Coupon Code: Extra 10% off Sale Section at Anomie

4.13.2015

Take an extra 10% off the (already marked down!) sale section at anomie with code: SALE

double savings, shaawwinggg!

www.shopanomie.com/collections/sale

Coupon Code: 25% off Shopbop

4.08.2015

 I live for a Shopbop sale

...and 25% off is no joke. It's when I buy all my Rag & Bone and Alexander Wang!

Failing at Having Ethics

3.09.2015

Forget working out and getting healthy -- 2015 marked the year I told myself I was going to put my big girl pants on and stand my ground (ethically, NOT IN THE FUCKED UP FLORIDA WAY). What I didn't realize was that I would, in fact, be putting on my literal big girls pants because I've gained a size. But that is beside the point. Or is it? ...maybe getting in shape should have been my resolution.

Let's Get Intimate: Nippletown, USA

3.03.2015

(Belated) Bra Week Part 5: NIPPLES GALORE
[ PART 1 - Soft Basics ] [ PART 2 - Sporty Spice ] [ PART 3 - Hey Gurl ] [ PART 4 - Meow Meow ]

If there is one thing I like more then a comfy, soft Base Range bra... it's a skank-nasty, meshy, see thru, meow meow, nipples galore number. Not because I want to show the world my nipples... quite the opposite actually. They are just really fun to wear. So long as you know your shirt isn't going to nip slip you, I absolutely love a meshy or lace-y bra sneak peak with one of my T by Alexander Wang tanks. ALL ABOARD THE TRAIN TO NIPPLETOWN, USA!!!

Please Excuse this Inturruption to the Bra Series to Bring You a Size Related Announcement

2.27.2015

Guys... my whole world has been flipped on its head.

I went to Journelle, otherwise known as boob mecca, to browse around and see all my bra week picks in the flesh. We started to debate the salesperson on our sizing and Haley, not believing what this lady was selling, opted to get measured. I wasn't about to try anything on, but then I got curious... "measure me, tooooo," I shouted while running into their dressing room already sans shirt.

And that's precisely when my mind was blown to smithereens.

Let's Get Intimate: Meow Meow

2.17.2015

Bra Week Part 4: AYE CHI WA WA
[ PART 1 - Soft Basics ] [ PART 2 - Sporty Spice ] [ PART 3 - Hey Gurl ]

Intimates that make you feel like you are queen of the mother 'effing world. 

What are the best words to describe this bra set? HOLY, FUCKING, and SHIT seem very appropriate. I mean, I look at it and I immediately regress into the cartoon character who sees a pretty lady and has their eyes pop out of their head while they shout: A-WOO-GA A-WOO-GA! It combines all of my favorite things: straps, high risk nipple exposure, highwaisted underwear, cutouts, and mesh. 

Let's Get Intimate: Oh, Hey Gurl

2.16.2015

 
For bras when you're not really ready to look like you're trying to buy cute bras because you JUST met that guy off tindr and don't want him to think you care that much and it's not like you're planning when to introduce him to your parents or anything ...or you just like cute bras!

Let's Get Intimate: Sporty Spice

2.14.2015

Welcome to Bra Week Part 2: Sportswear meets boobs meets fashion.

Sportswear is all the rage right now. People are like, CrossFit this! Pilates that! -- but if you're anything like me, you just want to look active without having to be active. And that's where sportswear inspired bras come in. Throw these on under a loose tank (or wear solo if they are tank-y enough) and all of the sudden you look like a healthy individual who knows what the hell a burpie is. P.S. What the hell is a burpie? Actually, please DO NOT tell me as I don't need to hear 4,000 more pitches about why I should check out CrossFit.

Let's Get Intimate: Soft Lil Basics

2.13.2015

BRA WEEK... it's like shark week, but with more nipples.

For the next couple of days I am going to be walking you through my deep obsession with lingerie, intimates, underwear, and whatever you want to call them that isn't the word "panties" because aren't we all in agreement that word is used exclusively by child molesters and guys with creepy fetishes.

I Always Come Back to You, BDG.

2.12.2015

As a self-proclaimed lover of expensive clothing, I buy Rag & Bone.. I buy J Brand.. I buy random brands I've never heard of but are really expensive at lil boutiques... but give it a little time and I always come back to the tried and true BDG jeans from Urban.

In Love with Expensive Stuff: My Personal Experience with Living Up to My Astrological Sign

2.11.2015

What's your sign?

Leo

K, end of story.

I'm not someone who necessarilyyyy buys into astrology, sun signs, and the like; though I enjoy indulging in them every once in a while (mainly when they suit my point -- classic leo behavior, amiright?!). According to my sign, I also like indulging in expensive ass shit. This is true.

Totokealo, LaGarçonne ...and the list goes on. Such beauty, such torture.

Current obsession? Lauren Manoogian. 

Behind the Scenes: Photography Struggles/Successes

2.05.2015


Where have I been!?!

Running a global* business, that's where!!! (*very small and tiny)

So... what's happening at HQ you ask? Or didn't ask? Well, Haley, besides being my super awesome friend and shop model, has now become my super super generous friend who gives up her Sundays to come to anomie HQ and run the biz with me all day. It's a huge help; but most importantly, it's fun as all hell. Graphic design, rebranding, photoshoots, workspace decor planning, outfit trying on, cuddling puppies, financial planning, to-do list making, more cuddling puppies, and other super professional stuff.

Work/Life/Blog/YouTube/Boyfriend/Friends/Family Balance: AKA Everything I'm Failing At... Or Am I?

How do you balance everything?!

Self-motivation, that's how! And what do I lack? Say it with me now... SELF MOTIVATION!

Am I too lazy to be a wonder woman and get up at a decent hour, make breakfast, get dressed, do my makeup, go to work, make sure my dog is constantly fed and pee/poop free, get downtown more often to scope out what's in stores, keep up with my friends' lives, post a video and blog post at least once a week, manage all the behind the scenes anomie paperwork/quickbooks/buying/sales/logistics/customer service/photography/office + packing supplies/social media/etc..., drive home, hit up the grocery store, make dinner, grab drinks with friends, watch whatever TV I wanted, catch up on blogs and YouTube videos from all my favorites (literally something I have not done in like 8 months), read magazines, play The Sims and Sim City on my phone (recent, very time-sucky addictions I've adopted this week), and get to bed at a reasonable time?

Happy Birthday Anomie!

1.01.2015

anomie turns 1 today!

use code: HAPPYBIRTHDAY for 20% off today and tomorrow at anomie!


A draft I wrote 1/7/13 in regards to anomie and my goals for the shop, fun for me to read 2 years later:

January 7, 2013

The Five Year Plan

A seed has been planted.

Someday, hopefully, I will open a boutique (though I hate that term -- how about just "shop"?) in San Francisco. It's been a secret dream of mine and life is too short not to follow your dreams. Do what you love, not what you think you love or what you think you should do or what your family wants you to do (though I never did listen to the latter). If nothing else has come out of my 8 months of free time post-grad, that is it. Oh, just listen to this. I have one minor brush with cancer and I'm sitting here waxing poetic about what I truly want out of life -- what a cliché!

Re: shop name. God, endless brainstorming. Do you know how hard it is to find a simple, one word shop name that sounds chic, yet unpretentious at the same time?! For a while I was thinking "hanger" with the shopfront logo being a giant iron hanger, but in this day and age you want something that's yours. Something you can actually get a web address for! After stupidly saying stuff like, "I just want a word that means more than just a word, like a phrase or something," one hundred times over, Ryan inspired me to look at the name of different theories (he's really big on getting credit for that). I immediately thought back to my classes at SFSU, Villanova, and Penn and decided to call it anomie (pronounced: anno-me), lest all those years of studying criminology and tuition checks go to waste. It's a sociological term developed by Durkheim, meaning a state or normlessness or chaos.

 I have somewhat of a vibe in mind. In my head it's sort of helmut lang minimalism meets industrial edge meets hip, LA independent jewelry designer. In all, I plan to sell clothes, jewelry, bags, beauty products, stationary, papergoods, and homewares... and anything else I'd like. I've got a growing list of amazing independent jewelry designers to start with and I'm really excited about the whole process.
 
Online first. Until that brick and mortar dream comes true, I'm planning to start with an online shop (shopanomie.com -- coming soon) to see if this path is a viable option for me. As I said, I've got a long list of jewelry pieces I want to sell, many of the pieces I own and love already. For the first while, I will stick to jewelry, accessories, and other smaller items. Clothes will come in time. I'd been waiting until the new calendar year started to file with the state to establish my LLC, get a tax ID, resellers license, open a company bank account, and the rest of the necessary legal and logistical start your own business type stuff. My dad started his own businesses and has been self-employed since before I was born, so naturally I'm picking his brain during this process to ensure I don't "fuck up," to put it gently.
 
I want to be as eco-friendly as possible in the process, so I've already found all the bulk mailing, packaging, and gift wrap supplies I'll need made exclusively out of recycled paper. In my head, I envision every jewelry item mailed in a brown box with a stamp of the store's logo and some thin brown string wrapped around it and everything else wrapped in a tissue paper with string and a tied on card with the logo stamped on. I always love when I order things from online retailers and they come thoughtfully wrapped and I definitely want people to feel that when they order from anomie. Handwritten thanks yous with every order. An obvious care taken with each package. That whole deal.
 
I'm moving back to California in March and will be going full force with it then (and possibly get work in boutiques for experience). Until that time, I will be consumed by meticulous planning and painful biting of my tongue. The online shop is pretty much finished and I just desperately want to have some inventory to post and to set it live. For an incredibly impatient person, this aspect has been the most challenging. Impulse control is not my forte.
 
I'm excited for further researching designers, visiting trade shows, and finding amazing pieces to offer. Though I don't have professional experience in buying or merchandising, I know I can be successful at this. This is what I love. And it's perfect for me. I wanted a mix of creative and more business-like work. I am a creative person (though, I'm starting to question that given the best adjective I came up with in the last sentence was "business-like" to describe more logistical work), but I don't want to solely be focused on creative things. I'm a business minded and right-brained person, but I don't want that to be the only thing I do. I really love paperwork (inventory, reports, etc...), marketing, and other aspects unrelated to the actual fashion, so I know I can handle the behind the scenes of running a shop. I can do taxes and pick out interesting necklaces. 21st century HBIC. I think I will find being a shop owner/girl to be a very personally fulfilling career (can I please put HBIC as my title on my business cards?!); and naturally, I'd love to have a place to get dressed up to go to everyday (with no dress code!). Dexter would also love to be shop dog. We've just got to work on that whole barking at strangers thing first though. 
 
Big ideas. Some day, down the road, I'd even love to have my own clothing and jewelry line of the same name as the shop and work on collaborations with various artists to fill the store. You know what I'd some day die over: Clare Vivier x anomie.  Just die. Collabs would be amazing to explore; I have a lot of design ideas, but sadly lack the skills and knowledge to execute. Very frustrating. Regardless, I plan on taking classes and doing a lot of self-teaching to get to that point with metalwork, paper/letterpress, Photoshop/Illustrator, jewelry making, sewing, and other creative ventures.
 
Stranger things have happened.