Friday, February 28, 2014

Pinterest Monthly: February 2014



I love this idea of using vintage/antique door knobs as decorative wine stoppers.


I also think repurposing an antique tea set for holding vanity items is genius.


This is my type of room. Into everything pictured.


I've been loving kimonos and hats (not necessarily together but it definitely works). I picked up this beautiful lace style from Forever 21 but am still on the search for the perfect hat.


Obsessed with this blouse from Nasty Gal. Unfortunately, it's currently sold out but I'm checking the site like a hawk to snag it when it comes back in stock. 


Hopeless romantic.


Style inspiration for the streets.


I basically collect cosmetic pouches and other small leather goods. I really want this one! Need to track it down.


Dreaming of the sky. #LIKEaG6


Going to attempt this look when I paint my nails tonight. Stunning neutral gradient with a bit of a glitz.


 Apparently, this is a penthouse suite in Monaco. I need this in my life. The things one could do...


My current iPhone wallpaper. What can I say? I love lipstick. 


This looks incredible. Pittsburgh needs to put a Ferris Wheel observational thingy and/or Swings on Mount Washington. That would be a smart move for tourism and so much fun!


Since the Oscars are on this weekend, I thought I'd share this throwback shot. I loved this dress on Michelle Williams (as well as the hair and makeup!). She and Heath Ledger were such a sweet couple.


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Now Playing: "Simplethings" by Miguel
*I really love Miguel but I wish the lyrics were 'drink with me, baby.'

Monday, February 24, 2014

Music Monday: The Wytches


"Gravedweller"


"Robe For Juda"


"Digsaw"


"Wide At Midnight"


"Her"


The Wytches is a trio based in Brighton, UK. Their music can be purchased here.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sun in Pisces, February 19 - March 20


I've always been a fan of female Pisces. Three of my best friends in the world were born in the early part of this sign. As I've mentioned before, despite having strong Aquarian (Air) placement in my chart, I'm Water dominant. Perhaps this is the reason that I've always gotten along swimmingly with the Fish people (pun intended). But it's not just me, Pisces have a reputation for being one of the friendliest and most well-liked signs in the Zodiac. Many of the Pisces in my life are among the funniest and most outgoing people I know.

Those with Sun in Pisces or strong Piscean placement in their chart may possess the following characteristics:

  • Intuitive
  • Friendly
  • Familiar
  • Outgoing
  • Fluid
  • Hot and Cold
  • Social
  • Entertaining
  • Materialistic
  • Vain
  • Emotional
  • Moody
  • Popular
  • Extremely Deep/Shallow
  • Religious
  • Spiritual
  • Psychic
  • Sympathetic
  • Affectionate
  • Peaceful
  • Sacrificial
  • Hilarious
  • Energetic
  • Bipolar
  • Lucky
  • Extravagant
  • Dramatic
  • Caring
  • Loving
  • Nature
  • Wise
  • Understanding
  • Altruistic
  • Cameleon
  • Idealistic
  • Dreamer
  • Naive
  • Fun
  • Impressionable
  • Sappy
  • Intense
  • Impractical
  • Fearful
  • Adaptable
  • Quick
  • Musical
  • Indecisive
  • Artistic
  • Encouraging
  • Changing
  • Creative
  • Warm
  • Inviting
  • Sensitive
  • Compassionate
  • Non-confrontational
  • Self-destructive
  • Wealthy
  • Hopeless Romantic
  • Memorable
  • Attractive
  • Talented
  • Easygoing
  • Empathic
  • Sophisticated
  • Sharp
  • Genuine
  • Sincere
  • Nurturing

Famous Sun in Pisces':

  • Chelsea Handler
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Sharon Stone
  • Olivia Palermo
  • Steve Jobs
  • Albert Einstein
  • Osama bin Laden
  • Edgar Cayce
  • Rihanna
  • Cindy Crawford
  • Eva Longoria
  • Kurt Cobain
  • George Harrison
  • Justin Bieber
  • John Wayne Gacy
  • Mitt Romney
  • Geogre Washington
  • Kesha
  • Javier Bardem
  • Bruce Willis
  • Tony Robbins
  • Jessica Biel
  • Eva Mendes
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Adam Levine
  • Chris Martin
  • Jon Bon Jovi
  • Billy Corgan
  • Frederic Chopin
  • Antonio Vivaldi
  • Pete Doherty
  • Daniel Craig
  • Bobby Fischer
  • Victor Hugo
  • Johnny Cash
  • Chuck Norris
  • Benicio Del Toro
  • James Blunt
  • Liza Minnelli
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Olivia Wilde
  • Ellen Page
  • Dakota Fanning
  • Lou Reed
  • Karen Carpenter
  • Emily Blunt
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Queen Latifah
  • Erykah Badu
  • Ivana Trump
  • Josh Groban
  • Chelsea Clinton
  • Taylor Hanson
  • Chas Bono
  • Desi Arnaz
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Shaquille O'Neal
  • Charles Barkley
  • Rupert Murdoch
  • Glenn Close
  • Tea Leoni
  • Jack Kerouac
  • Joanne Woodward
  • Brittany & Cynthia Daniel
  • Ali Larter
  • Kyle MacLachlan
  • Kristin Davis
  • Pattie Boyd
  • Holly Hunter
  • Brittany Snow
  • Patrick Duffy
  • Lauren Graham
  • Shannon Tweed
  • Alexander McQueen
  • Nina Simone
  • Timbaland
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Sidney Poitier
  • Freddie Prinze Jr.
  • Emile Hirsch
  • Jamie Bell
  • Jon Hamm
  • John Steinbeck
  • Johnny Knoxville
  • Aaron Eckhart
  • Rob Lowe
  • Robin Thicke
  • Kat Von D
  • Spike Lee
  • Ted Kennedy
  • Jean Harlow
  • Billy Zane
  • Billy Crystal
  • Laura Prepon
  • Thora Birch
  • Ashley Greene
  • Bryan Cranston















Now Playing: "Shark In The Water" by VV Brown
*A Pisces type of song for sure!

Missed Connections: Orange Is The New Aphrodisiac Edition


Because really, who doesn't like a little handcuff action?















Now Playing: "Distant Light" by Dr. Dog

Monday, February 17, 2014

Music Monday: Black Gold Buffalo



"A Million"


"Magnets"


Black Gold Buffalo is a female trio based in London. An album is expected later this year.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Quoteworthy


“It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.” 
-Vladimir Nabokov 1899-1977















Now Playing: "Video Games" by Lana Del Rey
*I admit that this is one of my favorite songs of the past few years.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Recently Purchased

RecentlyPurchased



1. Kate Spade, Things We Love.
I bought this book as a gift to myself for my birthday and I'm so happy that I did. It's a charming read and will make for a beautiful piece of coffee table/bookshelf decor for many years to come. Most of the things the brand lists in their book is something that I also love.

2. Kate Spade Decorative Candles. "Escape The Ordinary" & "Light Up The Room".
I got a fantastic deal on these adorable pieces. I haven't burned them yet because they're just too pretty! When the wax is done these will make beautiful containers for pens or other odds and ends. Love them!

3. Orofluido.
I got a sample of this in a beauty box and was instantly drawn to its luxurious packaging and warm vanilla scent. It leaves my hair feeling great so I decided to purchase the full size with a gift card.

4. Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque.
The same thing happened with this product as the Orofluido. I received a sample in a beauty box and loved it. It hydrated my hair so wonderfully and left it feeling and smelling so rejuvenated. I don't like to spend a lot on hair care so I used a gift card on this as well.

5. Airline Ticket.
Booked my flight to Europe! I'm so looking forward to exploring new parts of the world and having a phenomenal time with the girls! England, Scotland, France, Netherlands & Belgium, here we come!

6. Too Faced Candy Rose Blush.
I bought this as a birthday/early Valentine's Day treat to myself. The packaging was just too cute to pass up. The product itself is also dynamite. Definitely recommend.

7. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette.
My Mom got this for me for my birthday. The colors blend wonderfully and the palette is actually made from real chocolate so the scent is an extra bonus. I'm a sucker for creative packaging so I was really thrilled to get this into my collection. If Willy Wonka had a makeup line, this would be one of his best sellers.

8. Valentine's.
I love writing out little cards and making treat bags for my family, friends and coworkers. I miss the good old days when there was Valentine's Day parties at school. They were always so much fun. I'm perpetually single so I like to celebrate Valentine's Day as a chance to show my love for all of the people (and animals) in my life.

9. Stand-up Comedy Tickets. Chelsea Handler/Amy Schumer.
Two of my favorite comediennes! I'm so looking forward to reading Chelsea's new book and seeing her perform again (it's been a few years). Amy Schumer in March is also going to be a riot. I've never seen her live but from what I've previewed online, she's hilarious. It'll be a fun girl's night out for sure! Having drinks with friends and lots of laughter is one of my favorite ways to spend an evening!
















Now Playing: "Passage" by Exitmusic
*If you're not familiar with this song, click here.

Music Monday: Cheerleader


"New Daze"


"Dreamer"


"Do What You Want"


Cheerleader is a quintet based in Philadelphia.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Quoteworthy


"No one would describe me as a private person, but I actually really am. It's important for me to have a lot of time alone, and to have a lot of time in my house by myself. My entire life sort of takes place between me and my dog, my books, and my boyfriend, and my private world. To me, privacy isn't necessarily equated with secret-keeping. What's private is my relationship with myself."
-Lena Dunham, Vogue February 2014














Now Playing: "Sea of Love" by The National

Monday, February 3, 2014

Music Monday: Son Lux


"Alternate World"


"Easy"


"Lanterns Lit"


Son Lux is Ryan Lott, who currently resides in New York. His album, Lanterns, can be purchased here.

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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. If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you!