Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!


Norman Rockwell's "Freedom from Want"

Love JCrew











Bearded men



Beards are in along with flannel shirts and lambs-wool double-breasted cardigans. Sounds like something Will Ferrell's character Roger Clavin would wear. But recently I have seen some postings on beards and I can't help but put in my two cents. I think they are distinguished and yes, even manly. They are much better than dealing with the day-old stubble that manages to pierce my face in every single way possible. And yes, I sometimes have relations with a man who rocks a beard. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Look at my poor, willing friend posing for a photo that may either cause upheaval and distress or praise and glory. Is Allison's fish cardigan and turtle neck combo a fashion don't or a fashion hell yes? It is a bit kindergarden teacher-ish, but I just admitted to loving tights and loafers. So I can't talk! Personally, I love the fish cardigan and the color of the turtle neck. That is a color you don't see on many kindergarden teachers.

Shoes


With my love of loafers, tights and skirts expressed, I find it odd that I will scoff at highly priced clothes, being the "bargain shopper" that I am, but spare no expense for shoes. I think it must be the practicality of shoes that attract me. However, clothing is no less practical. What is it about shoes? Do you find yourself feeling the same way? Is Carrie Bradshaw right? Or is this just my problem?

Outfit




There is nothing I love more than wearing a cute skirt, tights, and loafers or flats. Classic and comfortable. Call me an old lady or even a Catholic School girl past her prime, I don't care! I love it!

Skirt~ Forever 21 $22.80
Tights~ Forever 21 $8.80
Shoes~ Audrey Brooke for DSW $59.95

Monday, November 24, 2008

Wake up!


I'm sure you can agree with me that an alarm buzzer is the worst noise in the world, especially after staying up all night watching Noah's Ark, drinking wine, and eating stale Domino's pizza with your friends (or by yourself). Every time my alarm goes off in the morning I wake up angry that this horrible alarm demon is waking me from my comfortable slumber.

So, I tried setting my alarm to music. I downloaded Ingrid Michaelson's The Way I Am and set my phone alarm to that song. I don't wake up any easier, but at least I wake up happy.

What's in your medicine cabinet?


I saw this guide on mondemeladie and was surprised to see that the blogger uses a cold cream. My assumption is that she is neither old nor wrinkly, but further explanation told me she uses it as a preventative measure.

I am 23 and still fighting mild acne. It seems morbid to think about wrinkles already, but many young celebrities are already getting botox. I mean, who doesn't want to maintain their taut, supple young skin? Using a little cold cream now, seems like a much better option than getting extensive procedures in the future.

New blog


I just found a new blog on cooking and the life of the cook, Nicole. It looks like a good read. 

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ice skating! Yeah!



I love ice skating, and I can't believe this is my first post about it! Check out the new skating rink in New York City. 

For two



How funny are these? They are of course called smitten mittens. They are kind of like this from A Cup of Jo.

Repatriated art



Italy is taking back what is rightfully theirs. The Cleveland Museum of Art, my home, has to give up some artifacts, but it is receiving pieces of similar value in return. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Kohl's Elle Line

Miniskirt $29.99
Sweater vest $38.99
Bow-tie blouse $22.99
Short trench $34.99

Four items in style right now that won't break the bank.

Atlanta pics


Bad picture of Centennial Olympic Park.


Taken from the 8th floor of the Omni hotel; CNN headquarters was right across from me.


Taken from a window on the 8th floor; a view of the city.

Some pics from a recent trip to Atlanta.

Happenings



Love in simpler [times]. (Pictured)

From Vera Wang to an exclusive line of clothing from [Elle] Kohl's gets a little more high class.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Connery


Just saw this one.

Eat your heart out



Found this via A Continuous Lean. Marlon Brando and JFK, so cool!

Get the most out of your vote


I know it's important to vote, that's why I did it last Thursday, but after you do don't forgot to take advantage of all the election promotions going on. To mention a few, free coffee at Starbucks, free donuts at Krispy Kreme, free chicken at Chik-Fil-A, and an election day sale at The Limited. And just in case you find this unethical or didn't vote, read this blog.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Photos from my fall walk

This park is right by my house. It is so pretty to drive through during fall.





My Halloween costume



Curious george and the man in the yellow hat!

Movie round-up



I just saw Zack and Miri Make a Porno this weekend and it made me laugh. Above and beyond that…some horribly cheesy porn scenes and a sweet love story between two roommates.

Movie out on DVD. I don’t know how I hadn’t heard that The Strangers is actually not scary. It is quite suspenseful for the first 20 minutes, but after that you just wish that the movie would be over to spare the characters the embarrassment at how stupid they are for not being able to get out of the situation time and time again.


I also saw Rocknrolla, Guy Ritchie’s latest film. I just have to say that I love Gerard Butler and Thandie Newton. Toby Kebbell plays a very good, clean-shaven, sometimes philosophical junkie who is extremely well prepared for any situation that arises. Tom Wilkinson is a huge ass hole that you love to hate and Ludacris and Jeremy Piven create an equally interesting side story. The amount of heists, bad guys, and comical bad bad guys is worth a look.

I want to do this too!




Fist bumping with Obama is my dream!

Madonna vs. Guy


Madonna, really? Abstaining from sex? But, Guy saying to make love was like cuddling a piece of gristle is pretty harsh. Look how buff she looks.

Cold Shoulder Top

Details: A&F Top / Gap Jeans / Calvin Klein Shoes via TJ Maxx / Loft Necklace We certainly haven't gotten to the point of the ...