Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Ahh, January. You keep surprising me.
It was in the low 60's yesterday, and the air was so warm and Spring like. Everyone was out walking and running. And it definitely made me happy.
Tom is off  today, so we are going to do some major cleaning. The windows are open and the breeze blowing through the house is seriously perfect. Ahh. Spring can't come soon enough.

Outfit Details
Cardigan- Forever 21
Lace Dress- Target
Belt- Target
Tights- Modcloth
Boots- Target

Hope you all are having a wonderful day! Happy last day of January! 


Monday, January 30, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Let's talk about Mae Whitman

How adorable is she?! I have loved watching her change as she gets older, and she always has some cute hair, and some cute outfits. Definitely quirky and fun. Her look makes me long to be a teenager again. All those fun looks and crazy hairdos. Now I am too chicken.

I really liked the outfit in these two above photos from the show Parenthood. I caught this episode a week or so ago and I loved her hair/makeup/outfit. So cute!

Plus, I totally think she rocks the half shaved look. 

And I am so so happy that she is in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I think she makes the perfect Mary Elizabeth. Has anyone read that book? It is one of my all time favorites, and I cannot wait to see it!

Anyone else think she is the cutest little thing?


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

do the polka

I have an obsession with polka dots.
If I am shopping and I see something polka dotted, I am immediately drawn to it.

Same with floral prints. Especially if the flowers look old and weird.

But I digress.

Back to the polka dots.

 outfit details
Polka Dot Sweater- I Heart Ronson
Belt- I've had it since Jr.High
Skirt- Modcloth
Plum Tights- Gap
Black Boots- Old Navy

I feel like this is a total 90's outfit, which makes sense since I was listening to the 90's Alternative/Grunge station this morning on Pandora. Love it. 

I am in the process of figuring out what I'd like to do with this ole bloggie of mine. Cosmetically speaking. It needs a newer, structured look. More professional, not like you can tell I painted on those owls up there at the top or anything. Haha. I would love to have pages for my outfits/about me/contact etc.  I guess I want it to look like a real blog. I am terrible at HTML and coding. Like, super awful. I would like to be able to figure it out on my own, but I am also willing to have it done for me.
Same goes for the pictures I upload. I know I've heard that uploading through Flikr or other photo sharing sites, the quality of the picture looks better. But I also become confused when figuring that out. I am the type that needs like step by step, dummy proof instructions.

Any tips from you smarties out there? Where do I start?


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Weekend Fun

Another busy and nice little weekend! Saturday we had our little girls night, and it was just what I needed. Time to chat/vent/giggle.
 Sunday I went wedding dress shopping with one of my closest friends and her wedding party. I wasn't quite sure what to expect since I have never been with to something like that, but it was good! She tried on around 10 dresses, and we all gave our opinions. Yes, it felt just like an episode of Say Yes to the Dress, but more drama-free. She didn't find a dress that was what she was envisioning, so we all went to lunch and then came home. More dress shopping will be done soon!

Oh, and I finally finished reading The Help this weekend. I have been reading a few chapters at a time for the last couple months, so I was glad to finish it. Tom and I watched the movie last night, and I really liked it. But it was sad. Poor little Mae Mobley!

 On the agenda for tonight: watching New Girl.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Lengthy Update

Boy. I feel like with all of the pictures I usually update, I neglect writing about anything substantial. But then again, if I told you every detail of my daily life/routine, you would find out how boring I really am. Hah!
Nothing is very new or exciting in my life right now. My excitement these days comes from thinking about my future vacation, which is in 3 weeks, in case you were wondering. Being in Wilmington, with my lovie dovie is going to be too much fun.

Work is going well! I have been utilizing all of my French techniques and I'm pretty sure all of my clients are tres impressed (I don't speak French. There's my attempt). Actually, I am quite impressed with how easy the techniques are when applied to everyday hair. Usually I attend a class where the haircuts are all a bit wacky and avant garde, and then I have no one back home who will actually do it. But with the French cuts/styles, everything is customized to the client. So we work together and make beautiful hair.

I'm at a place now, at the salon, where I finally feel like I have some credibility. I've been there for a little over four years, but the first 2-3 years are definitely the hardest when it comes to gaining a clientele, or being able to look at a head of hair and know exactly what formula of color you want to use and why. It's nice having some of the newbies come and ask me for help on formulating or cutting. It gives me a sense of "Whew. I finally know what I'm doing".

Other than work, I've just been running around getting things done. Tom and I live in a big, old house that constantly needs to be cleaned for some reason. I think the ghosts that live here purposely make messes while we are sleeping. On my days off I am usually cleaning up, doing laundry, or (lately) playing Batman Arkham City. Great game. Oh, and cuddling with my Oscar.

Sometimes I think that my life should be more interesting. But I figure I should enjoy my calm, mellow life for now because someday I'll have kids running around, making even bigger messes than the ghosts do.

I also think I should mention how much I appreciate the comments I get from all of you! It makes my day and I don't always remember to respond, since I usually check them between clients at work, but I am totally working on it! I apologize if you have left one and I haven't said anything! But I love seeing new blogs and making new "blog" friends. :)  I will actually be doing my first giveaway right before I go on vacation, as a thank you to all of you who follow my blog!

Tonight I am going to go hang out with some of my oldest, dearest friends from high school. We are having a girls night and I can't wait to lounge around in my pajamas and eat tons of food. Then, on Sunday I am going with one of my best friends to go wedding dress shopping! Eee! I can't wait! This will be my first time as a bridesmaid at a wedding. How exciting!
I also feel slightly old. One of my best friends that I have known for 10+ years is getting married. How crazy!

Happy Saturday

Friday, January 20, 2012

Snapshots of Life Lately

cuddle time!

Family time!

Dinner at my favorite little Italian place!

have I mentioned my obsession with Harry Potter?

it has been snowing all day long..our salon is getting snowed in.

have a happy weekend!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thursday Top Ten- Golden Globes 2012

Hello lovelies! Today's Top Ten will feature my favorite looks from the Golden Globes! There were so many great dresses/hairstyles this year so it was hard to narrow it down!

10. Nicole Richie- I love how she always looks so cool. Like, she would be an awesome best friend. Haha. And I love her hair, too.

9. Jessica Biel- Love this color on her. The dress is gorgeous. And her brunette shade is so beautiful and rich. I think this is my favorite hair color on her.

8. Charlize Theron- This girl always looks great. Perfect dress, and her hair was so lovely. Definitely one of my favorite hairstyles from the night.

7. Julianne Moore- Seriously! She looks so awesome for her age! I love how the red hair and the black dress look against her porcelain skin. And the earrings add such a great pop of color. So pretty!

6.Evan Rachel Wood- What an amazing dress! So scaly and feathery and sparkly. It reminds me of a mermaid! Her haircut is super adorable, too.

5. Dianna Agron- Love, love, love this dress! The swan cutouts are amazing, and the color looks great on her. Plus, all that lace! I'm a sucker for lace!

4. Kate Beckinsale- I am seriously so in love with this dress. The color, the shape- It's too pretty for words! I think this would make a stunning wedding dress!

3. Rooney Mara- She is the cutest little thing. I love the black dress with her dark hair. And the cutouts are so cool. She looks like a bad ass, while also looking angelic. Plus, I always like the way her hair is styled.

2. Zooey Deschanel- I couldn't wait to see what she was going to wear, and I absolutely loved it! The colors are amazing on her, and I love how she chose more of a column gown, since she usually goes for more of a girly, innocent look. And that hair! I loved it! But, I think she might have been wearing a wig because I know lately is has been way longer. Unless she usually wears extensions..hmm. Quite a mystery..

1. Michelle Williams- Oh my. Oh my my my. This girl can never do wrong! Loved the dress, loved the color, loved the print, loved the shape. And I just LOVED her little headband! She looked stunning, and I am so glad she won! Eee I adore her!

Did anyone out there watch the Globes? Who was your favorite?
I am so excited for the Oscars! I am a nerd for award shows.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Snowy River

My first outfit post with snow! And was cold!
I went down to my favorite little beach spot along the river (this spot is fast becoming my favorite if you couldn't tell) and braved the cold to take a few photos. 

outfit details-
Red Pea Coat- American Eagle
Rust Cardigan and black tights - Target
Oxford Flats- Modcloth

This weather lately has been making me lazy. All I seem to want to do is curl up and read. I am reading 5 books at the moment which I hate doing. But between my Kindle app, Ibooks, and my paperbacks I have somehow. So my agenda for the next couple weeks, is to finish at least 3 of them. Then I can start some new ones when we go to NC. I'll need something to do during the 17 hour drive. That being said, any good book suggestions?

I still have a couple spots open for guest posting, so email me if you are interested!