February 27, 2010

My thought process when I buy a wallet: "Would Wonder Woman be able to save the day with this held in her hand?" The answer is generally no, but in my head there are buzzers going off screaming a big yes.

I really, really do not like wallet/purse/clutch shopping. None of them appeal to me. Brands don't do it for me, most of them have some kind of chunky metal flower or poop-shaped thing involved, and those – I don’t get. Did I miss out on some feminine training growing up or something? I don't know, I guess I'm just a practical girl. I'm drawn to simple and functional stuff and nothing too loud.

If you think about it, a woman's purse/wallet reveals the kind of person she is. Right? Next time you're out, look around. It's kind of interesting. Anyway, since my wallet before plainly fell apart, I've received a weird looking thing my mother insists me on carrying now.
Then we argued over which one of us got to keep it. She reminded me that she was too old to carry off pink. I don't know if she even thought of me while buying it. I suspect not. And then she frowned all day upon my lack of style.

In today’s casual news, I got a haircut. Just a short crop. You know what I mean. The type of haircut that will look charmingly devilish with sunglasses and the appropriate amount of uninterrupted attitude to match. I needed something new, radical and feisty for the summer.

Sometimes I forget how totally kick ass the eighties were. Let’s face it, I was only eight years old when the nineties body slammed the eighties into the past, but there were some good times to be had as a youngster in the eighties, like Genesis and Phil Collins. And listening to his music now brings all the yummy goodness right back to the front. Listen to this track (one of my favourite Phil Collin tracks growing up) ‘In the Air Tonight’ and you’ll be pleasantly thrilled with the drum-heavy explosive bursts, thundering chorus and a general sense of nostalgia. Nostalgia never sounded so good.

Trust me, this track is a good enough song that you should impulsively listen to it from the player below and enjoy it over this holiday weekend. Cheers.

6 Pulses Say:

Ashley said...

I have two wallets right now. One is a jute one that I think is quite rad and the second one is denim blue, shiny and has flower prints on it.

And Yeah. Love this song. :)

ku2 said...

i have a huge weakness for shoes, the kind me and my friends like to call "f***-me heels :) I sooo want to get that pixie-ish haircut, m gettin tired of my long silky tresses :p but what really got me about this post is... snow patrol, then stereophonics, then PHIL COLLINS!! eee, so not hawtt, lolz.. but i gave it a listen n, its quite good :)

BrownPhantom said...

I liked the contrast between yours and Phil Collins' haircut.
Have a black leather wallet since two years which has *adjusted* well by now.

But 80's music. Not a big fan :).
Although I liked this song; honestly ;).

And thanks for visiting my blog.

mentalie said...

'in the air'! thank you, my dear :) this has got me nostalgic for phil collins and cadbury's (seen the amazing cadbury's gorilla ad?)

i'm with you on the branded wallets. wouldn't be caught dead with / in anything that's designed around the logo for that matter. can't buy into the shit i sell ;)

Eveline said...

@Ashley: Oops :P
To be honest, that's one of the things I've never liked about woman's accessories. But then it's just me. I guess it's got to be super simple, super functional for me.
I emerged into the world, pulled from my mother, all covered in goo to the strains of the Phil Collins. Thanks for loving it too.

@Ku2: I wanted to go short this time because it is so up to date and sexy and you can always grow it out... oh... almost forgot and helps beat the heat!
Yeah, I’ll admit that I’m a huge fan of everything 80's. I will say that it was epic prior to the invention of crappy-this-decade-Hit-Machine.

@BrownPhantom: hahaha... only did it to enhance my features. :P
But 80's music?!! Come on. That's excessive. I'll admit I have a minor obsession, you're scoffing. HA! Did not. I just liked the music. A lot. :)

@mentalie: Plus, it better be plain cos I have no patience to coordinate it with my outfits - that's just too much work for me.

Oooo - I'm impressed that you like Phil Collins too. We would have been buds back in the 80s. :))

shouldifollow said...

Are you saying being a guy is way cooler? :P And oh i love David Ford's version of this song, it's so much more fun. :D