Category Archives: Style Obsessions

Here Goes…

Well, it would seem that today is the day. Today is the day that I’m starting my strict blogging regime much like many have probably started their post Thanksgiving diets. I hope, though, that the comparison ends there because those types of things usually don’t last. Anyways, today is the first High Fashion Friday, and I have to say I had some trouble figuring out where to start. However, I had a revelation.

Something that has always fascinated me is the luxury of designer items. Everything is detailed and well thought out, and especially well made. That being said, I can’t really afford the things I want from designers most of the time.

However, this is the holiday season. This is the time of year where we let our wish lists grow long with items we know may never appear under our Christmas trees… But I mean, if Santa were real, it would be a great surprise to find all those things, right?

Therefore, I will tell you today about the slightly ridiculous, and way too expensive, designer item I will never cease to want.

Any guesses?

Okay, so ever since my eyes first met with a designer bicycle in the Fendi store in Caesar’s Palace, I could not help but obsess over every designer bike since. I especially wanted the Missoni for Target bike, but that sold out faster than one can blink. Before I bore you with why I love them so much (honestly I’m not really sure being that I’m not even an avid biker), I’ll just show you pictures so you can see for yourself.

And my personal favorite:

Chanel makes everything better, am I right?

Yes, these are all ridiculously expensive, but if I had that kind of money to burn I wouldn’t think twice. The top of my “it’s never going to happen” Christmas wishlist. Actually, it might be the second.

Now, here are the songs for you:

The Designer Bicycle Playlist

1. Bicycle Race – Queen

2. Bike – Pink Floyd

(This one has holiday resonance because it mentions gingerbread men.)

3. Handlebars – Flobot

(I had to. Sorry.)

4.  Black Hole – She & Him

5 1/4. Bicycle Song – Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Starting Things Off With A (Big) Bang!

I blame it on my uber fashionable big brother : I have an obsession with men’s clothing. Well dressed men have to be one of my favorite things in the world. That being said, I noticed right away that each character on my favorite television show of all time, The Big Bang Theory, had their own signature style. I love that Mary T. Quigley took the time to give everyone their own style voice.

So, it is no surprise that I’m obsessed with Howard Wolowitz’s quirky personal fashion. He combines a lot of things I am not normally fond of: turtlenecks, way too tight men’s pants, and skate shoes. Somehow, though, when Wolowitz’s brings the aforementioned items together with amazing belt buckles, great color schemes, his signature bowl cut, and, of course, that ‘creepy candy coating’ charm, I’m hooked.

Here are a few of my favorite Wolowitz’s looks. I hope you enjoy:

I love the boots in this one! Plus, who else would pair that blazer with those almost neon blue skinny pants?

“I can’t believe you bought a red cowboy hat!” – Leonard

“Hello, I’m wearing a red turtleneck!” – Howard

Seriously, is that sweater velvet, because I honestly cannot think of another soul that could pull that off?!

I couldn’t do this post without showing a little Gothowitz! Those pants are sick!

In honor of ‘The Wolowitz,’ which is now apparently the name for this style, I threw together a look.

However, I tried to use all designer items to challenge myself.

(Maybe this is if Bernadette bought Howard’s clothes, after all she wants her baby to ‘have pretty things.’)

Also, I did tone down the color. Honestly, I think this Wolowitz is more ‘any man’ friendly, but if you can pull of the real deal: go for it! Also, I would not be doing Wolowitz any justice if I didn’t put this out there: thinkgeek.com carries the most amazing Star Wars belt buckles. (http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/miscellaneous/dfbc/)

Last, but not least, this would not be a truly ‘me’ post if i didn’t leave you with a playlist. So here it goes:

The Wolowitz

‘She Blinded Me With Science’ – Thomas Dolby

‘Mama’s Boy’ – The Ramones

‘My Girl’ – The Temptations

‘Girls’ – The Beastie Boys

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