i’m a sucker for hello kitty…and no, not cos it’s hip or cool now, but because i grew up with her (& her friends) as a kid. i think living in hawaii & being closer to japan than the rest of the US, that kinda cutesy stuff was just always around. i remember having the little plastic jewelry boxes for my little plastic hello kitty jewelry, the little combs, brushes, hand mirrors. you name it! i even proudly carried my lunch my senior year of high school still in a nylon hello kitty lunch tote. still got it, in fact…it’s in a drawer holding marking pens & colored pencils :)
fast forward to an adult…nothing’s changed. come to my house & i’ll likely cook you rice with my hello kitty pink rice cooker or make you hello kitty face shaped pancakes :) i even have the ultimate tribute…a hello kitty tattoo ^_^ so *of course* i’ve been all over the hello kitty collection for forever 21 that just came out! there’s a lot of the t-shirts & leggings & stuff that look very tweeny, but thankfully there’re cardigans (like this one) & sweaters that are appropriate for us more *cough* mature ladies. LOVE IT! i’ll be an 80-year-old woman & wearing a hello kitty muu-muu & sporting a hello kitty walker…hahaha!
also, another recent find is this great tortoiseshell (well, really plastic) cuff watch. i love the bold goldtone face & easy on & off hinged design. even if it dies soon or the battery goes kaput, it’ll still look good as a bracelet. not bad for $16.99 at target, huh?