Sunday, July 24, 2011

99 Problems But My Next Door Neighbor Ain't One

Ok, fine. I don't really have 99 problems - it's just that I needed a catchy title to segue into the story I'm about to share. But first (as promised), outfit photos!

 (It's hilarious that someone altered this park sign, right?)

A little background: I moved into a cutie new apartment a few weeks ago. One week after, I met an upstairs neighbor, Rick, who fed me a little info about our building.

1. The tenant before me...died. No wonder I was able to move in during the middle of the month.
2. There was a bedbug outbreak not too long ago. No worries, though, because, "the landlord took care of it real good." Rick's words. Less comforting than you'd think.

Ok, so now on top of that - I pulled into the parking lot last Tuesday and found two cops circling my building. Curiosity immediately set in, so I entered through the back door to investigate. After turning a corner to walk up the stairs I found my landlord, Belva, standing at the top of the first flight.

"Is everything ok?" I inquired.
"Well...I don't know yet," Belva responded.

I continued up the stairs to find the two cops and maintenance guy, Luckie, placed in front of my next door neighbor's door. The officers asked me to stay put as they broke into the apartment. After seconds, one of the cops announced, "he's dead." My neighbor had been deceased in his home for at least three days, during the hottest week of Summer. I was living next door to a dead guy and passed by his apartment a number of times during those three days. Needless to say, I was incredibly spooked.

...I really hope I didn't get a melon of an apartment.

In other, much happier, news, this blouse is one of the marvelous items I acquired at the Hill Vintage trailer sale. The colors remind me of cotton candy! Don't worry, I'm not going to eat my shirt.

Thrift | Everybody, Everywear

Have a lovely evening!


  1. It's amazing the connections you can make on the internet! Hill Vintage led me to your blog and I just realized that I grew up across the street from you in Lakewood, small world :)

  2. Miss Katie Starmer - how the heck are you?! :)

  3. I love the colors in your outfit, they are so dreamy! I checked out the Hill Vintage trailer really quickly a few weeks ago and it was amazing, but unfortunately I was running short on time and money.
    I'm so sorry about your neighbors! Thats so sad.


    p.s. The warehouse I posed at was just off of W. MLK Parkway on SW16th

  4. Well I am doing just dandy! How are you? It has been a crazy loooong time - so glad I found your blog! :)

  5. wow! i hope everything gets better!

    gorgeous outfit. i've heard such great things about hill vintage and i can't wait to check them out.