Monica is…digesting marketing ploys.

I came across a few advertisements over the weekend, some marketing geniuses thought were mighty compelling:


Nothing says classy like a Looney Tunes character around your neck. It was in my boyfriend’s Playboy magazine featuring Seth Rogen. Need I say more?


I’m a little intrigued about this one, only because I have thick hair & I kinda hate dealing with it. Although I would hardly think a hair salon in a Korean strip mall would make a dream come true. A bag of money, yep…now that’s the kinda desparate stuff I dream about.


This one has a damn easel & a stupid poster for the simple. Granted this was from a “sale” that I attended with a friend & boyfriend at the LA Convention Center. It claimed “super low prices” on electronics. Needless to say we were duped, 20 bucks were sacrificed in the process. The crowds were atrocious. I feel ashamed, since we genuinely thought there were deals to be had. I needed a camera. I am a dumbass.

Monica is…always happy about a shopping trip.


It was my day off today and was really excited to head over to the Century City mall for a few hours and do some window shopping. I really miss shopping. When I had a decent paying job, eating, traveling, & shopping were my top things to do. I always think about it everyday, because these are great things to savor in life, although not having funds makes it nearly impossible to consistently do them. So for now just a stroll and maybe one tiny purchase (a supersoft marc by marc jacobs hoodie I snagged on sale!) will do. I usually come down to this mall simply for the Cusp boutique (Part of Neiman Marcus). Its truly a beautiful store with the perfect mix of high & low fashion, perfectly trimmed down to the best pieces from my favorite designers. Plus their sales are just amazing. I came in early so it was just me & two other people sifting through racks of fairly new spring stuff already marked down more than 50% off. It’s incredible how the recession has affected these specialty shops. I truly hope its not a casualty of this shitty economy because its a pretty special place.