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 weheartit.com.  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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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hello Again!

Boy, it has been a while since my last entry, partly because I have been busy, and partly because my computer has gone cookoo. A few weeks ago it randomly crashed, and I nearly panicked because I thought that I may  have lost about five years worth of music and pictures.  Fortunately, it came back on but then it blacked out a few more times. Since then  I have been scared to touch it for fear that it may  actually die and I will be left with nothing.  So  for now until I get a new computer  I will have to make due using other computers.  I'm really quite bummed by it because I'd  much rather be spending that money on building my fall wardrobe. Speaking of wardrobes, because of my complications, I haven't even been able to check out the coverage of Fashion Week. This weekend I plan to devote an entire evening to viewing the collections and  hopefully soon I can show my favorite picks.  Until then, please enjoy these photos from one of my favorite online mega sites, ASOS.  Their first ad campaign features the models in their own personal spaces shot by Todd Selby. Pretty brilliant, don't you think?