Monday, August 31, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

John Krasinski & Emily Blunt are Engaged!!


Yay!!! This is definitely one of my favorite celebrity pairings! I just hope this means we will see more of them together! Red Carpets, maybe?

Congrats to the happy couple!

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

RIP Senator Edward Kennedy

“Nothing I’m enduring now can compare to hearing that my children were seriously ill. In 1973, when I was first fighting in the Senate for universal coverage, we learned that my 12-year-old son Teddy had bone cancer. He had to have his right leg amputated above the knee. Even then, the pathology report showed that some of the cancer cells were very aggressive. There were only a few long-shot options to stop it from spreading further. I decided his best chance for survival was a clinical trial involving massive doses of chemotherapy. Every three weeks, at Children’s Hospital Boston, he had to lie still for six hours while the fluid dripped into his arm. I remember watching and praying for him, all the while knowing how sick he would be for days afterward.

During those many hours at the hospital, I came to know other parents whose children had been stricken with the same deadly disease. We all hoped that our child’s life would be saved by this experimental treatment. Because we were part of a clinical trial, none of us paid for it. Then the trial was declared a success and terminated before some patients had completed their treatments. That meant families had to have insurance to cover the rest or pay for them out of pocket. Our family had the necessary resources as well as excellent insurance coverage. But other heartbroken parents pleaded with the doctors: What chance does my child have if I can only afford half of the prescribed treatments? Or two thirds? I’ve sold everything. I’ve mortgaged as much as possible. No parent should suffer that torment. Not in this country. Not in the richest country in the world.”

— Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, 1932-2009, in column published in Newsweek, July 18, 2009

via The Daily Julie

Today's Lunch: Pom tea and Annie's Homegrown Mac 'n Cheese

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ryan Gosling and Kat Dennings Together?! Please let this be true!

Possible new favorite celebrity couple!!

Via LaineyGossip.com --
Ryan Gosling…and Kat Dennings?

Thanks to HTC who just emailed me – Twitter is buzzing about a possible hookup between Ryan Gosling and Kat Dennings?

The evidence is nowhere near slamdunk but intriguing all the same. I REPEAT FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO SKIM:

Nowhere near slamdunk. But intriguing all the same.

Apparently some dude tweeted that he ran into them at Disneyland yesterday. Around the same time Kat’s official Twitter was also updated, indicating that someone special had kidnapped her to Disneyland. She also alludes mysteriously to someone “mysterious”.

Twitter isn’t exactly the best source ever…

But the prospect of Ryan and Kat?

Amazing.

Amazing, amazing, amazing.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Raleigh Represent!


How cute is this Raleigh Tee? I just may have to get this to rep my new city!

Via Ahpeele on Etsy

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My First Look Book!




I've finally remembered to take a picture of my outfit! Yay!

My very first Look Book is inspired by Zooey Deschanel. I love her style, the puffy skirts and dresses with colorful cardigans and adorable flats.

The dress is from ShopRuche.com, and I put a brown cami under it to prevent any unwanted cleavage at work. I paired it with a long gray cardigan from Target, and Steve Madden flats.

(Apologies for the poor angle and messy bedroom behind me! I promise to get better!)

Make It Work!

FINALLY!! Project Runway is back!

I'm a little concerned that the move to Lifetime could dumb it down, but I'm sooo excited that it's back it could be on The Disney Channel for all I care.

Are you IN or are you OUT?

Subterranian Homesick Alien(s)



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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My nail polish routine

I am a bit of a nail polish junkie, and thanks to blogs like All Lacquered Up, I get to see the latest polish trends and how they actually look.

For me, leaving the house with bare nails is liken to forgetting to wear pants. It's just not right. I switch my polish about 2-3 times a week, and am willing to drop $25 on the latest Chanel shade. I know, completely insane. But it's much more affordable than dropping hundreds on the latest bag!

Here is my routine:

First and foremost, always keep your hands and nails moisturized! I use Burts Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream every night before bed, and lather it on the whole nail even when you already have polish on. I use Kiehl's Intensive Treatment and Moisturizer on my hands.

Once I have removed my previous polish (I just use a drugstore brand for remover, I don't find much difference between them). I use Sephora's 4 Step Buffer on all of my nails, using all 4 steps. Also, if you arent a polish buff, this little Buffer leaves your nails super shiny and smooth for nude nails!

Next, I paint on 1 layer of OPI's Natural Base Coat. I wait about 2-3 minutes for this to dry.

Time for the first layer of polish, I find starting in the middle of the nail and then two smaller swipes on the side gives the best coverage. I then wait 2-3 minutes and apply the second coat. When applying the second coat, try and swipe the brush around the top of the nail, this helps prevent chipping.

After another wait of about 2 minutes, I apply Seche Vite Top Coat. This is by far the best top coat I've ever used, and it dries really quickly.

The final step, about 1-2 minutes after applying Seche Vite, I use OPI's Drip Dry Drops on each nail. This stuff is a thing of miracles! Normally, I am sitting around for 30 minutes waiting for my nails to dry, and this has my nails touchable within 5!

The end. :) (Pictures coming! I'm still deciding which polish to choose!)

Monday, August 17, 2009

JCrew -- Extra 20% Off

Use Code EXTRA20 @ JCrew.com!

A quick scan of the JCrew Sale, and here are my favorites:


Lyla printed peep toes
I have loved these shoes for months, and I have been waiting them out. After the 20% off they are $100, should I do it?


Soft tee cardigan
I have this in papaya and it is light and perfect for summer/transitioning into fall. I love the gray shade. $24 after discount.



Stretch wool Isabel dress
This would be perfect for fall with tights and bright heels, and the shape is very flattering. $100 after discount.

Perfect-fit tank
There are certain items you should invest in, and these are one of them. I have a few already, and they fit and last longer than any cami I've ever had. And only $8! Stock up!

Mad Men Season 3 Premiere Recap



- Don kept it in his pants for oh, say 1 trimester while Betty is pregnant?
- Don's biological Mother was a hooker who died in child birth. His Father had an affair with this woman, and raised him with his wife, who resented him until his death. Don was also made to feel he was a burden. Now it alll makes sense, no?
- Sal finally gets a piece! But the fire alarm pulls the ultimate cock block. Love that Don is accepting of his lifestyle, but also watching out for him.
- Pete vs. Ken! And Pete is suuuuch a petulant child!
- Don't marry him, Joan! Also, daaaamn gurl those curves are amazing.
- Of course the new male secretary has his own female secretary. Of course.
- London Fog!
- People actually DO drink warm milk? Interesting....
- I need more Peggy and Joan!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Chloe is a GEM!


Chloe of The Chloe Conspiracy is giving away 5 of the Vera Wang flower bracelets!

Enter here: Chloe Giveaway!

Hotness




Could they possibly get any sexier? And someone buy me Angie's shoes, ASAP!

Can't wait for Inglourious Basterds to open on 8/21!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Leaving... On a Jet Plane


Flying home to Pittsburgh tomorrow! :)

RIP, John Hughes.



Dear Mr. Vernon: We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it is we did wrong, but we think you're crazy for making us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us: in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question?

Sincerely yours,
The Breakfast Club.

Parking spots for stilettos? Yes, please!

This is absolutely genius, and I would DIE if the US did the same!

From The Cut:
Seoul is working on painting thousands of parking spaces pink to accommodate women who choose to wear high heels. The spots will be like handicap spaces, the idea being women won't have to walk as far to the mall or work or job interviews. So far 4,929 public and private spaces have been designated for a new pink finish, and thousands more are slated to turn pink next year. It sounds like a nice idea, but it hardly improves the sense of gender equality in South Korea. Women are perfectly capable of walking to their job interviews in heels without the government saving them an extra twenty yards.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

In Happier News.... Rodarte for Target!!!


Ahhh I am so excited about this one!! Their clothes are like pieces of artwork. Absolutely stunning.

Via Fashionista:
WWD’s “Rodarte a ‘GO’ With Target’ headline made us fall out of bed with shock.

Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the Pasadena based sisters who took home this year’s CFDA award for womenswear, have designed a 55-piece holiday collection for Target’s GO International (not Designer Collaborations like McQueen).

The clothes launch December 20th and range from $9.99 to $79.99 instead of Rodarte’s usual $3000 to $21000 and Target’s spokesman says the key to maintaining that Rodarte feel is layering.

Horrifying.

A man walked into an LA Fitness right outside of Pittsburgh last night, went into the cardio room, turned off the lights, and starting shooting. As of this afternoon, 4 women are confirmed dead and 9 other wounded.

My Mom and Aunt go to this gym. Thank GOD, none of them were there last night. Being in Raleigh, the moment I heard about it (on Twitter of all places!) I was a mess. I called my Mom in a panic, but she was home completely oblivious to what happened. She immediately called my Aunt and she was okay, too. I logged into Facebook to see that a girl I went to college with was supposed to be in the class the killer shot in to. Amazingly, she was tied up and unable to attend class. Her fiance was at the gym, but on the other side and escaped unscathed.

Another friend was neighbors with one of the victims. She was an older woman who lived alone, and another neighbor had to identify her.

I am still in a state of shock and disbelief. This man, in his selfishness took away not only lives of innocent women, but our piece of mind.

He had a blog, that you could only view if you correctly guess his birth and death date. Obviously, no one had read it before today. He blamed women, and his lack of a girlfriend or sex since 1982 for his misery. He hated the world, and planned to do this since November 2008, even taking a loaded gun to the gym on a previous occasion but "chickened-out". He blamed his absentee Father, and his bullying older brother for a life of solitude. Apparently there are 30 million single women in this country, and they all rejected him, so it CAN'T be his fault! He works out, he takes care of himself!

I've heard people say they feel bad for him. I am not one of those people. If this man had no self-worth and couldn't go on living, then fine, take your own life. But to plan a brutal attack on innocent women because you can't get laid? Screw that. You are NOT going to heaven, Jesus is NOT waiting for you at the pearly gates, and God is NOT forgiving you. You sir, will rot in hell for all of eternity. F*ck yourself.

My thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families.

You can read more about it here -- WTAE.com

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

FREE Nail Polish from Zoya.com!

Don't miss out! Expires midnight tomorrow! Use code TW5000 to receive three FREE nail polishes, shipping is $7.

ZOYA.com

I chose Angelina, Yasmeen, and Elodie. :)

Mad Men Season 3 Premiere Party

The hotness that is Mad Men showcased itself last night at the Season 3 premiere party in NYC, and good GOD it needs to be the 16th already!

Christina Hendricks can do no wrong! That dress is stunning, and it hugs her curves perfectly. The girl crush rages on.
Jon Hamm: Don Draper himself. He was brought to this earth to wear suits for us. Fact.
January Jones aka Mrs. Don Draper is always beautiful, but this dress isn't doing much for her. Loving the eyeliner, though.
Elizabeth Moss and Fred Armison make such an adorable couple! I love the sea green of this dress and how it makes her eyes pop.
Oh Pete Campbell, how I love to hate you. I hate you enough to not care what your real name is.

Images via Jezebel.com

Snape's iPod Playlist -- OF COURSE he listens to MJ and ABBA!


Genius!

'Snapes' iPod Playlist

Inspired by seeing Alan Rickman wearing an iPod, I posed a question on Twitter - "Which songs would 'Professor Snape' have on his iPod?"

So, here it is, 'Snape's iPod Playlist Top 10' as voted by my Twitter friends.
SNAPE'S IPOD TOP 10

1. 'Copacabanna' - Barry Manilow
2. 'Bad' - Michael Jackson
3. 'Walkin' on Sunshine' - Katrina & the Waves
4. 'I'm Too Sexy' - Right Said Fred
5. 'For Lily' - Michael Silvestri
6. 'Barbie Girl' - Aqua
7. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' - Queen
8. 'Take a Chance (On Me)' - ABBA
9. 'The Sound of Silence' - Simon & Garfunkel
10. 'Magic Man' - Heart

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Monday, August 3, 2009

On My Nails 8.3.09

Sitting in traffic, wearing 'Mermaid To Order' by OPI for Sephora.
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