Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pinterest Monthly: February 2013

Agreed. & by plain nails I mean unpainted ones. I need the color.

Currently reading this one. I love Hoda. She spoke at my Journalism school graduation from WVU- gave the best speech.

This castle. I want to runaway to you.

PPG Place. My favorite building here in Pittsburgh.

How sick is this boat? Let's take a cruise dahn the Mon River in this one, haha!

Silver Linings Playbook. I related a bit too much to these characters. Loved it.

Mont Saint-Michele, Normandy, France. Our planet is something else.

MILKY PENS! I was reminded of this marvelous creation on the '90s girl problems Twitter feed. I was obsessed with these things. Yes, I ordered a new pack.

This little LV bag. Cute.

Since I live in a stone house, I'm partial to their beauty. Love this one. I also have a thing for ivy.

Fucked Up Friends. Tobacco. Get familiar. Half a decade late to this party but it's still going strong.

This room. It's far too simple and modern for my taste but I imagine a hot guy lives there. I want to snuggle under that blanket.

Rihanna's lipstick with that hair and her complexion. It's everything.

This Urban Outfitters holographic wallet. It's actually silver in person. I love it.

Now Playing: "Creep" by TLC
*CrazySexyCool was the soundtrack of my youth. Such innocence.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

LOL: This... Everything About This!


"Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art."
-Charles Baudelaire 1821-1867

Now Playing: "Heavy Feet" by Local Natives

Office Space: WHO WHAT WEAR

Habitually Chic captures the offices of Who What Wear- the meeting of two of my favorite blogs on the web! I adore everything about the decor of their work space. To earn a living by blogging about what you love is the dream.

Now Playing: "High School Lover" by Cayucas
*Such a good song!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Best Dressed: Oscars 2013

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior. I was really happy for her to win Best Actress. I saw Silver Linings Playbook on my birthday and absolutely loved her performance. I thought she looked like a princess in this gown. The color and train were exquisite. The backwards necklace made this look all the more memorable.

Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta. I normally don't like the way pastels look against fair skin (from my own personal experience) but for whatever reason, this color looked gorgeous. There aren't many times a woman can wear a ball gown but the Oscars is definitely the right place to do it. I love everything from the fabric to the cut. I also think the loose hair makes it less formal and modern. Perfection.

Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille. I think she always knocks it out of the park on the red carpet. She's stunningly beautiful and has the type of body that makes anything look amazing. I wasn't in love with the grey and black layered fabric on the train of this dress but it was enough to make it interesting. The cut of the top is to die for.

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive. Initially, I wasn't overly blown away by this look but the gown quickly grew on me. I think it was the hair that threw me off. The cut, material and fabric of the dress are well ahead of its time. It's very difficult to pull something like this off but it worked. Love the makeup.

Queen Latifah in Badgley Mischka. I thought she looked elegant in this dress. Her skin and makeup were also on point. The simplicity of the dress and the stark white color worked very well on her.

Nicole Kidman in L'Wren Scott. She has been killing it on the red carpet lately. This is a fantastic dress and she looks wonderful in it. For whatever reason, I wouldn't have expected this type of fit or material from her at the Oscars but it works. I love to hear her speak.

Charlize Theron in Dior. While many will say this is far too reminiscent of Anne Hathaway's Chanel look at the Golden Globes, I see enough of a difference. It takes a truly beautiful woman to pull off a hair cut like this and still look ultra-feminine. The skin. The face. The height. Everything.

Stacy Keibler in Naeem Khan. I almost missed this one in its entirety. I didn't watch much of the red carpet interviews and I was listening to the actual show more than watching. I caught this look by accident on the web. I don't think it's the best she's ever looked but I love the back of the dress and the fact that the beading is different.

Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive. As a redhead, I'm partial to wearing anything in the gold or bronze family. When you have coloring like Jessica, this is the way to go. I'm not in love with the fit or even the cut but the color and detailing alone are enough. The hair and makeup are also great.

Notable Mentions:

  • Reese Witherspoon had an excellent hair day and the color of her dress was dynamite.
  • Screenwriters deserve more credit. Where would we be without the script?
  • I wish people prepared speeches and didn't mention a gaggle of random names.
  • I didn't even notice that George Clooney was actually there.
  • Bradley Cooper still makes my heart race.
  • Jane Fonda is the coolest.
  • I fell asleep and had to rewind the last hour of the show.

Now Playing: "Meant" by Elizaveta

Music Monday: Your Favorite Love Song?

The things you discover on the sketchy corners of the internet. I heard the song below, for the first time, posted on a rather extensive message board thread (on a site that will paint me as a crazy person if I admit to visiting, so I'll refrain from mentioning it). The subject of the thread asked, "What is your favorite love song?"

After making my way through page upon page of not-so-great music, I read a post that mentioned "Stay With Me 'Till Dawn." I had never heard of the song nor the artist, Judie Tzuke. In a wave of Bette Midler and Savage Garden mentions, here was something worth playing. 

I have no idea how this song evaded me for 27 years but I finally stumbled upon its beauty. I can picture Victoria Legrand from Beach House listening to it for inspiration...

"Stay With Me 'Till Dawn" by Judie Tzuke

In case I'm not the only one who never heard of this artist or song, it was a hit in the UK in 1979.

If anyone is curious, of course I have many, many love songs that I consider favorites but one is definitely "All I Want Is You" (Live in Milan) by U2. I prefer the pace of the live version. I think it's very romantic and describes the type of love I hope finds me someday.

"All I Want Is You" (Live in Milan) by U2

Friday, February 22, 2013

Flashback Friday: Spring '06

With my beautiful friend, Anna, at my college radio station formal. She's getting married this summer! I can't believe I was only 20-years-old in this picture. '06 was a great year for me & filled with many wonderful memories.

Now Playing: "Diet Mountain Dew" by Lana Del Rey

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

On It


I've mentioned once or twice that I'm loving the holographic trend for spring/summer 2013. Stella McCartney's designs are a major inspiration for this season's hottest looks. If a holographic shoe, legging or dress is a tad outside of your comfort zone, a hologram manicure, handbag, jewelry piece or tech accessory is a great way to go.

I think this trend makes a fun statement. It's a fresh and innovative way to ring in the warm-weather seasons in style. When I think of holograms, my mind wanders back to grade school and my sticker collection. I had books of holographic stickers filled to capacity with everything from NHL playing cards to Lisa Frank unicorns. While holograms were all the rage in the 90s, there's something quintessentially futuristic about its aesthetic (was that sentence pseudo-intellectual enough for you?). These pieces bring me back to the future and that's a place I'm always eager to explore.

Now Playing: "I Can't Live Without You" by Soul Brothers Six
*So good!

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I'm living life in beautiful Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I hold a journalism degree from West Virginia University. I have worked in television news, fashion marketing, PR, and cosmetic sales. My love for writing and sharing with the world my various passions is strong. One of my many ambitions is to be published and continue creating in the fields of digital and print media, literature and film. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, going to concerts, reading, following Pittsburgh sports and traveling as often as possible. Some of my favorite things include beauty, style, architecture, books, tarot and astrology, thrifting and my shih-tzu, Ireland. I’m engaged to the love of my lifetimes and we look forward to starting our next chapter together. If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you!