leather bib with pair of beetles. $58.62

oversized silk corsage – this also comes in grey/charcoal (but that one’s not on sale). i wear something similar to this in my hair for big events! $38.79

spiky gem fascinator. $8.62 – also a steal.

grey sequin shoulder neckpiece. $43.10

black fringed shoulder piece. for the truly daring! $212.91 (and for those with some extra cash)

gold micro spike hoop earrings. $155.16

sequin fascinator with quill. $10.34

silk petals shoulder neck piece. $47.41

fantasy fur cape. $46.55

house of holland sunglasses. $103.44

mongolian muffler. $46.55

xoxo nettaP