Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Love & New York City

You know that undeniable tingling sensation you get at the pit of your stomach; that overwhelming feeling only something or someone you love can give you? 
It's inevitable: the feeling you get while nervously waiting for that one guy-the only person that can take your breath away- to pull up into the driveway to pick you up for your very first official date. It pounds so deep that nothing can take it away, it doesn't want to stop! Not even after racing out of the front door, pulling open the passenger door, jumping into his seat and looking him into the eyes. Your pulse is increasing, ohh it's torture (but in that good way)! One simple 'hi' can melt your heart and now your dead frozen in the seat. You're a mess because that feeling hasn't stopped, oh no,  it's now pounding even harder; so hard you feel as though, at any moment, you are going to hurl all over the dash board.  You're heart is so happy it's screaming at you to do something. Anything! But you can't. You're filled with so many emotions; anxiety, happiness, nausea, and that god awful feeling-almost like an insinct-you get that makes you want to pounce off your seat into his lap and start kissing him-reguardless of the fact that doing this would put you both in great danger-with no intention of stopping.
Ahhh, the fond memories of young love. Hung up on idea of being close with someone, thinking everything is so perfect. You're in your own little world filled with bright twinkly lights and hearts floating above your head like a misletoe at Chirstmass.  Love is dangerous, it causes us to do so many irrational and crazy things that you swore you would never do. When love has caught ahold of your heart you're in for a crazy ride. A ride you will never forget.
This is what happens when I'm bored. My mind wanders.
That tingling sensation has caught ahold of me. My pulse is increasing and my heart is kicking me in the stomach. Tomorrow morning I'm flying to New York City for a few days and, although my heart is screaming at me with pure joy, my head doesn't seem to want to believe that it's happening. You may think I'm a little crazy but ever since I feel in love with New York, at the age of 15-after spending a whole day walking on clouds all around the city with my mom-I've been admirring it from afar.
The internet, the weekly New York Magazine that comes to my mail box (courtesy of my Aunt), and the occassional morning when I have time to sit down and read the New York Times-front to back, story by story, word for word- is the only connection I have with New York. So, yes, you may think I'm crazy but after five years, I'm finally going back to New York City and those few days, I will be in heaven.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Walking on Heaven

During London Fashion Week
Aren't these just to die for?!
Shoe Stalking on Refinery29

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall 2010 Must Haves

For the Sophisticated woman who still want to add a trendy pop to flare up their chic and stylish wardrobe:

The Dimensional Sweater
The Femme Blouse
The Full Skirt

The Jersey Dress

The New Look Jacket

The Double-Breasted Coat

Something Leather

The Luxe Tunic

The Wear-to-Work Dress

The Winter Shorts

The Young Fur

Pictures: compliments of 
Stylesight the fashion forecaster.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

'The Daily Love.' My saving Grace.

Mastin Kipp, Found of 'The Daily Love'. NOH8 Campaign. Photo credit: Adam Bouska
The founder of 'The Daily Love,' Mastin Kipp, always knows how to reach out and connect with me and the pertinence of each moment in my life. I found 'The Daily Love' while I was going through immense emotional struggles and unwanted, but inevitable changes. My best friendships were vanishing, my family was dealing with family drama,  finding love seemed to be impossible, and the anticipation of moving to Chicago for a fresh new start was overwhelming; time was not moving fast enough.  I was stuck in a place that I absolutely dreaded; I was deprived of happiness and the feeling of anxiety seemed to follow me everywhere I went- there was no escaping it.

When I was surfing the internet for motivational and inspirational quotes (which, at this time, became a daily thing to help me deal with my pain) I stumbled across a small site called 'The Daily Love.' Startled with delight, my curiosity took over and, without question, I typed in my email, signing myself up for my 'Daily Dose of Love.'  

I can't tell you how much it has changed my life. I am aware how eccentric I sound right now but in all seriousness, The Daily Love's gave me strength and love at the hardest-and most pivotal- point in my life. I started to follow The Daily Love on twitter and subscribed their tweets to be sent straight to my cell phone. Every morning I am filled with love, inspiration, advice, support, and strength. No matter what life throws at me, I can handle it, all thanks to 'The Daily Love.'

I since have shared it with my family, friends, roommates, anyone who is struggling to stay afloat in all life's endeavors.  They love it and have told me how much of an impact 'The Daily Love' has on their daily lives. It's a great feeling of accomplishment when you can help someone through hardships and create an impact by sharing something so personal, sentimental and significant to your own life.

I wanted to share with you a part of today's Daily Love email (MASTINSAYS) that
really spoke out to me and inspired me to keep following my heart and inner voice. 
You can also check out his blog: Mastin Kipp.
"Life ends not when you die, but when you stop believing in your true calling. Your true calling isn't something your friends, parents or lovers want you to become. Your true calling isn't living vicariously through someone else. And most certainly your true calling isn't working just to "make a living" and "get by".
Your true calling is that soft voice within you urging to be creative. Your true calling is the visions of a better life that you have. Your true calling is your Creator whispering to you who you really are.
One day we will all breathe our last breath. The only difference between those of us who will live a fulfilled life in the flow of their true calling and those of us who don't is this: know that you are already dead, die to your fear and give up everything except what whispers to you in the quiet hours.
Follow your vision, do what makes you happy - it is your birthright to live in joy. But it is 100% your choice whether you do or not.
Say no to your fear. Live your true calling. Set sail and don't look back."                               -Mastin Kipp
photo credit: Humanity healing website

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Comic-Inspired Makeup

Photos of Monrad and Andren (Via: tushmagazine, designscene.net)

I can't think of anyone-besides Lady Gaga, of course-who would wake up in the morning and think, "Oh, I think I'm want to paint bright letters on my face and stick plastic dolls in my hair." 
Maybe on Halloween, when people get crazy with the face paint, but other than that, unless it's a themed party, a school project, or in this case a photo shoot, I don't see bright face paint and plastic dolls on a daily basis.
These photos are obviously for editorial purposes, but all things aside, I think it's a very clever way to engage the viewers. The similarities between the comic-inspired makeup and Roy Lichtenstein's (a prominent American pop artist) paintings are undeniable, in fact, it makes the photos so much more interesting. It's as if Roy Lichtenstein himself was the inspiration behind it. Fashion mixed with Pop Art? It's brilliant!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Closet Diaries

Falls Hottest Shoe Trend:
The Lace-up Boot
Today I'm wearing my new favorite pair of Lace Up Boots I recently picked up from Charlotte Russe-which in my opinion always has the best shoes for insanley low prices; it's my favorite place to shop for shoes.  I can't wait to break them in all Fall, and winter-they're perfect for cold weather, snow, and ice! :)

I love the edgy, low rise, worker boot look it has and the rubber sole/heels make it so effortless and comfortable to walk in.  I'm so obbsessed with these boots that I almost forgot about the rest of my outfit (silly me): A powder blue collared button up from H&M, Levi's Skinny Jeans, and a leather gold studded skinny belt (thrifted).

Check out Charles David's WhoWhatWear's Editor's Choice: Fall Footwear for more Lace Up boots and even more of Fall's hottest Shoe trends.