Archive for April, 2010

I can’t let this go, I’m on my way

Friday, April 30th, 2010

live:

I want a deer head in my apartment.  Not a real one.  And preferable a colorful one.  I’ve been collecting ideas…is this a weird thing to want?

metallic deerhead

photo credits: 1. haute*nature 2. iheartsammi etsy shop 3. rubyslounge etsy 4. fakir trendy home 5. miss eclectic 6. cardboard safari

wear:

I’m not sure where April went.  Apparently it’s almost May.  In light of that, I figured it was about time to start thinking about swimsuit weather.  And swimsuits.  And by default, the gym :/  But rather than talk about the gym, I’ll just ignore that and post some the cute suits that are out there this year..

1. forever21 2.  piperlime 3. modcloth 4. roxy

listen:

I love a song that makes me want to bop my head along with the beat.  I actually just created a mix called “car party” that I listen to when I need to lift my spirits.

This song by Good Old War is on there (in addition to some MGMT, Passion Pit and Coconut Records).  Everyone should dance in their car.

Good Old War - Coney Island

The ground is swallowing my options for release
And if it rains they might just disappear
I counted 27 birds up there today
I’m thinking that’s why I still love it here

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someone choose…who’s left and who’s leaving

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

live:

Home are some fantastic Wayne Pate Illustrations that would look great on my photo wall.  I’m not sure which one I like best….what do you think?  I might be leaning towards the sailor bird.  Who doesn’t need something like that??

wear:

I managed to fit some shopping time in when I was in San Fran for ad:tech last week.  Which means I spent well over an hour drooling over the amazingness that is Anthropologie.  It was, by far, the largest Anthropologie I’ve ever been to.  It did not disappoint (except for the fact that I left empty-handed because I a.) didn’t have enough $$$ and b.) was already at 45 lbs. in the ol’ suitcase).  Regardless, I found some great dresses that I may ultimately end up with.  Maybe.

listen:

This morning during my short commute to work, I pulled out an old mix CD.  It was titled something like “springtime fancies”, so I figured it’d be a good fit (even though, it is cold and dreary for the 5th straight day).  One of the songs I had put on it was “left and leaving” by the weakerthans.  Haven’t been listening to them so much these days, but I can’t say the love affair is over.  If you haven’t listened, please do.  I’m sure you’ll enjoy it thoroughly.

The Weakerthans

the weakerthans – left and leaving
*via recycledlovesongs.com


memory will rust and erode into lists of all that you gave me:
a blanket, some matches, this pain in my chest,
the best parts of lonely

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i adored you in every one of those

Monday, April 26th, 2010

live:

Still on the search for the perfect bedroom.  Wondering if i’ll be able to find something i like before i move.  When/if i move?

I feel like one of the most important parts of any bedroom is the headboard.  Which, as of right now, i do not have.  I’m thinking i could actually make something like this (via LivingEtc and it would make a huge difference in my room.  It looks…cozy.  Add the birds and I’m in love.

purple headboard with bird pillows

wear:

It’s so warm now…I’ve been wearing dresses and skirts just about as often as i can get away with.  Here’s a DKNY skirt I’d be happy to own…and surprise surprise..it has pockets!

dkny garden print skirt

listen:

Frightened Rabbit is coming to St Louis very soon, so I thought it was only fitting to put up one of my favorite songs by them.  There is something incredibly real about his voice, you can hear emotion dripping from every word.  I guess I just really dig that.  Fair warning, this song is somewhat sad.

frightened rabbit

Frightened Rabbit – Poke

But there’s one thing we’ve got going
And it’s the only thing worth knowing
It’s got lots to do with magnets and the pull of the moon.

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Is it worse to smile falsely or to frown?

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

live:

Did you ever read Domino magazine before it disappeared?  I’m really disappointed that it’s gone, but glad someone has decided to create a place to capture many of the images.  Check out the flickr acct where they all live! I haven’t decided how I’ll organize my photo/print wall yet, but these are some of the photos (via Domino) that I’ve been considering…favorites?


wear:

I’m attempting to fully take advantage of spring by wearing as many skirts and dresses.  This cute, flowy skirt from Tulle really caught my eye.  The cut-out is an adorable little touch.  AND pockets.  Goodness, I love pockets in my skirts.  Also, I should mention it is quite affordable at just $38!

listen:

Jeremy Warmsley = Delicious half-french singer-songerwriter.  He has a Decemberists-like sound that I just love.  Give it a listen!

jeremy warmsley – i believe in the way you move

The sadness that comes in the mornings will be washed away
You’ll see to that, but how long will it last
I believe in the way that you move

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