Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blondie Birthday

My sis in law, mominlaw, and aunt in law (?) gave me this crazy perfect maxi dress for my birthday last week. It's pretty insane that the family I married into have my taste so nailed down! I couldn't be luckier.

Sis Alessandra noted (quite correctly) that it totally looks like something Debbie Harry would wear, and specifically requested that MC and I recreate this photo! 

We probably shouldn't have tried to recreate it in HARD sunlight but oh well.

This gorgeous gold tone buckle bracelet is a Christmas gift from Alessandra as well. Amazing, right? I always wanted a sister. :)

Chevron Maxi Dress: Birthday gift
Boots: Park Lane
Hat: Asos
Sunglasses Vintage via Giant Vintage
Earrings: Nastygal
Rings: Grandma
Bracelet: Xmas gift from Alessandra

Unabashed selfie via Instagram

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Happy Birthday, Cammila!

Hey Everybody, apologies for the slow posts. We've been crazy busy lately with Gbear starting school again, beginning to conceive new music, and all the insanity with tiling our entire kitchen. Also, it's Cammila's birthday today

While we'd love to be eating cake on a tropical beach somewhere, we'll most likely be taking a break from hardscaping our kitchen walls tonight with a relaxed, weeknight family party. That means lots of cake, hugs, crazy gifts and, of course, dancing. In lieu of big beach getaway with Tina Turner's "You're Simply the Best" constantly running on a loop in the background somehow (I woke up with it in my head! Tina is one of Cammila's most uncanny musical spirit animals), I made her this utterly insane card. We're having a pretty awesome day and we hope you are too.

Happy Birthday, Babycat. I love you so much!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fairy Crowns

This was a pretty great summer around the Collar household. We didn't have any wild or crazy adventures, but we had a pretty amazing time just doing things like this: spending long, hot, happy afternoons in our jungle backyard, trimming down everything (since we're moving the whole garden around anyway), making impromptu fairy crowns out of big, thick flower stalks. Gbear set up a "lab" to dissect and examine the seed pods.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cool Shoulder

My chief point of inspiration with this off-the-shoulder 70's chiffon dress is this AMAZING one Lynda Carter wore on an episode of Wonder Woman from 1978. My own dress doesn't quite compare, but what one could?! Hers is a freaking work of art.

70's sheer off shoulder dress: Vintage via KatadrianVintage
Shoes: Miz Mooz via Ebay
Belt: Steve Madden
Sunglasses: Ragstock

Thursday, September 11, 2014


 Palazzo pants: Ebay
Leotard: Capezio
She-Ra Sword pendant: Present from MC
Rings, bracelet: Grandma's
Bag: Coach, thrifted

Matte Lipstick: Lipstick Queen Sinner Matte in Peachy Nude

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Anniversary Dress

Epic vintage 70's maxi dress: Anniversary present from MC
70's Wooden high heeled sandals: Vintage via Etsy
Cowboy belt: Vintage via The Getup
Aviators: TJ Maxx

I started lusting over this amazing, full-sweep 70's maxi dress on Ebay like a year ago. It would pop up in my "suggested" items again and again, until last month, when MC decided to give it to me (along with a LOT of other gifts he chose to spoil me with) for our second wedding anniversary. I guess the best I can do in order to not be spoiled completely rotten by this kind of thoughtful, loving treatment is to just be loving in return. In fairness, MC does make that part really easy, and not just because he's such a thoughtful gift giver. :)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Collars Love: Abhair

As a blogger, I get some random offers for products to review. Some are definitely not a great fit for a style blog, like medical supplies and air fresheners. Some are totally awesome, like this bonkers high-temperature resistant fiber wig from ABhair.

Abhair sells all kinds of wigs and weaves and extensions and stuff, but I have to say, offering me a selection from their hi-temp line was a good idea because they're all crazy, colorful instant anime hair and I was delighted from the word go. And just FYI, they didn't even ask me to link this specific product line, I just want you to see how fucking cool it is.

Temperature resistant means you can heat style this wig, even though it's synthetic. Crazy right? I straight up LOVE this crazy wig. If you want one too, scroll to the bottom and I'll give you a discount code.

Here's what I have to say as a reviewer: I love it. That should be obvious, since the prospect of instantaneous day-glow blue, pink, and purple mermaid hair was enough to make me happy to stick on full coverage pasties and do this Blue Lagoon On Acid photoshoot in our jungle back yard. 

Who could resist being able to indulge in the fantasy of looking like a living cartoon or fantasy character or just completely different from how you look every day? And the beauty of this wig is that while it's clearly not real hair, it's also much better quality than your average costume wig, which I tried to get across with some of these close ups. It's that perfect middle ground: It's not a $400 lifestyle choice made of real human hair, but it's also not some shit from Halloween USA, which makes it much easier to justify buying something kind of ridiculous. Most of these wigs are like $40 tops, so they can be a fun and insane impulse buy. If you're stylishly adventurous, into costumes, style models for fashion photography, or are into cosplay, go hit up Abhair

Use the discount code Cammila15 for 15% off sitewide. :)

Addendum: What fantastical character does this wig best fit, anyway?

As soon as I put it on, Gbear asserted that I looked like "Princess Celestia." 

We talked about it for like five minutes before I realized Celestia is a pony. Meanwhile, with no connection, my co-worker Conal called this wig a dead ringer for Twilight Sparkle. I think they're both dead on.

Additionally, our buddy Cav suggested Rainbow, superheroine of the 80's indie comic DNAgents:

Totally awesome. Excuse us, we need to go raid Ebay for back copies of this.

Addendum to the addendum: MC already made this connection, apparently. He just gave me a bunch of old issues of DNAgents as an early birthday present, which he already ordered like a week ago. Synchronicity!