Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
1. There was no school, or at least I didn't have to go to school (my school's testing its online correspondence system.)
2. I woke up really early and took a wonderfully long drive in the countryside looking at all the beautiful trees changing colors, the late summer flowers, the petite antique houses, and the swelling pumpkins.
(drum roll, please)
3. I was chosen out of 576 commenters to win a £59.99 satchel in a contest on one of my favorite blogs.
Excuse my language in the title, but as one may be able to see, I am a little excited. I won a contest. That's never happened to me. About a week ago I entered the Cambridge Satchel Company contest on What I Wore. We were asked to pick one of the satchels from the company's website and describe what we would wear it with. I chose this beautiful yellow satchel and described it like this:
The greatest thing about this bag is that I could use it for so many things - carrying books between classes, sneaking snacks into the movie theatre with friends on a Saturday afternoon, and using it as a stylish alternative to my currently worn out carry-on bag for flights. The first outfit I’d construct around this golden delight would start with my delicate cream lace dress from Anthropologie, layered upon by my warm faux fur vest from BB Dakota. My legs would be encased in opaque black tights and my tall vintage beige boots would sound lovely crunching the fallen leaves below my feet. With my happy yellow satchel hanging at my side, I would go on walks through town and in the woods admiring the beautiful change of colors in the trees and reminiscing on the past summer’s golden sun[ny] weather.
It's a bit precocious, yes, but I really wanted to win and I wasn't sure if the winner was randomly selected, so I spent a lot of time coming up with a response. I meant ever word of it though. When I turned on my computer today to procrastinate from doing my homework, I immediately went to check my blogger subscriptions since I hadn't done that in a few days. And there it was: I saw my name in connection with the announcement of the winner of a 15" yellow satchel. It took a good ten seconds for what I was reading to sink in, but then I jumped off my chair and started yelling around the house at the top of my lungs "Oh my God!" over and over until I was hoarse. There was some impressive 'happy dance' jumping thrown in there too. It's a good thing that I was home alone today or else I would have scared my mom to death.
Since I've never won anything before so I wasn't expecting much from the results of this contest. It caught me so off guard! I'm really grateful to Jessica of What I Wore and Julie of the Cambridge Company for holding this contest; they made my day.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Joelle:I looooooove the her vintage faux fur vest in these looks. Where can I get one? Also, the gold tone flats at a certain amount of sophistication, that I can't help but admire.
Noel:I couldn't help slipping this photo in here. She's so cute in it! I love all the red details and the overall fall vibe from it; and it doesn't hurt that she's so gosh darn photogenic!
I think I'll ask for the Tuscan Rooftop Satchel for my birthday or Christmas or buy it for myself when I get a job, since I need another nice purse other than pink.
Don't those wonderful shoes just look like lemon drops?! Need. Especially since I feel that all my everyday shoes are falling apart.
These are simply darling! Instead of wearing your heart on your sleeve, you get to wear them on your vamp!
It's also available in green at identity streetwear:
Edit 09/14/09 - And no, I didn't have time to go buy any fabric. Instead I wore just a circle skirt from H&M, a soft brown-green cotton long sleeve shirt, tights from Modcloth, and lots of sparkly jewelry.
Edit 09/18/09 - The Dress Shop's has another dress that I think is a nice alternative to the original:
Edit 9/18/09: Ooh, I'm a detective, I found that wonderful blue top Krystal's wearing in the bottom right corner on Free People. I really love it!
Friday, September 11, 2009
You really have to think about it to find out how they made these hedges look like basket weaving.
Her hair looks so soft and touchable. And look at those nails! I love how she brings random bits of the unexpected into each outfit; often feautring touches of hot pink.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Robert Gibbs (White House press secretary) gets dunked.
Robert Gibbs: "Like that little kid can dump...." splash*
At the Vatican.
So this is what our tax dollars are spent on...
The place settings.
He writes back to ten randomly selected letters from the public each day.
So he's one of those people - people who eat food in the store before buying it.
I love that she's wearing his blazer.