Friday, February 19, 2010

in the future...

When I grow up, I want to have a house like Jeremy and Kathleen's!
Eclectic, sweet, bright, bold, cozy and creative - all words I'd use to describe this Oklahoma City couple's taste in decor.
Make sure to check out their style blog as well!
I pray to God that when I'm hip, 20-something and married, I will have a husband who dresses as stylishly as Jeremy!

What I wouldn't do for a cozy quilt like this!

Who would've thought that maps would make a great art piece, without looking like a third grade geography classroom?(And I have an obsession with Chinese-style lanterns!

Yee gads! I'm definitely in love, especially with the cool, natural color palette.


I love a) the wall color, b) the chandelier, and c) the effortlessly cool photo frame arrangement!

Probably the coolest hallway I've ever seen. Ever.

I'm not a huge cat fan, but she makes having a cat actually look cool. Who doesn't want to buy innovative housing for their pet? Goodbye, plastic dog houses and kitty igloos!

This is what makes me feel like I'm at home - cozy down comforters, a pet nearby, and a trusty laptop at hand. I love the light that shines through the windows, it's quite angelic.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

tiny fashionista

I marvel at how absolutely sassy these Crew Cuts models look in their perfectly petite outfits! My favorite part? The tomboyish hints added here and there to give their looks some rough and tough, funky flare, perfect for the playground. I love the rugged backpack and sneakers with untied laces! Reminds me so much of my effort in elementary school to be pretty and sporty at the same time... except for instead of J. Crew dresses and Doc Martens, I was sporting glittery Limited Too get ups with newsboy caps! As much as I always want to look feminine and flirty, there will always be that bit of tomboy and adventure in me, no matter what age :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

this president's weekend i will...

Go to Colorado and be a snow bunny for three days. See Valentine’s Day. Cry to Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now. Daydream about boys. Read a good book. Watch Mad Men and dress up like Betty Draper. Find three new ways to do my hair. Tell someone I love them. Call my best friend up and tell her what’s really going on in my head. Sleep in till ten. Ride my bike around town. Try to eat something decent for a change. Go to the gym/cycling class. Fall in love with someone new each day. Sing with passion. Take a beautiful photo. Sleep in my mom’s bed with my dog. Stretch. Smile. Call someone up that I haven’t talked to in a while. Try to forget about him. Be happy.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

a brighter future

“Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.”
~ Dale Carnegie

I am absolutely in love with bright, bold, innovative makeup design. I stumbled upon this New York Times article on beauty companies offering brighter options for the modern women's makeup palette.

Would you take a chance, and try a brighter shade of your favorite shadow? I am trying to take more risks this year in the beauty department, so maybe I'll just have to invest in some Urban Decay glitter liner for an unexpected addition to my daily makeup routine.

I think this is the perfect opportunity to bring out some sparkles!

Above photos: Elizabeth Lippman for The New York Times

And on the note of sparkles... I had the opportunity to do a photo shoot with my school's cheerleaders for the front page of our school newspaper. I loved watching them all get ready with their bright stage makeup. When we took a trip outside, in the sprinkling rain with gray skies above, I loved how their makeup, poms, and uniforms still popped!

Applying makeup for the shoot...

All smiles, despite the gray weather...

Giggling and holding hands!

I love this industrial look of the chain link, with their bright expressions and poms!

I'm a sucker for hair ribbons!

I love the way the silver bleachers contrasted with the red!

Three cheers for cheer!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

ready for take off

My mom told me I looked like a flight attendant.
I told her, "Flight attendants don't wear jeans!"

Wearing: CAbi blazer, CAbi scarf, Forever 21 white shirt,
C&C black tank, DKNY jeans, Frye slingbacks

Sunday, January 31, 2010

tell me what an empty heart must feel

I'm so sorry for my lack of posts, I've had a really rough week. High school can be tough, people can be fake, and sometimes you have no where to turn except for your mom, your dog, or a big bowl of neopolitan ice cream (the low fat kind, of course!)
Anywho, I found this photo on a random xanga graphics page when I was searching for tumblr inspiration. I think I'm going to order the book on Amazon. It would be greatly appreciated at a time like now, where I'm feeling rather down.

Hope your week was better than mine! Looking forward to updating more as this week progresses. xx

Monday, January 25, 2010

new desktop!

In honor of Brittany Murphy.

Healthy eating update: I'm feeling good, choosing fruit and low fat foods over the usual stuff! I think bananas and rye toast are now my breakfast of choice! xoxo

the guacamole experiment

This week is a busy week! The original one act play I've been writing with 9 other kids at school is going up on Wednesday night! It's been a long process, tiring and stressful, and many days I've just wanted to quit, but I'm glad we're going up. It's been a really interesting experience, to say the least.
I know I'll be out late every night, with the show and all, and with my mountains of homework, I don't know how I'll be able to get any exercise in. So, to keep my energy up and my spirits high, I'm taking a break from junk food and sweets, and trying to eat exceptionally healthy this week!
I started off today with a lovely bowl of strawberries and a banana, and toasted a small piece of rye bread with a bit of butter. Jasmine tea was my beverage of choice, as it makes me feel awfully smart and relaxed. I sat down and did my chapter reading and essay questions for history, and felt sufficiently full and content.
After an hour and forty-five minutes of reading and writing, I took Maizie, my fluff monster of a Goldendoodle, on a 40 minute hike. It's been rather brisk, due to the excess rain we've been getting, so it was nice getting out.
Came home, did some cleaning, and Mom left to pick up Dad at the airport, so I offered to make something for them to eat when they got home.
For the next half an hour, I carefully prepared my ingredients and made my absolute favorite snack - homemade guacamole!

4 avocados, mashed

cherry tomatos, lemon, seasoning salt, and onion

Well, Mom and Dad came home and were surprised! Now, Mom's at the stove making little quesadillas with sautéed veggies to go along with my guac. Yummy :)

One of my new years' resolutions was to learn how to cook, and slowly but surely, I am becoming better at preparing and creating my own masterpieces!

Oh, and do you know what I'm obsessed with? Those little Babel cheese things in the red wax - I bought a bag of the "Light" kind, and they are only 90 calories, such a yummy snack!

I'm going to see how my week goes, and hopefully record my further adventures in the healthy eating!

What have you been cooking up in your kitchen lately? Any healthy eating tips?

rainy day, sunny song

I've been listening to The Winner Is by Devotchka & Michael Danna on repeat all morning. It's from one of my favorite comedies, Little Miss Sunshine. It's the perfect song for a rainy day like today, with the piano in sync with the rain falling on my rooftop.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

brief encounter

Scans from Vain Style's article, "Diddy's Brief Encounter in Vogue"

You can never go wrong with the incomparable Grace Coddington and Annie Leibovitz working with the handsome Diddy and the gorgeous Natalia Vodianova! Being the theater buff I am, I was so pleased to see a Vogue fashion spread that reminded me of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter, one of my favorite plays. I learned from this spread that Diddy's new album, set to release in April, is coincidentally entitled, "Last Train to Paris." The concept of a railway romance appears in the songs throughout his album!

Falling in love on a train sounds so utterly romantic! Where would you like to fall in love?

the red lipstick chronicles

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I have decided that my outfit is not complete without Laura Mercier's Creme Lip Colour in Audrey and Shimmer Lip Color in Seduction!
As my mom always says, "I feel naked without my lipstick!"

Outfit shown: LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's striped boatneck top, Urban Outfitters scarf, black light down jacket

Thursday, January 21, 2010

thought of the day

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"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."
~ Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday, January 18, 2010

trick of the trade

Ever wonder how Taylor Swift and the like get such gorgeous, bright eyes on the red carpet that instantly pop?'s "Instant Eye-Opening Beauty Trick" taught me exactly how to get that bright face! Often times in the morning, I feel like my eyes look a little dull, even with mascara, eyeliner and shadow, but now I know to put a little extra "V" of light powder on the corners of my eyelids. I'm so happy it works!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Just a bunch of instant film from the past month. Basically describes my winter adventures!
Something is so special about this kind of photography. You only have one shot, so you better make it count, you know? And the feeling when a photo is developing is like none other - it's a moment of suspense and mystery! You can't erase and take another one. It's like delving into the unknown, and that's why I love it.

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