Sunday, March 27, 2011

Things From Around the Web

How precious is this photograph of Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean?

Making celebrities into baked goods? All I have to say is: Benicio Del Churro.

An adorable video of Audrey Tautou getting her famous Amelie haircut.

This is a place I'd love to sit and do my makeup at in the morning.

I always knew whales were big, but this just puts it in perspective.

Such beautiful pictures. I need to find the nearest botanical garden, stat!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Saturday!

I taught myself to live simply and wisely,
to look at the sky and pray to God,
and to wander long before evening
to tire my superfluous worries.
When the burdocks rustle in the ravine
and the yellow-red rowanberry cluster droops
I compose happy verses
about life's decay, decay and beauty.
I come back. The fluffy cat
licks my palm, purrs so sweetly
and the fire flares bright
on the saw-mill turret by the lake.
Only the cry of a stork landing on the roof
occasionally breaks the silence.
If you knock on my door
I may not even hear.

I Taught Myself To Live Simply by Anna Akhmatova

Friday, March 25, 2011

Engagement Shoot

Here are some of the photos from the mock engagement photo shoot I did with Vintique Photo back in January. I think they turned out so cute! Sarah did such a great job! I'll be posting the wedding photo shoot ones soon!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thank you

You know when you wake up and suddenly remember what you did the night before and think, "did I really do that?" That's exactly what I thought this morning when I woke up and thought, "did I really publish a post about my anxiety?!" Then I went online and saw all your comments and emails, and read every single one, three and four times actually. I can't even begin to tell you how much I appreciate your kind words and support and sharing your own experiences with me. It makes me feel so positive and reassured.

Sometimes I feel like with blogging, especially fashion blogging, that you create this little persona of yourself, where you only talk about the glamorous, exciting part of your life and you give off this false impression that you have it all together and everything figured out and you're riding around on a unicorn under rainbows all the time and it's usually never the case. Like one of the comments said, sometimes your issues are invalidated by the way you look or because you had a good day, because you think someone who's dealing with something should look a certain way. One of the reasons I even started this blog was to FORCE myself to get ready. To have a reason to pick out clothes and put on makeup. For so long I never felt like getting ready and putting on makeup,which in turn made me feel even worse because I never felt attractive. So I have my blog to thank for giving me a reason to WANT to look put together and look forward to picking out my outfits. Because how you look definitely effects how you feel.

And just because I dress up, or go out somewhere, doesn't mean I wasn't a nervous wreck the whole time and was continuously talking myself down from a panic attack, because about 85% of my outings are exactly that. I just don't want to give you a false impression of who I am. Not to say that I'm not happy, or never have fun when I do go out, but just because I did it doesn't mean it wasn't extremely hard for me.

But again, I cannot thank you all enough for your kindness and sweet words and out pour of support. I love that I now feel like I have a place to turn to when I'm having a difficult time and there are people that will help me through it and be there for me, and for that I am so grateful.

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Real Talk

I didn't know whether or not to write this post. I've been thinking about it for about the last month, but can never get up enough courage to actually do it. Whether it be because I don't want to put too much personal stuff on my blog, or I don't want people to perceive me differently, or I just don't want to admit a weakness, I don't know. But then I finally just said, maybe I need to put myself out there, and throw it out there so it's just that--out there. I hate feeling like I'm the only going through things, or have issues, because I know I'm not, but I don't let myself believe that other people feel like this; so hopefully by me talking about it, it will show someone else that might be going through it that they aren't alone, and I'm going through it too and maybe in return I can feel assured that I'm not alone, either.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Film Styles: Hors de Prix











hors de prix

I've watched Hors de Prix (Priceless) twice this week, and not just because it made my girl crush on Audrey Tautou grow even more, but because I was completely in love with all of her character's outfits. Sure, the outfits are revealing and daring and not realistic, but she can pull them off, and wears them as naturally as we do jeans and a t-shirt. The whole premise of the movie is her character sweet-talking men into buying her things and giving her a luxurious lifestyle, so all her outfits are swoon-worth designer clothes. Everything from Chanel to Stella McCartney to Prada, a fantasy closet at it's finest.
And let's not even mention the hair envy this movie gave me-- her hair is a perfect mess of wavy tendrils in every. single. scene. Seriously, secret please? You must watch this movie. It's cute and stylish and funny and Audrey can do no wrong in my eyes. /endgirlcrushrant. Watch it, thank me later.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy Saturday!

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Besides the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluuttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Outdid the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

--"I wandered lonely as a cloud" by William Wordsworth

I first heard this poem in my Intro to Lit class, and loved it so much, I wrote one of my papers on it that term. Even now, every time I see daffodils blossoming, that last line pops into my head, "and then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils" and I can't help but smile.

Friday, March 18, 2011

St. Patrick's Day!




Shirt: Norstroms
Sweater: Ross
Skirt: Ebay
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Gift (I think from JCPennys)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Cajun Shrimp

SPRING IS HERE!! It's been so gorgeous out lately, I couldn't help but bust out the sandals and bright lipstick. I'm loving corals right now, so I had to wear it on my lips AND nails. It makes me happy to look at. Also, Wanted sent me these sandals and they are oh so comfortable. My mom said they remind her of my grandma, which gave me a complex at first, like I was walking around in grandma shoes, but after awhile I just didn't care because they were so comfortable. I'm looking at them right now, and I'm liking them more and more... they look like a take on a Grecian sandal, which I love. I think I can work with that.

Dress: Birthday present from my sister last year
Vest: Fossil
Sandals: c/o Wanted
Lipstick: Covergirl in Fairytale
Nails: OPI in Cajun Shrimp

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

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