Sanrio rolls into Seattle Center - this Saturday & Sunday!

This is for all the ladies (& gents) who grew up with a little Hello Kitty in their lives!

In honor of its 50th Anniversary, Sanrio is on a mobile truck pop-up shop steez all around the country. Just started last week in San Fran, the cutie pie characters make their way to Seattle this weekend - Saturday, October 30 & Sunday, October 31 from 11:00am - 7:00pm at the Seattle Center Fountain Lawn.

Inspired by Sanrio’s “small gift, big smile” philosophy, the Small Gift mobile pop-up shop is everything Sanrio fans can dream of and more. Play games, spin the wheel & win Target gift cards, share photo ops with your favorite characters and the opportunity to get your hands on 50 must-have collectible products featuring: Hello Kitty®, Little Twin Stars®, My Melody®, Patty & JimmyTM, TuxedosamTM, Keroppi®, Badtz-Maru®, and Chococat®.

Be sure to get there early – goody bags will be handed out to the first 50 people in attendance! Small Gift is free to the public.

More info at Sanrio.com or on Sanrio & Hello Kitty's Facebooks.

See you there Seattle!

The road map. So kawaii!

The menu of limited edition items for purchase. Menu! I can't even


All Bundled Up & Everywhere to Go

Well, summer never showed up in Seattle and the crisp air of fall is here with a vengeance. They say that this winter is supposed to be absolutely ridiculous for the Pacific Northwest - which is awesome because not only do people not know how to drive in adverse conditions here, but the city has no idea how to appropriately prepare itself for storms of any kind. Awesome. Don't take me for just my cynicism, though...I'm looking forward to lots of snowboarding, caramel apple cider and staying bundled and cozy in my little apartment.

Naturally I need outerwear that can keep up with me during this fall & winter. I'll still be out and about at numerous events, shows and parties despite what the weatherman is telling me. It's a fine art to stay stylish yet bundled up without looking like the kid from A Christmas Story, yo. Hopefully I can avoid that tragedy :)

Here are some of my outerwear picks from some of my favorite online shopping haunts:

fly like a furball. Meaty forever.

ugh. i die over the draping of this one. little filipina riding hood

detail euphoria! those buttons. that puckered waistline. holy cow