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Jessica Quirk / Stars and Field / What I Wore
November 14, 2017
10:03 am
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future farmer
Feles Imperatrix
Meows: 16387
Snarking Since:
March 4, 2013

Colorblocked Moonshiner meowed

just stahp meowed
Since when has her "go to" for furniture and style been mid century modern? Her prior house was a 1900s old school/cottage style house? Right? What happened to the dining room furniture she used to have?

Methinks she's been comparing herself to Instagram bloggers for far too long.

the "inspiration" photos she used in her blog post aren't even actual MCM, especially the kitchen. looks more like west elm/crate and barrel suburban blogger chic to me. lol @ these people who incorporate one vintage coffee table or side chair and they think they are the gatekeepers of MCM. idontknow

"A quick catch up – our farmhouse was built in 1942 and a large renovation and addition was added in 1965 – which is why I call it my MidMod Farmhouse."

she needs to STFU with this midcentury farmhouse bullshit. if she likes that style (because it's instagrammable and she wants instagram attention), fine!– buy all the broyhill brasilia you can get your hands on, girl– but she should stop pretending that she is respecting some historical design inherent to her home. 

I didn't realize she had posted on the blog when I posted here.  Being built in 1965 does not make a house MCM, she does need to STFU with that.  Google mid century modern house and click Images, and nothing looks even remotely like any part Messi's house.  

Her inspiration photos look like a cross between Hey Natalie Jean's apartments and Emily Henderson before she dumbed everything down to a dull blue.  I'll bet you those horizontal stair railings in the inspiration photo are what she's putting on her dining room.  She's going to force a design style onto a house that doesn't support it very well.

November 14, 2017
10:52 am
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just stahp
Count de Meowmy
Meows: 726
Snarking Since:
March 29, 2016

I live in a house that is spot on MCM built in the 1950s and has the exact structure of a googled MCM home. Even my floors are black linoleum. It's not that great.

However, the architectural style has really grown on me. I feel like Messi got some bug up her butt somewhere, saw something MCM on IG or some famous blogger and now has suddenly become obsessed with it. She's copying the style from something she's seen, for sure. I don't think she'd gravitate to MCM naturally, going by the house she bought prior. I get she's been "vintage" her whole life but… idontknow

November 14, 2017
11:01 am
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Case of the Sadz
Count de Meowmy
Meows: 542
Snarking Since:
June 26, 2012

She knows nothing about home decor – it was very evident in her old house. At least in her old house the house did some of the heavy lifting, but even then the pictures from the listing showed her lack of decor skills. Notably the tiny little floating rugs, no bedding, and unskillfully mismatched furniture styles. 

I actually really like many of the inspo pics she posted. But I don't think she'll be able to execute those looks. That style is popular on Instagram but they don't really seem to fit into anything she has bought in the past. She can buy some MCM furniture pieces without going full on midcentury. Her house doesn't fit that style at all. 

November 14, 2017
12:50 pm
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fashion victim
Hamcat
Meows: 104
Snarking Since:
May 6, 2016

I think the reason that her previous home's decor always appeared lacking is attributable more to budget than anything else.  Whenever I see those tiny rugs in people's homes the first thing I think is that they didn't want to pay for the 8x10 that would really fill the room, so they settled for the 5x7 to get the look but not the same functionality.  The fact that she buys craigslist furniture is a testament to her vintage #goals but also her low budget.  She has always been a vintage/DIY blogger but home decor items tend to be more expensive than fabric or shoes.  

 

That said, I've always been on a super strict home decor budget but I know when I should splurge (rugs, couch) and when to save (case furniture), and when to DIY (headboard).  With all her DIY-ness, I'd think she could make a decent fabric covered headboard with some plywood and batting.  Heck, YHL even have a tutorial on their blog for this exact project (that I followed!).  

November 14, 2017
6:35 pm
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future farmer
Feles Imperatrix
Meows: 16387
Snarking Since:
March 4, 2013

I gotta also say, I hate that she is passing off someone else's photos as content for her blog.  I hate it every time.  It is lame, and it is not cool to not give the source.  She would be livid if someone did that with her photos.  She hasn't posted on the blog (aside from one JID) in almost two weeks, and this is all she came up with, just stealing other peoples' photos and making a collage of them.  I guess I should be glad she at least wrote some text. 

I understand they're in the midst of some renovation mess, but why not post some in-progress photos?  That would at least be interesting, and fun to see the spaces being transformed. 

And all the things she bought!  New hardwood floors, a dining table and chairs, a new chair from Article, some rugs, and a light fixture.  Not to mention the cost of the drywall and baseboards and having a new railing custom made.  So broke, right?  They seem to have plenty of money to spend on the house and its furnishings.  No one feels sorry for you Jessica.

November 14, 2017
7:29 pm
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Geriatric Cuban Casanova
Cat
Meows: 38
Snarking Since:
April 24, 2017

Re: the midcentury modern, I think she just was someone who watched Mad Men while she lived in Brooklyn and associates the '50s/'60s style with happy times in her life when she could be cute and when that look was vogue. 

Also, it KILLS me to watch her pathetic instastory in the bathroom while the shower is running the entire time. I'm no Green Peace member, but seriously! How much water did she waste in that story?

November 14, 2017
8:34 pm
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blahblah
Hamcat
Meows: 98
Snarking Since:
May 16, 2012

Geriatric Cuban Casanova meowed

Re: the midcentury modern, I think she just was someone who watched Mad Men while she lived in Brooklyn and associates the '50s/'60s style with happy times in her life when she could be cute and when that look was vogue. 

Also, it KILLS me to watch her pathetic instastory in the bathroom while the shower is running the entire time. I'm no Green Peace member, but seriously! How much water did she waste in that story?

The shower thing made me so rage-y. What was the reasoning, so she can’t hear what’s going on outsides the bathroom? Turn on white noise, FFS.

November 14, 2017
9:39 pm
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i just cant even
Baroness of Ham
Meows: 397
Snarking Since:
April 14, 2014

She has to "pretend" to be taking a shower to get alone time? I am so confused. Does her husband really think she's taking a half hour long shower? She's got to be just trolling us at this point, right??

Also, when are we going to see the rainbow hallway doors? popcorn

November 14, 2017
9:56 pm
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Feline Porklord
Meows: 1213
Snarking Since:
June 28, 2013

Geriatric Cuban Casanova meowed

Re: the midcentury modern, I think she just was someone who watched Mad Men while she lived in Brooklyn and associates the '50s/'60s style with happy times in her life when she could be cute and when that look was vogue. 

Also, it KILLS me to watch her pathetic instastory in the bathroom while the shower is running the entire time. I'm no Green Peace member, but seriously! How much water did she waste in that story?

It kills me because (aside from how wasteful it is), she has the gall to be all “I cloth diaper once in a while so give me head pats but don’t hold me to too high a standard because I’m not some crazy ‘full vegan’ or anything” when it’s like, NO, Messi, you are not in any way admirable when it comes to your habits, you’re a selfish consumer who doesn’t give two s**ts about the environment, dietary choices (other than as affects your waistline), etc.

November 14, 2017
10:50 pm
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Pink Coat Dilemma
Baroness of Ham
Meows: 272
Snarking Since:
November 29, 2013

I think her latest instastory put the nail in the coffin of my hate reading/watching. I give zero f**ks if Messi wants to talk about taking long, luxurious poops, but the fact that she’s so damn SMUG about “breaking all of the rules” (in her mind) by talking about it makes her officially insufferable, and I just can’t with this basic b**** any longer.
And BTW Mess, a lot of people actually DO talk about poop with their close friends, you just don’t seem to have any IRL, so you talk about it on IG, which yeah, isn’t so common among most “fashion bloggers” (or anyone else, for that matter), but try(hard) as you might, doing so doesn’t make you shocking or controversial or interesting.

November 15, 2017
4:23 am
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EmilyEyeLash
Hamcat
Meows: 83
Snarking Since:
July 5, 2017

Pink Coat Dilemma meowed
I think her latest instastory put the nail in the coffin of my hate reading/watching. I give zero f**ks if Messi wants to talk about taking long, luxurious poops, but the fact that she’s so damn SMUG about “breaking all of the rules” (in her mind) by talking about it makes her officially insufferable, and I just can’t with this basic b**** any longer.
And BTW Mess, a lot of people actually DO talk about poop with their close friends, you just don’t seem to have any IRL, so you talk about it on IG, which yeah, isn’t so common among most “fashion bloggers” (or anyone else, for that matter), but try(hard) as you might, doing so doesn’t make you shocking or controversial or interesting.

smiley-signs064  We all talk about our sh** in my family, weird to some, but we certainly don't talk about it to strangers on the freaking internet.  So bizarre.

November 15, 2017
8:30 am
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future farmer
Feles Imperatrix
Meows: 16387
Snarking Since:
March 4, 2013

The pooping stories (in face mask with shower running but no one taking a shower) were bizarre.  She knows it is bad of her but she likes to turn the shower on so she can either do nothing or take a big poo or put on a face mask.  So she runs the water for 30 minutes for no reason, is she nuts? 

She says she's incredibly jealous of people who can take luxurious long poops.  Wouldn't you just like to sit on the toilet alone in the bathroom?  Poop, no one ever wants to talk about poop, she says.  Someone made a troll account to give her a hard time but she says the trolls can't stop her, she's going to keep telling it like it is.  

She is so weird.  Probably all parents of little kids don't get to use the bathroom alone, that's normal.  Obsessing about luxurious long poops seems really weird though.  Are people really thinking this but they don't want to say it out loud?  Maybe I'm doing poop wrong.  I thought the goal was to poop and get on with other things, not luxuriate in the process lol.  It's not like a luxurious long bath.

November 15, 2017
9:43 am
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just stahp
Count de Meowmy
Meows: 726
Snarking Since:
March 29, 2016

Again, it's like she's late to the game, trying to use IG stories to "keep it real" – when people like Kendi have been doing this the second Snapchat came out. Except Kendi's are hilarious – and Messi is 2 years too late, and comes off as tryhard; the mom that wants to be cool and friends with everyone but it's just awkward and creepy.





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