Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Haiti Factsheet.

So I think everyone has had Haiti on the mind these past couple weeks. For one of my biology classes, called Global Environmental Issues, we had an assignment to compile a Haiti Factsheet. I used the CIA World Factbook for my main reference, and found some pretty interesting information that I think provides a good background to the current situation. Take some time, and check it out.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

woolly.

Today I am thankful for wool, from my polka-dot wool scarf (a clearance item from the Gap way back when) to my Smartwool socks, an awesome Christmas present from A. I'm also wearing wool blend thermals under my jeans, a powder blue cashmere sweater (thrifted, originally from Barney's!) and a wool coat.

All these things are keeping me roasty-toasty, which is good because it is snowing big fluffy flakes out there. So thank you, sheeps.


(On a side note, I think I am getting sick. It started as what I thought was asthma from all the bad air floating around outside, with a bit of a sore throat. Now my head is aching, my throat is more sore, my nose is runny and I feel sniffley, and it is hard to swallow. I'm having a brief moment of self pity.)

Monday, January 11, 2010

The little black (sequin) dress.

Check out the latest set on Hipster Thrifters' Flickr. Featured are some items that will soon be posted for sale online!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

best of Germany.


I thought I'd post some pictures from my October trip to Germany, just a select few, since on facebook I posted more than 500, I think. This is in Berlin, in a building near the Brandenburg Gate. If you can remember the name of it, please post it in a comment, for it has slipped my mind! This interior is more sculptural than functional, but it is very beautiful.

This was our first day in Berlin. We got off the plane and headed straight on a walking tour. It was so exciting, and I was so exhausted. The reality of the trip hadn't set in, the culture didn't feel that different, not like when I visited Ecuador with my family. There were bicycles and cars, and people dressed just like anyone you'd see in Salt Lake, but yet it was different. There were people on the street, the buildings were different, the dynamic on the street and sidewalk was different. It was wonderful.

Day Four:


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Originally uploaded by the hipster thrifters

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Pillsbury-inspired outfit week: day three.

Here's the latest from my flickr. What do you think?

trying something new.


You may have noticed that lately I've been posting links to my flickr account, the hipster thrifters.

This is a project in its infancy that my sister Mary and I are working on. We were inspired by some other fantastic fashionistas in the blogging world, and thought there might be a place for us in there. We noticed there aren't many (good) fashion blogs relative to Utah and shopping in Utah, and there aren't really many fashion blogs (that are any good) written for the common (wo)man. Mary and I also love to shop, especially thrift shopping, and both wanted to inspire in ourselves better style, and so the journey began.

While we are still working out details, I thought it wouldn't hurt to set up a flickr account and start experimenting. If we're friends on facebook, you are probably very sick of seeing repeated posts linking to this blog and flickr, and I'm sorry for that, but I think it is working. Somehow one of my latest pictures has 139 hits already, after only two days. Either I have a creepy stalker or two, or people are actually interested enough to click through. If the latter is true, it is very encouraging.

Meanwhile, school is about to begin again and my workload (18 credit hours) may slow me down a bit on this, but I do enjoy it, and hope it will turn into something. Mary and I also need to design some sort of site or blog to contribute more than just mediocre self portraits (here I am only speaking for myself and my own mediocre self portraits).

Anyway, I'd love to get some feedback, on the idea and the pictures, both here and on flickr, so please tell me what you think!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Here's the outfit.

I'm thinking about doing a week of Emma Pillsbury-inspired outfits.

This adorable blouse is one of my thrifty finds from yesterday. Oh, how I love Deseret Industries.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Dear SLC Realtors:

If you can find me a house that...

  • has 3 bedrooms,
  • has 2 bathrooms,
  • has a two car garage,
  • is east of I-15, preferably in Sugarhouse, near the U, in the avenues, downtown, or in the Liberty Park/Nibley Park area,
  • has some classic charm, like an old Victorian or bungalo,
  • does not have updates (therefore decreasing the cost significantly,)
  • costs less than $200,000 and preferably around $130,000,
I will buy it. With lots of money down. Promise.

-Marta
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