9/30/10

shirk be a busy girl. lots of updates coming soon! and that's a hat on my head.
another reason why i'm proud to be canadian.


9/29/10

song of the day

hey all my lovely shirksters; be patient with little brittney as her life is turning into a toilet bowl whirl pool. updates to come.


9/24/10

song of the day

babba.




DONE WITH THE SKINNY

so, the majority of my jeans and pants are skinny. fuck, everyone's rocking the skinny jeans and have been for the last few years. the other week my mom insisted on getting me a new pair of jeans after she borrowed my favorite pair and ripped the hell out of the crotch (how? i'll never know. nor do i want to). while shopping, a pair of bell bottoms caught my eye and i thought, why the hell not. they are the most comfortable jeans i've ever owned and they look fucking sick with a pair of wedges and a vintage tshirt. bell bottoms look great on everyone! groovy.

THINGS I LOVE FRIDAYS

I'M WITH THE BAND (CONFESSIONS OF A GROUPIE) BY PAMELA DES BARRES
the bangs to my blush lindsay leant me one of her books last night, and i'm already a quarter through it. this book, written by ex-groupie, band babe and hippie chick pamela des barres, follows her experiences as a young girl to a hip chick while she lives, eats, breathes and sleeps with rock stars. she's done it all; mick jagger, a few of the beatles and a whole lot inbetweens. where most people, especially feminists (the bad kind) could easily label her as a slut, i see her as a strong, exciting girl who would do anything to get closer to the sources of her favorite music; the sheer admiration and desire for the men from the bands that she cried over, followed around and scribbled into her diary reminds me a lot of myself. i may not be a groupie, but pamela's devotion to rock and & roll is something i cherish as well.


if you're a rock & roll girl, please read this book.

ZONA (ARIZONA ICED TEA)
my boyfriend and his roommates live overtop a convenience store where, i swear to god, we have a huge help in keeping the place in business just from our constant buying of arizona iced tea. there was a time where i was drinking three of these a day, until i realized that a huge portion of the ingredients is corn syrup; nooot the best for the bod. BUT. it's fucking delicious, thirst-quenching and it's usually just what the doctor ordered. 
SO REPETITIVE, BUT...
MY BOYFRIEND
i could go on and on; fuck i already have, but i've pretty much got the best boyfriend in the world. how he puts up with me, i'll never know. the other day i messed up his bangs while trimming them, and he still manages to look super cute. never fails on the cuteness. the patience he has! and now we're in the midst of searching for our new place together. lots of excitement, and i some how fall in love with him more and more every day. he's currently in the states for business, and my, i miss him terribly. distance always makes the heart grow fonder, but if my heart was to grow anymore bigger than it already is it just might make me explode. a love explosion. lots of blood and guts. romance!

COUCHES
i am an avid couch lover. i love sitting on them, laying on them, curling up with a blanket, sleeping, laying upside down and cuddling on them. i love dem leather ones, i love dem cotton ones; i love dem couches. LOVE DEM COUCHES.

me





9/23/10

FEATURED PLAYLIST

the leaves are changing and the cool breeze is coming... yadda yadda. i always get nostalgic this time of the year. somewhat bittersweet, romantic and completely head-in-the-clouds. shirk's giving you a nice playlist to go along with your new sweaters and coats.



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9/21/10

LIFE

i'm very excited to say that i am finally getting my ass out the door and getting my own place. juggling trying to find a place and a job is sure to be a hefty task; it's only day one, ha. but! i will make it happen. and i'm extra excited because i'm bringing my boyfriend with me! yaaay!

meanwhile, this saturday. THIS SATURDAY!

BANGS & BLUSH

this saturday night is our last bangs & blush motown + soul + 60's rock & roll party at czehoski!
you simply cannot miss it.
the best, sweatiest and craziest dance floor in the city; guaranteed. 
DRINK. DANCE. GET MESSY.


9/17/10

FRED PERRY

fred perry's blog fred perry subculture has listed shirk as one of it's favorite blogs! check it out here!

KARAMEL

my gal pals of karamel's first music video has finally been released today! check out their oh-so-cute vid for their sugar pop tune underwear!


9/16/10

THING AND SUCH

bought these puppies yesterday while walking about town and my dogs were barkin' (these vintage boots i was wearing yesterday are just so not nice on my feetsies) so thank god for h&m and cheap, stylish shoes. and, plus, im a sucker for anything leopard print.


and while walking about in the market the other day with my beau, i can't help but always get sucked into the cheap sunglasses stand. $5 for any pair, and i've been craving something huge, dramatic and 70's-ish. 

while shopping for my besty's bithday at urban outfitters, i saw this ring at the check-out and it was a total frivolous buy but i've been looking for one of these rings (that's under $100) for about a year now. $18! now not only do my fingers look hot but i've now got a mean left hook.


my gal pal ann-marie gave this to me, as well as some other goodies, as part of my brides maid gift. i now use it for my make-up. isn't it so fucking cute!? HOW DID SHE KNOW I LOVE ROBOTS.

i have never been more excited to wear a jacket. i'm wearing it a lot, and wearing it well.


meh, no real complaints. i just wish my damn hair would grow faster.

9/15/10

clean your goddamn hands, you borderline homeless sack of shit. 
i tried to like you. i really did. i tried, but you've given me nothing to work with here.
do you own a mirror? right. you use it to cut up your drugs on. 
jesus christ, HERE'S A MOIST TOWELETTE. now get out of my face.

PIMPED OUT

our gal pals at SHE DOES THE CITY has placed the upcoming Bangs & Blush party THREESOME as this weekend's BEST BET! now it's legit; get your tail to our party.

song of the day

BE THERE.

9/14/10

BANGS & BLUSH PRESENT

it's that time of the year where everyone's wardrobes do a complete 360; things are put away until next summer and those boxes and bags full of sweaters and cardigans are finally emerging! how does one make a smooth transition, you ask? well gentlemen, the ladies of Bangs & Blush are here to help you with an easy guide to dressing for cooler weather while still maintaining your coolness. take it from us.

1. CARDIGANS
now, this can be a touchy subject for some men. lots of guys find cardigans overly preppy, or even somewhat hipster. i swear, don't let those nasty hipsters take away all of the classic pieces! the reason people wear cardigans in the first place is because they're warm, comfortable and can easily be used in nearly every outfit. and boys look extra cute in them.





2. GOOD JEANS
no rips, no holes, just good quality denim. dark washes, blacks, classic looks; no bleach marks or those fucking nasty gino patches and etc. boys, check out cheap mondays, levi's or gap for the perfect pair of jeans. my boyfriend rocks levi's and they're some solid made, nicely washed mother fuckers that never fail.



3. A GOOD COAT/JACKET
a good coat is a no-brainer. think of it as the outfit you wear the most when the weather gets cool, so your jacket might as well be great quality, super stylish and goes great with the rest of your clothes. that's why it's easy to stick to staple cuts like leather bombers and pea coats. any guy will look super studly.



4. NICE ACCESSORIES
a good pair of sneakers or shoes (think classic adiddas, converse) or loafers or boots. scarves and wool hats are great. bowler hats ties should be kept simple with as little pattern as possible (this way you only need a few in your wardrobe because it'll go with everything) and a good watch. i'm usually not a huge jewelry fan on guys, but if you need to keep it to a simple level; a ring, a piercing, NO CHAINS. ya dig?





simple!

9/10/10

THINGS I LOVE FRIDAYS!

CHOCOLATE MILK i fucking love chocolate milk. not only does it pair well with pretty much anything, but i often drink it after a meal as a sort of dessert. i definitely consider it a dessert. i will only drink it through a straw, though. IM DRINKING IT RIGHT NOW.

SWEATSHIRTS it's finally sweatshirt weather, and i'm starting to break them out! after i moved, i lost a whole bag of clothes (that i'm still absolutely pissed off about) so i need to get myself my sweatshirt collection back.

GETTING TO KNOW (AND LOVE) YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER'S FAMILY in the last week i've met most of my boyfriends family for a whole bunch of jewish events, including my very first rosh hashanah. it's been nothing but a bunch of laughs and lots of good food. and let's say, knock on wood, they were to become my family... i would have absolutely no complaints :)

FREE SAMPLES this is what you're going to do: you're going to google "free samples" and then you're going to find a list of canadian or american sites that link you to other sites that are giving away free samples of all kinds of shit. i literally sat on my computer for a few hours yesterday just applying for dozens of free samples; everything from perfume to mascara to shampoo. it's the best! what's better than getting free stuff in the mail? NOTHING.

9/9/10

OBSESSED WITH: LOUISE BROOKS

someone told me the other day that i look like louise brooks. that's gotta be one of the nicest compliments i've received in a really long time. (mary) louise brooks was a show girl, flapper and silent film actress who popularized the bob hair cut. go on, girl.









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