Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Good for the soul

I've always been interested in photography and when I started researching wedding photgraphers that interested grew even more. I love you can capture the emotions of the moment. One of my favorite type of pictures are laughing pictures. Yes, they can sometimes turn out horrible looking, but more often than not, it will be a great picture.

I'm lucky that my husband makes me laugh everyday, I think its good for the soul. I sometimes laugh at myself because sometimes I just look at him and want to smile. He is so animated that I am afraid that I will one day die of laughing so hard if our future children turn out like him.

Another thing that makes me smile is music. I don't know what it is about music, but it put me in a great mood this morning. I like to listen to all different types of music, mainly acoustic indie music, which iTunes likes to call singer/songwriter music, and my husband likes to call "happy go lucky" music.

I recently jumped on the bang bandwagon. I've always had bangs, but it was more of the little side swept bang. These new bangs are not the full on blunt bang because that just isn't my style. I went for a more "piecey" bang that can easily be swept to the side on the days when I'm not feel so great.

I just changed the template of my blog so please excuse the weird formatting in the previous posts. I am just too lazy to go back and try to edit them.

Currently listening to: Echo by Gorilla Zoe.

Friday, April 24, 2009

I Want to be like Nicole.

I've always admired Nicole Richie's style, with the exception of the "Simple Life" days or those days when she was a drug addict. Whether it was all a great masterpiece of Rachel Zoe or Nicole changing her life, I can't get over her new sense of style. She makes an effortless t-shirt and jeans look so chic and trendy.

I have come to admire her sense of style while being pregnant. Long gone are the days of strecty elastic waist pants and sweatshirts. Who knew you could be pregnant and still so stylish. I hope to be as stylish as Nicole when day, especially when I am pregnant. She doesn't even look pregnant in this picture.

Image from FabSugar.com

Here are some other stylish mothers I adore and hope that when my time comes I won't be the frumpy pregnant lady in sweats all the time.

Images from JustJared.com

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sailing Errands

Some people live by things they "hear", only to learn later in life it was a myth. There are lots of "fashion myths" such as the "never wear white after labor day" myth. I tend not to listen to them and just wear whatever I feel like. One myth I have never really figured out for myself is the horizontal stripe, does it really make you look fat?

I realized that on my body, I can't wear wide horizontal stripes they must be thin stripes. I was running errands this day and slipped on this short dress.

Dress: Thrifted
Flats: Aeropostale

The stripes are really navy blue, its just difficult to tell from this picture. I love the nautical/sailor look for the summer with some wedges, always fun.
Here are some nautical/sailor pieces I found that would make a great outfit.

Wedges: Old Navy

Each of these pieces are can be easily used for a completely different outfit making the most of this $160 ensemble.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Friends in Low Places

My weekend was filled with lots of laughs, just how I like it. I am thankful for the friends that I have in my life. We may not always talk nor always see each other, but we are definitely there for each other. I've had my fair share of friends come and go, been the best of friends and the worst of friends, its all part of life. I can say that I am glad that at this point in my life I have weeded out the bad friends (the ones that are only there to bring you down) and been true to the ones that have been there for me through good and bad.

I envy those people who still have friends from high school or middle school. My friends are my college friends. Once I got to college I figured out that the friends I had in high school were not going in the same direction I was. So, I put myself out there, met some of the most interesting people ever. If you don't put yourself out there to meet people you never know who you might be missing out on. If I didn't join a particular organization that some people thought was ridiculous I would have never met my husband. I've met some of the greatest people I know from joining a business fraternity, wedding planning, and even online.

So put yourself out there, if you don't, you could be missing out on the love of your life.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Got you covered

I was watching E! news one day and they were showing this new nail product called Minx Nail Coverings. Apparently it is popular with some celebrities like Beyonce. What is it? Basically a nail sticker that is put on over your own fingernails with the help of a heating tool that makes the adhesive stick to your nail. You can get just regular colors or you can get designs or even custom make some to match your favorite shoe. I'm not sure how long these last or even how you take them off, but it looks like it has to be done in a salon. Here are some pictures:

L-R: Snake Skin, Gold Lightning (a Beyonce favorite), and a Nativity Scene (really???), Custom to match your shoes.

I was trying to look up to see how long these would last, but to no avail. If it lasts for a week or more, I would be interested as long as it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg.

While researching Minx Nail Coverings, I found out via dictionary.com that Minx means a pert, flirtatious or impudent young woman. Interesting...

Would you be interested in getting these done? I want to know who got the Nativity Scene on their nails.