The 21 Day Challenge Day 2 – Tuck it in!

For the second day of the challenge, Kayla wanted us to “tuck it in!” Well, I’m not a big fan of tucking it in. But this is a challenge, so I decided I would try it out. First I tried the whole tuck-in-just-the-front thing, but it looked terrible on me – so I scratched it and went back to my closet. All my boyfriend has been talking about is the new Blue October CD and how it came out on Tuesday, so I decided to represent. I wore my Blue October shirt I got from a concert with a long black vest and jeans.

Since I’m in my rock ensemble, I decided to make the accessories a little edgy by keeping them dark. I got the necklace at Walmart last year. I swore I would never buy clothing or accessories from there, but it’s actually really cute and I always get compliments on it.

Since the rest of the outfit is pretty casual for my normal style, I decided to straighten my hair and wear some cute shoes. This is another pair of heels that I wear a lot. I have had these for several years, but lately, they have become a staple in my daily outfits. They’re an easy throw-on-with-anything shoe … And I love them.

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It Overtakes Me {13 March 2011}

(Psst … it’s back 😉 )


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Some things (just a few…) that caught my attention this week…

The first tweet ever – 5 years ago today

Tokyo pictures on Sea of Shoes

Some terrible things happened in Japan this week. … See how you can help – especially if you live in LA.

A friend of mine just started a baking blog called Build a Cake. You should go check it out. She just started it this week, so she is still learning, but she needs readers. So, go!

While we’re on the subject of friends’ blogs, my sister the photographer made one recently called Emma-Lee Photography. Also, Cut a Fine Feather (A little edgier fashion – you know I love that) and fashionably late… (She updates like 5 times a day!) are both awesome blogs run by bloggers who go to my school.

Listen to this song … while you’re alone in your car … on your way to work (or school … or whatever normal routine you have) and tell me you don’t feel like you rule the road. 🙂


Zombieland? Really?

I never thought I would say it, but … I’m in love with a zombie movie.

Okay maybe not in love, but I really, really like it.

I’m not a huge fan of zombie movies usually. I mean, I’ll watch them if they’re on, but won’t put anymore thought into them.

Zombieland is a little different. It’s funny, there aren’t THAT many zombies in it, It’s got that independent vibe to it, I love all of the actors in it, and the cinematography is great.

I watched it for the first time a couple months ago, but when Joey put it on last night, I couldn’t look away.

*P.S. I wouldn’t recommend covering your ears like this during this movie. … The music is fantastic.


It Overtakes Me {05 Sep 10}

*First, I redid my “What’s This?” page, so you should go look at that and let me know your thoughts on how things are going so far. :)*

And now, on with the tour. 🙂

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*Edit* I had to add this because next week, it will be too late and everyone will be talking about it.

I so wish I could have gone to Evolving Influence. It’s always right before fashion week and it sounds amazing. I always like conferences like that. They’re like a week of just listening to inspiring people talk. I used to go to Discovery Toys conventions with my mom when she used to sell them and we always had so much fun listening to these people talk. It’s like being at a concert. It’s completely different to experience it live. The energy in the room is always fantastic. Anyway, this is the same thing, but for fashion bloggers. The problem is it’s in New York … and I’m still in school. *Sigh* maybe next time. 😦

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Who doesn’t love Tarina Tarantino? (Jewelry eye candy)

Things like this make me smile – what kids think of love.

This house, this photo shoot and this house over at Lace & Tea are all amazing.

Bakerella got to go to the Emmys! Love this!

Speaking of Bakerella, she just wrote a book that is definitely going on my wish list! Go look at the video she did for Amazon. She teaches you how to make cake pops! 🙂

Want to see some amazing hats? I thought you might. … this image is my favorite out of the bunch. Amazing.

Umm, I mean … in *love* with this blog. Amazing photos 🙂

I ❤ Anthropologie.

Kidrobot – kind of love this store! Love the “Art Toys” section. It makes me happy. 🙂 You can also find unique (and totally adorable) useful stuff in the “Lifestyle” section.

I would like this cigarette case. I’m aware that I don’t smoke and have no desire to smoke, but I do have cards and money that need a safe place to hide in my purse. This would hold them very nicely 🙂 Plus, it has 2 sides. The one I have now only has 1.

I’d love to take photos like this. All from inside waves. So freakin beautiful. My favorite?

Sincerely, John Hughes is sad, but really sweet.

Found this gem of a post from a few months ago. Makes me want to travel to all these places. 🙂

Oh my goodness! I was looking through the entries on Polyvore for Gala’s contest and this girl is amazing. She’s a graphic design student, and it really shows in her sets. They’re so cute. The way she uses each piece is really inspiring. Especially when you realize how difficult it is to work with the background on Polyvore sets. Love it. 🙂

Another Polyvore member I found! Amazing. 🙂 I love when people are so creative with their Polyvore sets!

I wanna go to this party. 🙂

How fabulous does Rachel look in that scene in Episode 4 of this season where she’s got this swarm of people around her fixing her for the Marc Jacobs show? I mean, amazing.

Also amazing? The last episode of Rachel Zoe (Season 3 Episode 5 at the bottom. You have to pick it). Shopping at vintage stores looking for inspiration? Love it. Also love the family business at Missoni. ❤

I never even knew MTV had a show like this. And at the David Barton Gym … those gyms are gorgeous! *Click* *Click* *Click* I love competition shows … and these are like mini one-episode competition shows about doing something we’ve all done – going on a job interview.

Now that I’ve got you looking at bones and things like that, let’s let TMZ creep you out a little more.


I've been a huge Pretty Reckless fan since
their first concert leaked a couple years ago.
(Yup ... It's Taylor Momsen from Gossip Girl's band)
They're pretty good. Totally my music style. I love my badass chick rockers.


The end = NSFW, but still an amazing show. I don't even have to explain.

Also, Thought I would leave you with the soundtrack to these Sunday posts. 🙂

I love what music does to you

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I love music. It can take you far away to another world.

For example…

Dean Martin … *UGH* My love! That’s how to serenade. My heart just melts when I listen to him.

Watch this video. Don’t worry – it’s just a picture. It’s not going to change. Just leave it on in the background and go do stuff around the house. Don’t sit here and listen to it because that’s not the effect you’re going for when you listen to this kind of music. I’m talking before computers. Turn it on, turn away from the computer and go do the laundry or the dishes. Clean something. Come back when the song is done.

Doesn’t it just make you want to dance? I mean, I hear this song and I want to kind of swing my hips and dance to the beat while I do my chores.

Wasn’t that a nice little break? Here’s another.


Romantic


Cheerful


Broadway


Shake your hips again


Disney

Not your style?


Sammy Davis Jr.


Frank Sinatra


Rosemary Clooney

Can’t get enough? Go to YouTube and just start typing! 🙂


When I was a kid

Let’s take a trip back in time.


Watch this video before moving on.
It sets the mood for the rest of the post. 🙂

According to my mom, when I was a kid, I used to love Boy George. I never really thought about why that was until now. I love things that are a little off; things that you look at and think “Wow! That’s interesting!” I don’t like the boring and I don’t like it when I’m not entertained. (On a side note … squiggly red spell check line under the word = BEST INVENTION EVER!) I don’t like to see things I’ve seen before.


Are you KIDDING me with this video? Fabulous!

I wish there were more interviews like that now a days. You can’t really look away from these people. I mean you have Joan Rivers, who is a complete character in herself interviewing Boy George who is totally in his zone, with Seinfeld sitting right beside him … and you know what he’s thinking. He’s thinking “what a freak,” because that’s just how Seinfeld is. You’re watching Joan ask Boy George these extremely personal questions and he’s answering all of them very proudly. He’s not afraid to be himself. I mean, how many people do you know that could walk into a store in Barcelona and say “I could make a fabulous outfit out of this bedspread!,” and wear that outfit proudly in front of the whole world?

Don’t remember Culture Club?


Love that song! 🙂
(You have to click the link in the video to watch it)

I just want to be one of the girls in the fabulous dresses. They all look as if they just stepped off the Titanic. The harmonica in the chorus reminds me a little of Zydeco, so it probably has a lot to do with my Cajun roots, too.

Back then, one of my favorite animals was a unicorn. That probably had something to do with my Rainbow Brite obsession. I know Starlight was a horse, but he had a star on his head and I always imagined that as his horn (I don’t know why Starlight was a boy. I always wanted it to be a girl. He has pretty rainbow hair). I learned how to wink because of Rainbow Brite. I spent days practicing my “Rainbow Brite wink” in front of the TV. By the way, did you know Rainbow Brite got a makeover? I’m not super happy with it at all. Maybe I’ll do a version of what my take on a modern Rainbow Brite would be. Until then, let’s reminisce.


For the full “Star Sprinkles” episode, click here for part 1 and here for part 2. That was my favorite episode.

While we’re on the topic of cartoons, how about My Little Pony Tales? I think it was their hair I liked. I loved 80’s cartoon hair. It was always so fluffy and full of body. I believe this video might have actually been from the ’90’s version.


This was my favorite of all the theme songs.

I also loved Punky Brewster.  Her unique, quirky style was super cute (remember, this WAS the ’80’s).


I love the fishy kisses at the end.

I know it’s not from the ’80’s, but in the ’90’s, The Nanny was one of my favorite shows. She had the most amazing outfits and wasn’t afraid to step out of the box.


Show me a better theme song.

All of this is bringing back so many memories! What were your favorite things when you were a kid?


Love music … :)

What more do I have to say?

… Freakin love it. …