"and in that moment, I swear we were infinite..."

Sunday, November 7, 2010

fall fashion!


That is all there is to it. It is a season of amazing smells, cinnamon, firewood, pine; fashion like boots, ponchos, jeans; and all of the holidays!!! I cant express how much I love this time of year.

I have spent this entire weekend doing some retail therapy! I have purchased a hot pink watch, army style boots, a northface coat, boot socks, jewelry and I feel like I could have continued to shop!!! My must haves for this season are as follows!
PONCHOS! And not just any, but the native southwest, hooded poncho! Keep me posted if you see any!
Faux fur jackets! I must have one!

Minnetonka 5 layer fringe boots! Yes, I already own these, I am merely stating that I can not wait to wear them regularly along with the two other pair of fringe boots I own!
And the standard turquoise jewelry! I cant get enough of it! I bought another ring the other night and i am on the search for a great cuff!

These are just a few complete looks that I am envying:
Between the poncho and the fringe purse, ugh my dream outfit is right here. Please someone help me with finding this!
Completely put together with a fur vest to boot! I just bought a bunch of knee high slouchy socks for under my boots today! I looove all the layering here! Deff fall!
Finally I want this necklace sooooo bad! Also, check out those stunning wedges! EPIC!!!

So if you have any comments or other fall fashion finds, send them my way!!!


"You make me feel like I'm living a teenage dream, the way you turn me on. I can't sleep lets run away and dont ever look back..."
-Teenage Dream by Katy Perry

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

the big 5...

Yes, indeed it has been 5 weeks since my last random post. But after reading Justin's blog, I have been reminded how much I suck at updating, and how awesome he is at doing it, and decided to come back to this little page and scribble some diddy's down. I am also uber jealous that he did his video post without me :( Maybe with this update I can get back on his good side in the blogosphere and redeem myself!

Quick recap's: September was my birthday month! I had one of the best days to date all thanks to wonderful friends family and co-workers! My job decked out the whole office in starbucks regalia with my face on it! Too funny! I got these awesome mint green headphones and some fashion and craft books from my mom and money for my London trip in Feb from my dad!

Yes you heard me right...

My friend Katie and I bought our tickets for February and will be visiting that lovely town for a week! So if anyone has suggestions of places to go, things to do, must sees, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know! We are planning an entire London underground music day as well! Stoked beyond belief!

Also, I got to see some awesome shows last month. One being the Kings of Leon and Black Keys show in VA Beach! It was a crazy fun night with memories to last forever! OMG was the band amazing too. His voice could not have sounded more perfect!

Next post to come will be of October updates, list of things I must do this fall and the fashion that will follow it!
Thank you for bearing with me through my lack luster weeks! I promise to make it up to you!


"You said it's such a life to remember, so come on, and we'll sleep away December. It was you, bringing your white company. Oh, bringing the night, so it seemed. And we will never sleep again..."
December by Lydia

Saturday, August 28, 2010

the king of fashion, McQueen...

I know that this has nothing to do with any of my previous posts, but I am not going to lie that the website I am about to share with you is what has been occupying my time from writing...

If you click the name of Alexander McQueen, it will take you to his brilliant website, where you can find archives of all of his past runway shows. The man was genius. I have spent hours watching the creations he built, and the stunning clothing and the theatrical shows, everything! This man has paved the way for the future of the fashion industry and it makes me sad to know that no more grandior thoughts will come out of his head. My favorite collection so far has been his Fall/ Winter 09 Collection titled "The Horn of Plenty"

How could you not look at his designs and think that they are stunningly beautiful and ugly at the same time. The juxtaposition of fashion and the industrial nature of everything ele surrounding the show is breathtaking.

I cant even begin to grasp the idea and execution behind the make-up and hair styling of this show. It leaves me speechless every time I go back and take a peak at the collection. Every individual model brought her own disfiguring pose at the end of the runway which topped off the feeling of the show. Everyone should go experience at least one of his runways, and if you have been fortunate enough to experience it in person, I would love to hear your first hand account as to how epic it must have been.I am currently lusting after his jewelry collection online and would love to own a piece of his work. The above ring is one of the two in particular that I would die for. So if anyone wants to get me a birthday gift, wink wink, you know what to do! Haha

It is tragic and sad that this man was taken from the world when he was. But according to himself, it was time. I only hope that his legacy lives on in the fashion world, and that the McQueen empire will only grow stronger, with the best looks yet to come.


p.s.- dont even get me going on his shoes. that will be a whole other post in itself!

"I've got a tight grip on reality but I can't, let go of whats in front of me here... You are the only exception, you are the only exception."

Monday, August 16, 2010

where did the time go...

I am so sorry for the lack of updates for a while! My life has been one long car trip for the past few weeks and this weekend when I finally got some me time, I took it and ran! I just wanted to write a little update giving a glimpse into the stories to come.
#1- My Asheville North Carolina trip
#2- My New Jersey family trip (8 hours in the car with 5 people and 2 dogs)
#3- Living downtown watching my friends cats
#4- Washinton DC trip to see SOMETHING CORPORATE!!!!

I know I have 4 updates to give and I will start with them tomorrow! Thank you for being patient with me and sticking around!


p.s.- hopefully Justin and I will get out video blog going soon!

"There you go for the last time. I finally know now what I should have known then and I could still be ruthless if you let me!'
-Ruthless by Something Corporate

Monday, July 19, 2010

dream me up something better than me and you...

Oh hai! Beautiful boy. I do not know your name but I do know that you have the prettiest hair I have seen in years. The glasses make you look nerdy and hot and your style is perfect. You wear a cardigan sweater like Picasso could paint a picture. I would love to meet you, have some coffee and pick your brain about music, life and everything in between. Maybe next time I could join you in a field and forget about life for a little bit.

I do not know who is pictured above, but all that I have written is true. Haha random post but totally worth it! Thank you cute boy!


"You are the dreamer and we are the dream. I could write it better than you ever felt it. So hum hallelujah, just off the key of reason. I thought I loved you. It was just how you looked in the light. A teenage vow in a parking lot "Till tonight do us part" I sing the blues and swallow them too..."
Hum Hallelujah by FOB

Saturday, July 10, 2010

boyz 2 men...

Were playing at the baby shower I attended tonight and just thought I would post! I forget about them until songs like the one in the title of my post come on the radio and I fall in love all over again. ESPECIALLY that deep bass voice!

Anyhoos, it has been a little since my last post so I will give a little update:

1. I got a new tattoo over the 4th of July weekend. It is a silhouette of a dapper gentleman holding a bright burnt orangeish reddish maple leaf. It is a tribute to my favorite band The Early November (RIP) and one of my best friends, Meagan Beth, took part in this adventure and got one with me :D2. I spent the weekend down in NC watching fireworks, hanging with friends and eating cookout instead of actually having one! Oh! I also got to meet a lovely couple who own a pet hedgehog! You heard me, his name is tater tot and he is cute and runs around a kiddie pool and is prickly! I was so smitten by him.

3. I have acquired a pair of cute 1 inch gladiator wedges that I have worn with new dresses and shorts this summer. This purchase has moved me one step closer in my fashion quest that I posted a little while ago.

4. Looking forward to the upcoming weeks because I have some big plans coming in the next couple of months. I have Asheville North Carolina and my friend Bevin to visit in 2 weeks! THIS adventure I am soooo looking forward to :D I have Lydia's farewell show in early August and Something Corporate to see 2 nights in a row in DC mid august. My summer will end with seeing Kings of Leon with Justin and Linds in September. STOKED!!!

5. Big changes coming for me this fall.

Well there is a little update for now. More stories to come as the following adventures unfold!


"Can we go back to the days our love was strong. Can you tell me how a perfect love goes wrong. Can somebody tell me how to get things back the way they use to be..."
-On Bended Knee by Boyz to Men

Saturday, June 26, 2010

pure inspiration...

Andrew McMahon. This man is what makes my world go round. I must say, that his music truly inspires me beyond what any person can imagine. The heart and soul of his music affects me more than any person I know. He will never know what he has done for me in life, but hopefully one day I can really thank him.

I had the wonderful pleasure of seeing him perform with his band, Jack's Mannequin two nights ago at the Hat Factory in Richmond. I have never been so happy. The set was amazing and quite long. Catching up with some friends topped off the night for me. I would travel anywhere for him. Which brings me to my next piece of info... Something Corporate, Andrew's original band, is reuniting for a fall tour that I will be attending two night in a row in DC! August can not come soon enough! My friend Kristen and I are going to be spending 3 days and 2 nights up in our nations capital for the once in a lifetime experience. Hopefully I will get to hear some of the songs that helped shape me into the person I am today. Some personal favorites include...

(Me and Kristen at Jacks' Mannequin)
Ruthless- Off the North Album, this song can put me into one of the best moods no matter where I am or what I am doing. Seriously, it in an anthem for all relationships that you want to fight for.

Hurricane- Off of Leaving Through The Window, I cant help but absolutely go nuts when this song comes on. If anyone wants to hear me scream at the top of my lungs, put this on and cover your ears.

Wait- One of the most melodic and raw songs by him. This was the very first song I tried to learn on the guitar. Mind you, I did not learn it very well, but I tried anyways. The version of this song that he sings on the live at The Fillmore album is breathtaking.

Konstantine- No explanation needed.

These may seem pretty typical but to me they are some of the best. I will never be able to express to anyone how I really feel about his work. Anyhoos, some other great Jack's songs worth listening to are: Dark Blue, Kill the Messenger, MFEO/You Can Breathe Now, Swim, Caves.

Everyone go have a listen! What band in your life has this influence on you?


"You don't do it on purpose but you make me shake, now I count the hours till you wake. With your baby's breath breathe symphonies. Come on sweet catastrophe..."