Nordstrom Anniversary Sale vs. Amazon: Shoes, Loafers, Mules, and Boots

With every blogger on the internet compiling Nordstrom Anniversary Sale favorites, I got the idea to compare the sale’s prices to shopping on Amazon. I chose shoes as the comparison because shoes are both something that I think Amazon excels at, and also something that I, personally, would realistically shop for at Nordstrom proper. (I’ll…

Video Game Visibility Project – Guild Wars 2 Guide Book

Holy shit I am behind on this. I’m so behind I’m getting into the risk zone for forgetting some things – that is, more things than my FFVIV subscription which I forget about every month. So, prepare for spam. Anyway, for this post… I bought the Guild Wars 2 guide at Half Price books. It…

Good Design, Even When It’s Not For Me

  Getting my degree did about two important things for me. The second of these is that school instilled in me a respect for design that transcends my own taste. Sometimes I have to ask myself- do I like this because it’s good design, or because I like it personally, and want to own it…

Book Haul – Half Price Books and a Theme of Places

Passionate Nomad The Life of Freya Stark by Jane Fletcher Geniesse This one came from the big Half Price on Northwest Highway (Dallas).  I can’t say that I know much about Freya Stark, but the cover attracted me. She was an adventurer and writer who traveled the middle east in the late ’20s and ’30s….

MiniBlog – Wedge Sneakers, but Cheap.

  I’ve wanted a pair of wedge sneakers, much like the ones Will Code For Clothes posted… but I wanted them in what I consider a “dignified” color (no neon, not gold and pink and bright blue) and I also had it in my head that I didn’t want to spend more than $20. I…

JCPenney Fangirlism and What I Bought on Clearance

I would just like to go on the record and say that I love the new JC Penney format. I’ve heard that it hasn’t been too well received  and I’ve also heard people complain that they want the old “frumpy” JCP back… but personally, I’m a big fan of the new “boutique” style. Some of the…