Monday, March 19, 2012

on friendship and creepers

I can't believe I forgot to post this picture of me and Kim! It's from the same day as this post (if you want to see outfit details, just check that link).

One of the greatest things that blogging has brought me are some wonderful friendships. Without getting too Hallmark commercial on all of you, I just had to say that I'm incredibly grateful for the friends it has brought me. I had a difficult time meeting new people when I moved to New York, since I have always worked from home and was no longer in a school setting. Was I supposed to approach strangers on the street and ask them if they wanted to hang out? I was getting close to trying that, since I didn't know anyone and was pretty lonely. Imagine what that would look like, on the streets of New York. That's right, I was five seconds away from being a friendship prostitute.

I've since met a ton of awesome people through this newfangled doodad you kids call the internet (have you heard of it?) which shouldn't have been much of a surprise to me, since I have some longstanding friendships that originated on LiveJournal. You can meet a ton of creeps on the internet, but you can also find some really cool people. I was lucky to find both, with emphasis on the latter (whew!). [Related side note: weird guy with the creepy pantyhose fetish who keeps asking to buy my used hosiery, I don't think we are meant to be friends. It's not me, it's you.]

You might see pictures of me and my "blogging friends" pop up on our respective blogs, twitters and instagram feeds, but we often find ourselves explaining to people that all of us are real friends - and what lucky gals we are to have found each other.

Heck, even the creepy pantyhose guy deserves my gratitude, because he makes for some good stories. See? There's a place for everyone.


  1. ha ha ha this post made me giggle.

  2. what a sweet post! it's good to know it's not all pantyhose-buying-creepers out there. ha! the photo is adorable.

  3. "That's right, I was five seconds away from being a friendship prostitute."


  4. ditto on the giggles! It's nice seeing posts pop up on each ones blog though - makes it more of a community!
    Ahka Vintage SHOP
    Ahka Vintage BLOG

  5. Loved this friendship picture! Both friends with together are looking so nice.

  6. This post was really cute! I agree with you fully though. The internet is such a great place to meet cool people and develop friendships, yeah, there are a lot of really creepy people on the net too, you just have to be careful. I love your blog! :)
    xx, Kels

  7. Nice post ♥
    xoxo from Paris

  8. That's so nice...and I love that you think there's a place for everyone, ha!I work form home so I can totally relate to how you must have felt upon moving to New York!

  9. Lovely post and pic!

    xoxo from M√ľnchen
    La Vie Quotidienne

  10. Awww what a sweet post!
    gorgeous pic btw :)
    I really enjoyed reading that!

    Ginger and Lace

  11. cute x x

  12. Awww, you too look cute!! I agree, Ive met so many wonderful people that I would have never known....the internet.....creepy and cool, all at the same time, lol:)

    June 1989 Jewelry Grand Opening!

  13. You are right- it is so difficult making friends when you move to a new place, especially when you are no longer in a school setting! I have moved cross country twice in the past 2 years and I can totally relate to almost becoming a friendship prostitute! (lol) Thank heavens for the internet :)

  14. Too cute you ladies are so sweet! Friends are everything, seriously.

    xoxo, Jjanga

  15. I completely agree with you-it is hard to make friends once out of the school setting. When I first moved to a new town I was so lonely I even considered going on to meet girls so I could have new friends. I later realized that would be crazy weird and didn't do it.
    I also agree that blogging has led to some great new friendships. Ones where my friends get my passion for fashion and don't think I'm nuts when I wear my shirt backwards.

  16. I see this over and over again for why people have enjoyed blogging so much and it was one of the reasons, I (just) started my blog!

    Also, you both look gorgeous. Just so you know :)

  17. Finding the cool people makes the creepers worth it (almost!) great and very inspiring post. Love both outfits :)


  18. Great post, you guys both look like you are having a great time.

    - Monica
    Caravan of Style

  19. aawwwww. the sweetest post ever! :)
    glad for you! and what´s better than making new friends who ALSO have a thing for fashion? i´m pretty sure it doesn´t get any better. lol

    XO Jannine
    Hot Pink & Hot Red! + fotos en

  20. Uh oh. Word to the wise, don't mention the creepy guy ever again. Psychos like that feed off attention. He's kind of like a fire you need to suffocate by not giving him any oxygen aka fuel.

  21. I'm moving to a new city next month and since I also work from home, I have been a bit anxious about meeting new people. This post just helped ease some of my fears, though!

    And about used hosiery man...Yikes.

  22. It's so great to see friendships blossom through blogging. I love seeing photos of all of you together on your respective blogs! And I just have to say that I really enjoy the way you tell a story :)


  23. haha definitely lol-ed at creepy pantyhose guy. I have trouble making friends when I move, too. maybe next time I move, my blog will help me out! one can only hope.

  24. Gotta love the creepers on the internet. You gotta. I think we'd all find the inernet a lot more boring without them.

  25. wait..some guy wants to buy your used pantyhose? i'm a little more than creeped out by this. but i guess you are right, there is a place for everyone.
    and i agree, the blogging world has definitely brought around beautiful friendships. gotta love the world wide web ;)
    xo TJ

  26. damn, you put pantyhose guy on blast! love it ;) you gals are so cute :)

  27. haha! I have yet to meet this guy! love this picture! It really reflects such a beautiful friendship!

    found the route

  28. Ha! I am pretty scared of weirdos too. I don't do well with weird. I'm glad that you can laugh about it. And I am also glad that you've made some great friendships. I hope to do the same since I am starting out as well. Any tips?

  29. awesome people are always found on the internet. they usually live on the other side of the world (damn!). unless i move or i'll never get to meet these awesome people :(

  30. It's so nice that blogging can form real, honest friendships :)

    xo Jennifer