It Overtakes Me {31 July 2011}

*Edit: The links should work now.*

Of course, you didn’t think I’d come back to my blog without this column, did you? I didn’t think so.

The beautiful photo above was taken by Eliza Claire. She does amazing work.

An Angry Birds birthday party? Oh, yeah!

Since I am going to school for retail management, I have a business plan in the works that will be complete for my capstone project. This post on A Beautiful Mess makes me even more excited to keep working on it! Great job, Elsie!

I’m a little obsessed with books. Not necessarily reading them, but I love the look of piles of books all over the place. Combining that with fashion is just amazing to me. Therefore, these photos from Janetteria are breathtaking.

I know it’s half a year away, but I’m excited to decorate for Christmas this year. Fancy House Road has some posts about Christmas color trends – like silver and green – and even DIY ideas – like these ornaments – for this coming year. Are you ready?

WWD posted an article about some of the best finds at their Paris Trade Show. My favorites? The headpieces and jewelry at Coralie de Seynes and the fine jewelry at Sigomonta.

Fashionista posted a list of some of Tim Gunn’s best sayings. There are some great ones in here!

Also on Fashionista this week, they announced the (reported) cast list for the Sex and the City prequel. I don’t know – I would love to see Blake as Carrie instead of Samantha. What do you think?

I’m not much of drinker. I can drink socially, but I don’t love the taste of alcohol. I do, however, LOVE jello shots. So good! Here are some pretty ones.

As a lover of old movies – and a sucker for celebrity gossip – I found this article on the affairs of Clark Gable extremely interesting.

Do you remember the Nickelodean shows from the 90’s? They’re back on TeenNick. Clarissa Explains it All is already on my DVR! What do you want to see come back?

I’m not the most organized person in the world. The last couple of years, I’ve actually gotten a lot better. My boyfriend, believe it or not, is the one who helped me a lot with that. Don’t tell him I said that, though. I don’t want him to get a big head. 😉 Anyway, if you need help in that department, here are some organizing tips from Stacks And Stacks.

I can't tell you how much I love this video. It is definitely the phase of creativity I am in right now.
This is another creativity video. Love this one, as well.

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. 🙂

It Overtakes Me {29 Aug 10}

Kemah, Texas
Photo by me 🙂 (and yes, that's my boyfriend)

Just a little warning: this post is going to be a little short this week. My computer decided to not turn on for a whole day this week, so I’ve been trying to make up for that day and haven’t been able to spend time surfing around the web. (Note: Don’t want this to happen again? Click “donate” in the sidebar and help me buy a new computer! Or at least fix this one. Which might end up costing the same amount.) Here are a few things I did find, though.

I accidentally clicked on an e-mail from Thrillest Nation on Tuesday morning and I’m glad I did. They always send the most awesome e-mails, I just never have time to read the whole article, so I usually pass them by. In this particular e-mail, they had an article on Vandilized Vintage. The pictures caught my attention, so I went to the store. It’s like thrift store finds that have been redone in a super quirky way. Look at their Lover Hater tea set and their Mad House plate. I kinda love this store.

Solange Azagury-Partridge ~ Oh my goodness – you have to go to this site. Click the image, click “jewellery” and go through each collection. I really can’t believe how amazing each piece is. I’m kind of devastated that she doesn’t have a store in Houston 😦 Some of my favorites? The Supernova ring, the Offering ring, the whole Black Rainbows collection, the Far Out necklace, the Daisy ring, the Eye ring, the Hotlips ring, the Secret Diamond ring (it’s like 3 rings in one!) and the Random necklace. I know I have tons of favorites, but that’s just how AMAZING this site is.

I really want these shoes … I saw them in the ad in Vogue and I kind of HAVE to have them! You can pre-order now and they ship right before my birthday. *HINT HINT*

Why are the East of Cities Usually Poorer? is a super interesting article! It really sounds like a good reason.

Cleanse The Energy In Your Wallet … Love it! Absolutely need to do this with my wallet asap!

That’s it for this week! I’ll try to make next week doubly as entertaining as usual to make up for the lack of links this time. Until then, go check out the rest of my blog. 🙂


It Overtakes Me {8 Aug 10}

This is going to be a regular thing. Last week, I called it “Beautiful Things” … but I like this title better.

The title is a reference to the song by The Flaming Lips, but it might be used another way. Sometimes, I feel like the internet overtakes me because of how much there is. What you can do with the internet is insane. Here, I’ll showcase everything I’ve found while searching around this past week. Kind of like Gala Darling’s Carousel or Nubby Twiglet’s Link Love.

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Root Earrings by ardent1 on Etsy ~ These are gorgeous. They remind me of hands with long vein-y fingers

Sovereign Style Coat on Modcloth ~ Who loves Modcloth? I love Modcloth. 🙂

Wendy Brandes ~ Beautiful, stunning jewelry. Most of it is way too expensive for me to afford, but she really does do a magnificent job with her designs.

Mrs. Lilien ~ This blog has incredible styling. It’s one of those sites that went straight to my Bookmarks when I opened the page!

Ban.do ~ Beautiful headpieces made of peacock feathers and bows

Bake It Pretty ~ So, it’s not fashion, but it’s pretty baking stuff. 🙂 ❤

Fiverr and UpHype ~ These are pretty much the same thing so I’m keeping them together. They allow people to share things they’ll do for a set price – and give you an option to pay for that service.