Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merry Belated Christmas from Splendid Little Thrills

I came up with the idea for this card back in September when I was watching a documentary on John Lennon.  Since this year John would have been 70 and "Happy Christmas" is my favorite holiday song, I thought this would be perfect for our 2010 Christmas card.  Obvisously, Jimmy made a better Yoko than me and I really appreciate how he was willing to put on a wig and a fur coat for our picture! Well, I had a wonderful Christmas and I hope you and your loved ones did as well!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Feast for The Eyes

Ryan Gosling has been my favorite actor for quite some time now, so I was beyond excited to see these two previews.  Having Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams as his beautiful leading ladies, is an added bonus, because they are two of my favorites as well.  It is amazing how Kirsten looks just as young and fresh as she did nearly 10 years ago in The Virgin Suicides, and Michelle is as stunning as ever! If you want to see some truly swoon-worthy performances, go rent The Notebook, Half Nelson, and Lars and the Real Girl right now.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Own Little British Invasion

Carey Mulligan in Chanel
Emma Watson in Burberry
Joy Division
Tea Time!
December 2008 Issue of British Vogue
David Brent from the original British version of The Office
Jane Birkin
Pillow from
Alex from Clockwork Orange
Alexa Chung
Best Bowie cover ever

If I could have been born in any place in the whole world it would definitely be London, England.  I don't exactly remember when my fascination began, but ever since I was a little girl I have always dreamed of being British. And can you really blame me, I mean come on the accents, the music, the style,  the people, who wouldn't want to be British.  I have only  meet about three British people in my whole life and its truly amazing how an accent can totally change how you look at a person.  When I was seventeen I meet this man in Mexico who was not my type at all.  My friend, who knows of my obsession, alerted me that he was from England and I bombarded him with questions and swore I would marry him.  Another time at a hotel in Los Angeles I found myself talking to a 15 year old kid. Now please understand, I would normally never have anything to say to a teenage boy, but I chatted with him for nearly 20 minutes when I found out he was on holiday across America with his Mum and sister.

Besides the accents, my favorite thing about the Brits would have to be their style.  British girls just always seem to look so stylish with a bit of edge that gives them that cool, not totally put together look that always looks effortless.  This is why when it comes to magazines I tend to prefer the British ones that unfortunately cost double the price of the American versions.  All in all its not that I don't like being American, its just that there are some British things that I prefer.  For instance, having an American flag pillow, no thanks, but a Union Jack one, well that would be cute.  And I know everyone here lives off  coffee,which I can't stand, but I love to enjoy a cup of afternoon tea.  The American Office, yes it is good , but for me it does not hold a candle to the British version.  And having Presidents is diplomatic, but Kings, Queens, Princes, and Princesses are just more magical!

I'm sure after reading this you are getting antsy for a Brit fix. If you can't make it across the pond anytime soon, may I make these few suggestions.  Listen to Unknown Pleasures, by Joy Division, go rent one of my favorite British movies, Me Without You, and why not browse for a nice holiday party dress. Trust me, you'll thank me later!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Treasure Boxes

Bottega Venta

Devi Kroell


Alexander McQueen

Nine West


Peep Toe, All Saints, Matthew Williamson, Moschino, Alexander McQueen, Moschino, Hot Topic, Louis Vuitton, Peep Toe

Hello all! I hope you had the happiest of Thanksgivings. So I'm back in business, sort of. I decided to get a much wanted iPad for my birthday to replace my defunct laptop. It seemed like the ideal plan because I've been dying for one and I could simply connect it to my boyfriends Mac. Well to my horror, I found out that the iPad and Blogger aren't exactly compatible so now I have to blog via email and I don't know how much I like this. I'm hoping this will work out and come on Blogger, let's get it together because iPad is the best thing that has happened to bloggers because how else are you going to be so discrete when you are supposed to be doing actual "work" at work?
On to the clutches, which I would love to have accompanying my party dresses this holiday season. Have any of you Gossip Girl fans noticed the fabulous box clutches Ms. Serena has been carrying this season? They're almost as exciting as the re-ignited flame that has sparked between Chuck and Blair. Almost, but not quite.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Your Fang Fell Out!

Hello babies, long time no blog. I still don't have a computer and I can't get my old computer to come on to retrieve all of my photos and music, so I am a little bummed.  Anyway, I wanted to share my Halloween pics. My boyfriend and I went as baby vamp Jessica and the devilish but oh so good looking Eric Northman from True Blood.  Getting my look together was pretty easy because I already have the red hair and pale skin, but for extra measures I grew out my bangs all of October for a more authentic Jessica look. Obviously Jimmy is not tall and blond, but with the signature Eric track jacket and black wife beater I think he made a nice Asian Eric.  We had a blast biting everyone and I can't wait for next years costumes! Oh btw, don't you think that Alexander Skarsgard and Debra Ann Woll would make a cute couple in real life? Check out that body language!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Shop The Film: Rosemary's Baby

To celebrate the coming of October, I thought that I would share one of my all time favorite movies, the incredible thriller, Rosemary's Baby.  If you haven't seen it I urge you now to get up from the computer and go rent it immediately! Not only is it a brilliant film, but it is also visually stunning and filled with some of  the best 60's fashion and home decor.  Throughout the film Mia Farrow sports the most swoonworthy babydoll dresses and adorable flats making me excited about one day being preganant  just for the clothes alone.  Oh, and her Manhattan apartment is absolutly to die for with wood floors, high ceilings with crownmolding, crisp white walls, and every room is adorned with bright yellow accents.  How I would love to have Rosemary's life, except for the whole being pregant with Satan's baby part!  Below are some things that I think the modern-day Rosemary would enjoy.

Purple flats by Salvatore Ferragamo, Carey Mulligan beautifully modeling Mia Farrow's iconic haircut, velvet baby doll dress from, white Valentino coat dress, pendant necklace by Lovelinks, rooms with yellow accents found at

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I am currently re-reading The Virgin Suicides. It's still just as dreamy as it was in high school.

Monday, September 20, 2010

You Got a Brand New Key

Last Spring, my boyfriend and I got engaged and  to celebrate the occasion my two Maids of Honor threw the best engagement party ever.  It was a 70's skate party and everyone in attendance came dressed in their hot pants and polyester. I must admit that I had the time of my life and I am asking for a pair of roller skates for Christmas.  If you have the time and the means, please relive your childhood and go skating. Of course you will want to rent out the whole place so you won't get run-over by a smelly 11 yr old. 

Oh, and the dress I am wearing once was a huge moo-moo that I got for $2.00! Thanks to the magic of my seamstress it became a beautiful mini dress. Unfortunately,it is a little too mini and I had to wear shorts underneath it. Oh well.


I don't know about you, but nothing delights me more than receiving a thank you note or a post card in the mail rather than irritating bills and worthless coupons.  When it comes to this enjoyable mail I get a thrill out of giving as much as receiving.  It is one of my personal rules to to always send thank you notes, but unfortunately the cutest stationary tends to be a little on the pricey side.  My solution to this problem is to simply make my own.  For the above cards I made my monogram on Microsoft Word and got the background  pictures from magazine ads and  I hand cut and pasted the template for the cards and Xeroxed them at Kinko's.  It was pretty easy, but I do need to work on my cutting skills.  I use a Martha Stewart paper cutter, but the lines of the initials and the edges of the card don't line up exactly and that kind of bothers me.  Oh well, I will keep on creating and work on my precision. 

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