6.29.2012

6.28.2012

♥ a glimpse of glamour on gloss 48.



it's no secret that i love makeup, so i jumped at the chance to write a guest post
for the up & coming shopping/makeup gossip site, gloss 48

given my obsession with cultivating the perfect eyebrow,
 i was given the opportunity to review a few key pieces from LA-based
makeup artist/ designer brett freedman's fabulous collection,

my favorite product was the ultra-tweez brush, which would eliminate
every last hair from your face if you let it. highly recommend. 

today at 11am, the art of the brow sale begins on gloss 48, (running until july 5th)
and lucky for you, i have an exclusive discount code!! simply enter GGVANITY10 
at checkout to save $10 off your entire purchase.

happy brows-ing!

6.25.2012

♥ leave the light on.

my bestfriend thinks there is nothing cozier 
than seeing lights on in someone's home
when it's late at night. 


to her, 
it indicates that somewhere,
 someone is still awake,
maybe watching tv, perhaps,
and even if everybody at her house
is asleep and dreaming, 
it is lovely to know
 someone else is awake,
sharing the evening sky
with her.

when i saw the houses at night collection
by photographer, todd hido,
i naturally thought of my friend,
and though these images are
meant to convey a more eery feeling,
i feel warmed by the presence of
a single light on
in the bedroom 
of a house.

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6.22.2012

♥ featured on style me pretty: MY WEDDING. i'm kvelling!


this post goes out with many heartfelt thanks to casey, of hello love photography
 for submitting our wedding to be featured in style me pretty MA.

i could not have asked for a better person to capture the very best moments,
of the very best day- of my entire life. 

♥ on full display.



i recently decided that i need to do something about my overly cluttered necklace collection-
 and have been trying to come up with ways to display them that don't involve making
 too many holes in my apartment walls or spending a lot of money.

my solution? use the pieces i already have lying around the apartment--namely, 
a bust form for my longer necklaces and a faux roman bust for my smaller layering pieces. 
as you can see, i am quite the hoarder of betsey johnson & forever 21 baubles and have 
a much larger collection than i anticipated when i started this project today in the
 100 degree weather. hopefully, it will stay this pristine, but if not, there will definitely 
be a follow-up post on how not to organize your necklaces.

how do you display your jewels???
here are some ideas from around the internet:

naina uses a tie rack to keep her necklaces from being tangled.

melissa used a wooden tray & antique spools for a vintage effect.

gen uses hooks & buddha statues to show off her bold necklaces.

jessica used a vintage chicken crate door for a unique and eclectic display.

morgan's DIY jewelry display branch makes me want to go out on a limb and make my own.

kate's DIY plank of wood display rack is also pretty fantastic.

shelterness says a frame + branches = a great framed vintage necklace holder. i agree!


6.21.2012

♥ the glass cats-le.


if i had an extra $400 lying around, i would most certainly 
put it towards this unique & rare pair of staffordshire ceramic cats 
from artist rob ryan. they would live happily on my crowded bookshelf
with the other kitty figurines that i have collected throughout the years,
and keep talula company while i am away at work. 

i NEED them . i LOVE them. i WANT them.
that is all.

6.20.2012

♥ fuck you, notebook!

(image via pinterest.)
last week, i had the luck of attending roller disco, the super cheesy/super fun
 new musical at the oberon theater in harvard square with the lovely kristen,
michele & haleyand when we weren't trying to put our collective heads together 
to form some sort of opinion about what we witnessed that evening, we were 
also discussing creative writing- and our notebooks in particular. 


i confessed that i love the idea of carrying a small notebook with me
to jot down post ideas, pretty quotes, overheard conversations or maybe
some sketches, wherever i go- but the actuality of having this notebook with
me as a reminder of my inability to actually do these artsy things- is also a
hinderance and an annoyance rather than a pleasure.


at many points in my life, i have torn disappointing pages out of my
notebooks, or even pitched the entire thing into the trash for fear of
being discovered as some artistic fraud- when all i really needed to do
was take my own advice and: write more. write every day.

here are some notebooks in which i wouldn't mind
trying to do just that:

a notebook a month collection.
botanical journal.

6.19.2012

♥ easy as pi.

when my sister texted me the other day to tell me that 
one of my favorite books, life of pi, had been made into a film- 
with gerard depardieu, the first thing i thought was, "oh no!!!!"

but these pictures look like a pretty beautiful interpretation,
so i will have to refrain from any further judgement 
until i see it. i cannot wait.


ps. see more here :)

♥ this is my confession.

because i relate to it so very well-
bookfessions is my new favorite tumblr.

what are your bookfessions?


6.18.2012

♥ a fool for tulle. part two.




i just watched east side, west side (1949), and per usual, 
fell head over tulle-loving heels in love with this gorgeous
black evening gown worn by beautiful ava gardner.

why don't they make dresses like this any more????

(this weekend at the park.)

time is a tree (this life one leaf)
but love is the sky and i am for you
just so long and long enough.

ee cummings

6.15.2012

♥ blue jean baby.

it seems like denim jackets are everywhere this summer. 

EVERYWHERE.

(except, my closet, that is!)
atlantic-pacific



vogue
why, oh why did i not have the fashionable foresight to stash my
well-worn denim jacket away until the future when my 28 year old self
would need to wear it with, like, everything

why didn't i realize that the denim jacket is the perfect neutral piece
 to add to any look without diminishing its cuteness?
 whyyyyyy am i so dumbbbb?

for those of you pondering the same sort of questions...
dorothy perkins.

madewell
american eagle.

&

topshop.
rag & bone.
welikefashion.com


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