Thursday, August 29, 2013

Follow Along!

You're invited! To what you might ask - good question. Sometimes I'm a little lackadaisical about posting over here, so when I'm not blogging you can see what I'm up to on my other social media - especially Instagram. I love being able to share with all of you what kinds of things I do in my everyday life, whether it be trying out new recipes, visiting museums, taking a walk around town, or grabbing a coffee and treat on a weekend. 

So if you're a nosey neighbor who likes to keep tabs or you just feel like seeing what kinds of things I'm up to, follow me here at instagram

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My Favorite Things - School Essentials

Ever since I was little the end of summer meant back to school, with all the buzz of school supplies shopping, finding a first day outfit, and seeing all my school friends again. Well it seems that over 20 years it hasn't changed at all, going back to college has the same anticipation that first grade held. But this year, and the past recent years, my back to school uniform has evolved into a more sophisticate but still playful look. Here's part one : the essentials. 

1. A sleek pair of sunglasses - business in the front, party on the sides. 

2. Heels are fabulous, but walking around all day requires something more practical. Luckily, these flats wont make you sacrifice looking great. 

3. The holy grail of any wardrobe. The classic trench. You'll wear it forever. 

4. Dangling necklaces, chunky bangles, and fingers full of rings can get in the way, so a statement pair of earrings takes any look to the next level. 

5. You definitely want to be on time, or fashionably late. Either way, a classic watch with a modern twist will keep you on the time you want. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Weekend In Short - Catching Up

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind. Every year the final weeks of August always catch me by surprise and I find myself trying to jam as much stuff in as possible before the school year begins again.  Between moving {which I'm getting better and better at}, finishing up at work, and spending as much time with friends and family as I can, I've managed to enjoy everything that summer has to offer : flowers, food, and fun. Hoping this last week doesn't go by too quickly ;)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Fondness - Golden Technology

We're all excited for the release of the newest iPhone this September, but did you all hear about the new color choice? Gold. Well, champagne. According to both Refinery29 and Gizmodo, Apple is now offering it's traditional black, which, and now champagne. I'm hoping it's true! With this little rumor spreading about, it got me thinking about other magically metallic technology that I love. 
These rose gold headphones make listening to music so much more fabulous. 
For if you're not ready to commit to an all gold phone - this case would be just fine in my book!
A little champagne-wonderfulness for when you're cleaning. Even better. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Winter Movie

Often times when actors do a movie outside of their normal niche I find it hard to truly appreciate the character - I always feel like I'm not convinced - so when I saw there was a new drama coming out with a leading cast of Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, and Adam Scott I was skeptical. But 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty', which comes out this Christmas, looks very intriguing! 

The trailer is a little confusing, so here's what IMDB has to say about it: "An office worker who lives inside fantasy worlds where he gets to live an adventurous life while romancing his co-worker sets off a global journey to fix things when both of their jobs are threatened."

Looks great, right? "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" comes out this Christmas. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

How To Figure Out What to Watch on Netflix

There are countless evenings that I go to my Netflix queue and simply stare at the 300+ TV series, movies, short films, and documentaries that are on waiting to be watched by me. And then somehow all those options get thrown out the window because I can't decide, get fed up with scrolling through, reading descriptions, etc. etc. that I re-watch The Office series for the five-millionth time {not that I ever regret it!}. However, help is on the way! This awesome diagram maps out the perfect Netflix experience for you - and all you have to do it answer a few yes or no questions! 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Is the Pixie the New Do?

Beyonce recently debuted her new chopped locks with a series of dressing room photos on instagram that reveal the new do'. It seems long luscious tresses have been the trend for a while, so I guess it should come as no surprise, after all Karli cut hers, Mindy {from the Mindy Project}, and now Beyonce.

What do you think? Are you on board with this gamine hairstyle, or will you stay with your tried and true tresses?

images via :: instagram, other

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Weekend in Short - Chalked Up

This is kinda how I felt after last week. Crazed, busy, and a little chalky {it was chalkfest after all}. 
After a long work week, I spent Saturday with a friend viewing the sidewalk art, eating huge ice cream cones, and catching up on The Newsroom. I'm looking forward to a less hectic week now, and hoping for a few sunny days!

Hoping you all had fabulous weekends!

image via here

Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Favorite Things : J.Crew Edition

Did you know there are 12 new style 'types'? There's still preppy, grunge, tomboy, etc...but now it turns out we have 12 new subcategories, each extremely specific. Well one of them happens to pin point my style to a tee - "J.Crew Superfan". According to Refinery29, this would include statement jewelry, collared shirts, skinny pants with pointy-toed shoes, and of course, the ever infamous {and now easy to get} J.Crew messy bun. After all of that it's needless to say that I've put together a round-up of my favorite J.Crew essentials that can be mixed and matched to create the perfect superfan outfit.