Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What I Wore: Someone get me a fresh baked apple pie edition

Or for you Gleeks, Get me a cloth to scrub clean my grapes with edition

Sweater: Nordstrom $16//Top: Plato's Closet $8//Skirt: Nordstrom $13//Cardigan clip: Gift from the mommy

It's not often I say this but this outfit makes me so stinking happy! Sure most of it is new (and cheap!), but I promise that's not the reason. I love outfits that have a doppelganger in some picture from the '40s or '50s.

Emma Pilsbury actually inspired my new found love for cardigan clips. Not only are they adorable but functional (can I get a "oh yeah! I've had a nice breeze come by, blow back my cardigan and reveal a bit much"?). Well, I've been looking for one (or several) for quite some time now. A couple days ago, I found a tutorial to make your own. I showed my mom, she said "oh cute" walked out of the room and came back holding this bad boy with a "I meant to give this to you at Christmas and forgot" or what I like to call, simply prolonging the Christmas spirit.

Another thing I like? Nordstrom's Half Yearly Sale (hence the skirt and cardigan). Even if I do go towards the end of the sale and the Asians have cleaned out the size 5 shoes, I can still manage to find some good "deals" (relatively speaking that is).

ps is it bad of me that while in the valley of death aka relief society (lovingly named so because there are about 5 women in the whole group under the age of 50), I was hoping one of the older ladies would say, "I have a whole bunch of cardigan clips from when I was a young whippersnapper like yourself. Would you like me to bring them for you?" Yeah it probably was. Don't worry though because it didn't happen.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Must be your cookin' Mary Poppins

On Saturday, we went to Seattle to Mary Poppins. It was SO GOOD!

The songs were of course, fantastic as were the sets and costumes (and who are we kidding, the costumes and sets are always my favorite parts!).

 I love the final bow too. It doesn't matter the play and whether everything went as planned or not, those performers know they put on a good show and now it's time to move on to the next one. It's awesome to watch!

If it's coming to a city near you (it's Disney so of course it is!) go see it!

ps. I still couldn't stop thinking about this SNL skit as I watched the play though.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


I can't carry on a conversation without referencing these videos. So for your sake, watch them, love them, memorize them.

See episodes 1-3 here

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

It's Kind of a Funny (French) Story

image found here
This is what happened. We were having french speaking exams. I have a love hate relationship with speaking exams. The good: it's a lot easier to BS your way through when you don't have to think about spelling too. The bad: deer in the headlights syndrome. We always had our exams in a room down a very long hallway and there is an exact point on the way down after that without fail, everything comes flooding back. "Oh yeah, Bonjour! that's how you say Hello!" Embarrasing. This time the embarrasment happened during the exam.

My teacher asked me what foods I ate on Christmas.

Moi (what I thought I said): Nous avons mange du jambon. (We ate ham).
Moi (what I really said): Nous avons mange le jambe. (We ate the leg, as in human leg)

Bon travaille, Shelby.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I gots my herrr did.

In true Shelby fashion, I can't just get a trim. If I'm (ok my parents) gonna shell out the money for a haircut, you're going to know I got a haircut. Plus, my hair grows like an adolescent boy so if I don't like it, in 2 weeks it'll already be different(you think I'm kidding? well, I'm not).

So here what I was going for.

Emily Browning
And here's what I got

So not exactly the same but I still like it. The color is my favorite. Different but it'll still look ok as it grows out. Just what I like!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Girl Crush: Part 1

I love Zooey Deschanel. Ok who doesn't love Zooey Deschanel? (You? Get out. Get outta my blog!) She is so stinking adorable, quirky, has the greatest clothes, makes awesome music and did I mention has the greatest clothes?

Sure, it's an ad but come on, adorable!
I love everything she does. If I could be her, I would. Once, I even dyed my hair brown in a desperate attempt to look like her. So it didn't go that well but that was tenth grade, we did silly things.

Well can you imagine my pure joy, excitment, ectasy when I found out that she will be on a new show this fall. A new show that's on right after Glee (I judge shows based on their time slot compared to Glee. On before Glee=Bad, On during Glee=Really bad, On after Glee=Jackpot!). (And in the fall, I'll actually have a TV. Hulu, you've done me well but this freshman dorm girl is moving up in life!) Enjoy my friends.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Well, this blog is called Wannabe Hipster. So I thought I would take a hint from my man, the hipster-est of them all, Hitler. (Click to see full size)

found here

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Minimal Movie Posters

In love with all of these! Here are some of my favorite movies and TV shows in awesome poster format!

found here

Friday, May 20, 2011

Thrifting Finds

Dear Salvation Army Thrift Store and Goodwill,

Usually, you kinda stink. Lots of stained, ragedy t-shirts promoting some sort of sporting and/or drinking event. But sometimes, sometimes you have some awesome stuff. I won't give up hope on you yet.

Plastic deer head. But of what use could this cuteness be to me?
I know! Ring holder!

This little canvas gem will be a new addition to my-above-bed-quirky-art installation. Yay!

Total: $5

Thursday, May 19, 2011

What I Wore: Menswear meets Polka Dots

I hate the weather right now. Yeah it's gorgeous but it makes for difficult dressing. It's too cold for skirts and bare legs (especially when those bare legs are MY bare legs) but it's too warm for tights. My solution? capris. Who woulda thought. Unfortunatley (or fortunatley, which ever way you look at it) Sunday rolled around and pants aren't an option. My solution numero deux? Thin skirt with tights. Ohhh yeaahhh. I love the menswear blazer and stripes with the ultra girly polka dots. Just enough of a contrast, or as my AP Literature teacher would have me say, juxtaposition. Oh yes, that just happened.

Ps. Sorry about the crappy indoor pictures. I guess I forgot the sun goes down?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kathy Lee and Hoda! Pick me!

So Kathy Lee and Hoda are hosting a "The Voice" competition. I thought what the heck, I'll apply. Shoot dang though because I couldn't get my video to upload for the entire time the contest was open. Here is my last stitch effort to get them to see it. Call it crazy, call it chicken salad. I just really want to go to New York.

Hi! My name is Shelby Hintze. I am 18 years old (almost 19!), I am from Marysville, WA and I go to school at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. I will be a sophomore in the fall and am studying Communications with an emphasis on Public Relations. I also have Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a degenerative muscle disease. This affects all of my muscles, making them much weaker than others, including my lungs. I would always sing along with all my Disney movies when I was little and my parents realized this would be a great way to keep me healthy. I have been singing individually and in choirs every sense and it has developed into something I love. I have also had fewer bouts of pneumonia then most kids with SMA my age, simply because my lungs have maintained their strength. It has also helped emotionally. I'm one to make life a musical, a song for every situation and just like on Glee (gotta love that show...), sometimes the best way to express yourself is through song.

Now SMA has never slowed me down in any aspect of my life. I was involved in student leadership all through high school and continue to be involved in college. Two summers ago I was even Marysville Strawberry Festival Queen. And just this fall I flew the nest to go to my dream school, something a lot of people didn't think I could do. I want to show others that SMA isn't going to slow me down and if they put their mind to it, nothing is going to slow them down either. A sweet smile and a little song can change the world!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


So I've had some backlash concerning this post. People are saying I shouldn't pretend that my head isn't too big for my body, because in fact, it is. Well I am here today to show you, with picture proof, that my head is in fact, not too big for my body. Now shut your mouth world!

See?! Perfectly normal.

Monday, May 9, 2011

"Oh. We thought this was public property."

Apparently it's mushroom season. How do I know this. Let me tell ya.

A few weeks ago, my dad received a phonecall that went a little something like this.

Neighbor: "Hi, this is your neighbor Loquacious*. I just noticed an older couple walking through your yard. I didn't recognize them so I thought I would let you know."
Dad: "Oh well thank you! And since we are keeping each other informed, your son is a tool." (Ok I added that last part)

Seeing as we don't know any old people that should be walking through our yard, my dad called my mom and informed her of this fact. She looked out the window and there they were!

She walked outside with a machete and our attack dog to go see what these elderly hoodlums were up too. (I added something there too. Can you figure it out? The ironic part is my mom is more likely to be seen carrying a machete then my dog is to be seen attacking someone. I digress.)

By this point, they had made it through our yard and into the wooded area behind our yard, which is in fact, still part of our yard. Their conversation went something like this:

Mom: "Excuse me, you are on private property right now. And I've got a machete, right here." (points to whoever gets that)

Elderly hoodlums: "Oh you mean this wooded are that we had to walk through someone's yard to get to isn't a greenbelt??"

Mom: "No, it's not."

Elderly hooldlums: "Oh we're sorry. We were just out looking for mushrooms! Does anyone own the woods behind yours?"

Mom: "Ummm, yes."

Elderly hoodlums: "Oh, well ok. Thanks for not attacking us with your machete."

And that's my story.  

*Names have been changed to protect the innocent.

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