Who, What, Wear: Little Houses

Amanda is one of the most fashionable people I know, since I’ve been throwing all my cash towards my wedding rather than clothes, she’s going to be helping to bring back the style posts here.

Amanda is one of my closest friends (she’s also my maid of honor), I talk to her everyday. Our communication often flows towards outfits and shopping. We exchange countless text messages and emails filled with pics of which to wear with what, or links of should I buy or isn’t this cute. Recently Panda asked my advice on how to wear heels. She’s always been more of a ballet flat or ugg boots gal. She’s previously made the classic error that a lot of girls make when buying heels, too tall. This is especially bad for women that don’t usually wear heels. I can’t tell you how often I go to parties where the ladies are running around in slippers or with bare feet. Its because of this infatuation with super tall heels instead of cute comfortable heels. My advice to her was to look for a heel between 2-3 inches. Tons of cute shoes come in this heel height and they’re comfortable enough to walk around in all day.

Amanda is my youngest gal pal, just having turned 24, she wants to start exploring a more ladylike sense of style. She would also like to keep her childlike sense of self. This outfit is all about exploring both sides.

Get used to this face, she’s gonna be helping out a lot while we plan the wedding. She’ll probably also stick around after that. Maybe I’ll even let her write one of her own posts so she can explain her thought process while shopping.

Bow/Claire’s, Cardigan/Forever 21, Dress + Shoes/Modcloth, Earrings/Betsey Johnson, Tights/Express

Going through changes.

I made the username iamduckydale back in 2003. It was the best/worst year of my adolescence. I always refer to being 19 as my favorite age, despite all the angst and poor judgment in haircuts. I went out with friends almost every night, and survived on 20 minute power naps and cherry pop tarts. It was my first year living without my mother, my first time being single since I was a freshman and the year I got my first computer.

MySpace was where I first started blogging. A ton of immature rants could be found there if “New Myspace” didn’t wipe out the old system. Which may or may not be a good thing… still thinking it over. Eventually I moved on to blogger, where… to be fair, you can also find immature rants. In 2009 I arrived here, where hopefully my rants have matured. With every new URL I’ve always thought about changing my username, but after exhausting my brain trying to come up with a new one I’d give up.

I hate iamduckydale. Its like that bad haircut ^^^, but this one won’t grow out. Terrence has repeatedly told me that I can’t change it because its how the internet knows me, its my brand. I don’t know, I think redirecting will help the internet adjust. Once I can figure something out that has an open domain and shop on etsy, I’m gonna make the move. Its been ten years now, its time for a change.

Year Four, Month Two. (38/192)

I remember when Crystal Castles’ first self titled album came out, it was start to finish awesome. Anything chock full of video game noises is alright in my book. But with each self titled release, they’re growing a bit lacking. This third album has, in my opinion, two really good songs. Unfortunately that might be all it has, I don’t know… I may have to listen to it s’more. This doesn’t take away from the merit of Wrath of God, when I first heard it I was jazzed, I listened to it over and over. Good times, noodle salad.

Crystal Castles, Wrath of God
(Video by Ivan Grbin)

Other notable songs,
Sharon Van Etten, Tell Me
Crystal Castles, Plague

Riley’s soundtrack, Year 4.
October | Anything Could Happen
November | Wrath of God