Thursday, May 29, 2008

Urban Outfitters Couches

So I had two cancelled flights and then a delayed one at Dallas Love Field on Tuesday. I had some time to kill (a lot, actually) so I boldly jumped on a bus and took it to Mockingbird Station (after confirming with a friend that Mockingbird Station was a shopping area). At MS they had a lot of little shops, Ann Taylor Loft, Starbucks, a paper store, Gap, Urban Outfitters etc. I went into UO and they had all the couches (most) from their website on display! It was great because I've been thinking of getting one from there once I move and have some money to spend but I was afraid it'd be a crappy quality. These all seemed nice and structurally sound. I paid particular attention to the convertible mid-century-esque model.

$480...I think I might go for it. Too bad about the $115 shipping fee. I wonder if it comes assembled? It was nice and big but Macy's has some pretty sweet couches too, that are around $700. And a lot of the time you can find 10 or 20% off Macy's coupons online, plus free delivery maybe? Or at least local pick up.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

So one of my old English Professors called me last Wednesday to ask me if I would come in and speak to one of his classes about my job. I was an English major and actually got a job in an English related field after graduation (May 2007). He said I'd only have to talk for like 5 mins and that two other people would be there speaking as well. I hate public speaking. Especially in front of a group of people I have never met before. I hesitantly agreed though, because it was flattering that he was asking and because I used him as a reference on many a job application and he also wrote me a letter of recommendation for an internship I applied for in 2006.

At least it's a good excuse to buy a nice spring outfit. This is what I'm working with thus far:

I bought the shoes at Target last night because I don't have any brightly colored shoes. The cardigan I bought a couple of weeks ago on clearance.

I also bought a dress I thought I would wear at Old Navy last night but turns out it is too long for my 5'2 self and looks like a sack when I put it on. Thus I must return it.

So now if I can only find this dress at Target:

I think the navy will look great with the yellow shoes and gray sweater.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


My dream home. Too bad it's about $50,000 out of my budget. If only my boyfriend wasn't a full time student with a part time job and $10,000 in credit card debt.

Oops, I've said too much.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Look who's back, back again....

Well, it's been a while. I've been reading a lot of AT lately which has led me to other design oriented blogs. So here I am again. Plus, I'm now looking to purchase a house (the sooner the better- I hate my neighbors!) so I'll have more to post about. I'm very excited. I love checking out all the listings on the MLS database and craigslist etc. I'm even acquiring stuff to put in my future home. Via ebay, mostly. It's most convenient. And, I've been going to the local Salvation Army pretty frequently, picking up vintage dresses on half price day. I then list those on ebay and use the profits to buy tchotskes (sp?). They never seem to have anything good for the home. It's in a pretty ghetto area downtown and so not many "hipsters" or design enthusiasts venture down that way but I'm just not really seeing any cool furniture down there, but who knows.

This is what I've won on Ebay in the past few days. I'm still waiting for them to arrive and they feed my Audubon/vintage addiction:

Two framed and matted, 17x13 bird prints. $9.99 plus $10 shipping

Vintage sheet music for framing. $5.

10 Arthur Singer prints for $10.