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So my bf and I went out to downtown Seattle a few days ago and had some fun. We walked almost literally from one end of Seattle to the other. My legs still hurt! >.< First, we checked out all of his favorite little spots.

We started off at Deli because it's closest to where the ferry. It's a clothing store/boutique inside of an old deli. The interior is still set up like a Deli and the T-shirts are packaged like deli meats. Sadly we came too early. I took some pics but theey didn't turn out so well. here's a better one to start with. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
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Website: http://www.deliseattle.com/

We then went to Gems. It's a sneaker shop within an old fashion-style candy shop. Now here's where cool become awesome; when you walk in it just looks like a little red candy shop with a counter and display case with candy. We walked in and asked the rather handsome and stylish man behind the counter if he could please show us to the sneakers. He took a few steps left and opened the wall behind him. HE OPENED THE FUCKING WALL!
You can't see hinges or a seam or anything! Inside was a black room with illuminated ledges where the sneakers were and a dj booth. The room doubles as an art exhibit. Sadly, they didn't sell my boyfriend's shoe size (U.S. men's 15). Sorry, I didn't take pics! I'm pretty sure it's not allowed!

website: http://www.gemssneakershop.com/  (no, I don't understand the video either)

After recovering from the awesome we went to Jack Straw Filaments. Talk about stylish! The shop was very small and had only a few select items. Everything had a very Americana dandy feel. It was at the pinnacle of contemporary American street fashion. The gentleman shop owner was older and extremely stylish. He could have walked straight off of the Sartorialist and if not, the runway.
Sadly, everything was way out of our price range. I felt broke just breathing there. We walked away empty handed once again with nothing for my boyfriend but a broken heart because the knitted sweater he wanted was over $2,000. I didn't take pictures. Picture provided not my own. It's a little old and outdated. It looked different when I was there. Sorry.
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pic url: http://www.seattlemag.com/files/image/main/LARGE/Shopping2Main.jpg website: http://www.jstraw.com


We then walked a short distance to Tuuli. It's a cute little Finnish import store. They seriously had the most adorable felted fox and owl cell phone holders! Other than that it was just alright. Not breathtaking in any way. We decided not to buy anything.      I didn't take pics. Picture provided not my own.
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pic url: http://www.seattle-shop.com/images/stores/tuuli/tuuli-02.jpg website: http://www.seattle-shop.com/stores/tuuli.html

Website: http://www.seattle-shop.com/stores/tuuli.html

Next up was Butch Blum. I felt positively under dressed as soon as I opened the door. Butch Blum's specialty is designer European clothing, though they do have a few items from elsewhere. It was very, VERY GQ. My boyfriend cried a little inside as he looked at the prices on the clothing that actually had price tags.
The clothes were pretty amazing. I remember seeing mostly Armani. From what I remember all of their suits are Armani. I also saw some Yohji Yamamoto in the men's casual wear (read: not casual for most folks). We took a quick run through the upstairs women's section and I wondered how much weight I'd have to lose to fit into the two sizes they offered. European sizes 40 and 42. Btw- I don't know my European size. Needless to say, we bought nothing.
I couldn't find any pics online of the store but the blogger for the Seattle street fashion blog 21arrondissement.com (the best Seattle street fashion blog in my opinion) likes to take photos of stylish people in front of Butch Blum.                           

website: http://www.butchblum.com/about.htm

After torturing my boyfriend for a couple hours I decided on lunch. We went to the Pioneer Square Park Mall? (I don't know if that is the actual name or location of the mall. I'm totally guessing). Ahh...The Mall! My kind of place! Who was I fooling? I'm not some upper class trust fund hipster! In fact, I'm technically not even middle class but I get to that later. After my bf and I enjoyed some delicious noodles we went somewhere a bit more in our price range...

The colorful trinkets at dollar store prices, the blasting J-pop over the speakers, the many little packets of stickers, the obento accessories, the odd fake adult daiper in a package with drawings of drunk men dressed as babies, the hair accessories, HAIR ACCESSORIES, HAIR ACCESSORIES!!!!!
Best of all, my splurge only put me back about $25!

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My haul. Also, YAAAAAAAAY! Moko Moko scrunchies! Finally!  I'm going to make bows with the origami papers. I'll figure out what to do with the stickers later. I was looking of Katakana stickers so I could put my name on my DS but I guess I was dreaming. Got Hirigana stickers instead (more my level anyway T_T).

You can check out close ups of the rest on my poupee girl!

I then ran over to Claire's and bought these lovelies.

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Super fluffy sparkly scarves and a knitted sparkly bow headband!

as with the Daiso haul, you can see close ups on my poupee girl.

Shopping Spree!!! Part2(the shitty part) coming soon!


Apr. 4th, 2010 03:33 am (UTC)
Re: Sorry I've been so lazy T_T
No problem! I tend to drop off the face of the earth internet-wise every once in a while. ;D
I completely agree that there are way too many tax dollars being wasted in punishing people for possession. In fact, it's one of my ultra-top pet peeves that murderers and rapists are set free because our jails are full of drug offenders. Even the worst drug dealer isn't nearly as dangerous as a convicted murderer, in my book (unless he/she happens to be both!). I think it could easily be solved by treating drug offenses as minor crimes that would be punishable by exceedingly high fines. The government is in desperate need of revenue, and that's a great way to get it, while saving our prisons for truly dangerous criminals.
I've never done any drugs of any kind because I know I have an addictive personality, which would make me an easy addict. It's really great that your boyfriend got you to stop smoking - now THAT's an evil drug. I'm practically allergic to cigarette smoke - mostly I hate the idea that 2nd hand smoke is even more deadly than 1st hand. If there was a way that smokers could enjoy their cigarettes without endangering anyone else - well, then whatever floats yer boat! Otherwise, I kind of take it personally. Being a total pot head is probably better for one's health than smoking casually! XD So I'm really glad you kicked it - you and your family will be so much healthier for it! ♥
And boo fascists! I try not to judge people too. My philosophy is that if you're not hurting anyone else, do as you wish. However, I definitely get annoyed if people start to infringe on others rights. On the other hand, I know my education worked in that I feel a lot more stupid than I did when I began - knowing more means I'm aware that there's so much more to learn.
Apr. 4th, 2010 08:01 am (UTC)
Re: Sorry I've been so lazy T_T
I could not agree more about crowding in prisons. It seems so unjust. In fact, there are thousands of rape kits all over the U.S., especially L.A. that are simply not being tested. They don't even put in the effort. I also know that they put a lot less into catching a murderer if the victims are poor, gay, trans, and/or not Caucasian.
It's very good that you are self aware enough to know you can get addicted. It's also best to just not do any drugs too.
Cigarettes are terrible. The closest thing I can think of to a smokeless cigarette is an electronic "cigarette" that administers water vapor laced with pure nicotine. When you exhale all that comes out is water vapor. I think the nicotine goes straight to your bloodstream. My brother used one for a while.
Also, in my opinion, your philosophy is the best one to live by. I try to live by it.
Apr. 6th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
Re: Sorry I've been so lazy T_T
Completely agree. In a lot of poor, minority neighborhoods, the cops don't even come when you call 911. Yet, there are these drug raids where they end up throwing a bunch of people in jail because they were in possession of pot. Law enforcement often seems to have priorities completely messed up.
I read that those electronic cigarettes can be even worse than normal cigarettes, which disappointed me because when one's completely addicted, it really would be nice to not endanger one's family too. I hope they'll improve the technology.
I'm really glad you're living a healthier lifestyle, and I really applaud you for quitting. I know that stuff's hard to kick.
Apr. 10th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
Re: Sorry I've been so lazy T_T
That's really bad about those electronic cigarettes! I'm glad my brother stopped smoking them.
Thank you. I'm glad I quit too.
Apr. 4th, 2010 08:01 am (UTC)
Re: Sorry I've been so lazy T_T
Also, your icon is toooooooo cute!
Apr. 6th, 2010 04:10 am (UTC)
Re: Sorry I've been so lazy T_T
Thank you! :3
Apr. 10th, 2010 02:44 am (UTC)
Re: Sorry I've been so lazy T_T
You're welcome!