Thursday, September 29, 2011

Like this one, appropriately titled "The Forget the Mistake You Made at Work Margarita"

{via: Ruelala}

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Day to Night

Floral silk scarf - $26.99

Patent Bow Heels - $34.99

Brown Blazer - $58.99

Bangle Set - $15.99

Navy Velvet Pants - $38.99

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I Miss These

Don't you remember having "Day of the Week" underwear when you were little? Loving this more grown up set from Stella McCartney (they look SO comfy!), I'm just not all that willing to spend $195 on a set of underwear; the $13 at Victoria's Secret already kills me enough. 

The Hardest Lessons to Learn Are the Ones Your Soul Needs Most

“This is an important lesson to remember when you’re having a bad day, a bad month, or a shitty year. Things will change: you won’t feel this way forever. And anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs most. I believe you can’t feel real joy unless you’ve felt heartache. You can’t have a sense of victory unless you know what it means to fail. You can’t know what it’s like to feel holy until you know what it’s like to feel really fucking evil. And you can’t be birthed again until you’ve died.”

Monday, September 26, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Rousing Myself to Do Homework Would Be So Much Easier

If I could just spraaaaawl out, with every tool possible at my fingertips and boards upon boards of inspiration to look at, I'd probably never leave. 

Ya that's a lie I'd leave but reading and writing would be so much more pleasurable. This is the office space of the company Bash, Please; a creative and vibrant event planning agency. Hi, hire me. 

{Photo: Emmadime via Bash, Please}

Gwyneth Paltrow Styles Herself (And Looks Hella Good Doin It)

True this is from earlier this spring, but I was digging through my "Saved Because I Love" folder and couldn't help but share. How gorgeous is she?

{All images via: Stylecaster}

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hovering Between...

I typically find myself fully ready to embrace fall and everything about it. I'm having a little trouble transitioning and adjusting this year; I think it's because I had one of the most amazing summers ever. So here I am, hovering between my usual obsession for cozy sweaters, football & hot coffee, and then bare feet, fresh fruit and sunshine. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Interior Inspiration That Actually Seems Doable

The home of Jen from Made By Girl. Doesn't this simple chic interior actually seem attainable? That all white cabinetry kitchen...oh MY, you don't even know what that does to me. Go check out the rest of her awesome pad here

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Advice For Jay-Z & Beyonce's Unborn Child

From the always humorously genius, Thought Catalog

As you’ve all heard by now, the First Couple of music is expecting. Beyoncé Knowles, (who long ago stopped needing her last name out of sheer celebrity – a task made much easier when no one else has the same first name as you, as evidenced Cher and Oprah) is pregnant with Jay-Z’s (nee Shawn Carter’s) child. This kid is going to be in the spotlight from the ultrasounds onward. That kind of pressure takes a toll on a child; it’s going to be a struggle to stay grounded and live a normal life. And who better to offer some words of wisdom on the topic of maintaining a regular existence than me, a guy that no one has ever heard of? So to baby Knowles-Carter, here are some tidbits to make life run a little bit more smoothly.

1. Your Dad Used To Be Cool

Here’s the elephant in the room. Jay-Z is forty-one years old. That’s kind of long in the tooth to be a first time dad. Right now, as he awaits your birth, he’s on top of the rap game, but how many rappers can say they’ve kept a hip-hop career going as they approached fifty?
My guess is, by the time you hit middle school, Old Man Hova will have his own ABC Family sitcom called Hangin’ With Hov. He’s kept himself in the game longer than gangstas-turned-teddy bears Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, but sooner or later, he’s going to be less Blueprint and more Are We There Yet? But for a rapper, that’s aging gracefully. Do you really want to hear an old man crankily reminiscing about how he was “pushing weight back in ‘88” when he’s actually eighty-eight? I didn’t think so.

2. Be Proud of Your Name

Celebrity kids get saddled with some real clunkers, but I have a hunch that your parents will buck that trend. Jay and Bey both have strong senses of their own places in American history and even more specifically, in African American history. Chances are, you’ll be able to avoid the worst of celebrity names (Quinoa Carter), made-up apostrophe names (Le’Majisty Carter), vanity names (Youngest Hova or Destiny III) and rich people names (Carter C. Carter Esq.). I would bet on something dignified from a Black artist or civil rights leader. Appreciate the fact that you’ll likely be Malcolm, Martin, Maya, or The Notorious BIG and not Apple or Moon Unit.

3. Don’t Dig Too Deep Into Your Parents’ Pasts

Most of us have the benefit of learning about our parents’ childhoods through photo albums or anecdotes. You also have the opportunity to hear the hit singles about your folks’ early years. My recommendation: Don’t. It’s very confusing to hear about the infidelities of your mother’s old boyfriends (“Say My Name”) or to realize that your dad’s extracurriculars used to include big pimpin’ up in NYC. Seriously, you’re going to hear things you won’t be able to unhear. If you’re curious, though, I’m sure dad’s old pal Bun B will tell you lots of stories when he’s in town for the weekend.

4. You’re Still Just a Kid

You’re going to grow up rich, and most likely famous. Just remember to listen to your parents. They’ve been through a lot. Your mother is a survivor. She pays her own telephone bill and automobill, the latter of which is a portmanteau that she invented combining automobiles and bill. Your father lived a hard knock life.
You’ll probably think you know everything, but there’s a lot for you to learn. Don’t get too big a head on your shoulders (which is something someone should have told your dad’s last protégé, Kanye West). Remember, your mother brought you into this world, and she can take you out of it. Or, in other words, she can make another you in a minute.

5. Take Your Education Seriously

You’ve got to learn more than “1+1” and “H to the Izzo before V to the Izzay except after C.” Go to school. Study. Follow your passions. You have a world full of opportunity and excitement at your fingertips. Soak it all up. Good luck to you, little Carter-Knowles, and godspeed.
And please, never make a music video about whipping your hair back and forth. TC mark

Friday, September 16, 2011

J.Crew Spring 2012 *Cue Angels*

I waited all NYFW (New York Fashion Week, keep up people) for the J.Crew presentation, and it is just..I can't's so..when I tryta...agh. See for yourself. It's GORGEOUS and makes me wanna dress all PRETTY. Pink is so great. So are sequins. And stripes. They are the three most necessary fashion-food groups. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Few Songs For Your Thursday

Hurry, before they take it down! New Demi Lovato, Timbaland and Missy Elliot. Hell yeah Demi, get it gurrrrl.

I'll pretty much listen to anything with Jay-Z on it. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

EVERYBODY Needs to See This - There Are Amazing People in This World

Earlier this week a group of bystanders, made up of college students, construction workers and other passerby's on their way to work, lifted a car off of a 21-year-old motorcyclist who was trapped underneath after an accident. This car could have started on fire at any second but these people, heroes truly, risked their own lives two save just one (the man miraculously lives). Talk about the most ultimate act of selflessness. For all the awful, terrifying, and disappointing news I see day in and day out, it was nice to see this kind of a story for a change. 

5 Things I Found Today (The September 14th Edition)

  • Well because it is the second week of school and I'm already victim to this horrible condition called Senioritis, I was quite pleased to come across Cramster. Cramster lets your download study guides for almost any college course, take practice tests, and also has a "Homework Help" section. Holla. 
  • I love projects like this. The "Before I Die" art project has everyone sharing their hopes, dreams, and aspirations on a public chalkboard wall. Check it out. 
  • The most organized and extensive "Drink Specials in Your City" website I've ever seen. This kind of inspires me to turn into an alcoholic. We all have to have dreams people.
  • This girl might just be the next Christina Perri. GET A CD OUT ALREADY. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Kardashian Klosets.

See what I did there? With the 'K' instead of the 'C'? Sometimes I'm mind-blowingly clever (cleverly mind-blowing?) Whatever. Let's look at really rich people famous for doing absolutely nothing and how many pairs of shoes they own. Though I will cut Kim some slack. How many people can say "I'm famous for a sex tape, married an NBA player, and made 18 kajillion dollars from my wedding"? Casual.  

Monday, September 12, 2011

It's Always True, No Matter What

Via: Tracey's Thoughts 

Monday Morning Presents: Procrastinating With YouTube

Oh whateverrrr, you can do your homework five minutes before class like you usually do.

Because old people dancing to music on the street is just awesome. 

G. dammit animals doing anything are so cute. 

Again, old people dancing, awesome, on all levels. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Just Wanted To Say...

As tribute to the 10th anniversary of the day that will live in infamy, it feels especially important today to tell all those in my life how thankful I am our paths have crossed. Today is so important. If for only one day, don't hold hate, don't sweat the small stuff, and be thankful. Today is a day of remembrance, but also a day to stop, pause, be present, and be aware. Be aware of how quickly life comes and goes and be aware of how drastically the world, your world, can change in a matter of minutes. We all saw that ten years ago, and our eyes opened. Every year like a lot of other Americans I watch the September 11 documentaries on TV with a heavy heart and misty eyes. I never fail to get choked up at the sheer and genuine terror and fear in the screams of those who watched first hand the most evil act of hatred this country has ever seen. My heart goes out to all of them. On that day, and every September 11 since, we are ALL New Yorkers. On that day we knew sorrow, we knew loss, and we too felt hatred. But now we know unity, and you're damn right we know strength. 

So yes, to you this may be a never ending slide show of pictures that have no meaning to you, but to me they're moments, memories, and people I'm so grateful for. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those who lost someone on that day and those lost in pursuit of protecting our country these last ten years. Gone but never, ever forgotten. 

P.S. There are PLENTY of people I have no photos with and you best believe you mean just as much to me. 

and especially to this crew right here....

"Laugh when you can, apologize when you should. Know that grudges are a waste of happiness. Let go of what you cannot change. Love deeply, forgive quickly, take some chances. Give all you have got. Always try to take things in your stride and smile when you’re feeling sad. Remember what you’ve got but also love and cherish what you have now. Give all that you have, because life is too short to be anything else but happy."

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