New Spring Boots & Concert Season

Forever 21 Plus Size Satin Ruffle Dress BlackDress,  Forever 21.  Shoes,  c/o Boberck.  (10% off with code OSTRICH10)

Happy Monday!  I’m back in New York for a few days until I leave for Dallas on Wednesday.  The past week I was in California for a work event, and was fortunate to be able to visit my family in Orange County.

While I was there I was invited to attend Sabroso’s Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival that The Offspring, Rival Sons, and Sum 41 were playing at.  Although I’m super adverse to warm weather, I have to say that the one part of summer I love is being able to see so many bands on tour. 

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All Night Sounds Play The Dirty Pearls’ After Party at Arlene’s Grocery

Dan Quatraro All Night SoundsDan Quatraro, All Night Sounds

I’ve never been one for warm weather months, but the best part of summer has to be all of the shows.  I love that all of my favorite artists come to the city, and my favorite local bands have shows.

This past week The Dirty Pearls kicked off summer with their headlining show at The Bowery Ballroom with Ten Ton Mojo, Black Satellite, and Bobby Mahoney.  The show was fantastic and the venue was packed.  In all seriousness, it felt like all of the Lower East Side showed up.

All Night Sounds played the after party at Arlene’s Grocery.  As you may remember from my post back in February, I’m a bit partial to the band since my boyfriend James is the bassist—but it doesn’t hurt at all that their music is actually really awesome.  If you haven’t already, be sure to listen to their song Shameless which is now on Spotify.

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Now Playing: “Don’t Even Try It” – Purling Hiss

"Don't Even Try It" Purling Hiss

This weekend, James and I went out to Bushwick to see Purling Hiss play at Alphaville. If you follow me on Snapchat (madame_ostrich) you’ll have seen a few clips of the performance already from last Friday.

I’ve had their closing song, “Don’t Even Try It” stuck in my head all week, and it’s so good that I wanted to share it with you guys. I’ve linked it in the Youtube embed below, or you can click here to listen to it on Spotify as well

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All Night Sounds At Arlene’s Grocery

Arlene's Grocery, Lower East Side NYC

This week, I saw NYC based alt-rock band All Night Sounds make their official debut at Arlene’s Grocery. If you’ve been reading MO for awhile, you’ll recognize that my boyfriend James is the band’s bassist. With him is Kevin Downey on vocals & guitar, Ralph Missimer on guitar, and Dan Quatraro on drums.

ANS played as part of the $5 Rock Show hosted by Tommy London alongside local artists KT Mulholland, Lauren Davidson, and The Bone Chimes.  All local favorites, the venue was packed all night long. All Night Sounds drew a huge turnout with people, quite literally, pushing to be in the front.

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Lust List: Courtney Love x Nasty Gal “Heaven Tonight” Kimono

Nasty Gal x Courtney Love Heaven Tonight Kimono“Love, Courtney”  Courtney Love x Nasty Gal, Heaven Tonight Kimono for $188

It’s official!  Courtney Love’s collaboration with Nasty Gal “Love, Courtney” launches in exactly one week!

The capsule collection consists of 18 ‘90s era Love inspired pieces ranging from babydolls, slipdresses, kimonos, and shoes… yes, shoes. Prices range from $48 to $188, which is pretty true to the brand’s pricing ethos. (Certainly no Balmain for H&M pricing, thank God.)

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My Christmas Playlist

Alternative Rock Christmas Playlist


Merry Christmas Eve, y’all!

Since nothing screams holiday cheer quite like Dio’s rendition of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” I’ve created a playlist of some of my favorite rock renditions of Christmas songs.

Keep on scrolling to listen to (and download if you wish!) my playlist on Spotify



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Last Call For Christmas!

Pantera Holiday Sweater Christmas PresentSweater,  Pantera.   Denim,  Paige.  (20% off this weekend only with code STOCKUP!)   Heels,  Asos.   Hair,  Conair Infinity Pro Curl Secret– now $40 off on Amazon!

The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, you’re wrapping presents and… you realized you forgot to buy your sister’s friend’s hairdresser a gift for that one time she trimmed your bangs.

It’s inevitable, these things happen.

However you’re left with two options— You can either drive 20 minutes to the mall, spend 30 minutes looking for parking, and then wait 45 minutes in line.

Or, you can order presents from the comfort of your own home while doing a load of laundry, or waiting for cookie to bake, and have them delivered and gift wrapped to your front door in two days.

Life doesn’t have to be difficult, and with our jam packed schedules it’s important to take advantage of everything modern technology has to offer. Plus, lots of stores offer free express shipping with a certain spend threshold this time of year.

To make it easier for you guys I’ve rounded up the big stores and their shipping deadlines for you, as well as some great gifting suggestions. My recommendation, if you’re running late, is to go to a one stop shop like these and stock up—you’ll only have to pay shipping once!



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