McSnobbery

Let’s all admit something right here right now. We’re all of us snobs about something. I happen to be a snob about many things. Most of these things relate directly to what I perceive as the destruction of our unique communities. A national homogenization that will soon come back to bite us in the butts.

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Amazon, for example. I am extremely anti-Amazon.com. They kill the small business in several shitty ways. But, not only that, they don’t add anything to your community. Locally owned businesses reinvest in the local economy at a 60% higher rate than chain and internet retailers. If you are interested in how chain stores affect your community I recommend reading the SF LoMA website. Don’t even get me started on Apple. You know their “headquarters” are in Ireland, right? Which saves them a buttload in taxes. It’s cheating, in my opinion.

So I am pretty snobby about where I spend my dollars. I have very high ideals. Shop local, walk primarily, no fur products ever, buy quality products that are made in the USA from companies that don’t use unregulated laborers, buy products not tested on animals, be a conscientious shopper. I’ve watched every Morgan Spurlock documentary.

But that all flies out the window when it comes to McDonald’s.
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There’s a couple of McDonald’s locations in SF. Maybe three, and I never go to them. That is my ideological concession. I can eat McDonald’s but only on road-trips. And we are hitting the road tonight! Which means MCDONALD’S DINNER FOR MARGARET, YO!! I am so excited.

Charm bracelet made by and available at Fiction Jewellery (Yes, the Brits spell jewelry all wonky.)
Moschino purse available at Net A Porter

10.3.14 matchy matchy

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My mom is going to be so proud of me and my matching skills today. My usual attempts to match are less about “matching” and more about falling through my wardrobe to find myself fully dressed. Black and red rose print leggings and purple striped shirt? I don’t mind. But today! Wow! Not only do my shoes and my bangles match, but my eyeshadow matches, and my shirt/pants combo is generally complimentary. I tried to get a photo of this but the art of full body selfie taking is lost on me.

Today’s bangles: the pair of blue Herm├Ęs bangles from back in the day and my two brass Goodwill finds.