Monday, April 30, 2012


So... randomly I ended up at the Lil B show last night at Neumoes. In all honesty, I just went to go people watching with my friends because we thought it would be entertaining which it was! Then the next thing you know we are actually inside watching him.

It was too sweaty! And too funny! Most def a great adventure.

On the compete flip side I am off to my last day of work for the freelance gig I have been doing. It's very sad but also really nice to start May off with having 3 jobs instead of 4. Then later in May knocking that number down AGAIN to only 2 jobs. AW! I can't wait.

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shirt (Salvation Army) $2.75
jeans (Levi's) $15.00
flats (Target) $15.00
necklace (Target) $7.00

Friday, April 27, 2012

For the Belt

Tonight is the grand slam! I am so nervous/excited. Just going to kill it and have fun.

jacket (deseret industries) $1.00
jean shirt (cut myself) goodwill $3.00
belt (Forever 21) $6.50
pants (JC Penny's) $9.00
shoes (hand-me-downs)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

DIY: High Waisted Jean Shorts

It's that time of year again: Short season.

(Well I of all people don't believe there is a short season because I am the dummy that wears tights and shorts when it's raining. But you get what I am saying...)

I think I've posted about this before but my biggest secret about high waisted shorts is either going 3 or 4 sizes bigger or go to men's jean section. That way you can actually wear them on your hips and they fit more comfortably.

With that said I have 3 pairs of "mom" jeans that I turned into 3 high waisted pairs of shorts prefect for the summer time! And of course all 3 pairs coast me under $10.00

pair 1: $2.47 at Salvation Army             pair # 2: $3.65 Goodwill            pair # 3: freebie/give away pile
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So the hardest part is really finding the prefect jeans. The cutting them into shorts is super easy. Best tips:
1.Fold in half. Seam to seam.

2. Always cut them longer, that way you can work up and give more room to roll them or distress them.

3. biggest tip on "distressing" them is to literally zip lining the open scissors down.

But do it slow and be careful not to rip the jeans or worse cut yourself.

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Then once you cut them you can roll them, distress them, crease them or bleach them. Whatever tickles your fancy! 

Enjoy. xo guttersnipe

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

the morning commute

It's only 9:30 and I've driven around half of Seattle. Busy busy week for me and it just keeps getting busier.

I was on the news this morning (King 5. At 8:30 AM and again at Noon) for the Grand Slam Poetry show this Friday. Now I am off to my internship and then my friend is forcing me to go buy my first pair of heels.

Yes folks. I do not own any heels. I am already 5'10" I don't need anymore help with my height. HOWEVER I am getting a pair today.

shoes - (Target) $15.00
leather leggings - (American Apparel) $16.00
tank top - (Nordstrom Rack) $6.00
necklace - (Target) $1.99

Monday, April 23, 2012

Does the job.

It's Monday. (well my Wednesday but the REAL Monday)

Let's be honest most the time my fashion is pretty effortless. Meaning I am so happy and feel my best in a jeans & a t-shirt. I've said it before and I said it again. It's my fashion secret.

(Well that and shopping at goodwill. Duh!)

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bamboo earrings
sonics t-shirt (Odd Fellows Saturday Flea Market) $1.00
cardigan - (Urban Outfitters) $6.00
jeans (H&M) $6.00
shoes - (Target) $15.00

Sunday, April 22, 2012

birthday dinner & bamboo earrings

Not mine but my older sister's! Her birthday was a few days ago but since my family (like me) is always so busy we had to have the birthday dinner today.

So I don't talk about her a lot but my sister is amazing! She's crazy, beautiful, super freaking smart, and wild. Of course we use to hate each other. And we still fight but it's better than how we when we were little. We use to go AT IT! I mean I can be cheesy and she says my best friend, but we aren't. We are sisters. And I believe that's better.

Now on my sister's actually birthday we went to the DJ Quik show. One of THE best live shows I've been to in awhile. My sister's friend bought everyone old school bamboo earrings and I can not stop wearing mine. 

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shoes (Target) $8.00
tights (Urban Outfitters) $10.00
skirt (Crossroads) $4.00
shirt (H&M) $6.00
bamboo earrings

Friday, April 20, 2012

5 things I am in love with.... (right now)

5. Hoodie Allen
I can't stop playing his newest song and just bought tickets to see him live in Seattle.

4. Married to The Mob 2012 Summer collection
I love me some MTTM. There newest collection is of course BOLD and daring, so I of course want it all.

3. texts from hillary
I know the website is done because the "wanted to stop while they are ahead." I still go to the site, giggle to myself, and as tumblr says "forever reblog"

2. gold & white
I love this combo anytime of the year but especially during the summer time. It's so fresh and beautiful.

1. Summer 2012
My two best friends will be in Seattle this summer and we already planning all the trouble we are going to get into. Of course, our plans will not go as plan but that's the fun part.

Friday, April 13, 2012

grand slam

I was freaking out because I thought I had to work today. Turns out my boss didn't need me so of course I slept in. (Felt amazing!)

Tonight is the Youth Speaks Seattle Grand Slam Finals. It's going down at Neptune Theater right off the Ave in North Seattle. Doors open at 7:00, tickets will be sold at the door. So don't miss out! I am so excited to see all my poets bringing it tonight. So proud of them.

Also it's a BEAUTIFUL day in Seattle. So why not embrace this Friday the 13th.

shirt -(gift from my glamours and talented pen pal)
pants - (birthday gift) TopShop
shoes - (Payless) $5.00
belt - (Forever 21) $4.00
tank top - (Nordstrom Rack) $6.00

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Nylon Challenge: Glam-Rock

I did this NYLON a long time ago (a little before I left for Hedgebrook) but I've been slacking so am not just posting.

This is from March 2012 issue with Lily Collins on the cover. This girl has the best eye browns in the world!

All the items posted were found at Salvation Army. (TIP: Most Salvations Armies at the end of the month have everything in the store 50% off because they re-up the inventory every month.)

Skull Tank Top: $1.99/Cardigan: $3.99 - - - - - - - - - - -  Blazer: $7.89

Leopard tank top: $4.89 - - - - - Lace tank top: $2.68 - - - - - Pink Lace: $7.48

Bronze Jeans: $7.99 - - - - - Black dress: $5.00 - - - - -Trash Bag skirt: $3.50

Gold & Black Necklace: $2.99 - - - - - - - - Tiny Rose Bud Necklace: $5.67

Black Boots: $6.00  - - - - - - - - - Black Studded Clogs: $4.99

(Nearly bought this one) Gold Purse: only $2.99

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

That was...ODD

I just got home from the ODD Future concert and it was a shit show. (Excuse my english but it was!) I also felt like I was babysitting because there were soooooo many babies. Keep in mind it was an all ages event but damn so many pre-teens. Insane. (What time is your mom picking you up?!)

I went with my sister (a birthday present for her) and her roommate. I took some amazing photos. A lot of them I will not post out of respect to those people but so gosh darn entertaining to me. So many people children lost shoes and for some reason a lot of girls were BAREFOOT. I mean really?!

I've heard stories about how crazy the Odd Future concerts can be so I thought I have to wear an outfit that was a show stopper and if I did get in a fight, one I would looked classy in. So of course I wore timberlands, sequins and velvet like the true Guttersnipe that I am.

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shoes - (Timberlands)
velvet leggings - (gift)
sequin dress - (Salvation Army) $4.75
jacket - (deseret industries) $1.00
purse - (Found it someone's give away pile)

(Dear Timberlands - Will you sponsor my life? 
Sincerely your biggest fan
xo Rose. The Queen of the Guttersnipes)

Monday, April 9, 2012

back at it

I've been doing too much. March ended so quickly, April is going so well. Seattle Spring is treating me very nice and Summer is right around the corner.

Sorry, this post will be and sound super rushed because it is.

shoes (Target) $8.00
pants (Married To The Mob) $16.00
belt (Salvation Army) $1.00
shirt (H&M) $6.00
necklace (Target) $1.99
cardigan (Goodwill) $3.00

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Home. Finally. Getting used to the new blogger outline and the (stupid) facebook timeline. For the time being, try to bear watching this, because I have yet to watch it myself: