Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Inspired by v.2

I am a huge nerd.
I love looking at the clothing in movies. Especially in movies that I adore. And ESPECIALLY in movies with actresses that I adore.
Case in point (again.oops.) Mrs. Zooey Deschanel.

The movie- Failure to Launch
The actress- Zooey Deschanel
The  role- Kit

Now I know this isn't one of the greatest movies of all time...but...I do catch myself watching it sometimes when it is on cable. So when it was on the other day, I decided to do another "Inspired by.." post.

Here are the two looks that I based my outfits on:

look one-

look two-

And here are mine:

look one-


and look two-

Yay. This was fun! I am really thinking about making it a regular thing. It doesn't always have to be Zooey though. Haha. So we will see!!!

until next time!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Belated Outfit

This weekend was lovely. Camping was lovely. Except for the crazy sinus trouble that took over my head.
Not Fun.
Back to work tomorrow. I have a crazy busy day since I took the weekend off.
Still waiting for our internet to be fixed. boo.
Here are some overdue outfits that were on my camera. I am using my mom's computer so that you don't have to look at awful picture quality.

I had fun re-creating Summer Finn's look from 500 Days of Summer so tomorrow I will be re-creating another great look from a movie! I am thinking about making it a regular thing..hmm..we will see!

Tonight Tom and I are going to make a yummy dinner, and then go on a bike ride :)
The weather here is sooo nice. Perfect biking weather.
Have a great night!

Until next time.

Friday, August 26, 2011


I love the color red. It's so much fun to wear red and mix it up with other colors. It gives even a boring outfit a little punch. A little pizazz.

Here is a punchy red!

tan sweater- forever 21
owl necklace- forever 21
red jeans- urban outfitters
leopard flats- target
bag- vintage
fedora- target

Do you love wearing red?

I'm blogging while camping. I better go out and stop being anti-social.

Until next time.

lots of pictures

Last weekend was my good friend Sam's birthday party. We all went downtown to a place called the Riverhouse to hang out and watch a band play. I love when we can all get together and just act like dorks.

Then on Sunday, Tom and I went to his family reunion out on the lake. It is always nice being able to see his family and hang out by the water.

And here we are in Chicago.

Tom never looks happy in pictures! He always has to make a face. What a turd.
This weekend we are going camping. I'm leaving tonight and coming back home on Sunday. I heard the weather is supposed to be perfect. :)

Oh and this hurricane business is making me worried! I went on vacation in June to Wilmington, NC and I heard yesterday that it is going to get hit pretty hard. Yikes! That place is one of my favorites! I'll have to share some pictures with you guys some day!

Until next time.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bushy Eyebrows

Growing up I always wanted thinner eyebrows. Getting them tweezed the first time ever was a glorious day for me. Every time I looked in the mirror I was like "Dang! Look at those beautiful brows!" Tweezing eventually was upgraded to waxing, and they were always very skinny and arched.
Fast forward to today. I want my bushy eyebrows back!! I have been trying to grow them in for about a year and a half.. But they just don't want to bush. I blame it on all of the waxing I have done.
I barely ever get them shaped up now because they are growing so dang slow! And I have to get them tinted at the salon because they are super light. I like um dark dark!
So every day when I am putting on my makeup, I use my eyebrow powder and fill those puppies in.
I have found that the best products are:

- Benefit Brow Zing

- Urban Decay Brow Box

- Shu Uemura Hard Formula Brow Pencil

Ive considered using brow stimulator, but I am scared I will end up looking like Bert from Sesame Street... It works for him though.

Any of you wishing for fuller brows? Or do you have full brows and wanna give me some tips?
(if you have big brows, I am so jealous)

Here are some lovely browed ladies.


Okay kids. That is all.
Until next time!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Some outfits :)

Just a few outfits from the past couple days. You can totally tell that I am ready for fall :)

Top- Urban Outfitters
Belt- Thrifted
Skirt- Forever 21
Flats- Gap

Sweater- Urban Outfitters
Belt- Target
Shorts- Old Navy
Tights- Target
Oxfords- Steve Madden

Shirt/Dress- TJ Max
Tights- Target
Flats- Gap
Upon seeing this picture I immediately saw how short this was.. Haha. Oops if I showed anyone my goodies! These were early morning and night and it was about to storm one morning. That is why it looks dark :)
Yay for tights!
Is it too early to be wearing tights? Nahhhh

Until next time.

Monday, August 22, 2011


Wow, you guys.. The concert was ahhhhh-mazing!!

The venue was probably the best place I have ever been to see a concert. It was the Charter One Pavillion in downtown Chicago. Completely outdoors, view of the Chicago skyline. Awesome sound. I love love loved it!

The set was fantastic. They had the perfect combination of new and old songs, and Mr. Boyd has got such a beautiful voice. Major swoon-age.

Once again, these pictures are not the best because they are from my phone. But good news.. I should have a working modem tomorrow.. Woo!!

Hopefully tomorrow I can get some pictures from the birthday party on here.

Have happy dreams about Brandon Boyd's beautiful face!

Wait , that will probably just be me. Oh well!

Until next time

Friday, August 19, 2011

Inspired by..

So after my Zooey post last night , I decided to try and recreate a couple of her outfits from one of the best movies ever..500 days of Summer.

Great movie, right?

The only problem I have with this movie is, whenever I watch it, I become possessed and whack my bangs off at 1:00 in the morning...
You too? Glad I'm not the only one.
I digress.
Anyways, I know that all of Summer's outfits in the movie had a blue theme, and she wore lots of retro-vintage looking items. So I searched through my closet for some items that resembled what she wore in the movie and I went from there.

Here is the first.

Dress- Urban Outfitters
Cardigan- Charlotte Russe
Belt- Target
Flats- Urban Outfitters

And the next..

Top- American Eagle
Shorts- Target
Tights- Target
Flats- Pacific Sunwear

And here are the bangs.

There you go!

Sorry for the awful picture quality.
My intenet is still acting screwy so I have been using my IPad to snap photos. Dumb Mediacom! Hopefully it starts working again soon..
This weekend is going to be super busy!
I have a birthday party tomorrow night, then Tom's family reunion on Sunday afternoon, and then Sunday night Incubus! Yay!

Hope all of you have a stellar weekend!
Be prepared for tons of Brandon Boyd pictures (swoon)!

Until next time!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My computer is buggin

Seriously. It is acting crazy! So I'm updating this on my IPad, which means I can't upload the pictures I wanted to..wah!

So I promise there will be an awesome post tomorrow..

In the meantime.. I thought I would share one my biggest girl crushes.

The always adorable Zooey Deschanel

Her hair is my favorite. And her outfits are the best.

These bangs are always on my mind. So I think tonight I am going to make it happen!

And I want these outfits!

Plus.. The girl can sing.. She & Him is one of my favorites.

Okay enough obsessing.

Sorry this is so random :)

Until next time!

PS- I totally made Quinoa again tonight.. And it was successful! Maybe I am actually figuring out how to cook a meal without burning it.. Who knew!