Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays, but for some reason I just haven't been in the mood. My low-key weekend: caramel apples and apple chips (they make your house smell amazing while they're baking!), and lots of (not-so-) scary movies. I watched paranormal activity (a dud), hocus pocus (a tradition) and now I'm settling into some classics: house of wax, house on haunted hill and the haunting. And I may just have to flip to the rocky horror picture show marathon once or twice. What are your halloween night plans?
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I'm starting a new series where I post (short) reviews of what I've been reading lately. Right now, I'm reading two books at once (I don't normally do that, but sometimes you need to break up non-fiction with something lighter). I usually hit my library bookstore to buy books since they are cheap, cheap, cheap! Place is a goldmine.
Still in the middle of reading The Tipping Point. Since I was a psych major, I love getting to learn more about why people do what we do. This book explains how things become trends. What causes something to flop while something else can spread like wildfire? Definitely interesting.
I picked this up because I liked her other book The Time Traveler's Wife. Just finished this. Started out ok, but quickly went downhill for me. I didn't feel connected to any of the characters and the ending felt fake. I wouldn't reread it.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Now, I've watched every episode of Project Runway, and no one has stolen my heart quite like Christian Siriano. When I was first introduced to him in season 4, his crazy hair and even crazier catchphrases made him the personality standout. Little did I know he had the talent to back up the antics, going on to win that season. His biggest strength lies in his amazing, editorial dresses. And if he's good enough for Christina Hendricks...
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The first (and only) time I've been to a drive-in I was about 6. I spent the previews climbing around the bed of my dad's truck, and as soon as the movie started, I promptly fell asleep. Not much of an adventure. I'd love to try again! (and stay awake this time)
Saturday, October 9, 2010
When I went to Europe, France was what I most looked forward to (more on that later), but I ended up being pleasantly surprised by England. Ending up loving it, dreaming of returning for long periods of time.
What I loved most:
Banoffee pie (see below). When my parents went to England earlier this year, I raved on and on about the greatness that is banoffee pie...but they couldn't find it anywhere. Fail.
Their slang. Please see "codswallop."
Streets that tell you which direction to look before you cross them.
The London Eye.
Banana milkshakes at McDonald's.
Marks and Spencer. Pret a Manger. Pizza Express.
And that's my short list.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Now that the weather has cooled, I've made the switch from my summer staples of shorts and t-shirts to my new fall uniform: slouchy sweaters, skinny pants and flats. Throw on and go.
Sweaters (l-r): Uniqlo, theoutnet.com,Metropark
Pants (l-r): farfetch.com, Acne, Citizen of Humanity
Shoes (l-r): Top Shop, piperlime.com, johnlewis.com
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
So I'll be the first to tell you I have an unhealthy addiction to (faux) leather jackets. Which is only a problem when you consider the fact that I live in an area where the temperature rarely drops below 50 degrees. Anyways, I'm lusting. (PS - the first one looks very similar to my Holy Grail of leather jackets. Too bad it's $520.)