PERSONAL + SEQUINS | Sequins make everything amazing and hip, no? Then, Bambino vs Sequins FTW.

Happy Thursday evening, lovers.

I wanna start with sequins, because why the hell not, right?  So… don’t you love how sequins can make anything look amazing and hip?

For example, check out this old battery, wearing sequins:

OMG how hot is that battery?  How hip and trendy does that battery look now?  That battery looks 10 years younger.  I bet that battery gets mistaken for its daughter when they go to brunch together.

I’M SORRY, WHAT?  You don’t see how a battery is a better lover now that sequins are in its life?  It’s time for another example.

Please see below, a spool of thread on sequins:

ohhhhhh myyyyyyyyy GOD.  That spool of thread has got me so hot.  I want to make kinky love to that spool of thread, try out new positions – and the sequins make it so.  That spool of thread can wrap its stringy extremities around me and envelop me in a veritable cocoon of minty green cotton ANY TIME it wants.  I hope that spool of thread isn’t busy next week, because I should be over this cold in what, like, say three or four days?  Five TOPS.  Which puts me at about early-to-mid next week or thereabouts, in terms of my readiness to bone that spool.

If this is at all sounding weirder than you’re used to, you’ll notice that I mentioned a cold…

Which brings me to my present situation.  You guys, I am like BEYOND, beyond sick.  I can’t even think straight.  I’m pretty sure Bambino’s talking to me.  I am weird sick.  And here’s the beauty part: I have Honey’s holiday party tonight.  And I’m BUMMIN’ because sick people aren’t well-liked for attending holiday parties.  Also, I can’t go because I feel like a walrus on Thanksgiving night.  Sometimes I write ‘sigh’ to express my annoyance, but when I want to express deeper, harder annoyance, I make the sigh French, and write Le sigh.  I’m at le sigh level.

And of course, guess what just arrived in the mail?

MA PARTY DRESSES.  The sequin ones that I was worried wouldn’t arrive in time.  One of which I was going to wear to Honey’s holiday party that I’m missing tonight.  I am bummin, you guys.  I need some perking up.

The worst part is that I feel really bad that I couldn’t put two words together properly today for you, to form a half-way decent blog post of inspiration.  Please forgive me.  I’m gonna have two things for you guys tomorrow – a surprise treat, and a beautiful wedding – in the hopes of making it up to you. :\

In the meantime, I thought I’d share some fun things that made me laugh or smile recently.  This I found on a blog called Nat the Fat Rat, and I found it to be scary real.  Watch it, I think you’ll laugh.  How freaking accurate is this s**t?

1. Bambino vs. Sequins: who is cuter?

2. Bambino vs. Sequins: Who is cuter?

Personally, I think it’s Bam.

P.S. – If you’re wondering, that little bra thing in the first Bam vs. Sequins image is this:

I hear leopard is making a real comeback, but since I’m too shy to wear it, you know, around people, I decided to be trendy in the privacy of my own home.  … which is now on blast on a blog, on the internet.

And so it goes.

In closing, sorry I’m sick.  If you’re mad, don’t worry, I’m suffering. #lol but also #sadface.

Would you happen to have a good cold remedy, or maybe something I could do or make, to help me relax?  I’d be ever so grateful.  Really, any ideas you may have that could potentially result in me feeling even slightly better than I currently feel, which is “like balls” – would be appreciated to the max.

xoxo!  - Alison

Label(s): Real Life Issues

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  1. Jenna on December 15, 2011

    I love this post so much. Like mega love it. Bam and sequins, what more could I want? Feel better and I want to see a pic of you rocking that dress.

  2. Libby on December 15, 2011

    Alison, feel better. The sequins and leopard and bam are all a great remedy.
    And that You Tube video is the best. I just started following them on Twitter and am embarrassed (no I’m not) by how much of that I really do say.

  3. Joy Lackey on December 15, 2011

    Alison, I hope you are feeling better REALLY soon. Soon enough to realize that you wrote that you were hot for a spool of thread. Honey has nothing to be worried about with Ryan Gosling, but the thread?…. Jus’ sayin’. Also, the Bam wins cute hands down, but the sequins are ALWAYS hawt!!! Virtual hugs and good thoughts from here….

  4. chandra ~ Oh Lovely Day on December 15, 2011

    sick or not, you still make me pee my pants in laughter. but really, sorry you’re missing your party. I say put the sequins on over that leopard number, have some chicken soup and cuddles with Bam, and wait for honey to get home to tell you how lame it was. That will make you feel better!

  5. Nikki on December 15, 2011

    Neti pot! Neti pot! Neti pot!!! Seriously, I’m obsessed. It will make you feel glorious, pinky swear.

  6. Lena on December 16, 2011

    The SEQUINS, the MADNESS! You obviously know they’re completely amazing, and while this probably won’t lift you out of the doldrums, I would also be disappointed not to be wearing them. That said, at least you won’t infect them with sick germs, or boogers, or any of human excretion that can happen when we are sick, so that’s a win, right?

    Something that will absolutely make you smile? I thought Bam was actually wearing the lingerie in said first Bambs vs sequins match up, and thought to myself, “Oh shit, girl is running a crazy ass fever. How sick do you have to be to dress your dog in your lingerie?” but you are NOT that sick, Bam is just wearing a stylish harness. So it could be worse.

    But no matter what, it will get better. I forget that when I’m sick and ask John if I’m dying. The good news is that you aren’t.

  7. Jenna on December 16, 2011

    Cute dresses! Gutted you can’t wear one tonight but just think of all the other parties over the holiday season!

    As much as I love sequins, Bambino wins in the cuteness scale!

  8. Mindy on December 16, 2011

    I loooove the sequins, but in a cute-off I would have to pick Bam!

    For colds, I second the neti pot. If you partake in the alcoholic sorts, I like to make a “Sicktini” which is a pack of Emergen-C (I like raspberry), orange juice, and splash of triple-sec served in a martini glass. The alcohol does nothing for the cold, but it sure makes me happy.

  9. Elle on December 16, 2011

    Old Fashioned Cold Remedy given to me by my father -in-law:

    Hot Tottie
    -Cup of Hot Water (coffee mug)
    -Whiskey/Rum (2 shots+)
    -Brown Sugar/Honey

    1. Heat the water
    2. Mix water, honey/sugar and liquor
    3. Squeeze a little lemon juice

    Sip while it’s hot, gulp down the rest when you can.

    NOTE: You don’t want to drink more than one of these. You may think you do… But I promise, after you gulp down the mixture in about 20-30 minutes you should be dead to the world. (sleeping).

    Feel Better love!
    We are off to Anchorage to my family-in-law’s lodge… Please keep me in your thoughts as I try not to freeze to death while also trying to remain fashionable and sexy despite wearing 40 layers of clothing!

    Merry Christmas!!! Happy Holidays TKB!!!!

  10. Ruth on December 18, 2011

    Hope you are feeling better! If not Elle’s hot toddie recipe is the business, though coming from Scottish heritage it is whisky all the way. And the sequins are gorgeous, but you are right, Bambino is way cuter!

  11. amy on January 4, 2012

    I hope you’re feeling better! Sorry you missed the party. Would you mind if I inquired about those sequin dresses? They’re exactly what I’m looking for. I’m going to look in earlier entires to see if you said where they came from but if not, would you mind letting me know? Also, cuter than BAM = NOTHING.

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