Thursday, June 30, 2011

What I'm reading: June

Ok, so I never claimed to be the most sophisticated book reader out there. Every so often your brain just needs a break. So this month I read...

The Lost Symbol. I know, Dan Brown. Whatever. I really liked it! 

The Pretty Little Liars series. Why, yes I do watch the show. Why, no I have no clue what the heck is going on there. The books are not much help, since they're totally different. But equally addicting. I'm on book 4 now and I'll have to sneak into the young adult section of the library this weekend to find the next one. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


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For the past few months years, I can't seem to get enough of stripes. They're cool, classic, match anything and easy to dress up or down. They're also easy to integrate into your wardrobe when you're as print and color-phobic as I am. Now all I need are some espadrilles and a beach and I'd be good to go!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Girl Crush: Emma Stone

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Ok, I have a mad girl crush on Emma Stone. Basically because any movie she's in, you want to be her friend. (So excited to see her in The Help and Crazy, Stupid, Love this summer!) It doesn't hurt that she can rock anything from yellow feathers to black leather. 

Monday, June 20, 2011


Whoa, summer where have you been hiding? We've lucked out so far in Southern California. While other places have been experiencing hot weather for weeks, it only got here like...yesterday. I gotta say, weather this hot is only good for 2 things: sitting by the pool or drinking a margarita. And since my job entails neither of those things....I don't like it. I don't like the heat. Take it back. 

Ok, maybe I could learn to like it...if I had one of these cool (literally) blouses to wear. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Anthology magazine

During one of my many trips to Anthropologie last week, I stumbled upon Anthology magazine. I was only able to quickly flip through it, but I saw tons of drool-worthy articles and pictures about decor, travel, culture and more. But...$12?! Whew. I couldn't stomach it. Luckily, they have graciously put up a few articles online to whet my appetite. But since I'm still thinking about it a week later...I may have to bite the bullet and go get it!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Midnight in Paris

Last Saturday, my cousin and I headed out for brunch and a movie. I had berry french toast (mmm), white peach sangria (double mmm) and we split a 6 beer sampler (yes, at 11 AM, thanks for asking).

Then we watched Midnight in Paris. Love. Love. LOVE. Not only did it have beautiful shots of one of my favorite cities, but I loved the plot, the actors, everything. See it. Seriously. (And check out my cousin's blog post here. Lots of cute pictures!) How in the heck does everyone dress so cute in this movie? Man, talk about clothing inspiration for my next trip. 

After that movie, we had to keep the Europe nostalgia going (we went to Europe together in 2008), we hit up the gelato stand. Wonderful day. Love you cousin!

Friday, June 10, 2011

True story

So, the other day my mama and I were wandering around Anthropologie, looking at all the pretties we couldn't afford...when I saw this:

Instant connection. 

Not sure if it's possible to feel love at first sight for a wallet...but this was pretty darn close. I've been searching for a new wallet for a while, but nothing was quite right. Until this. Simple, classic...and $78. If I bought a wallet for that much, I wouldn't have any money left to put in it! So I left empty-handed.

And then I went back. (Why, yes, I do go to Anthro twice in one week, thanks for asking) And there it was. In the sale section, nearly half off. And I went home a happy girl with a shiny new wallet. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I'm lovin' it

Things I'm loving right now:

1. Smores made with reeses. Soooo good. 
2. My new iphone. I finally entered the 21st century and got a smart phone. And I haven't gotten any work done since I got it Friday night. 
3. Foster the People on repeat all day.
4. This tumblr
5. And this blog. I seriously can't stop laughing. 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Singing in the rain

This weekend, I rewatched one of my favorite classic movies, Singing in the Rain. If you never seen should! It's the story of when movies were transitioning from silent movies to sound ones. Don (Gene Kelly) and Lina are the silent era's most famous on-screen couple. The only problem is Lina's annoying voice that just won't work for sound movies. Don brings in the girl he's dating, Kathy (Debbie Reynolds), to do a voiceover for Lina. Hilarity ensues. Plus, lots of dancing, singing, and amazing costumes and colors. The photos I found don't do the film any justice. The Broadway Rhythm Ballet dance sequence is breath-taking. Love! 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Closet blahs

Lately, I've been feeling increasingly bored with my wardrobe. I feel like I need to step it up a bit. Since the beginning of college, I haven't had a lot of money to spend on clothes, so I've been making do with cheaper, "fast fashion." Now my closet has some good basics, but a lot of ill-fitting, worn-out clothes still need to be weeded out. I'm making it my goal this weekend to do just that. It's hard for me to let things go, but I think it's time for brutal honesty. After that, I'll be able to make a list of what I'm missing...and get to go shopping!