Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I'm sorry for my infrequent posting and absence in the blogging world lately, I've been really busy..as soon as i get some time, I will check out all of the posts I have missed!
Okay people, this is one of my FAVORITE books of all time! I have read it no less than 5 times and listened to in on my ipod a couple of times too. If you like audiobooks, this is another great one.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffeneger
Henry DeTamble is a librarian who suffers from a genetic disorder that causes him to shift backward and forward through time. Without a moment's notice, he disappears, leaving behind his clothes and everything else, and arrives naked at another time in his life. Sometimes he even meets a different version of himself.
In present time, when he is 28 years old he meets art student Clare Abshire, who is 20. This is his first time meeting her, but she has known him since she was 6 years old. He discovers that he has been appearing in Clare Abshire's life since she was a young girl. He does not begin to travel back to when Clare was young until after he had met Clair in present time and fallen in love with her as his time travel pulls him to people and moments of importance.
Clare, however, has loved Henry her entire life.
Henry's time travel means arriving naked and vomiting at some other moment of his life, always vulnerable and sometimes in danger. For Clare, loving a time traveler means long days and years of waiting for him to reappear, and never knowing at what age or in what shape he will arrive.
Although Henry is the time traveler, the novel is ultimately Clare’s story, a story of great joy, and pain.
Told through an interweaving of Henry’s and Clare’s distinctive voices, this novel is about love, and about fate, about the way two people are meant to be together, and how they are torn apart.
This has just been made into a movie starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams. I am always super wary of any of my loved books in movie form...but at least they picked Rachel McAdams, she is one of my favorite actresses and I think she will play Clair well. The movie will not be as good as the book, it never is. It will not be able to express everything the book does.
So go see the movie..but please,please,please read the book. I really think you will be glad you did.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Here are The 10 Commandments of Fashion. These are my ever constant rules even though fashion trends and individual style are always changing. These 10 things are very important, and will always help you stay looking your best.
1. Thou shalt be you.
Fashion is all about expressing yourself. Individuality. Showing yourself to the world through your clothes and the way you present yourself.
2. Thou shalt wear the right underwear.
Get a bra that fits! Please, no more quad-boob (aka muffin boob). Make sure your bra is supportive and perfectly fit to your body. No more panty lines. No more, no more! Sometimes the right underwear is no underwear.
3. Thou shalt dress for thy body.
Figure out your body shape and go with it. If you are curvy, don't try to force something that only really looks good on stick figures. If you are shorter, learn what to wear to make make yourself look taller and learn what length skirts and dresses will elongate your legs.
4. Thou shalt not follow trends blindly
You do not need to follow every trend that comes through the fashion world. Some things wont work for your personal style and will look out of place. Would you jump off a cliff because everybody else was doing it? Don't allow the current powers that be to dictate everything you wear. Not that you shouldn't be "trendy" just choose things that work for you.
5. Thou shalt only buy and wear clothes that fit.
No more "i really want these shoes but they only size left is 1/2 a size too small...i can make it work". No more "AFTER my diet I will fit into this". Buy clothes that fit you now. Period.
6. Thou shalt not spend beyond thy means.
Bargain shop, girl! Also, having the new "it" bag means nothing if you don't have any money to go out and show it off. Chanel don't pay the rent baby.
7. Thou shalt not forsake thy full length mirror.
You need to look into a full length mirror before you leave the house. Check out the hair, makeup, clothes, shoes, accessories. Make sure everything gels and the entire look fits and is well put together.
8. Thou shalt respect thy fashion elders.
9. Thou shalt not shop aimlessly.
I don't mean you shouldn't shop just for the fun of it. I mean that every purchase you make should have thought behind it. What can I wear this with? When will I wear it? What does it match? If I have nothing to wear it with, do I like it enough to buy other things to go with it? Will I wear it enough? These thoughts will not only save you money, but also keep you from having those random pieces in your closet that you never wear.
10. Thou shalt have fun!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I love doing "get the look" pieces so I know I will be doing a lot of those, and incorporating those into other things such as the "fashion icon" posts.
I will also occasionally post things about books and movies. Something else I do (compulsively) is make lists. So I decided each with I will do a "10 things" post. I don't want to designate a day, but each week I will post a list of 10 things. They may be 10 things about me, 10 things I need to do, a fashion 10 things list etc. Not too much of a formula, just 10 things.
I will do the first 10 things post this week..so I hope you will check back for it. :) Please bare with me as I try to decide what I want to use this blog for!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
My taste in music is all over the place, but here are some artists and songs that I have been loving lately. Let me know what you think!
Ingrid Michaelson. The Way I am.
the begining of this video reminds me of a bad dream...but it gets better. and the song is just so good!
She & Him. Why do you let me stay here?
i love zooey deschanel. i also love this song! i also love that white dress she's wearing on the beginning of the video. ok, i couldnt help myself. i found some cute dresses inspired by the one in this video. see the bottom of the page.
Tegan and Sara. Where does the good go?
there isnt a music video for this, so the video is just the lyrics. lame. i know.
Ray LaMontagne. You are the best thing.
I desperately want a boy to sing this to me. Isnt that sad? Also, I think this would be a great first dance song at a wedding. If any of you are getting married, feel free to steal my idea. I'm thinking its going to be a while for me!
Pair any of these dresses with a bow and some flats to grab Zooey's look.
I know a lot of people love Brigitte Bardot and think she is the epitome of classic French fashion, but for me, Catherine beats her every time.
While still being very sexy.
Classic and tailored.
- Quintessentially french, Deneuve did not wear much makeup. Lining your eyes while keeping your other makeup light and fresh will help you get the look.
- Fab hair. Sexy bed head hair, a chic updo or half back. Also, wear bows!
- Wear Chanel No. 5
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Yay! I got my first ever blog award today, which I totally was not expecting! Actually, I didn't expect to have so many readers and blog friends so quickly. So thank you! to all of the people who have been reading my blog consistently and who have been commenting.
And thank you! thank you! thank you! to trishiekoh at Under Lock and Key for my first award.
Now the really fun part..I get to pass it on!
Extra Dressing on.the.side.
Somewhere In Between
Thank you for all having wonderful, inspirational and creative blogs and for being so sweet and helpful as I start my blogging journey!