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These are actually the best t-shirts ever

Never in the whole entire world have better shirts existed. Litographs prints the entirety of beautiful books onto shirts, posters and tote bags, while donating one new, high quality book to communities in need with every purchase. The shirts are so cool, I’m not even sure which one(s) I want. GIVE ME ALL THE SHIRTS!

Originally, I thought the Sherlock shirt was my favourite

Originally, I thought the Sherlock shirt was my favourite

But how awesome is the Edgar Allen Poe shirt?

But how awesome is the Edgar Allen Poe shirt?

And the Moby Dick shirt is just beautiful.

And the Moby Dick shirt is just beautiful.

But so is the Leaves of Grass shirt. Almost as beautiful as Whitman's writing itself

But so is the Leaves of Grass shirt. Almost as beautiful as Whitman’s writing itself

But I think my favourite would have to be Hamlet. Spooky!

But I think my favourite would have to be Hamlet. Spooky!

Check out Litograph’s website for even more shirts, and how to order: http://www.litographs.com/

~ Julia Maurice Sabre-Ocean

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Demon flats of death

I tend to avoid high heels because my thought is, if I wanted to be six feet tall and in crippling foot pain, I would have continued ballet. But at work, the floor I’m on is ultra fancy, what with all the VPs walking in around in suits and ties. Last summer, one floor up, I wore cute strappy leather sandals the entire summer. This summer, they feel almost as casual as if I were wearing flip flops at work. And I’m not that girl. Never be that girl. SO. I bought two pairs of adorable flats, both a little pink, both with a bit of gold, both perfect for summer office wear. Continue reading

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Wish list

Spring is finally here! Only, in crazy Ontario fashion, we seemed to have skipped past spring and right into summer weather. I’m not complaining one bit, but it means that spring shopping kind of just never happened. Because of that, these are the things I’m coveting right now: Continue reading

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Mixing patterns

After a reeeeeeeally long winter wherein I wanted to wear mostly only grey, mixing all kinds of busy prints feels very spring-like to me.

All the scarves at Chapters

All the scarves at Chapters

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Today is a good day: scarf lovin.

This is the best day of my life. I’m wearing the scarf I’ve been coveting for a year, and my oh my, is it a beauty. I’m not going to pretend that this scarf was inexpensive. I’m not going to pretend that I didn’t have to make a promise to myself, with Hilary as my witness, that if I bought this scarf I wouldn’t buy another scarf until fall. I’m not going to pretend that everybody should spend this much money on a scarf. I’m a scarf addict though. I’m different. I needed this scarf. Continue reading

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What do Jessica Alba and Diane Kruger have in common?

If you looked at their movie choices (and, sorry Jessica, acting ability) then the answer would be very little. But on the red carpet and on the streets, they’re always flawlessly dressed. I don’t know if they both just have amazing stylists, or if they’re just pro-fashionistas, but they’re awesome. Continue reading

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My serious, life-changing, pants revelation

Remember how I claimed that I would never wear pants again, because I had found incredibly adorable hounds-tooth shorts, and they didn’t have to come in extra-long, because I could just wear tights. Tights are the tall girl’s solution to pants. Continue reading

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DIY addiction

Rearranged apartment, ALL the paper cranes, and the amazing mug.

Rearranged apartment, ALL the paper cranes, and the amazing mug.

I occasionally become rather obsessed with new things – anything from movies, to actors, to items of clothing – and then become all consumed. I once wore the same sweater dress – I was on holidays mind – for about four days in a row. I just couldn’t seem to take it off, it was too cozy and flattering. A difficult combo to obtain in a sweater dress and one to be celebrated for sure. And those who know me know my love for Tom Hardy knew absolutely no bounds. This weekend I watched Pride and Prejudice (the Keira Knightly Matthew MacFadyen version) three times. It’s an illness. Continue reading

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Sarcasm Soapbox at the Golden Globes

It’s award season! Here are the highlights from the Golden Globes, according to Hilary Lyon Axle Hatchet, our glorious friend Nicole, and me.

The unofficial award for best bangs goes to: Anne Hathaway. Now that her Fantine-shorn hair has grown out sufficiently she has extremely lovely hair. Thank the lord the beautiful Jennifer Lawrence pulled her bangs back into an updo. She was rocking unfortunate bangs for far too long.


The unofficial award for best family moment goes to: Denzel Washington and his date, his daughter Olivia. She called him a nerd, and they have the same laugh. Bless. Though, a close runner up would be Don Cheadle introducing Mr. Golden Globe – it’s Michael J. Fox’s son and he could not be a more mini version of his dad. HE’S SO PRECIOUS!

The unofficial award for best hair goes to:
Female: Dame Helen Mirren. LOVE the curls!

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Male: Leonardo DiCaprio. He’s got it quite dark, and does a great side part. Great side part indeed.


Best intro line: “Only at the Golden Globes do the beautiful people of film rub shoulders with the rat faced people of TV.” No word of a lie, I laughed until my stomach hurt at Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s intro. It might have actually been the most genuinely funny thing I’ve seen on TV in a long time.

Best line of the whole show: Tina – “Taylor Swift, you stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son. She needs some me time to learn about herself!”

Jodie Foster. What the hell is this speech? She accepts an award, she thanks everyone for it, and then goes on an extreme rant about wanting people to respect her privacy. It’s great when the camera pans to the crowd and you see people’s faces just completely agape, like Mel Gibson. This speech started off great, COMPLETELY lost us in the middle, but she found her way back eventually. It’s heartfelt, it’s rambling, it’s funny, it’s completely disorganized and it never ends. Single most confusing speech I’ve ever heard.

And the big winners are:

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Les Miserables

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Best Actor in a motion picture: Comedy or Musical
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Best Actress in a motion picture: Comedy or Musical
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor in a motion picture: Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Actress in a motion picture: Drama
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Supporting Actor in a motion picture
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best supporting actress in a motion picture
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Director, Motion Picture
Ben Affleck, Argo

Best Actor, TV Series: Drama
Damian Lewis, Homeland 

Best Actress, TV Series Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland

Best Actor in a TV series: Comedy
Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Best Actress in a TV series: Comedy
Lena Dunham, Girls

Best TV Series – Drama

Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical

Original Song: Motion Picture
Skyfall by Adele. AS IF there would be anybody else!

Other highlights: Game Change won a lot of awards. Like a lot. As did Homeland.

Sarcasm Soapbox’s Best Dressed:

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Lucy Liu


Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. They had multiple amazing outfits, but the gowns they worn in the beginning of the show were my favourite.

Sarcasm Soapbox’s Worst Dressed:

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Eva Longoria. What was that dress/body suit combo? Look at your life, look at your choices.


Halle Berry. One word: Uniboob.

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Award season is upon us

Awards season is upon us! Join us on Sunday as we live tweet and blog about the Golden Globes. There might be bow-ties; it’ll be great. And while I love the Golden Globes because the fashion is always lovely (or at least entertaining) and the actors get drunk, the big award show is obviously the Academy Awards. The Oscars will be held on February 24, so mark your calendars so you don’t miss even more live tweeting and blogging. We do it right, with honorary awards for things like the Best Mustache. The Oscar noms came out today, who do you think will clean up? Continue reading

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