Friday, August 28, 2009
On August 28, 1961 Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes.
On August 28, 1878 George Whipple, American doctor and Nobel laureate (d. 1976) was born.
Crazy random fact #1: The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.
Crazy random fact #2: The Kit Kat bar got its name from the Kit Kat Club in Londonâ€™s West End, a joint famous for bringing dance-band music to the city in the 1920s.
Now that you know the above, how could you not enjoy your day? =)
He's so silly! I love my husband, ooh-la-la I'm a lucky girl!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Last night I had a dream that I ran away. I ran away from everything in my life, even my wonderful husband and went to Thailand, of all places. I guess I've been wanting to go there so that is where my dreams took me. I didn't tell anyone that I was leaving or where I was going. When I got to my destination there was a huge party going on and all my old friends were there. Old friends that I haven't seen or thought of in years. We were all trying to laugh and catch up on eachother's lives but our eyes were filled with the sweetest sadness. I got the feeling that we had all run away from something and through all the giggles was a giant gaping hole in our souls.
Later in the night group of dancers came on and performed and rather than enjoy it I got angry. I thought that the dancers weren't good enough and wondered why my dance group didn't know about this place and why couldn't we perform there. Then another lost friend called from across the room and I forgot about it.
After what seemed like a short stay I returned back to my real life and called my boss. She asked why I had been gone for 3 weeks and where had I been. It didn't feel like I had been gone for that long but then again I guess you don't keep track of time when you're trying to escape your life. I didn't tell her the answers she wanted but it seemed like she didn't really care what I had to say anyways. All the other people in my life didn't really say anthing about my disappearance. It was almost as though they weren't worried about me or they expected me to do something like that anyways. It felt strange to me because I'm always so responsible and careful in real life. Maybe that's why I had this dream to urge my desire to be carefree and throw caution to the wind. Such a thing seems impossible after life saddles you down though.
And then I woke up.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Hopefully these will inspire your soul today to do something meaningful, even if that something is taking 5 minutes of your day to drink some tea and breath deep.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Celtic patterns, I have seen designs that are celtic inspired popping up here and there.
Candy colored images from photographer Miles Aldridge. He uses overexposed effects to create an image with a surreal reality. I have seen color forecasts for upcoming seasons with an emphasis on acid and candy colored brights.
These shimmering blue images are from an art installation by Roger Hiorns. The project is known as Seizure. He turned an abandoned London flat into a glittering sculpture by pouring copper sulphate in through a hole in the ceiling. After a few days the remaining liquid was pumped out for chemical recycling leaving crystals glimmering and reflecting light on every surface. The hues of blue are equally as breathtaking!
Fira Saturn...you may not want to look at this next image...
Some beautiful images from photographer Marko Ljubez. His images give you a feeling of surrealism and an alternate reality. He does wonders with photoshop as well. Check out some of the amazing images on his site as well as photos from a bohemian Gucci campaign.
Now that I've hopefully inspired you, what will you accomplish today?
Monday, August 10, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Love these from Sam Edelman but they are sold out in my size! Maybe theyy will be back in stock...
I'm on a mission to find a great nude shoe to wear with some of my brighter outfits. So far these Vince Camuto ones are the top choice but they may not be as nude in person as I want so the search continues...
These are just for fun and oh so adorable! By Poetic License
A nice taupe shoe option by Steve Madden
I think these would be a great winter nude shoe option by Steve Madden. I love the patent leather and think they would look great with tights. They also come in grey which I'm seriously considering but absolutely don't need!
I like these as a replacement for my current pair of white heels that are soooo uncomfortable I can't even wear them. By Seychelles
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I recently came across Bonnie's lovely blog, Love Your Place. Where she spoke about a wonderful project called Vanity for Humanity led by fellow blogger The Paris Apartment. You send in pictures of your vanity to help out the great group Habitat for Humanity. I have a great vanity that I picked up from Canton for only $110 so i decided to join in the fun and help out a great cause. I think that vanities are the ultimate in femininity and every woman should have a beautiful place to start each and every day. Since we've just moved I had to unpack many of my favorite things to do this which then spurred on some organizing and the whole project ended up taking several hours! Oh well I got some overdue things done and I love my end result.