A woman’s dress should be like a barbed- wire fence: serving its purpose...– Sophia Loren
Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.– John Locke (the 17th century English philosopher, not the character from LOST)
Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in...– Coco Chanel
Matchbook strikes it
Matchbook is an online magazine that is self-described as an “online lifestyle publication celebrating classics- shaken and stirred… to inspire women around the globe to design a life they adore…” I mean look at that picture. That is the kind of beautiful things you will find in the magazine. AND!!!! there are links on the pics so you can immediately go to the website...
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed...– Cary Grant
LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food;...– Henry Fielding
I have done it!
I have made the yummiest dessert known to man! Cupcakes are out. Donuts are on their way. Cake pops/ balls are what’s up right now. And I have come up with the most insanely delicious recipe for chocolate cake balls that I didn’t even have time to take a picture of them. Chocolate cake stuffed with cheesecake, all covered in a chocolate candy coating. Here goes- What you need: ...
I think the idea of mixing luxury and mass-market fashion is very modern -...– Alexander McQueen
Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.– Iris Murdoch
Shoes from Gap... yes, Gap
I never was very enamored with Gap shoes. In fact, I rarely noticed them. I always thought their shoes were unspectacular and uninspired flats and sandals. But this current collection has some really cool finds! No. 1 and No. 3- Pointy bow flats- $39.95 No. 2- Design Editions ankle strap pump- $96.99 No. 4- Suede bow pumps- $79.95 No. 5- Patent pointy flats- $39.95 No. 6- Leather mule-...
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A...– Lana Turner
Last week I saw two movies- one great (Crazy Stupid Love), one good (The Help). I saw Crazy Stupid Love and I loved it. It was refreshingly original and energetic. It is an ensemble piece involving 6 people of various ages in various stages of “love.” Oh so hot Ryan Gosling is a stand-out in his first comedy. Like I said he looks amazing in this (wearing some impeccably tailored suits and...
I never expected to be anybody important.– Elvis Presley January 8, 1935- August 16, 1977
Lots of stuff
So yeah… I’ve been away… I know, I know. I’ve been busy with work, auditions, excuses, etc. I’m committing to post more regularly and to post things that are interesting. If I don’t have anything to say on a particular day why should you listen. So I will be back posting things that I love. One of which you’ll find below! I will be beginning...
NYC- here I come!
So, I’ll be in NYC June 10-14. I’ll do some auditioning. Hopefully, maybe get some photos taken. Below you’ll see a few of the places I already know I’m going to be hitting up while there. I know there are so many things I’m forgetting and my “to-do” list will grow a mile long. But, most importantly, I’ll get to see old friends!
Hold On- see this movie!
I went to see “Bridesmaids” this weekend and I will admit to being surprised that it was a sold out showing. I was hoping people would go see this female led flick, but you never know. From what I read (mostly on twitter) this movie was hilarious and had to be seen. You can’t go wrong starting a movie with Jon Hamm. “Bridesmaids” opened with Jon Hamm and lots of laughs and didn’t stop making...
I've been missing...
You! I needed to take a week off to get inspired and catch up on life. Instead of my typical Monday “Closet Cravings” post I thought I’d share the little project I completed this weekend. It’s not my design; I copied a Fenton necklace that’s $550. I think mine was made for less than $40. I’m pretty proud of myself so please don’t mind the gloating! ...
Clothes and jewelery should be startling, individual.– Alexander McQueen
What my Closet Craves- May Week #2
DIY statement necklaces! Seriously, I will not be spending $500+ on a necklace (not anytime soon at least). But honestly, I could easily make these necklaces in an afternoon. After work today, I’m making a trip to Michael’s. I’ll keep y’all updated on my progress!
Today's look- 05.06
White (and ivory) out! I had to show off my new bed along with today’s look. Put it all together by myself. Getting the mattress and box spring back on proved most challenging! top: Banana Republic; flats: Old Navy; bag: Banana Republic; necklaces: Forever 21; watch: Michael Kors; belt: Gap
Amazing shopping finds! Cinco de Mayo edition!
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here’s some Mexican inspired clothes for you! No. 1 Banana Republic straw fedora $45.00 No. 2 Etsy necklace $130.00 No. 3 Cambridge satchel 117 pounds No. 4 Old Navy tunic $29.94 No. 5 Forever 21 skirt $19.80 No. 6 Asos sandals $56.84
What My Closet Craves- May Week #1
Yes, like many others, I awoke at 4am to watch the Royal Wedding. I was a tad melancholy for my former 14 year old self who desperately wanted to marry Prince William. But alas, it was not to be. What was I most looking forward to? The dress, of course. And the dress was just as I had expected- beautiful, sleeved, modest, and not over the top. But secretly, I was hoping for something a...
Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us...– John Adams
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Kermit Ruffins
Amazing shopping finds- The modern day bloomer!
You know those tunics and dresses and button downs that are just way to short to wear without pants but too long to wear with pants. Well, we’re approaching summer so the idea of leggings makes me sick. In past seasons we may have thrown on a pair of leggings but instead, opt for the short short (or what I like to call the modern day bloomer). Here’s a few to check out! No....
Ladies and Gentlemen, step right up
I read the book “Water for Elephants” a year ago. I can remember the exact series of events that made me pick it up. After watching “Inglorious Basterds” I had to google Christoph Waltz and find more on this incredible actor. News feeds read that he had signed on to play August in a film adaptation of “Water for Elephants,” a book I’d browsed through in Barnes and Nobles. It hadn’t peaked my...
What my Closet Craves- April Week #4
My plans to see Water for Elephants this afternoon is inspiring closet cravings for 1930’s circus bohemian. Enjoy! (Expect a review of the film tomorrow!) No. 1 Topshop dress $310.00 No. 2 Forever 21 wool cloche $9.50 No. 3 Gap sweater $59.50 No. 4 Banana Republic ring $14.99 No. 5 Topshop scarf $32.00 No. 6 Urban Outfitters skimmers $39.00 No. 7 Anthropologie blouse $88.00 ...
Today's look- 04.21
Let’s keep this short tunic: Forever 21; shorts: Delia’s; shoes: Shoe Carnival; necklace: Banana Republic; bracelets: Banana Republic, Fossil, J. Crew
Tim Hetherington (1970-2011) Last night I was doing a little research for a future blog post; I really should have been going to bed, but I thought I’d go to The Huffington Post really quick. The fifth story down “Oscar nominated director killed in Libya” was under such stories as “Lindsey Lohan loses another big role,” “Tyra Banks without makeup,” and “Kevin Smith: Seth Rogen made me a...
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and...– Christopher Reeve