Dec 27, 2012

Pastel Icing and Vintage Reads

For Christmas, a friend of mine gave me a neat stack of vintage magazines, ranging from 1955 to the early 1960s. I love this kind of thing and they now have a place on my side table, topped with my vintage brass whale. 

As I start to read through these I'll be sure to scan in some of my favorite ads and share them here. :)

Household, American Girl, Good Housekeeping, etc...

 Look at that pastel 50s icing! Super cuuuuuuute.

Dec 16, 2012

Things I Love - 001

These White Rabbit rings are way too cute. Especially the one in the little heart cup!

The best wooden hedgehog clock. Actually, the only hedgehog clock that I've seen. But still amazing.

This dress from Asos that's covered in ships. I love the color, collar, and print. It's pretty perfect!

I covet this Copic Sketch Marker Anniversaray Set so much. So much coveting. 

Animal ear rings! So much love going on here!!!

Dec 11, 2012

Mini Review - Super Paper Mario for Wii

 I have a really bad habit of getting really close to the end of a game and just...stopping.

It's not that I don't want to finish it, I just get distracted really easily. Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy X (which I finished 2 years after I started...seriously...), and Kingdom Hearts 2 have all been victims to my laziness. More recently, however, has been Super Paper Mario for the Nintendo Wii.

A couple of years ago, I rented this game and played through it for a few days until I had to return it. (Seriously, does anyone actually finish a game by the rental deadline?) Fast forward until a couple of months ago when my lovely boyfriend purchased the game for me as a gift! Fortune! Immediately I started it up and began to play it again. I loved it just as much as I did the first time. Of course, I got to the very last part where you're re-fighting all the bosses on your way to Count Bleck...and stopped.

I'm a terrible person. I also got very distracted by Dragon Quest VIII. Which is amazing.

Anyway, I eventually finished the thing and here's what I thought!

 - It's freaking adorable! Even Bowser is cuddle worthy.
 - The ability to flip dimensions (2D to 3D) to find treasure, secret passageways, and lots of coins.
 - Great humor! From a simulated dating game to obscure Earthbound references, it's lots of fun.
 - The levels are all pretty well designed with just enough puzzle fun to give it some difficulty.  
 - There's a fun horizontal shooter level which was a nice surprise.
 - You can switch between your main characters! They each have their own specialty, from Luigi's
    super jump to Bowser's flame attack. It makes for some fun strategy in battle.
 - There's so much to do! From collecting recipes and enemy cards, to the Pit of 100 Trials, there
    is a lot to do besides the main story.

 -The only problems that I had with this game were a couple of the levels. The OverThere and Outer Space were just pains. Not particularly difficult, just repetitive and annoying.

Overall, I think this is a fantastic game! Some may think it's childish, but it's well designed and has enough humor to keep you smiling throughout. Especially level 3. So great.

Dec 8, 2012

Retro Games and a Newfound Obsession

I'm going to be honest. Nintendo was not a big part of my childhood. Neither was Sega. In fact, my first console was a Playstation 1 when I was in, like, 6th grade. I had my gameboy color and played the shit out of some Pokemon Yellow, but I don't have the fond memories that most people my age do of afternoons after school playing Battle Toads, Sonic the Hedgehog, or The Legend of Zelda.

Thankfully, my boyfriend has always been a video game lover and has an extensive collection. He's introduced me to some great games (Earthbound, I'm looking at you) and I've developed a love for retro games. 

So! To celebrate my new found love, I'd like to start sharing my favorite systems, games, moments, and memorabilia. 

What's your favorite retro video game?

Dec 3, 2012

Pretty in Plaid

Pretty in Plaid #1

Pretty in Plaid #1 by wastedwishes

Pretty in Plaid #2

I'm head over heels in love with plaid again. It happens every year around this time, but I blame my local thrift stores for this instance. I recently thrifted a bag of vintage wood plaid fabric and it's just making my dizzy with ideas. I have a yellow colorway that would make a great weekender bag if I mixed it with some dark leather...and some purple that would make a cute mini dress. 

Yay for plaid!