Thanks to Ms. Suzanna Mars of Style Snatcher (whose blog makes me almost un-angry at the writers' strike and its effect on The Office this season), I have been tagged! The stipulations of which are that I present you with six things out of my bag o' tricks, that is, my on-its-way-to-worn-out Marc Jacobs canvas tote (I'm supposed to post a picture, but it's in bad condition, I really should go looking for something new), and their significance. Kudos to all my worldly goods for being such good models.
1. Planner/ lookbook
I love its shiny newness and yellowness, and with it, I feel I can get around to doing anything, eventually. Also, I may need to write down the name of a song I need to download or an outfit I need to copy... 2. Various lip balms
It's winter, what can I say? Of course, even in summer I always carry an assortment because I like to keep my lips baby-soft. My boyfriend refuses to kiss me after application, he says that Chapstick is addictive and he's never used it in his life and never will, at the cost of missing out on the amazing taste of Kiss My Face in Peach. I cannot say whether the balm itself is addictive but the purchase of organic beauty products certainly could be called that.
I also hate dry hands, and sometimes I just need to smell like peonies when I come in from a night out.
4. Completely necessary cards
Which would be: a million coupons for some store, which someday I'll use or give away, a Qdoba frequent buyer's card (buy-ten-get-one-free, and in the course of my life, I've gotten four free burritos--sad?), a card scented with Tiffany eau de parfum, and my membership card to the local indie video-rental store, which I am unable to use because of a phenomenal late fee and keep for scene cred, or if I were to ever need to rent the Karen Carpenter story acted out with fashion dolls.
5. Fake-ass glasses
For looking smart on the go. And concealing dark undereye circles. While looking smart.
6. A book
Always a necessity. Right now it's Nora Ephron's collection of late-60s magazine articles, a great glimpse into pop culture at the time and completely well-written to boot.
Now, for the following six, I ask, what's in your wallet? Well, you know what I mean.
You Are Not A Snowflake
Hand It Over
Behind Big Glasses
The Iron Chic
If you're still reading, go download The Wayward Bus and Distant Plastic Trees by the Magnetic Fields. It's ethereal, don't listen to what the guys at Allmusic have to say.
P.S. Be sure to check out a new feature I just added: "Link of the Week."