Monday, August 31, 2009

There's No Place...

Like home?

The day has finally come, I'm leaving NYC. I'm a bit heartbroken, I must admit.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ink Love: Color

Generally, colored tattoos aren't my thing. This isn't to say I don't appreciate them, but for me it's not something I would choose. That said I think these are some of the loveliest tattoo pictures I have come across. This girl is gorgeous. I love her frilly pink panties, her wild hair and of course the beautiful tattoo that cascades down her back. I've done a few nude or partially nude rooftop photo shoots with my roommate and I have to say, the feeling is quite liberating.
This tattoo I don't think is real. But none the less, it looks gorgeous. The colors are so vibrant and alive. It's a shame that tattoos don't always stay this bright, but that's why it's so important to find a good artist who is willing to do touch up for you every once in awhile. You must suffer for your art after all.

What I'm Watching:

Weeds (I'm totally addicted)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Weddings Are a Circus

OK, this is my first ever wedding post and I admit it scares me a bit to even talk about weddings.  Unlike most of my friends who are all a twitter with premarital bliss, I am terrified of tying that big old metaphorical knot.  It doesn't help that the only person I've ever really considered it with is now completely out of my life and yeh, we did a bit more than consider, there was a ring involved.  But this wedding is tugging at my stone cold heart strings.  I adore the circus theme.  And the couple is cute as can be.  Her dress is super short and has the cutest little blue petticoat under it, it also showcases a lovely tattoo on her back.  
They even have this gorgeous old blue truck that they did pictures with, how lovely!  Personally, I don't know if I'll ever get married, but if I did this is how I would want it to be, a true celebration.  Weddings are inherently stressful and that's what I hate about them.  All I would really want was a beautiful day with my friends and my family to celebrate.  Not a big production with doves and limos and 45 bridesmaids.  Just a simple outdoor party, with lots of freaking fairy lights.
Seriously, check out this dance floor, I'm swooning!  As you all know I'm in love with the vintage aesthetic and this fits the bill perfectly.  I do believe that were I to get married, trying to have it be eco friendly would also be very important to me.  
Finally, these dresses are absolutely lovely.  I never would have thought of these colors but how gorgeous do they look!  I also love that they have rock candy as a treat.  So what about you?  Do you want to get married?  Are you engaged?  What do you want for your wedding?  Big cake and the dress and the whole nine yards (no judgement, it just isn't me)?  Or are you an elope or run off to vegas kinda girl?  Let me know!

P.S. See the rest of the photos here!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Snip Its: Fall Hair

Jealous does not begin to describe the way I feel about this girls hair. I love it, entirely. From the reddish color, to the perfect bangs to the amazing hat which seems to pull it all together. I'm dying my hair pretty soon since it's starting to look pretty lack lustre and I'm thinking maybe something with a big of red in it for Fall. Oh Fall, I'm dreaming of it.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hey You! Listen to This...

I found this via the lovely Taza of Rockstar Diaries who's blog is super cute and has possibly the best bangs known to mankind, but I digress. This little video is from a Scottish born Australian raised 19 year old named Lisa Mitchell. She was a competitor on the Australian version of American Idol and while usually this would be a turn off for me I find her so charming that I will happily forgive her. She has several videos, all of which are charming in the most dreamy way. Her voice is very unique and her writing style is very interesting. She's also obviously cute as a button! I love her pretty dark hair and light skin and those big sweet eyes. She definitely has a bit of a 60's thing going on with the gauzy dresses, heavily lined eyes and pale lips. Anyways, check her out!

Bike Chic: Penny Loafers

How sweet is this? I love the super short, crisp little skirt with the classic penny loafers. Sure, I'm not sure I could pull off biking in a skirt quite that short, but it looks sweet from this angle. Do you wear skirts on bikes? If so how do you keep you ahem, dignity intact?

What I'm Listening To:

The Sound of Settling- Death Cab For Cutie

Friday, August 21, 2009

Girly Girl

I loved this bedroom from the second I saw it in Domino (RIP).  I love the sweet pink heart sheets and the interesting mix of frilly girly pinkness and plaid and how it all seems to make sense together.  I also have a thing for tiered tables, I know it's weird, but I love how intricate that look.  This one which is all stacked with books and candles and hand picked flowers is just so charming.  I'm currently on the hunt for a tiered table to use as a bar in our sitting room (yeh we have a sitting room, I don't even have an explanation).  The subtle wallpaper is also just too sweet.  I just love how all of the patterns seem to play off each other rather than compete, how do people make that work??

What I'm Listening To:  

Start Wearing Purple- Gogol Bordello

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Current Obbsesion

I finally bit the bullet and bought these jeans that I've been lusting after for 2 months.  Yes, I created like eight polyvore sets with them in mind.  They just seemed to fit so perfectly into my fall wardrobe.  They are from American Eagle(I know I'm obsessed) and they are deliciously stretchy.  Which means they are perfect for early morning classes where all I want to do is curl up with my coffee and try and stay awake.  The above outfit would be perfect for class, getting coffee, going to a casual dinner and even going to a show.  I'm hoping my loving mommy will buy me a new pair of cons for Christmas cause mine are looking a bit beyond repair.

This obviously is exactly what I will be wearing to class.  I'm looking to thrift some great plaid shirts for the coming season, I've got those exact boots and don't I wish I had that delicious leather backpack!  Also how sweet is that necklace?
Ahhh, my inner rock star, this outfit is really just a fantasty since even if I could afford those boots I doubt i would never have the metaphorical balls to wear them.  Never the less, it looks hot.

Lounging in the park with my man and my little dog.  The park I live on is lovely in the fall with everyone out after work with their beer and their dogs hanging out and talking.  The shirt is actually a boys shirt from AE but I'm sure it comes big enough right???  Oh and yes I know the La Perla lingerie is totally in my imagination.  I am by the way lusting after that ring

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

God Damnit Zooey!

I thought that after my disappointment at 500 Days of Summer perhaps Zooey and I had drifted apart(as others have mentioned).  Side note, I am not saying I hated the movie, just that it made me very sad.  Then she brilliantly comes out with this little number and melts my heart all over again.  I love this bizarrly adorable little dance number between her and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Also, she is still making me covet that pretty, shiny dark hair with the big bangs and bigger blue eyes.  Plus, I love me some jazz hands, who doesn't?
P.S.  Who knew JGL could do back flips?!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cat Nap: 100 Years

I love this picture.  It seems so peaceful and natural.  It reminds me of the old legend of Rip Van Winkle who slept for a hundred years, incidentally said legend is a local one to where I grew up.  I could use a solid nap, maybe not a hundred years, but I think 50 or so would do me just fine.  I love New York, but sleeping is just not a thing that happens here.  It never seems to fail that by the time I saunter to my bed after a night of drinking cheap beer on the roof, watching old movies in bed, or discussing love and life with my friends and roommates till the wee hours of the morning it is practically time to get up and start all over again.  Not that I'm complaining, because really I wouldn't have it any other way but it does leave me rather in need of a nice, cool, dark place to lay my weary head for a little while.  Luckily, my loving mother has invited me to come stay at her house on the lake for a few days before heading back to Boston, ahhhhh, some peace and quiet.

What I'm Listening To:

Neapolitan Dreams- Lisa Mitchell

^Post on her soon!

Moving On...

Ahhh moving on.  It comes to us all at some point.  Remember the ex I told you about?  Well, last week after not talking for over 3 months he texted me.  And texted me a picture of us no less.  Then proceeded to tell me we still couldn't talk.  I know, I'm confused too.  Well, talk anyways we did.  I spilled my guts to him, apologized for wrongs I had done in our relationship and was really and truly honest because I still cared about him.  Well, he was less forthcoming.  Truth is he was rather cruel, as if he took pleasure in trying to tear me down.  I had felt for awhile like things between me and him had been left unfinished and I think now I know why.  I made some mistakes in our relationship, but so did he and I didn't deserve to be crucified for my transgressions while he justified his own.  

I finally saw him for what he is or maybe has become.  He is angry and unforgiving and he wanted me to hurt because I had hurt him.  He flip flopped between telling me he missed me and loved me and that I was a terrible person and a selfish child.  It made me realize what I had been missing for a long time, the fact that he had changed, and so have I.  So after a long and drawn out talk/fight we finally and truly ended it.  Which is something I don't think we ever really did 2 years ago.  It was something that I needed in order to truly move on. 

 At the end of it all I ended up telling him I was sorry for the way things worked out but that it's better that we remember how good things were then try and get back something that isn't there.  And that I knew he didn't love me anymore, and that was ok and that I hoped he would be happy because I knew I would be.  In the end friends, we all have to move on because eventually everything will be illuminated.  That's all for my epiphanies today.  Thanks for listening!

What I'm Listening To:

Full Moon- The Black Ghosts

Monday, August 17, 2009

High School!

So my high school post from a little while back got me a bit nostalgic so I got to digging around in my old pics from way back when and I thought I would share a few with you just for giggles.  The one above is of my sister and I on our trip to London when I was 17.  We lived in London as kids, she lives in Ireland now, and this trip was an amazing experience.  This pic was taken around 2 in the afternoon when we were just waking up after a night of show hopping and band following.  This was also the trip when my sister got her first tattoo and I got my nose pierced and my mother nearly killed us.  Ahhhh teenage rebellion.
This is a pic of me and my good friend Dan.  We dated for a little while but it never clicked like that and we ended up really good friends.  This was the first day of my first internship and some friends and I got together at lunch for a little good luck celebration.  You can't see it but I'm all decked out in my converse and my mom's old white belt and the T shirt I have on is my friend's band t shirt which I'm pretty sure I still have somewhere.
This is me and my best friend.  Sadly we no longer speak after a very bad experience living together our freshman year but she was my best friend from the time I was 5 all the way through the end of high school.  I believe this is one of the many nights she waltzed into my house unannounced to borrow something.  I would frequently come downstairs to find Brit sitting at the table with my family eating dinner.  When my grandparents came to stay with us while my parents were in Paris this came as quite a shock to them.  My mother had forgotten to warn them not to be alarmed should some strange teenager walk into the house without knocking.
This is me and Dan at his house before his senior gala.  I must have about 800 of these pictures.  His parents were so adorably excited about taking pictures of us before his big night.  Don't we look so wholesome and all American?  
This is me in the back seat of Dan's car after a Deep Purple concert the summer before my senior year.  Sadly you can't see it but what I'm wearing on my head is what was lovingly referred to as the "drunk" hat.  It made the rounds all summer and was given to the person of the night who did or said the most ridiculous drunk thing or was just simply the drunkest.  I believe I earned it this night for loudly explaining to the group that the stars were singing to me.

OK, now it's your turn to dig up some old high school photos, embarrass yourself a little and share.  You know you want to!

What I'm Listening To:

The Transatlanticism album by Death Cab for Cutie (oh high school!)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Modern Moroccan

OK, I stumbled upon an article on Apartment Therapy about modern morrocan style and how lovely is this?  I guess this would sort of describe how my bedroom in Boston looks though there is significantly less white.  I love the bright cheery colors and the sexy mix of fabrics though.
How great is that peacock blue?  Like I said awhile back I love that color and i had wanted to paint a room that but maybe painting a piece of furniture in such a bold color is the way to go.  I'm definitely going to be adding some turquoise accents to my purple and burnt orange room when I get home.  Perhaps some lovely gold and magenta accents will make their way in there as well.  And if I ever get really crazy maybe I'll just go ahead and paint the walls a cheery, sexy peacock color.  Here's my little polyvore creation of how I would like it to look...

I'm thinking a few home made pillows, a colorful new rug, some great turquoise curtains and a new coat of paint on our bedside tables(though I think I would do turquoise since my man would kill me if I painted one pink) and it's good to go.  I've already got great bedding and that chandelier.  So what do you guys think?  What's your decorating style?

What I'm Listening To:
Day I Die- Drug Rug

^ This band is awesome and they're managed by some friends of mine.  They're a super cute couple from Boston and they're on tour now so go check them out!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ink Love: For the Birds

Birds seem to be a popular tattoo choice these days, and there are so many forms of bird tattoos.  I think this one is just lovely, so simple.  Again I love how they look as if they've just always been there.  Also, her lips are gorgeous!
Here's another group of small birds circling the wrist, it's so subtle.  I personally wouldn't get a bird tattoo but I think that they look really lovely on these girls.
This one is a favourite of mine.  I love the symbolism of the empty bird cage and the placement of the bird really high lights her lovely shoulders.  I also love that it is the only tattoo on her back, it really lets it shine.


Yet more pics from the Halsey Kingdom photo shoot.  These are more of me and my alter glamorous ego.
My other roommate snapped this candid of me putting on my lippy.  Don't I look sassy

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mansion, House or Shack

Remember playing mash when you were a kid and how no one ever wanted to get the shack?  Well I stumbled upon this little "shack" in Hawaii via Apartment Therapy and I'm thinking that if this were my shack I would be pretty ok with living here and shacking up with a cute boy(hopefully not one of the ones written on the piece of paper from seventh grade though).

Right Now I'm Listening To:

You Can't Always Get What You Want- The Rolling Stones

Thou Shalt Not Covet: J. Crew

OK, now I haven't shopped at J.Crew in years. And not just because their prices make me cringe so the last time I saw their wares was maybe 2 years ago. I'm not saying I'm going to run out and drop my hard earned(or borrowed) pennies on some J.Crew goodies but I am saying if you have the means their Fall line is looking pretty lovely. This denim shirt is gorgeous and I will admit I have been looking for one everywhere since seeing the tiny and adorably tough Jenny Lewis wearing one tucked into her high waisted denim cut offs at the 4th of July show.
Oh the perfect round toed, stack heeled, black boots, I have hunted for them everywhere to no avail. These, were I willing to spend the $200, would be perfect.
Hello lovely little oxfords, how cute you would look with my winter wool skirts and wooly tights.
The perfect baby ballet pink ballet flats. You(or I if I had cash moneys) could wear them with everything from dresses to skirts to jeans. Personally I see them playing down the toughness of a pair of skinny black jeans and a leather jacket, sort of a rock and roll ballerina look.
Skinny. Cropped. Corduroys. Be still my heart.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ink Love: Nerdgasm!

Confession:  I'm a nerd.  A fantasy nerd.  I love fantasy books and have since I was a kid, Tolkien, The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, even, shhhhh, Twilight.  These tattoos are hardcore nerd tattoos and while I don't think I'll be tattooing a picture of Dumbledoor on myself any time soon I still think these subtle ones are a bit cool.  The above is the lantern from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which happens to be my favourite book.
This one is hard to see but it says mischief managed in white ink along her collar bone.  It's a reference to Harry Potter and the marauders map.
OK, I'm a big fan of the TV show Buffy the Vampire slayer and this tattoo is a reference to something one of the characters says often.  It means "I'm fine" and if you didn't know the show you would probably never get the reference, which makes me giggle a bit.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Be Still My Rock and Roll Hart

Alison Mosshart, how I love you, let me count the ways... This chick is pure rock and roll and I am completely and totally infatuated.  My man went to see the Dead Weather when they hit up Boston and is now completely enamoured of Alison as well. 
Besides being sexy this girl kicks some serious ass.  She has kick ass musical talent, really really great hair, looks amazing in a leather jacket and more than holds her own against the enigmatic Jack White. Oh swoon...

Saturday, August 8, 2009


"I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you SURE AS HELL don’t deserve me at my best." - Marilyn Monroe

I figured I would share one of my favourite quotes, it always seems to make me smile when I'm having a tough time.  Hopefully it will do the same for you.

Friday, August 7, 2009

August Inspiration

All  of these looks are from style sightings and I think they are just lovely.  How cute is this girl?  She looks about 12 but her look is so sweet and pulled together.
These two look just so lovely, obviously I love the girl in the romper, I know, it's an addiction.  But I also love the polka dotted fitted top with the high waisted skirt and see those little knee socks?
I adore high waisted shorts and this look is just so perfect for summer, especially for something like going to a flea market or a farmers market.  I also love her perfect straw bag.
This look has sort of an early nineties feel which is a look I admit I'm still loving.  I just bought a dress similar to this and I can't wait to dig up my denim jacket and give this look a try.  I even have one of the ubiquitous boater hats I might try it with.  What are the looks you're loving for this last month of the summer?  

Well kids, I hope you have a good weekend, I'm going to see Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and Deer Tick in Prospect Park tonight and yes, I am super excited.  Maybe I will see a few of you NYC/Brooklyn bloggers there!

What I'm Listening To:

Easy- Deer Tick

Thursday, August 6, 2009

How Tweet

Corny blog title, I know.  But how gorgeous is this?  I've never been a bird owner myself, they look so delicate I'm scared, but if I were to be a bird owner this is how I would like to do it.  This picture comes to us from a gorgeous post on Apartment Therapy on how to turn an old armoire into a gorgeous birdie palace.  How beautiful does is look against those robins egg blue walls and can't you just hear the pretty little chirps?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My Inner Nerd

As promised, some more pics from my little photo shoot with my roommates.  These are my nerdy side.
The glasses were borrowed from my roommate, but check out that tie, I tied it myself!