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  • 13th October
    2011
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  • 12th October
    2011
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It’s Romy and Michelle on the cover of EW. And yes, they are wearing dresses made of Post-Its. When I was in college, someone hosted a ‘naked party’ where everyone was supposed to attend in various stages of undress. One woman (now a mom to two) fashioned a dress from colored Saran Warp, it was sort of a Rainbow Bright for adult get-up. These Post-It ensembles totally shame that concoction. In fact, I’d actually consider wearing them…ok probs not. But how young do these two actresses look?

It’s Romy and Michelle on the cover of EW. And yes, they are wearing dresses made of Post-Its. When I was in college, someone hosted a ‘naked party’ where everyone was supposed to attend in various stages of undress. One woman (now a mom to two) fashioned a dress from colored Saran Warp, it was sort of a Rainbow Bright for adult get-up. These Post-It ensembles totally shame that concoction. In fact, I’d actually consider wearing them…ok probs not. But how young do these two actresses look?

  • 11th October
    2011
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One armer on the dock in the Bahamas. Today’s Travel Tuesday is a day dream about my first cruise experience. The Disney Dream stopped first in Nassau and then onto the company’s private island Castaway Cay. Even though it was filled to the gills with kids, I really enjoyed the cruise and I’ve been looking into Greek sailing opportunities for the spring.

One armer on the dock in the Bahamas.
Today’s Travel Tuesday is a day dream about my first cruise experience. The Disney Dream stopped first in Nassau and then onto the company’s private island Castaway Cay. Even though it was filled to the gills with kids, I really enjoyed the cruise and I’ve been looking into Greek sailing opportunities for the spring.

  • 10th October
    2011
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Love doesn’t make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Elizabeth Barrett Browing
  • 8th October
    2011
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  • 6th October
    2011
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No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Steve Jobs  (via weareglitter)

(Source: -redux, via katemossisqueen)

  • 5th October
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  • 3rd October
    2011
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Adios, Andy


Last night Andy Rooney, 30 plus year vet of the award-winning (and let’s be honest only) news magazine show 60 Minutes said “See you later" In his final final words segment he expressed his luck and thankfulness to having such a fabulous career. He also mentioned that he prefers it when people don’t approach him at a restaurant. Prior to his piece, Rooney sat down with co-worker Morely Safer for an interview about his work and his identity as a writer. There were some look-behind-the-curtain moments (like his friendship with the great Walter Cronkite) to the interview. And I was personally infinitely more excited to learn about Andy Rooney than some ropeless mountain climber, but what struck me most about the piece was the fact that Andy Rooney is actually the OG blogger. Think about it: He used his columns and TV time to talk about whatever in the heck he felt like. Sometimes we agreed with him. Why were there a thousand different kinds of phone books at one point? And other times we didn’t. Especially when he referred to about Kurt Cobain’s death. But what Andy Rooney did was esesentially what we all do here in the blogosphere talk about whatever is on our mind. Thanks for paving the way. I just hope that the rest of us are a little more happy about observing life.

  • 3rd October
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  • 30th September
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  • 28th September
    2011
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An Open Letter

Dear Jenna,
Why aren’t we friends? We live in the same neighborhood. We both love all things cardi, sparkle and nautical related. And—hello—we have the same name. I know I don’t bring much to the table in terms of being your BFF. But I’m a regular girl and I like regular things and people tell me I tell nice jokes. (How does Gaga like her meat? Ra-ra-raa-raa Ra). And you bring pretty little pieces of which I just can’t get enough. Like this Blythe top.

Now, I don’t wear blouses, but this little number may just get me looking a little more ladylike after all. And isn’t that important in a friend who will invite you over for tea parties and tapas on Sundays?
mwah!

[photos from J.Crew]

  • 28th September
    2011
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Anyone who knew me since forever can tell you: I love leopard. When I moved to New York City so long ago (you know, when the world was flat), my entire room was leopard. The curtains, the chair, the sheets, my towels, the throw pillows and blankie. It was so leopard in there all my roommates (there were 8 of us at one point) called it the lair. Did I mention I had a purse, multiple vintage coats and the light switch plate? Yeah, I love them spots. Lately, I’ve been stoked to see all the girls across the city splashing around with some fun on their feet. A few of my favorite styles.
Now, which ones should I get?

[Photos from Opening Ceremony, Lord & Taylor, ShopStyle, Madewell, Barney’s Co-Op, Macy’s]