Friday, December 31, 2010

This post is entitled 'Little things making me happy in my room':

{ruffle socks are the bomb.com}
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I'm determined to make my nails sparkle like Mariah Carey in Glitter, only less Mariah and more Lady Gaga

Update.
A success story if I ever saw one. Minus I have to lose the turquoise ring.

WOOPS. Big apologies to all for the lack of updates over my vacation. First, my domain name expired and apparently the email was sent to junk mail. Now a lucky Australian has electricfringe.com, but don't fret, I am trying to get it back. Next, my computer died...I knew I should have brought both laptops! Finally, I was just having too much damn fun.

Here are a few pictures (albeit, I did not bring my fancy camera and resorted to the trusty iphone four to capture what few moments I deemed eventful and mostly comprised of my nephew, Brighton):
 {matching ear warmers}
 {Christmas trees}
 {four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup!}
 {flyin' ... again}
 {my sister Mo}
 {pup, Sampson}
 {my brother- Big A}
 {sister, Taylor, the Texan}
 {jazzy mammaw. She was wearing harem pants, I kid you not}
 {armadillo Santa}
 {gross, snow}
{my best friend, Southwest Air}

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's my 24th birthday. While so much has changed in my life recently (the bad and the good of course) it is so important to me to recap the happiest moments and thus why I started my blog. I wanted to share every detail with those who matter regarding travels, music, fashion, and anything else that struck me.

Fashion aside (because I could go on for centuries), here are a few happy moments I have appreciated/look forward to now:

  {an orchid from a rep and now, friend}
{the opportunity to see both my dearest friend, and all of my siblings}
{rare, rainy weather which means living inside of a cloud!}
{new year, new travels}
{new friendships, new love, and the certain growth of current ones}

xo, colby
To the tune of 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat' :

Front row for the show,
With the Harpers Team,
Head to toe in Moschino,
Mummy looks like a dream

hahaha...love this book my roommate bought her niece. superficial babies... what now?!

A Worthwhile Cause

Hi everyone:) If you could all do me a huge, huge favor and help a friend out by visiting this facebook page and 'LOVING' the video (button is located directly under the video) I'd be so grateful. Ford is giving one non-profit organization 10,000 dollars towards the cause based on the number of people who 'love' these videos. This is a cause very dear to me, and it would mean a lot if you could take a second of your time to vote.


:) Thanks a lot,
Colby
ps. tomorrow is my birthday!!!
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Monday, December 20, 2010


A few recent purchases. Can't wait to fur-ify my Converse as seen here. I may wear the fringe with this jumpsuit on NYE because I'm most likely not going to be in Vegas, so I figure I'll take a little Vegas with me. Okay a lot of Vegas. I don't know... I just want to shake around all night so my fringe dances with me.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010


turban: YSL scarf; necklace: vintage; top: american apparel; shorts: joie; boots: elizabeth and james
Let me sum up my birthday downtown-bar-crawl with the text I sent my friend this morning:
"Last night was the most random, ridiculous birthday party I've ever had. It included being filmed for Ashton Kutcher's new reality show about 80-year-olds partying with 20-year-olds...and that was at the FIRST bar. I wake up with this on my arm, courtesy of our CEO, and a shirt with a giant cat on it. May be going to a cactus farm today."
A few more shots. You get the idea.


Friday, December 17, 2010

holy shit balls%$#!!
Just scored the most amazing pair of wooden, limited edition Tom Ford aviators at The Refinery! #675!!
I also found an Yves Saint Laurent scarf to wear as a turban and gifts for Jen and Jess! Success!


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some exciting things today.

1. I just purchased these to make these as shown below.
2. I am making a trip to The Refinery (fav Vegas vintage) in hopes of scoring
    a. a sweet necklace
    b. a NYE dress
    c. unique gifts
    d. all of the above
3. I received a sweet gift basket full of wine and cheeses from a rep today, which I will sharing at
4. My birthday celebration tomorrow via dinner party at my condo followed by a downtown bar crawl
5. I ate chocolate covered pringles (?!?!!)
6. It's raining in Vegas which means a hot bubble bath, my onesie pajamas, and Mad Men marathon

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Raddest DIY Ever

holy crap.
I have got to do this over break (I keep calling it break but really, it's a wintry vacation home to Indiana)!!! Check out the instructions HERE on (IN)DECOROUS TASTE

Check out more here on Polyvore

Obsessed with Charlotte Olympia!!

Listen to this while you shop:

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

this is RIGHT up my alley...

This guy is visiting 4 continents, 9 countries, and 15 cities for just $418 using airline points. He is a genious and I am seriously going to read the book he got the idea from over Christmas. Seriously, read this.
right meow

Friday, December 10, 2010


Four or five years ago my Aunt and Uncle stopped giving gifts and started making donations in mine and my siblings names. They would choose a charity for each of us that they thought best represented our personalities (all different!) and our interests. Last year, I decided to follow suit and made a donation to the Beauty Bus in the name of my extended family.

This year, I've chosen an organization that means a lot to me because it is a close friend's. The organization is SANEJO which means "building tomorrow's generation." The story behind the roots of the organization and it's start is a really cool story I'd love to share sometime but the real grabber is the reason why they started it. His name is David and his grandfather was murdered in the genocide that took place in Rwanda. He was birthed out of wedlock in a secret affair with a nobleman. As he grew he discovered the secret to success was hard work and determination and therefore he set out to learn all he could and to give the gift of knowledge to all of those around him not fortunate enough to go to school. Eventually he and his sons and daughters were killed, leaving just one daughter left to carry his legacy. She had a son, David, who now lives on as part of that legacy.

David and his crew are working with Australian organization "Y-GAP" to build a school and community center in Rwanda so that the children there may also be fortunate enough to learn and prosper. 

This Christmas, Sanejo is offering the unique opportunity to help rebuild Ntenyo Primary School in Rwanda.

30,000 bricks are needed to build one classroom in Ntenyo:
$20 will purchase 400 bricks
$50 will purchase 1000 bricks
$100 will purchase 2000 bricks


I've donated on behalf of my friends and family already and I would love it if any one of you could find it in your heart to donate this Christmas. Even just $5 will buy 100 bricks for these childrens' school.


To donate go to Sanejo's site and click the donate button on the left side. I printed out certificates to give my family members on Christmas day!